Go to travel.state.gov and look at the Visa Bulletin. Each month it will show how far down the waiting list you are. Also, if you qualify for 245i, you should meet with an immigration attorney to see what papers you can prepare in advance.
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The F1 priority date for March 2012 is Feb. 1, 2005, so you will have a big wait until a visa becomes available to you. If you qualify as a "grandfathered dependent" under 245(i), you should be able to file for adjustment of status IF you are still in the US by the time your priority date becomes available. It would urge you to consult with an experienced immigration attorney to review your case and your father's earlier filing to see whether it affects you and if so, how.
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It depends on how the priority dates move.
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If your priority date is 2009 then a visa wont be available for many years, about 4 years if you are from any country other than Mexico or Phillipines and 15-20 years if you are from Mexico or the Phillipines.
If your dad filed for you before april 30th 2001, then that should be the priority date, not 2009? I think you should speak with an immigration attorney to figure out what your options are.
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