I'm a US Citizen and I'm petitioning for my son who is 26 living in Dominican Republic. Since he's already over 21, will he have to wait 5 or 7 years for a visa or way less time than that?
Your son will wait approximately 8 years to receive an immigrant visa (assuming he is not married) based upon the current visa bulletin. You can check the most recent visa bulletin at https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/law-and-policy/bulletin.html.
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The visa bulletin will provide you with current waiting times. It is updated every month. It is available at www.state.gov. Contact a US immigration attorney to review other options available to your son as well.
All family based categories, F1 through F4 have waiting times. It is unfortunate, but is the reality at this time. Your son is in F-1 category since he is over 21. Visa bulletin for May 2016: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/law-and-policy/bulletin/2016/visa-bulletin-for-may-2016.html
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