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Can a mother who becomes a US citizen file a petition for her married sons, who are above 21 years?

Can a mother, who becomes U.S. citizen in Florida file petition for her married sons to migrate to US? And how long does it takes? Again, how long does approved petition for a spouse takes to get visa interview? For example, if the approved petition is July 2013?

Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
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For a spouse of a US citizen, it is about 9-12 months. For a married son/daughter of a US citizen, it is about 6-8 years.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/18/2013

Mulder Law office, PA
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A mother may file for her married children however the wait can be many years before a visa is available. A spouse visa takes about 5 to 9 months depending on the consulate where the interview will take place. .

Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 9/12/2013

Answer By Rebecca White
Law Office of Rebecca White
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The mother can file an immigrant visa petition for each son. A review of the Department of State Visa Bulletin will give a rough idea of how long the wait will be? Generally many many years.

Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 9/12/2013

Answer By Pho Ethan Tran
Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC
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Yes. A US citizen mother can petition for her married sons and daughters regardless of their age. It's currently taking about 10 years from the date of filing or the priority date before a visa number will become available.

Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 9/12/2013


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A USC mother can apply for her married sons. Depending on the country that time can vary. I usually recommend clients google the "visa bulletin" to see how long those types of applications are taking. They are considered F3 category. A USC spouse asking for a spouse can take under a year again depending on the country and whether or not a waiver is needed if the person is in the US or has had immigration issues before.

Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 9/12/2013

Answer By Linda Fessler

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You can apply, but your son is a Third Family Preference (married and over 21 years old) so he will be waiting nine to ten years. If your spouse has been approved it should only take a couple of months for his interview to take place.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/12/2013

Immigration Law Offices, LLP
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A mother applying for a married child, you are looking at 10 years. If the child is from Mexico or Philippines, it will take over 20 years. If you are a US citizen and you filed a petition for your spouse in July 23013, it will take about 7 months to get the petition approved and then another 2-3 months for the file to go to the consulate in the foreign country for the spouse interview to come to US.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/12/2013

Answer By Eric Fisher

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Married sons of a US citizen are 3rd preference. See attached Visa Bulletin. You can file the petition, but it will be between 10 and 20 years before they can apply for immigrant visas depending on their country of origin.

Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 9/12/2013

Answer By Alexander Segal
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
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Yes, a U.S. citizen mother can petition for her unmarried sons over 21. The petition would likely be approved in 12-14 months. However, the process takes about 7 years due to visa availability.

Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/12/2013

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