I'm a US citizen (21+) living in NY.We would like to get a green card for my sister who turns 21 on Jan 2015.If I apply for a green card for my dad's (currently in Dubai) using I-130. When can he submit the Green Card application for his daughter (my sister)?1. When I-130 is approved (in 5 months) or2. When US consulate in Dubai approves the "immigration visa" i.e green card (8 to 12 months from application).Regards
State/Country relating to question: New York
When he is granted Residency status and if you are doing consular processing, that means when your father enters the U.S. on the immigrant visa. Then he can apply for your sister. It's going to be close. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I would be happy to answer them for you without additional charge, if not, please do not forget to click ACCEPT. I am not paid a salary. Clicking accept is the only way that I can get paid for helping you. When you click accept, you are not charged again and we can continue to communicate without additional charge if you have a few follow-up questions. If there is a delay in getting back to you it is either because I am answering other questions or I had to log off, but I will be back with you as soon as possible. If you would like to request me in the future, just put my name on the subject line. Positive feedback for my service to you (not the state of the law as it is) is always appreciated as well as any bonus if you think I deserve it. Thank you.
Only one followup question, is the total time from application to getting the immigration visa for the US Consulate about 8 -12 months..
I-130 approval (5 mths)
US Consulate (3 - 7 mth) i.e medical, interview etcl
Unfortunately, yes. You can ask that it be expedited. Let them know that your sister may age out if they do not hurry. Please let me know if you have any additional questions and please do not forget to click accept. Thank you.
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