I am an american citizen, im almost 19 my parents are ilegal, what do i have to do to get them to the U.S????? Or what process do i have to go though?? And how long does it take??
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Arkansas
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The law does not permit you to petition your parents until you reach 21. You cannot file the petition for them until then.
If they entered the US illegally they have to return to their country to apply for their immigrant visa..
They have to show extreme hardship to a minor US citizen child to come back because their leaving triggers a 10 year bar.
See this link
If they entered the US legally the process will only take a year from the time you file for them to when they get their resident status. They will not have to leave the country.
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