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This has me a little confused. Your wife's brother wants to invite her sister? Meaning it's his sister too?
And how is your spouse going to immigrate to the U.S.? Also through her brother?
And I assume you have no one in the U.S. to petition for you so you would wait for your spouse to get Residency and then get it along with her or through her?
thank you for your response. Ok, my wife's brother is Peruvian, and became a US citizen 5 years ago I think. So yes he will be making the petition.
can my wife petition for me once she has a residents permit? and what about her 20 year old daughter?
Under 4th preference, you will see that the date is 22MAY01. This means that only I-130s filed on or before May 22, 2001 can now be used to immigrate to the U.S. This is a waiting line. There is nothing in the law that allows anyone to jump ahead of anyone else in line not even in the case of an emergency. So unfortunately, if he files an I-130 now June 2013, you would have about a 12 year wait or so until 2001 gets to 2013. Until that time, you cannot immigrate through that process.
After your spouse gets Residency, if her daughter is still single, she can petiton for her daughter which would be in the F2B category and that has an additional wait of about 7 years. So you and your spouse are looking at about a 12 year wait and the daughter about an 18 year wait.
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Many thanks for all your help. So we where misinformed by her brother and his lawyer. I can imagine that they simply wanted to get $6000 out of me without any guarantees! I think we need to forget about going to the US as 12 years is just too long!
and if the brother makes a petition for his father first, and then the father makes a petition for the daughter will the process be any quicker?
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