She's 30. Can we file for her mother to come and have her mother file for the sister to come at the same time
Wow that's not good. So what about the mother will she have a long wait?
They are from colombia so she can't get a work visa. We wanted her sister and her sisters 2 kids to come here and have her sister work for my company.
That's not going to happen is it?
If she comes on a tourist visa she can't work right?
So these people that have to wait years for their i130 to go through can they get special visas while they are waiting?
No we can't do that.
How long will the mother have to wait for her i130
For the mother, it will take about a year to process the green card. The I-130 will most likely be approved within 6 months, but the consular processing would take about another 6 months unless the mother is already inside of the U.S. on a B-2 visa or something like that.
As far as the I-130 for the sister petition, that would take about 12 years. If the mother petitions for the daughter AND the daughter remains single, it would take about 7 years or so to be able to come to the U.S. using that I-130. She can have both I-130s pending at the same time. And yes, when the mother becomes a U.S. Citizen, the petition can be upgraded, but at this moment it wouldn’t make much of a difference as the dates on both categories are in 2006.
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