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My questions are: for my children and grandchild to visit the United States,they must apply for a tourist visa, is that correct?
Does my grandchild also a minor, 15yrs of age must also apply for a tourist visa?
How long can my children visit in the United States with a tourist visa?
AS A GENERAL RULE A VISITOR IS GIVEN A 6 MONTH PERIOD ADMISSION AT ENTRY. IF THE CUSTOM'S OFFICER HAS A SUSPICION OF THE VISITOR INTENDING TO WORK OR STAY LONGER THEY CAN EITHER 1: REFUSE THEM ENTRY; OR 2: GIVE THEM A SHORTER PERIOD OF STAY.
at the end of that time, must they return to the Philippines?
Must I pitition for each of my children for a family visa for them to remain in the United States and apply for permanent residency?
YES, EACH ADULT CHILD MUST HAVE THEIR OWN PETITION FILED. THE MINOR CHILDREN WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THEIR PARENT'S PETITION.
how long can they remain in the United States before applying for
YOU CAN APPLY FOR THEM THE DAY OF ENTRY
and receiving permanent residency?
MARRIED CHILDREN OF A US CITIZEN WILL TAKE 22 YEARS. THOSE WHOSE PETITION WAS FILED 08JUL94 ARE NOW BEING CALLED FOR INTERVIEW.
SINGLE ADULT CHILDREN IS APPROX 11 YEAR WAIT 01AUG05
Approximately how long is the process of pititioning for a family visa?
what qualifications must I have to pitition a family visa for all of my children or grandchild?
YOU MUST MEET INCOME REQUIREMENTS. SEE THIS LINK
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