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If I am a US Citizen and I have the custody of a Venezuela child who is 15 years old. Can she come to the USA?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
My wife and I have the custody of adoption and I just became a US Citizen
Immigration Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 years ago
Where is your wife? Where are you? Are you divorced or married? If divorced, who as managing custody (majority time)?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
My wife and I live in Florida, we are planning to adopt a child who is under 16 years old that live in Venezuela, right now. That child is my sister's child that she cannot have her anymore. Can we adopt her, and them she can come to USA?
Immigration Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 years ago
Yes, but you have to do an adoption through the USCIS. It's a lengthy process. I will link you to the step by step:http://adoption.state.gov/country/venezuela.html

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