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Who is the better person to petition a child born and living in the Philippines? The mother is a permanent resident married to the step father a US citizen.
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If you married the parent of the step-child before she turned 18, you are the better choice. Even though at this point the Visa Bulletin is CURRENT for the F2A category which includes children of U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents, there is no guarantee that this will remain like that. So the more stable petition would be an I-130 filed by you. Unfortunately, either one is still going to take about a year or so to process and there is no easy way to speed that up. If you want to try, here is a link:


http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=16a6b1be1ce85210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD




And here is a link to the process for her:


http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1306.html


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