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I live in the Bahamas but my mom is a US citizen and I would…

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I live in the Bahamas but my mom is a US citizen and I would like for myself and wife and child to be able to live in the United States

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Your mother can petition you for your green card. However, unfortunately there is a long wait for children of US citizens that are over 21. If you are married, then the wait is even longer. Right now the wait would be about 6 years. This time can vary but it's the wait time as of this month.

To begin the process, your mother would need to submit the application I-130 for you. You can find it on uscis.gov/forms The fee is $535. You only need to submit one for your spouse and children.

I know immigration issues like these sometimes seem complicated and confusing. If at any time you would like to have a more detailed consultation by phone or if you need help with preparation or review of applications, I can send you an offer to exchange contact information so I may help you with these legal services for a reasonable fee. You don't have to decide if you would like that now, but just letting you know it's an affordable option for you to keep in mind for whenever you'd like.

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