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Old 02-24-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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Well, old topic about my job offer aside. This is my new perspective.

Since I want to avoid immigrant to US from my country (Vietnam) which take from 10 to 18 years. If I got an F1 visa then how long I need to stay in US for my relative (citizen) to sponsor me a green card? And even if they can file the sponsor for me immidiately then how long it would take for me to get a green card?

Thank you and have a nice weekend.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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What kind of relative? Ie brother, mother etc....
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:00 AM
 
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Aunts and uncles (Sisters of my mother and her husband). So I guess it depend strongly on my aunt.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:37 AM
 
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They cannot sponsor you for a greencard. Only parents, children over 21, spouses and siblings.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:01 AM
 
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Then how can they sponsor for my relative?

To make it more clear. She's the fourth sister in my mother's family. Back around 6 years ago. She sponsored for the whole family of the third sister (my third aunt, her husband, their under 21 son. And 2 years later they also sponsor the older 21 son). Now the family of the third sister reside in San Jose while the fourth sister and her family are still in San Francisco.

And no, there's no illegal immigration here.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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In short, because there was a sister, not just an aunt. Sister 4 sponsored sister 3; sister 3's family was allowed to immigrate as derivatives. The nephews could not have come on their own.

If, say, your mom is sister 2 and interested in immigrating to the USA, and you are under 21, then sister 3 or 4 could petition for their sibling, and you could then come as a minor child of sister 2. If you are over 21, once your mom is in the USA, she can sponsor you.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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Is there any way i can change my sister and her 2 children from tourist visa to immigrant visa?
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:33 PM
 
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Is there any way i can change my sister and her 2 children from tourist visa to immigrant visa?
No. Getting a sibling immigrant visa takes between 11 and 23 years, depending which country she is from.
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:53 AM
 
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Visa Bulletin
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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Hi,this post is very helpful. I am new in this forum. I have a question about my brother who is going to get PhD program on F1 visa. Can I sponsor him for green card , how long it will take in processing change of status?
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