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Green Cards come faster for spouses and unmarried children of Green Card Holders

There has always been an immigration quota for spouses and unmarried children of green card holders, to immigrate to the USA. That quota typically took 3-7 years before being able to get a green card, thereby keeping many families separated from one another.Just recently,in the late-summer of 2010, that green card quota has surged ahead so that instead of waiting 3-7 years, these individuals only need to wait about 5 months. In past years, the spouse of a green card holder would not even have a case filed, rather they would wait five years until the green card holding spouse became a USA citizen, before filing a case. That strategy no longer makes sense with a quota that takes only 5 months. As a result, our office has been filing many of these "2a preference cases," in order to allow families to legally immigrate and be together again.The green card sponsor, such as the parent sponsoring unmarried children, does not even need to be in the USA to file the case. The entire visa petition process is all done by mail.

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What about age limit ? Does it matter how old the person in question is ?? I am 28 and my parents and sisters all have green cards. I alone am living in India and the youngest. Can my parents file for a green card for me ? I am unmarried and only child left behind. How long will it take for my green card to come if at all it is possible for my parents to file a petition for me ? Thanks.

I am US citizen. I have my brother in India he is unmarried age is 26 years. I want to bring him to US. MY MOM is green card holder.

So what is fastest way that he can come to US to join us ?
Which of the following option takes less time ?, what is estimated time ?and under what category we should apply his case to join us ?.

1. If i(US citizen) file his case for immmigration

or

2. My MOM (Green card holder)files his case under Unmarried son of green card holder over the age of 21 year

Or

Please suggest some other way.


Thanks with regards,

Atul
Cell 209-417-7248

i am green card holder ,my husband is us citizen.i want to file for my two kids age 8 and 19 ,the older one is unmarried who should file for them me or husband and how long will it take

Hi,
I have not found anything anywhere else stating that the process for an I married child of a green card holder takes only 5 months.
Can you provide more information on this?

Thanks

Hello sir, my name is Manzoor shah from Pakistan .sir my mother, father and sister go to USA march 2015 , my mother father and sister green card holder , me and my little brother live in Pakistan . Me and my brother not going to USA . Me and my brother age 21 year older . Sir my parents potion me and my brother how much proses time . Sir ple help me

he State Department publishes the various waiting times under the quota system. For example, right now, for children of lawful residents who are single and over-21, the government is giving green cards to those who filed petitions on or before Oct. 15, 2008.

my parents coming soon to immigration visa in USA But My younger brother unmarried 26 age alone in Pakistan How to come with my parents plz tell me

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