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Old Oct 26th 2005, 4:47 am
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After naturalization, one can sponsor his brother/sister or immediate
family for a greencard as far as I know. I would like to sponsor my
brother and get him a greencard since I will become a US citizen. How
long is this process? I have heard that it is about 10 years of waiting
time (with priority categories and times, etc), is there any truth to that?

Thanks...
 
Old Oct 26th 2005, 5:30 am
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Originally Posted by Mehmet C PFC A Co 602d ASB Yasar
After naturalization, one can sponsor his brother/sister or immediate
family for a greencard as far as I know. I would like to sponsor my
brother and get him a greencard since I will become a US citizen. How
long is this process? I have heard that it is about 10 years of waiting
time (with priority categories and times, etc), is there any truth to that?

Thanks...
That would be 4th preference currently about 11 years
http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bu...etin_2712.html
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Old Oct 27th 2005, 1:25 am
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Originally Posted by Ray
That would be 4th preference currently about 11 years
http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bu...etin_2712.html

We waited 12 years, but it was worth the wait.
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Old Oct 28th 2005, 6:23 am
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Heather142 wrote:
    > > That would be 4th preference currently about 11 years
    > > http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bu...etin_2712.html
    > We waited 12 years, but it was worth the wait.

It would depend on what your age is when the waiting time ended,
woudln't it?
 
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It would depend on what your age is when the waiting time ended,
woudln't it?[/QUOTE]


As far as I am aware, age has nothing to do with 4th preference and the waiting time.
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Originally Posted by Heather142
It would depend on what your age is when the waiting time ended,
woudln't it?

As far as I am aware, age has nothing to do with 4th preference and the waiting time.[/QUOTE]

But if you were say in your 40's and were looking at being circa 60 when the process ended, not exactly enticing. Unless the US Medical system is reformed.

No harm in applying, forgetting it, and take a view when your time comes.
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Originally Posted by Boiler
As far as I am aware, age has nothing to do with 4th preference and the waiting time.
But if you were say in your 40's and were looking at being circa 60 when the process ended, not exactly enticing. Unless the US Medical system is reformed.

No harm in applying, forgetting it, and take a view when your time comes.[/QUOTE]


Ah, understand now what Amanda was implying - accept my apologies - and yes, taking another look at the situation at the end of the process is always prudent.

We decided just that ... continue through and discuss the option when the time came. With both of us over 40 now, health care is costing an arm and a leg - but my husband wanted the opportunity to spend some time with the rest of his family.
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Old Oct 30th 2005, 4:06 pm
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Heather,

You said "We waited 12 years, but it was worth the wait."

Amanda said, "It (whether it was worth it or not) would depend on what
your age is when the waiting time ended, woudln't it?"

Heahter said, "As far as I am aware, age has nothing to do with 4th
preference and the waiting time."

Now I say,

Which part was it was difficult to comprehend Heather? I was making
the same point Boiler made:)-
 
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Heather142 wrote:

    > Ah, understand now what Amanda was implying - accept my apologies - and
    > yes, taking another look at the situation at the end of the process is
    > always prudent.

Oh..I now see your post. Glad you eventually understood what I meant.

    > We decided just that ... continue through and discuss the option when
    > the time came. With both of us over 40 now, health care is costing an
    > arm and a leg - but my husband wanted the opportunity to spend some time
    > with the rest of his family.
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Old Nov 3rd 2005, 12:53 pm
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    > After naturalization, one can sponsor his brother/sister or
    > immediate
    > family for a greencard as far as I know. I would like to sponsor my
    > brother and get him a greencard since I will become a US citizen.
    > How
    > long is this process? I have heard that it is about 10 years of
    > waiting
    > time (with priority categories and times, etc), is there any truth
    > to that?
    > Thanks...

I have a question that relates to this. what if my brother is already
in the US? i am aware that he has to apply for AOS. does that take the
same time as when he resides out of country at the time of filing? in
other words, does his stay here at the time of applying will speed up
the process?

a final question, if he was here and applied for AOS, can he also apply
for EAD and work here even if it takes 12 years to get his green card???

thanks
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He can not apply until he has a number, the 12 year or so wait.

Once he applies then he can also apply for Employment Authorisation.

He can stay in the US meanwhile if he can maintain status some other way. It does not have any impact on the wait.

Once you apply, the GC process varies greatly depending on location. Some I have seen just a few months, others 2 years plus.
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    > > > After naturalization, one can sponsor his brother/sister or
    > > > immediate
    > > > family for a greencard as far as I know. I would like to sponsor
    > > > my
    > > > brother and get him a greencard since I will become a US citizen.
    > > > How
    > > > long is this process? I have heard that it is about 10 years of
    > > > waiting
    > > > time (with priority categories and times, etc), is there any truth
    > > > to that?
    > > > Thanks...
    > > I have a question that relates to this. what if my brother is
    > > already
    > > in the US? i am aware that he has to apply for AOS. does that take
    > > the
    > > same time as when he resides out of country at the time of filing?
    > > in
    > > other words, does his stay here at the time of applying will speed
    > > up
    > > the process?
    > > a final question, if he was here and applied for AOS, can he
    > > also apply
    > > for EAD and work here even if it takes 12 years to get his
    > > green card???
    > > thanks
    > > z
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    > He can not apply until he has a number, the 12 year or so wait.
    > Once he applies then he can also apply for Employment Authorisation.
    > He can stay in the US meanwhile if he can maintain status some other
    > way. It does not have any impact on the wait.
    > Once you apply, the GC process varies greatly depending on location.
    > Some I have seen just a few months, others 2 years plus.
    > --

hey thanks for your answer

so what u mean is that i have to apply a petition for a relative first,
wait for a number and THEN he would use this number to apply for AOS or
EAD? and the wait for that number takes 12 years?

thats waaaaay tooooo loooong.

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Originally Posted by Zab
hey thanks for your answer

so what u mean is that i have to apply a petition for a relative first,
wait for a number and THEN he would use this number to apply for AOS or
EAD? and the wait for that number takes 12 years?

thats waaaaay tooooo loooong.

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Yes, that's correct. And yes, that's a long time.

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