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Old May 6th 2016, 9:41 pm
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Default Sponsoring Son for Visa - F2B or F1

I would greatly appreciate any advice regarding applying for a visa for my Son.

1. I am a PR and have just under 2 years before I can apply for Citizenship

2. My Daughter is a PR and can apply for Citizenship in less than 1 year

3. My Son is a duel Citizen (UK and Australian) Unmarried and 30 years old living in Australia.

I believe I can apply for him using a F2B which currently has a Processing date of Sept 2009 . (7 Years)

Or I can wait until I become a Citizen ( assuming the processing times are similar at the time) using an F1 which is currently at November 2008 which in reality will mean 10 years .

If I apply now as a PR will the application become void once i become a Citizen and also does it become void if he marries .

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Is he married?
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Default Re: Sponsoring Son for Visa - F2B or F1

Originally Posted by ginstwin View Post

3. My Son is a duel Citizen (UK and Australian) Unmarried and 30 years old living in Australia.

I believe I can apply for him using a F2B which currently has a Processing date of Sept 2009 . (7 Years)

Or I can wait until I become a Citizen ( assuming the processing times are similar at the time) using an F1 which is currently at November 2008 which in reality will mean 10 years .

If I apply now as a PR will the application become void once i become a Citizen and also does it become void if he marries .

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Is he married?
Apparently not.
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Oops

File now, as long as he does not marry before you naturalise there is no impact.

You do not have to upgrade categories.
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Default Re: Sponsoring Son for Visa - F2B or F1

Originally Posted by Boiler View Post
Oops

File now, as long as he does not marry before you naturalise there is no impact.

You do not have to upgrade categories.

Thanks Boiler,

It will probably be 3 years before I get processed for naturalization. What are the consequences if he gets married to a non American ?
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You start again when you are a USC, LPRs cannot sponsor married children so it would be void.
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Default Re: Sponsoring Son for Visa - F2B or F1

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You start again when you are a USC, LPRs cannot sponsor married children so it would be void.
Got it. Thanks very much .

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Default Re: Sponsoring Son for Visa - F2B or F1

Actually just a thought but if he gets married prior to my naturalization do the fees get refunded as the application becomes void?
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Nope

Would hardly be Murican to do so.
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Default Re: Sponsoring Son for Visa - F2B or F1

Originally Posted by ginstwin View Post
... do the fees get refunded as the application becomes void?
No - since it isn't US immigration's fault that he created the condition that voids the application.

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Would hardly be Murican to do so.
Truth!

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Default Re: Sponsoring Son for Visa - F2B or F1

Fair enough really .

Last question I promise. I assume if we apply it will not have any bearing on his vacation trips when he visits us on an ESTA . He is still able to apply and use the ESTA for short vacations ?
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VWP should not be an issue.
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LPR
http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Resources/B1en.pdf
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Thanks very much Ray, thats a really good document.

Really very helpful. Cheers.
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