Legal Question in Immigration Law in New Jersey

hello, i am a us citizen and i want to make a petiton for my mother but i have two little sisters how can i make all the process including them without it taking 10 years

Asked on 4/14/10, 7:13 pm

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Luba Smal Smal Immigration Law Office

You can petition for your mother as an 'immediate relative' category. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to expedite processing the immigrant petitions for your sisters, as they can't be included into the mother's petition. In this visa caetgory, it's not allowed.

When a mother is a lawful permanent resident, she can possibly petition herself for her daughters. It can speed up the process by a few years.

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Answered on 4/19/10, 7:46 pm

Ajay Arora Ajay K. Arora, Attorney-at-Law, P.C.


You can sponsor your mother in the immediately family category. You can sponsor your siblings in the 4th family preference category. The following information about family categories is helpful:

When your mother becomes a U.S. citizen eventually, she can sponsor her daughters. In the interim, as stated earlier you can file an immigrant petition for your sisters, and thus establish a priority date. Information about priority dates is here:

You can call our law firm at 212-268-3580 during business hours or email [email protected] to discuss further.


Ajay K. Arora, Esq.

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Answered on 4/20/10, 6:53 am

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