Immigration Issues/I-130 process time

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Question
Hi, I'm a naturalized US citizen.  I plan to apply for
immigration for my mom (my dad recently passed away) who lives
in China.  I have two choices:

1) She applys for a B-2 visa to come first, then send I-130.  Is
there any minimum wait time between her arrival and sending
I-130?

2) Directly apply for immigration while she's in China.

I heard the process time differs significantly depending on
whether she is in US or abroad.  I'm trying to compare which way
is faster and how much faster.  Thank you!


Answer
1.

If your mother can obtain a B2 visitor visa, she can apply to adjust her status (I-485) after she enters the US along with the I-130 you will file for her in the meantime.

2.
If she is in China, you can petition for her but will be required to remain in China until a visa is available for her.

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