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I am a U.S. citizen now and want to file the I-130 for my parents, who currently live here in the States. (they were previously filing papers under my father's U.S. citizen sister, but I thought being an "immediate relative" might speed up the process). I understand that I must file for each of them separately. My question actually pertains to my 16-year-old sister ... she came with my parents when she was eight. What happens with her. Do I file for her separately? Or is she automatically included with my father's application. Thanks for any info you can offer.

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Dear Mariano,

Yes, file a seperate I-130 for each parent. Your parents are considered "immediate relatives".

Re. your sister, a seperate I-130 for your sister should be filed. This will be the fourth family preference category, and it will probably take at least 10 years for a visa to be available in this category.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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