Immigration Issues/Sponsoring Parent

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Hi Mr. Arora,

I just become citizen 3-4 month ago. my parent are coming from india next month. Should I file their Green card from USA is better ? or file when they are in India? I know its expensive from here....
but from immigration point of view...What is your advice ?

Thanks for your time and help.

Answer
Hi,

Entry on visitor status does not allow for intention to immigrate to the U.S. Thus, an immigrant petition should not be filed prior to their entry to the U.S. In addition, assuming that there is no preconceived intent to immigrate to the U.S., it is prudent to wait at least 2 months after entry to the U.S. to sponsor a parent. General information is here: www.h1b1.com/sponsor.htm

The advantage of sponsoring in the U.S. is that a parent can continue to remain beyond I-94 expiration date without the need to file an extension of status and, of course, there is no consular interview.

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Ajay K. Arora

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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.

Education/Credentials
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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