Immigration Issues/F3 Family based Visa

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My father sponsored me when he was Permanent Resident under IF category but in year 1999 he became citizen but I got married 2 months before he became citizen I was told at the time of interview to apply again, and then he applied again under F3 in July 2000. I want to know if my category changed I had to loose my old priority and apply fresh? Is it possible to use my old priority date?

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Your first case ended as a matter of law when you got married before he becmame a citizen. If you had waited until after, the category would change but your would retain the first filing date. Becasue you married first you had to start over again and you now have to wait for the F3 category to reach 7/00. It is now in 2/99.

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Robert

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