(Closed) Sister-bridesmaid- green card!

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Tbf ask her opinion. Maybe have the wedding when you want it then celebrate with your sister later like a spa weekend etc consult with her though.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

She can apply for permission to travel while she awaits her green card (Form I-131), but I’m not sure if she’ll have time to do so by March. FYI, green card processing times are very backed up right now. We applied for an adjustment of status in June thinking the interview would be by the end of the year, but current processing times estimate it wont be until late spring/summer. It’s so frustrating and I’m sorry it means your sister may not be able to attend your wedding. If it can’t be changed (I’m guessing you already have venue and vendors booked, guests with travel arrangements, etc?), I’m sure she will understand and find a way to celebrate with you later. Good luck! 

Post # 4
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Worker bee

She can always reschedule her appointment. When she gets her appointment letter there is a portion at the bottom where she can say she wants to reschedule.

Post # 5
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Newbee

Whats her origin country? With all of the craziness going on over here i would be hesitant to travel outside of the states. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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jz0909, I was going to say that there is a form she can fill out that will give her permission to travel, and that the interviews can be rescheduled. Where is she traveling to for the wedding, and what is her primary citizenship country? 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Umm wait. If your sister is down in Louisiana and you’re in the US as well then she CAN travel. AOS interview notices are sent out with far more than 7 days advance notice so I don’t see why she couldn’t attend? Domestic travel is allowed. Wait, unless you live within 100 miles of the Canadian or Mexican border, then no, she wouldn’t be able to go. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Did she apply for an I-131 when she applied for her green card? I applied when I filled the paperwork for my green card per recommendation of my attorney and ended up receiving mine at the same time than my temporary green card but in this day and age, it might be faster than the green card 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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jvictoria :  If she has her I-131 filed I don’t see why she needs to have her interview before March? She can travel if the form is authorized and then have her interview whenever it is scheduled. If you’re having a weekend wedding then she could be gone for MAYBE 3 weekdays, which is a pretty narrow window for the interview actually being scheduled by coincidence. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’m a Canadian also applying for a Green Card, so I have a bit of experience.

If she filed the I-485 form to adjust her status then, in her case, the I-131 doesn’t cost any money. You also don’t need a special reason – many people just file at the same time as their other paperwork just in case. It’s only five pages and she should be able to do it by herself, though if she has an immigration lawyer I’m not sure why they didn’t just do it for her. As far as I understand, it shouldn’t slow down the process at all. If I were her I’d file it for sure. Otherwise, if she has to leave the country before her GC is authorized it could be seen as “abandoning her application”

I would try at least. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Keep your wedding date in March. Chances are she won’t have her interview yet. She’ll still be able to return to the US as a Canadian citizen with her passport. 

From what I’ve heard the immigration times are double the estimates. My friend was told no more than 5 Months, but it took 9. 

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