Can I apply for my brothers and parents and expect the same procedure time?

I married a citizen and I am schedule to take my citizen test this April. I am planning on applying for my parents however, I would also like to apply for my 2 younger brothers ages 22 and 25- both single. My uncle petitioned our family 15 years ago and the application was accepted it is in a waiting list for visas to

become available. Could that help to facilitate the process for my parents and brothers? How long would the process take?

Asked on March 3, 2016 under Immigration Law, Texas

Answers:

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Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The parents will be very quick (about 9-12 months).  The brother will take about 10-12 years so the process, while similar in terms of the petition itself is very different in terms of the wait times.  The uncle's petition could help your parents if the priority date is very close and you would not have to petition for your parents.  However, the brothers will not be able to immigrate on the basis of that, most likely, since they have aged out when they turned 21.


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