How does getting a new B2 visa work?

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How does getting a new B2 visa work?

My mom and my 13 year old sister have a B2 visa right now.I plan to file an I-130 for my mom soon since I became a US citizen. I know that their B2 visa will get canceled in this case. Can I also file a new B2 visa for my sister so she can come here for the summer? What are her chances of getting a B2 visa in this case?

Asked on February 11, 2015 under Immigration Law, New York

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Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You can petition for your mother and sister once you become a US citizen assuming you are also over the age of 21.� however, while it will take about 1 year for your mother to qualify for an immigrant visa if she is abroad, it will take about 10-12 years for your sister to be able to immigrate on the basis of your petition.� Also, once you petition for her she is probably not going to be able to get the B-2 visa or use it for entry.� It would probably be quicker if you only apply for your mother and once your mother is a US permanent resident, she can petition for her daughter.


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