Can a green card holder bring his brother in the USA and if possible how long the process takes? 9 Answers as of July 16, 2013

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Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
No, only a US citizen can petition a brother or a sister and, even then, the processing times for that category now are about 10-12 years.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/16/2013
Law Office of Adebola Asekun | Adebola O. Asekun
No, there is no law under which a green card holder can petition for their brothers or sisters.. Only US citizens can petition for their siblings and even then, this will take at least 12 years.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 7/3/2013
LAW OFFICES OF S. OUYA MAINA | SAMUEL OUYA MAINA
At the present time green card holders cannot petition for siblings.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/3/2013
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
No. You must be a U.S. citizen to petition for a sibling.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 7/2/2013
Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law
Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law | Christian Schmidt
You must become a U.S. citizen to petition your brother for a green card. It will take more than 10 years before your brother will get his green card.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/2/2013
    Seifert Law Offices | Lisa Ellen Seifert
    You must be a U.S. citizen to sponsor a sibling. The process includes a waiting period for a priority date once the petition (form I-130) is approved by immigration. It can be more than 20 years. But you must be a citizen first.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/2/2013
    Ben T. Liu Law Office
    Ben T. Liu Law Office | Ben T. Liu
    You have to be a citizen. And the law may change.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 7/2/2013
    Elizabeth Guillen
    Elizabeth Guillen | Elizabeth Guillen
    A legal permanent resident cannot petition for his/her siblings but a United States citizen can petition under the current laws.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 7/2/2013
    Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C. | David Nachman
    Once the green card holder becomes a U.S. Citizen he can sponsor his brother in the FB-4 family-based immigration classification.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 7/2/2013
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