Can a US citizen father petition for his son who works as a diplomat in the US? 3 Answers as of March 28, 2011

The father is a US citizen and plan to request a green card for his son who is already in the US. This son works as a diplomat in the US for seven years.

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Theresa E. Tilton, Attorney at Law
Theresa E. Tilton, Attorney at Law | Theresa E. Tilton
Yes, the US citizen father can do that. It is likely that on becoming a US legal resident, the son would lose his credentials as a diplomat for the other country. Is the son married? Married status lengthens the waiting time.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 3/28/2011
Law Office of Christine Troy
Law Office of Christine Troy | Christine Troy
Interesting question. Yes. If the son is in A-1 status, he will need to give up the privileges associated with the A status. He does this by filing certain forms with the DOS when filing the green card application. To ensure that your son does meet all of the requirements, however, you do need to have his case completely vetted by a competent immigration attorney. Do not use my email as the basis for moving forward as A cases are unusual!
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/28/2011
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC | Louis M. Piscopo
Yes he may petition his son and once the priority date is current, and if the son is still in valid status, the son can apply for adjustment of status in the U.S.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/28/2011
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