I am a legal immigrant. Will my wife be allowed to immigrate too? 3 Answers as of November 12, 2010

I am a legal immigrant with a green card living in the United States, and I want my wife to come here too. Will she be allowed to come because she is my wife?

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Pacifica Legal Services
Pacifica Legal Services | Floyd Fernandez
You have to petition your wife first, and once CIS approves your petition she will be placed on a preference status, which will be 2B, spouses of legal residents. If your wife is from Mexico, it is an 8-month wait until she can apply for legal residency through consular processing, and if from elsewhere, about a 3-month wait (this is according to the most recent State Department Visa Bulletin). If you want to know more and have help, by all means feel free to e-mail or call me to set up an in-person or phone consultation. Best to you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/12/2010
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
You would have to petition for her and it will probably take about a year or so before she is eligible to immigrate on the basis of such a petition.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions or how I can be of further assistance to you in this matter.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/12/2010
JCS Immigration & Visa Law Office
JCS Immigration & Visa Law Office | Jack C. Sung
Yes. You can petition your wife for the green card based on your permanent resident status and marriage. Contact my office to get started.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/11/2010
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