Can spouses immigrate separately?
Question Details: I am U.S. citizen who is petitioning for my parents to immigrate here from the Ukraine. They have an interview scheduled and went in to get medical exam done. My mom had no issues, however they are requesting that my dad gets further testing which takes minimum 8 weeks. They are going to the interview together. Will they allow my mom to immigrate first or does she have to wait for my dad?
Each spouse can immigrate separately, even though their applications may be under review at the same time. Sometimes, INS will conduct interviews jointly simply to save time. Hopefully, your dad's application will be processed, but it is possible that your mom's is approved and your dad's is not, which will require them to make a decision regarding where to live (together or apart in different countries).
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