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petitioner died BEFORE the petition was approved?do we still have a chance?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Generally, the saying goes: "The I-130 petition dies with the Petitioner." This means that when the Petitioner dies, the Beneficiary is no longer eligible to use that visa petition to potentially become a permanent resident of the United States. However, if the visa petition has been approved and the Beneficiary is merely waiting for a visa number to become available so s/he can adjust their status to permanent resident, the Beneficiary may be able to use the approved visa petition despite the fact the Petitioner is deceased

    go see a an Aila Immigration Lawyer see if you can find a replacement

  • 1 decade ago

    There are some recent rules regarding Widow penalty. your case is not completely clear. better ask an attorney in the field

  • 1 decade ago

    Unfortunately no.

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