B1/B2 vs GC for Indian parents


kuchu

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Hi, 

 I am a USC. My parents(Indian passport holders) had a visitor visa which has expired now. Unfortunately, we cannot renew as this visa was prior to biometrics were mandated. I think they have 2 options(appreciate if anybody can confirm this) -

1. Apply for a new B1/B2 visa. The wait times are 900+ days for an appt.

2. Sponsor a GC. I am not sure of the wait times. The issue here is that my parents would not want to be bound to visit US every 6 months to keep the GC valid. The visa gives them the flexibility to come when they want.

Any thoughts/suggestions on the above? 

Thanks

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