JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Alfredo Trajano and his wife Anne applied for a Visa for their daughter in 2002. Their daughter, Jacqueline, lives in Scotland.
"She became my daughter when I married my wife twenty plus years ago," said Trajano.
He said the process has been a bureaucratic nightmare; the application was sent to Texas and stayed there for almost four years, then it was sent to the California Service Center.
"It double the time they allotted," said Trajano,"they found out the petition was supposed to go to California, it was a mistake."
Three years later, 2009 the application for a Visa was approved, however a year earlier, 2008, his wife passed away.
"When my wife passed away I thought all this would come to nothing," said Trajano.
Trajano said he informed the Department of Homeland Security his wife died, since her name was the only name on the petition.