Law Office of Adebola Asekun | Adebola O. Asekun
Current processing time for approval of I-130 petition filing for his wife under F2A is about 28 months. In order words, in that category, visas that are now current in that category were filed November 2010
Answer Applies to: New York
The Law Office Kevin L. Dixler | Kevin Lawrence Dixler
It depends. If there is a request for additional evidence, it can take as long as it takes USCIS needs to take to approve or respond with a decision or request for additional evidence. In addition, there are three steps to the petition process. The first is with USCIS. The second it with the State Department's National Visa Center. The third is with the Consular Officials at the Embassy or Consulate. If there is a problem with a spouse's criminal, immigration or marital record, then the matter can be delayed even longer. It can take up to a year, perhaps less depending upon how quickly each of the steps proceed. This is why some applicants hire a competent and experienced immigration attorney to help document and review the petition, so that unneeded delays are avoided, where possible.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Law Office of Rebecca White | Rebecca White
Processing times vary but can be quite lengthy, as the wait for a priority date is quite long. You may want to review other immigration options for the spouse, or review the wait time to be eligible for US citizenship.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Law Office of Eric Fisher | Eric Fisher
USCIS is approving the I-130 petitions in 6 months if there are no issues, but your spouse will not be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa until her priority date is current. Look at the Visa Bulletin published by the Department of state monthly. (copy attached) November 2010 is the date for the spouse of an LPR. This is the F2A preference category.
Answer Applies to: Colorado