How long is the waiting period to petition for a spouse for US citizenship? 2 Answers as of March 28, 2011

I put the petition for my wife in the Dominican Republic for an I-130. I received the receipt and I put the petition on November. Immigration got the petition on November 23,2010. I am a US citizen.

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Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson
Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson | Michael E. Hendrickson
Could be 6-9 months from the date USCIS received the petition (if there are no intervening problems).
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 3/28/2011
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC | Louis M. Piscopo
If properly processed it takes 7-12 months from the time the petition is filed until the foreign spouse receives their immigrant visa interview. You should be receiving a decision on the I-130 petition soon. Then the file will be sent to the NVC to begin the immigration visa process.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/28/2011
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