i130 Processing Time for Spouse, Parents, Brother 2019

I130 application for US citizen's spouse green card is taking 3 to 10 months at Texas service center. USCIS California is I-130 approvals in 1-10 years.

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta          Updated  25 Jun, 19

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I130 application for US citizen’s spouse green card is taking 3 to 10 months at Texas service center.

USCIS California is slowest in processing I-130 approvals and takes minimum of 1 year.

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NumberReceiptStatus
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CALIFORNIAFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 02 Jan, 18
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 1 year 5 month
20 Jun, 17
Slowest case approval in 2 year
U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 05 Aug, 16
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 2 year 10 month
01 Sep, 15
Slowest case approval in 3 year 9 month
Permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 04 Oct, 15
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 3 year 8 month
06 Aug, 14
Slowest case approval in 4 year 10 month
U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 03 Aug, 12
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 6 year 10 month
31 Jul, 10
Slowest case approval in 8 year 11 month
U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 01 Sep, 11
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 7 year 9 month
14 May, 09
Slowest case approval in 10 year 1 month
Updated: 14:49 CST Next Update: 17:49 CST


VERMONTFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 05 Apr, 19
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 2 month 21 days
27 Nov, 18
Slowest case approval in 7 month
U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 02 Feb, 19
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 4 month 23 days
25 Nov, 18
Slowest case approval in 7 month 2 days
U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 04 May, 13
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 6 year 1 month
02 Jul, 11
Slowest case approval in 7 year 12 month
Permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 03 May, 13
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 6 year 1 month
02 Jul, 11
Slowest case approval in 7 year 12 month
U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 03 Jan, 13
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 6 year 5 month
19 Jan, 11
Slowest case approval in 8 year 5 month
U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 03 Mar, 12
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 7 year 3 month
23 Dec, 09
Slowest case approval in 9 year 6 month
Updated: 14:49 CST Next Update: 17:49 CST


TEXASFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 05 Jul, 18
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 11 month 25 days
22 Feb, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 4 month
U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 04 Dec, 18
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 6 month 23 days
29 Aug, 18
Slowest case approval in 10 month
U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 02 Dec, 18
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 6 month 25 days
29 Aug, 18
Slowest case approval in 10 month
Permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 04 Jul, 18
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 11 month 26 days
22 Feb, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 4 month
U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 03 Dec, 18
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 6 month 24 days
29 Aug, 18
Slowest case approval in 10 month
U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 02 Dec, 18
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 6 month 25 days
29 Aug, 18
Slowest case approval in 10 month
Updated: 14:49 CST Next Update: 17:49 CST


NEBRASKAFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 02 Dec, 18
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 6 month 25 days
14 Sep, 18
Slowest case approval in 9 month 14 days
U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 02 Oct, 18
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 8 month 26 days
02 Jun, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year
U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 02 Oct, 18
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 8 month 26 days
02 Jun, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year
Permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 03 Dec, 18
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 6 month 24 days
14 Sep, 18
Slowest case approval in 9 month 14 days
U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 04 Oct, 18
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 8 month 24 days
02 Jun, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year
U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 02 Oct, 18
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 8 month 26 days
02 Jun, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year
Updated: 14:49 CST Next Update: 17:49 CST


POTOMACFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 02 Jan, 19
Approved on 25 Jun, 19 in 5 month 24 days
07 Oct, 18
Slowest case approval in 8 month 21 days
Updated: 14:49 CST Next Update: 17:49 CST



I-130 Sponsor Family for a Green Card

U.S. citizens can sponsor following family members using Form I-130:

  • Natural parents, step-parents and adoptive parents
  • Unmarried sons and daughters under the age of 21
  • Husbands and wives
  • Brothers and sisters, adopted siblings, step-siblings and half siblings
  • Married children or children over the age of 21

Family Green Processing Time

How long does it take for I130 to get approved for spouse is based on current processing time mentioned above at the USCIS service center.

Family Green card form i 130 processing times are updated daily for 2018 using the official USCIS processing times and data shared by real applicants in various forums and trackers online.

 

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USCIS Outside Normal Processing Time

If your ‘case received date’ is before the date (worst case) mentioned above, you should raise a service request with USCIS to check why your case has been delayed. This could mean your case is taking longer than other similar cases and may be stuck in administrative processing.

Next Step after I-130 is filed?

A Green card priority date (receipt date) is assigned by National Visa Center (NVC) on USCIS-approved i-130.

#1 Family Member is Inside the U.S.

A wait list is created with priority date cut-off and USCIS announces current cut-off dates in monthly Visa Bulletin. If you are in US at the time of your date getting current, you will file i485 application and then track the i485 Green Card Adjustment of Status Processing Time.

#2 Family Member is Outside the U.S.

If your family member is outside of the U.S. at the time of priority date getting current, the NVC will send your petition and their visa number to the family members’ local U.S. consulate or embassy, which will contact the family member to come in and complete visa processing.

File Diversity Visa Green Card – I130 pending

You can file for US diversity Green card lottery visa while your I130- is pending. If you get selected and USCIS approved your DV green card, you can withdraw your pending I-130 application.

In many cases, you will get US permanent residency faster with DV lottery than the family sponsorship.

 


USA USCIS Processing Time
 



Recent discussion on forum

  1. abdul_ghafar
    abdul_ghafar

    Hi guys I filled 130 form for pareent as usc on 23 of jan 2019 Texas service center when should expect approval
    Tnx


  2. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @Amna
    The “best case receipt date” means the case which our service found to have been approved most recently. The cases are checked on various forums where users report their approvals.

    It is up-to you to believe it or not.


  3. Bhatt
    Bhatt

    Thank you. What is ‘DATES FOR FILING FAMILY-SPONSORED VISA APPLICATIONS’? As per Visa Bulletin of May 2019, its shows Jan 2019.


  4. Roy
    Roy

    Hi anil
    As I checked 10 days ago the Texas processing time was in December for us citizens and my case was so near but now it’s 2 month extra wait , will it get close again ! And when will be the next update of uscis 130 processing time ?
    Tnx in advance


  5. vegas160
    vegas160

    I understand. Everything in Delhi is electronic now. It shouldn’t be that bad. This waiting process is getting frustrating.


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  947 Useful Questions & Answers

  1. ROSELINE FORKPA
    ROSELINE FORKPA 9 May, 19 at 10:03 am

    Hi I’m a green card holder I file for my husband December 1st 2017 and I see the approve case receipt is December 2nd should I be worry?

     

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 May, 19 at 3:02 pm

      There is no need to worry. Some cases take longer than others for approval.

       

      • ROSELINE FORKPA
        ROSELINE FORKPA 9 May, 19 at 3:31 pm

        Ok thank you can you please give me a estimate

         

  2. Queen
    Queen 8 May, 19 at 8:00 pm

    Hello Sir,
    I am USC applied for my wife on last year September. My receipt date is 21st September 2018. my case handled by Texas center, but i still haven’t receive my approve letter. Should i be worried about it contact with them?

     

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 May, 19 at 8:54 am

      You can contact USCIS when your receipt date is older than the ‘USCIS Service Request’ given above.

       

  3. Billy Bilonda
    Billy Bilonda 8 May, 19 at 6:20 am

    Hello Anil
    I wanna know if i will be granted a visa if i am selected for dv lottery while i have my case pending?it’s possible?
    Thank you

     

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 May, 19 at 3:34 pm

      You can apply for Diversity Green Card lottery and can get a green card if your application is selected and approved. You can then withdraw your pending I-130 application if your DV green card is approved.

       

  4. Marcell
    Marcell 7 May, 19 at 3:38 pm

    Hi, my receipt date of July 17th ‘18 at Nebraska was current last Tuesday but no updates on my case and tried to call but automated system just says case received? How long does it usually take to update the case and when and how do we hear any news?

     

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 May, 19 at 6:21 pm

      Please use the time given above to estimate.

       

    • Jimmy
      Jimmy 8 May, 19 at 9:12 am

      Hi Marcell,

      Try to send case Inquiry using uscis website “outside Normal Processing Time”

      https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayONPTForm.do?entryPoint=init&sroPageType=onpt

      Thank you

       

      • Marcell
        Marcell 9 May, 19 at 2:03 pm

        Thank you, Jimmy. I just sent a request.

         

        • Jimmy
          Jimmy 9 May, 19 at 2:12 pm

          Let me know the out come of the request because I have number case which are pending from May16.2018 to July 25,2018 and there status are just same as yours “case received”

           

          • Marcell
            Marcell 9 May, 19 at 2:20 pm

            Sure – will do. Says I should have a reply to my request by May 31st.

             

  5. Pratik
    Pratik 7 May, 19 at 5:33 am

    Hello sir,

    My wife is in usa since 2016 LPR (perment green card holder)
    she submite my file for spouse after marriage in india i130 on 01-Aug-17 in california center.
    we received accepted letter from uscis on 03-Aug-17.
    So when I received my approval letter.
    Please give me a perfect time.

    Thank you. .

     

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 May, 19 at 5:46 am

      Please use the time given above to estimate. I cannot give perfect time.

       

  6. Sam
    Sam 5 May, 19 at 11:24 am

    My Pd is 27 feb 17 (F2a) still no visa call though pd was current in last month ..I have case completed in December 18..when do I expect my visa call

     

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 5 May, 19 at 12:31 pm

      Is your PD date still current or has gone back?

       

      • Sam
        Sam 7 May, 19 at 4:19 am

        My Pd is 27 feb and current visa bulletin is 15 may ..my date was current in last visa visa bulletin…

         

        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 7 May, 19 at 5:40 am

          This means that your date is current. You will get a call. I am not sure of the time though.

           

  7. Rahul Hasan
    Rahul Hasan 5 May, 19 at 6:13 am

    HI.A G.hope ur doing well. my question is why vermont application centre slower than other centres, is there any reason? My f2b pd september 2013 from Bangladesh. When I get my approval letter, can you tell me plz. Thank you.

     

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 5 May, 19 at 12:31 pm

      I do not know why Vermont center is slower than other centers. Please use the dates as give above to estimate your case approval.

       

  8. Amandhaliwal
    Amandhaliwal 3 May, 19 at 3:48 pm

    Im am usc, applied for spouse jan15,2019 is my receipt date at texas service center! So my application should be approved by july? Right? Plz advise thanks

     

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 May, 19 at 4:08 pm

      Please use the data above to estimate yourself.

       



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