i130 Processing Time for Spouse, Parents, Brother 2020

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.

Updated  1 Apr, 20 #USCIS processing time
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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.

VERMONTFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 03 Dec, 18
Approved in 1 year 4 month
21 Jul, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 8 month
u.s. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 03 Dec, 18
Approved in 1 year 4 month
03 Jul, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 9 month
u.s. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 03 Feb, 14
Approved in 6 year 1 month
10 Apr, 12
Slowest case approval in 7 year 11 month
permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 01 Oct, 14
Approved in 5 year 6 month
13 Mar, 13
Slowest case approval in 7 year
u.s. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 03 Dec, 12
Approved in 7 year 4 month
24 Sep, 10
Slowest case approval in 9 year 6 month
u.s. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 21 Feb, 12
Approved in 8 year 1 month
29 Aug, 09
Slowest case approval in 10 year 7 month


NEBRASKAFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 01 Aug, 18
Approved in 1 year 8 month
27 Jan, 18
Slowest case approval in 2 year 2 month
u.s. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 01 Apr, 19
Approved in 1 year
09 Dec, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 3 month
u.s. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 01 Apr, 19
Approved in 1 year
09 Dec, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 3 month
permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 01 Aug, 18
Approved in 1 year 8 month
27 Jan, 18
Slowest case approval in 2 year 2 month
u.s. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 01 Apr, 19
Approved in 1 year
09 Dec, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 3 month
u.s. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 01 Apr, 19
Approved in 1 year
09 Dec, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 3 month


TEXASFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 01 Nov, 19
Approved in 5 month 2 days
04 Sep, 19
Slowest case approval in 7 month
u.s. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 01 Aug, 19
Approved in 8 month 4 days
29 Jun, 19
Slowest case approval in 9 month 7 days
u.s. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 01 Aug, 19
Approved in 8 month 4 days
29 Jun, 19
Slowest case approval in 9 month 7 days
permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 01 Nov, 19
Approved in 5 month 2 days
04 Sep, 19
Slowest case approval in 7 month
u.s. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 01 Aug, 19
Approved in 8 month 4 days
29 Jun, 19
Slowest case approval in 9 month 7 days
u.s. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 19 Sep, 19
Approved in 6 month 15 days
29 Jun, 19
Slowest case approval in 9 month 7 days


CALIFORNIAFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 01 Aug, 19
Approved in 8 month 4 days
24 May, 19
Slowest case approval in 10 month 13 days
u.s. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 03 Aug, 15
Approved in 4 year 8 month
11 Apr, 14
Slowest case approval in 5 year 11 month
permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 01 Sep, 15
Approved in 4 year 7 month
05 May, 14
Slowest case approval in 5 year 11 month
u.s. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 01 Aug, 12
Approved in 7 year 8 month
17 May, 10
Slowest case approval in 9 year 10 month
u.s. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 19 Sep, 11
Approved in 8 year 6 month
24 Jan, 09
Slowest case approval in 11 year 2 month


POTOMACFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 01 Jul, 19
Approved in 9 month 5 days
20 Apr, 19
Slowest case approval in 11 month 17 days
u.s. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 01 Jul, 19
Approved in 9 month 5 days
15 Apr, 19
Slowest case approval in 11 month 22 days
u.s. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 01 Jul, 19
Approved in 9 month 5 days
15 Apr, 19
Slowest case approval in 11 month 22 days
permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 01 Jul, 19
Approved in 9 month 5 days
20 Apr, 19
Slowest case approval in 11 month 17 days
u.s. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 01 Jul, 19
Approved in 9 month 5 days
15 Apr, 19
Slowest case approval in 11 month 22 days
u.s. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 19 Jul, 19
Approved in 8 month 17 days
15 Apr, 19
Slowest case approval in 11 month 22 days





Green Card Processing Times

I-130 Approval (NOA2)4-14 months (Depends on Service Center and Visa Category)
USCIS to NVC transfer (Case Creation)4 – 8 Weeks (Depends on Service Center)
NVC to Accept Fees for AOS and IV application3 – 5 Business Days
NVC to review Documents to be documentary qualified (DQ)7 – 9 Weeks
NVC to review resubmitted documents7 – 9 Weeks
Interview Letter (IL)3 – 3.5 months AFTER DQ
Interview Letters are expected to pour in between the 8-26th of every month
— Interview2 – 5 Weeks AFTER you receive the IL
Passport in hand (options selected during biometrics scheduling)
— Passport Delivery3 to 5 Days
— Passport Pickup1 – 5 Business Days (depends on holidays and consulate operations)
Social Security Number (SSN) in Hand after Port of Entry1-3 Weeks
Green Card (GC)4 months from Port of Entry

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.

 

 


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Recent discussion on forum

  1. benzyjohney
    benzyjohney

    Hiii
    My sister has file I 130 at california on 19th Dec 2014 and got receipt notice. How long it will take.
    Thanks.


  2. Nishka
    Nishka

    Hi Anil my husband apply for a i130 for me since December 11,2017 until now haven’t get a approval do you know when can I receive the approval my country is Haiti


  3. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @vickaheer

    You want me to guess your case details?


  4. vickaheer
    vickaheer

    My mom is the beneficiary in the case. Our case was applied in 2011 and we got an approval in 2014.


  5. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @hnjoshi

    The time is same for all cases handled by NVC.


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  723 Useful Questions & Answers

  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. FARIHA HABIB
    FARIHA HABIB 3 May, 19 at 7:56 am

    Good morning Mr Anil,
    can you please enlighten me about my case : I am a green card holder, applied for my spouse back in 2017 August 15th in California Service Center. I still did not get any approval & response from USCIS. is it a problem or this is normal.? when can i expect my approval? As i am seeing Visa bulletin time is progressing each month and August visa availability is also reaching but no approval yet. thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 May, 19 at 8:06 am

      There is no problem. You can expect your case approval anytime now.


      • FARIHA HABIB
        FARIHA HABIB 3 May, 19 at 8:15 am

        Thank you.


  7. Km
    Km 3 May, 19 at 11:42 am

    Hello , hope ur doing well .Petition for parents as us citizen the receipt date is 25 jan 2019 expect time for approval ? Texas servies center


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 May, 19 at 12:11 pm

      Please use the estimated times given above.


  8. Jimmy
    Jimmy 3 May, 19 at 10:40 am

    Hi Anil,

    Hope you are doing great.

    I have question regarding Nebraska Service center I have list of I-130 cases from June to July 2018 which are not processed how ever the receipt date is earlier then processing date showing on the uscis website and upon checking the case status It says case received.
    When they update the case status, is there any issue with that service center.

    Thank you


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 May, 19 at 10:40 am

      It is possible that USCIS website has not updated the status online. That’s an issue with USCIS website.


  9. NEEL PATEL
    NEEL PATEL 2 May, 19 at 11:44 am

    Hey.My Daughter who is an US citizen has petitioned my file on 27 july 2018 at nebraska centre.Now According to analysis of the file which are being processed currently am i near to get my file approved?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 May, 19 at 4:42 pm

      You can expect your approval anytime now.


  10. Marie
    Marie 2 May, 19 at 9:08 am

    Hi Anil, my husband is a US permanent resident and filed my i-130..my receipt number is WAC18901,my process center is california, my priority date is january 9th 2018 based on other estimates you gave to others could i be expecting an answer by the mid-november? Or maybe a little bit before?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 May, 19 at 9:18 am

      You should be able to get result by July 2019 end.


  11. Anar
    Anar 2 May, 19 at 6:03 am

    Hi Anil for tx service center. the receipt number of the best case you just posted starts with 1903. Mine starts with SRC 1990. So can i assume there are roughly 1990-1903=87 cases ahead of me?
    My receipt date is dec 14,2018. If i calculate 5.5 months the approval should be around may end. And thats if they process 3 cases per day (87/30=3)


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 May, 19 at 6:54 am

      Good analysis.


      • Anar
        Anar 2 May, 19 at 7:50 am

        Is that sarcastic or u really meant it? 🙂 Your thoughts please?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 2 May, 19 at 9:08 am

          I mean it. No sarcasm here although my face looks like i am smiling 🙂


          • Anar
            Anar 2 May, 19 at 9:46 am

            Haha but what do you think about what i said?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 2 May, 19 at 11:36 am

              What is US status of the I-130 sponsor here? Green Card or US citizen?
              and what the relation with the sponsored person?


              • Anar
                Anar 2 May, 19 at 12:25 pm

                I am the i130 sponsor. I am a USC. And i have sponsored my husband who lives in India.
                This will be cr1 as we got married just last year
                Receipt date is dec 14, 2018 starting with src1990.
                Texas service center


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 2 May, 19 at 4:25 pm

                  You can expect your I130 approval anytime now. You are pretty close.


                  • Anar
                    Anar 2 May, 19 at 7:20 pm

                    Thank you so much!


                    • Anar
                      Anar 3 May, 19 at 4:38 pm

                      Anil how long does it take to get the visa interview date once we submit all documents to the NVC? This is for the case i explained above. Visa application center will be mumbai, india


                    • Anar
                      Anar 5 May, 19 at 7:38 am

                      Hi Anil sorry maybe im asking too many qtns but can you please answer one last qtn above?


  12. Arjun Shrestha
    Arjun Shrestha 1 May, 19 at 6:43 pm

    Hi Anil how long will it take to get the approval letter for i130 from uscis if the filing date was on oct 2nd 2018. I’m U.S citizen and service center is in Texas. Didn’t get idea how the processing actually going on?. receipt no. start from src19900******
    Thank you!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 May, 19 at 7:05 pm

      Who have you sponsored in your I-130 application?


      • Arjun Shrestha
        Arjun Shrestha 1 May, 19 at 7:15 pm

        By the way I’d filed for my wife and the case was received on oct 2nd 2018. I’m U.S Citizen , spouse of USC how long will it take to get approval letter? thank you


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 1 May, 19 at 7:34 pm

          You can expect your I-130 approval anytime now. You are pretty close to cases that are being processed these days.


  13. Gregory Lemy
    Gregory Lemy 30 Apr, 19 at 8:09 am

    Based on the data for Nebraska, most approved cases number are started from 19005*****, mine was received by Nebraska on july 26th 2018, and my case number is 18905*****. So far, I haven’t received any notification and my case is still pending. Is it my case out of the normal Processing time? Do I have to submit an inquiry?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 30 Apr, 19 at 8:29 am

      You can call USCIS if your case receipt date is older than ‘USCIS service request’ date.


      • Gregory Lemy
        Gregory Lemy 30 Apr, 19 at 9:12 am

        Thanks


  14. Jillian Chatfield
    Jillian Chatfield 29 Apr, 19 at 10:13 pm

    Hi Mr. , good day! my husband he is a US citizen, he filed i130 petition last year, and texas center received it dated Sept 18 . we dont have conjugal properties or even joint acct.. but we have a child who is already US citizen, we lived abroad for 3yrs and traveled a lot around the world together. Can this be enough for our petition to be prioritised and get approved? we feel like our petition left behind. no update from them until now, our status still the same “case was received” . thanks in advance for your reply.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 30 Apr, 19 at 6:57 am

      I think it is just normal processing delay for your application and nothing specific to your case. You should get approval soon.


      • Jillian Chatfield
        Jillian Chatfield 30 Apr, 19 at 10:49 am

        ok, thank you. we are just worried that we might need more documents or proof to submit to support my husband’s petition. anyway, thanks again for responding.


    • Queen
      Queen 8 May, 19 at 8:00 pm

      did you receive your approve letter? I also applied in Texes and receipt date is 21st September m 2018. I still haven’t heard anything from them.


  15. NEEL PATEL
    NEEL PATEL 28 Apr, 19 at 11:42 pm

    Hey.With the passing of approval reciept date how much time does the USCIS take to change the status online on the website.And how much time does it take to get a mail if the file has been approved?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 29 Apr, 19 at 6:18 am

      USCIS status online should br reflected online immediately on status change.

      It can take 7-21 for the result to arrive by mail within US.


  16. Anar
    Anar 27 Apr, 19 at 9:00 am

    Hi Anil whats the meaning of “USCIS service Request”?
    Also why is it that processing of a gc holder sponsoring the spouse is faster than a US citizen sponsoring for the spouse?
    Im a USC who filed i130 for my husband living in India. Receipt date is dec 14 2018 and its being processed in texas service center


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Apr, 19 at 3:08 pm

      USCIS service request is the date when you are allowed to call USCIS and raise a request to check the case status and why its delayed.

      I cannot say as to why some type of cases are processing faster than others. That’s how USCIS works.


      • Anar
        Anar 28 Apr, 19 at 1:11 am

        Okay thank you. Can you please advise on how long will it take to get our 130 case approved. Receipt date 14dec 2018. Im a USC and my spouse is in India? Also after the approval how long it takes for the interview letter?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 28 Apr, 19 at 9:02 am

          Sorry, i do not give out estimations on each case now. Interview call will depend on USCIS visa bulletin and your family based category date based on country of birth.


          • Anar
            Anar 28 Apr, 19 at 4:04 pm

            I am USC and married less than 2 yrs so CR1 visa applies? I didnt find anything in the bulletin for this type of visa. We both were born in India


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 28 Apr, 19 at 8:33 pm

              There is no waiting time for US citizens. The visa bulletin chart is only for non-US citizens.


              • Anar
                Anar 28 Apr, 19 at 9:13 pm

                Ok so does that mean that – as soon as our i130 is approved, we can expect the interview call?


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 28 Apr, 19 at 9:21 pm

                  Yes, if the sponsor is a US citizen.


                  • Anar
                    Anar 28 Apr, 19 at 9:28 pm

                    Great! I am a USC, the sponsor who filed i130 for my husband – who lives in India.

                    Just one qtn if i may – sorry for the trouble. We had a very simple registered marriage in india. Just family. No friends. We have pictures. Invitation card. Marriage certificate. Chat conversations and 3rd party affidavit from my father and our astrologer.
                    Do you think the visa officer will still have doubts on the genuinity of our marriage?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 28 Apr, 19 at 9:41 pm

                      Visa officer will always see every marriage with suspicion. The responsibility of proving your marriage lies on you.


                    • Anar
                      Anar 2 May, 19 at 6:03 am

                      Thanks a lot for your replies


  17. Gregory Lemy
    Gregory Lemy 26 Apr, 19 at 8:27 am

    My wife is a US Citizen, she filed petition for spouse visa, the i130 was received by nebraska service center on july 26th, 2018, how long is going to take to get the case approved?
    thanks.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Apr, 19 at 8:44 am

      Sorry, i do not give out estimations on each case now. It is difficult to respond to each question separately due to lack of time.
      Please use the estimated timelines given above for your case.


  18. Nitu Khanna
    Nitu Khanna 26 Apr, 19 at 11:22 am

    What year and day If number starts with WAC13900. I filed the petition for my brother I130 on Oct 4, 2012. What will be the expected date for approval. He lives in India. I am Citizen of USA.


  19. Filipe Donovan Froes
    Filipe Donovan Froes 26 Apr, 19 at 2:38 am

    Hi! I’ve been checking the chart regarding to my case as an unmarried son of American citizen over 21, california center, receipt date 08/31/2016 and status date 04/15/2019 and it shows as pending but verified. What exactly means “verified” ? and if you can give me an idea when they are going to take care of my case. thank you!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Apr, 19 at 8:44 am

      Sorry, i do not give out estimations on each case now. It is difficult to respond to each question separately due to lack of time.


  20. Mrs.Tetteh
    Mrs.Tetteh 25 Apr, 19 at 8:54 pm

    I was just wondering how many days after your receipt date has appeared on the USCIS site should you expect something in the mail regarding next steps?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Apr, 19 at 9:09 pm

      USCIS mail can take 7-21 days to arrive by USPS mail.


  21. isabel
    isabel 24 Apr, 19 at 2:51 pm

    i applied for my husbad i130 USCIS received my aplication on sep 04 2018 texas service center. my husbad is in mexico on 04/18/2019 uscis aproved our petition. uscis send our i130 to NVC.How many more months we have to wait for the interview?


    • isabel
      isabel 24 Apr, 19 at 3:03 pm

      I am a us citizen


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 24 Apr, 19 at 5:01 pm

        You should get an interview call within 1-3 months.


        • isabel
          isabel 24 Apr, 19 at 6:58 pm

          Thank you.


  22. Rincy
    Rincy 23 Apr, 19 at 12:14 pm

    Hi
    The data you provided best case approval is 23rd September 2015 for permanent resident filing for spouse in California service. So my case was filed on 25th September 2015, will it be approved within this 2-3 days?
    Pls let me know


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 1:15 pm

      Best case approval is applicable for 10% of cases of the total pending cases. It is possible that your case also gets approved and becomes a model for best case but its not guaranteed.

      My suggestion is to take the best case approval date as the indication that cases have started being approved for this date.


      • Rinbon
        Rinbon 23 Apr, 19 at 7:15 pm

        Hey anil today i got a mail concerning that my i130 case is currently being adjudicated. It will take 45 days to receive notice of action.
        What does it mean? Adjudicated??
        Pls let me know


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 7:15 pm

          Did you raise a service request for your case?


          • Rinbon
            Rinbon 23 Apr, 19 at 7:15 pm

            Yes!


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 7:34 pm

              Then, this message simply means that USCIS will respond to your service request in 45 days.


              • Rinbon
                Rinbon 23 Apr, 19 at 7:44 pm

                Is it a bad news or good news!?
                I’m so scared


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 7:44 pm

                  There is no news in this. No need to be scared.
                  This message means nothing.


  23. Rinbon
    Rinbon 19 Apr, 19 at 12:36 pm

    What’s the US citizen filing for spouse visa processing time?? Receipt number starts with WAC17******** .


    • Rinbon
      Rinbon 19 Apr, 19 at 12:36 pm

      Filed form I130 as of September 2017


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 19 Apr, 19 at 12:57 pm

        If this is California Service Center, then USCIS does not share the timings for your case.


  24. Er. Amrit Dhanoa
    Er. Amrit Dhanoa 19 Apr, 19 at 1:28 am

    Hi Anil Sir, .

    I am living in india(punjab) and my wife is in california . She holds a citizenship of usa. We got married in last nov. 2018 and as per she applied and usics file received on 10 jan 2019 at texas center.

    Just want to know when the case 1-30 approved by usics & then what time taken by nvc to arrange the interview.

    Thnx for your precious time sir.


  25. Bj
    Bj 19 Apr, 19 at 12:59 am

    Hi Anil

    My Parents have filed my F3 Petition in June 2012 , While checking processing time it states that current dates are Aug2006 or June 2007. First and the foremost question is how much time do you think it will further take for our application to be finally approved and processed ?

    We are having visitor visa for USA as well, and when i had checked Processing time for Petition for Alien Relative (I-130) at California Service Center– it states 81.5 Months to 106 Months and current date is August 10, 2010, lets say that after two years or one and a half year the processing time date comes out to be July 2012 ( i.e after our application date) , can we proceed further and apply for I-485 for Adjustment of status by travelling to USA on visitor visa.

    Your words shall be highly appreciated .

    Thanks

    Bj


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Apr, 19 at 7:04 am

      Is your I-130 already approved? if yes, then you need to look for your case’s Green card family priority date in monthly USCIS visa bulletin.

      I do not recommend travelling to US on B1 visa and then filing i485.


      • Bj
        Bj 19 Apr, 19 at 10:29 pm

        What does I-130 approval means. Does this means allocation of case number ? or do consulate intimate petitioner or beneficiary about the approval of I-130.

        shall appreciate your inputs.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 20 Apr, 19 at 5:49 am

          The i130 application is a sponsorship application that your relative files with USCIS.
          If USCIS approves this application, then you become eligible for applying US green card.

          You can check the status of your I130 application using the receipt number online.


  26. Radik Aminov
    Radik Aminov 16 Apr, 19 at 8:56 am

    Hello Anil I see the Texas service center for citizen filing for spouse best case approval is sept 10 2018, my case was received sept 10 2018 how come uscis still did not approve it?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 16 Apr, 19 at 8:56 am

      Best case approval is only for about 10% of total cases. Your case may or may not be approved by this date.


      • Radik Aminov
        Radik Aminov 16 Apr, 19 at 9:38 am

        Any idea when my case should be approved?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 16 Apr, 19 at 12:21 pm

          Please use the estimations given above for your case.


          • Radik Aminov
            Radik Aminov 17 Apr, 19 at 3:24 pm

            how do I estimate?


  27. Ekamchahal
    Ekamchahal 15 Apr, 19 at 8:41 am

    Hey sir my dad’s brother fill our i-30 form and they receive approval letter on april 2004 and our case is recieved at local office on 5 March 2009 and how much time it taken to get out when we o check our case status online then they show your case is revieved at local office on 5 march 2009. So please tell how much time it taken and why my case is not in processing


  28. Lareine
    Lareine 14 Apr, 19 at 8:26 am

    Hello, my husband is a us citizen and he filed i130 for spouse visa and we got the receipt number few days ago. I live in lebanon. I want to ask is it a good idea to apply for k3 spouse visa nowadays to fasten the process and when I get to usa I apply for the greencard after i130 is approved? Or k3 visa is being denied?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Apr, 19 at 8:53 am

      Each US visa type has its own chances of approval based on your situation and intent.
      If you can get K3 visa, you can come to USA.


      • Lareine
        Lareine 14 Apr, 19 at 10:06 am

        How long does it take for k3 visa to be out?


  29. RinBon
    RinBon 13 Apr, 19 at 1:32 pm

    Hello Anil. My husband who is a citizen after recently upgraded from permanent resident .. he filed i130 for spouse visa (India) California service. I know there’s no data for citizens filing for spouse processing time. So is it ok to submit case enquiry for outside normal processing times. Because it’s now 1.6 years since he filed and we just got the receipt number that’s it. And is it ok to call them and enquire about the processing time?? Please let me know something

    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 13 Apr, 19 at 1:41 pm

      You can request to raise a service request.


  30. miquiel Hussain
    miquiel Hussain 11 Apr, 19 at 5:43 pm

    Can you please explain why Permanent resident apply for spouse approval time is shorter than US citizen appy for spouse in texas Service center?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Apr, 19 at 6:02 pm

      Only USCIS can explain it.


  31. UmitP
    UmitP 9 Apr, 19 at 1:50 am

    Hi, My sister filed for me at Texas Center around 5 years ago. I’m 35 years and married. At that time I was reading everywhere that it takes 10 years for processing. but now I saw that it changed to 9 months for Texas Center. Is it true? So what happened to my case?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Apr, 19 at 5:44 am

      This processing time is only for form I-130 approval. Once the I-130 is approved, you need to wait until your country’s priority date gets current and then you will get a call for Green card interview.


  32. NEEL PATEL
    NEEL PATEL 7 Apr, 19 at 5:06 am

    Hey.Is the I-130 file processing duration back to max.10 month? As it was changed few days back for nebraska Centre?


    • Grace white
      Grace white 7 Apr, 19 at 7:00 am

      I think so, I have followed their processing time since the date I submitted my I 130, however, last week I was shocked when I opened the website as usual, the processing time was changed from max. 9 months to max. 12 months now for U.S. citizens petition for spouse


  33. ibrahim jouda
    ibrahim jouda 6 Apr, 19 at 5:20 pm

    I am a US Citizen, i filed petition for spouse visa, the i130 was received by nebraska service center on dec 27th, 2018,
    any idea how long is going to take to get approval ??
    thanks.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 6 Apr, 19 at 7:42 pm

      Please use your best estimate based on above mentioned dates.


  34. Humayun Ahmed
    Humayun Ahmed 6 Apr, 19 at 11:05 am

    I am a US Citizen, i filed petition for my wife for spouse visa, the i130 was received by nebraska service center on july 20th, 2018. I am guessing i can hearing something by May of 2019 2nd week?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 6 Apr, 19 at 11:23 am

      Please use your best estimate based on above mentioned dates.


  35. Flynn coffi Gavi
    Flynn coffi Gavi 6 Apr, 19 at 5:11 am

    Hello Anil … i130 petition filed on my behalf was approved on 28 March 2019 my father who filed it received the approval notice… but when I check the status of the case online it still on received status… don’t know why …


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 6 Apr, 19 at 11:23 am

      Don’t worry. Sometimes, USCIS website does not get updated.
      You are fine.


  36. Manny Patel
    Manny Patel 4 Apr, 19 at 8:49 pm

    Hello,

    Case receipt I-130 was filed on June 15th 2018 at Nebraska center for US citizen filing for Spouse in foreign country, It has been almost 10 month now and have yet to receive a response. Any idea how long is going to take to get approval on I-130?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Apr, 19 at 8:50 pm

      I am stopping giving estimates from today as it is not possible to reply to each comment asking for estimate individually.

      Please use the dates above to estimate your approval date yourself.

      I hope you will understand.


  37. Sindi Flores
    Sindi Flores 4 Apr, 19 at 8:32 pm

    Have you seen Case aprrovals with the exact date you are providing. Just a question thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Apr, 19 at 8:50 pm

      The best case approval dates are scanned by our service as reported by users on various online forums and what has been shared by users above.


  38. Adnan Saeed
    Adnan Saeed 4 Apr, 19 at 7:41 pm

    hey anil, I submitted my i130 for my wife who is in pakistan, got a letter of confirmation on june 29 2018 they received it. I am also a US citizen,, when do you think ill get the approval for my wife?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Apr, 19 at 8:11 pm

      I am stopping giving estimates from today as it is not possible to reply to each comment asking for estimate individually.

      Please use the dates above to estimate your approval date yourself.

      I hope you will understand.


  39. Mirna
    Mirna 4 Apr, 19 at 3:07 pm

    My husband is green card holder he applied i-130 in october,12 2017 at california center when i expect approval???


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Apr, 19 at 4:08 pm

      You can expect your I-130 approval by August 2019 end.


  40. Khuratul ain saba
    Khuratul ain saba 4 Apr, 19 at 6:57 am

    Hi
    My husband is us citizen. He applied for my spouse visa i-130 and uscis receive my case on August 23th 2018 at Nebraska service center. I didn’t receive my approval it’s more then 7 months. How long does it take for my approval.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Apr, 19 at 7:14 am

      You can expect your I130 approval by June 2019 second week end.


      • Khuratul ain saba
        Khuratul ain saba 4 Apr, 19 at 1:28 pm

        Thank you
        Am i going to receive approval letter by june 2019 second week.


      • xhuls
        xhuls 19 Apr, 19 at 9:12 am

        Hi my pd is 10 july 2017 , for f2a is it normal that we havent get our approval yet ?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 19 Apr, 19 at 11:47 am

          Please check the estimated approval times above.


          • xhuls
            xhuls 19 Apr, 19 at 2:33 pm

            I know its taking maximum 25 months to process I-130 , but as far as i know , the whole process takes 24 months, i mean we are only 3 months till having our pd current , i am afraid id there is any problem, is there something I can do ? thank you


  41. Khuratul ain saba
    Khuratul ain saba 4 Apr, 19 at 6:40 am

    Hi…
    My i-130 petiton recived by nebraska service center on 23 August 2018 how long doest it take for the approval.


  42. delegend
    delegend 3 Apr, 19 at 8:09 pm

    Hi anil my wife is a green card holder she filed i130 on 15th of decembe 2017 the case at California service center when can i get the approval? Thank u


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Apr, 19 at 7:14 am

      You can expect your I130 approval by Oct 2019 third week end.


      • delegend
        delegend 5 Apr, 19 at 12:24 pm

        Thanks really appreciate it


  43. Des
    Des 3 Apr, 19 at 6:24 pm

    Case receipt I-130 was September 6th 2018 at Nebraska center for US citizen filing for Spouse in foreign country, what is now my current
    estimated approval?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Apr, 19 at 6:58 am

      You can expect your I130 approval by June 2019 end.


  44. Des
    Des 3 Apr, 19 at 6:24 pm

    Case receipt was September 6th 2018 at Nebraska center for US citizen filing for Spouse in foreign country, what is now my current estimated approval expected?


  45. Adriana Mejia Guerrero
    Adriana Mejia Guerrero 3 Apr, 19 at 4:13 pm

    Hello my husband petition for me he is a us citizen our i-130 is in nebraska received date oct 22 2018 i am in mexico how long do we have to wait for approval thanks in advance.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Apr, 19 at 6:57 am

      You can expect your I130 approval by Sep 2019 second week end.


      • Adriana Mejia Guerrero
        Adriana Mejia Guerrero 4 Apr, 19 at 7:56 am

        Thank you for taking the time to reply.


  46. Jay
    Jay 2 Apr, 19 at 2:06 pm

    hi
    my case was received on October 10th, in the California Center . i am applied as permanent resident but got the citizenship recently and sent them the forms for an update when can i expect my case to be accepted by the USCIS. Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Apr, 19 at 3:03 pm

      I do not have data about the cases which were upgraded after US citizenship. Sorry.


  47. Kim
    Kim 1 Apr, 19 at 5:01 pm

    Hello. I am a US citizen and my husband is Canadian. I had an interview on February 19th, 2019 for my husband’s I-130. At the end of the interview, the officer stated he has no problem ‘approving’ the validity of the marriage, but I still have not received an official decision via mail. The interview was conducted at the Chicago, IL immigration center. My lawyer initially advised 4-6 weeks for a decision, but obviously it’s been longer now. When can I expect to receive official approval in the mail?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 Apr, 19 at 8:30 pm

      I do not have data for your situation and timeline. Sorry.


  48. Farjana
    Farjana 1 Apr, 19 at 2:02 pm

    Hi I’m a us citizen. I apply for my husband and uscis receive my case on August 27th Texas service center. I didn’t receive my approval it’s more then 7 months.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 Apr, 19 at 2:03 pm

      You are pretty close to other applications that are getting approvals. You can expect to hear from USCIS anytime now.


  49. Pretina Bhandari
    Pretina Bhandari 1 Apr, 19 at 1:36 am

    Hi
    My process was done by electronic and send to california there already 13feb.approval has came and my one is for Feb. 8 but still we haven’t got any email or paper from USCIS .


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 Apr, 19 at 6:59 am

      Talk to your attorney or raise a service request for asking status of approval mail.


      • Pretina Bhandari
        Pretina Bhandari 2 Apr, 19 at 7:31 pm

        By sending mail to them ?
        Is electronic process is different or similar of normal process ?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 2 Apr, 19 at 9:02 pm

          Service request can be raise online.


  50. Filipe Donovan Froes
    Filipe Donovan Froes 28 Mar, 19 at 9:32 pm

    Hi! My case is quite a long story. I was living in Brazil before 2001 and my father, as an American citizen he applied for my immigrant visa. I’ve done everything they requested, went to an interview in Rio and I received a thick envelope that I was not supposed to open until I pass immigration at the airport. so, I had a previous visa and I never came to US to complete the process. Years later I decided to come to US and “reactivate” that visa and their advice was filling a i-130 and send to California center. They received my application in august 31st of 2016 which is now my priority date. I’m following the chart to check when they are going to process my case but I have no idea what is going to happen next. Here are the details: My father filed my i-130. I’m in US recently, I’m unmarried over 21 years old and my case is in California center. Do you have any idea when they are going to take care of my case and if they are going to consider my previous visa? let me know if I missed anything. thank you in advance!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 29 Mar, 19 at 8:52 am

      I am not sure if i understand your situation clearly.

      Which visa have you used to enter USA? Have your I-130 been filed fresh?
      or you are waiting for your Green card priority date to get current to file i485 based on your approved i-130?

      What situation is it?


      • Filipe Donovan Froes
        Filipe Donovan Froes 29 Mar, 19 at 2:59 pm

        I used a visitor’s visa to enter USA. I fell like I’m at the same line of people who applied for the first time, but I also heard that if you had a previous i-130 (like me), you always going to use the same. What I know so far is that my priority date is august 31st of 2016 and I don’t understand the processing times chart and I wish I could know when they are going to get to my case. My father said, once they get to my papers, they are going to cross information and find the previous visa. thank you for your time!


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 29 Mar, 19 at 2:59 pm

          I suggest to contact an attorney for your case.


          • Filipe Donovan Froes
            Filipe Donovan Froes 29 Mar, 19 at 3:12 pm

            I forgot to mention that what I received so far is a I-797C notice of action.


  51. Rafael Rodriguez
    Rafael Rodriguez 27 Mar, 19 at 8:20 pm

    my Case i am sponsoring my wife CSC, PD 08/11/2017, i130 like Resident Alien, when i expect my Approval?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 8:55 pm

      How can i resident alien sponsor some one?
      Are you Green card holder?


      • Rafael Rodriguez
        Rafael Rodriguez 27 Mar, 19 at 9:29 pm

        Yes I am a green card holder, I need to know when I’ll get my wife approved, she is 08/11/17 CSC F2A


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 9:43 pm

          You can expect your I-130 approval by July 2019 end.


          • Rafael Rodriguez
            Rafael Rodriguez 27 Mar, 19 at 9:59 pm

            that’s the Worst Scenario?, because i have seen June 2017 approvals, the same situation i have. What could be the nearest date for approval?


            • Rupamani Narine
              Rupamani Narine 28 Mar, 19 at 4:51 pm

              I don’t think June 2017 got approval as yet


              • Rafael Rodriguez
                Rafael Rodriguez 28 Mar, 19 at 7:42 pm

                i think you need to dig more to get this site updated



                g more, i know cases approved from July 13, 2017, you can find the information in


                • Rupamani Narine
                  Rupamani Narine 28 Mar, 19 at 8:43 pm

                  That’s today she got approval?


                  • Rafael Rodriguez
                    Rafael Rodriguez 28 Mar, 19 at 9:58 pm

                    Yes, but there are many from June also


                    • Rupamani Narine
                      Rupamani Narine 15 Apr, 19 at 3:08 pm

                      Did u get approval as yet?


  52. Jonathan Gomez
    Jonathan Gomez 27 Mar, 19 at 2:23 pm

    Hola, hace mucho sigo tu página, yo envíe por aqui mi número de recibo para compartirlo en tu página, como hago para poder visualizarlo en línea? Gracias.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 4:31 pm

      Solo puede ingresar su número de recibo nuevamente y comparar su caso con otros casos en la sección ‘Agregar y comparar “arriba.


  53. Saigonhero
    Saigonhero 27 Mar, 19 at 11:40 am

    I am a Us citizen, filed I130 for a spouse @ taxes service center I did get the receipt on 01/14/2019.Can you please tell me how long I have to wait for i 130 to be approve?
    Thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 11:58 am

      You can expect your I-130 approval by August 2019 3rd week end.


      • Saigonhero
        Saigonhero 27 Mar, 19 at 12:10 pm

        Thank you.


  54. jules
    jules 27 Mar, 19 at 7:42 am

    Good Day Mr Anil, my brother filed form1-130 for me at California service center which was received on the 14th of December 2016, Please when can i receive
    my approved letter? Thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 12:08 pm

      Assuming your brother is a US citizen, you can expect your I-130 approval by June 2026.


  55. aastha
    aastha 27 Mar, 19 at 4:00 am

    Hi, sir
    My dad is a permanent resident and he filed an i130 at California service center on my behalf and was received on 15 June 2017. I’m also under 21. When can I expect my case to be approved?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 9:54 am

      You can expect your I-130 approval by May 2019 third week end.


  56. Jahon M
    Jahon M 27 Mar, 19 at 12:29 am

    Hi, Anil sir
    my receipt number was 05/18/2017, l.130 spouse California service center but it still not approved. Can you please advice how long it takes to have an answer and when i can expect my interview?
    Thanks im advance!!!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 9:53 am

      Sorry. Incomplete information. What is the status of your spouse who sponsored your I-130?
      Green Card or US citizen?

      Please read other questions before you ask to know what all information should be given to ask a question.
      It will save both your and my time.


      • Jahon M
        Jahon M 27 Mar, 19 at 11:07 am

        My wife is US green card holder.
        She filled i-130 form on may 18, 2017 in California service center. Her father is a sponsor. I want to know when will be approval time.
        Thanks!!!


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 11:58 am

          I am confused as to who sponsored your I-130 application. Is it your spouse or your Spouse’s father?


          • Jahon M
            Jahon M 27 Mar, 19 at 8:26 pm

            My spouse’s father sponsored my i-130 application


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 8:55 pm

              I am not aware of any such scenario where father in law can sponsor.
              Sorry, cannot estimate date for your case.


  57. Shivam mehta
    Shivam mehta 26 Mar, 19 at 11:28 pm

    Hii anil sir
    My wife is us green card holder.
    She filled i-130 form jan 2018
    Soo till now i did not get any approvel letter nd so in meantime she is pregnant nd she need me asap.
    she is in california service center..so is that anyway i can get approved early.
    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 9:53 am

      As far as I know, there is no such possibility of expediting your I-130 based on pregnancy. You have to wait for your case approval and then the green card interview before you can enter US.

      If you have any other type of US visa that can help you enter US, you can use it.


  58. Anthony
    Anthony 26 Mar, 19 at 8:04 pm

    Hi! They received my I-130 Form in December 4 2018. When it’s estimated to be approved if is in Texas services office.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Mar, 19 at 8:54 pm

      Sorry. Incomplete information. I would not answer if you do not share your case information.
      Please read other comments first before asking a question.


  59. Dennis Persaud
    Dennis Persaud 25 Mar, 19 at 10:24 am

    Hello Sir, My mom is a US citizen, file an I-130 and was approved February 7, 2011 @ Vermont Service Center. How long more should i expect to wait?.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 11:11 am

      I do not understand your question. If your I-130 is already approved, what else do you want to know?


      • Dennis Persaud
        Dennis Persaud 25 Mar, 19 at 1:12 pm

        Sorry for the misunderstanding, i am in South America, i guess my question would be how much more time should i be expected to wait until i am able to live in the US. Case # begins with EAC…


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 2:47 pm

          That depends on whether your I-130 has been approved or not. Is it really approved?
          If yes, then check your green card priority date in USCIS visa bulletin.


  60. Lena12
    Lena12 24 Mar, 19 at 7:29 am

    Hi, I’m a US citizen and I filled the i130 for my daughter who is 21 and over. Our priority date is Feb 21 2017. Do you have an estimated time we can expect an approval letter?


    • naj rj
      naj rj 24 Mar, 19 at 8:08 am

      for CA center you can get approval letter in mid 2021


  61. Jigar Dhimmar
    Jigar Dhimmar 23 Mar, 19 at 5:01 pm

    Hello Mr. Anil, I filed I-130 @ Nebraska Service Center and my receipt date is Dec 05,2018. Do you mind tell me the expected month for approval? Thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Mar, 19 at 5:29 pm

      You have not told who filed it and for whom.


      • Jigar Dhimmar
        Jigar Dhimmar 23 Mar, 19 at 10:16 pm

        I have filed for my spouse and I am US citizen. Sorry for the confusion.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 24 Mar, 19 at 8:28 am

          You can expect your I-130 approval by Aug 2019 end.


  62. lizbeth rojas vital
    lizbeth rojas vital 22 Mar, 19 at 10:51 pm

    Hola tengo una pregunta mi esposo me metió los papeles y el es residente en 27 diciembre 2017 lo resivieron los papeles y es I-130 y es de California service center cuando tiempo dura para ke me aprueben la aplicación y cuando me dan la intrevista yo soy de Mexico grasias ..


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Mar, 19 at 7:58 am

      Puede esperar su aprobación I-130 para octubre de 2019 final. Este es el paso 1.

      Una vez que se aprueba su I-130, el segundo paso es la entrevista con tarjeta verde, que se realiza según las fechas del boletín de visas.
      Según el boletín de visas de marzo de 2019, el USCIS otorga tarjetas de residencia a las personas cuya fecha de prioridad es el 8 de enero de 17 o más.
      Su fecha de prioridad es el 27 de diciembre de 2017.


      • lizbeth rojas vital
        lizbeth rojas vital 23 Mar, 19 at 8:09 am

        Pero la intrevista para la green card no masa de este año 2019


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 23 Mar, 19 at 8:09 am

          La entrevista con la tarjeta verde puede no ocurrir en 2019. Las posibilidades son bajas.


          • lizbeth rojas vital
            lizbeth rojas vital 24 Mar, 19 at 9:22 am

            Entonces como en marzo 2020 ya puedo tener la intrevista.


  63. Ameer
    Ameer 22 Mar, 19 at 10:32 am

    Hello my spouse fille i130 in September 10 2018 still didnt get any updates and he is a green card holder when do I expect an approval thnx


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 11:33 am

      Which USCIS service center is your case currently pending at?


      • Ameer
        Ameer 25 Mar, 19 at 8:07 am

        At california service center


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 10:24 am

          You can expect your I-130 approval by August 2020 end.


          • Ameer
            Ameer 26 Mar, 19 at 11:46 am

            And what if my spouse becomes a us citzen within two months?


  64. Sartaj Singh
    Sartaj Singh 22 Mar, 19 at 9:36 am

    Hello, Inquiring about spouse visa for a US Citizen at texas center. The file was received by them on October 22 2018. Please advise when i should be getting an update on when they will start the reviewing?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 11:33 am

      You can expect your I-130 approval by May 2019 end.


      • Sartaj Singh
        Sartaj Singh 22 Mar, 19 at 1:23 pm

        What would be the earliest it can come?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 1:36 pm

          Nobody can guess the earliest time. If i do say a date and it does not get approved by that date, you will blame me for the wrong date.

          I just gave you the date based on average processing time.


          • Sartaj Singh
            Sartaj Singh 22 Mar, 19 at 1:48 pm

            I mean not a date like can it come in April too is what im asking or will it be in May for sure? April will be 6 months. I was expecting it to be this month or next month so i am a bit surprised by May


          • Sartaj Singh
            Sartaj Singh 26 Mar, 19 at 7:31 am

            I mean not a date like can it come in April too is what im asking or
            will it be in May for sure? April will be 6 months.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 26 Mar, 19 at 8:22 am

              When i give a tentative month. it means that your result can come on or before that date/month. There is no hard and fast rule to stop your case approval.


  65. Bonrin
    Bonrin 22 Mar, 19 at 6:25 am

    Hello, My receipt number was 09/25/2017 spouse. California Service Centre. My husband was green card while filing i-130 and September 2018 he became US citizen. How long will it take for Visa Interview?
    My birth place is in India. He already upgraded his status and they said to wait for five months yet no updates from them


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 8:57 am

      Has your I-130 application been transferred to any other center after your spouse upgraded it for US citizen?


      • Bonrin
        Bonrin 22 Mar, 19 at 1:24 pm

        No


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 1:36 pm

          I do not have data to estimate the date for you case then. Sorry.


  66. Ledu
    Ledu 22 Mar, 19 at 1:32 am

    Hi, I am an US citizen and filed i-130 for my wife. The priority date is ‘Sep 4, 2018’ TEXAS SERVICE CENTER. How long it will take for the i-130 to be approved?


  67. Szuz Maria
    Szuz Maria 22 Mar, 19 at 12:39 am

    Hello Sir,

    My situation is the following: I submitted the I-130 form for my husband as a permanent resident in June, 2018, I became a citizen in October, 2018, sent in my naturalization, I got a receipt (still in October) from USCIS that they changed my case and he’s moved into the immediate relative of a US citizen. We still didn’t get any other notice, how much longer will it take approximately for the petition to be approved? I live in Washington state.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 8:57 am

      Which USCIS service center is your case currently pending at?


      • Szuz Maria
        Szuz Maria 22 Mar, 19 at 2:49 pm

        At the California Service Center.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 4:15 pm

          I do not have data about California center for US citizen case.


          • Szuz Maria
            Szuz Maria 23 Mar, 19 at 12:05 am

            Than could you please provide me with information about where I could find out? Who or where should I contact / look for information?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 23 Mar, 19 at 7:44 am

              I do not have data about Citizens filing for spouse at California center because USCIS does not share it.

              I am not sure if there is any way that you can find it online.


  68. waqas ahmad
    waqas ahmad 21 Mar, 19 at 6:37 pm

    Hi sir my f2b pd is May 2014 Vermont sc, when it will approve, filling date chart already strtd,


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Mar, 19 at 6:59 pm

      You can expect your I-130 approval by Feb 2021 end.


      • waqas ahmad
        waqas ahmad 21 Mar, 19 at 7:05 pm

        Wht is the option, if visa bulletin current, I still have to wait for approval f2b
        I m outside USA
        Thanks


      • waqas ahmad
        waqas ahmad 21 Mar, 19 at 7:18 pm

        Plz tell me what is the option if priority date bcm current and petition pending for f2b outside USA
        Thanks


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 21 Mar, 19 at 7:55 pm

          You have to wait for the I-130 approval first. You cannot do anything unless the I-130 has been approved.


          • waqas ahmad
            waqas ahmad 22 Mar, 19 at 9:10 am

            Thanks sir


  69. Ledu
    Ledu 21 Mar, 19 at 3:34 pm

    Hi, How are you sir ? I am an US citizen and filed i-130 for my wife. The priority date is ‘Sep 4, 2018. How long it will take for the i-130 to be approved?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Mar, 19 at 6:58 pm

      Which service center is it?


      • Ledu
        Ledu 22 Mar, 19 at 12:29 am

        Texas service center


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 8:42 am

          You can expect your I-130 approval anytime now. You are pretty close.


          • Ledu
            Ledu 22 Mar, 19 at 9:44 am

            Thank you


  70. Mim
    Mim 21 Mar, 19 at 10:50 am

    Hi,Do you have any idea how long it will take to have status of I-130 filed on 09/23/2013 at the Vermont Service center. EAC though.? Kindly revert


    • Mim
      Mim 21 Mar, 19 at 11:02 am

      Plus the person who filed is a parent, filed for an adult childred who are over 21 years


      • Mim
        Mim 21 Mar, 19 at 11:04 am

        Also, children filed for are in Ghana, what date can you tell the case can be processed


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 21 Mar, 19 at 6:58 pm

        What is the person’s status in USA who filed this I-130 application for their children?
        Is the parent US citizen or Green card holder?


        • Mim
          Mim 22 Mar, 19 at 11:34 am

          The parent is a green card holder, however what are the chances for both green card holder and or US citizen


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 11:58 am

            You can expect your I-130 approval by Sep 2020 end. Please check other scenarios and dates above your case.


  71. Jonathan Gomez
    Jonathan Gomez 20 Mar, 19 at 2:58 pm

    Hola, buenas tardes, tengo una pregunta, mi fecha de prioridad es de septiembre 2017 oficina en california, soy residente aún no me han aprobado la i130 y el boletín de visas ya va en marzo de 2017, mi pregunta es debo tener en cuenta este boletín? Porque siento que el boletín está avanzando mucho y la i130 aún no ha sido aprobada y he escuchado que los 6 pasos después de la aprobación toman 90 días. Este boletín de visas debo tenerlo en cuenta también? Es para la gente que va a recibir su cita o es para ingresar a los 6 pasos, Gracias por aclararme la duda.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Mar, 19 at 5:59 pm

      El boletín de visas aparece en la imagen solo después de que se apruebe su I-130.


  72. nini
    nini 19 Mar, 19 at 6:53 pm

    Hello, my receipt number was 09/27/2017, l.130 spouse California service center how long it takes to have an answer. How long does it take to bookmark the visa interview?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Mar, 19 at 9:12 pm

      What is your spouse status in US: Green card or US citizen?


      • nini
        nini 20 Mar, 19 at 4:20 pm

        Green Card. And my birth country is France.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 20 Mar, 19 at 4:55 pm

          You can expect your I-130 approval by July 2019 end. This is step 1.

          Once your I-130 is approved, the second step is Green card interview which happens based on visa bulletin dates.
          As per visa bulletin of Mar 2019, USCIS is giving green cards to people whose priority date is 08 JAN 17 or earlier.
          Your priority date is 27 Sep 2017.


          • nini
            nini 20 Mar, 19 at 5:59 pm

            I mean, if everything goes well, will I be in the US by October?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 20 Mar, 19 at 5:59 pm

              I don’t think October would be possible. It depends on how fast the visa bulletin moves ahead.


              • nini
                nini 20 Mar, 19 at 6:08 pm

                Until when do you think until what month I can be in the US?


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 20 Mar, 19 at 7:32 pm

                  I do not have an estimate for your green card at this time.


  73. matt
    matt 19 Mar, 19 at 11:19 am

    US Citizen applied for i130 spouse visa in NOV 18. She has a travel B1 visa from earlier but is currently unemployed. Can she come visit ? No idea about approval times either.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Mar, 19 at 12:11 pm

      She can travel to US on B1 visa but an entry may be denied as her immigration application is pending.
      B1 visa does not allow immigration intent.


      • matt
        matt 19 Mar, 19 at 12:11 pm

        Oh okay. The Texas center lists processing times as 7-10 months. Is that until the approval is given or is there additional wait time for interview date?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 19 Mar, 19 at 9:12 pm

          The first step is to get I-130 approval and then step 2 is to get Green card interview date. Green card interview can only happen after step 1 has been completed.


  74. Billy Bilonda
    Billy Bilonda 19 Mar, 19 at 5:29 am

    My husband filed the I 130 on the 20 of july 2018,he is a green card holder, and my case is at the california center, how long will take for the I 130 to be approved?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Mar, 19 at 8:03 am

      You can expect your I-130 approval by May 2020 end.


      • Billy Bilonda
        Billy Bilonda 19 Mar, 19 at 11:46 am

        Thank you. After the approval how long the whole process will take for me to be with him in the US?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 19 Mar, 19 at 12:10 pm

          After I-130 approval, the National visa center will call you for green card processing if your country of birth priority date is current.

          What is your country of birth?


          • Billy Bilonda
            Billy Bilonda 19 Mar, 19 at 12:41 pm

            Republic democratic of congo(kinshasa)


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 19 Mar, 19 at 9:12 pm

              As per visa bulletin of Mar 2019, USCIS is giving green cards to people whose priority date is 08 JAN 17 or earlier.
              Your priority date is 20 July 2018.


              • Billy Bilonda
                Billy Bilonda 20 Mar, 19 at 12:29 am

                Okay, its mean that i will get mine in 2020. One more year to wait?


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 20 Mar, 19 at 8:21 am

                  The visa bulletin dates do not necessarily move ahead each month. You have to keep checking the visa bulletin to see if they are moving ahead or not and at what speed after your I-130 has been approved.


                  • Billy Bilonda
                    Billy Bilonda 20 Mar, 19 at 9:53 am

                    Thank you.


  75. Coolboyshane
    Coolboyshane 19 Mar, 19 at 12:37 am

    Hello,

    I know that you’re an expert in immigration-related questions. I would really appreciate if you could help me to file for I 130. The new law is pretty scary and time-consuming process. The USCIS officer has the sole discretion to deny an application without RFE, So I want to make sure the application is filled correctly and provide all the required relevant documents. Kindly advise me what is the best way to file. My wife who is a US citizen is planning to file for i130 from New York. We got married in January and it was arranged by parents. Since I don’t live in the US, I need to apply for CR1 visa from my home country. Please advise what are the documents required to file along with the i130 application. I have the marriage certificate, passport size photos, My wife’s naturalization. Regarding the bona fide requirement, Can I submit wedding and honeymoon photos, Chat history for the past 3 months, and maybe affidavit letter from our families? Kindly advise me based on your experience.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Mar, 19 at 8:03 am

      I suggest to take help of an attorney to file your application.


  76. lizbeth rojas vital
    lizbeth rojas vital 13 Mar, 19 at 9:42 am

    Hola tengo una pregunta mi esposo es residente pero me metió la aplicación en diciembre 18 2017 no save cuanto tiempo estará aprobada …


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 13 Mar, 19 at 9:01 pm

      ¿Sabes qué centro de servicio de USCIS es?


      • lizbeth rojas vital
        lizbeth rojas vital 14 Mar, 19 at 9:37 am

        California service center


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 14 Mar, 19 at 6:55 pm

          Puede esperar su aprobación de la I-130 para finales de septiembre de 2019.


  77. Jonathan Gomez
    Jonathan Gomez 13 Mar, 19 at 8:59 am

    Hola, no entiendo, porque el día de ayer me mostraba el mejor caso de aprobación en septiembre 25 y hoy se regresó a julio 25 que pasó allí?


    • Jonathan Gomez
      Jonathan Gomez 13 Mar, 19 at 8:59 am

      En california service center estaba ayer en septiembre y se regreso a julio, que está pasando.


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 13 Mar, 19 at 9:13 am

        We corrected the dates on the records shared by users that were wrongly entered after verification of cases from USCIS website.

        This can happen if users enter wrong receipt dates to say that their case was approved.


        • Jonathan Gomez
          Jonathan Gomez 13 Mar, 19 at 9:21 am

          Te entiendo, pero es que en la página oficial de USCIS estaba en marzo 11 y se regresó a enero, como van a poner ellos casos aprobados de marzo y luego se regresan a enero.


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 13 Mar, 19 at 9:21 am

            USCIS cambia la fecha todos los meses y la mueve hacia atrás. No sé cómo lo hacen.


            • Jonathan Gomez
              Jonathan Gomez 13 Mar, 19 at 9:21 am

              Pero porque… es desesperante cuando ya uno se siente cerca la retrasan, ósea que los de marzo fueron datos incorrectos? Mejor voy a llamar a USCIS A QUEJARME estoy muy molesto.


              • Anil Gupta
                Anil Gupta 13 Mar, 19 at 9:01 pm

                Los datos de USCIS no están equivocados. No hay nada que puedas hacer al respecto excepto esperar.


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 13 Mar, 19 at 9:21 am

        Corrigimos las fechas en los registros compartidos por los usuarios que ingresaron incorrectamente después de verificar los casos en el sitio web de USCIS.

        Esto puede suceder si los usuarios ingresan fechas de recepción incorrectas para decir que su caso fue aprobado.


  78. Rincy
    Rincy 11 Mar, 19 at 11:24 pm

    Hi my husband filed for i-130 on sept 2017. Dec 2018 he became US citizen. What is the processing time for spouse living in India ? It’s already been 1year 5months. Please guide me


    • Rincy
      Rincy 11 Mar, 19 at 11:33 pm

      And ya it’s from California service


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 11:43 pm

        Did your spouse upgrade your application to US citizen category? If yes, then when was the upgrade filed?


        • Rincy
          Rincy 12 Mar, 19 at 1:42 am

          Yes the upgrade was filed and they said to wait for 5 months and now it’s already 5months 15 days


          • Rincy
            Rincy 12 Mar, 19 at 1:57 am

            My husband been a citizen on September 2018 and on 12th of September 2018 he filed for upgrade of I130 .. the letter received by 26th September 2018 and was told to wait for FIVE months. Today is March 12, 2018
            Can You please tell me how more wait?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 12 Mar, 19 at 11:09 am

              Do you know if the I-130 application transferred to any other USCIS service center after the US citizenship upgrade?


              • Rincy
                Rincy 12 Mar, 19 at 12:14 pm

                No sir, I haven’t got such mails representing transfer notice.


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 12 Mar, 19 at 1:13 pm

                  Can you check with your spouse or attorney who filed your I-130 application?


                  • Rincy
                    Rincy 12 Mar, 19 at 10:10 pm

                    Yes sir. I checked my spouse told the case is processing in california itself


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 12 Mar, 19 at 10:38 pm

                      I do not have the processing time detail for your case then after the upgrade to US citizenship application.


                    • Rincy
                      Rincy 12 Mar, 19 at 10:50 pm

                      Ok no worries.
                      Thank you sir


  79. eduardo arias
    eduardo arias 11 Mar, 19 at 8:33 pm

    Hola soy residente y estoy pidiendo a mi esposa , mi fecha de prioridad es 17 agosto del 2017 y mi caso esta en California, esos regustros de 1 año y 5 meses son reales ? Para cuando podria esperar aprobación? Gracias


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 10:10 pm

      Puede esperar su aprobación I-130 para su esposa a fines de junio de 2019.


  80. Jonathan Gomez
    Jonathan Gomez 11 Mar, 19 at 11:10 am

    Hola, buenas tardes, una pregunta … esta pagina y estos datos si son reales? soy residente y pedi a mi esposa con fecha de prioridad del 28 de sep de 2017 california service center segun veo aqui esta por ser aprobada mi peticion? Trate de ingresar los datos de mi recibo y puse mal la fecha puse octubre 28 y es septiembre 28 y aun asi se pudo ingresar como hago para eliminarla?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 12:38 pm

      Los datos son reales y son ingresados por usuarios como tú. Podemos corregir los datos de su caso si ingresó la fecha de recepción incorrecta. ¿Puede compartir su número de recibo de USCIS?


      • Jonathan Gomez
        Jonathan Gomez 11 Mar, 19 at 1:49 pm

        WAC1890000713
        California centre, Priority Date 28 sep 2017. Gracias por ayudarme a corregir, si puedes borrar la anterior te agradecería. Según veo en tu página mi petición parece estar cada vez más cerca, me dices por favor como puedo mirar mi caso en línea aquí en tu página también?


      • Jonathan Gomez
        Jonathan Gomez 11 Mar, 19 at 6:30 pm

        Es seguro compartir el número de recibo? Si es así dímelo y te lo comparto para que puedas ayudarme. Gracias


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 6:59 pm

          No hay problema con compartir el número de recibo. Mucha gente lo comparte en nuestro foro.
          Es tu elección si quieres compartirlo o no.


          • Jonathan Gomez
            Jonathan Gomez 11 Mar, 19 at 8:38 pm

            Gracias por tomarte el tiempo de respondernos a todos, el número de recibo es WAC1890000713 California service center, priority Date 28 de sep de 2017, yo ya lo había ingresado como te dije antes pero puse mal la fecha y quedó mal publicado en la plataforma. Gracias.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 10:10 pm

              Gracias por compartir los detalles de su caso. Arreglaremos sus datos.


  81. Anil Gupta
    Anil Gupta 9 Mar, 19 at 9:23 am

    The first step is to get I-130 approval. You can expect your approval by June 2019 end for your application filed at California service center.
    Then, your you will need to check your priority date in monthly visa bulletin.
    Once you PD date is current in visa bulletin, NVC will call you for Green card interview.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Mar, 19 at 10:09 am

      Did you read my answer and the link that i shared?


  82. caracol
    caracol 8 Mar, 19 at 8:10 pm

    My husband’s I-130 (Consular proceeding) is approved. We already submitted the I-601A (unlawful presence waiver) and received a letter to do his fingerprints. I am a US citizen, his fingerprints are done as requested by the letter. How long until we hear anything from anyone? What’s next? We do have a lawyer.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 Mar, 19 at 9:41 pm

      Please check with your lawyer on how much more time will it take. My estimation is that you would get it within 2-3 months.


  83. will
    will 8 Mar, 19 at 10:17 am

    hey my sister a US Citizen?s , and im 19 years from morocco
    how long does the i-130 petition process take for me ?
    and thank u
    a people told me if u are under 21 you re situation be fast ???
    CALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTER


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 Mar, 19 at 11:24 am

      At this time, US citizen filing for brother or sister is taking 9.5 years to get approval for I-130 application at California service center.


  84. Nguyen
    Nguyen 8 Mar, 19 at 3:24 pm

    My case was filed by the law firm and sent to USCIS from early December, 2018. However, today, March, 8th, 2019, I never get any receipt I797C from USICS. What is wrong with my case ? Please tell me. Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 Mar, 19 at 5:23 pm

      Ask your attorney if they have received your i797C. USCIS will mail it to attorney if they have given their address as mailing address.

      If not, then ask your attorney to raise a service request with USCIS and re-send the receipt number.


      • Nguyen
        Nguyen 8 Mar, 19 at 5:54 pm

        Thanks Anil


  85. naj rj
    naj rj 8 Mar, 19 at 1:05 am

    As im seeing people with F2B Aug 2014 getting WL, Can I expect WL within 3 years.
    F2B, My PD Aug 2017. Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 Mar, 19 at 8:32 am

      What do you mean by WL?


      • naj rj
        naj rj 8 Mar, 19 at 1:36 pm

        welcome letter


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 8 Mar, 19 at 8:02 pm

          Welcome letter is second step. First step is I-130 approval.
          Has your I-130 has been approved?


  86. Ksoms
    Ksoms 7 Mar, 19 at 10:37 pm

    My spouse (green card holder)filed an I-130 .My receipt date is 2 Oct 2017 and number begins with WACxxxxxxxxx .When should I expect my case to be approved?.Thank you


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 Mar, 19 at 8:32 am

      You can expect your I-130 approval by August 2019 end.


      • Ksoms
        Ksoms 8 Mar, 19 at 1:04 pm

        Thank so much.Per the Best approval Date from that center posted on your page I thought my approval would have been earlier


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 8 Mar, 19 at 5:15 pm

          If you get lucky, you can get approval earlier too.
          I am just sharing my estimate based on average processing time for most applications.


          • Ksoms
            Ksoms 8 Mar, 19 at 8:41 pm

            Thanks again I appreciate your help


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 8 Mar, 19 at 5:15 pm

          If you get lucky, you can get approval earlier too.
          I am just sharing my estimate based on average processing time for most applications.


  87. saleem
    saleem 7 Mar, 19 at 3:03 pm

    Hi Admin, My Spouse (Green card holder) filled I-130 in feb 2019, received receipt number starting with WACXXXXXXX. How long does it takes to get approval, am i eligible to get EAD after 130 approval…… what will be next steps till GC ..very much appreciated your response Thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 Mar, 19 at 6:09 pm

      It is currently taking about 21 months to get I-130 approval for Green card holder spouse to get approval.

      You can expect your approval by Dec 2020.

      The EAD depends on lot of other factors and it is out of scope of this page.
      You can ask your EAD questions in our forum separately and i will answer there for your understanding.


  88. will
    will 7 Mar, 19 at 10:31 am

    and why ther is defernt a time betwen SERVICE CENTER


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 Mar, 19 at 10:42 am

      I cannot guess sponsor status and the category your have filed.
      I cannot guess which service center your application is filed at.

      I cannot answer until you share the details.
      We will be forced to remove your comments if you just keep asking without giving enough information for us to answer.


      • will
        will 7 Mar, 19 at 11:30 am

        California service center – i-130


  89. Karen Edwards
    Karen Edwards 7 Mar, 19 at 3:17 pm

    I am a permanent resident that want to file for a green card for my daughter over 21. Is it possible I file the paperwork in Texas although I am not living there?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 Mar, 19 at 6:20 pm

      You cannot choose the USCIS service center yourself.

      USCIS will decide it based on your address and application type.


  90. Marry Ann Gapero-Wong
    Marry Ann Gapero-Wong 7 Mar, 19 at 6:05 am

    Good day Anil! I have a concern; should i wait or base my petition for my wife for her visa with the priority date cut-off of USCIS that is announced monthly in the Visa Bulletin, does my petition is included on the category of F2A.. I am a us citizen, me and my wife get married in the philippines and my petition was filed last September 12, 2018 my receipt no is LIN18***** .thank u.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 Mar, 19 at 9:17 am

      The monthly visa bulletin dates come into picture only after your I-130 application has been approved by USCIS.
      Once it is approved, the NVC (National Visa Center) will call your wife if she is NOT in USA when her date is current in the visa bulletin.


      • Marry Ann Gapero-Wong
        Marry Ann Gapero-Wong 7 Mar, 19 at 3:45 pm

        Thank you for your response.. so you mean it will take for us to wait long even if her petition will be aprroved because the current in visa bulletin is still january 2017 for philippines.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 7 Mar, 19 at 7:05 pm

          Yes, that’s correct.


      • Marry Ann Gapero-Wong
        Marry Ann Gapero-Wong 7 Mar, 19 at 3:46 pm

        Sorry, but i am thinking that category f2a is applicable only for spouse, children below 21 yrs old and parents of permanent resident. And to that, if my wife’s petition is approved; visa for her will made available for short time since that i am US citizen. Thank you anil im so sorry i am little bit confused.


  91. Josephine
    Josephine 5 Mar, 19 at 11:28 pm

    How long for a US citizen to petition a married daughter over the age of 21 to get the approval notice and Visa processing. Receipt number is WAC1890098444, Processing Center is at California Service Center.


    • Khan
      Khan 6 Mar, 19 at 7:40 am

      You need to remove you Receipt number . you personal information can be leaked easily.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 6 Mar, 19 at 9:16 am

      It is currently taking approximately 7.5 years to get I-130 approval. Assuming you filed sometime in 2018, you can expect the approval by 2026.


      • Josephine
        Josephine 6 Mar, 19 at 8:51 pm

        Hello Anil, thank you for your response but in response to the comment below can you please delete/edit my message as it is showing my receipt number. thank you.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 6 Mar, 19 at 10:42 pm

          Only you can edit your message. I cannot.


  92. Sam
    Sam 5 Mar, 19 at 12:00 pm

    Is it possible that nvc give visa call for January befor giving visa call for December ? For example as per today they didn’t gave any visa call for current visa Bulletin but after 6 days the visa bulletin will be release than is it possible that they give the visa call for new upcoming vb ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 5 Mar, 19 at 2:38 pm

      As per my information, they will only give visa call only if your Priority date is current in the current visa bulletin at the time of making the call.


      • Sam
        Sam 6 Mar, 19 at 4:23 am

        Yes but as we all know that december filars are still waiting so I think they will not give visa call for January or February thought vb change from January 8 to feb


  93. Arjun Shrestha
    Arjun Shrestha 4 Mar, 19 at 9:40 pm

    Hi Anil thank you so much for your reply. But I do have a concern about affidavit support for my wife. I had filed a tax this year for 2018 income which was quite enough i.e. more than $32000 in w2 and $3000 in self business, however, in 2017 I’ve only around $19000 in w2. Is it ok to submit the latest one or else I’ve to submit the previous one too. Please advise. Thank you! 🙂


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Mar, 19 at 9:58 pm

      Please consult a lawyer for the tax documents required to be submitted with I130.
      I cannot suggest on this.


  94. Yousif salim
    Yousif salim 4 Mar, 19 at 4:18 pm

    Sir, I’m trying to know when is the next date for the new form because it expired last year I’m trying to figure the new date


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Mar, 19 at 4:48 pm

      You can use the old I-130 form at this time as USCIS has approved the new forms on 14 feb, 2019 with no changes.

      USCIS has allowed the use of old dated forms until they upload the new date forms on their website.


      • 11 freestyle
        11 freestyle 4 Mar, 19 at 6:25 pm

        So the form that expiration on July 2018 is still useable?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 4 Mar, 19 at 6:35 pm

          Yes, that’s usable.


  95. Mario Rivas
    Mario Rivas 3 Mar, 19 at 8:23 pm

    Hi, i am permanent resident and i submitted I-130 for my wife, son and daughter in Jun 2018. I got the receipt with date of Aug, 3 (2018) assigned to California. When do you estimate i should get answer?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 8:37 pm

      You can expect I-130 approval by March 2020 end for your spouse and kid.


      • Mario Rivas
        Mario Rivas 3 Mar, 19 at 8:37 pm

        Anil, is there any way to get better this time?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 8:37 pm

          Not that I know of.


  96. Bob
    Bob 3 Mar, 19 at 6:41 pm

    Hi Anil

    Hi I’m a permanent resident and I have file i130 to my wife my PD is Sep2017 my service center is WAC I’m form Nepal how long It will take to approve my case ? Any ideal

    Thanks you


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 7:52 pm

      You can expect your I-130 approval by July 2019 end for your spouse as you have filed as a Green Card holder.


    • Mario Rivas
      Mario Rivas 3 Mar, 19 at 8:23 pm

      By the way, my cases were assigned to California


    • Bob
      Bob 5 Mar, 19 at 11:43 pm

      Ok thanks .. most likely it’s might can get approved any time soon ?


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 6 Mar, 19 at 9:16 am

        It is possible that your application is approved earlier than my estimation.


  97. Atif
    Atif 2 Mar, 19 at 3:16 am

    Hi. I’m US Citizen. I filed I-130 for my Son (Single) over 21 yrs from Pakistan and his PD is 23 Nov 2015 pending at California Service Center (WAC). Once I filed his I-130, I was GC holder but now I have become US Citizen. I have not yet informed USCIS about this change of my Status and have not yet requested USCIS to Upgrade the Status for this I 130 filed for my Son.
    Please let me know when I should be receiving I 130 Approval and also advise should I change the category of my I-130 from F2B to F1 category.
    F2B category dates are far too ahead of F1 category in Visa Bulletin of Feb 2019.
    Thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Mar, 19 at 8:10 am

      You should upgrade your application to your US citizen status.

      Even without upgrading the application, I think your I-130 should be approved by June 2019 end.


      • Atif
        Atif 3 Mar, 19 at 2:55 am

        Thanks. But Dont u think if I Upgrade my Application then as per Visa Bulletin F1 preference is too behind than F2B in which my Application was initially filed. Please advise.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 11:38 am

          That’s why i answered that you may get result even without upgrading by June 2019.


  98. DGCM
    DGCM 1 Mar, 19 at 9:51 am

    Hello,
    My cousin wanted me to ask a question. Her mother, my aunt has been a permanent resident for 50+ years. In last year she has has gone through some medical problems. My cousin didnt realize that her green card expired over a year ago. She she fill out the renewal or go to an attorney?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 Mar, 19 at 5:31 pm

      She should contact an attorney to file renewal of her Green card.


  99. BURAKOZ
    BURAKOZ 1 Mar, 19 at 6:09 am

    Hi Anil,

    My application has been received by Texas service center on 1st of october. How much time it will take for the file approval. It says best approval date is 4 months and 25 days. For my case 5 months already finished but no news….


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 Mar, 19 at 5:31 pm

      Who filed the case for you and what is your relation with them? Please do not ask question without proper information.


  100. Arun Thomas
    Arun Thomas 28 Feb, 19 at 11:38 pm

    I am Arun from india .
    Our documents are accepted on feb 7 2019 , when can we expect the interview date ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 Mar, 19 at 5:31 pm

      Your question is not clear. Please ask question with details of your case and category. I cannot guess your case situation.


      • Arun Thomas
        Arun Thomas 1 Mar, 19 at 11:06 pm

        i am applied for CR1 visa . now i am waiting for interview date . when can we expect the interview date ?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 2 Mar, 19 at 12:10 am

          I do not have data about CR1 visa at this time. Sorry, i cannot estimate at this time.


  101. Coolboyshane
    Coolboyshane 1 Mar, 19 at 1:30 am

    Hello,

    I’m from Sri Lanka. My wife is planning to file i130 by mid march 2019 in New York. Can you tell how long is the wait time? According to USCIS site, It says On average 10 months. Please advise me!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 Mar, 19 at 5:31 pm

      The processing time varies by the service center that will process your application and the status of your wife in USA i.e. Green card holder or US citizen.

      You have not provided either of the information.


      • Coolboyshane
        Coolboyshane 3 Mar, 19 at 12:29 am

        She is a US citizen. I think New york cases are handled by Vermont service center. She is planning to file the i130 next week. Kindly let me know how long it takes to get approved, Thanks.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 11:38 am

          Once you get the USCIS receipt number, please come back and ask again as the processing time varies by centers.


  102. NEEL PATEL
    NEEL PATEL 28 Feb, 19 at 11:36 am

    my daughter petitioned my i130 file on july27 2018 and my file is currently at nebraska centre so how much time it will take for the file approval?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Feb, 19 at 11:36 am

      What is your daughter’s status in US? Green card or US citizen?


      • NEEL PATEL
        NEEL PATEL 28 Feb, 19 at 11:36 am

        US citizen


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 28 Feb, 19 at 11:37 am

          You can expect your I-130 approval by April 2019 end.


          • Mou
            Mou 2 Mar, 19 at 11:30 pm

            I apply for my husband March 14 2018, when l get a approval letter can u tell me please? I have green card


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 11:38 am

              Which service center have you applied at?


              • Mou
                Mou 3 Mar, 19 at 12:04 pm

                I live in Pennsylvania


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 12:23 pm

                  Please check your USCIS receipt number to find the service center name.


                  • Mou
                    Mou 3 Mar, 19 at 1:44 pm

                    California


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 2:34 pm

                      You can expect approval for your I130 application by Jan 2020 for spouse.


                    • Mou
                      Mou 3 Mar, 19 at 3:13 pm

                      Totally need to how month can you tell me pl


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 7:39 pm

                      I think you can count the number of months from today to Jan 2020. Can you?


                    • Mou
                      Mou 3 Mar, 19 at 8:08 pm

                      Yeh l know, l ask you l want to know tolally how long time after l got a visa brother


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 8:16 pm

                      I cannot estimate that time unless your I-130 is approved.


                    • Mou
                      Mou 3 Mar, 19 at 8:16 pm

                      Thank u so much


  103. Sam
    Sam 28 Feb, 19 at 5:50 am

    Hi admin
    Why they are not giving visa call for December though theirs pd is current.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Feb, 19 at 10:40 am

      Not sure why. Will try to find out if there are delays affecting the visa calls even when the GC priority date is current.


  104. Arjun Shrestha
    Arjun Shrestha 26 Feb, 19 at 8:34 pm

    Hi Anil, I’m a u.s citizen and the filing is in process. But I’ve one question raised in my mind that after receiving an approval letter of i130 from the USCIS this time how long will it take to get the visa for my spouse to come to the United States.
    Thank you!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 10:48 pm

      There is no waiting time (in terms of Green card availability) for spouses of US citizens once your I-130 is approved. You will most probably get green card for her within 1-2 months after I-130 is approved.


  105. David Sanz
    David Sanz 26 Feb, 19 at 11:31 am

    Anil you are amazing !
    What are your recommendations on applications filed online. Any suggestions?
    Are they faster processed, can we do an I-130 I 131, I485 I765 and I -864 online
    Are they processed without errors and does it go smoother?

    Thanks!!!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 11:51 am

      Online filed applications are always better if USCIS has them available for efiling.


  106. Fariha Qaisar
    Fariha Qaisar 25 Feb, 19 at 2:37 pm

    Can u explain. What is best case approval and raise SR..?
    My receipt date is 24, Aug, 2011 when will be approved?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 3:23 pm

      Best Case Approval = receipt number of the application that our service found to be approved most recently.
      Raise SR = You are eligible to raise a service request with USCIS to ask for the status of your application if your case receipt date has passed this date.

      You have not shared any information about who filed the I130 application, for whom and where the application is currently pending at.


      • Fariha Qaisar
        Fariha Qaisar 27 Feb, 19 at 3:17 am

        Us citizen filled I130 for brother sister,receipt date 24,Aug, 2011 from California service center. .


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

          It will take another 2 years for your I-130 application to be approve as per current processing trend at California Service Center.


          • Fariha Qaisar
            Fariha Qaisar 28 Feb, 19 at 11:15 am

            Thank you so much…


  107. Bobby
    Bobby 25 Feb, 19 at 2:08 pm

    I was a green card holder when I applied for my husband who is outside the country on 20th Feb 2017. I became citizen a year later and I updated my application.
    According to california center, my case is on adjudication stage, thats 4 months now.
    what do you think might be the problem for the delay in making a decision on my case.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 3:23 pm

      I think your case must have been transferred to some other center after you upgraded your application with US citizen as sponsor.

      There is no problem as such with your application. It is just that USCIS service centers are taking time to approve due to workload.


  108. David Sanz
    David Sanz 25 Feb, 19 at 2:08 pm

    Hi Annil,
    Quick question which USCIS office processes spousal applications sent from Florida?
    Is there a way to expedite the process?
    Thank you very much


  109. randolf karrenbauer
    randolf karrenbauer 25 Feb, 19 at 1:04 pm

    I will need to find a new attorney. My attorney has had a stroke in 2014 and the law office has closed and discontinued their services.
    Thank you for the time you invest into making things a little easier to understand for us. Best wishes


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 1:05 pm

      You are welcome. Let me know if you need more information.


  110. randolf karrenbauer
    randolf karrenbauer 25 Feb, 19 at 1:04 pm

    Thank you for your prompt response.
    Since my sister filed for my I-130 i have been divorced. It is only my son and I now in the US. My former wife and our daughter now have a green card through her new husband. Is there a way to update this info to the USCIS?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 1:04 pm

      You should contact your attorney who filed the I-130 application for you and they can help you update the details with USCIS.


  111. randolf karrenbauer
    randolf karrenbauer 25 Feb, 19 at 12:49 pm

    Hello Anil Gupta. My Sister is a US Citizen. She sponsored my I-130. Priority Date is Aug 24 2011. Processing center is California. I am a German Citizen. I have been living in the US as an E2 investor since 2012.
    I have seen on your website that the best case scenario is right at my priority date…..what does that mean


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 12:49 pm

      This means that USCIS is currently approving I-130 cases filed between 19 Jun, 09 – 25 Aug, 11 for your category i.e. US citizen filing for Brother.


  112. Marry Ann Gapero-Wong
    Marry Ann Gapero-Wong 25 Feb, 19 at 7:03 am

    Hello Goodday! Is there a factor if where my wife live from, if me as a petioner is from honolulu,hawaii? Or only the processing service center that matters?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 9:09 am

      The country comes into picture once your I-130 is approved. The I-130 approval time depends on your own status in US like Green card holder or US citizen.


      • Marry Ann Gapero-Wong
        Marry Ann Gapero-Wong 25 Feb, 19 at 4:33 pm

        Thank you very much anil!


  113. Katy
    Katy 25 Feb, 19 at 8:53 am

    Hello, my priority date is July 16 2013 category f2b my case is in vermont service center i only received the receipt when my father applied if my date become current in the visa bulletin that means i can apply for my resident visa o first i need to receive the approval letter. I am confused about how it works. Thank you in advance.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 9:25 am

      The first step is to get I-130 approved. Once your I-130 is approved, then your priority date July 16 2013 should be current in the monthly visa bulletin to file for Green Card.


  114. Adnan Saeed
    Adnan Saeed 25 Feb, 19 at 12:32 am

    They received
    my case i130 case on July 2nd 2018 and my papers are in Nebraska, do you think ill be hearing of a decision soon? I am trying to bring my wife from Pakistan i am a US citizen.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 9:09 am

      You can expect your I-130 approval by April 2019 first week.


      • Adnan Saeed
        Adnan Saeed 25 Feb, 19 at 1:04 pm

        thank you! no possible way if the approval is earlier?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 1:05 pm

          If you get lucky, you can get approval earlier as well. I just give estimate based on average processing time for most of the applications but people do get earlier approvals too.


          • Adnan Saeed
            Adnan Saeed 25 Feb, 19 at 1:05 pm

            anil are you an immigration lawyer? this is great..


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 1:05 pm

              No, i am not an immigration lawyer. I am studying immigration law though.


              • Adnan Saeed
                Adnan Saeed 25 Feb, 19 at 1:52 pm

                Nice Anil thank you for that,my imigration lawyer hasnt give me any updates.


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 3:23 pm

                  They need money for every answer they give 🙂


                  • Adnan Saeed
                    Adnan Saeed 18 Mar, 19 at 7:44 pm

                    They arent even letting me make a usis app in my local office anymore. they want us to go only online or call


  115. TJ
    TJ 22 Feb, 19 at 7:35 pm

    Thanks for your time. From looking at your charts above am I right in understanding that as a foreigner inside the States (legitimately so) wanting to marry a US citizen, my results – if we got married in Texas – could be up to five times faster than if we got married in CA? Or is that if we lived in Texas Vs CA? Thanks again


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 8:00 pm

      Yes, that’s correct understanding.


      • TJ
        TJ 22 Feb, 19 at 8:48 pm

        Thank you so much! Sorry, just to clarify, did you mean it’s a faster process if we A) Live in or if we B) Marry in (hypothetically Texas vs. CA) Then option, C) if we lived in CA it would be okay to get married in and file in Texas. Thanks again, your kindness it extraordinary!


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 8:58 pm

          The faster application processing is generally seen at service centers other than California.
          But, you can’t choose the center where your application can be processed.

          USCIS takes that decision and is generally based on your residence address, but not guaranteed.


  116. Barinder
    Barinder 22 Feb, 19 at 4:57 pm

    I live in CA I am US Citizen filed for i-130 for spouse, receipt date is 02/2019 service center. I applied my application in Phoenix, AZ. Please tell me when this will be approve?
    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 5:26 pm

      You have not mentioned the name of USCIS service center which is processing your I-130 application.
      Check your receipt number and then see the first 3 characters to find the service center name.


      • Barinder
        Barinder 26 Feb, 19 at 2:01 pm

        Sorry it was WAC


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 2:19 pm

          WAC does not seem to be correct.
          Did you file I-130 for your spouse when you were a Green card holder and then upgraded it later to your US citizen status?


          • barinder
            barinder 27 Feb, 19 at 7:17 pm

            No I was a citizen the time I get married


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 7:18 pm

              Then, please check with your attorney as to where the case is currently pending. I think there is some disconnect here.


              • Barinder
                Barinder 28 Feb, 19 at 12:42 pm

                I do not have attorney I filed by myself and my friend she just got married this year and she is also US citizen she sent I-130 form 2 weeks ago she is asking when she is going to get approval letter?
                Thank you


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 28 Feb, 19 at 4:13 pm

                  Please do not mix up things and please request your friend to ask question in a separate thread.

                  As per my information, your case should not be pending at California since you applied for spouse as a US citizen.


                  • Barinder
                    Barinder 28 Feb, 19 at 5:09 pm

                    Thank you for your help. You are very helpful.


            • Barinder
              Barinder 27 Feb, 19 at 7:18 pm

              And Us citizen filled I130 for brother sister, receipt date 01/04/2014 service center CA. When will this be Approved..My brother is unmarried and he is 24 yrs old


              • Anil Gupta
                Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 10:04 pm

                Your I-130 application for brother or sister will take another 5 years to reach approval. At this time, the processing time at California is almost 10 years.


  117. Fariha Qaisar
    Fariha Qaisar 22 Feb, 19 at 12:38 pm

    Us citizen filled I130 for brother sister, receipt date 24,Aug,2011 service center CA. When will this be Approved..


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 1:08 pm

      It is currently taking approximately 10 years for California service center to approve I-130 for US citizen’s brother and sister.
      You can expect I-130 approval by May 2021 end.


      • Fariha Qaisar
        Fariha Qaisar 22 Feb, 19 at 1:23 pm

        Okay thanks


  118. Oleksiy
    Oleksiy 21 Feb, 19 at 10:44 pm

    Hi, how long would it take to get I-130 approved if a US citizen applies for their over-21 son? The son is unmarried, Australian citizen, born in Ukraine. Much appreciated.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 1:08 pm

      The processing time varies with each USCIS service center? Currently California is taking 3.5 years to approve I-130 and other centers are in the range of 8-10 months for your case of US citizen filing for un-married son over 21 years.

      Once I-130 is approved, the i485 can be filed using the PD date in the visa bulletin.


      • Oleksiy
        Oleksiy 22 Feb, 19 at 5:11 pm

        Thanks for your answer! Can you please clarify if I understand this correctly: is PD (priority date?) the date that I-130 is filed? So, if the current date for filing for F1 category in visa bulletin for March is 22APR12, then if we file the I-130 now, we can expect the PD to become current in ~7 years? And that’s when i485 can be filed? Thanks again


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 5:57 pm

          PD = priority date.
          Yes, it is usually the date you filed your I-130 application.

          You can file i485 only when PD date gets current in visa bulletin. There is a possibility that it takes more than 7 years to get current.
          It does not necessarily move ahead each month.


  119. Jethro
    Jethro 22 Feb, 19 at 12:19 am

    How about a US Citizen petitioning a spouse?


    • Jethro
      Jethro 22 Feb, 19 at 12:19 am

      I forgot to mention, I live here in California.


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 1:08 pm

        Have you already filed I-130? Which center has your application gone to?


        • Jethro
          Jethro 26 Feb, 19 at 10:14 pm

          Hello, no it’s not yet filed. but I sent it on 02/22/2019 to the PHX, Arizona office and the tracking said they received the package on 02/25/2019. Do you have an estimate how long for the whole process to be completed?


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 11:04 pm

            I can estimate the processing time once you have the receipt number and know the USCIS service center name.


  120. Minnie Mouse
    Minnie Mouse 20 Feb, 19 at 9:30 pm

    US citizen filed I130 for brother & sister, receipt date August 24, 2018, service center CA. When will this be approved.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Feb, 19 at 10:05 pm

      It is currently taking about 9 years for getting approval of I130 for brother and sister.


      • Minnie Mouse
        Minnie Mouse 21 Feb, 19 at 6:34 pm

        One more question. If this case was with TX, NE, or VT service center would it take the same time frame of 9yrs to be approved or it depends with the service center processing the application. Some service centers seem to be taking months though.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 21 Feb, 19 at 9:34 pm

          The processing time does vary by each service center.


  121. MAHENDRA K KHANNA
    MAHENDRA K KHANNA 20 Feb, 19 at 7:46 am

    I filed I 130 for my brothers and sister with California application starts with WAC in October 2012. I did not heard anything till date for those applications. What time I can get approval letter.


  122. Sona
    Sona 20 Feb, 19 at 11:41 am

    When will they give visa call for January 2017 filars As the visa bulletin has moved till 8 Jan 2017


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Feb, 19 at 2:54 pm

      I don’t think I can answer anything based on the extremely limited information you have given in your question.


  123. Swndirect Swndirect
    Swndirect Swndirect 20 Feb, 19 at 11:10 am

    I filed the I 130 for my wife and son in August 2017 in California Center and still waiting for approval. My wife and son are outside the US and I became a US citizen in November 2018 and our case was updated in December 2018. Does this mean our case is going to be moved to a different Center? How long will it take for our case to be approved as it’s now passed the approval date?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Feb, 19 at 2:53 pm

      When you upgraded your I130 application with your US citizen status, did you receive any letter informing you about your case’s new service center?


      • Swndirect Swndirect
        Swndirect Swndirect 20 Feb, 19 at 3:42 pm

        We did not get any letter regarding the new service center and our case is still in California. Do we need to call or request for the case to be moved to a different center.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 20 Feb, 19 at 3:43 pm

          Your case should have been upgraded and moved to a different service center as per my opinion. You can call USCIS and ask for details.


          • Swndirect Swndirect
            Swndirect Swndirect 23 Feb, 19 at 12:02 pm

            Thank you Anil for taking the time to respond to our questions.


  124. MAHENDRA K KHANNA
    MAHENDRA K KHANNA 20 Feb, 19 at 7:47 am

    I filed the I 130 for my brothers and sister in October 2012 in California Center application starts with WAC. But I have not heard yet regarding those applications. When I can get approval letter.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Feb, 19 at 8:59 am

      What is your own status in US? Green card or US citizen?
      How old are your brother and sister and what is their marital status?
      Which country do your brother and sister belong to?

      All this information is needed to give you a good answer.


      • MAHENDRA K KHANNA
        MAHENDRA K KHANNA 20 Feb, 19 at 9:10 am

        US Citizen. 51, 48, 45 and all are married. India


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 20 Feb, 19 at 2:53 pm

          At this time, it is taking almost 9.5 years to get approval for US citizen filing for brother or sister’s green card. You can expect your I130 approval by July 2022.


  125. Fathima Mohammed Reeza
    Fathima Mohammed Reeza 19 Feb, 19 at 8:53 pm

    I live in NYC, and I am going to file the form I-130 for my spouse, which Service Center am I related to If am mailing the petition from NYC? And what’s the processing time is like if I am a green card holder?
    I have applied for my Citizen too, if I apply for my spouse’s visa now as a green card holder, I heard my Spouse’s Application will also change category and the time frame will also change.
    So for example, let’s say I apply for my Spouse’s petition this month, February and im still a green card holder but on June, 2019 I become a Citizen and his application will change category by that time. What his visa processing time frame is going to be like by that time, will he have to wait 1 year from june? or will Feb-Jun will be count towards the time frame and it will approve around 2020 Feb?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 10:58 pm

      Your I130 application might go to Vermont.

      Once you become citizen, you can upgrade your I130 application and then your processing time will reduce.


      • Fathima Mohammed Reeza
        Fathima Mohammed Reeza 20 Feb, 19 at 12:50 am

        You mean I-130 right? not I-139
        Okay Great Thank You for your information.
        So according to this given Processing Time, It will take around 6 months for my I-130 to get approved right in Vermont Service Center?
        Do you by any chance have an estimate on the processing time of the whole visa case approval?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 20 Feb, 19 at 6:44 am

          Ya..its I-130. Typing mistake.
          Once your I-130 is approved, the next step i.e. Green card processing time depends on your own status i.e. you are green card holder or Citizen.
          For US citizen’s spouse, the green card is issued within 1-3 months and for Green card holder, it can take much more time.


  126. some one
    some one 19 Feb, 19 at 7:35 pm

    My receipt date for i 130 is June 15 2018 from Nebrasia . After that i didn’t hear anything?How long i have to wait? this waiting make me sick. everyday I check mail box. Thank you for your help.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 7:47 pm

      Who has filed for your I-130 and what is the status of that person in US i.e. Green card or US citizen?


      • some one
        some one 19 Feb, 19 at 7:47 pm

        My Attorney filled my i-130.. And Im a USA citizen.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 7:58 pm

          You are US citizen and who have you sponsored in I-130 application?


          • some one
            some one 19 Feb, 19 at 7:58 pm

            Yes I did sponsored. My wife is aboard. She never been to USA. She is from Nepal. i got receipt date and receipt numbers thats all. Date of receipt is June 15 2018. Its is LIN number which i believe it is from Nebrasa, last updated on case was 01/29/2018.. i don’t know what does that mean as well..


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 8:04 pm

              Your I-130 application will take about 9 months to get approval. You can expect approval by Oct 2019 end.


              • some one
                some one 19 Feb, 19 at 8:04 pm

                I applied on June 2018 and my priority date is june 15. still i have to wait upto 9 months? On June 15, 2018, we received your Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, Receipt Number* LIN******************************. please give me hope.


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 8:32 pm

                  Ohh sorry. I read the filing date as 29 Jan 2019.
                  My bad. You can expect your decision anytime now. You are pretty close.


                  • some one
                    some one 19 Feb, 19 at 8:36 pm

                    God bless you my brother. Thank you for taking time volunteering to provide services to people who need help. you made my night peace.


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 8:36 pm

                      You are welcome. I am sorry for my goof up.


                    • some one
                      some one 23 Feb, 19 at 10:16 pm

                      Don’t be sorry, Do you have any ideas when i expect to get approval or any decision?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 24 Feb, 19 at 12:33 am

                      As I said earlier, you are pretty close to the dates where cases are getting approved. You can get it any day now.


                    • some one
                      some one 2 Apr, 19 at 9:01 pm

                      The case was moving forward each day, yesterday being on June 20th 2018, but today moved back to April 15th. Anil brother do you have any ideas?


                • some one
                  some one 19 Feb, 19 at 8:04 pm

                  On June 15, 2018, we received your Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, Receipt Number* LIN******************************. please give me hope.


  127. Keem 12
    Keem 12 18 Feb, 19 at 9:35 pm

    I just filed for my wife today the i130 got mail today . I’m filing from Maryland so ive 2 question . which center will it go to between the 5? And my other question is, it’s been 1year and 8momths since we are married so by the time she should get here will probably be over 2yrs so will she get the 10yr or 2yr green card


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 8:13 am

      The center is decided by USCIS and you will know once you receive your USCIS receipt number.
      What is your US status? Green card holder or US citizen? The processing time varies by Service center and your own US status.


      • Keem 12
        Keem 12 19 Feb, 19 at 8:20 am

        Im a born citizen and i was told that 2-3 weeks I will get some type of receipt saying they receive my wife file.. Born in Maryland and live all my life. So ive to wait that 3week before I learn about the center? Someone told me Maryland files goes to California center


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 8:51 am

          USCIS sends the receipt number within 7-21 days. So, yes, you should wait for your receipt number before we can talk about next step.


          • Keem 12
            Keem 12 19 Feb, 19 at 7:58 pm

            Ok I will get back to you when I receive it


          • Keem 12
            Keem 12 22 Feb, 19 at 4:42 pm

            I got ysc and it was in the form of a text message. So how long until she gets here and which green card will she get 2yr or 10yr because we have been married for 1yr and 8months


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 5:42 pm

              Your application is being processed by Potomac Service center. It is currently taking average of 9 months for getting I-130 approval for your case.
              She should get 2 year GC i believe.


              • Keem 12
                Keem 12 22 Feb, 19 at 5:56 pm

                I was told if our marriage is less than 2yrs she would get the 2yr but now you’re that you said 9month average we will be married over the 2yrs mark because we were married in June and thank you very much for your time


  128. Arjun Shrestha
    Arjun Shrestha 18 Feb, 19 at 11:06 am

    Hi, I’m from Nepal currently, I’m U.S citizen and I had filed for my wife after I became U.S citizen. Our receipt on Oct 2nd, 2018 on Texas Service center, when can I get the approval and how long the processing take?

    Thank you!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 18 Feb, 19 at 11:21 am

      You can expect your I-130 approval by June 2019 end.


      • Arjun Shrestha
        Arjun Shrestha 18 Feb, 19 at 11:38 am

        Also one thing Anil does it matter that I had filed my taxes as single this year since my wife has never come to U.S. In my W2 form I’ve married status. But I’d filed as single also I owed the amount to IRS. It is ok that I’d payed that amount that I owe but does it matter in any immigration further. I’ll do sponsor to my wife after getting approval notice. Is there any issue?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 18 Feb, 19 at 1:31 pm

          You should consult a tax person to know if you filed tax with correct settings.
          It can affect your application if you have taxes due with IRS.


  129. Soula
    Soula 18 Feb, 19 at 5:14 am

    Hi,i’m from algeria,my husband is a permanent resident,our receipt on April 14 th,2018 on California service center,when Can i get the approval and how long the processing take??


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 18 Feb, 19 at 8:52 am

      California Service Center is taking about 2 years to approve I-130 application at this time. You can expect your I-130 application approval by Jan 2020.


  130. Prerna Verma
    Prerna Verma 17 Feb, 19 at 11:06 pm

    Hello, My husband is US citizen and he applied I-130 in July 2018 (NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER). They received application by 12. Then in this January they requested for some evidence, so he sent that and they received on 9th Jan 2019. So, when can i expect my interview date. I mean how much longer i have to wait for my visa?

    Thank You


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 18 Feb, 19 at 8:52 am

      You can expect I-130 approval by April 10, 2019.


      • Prerna Verma
        Prerna Verma 19 Feb, 19 at 1:46 am

        Alright.
        Thank you 🙂


      • Prerna Verma
        Prerna Verma 25 Feb, 19 at 11:41 pm

        Hey Anil, Yesterday i have checked online and status was updated with “Case was approved” and as well as my husband received the letter of approval notice. 🙂 And they mentioned in notice that the beneficiary will be contacted by NVC with in 30 days.


        • Prerna Verma
          Prerna Verma 26 Feb, 19 at 1:17 am

          So, should i say i will get my visa within 2 months? And one more thing.. What would be the next steps for this procedure?


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 2:19 pm

            It depends on how fast the interview is scheduled by NVC. Usually, it is completed within 2 months.


            • Prerna Verma
              Prerna Verma 26 Feb, 19 at 11:21 pm

              Yea i know it will take around 2 months. Thanks for all the info. I was a bit worry for all this. But after talking to you i think you got lucky for me. 🙂


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 8:51 am

          Good. You got lucky 🙂 Congratulations.
          Do share the website with your friends if you think it is useful.

          My estimate was close but i need to tighten it up a little bit!


          • Prerna Verma
            Prerna Verma 26 Feb, 19 at 11:21 pm

            Thanku anil 🙂
            And yes your estimate was very close or maybe i will get my interview date by April 10. (finger cross)


  131. DGCM
    DGCM 17 Feb, 19 at 4:23 pm

    Hi, my 21 year old US citizen daughter petitioned for my AOS February 2018. I live in Phx, AZ. I had to reply to 2 RFE’s, with the last one that they received was back in August 2018. I have not had any updates since August. Is it normal that they are taking so long and how much longer will I have to wait? Thank you


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Feb, 19 at 4:37 pm

      You have not mentioned your service center.
      You have not mentioned what they asked for in RFEs?

      RFEs processing can take as low as 15 days to more than a year. It all depends on what documents have they asked for and the current processing timelines.


      • DGCM
        DGCM 17 Feb, 19 at 4:44 pm

        Hi Anil,

        Sorry. The service center is still at the National Benefits Center Office.

        The 1st RFE was for a missing signature from co-sponsor (USCIS received my response 3/18). The 2nd RFE was for current taxes filled by my co-sponsor (USCIS received my response 8/18).


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 18 Feb, 19 at 8:30 am

          One more clarification needed. You said filed for AOS which means that your daughter has filed for i485 application or I-130?
          I-130 approval is needed before i485 can be filed.

          Does it mean that your i130 has been approved?


          • DGCM
            DGCM 18 Feb, 19 at 8:40 am

            Hi, yes she filed a i30 and in August recieved my EAD and started working in October.

            I’m happy that I am working but just wondering why it is taking so long and when should I expect to receive notification of an interview.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 18 Feb, 19 at 10:21 am

              Assuming your I-130 has already been approved and you already have your i485 EAD, your Green card processing time will depend on your country of birth.
              Where were you born?


              • DGCM
                DGCM 18 Feb, 19 at 10:50 am

                I was born in Mexico


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 18 Feb, 19 at 11:21 am

                  You can expect approval within 3-4 months.


                  • DGCM
                    DGCM 18 Feb, 19 at 2:57 pm

                    Wow! I pray that you are right. I just dont understand why it is taking so long. I remember when it took 3-6 months. Was it because of the 2 RFE’s? Just curious.

                    Thank you for your help.


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 18 Feb, 19 at 7:54 pm

                      Yes, i think your Green card application has been delayed just because of RFEs.


                    • DGCM
                      DGCM 18 Feb, 19 at 8:01 pm

                      Thanks for the information.


                  • DGCM
                    DGCM 23 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

                    Hi Anil,

                    I recieved an update yesterday. “I just received this message today: ‘On February 21, 2019, we approved your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Receipt Number MSC**********. We will mail your approval notice. Please follow the instructions in the notice.”

                    Does this mean I will not have an interview to go to?
                    Dont get me wrong, I am happy but is this normal?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 23 Feb, 19 at 4:27 pm

                      Looks like they approved it without interview.


                    • DGCM
                      DGCM 25 Feb, 19 at 12:02 pm

                      Hi Anil,
                      So as I stated earlier I received the approval notice on 2/21 and on the same day I received notice the ” New card is being produced.” The the following day, 2/22 i received the approval notice again.

                      Can you help me understand this?

                      Thank you!!


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 1:04 pm

                      I don’t think there is anything to worry about multiple status updates. it seems like something internal is going on.


  132. Jonathan Gomez Guzman
    Jonathan Gomez Guzman 17 Feb, 19 at 1:29 pm

    Hola Anil, como estas, tengo una inquietud. Soy Residente legal permanente y aplique para mi esposa con Fecha de prioridad el 28 de septiembre de 2017, estoy observando la linea de tiempo de espera que hay arriba de esta pagina para California, es que veo dos fechas febrero y agosto, y veo que estan revisando peticiones entre febrero y agosto y aparece que el ultimo caso que se aprobó fue en agosto 11 de 2017. Eso quiere decir que la aprobacion de mi caso cada vez esta mas cerca? Van en agoato ya? Gracias por tu respuesta y te agradezco por el tiempo que te tomas para respodernos a todos. Gracias
    Y una ultima pegunta, es verdad que USCIS revisa redes sociales para saber la legitimidad de los matrimonios porque si es asi, es super genial porque alli basicamente esta todo mi historial de vida con mi esposa. Nuevamente Gracias.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Feb, 19 at 4:22 pm

      Sí, esto significa que la fecha de su caso de procesamiento I-130 puede estar acercándose. Pero tenga en cuenta que es posible que su caso lleve más tiempo que otros.

      Los enemigos de USCIS revisan las redes sociales si tienen sospechas en su solicitud.


  133. Aashi
    Aashi 16 Feb, 19 at 12:57 am

    Hello,I am from India. My husband is green card holder.My receipt date is 22nd September 2017(California service Center).I didn’t get any update yet.when should i expect for an approval?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 16 Feb, 19 at 9:02 am

      You can expect your I-130 approval by Aug 2019 end.


      • Aashi
        Aashi 16 Feb, 19 at 10:22 am

        ok thank you


  134. Rolande Louissaint
    Rolande Louissaint 15 Feb, 19 at 2:19 pm

    hello, Good day

    i am a US citizen, my husband resides in Haiti. My receipt date is September 18th 2018, recently my last update date was changed but not the status of my application. what might be the reason why? when should i expect an approval?


    • Rolande Louissaint
      Rolande Louissaint 15 Feb, 19 at 2:19 pm

      i believe it is the Nebraska processing center.


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 15 Feb, 19 at 4:38 pm

        Nebraksa is processing I-130 applications with a delay of about 5 months at this time.
        As per my estimate, it can take up-to July 2019 for your approval.


        • Rolande Louissaint
          Rolande Louissaint 15 Feb, 19 at 4:49 pm

          Thank you but what about the last update date that was recently updated while the status remains the same.


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 15 Feb, 19 at 4:50 pm

            That is probably just some internal USCIS case update. it may not mean anything.


  135. j ahmed
    j ahmed 14 Feb, 19 at 5:09 pm

    hi how are you? i have apply for me from my mum side i130 alien relative application. receipt date 06 october 2015 my age 26 years ruing now can you tell me please when can i have the approval letter accepting from USCIS. i am from bangladesh and my mum she is green card holder


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Feb, 19 at 5:19 pm

      The person who sponsored you from US is US citizen or green card holder?
      What is your relation to that person? Are your his Brother or sister or what?
      What is your country of birth?


      • j ahmed
        j ahmed 14 Feb, 19 at 5:19 pm

        she is my mum, she is green card holder i am from bangladesh!?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 14 Feb, 19 at 5:38 pm

          Your I130 is pending at which service center?


          • j ahmed
            j ahmed 14 Feb, 19 at 5:47 pm

            California service center!


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 14 Feb, 19 at 7:10 pm

              Assuming you are un-married, your I-130 application should be approved by Dec 2019 end.


              • j ahmed
                j ahmed 14 Feb, 19 at 7:10 pm

                thank you


  136. Marry Ann Gapero-Wong
    Marry Ann Gapero-Wong 14 Feb, 19 at 7:59 pm

    When maybe i will recieve the noa2 for my petition to my wife, since you tell me that my wife’s petition may approve until april 2nd wk 2019? Thank ou


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Feb, 19 at 8:45 pm

      Are you US citizen?
      NOA2 is the approval.


      • Marry Ann Gapero-Wong
        Marry Ann Gapero-Wong 14 Feb, 19 at 9:05 pm

        Yes i am a us citizen.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 15 Feb, 19 at 9:16 am

          You can expect to receive NOA2 by April 2nd week (if that’s what i said earlier for your I-130 approval). I can’t find my earlier message thread.


          • Marry Ann Gapero-Wong
            Marry Ann Gapero-Wong 16 Feb, 19 at 5:44 am

            Thanks a lot.You gave me hope that i will be with my wife since my petition is receipted on sept 12, 2018 nebraska processing center and i am a us citizen and shes from philippines


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 16 Feb, 19 at 9:14 am

              All the best.


      • Marry Ann Gapero-Wong
        Marry Ann Gapero-Wong 14 Feb, 19 at 9:05 pm

        Thank you Anil


  137. Marry Ann Gapero-Wong
    Marry Ann Gapero-Wong 14 Feb, 19 at 4:59 pm

    Good day Anil? What does Raise SR and best case approval mean?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Feb, 19 at 5:09 pm

      “Raise SR” = You can call USCIS and create a service request (SR) to check for your case status.
      Best case approval = The receipt date of the case that was most recently found to be approved by USCIS.


      • Marry Ann Gapero-Wong
        Marry Ann Gapero-Wong 14 Feb, 19 at 7:59 pm

        Thank you


  138. fariha habib
    fariha habib 14 Feb, 19 at 8:03 am

    Hi Anil, how are you doing Sir? i actually have a query regarding the green bar and the red bar an also about the best approval date. it says wait time is 2 year. is it just for the approval or for the whole processing including getting green card? second thing the best approval date is 3rd August. i have applied for my spouse back in 15th August 2017 from California service center. does that mean i can receive an approval shortly? thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Feb, 19 at 9:49 am

      The processing time given above is only for I-130 application approval which is the first step in getting family based green card.
      The Green card processing time starts after your I-130 is approved.

      Yes, the best case approval date is pretty close to your case date. It is possible that you get result within 2-3 months now.


      • fariha habib
        fariha habib 14 Feb, 19 at 1:17 pm

        within 2-3 months…:O i thought it would be maximum a month. as it is already 5th. 15th shouldn’t be too far. im sorry if you find my queries inappropriate.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 14 Feb, 19 at 1:17 pm

          This is just my estimate. It is possible that it gets approved earlier or may take more time.


          • fariha habib
            fariha habib 14 Feb, 19 at 1:17 pm

            i got you. thank you so much.


  139. Sarah
    Sarah 13 Feb, 19 at 3:39 pm

    Hi, I am waiting for NOA2 my receipt date is 25 July 2018. I wonder how long does it take for California service center to respond? Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 13 Feb, 19 at 4:35 pm

      The NOA2 processing time at California service center varies by the relationship of the person with you and the person’s US status.

      Is the sponsor a US citizen or Green card holder?
      Also, what is your relationship with the person who filed your I-130 application?


      • Sarah
        Sarah 13 Feb, 19 at 4:35 pm

        That’s true. He is my husband and he is a green card holder..
        I thought they answer after 6 months that’s why I’m confused.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 13 Feb, 19 at 5:21 pm

          California service center is currently taking an average of 22 months to process I-130 applications filed by Green card holder for their spouse.
          You can expect a decision on or before March 2020 end.


          • Sarah
            Sarah 13 Feb, 19 at 5:40 pm

            Thank you


  140. GM
    GM 13 Feb, 19 at 7:26 am

    I am a US citizen, receipt date is September 18, 2018 for my husband who resides in India. Our 1-130 went to the Nebraska service center. The USCIS website shows 7.5 months to 10 months on approval. Since I am a US citizen would my case be processed on the shorter side of this estimate?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 13 Feb, 19 at 10:13 am

      The I-130 processing is currently taking same amount of time for all types of applications at Nebraska Service Center.
      Once I-130 is approved, your husband can get the Green card within a month as you are a US citizen.


  141. Sam
    Sam 12 Feb, 19 at 8:02 pm

    Hello admin
    got a mail from nvc on December 29 about nvc working with Mumbai (ind) to schedule an interview date but I still didn’t get any mail including interview date . When do I expect this mail and how long should I wait for interview.


  142. Marry Ann Gapero-Wong
    Marry Ann Gapero-Wong 12 Feb, 19 at 5:22 pm

    Hi! I file petition form I-130 for my wife receipted on september 12,2018 and the receipt number starts with LIN 18******and i am not so sure if what service center will process
    I am us citizen from Hawaii.when will be the possible date of interview for my wife she’s from philippines.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 7:23 pm

      You can expect I-130 approval by April 2019 second week.
      Once it is approved, she can expect interview immediately.


      • Marry Ann Gapero-Wong
        Marry Ann Gapero-Wong 12 Feb, 19 at 7:23 pm

        What service center that proccess my wife’s petition?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 7:32 pm

          It should be at Nebraska service center according to your receipt number.


          • Marry Ann Gapero-Wong
            Marry Ann Gapero-Wong 12 Feb, 19 at 7:58 pm

            In the processing table of california service center there is no US citizen filed for spouse only permanent resident?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 13 Feb, 19 at 9:59 am

              California probably does not process US citizen applications.


      • Marry Ann Gapero-Wong
        Marry Ann Gapero-Wong 12 Feb, 19 at 8:02 pm

        Thank u very much


  143. Daniel Zarkhin
    Daniel Zarkhin 12 Feb, 19 at 10:19 pm

    Hi,
    I’m a U.S. citizen and submitted I-130 for my sister in 2010. Petition was approved by California Service Center and forwarded to NVC in August 2014. No decision from NVC since then. Do you know how long it could take?
    Thank you!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 13 Feb, 19 at 10:13 am

      What’s your sister’s age and her country of birth?


      • Daniel Zarkhin
        Daniel Zarkhin 13 Feb, 19 at 11:31 am

        DOB: May 25, 1975
        Country: Ukraine


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 13 Feb, 19 at 12:08 pm

          ok..so your sister’s priority date is somewhere in 2010 (you have not told me the exact date).

          At this time, only people with Priority date on or before 22 June 2005 are getting Green card in brother and Sister category (F4).
          So, your sister has to wait until the Priority date reaches your date in 2010 to get Green card.

          This can take another 5-10 years from now.


  144. Shivi Singh
    Shivi Singh 12 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

    Hi!
    My brother in law who is a green card holder has applied I-130 for my sister. The receipt date is 23rd March2018 and it is at California Service center, so please could you tell us the time taken at present to get the approval.
    Thanking You


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

      California service center is working slow at this time.
      You can expect approval on or before Dec 2019 end.


  145. disqus_JiOBp3TTNy
    disqus_JiOBp3TTNy 12 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

    HI, i’m a green card holder and i applied for spouse I-130 and got confirmation letter on agust 15.2017 from California Service Center. how long is the processing time for approved I-130 ?
    And how long does it take all the process to approve.nvc and interview?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

      You can expect I-130 approval on or before June 29, 2019.
      The NVC and interview will happen based on your spouse’s country of birth and Green card availability after I-130 approval.


      • disqus_JiOBp3TTNy
        disqus_JiOBp3TTNy 12 Feb, 19 at 3:53 pm

        From kosovo


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 3:53 pm

          ok..at this time, the Priority date is 01 DEC 2016 for your spouse. So, when it reaches Aug 15, 2017 and you have your I-130 approval, your spouse will get call for Green card interview (if she is in Kosovo).


          • disqus_JiOBp3TTNy
            disqus_JiOBp3TTNy 12 Feb, 19 at 6:05 pm

            Yess she is in kosovo but how long does it take after approval interview


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 9:10 pm

              Usually, Green card is given within a week of interview unless there is some extra background checking is needed.
              It depends on the interviewer.


              • disqus_JiOBp3TTNy
                disqus_JiOBp3TTNy 12 Feb, 19 at 9:55 pm

                Thank you


      • Alia
        Alia 21 Feb, 19 at 11:38 pm

        HI Anil, My husband lives in US he has citizen ship of USA. he applied for spouse visa petition I-130 in september 2018 and got confirmation letter from home line security. can u please tell me how long does it take all the process to approve.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 3:42 pm

          Which USCIS service center is your I-130 application pending at currently?


          • Alia
            Alia 23 Feb, 19 at 2:55 am

            my husband applied at USIC and now the papers are pending in National visa centre


  146. Sanmeet Shikh
    Sanmeet Shikh 12 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

    US citizen filed AOS(i485, 130, 765, 131) for wife on Oct 25th, 2018. Stays in Los Angeles, CA. However, there is no priority date for US citizen filing for spouse at California Service Center. Why is that the case? Will the case be transferred to some other center? Currently the case receipt shows it is at NBC, mostly for processing 765 and 131.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

      There is no priority date for US citizen’s immediate relative like your wife. The date is always current for them.
      So, as soon as her I130 is approved, she is eligible for getting Green card immediately.


      • Sanmeet Shikh
        Sanmeet Shikh 12 Feb, 19 at 3:53 pm

        I am sorry I mistakenly said priority date. What I meant is CSC does not show the current processing timeline for US citizen filing for spouse. Where as other center do show the processing time for the same. Does that mean CSC does not process cases filed by US citizen for their spouse


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 6:11 pm

          Yes, that’s correct.


  147. Fariha Qaisar
    Fariha Qaisar 12 Feb, 19 at 12:27 pm

    Hi, my sister applied my family in 2011 from california service center and she’s a green card holder. I want to know how long is the processing time for approved I-130?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

      2011? Are you sure you are talking about I-130 application filed in 2011 or the green card waiting?
      What country is your family from?


      • Fariha Qaisar
        Fariha Qaisar 12 Feb, 19 at 4:04 pm

        I’m living in Pakistan and waiting for my immigration visa..
        My sister sponsered me and my family(husband and children’s) in 2011… I want to know how long is the processing time?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 4:04 pm

          Is your I-130 approved?
          What is your age? Looks like you are stuck due to the visa bulletin dates.


  148. Djilali sad
    Djilali sad 11 Feb, 19 at 8:04 am

    I want know how long to get the approval.


  149. Djilali sad
    Djilali sad 11 Feb, 19 at 8:04 am

    Hi, imI a green card holder and I filed the i130 for my wife on April 13 2018


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

      Which service center did you file you application at? What is your wife’s country of birth?


      • Djilali Sadchaouche
        Djilali Sadchaouche 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

        At the Californian service center she is algerian


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 3:53 pm

          ok..at this time, the Priority date is 01 DEC 2016 for your spouse. So, when it reaches Aug 13, 2018 and you have your I-130 approval, your spouse will get call for Green card interview.


          • Djilali Sadchaouche
            Djilali Sadchaouche 12 Feb, 19 at 3:54 pm

            Wait, im a green card holder and I filed for my spouse an April 13 2018, at the California service center, she is from algeria.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 3:54 pm

              Yes, the time that i shared is keeping in mind that you are green card holder.


              • Djilali Sadchaouche
                Djilali Sadchaouche 12 Feb, 19 at 3:54 pm

                Thank you.


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 4:03 pm

                  You are welcome. Let me know if you need more information.
                  Do share the website with your friends if you think it is useful.


  150. Djilali sad
    Djilali sad 11 Feb, 19 at 8:04 am

    And the visa for her, thank you.


  151. Djilali Sadchaouche
    Djilali Sadchaouche 11 Feb, 19 at 8:04 am

    California service center.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

      You can expect approval on or before Dec 13, 2019. California service center is taking long time to process I130 applications at this time.


      • Djilali Sadchaouche
        Djilali Sadchaouche 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

        What about the visa?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 3:53 pm

          Do you mean the Green Card?
          Green card will come after your I-130 is approved and if your priority date is current based on spouse’s country of birth.


      • Djilali Sadchaouche
        Djilali Sadchaouche 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

        Thank you, anil.


  152. Usman ali
    Usman ali 9 Feb, 19 at 10:27 am

    HI, i’m a green card holder and i applied for spouse I-130 and got confirmation letter on Oct 17,2018 from California Service Center. how long is the processing time for I-130 of Pakistan?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 2:09 pm

      I-130 processing is not based on country but the relationship.
      At this time, California service center is taking about 2 years to approve I-130 application for your case.
      You can expect approval by July 2020.

      The country comes into picture after I-130 is approved to find the ‘current priority date’.


      • Usman ali
        Usman ali 10 Feb, 19 at 12:25 pm

        can green card holders apply for I-129 for Fiance? and also how can i check if i’m eligible for citizen ? i have traveled out of USA.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 11 Feb, 19 at 8:04 am

          I-129 is for employment based work US visa. If you are giving employment, then, yes, you can file I-129.
          You will have to submit your business documents and a valid reason as to why you need a worker from outside USA.

          The requirements are very strict for I-129 filing.

          For citizenship you have to a Green card holder for at-least 5 years. Not sure what you mean by ‘I have traveled outside USA’. Do you mean you are currently outside USA?


  153. Jonathan Gomez
    Jonathan Gomez 9 Feb, 19 at 10:27 am

    Buenas noches me llamo jonathan y poseo tarjeta verde de residencia, aplique para mi esposa en septiembre de 2017, la i130 esta en california service center, ella es de colombia. Cuanto tiempo falta para recibir la aprobacion? Muchas gracias


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 2:09 pm

      Usted puede esperar la aprobación en o antes de finales de agosto de 2019. Actualmente, se está demorando cerca de 2 años en obtener la aprobación I130 para las aplicaciones I-130. Déjeme saber si usted necesita más información.


      • Jonathan Gomez Guzman
        Jonathan Gomez Guzman 10 Feb, 19 at 12:25 pm

        Despues de aprobada la peticion que tiempo toma ella en tener su cita en el consulado y estar aca en los estados unidos?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 11 Feb, 19 at 8:04 am

          En este momento, el boletín de visas está vigente para las solicitudes con fecha de prioridad 1 de diciembre de 2016, lo que significa que las solicitudes presentadas antes del 1 de diciembre de 2016 están recibiendo la Tarjeta Verde en este momento.
          Su fecha de prioridad se conocerá una vez que se apruebe su I-130.


          • Jonathan Gomez
            Jonathan Gomez 11 Feb, 19 at 8:11 am

            Una ultima pregunta y disculpa que te moleste, la fecha de prioridad me aparece en la parte de arriba del recibo que me llego cuando presente la solicitud, ahi dice ” Priority Date ” September 28 2017. De casualidad es esa?
            Gracias


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

              Si eso es correcto. Su fecha de prioridad es el 28 de septiembre de 2017.


  154. Armando Lopez
    Armando Lopez 9 Feb, 19 at 10:27 am

    Us citizen filled for wife i130 priority date August 18 2018 texas service senter wife is from mexico when should i130 be processed through?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 2:09 pm

      You can expect approval on or before April 2019 first week.


      • Armando Lopez
        Armando Lopez 10 Feb, 19 at 12:25 pm

        What does the green bar that has June 1 – august 21 mean?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 11 Feb, 19 at 8:04 am

          It means that USCIS is currently processing cases filed between these two dates as per AM2Tech’s estimate.


  155. Jean Paul Diaz Cardenas
    Jean Paul Diaz Cardenas 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

    Hi Anil.

    Yesterday, the best case approval for permanent resident filing for a spouse (california center) was August 20 of 2017, but today it shown as July 13 of 2017.

    What happened?

    Thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:11 am

      We fixed the data.
      Sometimes people just add their case marking it as ‘approved’ but when our service verifies it and finds it not approved, it fixes the record.

      Since all data is user driven, we have to clean it very carefully.


  156. RoneX
    RoneX 5 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

    Hi admin i received my i 130 notice date august 15, 2018 California service center. when can i expect the approval?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      What category has the application been filed in?
      Is the person who sponsored green card holder or US citizen?
      What’s the age and relationship of the person with the sponsor?


      • RoneX
        RoneX 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

        im green card holder i filled I-130 for my wife 35 years old in Philippines


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:10 am

          At this time, it is taking approximately 16 months to get approval from California service center.
          I am afraid you have to wait for another 1 year at this time.


          • RoneX
            RoneX 9 Feb, 19 at 10:11 am

            OK thank you so much


  157. RG
    RG 5 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

    Case receipt date for my Spouse (Filled for her as a Citizen) is 29th November 2018. When can i expect the I-130 approval?


    • RG
      RG 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      Texas center


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:11 am

        You can expect the approval on or before June 3rd week.


        • RG
          RG 9 Feb, 19 at 10:27 am

          Thank you so much. One more thing as I can see the best approval date in Texas in 21st august 2018 and my receipt date is 29th November 2018, Can expect best approval for my case too? Thanks in advance.


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 2:09 pm

            If you get lucky, you may get result as fast as ‘best case’.
            But, usually, it is better to go by average processing time.


  158. Fariha
    Fariha 5 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

    Hi admin, I have applied for my spouse back in 2017 in August. after that i just got the acceptance letter. how long do i need to wait more to get the approval and all other processing? its been already 1 year 5 months. i am a green card holder. thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      I assume you are talking about I-130 application has been pending with USCIS.
      Do you know which service center is it?
      Or you have the receipt number?


      • fariha habib
        fariha habib 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

        yes it is California service center.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:10 am

          I think you will get result on or before May 30, 2019


          • fariha habib
            fariha habib 9 Feb, 19 at 10:11 am

            Thank you so much for your prompt reply. One last question total duration like when will all the processing be over? like when he can move here permanantly with immigration visa?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:41 am

              Processing after I-130 approval will take more time based on the priority date for you country.
              Which country is your spouse in right now? I mean country of birth.


              • fariha habib
                fariha habib 9 Feb, 19 at 10:41 am

                Bangladesh.


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 10 Feb, 19 at 12:25 pm

                  The current priority date is 01 DEC 16 for your spouse case.
                  Once your I130 is approved, you should watch this date to see if you qualify. Until this date is current for your case, you will not get the Green Card.


  159. Brandon
    Brandon 5 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

    Hi – Can I download csv data that shows which Priority Dates are being processed between January 1, 2019, and present date?

    Thank you


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:41 am

      No. We do not have the option of downloading data


      • Brandon
        Brandon 9 Feb, 19 at 2:09 pm

        Ok. Do you record the data? I am curious to know the processing dates as od 1/1/2019, 1/10/2019, 1/20/2019, 1/30/2019.

        Brandon


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 10 Feb, 19 at 12:25 pm

          The data is collected from various forums where users share it including the above ”add and compare’.
          So, it is possible that user shared wrong receipt date for their case.


      • Brandon
        Brandon 12 Feb, 19 at 8:11 pm

        Ok, thank you. When do you predict a priority date of 1/11/2019 will be processed? Thank you.


  160. Sam
    Sam 5 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

    got a mail from nvc on December 29 about nvc working with Mumbai (ind) to schedule an interview date but I still didn’t get any mail including interview date . When do I expect this mail and how long should I wait for interview. my Priority date is 27 feb 2017


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:28 am

      You will get it soon. Don’t worry. Normally, it is within a month but there could be delays due to government shutdown.


      • Sam
        Sam 9 Feb, 19 at 2:09 pm

        How long ? Can I get within 1 month on more ?


      • Sam
        Sam 10 Feb, 19 at 12:25 pm

        And one more that I get visa call only after my date mention in visa Bulletin?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 11 Feb, 19 at 8:11 am

          Yes, you can only get call if your PD is current in the visa bulletin.

          What is your country of birth and what’s your priority date?


          • Sam
            Sam 11 Feb, 19 at 1:49 pm

            India and 27 February 2017 is my Pd


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

              Is your priority date current based on the sponsor category and your relationship and age?


              • Sam
                Sam 12 Feb, 19 at 3:50 pm

                I don’t know that is my pd is current or not ..my husband is green card .will you plz check weather my Pd is current or not


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 9:14 pm

                  Current Indian PD is 1 dec 2016 for F2A category.
                  When the PD date reaches 27 feb 2017, then you will get call for interview.


      • Alia
        Alia 23 Feb, 19 at 2:55 am

        hi anil my husband is US citizen he applied for me in september 2018 I-130 petition. the documents are approved from home line security now the status is that the documents are in NYC national visa centre. so can you please tell me how much time it will take now?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 23 Feb, 19 at 5:38 am

          Which USCIS service center is it?
          Check your USCIS receipt number’s first 3 letters to know the center name.


          • Alia
            Alia 23 Feb, 19 at 1:10 pm

            texas service centre


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 23 Feb, 19 at 4:13 pm

              You can expect you I-130 approval in another 3 months. All the best.


  161. daria
    daria 5 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

    Hi,
    We applied for our petition (CR1- US Citizen) on December 12th and our receipt date is December 14th at Texas Service Center. When will we get our noa2 approx. ? Thanks.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 5 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

      You can expect approval of I-130 by July 2019 first week.


  162. Rupamani Narine
    Rupamani Narine 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

    My priority date is July 27, 2017, when can I expect my approval for I-130? F2a category, California center, I’m from Guyana.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

      You can expect approval in another 4 months from now.


      • Rupamani Narine
        Rupamani Narine 9 Feb, 19 at 10:02 am

        But the best case approval is July 30,2017, that’s after my date which is July 27,2017


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:12 am

          If you get lucky, you may get approval earlier as the best case.
          I just told you the average case processing time estimate.


      • Rupamani Narine
        Rupamani Narine 9 Feb, 19 at 10:02 am

        Has anyone got approval as ur best case approval?


  163. Jimmy
    Jimmy 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

    Hi admin,
    Hope you are doing well.
    Just want to know on which forum you have see that the i-130 for July 5, 18 has been approved by nebrask service center . Can you please share the forum ?
    Thank


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

      We cannot share the forum data.


      • Jimmy
        Jimmy 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

        Are u sure that at Nebraska service center they are processing petion i-130 from April 13 ,2018 to 6 July,2018 because the USCIS said the receipt date is April 12, 2018 ?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:02 am

          Not all applications are processing between the time frame. Some applications get delayed too.
          We have just shared the best case approval that was found.


  164. Navid Mashhadi
    Navid Mashhadi 28 Jan, 19 at 8:51 pm

    Hi Anil,
    How long is the procedure if i apply green card for my siblings Next week? i will apply to Texas center. (Indian citizen)


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Jan, 19 at 8:51 pm

      It depends on category your siblings fall in and your own US citizenship status.
      Your siblings age also matters.


      • nazia usman
        nazia usman 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

        my age is 37 yrs married with kids elder one is 7yrs .I am from pakistan.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:11 am

          It will take more than 11 years for you to get Green card if your brother files it in Jan 2019 as per current trend.


          • nazia usman
            nazia usman 9 Feb, 19 at 10:42 am

            ooh any other way to take 5 or 6 yrs its too 11 yrs .U have any advise ?
            thanks


            • nazia usman
              nazia usman 9 Feb, 19 at 10:42 am

              Kindly tell me when we get the approvel email after pepers file?
              .


              • Anil Gupta
                Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 2:10 pm

                Which service center has your application been filed at?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:42 am

              I don’t think there is any other way due to your age category (greater than 21).

              All the best.


  165. nazia usman
    nazia usman 28 Jan, 19 at 8:51 pm

    hi Anil ,
    please guide us how many years waiting for sibling base immigration my brother is a USA passport holder .If he file case in jan 2019 .please reply .


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      What is your age and marital status? The processing time varies by your age and marital status.


  166. Nusrat Jahan
    Nusrat Jahan 28 Jan, 19 at 8:51 pm

    I’m from Bangladesh. I applied for my spouse as a citizen. My I-130 receipt date is September 30, 2018 has been approved by Texas service center. Please let me know when it can be approved by USCIS?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      I don’t understand your question correctly.
      If your application is approved by Texas service center, then it means that it is approved by USCIS.

      Is you spouse already in USA or outside USA?


      • Nusrat Jahan
        Nusrat Jahan 9 Feb, 19 at 10:11 am

        I’m from Bangladesh. I applied for my spouse as a citizen. My I-130 receipt date is September 30, 2018. It is in Texas service center. Please let me know when it can be approved by USCIS?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:42 am

          Why are you writing the same thing again?
          Did you read what i asked you as a follow up question?

          I cannot answer unless you answer the question that i asked.


          • Nusrat Jahan
            Nusrat Jahan 9 Feb, 19 at 2:10 pm

            Sorry for that. My spouse is outside USA.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 10 Feb, 19 at 12:26 pm

              Your spouse should get it within one month.


              • Nusrat Jahan
                Nusrat Jahan 11 Feb, 19 at 8:12 am

                Thank you very much


                • Nusrat Jahan
                  Nusrat Jahan 11 Feb, 19 at 1:50 pm

                  Yesterday I saw my best case approval was 4 months 15 days, today it is 5 months 19 days. On yesterday’s report you told “Your spouse should get it within one month”. What about today?


                  • Anil Gupta
                    Anil Gupta 11 Feb, 19 at 1:50 pm

                    Did you not say that your I130 is approved by USCIS already?

                    The above dates are for processing time of I130 application.

                    Once I130 is approved, you have to be contacted by USCIS in your country (where spouse is) for Green card immigration stamp if your priority date is current.
                    That’s why I told you 1 month.


                    • Nusrat Jahan
                      Nusrat Jahan 11 Feb, 19 at 1:51 pm

                      I mistakenly wrote that. 4 months have been passed from my receipt date. If the best case date doesn’t get reduced then It’s 2 months right


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 12:29 pm

                      Best case date is for application that has been most recently approved.
                      It does not mean that your case will be aprappro by that date too.

                      If you get lucky, then it is possible that you also get result by ‘best case’ date but it’s not guaranteed.

                      Most cases are resolved with average time and you should look at the ‘raise SR’ date.


                    • Nusrat Jahan
                      Nusrat Jahan 12 Feb, 19 at 3:50 pm

                      I got the receipt letter after 5 days of filing. can it become best case?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 6:59 pm

                      Receipt letter speed does not guarantee the best case.
                      It is your luck that matters. If your case gets approved faster than others, then yes, you can be the best case.


                    • Nusrat Jahan
                      Nusrat Jahan 12 Feb, 19 at 7:41 pm

                      As you know I am a citizen. My Bangladeshi spouse’s I-130 receipt date is September 30, 2018 at Texas service center. Please let me know when it can be approved by USCIS?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 8:06 pm

                      I think that your I-130 will be approved by June 2019 second week.


                    • Nusrat Jahan
                      Nusrat Jahan 12 Feb, 19 at 9:28 pm

                      That means this is not best case. It is raise sr right


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 9:45 pm

                      Ya..very few cases are processed that early and become best case.


                    • Nusrat Jahan
                      Nusrat Jahan 20 Feb, 19 at 8:44 pm

                      Why does date goes back and forth. for example today’s texas date is 16 sept. yesterday it was 15 sep. day before yesterday it was 17 sep.


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 20 Feb, 19 at 9:07 pm

                      Sometimes, users just share the wrong date and system corrects it automatically. That’s why sometimes dates move back.


                    • Nusrat Jahan
                      Nusrat Jahan 27 Feb, 19 at 2:47 pm

                      When will you publish next best case numbers?
                      My Bangladeshi spouse’s I-130 receipt date is September 28, 2018 at Texas service center. Please let me know when it can be approved by USCIS? Can it become a best case?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 4:27 pm

                      The page is updated every 3 hours and shows the best dates that it could find.

                      Earlier you mentioned that receipt date is Sep 30, 2018 and i did answer your query with my estimates.


                    • Nusrat Jahan
                      Nusrat Jahan 27 Feb, 19 at 4:27 pm

                      Sorry I said wrong without seeing the paper


                    • Nusrat Jahan
                      Nusrat Jahan 28 Feb, 19 at 6:48 pm

                      You did answer but now Citizen spouse’s best case date in Texas is 21 Jun- Oct 1 which is into my case date. That’s why I want to know can it become best case?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 28 Feb, 19 at 6:48 pm

                      If you get lucky, your case may become the best case. Anyone’s case can be approved the earliest and be the fastest to get approved.


                    • Nusrat Jahan
                      Nusrat Jahan 3 Mar, 19 at 12:43 am

                      Would you please tell me when will you publish best case results?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 11:38 am

                      Best case results are already shown above. It updates every 3 hours.


  167. Rupamani Narine
    Rupamani Narine 14 Jan, 19 at 9:47 am

    How long after approval for I-130 for spouse permanent resident, do I expect my interview for the permanent?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Jan, 19 at 10:05 am

      The interview date varies with each service center.


      • Rupamani Narine
        Rupamani Narine 9 Feb, 19 at 10:03 am

        California center I’m at


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:13 am

          I think it is 8-9 months at this time.


          • Rupamani Narine
            Rupamani Narine 9 Feb, 19 at 10:44 am

            That long? As I see approval is 1 year 6 months and final date is 24 months so how can it take 8-9 months for interview?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 10 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

              These timings are for i130 approval and not interview.


  168. Rupamani Narine
    Rupamani Narine 14 Jan, 19 at 9:47 am

    From where do u get these best case approval?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Jan, 19 at 10:04 am

      Data is collected by using data from various user driven tracker forums.


  169. Jean Cárdenas
    Jean Cárdenas 14 Jan, 19 at 9:47 am

    I have filed an I-130 (F2A category) with priority date of 19-jan-2018. Am I close to receive approval? With this approval can I start the next steps (DS-260 and others)?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Jan, 19 at 10:04 am

      Which service center has it been applied to? And which country are you from?


      • Jean Cárdenas
        Jean Cárdenas 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

        California. I’m from Colombia, but currently living in Brazil. Thanks.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:02 am

          You case will take another 7-8 months to reach a result.


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