i130 Processing Time for Spouse, Parents, Brother 2020

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  By Am22tech    Updated  9 Jul, 20



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 a minimum of 1 year.


VERMONTFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 11 Mar, 19
Approved in 1 year 4 month
16 Nov, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 7 month
u.s. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 09 Nov, 18
Approved in 1 year 8 month
14 Jun, 18
Slowest case approval in 2 year
u.s. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 11 Jul, 16
Approved in 3 year 12 month
22 May, 15
Slowest case approval in 5 year 1 month
permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 09 Feb, 16
Approved in 4 year 5 month
24 Oct, 14
Slowest case approval in 5 year 8 month
u.s. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 09 Sep, 13
Approved in 6 year 10 month
01 Oct, 11
Slowest case approval in 8 year 9 month
u.s. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 06 Jan, 20
Approved in 6 month 5 days
09 Aug, 09
Slowest case approval in 10 year 11 month


NEBRASKAFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 09 Jan, 19
Approved in 1 year 6 month
29 Jul, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 11 month
u.s. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 09 Sep, 19
Approved in 10 month 4 days
06 Jun, 19
Slowest case approval in 1 year 1 month
u.s. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 09 Sep, 19
Approved in 10 month 4 days
06 Jun, 19
Slowest case approval in 1 year 1 month
permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 09 Jan, 19
Approved in 1 year 6 month
29 Jul, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 11 month
u.s. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 09 Sep, 19
Approved in 10 month 4 days
06 Jun, 19
Slowest case approval in 1 year 1 month
u.s. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 09 Sep, 19
Approved in 10 month 4 days
06 Jun, 19
Slowest case approval in 1 year 1 month


TEXASFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 09 Mar, 20
Approved in 4 month 2 days
12 Dec, 19
Slowest case approval in 7 month
u.s. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 09 Jan, 20
Approved in 6 month 2 days
18 Nov, 19
Slowest case approval in 7 month 24 days
u.s. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 09 Jan, 20
Approved in 6 month 2 days
18 Nov, 19
Slowest case approval in 7 month 24 days
permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 09 Mar, 20
Approved in 4 month 2 days
12 Dec, 19
Slowest case approval in 7 month
u.s. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 09 Jan, 20
Approved in 6 month 2 days
18 Nov, 19
Slowest case approval in 7 month 24 days
u.s. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 16 Jan, 20
Approved in 5 month 25 days
18 Nov, 19
Slowest case approval in 7 month 24 days


CALIFORNIAFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 09 Sep, 19
Approved in 10 month 4 days
06 Jun, 19
Slowest case approval in 1 year 1 month
u.s. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 09 Feb, 18
Approved in 2 year 5 month
07 Jun, 17
Slowest case approval in 3 year 1 month
permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 09 May, 16
Approved in 4 year 2 month
04 Feb, 15
Slowest case approval in 5 year 5 month
u.s. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 09 Oct, 12
Approved in 7 year 9 month
21 Jun, 10
Slowest case approval in 10 year
u.s. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 17 Oct, 11
Approved in 8 year 8 month
04 Jan, 09
Slowest case approval in 11 year 6 month


POTOMACFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 09 Oct, 19
Approved in 9 month 4 days
26 Jul, 19
Slowest case approval in 11 month 19 days
u.s. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 09 Dec, 19
Approved in 7 month 3 days
13 Oct, 19
Slowest case approval in 9 month
u.s. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 09 Oct, 19
Approved in 9 month 4 days
26 Jul, 19
Slowest case approval in 11 month 19 days
permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 09 Oct, 19
Approved in 9 month 4 days
26 Jul, 19
Slowest case approval in 11 month 19 days
u.s. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 09 Oct, 19
Approved in 9 month 4 days
26 Jul, 19
Slowest case approval in 11 month 19 days
u.s. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 18 Nov, 19
Approved in 7 month 24 days
26 Jul, 19
Slowest case approval in 11 month 19 days





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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
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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
What is next step after I-130 has been filed?

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

#1 Family Member is Inside the U.S.
A waitlist is created with priority date cut-off and USCIS announces current cut-off dates in monthly Visa Bulletin. If you are in the US at the time of your date getting current, you will file an 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.

Can I file Diversity Green Card while I130 is 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.

What is 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.



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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. vickaheer
    vickaheer

    I got my case approved in 2014 and still waiting for visa approval. How much time does it gonna take?


  4. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @vickaheer

    You want me to guess your case details?


  5. vickaheer
    vickaheer

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


  6. hnjoshi
    hnjoshi

    @Anil.Gupta As per you how long it takes for spouse of USC to get visa interview date after documents have been qualified?

    The website shows the table format for this but it does not clarify on spouse of USC or brother or sister.


  7. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @hnjoshi

    The time is same for all cases handled by NVC.


  8. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Sorry @Xhei_Ndoj

    I do not share any individual case estimates at this time.


  9. Nida_Qureshi
    Nida_Qureshi

    Hi @Anil.Gupta just curious, are these processing times for I 130 accurate coz in the USCIS processing time website it is showing current receipt date as of November 30, 2018 for Nebraska service center. I am confused which one is right…? Please help me out


  10. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    This data is collected based on various forums where users share their case details. The data shown on am22tech shows you both best case date and worst case date.

    USCIS shows you the date which is probably the oldest case’s receipt date.


  11. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Sorry, I do not estimate individual cases.


  12. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Application submitted via online cuts down the data entry and mailing time. That’s it. After that, both mail and online application would take same amount of time.


  13. hnjoshi
    hnjoshi

    Just wanted to share my case timeline:
    Spouse of a USC filing I-130:

    Case Priority Date May 10, 2019

    • Got notified via mail in about 7 days
    • Updated on egov.uscis.gov/casestatus on May 15, 2019
    • Case went to Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

    Case Transferred to Another Office on Feb 28, 2010 - 294 days

    • Got notified via text at 9:00AM
    • Got notified via email at 9:01AM
    • Didn’t get notice of transfer due to COVID-19
    • Send an e-request for transfer notice, still didn’t arrive
    • Called USCIS 800-375-5283 (press: 1122), transferred to Texas Service Center (TSC)

    Case approved on May 1, 2020 - 63 days

    • Got response of SR on May 4, 2020 at 10:36AM that it was approved on May 1, 2020
    • Got TEXT notification on May 4, 2020 at 1:00PM afternoon
    • Got EMAIL notification on May 4, 2020 at 1:02PM afternoon


  14. hnjoshi
    hnjoshi

    @Anil.Gupta When I filled I-130 Application for spouse, we used maiden name as per passport. After filing, my spouse got new passport with my last name.
    Currently our I-130 is already approved and on its way to NVC.
    Do we need to notify NVC of the name change?
    Shall we fill out upcoming forms with new name?
    Do we need to submit any affidavit for name change?
    Any insight or suggestion on this would be very helpful.


  15. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    It is better to inform. The new passport and the marriage certificate are sufficient proofs.


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