i130 Processing Time for Spouse, Parents, Brother 2020

Updated  10 Feb, 20
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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.

CALIFORNIAFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 23 Nov, 18
Approved in 1 year
08 Jul, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 5 month
U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 22 Dec, 15
Approved in 3 year 12 month
06 Oct, 14
Slowest case approval in 5 year 2 month
Permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 22 Sep, 15
Approved in 4 year 2 month
24 Jun, 14
Slowest case approval in 5 year 5 month
U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 23 Jul, 12
Approved in 7 year 4 month
28 May, 10
Slowest case approval in 9 year 6 month
U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 22 Aug, 11
Approved in 8 year 3 month
11 Mar, 09
Slowest case approval in 10 year 9 month


VERMONTFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 22 Jan, 19
Approved in 10 month 28 days
03 Sep, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 3 month
U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 24 Dec, 18
Approved in 11 month 27 days
16 Aug, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 4 month
U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 21 May, 13
Approved in 6 year 7 month
13 Jun, 11
Slowest case approval in 8 year 6 month
Permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 23 Sep, 13
Approved in 6 year 2 month
15 Nov, 11
Slowest case approval in 8 year 1 month
U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 20 Nov, 12
Approved in 7 year
16 Nov, 10
Slowest case approval in 9 year 1 month
U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 20 Jan, 12
Approved in 7 year 11 month
20 Oct, 09
Slowest case approval in 10 year 1 month


TEXASFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 22 Aug, 19
Approved in 3 month 26 days
21 May, 19
Slowest case approval in 6 month 29 days
U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 24 May, 19
Approved in 6 month 26 days
01 Feb, 19
Slowest case approval in 10 month 18 days
U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 23 May, 19
Approved in 6 month 27 days
01 Feb, 19
Slowest case approval in 10 month 18 days
Permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 20 Aug, 19
Approved in 3 month 28 days
21 May, 19
Slowest case approval in 6 month 29 days
U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 22 May, 19
Approved in 6 month 28 days
01 Feb, 19
Slowest case approval in 10 month 18 days
U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 23 May, 19
Approved in 6 month 27 days
01 Feb, 19
Slowest case approval in 10 month 18 days


NEBRASKAFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 24 May, 18
Approved in 1 year 6 month
07 Nov, 17
Slowest case approval in 2 year 1 month
U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 22 Jan, 19
Approved in 10 month 28 days
18 Sep, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 2 month
U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 22 Jan, 19
Approved in 10 month 28 days
18 Sep, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 2 month
Permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 23 May, 18
Approved in 1 year 6 month
07 Nov, 17
Slowest case approval in 2 year 1 month
U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 22 Jan, 19
Approved in 10 month 28 days
18 Sep, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 2 month
U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 23 Jan, 19
Approved in 10 month 27 days
18 Sep, 18
Slowest case approval in 1 year 2 month


POTOMACFastest Approved CaseRaise USCIS SR Date
Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21Receipt: 26 Mar, 18
Approved in 1 year 8 month
31 Aug, 17
Slowest case approval in 2 year 3 month
U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Receipt: 24 May, 19
Approved in 6 month 26 days
18 Mar, 19
Slowest case approval in 9 month 3 days
U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 21 May, 19
Approved in 6 month 29 days
18 Mar, 19
Slowest case approval in 9 month 3 days
Permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21Receipt: 26 Mar, 18
Approved in 1 year 8 month
31 Aug, 17
Slowest case approval in 2 year 3 month
U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21Receipt: 24 May, 19
Approved in 6 month 26 days
18 Mar, 19
Slowest case approval in 9 month 3 days
U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sisterReceipt: 21 May, 19
Approved in 6 month 29 days
18 Mar, 19
Slowest case approval in 9 month 3 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.

 

 


USA USCIS Processing Time
 



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.


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  787 Useful Questions & Answers

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

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


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

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


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

        Ok thank you can you please give me a estimate


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

      Please use the time given above to estimate.


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

      Hi Marcell,

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

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

      Thank you


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

        Thank you, Jimmy. I just sent a request.


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

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


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

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


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


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

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


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

      Please use the data above to estimate yourself.




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