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. 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.


  2. Kathy
    Kathy 1 Mar, 19 at 6:32 pm

    Hello, my priority date is July 16 2013 category f2b in vermont service center, how much time do you think I will receive the approval letter. Thank you


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 Mar, 19 at 6:32 pm

      You can expect your I-130 approval in F2B category by April 2020 end.


      • Kathy
        Kathy 1 Mar, 19 at 6:52 pm

        Thank you so much for responding so quickly I appreciate your help. Best wishes for you.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.




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