i130 Processing Time for Spouse, Parents, Brother 2019

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  By Anil Gupta - Updated on  23 May, 19
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Current i130 green card for-family processing time
Current i130 green card for-family processing time

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

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

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NumberReceiptStatus
Pending  Approved  RFE,   Denied  Your case  Verified Status 

CALIFORNIAApproved Case Receipt DateUSCIS Service Request
Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 2130 Dec, 17
1 year 4 month
01 Jun, 17
1 year 11 month
U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 2130 Jul, 16
2 year 9 month
04 Sep, 15
3 year 8 month
Permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 2129 Sep, 15
3 year 7 month
09 Aug, 14
4 year 9 month
U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 2127 Aug, 12
6 year 9 month
04 Aug, 10
8 year 9 month
U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister29 Aug, 11
7 year 8 month
17 May, 09
10 year
Updated: 16:36 CST Next Update: 19:36 CST


VERMONTApproved Case Receipt DateUSCIS Service Request
Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 2128 Jan, 19
3 month 25 days
25 Oct, 18
7 month
U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 2127 Jan, 19
3 month 26 days
25 Oct, 18
7 month
U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 2128 Apr, 13
6 year
05 Jul, 11
7 year 10 month
Permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 2126 Apr, 13
6 year
05 Jul, 11
7 year 10 month
U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 2128 Dec, 12
6 year 4 month
22 Jan, 11
8 year 4 month
U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister29 Feb, 12
7 year 2 month
27 Dec, 09
9 year 4 month
Updated: 16:36 CST Next Update: 19:36 CST


TEXASApproved Case Receipt DateUSCIS Service Request
Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 2129 Jan, 19
3 month 24 days
25 Oct, 18
7 month
U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 2129 Dec, 18
4 month 25 days
23 Sep, 18
8 month 2 days
U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 2129 Dec, 18
4 month 25 days
23 Sep, 18
8 month 2 days
Permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 2126 Jan, 19
3 month 27 days
25 Oct, 18
7 month
U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 2127 Dec, 18
4 month 27 days
23 Sep, 18
8 month 2 days
U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister30 Dec, 18
4 month 24 days
23 Sep, 18
8 month 2 days
Updated: 16:36 CST Next Update: 19:36 CST


NEBRASKAApproved Case Receipt DateUSCIS Service Request
Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 2129 Oct, 18
6 month 26 days
09 Aug, 18
9 month 17 days
U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 2128 Oct, 18
6 month 27 days
09 Aug, 18
9 month 17 days
U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 2127 Oct, 18
6 month 28 days
09 Aug, 18
9 month 17 days
Permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 2127 Oct, 18
6 month 28 days
09 Aug, 18
9 month 17 days
U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 2129 Oct, 18
6 month 26 days
09 Aug, 18
9 month 17 days
U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister30 Oct, 18
6 month 25 days
09 Aug, 18
9 month 17 days
Updated: 16:36 CST Next Update: 19:36 CST


POTOMACApproved Case Receipt DateUSCIS Service Request
U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 2130 Oct, 18
6 month 25 days
19 Jul, 18
10 month 8 days
Updated: 16:36 CST Next Update: 19:36 CST



I-130 Sponsor Family for a Green Card

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

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

Family Green Processing Time

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

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

 

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USCIS Outside Normal Processing Time

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

Next Step after I-130 is filed?

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

#1 Family Member is Inside the U.S.

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

#2 Family Member is Outside the U.S.

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

File Diversity Visa Green Card – I130 pending

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

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

 





Recent discussion on forum

  1. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @Mujahed
    You can expect I130 approval for your son by March 2021.


  2. abdul_ghafar
    abdul_ghafar

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


  3. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

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

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


  4. Bhatt
    Bhatt

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


  5. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @Bhatt

    You have to wait till the ‘USCIS service date’. The best case approval date only indicates that some cases have been approved till that date.

    Your case may or may not be approved with same speed.


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  821 Useful Questions & Answers

  1. Francisca Sam
    Francisca Sam 11 Mar, 19 at 5:32 am

    Hi. Am Franca from Ghana my husband is US citizen and has filed form i130 for me on November 26, 2018. When should we expect to be approved?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 8:13 am

      Hi Franka,
      You can expect your I-130 approval by June 2019 third week end from Texas service center.


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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


  5. 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?


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. Sima
    Sima 7 Mar, 19 at 1:16 pm

    Hi admin …why they are not giving visa call for December? Is there any problem in nvc ? Does it affect the upcoming visa Bulletin date


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

      I am not aware of any problem at NVC at this time.


  10. Marina Arkad
    Marina Arkad 7 Mar, 19 at 1:04 pm

    Hi I see you list here best case approval. Where do you base that information on.


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

      Its mentioned in above article on how we collect data. Please read.




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