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is it true that processing times have changed??

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i don't know if its true or not but has the processing times changed for US citizens filing for brother and sisters upto 4 yrs. right now it says USCIS is processing 2006 cases under california service center but under vermont service center it says it takes 5 months????

what happened to all the processing times all of a sudden? it was 10 yrs b4 and now 4 yrs??? i''m surprised.

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i don't know if its true or not but has the processing times changed for US citizens filing for brother and sisters upto 4 yrs. right now it says USCIS is processing 2006 cases under california service center but under vermont service center it says it takes 5 months????

what happened to all the processing times all of a sudden? it was 10 yrs b4 and now 4 yrs??? i''m surprised.

1. You're looking at wrong data set - USCIS may be done with the application (approved) but 2. the NVC is the one assigning available visa numbers. You want to look at the visa bulletin on state.gov webpage. Current processing time is around 8,5 years for most countries except Mexico and Philippines.

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i am looking at the state website and it says the following:

https://egov.uscis.g...TimesDisplay.do

U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister September 1, 2006

Again, looking at USCIS website - what you linked is NOT state website - does not get you any faster to the visa number...

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This is the link to the Jan 2011 visa bulletin. A sibling of a US citizen is category F4 and they are currently assigning visa numbers for case with a priority date of Jan 2002. So the current wait is about 8 years. This is subject to change each month. If your priority date is Sept 2006 you still have about 4 1/2 years until a visa number becomes available.

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This is the link to the Jan 2011 visa bulletin. A sibling of a US citizen is category F4 and they are currently assigning visa numbers for case with a priority date of Jan 2002. So the current wait is about 8 years. This is subject to change each month. If your priority date is Sept 2006 you still have about 4 1/2 years until a visa number becomes available.

Her mother applied for her brother (OP's uncle as I understand) in the past couple of months and that's why she's asking. Regardless, still 8 yr wait.

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i don't know if its true or not but has the processing times changed for US citizens filing for brother and sisters upto 4 yrs. right now it says USCIS is processing 2006 cases under california service center but under vermont service center it says it takes 5 months????

what happened to all the processing times all of a sudden? it was 10 yrs b4 and now 4 yrs??? i''m surprised.

F4 Visa Filers has to also undergo 3 stages, USCIS, NVC & Consulate.

The timeline is spread across evenly too..:crying:

If you finish USCIS stage early, then you wait at NVC & Consulate for the remaining years..

If you take long time at USCIS, then your NVC & Consulate Stage will be early..

:crying:

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