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I-130 for sibling. Processing time

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia


Just noticed, processing time in CSC is 47.6 months, in Vermont 34 months, while in Texas - still 5.2 months! My I-130 went to CSC, so I'm especially concerned here. Can anybody tell me something on this topic? I didn't follow USCIS news closely for a while, and now I see it was a mistake...



Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Moscow, Russia

I-129F Sent : 2009-10-09

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-10-13

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-01-22

NVC Received : 2010-02-02

NVC Left : 2010-02-05

Consulate Received : 2010-02-12

Packet 3 Received : 2010-03-16

Packet 3 Sent : By current rules in Russia, packet 3 should not be sent, but rather brought to the interview.

Packet 4 Received : 2010-03-16

Interview Date : 2010-04-08

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2010-04-14

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Iran

It won't really matter how long it takes to be processed, longer processing time may be better if the sibling has children as the processing time helps with CSPA.

For siblings the wait time is currently about 12 years. The ony thing that matters right now is the priority date which will be on the NOA-1.

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This is not uncommon, especially for VSC in my experience. They do this to give priority to IR petitions. Since preference based petitions are backlogged, it is more convenient for them to process these petitions either when the PD's are close to current, or after they have cleared some of their backlogs.

This makes the system a little more efficient because they can spend time processing petitions for those who already have a visa available. The case even if approved in the normal timeframe, would only sit at the NVC in the same way. But I definitely understand your concern, it's better to know that your petition is approved and not just pending.

This does not constitute legal advice.

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