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I know this varies greatly from place to place, and from applicant to applicant, but how long does ROC take to complete? (From filing the application, till receiving the permanent green card)

 

Does an application with a divorce waiver take longer than a jointly filed one?

 

Also, https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/ this website is really stressing me out. I checked the estimate time for I-751 processing time under "All Field Offices", and it returns the result 22.5 months to 41.5 months.

 

Can a ROC take up to almost 3.5 years?????  Why does it take so long? Even the shortest is 22.5 months, which is almost 2 years. 

Why do we need to wait sooooo long? And it is normal to take this long? How long did you all take?

 

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It's normal. Mine didn't take that long but it was 5 or 6 years ago, processing times have changed. The reason for it being slow is that it's a low priority case-type because you are a LPR & during processing you still keep your LPR status.


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Unfortunately, the times provided are pretty much correct.  My wife just had her 751 approved at the same time her N400 was conducted/approved.  At the time she was 21 months into waiting for the 751.  We would probably still be waiting if we didn't apply for the N400 and have both then run concurrently.

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Okay, I get that it is low priority because you can still keep your permanent resident status while your case is pending.

 

But what if the couple who filed jointly to remove condition ended up divorce while the case is pending? I feel like there is a lot more burden/time/money/energy on the couple who received conditional green card, than those who rather waited for 2 years before applying for AOS and receiving a 10 year green card in the first place. 

 

Can such people still switch to a divorce waiver and apply alone? (well technically it has already been applied, if the case is pending. What will happen? Do the international person have to reapply all alone, from scratch?)

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25 minutes ago, chikaka said:

Okay, I get that it is low priority because you can still keep your permanent resident status while your case is pending.

 

But what if the couple who filed jointly to remove condition ended up divorce while the case is pending? I feel like there is a lot more burden/time/money/energy on the couple who received conditional green card, than those who rather waited for 2 years before applying for AOS and receiving a 10 year green card in the first place. 

 

Can such people still switch to a divorce waiver and apply alone? (well technically it has already been applied, if the case is pending. What will happen? Do the international person have to reapply all alone, from scratch?)

To answer your question for switch yes you can switch to divorce anytime when it's finalized. You are not required to report to USCIS that divorce takes place and it's upto your discretion whether or not to report and upto your case specific circumstances (i.e if you have some red flag it's wise to report) but in general it's advisable to report divorce proceeding is initiated and completed if done. 

 

Yes i agree. The whole US Immigration system is crooked without reasonable transparency and especially when this administration comes to power it becomes even worse. However USCIS will simply remind any grumbling applicants that living and working in the US is highest privileges and if you mind, you are more than welcome to find another destination with stoned-face. Sorry it's not helpful but it is what it is unfortunately the world we live in

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And no they wouldn't need to start from scratch just need to inform that there's been a divorce and that you're filing with a waiver show divorce decree


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