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Hello, does anybody have a rough estimate of how long the process is after the i130 is approved? 

 

It would be good to have a bit of an estimate as I've recently found out I'm pregnant and I know you can't travel after 7/8 months being pregnant. And would just like to know how long everything roughly takes. thank you 

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3 minutes ago, C90 said:

I think it is around 1,5 years right now. You can check the processing times for the SC that's processing your application https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/

Is it really That long after being approved? 

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Just now, C90 said:

Oh lol sorry, I read till approval, my bad! I'm not sure how long it is after approval, we did K1. You can prob find stats on VJ or google

That's okay. What is a K1? All this stuff is so confusing right... just to be with someone you love lol

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Just now, Debzib88 said:

That's okay. What is a K1? All this stuff is so confusing right... just to be with someone you love lol

K1 is the fiancé visa. So you don't get married until you get in the US. That process is a bit faster (not much faster at the moment) but the big downside is you can't work/leave the country for the first 4-6 months after you get married (have been waiting for 5 months now, but hey, at least I'm with my husband so it's worth it for me) With the I-130 that you guys do the spouse gets his/her GC right after arriving in the US and is able to work / travel right away. 

I think you should count at least a few months before you (or your spouse, not sure if you're the USC or not) gets the interview, but honestly I don't really know how I-130 works. Search on this forum for I-130 topics, sure there's lots and lots of people that shared their timelines

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3 minutes ago, Debzib88 said:

That's okay. What is a K1? All this stuff is so confusing right... just to be with someone you love lol

A K1 is a fiancé visa.

 

Try reading the guides here and it will give you a good overview of each process to clarify everything. As most discover, nothing is easy or short when it comes to immigration.


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26 minutes ago, Debzib88 said:

Hello, does anybody have a rough estimate of how long the process is after the i130 is approved? 

 

It would be good to have a bit of an estimate as I've recently found out I'm pregnant and I know you can't travel after 7/8 months being pregnant. And would just like to know how long everything roughly takes. thank you 

from start to finish it can take 12-14 months.

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3 minutes ago, C90 said:

K1 is the fiancé visa. So you don't get married until you get in the US. That process is a bit faster (not much faster at the moment) but the big downside is you can't work/leave the country for the first 4-6 months after you get married (have been waiting for 5 months now, but hey, at least I'm with my husband so it's worth it for me) With the I-130 that you guys do the spouse gets his/her GC right after arriving in the US and is able to work / travel right away. 

I think you should count at least a few months before you (or your spouse, not sure if you're the USC or not) gets the interview, but honestly I don't really know how I-130 works. Search on this forum for I-130 topics, sure there's lots and lots of people that shared their timelines

Yeah I guess that's the upside. You get to be with your husband. I'm from the uk, my husband is currently In the U.K. On a visiting visa. We haven't seen each other for 5 months so he flew over to see me whilst we wait for a decision. And now I'm pregnant lol which is great but I just worry that it will either be to late to travel due to being to far gone or the babies born and we have to do the whole petition again. I've been reading that most people's length of process is a year roughly. It's been 7 months now so fingers are staying crossed that it won't take too long. I hope everything goes well for you and your husband too. 

6 minutes ago, yuna628 said:

A K1 is a fiancé visa.

 

Try reading the guides here and it will give you a good overview of each process to clarify everything. As most discover, nothing is easy or short when it comes to immigration.

Thank you 

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Was it filed at the Chicago Lockbox or at an Embassy?

 

You posted in DCF but your timeline doesn't show that.


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June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

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5 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

Was it filed at the Chicago Lockbox or at an Embassy?

 

You posted in DCF but your timeline doesn't show that.

Maybe I posted in the wrong part. It was filed at Texas 

13 minutes ago, Khallaf said:

I assume your spouse filed from inside the USA and not DCF?

He filed inside

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It'd probably be a good idea to give birth in the UK, actually. In the US it'll most likely cost several thousand dollars, probably even with insurance. You don't have to do a petition for the baby, just apply for CRBA & US passport for him/her.


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AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

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N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

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2 hours ago, Debzib88 said:

Hello, does anybody have a rough estimate of how long the process is after the i130 is approved? 

 

It would be good to have a bit of an estimate as I've recently found out I'm pregnant and I know you can't travel after 7/8 months being pregnant. And would just like to know how long everything roughly takes. thank you 

Average time from NOA1 to NOA2 (I-130 petition approval) at TSC is 217 days.  Average time from NOA2 to visa interview is 167 days, those are current VJ member numbers, and they vary depending on lots of factors including country of origin, RFEs, AP, and other possible delays that depend on your specific case.  So the answer to your question is 167 days after I-130 approval.

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