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Why is the processing time between a permanent resident and a citizen different? According to the official site, the time for a citizen is longer, it is not logical.

 

  1. 7.5 Months to 9.5 Months
    Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21
    August 24, 2018
  2. 10 Months to 13 Months
    U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21
    May 12, 2018

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14 minutes ago, Analia said:

Why is the processing time between a permanent resident and a citizen different? According to the official site, the time for a citizen is longer, it is not logical.

 

  1. 7.5 Months to 9.5 Months
    Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21
    August 24, 2018
  2. 10 Months to 13 Months
    U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21
    May 12, 2018

Lpr spouses wait 2 years for Visa. 

USC spouses wait a year or less. 

 

Gotta research the whole process. 


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Nepal
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It’s also the service center specific, may be that center got lots of USC petitions compared to LPR’s lately.

 

for TSC it’s 8-10 months for USCs vc 13-16 for LPRs for that category.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to USCIS Service Centers forum.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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On 6/4/2019 at 9:50 AM, saladboye said:

This is just the I-130 Petition handled by USCIS.

 

The next stage is at NVC where visa numbers kick in.

 

Spouse and kid petition for LPR whether getting approved in 1 day or 1 year doesn't matter as they will have to wait till a visa number is available to them. Once it reaches NVC, it will sit there till its your turn to get visa number.

 

SPouse and kids of a USC do not have to wait for availability of visa number and have one available as soon as the case reaches NVC.

I haven’t heard about this visa number before. Can you explain this a bit more or point me in the right direction? I’m a USC. 

 

Thanks!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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19 hours ago, RCable said:

I haven’t heard about this visa number before. Can you explain this a bit more or point me in the right direction? I’m a USC. 

 

Thanks!

The US government places limits on legal immigration to maintain the economy or whatever.

 

To maintain a balance, a given year, only 100,000 (random number) spousal visa's are available, these visa have visa numbers associated to it when given out. There are limits based on country too.

 

Once a the number of visa for a given year is reached, you have to wait till next year. Since there are likely more than 100,000 applicants in family preference category the wait gets to be more

 

 

EG:

If you are an LPR sponsoring your spouse, lets say miraculously your petition gets approved in 1 day. Fine you are now in line to get a visa number, since you are applicant number 145,043. You have to wait likely 2 years so that its your turn to get a visa.

 

Spouse of Citizen dont have that visa number, one is available immidiately after I-130 is approved.

 

Look at June Visa buletin: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-june-2019.html

 

If your PD is for spouse of LPR is on or before 15JUL17 there is a visa number available. 

 

 

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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1 hour ago, saladboye said:

The US government places limits on legal immigration to maintain the economy or whatever.

 

To maintain a balance, a given year, only 100,000 (random number) spousal visa's are available, these visa have visa numbers associated to it when given out. There are limits based on country too.

 

Once a the number of visa for a given year is reached, you have to wait till next year. Since there are likely more than 100,000 applicants in family preference category the wait gets to be more

 

 

EG:

If you are an LPR sponsoring your spouse, lets say miraculously your petition gets approved in 1 day. Fine you are now in line to get a visa number, since you are applicant number 145,043. You have to wait likely 2 years so that its your turn to get a visa.

 

Spouse of Citizen dont have that visa number, one is available immidiately after I-130 is approved.

 

Look at June Visa buletin: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-june-2019.html

 

If your PD is for spouse of LPR is on or before 15JUL17 there is a visa number available. 

 

 

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to explain that, it was very informative. I didn't realize it works that way, but it makes perfect sense! 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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On 6/16/2019 at 9:55 PM, saladboye said:

The US government places limits on legal immigration to maintain the economy or whatever.

 

To maintain a balance, a given year, only 100,000 (random number) spousal visa's are available, these visa have visa numbers associated to it when given out. There are limits based on country too.

 

Once a the number of visa for a given year is reached, you have to wait till next year. Since there are likely more than 100,000 applicants in family preference category the wait gets to be more

I don’t think this is correct.  There are limits for sponsoring family members but not spouses.  The bulletin you are referring to has to do with family sponsored I-130 not spouse.  

On 6/16/2019 at 9:55 PM, saladboye said:

 

EG:

If you are an LPR sponsoring your spouse, lets say miraculously your petition gets approved in 1 day. Fine you are now in line to get a visa number, since you are applicant number 145,043. You have to wait likely 2 years so that its your turn to get a visa.

 

Spouse of Citizen dont have that visa number, one is available immidiately after I-130 is approved.

 

Look at June Visa buletin: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-june-2019.html

 

If your PD is for spouse of LPR is on or before 15JUL17 there is a visa number available. 

 

 

 

For an I-130 Marriage Visa also called a spousal visa, the timeline looks like this:

 

Based on your service center—

I’m out the Nebraska service center so this is what mine looks like.

1.  USCIS 10-13 months (according to USCIS)

1.a Mailing time 2-3 weeks (Highly variable)

2.  NVC 3-4 weeks (based on their website date)

3.  Consulate appointment 1 month (Again it depends how busy the Embassy/Consulate is)

4.  Receive passport back with visa 2-3 weeks.  (This is if there are now additional problems.)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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16 hours ago, CSTSLP said:

I don’t think this is correct.  There are limits for sponsoring family members but not spouses.  The bulletin you are referring to has to do with family sponsored I-130 not spouse.

For US Citizens Spouses, there aren't any limits (IR-1 / CR-1), as I mentioned

For spouses of Green card holders or Legal permanent, there are limits (F2A category). Again as I mentioned.

 

PS: I just read my reply, out of context it does seem Im bundling LPR and USC together for the first half of my reply, but in the context of the conversation, it should be inherently understood and OP understood, so no biggie.

 

The bulletin is also provides instructions for spouses and kids of green card holders.

 

> (F2A) Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents:  77% of the overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit;

 

 

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Filed: IR-2 Country: Jamaica
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On 6/4/2019 at 12:02 PM, arken said:

It’s also the service center specific, may be that center got lots of USC petitions compared to LPR’s lately.

 

for TSC it’s 8-10 months for USCs vc 13-16 for LPRs for that category.

Where dod you get that info from. I just petitioned for my stepson back in March of this year. We are at the Nebraska Service Center.

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1 hour ago, HKS said:

If LPRs have to wait longer once approved, why do they process them faster than USC? 

It would make more sense to do the reverse. 

Logical processing and government processing are not comparable streams of thought.

 


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

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

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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