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14 minutes ago, RCable said:

LPRs have to wait for a visa number to become available whereas USCs do not.

Note that F2A is currently "current": https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2020/visa-bulletin-for-november-2019.html It's been "current" since July 2019.

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Dates in visa bulletin are current for LPRs now and will stay current until February but after that they will be retrogressed and might go back 2 years. I sincerely pray and hope that they will not retrogress.

 

This is according to their bulletin released in October 2019.

"F2A: CURRENT, corrective action should be expected by February ".

 

 

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4 hours ago, RCable said:

LPRs have to wait for a visa number to become available whereas USCs do not. The I-130 process might be faster, but the wait time for the actual visa could end up being the same or likely longer.

But I read that they put USC cases on top of LPR cases, and check their cases first before they check LPR cases.  

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9 hours ago, RCable said:

LPRs have to wait for a visa number to become available whereas USCs do not. The I-130 process might be faster, but the wait time for the actual visa could end up being the same or likely longer.

If that’s the case how come in Potomac SC, LPR cases take longer than USC cases. How come in Texas they’re faster than USC cases. I’m confused. 

 

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16 minutes ago, Rey_18 said:

If that’s the case how come in Potomac SC, LPR cases take longer than USC cases. How come in Texas they’re faster than USC cases. I’m confused. 

 

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Someone else explained it to me in this site better than I can. I’ll see if I can find it.

 

Even if LPRs get approved for their I-130 fast, they still have to wait for a visa number to become available. Let’s say the US is giving out 100 visa numbers a year but there are 300 LPR I-130 approvals, only 100 of them will get the visa the others have to wait for more visa numbers to become available. USCs applying for family members don’t have to wait, once they are fully approved they will immediately get a visa.

 

It’s something like that. So don’t get upset if you see LPRs getting approved faster, they still have more hurdles.

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1 minute ago, RCable said:

Someone else explained it to me in this site better than I can. I’ll see if I can find it.

 

Even if LPRs get approved for their I-130 fast, they still have to wait for a visa number to become available. Let’s say the US is giving out 100 visa numbers a year but there are 300 LPR I-130 approvals, only 100 of them will get the visa the others have to wait for more visa numbers to become available. USCs applying for family members don’t have to wait, once they are fully approved they will immediately get a visa.

 

It’s something like that. So don’t get upset if you see LPRs getting approved faster, they still have more hurdles.

Oh ok thanks for your time

That’s true 

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