Each month, VisaJourney dives into the official US State Department data and captures the latest Family & US visa approval trends for K1, CR1, IR1 and IR5 visas. This page is updated monthly.
- K1 Visa processing is down from pre-Covid levels, with an 6 month backlog of cases.
- IR1 Visa processing is almost back to pre-Covid rates. It appears the consulate focused here to reduce backlogs.
- CR1 Visa processing (couples married less than 2 years) is similar to IR1 Visas.
- IR-5 Visa processing is WAY DOWN but is seeing a string uptick to perhaps clear the backlog of cases. This is after a full 12 months of virtually no cases processed. This year long backlog will take 8-12 months to clear unless the consulate prioritizes things. It appears they slowed down on IR-5s to focus on IR/CR-1 visas.
What do you think of the data (below)?