How long does it take to get a US immigrant visa?

We're applying for family-sponsored status, and are wondering how long the process is likely to take. .

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Wolf W Kaufmann

Wolf W Kaufmann

Immigration Attorney - Anaheim, CA

It depends on where it is filed, where it will be processed, what kind of family relation is involved, and how well the application package is prepared. It can be anything between 4 months (the fastest I have ever seen) to many years.

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Neil Ian Fleischer

Neil Ian Fleischer

Immigration Attorney - Cincinnati, OH

It depends on the preference category. It can take from 6 months to 16 years!

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Robert West

Robert West

Immigration Attorney - Las Vegas, NV

Please be specific what relative is being sponsored and by whom?

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Immigrant visas can lead to permanent residence in the US, but they require being sponsored by either a family member or employer.

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