Asked 4 months ago - Taiban, NMFlag
I am an US citizen and I have filed I130 early January 2013 and received acceptance notification. My wife and I are both overseas in Taiwan now. I have filed I130 to Chicago Lockbox. How long does it take to get I130 approved and bring my wife into US? I am also considering to file I29F but see many discussions saying that there's no benefit filing I129F and it might take longer and costs more. Should I file I129F or just wait for I130 to be approved? If I do file I129F at the same time, will this cause delay for my I130? If I get approved of K3 and I130 at the same time, I can ignore K3 as this is no longer valid and proceed with immigration, right? Thank you all for your answers
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Usually this procedure takes between 6 months and 1 year. A K-3 may be a month or two faster.
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I agree with my colleagues. The normal time frame is between 6 months and 1 year. But if there are any issues with documents submitted, it could very well be longer. Filing I-129F should not delay the I-130 because it is being processed separately. I-129 is meant to allow your spouse into the country while she is waiting for an approved I-130. You should not ignore the K-3 as it may allow your spouse into the country sooner than the I-130.
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