I applied for my husband on october 2012. Its been almost 8 months and i still didnt get the approval letter. I am a green cardholder.
The 2A category for spouses and children of green card holders is backed-up betwee 1 and 2 years. The USCIS is in no hurry to approve such petitions.
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Given that petitions for spouses of green card holder take up to two years to become current and have an immigrant visa number available UCSCIS is in no hurry to quickly process and approve those petitions. You need to be patient. USCIS processing times can be found at www.uscis.gov
I'd suggest following up by calling the 1-800 number for Customer Service. I've had a couple of clients approved quickly but, unfortunately, did not get the approval notice in the mail. Ask for the average processing time for the service center your application is being processed through and if your case is beyond that time, then request for a service center call for follow-up. Of course, if you have an attorney, s/he can follow up for you.
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