I am a green card holder (permanent residence) and i just filled form i-130 for my husband, that was JULY 18 2013.. i received my receipt at JULY 26 2013 and i saw that the priority date is written there it was JULY 23 2013... and with my receipt number i checked immediately my case status... and it says, INITIAL REVIEW.. i researched and read a lot of questions and answers about HOW LONG DID THEY WAIT, for the approval.. some says 5-8mos, some says 4months, my relative says 2weeks or 1month.. HOW LONG WOULD I WAIT FOR THE APPROVAL for my husband's petition, i really want a exact month so i can follow up the petition if it's too long pending.... thank you.
In the F-2A category, it is taking about 16 months for the petition to process. After that, depending on *several* factors including whether your husband is in the U.S. or abroad, it will take about another 4-8 months for the adjustment of status (if in the U.S.) or immigrant visa (if abroad).
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6 months or so
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Hard to say, probably a few months.
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