Asked 6 months ago - Falls Church, VA

This is the case, "The I130 IMMIGRANT PETITION FOR RELATIVE, FIANCE(E), OR ORPHAN was transferred and is now being processed at a USCIS office." I was wondering since the visas are current, how long it might take to complete the process? I married my wife almost 2 years ago. How long should I have to wait? After the application get approved, how long it will take her to immigrate to USA?

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I am sorry I should have mentioned that earlier. I am a permanent residence, and my wife lives in a foreign country. I filed a petition for her about 2 months ago.

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Are you a US citizen or a permanent resident? Is your wife outside the US? Please see

    Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response... more
  2. Jorge Ivan Pardo

    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . After the petition is approved and if visas are still available (priority date current), it could take 4 to 6 months.

  3. Irina Alexander Vinogradsky

    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . Once the petition is approved thing move pretty fast. As soon your spouse have all the necessary documents for immigrant visa she can schedule an interview in the embassy.

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