My wife has filed an I-130, and they recently accepted, how long do I have to wait for an interview? I've been outside the U.S

Asked over 1 year ago - Winter Haven, FL

I left under voluntary departure.

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . A few months. Do you need an unlawful presence waiver?

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Heather Morcroft

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    Answered . Times vary. If you go to www.uscis.gov they have a chart for the various petitions and locations that gives you a range of time estimates for responses.

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  3. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . Hard to say, there may even be an interview in the U.S. with your wife first. At the earliest, one year from now.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more
  4. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . About 4-12 months.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  5. Robert Louis Brown

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    Answered . Assuming your wife is a US citizen, rather than a permanent resident, it usually takes 6 months to 1 year before you will scheduled for an interview. If you were in the US for more than 6 months unlawfully you likely need a waiver. This will probably add some time to the process. If you had been in the US more than once unlawfully you may have additional issues.

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