Pending I-130 petition for spouse of an LPR

Asked about 1 year ago - Gaithersburg, MD

I am a US permanent resident, and have a pending I-130 with USCIS, for my husband with a priority date OCT 2012. The latest visa bulletin states that our priority date is current , Can you please tell me what is the next step that can be taken now or should I have to wait for my petition to be approved?

Also , can you briefly tell me how the case proceeds after the approval (i.e what other forms will i have to file )
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Additional information

My husband lives outside USA.

Attorney answers (3)

  1. F. J. Capriotti III

    Contributor Level 20

    1

    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Once the I-130 is approved the case will be transferred to the NVC.

    You would be wise to hire an attorney to assist with preparing the forms in advance.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- franco@capriotti.com -- www.capriotti.com -- This blog posting... more
  2. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    1

    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Step 1: wait for the priority date to become current. It is current in the August bulletin, but we are not yet in August.
    What can and needs to be done in August cannot be determined from your posting and depends on such factors as where your spouse is, and if in the US, whether they are in valid non-immigrant status.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. Anu Gupta

    Pro

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . Contact the NVC

    Business Immigration Attorney. For H, L, J, EB5s, PERM and EB1/2/3 Petitions. Call 800-688-7892 or visit www.... more

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.

 

Ask now

30,894 answers this week

3,191 attorneys answering

Ask a Lawyer

Get answers from top-rated lawyers.

  • It's FREE
  • It's easy
  • It's anonymous

30,894 answers this week

3,191 attorneys answering