I am US Citizen I filed I130 for my parents the status says that: On May 13, 2013, we received this I130 IMMIGRANT PETITION FOR RELATIVE, FIANCE(E), OR ORPHAN, and mailed you a notice describing how we will process your case. There case # is MSC139......
Remember, approval of the I-130 is only the first step. This should take between 3-6 months. The next steps will depend on whether your parents are in the U.S. or abroad. Talk to an experienced immigration attorney to talk you through the process and ensure that it goes as smoothly as possible.
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Estimated processing times are always as posted on the USCIS website.
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Your I-130 will take anywhere from 6 months to a year depending on where you sent the information. You can check the processing time of your application on the USCIS website. As one of my colleagues mentioned the I-130 is only part of the process, if they are out of the U.S. the process will likely be prolonged by the visa processing at their respective U.S. embassy.
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I think you will get an eventual decision by the Service for certain that will take several months. Without knowing the content and merits of your filing it is impossible to evaluate its chances of approval.
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Based on my recent I-130 visa petition filings, it has taken between 4-6 months to receive an approval. If you have not received an approval within 6 months, you might want to call the national customer service center to inquire as to status. It can't hurt.
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