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How long does I-130 takes to get approved?

Richmond, TX |

How long does I-130 takes to get approved? how long does the whole process takes if I presented the needed documents on time?
I am citizen
Filling for a parent who lives outside U.S

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Time to get an I-130 petition approved varies. Usually around about 5-6 months, but lately I've been getting I-130s approved in 3 months.

Complete process usually takes 9-10 months.


The whole process will take 6 months to a year.

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Generally 4-6 months. Then the case goes to the National Visa Center for further processing (and paying of filing fees). Only after the NVC is satisfied will they set an interview for your parents.