Processing time for the I-130 is around 5 months. When you get the receipt notice, you can use the receipt number to track its progress online at uscis.gov.
If you are a citizen, then within a couple months after the I-130 approval, you should get the fee bills. After those are paid, you will submit the DS-230/260 along with the Affidavit of Support and other documentation.
If you are a resident, then you will have to wait for the Priority Date on the I-130 approval notice to become current. The Visa Bulletin is updated each month on travel.state.gov.
I recommend meeting with an attorney to ensure that you understand the process and that all of the correct documentation is being submitted.
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Depends on the category the I-130 falls under.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer, whether myself or one of my colleagues, to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case.
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