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Every applicant is required to undergo background checks. The background checks are performed by various government agencies and their processing is mot controlled by the USCIS.
Because of that fact, no one can accurately predict how long the background checks will take. When they are complete, the USCIS may then take action.
Please review the USCIS Fact Sheet for further information with link below:
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