I read that permanent residents can petition for their spouse or children at the same time as the green card petition if they are here in the u.s. under a valid visa because of priority date being current for these months. I sent petition for my wife but she only has 3 months left on her tourist visa. Does that mean she will have to go back for consular process? I read on the department of state website that the date will go back to normal in a few months. I got my green card last year because of lottery, so citizenship for me is 4 more years. I just want to know if my wife should return after her tourist visa expires.