My case been pending with USCIS more than 4 years now.
Whichever USCIS Service Center the stand-alone I-130 happens to be pending with at this point in time.
" 4 years" is an abnormally long time, unless a sibling's I-130 petition.
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All service centers process form I-130 and USCIS shifts caseloads frequently; additionally, whether the I-130 was filed as a stand-alone petition or with another application/petition would also be a factor in determining where it was sent. However, you should be able to look up the status of the petition online or directly with USCIS by using the receipt number on the Form I-797 that you should have received shortly after you initially filed. I recommend retaining an immigration attorney to help expedite the processing of this petition. Four years is way beyond the normal processing time for an I-130 petition.
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