As I posted in answer to your other question, a petition cannot be granted unless ALL the requirements are met. That includes being a legal permanent resident for 5 years.
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Be patient and wait for the decision. They have 120 days to make a decision.
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No, the officer is not required to wait to issue a decision until the time frame you are mentioning. If you made the application too early, most likely it will be denied, but the USCIS officer could be wrong. You could reapply at a later date though should this happen. Best Wishes!