When immigrant visa is applied by US national spouse, what are the stages of the process and average duration at each stage?
2) receipt month 1
3) biometrics notice month 2
4) biometrics 6-8 weeks
5) EAD 3-5 months
6) AOS interview 4-6 months
7) green card 5-6 months
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Although the facts in every case are a bit different, if one spouse is a US citizen and the other spouse has entered the US lawfully, please see https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/green-cards-through-marriage
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
That depends on many, many factors, including whether the spouse has ever violated immigration law or criminal law, and whether a governmental agency thinks she or he will need extra background checks because of his or her nationality. The general stages are I-130 visa petition, Filing visa and affidavit of support applications with the National Visa Center, and then scheduling the interview with the appropriate Consulate. The total time can take anywhere between 12 months to 36 months (or even longer). It is a good idea to at least consult with an experienced immigration attorney to minimize the risks of delay and denial in the case.
Please note that this answer is solely for general information purposes and does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. Please discuss your individual situation with an attorney.
The stages may be different depending on your situation. Please reach out to an attorney. Many of us give free consults.
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