The average waiting times are posted on line and do not necessarily mean yours will take that long. USCIS has been processing certain types of applications at different service centers. For example, many I-130 petitions for spouses of US citizens are being processed at the Vermont Service Center and as of today are taking an average of 9 months to process. If an adjudicator determines that a petition will require an interview then it is sent to a local office for scheduling the interview. There can be delays because of background checks or incomplete petition packets, or pending requests for additional evidence. All of these an cause a petition to be delayed past the normal processing times. To give you a precise period of time for the processing of your petition is not at all possible. Yes I too have had some I-130s approved in 3 months but most are taking between 6 and 10 months. While USCIS does not schedule an interview in every case you can expect that you will have an interview. USCIS will eventually send an interview notice to you after the biometrics have been completed.
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It make take three months and it make take six months, it even can take more than six months, the practice with the USCIS cannot be confined to an exact time frame.
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Processing times published by USCIS are only estimations. I routinely add 1 or even 2 months to most of those estimates. One just needs to be patient and wait while his/her case is being processed. It will take what it will take. Analyzing it to death will not make it any faster, but simply waste time and effort for anyone playing that game..
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