After filing Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, the approval process can take anywhere from 5 to 12 months for immediate relatives and could take several years for family preference categories.
How do I know if immigration received my application?
After your application is received, USCIS is going to notify you up to five times. You are going to receive an email that tells you about the status of your application. If you go to http://applicationmanager.gov, you will be able to confirm the status of the application as well.
How do I know if my i-130 is approved?
You can check your I-130 petition’s status, and if you notice that your online case status is “approved,” but you still haven’t received your NOA2, you can contact USCIS at 1-800-375-5283.
How long does it take for immigration to make a decision?
It is common for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) to take quite some time to issue a formal decision in a Naturalization case after the applicant has his/her interview. As a matter of regulation, USCIS has 120 days to issue a decision.
How long does it take to hear back from USCIS after applying?
Technically, the USCIS has to provide you with a decision on your naturalization application within 120 days of your naturalization interview. In a green card application, the USCIS is supposed to provide you with an official notification of their decision within 30 days of your interview.
How long does it take USCIS to make a decision after Noid 2020?
Typically the decision will come quickly after the response is filed but it will depend on the complexity of the NOID and the normal processing time line for the type of filing. It can be as little as one week but is normally concluded in less than two-three months.
How long does it take to get a receipt from USCIS 2020?
Based on requests for case assistance submitted to our office, USCIS is taking as long as 8 to 9 weeks to issue receipt notices for some applications and petitions.
What happens after immigration petition is approved?
After USCIS approves your petition, they will transfer your case to the Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) for pre-processing. The first step in this processing is the creation of your case in our system. Once this is complete, we will send you a Welcome Letter by e-mail or physical mail.
Why are immigration cases taking so long?
Background checks. While the very necessary procedure – by which the USCIS verifies that an applicant is no threat to society – has become much more advanced (and quicker) than 20 years ago, certain checks take an extraordinarily long time. Many law enforcement agencies are tied into the network.
How long does I-130 take to get approved 2021?
For immediate relatives (spouse, parent, or child) of a U.S. green card holder (legal permanent resident), processing times for Form I-130 currently vary between 13.5 and 19 months. For immediate relatives of a U.S. citizen, I-130 processing times currently average 15 to 20 months (as of June 7, 2021).
Can citizenship be denied after passing interview?
If you received a notice stating that your N-400 was denied after the interview, this means that the USCIS officer has found you ineligible for naturalization. The USCIS policy manual on naturalization lists nine grounds that the USCIS officer may deny your application.
What happens after I 30 is approved?
Once USCIS approves your I-130 application, your application will be sent to the U.S. Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) for processing. If your family member’s case is not subject to immediate processing, your I-130 application will remain with NVC until processing begins.
How long does it take for immigration to schedule an interview?
As we’ve mentioned above, you could wait for anything between 1 month and 24 months for your interview to be scheduled. These times are not guaranteed in any way, however. So, if there is a long delay at your field office, it could even take even longer.