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  • How long does I-130 approval take?

    My I-130 was filed by my hubby on 06/15. It has been over four months now, but there's no progress. This kinda case takes 6 months or less @ CSC. Is that a bad sign? Could it take more than 6 months even if no additional evidence is requested?

    Aztec got his approved in 3 months. Why is mine taking so long? this is really frustrating.
    Last edited by eagle28; 23rd October 2007, 10:31 AM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by eagle28 View Post
    My I-130 was filed by my hubby on 06/15. It has been over four months now, but there's no progress. This kinda case takes 6 months or less @ CSC. Is that a bad sign? Could it take more than 6 months even if no additional evidence is requested?

    Aztec got his approved in 3 months. Why is mine taking so long? this is really frustrating.
    I applied on December 2005, and I didn't get the approval yet.
    I got approved in my Interview, and the office told me I will need only the I-130 to be approved.

    I am going to the infopass on Friday, and I will let you know the procedure.
    I-130 sent on December 5 2005
    I-765, I-485,I-864, I864A, Received 06/16/2007
    I-485 Ref: Copy of the CO-Sponsor Citizen Ship 07/10/207
    I-485 Ref: Copy of the CO-Sponsor CS sent 07/12/2007
    FP Done 07/21/2007
    EAD in production 09/05/2007 @ 9:45 pm Received on Sep 6 2007
    Interview date : Oct 11, @ 1:30 / [COLOR="lime"]
    I-131 Approved on Nov 2, 2007
    Dec 30 2007.. CARD IN PRODUCTION

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    • #3
      Did you file Form I-130 on its own or concurrently with Form I-485?
      DO: Chicago, IL
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      • #4
        On its own I think. WHat's the difference? filing I-485 concurrently makes the process faster? Thanks.
        Last edited by eagle28; 23rd October 2007, 09:46 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by eagle28 View Post
          On its own I think. WHat's the difference? filing I-485 concurrently makes the process faster? Thanks.
          I think filling the forms together speeds up the process from reading the timelines. Since 130 os only a petition for alien relative and 485 is the actual application to register permanent residence or adjust status.
          DO: NYC

          06/18: I-485, I-765, I-130 sent
          06/29: Receipts received for I-485, I-765 and I-130
          07/04: FP notice for 7/21
          07/21: FP done for I-485 and I-765
          08/31: EAD production ordered.
          09/10: EAD approved
          09/13: IL received
          09/13: EAD received
          10/16: Interview approved pending
          12/31: Card production ordered!!
          01/09: GC received

          LUDs: I-485 12/31, I-130 12/31 and I-765 09/10

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          • #6
            be patient it takes about 6months ...........

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            • #7
              Originally posted by aymannada View Post
              I applied on December 2005, and I didn't get the approval yet.
              I got approved in my Interview, and the office told me I will need only the I-130 to be approved.

              I am going to the infopass on Friday, and I will let you know the procedure.
              Thanks.

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              • #8
                Hi Everybody
                First Time This Forum
                I Have A Question My Brother Is My Sponsor And His A Citizen I Apply
                For My I-130 Back On 3-11-2001 And They Aproved On 6-7-2005 Is Been Over Two Years And Still Nothing Can I Apply For Ead

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JSANTANAFUENTES View Post
                  Hi Everybody
                  First Time This Forum
                  I Have A Question My Brother Is My Sponsor And His A Citizen I Apply
                  For My I-130 Back On 3-11-2001 And They Aproved On 6-7-2005 Is Been Over Two Years And Still Nothing Can I Apply For Ead

                  Now that you have the I-130 approved you have to file I-485 Adjustment of status!, then you will be able to apply for EAD..
                  By the way. did you came legally. wiht a visa?..
                  11-09-05 File I-589 Political Asylumn
                  04-06-06 In removal proceedings
                  08-25-06 File I-130
                  01-08-08 I-130 approved at interview
                  01-08-08 I-485 sent.
                  02-01-08 FP notice received
                  02-09-08 FP done
                  02-15-08 I-765 Mailed
                  02-27-08 I-765 NOA
                  02-29-08 I-765 Card production ordered
                  03-08-08 Employment card received
                  04-16-08 I-485 approved at court
                  04-21-08 Passport stamped at INFOPASS
                  05-21-08 Approval notice sent (email)
                  05-29-08 10 year Green card received

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                  • #10
                    Alone the I-130 should take up to six months, mine took a little over 3 months in Vermont.
                    -------------------
                    12/01: [day 001] N-400 sent
                    12/09: [day 009] Check cashed
                    12/13: [day 013] NOA N-400
                    12/20: [day 020] RFE sent
                    12/27: [day 027] RFE - FP received
                    01/11: [day 042] Biometrics done
                    01/14: [day 045] YL sent
                    01/18: [day 049] Case transferred to local office
                    01/21: [day 052] YL received
                    01/24: [day 055] IL received
                    02/23: [day 085] Interview
                    03/02: [day 092] Oath ceremony
                    03/16: [day 106] Applied for passport
                    04/02: [day 123] Passport received

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                    • #11
                      Does anyone know how long will it take after I have send the Visa Application Fee?

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                      • #12
                        You don't have to wait for the I130 to be approved to file the other forms. That's why most people file all forms at the same time.
                        DO: NYC

                        06/18: I-485, I-765, I-130 sent
                        06/29: Receipts received for I-485, I-765 and I-130
                        07/04: FP notice for 7/21
                        07/21: FP done for I-485 and I-765
                        08/31: EAD production ordered.
                        09/10: EAD approved
                        09/13: IL received
                        09/13: EAD received
                        10/16: Interview approved pending
                        12/31: Card production ordered!!
                        01/09: GC received

                        LUDs: I-485 12/31, I-130 12/31 and I-765 09/10

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                        • #13
                          Not filing concurrently slows the process? Please throw some light. My lawyer didn't mention about filing all forms at the same time.

                          Had I filed I-485 concurrently, I'd have gotten my approval by now?

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                          • #14
                            There is a "package" of forms and documents you send when you file for adjustment of status. I130 and I485 are some of the forms sent. Your attonerney should have know that. Is he/she a member of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association)? You can check on their website: www.aila.org
                            From reading the timelines on this forum I noticed the whole process from filing the forms to the interview is taking about 4 months in general.
                            DO: NYC

                            06/18: I-485, I-765, I-130 sent
                            06/29: Receipts received for I-485, I-765 and I-130
                            07/04: FP notice for 7/21
                            07/21: FP done for I-485 and I-765
                            08/31: EAD production ordered.
                            09/10: EAD approved
                            09/13: IL received
                            09/13: EAD received
                            10/16: Interview approved pending
                            12/31: Card production ordered!!
                            01/09: GC received

                            LUDs: I-485 12/31, I-130 12/31 and I-765 09/10

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by chocolat View Post
                              There is a "package" of forms and documents you send when you file for adjustment of status. I130 and I485 are some of the forms sent. Your attonerney should have know that. Is he/she a member of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association)? You can check on their website: www.aila.org
                              From reading the timelines on this forum I noticed the whole process from filing the forms to the interview is taking about 4 months in general.
                              Don't know if I have to worry about I-485 now. I am outside the U.S. My lawyer is a member of AILA. Does it mean that he's competent enough? Thanks.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by eagle28 View Post
                                Don't know if I have to worry about I-485 now. I am outside the U.S. My lawyer is a member of AILA. Does it mean that he's competent enough? Thanks.
                                You were getting confused answers because you are not in the US and I don't think people realized it. Are doing CP? If yes, the process is a little different and the timelines I mentioned don't apply.
                                It doesn't garantee that is competent enough, but it means he is suppose to know the immigrations laws pretty well.
                                DO: NYC

                                06/18: I-485, I-765, I-130 sent
                                06/29: Receipts received for I-485, I-765 and I-130
                                07/04: FP notice for 7/21
                                07/21: FP done for I-485 and I-765
                                08/31: EAD production ordered.
                                09/10: EAD approved
                                09/13: IL received
                                09/13: EAD received
                                10/16: Interview approved pending
                                12/31: Card production ordered!!
                                01/09: GC received

                                LUDs: I-485 12/31, I-130 12/31 and I-765 09/10

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by chocolat View Post
                                  You were getting confused answers because you are not in the US and I don't think people realized it. Are doing CP? If yes, the process is a little different and the timelines I mentioned don't apply.
                                  It doesn't garantee that is competent enough, but it means he is suppose to know the immigrations laws pretty well.
                                  THanks. that makes me feel better. I was really worried. I'll be going thru' CP in India. Do I still need I485 now? Thanks for all your responses.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by eagle28 View Post
                                    THanks. that makes me feel better. I was really worried. I'll be going thru' CP in India. Do I still need I485 now? Thanks for all your responses.
                                    Don't worry about form I485. That only applies to people that are already in the US. There is a similar form that is filled for CP.
                                    There is a forum under Immigrant Visas for Consular Processing Issues for GC where I think you will be able to find similar cases to yours.
                                    Good luck!
                                    DO: NYC

                                    06/18: I-485, I-765, I-130 sent
                                    06/29: Receipts received for I-485, I-765 and I-130
                                    07/04: FP notice for 7/21
                                    07/21: FP done for I-485 and I-765
                                    08/31: EAD production ordered.
                                    09/10: EAD approved
                                    09/13: IL received
                                    09/13: EAD received
                                    10/16: Interview approved pending
                                    12/31: Card production ordered!!
                                    01/09: GC received

                                    LUDs: I-485 12/31, I-130 12/31 and I-765 09/10

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by chocolat View Post
                                      Don't worry about form I485. That only applies to people that are already in the US. There is a similar form that is filled for CP.
                                      There is a forum under Immigrant Visas for Consular Processing Issues for GC where I think you will be able to find similar cases to yours.
                                      Good luck!

                                      Thanks, Chocolat. You rock!!!! Thanks again for all your prompt responses.

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                                      • #20
                                        I have a question...Im new to the forum and I wanted to know if the I130 form ever expires...

                                        My Priority Date (PD) was January 13, 1997 and the Notice Date (ND) was April 1, 1997. I recently recieved these papers from the person who petitioned me (yes, I am angry becasue I could have taken care of this a loong time ago)

                                        Do I have to start my process all over... if not... what do I do from this point?

                                        In addition, I am engaged at the present time. If I marry my Fiance... will that interfere with this process?? Should I wait?

                                        Please resond...

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