Marriage-based versus Employment Based processing times.


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Does anyone know if marriage-based I-485 applications are processed at a different rate than Employment Based (EB) applications?

It's disheartening to look online, which only lists EB processing times, and see 19 months at the California Service Center.

Many of my wife's acquaintances in similar positions have had wait times of 6 to 9 months. It's now been six and a half months since the case was transferred to California. I guess I should be patient, but the 19 months figure freaked me out.

After she applied her case was transferred to the CSC "for faster processing."