FAQ

How long does it take to get an I-130 filed by a permanent resident approved for a spouse?
You can check the processing time at the USCIS website, it depends on where you filed it.In texas center, it is usually 5-7 months.
How much time does it take for a Form I-130 petition filed against a spouse to be approved after receiving an I-797C Notice of Action?
See I-130 Tracker. Petition for Alien Relative Tracker. Family Based Immigration Tracker for typical wait times. You will notice these are based on many variables.
If you left a survey for burglars to fill out the next time they ransacked your home, how would they rate the experience?
How did you learn about us?Rumors about rural houses having little Security.Location: 5/10Location was alright. Around 500 meters to the nearest neighbor. But unfortunately an hour away from any sizable population (20,000 plus being a sizable population.)Transportation: 10/10Transportation was top notch. The owners of the property never lock their Minivan or Pick-up truck. The keys are always left in the vehicles. Both are moderately new and somewhat non-descriptive so a perfect getaway vehicle. Not only did they provide vehicles they also kept trailers in a easily accessible unlocked shed.Security: 9/10Security was lax. There is a gate but it isn’t locked. Doors aren’t locked unless the house is left unoccupied for more than 2 weeks. No cameras made it really easy. They did have a dog which made it a bit of a pain. He was easily disposed of as he was just a Labrador Retriever puppy. Owners are very light sleepers don’t rob if they’re around.Products: 10/10No place has better selection. The place had 3 DSLR cameras, 3 Workstation class desktops, 3 tablets, 4 drones, 6 Smartphones, 9 external monitors and 11 laptops. All of the items were of premium design and value (aka Apples or equivalent). The freezers and shelves were well stocked the rest of the property was much more appealing though.They also had a shop on the property with many tools ranging from mechanics to carpentry to fabrication. The tools were of medium quality. The shop also stored 2 ATV for added convenience. The shop wasn’t the jackpot though.The shed was the real treasure trove. This drive in shed held heavy equipment all with the keys in the ignition for easy accessibility. The average equipment’s value was around $100,000, with a combined value of around $1.5 Million. Unfortunately the heavy equipment is hard to transport and the market is too small to get away with it.The products all seemed gift wrapped for the taking. Everything was easy to find as it looked organized.Laws in the area: 10/10Owners aren’t allowed to use lethal force or even have a premeditated weapon for self defense. A robber in the area once accidentally locked himself into the garage place he was robbing. As the owners did not come home for a couple days he resorted to eating dog food. The end result was the owners were charged for negligence of the robber. Laws almost protect us. Owners are not supposed to attack us in any way or they may be charged.Would you recommend to your friends?If everybody is gone a resounding yes. Unfortunately that’s not very often as the house is occupied by Home-schooling kids, a Writer and the owner is a farmer who mostly works on property. Also if you intend to use brute force, bring a weapon. All the occupants are big. The average height is around 6 feet.BTW bring friends to help loot. It really requires a team of people to loot the place.
My spouse filed form I-130 more than a year ago, and the processing has lingered. Now she is about to file form N-400 for herself. Will this affect the outcome of the form I-130 which she filed for me?
If your spouse is about to apply to naturalize, that must mean she is a US permanent resident, and her I-130 petition for you is currently in the F2A category for a spouse of a permanent resident. During her naturalization process and up until she takes the oath, she remains a permanent resident and nothing will change about the petition or your immigration process during that time. When she takes the oath, she becomes a US citizen, and, if you haven’t become a permanent resident at that time, the petition automatically upgrades to the Immediate Relative category, which has no wait for visa numbers. If you haven’t become a permanent resident at that time, your spouse should inform the government that she has become a citizen and that the petition should be upgraded, so the immigration process might proceed faster.
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