1 There is no quota for the immediate relative visa category, but it may take 6 to 12 months for USCIS to approve the Form I-130. 2 Some countries like China, India, Mexico and Philippines may have significantly longer wait times. 3 This category is presently "current." However, it may take 6 to 12 months for USCIS to approve the Form I-130.How long does the I-130 petition process take?
The processing time for your I-130 petition will depend on the family relationship and the USCIS field office that receives your form. 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.How often does USCIS update their cases?
This time range is how long it is taking USCIS to process your case from the date we received it. We generally process cases in the order we receive them, and we will update this page each month. The estimated time range displayed is based on data captured approximately two months prior to updating the page.