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Offline Paul  
#1 Posted : Sunday, June 16, 2013 1:42:30 PM(UTC)
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Why has the processing times recently quickened up for the F3 category?
Offline Amazon  
#2 Posted : Sunday, June 16, 2013 6:44:35 PM(UTC)
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Last year USCIS wasted over 18,000 visas in Family Based category. See article: http://blog.mygcvisa.com...ve-18000-additional.html

To prevent this waste again, USCIS has started moving dates aggressively in most FB category. F2A category could be current in coming months.
Please remember to add your case to the GC tracker: http://www.mygcvisa.com/tracker
Offline chardie16  
#3 Posted : Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:17:24 PM(UTC)
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Hi amazon, i saw in your prediction that F2A is going to be current maybe in august 2013, my wife is planning to file I-130 for me on August 2013, does it mean that when we file I-130 on august 2013 we dont have to wait for my pd because on that month all F2A is current, am i right? so in short right after the USCIS received our I-130 it is already in process? please correct me if im wrong, thank you
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#4 Posted : Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:15:47 PM(UTC)
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Why are you waiting till August to file I-130? You can file it today.

You can file I-485 when the PD is current (which could be current in Aug/Sept VB).

Once you submit I-485 application, USCIS takes few months to process it. The time to process depends on service center. Each service center could have different processing time.
Please remember to add your case to the GC tracker: http://www.mygcvisa.com/tracker
Offline chardie16  
#5 Posted : Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:42:41 PM(UTC)
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we are not legally married, and we are arranging our marriage here in philippines on august 2013 then after our marriage my wife would file an I-130 for me, is it possible that my visa would be current when we file?
Offline Amazon  
#6 Posted : Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:52:50 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the clarification.

US Citizen:
US citizen can concurrently file I-130 and I-485 applications anytime.

GC Holder:
F2A category is generally retrogressed. Hence they first files I-130 first to establish PD. Once PD becomes current then they file I-485 when PD is current (even if I-130 is pending).

In rare case when F2A category date is "Current" in visa bulletin, the I-130 and I-485 can be filed at the same time.

F2A category date could be "Current" in Aug/Sept VB. Hence applicant in F2A category can file I-130 and I-485 at same time or just I-485 when I-130 application is pending.

Edited by user Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:10:07 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline chardie16  
#7 Posted : Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:01:06 PM(UTC)
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oh i see, my future wife is a green card holder only
Offline Amazon  
#8 Posted : Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:10:56 PM(UTC)
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You seem confused. I have updated the previous post and added clarification.
Please remember to add your case to the GC tracker: http://www.mygcvisa.com/tracker
Offline chardie16  
#9 Posted : Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:14:47 PM(UTC)
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thank you amazon, that really helps, so what do you think when we file on august for I-130, does will take years for me to go in US?
Offline shrishi  
#10 Posted : Saturday, June 22, 2013 12:15:15 PM(UTC)
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Hi Amazon,

I am planning to submit I485 for my wife (based on a pending I130) when F2A category becomes current in Aug/Sep/Oct VB. Can you please provide the list of documents/forms to be submitted along with the I485 application? FYI, my wife is a H1B visa holder. Thanks for your help.
Offline njin1  
#11 Posted : Saturday, June 22, 2013 2:39:39 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: shrishi Go to Quoted Post
Hi Amazon,

I am planning to submit I485 for my wife (based on a pending I130) when F2A category becomes current in Aug/Sep/Oct VB. Can you please provide the list of documents/forms to be submitted along with the I485 application? FYI, my wife is a H1B visa holder. Thanks for your help.


I think the answer is frequently asked. and here is the answer: http://blog.mygcvisa.com...e-i-485-application.html
Offline Amazon  
#12 Posted : Saturday, June 22, 2013 7:02:04 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Jane for the link.

Chardie: Since a lot of people have questions on F2A category, I will post a blog post exclusive to F2A category in few days at http://blog.mygcvisa.com
Please remember to add your case to the GC tracker: http://www.mygcvisa.com/tracker
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