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Paul
6/16/2013 9:42:30 PM
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Why has the processing times recently quickened up for the F3 category?
Amazon
6/17/2013 2:44:35 AM
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Last year USCIS wasted over 18,000 visas in Family Based category. See article: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/02/eb-category-to-receive-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.
chardie16
6/20/2013 11:17:24 PM
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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
Amazon
6/21/2013 6:15:47 AM
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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.
chardie16
6/21/2013 6:42:41 AM
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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?
Amazon
6/21/2013 6:52:50 AM
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Thanks for the clarification. [b]US Citizen:[/b] US citizen can concurrently file I-130 and I-485 applications anytime. [b]GC Holder:[/b] 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.
chardie16
6/21/2013 7:01:06 AM
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oh i see, my future wife is a green card holder only
Amazon
6/21/2013 7:10:56 AM
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You seem confused. I have updated the previous post and added clarification.
chardie16
6/21/2013 7:14:47 AM
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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?
shrishi
6/22/2013 8:15:15 PM
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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.
njin1
6/22/2013 10:39:39 PM
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[quote=shrishi;1094]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.[/quote] I think the answer is frequently asked. and here is the answer: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/04/how-to-file-i-485-application.html
Amazon
6/23/2013 3:02:04 AM
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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


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