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Current I-130 Processing Time for Parents, Spouse, Brother, and Other Alien Relatives

I-130 Processing Time

This page represents the current I-130 processing times for alien relatives such as spouses, parents, brothers, etc when you start their green card process. These processing times are frequently sourced from the USCIS for all service centers and field offices. You can bookmark, save, or share this page for future reference.

Table of Contents: I-130 Processing Time for Alien Relatives

I-130 Processing Time at National Benefits Center

The following table shows the current I-130 processing times at the National Benefits Center for various I-130 case types.

I-130 Processing Time at All Service Centers

The following table shows all other service centers' current I-130 processing times.

I-130 Processing Time at All Field Offices

The following table shows the current I-130 processing times at all field offices for various case types. To locate the field office near you, use the USCIS field office locator.


  • USCIS Service Centers prioritize the adjudication of Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, and preference petitions when the Department of State Visa Bulletin shows an immigrant visa is available or will soon become available.

  • This provides the greatest processing efficiencies because it is only when an immigrant visa is available that the beneficiary can adjust status or consular process based on an approved petition.

  • Generally, USCIS processes visa-available cases in the order received, regardless of where the petition is adjudicated.

  • USCIS may also prioritize cases filed for multiple family members at the same time to ensure families are processed together.

  • USCIS may also prioritize cases due to country conditions when an urgent humanitarian situation or U.S. national interest is identified by the executive directive.

  • In addition, petitioners may request expedited processing of their Form I-130 in certain situations.

  • To minimize confusion related to the adjudication of I-130 preference category petitions, USCIS does not post a processing time in most instances.

  • If the Visa Bulletin indicates that the preference category is current for a particular country, USCIS posts one processing time for all service centers that process those petitions.

  • USCIS generally does not post-processing times until 6 months after the visa category becomes current to ensure an accurate processing time estimate.

  • If the preference category is not current for a particular country, USCIS does not list a processing time for that category. Instead, you should refer to the dates listed in the Visa Bulletin.

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