Processing Time

Key Points to Know

  • To file a green card for parents (mother/father), you must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years old.
  • The first step to obtain a green card for your parents is to file Form I-130.
  • There are no green card annual limits for spouses, parents and minor children.
  • The I-130 processing time for an immediate relatives of a U.S. citizen is 13.5 to 15 months. For those within the U.S., the processing duration currently ranges from 13.5 to 20.5 months.

Processing Time Articles

  • green card for parents in 2024

    How to Get a Green Card for Your Parents | Processing Time

    Published on March 18, 2024

    The strain of being separated from your parents or other family members in the U.S. can be very difficult. The United States has a family-based green card process that allows U.S. citizens to petition for their parents/other immediate relatives and U.S. permanent residents to sponsor spouses, minor children, and unmarried children over the age of…

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    H-1B Processing Time in 2024: Time to Approval & Reasons for Delay

    Published on February 29, 2024

    One of the most important parts of selecting the right visa path for you is determining the average processing time. The H-1B visa is highly sought after for a number of reasons, one of them being that it’s a dual intent visa but also because of the relatively fast processing time.

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    EB-2 Visa Job Description: What are the Requirements & Approval Rate?

    Published on November 24, 2023

    The United States government has a vested interest in bringing immigrants with outstanding attributes and skills into the country. Rather than placing highly qualified persons in a lottery system, such as the H-1B Visa, the U.S. awards separate visas for those who will bolster the country’s overall workforce. The EB-2 green card is a category…

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    How to Track Your Green Card Step by Step for Immigrants

    Published on November 05, 2023

    A green card is a commonly used term for a permanent resident card. A green card allows the holder to work and live in the United States without restrictions. On this page, you will learn how to check your green card status, your NVC case status, and delayed green card applications. Ways to Track the Green…

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    EB-3 Green Card Processing Time

    Published on October 10, 2023

    Many people choose to work temporarily in the U.S. through nonimmigrant visas, but others want to make this country their permanent home. Immigrant visas, or green cards, allow for these foreign nationals to live and work in the U.S. for ten years at a time. One of the more common types of green cards that people…

  • PERM Processing Time in 2021

    PERM Processing Time

    Published on October 09, 2023

    PERM (Program Electronic Review Management) labor certification is a process that employers may go through in order to hire a foreign immigrant worker on a permanent basis. Stated another way, this is one of the most common methods an employer may sponsor a foreign worker for a green card. The PERM Labor Certificate processing time has…