Katharine Speer Rosenthal
Faster-than-ever spousal visa processing
Updated: May 26, 2020
The U.S. Immigration Service recently announced that processing times for I-130 spousal petitions are down from 9+ months to 5-7 months at the Texas Service Center and 7-9 months at the Potomac Service Center.
There is no way to know now long these faster processing times will last, but for now, it’s a good time to begin the process of bringing your spouse to the United States or adjusting their status to lawful permanent resident.
Keep in mind that your spouse also has to be admissible to the United States (no disqualifying crimes, harmful immigration history, or public charge concerns, for example).
If you’re contemplating a fiancé or a spousal visa, this change makes a spousal visa more attractive. For more information on the differences, call today to schedule a personalized, confidential consultation.