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Sorry to bother everybody with my I-130 questions

Sorry to bother everybody with my I-130 questions

Old Feb 2nd 2001, 9:39 pm
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Ashish Tambar
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Hi Everybody, I posted a messages earlier asking whether a US citizen's location in US
affects his I-130 approval time? I live in Buffalo, so there is relatively lesser
population here compared to many larger metropolitan cities, like New York City. However,
I was asked to send in my I-130 application to the Vermont centre. I did call up VCS and
talked to one of their information officers and was told that currently they r running 6
months behind schedule in processing the i-130's. Should I bring to their attention the
fact that I live in Buffalo, NY and not in NY, NY? (just a quick note: I did file my US
citizenship petition to vermont center also. they gave me a 2.5 yrs. waiting time, but i
received the US citizenship in less than 5 months! When i know, a lot of people have been
waiting for their naturalizatin interview call for more than a year in NYC) So i'm hoping,
my I-130 won't take that long either. Any comments/suggestions please. Thank you, Ashish.
 
Old Feb 3rd 2001, 12:15 am
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Alvena Ferreira
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If you are fiiling for a wife that is outside of the US, your petition does go to Vermont,
and your geographical location has NO BEARING on this petition...they process them in the
order that they are received, and it will take several months in all likelihood. expect
the entire visa process to take the better part of a year, unfortunately.

If, on the other hand, your wife is currently INSIDE the US, then you would file at the
local INS office and in that situation, the length of time to adjustment would be affected
by your geographical location.

alvena

Ashish Tambar wrote:
>
> Hi Everybody, I posted a messages earlier asking whether a US citizen's location in US
> affects his I-130 approval time? I live in Buffalo, so there is relatively lesser
> population here compared to many larger metropolitan cities, like New York City.
> However, I was asked to send in my I-130 application to the Vermont centre. I did call
> up VCS and talked to one of their information officers and was told that currently they
> r running 6 months behind schedule in processing the i-130's. Should I bring to their
> attention the fact that I live in Buffalo, NY and not in NY, NY? (just a quick note: I
> did file my US citizenship petition to vermont center also. they gave me a 2.5 yrs.
> waiting time, but i received the US citizenship in less than 5 months! When i know, a
> lot of people have been waiting for their naturalizatin interview call for more than a
> year in NYC) So i'm hoping, my I-130 won't take that long either. Any
> comments/suggestions please. Thank you, Ashish.
 
Old Feb 3rd 2001, 12:37 am
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Perdue
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The Vermont Service Center processes I-130 applications for the entire northeast region of
the US. They don't care whether you live in Buffalo or Boondocks USA, they will process
your application based on the order in which it was received, not based on where you live.
Be prepared for a long, tedious wait.
 

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