What is US immigrant petition?

What Is an Immigrant Petition? If you are seeking to come to the United States you will likely need to file an immigrant petition. This document allows you to ask or appeal to the U.S. government for permission to live in the country. Usually, another person files a petition on behalf of the immigrant.

How long does the I-130 petition process take?

between 5 to 16 months
For immediate relatives of a U.S. citizen, I-130 processing times currently vary between 5 to 16 months (as of April. 13, 2022). The sooner you get started on your I-130 application, the better. With Boundless, all the required forms listed above turn into simple questions you can answer in under two hours.

What is an I 140 petition?

The Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, is used to petition U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to classify an alien beneficiary as eligible for an immigrant visa based on employment. For EB1-A Alien of Extraordinary Ability and EB-2 National Interest Waiver, the alien can do self-petition.

What’s next after I-130 is approved?

Once USCIS approves your I-130 application, your application will be sent to the U.S. Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) for processing. If your family member’s case is not subject to immediate processing, your I-130 application will remain with NVC until processing begins.

How much is a petition for immigration?

$535. You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, or cashier’s check. When filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility, you may also pay by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Is I-140 same as green card?

The I-140 is a mandatory step in the green card process for all employment-based petitions. Once an I-140 is approved, International Programs will receive an approval notice that we will provide to the international employee. This notice also includes a priority date.

What is I-130 or I-140?

A U.S. citizen or permanent resident uses Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, to establish a qualifying relationship with a foreign national relative, and communicate the intention to help that person obtain a green card in the United States.

How long does it take to get visa after I-130 approved?

That can often take six to eight weeks after approval of the I-130, and possibly even longer. When NVC receives your case, it will send you a notification, typically via email. If you’re a “preference relative” (on a waiting list), that delay won’t affect you much.