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Timeline for a Marriage Green Card Petition for a Mexican Spouse with JQK Immigration Law

28 Jun, 2024

Navigating the Green Card process for a spouse from Mexico requires a deep understanding of the involved timelines and procedural steps. This detailed guidance aims to help you set realistic expectations and prepare effectively for the journey. Here’s a breakdown based on a recent successful case by our firm, JQK Immigration Law:

Petition Approval Timeline

The Green Card petition process typically unfolds over about 10 months.

  • Start Date: August 15, 2023
  • Approval Date: May 31, 2024 

This timeline reflects the steps for the initial I-130 petition approval, a critical phase in the process.

Average Wait Times

On average, the approval time for the I-130 petition currently ranges between 10 to 13 months. These times can vary significantly based on individual circumstances and specifics of each case.

Next Steps: National Visa Center Processing

Following the I-130 petition approval, the case transitions to the National Visa Center (NVC). This phase, involving detailed documentation and interviews, averages about 12 months based on recent trends.

What to Expect

Preparation and Submission of I-130 Petition:

  • Gather all necessary documentation and evidence.
  • Submit the I-130 petition to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  • Need help starting your petition? Contact JQK Immigration Law for professional guidance.

Waiting Period for Approval:

  • Actively monitor the case status.
  • Respond promptly to any requests for additional information.

Post-Approval: National Visa Center (NVC) Processing:

  • Submit the required documents to the NVC.
  • Schedule and prepare for the consular interview.
  • Navigating NVC processes can be complex, schedule a consultation with JQK Immigration Law for detailed assistance.

Visa Approval and Issuance:

  • Attend the visa interview.
  • Wait for the consular decision and visa issuance.

Contact JQK Immigration Law Today

Understanding and patience are essential in navigating the Green Card process for a Mexican spouse. Being thorough with your documentation and prepared for each phase can smooth out the process considerably.

For comprehensive support and to ensure you’re well-prepared for each stage, contact JQK Immigration Law. Our team is dedicated to providing detailed guidance and support to manage expectations and navigate this journey with greater confidence and clarity.

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