Processing Times, Visa Bulletin, RFEs

Processing Times for USCIS Petition

The number of months that elapse between the date USCIS receives an application, petition, or request and the date they complete and come to a decision on an application under normal circumstances is called the processing time. Every single type of application submitted to USCIS has a different processing time. There are a variety of factors that can affect the processing time for an immigration petition. The speed of how USCIS analyzes the application affects the processing times. USCIS must verify all the information that was a part of the application. If there are any requests or concerns that they need a response, such as a request for evidence can affect the time it takes for USCIS to come to a decision on your case.

Request for Evidence

USCIS officers that review your application sometimes may need more information before he or she can make a decision on your case. They send a request for evidence to the person who filed the application. In that request for evidence notice, the USCIS officer will list the proper documentation that is needed so that the immigration official can adjudicate your case. In that notice, it will also indicate the day by which USCIS must receive your response to their request for evidence with the additional documentation included.

Visa Bulletin

The Visa Bulletin is a publication given to us by the Department of State. The primary purpose of this bulletin is to provide a waiting list for immigrants that are subject to the quota system. It summarizes the availability of immigrant visa numbers for every month throughout the year. The “Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications,” are there to indicate when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center.

At The Law Office of Yifei He, PLLC, our lawyer has years of experience helping clients overcome a wide range of legal barriers. We can help you present the strongest possible case to USCIS, thereby maximizing your likelihood of success. With our attorney by your side, you can navigate this process with efficiency and confidence.

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