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Thread: How long does it take to get a VISA?

  1. #1
    My husband lives here in the US. We know he's eligible for a VISA based on our marriage. How long will it take from the time we file the I-130 to the time he actually has his VISA in hand?

  2. #2
    My husband lives here in the US. We know he's eligible for a VISA based on our marriage. How long will it take from the time we file the I-130 to the time he actually has his VISA in hand?

  3. #3
    what visa are you talking about? Immigrant visa?

    if you are talking about a green card, it's not really a visa, but your husband could get an immigrant visa to come to the States to get a green card (which is a permission for permanent residency). But since your husband is already in the States, he should simply do adjustment of status.

    read www.uscis.gov

    Now, are you a citizen? is he in the country legally? did he come with a non-immigrant visa and was inspected at the point of entry? Or did he cross the border uninspected by an immigration officer?

  4. #4
    Usually it takes less than 20 years.

    In some cases it might take as little as 1 year.

  5. #5
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    A visa is only to *enter* the country. If someone does not need permission to *enter*, they don't get a visa. If you are a USC and he entered w/ inspection and is not otherwise inadmissible under 245, then it will probably take 3 months for him to get work permission, and 1-2 years to get reseidency.

  6. #6
    my husband is a US citizen, we get married here in philippines last july of this year. we already file our I-130 and a week after they sent a notice of acceptance, and our status now is for initial interview, i wanna know how long could i get immigrant visa from this time (that we in the initial interview stage)? some people said that if we already married here i can get there in less than six months, is it true? i'm looking forward on your reply, ty & god bless!

  7. #7
    You need to pick up the phone and call Malik
    Papish now @ 1-800-MALIKPAPISH

    First, thank him on behalf of thousands of Indians, Bangladeshis and Pakistanis he helped to fix peypers for.

    Next, make an appoitment. When you see him slip 5 X $100 bills into his side pocket.
    The rest is technicality. He will fix your Greencard in no time.

    Good luck.
    http://www.anbsoft.com/images/usflag_med.jpg

    "...I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibit

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  9. #9
    u never been right in anything but giving people wrong answers which reflect how f.uked up u are all about! Stop misleading people and move somewhere where ppl can live in peace u piece of ShyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyT!



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  10. #10
    hi everyone! if you have knowledge about what i asked on my first post, pls have reply.ty & god bless!

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