Bethesda, MD asked in Immigration Law for Maryland

Q: Im on a H1B visa and my sister is a citizen. Could we file i-130 and i-485 concurrently?

Would i be able to apply for i-485 at the same time as filing i130? If so, would the processing time be less?I notice the the processing times for i-130 for some service centers is 7.5 to 9 months for siblings, I had heard the waiting times could take up to 12 years, am I reading this incorrectly?

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Adan Vega
Adan Vega
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: The FORM I-130 filed by your U.S. citizen sibling will not allow you to file the FORM I-485 until the USCIS visa bulletin indicates that a visa is available for your priority date ( the date of filing the FORM I-130) in the FB4 category for your country of origin.

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