Q: With the immigration suspension order, will it be a pause on processing I-130 applications filed outside the US?
My husband is a US citizen and i'm a Canadian citizen. We both live in Canada and applied in Nov. 2019. Will this suspension affect the processing time and procedure on our application?
A: Yes, due to COVID-19 there is a delay in the processing of most Immigration cases, with limited exceptions. If the referenced information does not suffice you can contact USCIS office. The general notice provided by USCIS is shown below.
"USCIS plans to begin reopening offices on or after June 4, unless the public closures are extended further. USCIS staff are continuing to perform duties that do not involve face-to-face contact with the public. However, USCIS will provide emergency services for limited situations."
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A: USCIS is currently processing and adjudicating relative petitions ( FORM I-130) at the Service Centers and issuing approvals or denials. However, the overall processing of your case at the USCIS, the NVC, and the U.S. consulate may be delayed by the possible expansion of the Executive Branch Proclamation that became effective on April 23, 2020 and placed a moratorium on issuance of immigrant visas.
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