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   Immigrant Visa Processing Times
Below you will find estimated processing times for both consular and state-side (adjustment) processing. Please note that these are estimated processing times. Any particular case may be faster or slower. Also, emergent circumstances and changing priorities at the US Immigration & Naturalization Service and the Department of State may affect overall processing time targets for those agencies. Note: processing times for nurse licensure will vary depending on how long it takes states, provinces, and countries to submit verification forms.
Warning: there is nothing that a petitioning company, an alien beneficiary, or an experienced attorney can do to speed up the process--but there is plenty that a less-than-diligent person can do to slow it down! For your own protection, avoid petitioners and attorneys who promise to complete the immigrant visa process within a certain time frame. None of us have control over processing time.
 
California - Consular Processing for those basic level professional workers residing in abroad who will complete the immigrant visa process by attending an interview at the American Consulate. Estimated total: 7 to 13 months.
Immigrant Petition

Packet 3 sent by

Immigrant Visa interview
I-140 National Visa Center scheduled 60-180 days
90 Days after 60-120 Days after NVC receives Packet 3

 
California - Adjustment for those basic level professional workers residing in the US, who will work in California and who wish to complete the entire process while in the US. Estimated total: 420 days.
 
Immigrant Petition

Adjustment Application

I-140 I-485
90 Days 330 Days

 
Midwest USA - Consular Processing for those basic level professional workers residing in abroad who will complete the immigrant visa process by attending an interview at the American Consulate. Estimated total: 6 to 12 months.
Immigrant Petition

Packet 3 sent by

Immigrant Visa interview
I-140 National Visa Center scheduled 60-180 days
22-60 Days after 60-120 Days after NVC receives Packet 3

 
Midwest USA - Adjustment for those basic level professional workers residing in the US, who will work in the Midwest USA, and who wish to complete the entire process while in the US. Estimated total: 14 months.
Immigrant Petition

Adjustment Application

I-140 I-485
22-60 Days 12 months

Note: we will be adding timeline estimates for immigrant processing in other areas of the USA soon. We will also be adding nurse licensing timelines.