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Q: How long does approval of an I-30 form take ?

Looking to fill out the I-30 form to get my wife back into America.  Any other Americans on here married to Chinese who have gone through this process and know how long it takes.

 

From what I've found online it sounds like it should take about 6 months. But I also see a lot of different waiting periods depending on where someones spouse was from or possibly how backed up the US government is.

 

So any Americans with Chinese wives that can tell me how long it took for them?  And can you let me know how long ago it was that you went through the process. 

3 years 14 weeks ago in  General  - China

 
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Uder normal conditions, anywhere from 9 months to as much as 18 months, depends on how fast you supply complete documentation according to instructions, how closely you follow them, and if any extra documentation is required.  Of course, if a heavy case load, then is even longer.  I have couple of friends that weent one 24 months, the other 28 months.  Mainly because extra economic data was required.

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On my end it took about a year. They can be a little picky, so you save time by carefully collecting your documents and carefully sending everything in.

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What extra information are they asking for or extra documents you need to provide. Theres an instruction form they provide that tells you what to submit and it seems pretty straight forward. It sounds like though people in China take quite a bit longer than other countries. A quick google search says it should take about 6 months, meanwhile people on here are saying 1-2 years.  Why is there such a drastic difference in the amount of time it makes if your married to a Chinese citizen ?

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