If you have applied for a visa, it could be possible that the process is taking a very long time. In fact, you may be thinking that you’ve been waiting much longer than anticipated, and are wondering what’s with the long wait. The truth is, many immigration issues can take a long time to go through their processes. Many times, it is not the applicants fault, or the attorney helping the applicant, but just a generally long process taken by immigration authorities.
USCIS Processing & Delays
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services reviews all applications submitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Generally, employment-related petitioners may have priority over other matters, especially if they paid extra for premium processing. Sometimes, in family visa cases, the USCIS may take a longer time to resolve the application and make a decision because their place in line for a visa may already be determined by their priority date; the priority date is the date on which the USCIS first received the I-130 petition.
Unfortunately, sometimes a file can get lost. This is why it is imperative that an individual applying for any petition with the USCIS make a copy of all their papers, and you should never send originals of a document, especially if all the USCIS requires or needs is a copy of a document. It is a good idea, if you have not heard back from the USCIS in a long time, to write to the agency and attaching a copy of your application.
Immigration issues are sensitive and may require a lot of work and follow-up. It is important that you keep your documents and keep track of the application process.
If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for matters regarding immigration, please contact the Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC and we would be happy to provide you with assistance