What can make I-130 denied?

Most Likely Reasons for I-130 Denial

  • You didn’t provide enough information for USCIS to make an informed decision.
  • Not enough proof of family relationship.
  • Not enough proof of U.S. citizen’s or permanent resident’s status.
  • Failure to pay the appropriate fee.
  • A USCIS mistake.

How long does it take for I-130 to be approved 2021?

For immediate relatives (spouse, parent, or child) of a U.S. green card holder (legal permanent resident), processing times for Form I-130 currently vary between 13.5 and 19 months. For immediate relatives of a U.S. citizen, I-130 processing times currently average 15 to 20 months (as of June 7, 2021).

Who is the spouse beneficiary?

Therefore, if you are sponsoring your spouse for immigration, Form I-130A refers to your spouse as the “spouse beneficiary.” If your spouse is sponsoring you for immigration through Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative), you are the “spouse beneficiary.”

Can I reapply for I-130?

File a New Application There is no rule that prevents you from re-applying for the same person again. However, filing a new I-130 petition for the same person is not an appropriate response for all situations.

Why is my I-130 taking so long?

Warning: The coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in long delays in every part of the immigration process. As of early 2020, there is no way to complete the green card process owing to closures of government offices in both the U.S. and overseas to in-person visits.

Is my wife automatically your beneficiary?

The Spouse Is the Automatic Beneficiary for Married People Under ERISA, if the owner of a retirement account is married when he or she dies, his or her spouse is automatically entitled to receive 50 percent of the money, regardless of what the beneficiary designation says.

Can you remove spouse as beneficiary?

If you’re sure your spouse has made changes but you can’t get proof, tell your lawyer, who can get the documentation with a subpoena. As Sember pointed out, there’s no need to blow up if your spouse has removed you as beneficiary. “It can all be undone via order of the court,” she said.

What would disqualify a green card sponsor?

Under U.S. immigration law, only convictions for certain “offenses against a minor” will automatically disqualify a U.S. citizen from sponsoring a spouse for a green card. Solicitation [of a minor] to engage in sexual conduct. Use [of a minor] in a sexual performance. Solicitation to practice prostitution.

Can your I-130 be denied?

Yes, the I-130, like any other visa petition, can also be denied. USCIS denies thousands of such petitions every year – and while the reasons may vary, some of them may be easily avoided.

Who is the petitioner on the I-130 Form?

The form refers to you, the U.S. citizen child, as the “petitioner.” Your parent is called the “beneficiary” or “your relative.” Part 1. Relationship Question 1: Check the second box, “Parent.” Question 2: These questions are meant to verify the parent/child relationship.

When does the I-130 visa petition expire?

These instructions refer to the version of the form issued 2/13/2019, set to expire on 02/28/2021. Form I-130 is one of the most important ones in an immigrating spouse’s immigration process. It will be the first opportunity to explain who each of you are, where you live, and why the immigrant qualifies for a U.S. visa and residence.

Where is the place of issuance on an I-130 visa?

For place of issuance, use the city and state where your oath ceremony took place, not the city and state of the USCIS field office where your application was filed, or your residence at the time.

Can you file Form I-130 online for fee waiver?

You cannot file your Form I-130 online if you are applying for a fee waiver. You cannot file Form I-485 or Form I-129F online at this time. Please see our Form I-485 and Form I-129F pages for current filing information, and refer to the form instructions for specific instructions on completing each of these forms.