The form I-130 application
for my wife's immigration application has been approved by USCIS. But
now it is now in the "administrative processing" in the U.S. Consular
of her home country. Do you know what is the "administrative
processing"? and how long it may take? Thank you.
Some visa applications
require further administrative processing, which takes additional time
after the visa applicant’s interview by a Consular Officer.
Applicants are advised of this requirement when they apply. Most
administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa
When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based
on individual circumstances of each case. Visa applicants are reminded
to apply early for their visa, well in advance of the anticipated
travel date. Before making inquiries about status of administrative
processing, applicants or their representatives will need to wait at
least 60 days from the date of interview.