Typical immigration processing times can be approximately one year, according to Forbes. The processing time depends on the date the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services received the form, the type of form used, and the specific office in charge of reviewing the application, according to the USCIS.
One example is the I-130 visa for a foreign spouse, which can take five months to process, states Forbes. Once accepted, the spouse needs to adjust her status, which can take another five months. Applicants find the processing time for their petitions by entering the appropriate information into the drop-down menus on the USCIS processing time Web page. Average processing times are updated on approximately the 15th of each month, notes USCIS.