I-130 Petition Approved for Sister of U.S. Citizen

Our Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers received approval of an I-130 Petition filed by a U.S. Citizen for her sister in 2003. USCIS generally takes many years to decide I-130 Petitions filed by U.S. Citizens for siblings because of the visa backlogs in the Family Fourth Preference Category. It is important for Petitioners to inform USCIS of any address change so that all Notices, including a potential Request for Evidence, are timely received from USCIS. If a Request for Evidence is sent and not received and therefore not responded to because the Petitioner did not update a mailing address with USCIS the I-130 Petition would be denied and the priority date would be lost which is a drastic consequence.

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