How long does it take for i-601 waiver to be approved 2024?

The processing time for an I-601 waiver, also known as the Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, can vary based on several factors. As of 2024, the typical processing time for an I-601 waiver ranges from 4 to 12 months.

Factors that influence the processing time include:

  1. Service Center Workload: The specific USCIS service center handling your application may have different processing times based on their workload.
  2. Case Complexity: More complex cases requiring additional evidence or documentation can take longer to process.
  3. Completeness of Application: Ensuring that all required documents and information are included with the initial application can help avoid delays.
  4. Requests for Evidence (RFE): If USCIS requests additional evidence, responding promptly can help minimize delays.
  5. Expedited Requests: In some cases, applicants may request expedited processing due to urgent circumstances, which can affect overall processing times.

It’s always a good idea to check the USCIS website for the most up-to-date processing times or contact a qualified immigration attorney for personalized advice.