On average, it takes 4 – 6 weeks for Bay Immigration Law to prepare an I-130 petition to file with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, depending on the particulars of your case.
In general, the process is as follows:
We have an introductory phone call and go over your plans, requirements, and the documentation/information that will be necessary to proceed.
We send out an Engagement Letter establishing the Attorney-Client Privileged relationship, and outlining the legal and government costs for the preparation and filing of the case.
Once the Engagement Letter has been returned to us, we will make a formal request for documentation and information to begin preparation of the case.
On a continuing basis we work with you to collect the information and documentation to fulfill the submission requirements for the Forms, Letter of Support and Packet.
Once the packet is complete, we prepare a physical packet (in duplicate) at our Palo Alto office and ship it to USCIS for adjudication.
If you are attending a Consular Interview, we will walk you through the process of booking a Consular Interview, and will prepare you for the interview a week or two prior to the interview.