USCIS Passes New Guidelines For a Faster Family-Based Visa Process

U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that new guidelines have been implemented to make the process of filing family-based immigration visa petitions much more efficient. 


Several revisions have been made to the Form I-130, the “Petition for Alien Relative,” and also the family-based Form I-360. The changes have been added to speed up the visa application process and lessen delays that often took place. One effective change is that USCIS now requires applicants to provide their current address to USCIS and clarify whether they prefer consular processing or adjustment of status, simplifying the process of deciding whether to transfer petitions to the National Visa Center or keep them at USCIS. USCIS can now determine the processing route based on the applicant’s address, making the process much quicker. 

Another essential improvement has been the implementation of clearer instructions on how to fix errors on immigration applications. This update allows for submissions to USCIS to be accurate, leading to minimal delays. USCIS has also communicated the guidelines on how it decides to approve or deny a petition, making the petition process clearer and allowing clients to stay informed about their cases. 


For families adapting to these updates, understanding the new procedures is very important. By ensuring submissions are more accurate, processing times can be shortened, allowing families to reunite faster and with fewer issues throughout the process. It is crucial to stay informed and prepared according to the latest USCIS updates for a successful family-based immigration journey. Rahimi Law Firm P.C. is here to assist you every step of the way. Contact us today to begin your family-based visa petition process.