Processing Times and Status Checks

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Processing Times for immigration matters vary widely.  The U.S. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of State provide a number of resources available to check on the status of your application.  Click on the appropriate application category to the left to check on average wait times for cases of your type and, for some categories, the status of your individual application.  We also provide resources to check what office you should use to file certain applications and processing times for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests.  You may wish to check back regularly, as these processing times can change.

Immigration Law : 


My brother is the only one who wasn't born in the US. So, he used to travel with a US visa and his passport, but after he turned 18, he was told he wouldn't be able to get a visa because my mother who is a US citizen, file for citizenship before we immigration authorities. That was in 2009. So far he has applied for a tourist visa and the times it has been denied. He's married with three children and haven't been able to visit the US. Someone told my mother that all the cars are behind at the immigration office and that makes in for our did years she will hear from the IN. So, my question is, can my brother get a tourist visa somehow as well as all his family? Can you help us with our?

In cases where a tourist visa is denied, there is very little any lawyer can do. One or two things might help. If he has traveled abroad to other countries and returned, that might be considered to be a positive factor by the consulate.

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