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That's difficult to say. When was the I-130 filed? Who is filing for whom? What is the petitioner's status?
So this has nothing to do with the U.S.? I ask because your question ended up in the U.S. immigration forum which is not my fault.
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1. Hello, I am an Irish barrister & I am happy to help with your Question. Basically, the application will be processed within 90 days of the DNA test being taken. This is the longest period of time it will take. Normally, six months is the longest period which a Zambrano visa application is dealt with by the Irish Department of Justice or Irish naturalisation & Immigration Service. My guess is that the application will be processed and dealt with in a shorter shorter space of time. About 50 days.
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3. I am amazed it has taken so long!! Normally, you never hear of this length of delay. Your friend can take legal action to compel a decision. Essentially seek a declaration in the courts that he is entitled to a Zambrano visa. However, this is expensive. But he may get most of his legal costs paid. Other than that, I don't know why it is taking so long.