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I am guessing you are here on a temporary visa? If so, then see here
. Temporary visas by and large do not allow dual intent, meaning that one cannot (or should not) file an I-130 while here on a visitor visa.
The exception to this is if one has been in USA for 90+ days since last entry, where then the presumption that one had dual intent is no longer immediately applied and one can normally file for an I-130 without too much trouble.
As such, one wants to file for an I-130 after having been in USA for 90+ days, and without any plans to travel abroad for the next 6 months or so while the I-130/I-485
is being processed. This would be the best, ***** ***** to do this if one insists on staying in USA while the I-130 is processed. Prior to filing, there is no need to tell USCIS of any plans.
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