Well, we will discuss here in detail the waiting period for spouses of US citizens and spouses of US Permanent Residents.
So here we go.
Is waiting period for spouse of a US permanent resident/US Citizen same?—Well, the answer to this query is that yes, the waiting period for spouse of a US citizen is the same as the waiting period for the spouse of a US permanent resident. This has been revealed by the latest data( US monthly visa bulletin)by the US Department of State. As per the information, there happens to be exactly no waiting time for the spouse of a US citizen for the month of the August as well as September. And the spouse of a US citizen does never needs to wait for getting a US visa.
Waiting time for spouse of a US permanent resident is almost same as for spouse of a US Citizen but the latter has a fair advantage over the former.
US visa availability difficult to predict--However, a point worth notable in this regard is that all aspirants must bear in mind that the availability of US visas is not predictable(future availability). So, a good option in this regard is that those who are permanent resident of the US and want their spouse to get a US Green Card must naturalize.
Doing so will help the spouse of the US permanent resident(getting naturalized—becoming US citizen).
How? The spouse(wanting to get US Green Card) will not have to wait for long since his or her spouse( who is a US permanent resident and is in the process of becoming a US citizen) can upgrade his/her spouse’s petition if needed.
Moreover, in case the if the spouse of a US permanent resident is living in the US unlawfully, then it will be a requirement that the US Permanent resident is also a US citizen to help the spouse get a right to be interviewed in the US.
Requirements for US permanent residents seeking US citizenship—Those who already have a US permanent residency can become US citizens provided they possess language skills, have lived in the US for a sufficient period of time, have a clean criminal record as well as the permission from their respective native nations to become US citizens.