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  1. Hi everyone! I'm a 2016 filer for my spouse. I started this thread because I wanted to interact with my fellow 2016 filers (as well as others) who are also going through the petition process. This would be a great opportunity to share our insights, knowledge, and experiences. Honestly though, the waiting game is really hard. Maybe if we support each other, it would help ease it even a little. So to start off: PD: 7/20/2016 NOA1: 7/26/2016 NOA2: 11/29/2016
  2. Hi! I tried to find another thread but couldn't. Are there other New York AOS filers? I just notice that NY is a bitt different when it comes to timelines.
  3. I am starting a simple timeline thread for N-400 filers whose field office is Los Angeles, Santa Ana or San Diego. I complied three timelines from May 2016 - March 2017 VJ filers. I would appreciate if you can add or update your case status so that everyone can get an idea about field office progress in southern California. These timelines may be not reflect the current status because some of VJers may have given up, was denied or didn't update their status. Los Angels Field Office UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints|In Line.|Int ltr..|Intrview|Oath....|Field Office Charlesrs........|04/17/13|04/26|05/03|05/02|05/23/16|09/23/16|10/03/16|10/31/16|12/13/16|Los Angeles, CA S & H ...........|07/24/13|05/02|05/06|05/13|06/08/16|05/27/16|--/--/--|06/08/16|06/18/16|Los Angeles, CA soheil...........|08/03/13|05/06|05/11|05/10|06/06/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CAVngbusa..........|08/21/13|05/23|05/26|05/26|06/14/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Em01.............|06/29/09|06/10|06/17|06/16|07/22/16|--/--/--|12/20/16|01/23/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA furious.lion.....|09/02/11|06/12|06/15|06/17|07/05/16|11/30/16|12/01/16|01/06/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA DandK............|09/18/13|06/20|06/27|06/24|07/11/16|--/--/--|01/12/17|02/17/17|03/15/17|Los Angeles, CA Melusine.........|04/01/09|06/20|06/27|06/29|07/22/16|02/02/17|02/09/17|03/09/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA qbertz7..........|03/07/08|06/24|06/30|06/29|07/21/16|--/--/--|01/26/17|03/06/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Vancouver12......|09/11/13|06/27|07/06|07/01|07/19/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CAjordan85.........|10/15/13|07/15|07/21|07/21|08/10/16|--/--/--|02/27/17|03/31/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA haron1930........|--/--/--|08/18|08/23|08/27|09/13/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA HeatGun..........|11/19/13|08/24|09/08|09/07|09/26/16|10/19/16|11/15/16|12/16/16|01/18/17|Los Angeles, CA apple21..........|12/26/11|10/01|10/06|10/07|10/31/16|02/13/17|02/17/17|03/20/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Coffeetealatte...|--/--/--|11/30|--/--|12/04|02/23/17|02/24/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Klsoul...........|06/26/02|12/14|01/05|01/05|01/31/17|02/03/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA California_girl92|03/18/14|12/17|12/21|12/21|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Andy2891.........|04/01/14|12/30|01/12|01/19|02/08/17|03/01/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Jadon_Germany....|03/31/14|12/31|01/03|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Lalalala321......|04/07/14|01/10|01/18|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA ac8238...........|09/01/07|01/12|01/18|01/20|02/16/17|02/23/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Elisar...........|01/01/14|01/23|--/--|02/03|02/24/17|03/01/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA KleoLove.........|03/--/13|01/23|02/02|02/04|02/24/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA DisneyLovers.....|02/11/09|01/31|02/09|02/09|03/03/17|03/07/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA reevolve.........|08/19/11|02/02|02/03|02/08|02/27/17|03/02/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA texaspanpan......|10/08/09|02/06|02/13|02/17|03/06/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Santa Ana Field Office UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints|In Line.|Int ltr..|Intrview|Oath....|Field Office E-A..............|07/18/13|05/07|05/11|05/11|05/31/16|03/04/17|--/--/--|04/10/17|--/--/--|Santa Ana => San Diego, CA 02/16/17 ladyrant.........|04/21/09|06/14|06/16|06/18|07/06/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA Kamex009.........|11/08/11|08/11|08/11|08/16|09/06/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA oc_citizen_2016..|07/01/10|--/--|--/--|09/07|10/07/16|10/13/16|12/27/16|01/25/17|02/15/17|Santa Ana, CAoc_citizen_2016..|07/01/10|--/--|--/--|09/23|10/20/16|10/25/16|01/06/17|02/09/17|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA scroll...........|03/11/07|11/01|??/??|11/26|12/12/16|12/15/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA DN Medellin COL..|01/17/14|11/16|11/21|11/19|12/13/16|12/17/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA DoomDog..........|09/10/10|12/12|12/16|12/16|01/11/17|01/16/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA Shine11..........|02/23/12|12/13|12/20|12/15|01/12/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA San Diego Field Office L and T..........|07/26/13|05/14|05/18|05/18|06/10/16|--/--/--|11/16/16|12/16/16|01/18/17|San Diego, CA Frannyglass......|12/10/13|09/30|--/--|10/07|11/04/16|11/10/16|02/21/17|03/28/17|--/--/--|San Diego, CAJerreg...........|11/19/13|12/19|12/30|01/07|01/24/17|01/26/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|San Diego, CA Leon & Mylen.....|04/15/14|01/17|01/24|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|San Diego, CA T & S............|03/06/14|02/01|02/04|02/10|03/03/17|03/09/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|San Diego, CA Instructions for adding/updating yourself (or assisting others) to this list: 1. DO NOT DELETE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. 2. Please use your VJ name to avoid confusion. 3. Please make sure you are using Rich Text Editor as your message setting. 4. Click "Quote" on the most recent/updated posting version of this list. 5. Remove the "Quote Coding" at the top and bottom of the list. 6. Always use [Courier New] Font and font size.[12] 7. Make changes and Add Reply. 8. Red Font = "I'm A United States Citizen"! Legend: GC-Date: The 'Resident Since' Date located on your first green card Sent: Date N-400 was mailed to USCIS Cashd: Date your check was cashed / credit card was charged by USCIS NOA: Receipt Notice Date Printed on your official I-797 notification Fprints: Date assigned for fingerprinting (Bio-metrics) In Line: Date you received e-notification about the start of your interview sheduling Int Ltr: Date you received the official letter in the mail regarding interview Interview: Date of your interview Oath: Date Oath taken Field Office: Your local USCIS office where you will have the N-400 interview
  4. I filled in November 2016 and just the boring wait for 10 months now any luck for same month filers got any replies earlier or we have to wait till October 2017 I filled in Vermont office
  5. Not sure if one was started for July but thought I'd get the ball rolling We mailed our packet on July 7, delivery confirmed July 8th and just got the text notification today!!! (It's being sent to Nebraska) Should be getting the 1st NOA by mail in a few days. Good luck to everyone dealing with this lengthy process!
  6. Anyone in the same situation? I sent my I-130 to Nebraska more than 8 months ago and I FINALLY received an answer. I got an RFE (which I'm pretty sure is because stupid me sent my marriage certificate in spanish with no translation) which is ok, I can fix that... BUT!!! I live in Ecuador and our mailing system is complete bogus!! I have ALWAYS had trouble with it! I have never received mail period. And once a friend sent me a package with a tracking number I was never informed, if it wasn't because my friend told me and I personally went with the tracking number and insisted they searched for the package I would have never received it. My mother recently received a package that wss sent in February (6.5 months later). You can imagine how I am freaking out because I know I have a time limit to send my evidence to USCIS and I KNOW I will NOt receive the letter. I have called twice and they still tell me I have to wait (in vain) 2 weeks to file an e- inquiry and then 2 weeks to get an answer. Who can I talk to to fix this. I want a new letter sent to a US address or if possible to have it sent via e-mail or fax. PLEASE HELP! I'm drowing in stress! After a more than 8 month wait just for NOA2, believe me I DO NOT want to wait another month or more unnecessarily
  7. Hello, Haven't been able to find a thread for August I-129F Filers so I thought I would start one. We sent our application today to the Dallas Lockbox from the United Kingdom. Hopefully this goes fast.
  8. Are there any September 2016 filers here whose got any case update from USCIS?
  9. Hi everyone. I was wondering about my case that have been waiting so long. USCIS was received 02/02/2016 I got my case I-360 was approved on July 1, 2017 It have been waiting almost 10 month since my case was approved. I didn't hear any thing from USCIS about my I-485 interview. A question is my case is a normal time line? I saw most of case will get done by 6-12 month form case was received. nut my case taking over 1 yeah still waiting for my interview schedule. should I contact USCIS or what can I do about my case. thank you
  10. f2a

    F2A beneficiary here, Priority date is September 29, 2016- case was routed to California Service Center for processing. Nothing after NOA1. Anyone here on the same boat?
  11. Hi VJ, Seeking your help guys. I am so paranoid and kept on thinking if do I need to return it on US Embassy Manila or not? I have picked my K1 Visa packet on nearest 2GO near in my workplace May 16, 2017 . Then I let 2GO (employee) to help me open it to get my passport. Then the guy told me the most important is not to open the Yellow packet or brown envelope. Okay my question is, 1. as per checking my packet has a clear tape on it (with red) so I encircled it so you will notice it. I was thinking is this considered as TAMPERED/Tampering? Even I didn't open it 2. My K1 packet seems flawed, the text and stamp don't line up? Is this normal or nor? And if ever i will return to the US Embassy Manila how long it will take for me to get my passport again? Please advice.
  12. 2017

    Goodmorning couples! December 2016 filers here. Just want to make an update on my succesful SLEC medical last May 3, 2017. 😊😊😊 We had one day processing for everything. St. lukes is now improving. Scheduled on Wednesday went there at 4:30 AM. Then at 5 AM something they let us in. Same requirements posted in SLEC page please read carefully. I had my embassy letter thru email, requested for a paperless eligilibity letter since it took long to wait but be sure you already had your NVC case number so they will create a record via phone and always bring your passport in every call or follow up. 😊 Things went smoothly when you prepared your requirements for medical. Done medical at 3PM including vaccines. Please do triple check everything and also don't forget to pray. Bring mask if possible. Goodluck to all fiancé. Interview on May 9. God bless us all.
  13. Hi I had my interview in the first week of December 2016. I got the white slip to send in more documents. I've sent that and my case has only been updated since. I hardly got like 3 updates since then. My medical is expiring in about 20 days and I don't have my passport. I've tried emailing them several times but I get the same response saying that they're working on it. Anyone else stuck in ap since 5 months? Are they going to ask me to go for a medical again?
  14. Good luck everyone, hope we all get green . apply my vawa on 25th sep , Did my bio metric 22th oct recieved my EAD 17th dec 2016.
  15. Let's get started.... N-400: March 2016 Applicants ====================================== USCIS Dallas/Lewisville, Texas Lockbox ====================================== UserName.........|GC-Date..|Sent..|Cashd.|NOA...|Fprints..|In Line...|Int ltr..|Intrview..|Oath.....|Field Office Name.............|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|??, ?? ================================ USCIS Phoenix, Arizona Lockbox ================================ UserName.........|GC-Date..|Sent..|Cashd.|NOA...|Fprints..|In Line...|Int ltr..|Intrview..|Oath.....|Field Office Name.............|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|??, ?? =========================================================================== USCIS Lincoln, Nebraska Lockbox (Filing Under 319b, 328, or 329 of the INA) =========================================================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int Ltr..|Intview..|Oath.....|Field Office Name.............|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|??, ?? Instructions for adding/updating yourself (or assisting others) to this list: 1. DO NOT DELETE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. 2. Please use your VJ name to avoid confusion. 3. Please make sure you are using Rich Text Editor as your message setting. 4. Click "Quote" on the most recent/updated posting version of this list. 5. Remove the "Quote Coding" at the top and bottom of the list. 6. Always use [Courier New] Font and font size.[12] 7. Make changes and Add Reply. 8. Red Font="I'm A United States Citizen"! Legend: GC-Date: The 'Resident Since' Date located on your first green card Sent: Date N-400 was mailed to USCIS Cashd: Date your check was cashed by USCIS NOA: Receipt Notice Date Printed on your official I-797 notification Fprints: Date assigned for fingerprinting (Bio-metrics) In Line: Date you received e-notification about the start of your interview shceduling Int Ltr: Date you received the official letter in the mail regarding interview Interview: Date of your interview Oath: Date Oath taken Field Office: Your local USCIS office where you will have the N-400 interview
  16. Hi guys, While I wait on my response from the VSC about my O1 Visa, I am getting a bit nervous so I was wondering from the knowledge of many of you what you think of my petition and chances based off of yourself and people you know who got approved / RFE's / declined. I hope some can help. I'm from an island in the Caribbean. I am applying as a Film Producer. Ive only worked professionally in my field for 1 year on my OPT in New York but I was able to accomplish a good bit. I have: -1 big (2 page) article in our local newspaper talking about my successes and a feature I will be Producing in the future. I was the feature of that week and interviewed. It was the week of our Film Festival. -9 really good recommendation letters from successful people in the field I've worked with. -3 contracts with 3 different production companies with pretty great pay for projects taking up the 3 years. -2 of the films that I was the Associate Producer on, won awards at film festivals as well as got in to many. -Produced 2 music videos for a Grammy Award Winning musician. -Produced a live event video for a semi-known American artist. -Produced a film where I hired a very well known cinematographer/VFX artist (he worked on films as big as Jupiter's Ascending, Dawn of the Planet Apes, Interstellar et. -Produced 2 commercials for the New York Film Academy. -I have also worked as the Associate Producer on a teaser for a film with with well known names attached. And a good bit more credits in my name etc. Thank you!
  17. My new husband and I are embarking on our adjustment of status paperwork and I thought that someone should start a thread for this month. I was part of a similar thread for our K-1 Visa process and it was incredibly helpful to have that kind of support. Looking forward to hearing from everyone as we go through the same process. A little bit about our case: My husband is Mexican and I am a US citizen. We have have been together for over 6 years, but I just recently brought him over here on a K-1 visa. We got married last month and are now trying to adjust his status.
  18. Today a farewell message was aired by the head of USCIS, who will be leaving, León Rodríguez, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. A political appointee, he will resign and his deputy Lori Scialabba, Deputy Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will take over again. Other points from the farewell message were: Staff have processed 8 million case related work items ( imagine at an average fee of USD$150 the USCIS income is USD1.2 billion.) The response rate is up 5% on 2015 improving to 66% in 2016. USCIS are a top 23% department for quality of service and hitting of targets in the "secondary level class." 85,000 refugees were processed during 2016 ( Compared to Germany - close to 1 million - highlights efficiency level and impact of paper v computer record management). Questions were raised from the floor including, Nebraska and Vermont being slow to process - he advised he will "look into it." It was a goodbye message, the interesting thing was you could either dial-in for the teleconference or viewing via Facebook at the USCIS page.
  19. I didn't see this topic yet so I thought I'd start one! . My husband and I just sent in my packet this morning to the Chicago lockbox. I'm adjusting my status from a K-1 visa.
  20. Hello Visa Journey community! I am trying to get an idea of how much longer I need to wait for my oath ceremony and I am hoping to get some insights. I had my naturalisation interview on March 24 and my application was approved. Now awaiting the Oath Letter. My status on the website changed to “Oath Ceremony will be Scheduled” shortly after the interview. I am wondering if anyone in the same district office that interviewed in February or March has received an oath letter. If yes, please indicate (i) when you had your interview (ii) when you received your oath letter and (iii) the date of the oath ceremony.
  21. Hey there all, Wondering if anyone else has been / is in the same boat as I am. I arrived in Tucson in May and on finding out I I would be moving in August promptly put in a CHANGE OF ADDRESS form online. It was accepted, I got confirmation, and I was peachy. Now, I see that two of my pending cases were "returned by the Post Office because they could not be delivered." This is very strange as our Post Office is still forwarding our mail to us from our old address and we have received nothing at our new address. Upon calling the USCIS, they could not confirm if the address had been changed. Should I recharge it online to my current address....again? Anxious as I am not getting anything that I should be.
  22. VJ here has a great little timeline search function once you figure out how to use it. This data applies for Philippines only I input 4 date ranges to get an idea of how long the NOA2 and Interview processes are taking throughout the year. Please keep in mind this is only based upon info input by VJ users on their timelines so if info is input incorrectly it may alter the actual estimates. Here is what I found: From Jan 1st, 2016 to June 30th 2016 it took 78 days on Avg. for NOA 2 and another 62 days on Avg. between NOA2 and Interview date. This was for the first 6 months of 2016 From June 30th, 2016 to November 2nd, 2016 it took only 48 days on Avg. for NOA 2 and another 57 days for interview date at the US Embassy in Manila More recently the wait has dropped even more. From August 31, 2016 to Present (November 2nd, 2016) it took only 30 days on avg. for NOA with no reports of interviews. To summarize: 1st half of year 78 days from NOA 1 to NOA 2 Since 2nd half of year down to 48 days and The last 2 months down to 30 days from NOA 1 to NOA 2. What does this tell us? It tells us the wait time has decreased through out the year for NOA 2 out of the Philippines (same may or may not be true for other countries) Now if only NVC would catch up. Jim
  23. How accurate is the current times posted on visa journey regarding the NBC processing times for the I-130 because this is the only one not posted on the uscis.gov page.
  24. To those who are scheduled for August 30, 2016 at 6:45AM at US Embassy in Manila for the K-1, see you there soon! Good luck and hope for a smooth process and approval.