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what they really mean by I130 Processing time?

#1 Kirthiraj

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:20 PM

Hi Guys,

I have a doubt. what USCIS really mean by I130 Processing time?

Whether its the total time taken for them to grant us the Visa or Its the total time for them to issue the Notice of Approval (NOA2). If latter is the case, then how long on a average it will take to get our Visa Appointment.

Your replies would be much appreciated..

Regards,
Raj
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USCIS / NVC Journey

I130 Sent - 11/23/2009
NOA1 - 12/01/2009
NOA2 - 03/02/2010
Case Completed at NVC - 03/31/2010
Interview Date Assigned - 04/12/2010
Case Forwarded to Chennai Embassy - 04/13/2010

EMBASSY Journey

Interview (Approved) - 05/24/2010
Visa Received - 05/26/2010

US Journey

POE (Washington DC) - 06/03/2010
Green Card Received - 07/30/2010

I 751

Package sent - 3/16/2012
NOA date - 3/22/2012
Biometrics - 5/7/2012
Approval Note - 11/30/2012
Card Received - 12/05/2012

 

N-400

 

Package sent - 11/04/2013

NOA date - 11/07/2013

Biometrics - 12/09/2013

In-Line for interview - 12/11/2013

Interview - 02/21/2014

Oath - 03/06/2014


#2 payxibka

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:36 PM

Hi Guys,

I have a doubt. what USCIS really mean by I130 Processing time?

Whether its the total time taken for them to grant us the Visa or Its the total time for them to issue the Notice of Approval (NOA2). If latter is the case, then how long on a average it will take to get our Visa Appointment.

Your replies would be much appreciated..

Regards,
Raj


USCIS does NOT issue visas... they only approve petitions... once the approved case file leaves the USCIS they are no longer involved and cannot report on processing times.... So what the USCIS reports are times under there control and for there part of the process

For a CR/IR visa the length of time it takes to get an appointment after the approved file gets sent to NVC depends o lot on the speed of your responses to the data & fee payment requests....

Edited by payxibka, 20 January 2010 - 11:37 PM.

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#3 Kirthiraj

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:41 PM

USCIS does NOT issue visas... they only approve petitions... once the approved case file leaves the USCIS they are no longer involved and cannot report on processing times.... So what the USCIS reports are times under there control and for there part of the process

For a CR/IR visa the length of time it takes to get an appointment after the approved file gets sent to NVC depends o lot on the speed of your responses to the data & fee payment requests....


Thanks for your prompt reply.. Can I start gathering documents which is essential for the porcess or should I need to wait until my NOA2 is issued. Is they follow specified formats on which the datas should be submitted to them.

Raj
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USCIS / NVC Journey

I130 Sent - 11/23/2009
NOA1 - 12/01/2009
NOA2 - 03/02/2010
Case Completed at NVC - 03/31/2010
Interview Date Assigned - 04/12/2010
Case Forwarded to Chennai Embassy - 04/13/2010

EMBASSY Journey

Interview (Approved) - 05/24/2010
Visa Received - 05/26/2010

US Journey

POE (Washington DC) - 06/03/2010
Green Card Received - 07/30/2010

I 751

Package sent - 3/16/2012
NOA date - 3/22/2012
Biometrics - 5/7/2012
Approval Note - 11/30/2012
Card Received - 12/05/2012

 

N-400

 

Package sent - 11/04/2013

NOA date - 11/07/2013

Biometrics - 12/09/2013

In-Line for interview - 12/11/2013

Interview - 02/21/2014

Oath - 03/06/2014


#4 payxibka

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:46 PM

Thanks for your prompt reply.. Can I start gathering documents which is essential for the porcess or should I need to wait until my NOA2 is issued. Is they follow specified formats on which the datas should be submitted to them.

Raj


some make sense to wait on others do not, so for those that do not, gather what you can
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#5 Darnell

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:53 PM

Hullo Raj - strongly suggest you study this -
http://www.visajourn...he_NVC_ShortCut

Print it out, study it at yer leisure, in a comfy chair, away from a computer, kids, distractions.

Lots of info there, can be your new bible for a month or two.

Good Luck !
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#6 Amit-N-Melody

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:59 PM

I called the USCIS and asked them this very question... they told me that the 5 month processing time for the I-130 was an average to get your NOA2 approval, but that it is not a guarentee and to call back in 5 months if I had not recieved my NOA2 by then
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#7 christeen

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:18 AM

I called the USCIS and asked them this very question... they told me that the 5 month processing time for the I-130 was an average to get your NOA2 approval, but that it is not a guarentee and to call back in 5 months if I had not recieved my NOA2 by then

They HAVE to tell you that, it is on their script... Go with what others here have told you as it is more accurate and truthful. The USCIS website is not updated often and your waiting will be kinda like sittin in the dark, but I would say anywhere between 2 - 4 months for the NOA2 is averge, then you are off to NVC. Yes, you can start to gather your documents as most, are valid for at least 6 months...
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#8 Kirthiraj

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:25 AM

Hullo Raj - strongly suggest you study this -
http://www.visajourn...he_NVC_ShortCut

Print it out, study it at yer leisure, in a comfy chair, away from a computer, kids, distractions.

Lots of info there, can be your new bible for a month or two.

Good Luck !

Hay,

Thanks very much for the link...will go through it...

Raj
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USCIS / NVC Journey

I130 Sent - 11/23/2009
NOA1 - 12/01/2009
NOA2 - 03/02/2010
Case Completed at NVC - 03/31/2010
Interview Date Assigned - 04/12/2010
Case Forwarded to Chennai Embassy - 04/13/2010

EMBASSY Journey

Interview (Approved) - 05/24/2010
Visa Received - 05/26/2010

US Journey

POE (Washington DC) - 06/03/2010
Green Card Received - 07/30/2010

I 751

Package sent - 3/16/2012
NOA date - 3/22/2012
Biometrics - 5/7/2012
Approval Note - 11/30/2012
Card Received - 12/05/2012

 

N-400

 

Package sent - 11/04/2013

NOA date - 11/07/2013

Biometrics - 12/09/2013

In-Line for interview - 12/11/2013

Interview - 02/21/2014

Oath - 03/06/2014


#9 Kirthiraj

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:28 AM

Hi guys,

This waiting time is killing...Normally on other days, 6 months will go so fast, but during this process, it seems like we have to wait for 6 months (here it looking like a long duration) uuhhh...Lets hope they process our papers soon so that we can join our loved ones sooner...

Raj
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USCIS / NVC Journey

I130 Sent - 11/23/2009
NOA1 - 12/01/2009
NOA2 - 03/02/2010
Case Completed at NVC - 03/31/2010
Interview Date Assigned - 04/12/2010
Case Forwarded to Chennai Embassy - 04/13/2010

EMBASSY Journey

Interview (Approved) - 05/24/2010
Visa Received - 05/26/2010

US Journey

POE (Washington DC) - 06/03/2010
Green Card Received - 07/30/2010

I 751

Package sent - 3/16/2012
NOA date - 3/22/2012
Biometrics - 5/7/2012
Approval Note - 11/30/2012
Card Received - 12/05/2012

 

N-400

 

Package sent - 11/04/2013

NOA date - 11/07/2013

Biometrics - 12/09/2013

In-Line for interview - 12/11/2013

Interview - 02/21/2014

Oath - 03/06/2014




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