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is it true that processing times have changed??

#1 muskan4eva

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 06:39 PM

i don't know if its true or not but has the processing times changed for US citizens filing for brother and sisters upto 4 yrs. right now it says USCIS is processing 2006 cases under california service center but under vermont service center it says it takes 5 months????

what happened to all the processing times all of a sudden? it was 10 yrs b4 and now 4 yrs??? i''m surprised.
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2010-05-06: sent in DS230 package via express mail 9:07am
2010-05-11: NVC acknowledges the receipt of AOS on 05/05
2010-05-13: operator told me that AOS sent to supervisor for review....
2010-05-14: AVR changes to received the checklist letter response on 5/13
2010-05-23: RFE for original birth cert. (i did sent original).......arghhh
2010-05-24: BC under review by some department
2010-06-02: sent in original BC again and previous BC is still under review
2010-06-10: NVC recognizes BC into their system
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2010-08-19: interview went fine but he's put into AP :(
2011-01-09: almost 5 months in AP "still pending"
2011-02-06: 5 and half months and still counting......when is this torture going to end....
2011-02-20: 6 months still no answer..........
2011-03-08: more than 200 days passed in AP..................(
2011-03-24: visa has been issued today. hurayyyyyyyyyy finally wait is overrrr.
2011-03-26: got the passport wohoooo


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#2 milimelo

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 07:38 PM

i don't know if its true or not but has the processing times changed for US citizens filing for brother and sisters upto 4 yrs. right now it says USCIS is processing 2006 cases under california service center but under vermont service center it says it takes 5 months????

what happened to all the processing times all of a sudden? it was 10 yrs b4 and now 4 yrs??? i''m surprised.


1. You're looking at wrong data set - USCIS may be done with the application (approved) but 2. the NVC is the one assigning available visa numbers. You want to look at the visa bulletin on state.gov webpage. Current processing time is around 8,5 years for most countries except Mexico and Philippines.
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#3 muskan4eva

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 08:03 PM

i am looking at the state website and it says the following:
https://egov.uscis.g...TimesDisplay.do

U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister September 1, 2006
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2010-04-19: approved online wohoooo
2010-04-24: NOA2 hardcopy received
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2010-04-27: received/sent ds3032, AOS bill
2010-05-01: IV bill became available online/paid
2010-05-06: sent in DS230 package via express mail 9:07am
2010-05-11: NVC acknowledges the receipt of AOS on 05/05
2010-05-13: operator told me that AOS sent to supervisor for review....
2010-05-14: AVR changes to received the checklist letter response on 5/13
2010-05-23: RFE for original birth cert. (i did sent original).......arghhh
2010-05-24: BC under review by some department
2010-06-02: sent in original BC again and previous BC is still under review
2010-06-10: NVC recognizes BC into their system
2010-06-15: BC under review
2010-06-21: SIF!!!!!omggggg soo happy 57 days in NVC process
2010-06-28: interview on Aug. 19, 8am.
2010-08-19: interview went fine but he's put into AP :(
2011-01-09: almost 5 months in AP "still pending"
2011-02-06: 5 and half months and still counting......when is this torture going to end....
2011-02-20: 6 months still no answer..........
2011-03-08: more than 200 days passed in AP..................(
2011-03-24: visa has been issued today. hurayyyyyyyyyy finally wait is overrrr.
2011-03-26: got the passport wohoooo


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#4 milimelo

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 08:11 PM

i am looking at the state website and it says the following:
https://egov.uscis.g...TimesDisplay.do

U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister September 1, 2006


Again, looking at USCIS website - what you linked is NOT state website - does not get you any faster to the visa number...
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4/2/2009 - Biometrics
4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)
4/3/2009 - Touch?
5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days
6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email
7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

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3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox
3/15/2010 Check cashed
3/17/2010 NOA1
3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent
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4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)
5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen
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#5 belinda63

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 08:14 PM

This is the link to the Jan 2011 visa bulletin. A sibling of a US citizen is category F4 and they are currently assigning visa numbers for case with a priority date of Jan 2002. So the current wait is about 8 years. This is subject to change each month. If your priority date is Sept 2006 you still have about 4 1/2 years until a visa number becomes available.
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#6 milimelo

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 08:16 PM

This is the link to the Jan 2011 visa bulletin. A sibling of a US citizen is category F4 and they are currently assigning visa numbers for case with a priority date of Jan 2002. So the current wait is about 8 years. This is subject to change each month. If your priority date is Sept 2006 you still have about 4 1/2 years until a visa number becomes available.


Her mother applied for her brother (OP's uncle as I understand) in the past couple of months and that's why she's asking. Regardless, still 8 yr wait.

Edited by milimelo, 27 December 2010 - 08:16 PM.

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Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC
3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC
3/9/2009 - Check cashed
3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)
4/2/2009 - Biometrics
4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)
4/3/2009 - Touch?
5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days
6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email
7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey
3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox
3/15/2010 Check cashed
3/17/2010 NOA1
3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent
3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)
4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)
5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen
5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am
6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED
6/29/2010 US Citizen

#7 Visa Grant

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 03:52 AM

i don't know if its true or not but has the processing times changed for US citizens filing for brother and sisters upto 4 yrs. right now it says USCIS is processing 2006 cases under california service center but under vermont service center it says it takes 5 months????

what happened to all the processing times all of a sudden? it was 10 yrs b4 and now 4 yrs??? i''m surprised.


F4 Visa Filers has to also undergo 3 stages, USCIS, NVC & Consulate.

The timeline is spread across evenly too..:crying:

If you finish USCIS stage early, then you wait at NVC & Consulate for the remaining years..

If you take long time at USCIS, then your NVC & Consulate Stage will be early..

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#8 Visa Grant

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 03:54 AM

I have created an exclusive post for F4 category in this forum. You can click the below link and post ur queries there...:thumbs:

All F4s
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