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So how does the TSC (and others) store our fiancé petitions while they are awaiting approval? Are they basically in hard copy file bins or do they electronically store them (like scan and upload them into files onto a computer)? Random question haha, but really curious.

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Brilliant question, we've all wondered this. Only someone working there would know, that's my best guess haha


K-1 Visa

Service Center: Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate: Mumbai, India

 

Met at University in UK: 2010

Engaged in India: 03/31/2014

I-129F Sent: 06/20/2014

NOA1: 06/25/2014

NOA2: 12/16/2014

NOA2 Hardcopy Received: 12/23/2014

Case Sent to NVC: 12/23/2014

NVC Case Number Assigned: 01/05/2015

Case Sent to Consulate: 01/08/2015

Case "Ready" at Consulate: 01/09/2015

Applied for PCC: 01/20/2015

PCC in hand: 02/23/2015

Medical: 01/23/2015

Completed DS-160 and paid visa fee: 02/20/2015

Interview: 03/13/2015 APPROVED :)--> Same day went into AP

Visa "issued" on CEAC webstie: 03/16/2015

:goofy: :goofy: Visa in hand! 03/18/2015 :goofy::goofy:

POE: 06/04/2015 :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

AOS Journey

06.11.2015- City Hall Wedding

06.29.2015- Mailed AOS Package

07.01.2015 - Package Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

07.02.2015- Date Received as per USCIS

07.09.2015- NOA1 for EAD/AP

07.24.2015- RFE :ranting:

08.13.2015- USCIS accepted RFE response

09.08.2015- EAD received

Waiting for the interview :clock:

12.19.2015 WE GOT THE GREEN CARD IN THE MAIL!!!!! No interview :)

ROC

10.25.2017 ROC packet received by VT Service Center

11.02.2017- Received NOA dated 10.26.2017

11.29.17- Completed Biometrics

Waiting for the interview :clock:

 

 

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yeah only someone working there will know and They wouldn't be allowed to tell anyone.


our K1 visa journey

Signed up with RapidVisa company: June 10th 2014
Petition Filed: June 25th 2014
Received at California Service Center: July 3rd 2014
Petition approved: September 25th 2014
Received at NVC: October 5th 2014
Received at US Embassy: November 13th 2014
Delay because of Greek Police Certificate
Filled in DS-160: January 13th 2015
Received Greek Police Certificate:January 19th 2015
Got Greek Police Certificate translated: January 21st 2015
Got it licensed with Greek Embassy: January 27th 2015
Sent Readiness Form to US Embassy: January 28th 2015
Medical Exam: February 4th 2015
Visa Interview: March 3rd 2015 Approved!!
Administrative Processing : March 4th 2015
Visa Status Issued: March 5th 2015
Email from Consulate: March 9th 2015
Collected from DX courier: March 10th 2015
Flight to Minnesota: March 24th 2015
POE: Philadelphia International Airport
Destination: Minneapolis, Minnesota


Our Wedding day: April 15th 2015
Adjustment of Status Filed:
Employment Authorisation:
Advanced Parole:

My blog : https://ourstoryourfamily.wordpress.com/


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So how does the TSC (and others) store our fiancé petitions while they are awaiting approval? Are they basically in hard copy file bins or do they electronically store them (like scan and upload them into files onto a computer)? Random question haha, but really curious.

Both. Some forms are scanned into an electronic file. Also cardboard boxes full of files as far as the eye can see on shelves in a warehouse waiting for their day to be carried into the shelves in the office and make it to an adjudicator's desk. I saw a photo once and should have saved it. It puts Into perspective how many applications USCIS deals with and that you and a handful of people on VJ are not but a speck compared to all who are waiting for some decision on many kinds of applications.

If you make it as far as applying for US citizenship, the hard copies of everything you ever sent will be on the desk at the interview. That would include petition, London visa file, medical files and the applications/evidence for adjustment of status, work authorization, advance parole, removing conditions, and naturalization.

Edited by Nich-Nick

England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Both. Some forms are scanned into an electronic file. Also cardboard boxes full of files as far as the eye can see on shelves in a warehouse waiting for their day to be carried into the shelves in the office and make it to an adjudicator's desk. I saw a photo once and should have saved it. It puts Into perspective how many applications USCIS deals with and that you and a handful of people on VJ are not but a speck compared to all who are waiting for some decision on many kinds of applications.

If you make it as far as applying for US citizenship, the hard copies of everything you ever sent will be on the desk at the interview. That would include petition, London visa file, medical files and the applications/evidence for adjustment of status, work authorization, advance parole, removing conditions, and naturalization.

Wow! Well I really do give them props for keeping everything (like paperwork) organized. That is a lot of stuff. I couldn't even imagine the amount they deal with.

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As I recall -

scanning of the file is part of the process, at USCIS, but the paper file itself is the 'queue holder' , and it snakes its way throughout the building, slowly, until it hits an adjudicators desk.

Then on to NVC, more scanning work there,

then at the IV Unit at the Consulate/Embassy, more stuff is added to the casefile,

then after interview day,

that petition, plus visa application, plus all paper , is given over to the approved beneficiary, to be hand-carried by beneficiary back to the USA, given over to the CBP folk,

who then do a check on it, and then it goes to USCIS national records storage, for a bit.

Somewhere in this process, the A-File is created, and when AOS is filed, the A-file is pulled , added to, then put back into storage after approval.

Same for ROC and citizenship, that A-File is important.

I always found it funny that the beneficiary becomes a highly-paid personal courier for the Department of State and DHS. Sure, the pay isn't coming from DoS or DHS (that's why I find it funny) ...


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Wow! Well I really do give them props for keeping everything (like paperwork) organized. That is a lot of stuff. I couldn't even imagine the amount they deal with.

Some would debate that it is organized, especially if one box got picked up by a slow adjudicator who happened to also get several huge files to hunt through and he had quite a few with RFE's to generate and he missed some days with the flu. Meanwhile the next box in date order got picked up by someone who zipped through his concise, easy files in a day and went on to the next. But that does explain how Feb 20 files could get approved before Feb 1. Yes there are people who get upset when they see any date after theirs, even by a few weeks, get approved. It happens.

They do scan each file to know it's latest whereabouts when moved to another shelf, desk, or town. It pings your online status with a date. That's what people on here call "touches". It doesn't mean a helluva lot, but worriers like yourself will brood over every touch trying to guess what it means until you go mad. Order your Prozac now. :P

Edited by Nich-Nick

England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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