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Hi everyone,

I am looking for a little advice or consolation. The Texas Service Center received my petition August 25, 2014 (NOA1 was dated August 27, 2014). I haven't heard anything since then. According to the USCIS site, our case was last "touched" December 9th. I know that we are still technically within the normal processing times, but the anxiety is starting to grow.

I met my fiance, who is Cuban, last spring when I was studying abroad in Havana. We had been together for 6 months (3 physically together and 3 long distance) when I submitted the petition. I read that processing can take longer if the beneficiary is from a country with a high fraud rate like Cuba, so I am wondering if that is why it is taking so long? We also have an 8 year age difference (I am 23 and he is 31), which I am concerned could be misinterpreted as something suspicious.

I would appreciate feedback. Hopefully I am just worrying too much.

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You are not alone. They haven't finished August yet, plenty of people still waiting.

And a 8 year difference is really nothing.

Unfortunately you'll have to wait with the rest of us poor sods stuck in TSC hell.

Hopefully you'll hear something by the end of the month.


K1 time line

 


I-129F sent: 12/23/2014
NOA-1: 12/29/2014
NOA-2: 06/05/2015 (158 days)
NOA-2 hardcopy: 06/11/2015 (6 days post NOA-2, 164 days total)
Sent to NVC: 06/16/2015 (11 days post NOA-2, 169 days total)
NVC receive: 06/25/2015 (20 days post NOA-2, 178 days total)
NVC case no: 06/30/2015 (25 days post NOA-2, 183 days total)
NVC left: 07/02/2015 (27 days post NOA-2, 185 days total)
Case Ready: 07/07/2015 (32 days post NOA-2, 190 days total)
submitted DS-160, paid visa fee.: 07/21/2015 (46 days post NOA-2, 204 days total)
Packet 3 sent: 07/25/2015 (50 days post NOA-2, 209 days total)
Pack 4 received: 07/30/2015 (55 days post NOA-2, 214 days total)
Medical: 09/17/2015 Interview: 09/23/2015 (108 days post NOA-2, 268 days total)
Interview Result: Approved Administrative Processing: 09/23/2015
CEAC Status Issued: 09/24/2015
Visa in hand: 09/28/2015
POE: 12/29/2015 Wedding: 01/11/2016


AOS Time Line

 

AOS package mailed: 01/13/2016
AOS package received: 01/20/2016 (day 1)
AOS NOA-1 text/email: 01/23/2016 (day 3), actual NOA-1 date 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS Fingerprint fee received: 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS check cashed: 01-25-2016 (day 5) Got 6 month NJ driver's license: 01-25-2016
3x NOA-1 hardcopies: 02/03/2016 (day 14)

Biometrics letter: 02/05/2016 (day 16) Biometrics appt (Elizabeth, NJ): 02/17/2016 (day 28)

EAD and AP approved email/txt: 03/29/2016 (day 67)

GC approval email/text: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

I-797 for I-765/I-131 in mail: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

EAD/AP delivered: 04/05/216 (day 75)

GC card being mailed status update: 04/07/16 (day 77)

GC received: 04/11/16 (day 84 post AOS NOA-1)

DONE WITH USCIS FOR 21 MONTHS!

ROC Window opens: 01/04/2018

 

ROC Time Line
ROC package mailed to Vermont 01/04/2018
ROC package received at Vermont 01/08/2018 (day 0)
Check cashed: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
NOA-1 date: 01/09/2018 (day 1)
NOA-1 received: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
Biometrics notice received: 02/09/2018 (day 32)
Biometrics appointment: 02/23/2018 (day 46)
Received 18-month extension letter: 08/13/2018 (day 209)

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Unfortunately you're still in normal processing time. When the next USCIS processing time update is released, hopefully you will be past normal processing time. That will be in about 3 weeks. If you haven't gotten NOA2 yet, you can then put in an inquiry with USCIS, contact the USCIS ombudsman and your representatives to try to get some action on your petition.

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It is not true about processing can take longer if the beneficiary is from a country with a high fraud rate like Cuba. My petition from USCIS was approved in 15 days. I know one person who approved with 20 years age differences at the US interest section in Havana. My husband who has the same age as me got his visa denied at the US interest section in Havana. Sometimes it is a luck, hopefully all will go smoothly for you.

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