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11 Day Approval between NOA1 and NOA2 K1 Visa CSC

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I submitted our K1 Visa I-129F while deployed in Kuwait and I thought it would take longer To recieved our NOA2. But in fact it took us 22 days to receive our NOA1 and only 11 Days to recieve our NOA2. So excited! Everything seems to be rolling along smoothly.


8-17-14 Kathlein and I started Dating

1-22-15 Visited Kathlein in the Philippines

1-30-15 We got engaged

2-14-15 I-129F Packet Sent to the Dallas, Texas Lockbox (Sent from Kuwait)

2-25-15 I-129F Packet recieved at Dallas, Texas Lockbox

3-02-15 I-129F Packet recieved at USCIS California Sevice Center

3-06-15 Fiancé Recieved NBI and Police Background Checks

3-09-15 NOA1 Received (I-129F Opened) 23 Days From Packet Sent

3-20-15 NOA2 Received by Email (I-129F Approved) 11 Days From NOA1

3-26-15 NOA2 Recieved by Mail

4-07-15 I-129F Recieved by NVC from CSC

4-08-15 Received Case Number from NVC

4-23-15 Kathlein applied for hers and her kids passports at the DFA in CDO

6-08-15 Kathlein Recieved passports for her and the kids

6-08-15 DS-160 Visa Application Completed

6-09-15 Payed for the Visa Application at BPI Bank and Recieved MRV Slip

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8-05-15 Fiance and Son arrived to the USA.

10-24-15 we got married.

11-20-15 CHICAGO lockbox received I-485.

12-03-15 Received text and Email notification the I-485 was received.

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Mimolicious, thank you! Hey, I like ur new house.


8-17-14 Kathlein and I started Dating

1-22-15 Visited Kathlein in the Philippines

1-30-15 We got engaged

2-14-15 I-129F Packet Sent to the Dallas, Texas Lockbox (Sent from Kuwait)

2-25-15 I-129F Packet recieved at Dallas, Texas Lockbox

3-02-15 I-129F Packet recieved at USCIS California Sevice Center

3-06-15 Fiancé Recieved NBI and Police Background Checks

3-09-15 NOA1 Received (I-129F Opened) 23 Days From Packet Sent

3-20-15 NOA2 Received by Email (I-129F Approved) 11 Days From NOA1

3-26-15 NOA2 Recieved by Mail

4-07-15 I-129F Recieved by NVC from CSC

4-08-15 Received Case Number from NVC

4-23-15 Kathlein applied for hers and her kids passports at the DFA in CDO

6-08-15 Kathlein Recieved passports for her and the kids

6-08-15 DS-160 Visa Application Completed

6-09-15 Payed for the Visa Application at BPI Bank and Recieved MRV Slip

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8-05-15 Fiance and Son arrived to the USA.

10-24-15 we got married.

11-20-15 CHICAGO lockbox received I-485.

12-03-15 Received text and Email notification the I-485 was received.

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That's because you're at csc and unlike TSC, csc is ridiculously fast!


My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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How unfortunate it is for all of you who are dealing with the TCS. I feel terrible for posting anything or reading updates from all of us who were submitted through the CSC knowing that the TCS is taking so long on your packets. It just isn't fair, isn't there anything that can be done about that? I didn't know that the CSC takes so long before I submitted for our K1 visa. And the ironic part of the story is that I am actually stationed in Texas with the Army but deployed to Kuwait, so I had to use my parents address in Wisconsin on our packet. So it was processed through the CSC and not the TCS as it would have if I would have submitted before or after the deployment. Got lucky I guess...but trust me...I'm not trying to rub salt on an open wound for all the TCS members.


8-17-14 Kathlein and I started Dating

1-22-15 Visited Kathlein in the Philippines

1-30-15 We got engaged

2-14-15 I-129F Packet Sent to the Dallas, Texas Lockbox (Sent from Kuwait)

2-25-15 I-129F Packet recieved at Dallas, Texas Lockbox

3-02-15 I-129F Packet recieved at USCIS California Sevice Center

3-06-15 Fiancé Recieved NBI and Police Background Checks

3-09-15 NOA1 Received (I-129F Opened) 23 Days From Packet Sent

3-20-15 NOA2 Received by Email (I-129F Approved) 11 Days From NOA1

3-26-15 NOA2 Recieved by Mail

4-07-15 I-129F Recieved by NVC from CSC

4-08-15 Received Case Number from NVC

4-23-15 Kathlein applied for hers and her kids passports at the DFA in CDO

6-08-15 Kathlein Recieved passports for her and the kids

6-08-15 DS-160 Visa Application Completed

6-09-15 Payed for the Visa Application at BPI Bank and Recieved MRV Slip

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8-05-15 Fiance and Son arrived to the USA.

10-24-15 we got married.

11-20-15 CHICAGO lockbox received I-485.

12-03-15 Received text and Email notification the I-485 was received.

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Yeah don't feel bad about being approved.

It's just posts like this which pisses some of those waiting at TSC off.

Meooooow


My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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That, and because she is from the Philippines (they get expedited alll the time, LOL) and he is in the military.

Not exactly true. My fiance is from Philippines and we filed in December and at TSC and haven't been approved as of March 21, 2015. Although a lot of Filipinos do get approved faster.


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Hey congrats.

I'm good with military folks getting some fast break,

since they are risking their lives and serving the country.

I'm also happy for many expedited Filipinos,

but this whole imbalanced CSC vs. TSC processing timeline thing

and the extraordinary and exclusive expedited processing for Filipinos

when there are other countries with harsh conditions...just doesn't seem fair to all.

That said, keep away from those bullets, good luck in remainder of the processing,

and have a safe discharge back to US.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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How unfortunate it is for all of you who are dealing with the TCS. I feel terrible for posting anything or reading updates from all of us who were submitted through the CSC knowing that the TCS is taking so long on your packets. It just isn't fair, isn't there anything that can be done about that? I didn't know that the CSC takes so long before I submitted for our K1 visa. And the ironic part of the story is that I am actually stationed in Texas with the Army but deployed to Kuwait, so I had to use my parents address in Wisconsin on our packet. So it was processed through the CSC and not the TCS as it would have if I would have submitted before or after the deployment. Got lucky I guess...but trust me...I'm not trying to rub salt on an open wound for all the TCS members.

It is sad that some people have had their petitions in since before you two even started dating. But everyone's journey is different, and we all have our own stories. Congrats and from another military member, be safe.

Edited by Shauneg

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Not exactly true. My fiance is from Philippines and we filed in December and at TSC and haven't been approved as of March 21, 2015. Although a lot of Filipinos do get approved faster.

I am fairly certain the great expedite is over. If you look at timelines it seems to have stopped. I was expedited but that was a specific issue with myself.

Edited by Shauneg

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I was wondering if the expedite was over too because I filed back in January and my fiancé is from the Philippines and nothing on my case yet either. I did see where two cases on Igor's list both dealing with beneficiary's from the Philippines were approved in anywhere from 30 to 40 days after NOA1. They look to be genuine TSC cases too because they are from Virginia and North Carolina so I'm not sure. Maybe those two cases had special reasons and that's why they were expedited. To the original poster, congrats on the approval!


K1 Visa

January 13, 2015: Mailed I-129f packet to Dallas Lockbox

January 15, 2015: I-129f packet was delivered

January 21, 2015: NOA1

March 23, 2015: NOA2

April 8, 2015: Left NVC

April 12, 2015: Received by Consulate

May 1, 2015: Packet 3 Received

May 13, 2015: Interview and Approved!

May 19, 2015: Visa Received!

June 30, 2015: She arrived in the USA!

AOS, EAD, and AP

September 23, 2015: Mailed AOS, EAD, and AP packet to Chicago Lockbox

September 29, 2015: Received NOA1 for AOS, EAD, and AP

October 21, 2015: Biometrics Appointment

December 3, 2015: RFE for EAD/AP received

December 8, 2015: RFE response sent by express mail

December 21, 2015: EAD and AP approved

December 26, 2015: EAD/AP combo card received

March 3, 2016: RFE for AOS received

March 4, 2016: RFE response sent by express mail

March 11, 2016: Received notice from USCIS that green card is being produced and I-485 was approved!!!

Removal of Conditions

February 5, 2018: Mailed Removal of Conditions packet to Vermont Service Center

February 13, 2018: Received NOA1

March 27, 2018: Biometrics Appointment

 

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I was wondering if the expedite was over too because I filed back in January and my fiancé is from the Philippines and nothing on my case yet either. I did see where two cases on Igor's list both dealing with beneficiary's from the Philippines were approved in anywhere from 30 to 40 days after NOA1. They look to be genuine TSC cases too because they are from Virginia and North Carolina so I'm not sure. Maybe those two cases had special reasons and that's why they were expedited. To the original poster, congrats on the approval!

I've been following you any many other timlines from January-February timeframe, and am fairly certain it's over. Disregard mine, because as I said I had a legimate thing recently pop up so I got an official expedite and unfornutely there is no way to capture on their timeline spreads.

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