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I was thinking and of course it would take the site owner to fix, but instead of dropdowns for all the service centers could it be designed so that people had to type in the first three letters off the receipt number?

For example I created a profile and selected Texas Service Center for the place my benefits were filed at. For me that is correct but many people incorrectly assume the dropbox is the service and also use the transfer button when they found out they went to Cali but have a WAC receipt number. What if instead, in order to show a service center, you must fill in the first three off your NOA and the system automatically convert it to which service center?

The only real benefit of this is for timeline purposes for both that person and everyone checking IGOR's or specific visa timelines, but I know many many use those.

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There is an address and the NOA1 says the service center.

I know but especially with the k1s people fill out it beforee they ever get a noa1 then will put they were transferred when they weren't or never change it all. Requiring the first 3 letters as I described would prevent that.

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People errors happen, many don't bother filling out a timeline at all or updating it correctly.

It could help.


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They could still incorrectly say yes to being transferred though. The main problem is that too many people think they are mailing their petitions to the TSC, even though the address on the USCIS website instructions clearly states Dallas Lockbox facility. It even has a link under the mailing address to the lockbox filing tips.

You will always have people that do not bother to read the instructions, fill out their timeline, or even care if it is filled out correctly.


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They could still incorrectly say yes to being transferred though. The main problem is that too many people think they are mailing their petitions to the TSC, even though the address on the USCIS website instructions clearly states Dallas Lockbox facility. It even has a link under the mailing address to the lockbox filing tips.

You will always have people that do not bother to read the instructions, fill out their timeline, or even care if it is filled out correctly.

Right but most people but applied at TSC transferred to CSC. If someone were required to type in the first three of their case # the system would automatically put the filing center as csc or tsc......so if that were already csc why would someone put transferred to csc. That is where most the errors occur. The system the way would should their filing place at csc in the first place.

Seems like a quick easy effective fix.

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when someone fill out a timeline there are 2 locations to put, one is for lock box that clearly states what it is for. Another one is for service center that state what that is for. If people can not fill out the timeline properly with clear instructions. I do not see how adding the 3 numbers of service centers will help.


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Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-20
I-130 Sent : 2014-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-10-09
I-130 RFE for NSO copy of marriage certificate: 2014-11-03
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-11-18
I-130 Approved : 2014-12-07
NVC Received : 2014-12-23
NVC case number: 2015-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-02-05
Submit DS-261 : 2015-02-05
Sent AOS Package : 2015-02-09
Sent IV Package : 2015-02-09
Scan date : 2015-02-10
Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-03
Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06
Submit DS-260: 2015-3-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-03-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter: 2015-3-27
Medical complete: 2015-04-08
Interview Date : 2015-05-08
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2015-05-13

Date of US Entry : 2015-06-09
 

Date of Social Security card receive : 06-2015

Date of Green Card received 07-2015

Date of ROC FILE 05-19-2017

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when someone fill out a timeline there are 2 locations to put, one is for lock box that clearly states what it is for. Another one is for service center that state what that is for. If people can not fill out the timeline properly with clear instructions. I do not see how adding the 3 numbers of service centers will help.

Because get rid of the drop down options altogether. Make them type in the first three digits of their NOA 1 instead and the system will convert that to the service center. Is no one reading what I wrote???????

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I think the amount of work it would take to make a proactive system (one that reacts to what is being typed vs a drop down menu) may be more work than you imagine. Even then it would still have a drop down menu, such as when you chose an airport location when booking a flight.

Perhaps as an idea, putting the service center letters beside the the name of the service center may help those who don't seem to read their NOA1. Really there shouldn't be any filling of timelines until NOA1.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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I think the amount of work it would take to make a proactive system (one that reacts to what is being typed vs a drop down menu) may be more work than you imagine. Even then it would still have a drop down menu, such as when you chose an airport location when booking a flight.

Perhaps as an idea, putting the service center letters beside the the name of the service center may help those who don't seem to read their NOA1. Really there shouldn't be any filling of timelines until NOA1.

I agree with your last sentence which is why I had that idea. And it's true I have no idea how much work that takes. Right now the Service Center Codes are next to the names, people still get it wrong. Just a thought either way.

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I agree with Shauneg. If it is possible to have the SC codes auto-fill to the correct service center, this would really clean up the data a lot.


Marriage/ AOS Timeline:

23 Dec 2015: Legal marriage

23 Jan 2016: Wedding!

23 Jan 2016: "Blizzard of the Century", wedding canceled/rescheduled (thank goodness we were legally married first or we'd have had a big problem!) :sleepy:

24 Jan 2016: Small "civil ceremony" with friends and family who were snowed in with us. December was a bit of a secret and people had traveled internationally and knew we *had* to get married that weekend, and our December legal marriage was nothing but signing a piece of paper at our priest's kitchen table, without any sort of vows etc so this was actually a very special (if not legally significant) day. (L)

16 Apr 2016: Filed for AOS and EAD/AP (We delayed a bit-- no big rush, enjoying the USCIS break)

23 Apr 2016: Wedding! Finally! :luv:

27 Apr 2016: Electronic NOA1 for all 3 :dancing:
29 Apr 2016: NOA1 Hardcopy for all 3
29 Jul 2016: Online service request for late EAD (Day 104)
29 Jul 2016: EAD/AP Approved ~3 hours after online service request
04 Aug 2016: RFE for Green Card (requested medicals/ vaccination record. They already have it). :ranting:
05 Aug 2016: EAD/AP Combo Card arrived! (Day 111)
08 Aug 2016: Congressional constituent request to get guidance on the RFE. Hoping they see they have the form and approve!

K-1 Visa Timeline:

PLEASE NOTE. This timeline was during the period of time when TSC was working on I-129fs and had a huge backlog. The average processing time was 210+ days. This is in no way predictive of your own timeline if you filed during or after April 2015, unless CSC develops a backlog. A backlog is anything above the 5-month goal time listed on USCIS's site

14 Feb 2015: Mailed I-129f to Dallas Lockbox. (L) (Most expensive Valentine's card I've ever sent!)

17 Feb 2015: NOA1 "Received Date"
19 Feb 2015: NOA1 Notice Date
08 Aug 2015: NOA2 email! :luv: (173 days from NOA1)

17 Aug 2015: Sent to NVC

?? Aug 2015: Arrived at NVC

25 Aug 2015: NVC Case # Assigned

31 Aug 2015: Left NVC for Consulate in San Jose

09 Sep 2015: Consulate received :dancing: (32 days from NOA2)

11 Sep 2015: Packet 3 emailed from embassy to me, the petitioner (34 days from NOA2).

18 Sep 2015: Medicals complete

21 Sep 2015: Packet 3 complete, my boss puts a temporary moratorium on all time off due to work emergency :clock:

02 Oct 2015: Work emergency clears up, interview scheduled (soonest available was 5 business days away--Columbus Day was in there)

13 Oct 2015: Interview

13 Oct 2015: VISA APPROVED :thumbs: (236 days from NOA1)

19 Oct 2015: Visa-in-hand

24 Oct 2015: POE !

15 Dec 2015: Fiance's mother's B-2 visa interview: APPROVED! So happy she will be at the wedding! :thumbs:

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