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How long after your NOA2 was your "Sent to NVC" notice? In our case, it was 20 days!!! The reason I'm curious is because our case was "accidentally" sent to NRC instead of NVC and I noticed something in the K1 Visa Timelines http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?cfl=0&op1=5&op2=d&op3=1&op4=44&op5=5,6,8,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,25,26,27,28,108,110,111,208,210,211&op6=Texas%20Service%20Center&op66=All&op7=All&dfile=No&adv=1 A couple of cases approved near 12/18/2014 were at NVC around the time that our case was just being sent out.

If other people are getting their NOA2 and then their "sent to NVC" notice the same day as their NOA2 or close to it, in hind-sight, it looks like a red flag of trouble to me.

12/18/2014: our NOA2

01/07/2015: our case sent to NVC

03/20/2015: our case was resent to NVC (and wondering when it will arrive at NVC and get a case number)

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K1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Taipei, Taiwan

I-129F Sent : 2014-07-06

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-16

I-129F RFE(s) : 2014-11-13

RFE Reply(s) : 2014-11-24

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-12-18

Sent to NVC : 2015-01-07

Re-Sent to NVC : 2015-03-20

NVC Received : 2015-04-10

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2015-04-10

NVC Left : 2015-04-14

Consulate Received : 2015-04-20

Packet 3 Received : 2015-04-20

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2015-05-12

Interview Result : Approved

Second Interview

(If Required):

Second Interview Result:

CEAC status changed to ISSUED: 2015-05-18 (Taiwan time)

Visa Received : 2015-05-21

US Entry : 2015-05-30

Marriage : 2015-07-02

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 247 days from your NOA1 date.

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Sometimes the site is never update or slow to update, because if you called they'd give a different answer than the website says. Seems to be more of a CSC thing for whatever reason. I know mine's K1 so it may not be relevant but here's mine below......

NOA 2 3/20/15

Sent to NVC 3/27/15

NVC Recieved 4/3/15

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How long after your NOA2 was your "Sent to NVC" notice? In our case, it was 20 days!!! The reason I'm curious is because our case was "accidentally" sent to NRC instead of NVC and I noticed something in the K1 Visa Timelines http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?cfl=0&op1=5&op2=d&op3=1&op4=44&op5=5,6,8,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,25,26,27,28,108,110,111,208,210,211&op6=Texas%20Service%20Center&op66=All&op7=All&dfile=No&adv=1 A couple of cases approved near 12/18/2014 were at NVC around the time that our case was just being sent out.

If other people are getting their NOA2 and then their "sent to NVC" notice the same day as their NOA2 or close to it, in hind-sight, it looks like a red flag of trouble to me.

12/18/2014: our NOA2

01/07/2015: our case sent to NVC

03/20/2015: our case was resent to NVC (and wondering when it will arrive at NVC and get a case number)

If you're doing K1 might want to change it on your profile. I thought you were f-1 but it looks like you're k1

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If you're doing K1 might want to change it on your profile. I thought you were f-1 but it looks like you're k1

Thanks for noticing that. You are correct and I have changed my profile.


K1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Taipei, Taiwan

I-129F Sent : 2014-07-06

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-16

I-129F RFE(s) : 2014-11-13

RFE Reply(s) : 2014-11-24

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-12-18

Sent to NVC : 2015-01-07

Re-Sent to NVC : 2015-03-20

NVC Received : 2015-04-10

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2015-04-10

NVC Left : 2015-04-14

Consulate Received : 2015-04-20

Packet 3 Received : 2015-04-20

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2015-05-12

Interview Result : Approved

Second Interview

(If Required):

Second Interview Result:

CEAC status changed to ISSUED: 2015-05-18 (Taiwan time)

Visa Received : 2015-05-21

US Entry : 2015-05-30

Marriage : 2015-07-02

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 247 days from your NOA1 date.

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Thanks for noticing that. You are correct and I have changed my profile.

Just messed with me when I was trying to help. It will also help others to quickly help you based on similar experiences. Sorry you petition was routed incorrectly that's terrible.

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Sometimes the site is never update or slow to update, because if you called they'd give a different answer than the website says. Seems to be more of a CSC thing for whatever reason. I know mine's K1 so it may not be relevant but here's mine below......

NOA 2 3/20/15

Sent to NVC 3/27/15

NVC Recieved 4/3/15

Only 7 days after NOA2, your case was sent to NVC and then received 14 days after NOA2. That's less than the 20 days it took for them just to say they were sending our case to NVC. Looks strange to me. I think instead of sending it within one week, like most cases, it sat around and then was sent to NRC. I can't prove it, but it sure looks suspicious. Thanks for your input.


K1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Taipei, Taiwan

I-129F Sent : 2014-07-06

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-16

I-129F RFE(s) : 2014-11-13

RFE Reply(s) : 2014-11-24

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-12-18

Sent to NVC : 2015-01-07

Re-Sent to NVC : 2015-03-20

NVC Received : 2015-04-10

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2015-04-10

NVC Left : 2015-04-14

Consulate Received : 2015-04-20

Packet 3 Received : 2015-04-20

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2015-05-12

Interview Result : Approved

Second Interview

(If Required):

Second Interview Result:

CEAC status changed to ISSUED: 2015-05-18 (Taiwan time)

Visa Received : 2015-05-21

US Entry : 2015-05-30

Marriage : 2015-07-02

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 247 days from your NOA1 date.

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Only 7 days after NOA2, your case was sent to NVC and then received 14 days after NOA2. That's less than the 20 days it took for them just to say they were sending our case to NVC. Looks strange to me. I think instead of sending it within one week, like most cases, it sat around and then was sent to NRC. I can't prove it, but it sure looks suspicious. Thanks for your input.

Yea, it is weird. I know a few people I keep in contact with and their timeline if fairly similar to mine form NOA2 to NVC Recieve.

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?cfl=0&op1=b&op2=d&op3=1&op4=1&op5=5,6,8,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,25,26,27,28,108,110,111,208,210,211&op6=Texas%20Service%20Center&op66=All&op7=All&dfile=No&adv=1

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How long after your NOA2 was your "Sent to NVC" notice? In our case, it was 20 days!!! The reason I'm curious is because our case was "accidentally" sent to NRC instead of NVC and I noticed something in the K1 Visa Timelines http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?cfl=0&op1=5&op2=d&op3=1&op4=44&op5=5,6,8,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,25,26,27,28,108,110,111,208,210,211&op6=Texas%20Service%20Center&op66=All&op7=All&dfile=No&adv=1 A couple of cases approved near 12/18/2014 were at NVC around the time that our case was just being sent out.

If other people are getting their NOA2 and then their "sent to NVC" notice the same day as their NOA2 or close to it, in hind-sight, it looks like a red flag of trouble to me.

12/18/2014: our NOA2

01/07/2015: our case sent to NVC

03/20/2015: our case was resent to NVC (and wondering when it will arrive at NVC and get a case number)

You also need to take into consideration that the period of time between your NOA2 and the original shipping date included a MULTITUDE of holidays. You typically can't include - Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Day after Christmas, New Years Eve, New Years Day. So right there a week is gone. Dec 24, Dec 25, Dec 26, Dec 31, Jan 1. Not to mention weekends and holidays. It sounds like your original shipping was right on track, however something happened in the transit and it had to be resent. Sometimes it just happens that way - one person's file takes longer than others in the same situation. I wouldn't think there's any red flags here.

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Our K-1 at Texas Service Center

I-129F Sent: 07-02-14 (USPS Overnight Express)
I-129F Rcvd: 07-03-14
NOA1: 07-08-14

NOA1 Hardcopy: 07-14-14

ARN Changed: 07-16-14

NOA2: 01-23-15 (199 days)

Sent to NVC: 01-27-15

NOA2 Hardcopy: 01-30-15 (No consulate listed, inquiry opened)

NVC Received: 02-06-15 (Case # assigned)

NVC Sent: 02-19-15

London Embassy Received: 02-23-15

Readiness Submitted: 03-02-2015

Packet 3 Received: 03-03-2015

Packet 4 Received: 03-12-2015

Medical: 03-04-15 (Passed)

Interview: 04-10-2015 (Approved!)

Visa Issued: 04-15-2015

Visa In Hand: 04-21-2015

POE: 05-03-2015

Wedding: July 10, 2015

3,419 miles (L) Distance means nothing when your heart says "I love you"

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You also need to take into consideration that the period of time between your NOA2 and the original shipping date included a MULTITUDE of holidays. You typically can't include - Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Day after Christmas, New Years Eve, New Years Day. So right there a week is gone. Dec 24, Dec 25, Dec 26, Dec 31, Jan 1. Not to mention weekends and holidays. It sounds like your original shipping was right on track, however something happened in the transit and it had to be resent. Sometimes it just happens that way - one person's file takes longer than others in the same situation. I wouldn't think there's any red flags here.

Thanks for you input. What you say makes sense. At this point, we are so distrustful of USCIS and NVC after all of the different stories I have been told and after they sent our case to the wrong place and did not correct it until two months later.

The first two times I called NVC, they said they received our case on January 14, 2015, but to wait for the case to be input into the system. The third time I called, they said they couldn't find our SRC# in the system, but that it takes 42 days to enter it into the system. The next few times I called, they repeated the 42 days and also came up with a new 35 days period. After passing the 42 day and 35 day marks, they said it takes 90 days. All of this was said when I saw everyone else on Visa Journey getting their cases sent to NVC in 7-21 days. I guess I just have to have faith in the system that this time they got it right and that we will get a case number soon.

Edited by Tonyhk

K1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Taipei, Taiwan

I-129F Sent : 2014-07-06

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-16

I-129F RFE(s) : 2014-11-13

RFE Reply(s) : 2014-11-24

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-12-18

Sent to NVC : 2015-01-07

Re-Sent to NVC : 2015-03-20

NVC Received : 2015-04-10

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2015-04-10

NVC Left : 2015-04-14

Consulate Received : 2015-04-20

Packet 3 Received : 2015-04-20

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2015-05-12

Interview Result : Approved

Second Interview

(If Required):

Second Interview Result:

CEAC status changed to ISSUED: 2015-05-18 (Taiwan time)

Visa Received : 2015-05-21

US Entry : 2015-05-30

Marriage : 2015-07-02

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 247 days from your NOA1 date.

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yeah same thing happened to me.. they said they received it on March 25th and I called them back a week later and they said they hadn't received it :( makes no sense !

Hope everything is ok with your case. We have been waiting for our case to reach NVC for 106 days since our NOA2 (we don't even want to count now)! So far, just in a phone call, a Tier 2 officer said they had re-sent the case to NVC, but we did not get notification from TSC. We hope they are telling the truth this time.

Next time you call the NVC, if your case is not in the system, ask to talk to a Tier 2 officer. Let the regular customer service personnel know that someone said it was there and then later someone else said that it was not there. Ask Tier 2 to submit an SRMT (Service Request Management Tool) to find out if everything is ok with your case. It will take a while for a response to the service request, but it may prevent or fix a problem that may exist with your case. I hope your case is not on the same path that our case was on, going to NRC instead of NVC. Good luck and keep all of us up to date with your progress.

Edited by Tonyhk

K1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Taipei, Taiwan

I-129F Sent : 2014-07-06

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-16

I-129F RFE(s) : 2014-11-13

RFE Reply(s) : 2014-11-24

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-12-18

Sent to NVC : 2015-01-07

Re-Sent to NVC : 2015-03-20

NVC Received : 2015-04-10

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2015-04-10

NVC Left : 2015-04-14

Consulate Received : 2015-04-20

Packet 3 Received : 2015-04-20

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2015-05-12

Interview Result : Approved

Second Interview

(If Required):

Second Interview Result:

CEAC status changed to ISSUED: 2015-05-18 (Taiwan time)

Visa Received : 2015-05-21

US Entry : 2015-05-30

Marriage : 2015-07-02

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 247 days from your NOA1 date.

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Thanks for you input. What you say makes sense. At this point, we are so distrustful of USCIS and NVC after all of the different stories I have been told and after they sent our case to the wrong place and did not correct it until two months later.

The first two times I called NVC, they said they received our case on January 14, 2015, but to wait for the case to be input into the system. The third time I called, they said they couldn't find our SRC# in the system, but that it takes 42 days to enter it into the system. The next few times I called, they repeated the 42 days and also came up with a new 35 days period. After passing the 42 day and 35 day marks, they said it takes 90 days. All of this was said when I saw everyone else on Visa Journey getting their cases sent to NVC in 7-21 days. I guess I just have to have faith in the system that this time they got it right and that we will get a case number soon.

Yeah, USCIS has been one of the most disorganized government agencies I've worked with.. and that says a lot considering a majority of government is disorganized. I can see why you'd be distrustful of them - and that isn't to say they didn't screw up - I just don't think it was intentional. They seem to screw up a lot about this process. Much of it is because on the USCIS service center side they aren't using a fully digital system. A lot of this is hand keyed and actually reviewed on paper. There's a lot of room for error. At NVC it's typically better, though even they have some issues there. Malicious or intentional I doubt but disorganized and not all their ducks in a row? Definitely.

Good luck - hopefully it gets straightened out soon. At the very least once it reaches the embassy you know it's at it's final destination.


Our K-1 at Texas Service Center

I-129F Sent: 07-02-14 (USPS Overnight Express)
I-129F Rcvd: 07-03-14
NOA1: 07-08-14

NOA1 Hardcopy: 07-14-14

ARN Changed: 07-16-14

NOA2: 01-23-15 (199 days)

Sent to NVC: 01-27-15

NOA2 Hardcopy: 01-30-15 (No consulate listed, inquiry opened)

NVC Received: 02-06-15 (Case # assigned)

NVC Sent: 02-19-15

London Embassy Received: 02-23-15

Readiness Submitted: 03-02-2015

Packet 3 Received: 03-03-2015

Packet 4 Received: 03-12-2015

Medical: 03-04-15 (Passed)

Interview: 04-10-2015 (Approved!)

Visa Issued: 04-15-2015

Visa In Hand: 04-21-2015

POE: 05-03-2015

Wedding: July 10, 2015

3,419 miles (L) Distance means nothing when your heart says "I love you"

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Yeah, USCIS has been one of the most disorganized government agencies I've worked with.. and that says a lot considering a majority of government is disorganized. I can see why you'd be distrustful of them - and that isn't to say they didn't screw up - I just don't think it was intentional. They seem to screw up a lot about this process. Much of it is because on the USCIS service center side they aren't using a fully digital system. A lot of this is hand keyed and actually reviewed on paper. There's a lot of room for error. At NVC it's typically better, though even they have some issues there. Malicious or intentional I doubt but disorganized and not all their ducks in a row? Definitely.

Good luck - hopefully it gets straightened out soon. At the very least once it reaches the embassy you know it's at it's final destination.

I work for the Federal government and assume that USCIS/TSC and NVC are similar to where I work. Budget cuts and worker shortages make it difficult to keep up a high level of customer service. Problems are inevitable, but I always do my best to provide the best customer service that I can. This frustrates me because I can understand the difficulties in dealing with hundreds of thousands of cases and looking for problems with a few, but dealing with those problems is just as important as every other case that goes smoothly.


K1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Taipei, Taiwan

I-129F Sent : 2014-07-06

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-16

I-129F RFE(s) : 2014-11-13

RFE Reply(s) : 2014-11-24

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-12-18

Sent to NVC : 2015-01-07

Re-Sent to NVC : 2015-03-20

NVC Received : 2015-04-10

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2015-04-10

NVC Left : 2015-04-14

Consulate Received : 2015-04-20

Packet 3 Received : 2015-04-20

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2015-05-12

Interview Result : Approved

Second Interview

(If Required):

Second Interview Result:

CEAC status changed to ISSUED: 2015-05-18 (Taiwan time)

Visa Received : 2015-05-21

US Entry : 2015-05-30

Marriage : 2015-07-02

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 247 days from your NOA1 date.

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I work for the Federal government and assume that USCIS/TSC and NVC are similar to where I work. Budget cuts and worker shortages make it difficult to keep up a high level of customer service. Problems are inevitable, but I always do my best to provide the best customer service that I can. This frustrates me because I can understand the difficulties in dealing with hundreds of thousands of cases and looking for problems with a few, but dealing with those problems is just as important as every other case that goes smoothly.

All of government is understaffed, overworked and with tight budgets. Unfortunately it's at the whim each year of budget changes based on more than what normal companies have to face. I myself am a government contracted employee and I see the same hurdles where I work. Our knowledge of the way it works and why is good to have, but yes, when it directly affects you and what you want to have done it takes on a completely different feel and meaning. We know why there are slowdowns, why petitions take so long, how they can get lost, etc.. but how it is handled when it goes wrong is another topic altogether.


Our K-1 at Texas Service Center

I-129F Sent: 07-02-14 (USPS Overnight Express)
I-129F Rcvd: 07-03-14
NOA1: 07-08-14

NOA1 Hardcopy: 07-14-14

ARN Changed: 07-16-14

NOA2: 01-23-15 (199 days)

Sent to NVC: 01-27-15

NOA2 Hardcopy: 01-30-15 (No consulate listed, inquiry opened)

NVC Received: 02-06-15 (Case # assigned)

NVC Sent: 02-19-15

London Embassy Received: 02-23-15

Readiness Submitted: 03-02-2015

Packet 3 Received: 03-03-2015

Packet 4 Received: 03-12-2015

Medical: 03-04-15 (Passed)

Interview: 04-10-2015 (Approved!)

Visa Issued: 04-15-2015

Visa In Hand: 04-21-2015

POE: 05-03-2015

Wedding: July 10, 2015

3,419 miles (L) Distance means nothing when your heart says "I love you"

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