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K1 Visa Application - Receipt WAC?

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Hi all,

My fiancé lives in Texas and sent off our initial k1 package in Texas on the 27th of March.
Received our NOA1 on the 30th by text and 2 days later the official one in the mail.

I noticed that our receipt number starts with a "WAC" which I have read means California Service Centre??
As my fiancé is located in Texas, I thought ours would be processed in the TSC? Does anyone know whats happening?
Is it because theres a huge backlog in TX?

Don't get me wrong - I'm so happy if its in CSC! Means faster processing, but can anyone enlighten me with this situation?

Thanks! :)

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You are lucky. Don't ask questions. Just smile :)

USCIS recently announced that they are transferring (and the appear to be re-routing new applications) between the service centers to balance the workload. There are a couple of threads on the Process and Procedures forum about this.


Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox
8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received
8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail
3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)
3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC
3/31/2015 - NVC Received
4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned
4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy
4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received
4/11/2015 - Medical
4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received
4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent
4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received
5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED
5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier
6/1/2015 - POE
6/14/2015 - Wedding

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Same happened to us Lileepad, we filed April 1st got notification by sms april 6th, my F is from Tennessee we filed thinking about being accepted at TSC but got a wac receipt.

Thanks Ann! We keep checking the USCIS website for our case status update but it's telling us "

  • At this time USCIS cannot provide you with information for your case. Please contact the NCSC 1 (800) 375-5283 for additional information."

    Any insight on that? Do you get the same message back? I wonder if that means an RFE?

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<p>Thanks Ann! We keep checking the USCIS website for our case status update but it's telling us "

  • At this time USCIS cannot provide you with information for your case. Please contact the NCSC 1 (800) 375-5283 for additional information."Any insight on that? Do you get the same message back? I wonder if that means an RFE?

Hi Lileepad!

Sorry for not answering sooner.

Yes same happened to us, I was able to see our case since the day we got the first electronic notificacion but now is gone.

Same happened to a few members of the April filers thread.

Seems normal at this early stage.

Have a nice day!

Anna



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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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This is a great forum! I just filed our petition last Friday, sent Express Mail. It sounds like I should really be hoping to have it assigned to CSC. My fiance is from Colombia and I am hoping for a quick approval. However, it appears that once the approval for the K-1 Visa is received, there is still the process of transferring the file to the Embassy in Colombia and then waiting for my fiance to get his interview, approval, etc. I know it depends on the Country, but it seems like this could add weeks to the final issuance of the Visa. What kind of experience does everyone have with that process?

Also, does it matter that I know that our filing package could not have been any more organized? Does this help make the approval process quicker?

Thanks for any input.


January 3, 2015 Met on internet chat/dating site and soon after became a couple.

April 9, 2015 First visit to Medellin.

April 14, 2015 Got engaged the day before David flew back home. Met Nelson's mother and showed her our rings. :wow:

April 17, 2015 Filed I-129F

April 22, 2015 NOA-1 date

May 23, 2015 2nd trip to Medellin - Had lunch with Nelson's family and spent more quality time together.

June 9, 2015 3rd trip to Medellin - Spent more time with Nelson's mother, met Nelson's friends and began making plans for October wedding

June 10, 2015 RFE receipt date

June 15, 2015 Hard copy of RFE received

June 16, 2015 Mailed overnight RFE reply.

June 17, 2015 RFE reply received from USCIS (notified by email).

June 22, 2015 NOA-2 date

June 29, 2015 Received NOA-2 hard copy

July 13, 2015 NVC Case Number Assigned

July 21, 2015 Case "Ready" at Bogota CEAC.

July 31, 2015 Packet 3 Received

Aug 14-21, 2015 4th and final trip to Colombia (at least for a year or so) to be there for interview !!!!

August 19, 2015 Interview, Approved conditionally

October 23, 2015 Stuck in Admin Processing

November 16, 2015 Status changed to READY

November 19, 2015 Status changed to ISSUED :dancing:

November 26, 2015 Arrival in US ........ Truly a THANKSGIVING !!

December 31, 2015 New Year's Eve Wedding (L)(L)(L)(L)

January 11, 2016 Filed AOS I-485 and EAD.

September 19, 2016 Interview for I-485 APPROVED !!!!!!!!

September 23, 2016 Received notice that GREEN CARD WAS MAILED ..... :dancing:

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This is a great forum! I just filed our petition last Friday, sent Express Mail. It sounds like I should really be hoping to have it assigned to CSC. My fiance is from Colombia and I am hoping for a quick approval. However, it appears that once the approval for the K-1 Visa is received, there is still the process of transferring the file to the Embassy in Colombia and then waiting for my fiance to get his interview, approval, etc. I know it depends on the Country, but it seems like this could add weeks to the final issuance of the Visa. What kind of experience does everyone have with that process?

Also, does it matter that I know that our filing package could not have been any more organized? Does this help make the approval process quicker?

Thanks for any input.

Yes, great odds that you will be routed to CSC. NVC and Embassy stage will add probably 2-3 months to the process depending how fast csc sends your approved petition to nvc, how fast your fiance fills out forms and how quickly the embassy schedules interviews.

No. Doesn't matter if your packet is organized.

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Thank you for the information April and Daniel.


January 3, 2015 Met on internet chat/dating site and soon after became a couple.

April 9, 2015 First visit to Medellin.

April 14, 2015 Got engaged the day before David flew back home. Met Nelson's mother and showed her our rings. :wow:

April 17, 2015 Filed I-129F

April 22, 2015 NOA-1 date

May 23, 2015 2nd trip to Medellin - Had lunch with Nelson's family and spent more quality time together.

June 9, 2015 3rd trip to Medellin - Spent more time with Nelson's mother, met Nelson's friends and began making plans for October wedding

June 10, 2015 RFE receipt date

June 15, 2015 Hard copy of RFE received

June 16, 2015 Mailed overnight RFE reply.

June 17, 2015 RFE reply received from USCIS (notified by email).

June 22, 2015 NOA-2 date

June 29, 2015 Received NOA-2 hard copy

July 13, 2015 NVC Case Number Assigned

July 21, 2015 Case "Ready" at Bogota CEAC.

July 31, 2015 Packet 3 Received

Aug 14-21, 2015 4th and final trip to Colombia (at least for a year or so) to be there for interview !!!!

August 19, 2015 Interview, Approved conditionally

October 23, 2015 Stuck in Admin Processing

November 16, 2015 Status changed to READY

November 19, 2015 Status changed to ISSUED :dancing:

November 26, 2015 Arrival in US ........ Truly a THANKSGIVING !!

December 31, 2015 New Year's Eve Wedding (L)(L)(L)(L)

January 11, 2016 Filed AOS I-485 and EAD.

September 19, 2016 Interview for I-485 APPROVED !!!!!!!!

September 23, 2016 Received notice that GREEN CARD WAS MAILED ..... :dancing:

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at this point i almost just want to recall my application and re-apply...seems like it would be faster...

It's not that simple... it takes quite a while to get a petition cancelled from what I've read here. By the time you do that and (if) it goes to CSC, they may be the ones backed up...

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