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Hi all,

Long time reader, first time posting.

Read A LOT of info on here and want to start by saying that this is a fantastic community and we have learned so much from you guys. So thanks!

Our I-129f was received by the Dallas Lockbox on 23rd March and we got our NOA1 confirmation on 25th.

Sadly - judging by numerous comments on here - the receipt number began with SRC which I believe means Texas processing?

Strangely, we haven't received any confirmation email or SMS which makes it tough to know exactly what's going on, especially with the 'check status' functionality not working properly. Does this seem right?

Also read that many late March filers are being sent to CSC which in our case isnt true.

Unless something changes soon, it looks like a 7 month wait at Texas compared to just a month at California.

Many things about this process seem unfair, especially for people waiting since Sept of last year at Texas.

Does anyone have any updates on Texas wait times and possible transferring to CSC?

Cheers


Tom & Kaley

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Yes, SRC means you're unfortunately at TSC. Some sources reported yesterday that only very recently filers will be directly routed (no transfers) to CSC. I would suspect that you're at a cutoff date, so you were unlucky sadly. Did you clip an e-notification form to the front of your application when you sent it in? I know some people have reported issues with getting the website and notifications to work. Have you tried phoning them?

At best yes, right now it's a 7+ month wait. Anywhere from 220+ days. They are officially working on August, but its been that way for a while -- and they are clearly handling September cases... mostly skipping October.. and on occasion you see November too. It remains to be seen it TSC will improve wait times. It may or it may not.


K-1 - AOS & ROC Timeline  - Immigration and the Health Exchange Price of Love in the UK Thinking of Returning to UK?

 

First met: 12/31/04 - Engaged: 9/24/09
Filed I-129F: 10/4/14 - Packet received: 10/7/14
NOA 1 email + ARN assigned: 10/10/14 (hard copy 10/17/14)
Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
Packet 3: 5/28/15 - Medical: 6/16/15
Poked London 7/1/15 - Packet 4: 7/2/15
Interview: 7/30/15 - Approved!
AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

 

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We submitted on 16 March 2015 and got a stupid SRC receipt number. This is so not what i wanted to hear... Was hoping they might still transfer our case. This is heartbreaking :(

Edited by Jim & Kristyn

Met on Facebook ~ 2012

Met in person for first time ~ 08 May 2014

Got engaged officially (like down on one knee) ~ 13 March 2015

Application sent ~ 16 March 2015

K1 approved ~ 11 March 2016

Married ~ 24 April 2016

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No we didn't attach anything about notifications, probably the one thing we missed.

All I keep thinking is a week later and it would be a month for NOA2 rather than 7 months. Going to drive me insane to be honest.

Almost hoping for an RFE in the hope it goes to CSC or something. Very sad and agree heartbreaking.

Feeling powerless is probably the worst part.


Tom & Kaley

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They only began routing petitions around the 25th-27th of March...sorry guys. SRC = Texas = being stuck in limbo. Sadly, that means you guys have joined the end of the line.


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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I'm very sorry. :( Been stuck in the hell well over 180+ day wait and counting at TSC.

Since you didn't send in an e-notification form unfortunately you won't be notified electronically. You can register the case/sign up on the USCIS website, but that's pretty much all you can do.

Edited by yuna628

K-1 - AOS & ROC Timeline  - Immigration and the Health Exchange Price of Love in the UK Thinking of Returning to UK?

 

First met: 12/31/04 - Engaged: 9/24/09
Filed I-129F: 10/4/14 - Packet received: 10/7/14
NOA 1 email + ARN assigned: 10/10/14 (hard copy 10/17/14)
Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
Packet 3: 5/28/15 - Medical: 6/16/15
Poked London 7/1/15 - Packet 4: 7/2/15
Interview: 7/30/15 - Approved!
AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

 

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You would think that they would start transferring cases that have been waiting so long already and not new cases. At least that way they would be easing the workload at TSC and in turn bring the processing times down.

This is beyond frustrating and it seems so unfair to those of us who are following the system and going about this the legal way. i am honeslty at a loss right now :'(

We have registered on USCIS's website and there you can select a method of notification, either email, sms(text) or both.


Met on Facebook ~ 2012

Met in person for first time ~ 08 May 2014

Got engaged officially (like down on one knee) ~ 13 March 2015

Application sent ~ 16 March 2015

K1 approved ~ 11 March 2016

Married ~ 24 April 2016

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You would think that they would start transferring cases that have been waiting so long already and not new cases. At least that way they would be easing the workload at TSC and in turn bring the processing times down.

This is beyond frustrating and it seems so unfair to those of us who are following the system and going about this the legal way. i am honeslty at a loss right now :'(

We have registered on USCIS's website and there you can select a method of notification, either email, sms(text) or both.

Yes OP.. Go to the site and register. Once registered you can choose to get notified in the methods described above....

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They didn't start rerouting cases until on or after March 27th. Therefore your petition was received before the organisational restructure.

There are no transfers. You will not be transferred.

Best of luck on your journey.


Filed I-129f petition---------------- 01.07.2015

Hardcopy NOA1 rec.----------------01.23.2015

K1 Visa Received---------------------10.09.2015

Married--------------------------------- 12.12.2015

Filed AOS/EAD-------------------------02.02.2016

AOS/EAD NOA1 rec.------------------02.08.2016

EAD Approved--------------------------04.11.2016

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I think I'm the only one that won't mind the 7 month wait. We're planning on me moving across around October; anything sooner than that is going to make it terribly difficult. We filed from Ohio so we'll probably go to CSC but we're in no hurry.


2015-03-07: Got engaged (L)

2015-03-30: Sent I-129F to Dallas lockbox

2015-04-14: NOA1 Packet received, sent to CSC

2015-05-07: NOA2 Approved!

2015-06-15: Received Packet 3 by mail

2015-06-17: Sent Packet 3 to Consulate

2015-07-14: Received Packet 4

2015-08-10: Medical in Toronto

2015-08-16: Received medical envelope

2015-08-24: Montreal interview- APPROVED!

2015-08-27: Visa arrives at Loomis location

2015-08-28: Visa in hand!

2015-09-17: Entered USA

2015-10-23: Married!

2016-01-11: Sent AOS Package I-485, I-765, I-131

2016-01-21: NOA1 Package received

2016-02-19: Biometrics

2016-04-01: AOS interview- APPROVED!

2016-04-07: 2 yr cond green card in hand

2018-03-12: sent ROC

2018-03-19: NOA date, 2018-03-24 letter rec'd

2018-05-18: Biometrics appt waived

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Thanks for the info guys. We've set up the online notifications, even though it would seem there won't be much news for a while.

Coming to terms with the wait now. Like most of the couples dealing with TSC, we will be glued to this site for any news of applications being transferred or processing times decreasing.

It is interesting though that the official timelines for CSC are 5 months which we all know to be utter rubbish. Guess they do this to stop people trying to transfer to expedite the process. Seems very underhand to me, but that's governmental procedures for you. It's the same in the UK sadly.


Tom & Kaley

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It is interesting though that the official timelines for CSC are 5 months which we all know to be utter rubbish. Guess they do this to stop people trying to transfer to expedite the process. Seems very underhand to me, but that's governmental procedures for you. It's the same in the UK sadly.

Not for certain what you meant by "to stop people trying to transfer..." but FWIW, no person can request that their petition be transferred to another service center. Well I suppose that technically you could ask, but they won't grant the request. Where you are routed, you are stuck, unless THEY initiate a transfer. It's rather widely accepted/known that the 5 months thing is their goal processing time. It just so happens that the CSC has been obliterating that goal for some time now, while the TSC obliterated it on the opposite end of the speed spectrum.

As someone who was in the front lines of fighting for service center equality, it was exceedingly frustrating to hear the USCIS use this 5 month GOAL PROCESSING TIME as their ACTUAL processing time when I presented data that showed the processing time imbalance very clearly. I was told "no, the CSC is processing in 5 months, not less-than-one, just look at the website."

Yeah, I was actually told that by the USCIS via one of my senators. Incredibly, annoyingly, absurdly, unbelievably frustrating.

Anyway, welcome to the club.


9/8/14 - I129F petition sent to the USCIS lockbox via USPS
9/11/14 - Petition received @ USCIS lockbox
9/11/14 - NOA1 Email and text message received
9/15/14 - NOA1 Official notice date
9/18/14 - NOA1 hard copy received
12/9/14 - "Updated" likely because of website repairs, like many of us received
4/20/15 - NOA2 text and email (221 days)

4/29/15 - Sent to the NVC (9 days)

5/8/15 - Arrived at the NVC (9 days)

5/13/15 - Left the NVC (5 days)

5/15/15 - Electronic version arrived at the embassy (2 days)

5/20/15 - Paper copy arrived at the embassy (7 days)

6/4/15 - Status changed to AP (which meant that we could schedule the interview)

6/16/15 - Medical

6/17/15 - K1 APPROVED!!!!

6/30/15 - Passport and sealed envelope delivered via courier

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We filed out petition in September 2nd and it's gone to the Texas sc. all I have recived is a recipt number and that's it. I'm new to this website. I have been looking on the times and they are processing augs at the moment so does that mean when it moves to September they will process mine? I don't have a clue about any of this so any help is appreciated. Thanks Charlotte

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We filed out petition in September 2nd and it's gone to the Texas sc. all I have recived is a recipt number and that's it. I'm new to this website. I have been looking on the times and they are processing augs at the moment so does that mean when it moves to September they will process mine? I don't have a clue about any of this so any help is appreciated. Thanks Charlotte

Hi Charlotte. Yes, the TSC is approving some September petitions, and have completed a fair amount of the August filings. There have been later approvals too, November in particular. No one knows why the petitions come in such an out-of-order fashion, though there are many speculative reasons such as batch processing, faster adjudicators who have a set of petitions that they go through in less time than other adjudicators and also random approvals of later petitions to help their processing time numbers look better as an organization.

Please complete a VJ timeline Charlotte, it helps everyone get a better feel for how fast petitions are being approved. You can do that in your profile. :time:


9/8/14 - I129F petition sent to the USCIS lockbox via USPS
9/11/14 - Petition received @ USCIS lockbox
9/11/14 - NOA1 Email and text message received
9/15/14 - NOA1 Official notice date
9/18/14 - NOA1 hard copy received
12/9/14 - "Updated" likely because of website repairs, like many of us received
4/20/15 - NOA2 text and email (221 days)

4/29/15 - Sent to the NVC (9 days)

5/8/15 - Arrived at the NVC (9 days)

5/13/15 - Left the NVC (5 days)

5/15/15 - Electronic version arrived at the embassy (2 days)

5/20/15 - Paper copy arrived at the embassy (7 days)

6/4/15 - Status changed to AP (which meant that we could schedule the interview)

6/16/15 - Medical

6/17/15 - K1 APPROVED!!!!

6/30/15 - Passport and sealed envelope delivered via courier

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