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Hi From experience only please. I looked at the timeline for CSC I129 and it states 5 months but the other day someone said that that is the most it could take and that people could get approved in 30 days. Does anyone know if that is a true statement? Approval in less than the 5 months reported on the USCIS website? I need to make sure I have enough time to get documents, funds etc together for the next steps for my fiancé ( medical,interview fees etc) and he needs to apply for his police records in Jamaica but doesn't want to do them too soon as he does not want them to say the records are too old if for instance it takes 6 months. any advice on CSC actual processing times or can I bank on the 5 months they posted.

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Don't bank on it. 5 months is the standard time frame and is the least amount of time you will see displayed. Even if there are competing in 2 months, it will still say 5 months.

CSC is the fastest right now be and they are processing quickly. I wish my petition had been sent there, so be very thankful. I'd get everything together now just in case you get a quick approval.

Use this site and research other ppl that are seeking the same visa and were routed to CSC and look at their timeframe. Disregard anyone from the Philippines tho.


09/27/14 Married :content:

12/03/14 Became a US citizen :star:

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02/25/15 130 Petition sent

02/27/15 NOA1 date :clock:

07/23/15 NOA2 date

08/03/15 Mailed to NVC

08/07/15 NVC Received

08/19/15 Case number assigned, submitted DS-261

08/20/15 Paid AOS bill

08/25/15 Received welcome letter

08/25/15 Sent AOS & IV package

08/31/15 DS-261 reviewed

08/31/15 AOS & IV scan date confirmed by Sup.

09/02/15 Received IV bill by email

09/03/15 Paid IV bill

09/09/15 Submitted DS-260

09/17/15 Case Completed @ NVC

10/06/15 Expedite Request sent to NVC

11/12/15 Contacted Sen. Marco Rubio for assistance with expedite by email

11/19/15 Expedite Approved

12/9/15 Medical

12/11/15 Interview (Approved)

12/14/15 CEAC Status changed to AP

12/15/15 CEAC Status Changed to Issued

12/18/15 Picked up Passport & booked hubby's ticket.

12/31/15 Ring in the New Years together after 4 years!!!! :dancing:

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Don't bank on it. 5 months is the standard time frame and is the least amount of time you will see displayed. Even if there are competing in 2 months, it will still say 5 months.

CSC is the fastest right now be and they are processing quickly. I wish my petition had been sent there, so be very thankful. I'd get everything together now just in case you get a quick approval.

Use this site and research other ppl that are seeking the same visa and were routed to CSC and look at their timeframe. Disregard anyone from the Philippines tho.

Does Philipines have special provisions just wondering

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Yes..their cases are automatically expedited... Someone said because of the tsunami but I'm not sure if that's the reason.


09/27/14 Married :content:

12/03/14 Became a US citizen :star:

. .

02/25/15 130 Petition sent

02/27/15 NOA1 date :clock:

07/23/15 NOA2 date

08/03/15 Mailed to NVC

08/07/15 NVC Received

08/19/15 Case number assigned, submitted DS-261

08/20/15 Paid AOS bill

08/25/15 Received welcome letter

08/25/15 Sent AOS & IV package

08/31/15 DS-261 reviewed

08/31/15 AOS & IV scan date confirmed by Sup.

09/02/15 Received IV bill by email

09/03/15 Paid IV bill

09/09/15 Submitted DS-260

09/17/15 Case Completed @ NVC

10/06/15 Expedite Request sent to NVC

11/12/15 Contacted Sen. Marco Rubio for assistance with expedite by email

11/19/15 Expedite Approved

12/9/15 Medical

12/11/15 Interview (Approved)

12/14/15 CEAC Status changed to AP

12/15/15 CEAC Status Changed to Issued

12/18/15 Picked up Passport & booked hubby's ticket.

12/31/15 Ring in the New Years together after 4 years!!!! :dancing:

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Hi From experience only please. I looked at the timeline for CSC I129 and it states 5 months but the other day someone said that that is the most it could take and that people could get approved in 30 days. Does anyone know if that is a true statement? Approval in less than the 5 months reported on the USCIS website? I need to make sure I have enough time to get documents, funds etc together for the next steps for my fiancé ( medical,interview fees etc) and he needs to apply for his police records in Jamaica but doesn't want to do them too soon as he does not want them to say the records are too old if for instance it takes 6 months. any advice on CSC actual processing times or can I bank on the 5 months they posted.

It's not "from experience" but I understand this issue, if you'd like to hear anyway. 5 months is the "goal time" to adjudicate an I-129f. Don't know why, just is. So if they are within this goal time, they will just state the goal time. Meaning "we are currently processing these within a 5 month timeframe". This means that you should plan on it taking up to 5 months, however, as you can see from here, many people get through much faster. Here is a link to the processing times as reported by Visajourney members: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1historical

The reason that USCIS doesn't post a "current average time" is because an average is just an average---half of the people will take longer than that. You an call to place an inquiry once you're outside of the posted processing time. So, why would they post a processing time that 50% of people would fall outside of? That would just create a massive headache of inquiries for them. So, they just post their overall goal and state that they're within it.

Count yourself lucky. TSC is so far outside of the 5 month timeframe that they've moved the goalposts. They just post a date of NOA1s that they're working on. If you filed after that date, you can't call for an inquirary. Even if it's been 8 months.

Also keep in mind that with he recent workload re-balancing, CSC could start taking much, much longer than they have historically. It is best to be prepared for the full 5 month wait and be pleasantly surprised if it happens quicker than that.


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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My fiance got his police record in July. His interview was in December. The embassy had no problem with that and did not request an update one.

We were at CSC got our approval in 65 days. It took 1 month for it to get to NVC and for the embassy to receive it. Then took approximately 6 more weeks until the interview. It will all work out fine. In our experience the police record took the longest.

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Does Philipines have special provisions just wondering

Hi, not all get an approval fast. We also in CSC and Im a filipina. We waited already 42 days from the notice date of NOA1. And until now we cant even view what happen to our case.

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