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Hey guys,

So me and my fiancé got approved March 2nd and still no case number! We even sent in a request to our congressman on Monday ( not sure how long that will take) our wedding is sept 5 th and we are freaking out that we won't have the visa in time :( and at that point it will be a year and a half :( anyone else in the same boat.....????

Thanks,

Alicia

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October 2011 - Met Online :D
November 2011 - First trip to Dominican Republic :dancing:

Jan 25 2014 - Married in Dominican Republic

May 14, 2014 - I-130 sent Phoenix Lockbox

May 16, 2014 - PD from USCIS Website

May 21, 2014 - NOA-1 hard copy received, Nebraska Service Center

Oct 17, 2014 - RFE notification by txt.

Oct 25, 2014 - RFE hard copy received

Oct 27, 2014 - RFE response sent

Oct 28, 2014 - RFE response received and signed for NSC

Nov 04, 2014 - NOA 2 received by txt message

Nov 21, 2014 - NVC received

Apr 06, 2015 - Checklist received from NVC by email

Apr 07, 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC

Apr 08, 2015 - Checklist response received and scanned at NVC

May 01, 2015 - Case Complete :dancing:

May 13, 2015 - Received interview letter

June 10, 2015 - CR-1 Approved :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Trust me I have spoke to a supervisor and our lawyer adviser us to contact our congressman... Believe it or not it actuall is their job... It explains right on her website. And we started planning because we assumed we would be good to go by then. Especially considering we are both Canadians .. We didn't think this would turn out to 1.5 year process.. Plus you have to prove to the gov you are planning on getting married! So before you start snapping at me get your facts straight.

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Hey guys,

So me and my fiancé got approved March 2nd and still no case number! We even sent in a request to our congressman on Monday ( not sure how long that will take) our wedding is sept 5 th and we are freaking out that we won't have the visa in time :( and at that point it will be a year and a half :( anyone else in the same boat.....????

Thanks,

Alicia

There are any number of reasons why you haven't gotten any answers. Have you spoken to the NVC yourself? Did your lawyer mess up any paperwork? What answers, if any did NVC or the USCIS give you when you spoke to them? Have they lost your file? Have you put in a service request? Have you received acknowledgment of any service request?

There is absolutely nothing wrong in seeking help from you representative. That's what they are there for, but do also make sure you've checked all other avenues first.

It is always advised to never make any wedding plans. Proving you're getting married to the government is really more about making sure you've written a letter of intent. They don't expect too much else regarding that.

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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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I have spoken to USCIS and they said there is nothing they can do until it's been 90 days and they informed us it was sent to nvc .I spoke with multiple supervisors at nvc and they told me to check with USCIS and they don't understand how they haven't got it yet. our lawyer was the one who told us to contact our congresswomen at the 56 day mark.

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I have spoken to USCIS and they said there is nothing they can do until it's been 90 days and they informed us it was sent to nvc .I spoke with multiple supervisors at nvc and they told me to check with USCIS and they don't understand how they haven't got it yet. our lawyer was the one who told us to contact our congresswomen at the 56 day mark.

Did you speak to a tier 2 agent at the USCIS? Otherwise you may have to wait the 90 days. Absolutely get your congressperson involved.


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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I'm in a similar situation, although I haven't had to wait quite as long as you. Ours was approved on March 27th and as of Monday they still had no record of receiving it at the NVC, it's been 5 weeks now. It' a bit odd condidering I've seen quite a few at CSC approved a week or two after ours that have already got to their consulates....

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I have spoken to USCIS and they said there is nothing they can do until it's been 90 days and they informed us it was sent to nvc .I spoke with multiple supervisors at nvc and they told me to check with USCIS and they don't understand how they haven't got it yet. our lawyer was the one who told us to contact our congresswomen at the 56 day mark.

I'm sorry to hear this :( It took almost 40 days for mine to reach the NVC, and many of us in the same boat only received our case number after putting in a service request. You were right to have contacted your congressman, once USCIS and NVC receive an inquiry from a congressman they have to look into your case and respond within 48 hours - so you should hear something very soon.

If CSC doesn't have it, and NVC doesn't have it, maybe it got sent to the NRC (as happens occasionally) because someone doesn't know their alphabet and cannot distinguish a "v" from an "r." It doesn't mean your case is lost, just off track. Very frustrating, I know! Keep us updated!


Feb. 13th 2015: I-129F sent

Feb. 18th 2015: NOA1

Mar. 12th 2015: NOA2

Apr. 17th 2015: NVC received

Apr. 20th 2015: Case number assigned

Apr. 29th 2015: Consulate received

May 4th 2015: Packet 3 received

May 11th 2015: Medical - Passed!

May 29th 2015: Packet 4 received

June 18th 2015: Interview!! APPROVED!!

July 2nd 2015: Visa in hand

July 21st 2015: POE

???: Real wedding

Oct. 22nd 2015: Wedding ceremony with family/friends!

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What does your Congressman have to do with the Immigration process? The system is the system. It takes as long as it takes. Have you called them? Have you asked for a supervisor or administrator or director? You have options, you need to use the chain of command before heading off to the Congressman. That's not their job. It's your job.

Why did you plan for and pay for a wedding when you KNEW you had no visa to even attend the wedding?

Actually it is part of their job to assist constituents when the system fails or appears to be failing. Agreed that working up the chain of command is the proper procedure but it appears OP has done that.

Have a read of this Q&A with a former adjudicator and you will see that congressmen do get involved

http://www.visajourney.com/content/adjudicator-q-and-a

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I am in a somewhat similiar situation. My case got to NVC on 4/8 and was assigned case numbers 4/10. Since then it has been "undergoing normal administrative processing." It's concerning because other Jamaica filers are being sent to the consulate within several days of receiving case numbers. Tomorrow it will have been there for 3 weeks.

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Hey guys,

So me and my fiancé got approved March 2nd and still no case number! We even sent in a request to our congressman on Monday ( not sure how long that will take) our wedding is sept 5 th and we are freaking out that we won't have the visa in time :( and at that point it will be a year and a half :( anyone else in the same boat.....????

Thanks,

Alicia

I've not had to wait as long as you as mine was received in I think it was 47 days. Still a long time whichever way you wanna look at it!

What date did you put the service request in? The only time anything was done with ours was when my fiance put in the service request. I think rlt8990 is 100% right. If both Centers are saying they don't then CSC more than likely sent it to the research center.


Got engaged: 10 May 2014

I-129F Sent : 02 Feb 2015

I-129F NOA1 : 10 Feb 2015

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 06 Mar 2015

Hrdcpy NOA2: 12 Mar 2015

NVC Received: 22 Apr 2015

Case # Assig: 23 Apr 2015

NVC Left : 29 Apr 2015

Embassy Received:05 May 2015

Medical Date: 07 May 2015

Packet 3 Received:07 May 2015

Packet 3 Sent: 07 May 2015

Packet 4 Received:19 May 2015

Interview Date: 16 Jun 2015 (Approved)

Issued: 29 Jun 2015

At Depot: 02 Jul 2015

P.O.A: 06 Aug 2015

Wedding: 28 Aug 2015

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What does your Congressman have to do with the Immigration process? The system is the system. It takes as long as it takes. Have you called them? Have you asked for a supervisor or administrator or director? You have options, you need to use the chain of command before heading off to the Congressman. That's not their job. It's your job.

Why did you plan for and pay for a wedding when you KNEW you had no visa to even attend the wedding?

Every Member of Congress has a local office which employs people whose only job is to help constitutions when they are having problems with the federal government. Every government agency has private phone numbers and email addresses that these caseworkers can contact to get answers when things are out of the ordinary for an individual. A very normal and expected course of action in any federal process is the involvement of these caseworkers when and if anything strays off the normal and expected path.

So to answer your first question: everything. And about "that's not their job", well yes, actually it is. Both the caseworker's literal, actual, daily basis job, and in the grander sense, our Congressmen's job is to represent us to and advocate for us to, the government. So it's the Congressman's job, too.


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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