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Hi guys -

I know we need to be patient, but we filled our 129F and we received our NOA1 from Texas Oct 17th. We still haven't heard anything and have been watching others fill in their NOA2 dates... including dates where the NOA1 was received in Nov! HOW CAN WE MAKE THEM PROCESS OURS SOONER? We called USCIS and the woman just gave us the run around. I know they say 6-9 months, but I'm afraid ours is just getting pushed and buried.

Signed, Impatient in CT

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I'm so sorry you're going through Texas :( We did too, with our NOA1 a few days before you and we got our NOA2 exactly 7 months later, in May. That being said, I contacted my senator on May 12 and got the approval May 15. I think it really helps.


K1 Visa Timeline:

Texas Service Center

NOA1: 10-15-14

NOA2: 05-15-15

Sent to NVC: 05-21-15

NVC received: 06-01-15
Sent to Paris: 06-04-15

Accepted at Paris: 06-08-15

Medical: 06-30-15

Interview, approved: 07-15-15

Pick up at embassy: 07-20-15

Entry to USA: 07-23-15

Adjustment of Status filed: 09-04-15

Biometrics Appt: 09-21-15

No interview

Approval: 03-18-16

 

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I should've done that! Keep forgetting during business hours. Did you guys call or email them?


Get your senator, congress person involved. In some cases they helped a lot.

Did you call or email?


I'm so sorry you're going through Texas :( We did too, with our NOA1 a few days before you and we got our NOA2 exactly 7 months later, in May. That being said, I contacted my senator on May 12 and got the approval May 15. I think it really helps.

Did you guys call or email? Should've done that weeks ago : / Kept forgetting during business hours and didn't know if it would really help. Thank you!

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I wrote an email to a congress aide that I know personally. Even though he was from a different state he helped me a lot. I would just call first to try to speak with someone directly cos with the email you never know when they will reply. Fingers crossed you guys will get approved soon!!!

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I wrote an email to a congress aide that I know personally. Even though he was from a different state he helped me a lot.

perfect! I just sent mine an email and I've met him once before and my roommate used to work for him, but I'll call his office tomorrow anyway. of course the woman who does immigration stuff is working a hillary clinton fundraiser tomorrow so my request may not go anywhere fast. Thank you!

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Hi guys -

I know we need to be patient, but we filled our 129F and we received our NOA1 from Texas Oct 17th. We still haven't heard anything and have been watching others fill in their NOA2 dates... including dates where the NOA1 was received in Nov! HOW CAN WE MAKE THEM PROCESS OURS SOONER? We called USCIS and the woman just gave us the run around. I know they say 6-9 months, but I'm afraid ours is just getting pushed and buried.

Signed, Impatient in CT

Since they are officially processing just September (even though... we know that's certainly not true) they won't budge on a service request. Average is running at 220 up to 240 days... I've seen some people for September still sadly waiting an appalling amount of time even worse than that. So there is nothing you can actually do to make them move. It's not getting pushed and buried, it's most likely sitting on someone's desk or in the great big giant bin (literally.. that's how they seem to do this - it's a free-for-all grab a stack of files). My theory is that when the President possibly got on someone's case at the USCIS, they started scrambling a bit at the end of March. Applications seemed to be moving for a while. Then things seemed slower, more erratic over the past few weeks.. (maybe when the heat calmed down?) now with bad weather and the summer who knows what the case workers are up to.

As for contacting your senators and congresspersons those are an option. Some are helpful, some are not, and some will encounter the same problem you have (the USCIS not caring to budge one bit). Generally you can go to their websites and there will be a form to fill out, and then another release form you'll have to sign to get them moving.


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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*** 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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Did you guys call or email? Should've done that weeks ago : / Kept forgetting during business hours and didn't know if it would really help. Thank you!

I guess it's a little late since you've contacted them now, but I called! Our caseworker was very efficient. It made us feel like SOMEONE in the government cared about us!

And I feel your pain.... After I got the approval just 3 days later, I was kicking myself saying I should've done it sooner!!

Good luck to you!


K1 Visa Timeline:

Texas Service Center

NOA1: 10-15-14

NOA2: 05-15-15

Sent to NVC: 05-21-15

NVC received: 06-01-15
Sent to Paris: 06-04-15

Accepted at Paris: 06-08-15

Medical: 06-30-15

Interview, approved: 07-15-15

Pick up at embassy: 07-20-15

Entry to USA: 07-23-15

Adjustment of Status filed: 09-04-15

Biometrics Appt: 09-21-15

No interview

Approval: 03-18-16

 

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I wrote to my congressman, and senator. I went to their site where I had to fill out a form to initiate contact. I also gave print outs of Igor's List showing people who had filed months before us getting approvals, links etc. It is so disheartening to hear others getting approvals within three months from a different service center. Once you are past the processing date shown on the USCIS site, you can call in and request a Service Request. I did that, as well. I do feel for you... it is agony. It will be worth it!!


K-1
03/09/12 - NoA1
10/04/12 - NoA2 (210 days)

AoS

01/25/13 - NoA1
08/15/13 - NoA2 (199 days)
 

RoC
05/21/15 - NoA1

11/02/15 - NoA2 (164 days)
 

N-400

08/18/16 - NoA1
03/14/17 - Interview

03/16/17 - Oath Ceremony (217 days)

US citizen

Total time start to finish: 5 years, 12 days (1,838 days)

 

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You know what happens when you ask for patience don't you? Lol. Sorry... just trying to find humor... yes... I know nobody wants it now... but God knows I sure do!!!


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Hi guys -

I know we need to be patient, but we filled our 129F and we received our NOA1 from Texas Oct 17th. We still haven't heard anything and have been watching others fill in their NOA2 dates... including dates where the NOA1 was received in Nov! HOW CAN WE MAKE THEM PROCESS OURS SOONER? We called USCIS and the woman just gave us the run around. I know they say 6-9 months, but I'm afraid ours is just getting pushed and buried.

Signed, Impatient in CT

They stated 6-9 months. You already waited 8 months, what's one more? In my experience, USCIS were pretty accurate in their time estimates when we asked for ETAs. Hang in there, it's less than a month.

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