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So I know that VJ estimates dates of the Service Center processing, apparently by data entered from VJ members. But I'm confused about this and hoping someone can provide clarity. I watch these processing dates like a hawk, because like many others our petition is at TSC and looking at these dates is the only thing I can cling to each day as this journey unravels. I've noticed in the past three days, TSC service center has gone from January 10, then jumped to January 21 and today is January 25. I've seen the date go backward as well which doesn't really make sense if the information is derived from VJ member input. So what's the real deal?

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cases are "supposed" to be processed in the order they are received. In reality, this is not the case. Additionally, VisaJourney tracks an extremely small sample size to reference from. I believe USCIS is processing 200k petitions per quarter, or every 3 months. Visajourney tracks less than 300 during the same time period. Which is less than 1%.


PETITION I-130

1/2/2015 - Petition sent to Phoenix Lockbox

1/6/2015 - NOA #1 Receipt

7/1/2015 - NOA #2 Approved

7/10/2015 - Email from Nebraska stating sent the case to NVC

NVC

7/16/15 - Case Received by NVC

7/30/15 - Case number assigned

8/3/15 - DS-261 Agent available

8/4/15 - DS-261 Agent completed

8/4/15 - AOS fee available & paid

8/6/15 - Check cleared the bank & bar-code cover sheet now available

8/13/15 - AOS Packet & IV Packet sent to NVC by priority mail

8/15/15 - IV fee available & paid same day

8/17/15 - NVC received package

8/19/15 - Check cleared the bank & DS-260 available & DS-260 completed!!! ALSO, we received email notification from NVC that they received package on 8/17

- Case completed at NVC

- Case sent to Embassy on this date

EMBASSY

- Embassy received packet

- Wife received Packet 3/4 Instructions

- Medical appointment

- Interview

Point of Entry

- Enter Austin, Texas

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cases are "supposed" to be processed in the order they are received. In reality, this is not the case. Additionally, VisaJourney tracks an extremely small sample size to reference from. I believe USCIS is processing 200k petitions per quarter, or every 3 months. Visajourney tracks less than 300 during the same time period. Which is less than 1%.

Big, big, POOP.

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I made my first phone call today to the USCIS. At first I got an automated response then I went back and redialed and got a real person. I knew she would tell me the same thing that others have posted on VJ but I just wanted to hear it for myself. She told me that Texas is currently working on October 8 (not sure this is true) and that I would have to wait for two months to make an inquiry. We are now past five months. California filers are being processed as quick as they come in it seems. Should we continue to wait for another few months or is it too early to contact my congressman?


I-129F Sent: January 20, 2015

I-129F Received: January 21, 2015

NOA1 Text & E-mail Received: January 23, 2015

NOA1 Hardcopy Received: January 31, 2015

NOA2 Message Received July 27, 2015

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I made my first phone call today to the USCIS. At first I got an automated response then I went back and redialed and got a real person. I knew she would tell me the same thing that others have posted on VJ but I just wanted to hear it for myself. She told me that Texas is currently working on October 8 (not sure this is true) and that I would have to wait for two months to make an inquiry. We are now past five months. California filers are being processed as quick as they come in it seems. Should we continue to wait for another few months or is it too early to contact my congressman?

Omg! Are you serious? So it means it'll take 8 months for us to get our case processed! This is ridiculous and outright wrong. I suggest that we should contact our congressmen once our 180 days are done and submit and e-inquiry.

I made my first phone call today to the USCIS. At first I got an automated response then I went back and redialed and got a real person. I knew she would tell me the same thing that others have posted on VJ but I just wanted to hear it for myself. She told me that Texas is currently working on October 8 (not sure this is true) and that I would have to wait for two months to make an inquiry. We are now past five months. California filers are being processed as quick as they come in it seems. Should we continue to wait for another few months or is it too early to contact my congressman?

Omg! Are you serious? So it means it'll take 8 months for us to get our case processed! This is ridiculous and outright wrong. I suggest that we should contact our congressmen once our 180 days are done and submit and e-inquiry.

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I made my first phone call today to the USCIS. At first I got an automated response then I went back and redialed and got a real person. I knew she would tell me the same thing that others have posted on VJ but I just wanted to hear it for myself. She told me that Texas is currently working on October 8 (not sure this is true) and that I would have to wait for two months to make an inquiry. We are now past five months. California filers are being processed as quick as they come in it seems. Should we continue to wait for another few months or is it too early to contact my congressman?

See now, when I called the USCIS yesterday she told me that once we hit our 5-month mark we can submit an inquiry any time after that. So like with anything else, it depends on who you talk to. If you're past the 5 month mark I'd contact your congressman; you certainly don't have anything to lose. How does one go about doing that anyway? Contacting your congressman I mean?

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From whatever State you are from you can find your congressman on line and then send an e-mail. I plan on contacting my congressman from the House and the Senate. You usually get an immediate response that they have received your inquiry but when they really follow through with it who knows? Why do we have to wait for so long anyhow? We paid the $340 not the taxpayers. I think when I see how many are going through California and getting approved within such a short period of time when those of us that have filed months ago are still waiting it really bothers me. They paid the same amount of money that we did. The earlier filers should have been routed to California.


I-129F Sent: January 20, 2015

I-129F Received: January 21, 2015

NOA1 Text & E-mail Received: January 23, 2015

NOA1 Hardcopy Received: January 31, 2015

NOA2 Message Received July 27, 2015

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From whatever State you are from you can find your congressman on line and then send an e-mail. I plan on contacting my congressman from the House and the Senate. You usually get an immediate response that they have received your inquiry but when they really follow through with it who knows? Why do we have to wait for so long anyhow? We paid the $340 not the taxpayers. I think when I see how many are going through California and getting approved within such a short period of time when those of us that have filed months ago are still waiting it really bothers me. They paid the same amount of money that we did. The earlier filers should have been routed to California.

I completely agree with you. It's completely unfair that they would send the new filers to California to get processed quickly when others have been waiting for months. I keep telling myself to stop looking at other people's timelines because I get irritated when I see how quickly some go through; not to mention I'm not a patient person so this is really going to be a process. As immigration increases, you'd think they would consider opening additional offices, at least temporarily.

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