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Apologies ahead of time, I searched before posting, but I couldn't find an answer...

My Fiancee lives in Maine, According to all the research I've done, Our petition should have gone to Vermont... After the processing times for VSC had long passed our date, we phoned to find out our case status.
We were told that the case was still at the sorting center in Texas. We later learned that our application had gone to Texas. Oh well...

We've been waiting about 8 Months or so, so I'm guessing there's a little more wait time, but could anyone tell me why exactly they left our petition in Texas?

SeanD


2014 - Started dating

12/29/2014 - Engaged :luv:

01/30/2015 - I-129F Sent

02/26/2015 - NOA1

09/30/2015 - NOA2

10/19/2015 - NVC Received

10/19/2015 - Left NVC

10/29/2015 - Case Ready

10/29/2015 - Consulate Received

10/29/2015 - Packet 3 received

11/07/2015 - Packet 3 sent

11/09/2015 - Packet 4 received

12/08/2015 - Interview -- APPROVED :dancing:

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That makes more sense Thank you.

Sigh...

Oh well, Not long now I guess :) Thanks for helping


2014 - Started dating

12/29/2014 - Engaged :luv:

01/30/2015 - I-129F Sent

02/26/2015 - NOA1

09/30/2015 - NOA2

10/19/2015 - NVC Received

10/19/2015 - Left NVC

10/29/2015 - Case Ready

10/29/2015 - Consulate Received

10/29/2015 - Packet 3 received

11/07/2015 - Packet 3 sent

11/09/2015 - Packet 4 received

12/08/2015 - Interview -- APPROVED :dancing:

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Try to keep your hopes up.... you waited this long, it shouldn't be much longer now! :)


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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Apologies ahead of time, I searched before posting, but I couldn't find an answer...

My Fiancee lives in Maine, According to all the research I've done, Our petition should have gone to Vermont... After the processing times for VSC had long passed our date, we phoned to find out our case status.

We were told that the case was still at the sorting center in Texas. We later learned that our application had gone to Texas. Oh well...

We've been waiting about 8 Months or so, so I'm guessing there's a little more wait time, but could anyone tell me why exactly they left our petition in Texas?

SeanD

Didn't you ever receive your notification of action which told you your case number and the service center the case was being sent to?

TSC = Texas

If you filed before the end of March, then your application would have followed the old method of processing which was based on the geographical location of the petitioner. Texas handled the northeast and southern states, California handled the Midwest and western states. As you know by now, Texas is extremely slow and California is very fast. It was so slow, there was a lot of complaining to the top to do something about it. The solution (which was not much of one) was that as of late March, all newly filed petitions would be directed to California. This did not help cases that were still stuck at Texas, which is why sadly, you find yourself still waiting. Officially, according to the USCIS, Texas is currently working on petitions filed in December.

As someone who also painfully waited at Texas, I wish you best of luck.


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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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Didn't you ever receive your notification of action which told you your case number and the service center the case was being sent to?

TSC = Texas

If you filed before the end of March, then your application would have followed the old method of processing which was based on the geographical location of the petitioner. Texas handled the northeast and southern states, California handled the Midwest and western states. As you know by now, Texas is extremely slow and California is very fast. It was so slow, there was a lot of complaining to the top to do something about it. The solution (which was not much of one) was that as of late March, all newly filed petitions would be directed to California. This did not help cases that were still stuck at Texas, which is why sadly, you find yourself still waiting. Officially, according to the USCIS, Texas is currently working on petitions filed in December.

As someone who also painfully waited at Texas, I wish you best of luck.

Thanks for the help.

I don't think it's worth looking at the "Official" site... It gets updated way too slowly to be of any use to anyone.

I work in IT and I know that there are far better ways to display such information. This whole process feels to me like it's stuck in the stone age. But Patience is Key... I guess we're nearly there.

Hang in there.

Try to keep your hopes up.... you waited this long, it shouldn't be much longer now! :)

Thanks a bunch. I'm really hoping it's not much longer.

I'm so excited to start my new life.. Leaving friends and family is a tough decision but I know that I cannot wait to be with my Fiancee.


2014 - Started dating

12/29/2014 - Engaged :luv:

01/30/2015 - I-129F Sent

02/26/2015 - NOA1

09/30/2015 - NOA2

10/19/2015 - NVC Received

10/19/2015 - Left NVC

10/29/2015 - Case Ready

10/29/2015 - Consulate Received

10/29/2015 - Packet 3 received

11/07/2015 - Packet 3 sent

11/09/2015 - Packet 4 received

12/08/2015 - Interview -- APPROVED :dancing:

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Apologies ahead of time, I searched before posting, but I couldn't find an answer...

My Fiancee lives in Maine, According to all the research I've done, Our petition should have gone to Vermont... After the processing times for VSC had long passed our date, we phoned to find out our case status.

We were told that the case was still at the sorting center in Texas. We later learned that our application had gone to Texas. Oh well...

We've been waiting about 8 Months or so, so I'm guessing there's a little more wait time, but could anyone tell me why exactly they left our petition in Texas?

SeanD

USCIS's official site doesn't show you where your I-129f will be processed. Notice, it didn't ask what form you're filing. Just what office has jurisdiction over your zip code. But it's misleading because not all centers process all forms. If you filed before March 27 (which it sounds like you did), you were routed based on this map:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/498833-where-will-your-i-129f-petition-for-k-1-be-processed/

After March 27, all cases were routed to Texas.

You're so far out of even Texas's normal processing times that you should be able to open an inquiry. Have your fiance call USCIS and/or his congressman and senators. This should be handled quickly from here.


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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USCIS's official site doesn't show you where your I-129f will be processed. Notice, it didn't ask what form you're filing. Just what office has jurisdiction over your zip code. But it's misleading because not all centers process all forms. If you filed before March 27 (which it sounds like you did), you were routed based on this map:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/498833-where-will-your-i-129f-petition-for-k-1-be-processed/

After March 27, all cases were routed to Texas.

You're so far out of even Texas's normal processing times that you should be able to open an inquiry. Have your fiance call USCIS and/or his congressman and senators. This should be handled quickly from here.

In my sorrow for waiting so long I think I may have over estimated. It's only been 6 months


2014 - Started dating

12/29/2014 - Engaged :luv:

01/30/2015 - I-129F Sent

02/26/2015 - NOA1

09/30/2015 - NOA2

10/19/2015 - NVC Received

10/19/2015 - Left NVC

10/29/2015 - Case Ready

10/29/2015 - Consulate Received

10/29/2015 - Packet 3 received

11/07/2015 - Packet 3 sent

11/09/2015 - Packet 4 received

12/08/2015 - Interview -- APPROVED :dancing:

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You must be living in the Northeast

Apologies ahead of time, I searched before posting, but I couldn't find an answer...

My Fiancee lives in Maine, According to all the research I've done, Our petition should have gone to Vermont... After the processing times for VSC had long passed our date, we phoned to find out our case status.
We were told that the case was still at the sorting center in Texas. We later learned that our application had gone to Texas. Oh well...

We've been waiting about 8 Months or so, so I'm guessing there's a little more wait time, but could anyone tell me why exactly they left our petition in Texas?

SeanD


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