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For an IR-1 or CR-1, plan on 10-12 months from the time a petition is filed (you file a petition, not apply for one) to the time an interview takes place.

Current USCIS and State Department procedures have rendered the K3 virtually unobtainable; the actual issuance of one in this day and age is a rare occurrence. Don't waste your time pursuing it.

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Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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For an IR-1 or CR-1, plan on 10-12 months from the time a petition is filed (you file a petition, not apply for one) to the time an interview takes place.

Current USCIS and State Department procedures have rendered the K3 virtually unobtainable; the actual issuance of one in this day and age is a rare occurrence. Don't waste your time pursuing it.

Hi Ryan,

We already filled I-130 and got our NOA1 on 23rd April 2015.

Than we filled I-129F and got NOA1 on 02nd June 2015.

Than I-129F got transferred to CSC on 18th June 2015.

Than I-129F again got transferred to TSC on 30th July 2015.

Can you please help me to understand why so much transfer and when I can expect any of my petition to be transferred to NVC?

Thanks!

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Your petition won't be transferred to NVC until you receive your Notice of Action 2. This can take a few months - perhaps 6 or so.

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Hi Ryan,

We already filled I-130 and got our NOA1 on 23rd April 2015.

Than we filled I-129F and got NOA1 on 02nd June 2015.

Than I-129F got transferred to CSC on 18th June 2015.

Than I-129F again got transferred to TSC on 30th July 2015.

Can you please help me to understand why so much transfer and when I can expect any of my petition to be transferred to NVC?

Thanks!

I-129F are sitting at TSC going on 8 or more months. Where is your I-130? NSC or CSC or yikes Vermont? You probably have some waiting to do. And pray they don;t hold up your I-130 because yourI-129F is sitting. I have seen that happen. Many you go the route you did just delayed themselves even further.

Just sit back and study the NVC stage to prepare for your CR1/IR1 route that your I-130 Petition will take.

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.
Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

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I-129F are sitting at TSC going on 8 or more months. Where is your I-130? NSC or CSC or yikes Vermont? You probably have some waiting to do. And pray they don;t hold up your I-130 because yourI-129F is sitting. I have seen that happen. Many you go the route you did just delayed themselves even further.

Just sit back and study the NVC stage to prepare for your CR1/IR1 route that your I-130 Petition will take.

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Hi,

Firstly thanks for replying.

We submitted our I-130 at TCS and we got NOA1 at 23rd April, it's already 4 months.

I-129F keeps on transferring.

I am a bit concerned.

Thanks!

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Hi,

Firstly thanks for replying.

We submitted our I-130 at TCS and we got NOA1 at 23rd April, it's already 4 months.

I-129F keeps on transferring.

I am a bit concerned.

Thanks!

Man that's odd for a I-130 to go to TSC. So your receipt # starts with SRC? Well They transferred your I-129F so it will be with your I-130. That's how they do now. So instead of getting a quick approval at CSC they saw you had a I-130 on the books and transferred your I-129F. TSC is truly being called the black hole sorry. I don't know of any I-130's there so don't know.

Processing stats for I-129F say they are working on December 21, 2014


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.
Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

:goofy:


Come join the current Interview thread: 

 

Case-Complete-to-Interview-September-2018/

Case Complete to Interview Form
Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
NVC Filers Wiki Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Man that's odd for a I-130 to go to TSC. So your receipt # starts with SRC? Well They transferred your I-129F so it will be with your I-130. That's how they do now. So instead of getting a quick approval at CSC they saw you had a I-130 on the books and transferred your I-129F. TSC is truly being called the black hole sorry. I don't know of any I-130's there so don't know.

Processing stats for I-129F say they are working on December 21, 2014

Yes our recipt number starts with SRC15********

What shall we do now man?

I am getting more and more concerned.

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Yes our recipt number starts with SRC15********

What shall we do now man?

I am getting more and more concerned.

Really right now there's nothing you can do. You haven't passed normal processing. it's only been 4 months. Transferring of petitions happen. All you can do is sit back and wait. Why be concerned nothing has happened that is wrong. Just be patient it will come.


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.
Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

:goofy:


Come join the current Interview thread: 

 

Case-Complete-to-Interview-September-2018/

Case Complete to Interview Form
Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
NVC Filers Wiki Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Really right now there's nothing you can do. You haven't passed normal processing. it's only been 4 months. Transferring of petitions happen. All you can do is sit back and wait. Why be concerned nothing has happened that is wrong. Just be patient it will come.

I am concerned because when we filled petition for I-129F, we sent everything from I-130 with letter saying we are sending everything for 130, the person handling our case got confused and rejected I-129F and I-130(this 130 they resubmitted and rejected saying we didnt gave amount for petition) , after contacting Visa Centre they told to resubmit 129 with a letter of confusion that happened.

This 129 got approved, than transferred to CSC and than TSC.

Now we have 1 set of I-130 and I-129F that are in process and other set which got rejected due to confusion.

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Hey shahmalhar.

I am one of those unfortunate who got stuck at the TSC! :(

Anyways, we got our NOA1 on 21st of January and we were approved on 6 of July!! 5.5 months!

It was so frustrating because everyone from other service centers who filed even after me were all getting approved, but I was not.

But, it is what it is. Keep faith and more importantly, keep patience. You will eventually get approved. In my opinion, it will still take a few months. So sit tight, stay strong and hope for the best.

Good luck!

Edited by Urvashi

30-Dec-2014: Married

19-Jan-2015: I-130 Sent

21-Jan-2015: NOA

16-Jul-2015: NOA 2 (No RFE's! Yayy)

15-Jul-2015: Case sent to NVC

22-Jul-2015: Case received by NVC

5-Aug-2015: Case # and IIN assigned

6-Aug-2015: Filled and submitted DS-261

7-Aug-2015: AOS fee invoiced and paid(Status: In Process)

10-Aug-2015: AOS fees changed to PAID

10-Aug-2015: AOS and IV packages sent

12-Aug-2015: AOS and IV packages received(SCAN DATE)

13-Aug-2015: DS-261 reviewed over the phone

14-Aug-2015: IV fee invoice received

15-Aug-2015: IV fee paid(Status: In Process)

19-Aug-2015: IV fee status changed to PAID

19-Aug-2015: DS-260 completed

21st-Sept-2015: Put on supervisor review :(

03-Nov-2015: Case Complete!!

14-Dec-2015: Interview Day!!!

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Hey shahmalhar.

I am one of those unfortunate who got stuck at the TSC! :(

Anyways, we got our NOA1 on 21st of January and we were approved on 6 of July!! 5.5 months!

It was so frustrating because everyone from other service centers who filed even after me were all getting approved, but I was not.

But, it is what it is. Keep faith and more importantly, keep patience. You will eventually get approved. In my opinion, it will still take a few months. So sit tight, stay strong and hope for the best.

Good luck!

Thanks Urvashi for giving hope.

This is really a tough time, staying away from my wife.

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*** Thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the CR-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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Thanks Urvashi for giving hope.

This is really a tough time, staying away from my wife.

Oh don't mention it. I have been through this thing so I know how horrible it is. Waiting and waiting for 5 whole months is so excruciating.But, the good thing is, you will get through it. No matter how crazy it feels right now.

I was going crazy myself. But my husband visited in June for 2 weeks while we were waiting so that helped a bit.

Buckle up, it's going to be an emotional year. And do not lose hope.

Edited by Urvashi

30-Dec-2014: Married

19-Jan-2015: I-130 Sent

21-Jan-2015: NOA

16-Jul-2015: NOA 2 (No RFE's! Yayy)

15-Jul-2015: Case sent to NVC

22-Jul-2015: Case received by NVC

5-Aug-2015: Case # and IIN assigned

6-Aug-2015: Filled and submitted DS-261

7-Aug-2015: AOS fee invoiced and paid(Status: In Process)

10-Aug-2015: AOS fees changed to PAID

10-Aug-2015: AOS and IV packages sent

12-Aug-2015: AOS and IV packages received(SCAN DATE)

13-Aug-2015: DS-261 reviewed over the phone

14-Aug-2015: IV fee invoice received

15-Aug-2015: IV fee paid(Status: In Process)

19-Aug-2015: IV fee status changed to PAID

19-Aug-2015: DS-260 completed

21st-Sept-2015: Put on supervisor review :(

03-Nov-2015: Case Complete!!

14-Dec-2015: Interview Day!!!

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Prepare for a year, and we all hope it is not 16 months, or more.

This really takes patience, so be prepared for a long wait, hope you can visit her, or her you.

Good luck on your journey, hope it is less than I think it might be.

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