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Currently NVC is taking around a month on average to process cases, so this seems pretty normal :) I think they've been backed up for quite a bit, especially with Thanksgiving holiday. Also pretty sure if you call them, they give themselves a 90 day window.


 K-1  (134 Days)

10/24/16 I-129F Received
10/27/16 NOA 1
11/28/16 NOA 2
12/16/16 NVC Case Number

01/04/17 Case Ready!
02/16/17 Medical Appointment
03/07/17 Interview- APPROVED!

05/25/17 PO

 

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Its been 34 days since I received the first NOA2 and NVC has not yet received our papers. I say "first" because USCIS sent me a second diplicate NOA2 on November 23, which they're now using as the approval date.I talked to a Tier2 person who sounded like this was perfectly normal instead of a screw up. The Tier 1 people read a computer message that "it takes up to six weeks" to get from CSC to NVC. In other words, if the papers reach Vermont before Christmas, it will be a small miracle. If it takes another month to process them and send them to the Consulate, we will be waiting till Chinese new years before a visa is even in sight.

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My USCIS case status for the form I-129F changed to "Approved" on November 10th, I'm still waiting for the NVC to receive my case as I've called several times and they always say they haven't received my case yet. As far as I'm reading this is normal. When should I be expecting to receive my case number from the NVC?

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It took 26 calendar days for our case to go from CSC to NVC. Why does it take that long? Who knows! I'm just happy that our case is now in transit to the embassy.

My recommendation is to submit an Ask NVC request in addition to calling them every few days.


K1 visa journey: 107 days from NOA1 to visa in hand

Spoiler

01 Oct 2016    Mailed I-129F packet (27 pages)
12 Oct 2016    NOA1 SMS and e-mail               (11 days from sent date)
03 Nov 2016    NOA2 SMS                          (22 days from NOA1 date)
29 Nov 2016    NVC received I-129F petition      (26 days from NOA2 date)
13 Dec 2016    CEAC status shows "Ready"     (13 days from NVC sent date)

03 Jan 2017    Received Packet 4 e-mail (19 days from Packet 3 sent date)
24 Jan 2017    Interview                   (21 days from Packet 4 e-mail)
27 Jan 2017    Visa in hand                     (107 days from NOA1 date)
09 Feb 2017    POE Philadelphia, PA

 

AOS journey: 256 days from NOA1 to GC in hand

Spoiler

06 Apr 2017    Mailed I-485/I-131/I-765 packet (83 pages)

12 Apr 2017    I-485/I-131/I-765 packet delivered

28 Apr 2017    NOA1 SMS                   (22 days from send date)
01 May 2017    NOA1 letters received        (3 days from SMS date)
13 May 2017    Biometrics letter received (17 days from NOA1 date)
26 May 2017    Biometrics appointment     Success!

26 Jul 2017    SR for EAD over 75 days    (90 days from NOA1 date)

07 Aug 2017    SR reply: "case under review"    (12 days to reply)

09 Aug 2017    Infopass appointment      (104 days from NOA1 date)

16 Aug 2017    Contacted representative's office

25 Aug 2017    EAD/AP card approved      (120 days from NOA1 date)

01 Sep 2017    EAD/AP card received via USPS

21 Sep 2017    Contacted representative's office

03 Nov 2017    AOS interview letter received

07 Dec 2017    AOS interview

18 Dec 2017    Conditional (2 year) GC in hand!

 

08 Sep 2019    ROC window opens

 

Cumulative number of pages mailed to USCIS: 110

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The Tier 2'woman I talked to at USCIS explained, rightly or wrongly,that they send thousands of approved applications to NVC st the same time. Not just K1s but all the dozens of other types of visa applicationsimmigrat and non immigration. So a k1 application could becsitting in a stack for weeks before its sent on.

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it can take 4-6 weeks or more , i would email them and do an inquiry on it , took me 26 days as well ,hopefully your not in nvc limbo and get your cases received soon


 

AOS

05/04/17 - Biometric appointment

05/17/17 - Case ready to be scheduled for interview

07/20/17 - EAD/AP Approved

07/25/17 - GC interview scheduled

07/27/17 - EAD/AP in hand

08/14/17 - GC interview , approved =)

08/18/17 - GC approval notice letter

08/21/17 - GC in hand

 

 

ROC

05/16/19 - Earliest  to apply 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Narakthisud, how do you know the NVC received your I-129F petition? They send you an email? By mail? Thanks

I called them every few days to see if they got it. I also submitted a request via their Ask NVC page. As others have said, you have to go after NVC. They won't call or e-mail you.

Side note: I just got a letter from the NVC today dated 12/1 with our case number yet I received the number via e-mail on 11/29.

it can take 4-6 weeks or more , i would email them and do an inquiry on it , took me 26 days as well ,hopefully your not in nvc limbo and get your cases received soon

Took 26 days for us to get our case number, too.


K1 visa journey: 107 days from NOA1 to visa in hand

Spoiler

01 Oct 2016    Mailed I-129F packet (27 pages)
12 Oct 2016    NOA1 SMS and e-mail               (11 days from sent date)
03 Nov 2016    NOA2 SMS                          (22 days from NOA1 date)
29 Nov 2016    NVC received I-129F petition      (26 days from NOA2 date)
13 Dec 2016    CEAC status shows "Ready"     (13 days from NVC sent date)

03 Jan 2017    Received Packet 4 e-mail (19 days from Packet 3 sent date)
24 Jan 2017    Interview                   (21 days from Packet 4 e-mail)
27 Jan 2017    Visa in hand                     (107 days from NOA1 date)
09 Feb 2017    POE Philadelphia, PA

 

AOS journey: 256 days from NOA1 to GC in hand

Spoiler

06 Apr 2017    Mailed I-485/I-131/I-765 packet (83 pages)

12 Apr 2017    I-485/I-131/I-765 packet delivered

28 Apr 2017    NOA1 SMS                   (22 days from send date)
01 May 2017    NOA1 letters received        (3 days from SMS date)
13 May 2017    Biometrics letter received (17 days from NOA1 date)
26 May 2017    Biometrics appointment     Success!

26 Jul 2017    SR for EAD over 75 days    (90 days from NOA1 date)

07 Aug 2017    SR reply: "case under review"    (12 days to reply)

09 Aug 2017    Infopass appointment      (104 days from NOA1 date)

16 Aug 2017    Contacted representative's office

25 Aug 2017    EAD/AP card approved      (120 days from NOA1 date)

01 Sep 2017    EAD/AP card received via USPS

21 Sep 2017    Contacted representative's office

03 Nov 2017    AOS interview letter received

07 Dec 2017    AOS interview

18 Dec 2017    Conditional (2 year) GC in hand!

 

08 Sep 2019    ROC window opens

 

Cumulative number of pages mailed to USCIS: 110

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