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Hey all,

 

This is for those who are in the same boat as me - the boat that slowly sails from NOA1 to NOA2!  :wub:

We cannot wait to be united with our loved ones, yet the process offers no other info once NOA1 arrives. All we can do is wait...and its rather a loooong wait! :clock:

I was sitting idle, pondering how to pass the next few months or weeks away from my fiance, and I just started analyzing the processing times from VJ site - just to get some ray of hope!

I copied the processing times from the site to an excel and did some calculations ( and lots of editing and copy paste and deletes!) 

In the process i did learn some extra excel maneuvers too! :D

GOOD NEWS - The best outcome of the analysis was that the average times have drastically reduced since July, and from an earlier 60-70 days average has come down to about 40-45 days. Hopefully this will continue in 2017 :)

 

I have converted the excel to PDF because VJ did not allow excel file to be uploaded.

Please find the attachment for your reference and if this might help you in any way.

(Pic and pdf both are attached. The graph is on the last page of pdf) 

 

All the very best to all of us (F)

NOA2 Analysis.jpg

NOA 2 Analysis.pdf


09 Dec 2016 - i-129F Package Sent
12 Dec 2016 - Case Received
17 Dec 2016 - NOA - 1

20 Mar 2017 - NOA - 2 Approved! 

06 Apr 2017 - NVC Receive and Case Number # 

11 Apr 2017 - Case In Transit

13 Apr 2017 - Case 'Ready'

20 Apr 2017 - Medical Checkup Done

03 May 2017 - Visa Interview - Approved

17 May 2017 - Visa Ready for Pickup! 

12 June 2017 - Port of Entry

*************** AOS **************

02 Aug 2017 -  Case Received for I-485, AP and EAD

08 Aug 2017 - NOA-1

28 Aug 2017 - Biometrics Appointment

01 Nov 2017 - EAD 'New card is being produced'

03 Nov 2017 - Card is mailed

08 Nov 2017 - Combo Card receieved

 

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2 hours ago, Ray&Ash said:

Hey all,

 

This is for those who are in the same boat as me - the boat that slowly sails from NOA1 to NOA2!  :wub:

We cannot wait to be united with our loved ones, yet the process offers no other info once NOA1 arrives. All we can do is wait...and its rather a loooong wait! :clock:

I was sitting idle, pondering how to pass the next few months or weeks away from my fiance, and I just started analyzing the processing times from VJ site - just to get some ray of hope!

I copied the processing times from the site to an excel and did some calculations ( and lots of editing and copy paste and deletes!) 

In the process i did learn some extra excel maneuvers too! :D

GOOD NEWS - The best outcome of the analysis was that the average times have drastically reduced since July, and from an earlier 60-70 days average has come down to about 40-45 days. Hopefully this will continue in 2017 :)

 

I have converted the excel to PDF because VJ did not allow excel file to be uploaded.

Please find the attachment for your reference and if this might help you in any way.

(Pic and pdf both are attached. The graph is on the last page of pdf) 

 

All the very best to all of us (F)

NOA2 Analysis.jpg

NOA 2 Analysis.pdf

:D And this is why us March filers go "you don't know what waiting even means!" :rofl:

On top of that don't forget the wait between NOA2 and NVC which is supposed to take like a week... many of us waited atleast another 30+ days there...

Seems like you're making use of your time though hahaha:goofy:

Good luck you'll be there in no time :)


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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2 hours ago, Ray&Ash said:

Hey all,

 

This is for those who are in the same boat as me - the boat that slowly sails from NOA1 to NOA2!  :wub:

We cannot wait to be united with our loved ones, yet the process offers no other info once NOA1 arrives. All we can do is wait...and its rather a loooong wait! :clock:

I was sitting idle, pondering how to pass the next few months or weeks away from my fiance, and I just started analyzing the processing times from VJ site - just to get some ray of hope!

I copied the processing times from the site to an excel and did some calculations ( and lots of editing and copy paste and deletes!) 

In the process i did learn some extra excel maneuvers too! :D

GOOD NEWS - The best outcome of the analysis was that the average times have drastically reduced since July, and from an earlier 60-70 days average has come down to about 40-45 days. Hopefully this will continue in 2017 :)

 

I have converted the excel to PDF because VJ did not allow excel file to be uploaded.

Please find the attachment for your reference and if this might help you in any way.

(Pic and pdf both are attached. The graph is on the last page of pdf) 

 

All the very best to all of us (F)

NOA2 Analysis.jpg

NOA 2 Analysis.pdf

Thank u for this, this waiting is serious, may God help us all


10/16/2015-------Started Dating ( we had met in person in 2012 and been friends thru the years)

11/12/2016------- Met in person again

11/14/2016------- Got engaged

12/01/2016------ I-129F Mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/05/2016------ NOA 1 Text message

12/08/2016------ NOA 1 Hard copy

03/08/2017------ NOA 2 On USCIS website

03/21/2017------ NVC Recieves

03/22/2017------ Case # assigned and sent to Embassy 

03/28/2017------ Case Reaches the embassy and updated on the CEAC website as "Ready"

04/10/2017------ Calls embassy to inquire about interview slot and told there is none.....Case last updated on CEAC website, still says "Ready"

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Hi Ray and Ash,

It's a beautiful graph unfortunately timing is everything and things have changed  A LOT.

 

I just posted this last night  over on the November filers thread that I started:

 

Average wait per Visa Journey timeline search CSC from NOA 1 to NOA 2

 

2011 was 126 days

2012 was 163 days

2013 was 88 days

2014 was 49 days

2015 was 43 days

2016 was 67 days

last 6 months of 2016 was 49 days

last 3 months of 2016 was 34 days

 

I am currently waiting 70 days as of tomorrow with no end in sight.

 

It's true that for November average NOA 2 took about 36 days per your chart however you will notice over on IGOR's list that this average is from only 8 petitions out of over 200.

 

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/monthly_filers.php?form=1&visa=1&scenter=1&option=1&sortby=2

 

There has not been a single November member who received a NOA 2 in well over 2 weeks.

Those 8 November approvals had NOA 1 dated 11/1 and 11/2  since Dec 27th USCIS has virtually stopped working on I-129F's as they are focusing on DACA which are immigration  issues for children whose parents are illegal. The fear is that the new administration will try to stop DACA so USCIS at CSC appears to be putting the majority of their efforts towards those DACA filers and I-129F (honey bunny petitions) are put aside.

 

You can search DACA I-129F here on visa journey to see more info.

 

There is no telling how long it will take for DACA to be cleared from CSC so sit tight.

I got tired of waiting so will be heading to visit my honey bunny next month. Actually that was the plan all along since I filed Oct 29th. I figured she would be interview stage by then as as your graph shows it was taking less than 50 days on average. 

 

Yes there are some I-129F's that are getting approved but many of these had RFE's sent out a month ago and CSC is just cleaning them up.

Employee takes stack of cases from cabinet and brings to desk so they may still have a few at their work station before they were instructed to focus on DACA.

 

Jim

 

 

 

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10/29/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
10/31/16....Delivered at Dallas Lock Box - per USPS

11/02/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Notice
11/03/16....NOA1 Text and Email. Case sent to CSC
11/07/16....NOA1 Hard Copy Received

xx/xx/xx....NOA2 Text and Email

 

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190 days for the max number of days? You must have missed mine, because my NOA2 approval took something like 294 days.


K1 visa

21 January 2016: I-129F received date

25 January 2016: NOA1

10 November 2016: NOA2 (only 294 days!)

14 December 2016: Consulate received

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294 days?:o Did you have 3 separate RFE or were you on a terrorist watch list :D

Good lord what happened?

Your fiancee(e) is from Panama not North Korea.

 

Jim


10/29/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
10/31/16....Delivered at Dallas Lock Box - per USPS

11/02/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Notice
11/03/16....NOA1 Text and Email. Case sent to CSC
11/07/16....NOA1 Hard Copy Received

xx/xx/xx....NOA2 Text and Email

 

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3 hours ago, ORD_PTY said:

190 days for the max number of days? You must have missed mine, because my NOA2 approval took something like 294 days.

Yes i removed a few outliers from the list...those with more than 200 days as well those with less than 15 days..these are exceptional cases but could skew the average, so i removed them to find a more accurate average. 

1 year almost for NOA2 :( thats so sad and mustve been a trying time for you. You should've started calling them or went some diplomatic route after 5 months. 


09 Dec 2016 - i-129F Package Sent
12 Dec 2016 - Case Received
17 Dec 2016 - NOA - 1

20 Mar 2017 - NOA - 2 Approved! 

06 Apr 2017 - NVC Receive and Case Number # 

11 Apr 2017 - Case In Transit

13 Apr 2017 - Case 'Ready'

20 Apr 2017 - Medical Checkup Done

03 May 2017 - Visa Interview - Approved

17 May 2017 - Visa Ready for Pickup! 

12 June 2017 - Port of Entry

*************** AOS **************

02 Aug 2017 -  Case Received for I-485, AP and EAD

08 Aug 2017 - NOA-1

28 Aug 2017 - Biometrics Appointment

01 Nov 2017 - EAD 'New card is being produced'

03 Nov 2017 - Card is mailed

08 Nov 2017 - Combo Card receieved

 

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