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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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We got our NOA2 on the 19th Dec, and it has been a month now. We learnt that the waiting time for the NVC processing is around 1 month, so my BF called the NVC a few days before but he was put on hold for such a long time that he hang up the phone finally. Then I emailed the NVC inquiry asking about the status of our case a few times with no replies at all. My BF called the NVC again yeterday using the automated voice service and was told that our file is not in the system? Wow, what does that mean? Does that mean our file has been sent out to Guangzhou Consulate China? or does it mean it still hasn't arrived at NVC yet? Is there any possibilities that it got lost? What shall we do now to track our GUZ#?

Anyway, I don't know whether it happened to any of your guys before for your P2.5, so if you have experienced the same thing, please share it with us. Thanks a lot.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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We got our NOA2 on the 19th Dec, and it has been a month now. We learnt that the waiting time for the NVC processing is around 1 month, so my BF called the NVC a few days before but he was put on hold for such a long time that he hang up the phone finally. Then I emailed the NVC inquiry asking about the status of our case a few times with no replies at all. My BF called the NVC again yeterday using the automated voice service and was told that our file is not in the system? Wow, what does that mean? Does that mean our file has been sent out to Guangzhou Consulate China? or does it mean it still hasn't arrived at NVC yet? Is there any possibilities that it got lost? What shall we do now to track our GUZ#?

Anyway, I don't know whether it happened to any of your guys before for your P2.5, so if you have experienced the same thing, please share it with us. Thanks a lot.

It means it has not arrived at NVC yet. Sadly, the USCIS California Service Center is not the quickest at forwarding approved petition to NVC. It took a month for ours to arrive...but once it did it was at the embassy within a week. Keep checking with NVC, they will also send you a letter once they process your petition.


07/16/07 posted I-129f

07/20/07 confirmed delivered by US Postal Service

8/23/07 No NOA1 !!!!

8/23/07 phoned USCIS (told they can't help until after 90 days)

8/23/07 contacted bank to get copy of Cx check...illegable...noc WAC#

tried for weeks to get actual check....not possible, had to wait the 90 days for info from USCIS

10/17/07 Phoned USCIS, got thru (!), got WAC number and NOA1 date!!!!

07/26/07 NOA1 (never recieved hard copy, was promised a copy would be sent)

11/01/07 Ordered copy of "long form" UK B.C.

11/05/07 Recieved B.C. (Wish USCIS was that fast!)

11/09/07 Submitted request for UK police records

12/04/07 APPROVED By USCIS NOA2 letter sent (or so they claim)

12/15/07 Police certificate recieved

12/28/07 Called NVC, not in system

01/04/08 petition forwarded to London

01/12/08 packet 3 received *rubs eye in disbelief* Speed and efficiency, can it be?

01/18/08 HARD COPY OF NOA2 ARRIVED...seems the snail made a wrong turn somewhere.

01/28/08 Returned packet 3 to London Embassy

02/12/08 Medical completed...no problem.

02/13/08 Packet 4 received from London Embassy

03/03/08 Embassy Interview

03/06/08 Visa Arrived....Lovely to finally see it even if it is a bit drab...after 8 month you think they'd have sprung for some gold foil or at least a COLOR photo?

TODAY...he's here! He's in the US! Hurrah!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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When the petition is sent to GZ then you will get a letter in the mail stating so. One month is not a cause for alarm at this point.


met online November 18, 2004 (my mother's birthday)

first visit February 7, 2005

filed I-129F 3/2005

receipt confirmed 4/29/05

USCIS approval 12/5/05

received P3 3/2006

received P4 6/2006

interview 8/28/06

interview failed with white slip

married November 6, 2006

fourth visit March 2007

filed I-130 for CR1 July 12, 2007

NOA1 received July 26, 2007

fifth visit October 28, 2007

1st wedding anniversary November 6, 2007

NOA2 received March 8, 2008

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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Let me tell my story:

My petition was approved 13-Dec-2007. Received NAO2 Dec 17. NVC sent letter to Ghuangzhou on Dec 20, 2007 per telephone discussion and letter with GUZ case number. 3-5 days DHL shipping - supposedly. Sound good? Not really. Guangzhou verbally told me it takes 2-4 months to get through Chinese customs. Told to call back in 2 months to see if arrived yet - February 15th or so. I do not know if true. Also, Ghuangzhou website says 3 months after NAO2 until they receive and process. DO I believe? Still more. They then do background check. Takes 3-5 months to send packet three with forms to fiancee after receipt of NVC papers. Then packet 4 later.

From the web site - http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/kvfaq.html - faqs for processing

1. How long does it usually take for the Consulate to receive the K-1 petition?

We normally receive K-1 visa petitions three months after they are sent out from the National Visa Center.

2. MY FAVORITE - Why does the K-1 process seem to be taking longer than previously?

The K-1 visa petition has become more popular as a means of immigrating to the United States. In 2000, we processed approximately 2,800 K-1 visas. However, we have received more than 4, 000 K-1 petitions in just the first half of 2001. At the same time, serious fraud problems have slowed down processing for everyone. Due to these issues, most K-1 applicants wait an average of three to five months to be scheduled for an interview after the Consulate receives their petition.

3. When should I be concerned about my K-1 petition?

If it has been three to four months after CIS has approved your petition and your fiancee has still not received an instruction packet, you should contact us or the original CIS office where the petition was approved. You may use this form to contact the Immigrant Visa Unit.

4. What if my petition expires?

Consular officers have the authority to extend the validity of petitions that have expired. Because many petitions often expire before an applicant can be interviewed, officers at the Consulate routinely extend the validity of K-1 petitions.

end of website quotes from faqs

There is a serious problem with disconnects and divergent information with what I am finding for answers. This website says 134 days from consulate receiving package to interview. Do not see how. Average 34 days from NAO2 to papers at consulate - obviously not applicable to China visas with consulate saying 3 months - read 90 days. Do not bother filing form for 3 or 4 months after NAO2 if consulate does not have. Oh, and consulate will not answer any emails until they have your NVC paperwork.

So, for Chinese immigrant:

1. 3 (or is it 2-4?) months for papers to get to consulate from NVC, 2. 3-5 months to schedule interview, and 3. 1 month from scheduling to appointment. 7-9 (6-10?) months using old fashioned math before possible immigration becomes real for any of us.

Think I am frustrated? You bet. Anybody have real live data? I just figured this data out yesterday and I have been depressed as h_ll! Told my fiancee, she actually is taking it better than me. I actually asked her to find out what it would take for me to immigrate to her country. Talk about me being more than a little angry. I understand security, I have had security clearances most of my life, but we are giving up freedoms here, and no one seems to care.

Somebody prove me wrong, I love to eat warm crow - especially on this time topic.

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We got our NOA2 on the 19th Dec, and it has been a month now. We learnt that the waiting time for the NVC processing is around 1 month, so my BF called the NVC a few days before but he was put on hold for such a long time that he hang up the phone finally. Then I emailed the NVC inquiry asking about the status of our case a few times with no replies at all. My BF called the NVC again yeterday using the automated voice service and was told that our file is not in the system? Wow, what does that mean? Does that mean our file has been sent out to Guangzhou Consulate China? or does it mean it still hasn't arrived at NVC yet? Is there any possibilities that it got lost? What shall we do now to track our GUZ#?

Anyway, I don't know whether it happened to any of your guys before for your P2.5, so if you have experienced the same thing, please share it with us. Thanks a lot.

I'd give NVC a couple more weeks before calling again. When the case finally leaves NVC, don't expect to hear from the Consulate for at least two or three months.


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Hi to all of you (Nihao) :thumbs::thumbs:

I am new this and this is my first response.

I just wanted to try to help as much as I can to show you where I am at.

Received our I-797C, Notice of action on December 21, 2007

then we received our letter from NVC on January 17, 2008

It then went on to say that within a week the petition will be forwarded to the appropriate visa-issueing post where our visa interview will take place. (Guangzhou)

On the bottom it states that my fiance will soon receive a packet with instructions from the consular section on how to apply for the K1 visa at the post and what documents will be required.

I emailed them on January 23rd to find will the petition that was to be forwarded at this point. I am now awaiting for the answer.

Hope this helps

jimncherry08

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Hi to all of you (Nihao) :thumbs::thumbs:

I am new this and this is my first response.

I just wanted to try to help as much as I can to show you where I am at.

Received our I-797C, Notice of action on December 21, 2007

then we received our letter from NVC on January 17, 2008

It then went on to say that within a week the petition will be forwarded to the appropriate visa-issueing post where our visa interview will take place. (Guangzhou)

On the bottom it states that my fiance will soon receive a packet with instructions from the consular section on how to apply for the K1 visa at the post and what documents will be required.

I emailed them on January 23rd to find will the petition that was to be forwarded at this point. I am now awaiting for the answer.

Hope this helps

jimncherry08

Yes, that's the standard procedure. Please note that "soon" is a relative term that for Guangzhou means two or three months.


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