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Does anyone have any news or know why they are holding up the i-129f for k-3 at the vermont service center?When i got hold of an officer at the center,she informed they are approving the i-130s fast and leaveing the i-129fs in the case pending wormhole,so that can get get rid of some of the backlog ,thus forcing us to pursue andbe classified as cr1 or cr2 not giving us the oppurtunity to pursue a k-3 she informed me also that it doesnt matter,because the i-130 cr1s are going as just as fast,i know thats a lie!We know the plus and minuses of both,but We werent given the oppurtunity to pursue the k-3 under the life act as i informed the officer of this,that under the life act it is the petitioners right which to pursue,not the uscis thats the law,didnt seem to matter to this officer that law is the law!please if anyone can shed light pleae do so!thank you


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Does anyone have any news or know why they are holding up the i-129f for k-3 at the vermont service center?When i got hold of an officer at the center,she informed they are approving the i-130s fast and leaveing the i-129fs in the case pending wormhole,so that can get get rid of some of the backlog ,thus forcing us to pursue andbe classified as cr1 or cr2 not giving us the oppurtunity to pursue a k-3 she informed me also that it doesnt matter,because the i-130 cr1s are going as just as fast,i know thats a lie!We know the plus and minuses of both,but We werent given the oppurtunity to pursue the k-3 under the life act as i informed the officer of this,that under the life act it is the petitioners right which to pursue,not the uscis thats the law,didnt seem to matter to this officer that law is the law!please if anyone can shed light pleae do so!thank you

Believe me when I say you'll be kicking yourself in the butte for not going with the CR-1.

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Does anyone have any news or know why they are holding up the i-129f for k-3 at the vermont service center?When i got hold of an officer at the center,she informed they are approving the i-130s fast and leaveing the i-129fs in the case pending wormhole,so that can get get rid of some of the backlog ,thus forcing us to pursue andbe classified as cr1 or cr2 not giving us the oppurtunity to pursue a k-3 she informed me also that it doesnt matter,because the i-130 cr1s are going as just as fast,i know thats a lie!We know the plus and minuses of both,but We werent given the oppurtunity to pursue the k-3 under the life act as i informed the officer of this,that under the life act it is the petitioners right which to pursue,not the uscis thats the law,didnt seem to matter to this officer that law is the law!please if anyone can shed light pleae do so!thank you

Believe me when I say you'll be kicking yourself in the butte for not going with the CR-1.

We still are!!!

Thank god that immigrant visas are now moving so much faster, but that's not the point.

As Louie pointed out: VSC is apparently de facto treating K-3 visa applications as IR-1/CR-1 applications, by discarding the I-129F and only approving the I-130.

At the same time USCIS websites still list K-3 visas as an option, and other service centers ARE still handling I-129F petitions for K-3 visas.

VCS however is not some private organisation, so I question whether they can keep on doing this (since US Citizen living in eg. California would have the K-3 option while a US Citizen living in Pennsylvania wouldn't - not exactly correct policy).

And i'm amazed they actually admitted this over the phone (though over the phone you can of course say whatever you like. If it's on paper, whole other ballgame.)

Just my penny on the subject, but we haven't heard the last of this yet.


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Does anyone have any news or know why they are holding up the i-129f for k-3 at the vermont service center?When i got hold of an officer at the center,she informed they are approving the i-130s fast and leaveing the i-129fs in the case pending wormhole,so that can get get rid of some of the backlog ,thus forcing us to pursue andbe classified as cr1 or cr2 not giving us the oppurtunity to pursue a k-3 she informed me also that it doesnt matter,because the i-130 cr1s are going as just as fast,i know thats a lie!We know the plus and minuses of both,but We werent given the oppurtunity to pursue the k-3 under the life act as i informed the officer of this,that under the life act it is the petitioners right which to pursue,not the uscis thats the law,didnt seem to matter to this officer that law is the law!please if anyone can shed light pleae do so!thank you

Louiep.

Yeap that may be the case, cause we have seen 2 petitions in the past 3 weeks where the I-130 was passed, and I-129F left in the Black hold of outer space. And that is it for approvals from VSC on family petitions.

But, but for them clearing out the back log, yeah sure, they need one hell of a shovel to do that, cause all VSC is processing is K1 filers!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I sound bitter, and I'em, the family petitions have been left to rot, and familys suffer due to this process.

VSC need to get their priorities straight, but we are dealing with the government, not gonna happen.

Right now, I'll take any approval for my husband.

Good luck.


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I have a new theory on the recent touches some people saw including Parisheart. One poster said that VSC was transferring case to CSC and these touches could have been exactly that, transfer touches.


USCIS -

File Mailed: 2-23-08

NOA1 : 3-3-08

NOA2 : 9-23-08

NVC -

Case # Assinged - 9-29-08

AOS/DS3032 Generated - 10-3-08

DS3032 Emailed - 10-3-08

DS3032 Snail Mailed - 10-6-08

AOS/DS3032 Received - 10-9-08

AOS Paid Online - 10-9-08

AOS Package mailed - 10-10-08

AOS received at NVC - 10-14-08

IV Fee Paid Online - 10-10-08

IV Package Sent - 10-17-08

IV Received at NVC - 10-20-08 about 11:30 AM

Case Complete - 10-27-08

Interview - 12/23/08

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I have a new theory on the recent touches some people saw including Parisheart. One poster said that VSC was transferring case to CSC and these touches could have been exactly that, transfer touches.

kman,

I promise ,that is what I was thinking this morning on the past touches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was going to do a posting of asking folks to report touches this week for the K3 and CR-1 filers.

Funny Kman, I was thinking the same thing, touches and off to CSC.

Paris Heart


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I have a new theory on the recent touches some people saw including Parisheart. One poster said that VSC was transferring case to CSC and these touches could have been exactly that, transfer touches.

kman,

I promise ,that is what I was thinking this morning on the past touches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was going to do a posting of asking folks to report touches this week for the K3 and CR-1 filers.

Funny Kman, I was thinking the same thing, touches and off to CSC.

Paris Heart

This may not be a bad situation since California seems to have put a priority on I130 petitions and Vermont is at a stand-still.


USCIS -

File Mailed: 2-23-08

NOA1 : 3-3-08

NOA2 : 9-23-08

NVC -

Case # Assinged - 9-29-08

AOS/DS3032 Generated - 10-3-08

DS3032 Emailed - 10-3-08

DS3032 Snail Mailed - 10-6-08

AOS/DS3032 Received - 10-9-08

AOS Paid Online - 10-9-08

AOS Package mailed - 10-10-08

AOS received at NVC - 10-14-08

IV Fee Paid Online - 10-10-08

IV Package Sent - 10-17-08

IV Received at NVC - 10-20-08 about 11:30 AM

Case Complete - 10-27-08

Interview - 12/23/08

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I have a new theory on the recent touches some people saw including Parisheart. One poster said that VSC was transferring case to CSC and these touches could have been exactly that, transfer touches.

kman,

I promise ,that is what I was thinking this morning on the past touches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was going to do a posting of asking folks to report touches this week for the K3 and CR-1 filers.

Funny Kman, I was thinking the same thing, touches and off to CSC.

Paris Heart

This may not be a bad situation since California seems to have put a priority on I130 petitions and Vermont is at a stand-still.

I know, but other thoughts run thru my head, of how long to transfer, what order will they process in, and of course, the big of the biggest, will all parts of petition make it there??? Yeah I know, Im sooooooo positive. Keep fingers crossed this week.

Paris Heart


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its a crappy situation and the best you can do is continue to hope for quicker approval.


USCIS -

File Mailed: 2-23-08

NOA1 : 3-3-08

NOA2 : 9-23-08

NVC -

Case # Assinged - 9-29-08

AOS/DS3032 Generated - 10-3-08

DS3032 Emailed - 10-3-08

DS3032 Snail Mailed - 10-6-08

AOS/DS3032 Received - 10-9-08

AOS Paid Online - 10-9-08

AOS Package mailed - 10-10-08

AOS received at NVC - 10-14-08

IV Fee Paid Online - 10-10-08

IV Package Sent - 10-17-08

IV Received at NVC - 10-20-08 about 11:30 AM

Case Complete - 10-27-08

Interview - 12/23/08

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its a crappy situation and the best you can do is continue to hope for quicker approval.

Do we neec to call CSC RFE line instead of VSC .....if files are tranferred????? :unsure::unsure:


11/25/07 Marriage

Vermont Service center

USCIS Journey CR1/IR1

01/06/08 Sent I-130

01/08/08 I-130 received at chicago lock box (USPS)

02/08/08 NOA1 Notice Date

02/12/08 Received NOA1 hardcopy

08/11/08 Received approval email (after 7 months and 3 days...Waiting)

08/15/08 Received NOA2 hardcopy

NVC Journey

08/13/08 NVC case# assigned

08/19/08 DS-3032 e mail sent and got auto response

08/20/08 Received IIN#(one nice rep gave me number)

08/22/08 paid I-864 bill online

08/23/08 I-864 bill status "PAID" online(saturday) but AVR message says " case number assigned ....blah

08/23/08 Printed out I-864 package online and Barcode sheet

08/25/08 I-864 package sent overnight

08/25/08 DS3032 Hardcopy sent by express mail (Hopefully they accept it ..But AVR says AOS fee received/paid on 08/23/08)

08/26/08 I-864 package received per USPS

08/28/08 I-864 package entered into NVC system

08/27/08 NVC accepted DS-3032 (But AVR does not say that)

08/28/08 IV bill generated ( still AVR does NOT say that) but online INVOICE says "NOT PAID"

08/28/08 IV bill paid online "IN PROCESS" status

08/29/08 IV bill "PAID" status (AVR says , they received DS3032)

08/29/08 DS-230 generated

09/02/08 DS-230 and required documents mailed

09/03/08 DS-230 form arrives at NVC per usps

09/04/08 DS-230 information entered into NVC system

09/15/08 CASE COMPLETE(32 days no RFE)

10/15/08 sent to consulate

11/10/08 Medical PASSED

11/18/08 Interview....VISA GRANTED ...

US..

11/29/08 ..POE at Houston

12/15/08 ..Welcome letter

12/16/08 ..SSN received

12/29/08 Green card received

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its a crappy situation and the best you can do is continue to hope for quicker approval.

Do we neec to call CSC RFE line instead of VSC .....if files are tranferred????? :unsure::unsure:

I am not sure if there is merit behind the theory but it would not hurt to call.


USCIS -

File Mailed: 2-23-08

NOA1 : 3-3-08

NOA2 : 9-23-08

NVC -

Case # Assinged - 9-29-08

AOS/DS3032 Generated - 10-3-08

DS3032 Emailed - 10-3-08

DS3032 Snail Mailed - 10-6-08

AOS/DS3032 Received - 10-9-08

AOS Paid Online - 10-9-08

AOS Package mailed - 10-10-08

AOS received at NVC - 10-14-08

IV Fee Paid Online - 10-10-08

IV Package Sent - 10-17-08

IV Received at NVC - 10-20-08 about 11:30 AM

Case Complete - 10-27-08

Interview - 12/23/08

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Does anyone have any news or know why they are holding up the i-129f for k-3 at the vermont service center?When i got hold of an officer at the center,she informed they are approving the i-130s fast and leaveing the i-129fs in the case pending wormhole,so that can get get rid of some of the backlog ,thus forcing us to pursue andbe classified as cr1 or cr2 not giving us the oppurtunity to pursue a k-3 she informed me also that it doesnt matter,because the i-130 cr1s are going as just as fast,i know thats a lie!We know the plus and minuses of both,but We werent given the oppurtunity to pursue the k-3 under the life act as i informed the officer of this,that under the life act it is the petitioners right which to pursue,not the uscis thats the law,didnt seem to matter to this officer that law is the law!please if anyone can shed light pleae do so!thank you

we have the same situation but lemme ask you: IS YOUR PETITIONER an american born citizen or US RESIDENCE??? i have an answer for you. Thanks

hbunch

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Here are a couple of possible reasons for the delays:

Cases that take longer than an hour to complete are not provided additional resources in the office’s budget. Offices with more than the average numbers of difficult cases or offices that try to work the difficult cases thoroughly will not be adequately funded because the number of completions will be low. Meanwhile, offices that push to complete the easy cases will see their budgets grow. One field office visited by the Ombudsman has a large number of long-pending cases which require substantial adjudicator hours. However, officers at that office indicate that they cannot address the older, difficult cases without negatively affecting their productivity report to USCIS headquarters.

The Ombudsman has observed that newer cases are processed more quickly while cases more than six months old are increasingly backlogged. The Ombudsman supports the USCIS drive to maximize case completions, but attention needs to be directed at clearing older cases.

Seems like there are some motivation for the service centers to process the easier applications first since this affects their ratings/funding.

Another possible reason for the delays: http://www.state.gov/p/nea/rls/rm/100030.htm

George Bush's war just gets better and better.

Some info available here also: http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/structure/gc_1192724755499.shtm#5


K-3 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Manilla, Philipines

Marriage : 2007-05-24

I-130 Sent : 2007-08-28

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-02-15 receipt date

I-130 NOA2: 2008-09-02 Hardcopy

I-129F Sent : 2008-02-29

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-03-03

I-129F RFE(s) : None

RFE Reply(s) : None

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-08-26 (email)

I-129F NOA2: 2008-09-02 Hardcopy

NVC Received :2008-09-04

NVC Left : 2008-09-04

Consulate Received :2008-09-12

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received :

Medical: 2008-09-23,24

Sputum Test Passed, complete medical: 2008-12-08

Interview Date : 2008-12-22, White Slips, need current marriage index and CENOMAR

Visa Received : 2009-01-19

US Entry : 2009-02-01

I-130 Approval : 2008-08-26

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 179 days from your filing date.

Your I-130 was approved in 364 days from your filing date.

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If this is true... then there is a serious problem and we need to let our voices be heard. Please use these steps to get connected directly to an immigration officer at the VERMONT SERVICE CENTER. call after 10am and before 4:30pm

Call the 1-800 number.

Option 1,

Option 2,

Option 2,

Option 6,

Option 1,

ENTER I129F (K3) receipt number

Option 1, Wait for "On {date}..."

Option 3,

Option 4,

wait to be connected and then chew their asses out, get names and id numbers and start posting your findings on this site.

This is very critical for some, especially someone like me who DID not file a I130 for my wife's daughter trying to save some money upfront and get them both here (k3/K4). If i were to file for her I-130 NOW, there'd be a huge gap in time and i'd really be messed up.


CR1

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-02-19

Touched : 2008-09-26

Touched : 2008-09-27(they work on saturdays?)

I-130 NOA2 : 2008-09-29

222 DAYS

CR2 (Our)daughter

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-06-27

I-130 NOA2 : 2008-09-26

89 DAYS

K3

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA2: 2008-09-29

173 DAYS

~~~NVC~~~

10-01-2008 NVC Case Recieved/Numbers Assigned

10-02-2008 NVC IIN Numbers Acquired after 14 tries. (take the "call after 10p" tup) it WORKS

10-04-2008 Paid AOS $70 AND sent DS-3032 by email (.pdf) and by MAIL

10-08-2008 AOS SHOWED AS PAID - AOS Docs Sent out

10-08-2008 IV FEE GENERATED then PAID

10-08-2008 SDQ CONSULATE GRANTS EXPEDITE REQUEST AND REQUESTS CASE

10-27-2008 SDQ INFORMS MY WIFE, TO PICK UP "OPEN INTERVIEW" PAPERS

10-28-2008 INTERVIEW PAPERS AND MEDICAL INST. RECIEVED

10-29-2008 MEDICAL DONE

11-04-2008 MEDICAL RESULTS RECIEVED

11-05-2008 INTERVIEW (APPROVED)

#-#-#### VISA/PASSPORT(S) RECEIVED

#-#-#### POE

TOTAL DAYS FORM PETITION TO INTERVIEW-260 DAYS or 8 months, 17 days

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If this is true... then there is a serious problem and we need to let our voices be heard. Please use these steps to get connected directly to an immigration officer at the VERMONT SERVICE CENTER. call after 10am and before 4:30pm

Call the 1-800 number.

Option 1,

Option 2,

Option 2,

Option 6,

Option 1,

ENTER I129F (K3) receipt number

Option 1, Wait for "On {date}..."

Option 3,

Option 4,

wait to be connected and then chew their asses out, get names and id numbers and start posting your findings on this site.

This is very critical for some, especially someone like me who DID not file a I130 for my wife's daughter trying to save some money upfront and get them both here (k3/K4). If i were to file for her I-130 NOW, there'd be a huge gap in time and i'd really be messed up.

One piece of advice to who does call and chew their a$$ out, be polite but strong, cause there is nothing worst then a government employee who holds your file "life" in their hands. Being a lunatic is not going to solve anything. I deal with DHS employees everyday, and sorry to say this, they are only following orders passed down to them. After believe it or not, they are human. Good luck everyone, for Im in the same boat as you are.

Paris Heart


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