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On our NAO1 that came in the mail it said it's taking up to 60 to 180 days to process this type of case. However, on our online case status it states that it's taking up to 60 to 90 days. I was wondering if anyone has the same situation and I am concerned that this might be delaying our approval. Our NOA1 was dated Feb 8th but no approval yet :( I am going to call the NVC today.


Thanks,

Kiny

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I-129F Touched: 2006-02-25

I-130 Approved: 2006-06-07

AOS fee bill/ DS-3032 Received: 2006-07-15

DS-3032 mailed: 2006-07-18

NOA2 for I-129F Not Recieved

Letter from NVC Recieved for 129F processing 2006-07-19

Packet3 for I-129F recieved from Embassy 2006-07-27

I-864 instructions and form Received: 2006-08-09

Case Complete 2006-11-21

IR1 interview letter recieved from NVC 2007-01-18

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I would suggest that you call or e-mail USCIS. I submitted my 129F on the same day you did and I received my NOA2 via e-mail on May 9 (this week). HOWEVER, I see that you are going through Vermont and I was going through Califonia. Vermont is usually AlOT faster than California.

I am sorry to say but maybe you got caught in "security check" delays. This could happen if you or your fiance's name get's a 'hit' on the security system. Do you have common last names???

Call them or e-mail them......they should be able to tell you why the delay!!!! :(


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Yes, you might want to contact them if you can.

You're talking about the K-3, right? Did you send your I-129F to a Chicago address?

For our case, we got our NOA1 on February 7th.

Approval was April 14 for I-129F.

I think our notice said 60-90 days both online and on paper.


CR-1

09/16/2005 Mailed I-130 (CSC)

09/21/2005 NOA 1

02/07/2006 NOA 2 (Day 143)

02/25/2006 Petitioner receives AOS Bill in U.S. (Day 161)

02/27/2006 AOS Bill (regular USPS) and DS-3032 (Canada Post regular) are mailed out

03/21/2006 Petitioner receives I-864 package (Day 185)

03/22/2006 Beneficiary receives IV Bill and sends payment - regular mail (Day 186)

03/24/2006 Petitioner sends back I-864 (Day 188)

04/13/2006 Beneficiary receives DS-230 (Day 208)

05/10/2006 Beneficiary sends back DS-230 and docs to NVC via Fedex (Day 235)

05/19/2006 NVC issues RFE on Question # 20 on the DS-230. (Day 244)

05/29/2006 Beneficiary receives RFE and sends it off (Day 254)

06/02/2006 NVC receives RFE (Day 258)

06/16/2006 Case Complete! (Day 272)

07/07/2006 Case forwarded to Consulate in Montreal (Day 293)

08/11/2006 INTERVIEW! VISA APPROVED!

08/14/2006 Picked up visa and crossed the border.

08/25/2006 SS card arrives in the mail

09/07/2006 GC arrives in the mail.

K-3

02/01/2006 Mailed I-129F

02/07/2006 NOA1

04/14/2006 I-129F is approved!

04/24/2006 NVC forwards the application to the consulate in Montreal

05/01/2006 Packet 3 is received from consulate & is sent of 3 days later

07/07/2006 Medical

08/08/2006 INTERVIEW- cancelled bec. of CR-1

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I have a question on this. Where does it tell you on-line how long they are taking? On my notice that I received in the mail for K-1s it was 80-110 days through Nebraska. I have been trying to see it on-line but having trouble finding that.

Thanks!


K-1 Process

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April 20, 2006 - Filed I-129F (Ahhhhh finally!)

July 31, 2006 - APPROVED!

September 28, 2006 - Interview!

September 29, 2006 - VISA in hand!

October 14, 2006 - WEDDING DATE!

AOS & EAD Process

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December 26, 2006 - Darcy's last day of employment on his 90-day work authorization. Bummer!

December 27, 2006 - Filed AOS and EAD paperwork

January 3, 2006 - Receipt date of NOA1

January 11, 2007 - 'touched'

January 17, 2007 - transferred to CSC

January 19, 2007 - biometrics appointment

January 22, 2007 - 'touched'

January 23, 2007 - 'AOS touched'

January 24, 2007 - 'touched'

January 31, 2007 - 'AOS touched'

February 1, 2007 - GREEN CARD ORDERED!!!

February 5, 2007 - Received Welcome Letter

February 11, 2007 - received GREEN CARD!!

Lifting Conditions

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December 31, 2008 - filed I-751

January 10, 2009 - received 1-year extension letter

January 28, 2009 - biometrics

February 13, 2009 - 10-year green card ordered

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kiny,

The 'it's taking' estimates are meaningless. Ignore them unless you get off on being worried about nothing.

A better indication of how long things are taking at any point in time is to look at the processing date and add 30 days, the amount of time allowed to process a case before it is considered overdue. (But recognize that if a case gets hung-up in an IBIS check then overdue no longer applies.)

Yodrak

On our NAO1 that came in the mail it said it's taking up to 60 to 180 days to process this type of case. However, on our online case status it states that it's taking up to 60 to 90 days. I was wondering if anyone has the same situation and I am concerned that this might be delaying our approval. Our NOA1 was dated Feb 8th but no approval yet :( I am going to call the NVC today.

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I would suggest that you call or e-mail USCIS. I submitted my 129F on the same day you did and I received my NOA2 via e-mail on May 9 (this week). HOWEVER, I see that you are going through Vermont and I was going through Califonia. Vermont is usually AlOT faster than California.

I am sorry to say but maybe you got caught in "security check" delays. This could happen if you or your fiance's name get's a 'hit' on the security system. Do you have common last names???

Call them or e-mail them......they should be able to tell you why the delay!!!! :(

We are married but still we dont share the same last names as I haven't gotten my name changed yet. Should I call USCIS or NVC? some people are saying NVC and some are saying USCIS...i am really confused :wacko:


Thanks,

Kiny

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Service Center : Vermont Service Center

I-130 Sent : 2006-01-13

I-130 Received: 2006-01-17

NAO1 Received: 2006-01-24

I-129F Sent: 2006-02-03

NAO1 Received: 2006-02-13

I-129F Touched: 2006-02-25

I-130 Approved: 2006-06-07

AOS fee bill/ DS-3032 Received: 2006-07-15

DS-3032 mailed: 2006-07-18

NOA2 for I-129F Not Recieved

Letter from NVC Recieved for 129F processing 2006-07-19

Packet3 for I-129F recieved from Embassy 2006-07-27

I-864 instructions and form Received: 2006-08-09

Case Complete 2006-11-21

IR1 interview letter recieved from NVC 2007-01-18

Interview on Feb 21st, 2007!!!

Visa approved at interview but stuck in AP for over a year :(

AP/Security clearance finally finished: June 6th, 2008

Montreal Embassy requested police cert/meds again as they have expired : May 30th, 2008

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I have a question on this. Where does it tell you on-line how long they are taking? On my notice that I received in the mail for K-1s it was 80-110 days through Nebraska. I have been trying to see it on-line but having trouble finding that.

Thanks!

Have you registered for Case Status Online updates with the USCIS website? When you look at your portfolio online & click on whichever petition (I-130 or I-129F) it will bring up a screen that looks like your NOA1 and gives an average processing time for that particular petition. In my case, the time matched the time given on my NOA1.

[We are married but still we dont share the same last names as I haven't gotten my name changed yet. Should I call USCIS or NVC? some people are saying NVC and some are saying USCIS...i am really confused :wacko:

Your case is not at the NVC yet. Call the USCIS. :thumbs:


CR-1:

14-Dec-05: Sent I-130 to London for DCF

28-Dec-05: Letter from Embassy denying due to LLR

17-Jan-06: RFE from TX due to "lack of payment"; USCIS won't accept credit card form from Embassy

01-Feb-06: Sent new I-130 to TX with personal check

13-Feb-06: NOA1

02-June-06: NOA2

05-June-06: Case received at NVC; case # assigned

26-June-06: DS-3032 Choice of Agent rec'd via snail mail

06-July-06: DS-3032 COA mailed; AOS bill mailed

24-July-06: IV bill generated

31-July-06: I-864 rec'd via snail mail; IV bill rec'd

31-Aug-06: IV bill mailed (delayed due to move to US)

21-Sep-06: DS-230 rec'd via snail mail

02-Oct-06: DS-230 & I-864 mailed

08-Nov-06: Case completed at NVC & forwarded to London Embassy!!!

28-Feb-07: Final Interview at London Embassy

01-Mar-07: Visa in hand!!!

Removal of Conditions:

16-Feb-09: I-751 sent to VSC

23-Feb-09: I-751 NOA1

10-Apr-09: Biometrics Appt

02-Sep-09: Approved - 10-yr Green Card Production Ordered

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Have you registered for Case Status Online updates with the USCIS website? When you look at your portfolio online & click on whichever petition (I-130 or I-129F) it will bring up a screen that looks like your NOA1 and gives an average processing time for that particular petition. In my case, the time matched the time given on my NOA1.

Yes I have registered. I will click on the petition the next time I log in and check it out.

Thanks!


K-1 Process

---------------------------

April 20, 2006 - Filed I-129F (Ahhhhh finally!)

July 31, 2006 - APPROVED!

September 28, 2006 - Interview!

September 29, 2006 - VISA in hand!

October 14, 2006 - WEDDING DATE!

AOS & EAD Process

----------------------------

December 26, 2006 - Darcy's last day of employment on his 90-day work authorization. Bummer!

December 27, 2006 - Filed AOS and EAD paperwork

January 3, 2006 - Receipt date of NOA1

January 11, 2007 - 'touched'

January 17, 2007 - transferred to CSC

January 19, 2007 - biometrics appointment

January 22, 2007 - 'touched'

January 23, 2007 - 'AOS touched'

January 24, 2007 - 'touched'

January 31, 2007 - 'AOS touched'

February 1, 2007 - GREEN CARD ORDERED!!!

February 5, 2007 - Received Welcome Letter

February 11, 2007 - received GREEN CARD!!

Lifting Conditions

----------------------------

December 31, 2008 - filed I-751

January 10, 2009 - received 1-year extension letter

January 28, 2009 - biometrics

February 13, 2009 - 10-year green card ordered

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I would suggest that you call or e-mail USCIS. I submitted my 129F on the same day you did and I received my NOA2 via e-mail on May 9 (this week). HOWEVER, I see that you are going through Vermont and I was going through Califonia. Vermont is usually AlOT faster than California.

I am sorry to say but maybe you got caught in "security check" delays. This could happen if you or your fiance's name get's a 'hit' on the security system. Do you have common last names???

Call them or e-mail them......they should be able to tell you why the delay!!!! :(

We are married but still we dont share the same last names as I haven't gotten my name changed yet. Should I call USCIS or NVC? some people are saying NVC and some are saying USCIS...i am really confused :wacko:

Why would one call the NVC when one's case is still within USCIS at the NBC?

As Yodrak stated.......ignore the processing times....they are ESTIMATES.

NBC is currently stating they are process petitions with a receipt date of Feb 21.....yours is dated Feb 8....it is still within the timeframe and it states clearly.......

When Can I Call The National Customer Service Center?

If you filed your case 30 days or more before the date shown on the chart, and you have not received a request for evidence, a decision, or another notice in the last thirty days, please call our National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.

Until then they will not tell you anything except that your case is still being reviewed. Even when a petition is 30 days past the processing date listed for NBC, on calling you will more then likely get the response....your case is still under review, please call back in another 30 days....or something along those lines. If you are unfortunate enough to be held up with security checks, again there is nothing that you can do....and there is nothing that a congressman/senator can do. They do not have the authority to have a case expediated when undergoing security checks. End of story. Some say that their senator has been able to assist in these circumstances.....pure coincidence. In fact enquiring on a petitions status can very well pull it out of processing because of the enquiry, hence delaying it even further. There was some anecdotal evidence of this within the archived threads from memory.

I know that no one likes the word patience....but thats all you can be......it will happen. One really cannot compare one case with another with processing times.......one can only use it as a guideline.

Everyone should have a read of the thread below....scrolling down to posts my meaxenu and also the links within her posts. It applies to all centers.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2603

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