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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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i got the noa1 on may 12, 2008 and i am still waiting for noa2 and now its 12-29-08.....i filed at california svc. center and my fiance is in the philippines......has anyone else waited this long for an answer?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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i got the noa1 on may 12, 2008 and i am still waiting for noa2 and now its 12-29-08.....i filed at california svc. center and my fiance is in the philippines......has anyone else waited this long for an answer?

supposed its just 4 to 6 months for the NOA2 to received...but there are some people were much longer than you....try to wait a lil bit....sure your NOA2 is on the way if you dont have any problem with documents...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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i got the noa1 on may 12, 2008 and i am still waiting for noa2 and now its 12-29-08.....i filed at california svc. center and my fiance is in the philippines......has anyone else waited this long for an answer?

supposed its just 4 to 6 months for the NOA2 to received...but there are some people were much longer than you....try to wait a lil bit....sure your NOA2 is on the way if you dont have any problem with documents...

i paid an immigration attorney to process the papers , so there shouldn't be any problems with the documents.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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i got the noa1 on may 12, 2008 and i am still waiting for noa2 and now its 12-29-08.....i filed at california svc. center and my fiance is in the philippines......has anyone else waited this long for an answer?

same as me....we also hire a lawyer....so just wait did you chech your status online?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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i got the noa1 on may 12, 2008 and i am still waiting for noa2 and now its 12-29-08.....i filed at california svc. center and my fiance is in the philippines......has anyone else waited this long for an answer?

same as me....we also hire a lawyer....so just wait did you chech your status online?

yeah i check my status on line everyday. and i have called the service center several times and they said that they are still working on cases that were filed 39 days before mine , but i keep seeing other people who filed after me getting approved before me.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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i got the noa1 on may 12, 2008 and i am still waiting for noa2 and now its 12-29-08.....i filed at california svc. center and my fiance is in the philippines......has anyone else waited this long for an answer?

same as me....we also hire a lawyer....so just wait did you chech your status online?

yeah i check my status on line everyday. and i have called the service center several times and they said that they are still working on cases that were filed 39 days before mine , but i keep seeing other people who filed after me getting approved before me.

they are making a background checking....i got a friend who has this problem....they are checking her fiancee bacground....and some state do it so slow....just hold on and pray hard....good luck

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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same thing happened to us. check out my timeline. though it was an RFE that kept us long.

call USCIS and ask them why. we didnt need a lawyer.

make sure you talk to an agent. not an automated answer on the other line.

good luck.

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THE JOURNEY

03-31-08 - FILED for K1

04-16-08 - NOA1

06-11-08 - RFE on uscis website

08-12-08 - fiance started calling uscis every week cos he never got the RFE in the mail, requested for a new one

08-13-08 - touched

09-19-08 - touched

09-24-08 - touched

10-15-08 - new RFE finally in the mail (after hundreds of calls to uscis)

10-28-08 - fiance sent back RFE documents

10-31-08 - touched

11-04-08 - RFE reply recieved

11-05-08 - touched

11-10-08 - APPROVED (on uscis website)

11-11-08 - touched

11-13-08 - touched

11-17-08 - NOA2

11-24-08 - consulate received

12-15-08 - day 1 medical exam at SLEC

12-16-08 - day 2 medical exam results released

01-07-09 - INTERVIEW APPROVED

01-16-09 - visa received

02-12-09 - CFO

03-15-09 - FLIGHT

06-11-09 - wedding

07-10-09 - AOS

08-21-09 - biometrics

09-23-09 - repeat biometrics (argh!)

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: New Zealand
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There are security checks at every stage of this process. Any one of which can hold your case up for any amount of time. There is a thread in the forum I am moving this to that was started by those who are 6+ months into processing. It often helps to know you're not alone and to have the support of others going through the same thing. :)

If you are past the processing dates listed on the uscis website then you can contact your congressperson and/or the uscis ombudsman for assistance...or hopefully an answer at the very least.

p.s. Unfortunately, a lawyer hardly ensures your paperwork is done properly. You have only to do a search around this site to know that. ;)

good luck. hope you hear something soon.

moving this to filing and progress reports....


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Yes ... mine has also taken a very long time and I have just recently gotten a RFE. It appears that they want me to write the date and locations on the back of the photos i sent... :(. But i have obtained all of the info they have asked for and mailed it today.


Tony and Mary

02/29/2008 - NOA1

04/28/2008 - Touched

09/02/2008 - Letter to Ombudsman #1

10/20/2008 - reply from Ombudsman #1 "review is still in process"

10/27/2008 - Letter to Ombudsman #2 "what does that mean?"

11/14/2008 - USCIS takes service request - finally something!

11/21/2008 - USCIS service request reply - "awaiting info from another office"

11/24/2008 - reply from Ombudsman #2 "case is actively being worked"

12/13/2008 - Letter to Ombudsman #3 "what part of the process is the hold up?" Copy to Senator/chief USCIS COPS

12/15/2008 - Letter to Senator #1 "Help" w/copies of SR and Omb letters

12/19/2008 - Senator response - "USCIS says pending because of the security checks"

11/24/2008 - Touched

12/24/2008 - email RFE coming

12/29/2008 - RFE arrived more photo and another copy of my BC (why wait til now to ask?)

12/30/2008 - Touched

12/30/2008 - Sent reply to RFE

1/05/2009 - Touched

1/05/2009 - Email from USCIS verifying receipt of RFE

2/03/2009 - NOA2 Finally!!

2/24/2009 - Packet 3 from manila

3/09/2009 - Medical

3/18/2009 - Interview

4/03/2009 - VISA

4/09/2009 - Arrival in Atlanta!

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Yes ... mine has also taken a very long time and I have just recently gotten a RFE. It appears that they want me to write the date and locations on the back of the photos i sent... :(. But i have obtained all of the info they have asked for and mailed it today.

Wow just the date & location of photos can generate an RFE from them? Unbelievable!


K1

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bahamas

I-129F Sent : 2008-08-19

Interview Date : 2009-04-23 -PASSED

Visa Received : 2009-04-28

POE: Nassau, Bahamas (Pre-Clearance Facility)/Atlanta, Georgia

US Entry : July 3 2009

Civil Marriage : July 21, 2009

Wedding Ceremony: September 26, 2009

AOS/EAD/AP: I-485/I-765/I-131

Filed: August 11 2009

NOA1: August 24, 2009

Touched: August 26, 2009

Biometrics : September 24, 2009

RFE: September 3 , 2009

Response Sent: September 11, 2009

Case Transferred to CSC : September 15 2009

AP: Approved Spt. 23 2009

Biometrics: Completed

EAD: Approved Sept. 24 2009

EAD: Received Oct. 1 2009

receceived green card: 12/29/2009

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- I 751 -Removing Conditions

Form I-751 Package sent: 10/11/2011

Rec'd NOA1: 10/17/2011

VSC cashed Check: 10/19/2011

Biometrics Appt.: 11/07/2011

rec'd email Notification Approved, Card ordered 07/17/2012..yesssss

GC recid: 07/20/2012

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Yes ... mine has also taken a very long time and I have just recently gotten a RFE. It appears that they want me to write the date and locations on the back of the photos i sent... :(. But i have obtained all of the info they have asked for and mailed it today.

Wow just the date & location of photos can generate an RFE from them? Unbelievable!

one of the requirements to file for the I-129F is the couple needs to meet within 2 years prior to filing, so the dates on the picture would prove this.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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A last name of your other or family thread may have landed a red flag due to common surnames. This happens alot to Philippine applicants.

Simply stated, they are checking to see if your name or have ties with another individual who has a similiar name who they don't want in the country.

There are security checks at every stage of this process. Any one of which can hold your case up for any amount of time. There is a thread in the forum I am moving this to that was started by those who are 6+ months into processing. It often helps to know you're not alone and to have the support of others going through the same thing. :)

If you are past the processing dates listed on the uscis website then you can contact your congressperson and/or the uscis ombudsman for assistance...or hopefully an answer at the very least.

p.s. Unfortunately, a lawyer hardly ensures your paperwork is done properly. You have only to do a search around this site to know that. ;)

good luck. hope you hear something soon.

moving this to filing and progress reports....

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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KimandRuss post is correct lots of post on here from people who hired attorneys and had issues. You can look up Mikelovesgraceys post and see some of the problems they had with attorney. But most actually get it correct. I just takes time to get through all the processing. good luck and Happy New Year


Radzney and Steven

first started talking online 2005

Flew to Davao May 2008

arrived May 17 2008 and we were engaged

Returned to USA June 1 2008

06/11/2008 sent in packet

06/16/2008 recieved NOA1

06/18/2008 bank shows check cleared

07/09/2008 touched

10/30/2008 approved Noa2

10/31/2008 touched

11/06/2008 hard copy of Noa2 arrived in mail

11/07/2008 case left NVC for Manila embassy

12/15/2008 passed medical yeppi

12/19/2008 set for interview

12/19/2008 approved at interview

12/30/2008 Visa Delievered

01/14/2009 Flight to USA

01/14/2009 POE SFO

02/13/2009 Purchased Marriage License

02/18/2009 Married

03/31/2009 Filed AOS, EAD,AP

04/09/2009 Check cashed for AOS

04/09/2009 NOA for AOS EAD and AP

04/27/2009 Biometrics

05/11/2009 Adjustment of Status Approval Notice

06/06/2009 Green Card Received

08/24/2009 First day at job

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I called down there one day and talked to the "more support" folks. I sent in photos WITH the dates and time on them. The rep. told me this should suffice for evidence. Apparently I got the Page 2 RFE stating they wanted copies of airline tickets and passport stamps.

There is never a same standard for documents that are needed to process. It seems like it is up to whomever processing it. People need to realize these petitions are people's livelihood and engagement and marriages is a big deal.

Yes ... mine has also taken a very long time and I have just recently gotten a RFE. It appears that they want me to write the date and locations on the back of the photos i sent... :(. But i have obtained all of the info they have asked for and mailed it today.

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I called down there one day and talked to the "more support" folks. I sent in photos WITH the dates and time on them. The rep. told me this should suffice for evidence. Apparently I got the Page 2 RFE stating they wanted copies of airline tickets and passport stamps.

There is never a same standard for documents that are needed to process. It seems like it is up to whomever processing it. People need to realize these petitions are people's livelihood and engagement and marriages is a big deal.

I agree :thumbs:

Yes ... mine has also taken a very long time and I have just recently gotten a RFE. It appears that they want me to write the date and locations on the back of the photos i sent... :(. But i have obtained all of the info they have asked for and mailed it today.


K1

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bahamas

I-129F Sent : 2008-08-19

Interview Date : 2009-04-23 -PASSED

Visa Received : 2009-04-28

POE: Nassau, Bahamas (Pre-Clearance Facility)/Atlanta, Georgia

US Entry : July 3 2009

Civil Marriage : July 21, 2009

Wedding Ceremony: September 26, 2009

AOS/EAD/AP: I-485/I-765/I-131

Filed: August 11 2009

NOA1: August 24, 2009

Touched: August 26, 2009

Biometrics : September 24, 2009

RFE: September 3 , 2009

Response Sent: September 11, 2009

Case Transferred to CSC : September 15 2009

AP: Approved Spt. 23 2009

Biometrics: Completed

EAD: Approved Sept. 24 2009

EAD: Received Oct. 1 2009

receceived green card: 12/29/2009

6Nqfm4.png

- I 751 -Removing Conditions

Form I-751 Package sent: 10/11/2011

Rec'd NOA1: 10/17/2011

VSC cashed Check: 10/19/2011

Biometrics Appt.: 11/07/2011

rec'd email Notification Approved, Card ordered 07/17/2012..yesssss

GC recid: 07/20/2012

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