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Processing time for the I-129f?!!? or should I do the CR1

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Hello,

I am a bit new to the visa situation but I am learning quickly. I submitted my I-129F mid-October. When I submitted the petition the waiting time was 6 months but now the waiting time has doubled to 6 months and an additional 220 days. This is what the USCIS office told me. I am a bit frustrated and considering trying a different route. I am currently in Nicaragua, with my Fiance and will be here for a total of four months. If I stay for six months I will have the 6 month requirement for the CR1...this is a new requirement as of 2007. So my questions are: 1. If we decide to marry in Nicaragua is it faster? 2. What is the word on the waiting time for the I-129f?

Any advice or feedback would be welcome. The USCIS office also said I could send in additional information for my application during the waiting period.

I may do this because if I wait a year and they say NO, I would be so upset.

Thanks...wish me luck!


K-1

I-129F Sent : 2008-10-10

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-10-15

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-01

Visa Received : 2009-03-20

US Entry : 2009-03-26

Marriage : 2009-05-23

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed : 2009-06-04

NOA Date : 2009-06-11

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-23 (original date July 10th)

AOS Transfer: 2009-07-02

Touch: 2009-07-03

Touch: 2009-07-06

Touch: 2009-07-07

Touch: 2009-07-08

Touch: 2009-07-10 with email regarding pending status.

Touch: 2009-07-20

Touch: 2009-07-21

AP and EAD Approved: 2009-08-03

AP Touch: 2009-08-04

AP Touch: 2009-08-05

EAD second email and Touch 2009-08-06

EAD Touch: 2009-08-07

AOS Approved: 2009-08-10

ROC: petition filed 5-18-11

NOA1 received 5-27-11

Biometrics 7-11-11

Decision Date 1-9-12

Approval letter 1-12-12

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Timeline

I guess I don't see where 400 days for an I-129F is from.... (180 + 220)

moving from Removing Conditions to K-1

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YMMV

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: New Zealand
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Your estimation for approval seems a bit off. First rule of thumb...don't believe everything you're told. ;)

Have a look at the timelines here and understand that they can change dramatically at any point. Ours took 120 days. Just two months before we filed...some took less than 30 days. ;)

If you have the opportunity to stay with your fiance in her home Country and file for DCF that may be your best option but do your homework and be sure you will meet the new criteria as set by the Adam Walsh Act in her Country.

good luck whatever you choose.


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Thank you for the response. The timeline does seem ridiculous. What is DCF? I will look into both options.

Your estimation for approval seems a bit off. First rule of thumb...don't believe everything you're told. ;)

Have a look at the timelines here and understand that they can change dramatically at any point. Ours took 120 days. Just two months before we filed...some took less than 30 days. ;)

If you have the opportunity to stay with your fiance in her home Country and file for DCF that may be your best option but do your homework and be sure you will meet the new criteria as set by the Adam Walsh Act in her Country.

good luck whatever you choose.


K-1

I-129F Sent : 2008-10-10

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-10-15

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-01

Visa Received : 2009-03-20

US Entry : 2009-03-26

Marriage : 2009-05-23

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed : 2009-06-04

NOA Date : 2009-06-11

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-23 (original date July 10th)

AOS Transfer: 2009-07-02

Touch: 2009-07-03

Touch: 2009-07-06

Touch: 2009-07-07

Touch: 2009-07-08

Touch: 2009-07-10 with email regarding pending status.

Touch: 2009-07-20

Touch: 2009-07-21

AP and EAD Approved: 2009-08-03

AP Touch: 2009-08-04

AP Touch: 2009-08-05

EAD second email and Touch 2009-08-06

EAD Touch: 2009-08-07

AOS Approved: 2009-08-10

ROC: petition filed 5-18-11

NOA1 received 5-27-11

Biometrics 7-11-11

Decision Date 1-9-12

Approval letter 1-12-12

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Nicaragua
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If i were you stay w/ the fiance visa. you will not only be loosing money but also strainging the hairs out of your head!! have patience. my husband got his visa in 4 months... those website change timelines ujust so you wont call every 5 minutes asking where is your visa. patince is the key!!!

M&G

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Thank you...this site and everyone here has given me hope and some peace.

If i were you stay w/ the fiance visa. you will not only be loosing money but also strainging the hairs out of your head!! have patience. my husband got his visa in 4 months... those website change timelines ujust so you wont call every 5 minutes asking where is your visa. patince is the key!!!

K-1

I-129F Sent : 2008-10-10

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-10-15

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-01

Visa Received : 2009-03-20

US Entry : 2009-03-26

Marriage : 2009-05-23

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed : 2009-06-04

NOA Date : 2009-06-11

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-23 (original date July 10th)

AOS Transfer: 2009-07-02

Touch: 2009-07-03

Touch: 2009-07-06

Touch: 2009-07-07

Touch: 2009-07-08

Touch: 2009-07-10 with email regarding pending status.

Touch: 2009-07-20

Touch: 2009-07-21

AP and EAD Approved: 2009-08-03

AP Touch: 2009-08-04

AP Touch: 2009-08-05

EAD second email and Touch 2009-08-06

EAD Touch: 2009-08-07

AOS Approved: 2009-08-10

ROC: petition filed 5-18-11

NOA1 received 5-27-11

Biometrics 7-11-11

Decision Date 1-9-12

Approval letter 1-12-12

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