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Hi Fellow Members

I know every one of you either has, or is going through the same frustration as my wife and I but this waiting game is really tough. I religiously check processing times, my case status etc etc and although our NOA1 is ahead of some members' I notice they have already received their NOA2's. Can anyone shed some light on why this might be and how close we may be to some good news.

In addition, whilst looking at the current processing dates shown for processing a I129F for a K3 visa at the CSC (which has been updated today) I noticed is about almost a month past the date I received my NOA 1. Is it fair to assume that the CSC is processing my I130 application instead? And if so what the main differences between the two processes. Finally the most obvious question of all. When the processing time is stipulated as 5 months does that figure include all stages of the process right through to medical interview etc. I'm sure it does but again would like to hear someone else say it.

I appreciate these may be obvious questions but I am desperate for some calrification. I miss my wife and kids with all my heart and just want to be with them as soon as possible. Any glimmer of hope would be welcomed.

Thanks

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Romania
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Processing times always vary. Everyones case is different, and every person reviewing a petition is either more or less efficient than another. Normal processing time is 90-120 days. If you are out of the 120 days then definitely make a call to them. I mean you can call them anytime and check on it, thats your call. But normal CSC processing is 90-120 days. And per your timeline, you're only in the 60 days. So you still may have some time to wait.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I used to picture it like a huge big box store. You get all your stuff together and look at the long lines of people in the checkout. You pick your line and wait. Now, line #4 may be moving fast - everyone has their stuff in order and they are moving WAY ahead of you. You look to the front of your line and an old woman is paying in pennies, holding up your line.

This is the same with the adjudicators. Sometimes they get cases that require longer to process - leaving you to wait for them to evaluate the ones ahead of you while others move quickly.

Often the I-129F will slow up an application. This was the case when we filed. Those with an I-129F were processed 6-8 weeks after those with stand-alone I-130s. Expect your I-129F and your I-130 to be approved on the same day. when you sent in your I-129F it was married up with your I-130 and will be adjudicated on the same day.

And no, the 5 months estimate is just USCIS. After USCIS you will head to NVC which can take a while depending on how organzized you are. Then the consulate stage. The interview and medical is at the consulate stage, not USCIS so that doesn't factor into the 5 months USCIS posts. The 5 months is just the adjudication of the petition.

Good luck.


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Romania
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Yes, the 90-120 days is ONLY with USCIS....i forgot to elaborate on that...thanks for mentioning it canadian_wife :)


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"VJ Timelines are only an estimate, they are not actual approval dates! They only reflect VJ members. VJ Timelines do not include the thousands of applicants who do not use VJ"

IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE SITE, PLEASE READ THE GUIDES BEFORE ASKING ALOT OF QUESTIONS. THE GUIDES ARE VERY HELPFUL AND WILL SAVE YOU ALOT OF TIME!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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*** not a k-1 question - moving to CR-1 forum ***


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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I used to picture it like a huge big box store. You get all your stuff together and look at the long lines of people in the checkout. You pick your line and wait. Now, line #4 may be moving fast - everyone has their stuff in order and they are moving WAY ahead of you. You look to the front of your line and an old woman is paying in pennies, holding up your line.

This is the same with the adjudicators. Sometimes they get cases that require longer to process - leaving you to wait for them to evaluate the ones ahead of you while others move quickly.

Often the I-129F will slow up an application. This was the case when we filed. Those with an I-129F were processed 6-8 weeks after those with stand-alone I-130s. Expect your I-129F and your I-130 to be approved on the same day. when you sent in your I-129F it was married up with your I-130 and will be adjudicated on the same day.

And no, the 5 months estimate is just USCIS. After USCIS you will head to NVC which can take a while depending on how organzized you are. Then the consulate stage. The interview and medical is at the consulate stage, not USCIS so that doesn't factor into the 5 months USCIS posts. The 5 months is just the adjudication of the petition.

Good luck.

Thanks for your help with this I am a lot clearer now, especially with your example. I guess I will just keep everything crossed and hope we hear something soon, I'll be sure to keep you posted.

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Yes, the 90-120 days is ONLY with USCIS....i forgot to elaborate on that...thanks for mentioning it canadian_wife :)

Thanks for your help with this, I have read all the guidelines etc, I just needed confirmation that what I was interpreting was correct.

Cheers

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Romania
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Actually this is being moved to K-3 forum as he is a K-3 petitioner, shouldve caught it sooner and didnt, i apologize for the extra move.


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IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE SITE, PLEASE READ THE GUIDES BEFORE ASKING ALOT OF QUESTIONS. THE GUIDES ARE VERY HELPFUL AND WILL SAVE YOU ALOT OF TIME!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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As far as filing the I-129F petition to obtain a K-3 is concerned, I only have a coupla points:

1. USUALLY, after an I-129F is filed, the I-130 filed earlier loses it's place in it's original 'queue', losing 1 to 2 months of 'queue waiting time', and the I-130 and I-129F are joined together, same desk, adjudicated together, same approval date.

2. NVC is administratively closing the I-129F IF it travels together from USCIS to NVC. Since casefiles are 'joined up at USCIS' and usually are 'approved together', is high probability of the I-129F being administratively closed.

3. Suggest you give up on any K-3 visa, really !!! Focus on the CR-1, instead. If you are hoping for a K-3 AND a K-4, and didn't file any I-130 for yer spouse's child - wei - tis time to do so. ! Really !

You might want to click-through and read these two links:

Comparison on K-3 vs CR-1 - http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/204324-wondering-if-i-made-a-mistake-marrying-in-us/page__view__findpost__p__3060767

K-3 administratively closed - http://www.visajourney.com/news/2010/02/07/department-of-state-to-close-k-3-visas-if-i-129f-and-i-130-petitions-approved-and-received-together/


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Tunisia
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they r being totally misleading! i didnt know K3 was closed til i read these forums! otherwise i wouldnt have sent it! n now i gotta wait from 1 month to 2 months more cuz K3 is gonna delay my CR-1! this is absurd! n outrageous! if k3 id administratively close then why the hell USCIS receives it n approves it? this is ridiculous! like we got nothin to do here but wait! its our lives on the stake here! families n families they r dispatching n seperatin for longer days! gosh! this is frustratin!


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09/29/2010: NVC received the case, Case# received, IIN received, Both email id provided

09/29/2010: I-864 AOS review fee ($88) online payment

09/30/2010: I-864 AOS status 'PAID', AOS package mailed out

10/15/2010: I-864 AOS package delivery

10/15/2010: I-864 AOS package completion

09/29/2010: DS-3032 Choice Of Agent emailed to NVC

10/06/2010: DS-230 IV fee ($404) online payment

10/07/2010: DS-230 IV status 'PAID', IV package mailed out

10/12/2010: DS-230 IV package delivery

10/12/2010?: DS-230 IV package completion

10/12/2010: NVC completion due to APPROVAL OF EXPEDITE REQUEST

10/15/2010: Received by Consulate

10/19/2010: MEDICAL EXAM

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