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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Uganda
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I wish to express my congratulations to all those that have received their NOA2 in the shortest time period i have heard of. We filed in late May and got our NOA1 around the 27th of May 2010. On VJ, some June 2010 filers have already got their cases approved and it make us so anxious.

We got a couple of question for those lucky ones:

Do you guys think that the content of the package we send to USCIS makes a difference? My fiancee and i (both living in Uganda) sent one that's kind of small but we thought it had all the proof. Now we're seeing that you guys sent in very big packages and we are a little nervous.

Do you think living together kind of slows down the process since you guys have been apart for months?

Whats the trick?

Thank you!

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K-1 Visa
Mailed package: 2010-05-21 NOA1: 2010-06-04 NOA2: 2010-08-24 Medical: 2010-09-27 Interview: 2010-09-30 APPROVED!!!! POE: 2010-12-26(JFK)
AOS
Mailed package: 2011-02-05 NOA1: 2011-02-12 Transferred to CSC: 2011-03-16 Biometrics: 2011-03-29 EAD/AP card received: 2011-04-09 GreenCard Received: 2011-04-23
ROC
Mailed package: 2013-01-15 NOA1: 2013-01-18 Biometrics: 2013-02-21 Approved: 2013-07-09 Card production ordered: 2013-07-18 Received: 2013-07-25

N400
Mailed package: 2014-01-16 NOA1: 2014-01-23 Biometrics: 2014-02-13 In-line: 2014-03-14 Interview: 2014-06-10 Oath: 2014-06-25

Passport (Normal)
Mailed package: 2014-07-10 Received: 2014-08-06

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is no trick is about how luky u are and abouth the fact if u put in the papers all that is right to prof your relation.the fact that we are far one from echoter doesn t have anything to do ...they don t resolve our appications with they harts they are interested in a real relationship and no froud and the proffs yes are important very importent here and at the interviw 2.God bless u and have patience.


If God is for us, who can be against us." Romans 8:31

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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There is no "trick". It also has nothing to do with how well you prove your relationship. USCIS doesn't require you to prove you have a real relationship. The consulates will make that judgment. USCIS wants you to prove you've met each other within the previous two years, and provide a statement that you intend to marry.

How long it takes depends on how well prepared your petition package is, your prior history with the government, and sheer dumb luck.

By "well prepared petition package", I'm not talking about neatly organized or aesthetically appealing. I'm talking about including every form, document, and evidence that's required, and the information required being relatively easy to find, read, and/or confirm. The adjudicator has specific things he/she must know in order to approve the petition. If there are no 'holes' in the information you've provided, nor any remaining questions that need to be answered, then the adjudicator can approve the petition without having to issue an RFE or do any research on their own. This is really the only factor you have any control over at the time you submit your petition.

Prior history with the US government that can slow things down are previous petitions filed by the petitioner, the petitioner having a criminal record or prior trouble with US immigration officials, or the beneficiary having a criminal record in the US or prior trouble with US immigration officials. The adjudicator does some checks in a few government databases. If either the petitioner or beneficiary have a "hit" the it can slow things down. There's nothing you can do about this at the time you submit your petition, other than to ensure that any required court or police records have been included. Your personal history is what it is, and you can't change it.

Mostly, the timing is affected by luck. Adjudicators pick up a carton of case files to work on. If they can complete the case files ahead of you quickly, then they'll finish yours sooner. If the service center is not short staffed or overloaded with pending petitions, then they'll finish yours sooner. If you happen to get an adjudicator who works quickly, then they'll finish yours sooner. If your petition happens to arrive in the spring, around the same time as the new H-1B's are flooding in, then there may be fewer adjudicators working on fiancee and spousal visa petitions, and that could slow you down. If your petition happens to arrive in the fall, around the same time as the new fiscal year begins for USCIS, and they are being flooded with new diversity visa lottery applications, then that could slow you down. If there is a change in the law or USCIS procedures, then all processing might slow down while the adjudicators are being trained in implementing the changes.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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Keep in mind that a lot of it depends on which service center you had to send it to. The CSC is known to be much faster than the VSC for most petitions but that changes every now and then. Also, if you have a straight forward case and sent all the info they need, it makes their job easier, thus getting a faster approval.

Diana


CR-1

02/05/07 - I-130 sent to NSC

05/03/07 - NOA2

05/10/07 - NVC receives petition, case # assigned

08/08/07 - Case Complete

09/27/07 - Interview, visa granted

10/02/07 - POE

11/16/07 - Received green card and Welcome to America letter in the mail

Removing Conditions

07/06/09 - I-751 sent to CSC

08/14/09 - Biometrics

09/27/09 - Approved

10/01/09 - Received 10 year green card

U.S. Citizenship

03/30/11 - N-400 sent via Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

05/12/11 - Biometrics

07/20/11 - Interview - passed

07/20/11 - Oath ceremony - same day as interview

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Colombia
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"If either the petitioner or beneficiary have a "hit" the it can slow things down. There's nothing you can do about this at the time you submit your petition, other than to ensure that any required court or police records have been included. Your personal history is what it is, and you can't change it."

I'm going to add that it might not even have to be you. It could just be that you have a common name or, at least, one in common with someone who has a bad record - and there's nothing that you can do about what someone else has done. If a 'hit' on the name comes back, I would suppose that USCIS has to investigate it further (verify SS#, DOB, POB, aliases, etc.)


N-400

Feb. 12, 2016 - Sent N-400 to USCIS (3-year rule)

Feb. 19, 2016 - NOA1

Mar. 14, 2016 - Biometrics

June 2, 2016 - Interview - Recommended for Approval

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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:innocent: we send a "small" package but i think we get everything they want , i find this video

With this we get a better idea of what kind of pics we must to send and we did , we get a Noa2 in 52 days , now im waiting for my letter from embassy but its almost 4 week and nothing . . so my happiness is gone waiting again a letter . . :crying:

Also we dont get RFE so that was really good . . the only thing is that in his birthday he make a wish . . and the next day we get the Noa2!! :dance:

I ask him what was his wish? . . have you soon here with me . . :crying:

Be patient friend . . be patient . .

:crying: I CANT!! I WANT TO SEE HIM!!!

:( but i try , i try . .

Cheer up!!!!! . .

We all are waiting with you . . :yes:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Uganda
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Thank you so much for the information, I actually landed on this link which i think you should read:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/220499-k-1-petition-information/

Lets all be patient, one day we shall get that NOA2.

Thank you!


K-1 Visa
Mailed package: 2010-05-21 NOA1: 2010-06-04 NOA2: 2010-08-24 Medical: 2010-09-27 Interview: 2010-09-30 APPROVED!!!! POE: 2010-12-26(JFK)
AOS
Mailed package: 2011-02-05 NOA1: 2011-02-12 Transferred to CSC: 2011-03-16 Biometrics: 2011-03-29 EAD/AP card received: 2011-04-09 GreenCard Received: 2011-04-23
ROC
Mailed package: 2013-01-15 NOA1: 2013-01-18 Biometrics: 2013-02-21 Approved: 2013-07-09 Card production ordered: 2013-07-18 Received: 2013-07-25

N400
Mailed package: 2014-01-16 NOA1: 2014-01-23 Biometrics: 2014-02-13 In-line: 2014-03-14 Interview: 2014-06-10 Oath: 2014-06-25

Passport (Normal)
Mailed package: 2014-07-10 Received: 2014-08-06

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