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I feel like my application fell through the cracks

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi there! To get right down to it, I submitted all the paperwork for my K-1 visa and received the NOA1 on 4/20/10. I know the USCIS says that it can take 5 months to get through the application but on average it seems like most people on this site get it in about 60 days. Its been more than 90 for me now. I called the 800 number but they were completely unhelpful. I've seen at least two time lines here on VJ that received NOA1 on the same day or after me who already have their NOA2. I'm really starting to worry that my application has somehow fallen through the cracks. Is there anything I can do, short of waiting for the 5 months to expire?

Thanks!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Vietnam
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No there is nothing you can do other than wait until you hit the 5 month mark. Falling through the cracks is when it has been a year or more and they cant find your file... many here have fallen through those cracks... it all depends on the case and who is reviewing it..


"Every one of us bears within himself the possibilty of all passions, all destinies of life in all its forms. Nothing human is foreign to us" - Edward G. Robinson.

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I hate to disappoint you but seeing others get approved within just a couple of weeks does not mean that you will get approved soon yourself... every case is different and there is an official timeline given by USCIS (depending on where you filed) because that is what you should be prepared to have to wait. They will not be able to help you until after the 6 months mark (that's what we were told by USCIS). Sorry.

I have a friend who basically ran through the process in 5 months (filing to visa in hand), our case is almost identical, yet it took us 11 months...

All the best! :thumbs:

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ég eri ekki lengur kalt, hef aftur líf. lifnar mín sál, heiminn mála.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Italy
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No there is nothing you can do other than wait until you hit the 5 month mark. Falling through the cracks is when it has been a year or more and they cant find your file... many here have fallen through those cracks... it all depends on the case and who is reviewing it..

What would you recommend doing for someone (like myself) who is outside the 5 month mark? Any advice you have would be great! I've already contacted my local Congressman's office and filed an inquiry with Customer Service.


Feb 2, 2011 - mailed application to Chicago Lockbox

Feb 4, 2011 - packet received

March 4, 2011 - Biometrics exam completed

March 7, 2011 - Received notice that application is being sent to California

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Vietnam
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you have already done what can be done.... the congressional inquiry often pokes things loose, but the USCIS request takes a while to get things moving again.. they can always say there is an outstanding issue and the case requires additional processing which would allow them to sidestep the 5-6 month goal...


"Every one of us bears within himself the possibilty of all passions, all destinies of life in all its forms. Nothing human is foreign to us" - Edward G. Robinson.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ireland
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I feel your pain and feel like I'm in the same boat.I feel nervous that there is something wrong with our paperwork and they have yet to send anything to get the process moving again but I hold out hope that for some reason it's just slow :( I despise seeing people who just filed in what May or June already approved and we have been waiting since the end of April. I wish the best for you and I and that we both get our NOA2 very soon.Good luck! :D


"When love is not madness, it is not love" -Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Lucky in Love <3

K-1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

I-129F Sent : April 28th 2010

I-129F Received : April 30th 2010

Check cashed and in Initial Review : May 3rd 2010

I-129F NOA1 Hard Copy : May 4th 2010

Touched: May 5th 2010

I-129F RFE(s) : None!

I-129F NOA2 : July 19th 2010

NVC Received : July 23rd 2010

NVC Left : July 26th 2010

Consulate Received : July 29th 2010

Packet 3 Received : July 30th 2010

Packet 3 Sent : August 18th,2010

Medical Exam : August 17th 2010

Packet 4 Received :August 25th 2010

Interview Date : September 21st 2010

Interview Result : APPROVED! ( at 5 months exactly)

Visa Received : October 4th 2010

US Entry : October 18th 2010

Marriage : November 20th 2010

Filed AOS and EAD: December 8th 2010

NOA date for AOS and EAD: December 15th 2010

Biometrics Appointment: January 14th 2010

EAD Approved:February 12 20111

EAD Card Received: February 22 2011

Adjustment of Status Approved: February 17th 2011

Green Card Received: February 24th 2011

Simon Got A Job!!: March 2011

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Hi there! To get right down to it, I submitted all the paperwork for my K-1 visa and received the NOA1 on 4/20/10. I know the USCIS says that it can take 5 months to get through the application but on average it seems like most people on this site get it in about 60 days. Its been more than 90 for me now. I called the 800 number but they were completely unhelpful. I've seen at least two time lines here on VJ that received NOA1 on the same day or after me who already have their NOA2. I'm really starting to worry that my application has somehow fallen through the cracks. Is there anything I can do, short of waiting for the 5 months to expire?

Thanks!

Go for an infopass ASAP. We didn't know what the real status of her AP & EAD were until we did that.

They just go to the computer & get the up-to-date info.

They might even move it along faster if they realize that someone on their side dropped the ball,

or they'll tell you what your application lacked.

Good luck!


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ireland
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Go for an infopass ASAP. We didn't know what the real status of her AP & EAD were until we did that.

They just go to the computer & get the up-to-date info.

They might even move it along faster if they realize that someone on their side dropped the ball,

or they'll tell you what your application lacked.

Good luck!

If you go for an infopass appointment what good does it do for applications that are still out there waiting to be approved?


"When love is not madness, it is not love" -Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Lucky in Love <3

K-1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

I-129F Sent : April 28th 2010

I-129F Received : April 30th 2010

Check cashed and in Initial Review : May 3rd 2010

I-129F NOA1 Hard Copy : May 4th 2010

Touched: May 5th 2010

I-129F RFE(s) : None!

I-129F NOA2 : July 19th 2010

NVC Received : July 23rd 2010

NVC Left : July 26th 2010

Consulate Received : July 29th 2010

Packet 3 Received : July 30th 2010

Packet 3 Sent : August 18th,2010

Medical Exam : August 17th 2010

Packet 4 Received :August 25th 2010

Interview Date : September 21st 2010

Interview Result : APPROVED! ( at 5 months exactly)

Visa Received : October 4th 2010

US Entry : October 18th 2010

Marriage : November 20th 2010

Filed AOS and EAD: December 8th 2010

NOA date for AOS and EAD: December 15th 2010

Biometrics Appointment: January 14th 2010

EAD Approved:February 12 20111

EAD Card Received: February 22 2011

Adjustment of Status Approved: February 17th 2011

Green Card Received: February 24th 2011

Simon Got A Job!!: March 2011

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: China
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Hi there! To get right down to it, I submitted all the paperwork for my K-1 visa and received the NOA1 on 4/20/10. I know the USCIS says that it can take 5 months to get through the application but on average it seems like most people on this site get it in about 60 days. Its been more than 90 for me now. I called the 800 number but they were completely unhelpful. I've seen at least two time lines here on VJ that received NOA1 on the same day or after me who already have their NOA2. I'm really starting to worry that my application has somehow fallen through the cracks. Is there anything I can do, short of waiting for the 5 months to expire?

Thanks!

Hello There,

Reading your post, it makes me think of what I went through. It was very frustrating seeing people get approved after only 30 days, while mine took over 90. I believe there may be an explanation for why it is taking so long. Outside of an RFE (Request for Evidence), I read on this site that any applications that were submitted and received prior to May 15th were processed in Vermont and the ones received after May 15th were forwarded to Texas for processing. Texas, where the workload was apparently very light, would then send those applications back to Vermont to be finalized. So my guess is that maybe your application is in Vermont, like mine was, and will be processed there. Just hang in there. I know how frustrating it is. I was on 90 days waiting and calling VSC every other day to no avail. Finally, after 98 days, I got the NOA2. Hope you can get it soon.

Kurt and Ellen

July 2009 - Met online

October 2009 - Met for first time in Shanghai

February 2010 - Ellen visited me in USA

March 2010 - Engaged

March 30, 21010 - Sent i-129f packet Priority mail

April 2, 2010 - USCIS received

April 6, 2010 - Received NOA1 in mail, dated April 2, 2010

April 7, 2010 - USCIS cashed check

June 2, 2010 - Called USCIS Customer Service, no update (60 days)

July 2, 2010 - Called USCIS Customer Service, no update (90 days)

July 9, 2010 - USCIS website still showing status as 'In Review'

July 11, 2010 - Website says ' Post decision Activity'. Application approved (98 days)

July 17, 2010 - Received hardcopy of NOA2

July 19, 2010 - tried to contact NVC for status. Could not get through. busy signal all day

July 19, 2010 - Finally reach NVC by phone (646pm EST). Case was forwarded to China embassy today

JuLY 21, 2010 - DHL website shows package sent to China

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There is a reason they publish the average processing times.. that's how long you should expect to wait. I don't know what's so hard to understand about that.

Do not expect your petition to be done with in 90 days if it clearly says an avg 5 months on an official gov website!

If you're beyond the 5 months (or 6 months as we were told) - call USCIS and ask for an update. If that doesn't help (up to 90 days..), then call your senator or senator.


ég eri ekki lengur kalt, hef aftur líf. lifnar mín sál, heiminn mála.

bless bless Þýskalandi! ég elsker þig!

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If you go for an infopass appointment what good does it do for applications that are still out there waiting to be approved?

The purpose of the infopass appointment for the OP has nothing to do with anyone

else's application, good or bad. He simply wants information and that is the purpose

of the infopass. His processing time has gone beyond the average for both CA & VT centers. Disengenuous replies don't help.


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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We got our NOA2 approval yesterday July 21, it took a week after approval to get the email. WE RECEIVED THE NOA2 on JULY 21, 2010 by EMAIL, BUT the USCIS approval date was July 14, 2010, so your may already be approved, too. Good news is once you get the approval that's one week less waiting time towards interview. USCIS email and case status are 1 week behind actual approval.

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Hi there! To get right down to it, I submitted all the paperwork for my K-1 visa and received the NOA1 on 4/20/10. I know the USCIS says that it can take 5 months to get through the application but on average it seems like most people on this site get it in about 60 days. Its been more than 90 for me now. I called the 800 number but they were completely unhelpful. I've seen at least two time lines here on VJ that received NOA1 on the same day or after me who already have their NOA2. I'm really starting to worry that my application has somehow fallen through the cracks. Is there anything I can do, short of waiting for the 5 months to expire?

Thanks!

Hello, All I have to say is don't give up the faith. It's coming.. Wish you the best!


2005---We met by friend/Church member that was living in Nigeria

2006---We begin to talk about getting married

2007---I was going to met him face to face, but hurt my back couldn't walk..

2009---Was able to see each for the first time.. I got my engagement ring (WOW).. :wow:

2010-01-22 mailed I129f

2010-01-26 got NOA1

2010-05-12 called to see why no NOA2, I was told that our case is not being processed yet!!!!! No notes in the computer

other then the mailing of the NOA1!!!!!!! :angry:

2010-05-18 called SERVICE CENTER again to see what's going on with our case.. NOT BEING PROCESSED YET I WAS TOLD AGAIN!!!

2010-06-16 Got notice that NOA2 was approved 141 days after NOA1. We got our approval on Ossy's Birthday.. Happy birthday honey, I love you!!!!

2010-06-21 got NOA2 in hand

2010-06-22 called NVC to see if papers was there, but was told that my DOB was not right in the system. Just mailed a letter along with a copy of my birth certificate asking to change my DOB.. Way to go VCS..

2010-06-22 NVC received the case

2010-06-23 Case sent to Embassy in Barbados

2010-06-28 Embassy received our case

2010-08-09 Interview Administrative Review

2010-11-15 Approved for Visa (I was on the mission to make sure the INTERVIEWER that we had never interviewed anyone else and I did it).. Know that you have right and don't let the interviewer cross the line..

2010-12-10 Visa and Passport in hand!!! Thank God!!!

2010-12-19 Ossy will enter the States!!

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We got our NOA2 approval yesterday July 21, it took a week after approval to get the email. WE RECEIVED THE NOA2 on JULY 21, 2010 by EMAIL, BUT the USCIS approval date was July 14, 2010, so your may already be approved, too. Good news is once you get the approval that's one week less waiting time towards interview. USCIS email and case status are 1 week behind actual approval.

It was for YOUR case, but not for most people. This is not the norm. It can come on the same day (most) or it can take weeks, even months for the online/email system to update itself. That isn't the standard.


Angela & Peter

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K-1 Process (Condensed)

02/01/10: Took atty's bad advice and applied for B2 visa

02/16/10: B2 Visa Interview: DENIED - K1 Required

05/07/10: Atty sent I-129F Petition to Chicago Lockbox

05/31/10: Atty rec'd Petition back due to wrong location

06/01/10: I-129F pkg sent to VSC

06/11/10: NOA1 Rec'd/Touch

09/17/10: INTERVIEW = APPROVED

10/22/10: Marriage in the US

AOS Process

11/13/10: Mailed Packet to CHI Lockbox

11/18/10: NOA1 Rec'd via Text

11/20/10: Soc. Sec. fixed mistake/Processed SSN

11/23/10: Rec'd SSN

11/23/10: Touch

12/09/10: RFE - Supposedly didn't sign I-864 when I KNOW I did. (Copies to prove it.)

12/20/10: Biometrics Appt

12/20/10: RFE Response Rec'd/Processing Resumed

12/27/10: Transferred to CSC

12/29/10: Contacted Senator re: EAD Expedite Request

12/30/10: AOS Touch

12/30/10: EAD & AP Approved (Card Production Ordered)

01/05/11: AOS Touch (Rec'd @ CSC)

01/06/11: AOS Touch/EAD Mailed

01/08/11: EAD & AP Rec'd

01/10/11: AOS Touch

01/14/11: EAD Touch

01/26/11: AOS APPROVED!!

02/02/11: Green Card Received

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