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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Uzbekistan
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Hi Everyone!

Our application has been submitted to USCIS in Vermont on 18th March 2010. In two weeks pretty much we will be in 5 months range that it usually takes for them to process applications. Online it says that the last time our application has been touched on 23rd March 2010 and since then nothing. If we won't hear anything until 18th August 2010, how should we process further? If application has not been approved or denied within 5 months, what does this mean?

Thank you very much for everyone's input in this! We are very worried and this uncertainty just kills. :(

Vera & Levi


18th March 2010- Application is accepted

23rd March 2010- Touched....

30th September 2010- Approved at USCIS Vermont

5th October 2010- Case was received at NVC

7th October 2010- Hard Copy NOA2

28th October 2010- Embassy received our case (US Embassy in Bangkok)

5th November 2010- Got Packet 3 from the Embassy

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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It doesn't mean anything if your petition hasn't been approved. It just means that they haven't gotten around to it yet

If at 5 months (and the website is still stating processing times at 5 months - because they do change) then call USCIS and call your congressman/senator

Good luck


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August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
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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
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Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Hi Everyone!

Our application has been submitted to USCIS in Vermont on 18th March 2010. In two weeks pretty much we will be in 5 months range that it usually takes for them to process applications. Online it says that the last time our application has been touched on 23rd March 2010 and since then nothing. If we won't hear anything until 18th August 2010, how should we process further? If application has not been approved or denied within 5 months, what does this mean?

Thank you very much for everyone's input in this! We are very worried and this uncertainty just kills. :(

Vera & Levi

My K-1 was submitted and updated on the exact same dates as yours and I am still waiting as well. I realize that fact doesn't help you, but for me at least I feel a little better knowing I'm not the only one waiting so long. I'm getting ready to call on the 18th. One question since our cases are so similar time-wise: did you get an NOA1 in the mail? I never got one, but they eventually did send me a receipt number in another correspondence.

Kaiser

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Uzbekistan
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My K-1 was submitted and updated on the exact same dates as yours and I am still waiting as well. I realize that fact doesn't help you, but for me at least I feel a little better knowing I'm not the only one waiting so long. I'm getting ready to call on the 18th. One question since our cases are so similar time-wise: did you get an NOA1 in the mail? I never got one, but they eventually did send me a receipt number in another correspondence.

Kaiser

It actually helps me too to know that we are not the only one who are waiting for such a long time. We hired lawyer to do this process. He sent us receipt number and I am not sure if we actually got NOA1, since all the correspondence goes directly to him. He told us that if we will inquire about our case, it usually takes USCIS for a month to respond. But it may even delay the decision making because they will be taking this case file from someone's drawer and yada yada. So, we are also waiting until the 18th, but praying that we will hear something before that. We still have somewhat 2 weeks. So hopefully you and us will hear something good soon. :)


18th March 2010- Application is accepted

23rd March 2010- Touched....

30th September 2010- Approved at USCIS Vermont

5th October 2010- Case was received at NVC

7th October 2010- Hard Copy NOA2

28th October 2010- Embassy received our case (US Embassy in Bangkok)

5th November 2010- Got Packet 3 from the Embassy

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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It actually helps me too to know that we are not the only one who are waiting for such a long time. We hired lawyer to do this process. He sent us receipt number and I am not sure if we actually got NOA1, since all the correspondence goes directly to him. He told us that if we will inquire about our case, it usually takes USCIS for a month to respond. But it may even delay the decision making because they will be taking this case file from someone's drawer and yada yada. So, we are also waiting until the 18th, but praying that we will hear something before that. We still have somewhat 2 weeks. So hopefully you and us will hear something good soon. :)

A few of the cases I have seen that take a long time for the NOA2 have lawyers attached to them (like mine does - I needed some help with the paperwork overseas). I would never assume the USCIS slow rolls cases when a lawyer is hired, but it is an interesting theory. Maybe I should start a poll or something.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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Hi Everyone!

Our application has been submitted to USCIS in Vermont on 18th March 2010. In two weeks pretty much we will be in 5 months range that it usually takes for them to process applications. Online it says that the last time our application has been touched on 23rd March 2010 and since then nothing. If we won't hear anything until 18th August 2010, how should we process further? If application has not been approved or denied within 5 months, what does this mean?

Thank you very much for everyone's input in this! We are very worried and this uncertainty just kills. :(

Vera & Levi

It means they haven't done it yet. It means you should wait until 6 months. Then contact your Senator. Calling USCIS is always useless.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Uzbekistan
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A few of the cases I have seen that take a long time for the NOA2 have lawyers attached to them (like mine does - I needed some help with the paperwork overseas). I would never assume the USCIS slow rolls cases when a lawyer is hired, but it is an interesting theory. Maybe I should start a poll or something.

I don't think that it can be the case because lawyers are involved. The only reason why the process itself can be slower is conveying everything to one another. Like one of my friends was doing her K1 for 1 and half years, because lawyers didn't tell her that she had already interview, so she had to redo everything all over again. Plus, it took longer for us to actually submit application, because we had to send all our photos, correspondence, fees to the lawyer first. Then he prepared applications for us, then he forwarded to us, then we had to sign them and send to him. By the time he got everything and submitted it took time, whereas if we did everything ourselves it would have taken so much less time. If we have had found this website earlier, we wouldn't have hired him. But we were new to this and we thought it's such a difficult process that without lawyer we wouldn't be able to do a thing. Well, you live and learn. :)


18th March 2010- Application is accepted

23rd March 2010- Touched....

30th September 2010- Approved at USCIS Vermont

5th October 2010- Case was received at NVC

7th October 2010- Hard Copy NOA2

28th October 2010- Embassy received our case (US Embassy in Bangkok)

5th November 2010- Got Packet 3 from the Embassy

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It means they haven't done it yet. It means you should wait until 6 months. Then contact your Senator. Calling USCIS is always useless.

:(. If my fiance is from TX, means we need to contact Senator of TX? :)


18th March 2010- Application is accepted

23rd March 2010- Touched....

30th September 2010- Approved at USCIS Vermont

5th October 2010- Case was received at NVC

7th October 2010- Hard Copy NOA2

28th October 2010- Embassy received our case (US Embassy in Bangkok)

5th November 2010- Got Packet 3 from the Embassy

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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I don't think that it can be the case because lawyers are involved. The only reason why the process itself can be slower is conveying everything to one another. Like one of my friends was doing her K1 for 1 and half years, because lawyers didn't tell her that she had already interview, so she had to redo everything all over again. Plus, it took longer for us to actually submit application, because we had to send all our photos, correspondence, fees to the lawyer first. Then he prepared applications for us, then he forwarded to us, then we had to sign them and send to him. By the time he got everything and submitted it took time, whereas if we did everything ourselves it would have taken so much less time. If we have had found this website earlier, we wouldn't have hired him. But we were new to this and we thought it's such a difficult process that without lawyer we wouldn't be able to do a thing. Well, you live and learn. :)

I meant the timing after the filing of the application. Like if the I-129F application comes in with a G-28 (which is the form for the lawyer), the application goes into the 5+ month to approve pile. If no lawyer is hired it goes into the 1-2 month pile. Again, I can't believe this would be the case as I'm not a conspiracy person, but, if it were, it would be really good information to have.

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I meant the timing after the filing of the application. Like if the I-129F application comes in with a G-28 (which is the form for the lawyer), the application goes into the 5+ month to approve pile. If no lawyer is hired it goes into the 1-2 month pile. Again, I can't believe this would be the case as I'm not a conspiracy person, but, if it were, it would be really good information to have.

Hmmm, haven't thought of that. I sure hope not. :))


18th March 2010- Application is accepted

23rd March 2010- Touched....

30th September 2010- Approved at USCIS Vermont

5th October 2010- Case was received at NVC

7th October 2010- Hard Copy NOA2

28th October 2010- Embassy received our case (US Embassy in Bangkok)

5th November 2010- Got Packet 3 from the Embassy

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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It actually helps me too to know that we are not the only one who are waiting for such a long time. We hired lawyer to do this process. He sent us receipt number and I am not sure if we actually got NOA1, since all the correspondence goes directly to him. He told us that if we will inquire about our case, it usually takes USCIS for a month to respond. But it may even delay the decision making because they will be taking this case file from someone's drawer and yada yada. So, we are also waiting until the 18th, but praying that we will hear something before that. We still have somewhat 2 weeks. So hopefully you and us will hear something good soon. :)

You should go to the USCIS website (www.uscis.gov ) and set up an account as the Petitioner and sign up for email and/or SMS text message updates. Also, once you get a notice of receipt from them (ask your lawyer, since he should have received this) you should be given a Receipt number as your reference number and then you can call and get any automated updates (if any action has been taken) or go to the USCIS site and follow the "Check my case status" for any updates.

Good Luck

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7/02/08 - 10/27/08 Visited 5 times

12/08/08 6th Visit Medellin (gave "Promise" ring to be exclusive)

1/22/09 - 6/21/09 4 more visits. 6/22/09 GOT ENGAGED!

7/25/09 11th Visit Met in Panama

9/19/09 12th Visit Met in Medellin for Dial Del Amor y Amistad

6/23-7/21 Gathered paperwork and applied for I-129F 7/24/09 USCIS acknowledges Receipt of I-129F application NOA1

9/28/09 NOA2 received!!! Only 66 days! 10/02/09 NSC Received and completed Application and sent to Bogota

10/02/09 Embassy received application (my lawyer is two weeks behind informing me - time line information learned on 10/15/09)

10/09/09 Embassy sent out Package 3 10/15/09 Package 3 not received - downloaded forms from website.

10/16/09 Submitted DS-2100 and Ds-230 to apply for interview date. 10/23/09 Received Interview date (had to call DOS)

12/09/09 Interview - VISA GRANTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/07/10 Arrived in Miami, cleared Immigration with no problems. Arrived in Charlotte to a freaking cold spell 55 degrees colder than Dora has ever experienced.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Uzbekistan
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You should go to the USCIS website (www.uscis.gov ) and set up an account as the Petitioner and sign up for email and/or SMS text message updates. Also, once you get a notice of receipt from them (ask your lawyer, since he should have received this) you should be given a Receipt number as your reference number and then you can call and get any automated updates (if any action has been taken) or go to the USCIS site and follow the "Check my case status" for any updates.

Thank you! We do have all of those. That's how we know that our application has been accepted on 18th March and touched on 23rd. It just keeps saying "Initial Review". :)

Good Luck


18th March 2010- Application is accepted

23rd March 2010- Touched....

30th September 2010- Approved at USCIS Vermont

5th October 2010- Case was received at NVC

7th October 2010- Hard Copy NOA2

28th October 2010- Embassy received our case (US Embassy in Bangkok)

5th November 2010- Got Packet 3 from the Embassy

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I meant the timing after the filing of the application. Like if the I-129F application comes in with a G-28 (which is the form for the lawyer), the application goes into the 5+ month to approve pile. If no lawyer is hired it goes into the 1-2 month pile. Again, I can't believe this would be the case as I'm not a conspiracy person, but, if it were, it would be really good information to have.

That's not necessarily true, because I had a lawyer involved, a shoddy one at that, and I got my NOA2 in 22 days. I think it's just the luck of the draw right now, and whether it gets forwarded to Texas for intake before being adjudicated or just stuck in The Pile in The Shelf to wait for someone to knock the dust off.

Good luck to both of you. I know it sounds hollow, but honestly, I wish you the best.


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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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Hi Vera, Our petition was 5months + 3 days at CSC, and we called them about the case outside processing time. After that, in about 10 days the petition was "touched", and about a month later we got a hard copy of NOA2. By the way, on the USCIS web site our case is still on "Initian review" (two months since NOA2). God Bless you!

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08-04-06 Met online

12-06-07 Filed I-129F with VSC

01-29-09 Interview; Case returned back to USCIS for 'further review'

03-21-09 FOIA Request sent (got "we have no records on your case" in respond)

07-08-09 Civil marriage; 07-11-09 Church marriage

11-14-09 I-130 Sent to CSC

11-25-09 Check Cashed by USCIS!

11-28-09 NOA1 hard copy received by snail-mail (dated 11-23-09)

04-30-10 Phone request about case outside the normal processing time

05-05-10 Hard copy letter from VSC about closure the previous petition (dated 04-05-10)

05-18-10 NOA2 hard copy received (by snail-mail)!

06-01-10 NVC case accepted

06-07-10 I-864 bill paid

06-14-10 IV bill paid

07-12-10 I-864 & DS-230 sent to NVC

07-21-10 I-864 & DS-230 received according to AVR

07-23-10 Medical (completed)

08-18-10 SIF, CC @ NVC - Thank You, LORD!

10-14-10 Planned Interview date

10-12-10 Interview cancelled

10-15-10 MRI; Brain tumour

10-19-10 Surgery. Alive

Thank You, LORD!

Love is patient...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Uzbekistan
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That's not necessarily true, because I had a lawyer involved, a shoddy one at that, and I got my NOA2 in 22 days. I think it's just the luck of the draw right now, and whether it gets forwarded to Texas for intake before being adjudicated or just stuck in The Pile in The Shelf to wait for someone to knock the dust off.

Good luck to both of you. I know it sounds hollow, but honestly, I wish you the best.

Sigh, thank you so much! We need that luck very much! :(


18th March 2010- Application is accepted

23rd March 2010- Touched....

30th September 2010- Approved at USCIS Vermont

5th October 2010- Case was received at NVC

7th October 2010- Hard Copy NOA2

28th October 2010- Embassy received our case (US Embassy in Bangkok)

5th November 2010- Got Packet 3 from the Embassy

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