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Hello everyone, I'm a dual Canadian/US citizen and I filed my husband's I-130 petition with Nebraska literally two days before I found out we could do a DCF :angry: . Anyhow - we received the first letter on November 30 after much waiting - the application had gone to California! - and lots of people here were very helpful in telling me not to freak out.

But now it's obviously February 18th and we haven't heard anything since - and from what I can tell from the online system nothing's been "touched" since November. Should I be freaking out? What can we do??

Thanks!

Nov 29 2005 I-130 received at VSC

Mar 13 2006 I-130 approved at CSC

April 24 2006 $380 mailed to NVC

May 5 2006 I-186 mailed to NVC

May 18 2006 I-186 received by NVC

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no reason to freak at all.

I filed my I-130 in August and heard nothing until the approval notice on january 25. it is normal not to hear anything.

No panic! I know it's easier said than done but you need to be patient when dealing with USCIS.

Good luck to you and your spouse

Angelika (Schweinfurt, Germany) and Chris (Tulsa, USA)

I-130

Aug 23 2005 - sent to TSC

Aug 25 2005 - received at CSC

Aug 29 2005 - NOA1 in mail

Jan 25 2006 - NOA 2 per email

Jan 31 2006 - Case # assigned

Feb 13 2006 - AOS Bill and DS 3032 received

Feb 14 2006 - AOS Bill paid and DS 3032 sent to NVC

Feb 27 2006 - AOS form and IV Bill issued

Mar 23 2006 - AOS and IV Bill sent to NVC

Apr 10 2006 - DS230 received and sent right back

Apr 28 2006 - case complete

May 2 2006 - sent to Consulate

May 4 2006 - received at Consulate

July 17 2006 - Interview in Germany

Aug 02 2006 - Flying back to Tulsa with my CR1 in passport

Removal of Conditions - I-751

May 2 2008 - Mailed I-751 to TSC

May 21 2008 - Received NOA 1 (extension letter) from VSC

May 27 2008 - Biometrics Appointment in OKC

July 22 2008 - touched

August 6 2008 - touched

February 22, 2009 - touched

March 24, 2009 - card production ordered

April 4, 2009 - Green Card in mail

I-129F

Aug 31 - Oct 20 2005at NBC

Oct 26 - Nov 3 2005 at NVC

Jan 10 2006- Visa interview

Feb 09 2006- Flying to Tulsa

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no reason to freak at all.

I filed my I-130 in August and heard nothing until the approval notice on january 25. it is normal not to hear anything.

No panic! I know it's easier said than done but you need to be patient when dealing with USCIS.

Good luck to you and your spouse

Thank you, I appreciate that very much. I'm nervous because we're supposed to move to the US in September and I don't know if everything will be ready by then!! If we even knew what we could do in the meantime while we're waiting that would be great, but I don't know what needs to be done. I imagine we need the police check and all that kind of stuff but I don't know if there are any forms or anything. I wish we could have just stopped that application and done the DCF here in Toronto but we were told it's too late since I'd already mailed the petition :( .

Nov 29 2005 I-130 received at VSC

Mar 13 2006 I-130 approved at CSC

April 24 2006 $380 mailed to NVC

May 5 2006 I-186 mailed to NVC

May 18 2006 I-186 received by NVC

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They dont always update the online case status for starters so I wouldnt be worried about that. They are only now processing petitions with a receipt date of 05 August 2005 for I-130 so there is a while yet before your receipt date of November. Hang in there.

Have a look at the Flowchart in the Guides section for CR-1 to get an idea of what the process will be once it is approved and reaches NVC. Then have a look at the link in my signature for Time Savers at NVC etc. This will give you the chance to get some of the forms they will require ready to submit.

Lorelle

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They dont always update the online case status for starters so I wouldnt be worried about that. They are only now processing petitions with a receipt date of 05 August 2005 for I-130 so there is a while yet before your receipt date of November. Hang in there.

Have a look at the Flowchart in the Guides section for CR-1 to get an idea of what the process will be once it is approved and reaches NVC. Then have a look at the link in my signature for Time Savers at NVC etc. This will give you the chance to get some of the forms they will require ready to submit.

Lorelle

Thank you so much for all that information. I'm really stressed out now though! I'm so scared that his application won't be ready in time for us to move in September. I really wish we could just cancel the petition and now do a DCF :(.

Nov 29 2005 I-130 received at VSC

Mar 13 2006 I-130 approved at CSC

April 24 2006 $380 mailed to NVC

May 5 2006 I-186 mailed to NVC

May 18 2006 I-186 received by NVC

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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I was in the same situation as you. I had to move to the US before my wife was approved. My wife came down to "visit" while her Visa was processing. It only suckedbecause she was doing a lot of consulting work in Canada and had to fly back and forth all the time knowing she might be denied entry to the US but it never happened and everything was fine.

Good luck!

IR1

April 14, 2004 I-130 NOA1

April 25, 2005 IR1 Received

April 26, 2005 POE Dorval Airport

May 13, 2005 Welcome to America Letters Received

May 21, 2005 PR Card in Mail

May 26, 2005 Applied for SSN at local office

June 06, 2005 SSN Received

June 11, 2005 Driver Licence Issued!

June 20, 2005 Deb gets a Check Card! Just like Donald Trump's!

Citizenship

Jan 30, 2008 N400 Mailed off to the VSC!

Feb 2, 2008 N400 Received at VSC

Feb 6, 2008 Check Cashed!

Feb 13, 2008 NOA1 Received

Feb 15, 2008 Fingerprint letter received. (Feb 26th scheduled)

Feb 18, 2008 Mailed out the old Please Reschedule us for Biometics <sigh>...

Feb 27, 2008 Received the new scheduled biometrics.

Mar 15, 2008 Biometrics Rescheduled.

Sep 18, 2008 Interview Letter Recieved.

Nov 11, 2008 Interview Passed :-).

Nov 14, 2008 Oath Cerimony.

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I was in the same situation as you. I had to move to the US before my wife was approved. My wife came down to "visit" while her Visa was processing. It only suckedbecause she was doing a lot of consulting work in Canada and had to fly back and forth all the time knowing she might be denied entry to the US but it never happened and everything was fine.

Good luck!

How terrible! I don't mean to sound naive about this - I knew it would be a long process - but I was really optimistic that we would have this all in the bag by no later than September! Ugh it's so frustrating, especially since I know now that we could have just done a Direct Consular Filing. It just wasn't an option when we were doing our planning.

Nov 29 2005 I-130 received at VSC

Mar 13 2006 I-130 approved at CSC

April 24 2006 $380 mailed to NVC

May 5 2006 I-186 mailed to NVC

May 18 2006 I-186 received by NVC

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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You can visit this thread WAITING FOR I-130 APPROVAL FOR CR-1/IR-1 and you will find that the current waiting period for CSC is about 140 days after the NOA1. You are almost there....

Also, look at the NVC Flowchart for CR - IR cases to understand the NVC processing.

You can use either AussieWenches Time Savers for CR1 or Jame's James Shortcuts to save some time at the NVC.

I used James Shortcut's and completed my case in just 50 days at NVC.

Good Luck,

YamSam

CSC Timeline

05/03/2005 NOA1 for I-130 CR1

10/28/2005 NOA2

NVC Timeline

11/15/2005 - NVC case number assigned

01/04/2006 - NVC completed the case... ( 50 days)

01/11/2006 Case sent to Embassy

01/16/2006 Case deliverd to Embassy as per DHL tracking

February 7th, 2006 Found out Interview date by Calling DOS (202-663-1225)

February 13, 2006 - Packet 4 received

March 21st, 2006 - Medical

March 23rd, 2006 - Interview --- VISA APPROVED

March 24th - Passport received. ( Applicant picked up passport from Courier/delivery service office)

April 7th - Hubby's POE at Chicago.

April 10th - Trip to SSA Local office to apply for Social Security Card.

April 27th - 1st Welcome letter

May 1st - 2nd Welcome letter

May5th - Received Social Security card in mail

May 11th - Received Green Card in mail

196 Days @ USCIS ( 178 for NOA2 + 18 case transfer at NVC)

50 Days @ NVC to complete the case

13 Days @ case transfer at embassy

65 Days @ Embassy

Total -324 days from NOA1 to Visa approval

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Did you consider a K3 visa? It might bring you guys together quicker and should definitely be through by September.

Just in case the CR1 doesn't get through in time and you wanna make sure you can move to the states in September.

Normally I would say that your visa process should be finished by then but with immigration you can never be sure.

Angelika (Schweinfurt, Germany) and Chris (Tulsa, USA)

I-130

Aug 23 2005 - sent to TSC

Aug 25 2005 - received at CSC

Aug 29 2005 - NOA1 in mail

Jan 25 2006 - NOA 2 per email

Jan 31 2006 - Case # assigned

Feb 13 2006 - AOS Bill and DS 3032 received

Feb 14 2006 - AOS Bill paid and DS 3032 sent to NVC

Feb 27 2006 - AOS form and IV Bill issued

Mar 23 2006 - AOS and IV Bill sent to NVC

Apr 10 2006 - DS230 received and sent right back

Apr 28 2006 - case complete

May 2 2006 - sent to Consulate

May 4 2006 - received at Consulate

July 17 2006 - Interview in Germany

Aug 02 2006 - Flying back to Tulsa with my CR1 in passport

Removal of Conditions - I-751

May 2 2008 - Mailed I-751 to TSC

May 21 2008 - Received NOA 1 (extension letter) from VSC

May 27 2008 - Biometrics Appointment in OKC

July 22 2008 - touched

August 6 2008 - touched

February 22, 2009 - touched

March 24, 2009 - card production ordered

April 4, 2009 - Green Card in mail

I-129F

Aug 31 - Oct 20 2005at NBC

Oct 26 - Nov 3 2005 at NVC

Jan 10 2006- Visa interview

Feb 09 2006- Flying to Tulsa

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Did you consider a K3 visa? It might bring you guys together quicker and should definitely be through by September.

Just in case the CR1 doesn't get through in time and you wanna make sure you can move to the states in September.

Normally I would say that your visa process should be finished by then but with immigration you can never be sure.

I did think about it initially but thought it wouldn't be necessary because for sure everything would be ready by September! I'm such a nerd. I wonder if it would be worth it now? There's also the concern about it taking so long for his work authorization to come through, so perhaps he should just stay here where at least he'll have an income? Thanks for the suggestion :).

Nov 29 2005 I-130 received at VSC

Mar 13 2006 I-130 approved at CSC

April 24 2006 $380 mailed to NVC

May 5 2006 I-186 mailed to NVC

May 18 2006 I-186 received by NVC

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Did you consider a K3 visa? It might bring you guys together quicker and should definitely be through by September.

Just in case the CR1 doesn't get through in time and you wanna make sure you can move to the states in September.

Normally I would say that your visa process should be finished by then but with immigration you can never be sure.

I did think about it initially but thought it wouldn't be necessary because for sure everything would be ready by September! I'm such a nerd. I wonder if it would be worth it now? There's also the concern about it taking so long for his work authorization to come through, so perhaps he should just stay here where at least he'll have an income? Thanks for the suggestion :).

I have not recieved anything from CSC after the I130 NOA1 and my reciept date was 07/21/05. All you can do is wait

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Hi everybody!!

I just thought I would let you all know that I got an email saying my petition was approved! So, pretty cool. It was received by them on November 30th.

Thanks for everyone's help! :)

Nov 29 2005 I-130 received at VSC

Mar 13 2006 I-130 approved at CSC

April 24 2006 $380 mailed to NVC

May 5 2006 I-186 mailed to NVC

May 18 2006 I-186 received by NVC

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:dance::dance: that is good news :thumbs: Now off to NVC. You have checked out the Timesavers and Shortcuts, yes? If you feel confident in using Jame's shortcuts this can save you an enormous amount of time at NVC. Some members have had completions in under 2 months.

You can find me on FBI

An overview of Security Name Checks And Administrative Review at Service Center, NVC & Consulate levels.

Detailed Review USCIS Alien Security Checks

fb2fc244.gif72c97806.gif4d488a91.gif

11324375801ij.gif

View Timeline HERE

I am but a wench not a lawyer. My advice and opinion is just that. I read, I research, I learn.

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:dance::dance: that is good news :thumbs: Now off to NVC. You have checked out the Timesavers and Shortcuts, yes? If you feel confident in using Jame's shortcuts this can save you an enormous amount of time at NVC. Some members have had completions in under 2 months.

Thanks for the tip! I've read through them as well as the tips you gave me before. I'm debating whether or not it would be a good idea for us because we're planning to move in September and it could actually be a bad thing to get approved too early because if I'm not mistaken you have a brief "window" in which to make the move! I need to figure out how long that window is first to make sure we don't get approved too quickly :).

Nov 29 2005 I-130 received at VSC

Mar 13 2006 I-130 approved at CSC

April 24 2006 $380 mailed to NVC

May 5 2006 I-186 mailed to NVC

May 18 2006 I-186 received by NVC

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