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This chart shows that the processing times at the Vermont service center have increased by approx. 100 days (nearly tripled!) since August: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/images/129fcomparison.gif

Does anyone know the reason for this increase? Are they laying-off employees? If it keeps increasing at this rate, it will but up to 200 days by May,


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TPS petitions taking their attention, the holidays, perhaps an increase in petitions sent. Could be a lot of things.


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Perhaps as a cost cutting measure USCIS reduced the number of adjudicators.


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There really could be a lot of factors involved in this. The good thing is that they are stepping up their progress with the July applications which means they are doing something. Doing something is a very good thing especially after a month of hardly doing anything.


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I noticed that there is a huge influx of petitions (at least on here) in the june / july months, and it slows down significantly through the winter. Hundreds of petitions in June / July, and only 30 - 40 for November / December. I think it is a combination of it being the holidays, a huge influx of petitions, and the influx of TPS petitions.

I think we will actually see it decrease as everyone comes back to work and things begin to thin out. I doubt very seriously they want to stay that busy throughout the year. Only time will tell :)


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As others said it is most likely the TPS petitions and work visas, all of which were mainly sent to Vermont. From what I noticed on the USCIS site and here is the October 3rd touch seems to be in connection with when VSC slowed down on K-1 petitions, among other family based petitions.

In the past week they've given out more NOA2s then in October/November/December (or so it seems), so I would venture (and pray) that they have nearly finished up the TPS petitions and work visas filed last year, or have gotten it down to a managable size to were they can shift people over to other petitions.

I did notice in their October stats that I-129f petitions increased, so if November and December gave similar amounts, they are probably backed up on those now as they got with TPS, work visas.

I haven't heard about any government agencies laying off workers in connection with any cuts also. Usually they just go on a hiring freeze, meaning until they get more money, they won't hire any new people.

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Thanks, everyone, for the information. I had no idea about TPS, etc. I guess my mistake was looking at the average processing times for the past year or so and expecting to receive my NOA2 in January.


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100's of people wasting their time with pointless and superfluous expedite requests......


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You have a very good question! It is very frutrating for me to see some many approved in a 1 to 3 month timeframe if they were submitted in May/June but mine which was submitted in July is still waiting for more than 5 months now! Maybe if everyone emails to Vermont with a copy sent to the headquarters someone at headquarters will check the situation in Vermont and tell them to get it done! (Maybe...)

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