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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Israel
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Here I am at 2:30 in the morning, awake and wondering why USCIS is taking so long...as usual. This has started happening every night. Ever since the 5 month mark that I hit 3 weeks ago, I have literally been a different person. Sleeping is impossible. My stomach is in knots. I have made myself sick, literally. Sometimes during the days I manage to distract myself and get something done. But every night it's the same. I just lie awake wondering how many more days I can stand this uncertainty, and how unlucky it feels because I know it wasn't always like this. I may have to cancel my august wedding, which of course is my own fault, but I never imagined there would be such bad luck coming our way and no matter whose fault it is, it doesn't make it easier to sleep. If only we'd known it would take so long. We had other options. If only the adjudicator who has my case knew what he/she was putting me through.

How are other people managing to get through this??


09/02/10 Mailed I-129F

09/07/10 NOA1

03/17/11 NOA2 approved

06/06/11 Interview. Visa approved. Told we'll get visa in 7-10 days. Lies.

07/12/11 Visa in hand

07/15/11 Arrival in the U.S.

07/21/11 Marriage

07/28/11 Mailed I-485

08/03/11 NOA for I-485

08/29/11 Biometrics

10/17/11 Greencard interview. Approved.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Moldova
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Here I am at 2:30 in the morning, awake and wondering why USCIS is taking so long...as usual. This has started happening every night. Ever since the 5 month mark that I hit 3 weeks ago, I have literally been a different person. Sleeping is impossible. My stomach is in knots. I have made myself sick, literally. Sometimes during the days I manage to distract myself and get something done. But every night it's the same. I just lie awake wondering how many more days I can stand this uncertainty, and how unlucky it feels because I know it wasn't always like this. I may have to cancel my august wedding, which of course is my own fault, but I never imagined there would be such bad luck coming our way and no matter whose fault it is, it doesn't make it easier to sleep. If only we'd known it would take so long. We had other options. If only the adjudicator who has my case knew what he/she was putting me through.

How are other people managing to get through this??

I feel your pain. Today marks day 146 for me and my SO. I can't even imagine what I will feel like after March 5th. Completely let down, my hopes are so high right now, and I am waiting every second for my text message or e-mail. Every morning I pray that our letter is in my mailbox. Every time I get a text message from anyone I get so excited because I think it just may be the text I have been waiting for. I thought that MAYBE, just MAYBE I wouldn't even have to wait as long as I have now. As I get to the end of this 150 day wait, I am getting anxious, nervous, worried, and all of the above. Being that you are already three weeks past yours, I can only imagine how you are feeling right now. As you can see, I am awake as well. Ever since I started this process I haven't slept normally. My natural 8-9 hours of sleep a night has been cut down to 3-4, and I am definitely feeling the effects of it. It has caused unnecessary stress on both my SO and I. I try to keep my head up and stay strong, not only for my own well being, but to give hope to my SO. Stay strong! We are almost there, we HAVE to be.

On another note, have you contacted USCIS?

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Here I am at 2:30 in the morning, awake and wondering why USCIS is taking so long...as usual. This has started happening every night. Ever since the 5 month mark that I hit 3 weeks ago, I have literally been a different person. Sleeping is impossible. My stomach is in knots. I have made myself sick, literally. Sometimes during the days I manage to distract myself and get something done. But every night it's the same. I just lie awake wondering how many more days I can stand this uncertainty, and how unlucky it feels because I know it wasn't always like this. I may have to cancel my august wedding, which of course is my own fault, but I never imagined there would be such bad luck coming our way and no matter whose fault it is, it doesn't make it easier to sleep. If only we'd known it would take so long. We had other options. If only the adjudicator who has my case knew what he/she was putting me through.

How are other people managing to get through this??

There isn't a whole lot you can do about it. Yes it sucks - believe me I know - I'm not enjoying the prospect of being apart from my husband for maybe another 6months. All you can do is hold on to the fact that everyday that goes by is one day closer to being with your loved one permanently. Having said this I'm not at the 5months+ mark yet as you are so I may be feeling the same as you when I get there.

Just stay strong ok...and know that there are so many people here on VJ that are going through the same thing as you. For me that is some consolation..to know that I am not alone in this. So keep your chin up, and try to remember the reason you are doing all this. The prize is definitely worth the fight!

Take care.


USCIS

30 Nov 2010 - Sent I-130 to Chicago

1 Dec 2010 - I-130 received at Chicago

18 Apr 2011 - APPROVED!! NOA2 text and email

NVC

29 Apr 2011 - Case entered into the system/Case number assigned; Medical Exam in Sydney

30 Apr 2011 - Police Check Application sent

2 May 2011 - Called NVC and got Invoice ID number

3 May 2011 - Sent DS-3032 email

4 May 2011 - Received email reply from NVC for DS-3032; Received Medical Exam results

5 May 2011 - AOS invoiced and paid

7 May 2011 - AOS package sent; IV invoiced and paid

9 May 2011 - AOS package delivered to NVC according to tracking

20 May 2011 - RFE for missing IV package....still waiting on Police Certificate!

24 May 2011 - Received Police Certificate after 25 days (so much for 7-10!); IV package sent

27 May 2011 - IV package delivered according to tracking

8 Jun 2011 - RFE for original marriage certificate; requested supervisor review since we KNOW it was in the package!

30 Jun 2011 - SIF and CC - FINALLY!!!!

13 Jul 2011 - Interview date assigned! Scheduled for August 9th @ 10am

9 Aug 2011 - Interview - APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 Aug 2011 - Visa in hand

24 Aug 2011 - POE @ LAX

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i feel you, i'm a happy person but this stupid petition changed me. in 16days will be 7 months for us. Despite the fact that they keep telling us we should get an action on our case by the end of Feb. still nothing. It's so frustrating. I hope we call get some strength to get over this hell of a petition. Why have a freakin' system and processing timeframes if they can't commit to it. What sucks is when they reply to our emails at the bottom there's always "we stay committed yaddi yaddi yadda!"

just hang in there, i pray we all get approved while we are still sane. . .goodluck to all of us


Wedding Date : May 15, 2008

I130 sent : July 27, 2010

NOA1 Received : August 16, 2010

NOA2 Received : March 11, 2011 (207 days from NOA1)

NVC Journey :

NVC received : March 18, 2011

DS3032 emailed : March 30, 2011

AOS fee received : March 30, 2011

Visa : April 1, 2011

Paid AOS and Visa via Mail : April 4,2011

I864 sent : (by the petitioner) April 13, 2011 (overnight)

DS230 sent : (by me) April 11, 2011 NVC received April 13,2011

AOS RFE :(co-sponsor proof of citizenship) : April 23,2011

RFE sent : April 25, 2011 (overnight)

DS230 RFE : April 26, 2011

RFE sent : April 28, 2011 (via FedEx) NVC received May 2, 2011

SIF : May 13, 2011 (US time) May 14 (here in the Philippines)

Case Close : May 16, 2011

Medical at St. Lukes : May 17, 2011 1st Day

May 19, 2011 Immunization and got the CD xray :)

Interview : July 12, 2011 (6:30 am) yiipppeeeee

INTERVIEW RESULT : APPROVED!!!! :)

VISA ON HAND : July 15, 2011

POE : LAX

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Israel
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Thanks xlb. Trying trying trying to stay positive (or at least sane!) You can bet I have contacted USCIS - at 9 am on the day I hit 5 months. I also contacted my senator. I was blocked by the tier 1 monkeys for a few days at UCSIS, but was able to put in a service request 18 days ago. My senator's office called me the day after I put in the service request to say that they had called the VSC and that my case was assigned to an adjudicator, and that they had 30 days to take action. I gave the senator's office another nudge last Friday, cuz I was getting nervous with the gov shutdown looming and all, but they seemed annoyed at me and I'm not sure if they made any more calls. I've also emailed, but that seems useless.

Since it was assigned to an actual person, every day I think "Today's going to be the day!" and I startle every time my phone makes a noise, but every day I end up blue at the end...

Anyway, you hang in there too. Here's to hoping this process starts to move faster.

btw does anyone know why this list seems to imply that wait times are getting shorter when they're not? http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1historical

We're not on sept 16 and I am solidly past 164 days...

i feel you, i'm a happy person but this stupid petition changed me. in 16days will be 7 months for us. Despite the fact that they keep telling us we should get an action on our case by the end of Feb. still nothing. It's so frustrating. I hope we call get some strength to get over this hell of a petition. Why have a freakin' system and processing timeframes if they can't commit to it. What sucks is when they reply to our emails at the bottom there's always "we stay committed yaddi yaddi yadda!"

just hang in there, i pray we all get approved while we are still sane. . .goodluck to all of us

Thanks. Wow, almost 7 months. I am hoping for you too...


09/02/10 Mailed I-129F

09/07/10 NOA1

03/17/11 NOA2 approved

06/06/11 Interview. Visa approved. Told we'll get visa in 7-10 days. Lies.

07/12/11 Visa in hand

07/15/11 Arrival in the U.S.

07/21/11 Marriage

07/28/11 Mailed I-485

08/03/11 NOA for I-485

08/29/11 Biometrics

10/17/11 Greencard interview. Approved.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Frustrating indeed! We will hit our 5-month mark in 15 days but with a system like this I think we have to brace ourselves for more waiting. Our lives have been on hold due to this waiting game and the thing is you dont have an idea till when to wait but we are keeping it together cause we know its worth the wait.


10-12-2010 NOA1 date

10-15-2010 Touch

03-14-2011 Touch

03-14-2011 NOA2 date (153 days after NOA1)

03-23-2011 Received by NVC

04-05-2011 Called NVC today and they are still processing our papers.

04-07-2011 Left NVC

04-13-2011 Received by USEM

04-25-2011 Medical 1st day

04-27-2011 Medical 2nd day (K1&K2 passed.) THANK GOD.

05-06-2011 Interview(Got 221g for Taiwan Police Clearance and to have another interview.)

06-02-2011 USEM received documents for 221g

06-07-2011 USEM emailed that we are in further review.

06-27-2011 USEM called and asked to submit my son's baptismal certificate, school report card, travel documents from the bureau of immigration of me, my fiance and my son's biofather, and snail mail between me and my fiance.

08-02-2011 submitted additional requirements and 2nd interview.

08-16-2011 USEM emailed and asked for my passport and police clearance.

08-17-2011 USEM emailed and said they have found our passports and my Taiwan police clearance.

08-23-2011 Visa approval. THANK GOD FOR THIS ANSWERED PRAYER.

08-25-2011 Visa in transit according to 2Go.

08-26-2011 CFO seminar

08-26-2011 Visa in hand. THANK YOU LORD GOD FOR THESE BLESSINGS. Praying now to be with my honey on his birthday.

08-31-2011 CFO sticker

09-04-2011 POE: LAX

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Here I am at 2:30 in the morning, awake and wondering why USCIS is taking so long...as usual. This has started happening every night. Ever since the 5 month mark that I hit 3 weeks ago, I have literally been a different person. Sleeping is impossible. My stomach is in knots. I have made myself sick, literally. Sometimes during the days I manage to distract myself and get something done. But every night it's the same. I just lie awake wondering how many more days I can stand this uncertainty, and how unlucky it feels because I know it wasn't always like this. I may have to cancel my august wedding, which of course is my own fault, but I never imagined there would be such bad luck coming our way and no matter whose fault it is, it doesn't make it easier to sleep. If only we'd known it would take so long. We had other options. If only the adjudicator who has my case knew what he/she was putting me through.

How are other people managing to get through this??

I know how you feel. Try your best to not worry about it, and don't stop calling USCIS or your Senator. If the person who answers you at the Senator's office sounds annoyed, ignore them, their job is to serve you the constituant. It seems like VSC is catching up...somewhat as they are starting September now, making October and some September filers wait between 5-6 months instead of 6-7 which was common up until a week or 2 ago.

Honestly, I just make myself busy to forget about it. If you are into games etc, try playing them often to take your mind off things. Or if you have a hobby or interest, try doing that more often if you can. On sleep, I know Tylenol has a sleeping aid pill that doesn't 'make' you sleep but helps relax you or something to that effect (I haven't had to take it....yet). So it isn't the same a sleeping pill.

Frankly, after looking at igors list and how random petitions are at being approved, I firmly believe that there are several lazy @$$ed workers up in Vermont who have not been doing their job. They probably have a stack of petitions on their desk and aren't going through them like their other co-workers. If that's the case they should be fired asap, cause I sure know many people who would gladly apply for that job (any job), no matter how 'boring or mundane' it is and do their best every day.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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For those who are tired of waiting: WRITE YOU CONGRESSMAN.

On the Thursday before our five month mark (five month mark was Sunday of a holiday weekend) I faxed over the necessary release form and an accompanying letter to my congressman explaining our situation. Within an hour I was contacted by phone by my congressman's aide. She asked me to send her an email with some additional information about filing date, notice date, etc. She also said she already placed the request to USCIS for some answers but informed me that we were still within the five month processing time (this aide really knows her stuff). Sunday and the holiday passed and at 6PM on Tuesday I received the sms I had been waiting for so impatiently for.

I mention this because, whether or not it was coincidence or not, writing the politician made me feel like I was doing something to help our case. Hearing a response from the aide that she was taking action made me feel even better, empowered, like I was able to do something positive to move our case along. Receiving the approval gives me faith that something I did...she did...we did made a difference.

After congratulating us for our approval, the aide informed us of the rest of the process (quick pass through NVC and on to consulate) and told me to contact her if we hit any snags the rest of the way. I have her email address and she is there to help us if needs be. That's a good feeling.

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We havent been waiting long, but have been long distance for 4/5 months and the stress of all this visa stuff keeps me up at night too. Its so stressful. What distracts me is just being busy with school, listening to music, and my sisters. Having your significant other reduced to a little skype box is really difficult too.


TIMELINE

2 0 1 1

3rd Feb - 129f Sent

10th Feb - NOA1

16th May - NOA2

8th August - Interview in London. APPROVED!

29th August - POE at SFO

7th Oct - Married

10th Oct - AOS Filed

17th Oct - NOA Letter(s)

20th Oct - Biometrics Letter (for 14th Nov)

28th Oct - Biometrics (walk-in)

2 0 1 2

3 Jan - Service Request Put In

13 Jan - EAD Approved

17 Jan - Interview Notice Received

24 Jan - EAD in hand

16 Feb - Interview Date. APPROVED!

2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4

21 Nov - ROC Filed

2 Dec - NOA

6 Jan - Biometrics (walk-in)

15 May - Card Ordered / Approved

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