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Average time from NOA1 to K1 approval?(I129F)

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I have tried to research this prior to my post, but I am still a little confused. I have read many members timelines as well. Is there a post listing the average time from NOA1 to K1 approval? I see that the California Service Center lists an average of 5 months for approval(NOA2), but what is the average time it takes for fiancees to receive their Visa?

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Through the link I'm attaching you'll see some general info on K1: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/stats.php?cfl=$cfl

In the middle it shows the service centers and the average wait from step to step.

A more thorough guide for your country: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?cfl=0&op1=&op2=&op3=1&op4=1&op5=5,6,8,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,25,26,27,28&op6=All&op7=Philippines&dfile=No

Click the "enable advanced mode" to show more details, and filter the service center down at the bottom of the page.


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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6 to 10 months if everything goes smoothe. The Petiontioner must act quickly to any/all notifications and the beneficiary must be fast on her replies. Work Together.


TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

http://youtu.be/BVf45EcdFwQ

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The KEY WORD in the OP's Post is Not NOA2. It is K-1 Approval. Thats the Visa.


TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

http://youtu.be/BVf45EcdFwQ

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Thanks for the help. I know anything can happen and nothing is absolute, I just want to get a rough idea on a time frame. I have a vacation scheduled for this fall(November) and believe I may need to change the dates in the event that the K1 visa is approved and my fiancee gets the green light to move over here.

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it can take a long time, use the guidelines as an estimate

also remember if this is something you have planned for a while (the vacation) your fiance does not have to come to the US immediately once they receive the visa (they have a six month window), if the vacation is planned for outside of the country, you should probably take it since your fiance won't be able to leave the country till they get AP. Also know that this process is unpredictable so you could schedule it for later and your fiance gets the visa at that time. ultimately, its up to you, but understand you can't really plan around the visa because its unpredictable.

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Sometimes the USCIS is faster, sometimes it's slower.

Check our timeline...it took us a bit over five months.

Best wishes for a smooth a speedy visa journey! :star:


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/user/57425-tahoma/

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though it's been a few years since we've filed, our petition and process went smoothly without delays. View our timeline as another example.


July 7, 2004 - Met Aimee in a chatroom

Dec. 25, 2005 - Went to Phils to meet her the first time

January 7, 2006 - Mailed I-129F to Nebraska Service Center.

January 27, 2006 - Received NOA1.

April 18, 2006 @1859 cst - NOA2 - APPROVED!

July 15, 2006 - Packet 4 received

September1, 2006 - Medical

September 8, 2006 - Interview - APPROVED!

October 15, 2006 - Arrived in USA

November 4, 2006 --- WEDDING!!!

April 20, 2007 - Mailed AOS

May 18, 2007 - Biometrics

July 26, 2007---GREEN CARD!(no interview)

April 13, 2009 - Mailed I-751 for Removal of Conditions

May 5, 2009 - NOA (extension approved)

May 18, 2009 - Biometrics appointment arrived today-scheduled for May 29, 2009

August 13, 2009 - Approval for removal of conditions (originally delayed due to RFE)

August 20, 2009 - 10 year green card arrived in mail

June 9, 2010</ - Treygan Isaiah is born

June, 21, 2010 - My adoption of Nathan is finalized

No lawyers and no problems

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though it's been a few years since we've filed, our petition and process went smoothly without delays. View our timeline as another example.

Hi old-timer... ;)

It's nice to see you posting. :thumbs:


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/user/57425-tahoma/

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I would say 4-7 months to NOA2 and give it 1-2 months to do the medical, interview and get the visa. Best case scenario would be about 5 months, worst case 9-10 months.. It's pretty fast in Manila once you get your NOA2. You can choose your interview date too. The only major problem would be if she undergoes a sputum test, that sets you back at least 2 months, and make sure she has a valid passport, all her police clearances from other countries, CENOMAR/NBI clearance, NSO Birth Certificate etc.. Sometimes those little documents take time to get. Not to mention all the documents you need to send her for the interview. Goodluck! :)

It's all about how you plan it. Plan it well and work as a team. :)


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

Thank you, VJ! smile.png

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