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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Mexico
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My fiance and I have been waiting over eight months for our K-1 petition to be approved. We have been told since April (over two months ago) that we are undergoing background checks still. I have no idea what could be taking so long as neither my fiance or I have a criminal past of any kind.

I know that sometimes delays can come up if a false hit is found in the FBI name check database. If a person (latino) has two last names, do they search by the whole name (first and both last) or just first and one last? I can't imagine that a search of the full name would pull many hits, but maybe just first and last would because it is more common

My fiance had his passport stolen while traveling in France about five years ago. He immediately reported it to the US consulate in Paris so they could re-issue his tourist visa (which he needed to travel back through his connection in the states and home to Mexico). It was reissued with no problem although his tourist visa (which is valid until 2015) shows being issued in Paris. Would this bring up a hit on the name check database and cause a delay? Something they may have to manually pull? Or is this not related at all?

We were issued an RFE in April, too. Would they issue this if the security check was still pending? Does that mean once the sixty days expire from the date of RFE response they can still deny us an answer? Our RFE was for a passport photo of myself, even though I sent the two requested in originally.

Edited by monyfer

K-1 Visa Journey

October 1, 2010: I-129F sent

October 5, 2010: I-129F received

October 12, 2010: NOA1 e-mail received, routed to VSC

October 16, 2010: NOA1 hard copy received (dated October 7, 2010)

April 18, 2011: RFE e-mail

April 20, 2011: RFE hardcopy received

April 20, 2011: RFE response sent to VSC

May 2, 2011: E-mail confirming VSC has received RFE response

July 27, 2011: NOA2 e-mail received (9 months, 2 weeks, and 6 days (292 days) after NOA1

July 30, 2011: NOA2 hard copy

August 4, 2011: NVC received case

August 8, 2011: NVC forwarded case to US Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

August 8, 2011: Consulate received case

August 25, 2011: Consulate mailed packet 3

September 3, 2011: Received Packet 3 in US

September 20, 2011: Interview! Not enough information in the system to make a decision

September 26, 2011: K1 visa approved and received via DHL

October 20, 2011: POE at Phoenix, Arizona

October 26, 2011: Married

AOS Journey

11-7-2011 - AOS package sent to lockbox in Chicago, IL

11-9-2011 - AOS package delivered and signed for

11-15-2011 - NOA1 e-mails received (NOA1 date November 10), routed to NBC

11-16-2011 - Check Cashed

11-21-2011 - Hard Copies & Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

11-29-2011 - Biometrics done via walk-in! (Originally scheduled for 12/14/11)

12-2-2011 - Case transferred to CSC

1-17-2012 - EAD/AP Card Production Ordered

1-25-2012 - EAD/AP card received in mail

3-7-2012 - RFE issued

3-19-2012 - RFE response received by CSC

4-4-2012 - Green Card Production!

4-10-12 - GC received in mail

January 3, 2014: ROC

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I Strongly suggest getting your Congressman getting Involed at this point if you have'nt already tried.

WHY. Typical USCIS Service Requests Require 6 months and 1 Day with No RFE. This does not apply to your Case. Your stated a RFE in April. They have 60 days to Reply.

Your Congreesman will ask you to sign a Consent letter to act in your behalf so they can talk to USCIS. (This can be done On-Line)

Other than that, I don't know what to say except the squecky wheel gets the grease.

Time for attention to be brought to your case. 8 months is to long.

Good luck. Tim


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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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RFE and security checks are parallel streams of backroom work, rarely related.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Mexico
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I Strongly suggest getting your Congressman getting Involed at this point if you have'nt already tried.

WHY. Typical USCIS Service Requests Require 6 months and 1 Day with No RFE. This does not apply to your Case. Your stated a RFE in April. They have 60 days to Reply.

Your Congreesman will ask you to sign a Consent letter to act in your behalf so they can talk to USCIS. (This can be done On-Line)

Other than that, I don't know what to say except the squecky wheel gets the grease.

Time for attention to be brought to your case. 8 months is to long.

Good luck. Tim

My congressman has been involved for the past three months. She is told the same thing.


K-1 Visa Journey

October 1, 2010: I-129F sent

October 5, 2010: I-129F received

October 12, 2010: NOA1 e-mail received, routed to VSC

October 16, 2010: NOA1 hard copy received (dated October 7, 2010)

April 18, 2011: RFE e-mail

April 20, 2011: RFE hardcopy received

April 20, 2011: RFE response sent to VSC

May 2, 2011: E-mail confirming VSC has received RFE response

July 27, 2011: NOA2 e-mail received (9 months, 2 weeks, and 6 days (292 days) after NOA1

July 30, 2011: NOA2 hard copy

August 4, 2011: NVC received case

August 8, 2011: NVC forwarded case to US Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

August 8, 2011: Consulate received case

August 25, 2011: Consulate mailed packet 3

September 3, 2011: Received Packet 3 in US

September 20, 2011: Interview! Not enough information in the system to make a decision

September 26, 2011: K1 visa approved and received via DHL

October 20, 2011: POE at Phoenix, Arizona

October 26, 2011: Married

AOS Journey

11-7-2011 - AOS package sent to lockbox in Chicago, IL

11-9-2011 - AOS package delivered and signed for

11-15-2011 - NOA1 e-mails received (NOA1 date November 10), routed to NBC

11-16-2011 - Check Cashed

11-21-2011 - Hard Copies & Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

11-29-2011 - Biometrics done via walk-in! (Originally scheduled for 12/14/11)

12-2-2011 - Case transferred to CSC

1-17-2012 - EAD/AP Card Production Ordered

1-25-2012 - EAD/AP card received in mail

3-7-2012 - RFE issued

3-19-2012 - RFE response received by CSC

4-4-2012 - Green Card Production!

4-10-12 - GC received in mail

January 3, 2014: ROC

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Filed: Country: Turkey
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Monica,

I do not care what anyone says about these background checks. There are many people with the same name in this world. But they have our birthdays, our parents names and their birthdates. They have all of our ID information. Passports, etc.


NOA 1 November 15, 2010

NOA 2 August 25, 2011

Closed NVC Ocotber 11, 2011

Interview Date: January 12,2012

Thank you my wonderful God in Heaven.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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April 22nd your Response was recieved. Count the 60 days for a Reply. My RFE was recieved 5/31 so I count the 60 days.

I think you will get a response in a short time.

Your File is sitting on someones desk so keep your hopes up.


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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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Monica,

I do not care what anyone says about these background checks. There are many people with the same name in this world. But they have our birthdays, our parents names and their birthdates. They have all of our ID information. Passports, etc.

There is alot of confusion about this Topic and many Members never recieved a RFE. While in the waiting period USCIS within 60 days can REQUIRE that the Petitioner go in for a Personal Interview and asked to Submit Fingerprints at their expense. (This involves more time a well)

Darnell noted: There is a diffrence between the two. As Dumb/Dumber stated: Above, this is why "sometimes" they require fingerprints. Fingerprints don't lie to the identity of the person.

For clarification: I know what a RFE is. Did I say I was perfect.

Good luck.


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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There are two couples approved this week from August and September. The one from August did not show a RFE at all. I did get something from their posts though that may be a reason why some of us are taking so long. They were transferred from Texas to California and I believe ours was too. Took them a total of 10 months. Crazy.

Edited by Dumb/Dumber

NOA 1 November 15, 2010

NOA 2 August 25, 2011

Closed NVC Ocotber 11, 2011

Interview Date: January 12,2012

Thank you my wonderful God in Heaven.

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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There are two couples approved this week from August and September. The one from August did not show a RFE at all. I did get something from their posts though that may be a reason why some of us are taking so long. They were transferred from Texas to California and I believe ours was too. Took them a total of 10 months. Crazy.

All K-1 petitions are sent to California or Vermont from the Texas intake center.

The wait time for the OP is crazy though.

Edited by Jay-Kay

Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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