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hello everyone...I just got noa1 yesturday. From what I've read and been told is that 4-5 months is average time befor I will receive noa2 from the vermont center? Is there anyone who has had better luck and received noa2 faster than 5 months? Or is 5 months what everyone is having to wait? I know patience is the name of the game but 5 months seems like an eternity....

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5 months is USCIS time. Some get it sooner, some get it later. I've read here from people waiting like 10 months. So just sit back, and relax, it's going to be a loooong wait!!

Best wishes!! :thumbs:

10-24-2012: AOS, EAD, AP Sent

11-04-2012: NOA1 AOS, EAD, AP

11-06-2012: Biometrics App Letter

11-16-2012: My baby boy was born

11-19-2012: Biometrics Appointment

12-29-2012: AP Approved

01-04-2013: EAD Approved

01-10-2013: Combo Card Arrived

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5 months is a rough estimation and what you should be expecting though some are earlier and sometimes the wait is longer. Just a bit of a waiting game so all the best with your journey and welcome to VJ. :reading:

Mar 2011 - After 5mths denied for lost docs - Attempts to follow up failed. Mar 18 2012 - I-129F sent - No sign of NOA1 but they have banked the check...Jul 24 - Update - USCIS has located our file
Infopass Apt - they sorted through everything - our 2011 and 2012 file keep getting mixed up - getting us a Case# (still waiting) Dec- Infopass Appt- expecting to get a case # in about a week ..Still no Case number

Mar 2013 Infopass - advised file was in a box somewhere,and it would be quicker for us to refile. Life gets in the way... New petition submitted July 2014 .
I-129F Sent : Jul 28 2014
TSC received: Aug 04 2014
I-129F NOA1 : Aug 06 2014
I-129F NOA2 : Feb 25 2015 (NOA2 copy rcd: Mar 02)

Sent to NVC: Mar 09 / Left NVC Apr 1 / Arr Embassy Apr 7 / Pkt 3 Rcd Apr 15 / Medical Apr 17 / Pkt 3 sent May 1 / Interview May 12

Left NZ May 15

Married Aug 10

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This is USCIS processing time, every case its different, you can receive an RFE (request for evidence), or not... Our NOA2 didn't take long at all, and I was ready to wait more, thank God we got it sooner than we expected. Patience is the key, even though sometimes you lose it lol :blush:

03/17/2011- Mailed K1 petition

03/25/2011- Email and text NOA1, routed to VSC

03/25/2011- Check cashed

07/05/2011- NOA2, USCIS website, text and email!
10/04/2011- Interview, APPROVED!
10/23/2011- POE - Dulles
11/08/2011- WEDDING!
11/15/2011- Applied for SSN
01/18/2012- AOS package sent
01/24/2012- NOA1 for AOS, EAD & AP
01/25/2012- Check cashed for AOS
02/16/2012- AOS & EAD biometrics
02/13/2012- AOS case transferred to CSC
02/21/2012- AOS application received at CSC
03/15/2012- EAD/AP cards approved
03/26/2012- EAD/AP combo card received
07/30/2012- Service Request on AOS, past 6 months mark...
08/28/2012- Ombudsman & Senator contacted, past 7 months mark...
09/04/2012- AOS Approved!
09/10/2012- GC in hand!

08/13/2014- Mailed I-751(ROC) package to VSC

08/15/2014- Delivered

08/18/2014- NOA1/Letter of Extension

08/20/2014- Check cashed

09/17/2014- Biometrics

02/18/2015- Card Production Ordered/ Approved!


Be fierce! Be consistent, know no bounds, take pleasure in the little things, make love your sole focus, don't submit until you have absolutely no way out........

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Settle in for some waiting. 5 months does seem like a long time - and right now VSC seems to have slowed down again - they were on a roll for a bit! I am currently on month 4, however, I have a friend who is on 5+ months. It varies. My best suggestion (or at least what works for me) is to keep as busy as possible, talk as much as possible and find a way to enjoy the process (I like surprising my fiance by mailing him random letters & care packages)...good luck!

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I have seen some here waiting 6-7 months for VSC, but 5-6 has been the going rate for the last few months. It changes from time to time but has been holding this way since early 2010. I got my NOA2 from VSC in 58 days and in late 2009 they were turning them around in 30 days or so. VSC is currently in the process of moving the rest of their operation from St Albans to Essex Junction, VT. They moved about half the operation in late 2008.

From then until your interview, figure 1-3 months, depending on how the load is at Kiev. We got our NOA2 on May 15, 2008 and did not have our interview until August 8, 2008 almost 3 months, and we had no AP at the NVC. In 2009 the consulate was scheduling interviews for 3 days after the the case was entered in the system. I think they are running about 1 month lead time or so right now.

It took us 6 months from NOA1 until Alla arrived, I would add 2-3 months to that right now for an estimate.

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Gary And Alla

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