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Hello yah all!

I just want to know, we are hitting 5 months mark on monday and we are planning to call the senator to ask for visa assistant, is it too early to call the senator or should we need to wait for a little while? because we don't know what's w/ VSC, last week we called, they said wait after the 8th, then we called them again on wednesday, they told me to wait til the 17th, then last night when we called again, they told me to wait for another 30days!!! dude, another 30 long days! that sucks! if they have problems w/ papers, why not send RFEs than hold them for long and send RFE after.....Sorry, I'm kinda pissed off w/ the process...I don't want to turn into bitter ugly b*tch but this waiting game already getting into my nerves....and what pissed me off more is, we cannot plan for our future, we cannot move forward w/ our lives....b-(

Anyways, thanks in advance all....

Jan


When life gives you lemons, ask for tequilla and salt....:)

Visa Journey

Mar 02 2011 - Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox

Mar 08 2011 - Delivered to Dallas

Mar 11 2011 - Check in cashed..

Mar 12 2011 - Initial Review; Status Last update...

Mar 14 2011 - NOA1 received by email - petition routed to VSC

Aug 10 2011- unexpectedly received mail from NVC saying we are approved

w/ my MNL case # on it.

Aug 11 2011- My approved petition already at USEM :)

Aug 16 2011- Finally, USCIS update our status..

Aug 22-23 2011 - Medical Exam: Passed! yay!

Aug 22 2011 - finally received hardcopy of NOA2 on mail and we were approved since Jul 13, 2011

Sep 02 2011 - Interview date! approved!

Sep 14 2011 - Visa received!

Sep 19 2011 - POE (Guam)

Oct 14 2011 - Wedding Day

Nov 21 2011 - AOS Sent

Nov 25 2011 - AOS Delivered

Nov 30 2011 - NOA1s received by email/

Dec 06 2011 - NOA1s hard copies received dated Nov 30, 2011

Dec 22 2011 - Biometric done

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I just want to know, we are hitting 5 months mark on monday and we are planning to call the senator to ask for visa assistant, is it too early to call the senator or should we need to wait for a little while?

Give it 30 days. If the standard is five months, then yours may take an extra week or two. Especially if you've already called the Service Center more than once (do they flag the files for frequent callers? would they move yours to the bottom of the pile?).

Think of your senator as a wild card. If you use it more than once, it starts to lose some of its "shock and awe" value. Try not to call the senator until you absolutely have to. (Having said that, it's your right to call your senator or congressman whenever you wish.)

Care,

Bill

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Give it 30 days. If the standard is five months, then yours may take an extra week or two. Especially if you've already called the Service Center more than once (do they flag the files for frequent callers? would they move yours to the bottom of the pile?).

Think of your senator as a wild card. If you use it more than once, it starts to lose some of its "shock and awe" value. Try not to call the senator until you absolutely have to. (Having said that, it's your right to call your senator or congressman whenever you wish.)

Care,

Bill

I would agree. But don't worry about frequent calls to customer service, the calls don't effect your petition at VSC.

Jan you really have to wait a month after average processing after which the customer service center can send a request in to VSC to expedite your case. Before that the senator or congressman can only tell you to wait another month cause your case will most likely get processed in that time.

Like Bill said you don't want to use your congressman or senator until really necessary cause of the "Boy who cried wolf" factor, as in don't scream until you know the wolf is after you! ;)


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u two have good points there.....Thanks Bill and Looky. I will tell my fiance that, to just wait for another 30days.....dude, sounds like I need to ready myself for 8months NOA2 process....haha! good luck to me...b-(

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When life gives you lemons, ask for tequilla and salt....:)

Visa Journey

Mar 02 2011 - Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox

Mar 08 2011 - Delivered to Dallas

Mar 11 2011 - Check in cashed..

Mar 12 2011 - Initial Review; Status Last update...

Mar 14 2011 - NOA1 received by email - petition routed to VSC

Aug 10 2011- unexpectedly received mail from NVC saying we are approved

w/ my MNL case # on it.

Aug 11 2011- My approved petition already at USEM :)

Aug 16 2011- Finally, USCIS update our status..

Aug 22-23 2011 - Medical Exam: Passed! yay!

Aug 22 2011 - finally received hardcopy of NOA2 on mail and we were approved since Jul 13, 2011

Sep 02 2011 - Interview date! approved!

Sep 14 2011 - Visa received!

Sep 19 2011 - POE (Guam)

Oct 14 2011 - Wedding Day

Nov 21 2011 - AOS Sent

Nov 25 2011 - AOS Delivered

Nov 30 2011 - NOA1s received by email/

Dec 06 2011 - NOA1s hard copies received dated Nov 30, 2011

Dec 22 2011 - Biometric done

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Hello yah all!

I just want to know, we are hitting 5 months mark on monday and we are planning to call the senator to ask for visa assistant, is it too early to call the senator or should we need to wait for a little while? because we don't know what's w/ VSC, last week we called, they said wait after the 8th, then we called them again on wednesday, they told me to wait til the 17th, then last night when we called again, they told me to wait for another 30days!!! dude, another 30 long days! that sucks! if they have problems w/ papers, why not send RFEs than hold them for long and send RFE after.....Sorry, I'm kinda pissed off w/ the process...I don't want to turn into bitter ugly b*tch but this waiting game already getting into my nerves....and what pissed me off more is, we cannot plan for our future, we cannot move forward w/ our lives....b-(

Anyways, thanks in advance all....

Jan

Many says that VSC are rally gettng so slow....anyway if they say 5 mos then let's see...wish you luck =) extend my hi to your filipina wifey =)

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Many says that VSC are rally gettng so slow....anyway if they say 5 mos then let's see...wish you luck =) extend my hi to your filipina wifey =)

Hi.

VSC is catching up so far. Actually, based on Igor's list, they already approving April petitions so I don't know what's happening w/ our petition. I guess they haven't worked on it yet because the last update on my case status still March 12 which is so devastating and frustrating. We will call again USCIS on monday, we'll see what they will tell us this time....

anyways, thanks for the good luck and btw, I'm the filpina wifey...hehe :P

Regards to ur Filipina wifey :


When life gives you lemons, ask for tequilla and salt....:)

Visa Journey

Mar 02 2011 - Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox

Mar 08 2011 - Delivered to Dallas

Mar 11 2011 - Check in cashed..

Mar 12 2011 - Initial Review; Status Last update...

Mar 14 2011 - NOA1 received by email - petition routed to VSC

Aug 10 2011- unexpectedly received mail from NVC saying we are approved

w/ my MNL case # on it.

Aug 11 2011- My approved petition already at USEM :)

Aug 16 2011- Finally, USCIS update our status..

Aug 22-23 2011 - Medical Exam: Passed! yay!

Aug 22 2011 - finally received hardcopy of NOA2 on mail and we were approved since Jul 13, 2011

Sep 02 2011 - Interview date! approved!

Sep 14 2011 - Visa received!

Sep 19 2011 - POE (Guam)

Oct 14 2011 - Wedding Day

Nov 21 2011 - AOS Sent

Nov 25 2011 - AOS Delivered

Nov 30 2011 - NOA1s received by email/

Dec 06 2011 - NOA1s hard copies received dated Nov 30, 2011

Dec 22 2011 - Biometric done

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I feel ya Jan. I am going to wait until 8/22 then call USCIS and say "it's the 5 month mark #######" LOL Hope you hear something soon hun~! :thumbs:


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08/21/09 - Relationship changed to more than friends

10/28/09 - 11/05/09 - Flew to Canada, met in person

12/16/10 - My baby flew into US to visit

01/26/10 - He proposed!!!! <3

03/16/11 - I-129F Packet Sent to Texas lockbox via USPS (2-day)

03/18/11 - confirmed delivery to lockbox via usps

03/22/11 - NOA1 issued

03/24/11 - Received email re: application was received and forwarded to VSC and NOA1 mailed out

03/24/11 - Check cashed

03/28/11 - Received NOA1 hardcopy by mail

03/29/11 - "Touched"

05/05/11 - Baby flew home :(

08/10/11 - NOA2 (07/21/11 - 08/03/11 - possible NOA2 estimated dates)

08/13/11 - NOA2 hardcopy received via mail

08/24/11 - Received email response w/ NVC case #

08/29/11 - Called NVC - advised our case is under additional processing :S

NVC Received : 2011-08-24

NVC Left : 2011-09-02

Consulate Received : 2011-09-08

Packet 3 Received : 2011-09-13

Packet 3 Sent : 2011-09-14

Packet 4 Received : 2011-09-19

Interview Date : 2011-11-03

APPROVED!!!!!!

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I feel ya Jan. I am going to wait until 8/22 then call USCIS and say "it's the 5 month mark #######" LOL Hope you hear something soon hun~! :thumbs:

Thanks Jacque. Hope u will get ur NOA2 soon as well....Good Luck!...


When life gives you lemons, ask for tequilla and salt....:)

Visa Journey

Mar 02 2011 - Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox

Mar 08 2011 - Delivered to Dallas

Mar 11 2011 - Check in cashed..

Mar 12 2011 - Initial Review; Status Last update...

Mar 14 2011 - NOA1 received by email - petition routed to VSC

Aug 10 2011- unexpectedly received mail from NVC saying we are approved

w/ my MNL case # on it.

Aug 11 2011- My approved petition already at USEM :)

Aug 16 2011- Finally, USCIS update our status..

Aug 22-23 2011 - Medical Exam: Passed! yay!

Aug 22 2011 - finally received hardcopy of NOA2 on mail and we were approved since Jul 13, 2011

Sep 02 2011 - Interview date! approved!

Sep 14 2011 - Visa received!

Sep 19 2011 - POE (Guam)

Oct 14 2011 - Wedding Day

Nov 21 2011 - AOS Sent

Nov 25 2011 - AOS Delivered

Nov 30 2011 - NOA1s received by email/

Dec 06 2011 - NOA1s hard copies received dated Nov 30, 2011

Dec 22 2011 - Biometric done

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Jan, I feel for you and the other March filers that still don't have their NOA2, it hurts that you aren't along with us already at NVC waiting on the next step. I can't imagine that you'll ever turn into a heartless b1tch over it though, you're far too sweet for that.

Stuart and I know how hard this long wait is, and every day we remind ourselves how it will prepare us to never take each other for granted, that even the simple things like passing a plate across the dinner table will be precious to us, and it's not always to those that had it easier. Your love will prosper all the more because of how hard it is to be together, I promise you that, if you keep that same attitude. And when finally you both are together, all this waiting will be a faint memory.

That day that you get your NOA2 will be the first step towards being with him, and what a wonderful day it will be. Many of us will cheer with you when it comes, even if you have to be a little more patient.


Jan 21 2011 sent I-129F package to Dallas lockbox - they lost it
Mar 22 2011 - Sent I-129F package to Dallas lockbox second time
May 2 2011 - NOA1 at CSC
July 15 2011 - NOA2!!!
July 21 2011 - Hardcopy of NOA2 received in mail
Aug 9 2011 - Case forwarded to Montreal
Sep 7 2011 - Packet 4 sent from embassy
Oct 27 2011 - Interview
Nov 12 2011 - Intended POE VISA delayed due to typo on son's name at the consulate
Nov 22 2011 - Picked up Visa
Nov 26 2011 - New intended POE date
Dec 10 2011 - Wedding

Jan 12 2012 - Sent AOS package
Feb 1 2012 - They send rejection notice, they lost a signature page
Feb 4 2012 - Resent package
Feb 14 2012 - NOA2
Feb 22 2012 - NOA3
March 21 2012 - Biometrics
March 30 2012 - NOA4
May 16 2012 - Interview date


April 2014 - application for I751 Removal of Conditions
May 7 2014 - NOA for notice of receipt and extension letter received
May 8 2014- Verification of inclusion of a dependent letter received
Not dated but in May - letter requesting interview received
July 10 2014 - ASC appointment notice for biometrics received

July 24 2014 Biometrics appointment

Jan 22 2015 - USCIS call

March 18 2015 - USCIS call

April 2 2015 - USCIS call

May 14 2015 - Infopass appt

July 21 2015 - infopass appt

Sept 18 2015 - infopass appt
Feb 25 2016 - USCIS call
Feb 25 2016 - Ombudsman request form sent

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Jan, I feel for you and the other March filers that still don't have their NOA2, it hurts that you aren't along with us already at NVC waiting on the next step. I can't imagine that you'll ever turn into a heartless b1tch over it though, you're far too sweet for that.

Stuart and I know how hard this long wait is, and every day we remind ourselves how it will prepare us to never take each other for granted, that even the simple things like passing a plate across the dinner table will be precious to us, and it's not always to those that had it easier. Your love will prosper all the more because of how hard it is to be together, I promise you that, if you keep that same attitude. And when finally you both are together, all this waiting will be a faint memory.

That day that you get your NOA2 will be the first step towards being with him, and what a wonderful day it will be. Many of us will cheer with you when it comes, even if you have to be a little more patient.

I second that! Well said Thea!:thumbs::thumbs:


Sent NOA1 April 30th 2011

received May 2nd 2011

NOA1 Notice Date:May 4th 2011

NOA 2 txt/ email on july 18th 2011

NOA 2 received in Mail July 20th dated July 18th 2011

NOA2 in "74" days!

NO RFE

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Medical Exam: March 22nd 2012

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Interview Date:April 16th, 2012......PASSED

Arrival Los Angeles California: July 7th 2012.

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Jan, I feel for you and the other March filers that still don't have their NOA2, it hurts that you aren't along with us already at NVC waiting on the next step. I can't imagine that you'll ever turn into a heartless b1tch over it though, you're far too sweet for that.

Stuart and I know how hard this long wait is, and every day we remind ourselves how it will prepare us to never take each other for granted, that even the simple things like passing a plate across the dinner table will be precious to us, and it's not always to those that had it easier. Your love will prosper all the more because of how hard it is to be together, I promise you that, if you keep that same attitude. And when finally you both are together, all this waiting will be a faint memory.

That day that you get your NOA2 will be the first step towards being with him, and what a wonderful day it will be. Many of us will cheer with you when it comes, even if you have to be a little more patient.

Aw! Thea, that was sweet...thank you...You are right, the hardship we are experiencing right now makes our relationship stronger everyday. I'm really glad and I'm very grateful for all my friends here especially March filers who are always their to cheer and lift me up when I feel so down....Thank u Thea, thank u....thank u every one....

and pls, greet me to my 5th monthsary w/ USCIS..... :)) :P

Good luck Jaque and Nemata....NOA2 for u this week! :P


When life gives you lemons, ask for tequilla and salt....:)

Visa Journey

Mar 02 2011 - Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox

Mar 08 2011 - Delivered to Dallas

Mar 11 2011 - Check in cashed..

Mar 12 2011 - Initial Review; Status Last update...

Mar 14 2011 - NOA1 received by email - petition routed to VSC

Aug 10 2011- unexpectedly received mail from NVC saying we are approved

w/ my MNL case # on it.

Aug 11 2011- My approved petition already at USEM :)

Aug 16 2011- Finally, USCIS update our status..

Aug 22-23 2011 - Medical Exam: Passed! yay!

Aug 22 2011 - finally received hardcopy of NOA2 on mail and we were approved since Jul 13, 2011

Sep 02 2011 - Interview date! approved!

Sep 14 2011 - Visa received!

Sep 19 2011 - POE (Guam)

Oct 14 2011 - Wedding Day

Nov 21 2011 - AOS Sent

Nov 25 2011 - AOS Delivered

Nov 30 2011 - NOA1s received by email/

Dec 06 2011 - NOA1s hard copies received dated Nov 30, 2011

Dec 22 2011 - Biometric done

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I didn't hit 5months mark!!!! USCIS just failed to update our status in their system and send our NOA2! we were approved all along! I got my MNL case # dated Aug 4 on Aug 10 via mail then yesterday, embassy said my papers already arrived, I can already schedule my interview date! wahahahahaha! :((


When life gives you lemons, ask for tequilla and salt....:)

Visa Journey

Mar 02 2011 - Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox

Mar 08 2011 - Delivered to Dallas

Mar 11 2011 - Check in cashed..

Mar 12 2011 - Initial Review; Status Last update...

Mar 14 2011 - NOA1 received by email - petition routed to VSC

Aug 10 2011- unexpectedly received mail from NVC saying we are approved

w/ my MNL case # on it.

Aug 11 2011- My approved petition already at USEM :)

Aug 16 2011- Finally, USCIS update our status..

Aug 22-23 2011 - Medical Exam: Passed! yay!

Aug 22 2011 - finally received hardcopy of NOA2 on mail and we were approved since Jul 13, 2011

Sep 02 2011 - Interview date! approved!

Sep 14 2011 - Visa received!

Sep 19 2011 - POE (Guam)

Oct 14 2011 - Wedding Day

Nov 21 2011 - AOS Sent

Nov 25 2011 - AOS Delivered

Nov 30 2011 - NOA1s received by email/

Dec 06 2011 - NOA1s hard copies received dated Nov 30, 2011

Dec 22 2011 - Biometric done

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Nema got her NOA2 today, she's super excited about it. I think she's still sworn off the VJ site until after Ramadan, not sure if she'll come on and post for you, and hate spilling the beans for her if she was coming on, but I'm SO excited for her! I need to go look at Igor's list and see who we still have waiting....


Jan 21 2011 sent I-129F package to Dallas lockbox - they lost it
Mar 22 2011 - Sent I-129F package to Dallas lockbox second time
May 2 2011 - NOA1 at CSC
July 15 2011 - NOA2!!!
July 21 2011 - Hardcopy of NOA2 received in mail
Aug 9 2011 - Case forwarded to Montreal
Sep 7 2011 - Packet 4 sent from embassy
Oct 27 2011 - Interview
Nov 12 2011 - Intended POE VISA delayed due to typo on son's name at the consulate
Nov 22 2011 - Picked up Visa
Nov 26 2011 - New intended POE date
Dec 10 2011 - Wedding

Jan 12 2012 - Sent AOS package
Feb 1 2012 - They send rejection notice, they lost a signature page
Feb 4 2012 - Resent package
Feb 14 2012 - NOA2
Feb 22 2012 - NOA3
March 21 2012 - Biometrics
March 30 2012 - NOA4
May 16 2012 - Interview date


April 2014 - application for I751 Removal of Conditions
May 7 2014 - NOA for notice of receipt and extension letter received
May 8 2014- Verification of inclusion of a dependent letter received
Not dated but in May - letter requesting interview received
July 10 2014 - ASC appointment notice for biometrics received

July 24 2014 Biometrics appointment

Jan 22 2015 - USCIS call

March 18 2015 - USCIS call

April 2 2015 - USCIS call

May 14 2015 - Infopass appt

July 21 2015 - infopass appt

Sept 18 2015 - infopass appt
Feb 25 2016 - USCIS call
Feb 25 2016 - Ombudsman request form sent

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Nema got her NOA2 today, she's super excited about it. I think she's still sworn off the VJ site until after Ramadan, not sure if she'll come on and post for you, and hate spilling the beans for her if she was coming on, but I'm SO excited for her! I need to go look at Igor's list and see who we still have waiting....

Yup, I'm so happy for her! :) I think she already updated her timeline. :)


When life gives you lemons, ask for tequilla and salt....:)

Visa Journey

Mar 02 2011 - Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox

Mar 08 2011 - Delivered to Dallas

Mar 11 2011 - Check in cashed..

Mar 12 2011 - Initial Review; Status Last update...

Mar 14 2011 - NOA1 received by email - petition routed to VSC

Aug 10 2011- unexpectedly received mail from NVC saying we are approved

w/ my MNL case # on it.

Aug 11 2011- My approved petition already at USEM :)

Aug 16 2011- Finally, USCIS update our status..

Aug 22-23 2011 - Medical Exam: Passed! yay!

Aug 22 2011 - finally received hardcopy of NOA2 on mail and we were approved since Jul 13, 2011

Sep 02 2011 - Interview date! approved!

Sep 14 2011 - Visa received!

Sep 19 2011 - POE (Guam)

Oct 14 2011 - Wedding Day

Nov 21 2011 - AOS Sent

Nov 25 2011 - AOS Delivered

Nov 30 2011 - NOA1s received by email/

Dec 06 2011 - NOA1s hard copies received dated Nov 30, 2011

Dec 22 2011 - Biometric done

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Yup, I'm so happy for her! :) I think she already updated her timeline. :)

So congratulations!!! I think the name of this post topic needs to change to something like, "Did I even hit the 4 month mark???" :dance::dance::dance:


NOA1 - 12/21/15

NOA2 - 04/18/16

NVC Receive - 04/29/16

NVC Welcome - 05/13/16

DS-261 - 05/14/16

AOS, IV PAID - 05/27/16

DS260 done - 06/10/16

Case Transferred to US Embassy in Riga Latvia at the end of October.

If you really want it, you'll find a way!

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