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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Thailand
Timeline

Ok, debut post for me.

I've heard a theory floated that we can expect faster processing times if we submitted using the new, post-IMBRA forms. And I've seen a few people on this list receiving NOA2s out of California in two months or less. I'm an impatient man. I think we all are on this forum. Anything to this theory of faster processing times on the horizon?

Also, the website reports they've recieve my app, and they've already cashed my check, but still no paper NOA1 after almost two weeks from the date the website reports receipt. No big deal, right?

Thanks,

J

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09/07/06 - Mailed K1 app.

09/14/06 - Electronic NOA1 received.

09/15/06 - Check cashed.

09/16/06 - Return receipt from USPS received.

09/17/06 - Touched.

11/30/06 - Touched! (Could this be it?)

11/30/06 - Electronic NOA2 received.

12/06/06 - Courtesy hardcopy of NOA2 received. (Original sent to lawyer.)

12/11/06 - NVC gave me DOS case # by phone and confirmed BKK mailing.

12/25/06 - Submitted Packet 3 to BKK Embassy (using copies of forms).

01/06/07 - Pim received Packet 3 harcopy.

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Welcome to VJ.

The CSC seems to be processing a 'bit' faster, but I wouldn't count on it.

As far as your wait for your NOA1, you're still in the 'average' category. Not to worry.

Jen


8-30-05 Met David at a restaurant in Germany

3-28-06 David 'officially' proposed

4-26-06 I-129F mailed

9-25-06 Interview: APPROVED!

10-16-06 Flt to US, POE Detroit

11-5-06 Married

7-2-07 Green card received

9-12-08 Filed for divorce

12-5-08 Court hearing - divorce final

A great marriage is not when the "perfect couple" comes together.

It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
Timeline

All we can do is hope!


Met online April 2004

Went to Mumbai to meet Poonam Sept. 2004

Sept. 2004 thru April 2006 ongoing relationship

Went back to Mumbai April 2006

Engagement April 2006

Nov.-Dec. 2006 went to Mumbai

K-1 Journey*

08-02-06 mailed I-129F

08-15-06 NOA1

08-18-06 touched

10-05-06 NOA2 (51 Days)

10-06-06 touched

10-07-06 touched

10-16-06 Received hardcopy of NOA2 in the mail

10-19-06 NVC received my petition (Please hurry, so she can be here for Christmas)

10-26-06 Received NVC letter stating it was sent to Mumbai (Letter dated 10-23-06)

12-09-06 Never received Packet 3, So we downloaded and sent to embassy

02-02-07 INTERVIEW (Missed 1st interview, waiting on new interview date)

04-02-07 New INTERVIEW Date.

04-02-07 APPROVED !!!!!

04-27-07 ARRIVED IN U.S.

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Also meant to add that no one can predict whether or not someone will get one or more RFEs. Those just add time to the process.

And pre-IMBRAers are still figured into the averages, so comparing against timelines here is really useless now.

Jen


8-30-05 Met David at a restaurant in Germany

3-28-06 David 'officially' proposed

4-26-06 I-129F mailed

9-25-06 Interview: APPROVED!

10-16-06 Flt to US, POE Detroit

11-5-06 Married

7-2-07 Green card received

9-12-08 Filed for divorce

12-5-08 Court hearing - divorce final

A great marriage is not when the "perfect couple" comes together.

It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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"Also, the website reports they've recieve my app, and they've already cashed my check, but still no paper NOA1 after almost two weeks from the date the website reports receipt. No big deal, right?"

What website reports they've recieved your app? I am confused, I did not think you could check the USCIS site until after you recieved your NOA1 with a reciept number, or at least until the check was cashed and you could view the number on the back of the canceled check.


June 19, 2005 Met Online

November 19-December 26, 2005 Together in Morocco

September 22, 2006 Filed K-1 Visa Petition

October 7, 2006 NOA 1

December 15, 2006 NOA 2

December 24, 2006-January 3, 2007 After a long,hard and lonely year, back to Morocco.

February 22, 2007 Interview..

February 28, 2007 VISA IN HAND!!!!!!

March 21, 2007 Arrival in USA

May 25, 2007 Married

June 12, 2007 He went to jail because he tried to kill me.

October 18, 2007 Out of jail and back to Morocco.

The End.

"Nobody said it was easy. It's such a shame for us to part. Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said it would be so hard....Oh take me back to the start" Chris Martin-Coldplay, The Scientist

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Ok, debut post for me.

I've heard a theory floated that we can expect faster processing times if we submitted using the new, post-IMBRA forms. And I've seen a few people on this list receiving NOA2s out of California in two months or less. I'm an impatient man. I think we all are on this forum. Anything to this theory of faster processing times on the horizon?

Wishful thinking sometimes comes true....wishing very hard right now :P

The NOA1 should be coming soon. Don;t worry yet.


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24 March 2009 I-751 received by USCIS

27 March 2009 Check Cashed

30 March 2009 NOA received

8 April 2009 Biometric notice arrived by mail

24 April 2009 Biometrics scheduled

26 April 2009 Touched

...once again waiting

1 September 2009 (just over 5 months) Approved and card production ordered.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Thailand
Timeline
"Also, the website reports they've recieve my app, and they've already cashed my check, but still no paper NOA1 after almost two weeks from the date the website reports receipt. No big deal, right?"

What website reports they've recieved your app? I am confused, I did not think you could check the USCIS site until after you recieved your NOA1 with a reciept number, or at least until the check was cashed and you could view the number on the back of the canceled check.

Yeah, got receipt number off of the check and then created USCIS account. I'm assuming the paper NOA1 just says the same thing as the current status message on the website:

Your I129F PETITION FOR FIANCE(E) was received on September 14, 2006. We will mail you a decision as soon as processing is complete. You can use our processing dates to estimate when this case will be done. Follow the the link below for current processing dates.

It did think it odd and potentially hopeful that the status date now reads 9/17/2006. I think that counts as a touch. Maybe they're actually having a look at what I sent them.


09/07/06 - Mailed K1 app.

09/14/06 - Electronic NOA1 received.

09/15/06 - Check cashed.

09/16/06 - Return receipt from USPS received.

09/17/06 - Touched.

11/30/06 - Touched! (Could this be it?)

11/30/06 - Electronic NOA2 received.

12/06/06 - Courtesy hardcopy of NOA2 received. (Original sent to lawyer.)

12/11/06 - NVC gave me DOS case # by phone and confirmed BKK mailing.

12/25/06 - Submitted Packet 3 to BKK Embassy (using copies of forms).

01/06/07 - Pim received Packet 3 harcopy.

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It did think it odd and potentially hopeful that the status date now reads 9/17/2006. I think that counts as a touch. Maybe they're actually having a look at what I sent them.

I know touches are misleading and even mysterious at times, but if you look at my signature line and compare the touches (or updates) they seem to be related to the cashing of the check and/or generating the NOA1. It's been dead silent since the last touch.


erfoud44.jpg

24 March 2009 I-751 received by USCIS

27 March 2009 Check Cashed

30 March 2009 NOA received

8 April 2009 Biometric notice arrived by mail

24 April 2009 Biometrics scheduled

26 April 2009 Touched

...once again waiting

1 September 2009 (just over 5 months) Approved and card production ordered.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Thailand
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It did think it odd and potentially hopeful that the status date now reads 9/17/2006. I think that counts as a touch. Maybe they're actually having a look at what I sent them.

I know touches are misleading and even mysterious at times, but if you look at my signature line and compare the touches (or updates) they seem to be related to the cashing of the check and/or generating the NOA1. It's been dead silent since the last touch.

Yeah, you're right. It's probably them just cashing the check.

I'm new here, and I know this must be an often expressed sentiment on this forum, but does everyone else out there agree that it's absolutely ridiculous that this process should take so freakin' long? I'm mean, what do they have to do to process these things that could take that long? It's not like there's that much in the app. If it's an issue of funding, then charge me a fee to expedite.


09/07/06 - Mailed K1 app.

09/14/06 - Electronic NOA1 received.

09/15/06 - Check cashed.

09/16/06 - Return receipt from USPS received.

09/17/06 - Touched.

11/30/06 - Touched! (Could this be it?)

11/30/06 - Electronic NOA2 received.

12/06/06 - Courtesy hardcopy of NOA2 received. (Original sent to lawyer.)

12/11/06 - NVC gave me DOS case # by phone and confirmed BKK mailing.

12/25/06 - Submitted Packet 3 to BKK Embassy (using copies of forms).

01/06/07 - Pim received Packet 3 harcopy.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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I think it's more like it went back to "normal". You'll see fast approved cases and slow approved ones.


(Puerto Rico) Luis & Laura (Brazil) K1 JOURNEY
04/11/2006 - Filed I-129F.
09/29/2006 - Visa in hand!

10/15/2006 - POE San Juan
11/15/2006 - MARRIAGE

AOS JOURNEY
01/05/2007 - AOS sent to Chicago.
03/26/2007 - Green Card in hand!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS JOURNEY
01/26/2009 - Filed I-751.
06/22/2009 - Green Card in hand!

NATURALIZATION JOURNEY
06/26/2014 - N-400 sent to Nebraska
07/02/2014 - NOA
07/24/2014 - Biometrics
10/24/2014 - Interview (approved)

01/16/2015 - Oath Ceremony


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