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Just wanted to share this with all of you. My friend told me that one of her friends' K1 visa was approved within 2 months. IS IT POSSIBLE? :unsure:

Hmmmm.... a friend of a friend..... really?... that sounds like speculative hearsay. :lol:


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Just wanted to share this with all of you. My friend told me that one of her friends' K1 visa was approved within 2 months. IS IT POSSIBLE? :unsure:

If her USC had a valid reason for expedited processing it is remotely possible to file the I-129F, receive the NOA-2, go through NVC and have the Embassy interviuw in that time frame. The most common reason for expedited processing would most likely be a USC who is serving in the military with orders to deploy overseas very soon.


K-1 JOURNEY

157 DAYS FROM NOA-1 TO NOA-2

181 DAYS FROM NOA-1 TO INTERVIEW

07/14/2011 - I-129F sent via FedEx to USCIS
07/15/2011 - Arrived at CSC, signed for by E. Jameson
07/15/2011 - NOA-1 (E-Mail)
07/19/2011 - NOA-1 (Hard Copy)
08/01/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - NOA-2 (E-Mail)
12/22/2011 - X-Ray
12/22/2011 - Lab Work
12/23/2011 - NOA-2 (Hard Copy)
12/27/2011 - NVC Received
12/28/2011 - San Jose Embassy Case Number Assigned
12/29/2011 - NVC Sent Petition via DHL to Embassy
12/30/2011 - Embassy Received Petition, signed for by J. Rodriguez
01/04/2011 - Medical
01/09/2011 - Packet 3 Received
01/12/2011 - Embassy Interview - Approved
01/19/2011 - Visa Received
01/21/2012 - POE (Ft. Lauderdale, FL - USA)
01/23/2012 - SSA Issued Fresy's SSN
02/18/2012 - Wedding

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If her USC had a valid reason for expedited processing it is remotely possible to file the I-129F, receive the NOA-2, go through NVC and have the Embassy interviuw in that time frame. The most common reason for expedited processing would most likely be a USC who is serving in the military with orders to deploy overseas very soon.

I thought exactly the same. The only reason to expedite one's case is if the person is serving overseas, but to my knowledge this isn't the case with them. I wonder what other reasons could expedite somone's case?

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don't they maybe mean they got the NOA2 within 2 months? That says 'approved' on it I think? As in the petition being approved. Maybe they took that to mean they have a visa approved already?!

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I thought exactly the same. The only reason to expedite one's case is if the person is serving overseas, but to my knowledge this isn't the case with them. I wonder what other reasons could expedite somone's case?

Well,

A military expedite is not the only reason - but it is the most common. Other reasons expedites have been used sucessfully in the past:

A) SERIOUS medical condition of the USC petitioner

B) Violence and risk of death to the non USC beneficiary in their home country

Basically, a TRUE hardship needs to be demonstrated in order to qualify for a expedite at the USCIS level. However, just because an expedite was approved by USCIS does not mean the Embassy will expedite the visa application/interview.


K-1 JOURNEY

157 DAYS FROM NOA-1 TO NOA-2

181 DAYS FROM NOA-1 TO INTERVIEW

07/14/2011 - I-129F sent via FedEx to USCIS
07/15/2011 - Arrived at CSC, signed for by E. Jameson
07/15/2011 - NOA-1 (E-Mail)
07/19/2011 - NOA-1 (Hard Copy)
08/01/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - NOA-2 (E-Mail)
12/22/2011 - X-Ray
12/22/2011 - Lab Work
12/23/2011 - NOA-2 (Hard Copy)
12/27/2011 - NVC Received
12/28/2011 - San Jose Embassy Case Number Assigned
12/29/2011 - NVC Sent Petition via DHL to Embassy
12/30/2011 - Embassy Received Petition, signed for by J. Rodriguez
01/04/2011 - Medical
01/09/2011 - Packet 3 Received
01/12/2011 - Embassy Interview - Approved
01/19/2011 - Visa Received
01/21/2012 - POE (Ft. Lauderdale, FL - USA)
01/23/2012 - SSA Issued Fresy's SSN
02/18/2012 - Wedding

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don't they maybe mean they got the NOA2 within 2 months? That says 'approved' on it I think? As in the petition being approved. Maybe they took that to mean they have a visa approved already?!

That is what I thought at first. Infact,the first question I asked was that if they have recieved the NOA2 from USCIS and that is the first step approval, but my friend said no, not that. It bothers me what is the case then?

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That is what I thought at first. Infact,the first question I asked was that if they have recieved the NOA2 from USCIS and that is the first step approval, but my friend said no, not that. It bothers me what is the case then?

USCIS SAYS they process petitions in the order that they receive them, but I can tell you - as someone who has gone through the process that there is no rhyme or reason in the order that petitions are adjudicated.

It is entirely possible for someone who submitted their I-129F just a couple of weeks ago to get an approval ahead of others who filed months previously. It sucks, but that is life when dealing with USCIS.


K-1 JOURNEY

157 DAYS FROM NOA-1 TO NOA-2

181 DAYS FROM NOA-1 TO INTERVIEW

07/14/2011 - I-129F sent via FedEx to USCIS
07/15/2011 - Arrived at CSC, signed for by E. Jameson
07/15/2011 - NOA-1 (E-Mail)
07/19/2011 - NOA-1 (Hard Copy)
08/01/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - NOA-2 (E-Mail)
12/22/2011 - X-Ray
12/22/2011 - Lab Work
12/23/2011 - NOA-2 (Hard Copy)
12/27/2011 - NVC Received
12/28/2011 - San Jose Embassy Case Number Assigned
12/29/2011 - NVC Sent Petition via DHL to Embassy
12/30/2011 - Embassy Received Petition, signed for by J. Rodriguez
01/04/2011 - Medical
01/09/2011 - Packet 3 Received
01/12/2011 - Embassy Interview - Approved
01/19/2011 - Visa Received
01/21/2012 - POE (Ft. Lauderdale, FL - USA)
01/23/2012 - SSA Issued Fresy's SSN
02/18/2012 - Wedding

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Life is not measured by the breaths you take. Rather, life is measured by the moments that take your breath away!

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Well,

A military expedite is not the only reason - but it is the most common. Other reasons expedites have been used sucessfully in the past:

A) SERIOUS medical condition of the USC petitioner

B) Violence and risk of death to the non USC beneficiary in their home country

Basically, a TRUE hardship needs to be demonstrated in order to qualify for a expedite at the USCIS level. However, just because an expedite was approved by USCIS does not mean the Embassy will expedite the visa application/interview.

That is true. I just text my friend to find out whether one of the reasons you said was the case for their friend. I hope to get a response soon. Many of us wait for ever and some go through the process fast. It is a little heart broken. Don't you think so?

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No.

Every case is different.

You should never be jealous of someone else getting approved before you. It's a pointless emotion.


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That is true. I just text my friend to find out whether one of the reasons you said was the case for their friend. I hope to get a response soon. Many of us wait for ever and some go through the process fast. It is a little heart broken. Don't you think so?

When we were waiting for our approval we tried to be happy for those who received their NOA-2 before us, even though they had filed after we did.

I tried to put it all into perspective... I could never be angry at someone else's good fortune. It wasn't their fault their petition was approved before mine and I found VJ to be a great place to vent and get support on the really difficult days.

This is an entirely difficult process and each day has it's own set of emotions. The one thing we have all found to be true in this process is that you can't rush it and the only thing you can do to best get your petition approved as soon as possible to to avoid RFE's.

The one thing I CAN promise is that this stage does have an ending, then it's on to the next step!

No.

Every case is different.

You should never be jealous of someone else getting approved before you. It's a pointless emotion.

True that! :thumbs:


K-1 JOURNEY

157 DAYS FROM NOA-1 TO NOA-2

181 DAYS FROM NOA-1 TO INTERVIEW

07/14/2011 - I-129F sent via FedEx to USCIS
07/15/2011 - Arrived at CSC, signed for by E. Jameson
07/15/2011 - NOA-1 (E-Mail)
07/19/2011 - NOA-1 (Hard Copy)
08/01/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - NOA-2 (E-Mail)
12/22/2011 - X-Ray
12/22/2011 - Lab Work
12/23/2011 - NOA-2 (Hard Copy)
12/27/2011 - NVC Received
12/28/2011 - San Jose Embassy Case Number Assigned
12/29/2011 - NVC Sent Petition via DHL to Embassy
12/30/2011 - Embassy Received Petition, signed for by J. Rodriguez
01/04/2011 - Medical
01/09/2011 - Packet 3 Received
01/12/2011 - Embassy Interview - Approved
01/19/2011 - Visa Received
01/21/2012 - POE (Ft. Lauderdale, FL - USA)
01/23/2012 - SSA Issued Fresy's SSN
02/18/2012 - Wedding

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Life is not measured by the breaths you take. Rather, life is measured by the moments that take your breath away!

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No.

Every case is different.

You should never be jealous of someone else getting approved before you. It's a pointless emotion.

I am not jealous by no means. I just want to know how and why some get approved faster than others. I want to know if there is anything I, we should do for ourselves. I want to educate myself of knowing ways to expedite our case's process.

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When we were waiting for our approval we tried to be happy for those who received their NOA-2 before us, even though they had filed after we did.

I tried to put it all into perspective... I could never be angry at someone else's good fortune. It wasn't their fault their petition was approved before mine and I found VJ to be a great place to vent and get support on the really difficult days.

This is an entirely difficult process and each day has it's own set of emotions. The one thing we have all found to be true in this process is that you can't rush it and the only thing you can do to best get your petition approved as soon as possible to to avoid RFE's.

The one thing I CAN promise is that this stage does have an ending, then it's on to the next step!

True that! :thumbs:

I diffenetly agree with all of you. I am happy for those who get through this tough and long process faster. As I said ealier I just want to know if this was true and if yes, what reasons make this faster and painless for others? I want all of us to get done with this painful process. I am sure all of us want to be with our loved ones as soon as we can.

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I am not jealous by no means. I just want to know how and why some get approved faster than others. I want to know if there is anything I, we should do for ourselves. I want to educate myself of knowing ways to expedite our case's process.

That's the absolute best thing you can do. Expediting your case means complete all your documents correctly, completely and accurtely. Include everything required the first time you submit so you won't be delayed by a needless RFE.

Use the time you're waiting for the NOA-2 wisely. Start collecting the documents you'll need to have for the interview.

Keep reading and studying! Ask questions when you need to and "pay it forward" down the road to the newer members.


K-1 JOURNEY

157 DAYS FROM NOA-1 TO NOA-2

181 DAYS FROM NOA-1 TO INTERVIEW

07/14/2011 - I-129F sent via FedEx to USCIS
07/15/2011 - Arrived at CSC, signed for by E. Jameson
07/15/2011 - NOA-1 (E-Mail)
07/19/2011 - NOA-1 (Hard Copy)
08/01/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - NOA-2 (E-Mail)
12/22/2011 - X-Ray
12/22/2011 - Lab Work
12/23/2011 - NOA-2 (Hard Copy)
12/27/2011 - NVC Received
12/28/2011 - San Jose Embassy Case Number Assigned
12/29/2011 - NVC Sent Petition via DHL to Embassy
12/30/2011 - Embassy Received Petition, signed for by J. Rodriguez
01/04/2011 - Medical
01/09/2011 - Packet 3 Received
01/12/2011 - Embassy Interview - Approved
01/19/2011 - Visa Received
01/21/2012 - POE (Ft. Lauderdale, FL - USA)
01/23/2012 - SSA Issued Fresy's SSN
02/18/2012 - Wedding

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Life is not measured by the breaths you take. Rather, life is measured by the moments that take your breath away!

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That's the absolute best thing you can do. Expediting your case means complete all your documents correctly, completely and accurtely. Include everything required the first time you submit so you won't be delayed by a needless RFE.

Use the time you're waiting for the NOA-2 wisely. Start collecting the documents you'll need to have for the interview.

Keep reading and studying! Ask questions when you need to and "pay it forward" down the road to the newer members.

I hope I followed the direction well when I was filing my petition. I used this nice VJ site and you guys' suggestions and help to go through the filling. I am praying and hoping to hear some positive news from USCIS.

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