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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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What does this mean? The other entries for processing times have a number of months and others also have just a date, with all of those dates being in the past...uuuhhh? Then above that it reads "However, if that office is taking longer than our processing goal to handle the form type in question, you will see the filing date (e.g., "April 10, 2003") of the last case we processed on the date the website chart was last updated. The charts are updated on or about the 15th day of each month." That does not make any sense..does it to anyone else - YES please explain - Gracias -Ray

I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 - Not yet married - fiance and/or dependent child October 2, 2010

I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 - Already married - spouse and/or dependent child October 2, 2010

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Nothing of importance. There are only two service centers that process K-1 visa petitions, Vermont (VSC) and California (CSC).


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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You should check your case number. If is EAC it at Vermont. If WAC is at California Service Center. Texas DOES NOT process k-1.

Hope it helps! :thumbs:

Edited by Dante & Geor

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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Yes, check your NOA1 hardcopy (I-797C Notice of action) if you received it yet, the service center where your petition is will be written at the bottom left of it (or look at the receipt number as Dante&Geor said, if it starts by EAC, it's at Vermont SC, if it starts by WAC, it's at California SC). Texas Service Center is a different place than the Texas lockbox where you sent your petition package (like everybody is instructed to do).

At the lockbox facility, they only open your mail, cash the check and forward your case to either California or Vermont.

Edited by didopage

K-1 Visa Timeline AOS Timeline

- Aug 31st, 2011 - Mailed I-129F package - May 29th, 2012 - Mailed AOS/EAD/AP package

- Apr 13th, 2012 - Visa received - Aug 24th, 2012 - Green Card received

ROC Timeline

- May 19th, 2014 - Mailed ROC package to CSC

- Aug 8th, 2014 - Green Card received

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It means you didn't read the instructions. You might want to read them again if you sent your papers to the Texas Service Center. Thats the wrong place. Texas does not process k-1 petitions.

someone really needs to make a huge bold sticky so people stop bringing up this topic and making the same mistake constantly.

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It's right in the VJ K-1 Guide on where to mail it (not to mention the actual I-129F instructions), so I'm not sure why it gets overlooked so often.


Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

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It's right in the VJ K-1 Guide on where to mail it (not to mention the actual I-129F instructions), so I'm not sure why it gets overlooked so often.

My guess is that it's too much reading for some people, and they get discouraged (it's on page 4-5 of the USCIS I-129f instructions pdf, pfiou… 4 FULL pages to read before :D).

My other idea is that people get confused when they see member profiles on VJ topics, it's written "Filing Location:" where it would be better, I think, to have "Service Center:". (for people who ask "I live in Ohio! do I send my petition to Vermont or California?? or maybe Texas?")

About OP, he just thought his petition was process in Texas SC because he (I hope) sent it to the Texas lockbox. Many many people thinks TSC and Texas lockbox is the same place… Unfortunately. :)

Edited by didopage

K-1 Visa Timeline AOS Timeline

- Aug 31st, 2011 - Mailed I-129F package - May 29th, 2012 - Mailed AOS/EAD/AP package

- Apr 13th, 2012 - Visa received - Aug 24th, 2012 - Green Card received

ROC Timeline

- May 19th, 2014 - Mailed ROC package to CSC

- Aug 8th, 2014 - Green Card received

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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It's right in the VJ K-1 Guide on where to mail it (not to mention the actual I-129F instructions), so I'm not sure why it gets overlooked so often.

It is not mentioned in the K-1 guide, other than to say you mail it to the Dallas lockbox. Unless I missed something. It mentions in the flowchart that it will be forwarded from the lockbox for processing. It doesn't say where to.

I too think there should be some kind of sticky about this, or put it in a paragraph at the beginning of the K-1 guide that you mail all petitions to the Dallas lockbox, but this is NOT the TSC, and the TSC does not adjudicate K-1 petitions anyway. It will be sent out from the Dallas lockbox, which intakes the petitions and cashes the checks, to one of only two service centers that adjudicate fiance(e) petitions, Vermont or California.

Perhaps also list about when receiving your NOA1, you will know which service center it is at based on what your case# starts with, EAC(Vermont) or WAC(California).

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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It is not mentioned in the K-1 guide, other than to say you mail it to the Dallas lockbox. Unless I missed something. It mentions in the flowchart that it will be forwarded from the lockbox for processing. It doesn't say where to.

I too think there should be some kind of sticky about this, or put it in a paragraph at the beginning of the K-1 guide that you mail all petitions to the Dallas lockbox, but this is NOT the TSC, and the TSC does not adjudicate K-1 petitions anyway. It will be sent out from the Dallas lockbox, which intakes the petitions and cashes the checks, to one of only two service centers that adjudicate fiance(e) petitions, Vermont or California.

Perhaps also list about when receiving your NOA1, you will know which service center it is at based on what your case# starts with, EAC(Vermont) or WAC(California).

It is, in a way, mentioned in the K-1 guide.

"Mail the I-129F Package to the USCIS

You should mail the completed form(s) to the USCIS Dallas Lockbox." USCIS Dallas Lockbox is a clickable link which redirect to the USCIS website with the 2 possible addresses of where to mail the package.

Other than that, I completely agree with you. A few more explanation and changes would get people less confused (although there will always be people who won't read the guide and ask without searching/reading a little first…).

Edited by didopage

K-1 Visa Timeline AOS Timeline

- Aug 31st, 2011 - Mailed I-129F package - May 29th, 2012 - Mailed AOS/EAD/AP package

- Apr 13th, 2012 - Visa received - Aug 24th, 2012 - Green Card received

ROC Timeline

- May 19th, 2014 - Mailed ROC package to CSC

- Aug 8th, 2014 - Green Card received

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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It is, in a way, mentioned in the K-1 guide.

"Mail the I-129F Package to the USCIS

You should mail the completed form(s) to the USCIS Dallas Lockbox." USCIS Dallas Lockbox is a clickable link which redirect to the USCIS website with the 2 possible addresses of where to mail the package.

Other than that, I completely agree with you. A few more explanation and changes would get people less confused (although there will always be people who won't read the guide and ask without searching/reading a little first…).

Yes, as I mentioned, the guide states to mail it to the Dallas lockbox. I think I should not have quoted the part I did, because I even stated it does say where to mail it to.

It does not however, state that it is just an intake facility and that the petition will be forwarded to one of only two service centers that adjudicate K-1 petitions, Vermont or California. That seems to be what confuses people the most, and a lot of them are putting Texas in their profiles and looking at the TSC processing times for K-1 petitions. It needs to be a lot more clear.

I believe we were actually saying the same thing. :yes:


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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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My original I-129F needs to be mailed here, yes?

United States Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

P.O. Box 660151

Dallas, TX 75266

No you address it like the instructions tell you too.

USCIS

P.O. Box 660151

Dallas, TX 75266


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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I sent it to the USCIS - Attn: I-129f - 2501 SOUTH STATE HIGHWAY 121 BUS - SUITE 400 - LEWISVILLE, TX 75067 since I sent it Express Mail.. So it ends up in one of those other locations, perfect. I'll just wait for the NOA1 and go from there. I am TRYING not to think about this since I understand it takes time, so I forgot I had even posted this msg. Gracias - Ray

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