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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Our 5 months is almost up (4/23/12)

Today called in to check which NOA the California CS was processing for I-130 CR1 petitions and was given the date of September 10.

That's impossible given that 9/10/12 falls on a SATURDAY! Do federal govt. employees work and/or receive mail for processing on Saturdays?

This is certainly news to me. What's even more infuriating is the fact that I called 10 days ago to check the ETA and was told they were processing October! How did we go BACK IN TIME??

I was also told that BECAUSE my petition was received on 11/23/11 and given that they are only processing petitions received 9/10/11 I would have to wait 74 more days before they would get to mine.

On the USCIS website the processing times haven't changed and continue to remain as 5 months. I know this is only an estimate, but it needs to be UPDATED to reflect that the ACTUAL DELAYED processing time is 6-8 months just for the NOA2.

5 MONTHS IS LONG ENOUGH FOR JUST WAITING AROUND DOING NOTHING!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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They are processing Oct 2011 now, they in the 3rd week, hang in there should be soon.

How did you find out about that information? Can you please let me know too? I can't wait until I get NOA2.

Thank you in advance :)


October 2009: Met each other

Jan 23, 2011: Engaged!!!

Oct 18, 2011: Officially Married

Nov 19, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago

Nov 29, 2011: NOA1 Noticed Date

May 2, 2012: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!

May 9, 2012: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail

June 1,2012: NVC received file

June 1,2012: NVC case number assigned

June 21,2012: NVC case number assigned

June 21,2012: AOS invoice received

June 21,2012: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on June 22,2012)

June 23,2012: Mailed AOS package

June 25,2012: AOS Package delivered

June 21,2012: IV bill invoiced

June 21,2012: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on June 21,2012)

June,29,2012: Mailed IV package

July,02,2012: IV package delivered

July,11,2012: Case Completed

Aug,01,2012: Interview Date assigned

Sep,04,2012: Interview Date

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Our 5 months is almost up (4/23/12)

Today called in to check which NOA the California CS was processing for I-130 CR1 petitions and was given the date of September 10.

That's impossible given that 9/10/12 falls on a SATURDAY! Do federal govt. employees work and/or receive mail for processing on Saturdays?

This is certainly news to me. What's even more infuriating is the fact that I called 10 days ago to check the ETA and was told they were processing October! How did we go BACK IN TIME??

I was also told that BECAUSE my petition was received on 11/23/11 and given that they are only processing petitions received 9/10/11 I would have to wait 74 more days before they would get to mine.

On the USCIS website the processing times haven't changed and continue to remain as 5 months. I know this is only an estimate, but it needs to be UPDATED to reflect that the ACTUAL DELAYED processing time is 6-8 months just for the NOA2.

5 MONTHS IS LONG ENOUGH FOR JUST WAITING AROUND DOING NOTHING!!!

I understand how you feel.

My NOA1 noticed date is 11/29/2011

and I'm waiting also. Can't wait to get NOA2!!!


October 2009: Met each other

Jan 23, 2011: Engaged!!!

Oct 18, 2011: Officially Married

Nov 19, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago

Nov 29, 2011: NOA1 Noticed Date

May 2, 2012: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!

May 9, 2012: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail

June 1,2012: NVC received file

June 1,2012: NVC case number assigned

June 21,2012: NVC case number assigned

June 21,2012: AOS invoice received

June 21,2012: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on June 22,2012)

June 23,2012: Mailed AOS package

June 25,2012: AOS Package delivered

June 21,2012: IV bill invoiced

June 21,2012: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on June 21,2012)

June,29,2012: Mailed IV package

July,02,2012: IV package delivered

July,11,2012: Case Completed

Aug,01,2012: Interview Date assigned

Sep,04,2012: Interview Date

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this waiting game sucks!

i need more and more patience.....

i hope were next in line

mine was applies last nov 2011 i hope it will move a lil but faster.

how do you check which month they work on? pls help

me

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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You knew the wait was going to be longer than 5 months, so why did you bother calling already? You also know the estimates from this site, so what other information could you expect to get?

When I applied I did not know the wait would be longer than 5 months for the first step of the process. I also did not know about this site until just recently this month of april.

Upon initiating the petition I was told it would take up to 5 months, therefore I gave them the benefit of the doubt that it would be processed within that timeframe, which is very reasonable. If they are bogged down they need to hire more temps to shuffle papers and more administrative judges on a pro tem basis so they can clear up the backlog!

I bother calling often and demand to know what is going on because I want to be together with my wife and our lives hang in the balance. I have every right to be concerned and responsible for her.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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I bother calling often and demand to know what is going on because I want to be together with my wife and our lives hang in the balance. I have every right to be concerned and responsible for her.
I'm remembering the member Al422 from a little more than a year ago.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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When I applied I did not know the wait would be longer than 5 months for the first step of the process. I also did not know about this site until just recently this month of april.

Upon initiating the petition I was told it would take up to 5 months, therefore I gave them the benefit of the doubt that it would be processed within that timeframe, which is very reasonable. If they are bogged down they need to hire more temps to shuffle papers and more administrative judges on a pro tem basis so they can clear up the backlog!

I bother calling often and demand to know what is going on because I want to be together with my wife and our lives hang in the balance. I have every right to be concerned and responsible for her.

You can call often and make all the demands you want, but it's not going to help. If you have a truly compelling reason for the process to be expedited, you can call your Congressmen, but a lot of people on this board have been waiting much longer than you, so please try to have some patience.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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I didn't mention anywhere above I am requesting my case to be expedited. I merely stated that USCIS should be more professional and commit to meeting their goals as best they can else change their figures, hire more staff, etc.

It's not me who's doing nothing. USCIS needs to make this a faster process for US citizens and take precedence over H1B visa guest workers.

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I'm sorry YOU have to wait, what do you think the rest of us are doing?

Everyone who is seperated misses their other half.

Do you realise how many thousands of petitions they are processing?


29/7/2010 - Married.

USCIS

9/11/2011 - I-130 Sent.

16/11/2011 - NOA 1.

26/4/2012 - NOA2.

162 DAYS.

NVC

7/5/2012 - NVC recieved case.

23/5/2012 - NVC Case Number.

31/5/2012 - A.O.S Paid. (Only due to other expenses)

15/6/2012 - IV Paid. (Only due to other expenses)

18/6/2012 - A.O.S & IV Packs sent to NVC.

9/7/2012 - A.O.S & IV Packs re-sent to NVC (No thanks to the courier...)

24/7/2012 - Checklist recieved. (They actually have everything they need)

25/7/2012 - CASE COMPLETE AT THE NVC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01/08/2012 - Case left NVC, Recieved Interview Email!!!

79 Days (Including weekends)

7/6/2012 - Medical (London)

24/09/2012 - Interview (London Embassy) CHANGED BY EMBASSY.

10/09/2012 - Interview. APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14/09/2012 - Passport and Documents returned to me via courier.

28/09/2012 - Flights booked for Anchorage, AK!!!!!!!!!

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I'm sorry YOU have to wait, what do you think the rest of us are doing?

Everyone who is seperated misses their other half.

Do you realise how many thousands of petitions they are processing?

MTE :thumbs:

BUT I'd say tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands :(


USCIS - CSC/LOCAL OFFICE DC

12/5/11: NOA1

4/25/12: Case Transferred to Local Office (DC) for "Additional Processing"

4/27/12: Case Received at Local Office

5/15/12: RFE (daughter's birth cert)

5/15/12: RFE Evidence Sent (never received)

8/10/12: Infopass, evidence handed to officer adjudicating case

8/13/12: NOA2

NVC

8/20/12: Case Received

8/31/12: Case #/IIN Received

8/31/12: DS3032 Sent

9/11/12: ERROR MESSAGE! biggrin.png

9/13/12: AOS and IV bill INVOICED, Made AOS and IV bill payments, Mailed AOS and IV paperwork via USPS Priority Mail

9/14/12: AOS/IV marked as PAID

9/17/12: AOS delivered

9/20/12: IV delivered

9/25/12: AOS reviewed/accepted

9/26/12: IV reviewed/accepted

9/26/12: CASE COMPLETE11/27/12: Received Interview Date

01/11/13: Interview in San Salvador

03/15/13: 2nd Interview in SNS due to delayed medical report

I-601

3/21/13: Mailed to lockbox

3/22/13: Received at lockbox

9/25/13: APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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we are all waiting ....It's not easy for sure :( We all want to live normal life's like all.I'm tired of all this 6000 miles across the Atlantic to see my husband he should be with me.But one day he will; I have faith and we will live our life's like normal married couples :thumbs:


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