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Hi Everyone, I Just want to know the thoughts of peoples' ideas when Petitioning someone. okay..

Some people have an agent that does there paperwork/petition forms and some do it themselves. (like me)

I just want to know if the process is faster when going through an agent or it does it matter? thannx in advance !


12/16/2011 - Arrived In Philippines
12/23/2011 - Married In Philippines
01/05/2012 - Returned to HAWAII
USCIS
02/02/2012 - I-130 Sent (USPS)
02/05/2011 - Package arrived at chicago lockbox
02/06/2012 - NOA1
02/09/2012 - Received NOA1 797c form via usps
05/31/2012 - I-130 Approved (checked status online)
06/04/2012 - Received NOA2 hardcopy via usps

NVC
06/25/2012 - NVC received from USCIS
06/27/2012 - Received Case# & IID via phone
06/27/2012 - Emailed DS-3032 to NVC/automated response received

07/06/2012 - NVC rejected DS-3032 email, Called NVC (because my case has not yet been stored in their system)
07/08/2012 - Re-Emailed DS-3032 to NVC/automated response received (composed new E-mail)

07/09/2012 - Paid AOS bill online ($88)
07/11/2012 - AOS bill shows PAID
07/12/2012 - AOS package sent express mail via USPS
07/16/2012 - AOS package shows "DELIVERED" via USPS
07/20/2012 - DS-3032 (Choice of Agent) email accepted
07/20/2012 - AOS Package Accepted
07/23/2012 - IV bill invoiced
07/23/2012 - Paid IV bill online ($230)
07/25/2012 - IV bill shows PAID
07/25/2012 - IV package sent via UPS
07/27/2012 - IV package shows "DELIVERED" via UPS
08/01/2012 - IV Package Accepted
08/01/2012 - Case complete

US Embassy Manila

08/13/2012 - Med Day1 (Physical, Xray, blood test)
08/14/2012 - Med Day2 (Sputum required due to xray results) 6months treatment =(
05/14/2013 - Interview (approved!!)

06/17/2013 - VISA status "ISSUED"

06/21/2013 - VISA Delivered!!

06/29/2013 - ARRIVED IN HAWAII !!

06/16/2015 - FILED I-751 (USCIS RECEIVED ON 06/19/2015, But sent papers back to me for missing info on application papers. Re-sent on 06/23/2015)

07/02/2015 - Received I-797 Letter (Notice Of Action)

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It is not faster to use an immigration agent or lawyer to file your petition. The processing time takes the same if you will file the petition yourself. That is, unless you make a mistake and receive a RFE (request for further evidence), then the processing time will take longer. Good luck to you.

~Thomas & Cleofe~

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It is not faster to use an immigration agent or lawyer to file your petition. The processing time takes the same if you will file the petition yourself. That is, unless you make a mistake and receive a RFE (request for further evidence), then the processing time will take longer. Good luck to you.

~Thomas & Cleofe~

RFE's still show up even when petitions are filed by

agents or lawyers :D


I-130

2011-08-20 Posted

2011-08-31 NOA1

2011-09-03 Touch

2011-11-18 Sent Expedite Request to USCIS

2011-12-09 Response Received for Exepedite Request

"Wait your turn" in a nutshell

2011-12-02 Sent Expedite Request to US Representative Ed Royce

2012-01-27 Sent Expedite Request to Immigration Ombudsman

2012-02-02 Sent Expedite Request to Senator Barbara Boxer

2012-02-02 Sent Expedite Request to Senator Dianne Feinstein

2012-03-08 Case transferred to field office for additional processing

2012-03-23 Now being processed at a USCIS office

2012-05-10 Transferred to another office for processing

2012-05-14 Now being processed at a USCIS office

2012-06-05 Approved NOA2

2012-07-17 NVC Case/Invoice # Received

Petitioner: US Born Citizen (Wife)

Beneficiary: British Born Citizen (Husband)

Your I-130 was approved in 279 days from your NOA1 date

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It is not faster to use an immigration agent or lawyer to file your petition. The processing time takes the same if you will file the petition yourself. That is, unless you make a mistake and receive a RFE (request for further evidence), then the processing time will take longer. Good luck to you.

~Thomas & Cleofe~

i thought the same also, goodluck to you also ! thanks

RFE's still show up even when petitions are filed by

agents or lawyers :D

true ^ ive heard of the same too =)


12/16/2011 - Arrived In Philippines
12/23/2011 - Married In Philippines
01/05/2012 - Returned to HAWAII
USCIS
02/02/2012 - I-130 Sent (USPS)
02/05/2011 - Package arrived at chicago lockbox
02/06/2012 - NOA1
02/09/2012 - Received NOA1 797c form via usps
05/31/2012 - I-130 Approved (checked status online)
06/04/2012 - Received NOA2 hardcopy via usps

NVC
06/25/2012 - NVC received from USCIS
06/27/2012 - Received Case# & IID via phone
06/27/2012 - Emailed DS-3032 to NVC/automated response received

07/06/2012 - NVC rejected DS-3032 email, Called NVC (because my case has not yet been stored in their system)
07/08/2012 - Re-Emailed DS-3032 to NVC/automated response received (composed new E-mail)

07/09/2012 - Paid AOS bill online ($88)
07/11/2012 - AOS bill shows PAID
07/12/2012 - AOS package sent express mail via USPS
07/16/2012 - AOS package shows "DELIVERED" via USPS
07/20/2012 - DS-3032 (Choice of Agent) email accepted
07/20/2012 - AOS Package Accepted
07/23/2012 - IV bill invoiced
07/23/2012 - Paid IV bill online ($230)
07/25/2012 - IV bill shows PAID
07/25/2012 - IV package sent via UPS
07/27/2012 - IV package shows "DELIVERED" via UPS
08/01/2012 - IV Package Accepted
08/01/2012 - Case complete

US Embassy Manila

08/13/2012 - Med Day1 (Physical, Xray, blood test)
08/14/2012 - Med Day2 (Sputum required due to xray results) 6months treatment =(
05/14/2013 - Interview (approved!!)

06/17/2013 - VISA status "ISSUED"

06/21/2013 - VISA Delivered!!

06/29/2013 - ARRIVED IN HAWAII !!

06/16/2015 - FILED I-751 (USCIS RECEIVED ON 06/19/2015, But sent papers back to me for missing info on application papers. Re-sent on 06/23/2015)

07/02/2015 - Received I-797 Letter (Notice Of Action)

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People who know how to use the NVC shortcuts can speed the process. Some people you could hire know how to use them or you could learn how yourself. Up to you.


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Using an agent takes longer. You have to mail the documents to them, then you have to wait until they get around to reviewing and filing. Then you have to hope they care as much about the petition as you do.

Edited by Robert and Ramona

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manilla, Philipines

2009-07-15: Marriage

2011-03-23: I-130 Sent

2011-03-29: I-130 NOA1

2011-07-09: I-130 RFE

2011-08-16: RFE Reply Sent

2011-08-18: RFE Reply Received at USCIS

2011-09-19: NOA2 approved

2011-10-12: Received NVC

2011-10-20: Paid $88 fee

2011-11-29 NVC submitted

2011-12-08 NVC approved

2011-12-12 Received interview date - need to change

2012-02-01 New Interview Date - need to change again - sputum required

2012-01-11 Medical - 3 day sputum required

2012-01-18 Begin 3 day sputum test

2012-01-23 Results of Sputum negative now wait for 2 month culture

2012-03-21 ***culture results*** NEGATIVE!!!

2012-03-27 Interview!!!

***APPROVED***

2012-03-30 IR-1 delivered, still waiting for IR-2

2012-04-04 IR-2 Delivered!!!

2012-06-08 POE LA

2012-06-20 SS card arrives

2012-06-26 Green Cards arrive

2012-07-03 Health Dept calls for follow-up TB testing?

** Ramona went through more testing including xrays. The doctor said he couldn't find any evidence of Tb and cleared her for everything.

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Using an agent takes longer. You have to mail the documents to them, then you have to wait until they get around to reviewing and filing. Then you have to hope they care as much about the petition as you do.

oh yes, tama! I didn't think about that.

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Using an agent takes longer. You have to mail the documents to them, then you have to wait until they get around to reviewing and filing. Then you have to hope they care as much about the petition as you do.

It doesn't have to work that way. Just as there are multiple ways to "skin a cat", there are many methods of managing an immigration process. Not all of them involved mailing things, anything, to any third party.


Facts are cheap...knowing how to use them is precious...
Understanding the big picture is priceless. Anonymous

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A Warning to Green Card Holders About Voting

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It doesn't have to work that way. Just as there are multiple ways to "skin a cat", there are many methods of managing an immigration process. Not all of them involved mailing things, anything, to any third party.

You still have to wait for the third party agent to do their job. You can't tell me that doesn't take longer.


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manilla, Philipines

2009-07-15: Marriage

2011-03-23: I-130 Sent

2011-03-29: I-130 NOA1

2011-07-09: I-130 RFE

2011-08-16: RFE Reply Sent

2011-08-18: RFE Reply Received at USCIS

2011-09-19: NOA2 approved

2011-10-12: Received NVC

2011-10-20: Paid $88 fee

2011-11-29 NVC submitted

2011-12-08 NVC approved

2011-12-12 Received interview date - need to change

2012-02-01 New Interview Date - need to change again - sputum required

2012-01-11 Medical - 3 day sputum required

2012-01-18 Begin 3 day sputum test

2012-01-23 Results of Sputum negative now wait for 2 month culture

2012-03-21 ***culture results*** NEGATIVE!!!

2012-03-27 Interview!!!

***APPROVED***

2012-03-30 IR-1 delivered, still waiting for IR-2

2012-04-04 IR-2 Delivered!!!

2012-06-08 POE LA

2012-06-20 SS card arrives

2012-06-26 Green Cards arrive

2012-07-03 Health Dept calls for follow-up TB testing?

** Ramona went through more testing including xrays. The doctor said he couldn't find any evidence of Tb and cleared her for everything.

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not at all.. thesame process.. thesame timeline... we never hired anyone..my fiance did all the work.. and it still came out fast


Febuary 13 - Sent I-129f

Febuary 17 - NOA1

March 15 - RFE

March 16 - Replied RFE

March 21 - NOA2

March 26 - NVC received

March 26 - Got MNL case #

March 26 - Received NOA2 hard copy

March 26 - Paid BPI $350

April 17 - Medical( St. Lukes)

April 24 - Interview (Administrative Review 221g

May 15 - received text from to go that visa is ready for pick up!! (OMG! finally!!)

THANK YOU LORD FOR ALL THE BLESSINGS...

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You still have to wait for the third party agent to do their job. You can't tell me that doesn't take longer.

I can tell you that in many cases, having somebody who already knows what to do managing the process is faster than taking the time to learn it yourself. So, yes I can tell you that your premise is wrong. You may wait longer for somebody to do their job than it would take you to learn their job or you may not. Some have very fast turnaround, just like any other professional service.

Just have a look and compare some member's marriage, VJ membership and filing dates to bear this out. Many take months from their first questions about forms until they file. When somebody knows what they are doing, filing a petition can be accomplished within a week plus mailing time for the G325a and other documents from abroad. THAT mailing time factors in no matter who is doing it.

Bear in mind that not all professionals work in the same way and that experiences and methods VARY......WIDELY.


Facts are cheap...knowing how to use them is precious...
Understanding the big picture is priceless. Anonymous

Google Who is Pushbrk?

A Warning to Green Card Holders About Voting

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/606646-a-warning-to-green-card-holders-about-voting/

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You still have to wait for the third party agent to do their job. You can't tell me that doesn't take longer.

How long does it take the average person who has no knowledge of the petition process, to review instruction, gather documents, ask question and complete forms and mail in their petition?


'PAU' both wife and daughter in the U.S. 08/25/2009

Daughter's' CRBA Manila Embassy 08/07/2008 dual citizenship

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I can tell you that in many cases, having somebody who already knows what to do managing the process is faster than taking the time to learn it yourself. So, yes I can tell you that your premise is wrong. You may wait longer for somebody to do their job than it would take you to learn their job or you may not. Some have very fast turnaround, just like any other professional service.

Just have a look and compare some member's marriage, VJ membership and filing dates to bear this out. Many take months from their first questions about forms until they file. When somebody knows what they are doing, filing a petition can be accomplished within a week plus mailing time for the G325a and other documents from abroad. THAT mailing time factors in no matter who is doing it.

Bear in mind that not all professionals work in the same way and that experiences and methods VARY......WIDELY.

You beat me to the punch


'PAU' both wife and daughter in the U.S. 08/25/2009

Daughter's' CRBA Manila Embassy 08/07/2008 dual citizenship

http://crbausembassy....wordpress.com/

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I can tell you that in many cases, having somebody who already knows what to do managing the process is faster than taking the time to learn it yourself. So, yes I can tell you that your premise is wrong. You may wait longer for somebody to do their job than it would take you to learn their job or you may not. Some have very fast turnaround, just like any other professional service.

Just have a look and compare some member's marriage, VJ membership and filing dates to bear this out. Many take months from their first questions about forms until they file. When somebody knows what they are doing, filing a petition can be accomplished within a week plus mailing time for the G325a and other documents from abroad. THAT mailing time factors in no matter who is doing it.

Bear in mind that not all professionals work in the same way and that experiences and methods VARY......WIDELY.

This sounds more like a sales pitch than an endorsement for a self-help forum like Visa Journey. You wouldn't happen to be in the third party visa help business would you?

Edited by Robert and Ramona

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manilla, Philipines

2009-07-15: Marriage

2011-03-23: I-130 Sent

2011-03-29: I-130 NOA1

2011-07-09: I-130 RFE

2011-08-16: RFE Reply Sent

2011-08-18: RFE Reply Received at USCIS

2011-09-19: NOA2 approved

2011-10-12: Received NVC

2011-10-20: Paid $88 fee

2011-11-29 NVC submitted

2011-12-08 NVC approved

2011-12-12 Received interview date - need to change

2012-02-01 New Interview Date - need to change again - sputum required

2012-01-11 Medical - 3 day sputum required

2012-01-18 Begin 3 day sputum test

2012-01-23 Results of Sputum negative now wait for 2 month culture

2012-03-21 ***culture results*** NEGATIVE!!!

2012-03-27 Interview!!!

***APPROVED***

2012-03-30 IR-1 delivered, still waiting for IR-2

2012-04-04 IR-2 Delivered!!!

2012-06-08 POE LA

2012-06-20 SS card arrives

2012-06-26 Green Cards arrive

2012-07-03 Health Dept calls for follow-up TB testing?

** Ramona went through more testing including xrays. The doctor said he couldn't find any evidence of Tb and cleared her for everything.

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How long does it take the average person who has no knowledge of the petition process, to review instruction, gather documents, ask question and complete forms and mail in their petition?

I thought the purpose of Visa Journey was to help with those things?


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manilla, Philipines

2009-07-15: Marriage

2011-03-23: I-130 Sent

2011-03-29: I-130 NOA1

2011-07-09: I-130 RFE

2011-08-16: RFE Reply Sent

2011-08-18: RFE Reply Received at USCIS

2011-09-19: NOA2 approved

2011-10-12: Received NVC

2011-10-20: Paid $88 fee

2011-11-29 NVC submitted

2011-12-08 NVC approved

2011-12-12 Received interview date - need to change

2012-02-01 New Interview Date - need to change again - sputum required

2012-01-11 Medical - 3 day sputum required

2012-01-18 Begin 3 day sputum test

2012-01-23 Results of Sputum negative now wait for 2 month culture

2012-03-21 ***culture results*** NEGATIVE!!!

2012-03-27 Interview!!!

***APPROVED***

2012-03-30 IR-1 delivered, still waiting for IR-2

2012-04-04 IR-2 Delivered!!!

2012-06-08 POE LA

2012-06-20 SS card arrives

2012-06-26 Green Cards arrive

2012-07-03 Health Dept calls for follow-up TB testing?

** Ramona went through more testing including xrays. The doctor said he couldn't find any evidence of Tb and cleared her for everything.

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