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What factors determine the length of time between NOA1 and NOA2?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Nearly every day I check the visa timelines to see how fast CR-1 applications are being processed at our service center (Vermont). I see some couples getting approved in two months while others are waiting six months and even longer.

Is it just random luck or are there particular factors which can speed up or slow down the approval process?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Belarus
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First stop checking every day. It will drive you crazy. Go about your normal life and maybe check once/twice a week.Secondly, there are many factors which can determine processing times. Your fiancee's country of origin,how much "stuff" you submitted over and beyond the docs, background checks, family names, who knows exactly. The bottom line is that you will be finished when you are finished and there is not a whole lot you can do about it. Just remember that the time here is nothing compared to the time together later on.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Two contributing factors determine the time:

1. The time it takes for USCIS to get to your case. When they receive your case it is put at the very end of their queue. They will process the applications received before you first, then get to yours. This is first major contributor and accounts for MOST of the delay.

2. Your actual application. When you finally reach the top of the queue they will analyze and scrutinize your application. What and how much you submitted. Is the application complete? Does it have all the required documents? Country of origin, background checks, family names. Pretty much all of what the poster above me has pointed out, and more, is included here.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Thanks for the advice. The uncertainty is quite frustrating! We are expecting the birth of our first child next month and I would like nothing more than for the three of us to be able to spend this Christmas together with my family in the USA. From the statistics I've seen on this site, we could be lucky and have a visa by October or unlucky and not get it until next year :/

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Thanks for the advice. The uncertainty is quite frustrating! We are expecting the birth of our first child next month and I would like nothing more than for the three of us to be able to spend this Christmas together with my family in the USA. From the statistics I've seen on this site, we could be lucky and have a visa by October or unlucky and not get it until next year :/

Unless you're filing from abroad, plan on a minimum of 5 months...


Sept 9, 2011: NOA1

March 16, 2012: NOA2

April 10, 2012: NVC Case Number Assigned, AOS Invoice Received

April 11, 2012: OPTIN for EP with DS-3032 sent, AOS bill paid

April 12, 2012: AOS Package Sent

April 17, 2012: IV Bill invoiced, paid

April 19, 2012: IV package sent

April 20, 2012: Checklist for AOS asking for letter of employment, response sent

April 23, 2012: Letter approving DS-230, False checklist for AOS checklist

May 1, 2012: Appointment Letter Received (for May 23rd)

May 22, 2012: Interview canceled pending further medical tests

July 15, 2012: New Appointment letter Received

August 1, 2012: Interview, Approved

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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There is no rhyme or reason for how long it takes. It all is determined by the alignment of the moon and the stars and the sun. Hopefully you don't wait 8 1/2 months with out an RFE like we did.


USCIS- 260 Days

6/8/11~ Mailed I-130 Application, withdrew Canadian PR application
6/16/11~ NOA1 email and text message Case routed to CSC (Priority Date)
7/12/11~ The 'Money Order' Incident/Returned to Tennessee
8/03/11~ TOUCHED!
3/2/12~ APPROVED! NOA2!

NVC Electronic Processing- Montreal- 19 Days

3/21/12~ Received case number & IIN 20 Days after NOA2
3/21/12~ Sent in opt-in email
3/22/12~ Opt-in accepted
3/23/12~ DS-261 Submitted, never accepted
3/29/12~ AOS bill invoiced and paid
3/30/12~ AOS shows PAID- AOS Package emailed/received, DS-3032 emailed/accepted
4/2/12~ IV bill invoiced and paid
4/3/12~ AOS Checklist documents emailed(first time)
4/4/12~ IV shows PAID- DS-260 submitted/ IV Package emailed/received
4/4/12~ AOS Checklist documents sent again for CYA (second time)
4/5/12~ IV package accepted! No Checklists!
4/6/12~ AOS Checklist emailed(third time)
4/9/12~ AOS packet accepted (finally)
CASE COMPLETE!!

Interview 354 days from NOA1/ 362 days from initial filing date
5/29/12~ Medical@ Medisys, Montreal
6/4/12~ Interview APPROVED!!!
08/07/2012~ POE Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND by land
08/09/2012~ HOME!! 424 days from initial filing date!
08/14/2012~ SSN Received
09/10/2012~ Received Green Card

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Vietnam
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dont expect anything before August and you will be ok.. if you keep looking and hoping for something before then, it will take its toll on you... Its the luck of the draw for those that get NOA 2 in a month.. the rest have to wait close to 6 months or so...


"Every one of us bears within himself the possibilty of all passions, all destinies of life in all its forms. Nothing human is foreign to us" - Edward G. Robinson.

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