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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Hi to all.

Random question, really. Within the next week or so we should be getting our NOA1 from USCIS (lawyer should have filed I130 about 3 weeks ago), but I was just curious with there being so many processing centers, what factors determine which center gets your case?

If I knew this I could be looking at the processing times for the center that will be getting ours as well.

Just curious.

Thanks!


Started talking online: 12-24-2006

Started dating: 2-22-2007
Engaged: 12-24-2009
Married: 12-19-2010
First appointment with lawyer: 3-16-12
Sent I-130: 4-16-2012
Rcvd NOA1: 5-1-2012
Rcvd NOA2: 10-23-2012
Rcvd NVC bills: 11-02-2012
Paid NVC bills: 1-18-2013
Mailed off NVC docs & Provisional Waiver packet: 3-14-2013
NVC site status confirms "PROCESSING": 3-22-2013

Flew to CDJ: 10-18-2013

Approved for visa: 10-23-2013

Flew home <3 10-26-2010

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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Ifyou live in:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana,Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, NorthDakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.

USCIS

California Service Center

P.O. Box 10130

Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-0130

If you live in:

Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, NewJersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, PuertoRico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, U.S.Virgin Islands, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

USCIS

Vermont Service Center

Attn: I-129F

75 Lower Welden Street St.

Albans, VT 05479-0001

Ohhh not sure I-130 applies to these centers...Someone chime in plz...

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Here is a list of USCIS processing centers.


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

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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**** Moving from DCF to CR-1 forum as OP did not file directly with the embassy ****


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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well, you study the receipt number in the receipt notice.

if it starts with WAC, yer getting processed at CSC.

if it starts with EAC - yer getting processed at VSC.

Good Luck !


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Hi to all.

Random question, really. Within the next week or so we should be getting our NOA1 from USCIS (lawyer should have filed I130 about 3 weeks ago), but I was just curious with there being so many processing centers, what factors determine which center gets your case?

If I knew this I could be looking at the processing times for the center that will be getting ours as well.

Just curious.

Thanks!

Only the service centers in California or Vermont adjudicate I-130 petitions. You won't know which one it was sent to until it has already been sent and you are informed of which one it was sent to. Furthermore, residence in a certain state does not always determine which one it was sent to; I have seen VJ members who live in Atlantic Coast states post that their file was sent to CA.


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: Mexico
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first of all unless your case is really complicated it is useless to have a lawyer unless you have money to waste. Second you get notification at least days to a week for first NOA. You sure your lawyer sent it?

Thanks you all! I was just curious to check processing times.

I did call this past Monday (which was 2 wks from appt when we paid, signed everything, gave them all our docs)and they told me Monday they did send it off but once the NOA1 went through we would be sent a case number. (I was trying to be patient and call at the 3 wk mark, because our other relative doing the same process with the same lawyer said they got theirs about 3 weeks after their appt), but I couldn't wait.

No, our case is extremely simple, no background issues, no re-entries, nothing like that. I believe we could have done it on our own, but he insisted that he's heard of people who "misspelled their name" or did something extremely minor that got their paperwork returned/denied and that if we used a lawyer and they messed something up, that there is some sort of protection we have to get it fixed without being refused to let us re-submit.

Now, mind you my husband tends to listen to his gossipy relatives & mere accquantances so I am not clear if that is true or not, but I figure why take a chance?


Started talking online: 12-24-2006

Started dating: 2-22-2007
Engaged: 12-24-2009
Married: 12-19-2010
First appointment with lawyer: 3-16-12
Sent I-130: 4-16-2012
Rcvd NOA1: 5-1-2012
Rcvd NOA2: 10-23-2012
Rcvd NVC bills: 11-02-2012
Paid NVC bills: 1-18-2013
Mailed off NVC docs & Provisional Waiver packet: 3-14-2013
NVC site status confirms "PROCESSING": 3-22-2013

Flew to CDJ: 10-18-2013

Approved for visa: 10-23-2013

Flew home <3 10-26-2010

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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that's a nice sales pitch - and it worked !

Please realize that VisaJourney.com is a DIY website, with a major emphasis on 'Y' and 'D'.

Most people come to VJ for the steps on the DIY. Many folk here (including myself) abhor using lawyers for something that requires an 11th grade (circa 1982) reading level and comprehension.

Since yer now stuck with the lawyer, you should be ringing his/her phone incessantly, asking for the receipt notice, form I-797-C.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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