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Hi December & January remaining Filers,

Do you guys think it will be necessary to get a Senator involved with our K1"s to get our response from USCIS. VSC has totally quit. Did they go on vacation? It is unfair for them to approve filers that filed after us. We are people to. What are the steps to get a Senator involved?


01/09/2012 - Sent to TSC

01/10/2012 - Received by TSC, transferred to VSC

01/13/2012 - check cleared bank and email from USCIS

01/17/2012 - NOA from VSC Receipt # notice no case #

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You filed in January so you are still within the normal processing times. Don't stress out too much - you should hear something soon.


Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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Topic has been moved from Site Discussion to K-1 Visa Process & Procedures as it is not related to a discussion about a site issue and does relate to a discussion about the K-1 Visa process, so is more appropriate in this forum.


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Hi December & January remaining Filers,

Do you guys think it will be necessary to get a Senator involved with our K1"s to get our response from USCIS. VSC has totally quit. Did they go on vacation? It is unfair for them to approve filers that filed after us. We are people to. What are the steps to get a Senator involved?

Besides an outlier or two, most approved have been Jan 10 and prior (sure, i know, i am Jan 12)... Agreed they have moved slow, but they have 1000's of other petitions besides 129F as well, and likely shifted resources to keep up on those. I am hoping the approval rate will pick up again after the holiday. At this point, I just want my 5 month time without incident.

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The others ARE correct that you are within the processing times, but if you hit your 5th month mark and you still have not heard anything (RFE or approval), then you can contact your Senator. I emailed mine and his aide sent me an email back asking me to fill out a form (I did this in anticipation and will not send the form until I'm sure that I will need his assistance). They also sent the form to my house. So you can simply call or email him/her.


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I-129F K1 Visa Process
[01.18.2012] Sent I-129F Petition
[01.20.2012] NOA1
[06.13.2012] NOA2 - no RFE's
[07.09.2012] Petition received at NVC; case number assigned
[07.11.2012] Petition sent to Honduras consulate
[07.13.2012] Consulate received petition package
[08.07.2012] Received interview date & Packet 4 in email
[10.10.2012] Interview smile.png - APPROVED!
[10.18.2012] POE Houston
[10.29.2012] Marriage <3

I-485 AOS Process
[12.14.2012] Sent I-485 Package with I-765
[12.19.2012] NOA1
[12.24.2012] Biometrics letter received
[01.02.2013] RFE notice
[01.05.2013] RFE hardcopy received
[01.07.2013] Biometrics appointment
[03.04.2013] RFE sent back to USCIS
[03.19.2013] EAD approved
[03.27.2013] EAD arrived in the mail

[09.21.2013] I-485 approved

[09.26.2013] Green card sent in mail

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I feel your pain, but I'm just trying to wait patiently. Reading from others, it seems putting in a service request does nothing except for them to tell you to wait 60 more days. =/ I have no idea about Senators though. I really don't want to mess with all that unless the time frame is getting ridiculous. I'm over 5 months now and will probably try to stay calm until it gets around the 6 month mark. Hopefully it doesn't get that far, but you never know. >_< I would say just try to be patient for now.


K-1 Timeline:

12-09-2011 --- I-129F Sent

12-15-2011 --- NOA1 ------------------------------ 6 days

06-01-2012 --- NOA2 --------------------------- 169 days

06-29-2012 --- NVC Received ----------------- 28 days

07-06-2012 --- NVC Left --------------------------- 7 days

07-09-2012 --- Consulate Received ----------- 3 days

07-11-2012 --- Packet 3 Received ------------- 2 days

07-23-2012 --- Packet 3 Sent ------------------ 12 days

07-31-2012 --- Packet 4 Received ------------- 8 days

08-07-2012 --- Interview Date ------------------- 7 days from P4 - Approved!

08-09-2012 --- Visa in Hand -------------------- 2 days

08-29-2012 --- POE (LAX)

** Total Time From NOA1 to Visa In Hand: 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days - (236 days)

* For more detailed info, check the "About Me" section of my profile.

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(I'm currently visiting my fiancé in the US).

How can it be????????? I have asked for a turist visa to visit my fiancée and the issue why they didnt approved my visa was because I had one K-1 in process and they said that you can not go through a POE with a turist visa if you have a K-1 in process, I try to find out if using my italian passport would be ok to go visit him but they said that was highly possible they send me back because of the K1...

I'm sorry, answersing to the topic... I feel your pain too, and I think that if a processing time takes 5 months there is something wrong with the process itself. They don´t have enough people working in visa cases if they have to take 5 months or more to check someone's background, and personally I feel that making two people wait so longs in some cases much more is inhuman, no one should wait this much to live their life like they want specially if it is in a good way like getting marry.

Sorry I was out off topic but I'm tired of waiting and I can not see my fiancee unless my visa is approved because he has no more vacation and Im not allow to go

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How can it be????????? I have asked for a turist visa to visit my fiancée and the issue why they didnt approved my visa was because I had one K-1 in process and they said that you can not go through a POE with a turist visa if you have a K-1 in process, I try to find out if using my italian passport would be ok to go visit him but they said that was highly possible they send me back because of the K1...

I'm sorry, answersing to the topic... I feel your pain too, and I think that if a processing time takes 5 months there is something wrong with the process itself. They don´t have enough people working in visa cases if they have to take 5 months or more to check someone's background, and personally I feel that making two people wait so longs in some cases much more is inhuman, no one should wait this much to live their life like they want specially if it is in a good way like getting marry.

Sorry I was out off topic but I'm tired of waiting and I can not see my fiancee unless my visa is approved because he has no more vacation and Im not allow to go

To stay on topic, I sent you a private message regarding K-1's and tourist VISAs. :)


Our Journey:

10/02/2011: Met while working in Afghanistan
10/15/2011: First "date"
01/03/2012: Hired an attorney to file our K-1
02/05/2012: He returned to Macedonia
02/29/2012: My first visit to Skopje
03/03/2012: Met my future family
03/15/2012: I-129F package mailed / returned to Afghanistan
03/19/2012: Received notification of arrival of I-129F
03/21/2012: NOA1 mailed
07/15/2012: 2nd trip to Skopje
09/20/2012: NOA2 notice
10/05/2012: Attorney Received Case number from NVC
10/25/2012: Received packet 3 ( the same time I left on my flight back to the US)
11/06/2012: Medical Scheduled
11/15/2012: Interview - Denied due to "lack of proof of relationship"
11/27/2012; 2nd Interview scheduled - APPROVED!
11/29/2012: VISA IN HAND!
11/30/2012: POE NYC-JFK
12/12/2012: WEDDING!!!

02/26/2013: I-485 Filed

09/10/2013: Green card received NO INTERVIEW!!!!

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Today I hit the 5 months mark....I'm patiently waiting.... My time will come..soon! ;)


Dec 22- I129F sent TSC
Dec 27- txt/email NOA1
Dec 29- NOA1 Hard Copy Received
May 31- RFE text/email...oh wells ....
June 05- RFE letter
June 06 - RFE sent
June 11- RFE received at CSC
June 15- NOA2!!!!!!!!!!! So great!!!!!!!
July 16- NVC Received Case
September 27 - Interview Approved
October 10- POE NEW YORK
November 17- Wedding day
December 24- AOS Package sent
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I feel like they really went to vacation...hope they speed up..im sick of all the vaiting

Definitely. I really hope we see a flood of approvals these next 2 weeks to compensate for this slow down. I really don't see how they'll have any other option because if they don't speed this up, god help everyone who filed after us. I can't imagine how backlogged they'll become. There was a pretty significant number of petitions submitted in the Spring and the summer will only get worse for them.


1/13/12 - I-129F Petition Submitted to Dallas Lockbox

1/18/12 - Received at Vermont Service Center

1/20/12 - NOA1

1/24/12 - Touched

2/09/12 - Touched

8/02/12 - NOA2 (197 Days After Received at VSC)

8/14/12 - Received at NVC (Assigned Case Number)

8/16/12 - Departed from NVC

8/20/12 - Arrived in US Embassy Kiev

8/28/12 - Information Received from Embassy via mail

9/12/12 - Interview (Approved)

9/19/12 - Visa Received via Elin Ltd. (FedEx)

10/05/12 - POE

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Definitely. I really hope we see a flood of approvals these next 2 weeks to compensate for this slow down. I really don't see how they'll have any other option because if they don't speed this up, god help everyone who filed after us. I can't imagine how backlogged they'll become. There was a pretty significant number of petitions submitted in the Spring and the summer will only get worse for them.

Yeah! VSC really needs to pick up the pace. I cant imagine what could be holding them up. I still wonder if there really is a method to this madness....


Feb 3, 2012 - I129F sent
Feb 6, 2012 - NoA1 Received
August 22, 2012 - NoA2 ( 198 days!!!!!)
Sept 6, 2012 - NVC Received Case
Sept 10, 2012 - London Received Case
Sept 15, 2012 - Packet 3 Received
Sept 20, 2012 - Medical
Oct 5, 2012 - All forms sent to the embassy
Nov 5, 2012 - Interview
Nov 5, 2012 - Administrative Processing crying.gifcrying.gifcrying.gifranting33va.gifcray5ol.gif

Love conquers all.

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I feel like just the simple fact that we have waited 5 + months should be enough for approval. This is enough of a test for me; I feel like we shouldn't have to go through the interview process!

Everyday, several times a day (even on weekends, I know it's pointless) I check USCIS and Visa Journey. I am really beginning to hate Igor and his stupid list. I get a twitch each time I see "Initial Review."

Ugh.

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