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Ok, Will somebody please reassure me, My Fiance and I mailed our petition at the beginning of April, we receieved our NOA1 on April the 12th, now my question is what are the average processing times for the Texas centre ?

When i checked the form a the bottom for the times it said that it was 13 months !!!!

All the other centres were 5 months average.

please can somebody let me know it wont take this long, or at least explain why it is stated to take so long.

I am English and She is American if that makes any difference ?

Thanks

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The Texas Service Center does not adjudicate I-129F petitions. The facility in Texas you sent your petition to was an intake facility which is different and separate from the TSC. Your petition will be routed to the service center in California or Vermont as those are the only two service centers that adjudicate I-129F petitions. You will not know which one it was sent to until you are told which one it was sent to.

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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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Ok, Will somebody please reassure me, My Fiance and I mailed our petition at the beginning of April, we receieved our NOA1 on April the 12th, now my question is what are the average processing times for the Texas centre ?

When i checked the form a the bottom for the times it said that it was 13 months !!!!

All the other centres were 5 months average.

please can somebody let me know it wont take this long, or at least explain why it is stated to take so long.

I am English and She is American if that makes any difference ?

Thanks

Texas does not process K-1 visas. You mail it there and they forward it to either California or Vermont depending on which state you live in.

Which state are you in?

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Texas does not process K-1 visas.

No USCIS service center processes visas, they process petitions. Embassies and Consulates process visa applications.


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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Check your NOA1, if you have EAC number you are being processed in Vermont, WAC in California. Both estimated 5 months till NOA2...


Our (K1) Journey

01-17-2012: I 129F sent

01-24-2012: NOA1 date! => Vermont Service Centre

08-02-2012: NOA2 (195 days!!!)

09-24-2012: interview - Approved!

09-26-2012: visaarrow-10x10.png issued

09-28-2012: visa received by a registeredarrow-10x10.png post

11-01-2012: POE Dublin

11-17-2012: wedding

AOS Journey

11-23-2012: AOS package sent

11-27-2912: package received and signed for at the Chicago office

11-29-2012: case numbers assigned

12-03-2012: Biometrics letter sent to the old addressarrow-10x10.png (never received)

12-10-2012: NOA1 hardcopy for I 765 and I 131

12-15-2012: NOA1 hardcopy for I 485

12-28-2012: biometrics (missed)

01-17-2013: newarrow-10x10.png biometric date

01-25-2013: EAD approval

01-30-2013: EAD production

01-31-2013: EAD mailed

02-02-2013: EAD received

My ROC Journey:

03-20-2015: I751 package sent

03-23-2015: NOA1

03-25-2015: check cashedarrow-10x10.png

07-31-2015: Biometrics ( Biometrics letter sent to the old address never received, missed it on 07/06 and had to have it rescheduled after many phone calls and service requests)

09-07-2015: Card in Production email.

09-09-2015: Card mailed

09-11-2015: Card delivered

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Ok, Will somebody please reassure me, My Fiance and I mailed our petition at the beginning of April, we receieved our NOA1 on April the 12th, now my question is what are the average processing times for the Texas centre ?

When i checked the form a the bottom for the times it said that it was 13 months !!!!

All the other centres were 5 months average.

please can somebody let me know it wont take this long, or at least explain why it is stated to take so long.

I am English and She is American if that makes any difference ?

Thanks

Ok, by now you know the Texas Center does not process K-1s .It is common (but not an absolute) that petitions for Europe go to the Vermont Center; that said, a lot depends on the specific loads of each center; there is an attempt to keep them more or less balanced.

Generally a K-1 would take a total of 8-9 months, end-to-end, that is, you have visa in hand. The normal split is: about 5-6 months to be approved by USCIS (your NOA1 means processing has started). About 5-6 months from the date of NOA1, you will get NOA2, which is the USCIS approval .Petition is then sent to NVC-National Visa Center to get a visa number, this is typically 2 weeks, but can be less or can be longer; then the petition is sent to the Embassy on the country you are in, and then is another 2-3 months, depending on the Embassy and how fast you can provide the documentation they will ask.

The 8-9 months is average; it can take longer sometimes.

Good luck

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Check your NOA1, if you have EAC number you are being processed in Vermont, WAC in California. Both estimated 5 months till NOA2...

This post has just stopped me going crazy, I have an EAC number, so i guess it is in Vermont.

Thankyou so much !

5 months is going to be a lot easier than 13.

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This post has just stopped me going crazy, I have an EAC number, so i guess it is in Vermont.

Thankyou so much !

5 months is going to be a lot easier than 13.

Yes, if your partner is in Florida then your service center is Vermont. Good luck.

Please update your timeline! :)

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This post has just stopped me going crazy, I have an EAC number, so i guess it is in Vermont.Thankyou so much !5 months is going to be a lot easier than 13.

Yep, your petition is then currently sitting at Vermont. Period.

Now, update your 'filing location' in your profile to Vermont Service Center, and your 'filed for' to K-1. Helps us all out. :)

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It is common (but not an absolute) that petitions for Europe go to the Vermont Center; t

The beneficiary's Country has no impact on the Service Center adjudication. Vermont deals with the Eastern states and California with the Western.

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The beneficiary's Country has no impact on the Service Center adjudication. Vermont deals with the Eastern states and California with the Western.

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

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

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:idea: Read more, post less.... Google can be your friend ! :idea:

Prior apologies if I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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Good luck, as others have said EAC is Vermont! Patience and education are your most valuable tools now!


We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
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Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

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