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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Cambodia
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Hello again, VJ!!

This is where I currently am at:

Initial Review

On June 28, 2012, we received this I130 IMMIGRANT PETITION FOR RELATIVE, FIANCE(E), OR ORPHAN, and mailed you a notice describing how we will process your case. Please follow any instructions on this notice. You will be notified by mail when a decision is made, or if the office needs something from you. If you move while this case is pending, please use our Change of Address online tool to update your case with your new address or contact our customer service center at 1-800-375-5283.

USCIS National Goal - 5.0 Month(s)

USCIS National Average - 7.9 Month(s)

Vermont Service Center - 5.0 Month(s)

With the end of November just one month away, should I contact NVC to ask about a time frame?

Or should I wait until the Vermont Service Center's 5 months are up before calling?

Or would calling in this situation even help?

Thanks!


June 16, 2011: Met online (Skype) for the first time.
July 27, 2011: Officially a couple/engaged.
March 19, 2012: Met in-person for the first time.
March 23, 2012: Wedding!

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USICS
June 25, 2012 - I-130 Sent via USPS
June 27, 2012 - Lockbox arrival
July 02, 2012 - NOA 1 text/email
July 05, 2012 - NOA 1 hard copy in mail
February 19, 2013 - NOA 2

NVC Stage
February 27, 2013 - NVC receives petition
March 15, 2013 - NVC case number assigned
March 27, 2013 - AOS fee paid online
March 29, 2013 - AOS fee shows PAID
April 1, 2013 - AOS pack mailed
April 4, 2013 - DS-3032 accepted
April 5, 2013 - IV invoiced & paid online
April 9, 2013 - IV fee shows PAID - IV pack mailed
April 22, 2013 - NVC case complete

October 28, 2013 - Interview date - "Administrative Processing"

November 7, 2013 - Return to U.S. Embassy of Phnom Penh - "Administrative Processing"

November 19, 2013 - Return to U.S. Embassy of Phnom Penh

November 22, 2013 - Visa Issued

November 26, 2013 - Arrival in the United States of America

December 31, 2014 - Permanent Residence Card (Green Card) issued

July 18, 2015 - First child due!

July 27, 2015 - Baby girl is born!

November 17, 2015 - Biometrics complete

...more to come...

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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With the end of November just one month away, should I contact NVC to ask about a time frame?

Contacting the NVC prior to petition approval is pointless, they will know nothing about your file until they have it on station.

You can certainly call USCIS now, but all they are likely to tell you is that you are within the standard processing time.


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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Hello again, VJ!!

This is where I currently am at:

USCIS National Goal - 5.0 Month(s)

USCIS National Average - 7.9 Month(s)

Vermont Service Center - 5.0 Month(s)

With the end of November just one month away, should I contact NVC to ask about a time frame?

Or should I wait until the Vermont Service Center's 5 months are up before calling?

Or would calling in this situation even help?

Thanks!

Wait. Everybody waits. Asking them about it will not help, only time helps.

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Hello again, VJ!!

This is where I currently am at:

USCIS National Goal - 5.0 Month(s)

USCIS National Average - 7.9 Month(s)

Vermont Service Center - 5.0 Month(s)

With the end of November just one month away, should I contact NVC to ask about a time frame?

Or should I wait until the Vermont Service Center's 5 months are up before calling?

Or would calling in this situation even help?

Thanks!

You should wait until your petition is approved and forwarded to NVC before contacting NVC. I don't know about time frame for I-130 application pending at NVC.

I'm just confused looking at your timeline. If your petition was received on June 28, then your NOA1 should be edited June 28 not July 02. Your receipt notice date is the day when service center received your file. You can start calling customer service phone numbers to check on your case status when your receipt notice date pass the processing date shown for Vermont Service Center. If it says 5 months on the website, in practical way they actually means 5 months plus 30 days before your petition is considered to be outside of normal processing time.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Cambodia
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You should wait. Information about processing time on USCIS is currently dated as of August 31. Presently, VSC is processing PD well over 6+ months (a March 29 PD got approved today). Many April filers are still waiting to be processed. Unless VSC start working super fast, it doesn't look like your petition will be approve by year's end. You can call USCIS anytime you want, but you'll get the same answer everyone else gets, "your petition is still within normal processing time". Calling NVC is pointless. NVC is no help until petition is approved and they have it in their system.

Sorry, but you will have to play the waiting game like the rest of us.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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You should wait until your petition is approved and forwarded to NVC before contacting NVC. I don't know about time frame for I-130 application pending at NVC.

I'm just confused looking at your timeline. If your petition was received on June 28, then your NOA1 should be edited June 28 not July 02. Your receipt notice date is the day when service center received your file. You can start calling customer service phone numbers to check on your case status when your receipt notice date pass the processing date shown for Vermont Service Center. If it says 5 months on the website, in practical way they actually means 5 months plus 30 days before your petition is considered to be outside of normal processing time.

sorry, yer date usage is a bit off.

the date the service center received the file is rarely the receipt notice date.

the receipt notice date, or as we call it here, the NOA-1 date, is typically a week to 10 days after receiving.

Ultimately, the NOA-1 date is the date printed in the letter received via postal mail, formletter I-797-C .

For many other visa types, this receipt notice date from the I-797-C is also known as the priority date.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Cambodia
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I apologize for "contacting NVC" mistake. I did mean USCIS.

Thanks for the replies. It always helps knowing there's others who are feeling the same as I do and willing to help support each other.

:)


June 16, 2011: Met online (Skype) for the first time.
July 27, 2011: Officially a couple/engaged.
March 19, 2012: Met in-person for the first time.
March 23, 2012: Wedding!

-------------------------------------------------------
USICS
June 25, 2012 - I-130 Sent via USPS
June 27, 2012 - Lockbox arrival
July 02, 2012 - NOA 1 text/email
July 05, 2012 - NOA 1 hard copy in mail
February 19, 2013 - NOA 2

NVC Stage
February 27, 2013 - NVC receives petition
March 15, 2013 - NVC case number assigned
March 27, 2013 - AOS fee paid online
March 29, 2013 - AOS fee shows PAID
April 1, 2013 - AOS pack mailed
April 4, 2013 - DS-3032 accepted
April 5, 2013 - IV invoiced & paid online
April 9, 2013 - IV fee shows PAID - IV pack mailed
April 22, 2013 - NVC case complete

October 28, 2013 - Interview date - "Administrative Processing"

November 7, 2013 - Return to U.S. Embassy of Phnom Penh - "Administrative Processing"

November 19, 2013 - Return to U.S. Embassy of Phnom Penh

November 22, 2013 - Visa Issued

November 26, 2013 - Arrival in the United States of America

December 31, 2014 - Permanent Residence Card (Green Card) issued

July 18, 2015 - First child due!

July 27, 2015 - Baby girl is born!

November 17, 2015 - Biometrics complete

...more to come...

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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it depends on the country. mine was approved in 4.5 months. Make sure you have everything ready to send once its approved. You will save alot of time if you are ahead of the game. once its approved they will ask you to pay affidavit of support fee online so do it immideatly and print your cover letter which will be given to you online once you make payment. Then pribt out i-864 and complete it and have it ready to send. You can download i-864 form rightnow and start filling it out and gather everything they need with it. After you send i-864 form you will send DS230 form. Same thing you will first pay fee online then print cover page and attach to your form

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Italy
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Hi this is what mine says

" Initial Review

On June 19, 2012, we received this I130 IMMIGRANT PETITION FOR RELATIVE, FIANCE(E), OR ORPHAN, and mailed you a notice describing how we will process your case. Please follow any instructions on this notice. You will be notified by mail when a decision is made, or if the office needs something from you. If you move while this case is pending, please use our Change of Address online tool to update your case with your new address or contact our customer service center at 1-800-375-5283."

I sent the paperwork to the Vermont Service center too.

My husband called a month ago and they said that if you don't hear from them, it means that haven't found anything wrong with your paperwork so "no news" is actually good news!

I am tempted to call and just beg them to hurry up but it's less than a month away and I can actually start a countdown so I'd rather wait for few more weeks. We're all in the same situation here. Good luck!


Giovanna

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You sent it directly to the Vermont Service Center? Not to a lockbox? We sent ours to the Phoenix Lockbox (as per the i-130 instructions) and it was forwarded to the NBC (National Benefits Center.) I'm assuming they're working on it in Denver now since that would be the local office, but they don't tell you where it goes exactly. You're lucky that you got in before the "great migration" of I-130 though!

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Hi this is what mine says

" Initial Review

On June 19, 2012, we received this I130 IMMIGRANT PETITION FOR RELATIVE, FIANCE(E), OR ORPHAN, and mailed you a notice describing how we will process your case. Please follow any instructions on this notice. You will be notified by mail when a decision is made, or if the office needs something from you. If you move while this case is pending, please use our Change of Address online tool to update your case with your new address or contact our customer service center at 1-800-375-5283."

I sent the paperwork to the Vermont Service center too.

My husband called a month ago and they said that if you don't hear from them, it means that haven't found anything wrong with your paperwork so "no news" is actually good news!

I am tempted to call and just beg them to hurry up but it's less than a month away and I can actually start a countdown so I'd rather wait for few more weeks. We're all in the same situation here. Good luck!

Ours was received (NOA1 date) at VSC literally the day before yours.... June 18th. Looks like it could be after christmas now if they are as behind as this seems to suggest.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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just be patient that all. we send our package in, got NOA1 (09-25) like 8 days and NOA2 (11-08) in 42 days after NOA1 so just wait and see.. GL

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Marriage : 07/22/2012

USCIS Process

09/16/2012: I-130 Sent

09/20/2012: I-130 NOA1 (Receipt txt)

09/24/2012: I-130 NOA1 (Hard copy)

09/25/2012: I-130 Case Transfer to (MSC)

11/08/2012: I-130 NOA2 in 44 days after NOA1

NVC:11/19/2012: I-130 @ NVC

12/05/2012: Case & IID asign

12/19/2012: AoS paid n send

12/20/2012: AoS received

02/18/2012: IV Paid

04/15/2013: IV send

04/16/2013: IV received

04/25/2013: NVC case complete

06/26/2013: NVC send email notification for interview

07/11/2013: Interview approved

09/06/2013: POE @ JFK

CRBA: 05/20/2013: Approved

6/8/2015 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to VSC
6/9/20015 - I-751 received in VSC

6/12/2015 - NOA1

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Kenya
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Hello again, VJ!!

This is where I currently am at:

USCIS National Goal - 5.0 Month(s)

USCIS National Average - 7.9 Month(s)

Vermont Service Center - 5.0 Month(s)

With the end of November just one month away, should I contact NVC to ask about a time frame?

Or should I wait until the Vermont Service Center's 5 months are up before calling?

Or would calling in this situation even help?

Thanks!

We called the USCIS recently, they told us the usual "You are still within processing time"...so we have to wait until Dec 16th (exactly 5 months) and if by then we're not approved, then we'll send an e-request. But calling the USCIS before the 5 months are up is basically pointless.

It also depends on which service centre your petition is sent to- like you, we're at Vermont which is well known to drag its feet when it comes to approving petitions. Oh well!!!

As someone said,the NVC does not know anything about your case until your approval. Hang in there, I feel you!!! :thumbs:

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just be patient that all. we send our package in, got NOA1 (09-25) like 8 days and NOA2 (11-08) in 42 days after NOA1 so just wait and see.. GL

That is great news! reeving NOA2 in less than 2 months is amazing :)

If you really got NOA2, please also update your timeline and signature.

Good Luck!


02/09/2010 - Married
05/02/2012 - I-130 sent for my wife and kids
05/09/2012 - NOA1 hard copy received
10/18/2012 - Became a USC and called USCIS to upgrade cases to IR-1/CR-1
10/22/2012 - Got the notice of case upgrade to IR-1
01/29/2013 - NOA2 email

NVC:
02/04/2013: NVC Received
02/22/2013: BOG number/IIN
02/22/2013: Choice of Agent email sent
02/26/2013: AOS bill invoiced
02/26/2013: AOS bill paid
03/06/2013: AOS bill shows PAID
03/07/2013: Choice of Agent email accepted
03/07/2013: IV bill invoiced
03/13/2013: IV bill paid
03/23/2013: IV bill shows PAID
04/01/2013: AOS package sent
04/01/2013: IV package sent
04/17/2013: RFE for AOS package, requested form I-864W
04/18/2013: Sent RFE back to NVC
05/02/2013: Case complete
05/13/2013: Interview scheduled

US Embassy/Consulate:
05/21/2012: Embassy received
06/05/2013: Medical
06/26/2013: Interview
06/27/2013: Visa in hand
07/03/2013: POE WAS, VA

08/07/2013: Permanent residence card arrived

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