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Will someone please send me a word of encouragement about the Vermont Service Center experience they've *recently* had? We only got our NOA1 in late November, and based on the USCIS trendline, VSC is 18 months PAST their 5-month national goal to process the paperwork! That's horrible! Our lives are on hold in so many ways during this time, and I just can't wrap my mind around how VSC went from being the fastest to the slowest processing center!

Does anyone have anything encouraging to offer? Insights into why this happened or if /when it might turn around for the VSC processing times?

Thanks!

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Will someone please send me a word of encouragement about the Vermont Service Center experience they've *recently* had? We only got our NOA1 in late November, and based on the USCIS trendline, VSC is 18 months PAST their 5-month national goal to process the paperwork! That's horrible! Our lives are on hold in so many ways during this time, and I just can't wrap my mind around how VSC went from being the fastest to the slowest processing center!

Does anyone have anything encouraging to offer? Insights into why this happened or if /when it might turn around for the VSC processing times?

Thanks!

18 months? No. About 2-3 months behind their new 6 month goal. But you should have been (or will be) redirected to NBC or a field office since you applied after Aug 15, 2012.

It happened because of the increase in I-130 apps sent into Vermont over the months of March-June. Now since they are sending most I-130 apps to NBC (MSC) Vermont can catch up on I-130 apps while the NBC and field offices are taking approx 3 months to approve paperwork (depending on the office it is sent to).

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18 months? No. About 2-3 months behind their new 6 month goal. But you should have been redirected to NBC or a field office since you applied after Aug 15, 2012.

Does that apply to K1s?


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18 months? No. About 2-3 months behind their new 6 month goal. But you should have been (or will be) redirected to NBC or a field office since you applied after Aug 15, 2012.

It happened because of the increase in I-130 apps sent into Vermont over the months of March-June. Now since they are sending most I-130 apps to NBC (MSC) Vermont can catch up on I-130 apps while the NBC and field offices are taking approx 3 months to approve paperwork (depending on the office it is sent to).

Thank hou for this :)))

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Does that apply to K1s?

Yes, big thank you, Nola!

Immigration attorneys we are not :)

Well, I based my exasperated assessment on what USCIS's website indicates. As of yesterday, when I visited their tool for estimating processing times and entered I-130, Permanent resident filing for spouse, and VSC, it spit out the following:

- USCIS National Goal: 5.0 months

- USCIS National Average: 11.9 months

- Vermont Service Center: 22.9 months

Am I reading that graphic incorrectly?

How do I get more granular information to understand how long the wait is between steps? (NOA1 to NOA2; then NOA2 to interview; and anything else that comes after that)?

Thanks soo very much for your help!

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Yes, big thank you, Nola!

Immigration attorneys we are not :)

Well, I based my exasperated assessment on what USCIS's website indicates. As of yesterday, when I visited their tool for estimating processing times and entered I-130, Permanent resident filing for spouse, and VSC, it spit out the following:

- USCIS National Goal: 5.0 months

- USCIS National Average: 11.9 months

- Vermont Service Center: 22.9 months

Am I reading that graphic incorrectly?

How do I get more granular information to understand how long the wait is between steps? (NOA1 to NOA2; then NOA2 to interview; and anything else that comes after that)?

Thanks soo very much for your help!

Sorry, I didn't realize that you were a permanent resident filing for a spouse. I thought you were a citizen filing for your spouse. In that case, yes they are about 18 months behind unless you are sent elsewhere.

But if you are sent elsewhere they might have different processing times than VSC. I would go with 18 months, though.

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Just to be sure I understand...

In this instance, I am disadvantaged by over a year by virtue of being a U.S. citizen myself, petitioning for my Canadian husband?

Does this mean my paperwork has NOT been routed to the NBC, despite the fact that my claim number indicates "MSC" before the number?

I am sooo confused!

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Just to be sure I understand...

In this instance, I am disadvantaged by over a year by virtue of being a U.S. citizen myself, petitioning for my Canadian husband?

Does this mean my paperwork has NOT been routed to the NBC, despite the fact that my claim number indicates "MSC" before the number?

I am sooo confused!

Are you a citizen or a permanent resident?


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I am sooooo embarrassed! Of course I raced through the drop-down and SHOULD have selected the U.S. citizen option. Thanks for patiently directing me. :)

The sun is shining a lot brighter now that I entered that correctly!

National goal: 5.0 months

National average: 5.5 months

Vermont Service Center: 6.2 months

So how do I understand those times in a more granular level of detail? Does that mean that base on our 11/27/12 NOA1 date, we can expect the NOA2 around late May? How do we estimate the time from NOA2 to interview and from interview to him being admitted with the visa?

Thanks so much to all of you guys. It truly does make it more bearable knowing you're in it with us!

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Just to be sure I understand...

In this instance, I am disadvantaged by over a year by virtue of being a U.S. citizen myself, petitioning for my Canadian husband?

Does this mean my paperwork has NOT been routed to the NBC, despite the fact that my claim number indicates "MSC" before the number?

I am sooo confused!

Yes you were sent to NBC. lol. So you'll be approved soon probably. Sorry. This was too confusing. :lol: MSC means you were sent to NBC. And you should have put this thread under the IR-1/CR-1 board. Don't worry about it. A mod will do it for you.

Since you were sent to MSC and not VSC, those time frames you looked up don't have anything to do with you. Your time frames aren't posted on USCIS.gov. But I have been seeing NBC filers being approved within about 3 months. That seems to be the norm at least.

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