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Vermont Service Center - What's going on!

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What is going on with Vermont? I mean, they've had a 5 month processing time advertised on their website for 2 months now, and not once have they been processing at 5 months. It is completely unrealistic. They are barely processing 6 months now, and according to Igor's list they've not even done 50% of October applications yet and it's almost May. In May they should be working on November to keep at 6 months. At this rate, they're going to slip into the 7-9 months timeframe unless they do some serious speeding up. CSC is way past VSC at this point in a matter of weeks, while the CSC mad approvals began at the same time VSC slowed down. Coincidence? I doubt it. They still have half of October, all of November, December to get through before they even touch January and CSC has already gotten through a decent chunk of those months alredy.

With VSC days away from slipping into the 7 month timeframe, I wonder why are people not kicking off like CSC filers did when they were at 7 months? In February all we heard was about the being stuck on July 18th, whereas now VSC are at such a snail's pace that any November through January filer will be lucky to get their NOA2 within 7-9 months if they don't sort themselves out.


AOS posted - 02/18/2014

NOA1 - 03/04/2014
Biometrics - 03/28/2014
EAD in post - 5/5/2014

EAD in hand - 5/10/2014
Interview waiver letter received - 6/9/2014

Card production notice - 1/10/2015

ROC mailed - 10/11/2016

ROC received at CSC - 10/18/2016

Interview Notice Received - 3/30/2017

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Yes, I voiced my opinion but was told to stop bickering and talk to a Congressman. It was a strange comment to me as when CSC slowed down, their were at least a dozen threads complaining about it. LOL You are dead on in the numbers though....the backlog is growing for VSC. :(


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It is very frustrating not knowing what to plan when to plan or even if to plan... That said, yes I agree with you that VSC has slowed compared to its pace a few weeks ago, but coupled with the lightning pace csc is moving at it does appear as though VSC has stopped. I know I was very frustrated to see csc nearly catch up to VSC in a week of hard work. Another thing I was told is that counting begins with 0 or another way to phrase it they have until the very end of 5 months to process a petition for it to still be counted within that timeframe. One would think with the next uscis procesing time update vsc will be listed as over 5 months. This process is quite trying for the less patient of us... So I guess for now what we can do is rant that or everyone start contacting their elected officials it seems like csc took note of it.


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Married December 19, 2014

I-130 Petition sent January 14, 2015
NOA1 date January 20, 2015 (NSC)

NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

Mailed to NVC June 4, 2015

NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

NVC AoS/IV Package Mailed July 2, 2015

NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

POE JFK October 26, 2015

GC in Hand Jan 8, 2016

RoC I-751 NOA1 August 31, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

Biometrics October 2, 2017

I551 Stamp in Passport August 2, 2018

18 Month Extension Letter August 3, 2018

Applied for Naturalization N-400 Online July 30, 2018

Biometrics August 23, 2018

10 year GC is in production September 17, 2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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i submited a service request 2 weeks ago and tier2 told me if i wont get an approval by may 2nd call them back,, so if i wont get anything by thursday i am calling back and it is not going to look "pretty" i will tell them everything i think about them!!! waiting almost 9 months thats just ... i have no words to that!!!

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I think we are saying that even if we ignore CSC numbers, at the current VSC rate, it is at a 9 month wait time. You cant approve around 15 a week for the VJ petitions at VSC and expect to get to December any time soon...it will be August before December filers get approved at the current VSC approval rate...the numbers show this as fact.


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I don't know what is really going on with the service centers. Maybe it is just the frenzy approval rate at CSC that makes vsc look bad?

When i first filed, CSC was processing at 3/4 months and then slowed down big time after the DACA event. they came to an almost complete stop and only a few lucky were getting approvals or RFEs, especially those who had a congressman or senator doing a good job for them. If you VSC folks are feeling the same thing we felt a few month ago don't hesitate to raise hell like many CSC filers did on here after months of almost no activity. Try to see if you can contact your representatives, write to the CIS ombudsman or the service center director.

I have good reason that this is the actions of everyone coming together at csc to complain that made it so today almost all of july/august/september filers who had an extra wait have had their approvals. Make vsc feel the pressure like we did and at some point it will work.

As for myself i started to worry when i hit the 5 months wait, i contacted all my representatives to make several inquiries on my behalf. If everyone does the same, things can get moving. I had my NOA2 on 04/24 after an 8 months wait while when i filed i should have waited 4 months or less....

Good luck and don't give up folks.


K1 Journey:

NOA1: 08/21/2012 (CSC)

NOA2: 04/24/2013 (8 months ClockWatch2.gif )

NVC received: 05/02/2013

NVC sent to Embassy: 05/06/2013 (only took 4 days !!)

Packet 3 received: 06/01/2013 (our son's 2nd birthday !!).Packet 3 response leaving in the mail on the next business day (06/04)

Medical: 06/11/2013

Interview: 06/18/2013. No packet 4 received, interview notice given on the phone the day before.

APPROVED !!

POE Chicago: 07/05/2013

AOS (EAD/AP) Journey:

NOA1: 07/30/2013

Biometrics: 09/09/2013

EAD/AP: 10/09/2013

Received a "potential interview waiver case" letter on 11/23/13.

GREEN CARD APPROVED AND IN PRODUCTION ON 03/17/2014

ROC I-751:

Sent: 01/09/16

NOA1: 01/11/16

Approval and Production Notice: 07/29/16

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In May they should be working on November to keep at 6 months. At this rate, they're going to slip into the 7-9 months timeframe unless they do some serious speeding up.

I have a really really bad feeling that VSC are going to enter into a comatose state similar to CSC. Your right its no coincedence VSC slows down as CSC speeds up. cray5ol.gif

For those who have been waiting since August and September no words can describe how ridiculous that is!


Our Story AoS
[March 2012] Met online on Christian Mingle [November 27th 2013] AoS sent
[June 25th 2012] Met in Person in London!
[August 2012] Steve visits me again in the Uk for our second meeting for just one weekend! [March 6th 2014] AoS Interview - Passed
[september 2012] My first trip to America to visit the love of my life
[November 2012] I travel to America for my first ever thanksgiving with Steves family!
[December 2012] Steve comes to the Uk to spend xmas with my family!
( heart.gif February 15th 2013 heart.gif ) He pops the question in Kensington, London...and I say yes!


K1

[January 15th 2013) I-129f SENT!
[January 24th 2013] NOA1
[July 08th 2013]- NOA2 (
approved 165 Days)
[July 18th 2013] Case forwarded to NVC

[July 26th 2013] We call DoS and are finally given our case # - I book medical immediatly

[July 29th 2013] Case forwarded to US Embassy, London
[August 8th 2013] Packet 3 sent (before received)

[August 9th 2013] Packet 3 received
[August 13th 2013] Medical

[August 16th 2013] CEAC updates - London logs my medical results

[August 20th 2013] - CEAC update - London logs my packet 3

[August 23rd 2013] I call DoS and they tell me my interview date, (2 weeks since I sent ds-2001)

[August 27th 2013 CEAC update - London dispatches packet 4]

[August 29th 2013] Packet 4 received
[september 24th 2013] Interview -
Refused due to passport and birth certificate condition

[september 26th 2013] Emergency appt at HM Passport Office London - New Passport and Birth Certificate in hand
[september 30th 2013] DX collects passport and birth certificate

[October 3rd] - Docs delivered to Embassy

[October 10th] - London Approves and Issues our Visa!!

[October 16th 2013] 4.00pm - Visa in my hand, 11pm POE -Newark

[October 27th 2013] Wedding wub.png

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As for myself i started to worry when i hit the 5 months wait, i contacted all my representatives to make several inquiries on my behalf. If everyone does the same, things can get moving. I had my NOA2 on 04/24 after an 8 months wait while when i filed i should have waited 4 months or less....

Good luck and don't give up folks.

Loladolly I followed your time line for ages and was always looking out for your approval I know how long you waited feel like I waited with you, so glad it finally came!


Our Story AoS
[March 2012] Met online on Christian Mingle [November 27th 2013] AoS sent
[June 25th 2012] Met in Person in London!
[August 2012] Steve visits me again in the Uk for our second meeting for just one weekend! [March 6th 2014] AoS Interview - Passed
[september 2012] My first trip to America to visit the love of my life
[November 2012] I travel to America for my first ever thanksgiving with Steves family!
[December 2012] Steve comes to the Uk to spend xmas with my family!
( heart.gif February 15th 2013 heart.gif ) He pops the question in Kensington, London...and I say yes!


K1

[January 15th 2013) I-129f SENT!
[January 24th 2013] NOA1
[July 08th 2013]- NOA2 (
approved 165 Days)
[July 18th 2013] Case forwarded to NVC

[July 26th 2013] We call DoS and are finally given our case # - I book medical immediatly

[July 29th 2013] Case forwarded to US Embassy, London
[August 8th 2013] Packet 3 sent (before received)

[August 9th 2013] Packet 3 received
[August 13th 2013] Medical

[August 16th 2013] CEAC updates - London logs my medical results

[August 20th 2013] - CEAC update - London logs my packet 3

[August 23rd 2013] I call DoS and they tell me my interview date, (2 weeks since I sent ds-2001)

[August 27th 2013 CEAC update - London dispatches packet 4]

[August 29th 2013] Packet 4 received
[september 24th 2013] Interview -
Refused due to passport and birth certificate condition

[september 26th 2013] Emergency appt at HM Passport Office London - New Passport and Birth Certificate in hand
[september 30th 2013] DX collects passport and birth certificate

[October 3rd] - Docs delivered to Embassy

[October 10th] - London Approves and Issues our Visa!!

[October 16th 2013] 4.00pm - Visa in my hand, 11pm POE -Newark

[October 27th 2013] Wedding wub.png

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Loladolly I followed your time line for ages and was always looking out for your approval I know how long you waited feel like I waited with you, so glad it finally came!

Awww t that is very sweet of you. I hope you get your approval in a timely manner and i ll look out for your approval as well. I come back on vj even though i have my NOA2 to check on my vj folks wink.png

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K1 Journey:

NOA1: 08/21/2012 (CSC)

NOA2: 04/24/2013 (8 months ClockWatch2.gif )

NVC received: 05/02/2013

NVC sent to Embassy: 05/06/2013 (only took 4 days !!)

Packet 3 received: 06/01/2013 (our son's 2nd birthday !!).Packet 3 response leaving in the mail on the next business day (06/04)

Medical: 06/11/2013

Interview: 06/18/2013. No packet 4 received, interview notice given on the phone the day before.

APPROVED !!

POE Chicago: 07/05/2013

AOS (EAD/AP) Journey:

NOA1: 07/30/2013

Biometrics: 09/09/2013

EAD/AP: 10/09/2013

Received a "potential interview waiver case" letter on 11/23/13.

GREEN CARD APPROVED AND IN PRODUCTION ON 03/17/2014

ROC I-751:

Sent: 01/09/16

NOA1: 01/11/16

Approval and Production Notice: 07/29/16

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I'm glad everyone else feels the same. The pace they are processing at the moment is absolutely ridiculous. I fully encourage anyone who is beyond the 5 month processing time to start contacting their elected officials. As soon as we hit June 17th (5 months from our NOA1), we will be contacting our congressman, Senator, and putting in a service request. If we get nothing back, we'll be contacting the Ombudsman. We have the letters from the Senator and congressman in our area just waiting to be signed and sent off when it hits the 5 month mark.


AOS posted - 02/18/2014

NOA1 - 03/04/2014
Biometrics - 03/28/2014
EAD in post - 5/5/2014

EAD in hand - 5/10/2014
Interview waiver letter received - 6/9/2014

Card production notice - 1/10/2015

ROC mailed - 10/11/2016

ROC received at CSC - 10/18/2016

Interview Notice Received - 3/30/2017

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Yes,

I have a appointment with my Congressman, I get "5 mins" of his time in May. I expect lip service, but at least I am doing something to rattle some cages. I also feel it's productive to share thoughts on here and figure out if anyone finds anything even close to legroom in moving the process forward. I am tired of the "call your congressman, call your senator" I have done this, anymore ideas while VSC keeps digging a deeper hole and CSC moves back to 3-4 month approvals?

I think it helps to allow the VSC people to vent on here just as the CSC people did for months...


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What's happening at Vermont is exactly what I've been afraid of over the past 2 months. I knew at some point CSC would speed up again just like Vermont did some months ago. and for some odd reason whenever one service center speeds up the other one moves even slower. I feel beyond blessed and happy we received our NOA2 three weeks ago and things are starting to move much faster. I still check on y'all every day to see how the processing centers are doing....I really wish you all good luck and many many approvals! After all tomorrow is MONDAYYYY ;-) yay! :)

Good luck Vermont and those at CSC who are still waiting!


Dec 6, 2011: We met online

Jan 4, 2012: We became a couple

March 30, 2012: Met in person

October 5, 2012: We got engaged & NOA1 date

April 10, 2013: NOA 2

April 24, 2013: Email with FRN case number received, petition is on its way to Frankfurt

April 30, 2013: Medical in Frankfurt completed

May 3, 2013: Packet 3 received

May 23, 2013: Packet 3 sent back

June 4, 2013: Packet 4 received

June 11, 2013: Interview ->approved

June 17, 2013: Visa in hand!

July 3, 2013: POE

July 17, 2013: WEDDING <3MARRIED TO MY HERO, MY SOLDIER, MY EVERYTHING :)

Nov 12, 2013: Filed AOS (+EAD&AP)

Nov 18, 2013: NOA1

Dec 20, 2013: Biometrics appointment

Jan 17, 2014: EAD card production

Jan 23, 2014: EAD combo card received

March 15, 2014: Received Potential interview waiver case letter

June 26, 2014: AOS approved, no interview!

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Threads like this are both worrying and really helpful for me. My UK citizen fiance and I are getting married in 5 weeks, and after months of lurking around VJ, I'm finally assembling documentation and getting ready to file for a CR-1. I live in Boston, so Vermont woes are on my horizon. It's distressing to see that the process is slowing down, but it's great to have my expectations set -- both for duration and for what actions I should take at which points. The 5 month trigger mentioned by QueenOfBlades is something I'll definitely be keeping in mind. Wishing you all the very best of luck, and I'll be looking for ways to help light a fire under VSC!


ROC Timeline

04/06/2016 - Mailed I-751

04/07/2016 - NOA1

04/13/2016 - Check cashed

04/14/2016 - NOA1 hardcopy

05/04/2016 - Received biometric notice

05/16/2016 - Biometrics appointment

05/17/2017 - Approved

05/22/2017 - Card in Production

05/25/2017 - Card Mailed

05/30/2017 - Card Received

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