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I130 case transferred to a local office

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Hello everyone!

My wife and I submitted the case I130 IMMIGRANT PETITION FOR RELATIVE, FIANCE(E), OR ORPHAN on May 29th, 2013. Now today I receive an email, saying the case has been transferred to another office. Google tells me that they do that to help ease the workload on certain offices and that it's generally a good thing.

Now, my question is: does our waiting period start over after this? It'd be a shame after waiting for 6.5 months to wait the same amount of time or even more. Is there any chance the case will be slightly prioritized over other cases at that new local office? It's a NY one, by the way,

Thank you for your time!

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*** Thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the CR-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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take a look at the spreadsheets. you'll can guestimate how long yours might take based on others.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/470656-monthly-transfer-spreadsheets-in-order/

Thank you! If I read that correctly, it usually takes about 3 weeks or less. Not entirely sure if I figured it out properly though. But right now our case is in NY field office. Hopefully their workload is less than at that other center.

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My husband received email yesterday that his petition was transferred to our local office, San Francisco, today! We have a May 13, 2013 PD. I too am wondering how long to expect.

Good Luck and let's hope we get news of NOA 2 approval this year!

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Thank you! If I read that correctly, it usually takes about 3 weeks or less. Not entirely sure if I figured it out properly though. But right now our case is in NY field office. Hopefully their workload is less than at that other center.

I hope you get fast processing but NY is one of the worst local offices!!!! they are very backed up!!!!!!!!!


11/17/2016: Got engaged
11/28/2016: I-130 sent to Chicago IL lock box
01/12/2016: NOA1

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