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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Okay. Who's seen this? Thoughts? Granted, I don't really take Fox News seriously most of the time, but this is freaking me out. Our interview is only a month away and we were hoping to have the visa in hand within a week of that! I wonder what the odds are that it will affect the remaining duration of our process.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/23/glitch-crashes-global-us-passport-visa-operations/


Our History - 5 years of marriage, known each other for 8 years (and counting!)
06/15/2006 - Met my husband online
05/06/2007 - Met in person for the first time in San Francisco, CA
11/04/2007 - Met in person again for two weeks in San Francisco, CA
12/15/2007 - Decide to be friends, due to distance
06/01/2009 - Entered Canada with my husband, intending to return to the US (started living together)
06/09/2009 - My husband and I fall in love
09/20/2009 - Married in Calgary, AB, Canada
06/09/2010 - 1st Anniversary
06/09/2011 - 2nd Anniversary
12/18/2011 - Expecting our first child
06/09/2012 - 3rd Anniversary
08/31/2012 - Our son is born in St. Albert, AB, Canada

06/09/2013 - 4th Anniversary

06/09/2014 - 5th Anniversary

USCIS - 36 days
12/10/2012 - Mailed I-130
01/01/2013 - Received NOA1 email
01/11/2013 - Received NOA1 letter in mail
02/05/2013 - NOA2 (Approved) but update is not reflected anywhere
02/19/2013 - Received NOA2 letter in mail


NVC
03/06/2013 - AOS fee invoice received
04/18/2013 - AOS fee paid
04/21/2013 - AOS paperwork mailed

01/06/2014 - Supporting documents requested

06/24/2014 - Mailed supporting documents

07/03/2014 - Email verifying documents were received

07/10/2014 - Received interview date

08/11/2014 - Scheduled medical

08/15/2014 - Scheduled interview date (APPROVED!)

08/18/2014 - Visa status changes to ISSUED on CEAC website

08/19/2014 - Waybill # for Loomis arrives in e-mail

08/20/2014 - Visa/Passport ready for pick up early morning

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Okay. Who's seen this? Thoughts? Granted, I don't really take Fox News seriously most of the time, but this is freaking me out. Our interview is only a month away and we were hoping to have the visa in hand within a week of that! I wonder what the odds are that it will affect the remaining duration of our process.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/23/glitch-crashes-global-us-passport-visa-operations/

Whaaaaatttttt?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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And, as it turns out, EVERYONE is reporting the same thing, ABC, Business Week, Yahoo News, etc. It only happened a few hours ago and everyone's reporting it on the radio, too :(.


Our History - 5 years of marriage, known each other for 8 years (and counting!)
06/15/2006 - Met my husband online
05/06/2007 - Met in person for the first time in San Francisco, CA
11/04/2007 - Met in person again for two weeks in San Francisco, CA
12/15/2007 - Decide to be friends, due to distance
06/01/2009 - Entered Canada with my husband, intending to return to the US (started living together)
06/09/2009 - My husband and I fall in love
09/20/2009 - Married in Calgary, AB, Canada
06/09/2010 - 1st Anniversary
06/09/2011 - 2nd Anniversary
12/18/2011 - Expecting our first child
06/09/2012 - 3rd Anniversary
08/31/2012 - Our son is born in St. Albert, AB, Canada

06/09/2013 - 4th Anniversary

06/09/2014 - 5th Anniversary

USCIS - 36 days
12/10/2012 - Mailed I-130
01/01/2013 - Received NOA1 email
01/11/2013 - Received NOA1 letter in mail
02/05/2013 - NOA2 (Approved) but update is not reflected anywhere
02/19/2013 - Received NOA2 letter in mail


NVC
03/06/2013 - AOS fee invoice received
04/18/2013 - AOS fee paid
04/21/2013 - AOS paperwork mailed

01/06/2014 - Supporting documents requested

06/24/2014 - Mailed supporting documents

07/03/2014 - Email verifying documents were received

07/10/2014 - Received interview date

08/11/2014 - Scheduled medical

08/15/2014 - Scheduled interview date (APPROVED!)

08/18/2014 - Visa status changes to ISSUED on CEAC website

08/19/2014 - Waybill # for Loomis arrives in e-mail

08/20/2014 - Visa/Passport ready for pick up early morning

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Wow crazy. I wonder if this is related to the worldwide computer crash last week that delayed my visa issuance a week at Vancouver. I posted what the consulate told me in a diff post, but to reiterate they said: "There was a delay in the processing of your K-1 visa because late last week there was a severe worldwide computer issue and our systems were down. Once the system came back up on Monday, it basically took time to catch up on all the cases that were affected by this computer problem. "

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Wow crazy. I wonder if this is related to the worldwide computer crash last week that delayed my visa issuance a week at Vancouver. I posted what the consulate told me in a diff post, but to reiterate they said: "There was a delay in the processing of your K-1 visa because late last week there was a severe worldwide computer issue and our systems were down. Once the system came back up on Monday, it basically took time to catch up on all the cases that were affected by this computer problem. "

I hope it's the same thing! Because that would mean it just took a few days for the media to get wind of it, but it's already back up and the delays aren't too bad. One week is manageable, it's the thought of weeks and weeks or months of delays that is worrying me.


Our History - 5 years of marriage, known each other for 8 years (and counting!)
06/15/2006 - Met my husband online
05/06/2007 - Met in person for the first time in San Francisco, CA
11/04/2007 - Met in person again for two weeks in San Francisco, CA
12/15/2007 - Decide to be friends, due to distance
06/01/2009 - Entered Canada with my husband, intending to return to the US (started living together)
06/09/2009 - My husband and I fall in love
09/20/2009 - Married in Calgary, AB, Canada
06/09/2010 - 1st Anniversary
06/09/2011 - 2nd Anniversary
12/18/2011 - Expecting our first child
06/09/2012 - 3rd Anniversary
08/31/2012 - Our son is born in St. Albert, AB, Canada

06/09/2013 - 4th Anniversary

06/09/2014 - 5th Anniversary

USCIS - 36 days
12/10/2012 - Mailed I-130
01/01/2013 - Received NOA1 email
01/11/2013 - Received NOA1 letter in mail
02/05/2013 - NOA2 (Approved) but update is not reflected anywhere
02/19/2013 - Received NOA2 letter in mail


NVC
03/06/2013 - AOS fee invoice received
04/18/2013 - AOS fee paid
04/21/2013 - AOS paperwork mailed

01/06/2014 - Supporting documents requested

06/24/2014 - Mailed supporting documents

07/03/2014 - Email verifying documents were received

07/10/2014 - Received interview date

08/11/2014 - Scheduled medical

08/15/2014 - Scheduled interview date (APPROVED!)

08/18/2014 - Visa status changes to ISSUED on CEAC website

08/19/2014 - Waybill # for Loomis arrives in e-mail

08/20/2014 - Visa/Passport ready for pick up early morning

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Immigration News forum -- topical matter applies to various visa types.

Edited by TBoneTX

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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3/10/2013 - Married

Green Card Process Summary
3/25/2013 - Submitted I-130's
01/13/2014 - Embassy Interview - Approved!
05/28/2014 - POE (U.S. Customs and Immigration Overseas Preclearance Facility - Abu Dhabi)
08/20/2014 - Green Card received.

Naturalization Process

01/20/2015 - Submitted N-400 for immediate naturalization under INA 319b.

02/10/2015 - Check cashed.

02/14/2015 - NOA

04/07/2015 - Case shipped to local field office.

04/08/2015 - Interview scheduled for July 6, 2015.

04/08/2015 - Wifey better be studying her butt off for the citizenship test!

07/08/2015 - Wifey was studying her butt off and passed the test easily. Oath ceremony completed on same day! We are done with our journey!

 

 

 

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My friend just emailed this to me. I am sick to my stomach! I am in Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. For my husband's IR1 interview...the process is already notoriously slow here! Any other info on this?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Apparently a major glitch has caused disruption in issuing visas and passports to U.S. citizens and Americans living abroad.. it basically affects every category of visa at the minute, until someone speaks out about specifics. Looks like the backlog at TSC isn't the only problem..

http://news.msn.com/us/glitch-crashes-global-us-passport-visa-operations

Well... another thing to add to the delays :ranting:

Edited by MeganLuke

Our K-1 at Texas Service Center

I-129F Sent: 07-02-14 (USPS Overnight Express)
I-129F Rcvd: 07-03-14
NOA1: 07-08-14

NOA1 Hardcopy: 07-14-14

ARN Changed: 07-16-14

NOA2: 01-23-15 (199 days)

Sent to NVC: 01-27-15

NOA2 Hardcopy: 01-30-15 (No consulate listed, inquiry opened)

NVC Received: 02-06-15 (Case # assigned)

NVC Sent: 02-19-15

London Embassy Received: 02-23-15

Readiness Submitted: 03-02-2015

Packet 3 Received: 03-03-2015

Packet 4 Received: 03-12-2015

Medical: 03-04-15 (Passed)

Interview: 04-10-2015 (Approved!)

Visa Issued: 04-15-2015

Visa In Hand: 04-21-2015

POE: 05-03-2015

Wedding: July 10, 2015

3,419 miles (L) Distance means nothing when your heart says "I love you"

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Yeah, CNN greeted me with this news this morning... None too happy about that. TSC is already backlogged on the I-129F/K1 and other applications and now this just makes the whole thing ten times worse. Will be lucky my fiance can get here before mid-2015!


Our K-1 at Texas Service Center

I-129F Sent: 07-02-14 (USPS Overnight Express)
I-129F Rcvd: 07-03-14
NOA1: 07-08-14

NOA1 Hardcopy: 07-14-14

ARN Changed: 07-16-14

NOA2: 01-23-15 (199 days)

Sent to NVC: 01-27-15

NOA2 Hardcopy: 01-30-15 (No consulate listed, inquiry opened)

NVC Received: 02-06-15 (Case # assigned)

NVC Sent: 02-19-15

London Embassy Received: 02-23-15

Readiness Submitted: 03-02-2015

Packet 3 Received: 03-03-2015

Packet 4 Received: 03-12-2015

Medical: 03-04-15 (Passed)

Interview: 04-10-2015 (Approved!)

Visa Issued: 04-15-2015

Visa In Hand: 04-21-2015

POE: 05-03-2015

Wedding: July 10, 2015

3,419 miles (L) Distance means nothing when your heart says "I love you"

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