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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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We filed an 129-f back in July. The VJ estimate was that we should anticipate our NOA-2 in mid-November or early December. However, this week I received an RFE and responded with the correct information within 24 hours.

My questions are:

1. Can this be seen as an indication that our petition has floated to the top and is now being processed?

2. Can this be seen as an indication that our other material has been deemed acceptable?

I know we are playing both a waiting and a guessing game. I'm just trying to gather your opinions to see if this RFE indicates we might get our NOA-2 soon, even though the VJ estimate added 30 days to our schedule due to the RFE.

Yours in anticipation....


Same sex fiancé K1 petition (Filipino/American)2014-06-30 - I-129F UPS package received Lewisville, TX2014-07-02 - NOA 1 issued, received paper copy 7/102014-07-03 - Check converted to EFT and processed2014-07-08 - Status change from acceptance to review (via USCIS receipt look up)2014-10-01 - RFE issued (via text, email, no details)2014-10-07 - RFE received (via USPS)2014-10-08 - Requested evidence sent overnight (via USPS)2014-10-10 - Status change to RFE response review (via text - twice! - from 2 different phone numbers, email)2014-10-16 - NOA 2 issued: Approved! (via text, and email)2014-10-20 - Received NAO 2 paper certificate2014-10-21 - Received notice of post decision activity: case shipped to NVC2014-11-04 - Received letter from NVC with embassy case number 2014-11-30 - DS-160 completed, electronic confirmation page received2014-12-05 - Interviewed scheduled (2015-01-06)2015-01-06 - Interview: Approved!2015-02-02 - POE Boston<p>2015-02-13 - Married before Justice of the Peace !

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum. ***

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If you responded appropriately to the requirements, you should see action very soon. :)


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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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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We filed an 129-f back in July. The VJ estimate was that we should anticipate our NOA-2 in mid-November or early December. However, this week I received an RFE and responded with the correct information within 24 hours.

My questions are:

1. Can this be seen as an indication that our petition has floated to the top and is now being processed?

2. Can this be seen as an indication that our other material has been deemed acceptable?

I know we are playing both a waiting and a guessing game. I'm just trying to gather your opinions to see if this RFE indicates we might get our NOA-2 soon, even though the VJ estimate added 30 days to our schedule due to the RFE.

Yours in anticipation....

Yup that means your case file is on someone's desk! :thumbs:

Philippines forum = http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/129-philippines/

Edited by Hank_

Hank

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I'll answer my own question: Yes, an RFE can indicate progress. We received approval 6 days after TSC received our RFE response.

Yahoo! No on to the next roller coaster!


Same sex fiancé K1 petition (Filipino/American)2014-06-30 - I-129F UPS package received Lewisville, TX2014-07-02 - NOA 1 issued, received paper copy 7/102014-07-03 - Check converted to EFT and processed2014-07-08 - Status change from acceptance to review (via USCIS receipt look up)2014-10-01 - RFE issued (via text, email, no details)2014-10-07 - RFE received (via USPS)2014-10-08 - Requested evidence sent overnight (via USPS)2014-10-10 - Status change to RFE response review (via text - twice! - from 2 different phone numbers, email)2014-10-16 - NOA 2 issued: Approved! (via text, and email)2014-10-20 - Received NAO 2 paper certificate2014-10-21 - Received notice of post decision activity: case shipped to NVC2014-11-04 - Received letter from NVC with embassy case number 2014-11-30 - DS-160 completed, electronic confirmation page received2014-12-05 - Interviewed scheduled (2015-01-06)2015-01-06 - Interview: Approved!2015-02-02 - POE Boston<p>2015-02-13 - Married before Justice of the Peace !

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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Japan
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I found out that our application status showed RFE at USCIS site. I was so hoping for approval and got super upset when seeing this :( But at least someone has started working on our application, I will be optimistic and wait for what info we missed. It was mailed on Oct 15th and I hope the letter will get to my fiance soon. I wonder how long it will take until we get to know what is happebing. :/

Edited by whity_rabirabit

07-26-2014: I-129 package mailed to Dallas Lockbox
08-11-2014: I-129 package returned for missing information (ouch!)
08-16-2014: I-129 package mailed back to Dallas Lockbox
08-19-2014: USPS confirmation I-129 package mailed to Dallas Lockbox

08-21-2014: NOA1 notice via text message
08-29-2014: NOA1 Hard Copy
10-15-2014: RFE notice from USCIS website

10-20-2014: RFE letter received
10-31-2014: RFE replied
12-16-2014: RFE notice from USCIS website
12-31-2014: RFE replied
01-05-2014: RFE response received via USCIS website

01-22-2014: NOA2 via USCIS website
02-26-2015: Received Packet 3
03-12-2015: Sent Packet 3
03-20-2015: Received Packet 4
04-16-2015: Interview
04-22-2015: Received K1 Visa in passport

07-13-2015: POE Chicago, IL
10-03-2015: Married!



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I found out that our application status showed RFE at USCIS site. I was so hoping for approval and got super upset when seeing this :( But at least someone has started working on our application, I will be optimistic and wait for what info we missed. It was mailed on Oct 15th and I hope the letter will get to my fiance soon. I wonder how long it will take until we get to know what is happebing. :/

From everything I have read it generally takes about a week to get the RF letter, then depending on what is needed and how long it takes for you to respond. we did not get an RFE but I had it in my mind that if we got one, I would do whatever I could to respond in 24 hours and send my response priority or overnight mail.

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