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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

haven't seen anyone that filed to be expedited but quite a few got approved after a little over two weeks from CSC.


USCIS BE LIKE.......WE ARE WORKING AS FAST AS WE CAN GUYS!

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28 Sep 2014 -- Mailed I-129F

01 Oct 2014 -- I-129F Delivered to USCIS

06 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 Received via Text/Email

14 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 Hard Copy Received

23 Oct 2014 -- Petition Approved as per USCIS website

30 Oct 2014 -- NOA2 Hard Copy Received

07 Nov 2014 -- NVC Received Petition

10 Nov 2014 -- NVC Case Number Assigned

17 Nov 2014 -- Status Update "Ready for Interview" as per CEAC website

20 Nov 2014 -- NVC Case# Notice Received

22 Nov 2014 -- Medical

16 Dec 2014 -- Interview

18 Dec 2014 -- 221(g) Received via email

22 Dec 2014 -- RFE Instructions received via email

05 Feb 2015 -- RFE Requirements submitted

15 Apr 2015 -- Visa Issued as per CEAC Website

17 Apr 2015 -- Received Embassy Email, Visa on the way!!!!

20 Apr 2015 -- Visa OnHand :)

27 Apr 2015 -- CFO Appointment

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from K1 Process & Procedures to USCIS Service Centers forum; topic is about USCIS operations.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Scotland
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Just a brief question, does anyone know if ""anyone"" is still being expedited from the Philippines???

Either TSC, or CSC?

Yes.

haven't seen anyone that filed to be expedited but quite a few got approved after a little over two weeks from CSC.

As above. Being processed in 2 weeks is an expedite, no matter what you want to call it.

That being said, there are some Philippine filers who are waiting the usual amount of time. The fast track was not intended to apply to K1 visas and it seems to depend on how informed the agent is, whoever picks up the files when they are received.


Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail    
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox    8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received    8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail    3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)    3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC    3/31/2015 - NVC Received    4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned       4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy    4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received    4/11/2015 - Medical     4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received    4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent    4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received    5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED     5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier    6/1/2015 - POE    6/14/2015 - Wedding 💍💍
 
N400
06/30/2019 - Filed online
06/30/2019 - NOA1
07/16/2019 - Biometrics completed (early walk in - successful) 
Years of waiting for stuff is starting to get old! 
⏱⏱⏱ ....

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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Just a brief question, does anyone know if ""anyone"" is still being expedited from the Philippines???

Either TSC, or CSC?

I saw a couple just receive the K-1 in Manila in amazing time, so there must be some expediting going on still. I think they were done in around 90 days and that included their petition process at USCIS!!

If your fiancee is from the devastated area you could call USCIS to inquire about this.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

Yes.

As above. Being processed in 2 weeks is an expedite, no matter what you want to call it.

That being said, there are some Philippine filers who are waiting the usual amount of time. The fast track was not intended to apply to K1 visas and it seems to depend on how informed the agent is, whoever picks up the files when they are received.

Not all petitions coming from the Philippines are "expedited." I filed at CSC, my NOA-1 was 9/9 and my fiancé is from the Philippines...and...I'm still waiting for my NOA-2 or RFE. I can totally understand how other folks here are irritated seeing all the petitions from the Philippines move so fast....because I am irritated too. Just makes no sense but here I still sit waiting as patiently as possible....

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Does anyone know how to filter the search to see how many k1's from the Philippines have received their NOA-2 from both service centers in the past 30-60 days?? I tried on my phone but maybe I have to do it from my laptop? Thanks!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

Yes.

As above. Being processed in 2 weeks is an expedite, no matter what you want to call it.

That being said, there are some Philippine filers who are waiting the usual amount of time. The fast track was not intended to apply to K1 visas and it seems to depend on how informed the agent is, whoever picks up the files when they are received.

Not all true.

Not all that got approved in 2-3 weeks from the Philippines are expedited. "Expedited" means your process was INTENSIONALLY made quicker by USCIS because of certain circumstances such as natural disasters or if you are in the military and received an order to deploy. in most cases you have to asked formally to get "expedited"and provide proof. I myself got my petition approved in 17 days along with a good number of people who's beneficiaries are from different countries and i could tell you with certainty that i don't have any special circumstances nor did i asked to get approved fast. I do believe that some get approved unusually fast but that does not mean they are "expedites". They just simply got approved fast.

Check this thread for October 2014 filers you will find a lot of fast approvals on here....

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/516802-k-1-october-20014-filers/

Edited by ChEd

USCIS BE LIKE.......WE ARE WORKING AS FAST AS WE CAN GUYS!

snail_mail.jpg

28 Sep 2014 -- Mailed I-129F

01 Oct 2014 -- I-129F Delivered to USCIS

06 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 Received via Text/Email

14 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 Hard Copy Received

23 Oct 2014 -- Petition Approved as per USCIS website

30 Oct 2014 -- NOA2 Hard Copy Received

07 Nov 2014 -- NVC Received Petition

10 Nov 2014 -- NVC Case Number Assigned

17 Nov 2014 -- Status Update "Ready for Interview" as per CEAC website

20 Nov 2014 -- NVC Case# Notice Received

22 Nov 2014 -- Medical

16 Dec 2014 -- Interview

18 Dec 2014 -- 221(g) Received via email

22 Dec 2014 -- RFE Instructions received via email

05 Feb 2015 -- RFE Requirements submitted

15 Apr 2015 -- Visa Issued as per CEAC Website

17 Apr 2015 -- Received Embassy Email, Visa on the way!!!!

20 Apr 2015 -- Visa OnHand :)

27 Apr 2015 -- CFO Appointment

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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I filed in may and was approved in 52 days from TSC, I had a nephew file around the same time for a K1 for Philippines and he was approved in 40 days from the TSC.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Those who get their visa approved in a very short period of time are either expedited or military

not all...check the k1 timelines..put CSC filter and look at all the filers from mid September to October. Most of them are already approved and they are from different countries. Thats a lot of special expedites or military coincidentally filing almost on the same month from different countries if you ask me.

Edited by ChEd

USCIS BE LIKE.......WE ARE WORKING AS FAST AS WE CAN GUYS!

snail_mail.jpg

28 Sep 2014 -- Mailed I-129F

01 Oct 2014 -- I-129F Delivered to USCIS

06 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 Received via Text/Email

14 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 Hard Copy Received

23 Oct 2014 -- Petition Approved as per USCIS website

30 Oct 2014 -- NOA2 Hard Copy Received

07 Nov 2014 -- NVC Received Petition

10 Nov 2014 -- NVC Case Number Assigned

17 Nov 2014 -- Status Update "Ready for Interview" as per CEAC website

20 Nov 2014 -- NVC Case# Notice Received

22 Nov 2014 -- Medical

16 Dec 2014 -- Interview

18 Dec 2014 -- 221(g) Received via email

22 Dec 2014 -- RFE Instructions received via email

05 Feb 2015 -- RFE Requirements submitted

15 Apr 2015 -- Visa Issued as per CEAC Website

17 Apr 2015 -- Received Embassy Email, Visa on the way!!!!

20 Apr 2015 -- Visa OnHand :)

27 Apr 2015 -- CFO Appointment

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Perhaps the USCIS has hired more people in anticipating of Obama action on immigration! When I applied for my wife, it took a minimum of 5 months unless it was expedited. The only ones faster were military. I got my senator involved and had my wife's case expedited and it still took 10 months to process her and get her here in the USA.

The USCIS in Phoenix is slower than molasses to process N400 applications for Citizenship. Most every where else in the USA, it takes only 2 to 3 months to get an interview. Not here in Phoenix, it is taking the full 5 months and perhaps longer. We are still waiting for her interview date for citizenship.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Perhaps the USCIS has hired more people in anticipating of Obama action on immigration! When I applied for my wife, it took a minimum of 5 months unless it was expedited. The only ones faster were military. I got my senator involved and had my wife's case expedited and it still took 10 months to process her and get her here in the USA.

The USCIS in Phoenix is slower than molasses to process N400 applications for Citizenship. Most every where else in the USA, it takes only 2 to 3 months to get an interview. Not here in Phoenix, it is taking the full 5 months and perhaps longer. We are still waiting for her interview date for citizenship.

I had the same experience on my first dance with this k1 process back in 2007...it took me 6 mos to get an approval. Got lucky this time around i guess.

Edited by ChEd

USCIS BE LIKE.......WE ARE WORKING AS FAST AS WE CAN GUYS!

snail_mail.jpg

28 Sep 2014 -- Mailed I-129F

01 Oct 2014 -- I-129F Delivered to USCIS

06 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 Received via Text/Email

14 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 Hard Copy Received

23 Oct 2014 -- Petition Approved as per USCIS website

30 Oct 2014 -- NOA2 Hard Copy Received

07 Nov 2014 -- NVC Received Petition

10 Nov 2014 -- NVC Case Number Assigned

17 Nov 2014 -- Status Update "Ready for Interview" as per CEAC website

20 Nov 2014 -- NVC Case# Notice Received

22 Nov 2014 -- Medical

16 Dec 2014 -- Interview

18 Dec 2014 -- 221(g) Received via email

22 Dec 2014 -- RFE Instructions received via email

05 Feb 2015 -- RFE Requirements submitted

15 Apr 2015 -- Visa Issued as per CEAC Website

17 Apr 2015 -- Received Embassy Email, Visa on the way!!!!

20 Apr 2015 -- Visa OnHand :)

27 Apr 2015 -- CFO Appointment

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Just a brief question, does anyone know if ""anyone"" is still being expedited from the Philippines???

Either TSC, or CSC?

In both Service Center, around 90% of the Filipinos are getting a very fast approval by being expedited.

I'm wondering why this is.

Edited by YouAndMeForever

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Not all true.

Not all that got approved in 2-3 weeks from the Philippines are expedited. "Expedited" means your process was INTENSIONALLY made quicker by USCIS because of certain circumstances such as natural disasters or if you are in the military and received an order to deploy. in most cases you have to asked formally to get "expedited"and provide proof. I myself got my petition approved in 17 days along with a good number of people who's beneficiaries are from different countries and i could tell you with certainty that i don't have any special circumstances nor did i asked to get approved fast. I do believe that some get approved unusually fast but that does not mean they are "expedites". They just simply got approved fast.

Check this thread for October 2014 filers you will find a lot of fast approvals on here....

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/516802-k-1-october-20014-filers/

Those that were approved in the October thread all fit under the following criteria though:

A) were routed to CSC even when not from the Philippines

B) were routed to CSC and were from the Philippines

Even those from the Philippines that were routed to TSC have a clear difference in attendance to their cases. They aren't going in 17 days fast as it is at CSC for Philippine approvals, but they are going at a respectable timeframe even at TSC (understandable since TSC will handle not only the largest volume per population but because of backlog).

With the exception of a few Philippine based individuals still waiting (and I sympathize with their frustration), approvals for that country are for the most part still flying like hotcakes. And if you are fortunate to go to CSC, your chances of being a very happy person increase.

The problem then clearly lies at the feet of the USCIS process and lack of transparency. We all want to be with our loved ones, and we all want an even playing field. This is not realistic. I can pray every day I will be approved tomorrow, and nothing will happen. Ahead of me will be 5000 others being approved. I'm glad they are happy. I wish I were approved in 17 days, but I will not begrudge others that they are offered a better chance at being approved quickly.

Edited by yuna628

K-1 - AOS & ROC Timeline  - Immigration and the Health Exchange Price of Love in the UK Thinking of Returning to UK?

 

First met: 12/31/04 - Engaged: 9/24/09
Filed I-129F: 10/4/14 - Packet received: 10/7/14
NOA 1 email + ARN assigned: 10/10/14 (hard copy 10/17/14)
Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
Packet 3: 5/28/15 - Medical: 6/16/15
Poked London 7/1/15 - Packet 4: 7/2/15
Interview: 7/30/15 - Approved!
AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

Transferred: Potomac Service Center 3/26/19

Approved/New Card Produced status: 4/25/19 - NOA2 hardcopy 4/29/19

10yr Green Card Received: 5/2/19 - Error will need to file I90 >_<

 

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