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People always ask about the longest waiting time between NOA1 and NOA2, or what the average is but rarely (if never) ask about the shortest time. What is the shortest time have you either seen between NOA1 and NOA2

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the USCIS Service Centers forum -- topic involves times in general. ***


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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I saw a thread recently which was 21 days between NOA1 and NOA2. I believe this to be extremely rare however. For most people its 2-6 months.


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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I saw a thread recently which was 21 days between NOA1 and NOA2. I believe this to be extremely rare however. For most people its 2-6 months.

Mine was approved in one week (8 days actually, including weekends) - this is good. I was so scared as I always see people with 4-5 months. I was mixed feeling 'cause I was scared if something wrong with their system that why my case got approved so soon.

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Mine was approved in one week (8 days actually, including weekends) - this is good. I was so scared as I always see people with 4-5 months. I was mixed feeling 'cause I was scared if something wrong with their system that why my case got approved so soon.

That's amazing, lucky you! Make sure you update your timeline so that others can see how it went for you! Were you with CSC or TSC? I'm assuming California?


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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That's amazing, lucky you! Make sure you update your timeline so that others can see how it went for you! Were you with CSC or TSC? I'm assuming California?

Yes, it is California center.

I will update and provide details

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Yes, it is California center.

I will update and provide details

Great, thank you :thumbs:

Can I ask what you included in your i-129f petition?

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Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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We got ours in 5 weeks :)

Thanks - now I feel happy and released because there are actually special cases compared to the average/common.

Still there a lot to go - but the feeling of waiting is killing part of me.

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Great, thank you :thumbs:

Can I ask what you included in your i-129f petition?

Sure,

(0) Cover letter and G-1145 (for e-mail and text notification)

(1) I129F K1 application

I129F explain how we met (single page - I only typed 1/2 of the page - signed and dated)

(2) Personal Check of $340.00

(3) 2 x Letter of Intends (same format, just changed the name, same contents like the sample we could find anywhere)

(4) G-325a and 2 x Passport Style Photo

(5) Copy of my entire passport to prove my citizenship

(6) Copy of my passport (just a page) and my airplane ticket receipt for 2 year ago travel (I did not keep the physical ticket)

- Copy of the hotel receipt that I stayed

- I selected the 10 photos that I thought they were good to present my case

(7) A letter of explaining what common language we've used and reminder they that my fiancee does not speak English at all so please communicate with her in her native language.

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Thanks - now I feel happy and released because there are actually special cases compared to the average/common.

Still there a lot to go - but the feeling of waiting is killing part of me.

Yeah it mostly depends on where you file from and what conditions you're in etc plus which service centre you go to.

It's no doubt a tiring process and needs a lot of patience and nerves to overcome the frustration it generates.

How's your NVC process ?

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Sure,

(0) Cover letter and G-1145 (for e-mail and text notification)

(1) I129F K1 application

I129F explain how we met (single page - I only typed 1/2 of the page - signed and dated)

(2) Personal Check of $340.00

(3) 2 x Letter of Intends (same format, just changed the name, same contents like the sample we could find anywhere)

(4) G-325a and 2 x Passport Style Photo

(5) Copy of my entire passport to prove my citizenship

(6) Copy of my passport (just a page) and my airplane ticket receipt for 2 year ago travel (I did not keep the physical ticket)

- Copy of the hotel receipt that I stayed

- I selected the 10 photos that I thought they were good to present my case

(7) A letter of explaining what common language we've used and reminder they that my fiancee does not speak English at all so please communicate with her in her native language.

Great thank you, that's similar to what we included. I have been worried as many people have mentioned chat logs but we have been together all summer so we didn't really have anything to include of that nature.

What country is she from if you don't mind me asking?


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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Great thank you, that's similar to what we included. I have been worried as many people have mentioned chat logs but we have been together all summer so we didn't really have anything to include of that nature.

What country is she from if you don't mind me asking?

No chat logs - my thinking is that - we just made sure we met the requirements (proofs that we want to marry with 90 days and we did meet 2 years ago in persons). Unless I had had criminal records or I had married before, I would have had to provide more.

Vietnam.

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No chat logs - my thinking is that - we just made sure we met the requirements (proofs that we want to marry with 90 days and we did meet 2 years ago in persons). Unless I had had criminal records or I had married before, I would have had to provide more.

Vietnam.

Makes sense to me!


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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