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Hi everyone,

I'm new here and was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this question. What does an open/shut case look like? In looking at how fast some cases are completed through CSC I was just wondering what made those specific cases get approved so fast. Of course everyone's case is different but are there cases that get approved faster? I'm hoping to organize my fiances petition so that it gets approved quickly. I think I've read that you all call that front loading? Our case doesn't seem complicated to me. Feel free to check out our story on my profile or ask questions. Thanks!'

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Firstly, CSC is processing much faster than TSC currently. TSC is extremely backlogged and people are waiting around 7 months between NOA1 and NOA2. This is not because there is something sub-standard about their petition, it's simply because TSC are operating so slowly.

CSC on the other than is operating very quickly (why they don't transfer files from TSC to CSC, none of us know, and maybe they will soon as they have in the past, it's a guessing game). It seems that the average wait between NOA1 and NOA2 (with no RFE's) is currently 1 month.

As you have listed CA as your state, that means your petition should end up at CSC (although there have been a few exceptions on VJ, nothing is guaranteed). The way to a fast approval isn't necessarily about front loading. Front loading is done by those going through a high fraud consulate in preparation for the interview stage, this doesn't really have any bearing on receiving your NOA2.

My only advice is to triple check everything. Every form, every item you include, make sure you have made no mistakes. :guides: they are your best friend in this process, and then of course if you feel something is unclear, ask on here. Without those guides I am certain we would have gotten an RFE.

Hope this helps, good luck!


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Thanks for the response!!

I'm very grateful to be in California. It's really unfortunate that people in other parts of the country have to wait so long. =( Wish it wasn't that way!

The NOA2 is the approval, correct? After the NOA2 the petition gets sent to NVC and then to the consulate. Seems like the Guatemalan Embassy gives appointments out fairly quickly. I really hope it goes quickly for us. I will be patient of course.

I'll definitely check the guides out. Thanks for the great advice!!

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Yes the NOA2 is an initial approval however the ultimate decision is given to you/your fiance at the embassy interview. Good luck!


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

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online :dance:

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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