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I feel like I'm just missing it somewhere, but how do you know which USCIS office will be processing the packages we send? I see that we're supposed to send it straight to TSC and then they either keep it there or send it off depending on which state it's originally coming from. I would like to think that since I live in Washington state, it'll get forwarded to Cali, but I don't want to get my hopes up either. Anyone got a useful link for me? :content:


Feb. 21st, 2014 - The message that started it all, on OkCupid

March 2nd-3rd, 2014 - He asked me to be his 

May 7th, 2014 - First met in person (in Ireland) 

May 25th, 2014 - First actual long distance date

Oct 8th, 2014 - Second in person visit (in Washington)

Oct 31st, 2014 - First holiday spent together

March 16th, 2015 - He Proposed!!

April 15th, 2015 - Sent the K1 visa packet to Texas

April 18th, 2015 - CVS received our petition

May 28th, 2015 - Request for Evidence...

June 8th, 2015 - RFE received

June 12th, 2015 – K-1 APPROVED!!

July 16th, 2015 - Consulate received package and we received our Packet 3

Aug 11th, 2015 - Packet 3 emailed back

Aug 25th, 2015 - Still haven't received anything back from the embassy, Packet 3 emailed again

Aug 26th, 2015 - Packet 4 received, our interview is set for September 15th!!

Sept 15th, 2015 - APPROVED!

Oct 6th, 2015 - Arrived in Washington

Nov 12th, 2015 – Legally MARRIED!!! ♡  

Dec 24th, 2015 - USCIS receives AOS packet

Jan 27th, 2016 - Biometrics appointment

Feb 5th, 2016 - Request for Evidence...

Feb 16th, 2016 - RFE received

March 31st, 2016 – Interview scheduled for May 9th,

May 11th, 2016 – APPROVED!!!

Sept 22nd, 2016 – Handfasting Ceremony

Oct 30th, 2016 – We’re going to have a baby!!

June 26th, 2017 – Our son is born!!! ♡

May 3rd, 2018 - Mailed I-751 (forgot to include payment though!  )

May 4th, 2018 - Tracking indicates package received at CSC. Also mailed out the payment that was forgotten.

May 5th, 2018 - Tracking indicates payment package received at CSC.

May 11th, 2018 – Visa expired...

June 9th, 2018 - Packet returned... didn't check a box in one section, and didn't include a photocopy of my husband's permanent resident card.

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NOA1: November 18, 2014 @ TSC

NOA2: June 24, 2015 218 days

Sent to NVC: July 1, 2015

Embassy Case Number Received: July 10, 2015

Sent to embassy: July 16, 2015

Embassy Received: July 20, 2015

Packet 3 Received/DS 160/Readiness Completed: July 22, 2015

Medical: July 24, 2015

Packet 4 Received: August 11, 2015

Interview: September 4, 2015 Approved

Issued: September 8, 2015

Visa in hand:

POE: September 18, 2015

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When filling in your timeline, please understand that all I-129F's are sent to the LOCKBOX in Texas, and then ROUTED (not transferred) to your ASSIGNED service center- the one in Texas "TSC" (not the same as the lockbox!), or the one in California "CSC". If your tracking number starts with WAC, you're at the CSC, you were not transferred! There are no transfers at this time. If your number starts with SRC you're at the TSC and that's where you will serve your entire sentence.USCIS isn't fair.

They don't care about you.

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the USCIS Service Centers forum -- topic involves distribution of processing. ***


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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The most recent reply on that post states that only Texas and California are processing the K-1 visas, so my question is still unanswered. :(


Feb. 21st, 2014 - The message that started it all, on OkCupid

March 2nd-3rd, 2014 - He asked me to be his 

May 7th, 2014 - First met in person (in Ireland) 

May 25th, 2014 - First actual long distance date

Oct 8th, 2014 - Second in person visit (in Washington)

Oct 31st, 2014 - First holiday spent together

March 16th, 2015 - He Proposed!!

April 15th, 2015 - Sent the K1 visa packet to Texas

April 18th, 2015 - CVS received our petition

May 28th, 2015 - Request for Evidence...

June 8th, 2015 - RFE received

June 12th, 2015 – K-1 APPROVED!!

July 16th, 2015 - Consulate received package and we received our Packet 3

Aug 11th, 2015 - Packet 3 emailed back

Aug 25th, 2015 - Still haven't received anything back from the embassy, Packet 3 emailed again

Aug 26th, 2015 - Packet 4 received, our interview is set for September 15th!!

Sept 15th, 2015 - APPROVED!

Oct 6th, 2015 - Arrived in Washington

Nov 12th, 2015 – Legally MARRIED!!! ♡  

Dec 24th, 2015 - USCIS receives AOS packet

Jan 27th, 2016 - Biometrics appointment

Feb 5th, 2016 - Request for Evidence...

Feb 16th, 2016 - RFE received

March 31st, 2016 – Interview scheduled for May 9th,

May 11th, 2016 – APPROVED!!!

Sept 22nd, 2016 – Handfasting Ceremony

Oct 30th, 2016 – We’re going to have a baby!!

June 26th, 2017 – Our son is born!!! ♡

May 3rd, 2018 - Mailed I-751 (forgot to include payment though!  )

May 4th, 2018 - Tracking indicates package received at CSC. Also mailed out the payment that was forgotten.

May 5th, 2018 - Tracking indicates payment package received at CSC.

May 11th, 2018 – Visa expired...

June 9th, 2018 - Packet returned... didn't check a box in one section, and didn't include a photocopy of my husband's permanent resident card.

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The most recent reply on that post states that only Texas and California are processing the K-1 visas, so my question is still unanswered. :(

Just replace Vermont with Texas. Vermont no longer processes i-129fs. It was switched to Texas in 2013. Also please pay attention to my note above. It's really important that you understand that you aren't filing at TSC and being transferred for the accuracy of the data here when you compete your timeline.

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I feel like I'm just missing it somewhere, but how do you know which USCIS office will be processing the packages we send? I see that we're supposed to send it straight to TSC and then they either keep it there or send it off depending on which state it's originally coming from. I would like to think that since I live in Washington state, it'll get forwarded to Cali, but I don't want to get my hopes up either. Anyone got a useful link for me? :content:

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SEP-1994 First met! 12-16-14 POE PHILADELPHIA

05-25-14 Engaged (what took us so looooong!!!?) 12-19-14 MARRIAGE (SIMPLE)

06-19-14 I-129F packet sent to Lewisville Lockbox (USPS overnight) 01-05-15 I-485 (AOS/EAD/AP) package mailed out

06-20-14 USPS messed up, and had to re-route! 01-12-15 NOA text/email received for AOS/EAD/AP

06-23-14 I-129F packet received at Lockbox 02-03-15 Biometrics (Indianapolis)

06-23-14 NOA1 Notice Date (routed to CSC, yay!) 04-07-15 EAD and AP approved, card ordered

06-25-14 NOA1 text/email received 04-14-15 EAD/AP Combo Card received by certified mail.

06-26-14 Check Cashed 06-15-15 Received letter about interview waiver. 6mo to go!

06-27-14 Alien Registration Number changed 08-06-15 Welcome Notice mailed, permanent status registered.

06-30-14 NOA1 hardcopy received 08-14-15 Green Card mailed to me.

09-24-14 NOA2 text/email received *APPROVED* 08-18-15 Green Card (which is green!) in hand!!

09-28-14 NOA2 hardcopy received

10-15-14 NVC received 05-17-17 Time to start ROC !

10-16-14 NVC case number assigned

10-21-14 NVC left (to Amsterdam Consulate)

10-23-14 Consulate Received

10-25-14 PACKET-3 Received (regular mail)

10-25-14 Online DS-160 submitted **** I am the Beneficiary (Fred) ****

10-27-14 Sent reply to Consulate (arrives 10-28)

10-29-14 Touched *** If you have questions about the K-1 journey coming

11-01-14 PACKET-4 Received (regular mail) *** from The Netherlands, send me a message !

11-26-14 MEDICAL *PASSED*

12-04-14 INTERVIEW *APPROVED*

12-06-14 Touched (Administrative Processing)

12-08-14 Touched (Ready)

12-09-14 Touched (Issued)

12-10-14 Received email that package was sent off

12-11-14 VISA IN HAND

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ok, i have a question, we have sent my petition to the lockbox and my fiancee lives in virginia , so we should go to vermont, but as you say vermont now it is not working for the k1 visa, do we have any chance to go to CSC not TSC ?

and another question we sent it 12 this month and till now we did not received the receipt NOA! is that ok?

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ok, i have a question, we have sent my petition to the lockbox and my fiancee lives in virginia , so we should go to vermont, but as you say vermont now it is not working for the k1 visa, do we have any chance to go to CSC not TSC ?

and another question we sent it 12 this month and till now we did not received the receipt NOA! is that ok?

Almost zero chance that your petition will be routed to the CSC. Yeah, sometimes the NOA1 hardcopy letters and/or emails and texts lag a little behind. Give it another week or so before you call them to ask where it is. Welcome to TSC hell!

PS-And please update your timeline :time: ...you are not in the Vermont Service Center. You will be in TSC. It is very important to have correct timeline data because many of us use this data to generate metrics that can describe processing time patterns, etc.

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9/8/14 - I129F petition sent to the USCIS lockbox via USPS
9/11/14 - Petition received @ USCIS lockbox
9/11/14 - NOA1 Email and text message received
9/15/14 - NOA1 Official notice date
9/18/14 - NOA1 hard copy received
12/9/14 - "Updated" likely because of website repairs, like many of us received
4/20/15 - NOA2 text and email (221 days)

4/29/15 - Sent to the NVC (9 days)

5/8/15 - Arrived at the NVC (9 days)

5/13/15 - Left the NVC (5 days)

5/15/15 - Electronic version arrived at the embassy (2 days)

5/20/15 - Paper copy arrived at the embassy (7 days)

6/4/15 - Status changed to AP (which meant that we could schedule the interview)

6/16/15 - Medical

6/17/15 - K1 APPROVED!!!!

6/30/15 - Passport and sealed envelope delivered via courier

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Almost zero chance that your petition will be routed to the CSC. Yeah, sometimes the NOA1 hardcopy letters and/or emails and texts lag a little behind. Give it another week or so before you call them to ask where it is. Welcome to TSC hell!

PS-And please update your timeline :time: ...you are not in the Vermont Service Center. You will be in TSC. It is very important to have correct timeline data because many of us use this data to generate metrics that can describe processing time patterns, etc.

how ironic one day i was reading TSC fillers and say thankfully i am not one of them cuz i was thinking i am gonna be with vermont, and now i am one of you :(

i will fill my time line with the data once i receive my noa 1, so even for noa1 now i have delay, plus about 7 to 8 month for noa 2 and another 2 month for my interview here in Egypt :(, how is tat truly painful and CSC getting their noa2 in few weeks !!

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