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Hey everyone. So my NOA1 date is Feb. 27th and due to living in Florida my packet is currently in a box collecting dust in Texas.

I know I have a few more months to wait, which I have come to accept as just part of this process. However, the thing that bothers me most is the difference in processing times between Texas and Cali. I mean, SERIOUSLY?! One month NOA2 dates in California vs. 6-8 month NOA2 dates in Texas. It is absolutely ridiculous!

People's lives are at a stand-still for too long as they wait for a simple text from USCIS. There has to be a way for all of us at the TCS who are forced to wait a painfully long time to get together and make change happen. I mean, can't we do something?? Don't we have rights as US citizens to protect us of this injustice, cause honestly it IS injustice. People who sent their package in April are about to have their fiancé's with them in the US whereas people who sent it in November of last year (a 6 month difference!) are still suffering and waiting. What can we do to make change happen???


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My application was forwarded to the California Service Center 2.5 months ago and i will most likely wait the same amount before i get an NOA2. Average processing time at the California Processing Center is 5 months. I'm not sure where you got 1-2 month from.

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My application was forwarded to the California Service Center 2.5 months ago and i will most likely wait the same amount before i get an NOA2. Average processing time at the California Processing Center is 5 months. I'm not sure where you got 1-2 month from.

You're not a K-1 applicant. Just check the K-1 timelines here and you'll see where the OP got that idea. CSC has been averaging less than 2 months for K-1s for over a year now.


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My application was forwarded to the California Service Center 2.5 months ago and i will most likely wait the same amount before i get an NOA2. Average processing time at the California Processing Center is 5 months. I'm not sure where you got 1-2 month from.

Most people on this site have been getting their NoA2's from California within a month, at least if they've got there stuff sent in by late march early april. Mine's even estimated at having the NoA2 at the end of the month based on other peoples timelines. For K-1 at least.

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My application was forwarded to the California Service Center 2.5 months ago and i will most likely wait the same amount before i get an NOA2. Average processing time at the California Processing Center is 5 months. I'm not sure where you got 1-2 month from.

I don't know how long your visa takes but I was referring specifically to the K1 Fiance visa where there are dozens of reports on this website of cases in Cali from April currently being processed versus mainly October cases in Texas.

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My application was forwarded to the California Service Center 2.5 months ago and i will most likely wait the same amount before i get an NOA2. Average processing time at the California Processing Center is 5 months. I'm not sure where you got 1-2 month from.

K-1 versus CR-1......completely different timeframes. K-1 filers for April and a few May at CSC are already being approved, meanwhile over at TSC they are working on Sept and a few Oct.

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I know how hard it is to wait, trust me. I get how annoying it is to see others who filed after you get approved before you. Reality is, no matter what we say, we are still under the mercy of USCIS.

I always say to others that the biggest mistake I made on here is pay attention to how quick others get their approvals and base mine on theirs. You have been waiting 2 months more or less and you can't help but compare your situation to others. In reality, you haven't been waiting that long but seeing others fly through makes you feel that you are being treated unfairly. The only suggestion I can make is to try to detach yourself from the visa craziness. Go out, have fun, and have realistic expectations. We all went through this knowing we could be waiting 5-6 months. The only thing you can control is yourself. Extend your patience a bit more. In the end, it will be worth the wait. Good luck.


My K1 timeline (4 months/NO expedites): http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?cfl=0&id=163489

My AOS timeline (10 months):

08/16/2014 - Sent in AOS package

08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

11/08/2014 - EAD / Travel Document approved and went to card production

11/19/2014 - Received EAD/AP combo card (dated 11/14/2014)

12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

06/24/2015 - AOS approved! Card picked up by USPS KY for delivery

06/26/2015 - Received green card by mail (Yay I can rest for 2 years!)

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I know how hard it is to wait, trust me. I get how annoying it is to see others who filed after you get approved before you. Reality is, no matter what we say, we are still under the mercy of USCIS.

I always say to others that the biggest mistake I made on here is pay attention to how quick others get their approvals and base mine on theirs. You have been waiting 2 months more or less and you can't help but compare your situation to others. In reality, you haven't been waiting that long but seeing others fly through makes you feel that you are being treated unfairly. The only suggestion I can make is to try to detach yourself from the visa craziness. Go out, have fun, and have realistic expectations. We all went through this knowing we could be waiting 5-6 months. The only thing you can control is yourself. Extend your patience a bit more. In the end, it will be worth the wait. Good luck.

Thank you for your advice! It's true... it really is better not to compare yourself to other cases. Whenever I do that, I just get so upset haha. And then I think, "there's gotta be SOMETHING we can do to change this." But yes, I'm going to have to detach myself from the visa craziness as you said :) Thanks again.

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K-1 versus CR-1......completely different timeframes. K-1 filers for April and a few May at CSC are already being approved, meanwhile over at TSC they are working on Sept and a few Oct.

I don't know how long your visa takes but I was referring specifically to the K1 Fiance visa where there are dozens of reports on this website of cases in Cali from April currently being processed versus mainly October cases in Texas.

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You're not a K-1 applicant. Just check the K-1 timelines here and you'll see where the OP got that idea. CSC has been averaging less than 2 months for K-1s for over a year now.

Yes my mistake. K-1 application processing could take 1-2 months.

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Well, i think American citizens can do

Something with this discrimination.

Consultation with a good lawyer with experience in the area of ​​migration. maybe it will help to make a complaint to the Court of Human Rights. The more hits the better. Unfortunately, I doubt that someone is willing to fight the system. Unfortunately, I dont know English well enough and not a US citizen to do so. Only you guys. and I still can hardly believe that in the United States, a free country, where all citizens are equal, the government limits the rights in the obvious most of you.

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Discrimination? Human Rights?

Seriously? :huh:


My K1 timeline (4 months/NO expedites): http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?cfl=0&id=163489

My AOS timeline (10 months):

08/16/2014 - Sent in AOS package

08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

11/08/2014 - EAD / Travel Document approved and went to card production

11/19/2014 - Received EAD/AP combo card (dated 11/14/2014)

12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

06/24/2015 - AOS approved! Card picked up by USPS KY for delivery

06/26/2015 - Received green card by mail (Yay I can rest for 2 years!)

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Well if you have something to share, do it please. Other opportunities to make the process fair?

Nothing in the process in unfair, because the basic requirements are the same for everyone during the filing stage, regardless of gender or country of origin. The speed of approvals changes all the time. During my time, Texas was faster than California, and now its the other way around. I have no idea where you are getting "discrimination" from all this. No rights are being stepped on because bringing your fiance(e) over to the States is not a right, it's a privilege. No one is being tortured or abused here so I have no idea why you are crying human rights violation.

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My K1 timeline (4 months/NO expedites): http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?cfl=0&id=163489

My AOS timeline (10 months):

08/16/2014 - Sent in AOS package

08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

11/08/2014 - EAD / Travel Document approved and went to card production

11/19/2014 - Received EAD/AP combo card (dated 11/14/2014)

12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

06/24/2015 - AOS approved! Card picked up by USPS KY for delivery

06/26/2015 - Received green card by mail (Yay I can rest for 2 years!)

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