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Hey all! Out of excitement to receive my NOA1 and also for anyone keeping track of where petitions are currently being sent...

I thought I would announce that I received my NOA1 in the mail on May 26, 2015 which was actually dated May 18, 2015. It was mailed out May 13th. I am from New York and I sent my K1 Form I-129F to the Dallas Lockbox in Lewisville. To my surprise my NOA1 Receipt number begins with "WAC", meaning the California Service center. It also has the Californian service center address on it. I never imagined mine to be sent to California! (I may be too overcome with excitement, but this does mean Cali is processing mine, right?!)

Also.... I am pretty sure this means my petition will *potentially* stay with the California Service Center for the duration of my processing, is this correct?

I do understand that applications can be transferred, but under what circumstances??

Now this is the long waiting part, isn't it? ;):clock:

Thanks!


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Met November 2012!
I moved to Australia March 2013!
Engaged April 20th, 2015!
Petition sent 5-13-2015!
NOA1 5-17-2015!
NOA2 6-26-2015!
Left NVC for Sydney, Australia 7-21-2015!

"Ready" in Sydney 8-3-2015!

Interview Date 10-27-2015!

* APPROVED at Interview *

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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That is correct. Since March 27th all K1 petitions are being directed to California for processing and will remain there until approved. Godspeed!!


K1 Timeline:
01/01/2015 - Met through a friend while on vacation
02/12/2015 - 1st Visit (became official)
04/01/2015 - 2nd Visit (got engaged)

04/27/2015 - I-129F packet mailed via USPS

05/05/2015 - NOA1 via email and text NOA1 date: 4/30)

06/11/2015 - Electronic RFE via email

06/17/2015 - RFE response received at USCIS

06/26/2015 - NOA2 via email at 10:30 :)

07/20/2015 - NVC received

07/21/2015 - Case # assigned

07/23/2015 - Left NVC

07/27/2015 - Arrived at Embassy

07/28/2015 - Packet 4 received

07/29/2015 - Packet 4 sent

08/20/2015 - Interview Date :idea:

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Congrats hope you get a fast approval!!

Thank you!!!

I know that this is only an estimate but our VJ Timeline states we will be adjudicated within a month of filing..??

This has me all confused (because thats obviously too good to be true, right?!)..Just wondering if you (or anyone) has ever seen the timeline estimate this way. I went to see the CSC processing times (http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/monthly_filers.php?form=1&visa=1&scenter=1&option=2&sortby=2) and it does has several couples listed as getting approved within 29-35 days.. can that be true? Or is it just a mistake made by the people using VJ Time lines..

This is what our timeline estimates..

"Based on timeline data, your I129f may be adjudicated between June 18, 2015 and June 21, 2015*."

Thanks!


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Met November 2012!
I moved to Australia March 2013!
Engaged April 20th, 2015!
Petition sent 5-13-2015!
NOA1 5-17-2015!
NOA2 6-26-2015!
Left NVC for Sydney, Australia 7-21-2015!

"Ready" in Sydney 8-3-2015!

Interview Date 10-27-2015!

* APPROVED at Interview *

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With CSC you never know, it could be a few weeks, or it could be a few months. In either case I wouldn't expect to be waiting as long as those do at TSC. Prepare for some months and be very happy when it happens sooner. 29-35 days? Yeah it can happen. Once saw one approved in exactly a week.

Because all new cases are going to CSC instead of TSC, it's hard to say if there will be any slowdown. Too early to tell yet. Your timeline will go up and down, depending on the data people are entering in. It's just a rough estimate and may not be reflective of what will happen.


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

 

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What kind of NOA1 you have received? Because we received the receipt which is the Form I-797C. Is it good or bad? I mean are we gonna wait for them to process it? Until we get our NOA2? Thanks for the help!!!

Hi,

We recieved the reciept Form I-797 C, which is the NOA1. Which is good because it means they are now processing your petition. As I understand the next stage will be recieving your NOA2, but there is no way of really knowing how long the wait will be...as you can see in the comments above.

For more info check.. http://www.uscis.gov/forms/form-i-797c-notice-action

With CSC you never know, it could be a few weeks, or it could be a few months. In either case I wouldn't expect to be waiting as long as those do at TSC. Prepare for some months and be very happy when it happens sooner. 29-35 days? Yeah it can happen. Once saw one approved in exactly a week.

Because all new cases are going to CSC instead of TSC, it's hard to say if there will be any slowdown. Too early to tell yet. Your timeline will go up and down, depending on the data people are entering in. It's just a rough estimate and may not be reflective of what will happen.

thanks for the info!


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Met November 2012!
I moved to Australia March 2013!
Engaged April 20th, 2015!
Petition sent 5-13-2015!
NOA1 5-17-2015!
NOA2 6-26-2015!
Left NVC for Sydney, Australia 7-21-2015!

"Ready" in Sydney 8-3-2015!

Interview Date 10-27-2015!

* APPROVED at Interview *

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Thank you!!!

I know that this is only an estimate but our VJ Timeline states we will be adjudicated within a month of filing..??

This has me all confused (because thats obviously too good to be true, right?!)..Just wondering if you (or anyone) has ever seen the timeline estimate this way. I went to see the CSC processing times (http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/monthly_filers.php?form=1&visa=1&scenter=1&option=2&sortby=2) and it does has several couples listed as getting approved within 29-35 days.. can that be true? Or is it just a mistake made by the people using VJ Time lines..

This is what our timeline estimates..

"Based on timeline data, your I129f may be adjudicated between [/size]

June 18, 2015 and [/size]June 21, 2015*."[/size]

Thanks!

It is a pretty good guestimate. I know a couple approved in 2 weeks and even with my RFE I got approved today in 57 days. so I am guessing sooner had it not been for the RFE which by the way was approved after 6 days!! good luck

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June 18, 2015 and [/size]June 21, 2015*."[/size]

Thanks!

It is a pretty good guestimate. I know a couple approved in 2 weeks and even with my RFE I got approved today in 57 days. so I am guessing sooner had it not been for the RFE which by the way was approved after 6 days!! good luck

Thats so great! Congrats on that :)

So what exactly happens after your NOA2 is recieved? How long before the interview is scheduled? Thanks!


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Met November 2012!
I moved to Australia March 2013!
Engaged April 20th, 2015!
Petition sent 5-13-2015!
NOA1 5-17-2015!
NOA2 6-26-2015!
Left NVC for Sydney, Australia 7-21-2015!

"Ready" in Sydney 8-3-2015!

Interview Date 10-27-2015!

* APPROVED at Interview *

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