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Hi, everyone! Just found out right now that USCIS updated the Processing Time on their website. For the K1 visa, it shows that they are working on petitions filled on October, 8th!

Its good news for everyone behind that date to file an inquire on the website.

Good luck, everyone. Hope we are all approved very soon.

Field Office Processing Dates for Texas Service Center as of: April 30, 2015

Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing:

Processing Timeframe:

I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 August, 9th, 2014

I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 - Not yet married - fiance and/or dependent child - October, 8th, 2014

I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 - Already married - spouse and/or dependent child - October, 8th, 2014

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 5 Months

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 5 Months

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 5 Months

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 5 Months

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 5 Months

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister 5 Months

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It doesn't necessarily mean they are working on October 8th that just means they are working on all petitions submitted before that date, but not necessarily afterwards .

Yeah, I know, that date basically only helps people behind that date since now they can send an inquiry to USCIS.



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It doesn't necessarily mean they are working on October 8th that just means they are working on all petitions submitted before that date, but not necessarily afterwards .

It means that the most recent one they approved as of that date (the date is April 30) was October 8. They release these updates 6 weeks late. So they could have processed 134,587 petitions in the past six weeks, or they could have processed zero. We won't know. It's not useful to us, in terms of gauging when our petitions will be handled and I suspect that the fudge the dates anyway. But the importance is that if you filed *before* that date, you're finally allowed to open an inquiry into your case. Before that, you get told to hurry up and wait. So it's *something*.

(And yes, I do believe that part of the reason that they release the "as of April 30" information on June 15 is to effectively buy themselves another 6 weeks. It's sneaky and wrong but welcome to USCIS, right?)


Marriage/ AOS Timeline:

23 Dec 2015: Legal marriage

23 Jan 2016: Wedding!

23 Jan 2016: "Blizzard of the Century", wedding canceled/rescheduled (thank goodness we were legally married first or we'd have had a big problem!) :sleepy:

24 Jan 2016: Small "civil ceremony" with friends and family who were snowed in with us. December was a bit of a secret and people had traveled internationally and knew we *had* to get married that weekend, and our December legal marriage was nothing but signing a piece of paper at our priest's kitchen table, without any sort of vows etc so this was actually a very special (if not legally significant) day. (L)

16 Apr 2016: Filed for AOS and EAD/AP (We delayed a bit-- no big rush, enjoying the USCIS break)

23 Apr 2016: Wedding! Finally! :luv:

27 Apr 2016: Electronic NOA1 for all 3 :dancing:
29 Apr 2016: NOA1 Hardcopy for all 3
29 Jul 2016: Online service request for late EAD (Day 104)
29 Jul 2016: EAD/AP Approved ~3 hours after online service request
04 Aug 2016: RFE for Green Card (requested medicals/ vaccination record. They already have it). :ranting:
05 Aug 2016: EAD/AP Combo Card arrived! (Day 111)
08 Aug 2016: Congressional constituent request to get guidance on the RFE. Hoping they see they have the form and approve!

K-1 Visa Timeline:

PLEASE NOTE. This timeline was during the period of time when TSC was working on I-129fs and had a huge backlog. The average processing time was 210+ days. This is in no way predictive of your own timeline if you filed during or after April 2015, unless CSC develops a backlog. A backlog is anything above the 5-month goal time listed on USCIS's site

14 Feb 2015: Mailed I-129f to Dallas Lockbox. (L) (Most expensive Valentine's card I've ever sent!)

17 Feb 2015: NOA1 "Received Date"
19 Feb 2015: NOA1 Notice Date
08 Aug 2015: NOA2 email! :luv: (173 days from NOA1)

17 Aug 2015: Sent to NVC

?? Aug 2015: Arrived at NVC

25 Aug 2015: NVC Case # Assigned

31 Aug 2015: Left NVC for Consulate in San Jose

09 Sep 2015: Consulate received :dancing: (32 days from NOA2)

11 Sep 2015: Packet 3 emailed from embassy to me, the petitioner (34 days from NOA2).

18 Sep 2015: Medicals complete

21 Sep 2015: Packet 3 complete, my boss puts a temporary moratorium on all time off due to work emergency :clock:

02 Oct 2015: Work emergency clears up, interview scheduled (soonest available was 5 business days away--Columbus Day was in there)

13 Oct 2015: Interview

13 Oct 2015: VISA APPROVED :thumbs: (236 days from NOA1)

19 Oct 2015: Visa-in-hand

24 Oct 2015: POE !

15 Dec 2015: Fiance's mother's B-2 visa interview: APPROVED! So happy she will be at the wedding! :thumbs:

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I think we all cling to some kind of hope no matter how small it is. There really is no order nor sanity into the system at the TSC. We will be going on five months already and I know if I call them I will get the same answer as the others before me. I really can't wait till this is over with.


I-129F Sent: January 20, 2015

I-129F Received: January 21, 2015

NOA1 Text & E-mail Received: January 23, 2015

NOA1 Hardcopy Received: January 31, 2015

NOA2 Message Received July 27, 2015

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I think we all cling to some kind of hope no matter how small it is. There really is no order nor sanity into the system at the TSC. We will be going on five months already and I know if I call them I will get the same answer as the others before me. I really can't wait till this is over with.

Hope is fine, but ignoring the reality of the situation is counter-productive.

I know, for sure, that those dates are used as a cutoff point for who can and cannot put in inquiries into their cases. I know this both from observation here at Visajourney (as evidenced by alexandflash below) and from personal experience, as a former job of mine was working for a Congressman in his constituent services office, and part of my job entailed making inquiries to US Government agencies on behalf of constituents. Those days are key to who they will and will not help. Also note that the dates specifically say "as of April 30, 2015". They released those dates on June 15. 6 weeks later. They have been releasing these dates with 6 weeks of lag time for months.

Whether or not it is their goal in doing so, when they release the dates "as of" 6 weeks ago, the end result is that they effectively buy themselves an extra 6 weeks worth of petitioners who aren't yet allowed to call/open an inquiry.


Marriage/ AOS Timeline:

23 Dec 2015: Legal marriage

23 Jan 2016: Wedding!

23 Jan 2016: "Blizzard of the Century", wedding canceled/rescheduled (thank goodness we were legally married first or we'd have had a big problem!) :sleepy:

24 Jan 2016: Small "civil ceremony" with friends and family who were snowed in with us. December was a bit of a secret and people had traveled internationally and knew we *had* to get married that weekend, and our December legal marriage was nothing but signing a piece of paper at our priest's kitchen table, without any sort of vows etc so this was actually a very special (if not legally significant) day. (L)

16 Apr 2016: Filed for AOS and EAD/AP (We delayed a bit-- no big rush, enjoying the USCIS break)

23 Apr 2016: Wedding! Finally! :luv:

27 Apr 2016: Electronic NOA1 for all 3 :dancing:
29 Apr 2016: NOA1 Hardcopy for all 3
29 Jul 2016: Online service request for late EAD (Day 104)
29 Jul 2016: EAD/AP Approved ~3 hours after online service request
04 Aug 2016: RFE for Green Card (requested medicals/ vaccination record. They already have it). :ranting:
05 Aug 2016: EAD/AP Combo Card arrived! (Day 111)
08 Aug 2016: Congressional constituent request to get guidance on the RFE. Hoping they see they have the form and approve!

K-1 Visa Timeline:

PLEASE NOTE. This timeline was during the period of time when TSC was working on I-129fs and had a huge backlog. The average processing time was 210+ days. This is in no way predictive of your own timeline if you filed during or after April 2015, unless CSC develops a backlog. A backlog is anything above the 5-month goal time listed on USCIS's site

14 Feb 2015: Mailed I-129f to Dallas Lockbox. (L) (Most expensive Valentine's card I've ever sent!)

17 Feb 2015: NOA1 "Received Date"
19 Feb 2015: NOA1 Notice Date
08 Aug 2015: NOA2 email! :luv: (173 days from NOA1)

17 Aug 2015: Sent to NVC

?? Aug 2015: Arrived at NVC

25 Aug 2015: NVC Case # Assigned

31 Aug 2015: Left NVC for Consulate in San Jose

09 Sep 2015: Consulate received :dancing: (32 days from NOA2)

11 Sep 2015: Packet 3 emailed from embassy to me, the petitioner (34 days from NOA2).

18 Sep 2015: Medicals complete

21 Sep 2015: Packet 3 complete, my boss puts a temporary moratorium on all time off due to work emergency :clock:

02 Oct 2015: Work emergency clears up, interview scheduled (soonest available was 5 business days away--Columbus Day was in there)

13 Oct 2015: Interview

13 Oct 2015: VISA APPROVED :thumbs: (236 days from NOA1)

19 Oct 2015: Visa-in-hand

24 Oct 2015: POE !

15 Dec 2015: Fiance's mother's B-2 visa interview: APPROVED! So happy she will be at the wedding! :thumbs:

!

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