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G'day I am obviously new to this forum and after looking at processing times for Texas (currently 217 days), and seeing the low times for CSC (42 Days) and VSC (37 Days) I'd prefer to send to California or Vermont, But government site says send to the Locked box in Texas..... Anyone used the others lately?? Thanks


Met online through Runescape early 2013.. Just friends B-)B-)B-)B-)B-)

07 Nov 2013. Told her I loved her (L)(L)(L)(L)(L)

June 2014 - Met her for 1st time, Sf is a great town, 5 of the best days ever <3 <3

July/Aug 2014 Spent another 5 days in Sf... only reinforced how much I loved her

March 2015 7 day trip to Sf again, we picked the wedding band (F)(F) (F) (F) (F)

Jun 2015 My Beau visited me here in Aussie..... We just want to be together for always

Aug 2015 My 1st visit to Texas, met the parents in her home town, did another trip to Sf... 20 days of BLISS

16 Aug 2015 Proposed and she said YES!!! :wub::wub::wub::wub::wub: (it was a surprise, she had no idea when I was going to 'pop the question')

I-129F Sent : 14 Aug 2015

I-129F NOA1 : 21 Aug 2015

I-129F NOA2 : 17 Sept 2015

NVC Received : 05 Oct 2015

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 05 Oct 2015

NVC Left : 13 Oct 2015

Consulate Received : 19 Oct 2015

Packet 3 Received : 21 Oct 2015

Packet 3 Sent : 21 Oct 2015

Packet 4 Received : 22 Oct 2015

Interview Date : 20 Nov 2015

26 Oct 2015: Medical in Brisbane, waiting on call for results to pick up report

02 Nov 2015: Call from Medical centre, report ready to pick up. I tested positive to Chicken Pox antibodies, so no need for shots

15 Nov 2015: Medical records collected, everything ready and collated for this Friday 20th Nov interview...waiting again....

Interview Result : APPROVED unconditionally Woooo Hooooo!!!

Visa Received : 25 Nov 2015 YAY!!! Now waiting for my business to sell....

US Entry : 19 Jan 2016

SSN and Marriage license applied for 22 Jan 2016

Marriage : 12 Feb 2016 <3 <3 <3

Comments :

Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 27 days from your NOA1 date.

It's a waiting game...... Let's PLAY!!!!

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Welcome to the forum. You must send the petition package to the lockbox.


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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Dang... Thanks mate


Met online through Runescape early 2013.. Just friends B-)B-)B-)B-)B-)

07 Nov 2013. Told her I loved her (L)(L)(L)(L)(L)

June 2014 - Met her for 1st time, Sf is a great town, 5 of the best days ever <3 <3

July/Aug 2014 Spent another 5 days in Sf... only reinforced how much I loved her

March 2015 7 day trip to Sf again, we picked the wedding band (F)(F) (F) (F) (F)

Jun 2015 My Beau visited me here in Aussie..... We just want to be together for always

Aug 2015 My 1st visit to Texas, met the parents in her home town, did another trip to Sf... 20 days of BLISS

16 Aug 2015 Proposed and she said YES!!! :wub::wub::wub::wub::wub: (it was a surprise, she had no idea when I was going to 'pop the question')

I-129F Sent : 14 Aug 2015

I-129F NOA1 : 21 Aug 2015

I-129F NOA2 : 17 Sept 2015

NVC Received : 05 Oct 2015

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 05 Oct 2015

NVC Left : 13 Oct 2015

Consulate Received : 19 Oct 2015

Packet 3 Received : 21 Oct 2015

Packet 3 Sent : 21 Oct 2015

Packet 4 Received : 22 Oct 2015

Interview Date : 20 Nov 2015

26 Oct 2015: Medical in Brisbane, waiting on call for results to pick up report

02 Nov 2015: Call from Medical centre, report ready to pick up. I tested positive to Chicken Pox antibodies, so no need for shots

15 Nov 2015: Medical records collected, everything ready and collated for this Friday 20th Nov interview...waiting again....

Interview Result : APPROVED unconditionally Woooo Hooooo!!!

Visa Received : 25 Nov 2015 YAY!!! Now waiting for my business to sell....

US Entry : 19 Jan 2016

SSN and Marriage license applied for 22 Jan 2016

Marriage : 12 Feb 2016 <3 <3 <3

Comments :

Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 27 days from your NOA1 date.

It's a waiting game...... Let's PLAY!!!!

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Hello,

After being sent to the Texas lockbox the cases are sent to service centers. I live in Texas but my case was sent to the California service center due to the backup of cases in Texas.

http://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/workload-transfer-within-service-center-operations

Good luck!


Edited by VAN2015

9/01/13- Met online 7/10/15- NVC case # assigned **22 days from NOA2**

11/9/13- Met 1st time in person (L) 7/27/15- Case left NVC to South Africa!!!

2/01/14- Met 2nd time in person (L) 7/28/15- Case "ready"

9/01/14- Met 3rd time in person (L) 7/31/15- Consulate received

5/11/15- Mailed I-129F 8/4/15- Packet 3 received by email

5/19/15- NOA1--- Got routed to CSC!!! :dancing: 8/7/15- Sent Packet 3

5/22/15- File "touched" 8/7/15- Packet 4 received by email!

5/27/15- Our baby was born (L) 9/7- 9/8- Medical

6/18/15- NOA2!!!! Email notification at 21:30 Central Time **30 days from NOA1** 9/17/15- Interview!!! APPROVED :luv:

9/28/15- Visa in hand

9/29/15- US Entry---- Finally!!

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California is the only service center that is currently processings I-129Fs, so you're lucky!


K-1 Journey: 309 days from received to POE (TSC)

 

 

[september 11, 2014] - I-129F received by USCIS

[september 15, 2014] - NOA1
[May 27, 2015] - NOA2
[July 9, 2015] - I N T E R V I E W! (APPROVED!)
[July 13, 2015] - Issued
[July 14, 2015] - Visa in hand
[July 16, 2015] - POE JFK

AOS Journey: 169 days from received to GC in hand (NSC)

Spoiler

 

[July 17, 2015] - Successfully applied for SSN

[July 18, 2015] - Sent out AOS package

[July 21, 2015] - Received

[July 24, 2015] - NOA1 (3x)

[August 18, 2015] - Biometrics

[september 19, 2015] - EAD/AP approval (63 days)

[september 24, 2015] - EAD/AP Received

[January 6, 2016] - Green Card approved without interview(166 days)

[January 12, 2016] - Received Green Card

ROC journey starts: October 2017

 

 

ROC Journey: VSC

[October 30, 2017] - Sent package

[November 3, 2017] - NOA1

[November 18, 2017] - Biometrics letter received

[December 5, 2017] - Biometrics

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I just signed up for this site and this is my first post. Anyone please explain what qualifies someone's case to go to VSC or CSC in normal circumstances. I am in similar situation as the original poster of this thread lueds. Below is bit more information about myself so someone might be able to answer in a much better way:

1. I am USC. I am out of US for last 21 months and living in Pakistan where I am originally from for a business reason and came to Pakistan on Overseas Pakistani's NADRA card NICOP which allows to enter visa free.

2. I am just recently engaged here in Pakistan and I am also planing to return to US soon. Before leaving US I was living in Virginia where I still own a rental property, beside this my family's home is in Texas where all of my extended family lives. At this point I am open to go and live California as well where I do have a job offer.

3. I am planning to file I29F for my fiance and would like to it get it done fast, and at this point I don't know what is the qualifying process for a I-129F petition to go to VSC since processing time is less than a month. If this depends on the residential address of the petitioner? Please advise.

Thank you in advance.

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USCIS tries to even out the workload. So they assign visa petitions (not only family visa petitions) to the service centers to keep the work flowing. Over the years each service center has been faster and slower than the others.


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FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318

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I just signed up for this site and this is my first post. Anyone please explain what qualifies someone's case to go to VSC or CSC in normal circumstances. I am in similar situation as the original poster of this thread lueds. Below is bit more information about myself so someone might be able to answer in a much better way:

1. I am USC. I am out of US for last 21 months and living in Pakistan where I am originally from for a business reason and came to Pakistan on Overseas Pakistani's NADRA card NICOP which allows to enter visa free.

2. I am just recently engaged here in Pakistan and I am also planing to return to US soon. Before leaving US I was living in Virginia where I still own a rental property, beside this my family's home is in Texas where all of my extended family lives. At this point I am open to go and live California as well where I do have a job offer.

3. I am planning to file I29F for my fiance and would like to it get it done fast, and at this point I don't know what is the qualifying process for a I-129F petition to go to VSC since processing time is less than a month. If this depends on the residential address of the petitioner? Please advise.

Thank you in advance.

VSC does not process k1 visas anymore (don't believe uscis or the website that tells you it does.

At the moment most if not all i129fs are being forwarded to CSC to even out the workload from TSC. So high chance no matter where you live it'll be sent to CSC.


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I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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I just signed up for this site and this is my first post. Anyone please explain what qualifies someone's case to go to VSC or CSC in normal circumstances. I am in similar situation as the original poster of this thread lueds. Below is bit more information about myself so someone might be able to answer in a much better way:

1. I am USC. I am out of US for last 21 months and living in Pakistan where I am originally from for a business reason and came to Pakistan on Overseas Pakistani's NADRA card NICOP which allows to enter visa free.

2. I am just recently engaged here in Pakistan and I am also planing to return to US soon. Before leaving US I was living in Virginia where I still own a rental property, beside this my family's home is in Texas where all of my extended family lives. At this point I am open to go and live California as well where I do have a job offer.

3. I am planning to file I29F for my fiance and would like to it get it done fast, and at this point I don't know what is the qualifying process for a I-129F petition to go to VSC since processing time is less than a month. If this depends on the residential address of the petitioner? Please advise.

Thank you in advance.

As others have mentioned, the USCIS is currently attempting to balance their workload, so they are routing all I-129F petition submissions to the CSC. This change came about in late March 2015. The reason is because the CSC has been processing these petitions much faster than the TSC, and for some time now (I think about 2 years, but don't recall exactly). Also as mentioned, the speed with which a given SC processes the petition has varied over the years. Even the processing responsibility has migrated; the most recent change was that the VSC transferred its I-129F processing duties to the TSC. IIRC that was in 2011.

However don't give the USCIS too much credit here. I doubt they would have made the change without provocation. Last year several of us TSC filers protested through congressional representatives and other avenues. I wrote a letter to the president at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue AND managed to speak with the USCIS director himself, Mr. Rodriguez, about this issue during a public telecon in February (IIRC). Point being that we garnered enough attention that something was finally done about it. I posted both the letter to the president and the official reply from the USCIS HQ in another post in VJ. Google and you can find that if you are curious.

Previously the USCIS was using a geographically based distribution model for the routing of I-129F petitions. It was a horrific idea that played a key part in the development of a strong imbalance in processing times. It is not known what will strategy they will employ in the long term after this bandage that they've applied runs its course. In my letter I recommended a true workload based distribution model and even offered to design, implement and test it for them. But who knows what they'll do.

So there you go, hope that helps.


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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G'day I am obviously new to this forum and after looking at processing times for Texas (currently 217 days), and seeing the low times for CSC (42 Days) and VSC (37 Days) I'd prefer to send to California or Vermont, But government site says send to the Locked box in Texas..... Anyone used the others lately?? Thanks

Don't you think anyone would send their petitions to CS if they had that choice?

Generally speaking, your state of residence determines where your petition is sent.


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G'day I am obviously new to this forum and after looking at processing times for Texas (currently 217 days), and seeing the low times for CSC (42 Days) and VSC (37 Days) I'd prefer to send to California or Vermont, But government site says send to the Locked box in Texas..... Anyone used the others lately?? Thanks

Please read this, and keep in mind that the backlog at the TSC has them sending the I-129F petitions to the CSC currently > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/538432-process-for-the-mailing-and-receiving-of-i-129f-petitions/


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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