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Hello VJ! This is my first post. My question is how common is it for the NVC to run past 35 days? I have been monitoring the similar timelines and it appears mine is lagging. I used Siam Legal in Bangkok to process the documents. My NOA1 took 65 days most take 10. The NOA2 was normal now the NVC is lagging. I have not had any additional request for information. NOA2 dated July 7, 2015 I sent in an email for research Aug 7, 2015. I am watching other VJ times lines move along at a correct pace, any ideas????? Thanks

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The NVC can take up to 8 weeks to receive your case from USCIS. It normally doesn't take that long, but it can and is still within normal times. It took me 5 weeks to receive my case from NVC...the same amount of time you have been waiting according to your NOA2 date.

Have you been calling the NVC every day to see if your case has arrived?


K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;

Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  RFE:  07/09/2015;

Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

05/23/2017 -- Mailed ROC application

05/24/2017 -- NOA1 date

05/30/2017 -- NOA1 received in the mail

06/05/2017 -- Biometrics letter received

06/13/2017 -- Biometrics appointment

09/05/2018 -- Approved without interview!

09/13/2018 -- 10 Yr Green card Received

 

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Hello VJ! This is my first post. My question is how common is it for the NVC to run past 35 days? I have been monitoring the similar timelines and it appears mine is lagging. I used Siam Legal in Bangkok to process the documents. My NOA1 took 65 days most take 10. The NOA2 was normal now the NVC is lagging. I have not had any additional request for information. NOA2 dated July 7, 2015 I sent in an email for research Aug 7, 2015. I am watching other VJ times lines move along at a correct pace, any ideas????? Thanks

That's well within the normal time it takes NVC. And "most" don't take 10 days at CSC. The current average is 37 days. Average just means average, though, and a margin for error 3 or 4 weeks in either direction is completely normal for USCIS, even within a service center.


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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*** 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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Thanks all for the replies! I have called several times.I called 7am this morning 8/11 which prompted me to post on the VJ forum. I emailed nvcresearch@state.gov with the required info in the subject line and additional info in email body on Aug 7...I hope this is the correct address to request research/location and case status. Does anyone have any info on how long this takes or what the process involves?

To CatherineA: Hey thanks for the reply! I wanted to clarify the dates as maybe that will make a difference in future posters suggestions. My Lewisville, TX drop box NOA1 reply was 60+ days. VJ wont even let you select that long on your time line. If i understand correctly the NOA1 is just the hey you we got your stuff letter. My original packet arrived at the DropBox on March 28, 2015. NOA1 June2 i felt that this was a bit long to receive an NOA1.

The NOA2 July 7. The CSC took about 29 days which follows the VJ projected time line. I made the assumption (we all know how those go lol) that the NVC process would follow the projected Timeline as well. As a side note it appears most of the VJ users do follow the projected trend. There has to be a difference in why some cases flow better than others. If someone is enlightened please share.

Thanks,

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I'm in a similar situation as you, jstset. My NOA2 was 6/29/2015, but I still don't have a case number from the NVC. The last time I called was 8/06 when they told me to email nvcresearch@state.gov. I did that on the evening of 8/06, and haven't received a response yet. My guess is it will take at least a week to get a response, probably more. I try not to worry too much (yet), but it certainly seems strange that it would take this long.

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Hello VJ! This is my first post. My question is how common is it for the NVC to run past 35 days? I have been monitoring the similar timelines and it appears mine is lagging. I used Siam Legal in Bangkok to process the documents. My NOA1 took 65 days most take 10. The NOA2 was normal now the NVC is lagging. I have not had any additional request for information. NOA2 dated July 7, 2015 I sent in an email for research Aug 7, 2015. I am watching other VJ times lines move along at a correct pace, any ideas????? Thanks

Sorry to hear you used Siam Legal. We used them too and they waited to send our application, only 50 days but they only sent because my fiancee went to their office and demanded that they send it. She wouldn't leave until she had a shipping number in her hand. About a week later we had the NOA1. I have since quit using their service because we realized we can do this on our own.

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I suspect that Siam legal also held my application. I would have to assume the reason is money.Siam Legal is very expensive and i have heard good reviews. The truth is yes you can do all this yourself. Had i found VJ before i would have not hired a lawyer. It is sad but Thailand is full of scammers. A Thailand lady runs a visa service about a half block from embassy. She has people telling the Thai people she has an inside source to get visa. The unknowing believe her as many things in Thailand are done this way.

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