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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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Why, if the applications are processed in "the order in which they were received," do some people get NOA2s before those who received earlier NOA1s have even been touched?

At first I thought it was just a fluke (random file falling out of the box and being replaced in a different box, boxes getting out of order) but it seems to happen a lot more than could possibly be fluky.

I suspect a conspiracy!! :lol:


Feb 21, 2007: Mailed I-129F via USPS Priority Mail.

Feb 24, 2007: I-129F arrived at VSC at 3:01 p.m.

Feb 27, 2007: NOA1

Feb 28, 2007: They cashed my check.

Mar 2, 2007: Touched! I'm guessing this was my check clearing :)

Mar 5, 2007: NOA1 arrived via snail mail.

Mar 15, 2007: NOA2!!!!!!

Mar 21, 2007: Petition sent to Bogota

May: We send Packet 3 by fax; fax never received.

June: We send packet 3 again; it's sent back because my fiance didn't write NONE and N/A.

July: We send packet 3 again . . .

July 23rd: We get an email from the embassy. Our interview is August 21st!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Well, it's not too hard to see why this could happen - even if there aren't additional checks required or administrative processes that affect particular couples.

According to a former adjudicator that posts here now himself - if I recall correctly - files come in, get assigned a bar code, and get stuck in boxes. Those boxes get delivered to case staff. The boxes pile up. Say you have files 1-100 and they get split into boxes A and B. Government worker A works on box A and worker B on box B. A is extra speedy and gets through files 1 - 25 while worker B is going through files 26-35. That means files 1 and 26 are getting processed at the same time, even if they came in a week or two apart.

They are physical files - as opposed to phone calls coming into a customer service center that could more truly be answered in the order received.

And what happens if worker A gets a cold? Or worker B's babysitter cancels and B has to stay home one day?

I think there are a lot of reasons - good ones - why stuff takes different times.

Of course - none of that explains why the @$^@* CSC has to handle so many apps while Vermont staffers must take long lunches and enjoy inter-office bowling night with all their spare time whilst they process those files at lightening speed.

That makes me want to break things.


I-129F/K1

1-12-07 mailed to CSC

1-22-07 DHS cashes the I-129F check

1-23-07 NOA1 Notice Date

1-26-07 NOA1 arrives in the post

4-25-07 Touched!

4-26-07 Touched again!

5-3-07 NOA2!!! Two approval emails received at 11:36am

5-10-07 Arrived at NVC/5-14-07 Left NVC - London-bound!

5-17-07??? London receives?

5-20-07 Packet 3 mailed

5-26-07 Packet 3 received

5-29-07 Packet 3 returned, few days later than planned due to bank holiday weekend

6-06-07 Medical in London (called to schedule on May 29)

6-11-07 "Medical in file" at Embassy

6-14-07 Resent packet 3 to Embassy after hearing nothing about first try

6-22-07 DOS says "applicant now eligible for interview," ie: they enter p3 into their system

6-25-07 DOS says interview date is August 21

6-28-07 Help from our congressional representative gives us new interview date: July 6

7-06-07 Interview at 9:00 am at the London Embassy - Approved.

7-16-07 Visa delivered after 'security checks' completed

I-129F approved in 111 days; Interview 174 days from filing

Handy numbers:

NVC: (603) 334-0700 - press 1, 5; US State Department: (202) 663-1225 - press 1, 0

*Be afraid or be informed - the choice is yours.*

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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Yes, that makes a lot of sense . . . and as for the VT situation, it's beyond me why files aren't sent to a central location and then assigned in equal numbers to various service centers. But then, nothing bureaucracy does ever makes much sense to me . . .


Feb 21, 2007: Mailed I-129F via USPS Priority Mail.

Feb 24, 2007: I-129F arrived at VSC at 3:01 p.m.

Feb 27, 2007: NOA1

Feb 28, 2007: They cashed my check.

Mar 2, 2007: Touched! I'm guessing this was my check clearing :)

Mar 5, 2007: NOA1 arrived via snail mail.

Mar 15, 2007: NOA2!!!!!!

Mar 21, 2007: Petition sent to Bogota

May: We send Packet 3 by fax; fax never received.

June: We send packet 3 again; it's sent back because my fiance didn't write NONE and N/A.

July: We send packet 3 again . . .

July 23rd: We get an email from the embassy. Our interview is August 21st!!!

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