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So lately when I've been checking the processing times (https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processingTimesDisplay.do;jsessionid=abcf3jqSHEZvL-eGqsVCv), I-130 petitions for NSC are always listed as "5 months."

Now, when I checked it today (as the times are supposed to be updated around the 15th of each month), it now says "Processing cases as of March 2, 2016." At the top of the form, though, it says "Field office processing dates as of July 31st, 2016."

So isn't that still roughly five months from March 2nd to July 31st? Or did they forget to change the July 31st date and are processing cases from March 2nd as of today? That doesn't seem like it can be right, though, because timelines of people here with March 2nd NOA1's mostly were approved a long time ago. It just seems strange that they put a date instead of "5 months" when that date is basically equal to five months anyway.

It's probably not a big deal, but I am definitely having a mini-heart attack thinking that they are very much behind schedule.

Thoughts?



Married: 5-July-2015
I-130 Petition Sent: 11-May-2016
NSC Received (Our Priority Date): 12-May-2016
NOA2 Received: 30-September-2016 141 days for I-130 approval
NOA2 Hard Copy Received: 06-October-2016
Petition Sent to NVC: 17-October-2016 17 days for petition to be sent to NVC
NVC Received: 21-October-2016 4 days to be received at NVC
NVC Case Number Assigned: 31-October-2016 10 days for case number to be assigned
NVC Welcome Letter Received: 3-November-2016 @ 12:10 AM 3 days from case number assigned until Welcome Letter received and invoices unlocked
IV and AOS Fees Unlocked: 3-November-2016 @ 7:00 AM
IV and AOS Fees Paid: 3-November-2016
DS-260 Unlocked: 7-November-2016 2.5 business days for DS-260 to be unlocked
DS-260 Submitted: 8-November-2016
AOS and IV Documents Sent: 9-November-2016
Scan Date: 14-November-2016 5 days to receive scan date due to a holiday/weekend
Medical expedite requested: 14-December-2016
Medical expedite approved at consulate: 19-December-2016 Expedite approved with consulate but denied at NVC; still need to wait for case complete
Case on Supervisor Review: 22-December-2016
Case sent to the Review Department: 13-January-2017
Case Complete: 24-January-2017     10 weeks and 2 days at NVC before case completed
Case arrived at consulate/CEAC status "Ready": 1-February-2017
Interview: 21-February-2017   We scheduled our own interview because we had an approved medical expedite with the consulate. By sheer luck we got such a quick interview date because someone cancelled their appointment less than 20 minutes prior
Interview Result: Approved!!
Visa Issued: 21-February-2017     Visa issued same day as interview
DHL tracking information received: 22-February-2017     DHL tracking number appeared 28 hours after interview, scheduled for delivery the next day
Visa in hand: 23-Feb-2017
US POE (Minneapolis): 26-Feb-2017

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The processing dates are always behind. So they show where they were six weeks ago. So on July 31 they were processing cases from March 2. Except they weren't. We filed on February 8 and were approved (no RFE) on July 21. They certainly didn't reach March 2 10 days later. When it says "5 months" it means that their average is within 5 months. Averages rely on extremes so when the average is 5 months some people are approved within 4 months and others wait 6 months.

It's interesting they they have now changed it to show a specific date, rather than a timeframe. I don't think it means they are any slower. Shortly before we were approved they were working very fast. In fact, a couple who filed 6 weeks before us had their interview 2 months ago because their I-130 was approved in exactly 4 months. Then another couple who filed 10 days before us were also approved at exactly 4 months and I got excited. Suddenly they slowed down and we waited 5 months 13 days. Then they sped up again and now they have slowed again. Like any workplace the speed of the output will vary. Employees off sick or on vacation. New computer systems that people have to learn. New management. Some days they receive more cases than others.

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Honestly speaking it's irrelevant information. Currently May cases have started getting approved. So may be it takes 3 months or more than 5 months. There is no logical explanation how they clearing the cases

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Austria
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I think we can help others by publishing timelines when we succeed and finish the process for Nebraska as some stats on this site are scary .... 0- 2000+ days!

I am planning in my head on 5 months having filed in Aug the I-130, yet it is not USCIS who play with my head the most.

It seems every airline are now emailing me cheap flights to the USA ..... no not booked one yet, it is so tempting, hence "thinking" 5 months and visiting places I may not see for a long time and taking pics etc.

Limbo land and airlines do more damage than timelines which to be honest I am clueless on.

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Texas Service Center show my application type as running at 4 months processing time. Which is laughable, considering my application was received on March 30th 2015 (yes, 2015!!!) and as of today we still have not had so much as an RFE since the initial receipt was mailed to us!

8 case enquiries later and we are still stuck at the same stage as we were on March 30th 2015. Processing times mean nothing I'm afraid.

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@Prospect, sorry to read this post, must be as frustrating as ...... fingers crossed you get a lucky break soon and some movement.

Thank you! I appreciate that. Yes it is beyond frustrating at this point. We can't plan ahead for anything - buying a home, even high schools for our kids, and we are getting close to that point. The knock on effect impacts every aspect of our day to day lives. It's really hard to see beyond this. We could use a break now, for sure!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Serbia
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14 hours ago, Louie1988 said:

Is there any reason for more people been waiting at Nebraska SC? Does it mean that Potomac (supposedly less people waiting) will be faster?

 

ps: I am using visajorney timeline stats as info source.

Potomac is currently at 1 month faster than Nebraska in all I130s except for USC filing for Spouse, Parent, or child (which is 1 month SLOWER than Nebraska). Judging by your timeline... you will probably get your case approved 1 months before Nebraska filers (with the same I130 type) do. Currently you are looking at April approval. ?


Married 2014-08-31

Filed I130 2016-11-04

Delivered 2016-11-07

NOA1 2016-11-14

NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER

NOA2 Waiting!!

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42 minutes ago, Louie1988 said:

Thanks for your answer.

My wife is a USC, so my case will probably be slower :( 

Oh I thought by your timeline that you werent doing CR1 IR1 visa. Its a lot different than the rest of ours. If you are doing IR1 or CR1 then yes, your predicted approval is in June.. not April. 

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Married 2014-08-31

Filed I130 2016-11-04

Delivered 2016-11-07

NOA1 2016-11-14

NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER

NOA2 Waiting!!

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Just now, Louie1988 said:

Well, I am still confusing with all this process. But we just followed the attorney's recommendation. As far as I know, that is the path we took, CR1, and we applied for i-130. I don't know if there is another faster way to go, and btw I am not in USA right now.

If you have been married to a USC less than 2 years and living outside of the United States, CR1 is the visa you need to be applying for. If you have an attorney, usually that does speed up your process.. since mistakes and RFEs are more avoidable with an attorney. 

USCIS (I130 wise) Potmac Center is currently at a 7 month wait (they are currently processing from June) for CR1/IR1. So that would be a predicted NOA/approval in June for you if you filed November.

Now thats not carved in stone, their processing times might change, and everyones case if different. 

Our NOA1 is one day apart. But we got Nebraska (6 month wait currently).

My husband is the Beneficiary.. but we are both living abroad in Serbia. 

Good luck to all of us! 


Married 2014-08-31

Filed I130 2016-11-04

Delivered 2016-11-07

NOA1 2016-11-14

NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER

NOA2 Waiting!!

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