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I was advised by the local immigration office here in San Francisco to mail my K1 application directly to the CSC rather than TSC. I told the rep that "I'm pretty sure it has to go to TSC..." and she responded with "No, why would you do that, you live in California and you're mailing to the California Service Center."

I overnighted my packet last week and it was signed for on Friday. I'm wondering if the fact that I didn't go through TSC could have any impact on the application or is that pretty benign?

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TSC is not doing K1 visa's any more.

I live in Houston and mine was directed straight to CSC.

It still goes through the Texas Lockbox though in Lewisville and then is rerouted to CSC.

Edited by Ben&Zian

08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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on the uscis website it shows where to send it to which is the lockbox regular or express mail, dont think you can directly send it to csc


 

AOS

05/04/17 - Biometric appointment

05/17/17 - Case ready to be scheduled for interview

07/20/17 - EAD/AP Approved

07/25/17 - GC interview scheduled

07/27/17 - EAD/AP in hand

08/14/17 - GC interview , approved =)

08/18/17 - GC approval notice letter

08/21/17 - GC in hand

 

 

ROC

05/16/19 - Earliest  to apply 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why would you ignore the instructions on the USCIS website?

https://www.uscis.gov/i-129f

What's done is done but going forward always follow the instructions associated with the forms to the letter.


 

 

 

 

 

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Here's the form she handed me

hmm notice how it says effective 2007 so i can assume already its a outdated document

only took a few seconds to find this on uscis website

File Form I-129F at the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility:

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS

P.O. Box 660151

Dallas, TX 75266

For USPS Express Mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS

Attn: I-129F

2501 South State Highway 121 Business

Suite 400

Lewisville, TX 75067


 

AOS

05/04/17 - Biometric appointment

05/17/17 - Case ready to be scheduled for interview

07/20/17 - EAD/AP Approved

07/25/17 - GC interview scheduled

07/27/17 - EAD/AP in hand

08/14/17 - GC interview , approved =)

08/18/17 - GC approval notice letter

08/21/17 - GC in hand

 

 

ROC

05/16/19 - Earliest  to apply 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here's the form she handed me

I noticed that the document she gave you is dated 2007, That is 9 years old. I am pretty sure all applications go directly to the Dallas Lock Box and from there they are sorted go the appropriate location. If you look on the USCIS, it give specific instructions.


K-1 Visa Timeline

2016.08.11 - Mailed I-129f to USCIS

2016.08.12 - I-129 Received by USCIS

2016.08.16 - Received NOA1 via Txt Message

2016.08.18 - Received NOA1 I-797C via USPS

2016.09.21 - Received NOA2 via Txt Message (35 days)

2016.09.26 - Received NOA2 Hard copy via USPS

2016.10.06 - Received Case number from NVC

2016.10.12 - Case in Transit from NVC to BKK Embassy

2016.10.15 - Case Received by Consulate

2016.10.19 - Status changed from Transit to Ready

2016.10.20 - Packet 3 Sent to Consulate via Post

2016.10.25 - Packet 4 received from Consulate (Interview scheduled 11/15/16)

2016.11.02 - Medical Exam completed

2016.11.15 - Visa Approved!! (90 Days)

2016.11.17 - Visa received via Thai Post

2016.11.30 - Arrived in the USA!! POE: Chicago

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Ok I know about the Texas lockbox but I was only following the instructions she gave me and she was adamant about it. I figured she knew better. Now what? Do I start from scratch or wait again? The California center signed for the letter last Friday so they supposedly got it. No check has cleared on my end and Monday was a holiday too.

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Maybe you should sit tight and wait till next week to see if the check is cleared or not.

Sometimes, the USCIS hotline or even the local office people might give you the wrong / outdated information.

So please always triple check the information from the official USCIS Website.

Edited by Merrytooth

Done with K1, AOS and ROC

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Please again, note the difference between the Texas Service Center (TSC) and the Texas Lockbox. They are NOT the same entity. TSC does not handle K1 petitions any longer (since more than a year), but all packages must still be sent to the lockbox to be routed (not transferred) to CSC.


If it isn't difficult, it isn't worth it.

 

K1 process

9/24/15: I129f sent

9/30/15: NOA1

11/2/15: NOA2

Delayed processing due to work

3/15/16: Medical

4/28/16: Interview (approved)

Delayed entry due to work

8/12/16: POE Detroit

 

9/4/16: Wedding!

 

AOS process:

9/9/16: I485/I131/I765 sent

9/14/16: Received 3xNOAs by text/e-mail (day 2)

9/14-18/16: Received 3xpaper NOAs 

9/23/16: Received biometrics appointment letter (day 11)

10/3/16: Biometrics appointment (day 19)

11/4/16: EAD+AP approved (day 53)

11/16/16: EAD status changed to card shipped (day 65)

11/17/16: EAD/AP combo card received (day 66)

12/30/16: Notice of interview scheduled (day 109)

2/1/17: AOS interview (day 142) - APPROVED

2/8/17: GC received (day 150)

 

ROC process:

11/3/2018: ROC window opens

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Ok I know about the Texas lockbox but I was only following the instructions she gave me and she was adamant about it. I figured she knew better. Now what? Do I start from scratch or wait again? The California center signed for the letter last Friday so they supposedly got it. No check has cleared on my end and Monday was a holiday too.

See link

https://www.uscis.gov/archive/archive-news/change-filing-location-form-i-129f-petition-alien-fiancee

The procedure was changed in 2010, according to this the service centre will return your application and advise you of correct filling location

Edited by TandD2016

K1 VISA
10/03/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
10/05/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

10/07/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Notice
10/11/16....NOA1 Text and Email. Case sent to CSC
10/17/16....NOA1 Hard Copy Received
11/02/16....NOA2 Approval (USCIS website)

11/08/16....NOA2 Hard Copy Received
11/22/16....NVC Received I-129F
11/23/16....Case Number Received

11/28/16....Case left NVC for consulate

12/02/16....Embassy Received. Case status set as "Ready"
12/07/16....Medical (Knightsbridge London) - Completed

12/10/16....Received Approved Petition Letter from Embassy
12/15/16....Interview - APPROVED!!!!
01/10/17....Visa Issued
01/13/17....Visa in Hand =)
02/10/17....POE at Chicago ORD

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I can mail out a new packet as soon as Monday but I'm not sure if that's a wise idea either I don't want to pay $340 fee twice.

Cancel the first check and send a new petition to the correct address.


If it isn't difficult, it isn't worth it.

 

K1 process

9/24/15: I129f sent

9/30/15: NOA1

11/2/15: NOA2

Delayed processing due to work

3/15/16: Medical

4/28/16: Interview (approved)

Delayed entry due to work

8/12/16: POE Detroit

 

9/4/16: Wedding!

 

AOS process:

9/9/16: I485/I131/I765 sent

9/14/16: Received 3xNOAs by text/e-mail (day 2)

9/14-18/16: Received 3xpaper NOAs 

9/23/16: Received biometrics appointment letter (day 11)

10/3/16: Biometrics appointment (day 19)

11/4/16: EAD+AP approved (day 53)

11/16/16: EAD status changed to card shipped (day 65)

11/17/16: EAD/AP combo card received (day 66)

12/30/16: Notice of interview scheduled (day 109)

2/1/17: AOS interview (day 142) - APPROVED

2/8/17: GC received (day 150)

 

ROC process:

11/3/2018: ROC window opens

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