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I got my NOA1 for my K1 visa on October 18th, 2016. According to the processing times I should have gotten the NOA2 by now but I still have heard nothing. California service center. Is this normal? Is anyone else in the same boat?


03/03/16....We met somewhat randomly while I was on vacation in Southeast Asia.

08/08/16....We got engaged.

10/15/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX

10/18/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Received

10/20/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Notice
10/22/16....NOA1 Text and Email, Case sent to CSC

02/07/17....NOA2...Finally!

03/30/17....Passed her interview! 

04/07/17....Visa in hand 

05/12/17....Arrived in the USA!!

05/24/17....Married!

07/10/17....Sent AoS package (I-485, I-131, I-765)

07/13/17....AoS Received date for NoA1

07/18/17....AoS Notice date for NoA1

07/26/17....1st Biometrics appt letter received date

08/04/17....2nd Biometrics appt letter received date 

08/07/17....Both Biometric appointments completed

10/29/17....I-766 Issued

06/27/18....Original AoS interview date scheduled for this day but we had to reschedule it.

08/21/18....2nd AoS interview date scheduled for this day but we had to reschedule it, again.

10/10/18....AoS interview - Easily passed

10/11/18....Date of I-797 NoA "Welcome to the USA" letter

10/11/18...."New Card Is Being Produced"

10/15/18...."Card Was Mailed To Me"

10/18/18....Green card delivered to our mailbox :D

 

 

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You are well within the period. It can take up to 3-5 months before you get the approval, which is the time frame for K1 visa. Just be patient and calm, it will definitely come.

Good luck :)


Adjustment Of Status Timeline:

09.01.2016 --- Received by USCIS

09.12.2016 --- NOA 1 Text Notification

09.17.2016 --- NOA 1 Letter Received

09.21.2016 --- Biometrics Letter Received

10.05.2016 --- Biometrics Appointment

11.05.2016 --- EAD/AP Approved

11.18.2016 --- Combo Card Delivered

11.25.2016 --- Green Card/I-485 Approved (No interview)

12.02.2016 --- Received NOA2 for I-485

12.02.2016 --- GC received

 

I-90 Timeline (USCIS Error: 10 Year GC given instead of 2 Years)

12.05.2016 --- I-90 Packet Sent to Phoenix

12.08.2016 --- I-90 Packet Received by USCIS

12.20.2016 --- NOA 1 Text & Email Notification

12.24.2016 --- NOA 1 Mail Received

01.03.2017 --- SSN (Without Restriction) Received

01.04.2017 --- I-551 Stamp Received (Valid for 1 Year)

01.14.2017 --- NOA1 for ELIS online account activation

01.20.2017 --- Biometrics Letter Received

02.01.2017 --- Biometrics Schedule

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*** Thread is moved from the 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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I keep seeing discrepancies in the processing times listed here on VJ K-1 stats page vs what I'm actually seeing. According to the trends and statistics page today on 11/15/16, the CSC should be processing applications with an NOA-1 date of November 4, 2016. But nothing is completely linear. When you go to Igor's Statistics Page (http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/monthly_filers.php?cfl=0), it lists the VJ website members with the 15 most recently approved NOA-2s. Other than 3 applications listed with an NOA-1 date of November 1, 2016, most of the applications I see listed there have NOA-1 dates anywhere from Sept. 1, 2016 to Oct. 28, 2016.

I do not understand the inner workings of the USCIS system, but based on information that I have seen on this website from former folks working in the USCIS service centers processing these applications, it seems that these buildings are giant mazes of cubicles with many people working on many different applications. Everyone has a different caseload they are trying to get through as quickly and as thoroughly as possible, and for whatever reason, some take longer than others even if there isn't an RFE issued, and the applications aren't systematically gone through in a strictly chronological order. My NOA-1 date is Nov. 16, 2016 and so I'm of course hoping mine is on the shorter side, but now seeing yours is October 18, 2016 - a full month before mine - and seeing the stats on Igor's stats page, I'm starting to readjust my expectations!

Edited to add: I know my account says I filed at the Texas Service Center, but mine has been forwarded to the CA service center.

Edited by fishe23a

Met in college, reconnected five years later. Starting a life together in America. <3

11/09/16 - Mailed I-129F for K-1

11/16/16 - NOA-1

02/07/17 - NOA-2

03/06/17 - Medical (in London)

03/30/17 - Visa Interview - Approved!!

04/06/17 - Visa in hand!! 

05/17/17 - Point of entry, Boston

05/27/17 - WEDDING in Maine!

 

AOS / EAD / AP Timeline:

06/30/17 - Mailed I-131, I-765, and I-485 - 175 pages of forms and supporting evidence!

07/05/17 - NOA-1 for all three applications.

08/03/17 - Biometrics appointment in Portland, Maine

08/15/17 - Case Status "Ready to be Scheduled for Interview'

08/18/17 - Case Status "Interview Scheduled"

09/25/17 - Interview, 485 AOS Approved. Case status changed to "New Card is in Production".

09/26/17 - Case Status "Case Approved"

09/28/17 - "Card Was Mailed to Me"; received hard copy NOA stating case approved

9/30/17 - Case Status for EAD/AP changed to "Case closed, benefit received by other means"

10/03/17 - Two-year green card received in mail!! 😍

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I've seen others with a NOA1 data later than mine and then got their NOA2 in November. I saw another person on here with a NOA1 date a week or so before mine and already have a date set for the interview. I fear with Christmas and new years coming up that USCIS people are already on vacation and I won't hear anything until mid January or later ;(

If I am getting an RFE I wish they'd let me know ASAP.


03/03/16....We met somewhat randomly while I was on vacation in Southeast Asia.

08/08/16....We got engaged.

10/15/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX

10/18/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Received

10/20/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Notice
10/22/16....NOA1 Text and Email, Case sent to CSC

02/07/17....NOA2...Finally!

03/30/17....Passed her interview! 

04/07/17....Visa in hand 

05/12/17....Arrived in the USA!!

05/24/17....Married!

07/10/17....Sent AoS package (I-485, I-131, I-765)

07/13/17....AoS Received date for NoA1

07/18/17....AoS Notice date for NoA1

07/26/17....1st Biometrics appt letter received date

08/04/17....2nd Biometrics appt letter received date 

08/07/17....Both Biometric appointments completed

10/29/17....I-766 Issued

06/27/18....Original AoS interview date scheduled for this day but we had to reschedule it.

08/21/18....2nd AoS interview date scheduled for this day but we had to reschedule it, again.

10/10/18....AoS interview - Easily passed

10/11/18....Date of I-797 NoA "Welcome to the USA" letter

10/11/18...."New Card Is Being Produced"

10/15/18...."Card Was Mailed To Me"

10/18/18....Green card delivered to our mailbox :D

 

 

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