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It is 60 days since our NOA1 at the CSC and we have heard nothing.  Is there anyone else is this situation?  When did you get your NOA1?


I am also trying to figure out what "processing time" means?  Is it when you can expect the processing to begin or when you should expect your NOA2?


Is there any way to get more information beyond the information in the on-line status?  Is the CSC completely backed up?  The processing time estimate keeps getting set back and back....







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Well first factor in that there has been 3 holidays since you filed.  So, that has caused some delays.  It's been about 40 business days since they received your filing. (we were approved at 65 days and I thought that was really quick)

Normal processing time for a K1 visa is 1-5 months for NOA2.  Yes, processing time means from NOA1 to NOA2.

At the bottom of your timeline your approximate adjudication date is January 19-16, 2017.  



You can join the November filers thread.



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Yes, there are (many) others. The holidays + lots of people going for vacation this time of the year seems to have backed things up. It's only been 60 days...give it at least another month or so. It could be longer, but assuming they get back to normal processing by the middle of the month (1 more holiday coming up this month still), that sounds about right. Just be patient.


Processing time for what? The NOA2? That is generally considered (IMHO) from NOA1 to the time until either acceptance or denial. That said, there's several steps after NOA2, and that's all part of "processing time" if you're looking at the whole K-1 process.


You can contact the service center, but I highly doubt they will have any additional information for your case at only 60 days. If it were (for example) 180 days, then they might be able to relay the cause for you. At only 60 days, I don't know what information they would have. Yes, CSC is backed up right now. We're all seeing our VJ estimated dates being pushed back.



AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received





12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received



4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017



5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE



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I'm seeing the same.. we had an RFE at the end of November and responded on the same day, but have not heard anything since.. initially, VJ suggested NOA2 before Christmas, then Yearend, and now it has been pushed back to end of January. I hope they will be back to normal processing soon... and I sincerely hope the delay does not have anything to do with the election result. Fingers crossed for everyone to get quick responses!!

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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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