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Marc Martínez

Critical query about K-1

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Hi everyone,


My fiancée and I applied for the Visa K-1. Our NOA1 is from May 1st. I have seen on the website of Visa Journey in the tab "Processing Times" that petitions from May 3rd were already processed in CSC (California Service Center).


Is it possible that our petition got lost or ignored? I'm really worried about this. 


Thanks in advance

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Petitions are not processed in order. The official USCIS processing time states that they are working on applications received after March 1st. I actually think there are still a small number of February filers still waiting as well. It's tough seeing petitions submitted after yours being approved, but unfortunately that's how it works out sometimes. I wouldn't worry about your petition being lost as long as you received the NOA1 notification verifying that USCIS did indeed receive your petition. 


NOA2 is currently taking anywhere from 3-5 months now it seems, and from what we can tell here on the VJ forums, it seems there are many April and early May filers currently being approved. Remember that the VisaJourney processing times are just an average based on user data. Hope you hear some good news soon!

K1 Visa Process                                                                                                   



December 19, 2016: NOA1 receive date 

May 5, 2017: NOA2 hardcopy (still listed as 'received' online...)

May 23, 2017: NVC case number assigned

July 10, 2017: Interview
July 14, 2017: Visa in hand
July 27, 2017: POE at ORD

August 5, 2017: Married!


See my 'About Me' section on my profile for a more detailed step by step journey of our K1 Journey through the Casablanca consulate in Morocco


AOS Process  

September 8, 2017 : Mailed AOS Packet

September 16, 2017 : NOA1 text/emails (receive date Sept. 12)

October 2, 2017 : Biometrics Appointment

October 13, 2017 : RFIE letter received in mail (they want an English translated Birth Certificate, which we included in the original petition...)

January 24, 2018: EAD/AP Combo Card in hand

August 9, 2018: AOS Interview (Approved)

August 9, 2018: "Card in Production"

August 16, 2018: Green card in hand


May 2020: ROC!

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