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Day 1 of what I think is going to be a very long drawn out process.

 

Any information on where we can track the process and get updates on its status would be appreciated. 

 

Its been sent sent to the Chicago processing Center, any idea how long their average processing time is currently?

 

thanks in advance 

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Here you can see the processing times for the different service centers. You sent your petition to the Chicago Lockbox, and then they will send it to a service center. You will know your service center once you get your NOA1.

Here you can check your case status. You can also create an account there, and then turn on email and mobile alerts for your case. But you need your receipt number for that, you will get it with your NOA1.

 

Good luck!

 

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Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.


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On 10/5/2018 at 2:37 PM, Waiting waiting said:

Day 1 of what I think is going to be a very long drawn out process.

 

Any information on where we can track the process and get updates on its status would be appreciated. 

 

Its been sent sent to the Chicago processing Center, any idea how long their average processing time is currently?

 

thanks in advance 

It took 11 months for us at Nebraska. Expect a year at least. In the meantime, make sure everything is up to date and have all of your documents ready for the NVC phase. The process will move pretty quickly when you case is transferred.

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When you get your first letter back from USCIS (NOA1) and find out your service centre fill out the timeline on here, that estimate will be a pretty good indicator of when you will hear next. Expect it to be in the ballpark of 6 to 9 months, there will be radio silence until that date unless you get a request for further information (RFE).When you hear back it will be to get forwarded onto NVC and you'll get a NOA2.

 

To get ready for the second part things to be mindful of is making sure your taxes are all filed up to date and if you will have a joint sponsor that their taxes are up to date. Closer to the end of the window estimate I would get a police certificate, as these are good for 12 months. Make sure you have originals of all certificates (birth, marriage, name changes, divorce etc if relevant) in Australia with the applicant.

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12/26/17 - NOA1

06/27/18 - NOA2 (+183 days)

07/11/18 - Case sent to NVC (+14 days)

07/18/18 - NVC Received (+7 days)

08/10/18 - NVC Case Number (+23 days)

09/06/18 - All Docs Submitted (+27 days)

09/19/18 - Case Complete at NVC (+13 days)

10/18/18 -  Interview appointment letter received (+29 days)

11/20/18 - Interview Date (+33 days) - APPROVED!

11/26/18 - Visa Received 

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3 hours ago, Waiting waiting said:

NOA1 received 9th October 2018 = 3 days 

Are you DCF?  Do you live in Australia?  Chicago is just the lockbox.  They will send it to the service center that will process the petition.  If you fill out the timeline we will be able to give you better information.  Some service centers are quicker than others.


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

 

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

 

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On 10/13/2018 at 3:08 PM, Waiting waiting said:

It’s been sent to Nebraska with a priority date 3rd October 2018.

 

Yes, I’m living in Australia 

 

The DCF should speed things up a bit as long as you have established domicile in the US.  That has been a sticking point for a few DCF couples.  


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

 

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

 

IMG_7714.jpg.2782f301709f81dd223fe1b62d085472.jpg

 

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On 10/11/2018 at 9:23 AM, John & Rose said:

Are you DCF?  Do you live in Australia?  Chicago is just the lockbox.  They will send it to the service center that will process the petition.  If you fill out the timeline we will be able to give you better information.  Some service centers are quicker than others.

No, we don’t qualify for DCF.  My husband resides in the states permanently. He’s only ever been here on vacation to visit me, we alternate every couple of months flying back and forth to see each other and we’re married here in Aus. 

 

Our application has has been sent to Nebraska to be processed.

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6 minutes ago, Waiting waiting said:

No, we don’t qualify for DCF.  My husband resides in the states permanently. He’s only ever been here on vacation to visit me, we alternate every couple of months flying back and forth to see each other and we’re married here in Aus. 

 

Our application has has been sent to Nebraska to be processed.

I know that flight as I go to the Philippines every few months.  Your main info says DCF and Chicago Lockbox so I was confused.  Welcome to the big wait!  Hopefully Nebraska is quicker than Potomac!


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

 

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

 

IMG_7714.jpg.2782f301709f81dd223fe1b62d085472.jpg

 

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Unfortunately, Nebraska today has the longest processing time of the service centers for I-130 at 7.5-8 months. That means you can just relax until the end of May 2019!


 I-130's (Parents) received by Phoenix Lockbox - Feb 23rd, 2018 (Priority date)

Credit Card charged and texts received - Feb 27th, 2018

Receipt Notices received (from Texas Service Center) - Mar 3rd, 2018

I-130's Approved - August 17, 2018 (as seen on myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov)

I-130's Approval Notices received - August 23, 2018

I-130's Sent to NVC - Aug 29, 2018

I-130's Received at NVC - Sept 6, 2018

NVC case number emails received - AoS & IV & fees paid - Sept 26, 2018

Submitted AoS, DS-260 and supporting documents on CEAC online - Sept 28, 2018

Cases Complete as seen on CEAC - Oct 11, 2018

 

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10 hours ago, willcrack said:

Unfortunately, Nebraska today has the longest processing time of the service centers for I-130 at 7.5-8 months. That means you can just relax until the end of May 2019!

Potomac is quoted at 9.5 to 12 months for NOA2. 


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

 

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

 

IMG_7714.jpg.2782f301709f81dd223fe1b62d085472.jpg

 

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