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I'm currently at 184 days and I'm seeing people with very similar timelines and terms of the CSC and submit it to the Philippines who are going to noa2 already at 172 to 180 days. I wonder if some files are looked at first for a reason or maybe mine got misplaced in a stack on someone's table. 

 

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1 hour ago, Hughlyn said:

I'm currently at 184 days and I'm seeing people with very similar timelines and terms of the CSC and submit it to the Philippines who are going to noa2 already at 172 to 180 days. I wonder if some files are looked at first for a reason or maybe mine got misplaced in a stack on someone's table. 

 

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We’re at 262 days already and our case is still pending. 

 

You’re still within the normal processing time. Be patient 

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4 hours ago, Hughlyn said:

I'm currently at 184 days and I'm seeing people with very similar timelines and terms of the CSC and submit it to the Philippines who are going to noa2 already at 172 to 180 days. I wonder if some files are looked at first for a reason or maybe mine got misplaced in a stack on someone's table. 

 

Frustrated 🤪

Country of beneficiary has zero impact.  Some background checks take longer.  Could be a myriad of reasons


YMMV

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5 hours ago, Hughlyn said:

I'm currently at 184 days and I'm seeing people with very similar timelines and terms of the CSC and submit it to the Philippines who are going to noa2 already at 172 to 180 days. I wonder if some files are looked at first for a reason or maybe mine got misplaced in a stack on someone's table. 

 

Frustrated 🤪

It is currently taking 6-8 months for an I-129F to be approved. There have even been cases that took close to 12 months to be approved. Just be patient.

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1 hour ago, Hughlyn said:

Wow I never seen 262 days, was there an RFE request ?

shoot, there was one that was 400 some odd days. finally got an rfe for an unchecked box. not exactly anything major and easily and quickly do-able.

 

never count on any time frame.


5/7/2018 K1       Application mailed

5/9/2018             Application rec'd and signed for (sent via fedex)

5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

11/5/2018          NOA2 ❤️ no RFE's

 

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On 9/28/2018 at 8:14 PM, geowrian said:

Transferred cases generally take longer. Or at the very least, the estimate provided on VJ looks at other people with TSC -> CSC cases to make the estimate, which is a very small sample size (others who incorrectly put TSC transferred to CSC).

 

On 9/29/2018 at 11:25 AM, carmel34 said:

Once your petition is approved, you need to understand that there will be months of waiting after that before an interview for a visa happens.  Look at the average wait times on VJ AFTER NOA2.  It usually takes a month or sometimes two for the case to be sent by USCIS to NVC, then more time before a NVC case number is assigned.  More forms need to be completed, documents submitted, fees paid by the beneficiary at the NVC stage.  Then after all this is done and complete, NVC sends the file to the appropriate consulate abroad where the interview will be scheduled.  More time to wait.  Based on average VJ member wait times, you will have a few months AFTER the petition is approved before the interview, most likely next year sometime.  Study the process and look at NVC to interview threads and you will see how long those stages can take.  You're getting ahead of yourself by assuming that after the petition is approved that is the end of the process.  The NVC step, and then interview step, can both takes weeks or months.  If all goes well, you may get an interview in January or February of 2019 but the whole thing is so unpredictable.  Good luck with the waiting... it's not fun.

 

On 9/29/2018 at 2:54 PM, jakejon said:

Hey!! 

 

I was approved last Friday and getting my visa on Monday!! Took 279 days without any RFE’s (visa in hand). I wouldn’t recommend making plans whatsoever as you never know whether you’ll get an RFE (if and when). Make plans for interviewing when you get NOA2. Ours took 184 days which is a god send, no RFE. Times aren’t getting shorter. Just play it by ear. I near fell to my knees when we got approved last Friday in London. I know it’s tough! 

 

Good luck, 

Jon 

Yes I changed my plans. I will gobthere once the noa2 is approved. It could be tomorrow or another 40+ days... 

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Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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28 minutes ago, Hughlyn said:

I hired a lawyer... Told her if it m5 finance is here before Christmas I would pay her an extra 1k. Hope she didnt leave anything unchecked 

That's unlikely to happen even if everything goes perfectly at this point. Expect 1 month from approval to embassy, then another month for interview, AP, and getting the passport back.

Nov/Dec tends to be slower processing months in my experience....holidays, vacations, etc.


Timelines:

Spoiler

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

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

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

 

NVC

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

 

K-1

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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59 minutes ago, Hughlyn said:

I hired a lawyer... Told her if it m5 finance is here before Christmas I would pay her an extra 1k. Hope she didnt leave anything unchecked 

But it is out of your lawyer’s hands. 


“When starting an immigration journey, the best advice is to understand that sacrifices have to be made; whether it is time, money, or separation or a combination of any or all.” - NuestraUnion

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2 hours ago, Hughlyn said:

I hired a lawyer... Told her if it m5 finance is here before Christmas I would pay her an extra 1k. Hope she didnt leave anything unchecked 

You best be writing that check. There are many here willing to take that bet. :rofl:


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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