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Hi I have questions guys I’m april filler k1 visa and still not aproved and I have seen some may aproved ,I don’t understand this then my case has 200 days today and still nothing i m kind of desperate now , according to this page I should be aproved 2 days ago and nothing I m just want to cry to be honest 

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In general, cases are adjudicated in order, but all cases are different, and case adjudicators are different....and there are many variables to consider like individual backgrounds, procedures in particular countries, etc. ...as @geowrian likes to say, it's similar to getting into a grocery line.  Some lines are faster than others. 

We all feel your pain....believe me.....Unfortunately, the only option at this point is to wait......good luck....


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Hey there. 

 

No need to worry. Don't base your estimate approval on Visajourney.

 

Visajourney is only a very small fraction of all the K1 visa filer. Currently, it is taking a lot longer than 200 days to be approve. Be patient. Your time will come. :) 


 

 

 

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1 minute ago, britishandusa said:

Hey there. 

 

No need to worry. Don't base your estimate approval on Visajourney.

 

Visajourney is only a very small fraction of all the K1 visa filer. Currently, it is taking a lot longer than 200 days to be approve. Be patient. Your time will come. :) 

Really?


YMMV

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OP - almost everyone here on VJ sees cases submitted after theirs approved before their case. Don't get discouraged by this. You've waited almost 7 months already.

 

USCIS gives a range of 5.5-7.5 months for 'normal processing times'; you're not outside normal processing times yet. As of when I posted this, they consider any case from later than March 27 to be in normal processing times, so you still have a few weeks before you can even make an inquiry. 


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There are still people from february and march waiting as well (and also other months before) so nothing to be desperate about. We got our rfe after 7 months, on day 215 now returned it and started waiting again. So just be patient, this process is taking some time.

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I do know they are backed up, and it depends on which state your documents went to for processing... California, Vermont I believe is 7-9 months processing time, so that could play a factor in the delay. The waiting game sucks but getting past this part things seem to move a little quicker. 

 

Good luck to you both :) 

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6 minutes ago, SJ_Ulloa said:

I do know they are backed up, and it depends on which state your documents went to for processing... California, Vermont I believe is 7-9 months processing time, so that could play a factor in the delay. The waiting game sucks but getting past this part things seem to move a little quicker. 

 

Good luck to you both :) 

Vermont?  Only rarely when they need to load balance otherwise it is Calif for everyone 


YMMV

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1 minute ago, payxibka said:

Vermont?  Only rarely when they need to load balance otherwise it is Calif for everyone 

yes I was surprised by that also, but an agent at USCIS told me when I was awaiting my approval that California is moving faster only being 7.5 month  basically stated I was lucky I wasnt in vermont because they are 7-9 months waiting process ... I thought it was pretty interesting the difference in wait times, but happy I was in Cali processing center 

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Vermont typically only handles cases with certain types of criminal activity or other background checks involved. This is a small sliver of the total number of I-129F cases, which are otherwise handled at CSC at this time.


Timelines:

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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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Just now, geowrian said:

Vermont typically only handles cases with certain types of criminal activity or other background checks involved. This is a small sliver of the total number of I-129F cases, which are otherwise handled at CSC at this time.

AH, that would explain the longer wait times 

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6 minutes ago, SJ_Ulloa said:

yes I was surprised by that also, but an agent at USCIS told me when I was awaiting my approval that California is moving faster only being 7.5 month  basically stated I was lucky I wasnt in vermont because they are 7-9 months waiting process ... I thought it was pretty interesting the difference in wait times, but happy I was in Cali processing center 

12 years ago petitions were handled regionally by all service centers and Vermont was by far the fastest to the point many people considered getting mailboxes in the Vermont region so the petition would be sent there.  Vermont was kicking them out in less than 45 days compared to up to 150 days elsewhere 

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YMMV

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2 hours ago, SJ_Ulloa said:

I do know they are backed up, and it depends on which state your documents went to for processing... California, Vermont I believe is 7-9 months processing time, so that could play a factor in the delay. The waiting game sucks but getting past this part things seem to move a little quicker. 

 

Good luck to you both :) 

Yeah you are right so my case is in California center 

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