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37 minutes ago, MrandMrsAlexander said:

What is the average time for approval after submitting RFE?

It really depends on what the RFE was for.  I have generally seen the approvals about 2 weeks after a successful RFE response.  There are no guarantees.  


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

 

 

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still waiting after 4 months


The Amoah's Timeline

June 15 2018--sent off Packet to Chicago Lockbox

June 18 2018--received packet and assigned to Potomac Service Center

June 18 2018--priority date and NOA 1 in the mail

June 28 2018-- RFE for missing I30A form

July 5 2018-- They must have found it....RFE received and will continue with the case

July 13 2018--Correspondence is being reviewed by USCIS

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6 minutes ago, Mrsamoah2018 said:

still waiting after 4 months

What was your RFE about?  Did you respond?  Ghana has a very high fraud rate so there will be a little extra scrutiny 

 

Also, you are not waiting on the RFE, they sent it one month after the NOA1.  You are still in the normal window for NOA2.  Without the RFE your earliest approval would probably be in December or January.  That is probably still the timeline you should expect.

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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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1 minute ago, John & Rose said:

What was your RFE about?  Did you respond?  Ghana has a very high fraud rate so there will be a little extra scrutiny 

You were actually lucky to receive a RFE so soon because we received ours 8 months after noa1. They wanted  the actual marriage certificate not copy. I sent it back the same day I received it. 

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6 minutes ago, MrandMrsAlexander said:

What!

They are apples to oranges.  They only filed in June and were most likely missing some initial evidence.  You are much closer to approval than they are.  I'll stick with my first response.  A couple weeks after successful RFE response is when you should hear something.  Any day now for you!


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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6 minutes ago, MrandMrsAlexander said:

You were actually lucky to receive a RFE so soon because we received ours 8 months after noa1. They wanted  the actual marriage certificate not copy. I sent it back the same day I received it. 

Theirs was a RFIE.  Their petition has not "officially" been reviewed yet.  They found an issue during preliminary look through.  Yours was after an adjudicator actually reviewed your file.  Generally the adjudicator puts those petitions aside.  Once they receive a successful response they simple issue the approval.

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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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11 minutes ago, MrandMrsAlexander said:

You were actually lucky to receive a RFE so soon because we received ours 8 months after noa1. They wanted  the actual marriage certificate not copy. I sent it back the same day I received it. 

I filed my K1 application. Still within my normal response time but my nerves have me all over looking and doubting myself.  Question...did i need to send my marriage certificate and divorce decree also for both me and my fiance? I only sent divorce decree.

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1 minute ago, Sabrina02 said:

I filed my K1 application. Still within my normal response time but my nerves have me all over looking and doubting myself.  Question...did i need to send my marriage certificate and divorce decree also for both me and my fiance? I only sent divorce decree.

If he’s divorced you needed to send it

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1 hour ago, John & Rose said:

Theirs was a RFIE.  Their petition has not "officially" been reviewed yet.  They found an issue during preliminary look through.  Yours was after an adjudicator actually reviewed your file.  Generally the adjudicator puts those petitions aside.  Once they receive a successful response they simple issue the approval.

Mine did say “initial.”

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4 minutes ago, MrandMrsAlexander said:

Mine did say “initial.”

That is slightly different than an RFE. The initial is asking for something that should have been included in the original petition. You are already 9 months in. They are actually looking at yours now. 


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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7 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

That is slightly different than an RFE. The initial is asking for something that should have been included in the original petition. You are already 9 months in. They are actually looking at yours now. 

Thank you. I’m frustrated with the wait. The specifically state on the app “copy of marriage certificate “ then asked for the original. Maybe the copy looked fake because Guyana is still handwriting documents in 2018. 

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1 minute ago, MrandMrsAlexander said:

Thank you. I’m frustrated with the wait. The specifically state on the app “copy of marriage certificate “ then asked for the original. Maybe the copy looked fake because Guyana is still handwriting documents in 2018. 

Ghana does get some extra scrutiny. Just stay positive and be patient. Every second that ticks by is one second closer!


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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