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Potomac Service Center NOA1 to NOA2 Processing Times recent improvements

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2 hours ago, John & Mei said:

Here is an improved analysis that is easier to understand.  I doubt the obvious trend will continue but I will keep tracking it.  Keep in mind, this is only data from the Potomac Service Center. 

 

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I was approved recently on Dec 1.   It took 171 days(5 months and 20 days)

 

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44 minutes ago, Eddyrhn said:

I was approved recently on Dec 1.   It took 171 days(5 months and 20 days)

 

Congratulations.  I hope that is a trend.  My K-1 last year was 270 days.  I am on day 93 of our CR-1. I love seeing these numbers but I will sit impatiently waiting!

 


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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19 hours ago, John & Mei said:

Here is an improved analysis that is easier to understand.  I doubt the obvious trend will continue but I will keep tracking it.  Keep in mind, this is only data from the Potomac Service Center. 

 

Screen Shot 2018-12-13 at 12.20.57 PM.png

Thank you. I am a Potomac filer with PD 08/03/18. Seems like their were a lot more Potomac filers in the beginning of the year that’s why the USCIS times for Potomac are getting shorter. I see less filers in the summer months according to Igor’s list. 

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1 hour ago, Shanika&Rohan said:

Thank you. I am a Potomac filer with PD 08/03/18. Seems like their were a lot more Potomac filers in the beginning of the year that’s why the USCIS times for Potomac are getting shorter. I see less filers in the summer months according to Igor’s list. 

I’m just praying we are not headed into a government shutdown. 

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17 hours ago, John & Rose said:

Congratulations.  I hope that is a trend.  My K-1 last year was 270 days.  I am on day 93 of our CR-1. I love seeing these numbers but I will sit impatiently waiting!

 

A Potomac July 20th filer was approved yesterday. I think they are speeding up before the holiday. 

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9 hours ago, John & Mei said:

I just updated the plot with that new Potomac July 20th approval and it falls spot on the continuing trend.

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Wow! It really does. Do you know what is up with Potomac Processing Times on the website? I really hope the holiday’s don’t slow down the process a lot. 

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On 12/14/2018 at 10:44 AM, John & Mei said:

I just updated the plot with that new Potomac July 20th approval and it falls spot on the continuing trend.

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We have an August 2nd filer approved now. 🎉🎉🎉🎉

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I saw the new ones and have updated the image, adding in a "Thank You" to those amazing folks at the Potomac Service Center who are making this all possible.  The latest two came in under the simple prediction trend I plotted. Not sure what the holiday impact will be for the time line. But, if any of the Potomac Service Center personnel are able to view this, Thank You and Happy Holidays.

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update on my three children's case. In October i received a RFE for my youngest son (6yr old) asking for evidence of his two marriage certificates. My husband called them the tier 2 agent said she doesn't know how they could have made that mistake but we should resubmit my them as it was my husbands information that was mixed up. He had sent in his divorce documents and our marriage certificate with their application. We submitted the documents again an it took them 3 weeks in November to change from request for evidence back to regular my case was received. No notification to us that they received the certificates. On Friday December 14th we got a email notification that we were in initial review what ever that means but it consist of the same information we got on the NOA1. We called Monday an asked for an expedite an she said based on their mistake we can expedite on that basis, but we are still at normal processing time as its 9.5 months - 12 months. We submitted documents May 7, 2018

 


  • USCIS
  • 05/23/16      Married:                    
  • Chicago      Lock-box:                   
  • 09/16/16      Sent on ---               
  • 09/19/16      Received ---   
  • 09/20/16      NOA1 notice           
  • 09/26/16      NOA1 hardcopy 
  • Sent to :      Nebraska Service Center
  • Transferred to: Potomac Service Center  02/15/17
  • 07/20/17       NOA2  
  • 07/24/17       NOA2  hardcopy 
  • NVC
  • 07/27/17       Case sent to NVC
  • 07/31/17       Case received at NVC
  • 08/03/17       Received welcome e-mail with case and invoice number
  • 08/04/17       AOS invoiced 
  • 08/04/17       Completed DS-261
  • 08/04/17       AOS paid
  • 08/11/17       Name updated to married name
  • 08/11/17       iV Invoiced
  • 08/28/17       IV fes paid
  • 09/02/17      Completed DS-260 & Received confirmation from NVC
  • 09/18/17      Sent AOS and IV package
  • 09/22/17       NVC received package 
  • 11/07/17       Case Complete
  • 11/08/17       Checklist
  • 11/15/17       Case in queue for interview date
  • 11/29/17       Call and date was given for interview
  • 12/04/17       Received confirmation for medical appointment
  • KNG CONSULATE 
  • 12/11/17       Documents en-route to Kingston consulate
  • 12/12/17       Case status shows ready for interview
  • 01/02/18       Medical
  • 01/16/18       Interview APPROVED :jest: :D
  • 01/19/18      Visa package ready to be picked up at DHL   :rolleyes:
  • 02/02/18      P.O.E Fort Lauderdale
  • 02/02/18      Jacksonville Airport
  •  
  • 3 KIDS IMMIGRATION BEGINS
  • 05/0/18      Sent on ---               
  • 05/07/18      Received ---   
  • 05/11/18      NOA1 notice           
  • 05/18/18     NOA1 hardcopy 
  • Sent to :      POTOMAC
  • 10/30/18     RFE for my 6 yr old (request evidence for his 2 marriage certificates 😡, at what age he been married twice, my husband submitted his with application which is where uscis got mixed up)
  •  11/08/18     Evidence sent
  • 11/27/18      Status changed back to "Case was received"
  • 12/17/18     Requested expedite via phone (tier 1 said we can do this based on USCIS mistake an my sons illness)
  • ???????    ?????
  •  

 

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On 12/14/2018 at 7:52 AM, Shanika&Rohan said:

I’m just praying we are not headed into a government shutdown. 

The shutdown will not impact processing these petitions.  The adjudicators are being paid by the $535 fees we pay.  They will not stop if the government shuts down as they are fee based and not paid via the general revenue fund.

 


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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52 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

The shutdown will not impact processing these petitions.  The adjudicators are being paid by the $535 fees we pay.  They will not stop if the government shuts down as they are fee based and not paid via the general revenue fund.

 

Thank you for that information. My friend that works for the government did confirm that for me. I am happy to hear that. 

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