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Just some back ground info . My husband is based in Ghana. We sent his petition out April 30th 2018 and our PD date is 5/3/18. Which makes 258 days waiting . Our case is past  the normal processing time and past the estimated time frame for approval ( TSC) . I sent in an inquiry and it said wait up to 60 days to receive noa or approval . I feel very depressed more than ever because I started corresponding with a few individuals on here and each person has been approved , reps give no info other than what you can view on your own ,and I thought by now we would be approved but where at 8 and a half months . What are some reasons a delay could occur? 

 

I also have wrote 2 congressman and no respond even after signing and returning the required privacy form

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sorry about that. The reason is nothing personal.Nor is it likely that the officers handling your case is backed up particularly Texas office . Also background check in certain country take too long . This can add weeks or months to the process, particularly if you have a common name or an extensive record. let hope we will hear a good news soon.

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1 hour ago, MrsMensah said:

Just some back ground info . My husband is based in Ghana. We sent his petition out April 30th 2018 and our PD date is 5/3/18. Which makes 258 days waiting . Our case is past  the normal processing time and past the estimated time frame for approval ( TSC) . I sent in an inquiry and it said wait up to 60 days to receive noa or approval . I feel very depressed more than ever because I started corresponding with a few individuals on here and each person has been approved , reps give no info other than what you can view on your own ,and I thought by now we would be approved but where at 8 and a half months . What are some reasons a delay could occur? 

 

I also have wrote 2 congressman and no respond even after signing and returning the required privacy form

keep praying it took 296days(10 months) to approve my K1 petition normally shouldn't be more than 6 months

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6 hours ago, Bayman said:

sorry about that. The reason is nothing personal.Nor is it likely that the officers handling your case is backed up particularly Texas office . Also background check in certain country take too long . This can add weeks or months to the process, particularly if you have a common name or an extensive record. let hope we will hear a good news soon.

Yes I hope so too

i love looking at information however seeing people file after us and married after us getting approved and we are just waiting is also hurtful . Looks like we are pushing a 13-16 month wait time . Trying to keep positive 

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5 hours ago, amy1411 said:

keep praying it took 296days(10 months) to approve my K1 petition normally shouldn't be more than 6 months

You know what’s so crazy ?! I see a lot cases where spouse based in African countries have an extended delay smh

1 hour ago, Moses Bee said:

Forecast and pray , all will be well , me and my wife had gone through this more than we can ever chewed , but at long last , the great God of universe proof to us all things are possible.

Thanks 

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39 minutes ago, MrsMensah said:

You know what’s so crazy ?! I see a lot cases where spouse based in African countries have an extended delay smh

Thanks 

Are you sure about this? Which phase are you speaking of? Uscis? Embassy? If you mean embassy stage, then yes. Countries where the embassy is always packed with ppl trying to get to US would take longer to get interview.

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1 hour ago, JC&BS said:

Are you sure about this? Which phase are you speaking of? Uscis? Embassy? If you mean embassy stage, then yes. Countries where the embassy is always packed with ppl trying to get to US would take longer to get interview.

Uscis stage 

from my observation countries with stronger ties with the US are less of a time frame then counties known for high fraud and/or violence 

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22 minutes ago, MrsMensah said:

Uscis stage 

from my observation countries with stronger ties with the US are less of a time frame then counties known for high fraud and/or violence 

At the USCIS stage, I have not seen data to support this claim. The background checks at this stage are on the petitioner.

 

Average I-130 processing days from 1/1/2018 onward (https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/filterlist.php😞

Ghana: 204

Nigeria: 227

Egypt: 224

Pakistan: 231

Morocco: 241

Russia: 201

Iran: 205

Canada: 214

Japan: 213

Norway: 210

France: 203

Mexico: 238

 

There's a lot of fluxuation in the above due to many factors (RFEs, specific cases, other expedites, one-off cases that process either very quickly or slowly, etc.), and I tried to avoid countries where there are a lot of military members deployed (as expedites with deployments can skew the timelines more there). But some "Friendly" countries are slower. Some "non-friendly" and high fraud countries are faster (e.g. Russia & Iran, and Ghana).

But the averages are all well within normal variations...around a month timeframe.


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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

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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I can only speak to the individuals whom are dealing with GHANA. Average time are 200-270 days wait period for Uscis stage  . Everything is harder when based in High fraud countries . More fast time , longer wait periods , stronger evidence needed . Etc

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The data is what it is. Most people are in that timeframe at the USCIS stage regardless of the beneficiary’s country.

 

Once the embassy becomes involved, then there are much larger variations across the board, different levels of evidence necessary, etc. Definately tougher and often slower than low fraud countries.


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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

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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6 hours ago, MrsMensah said:

Yes I hope so too

i love looking at information however seeing people file after us and married after us getting approved and we are just waiting is also hurtful . Looks like we are pushing a 13-16 month wait time . Trying to keep positive 

You’re not alone. It’s been 289 days and it’s been frustrating for us. Hang in tight.

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Processing times go with the ebb and flow of cases, people on the job and priority. Has nothing to do with countries, and bias. 

I filed June 2015 it took 5 months. I know some for African countries in 2016 and 2017 took under 3 months.

Remember petition filing has probably doubled people trying to get right. 

 

One thing about this whole process regardless of where you are on the planet it's not for the impatient. LDR's are no joke.


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From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.
Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

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Come join the current Interview thread: 

 

Case-Complete-to-Interview-March-2019/

Case Complete to Interview Form
Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
NVC Filers Wiki Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18 hours ago, MrsMensah said:

Just some back ground info . My husband is based in Ghana. We sent his petition out April 30th 2018 and our PD date is 5/3/18. Which makes 258 days waiting . Our case is past  the normal processing time and past the estimated time frame for approval ( TSC) . I sent in an inquiry and it said wait up to 60 days to receive noa or approval . I feel very depressed more than ever because I started corresponding with a few individuals on here and each person has been approved , reps give no info other than what you can view on your own ,and I thought by now we would be approved but where at 8 and a half months . What are some reasons a delay could occur? 

 

I also have wrote 2 congressman and no respond even after signing and returning the required privacy form

If I could answer that question I'd be a millionaire!  Be patient.  Good luck and God Bless, David

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