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I have filed I-130 for my spouse in November,2018. My file is send to NSC. The USCIS projecting 7.5 to 9.5 months for approval. But If we see immigration timeline in Visa Journey, Potomac service center is approving September cases and Texas is approving late July 2018 cases. why processing is so uneven between the service centers for same application? Is processing speed up in 2019?     

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12 minutes ago, b_victor said:

I have filed I-130 for my spouse in November,2018. My file is send to NSC. The USCIS projecting 7.5 to 9.5 months for approval. But If we see immigration timeline in Visa Journey, Potomac service center is approving September cases and Texas is approving late July 2018 cases. why processing is so uneven between the service centers for same application? Is processing speed up in 2019?     

there is no rhyme or reason to any of it, my case was sent to NSC also in 2017 it took just over 8 months for an approval, total time 17 months.

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It depends...Ive seen people from Potomac taking a long time to get approved and some are fast...same with Texas. There is no pattern. I think the adjudicators randomly selects cases to work on

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Each service center has different amount of employee, the largest is texas and it also has most application, the number will constantly change based on application they receive. I just check the time frame its not that much off.

Potomac is 9 to 12

Nebraska is 7.5 to 9.5

Texas is 6 to 8

 

There are people who has to wait longer then this time frame in all service center, this just depends on where your file piles up. Don't worry about time line until you hit 7 months of waiting for Nebraska, just focus on getting your papers ready and read NVC posts to get familiar with the process, because you can look at it 100 times and still mess it up lol.

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SAVAN: Thanks for your thoughts.

 

well I am trying to say, if we see the Immigration timelines reported on this particular website shows that application i-130 are approved in only less than 5 months at Potomac, while its around 6 months (Texas) but its like 9+ months at NSC. Being a such huge department of the nation, the applications should be evenly distributed so that all people application get approve around same time. Its unfair to people whose is  sent to Potomac and whose in California (more than 12 months).  

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11 minutes ago, b_victor said:

SAVAN: Thanks for your thoughts.

 

well I am trying to say, if we see the Immigration timelines reported on this particular website shows that application i-130 are approved in only less than 5 months at Potomac, while its around 6 months (Texas) but its like 9+ months at NSC. Being a such huge department of the nation, the applications should be evenly distributed so that all people application get approve around same time. Its unfair to people whose is  sent to Potomac and whose in California (more than 12 months).  

It could be expedited or just got lucky. When i was waiting for approval, I was going through same phase as you, I would get jealous and mad seeing people who filed after me getting approved so fast in the same center as I am. The system is not perfect, the only thing we can do is wait, which is the hardest thing to do, I've been there.

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1 minute ago, Savan said:

It could be expedited or just got lucky. When i was waiting for approval, I was going through same phase as you, I would get jealous and mad seeing people who filed after me getting approved so fast in the same center as I am. The system is not perfect, the only thing we can do is wait, which is the hardest thing to do, I've been there.

So many from Potomac are being approved now. And this is for September filers.  I’m in Texas. 

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14 minutes ago, Savan said:

It could be expedited or just got lucky. When i was waiting for approval, I was going through same phase as you, I would get jealous and mad seeing people who filed after me getting approved so fast in the same center as I am. The system is not perfect, the only thing we can do is wait, which is the hardest thing to do, I've been there.

well, I would never get jealous or mad. I am very happy for them. but i am equally sad for people whose application are stuck in NSC or CSC

Couple People applications can get lucky but If you closely observed the Information reported on this website for last 3 months, Potomac application are being approved in only about less than 5 months. 

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1 hour ago, b_victor said:

SAVAN: Thanks for your thoughts.

 

well I am trying to say, if we see the Immigration timelines reported on this particular website shows that application i-130 are approved in only less than 5 months at Potomac, while its around 6 months (Texas) but its like 9+ months at NSC. Being a such huge department of the nation, the applications should be evenly distributed so that all people application get approve around same time. Its unfair to people whose is  sent to Potomac and whose in California (more than 12 months).  

Get used to the waiting.  This is a long, complicated, expensive, frustrating process, and you knew this before you filed.  No need to make it more frustrating by trying to figure out the reasons why some petitions are approved faster than others.  You just filed two months ago,  you have a long wait ahead of you.  Try to forget about it and don't waste time or energy trying to figure out the logic of various approval times, it will drive you crazy if you do.  We have been waiting six months now, nothing.  I've already circled the seven month mark, as that is when I can send USCIS an inquiry for current status, according to the USCIS website.  So wait five more months and focus on other things.  I worried more right after filing, but as time goes by you sort of get numb to the waiting and frustration, it's government bureaucracy at its best.  I have a business background, and in my head I'm thinking that with all the fees they charge, they could easily add more staff and build more centers to increase processing capacity to handle the flow faster, but evidently that's not how they operate.  Maybe they like getting all that money in their bank accounts and using it immediately, then just sitting on our petitions for 6 or 7 or more months until they look at them.  They are probably liking the backlog because of all the excess money they have to use while we wait.  Yes, it is government inefficiency, no doubt.  Technology could help speed up the process, but they seem to be content with the status quo, slower processing times, and banking all of our money.  I would imagine all the K-1 filers are even more frustrated, as their processing times have really slowed down lately.  Good luck with your process!  

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On 1/28/2019 at 1:21 PM, Savan said:

Each service center has different amount of employee, the largest is texas and it also has most application, the number will constantly change based on application they receive. I just check the time frame its not that much off.

Potomac is 9 to 12

Nebraska is 7.5 to 9.5

Texas is 6 to 8

 

There are people who has to wait longer then this time frame in all service center, this just depends on where your file piles up. Don't worry about time line until you hit 7 months of waiting for Nebraska, just focus on getting your papers ready and read NVC posts to get familiar with the process, because you can look at it 100 times and still mess it up lol.

U are right....I'm at Nebraska and i just hit the 7th month January 28. My approval should be coming soon I pray!!! Now, we are getting our paper work ready for NVS. I'll be making  my 5th  trip to Ghana soon for our 1 year anniversary also getting those evidence together. 

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1 hour ago, AfricanQ said:

U are right....I'm at Nebraska and i just hit the 7th month January 28. My approval should be coming soon I pray!!! Now, we are getting our paper work ready for NVS. I'll be making  my 5th  trip to Ghana soon for our 1 year anniversary also getting those evidence together. 

 

1 hour ago, AfricanQ said:

U are right....I'm at Nebraska and i just hit the 7th month January 28. My approval should be coming soon I pray!!! Now, we are getting our paper work ready for NVS. I'll be making  my 5th  trip to Ghana soon for our 1 year anniversary also getting those evidence together. 

awesome!  5th trip to Ghana , 

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55 minutes ago, AfricanQ said:

Yes! Thn another trip for my husband interview 

thats really great. everything is going to be fine .  my wife and I had made 8trip so far. 4trip in London before we were married  and 4trip to Ghana after marriage. US embassy in Accra is something.

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