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Some people who got the NOA1 after us got the I-129F NOA2, really before. Should we worry?

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I was looking at the time lines here and some couples who got the I-129F - NOA1 after us already got the NOA2. I'm considering the people that applied in the same country (I'm from Brazil and my fiancee from US).

 

There is a couple that got the NOA1, 20 days after us, and they got the NOA2 20 days ago.
Should we worry?

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7 minutes ago, HappyTree said:

I was looking at the time lines here and some couples who got the I-129F - NOA1 after us already got the NOA2. I'm considering the people that applied in the same country (I'm from Brazil and my fiancee from US).

 

There is a couple that got the NOA1, 20 days after us, and they got the NOA2 20 days ago.
Should we worry?

 

Did you receive any RFE's? That can slow it down.

 

Also, cases aren't processed in order they are received in reality. So some people work faster on processing the petitions they receive than others. Maybe, whoever has yours needed sick time off, took vacation, and your file is unfortunately sitting waiting to be completed. It's hard to say, but some will say, no news is good news because they are working on it.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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You don’t say where in the US the petitioner is. I actually think the petitioner’s location is a bigger impact on timelines than the beneficiary. People who applied months after me were approved before me. It’s definitely not just a matter of the officer working slower or vacationing. Unless they vacationed for a month or worked one case a day!

 

I live in Houston which also has longer than average timelines for AOS. So I think there’s a connection but I could be wrong. It’s disheartening but nothing to worry about. 

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10 minutes ago, CharleneB said:

You don’t say where in the US the petitioner is. I actually think the petitioner’s location is a bigger impact on timelines than the beneficiary. People who applied months after me were approved before me. It’s definitely not just a matter of the officer working slower or vacationing. Unless they vacationed for a month or worked one case a day!

 

I live in Houston which also has longer than average timelines for AOS. So I think there’s a connection but I could be wrong. It’s disheartening but nothing to worry about. 

All i-129f go to the same place: California.

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2 hours ago, CharleneB said:

You don’t say where in the US the petitioner is. I actually think the petitioner’s location is a bigger impact on timelines than the beneficiary. People who applied months after me were approved before me. It’s definitely not just a matter of the officer working slower or vacationing. Unless they vacationed for a month or worked one case a day!

 

I live in Houston which also has longer than average timelines for AOS. So I think there’s a connection but I could be wrong. It’s disheartening but nothing to worry about. 

Not true.  GC processing times at local field offices are completely separate from I-129f petition processing times at the CSC.

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3 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

Not true.  GC processing times at local field offices are completely separate from I-129f petition processing times at the CSC.

I know. Didn’t say they were the same. I said *I think* there’s a connection to the local field office processing times and the I129f processing time. As in if the local office has a backlog and the CSC leverages that office for some reason it could impact processing times.

 

Do you work for them?

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4 minutes ago, CharleneB said:

I know. Didn’t say they were the same. I said *I think* there’s a connection to the local field office processing times and the I129f processing time. As in if the local office has a backlog and the CSC leverages that office for some reason it could impact processing times.

 

Do you work for them?

No, I don’t work for them, lol.   I doubt they hire nurses.

 

Our petition was processed in 185 days, which was average at that time.   The Seattle FO, which is processing my husband’s AOS is listing processing times of 15-23 months: one of the longest in the country currently.  .  He just received notice that his combo card is being produced after 132 days, out of the Missouri NBC.

 

There is definitely no connection.

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6 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

No, I don’t work for them, lol.   I doubt they hire nurses.

 

Our petition was processed in 185 days, which was average at that time.   The Seattle FO, which is processing my husband’s AOS is listing processing times of 15-23 months: one of the longest in the country currently.  .  He just received notice that his combo card is being produced after 132 days, out of the Missouri NBC.

 

There is definitely no connection.

Oh ok. I thought you knew definitively. I still think there’s regional differences. 

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1 hour ago, CharleneB said:

Oh ok. I thought you knew definitively. I still think there’s regional differences. 

Hmm, but.....the petitions never even get to the field offices.....

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Thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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