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K-1 - USCIS online account question

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It’s been a little over three months since the USCIS received my I-129F petition for a K-1 visa.  I received my NOA1 already so, at the moment, I’m just sitting and waiting for a decision.

 

I imagine my package is in a pile until an agent frees up and can actually begin reviewing it.

 

I set up an online account on the USCIS website so I can monitor things.  Is there any kind of information that would appear in my online account that indicates when someone actually starts reviewing my package?

 

Or does nothing display and, at some point, BOOM!  An I-797 appears in my mailbox?

 

The wait is painful but I’m happy to already be three months in.  Thanks in advance for any guidance or information.

 

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You won't see an update on the website until there is an RFE, Approval, Denial, or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID).

This usually appears about a week or so before you get the physical notice. Sometimes the electronic notification is not received for whatever reason.


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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5 minutes ago, GaryK said:

It’s been a little over three months since the USCIS received my I-129F petition for a K-1 visa.  I received my NOA1 already so, at the moment, I’m just sitting and waiting for a decision.

 

I imagine my package is in a pile until an agent frees up and can actually begin reviewing it.

 

I set up an online account on the USCIS website so I can monitor things.  Is there any kind of information that would appear in my online account that indicates when someone actually starts reviewing my package?

 

Or does nothing display and, at some point, BOOM!  An I-797 appears in my mailbox?

 

The wait is painful but I’m happy to already be three months in.  Thanks in advance for any guidance or information.

 

The answer is BOOM!  An I-797 appears in my mailbox? No updates along the way. And the process is now taking 5-8 months but closer to 8 then 5. https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/more-info

 

This is why https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GqCssUcCP0cQhJxMmJY_ewz1hIY_-M5M/view?usp=sharing


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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On 3/14/2019 at 10:41 AM, GaryK said:

It’s been a little over three months since the USCIS received my I-129F petition for a K-1 visa.  I received my NOA1 already so, at the moment, I’m just sitting and waiting for a decision.

 

I imagine my package is in a pile until an agent frees up and can actually begin reviewing it.

 

I set up an online account on the USCIS website so I can monitor things.  Is there any kind of information that would appear in my online account that indicates when someone actually starts reviewing my package?

 

Or does nothing display and, at some point, BOOM!  An I-797 appears in my mailbox?

 

The wait is painful but I’m happy to already be three months in.  Thanks in advance for any guidance or information.

 

Sometimes the online account is useless,  my account has never updated to show anything since May 2018 not even my approval. The account works for some yet others its useless. Hopefully it will be a good tool for you to use my experience with it is it's useless.

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K1

I-129F Sent: 5/7/18

CSC Received: 5/8/18

NOA1: 5/11/18

NOA2: 3/6/19 (No RFE) (299 Days)

NVC Received: 3/20/19

Case Number Assigned: 3/26/19

NVC Left: 4/2/19

Consulate Received: 4/4/19


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USCIS is like a box of chocolates, you never know what kind of answer you are going to get!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Sarge2155 said:

Sometimes the online account is useless,  my account has never updated to show anything since May 2018 not even my approval. The account works for some yet others its useless. Hopefully it will be a good tool for you to use my experience with it is it's useless.

Nothing was ever updated for me either, still I do not consider it useless as we will be using it for I-485 AoS and hopefully eventually naturalization applications. 

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its hit or miss whether either of the online portals have any updates. I got my approval on the new website and it still shows received on the old one, while others have not received any updates on either website.


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Concur with everyone else, and I'll add, check to see if USPS offers informed delivery in your/The USC's area. Our case also never updated online so the first we found out a NOA2 was about to hit our mailbox was via this service. https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action


4/14/2018 - Mailed I-129f

10/16/2018 - NOA2

11/13/2018 - NVC received 

11/29/2018 - Consulate received

12/12/2018 - P3

1/10/2019 - P4
3/27/2019 - Interview

4/4/2019 - Visa received 

 

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