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Today I got an email from Visa Journey saying I have an I-129F approval date (I am not going to put the date because you people will probably tell me I am stupid or something) but I am just wondering how accurate are those emails (obviously I know that they cannot be 100% accurate but I just am trying to figure out if they are in the same ball park) and do they refer to the whole process or just one part. 

 

Please refrain from any comments that do not address these questions. If you have an answer but feel it is  "The hard truth" I dont want it.

 

 

Thanks in advance =D

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1 minute ago, cspence10 said:

Today I got an email from Visa Journey saying I have an I-129F approval date (I am not going to put the date because you people will probably tell me I am stupid or something) but I am just wondering how accurate are those emails (obviously I know that they cannot be 100% accurate but I just am trying to figure out if they are in the same ball park) and do they refer to the whole process or just one part. 

 

Please refrain from any comments that do not address these questions. If you have an answer but feel it is  "The hard truth" I dont want it.

 

 

Thanks in advance =D

I actually got the same thing. Its estimated and it estimated that I was supposed to get my NOA2 in February. I was to say it was based on what USCIS  "QUOTED" October filers like myself at that time and also based on the trend here on VJ as well. But wouldnt I be so lucky if it were true. But that date came and left sadly with no approval  :( still waiting...HOWEVER...at the time I filed, USCIS really WAS quoting 5 1/2 months to 7 months so otherwise VJ was right on. 


 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, cspence10 said:

Today I got an email from Visa Journey saying I have an I-129F approval date (I am not going to put the date because you people will probably tell me I am stupid or something) but I am just wondering how accurate are those emails (obviously I know that they cannot be 100% accurate but I just am trying to figure out if they are in the same ball park) and do they refer to the whole process or just one part. 

 

Please refrain from any comments that do not address these questions. If you have an answer but feel it is  "The hard truth" I dont want it.

 

 

Thanks in advance =D

VJ will not send you and email but USCIS will either send an email or paper copy  via snail mail when your I-129F is approved. I'd be leery of receiving something from VJ as it is not standard procedure to email an approval from them. Just saying.


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I have never had VJ email me except for notifications about someone commenting on a thread I follow.  On your timeline, they do compile an estimate of when your case may have approval based on other people's timelines from your service center and your petition type.  Those are just rough guesses based on other people writing dates in their own timelines.  Mine happened to be correct, but they are not always correct as it is so dependent on the individual case.  I would try not to worry too much about when it will be approved as it can get very stressful.  Good luck!

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2 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

VJ will not send you and email but USCIS will either send an email or paper copy  via snail mail when your I-129F is approved. I'd be leery of receiving something from VJ as it is not standard procedure to email an approval from them. Just saying.

It wasnt an email of approval. It was a "estimated approval date" prolly based on other filers. 

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4 minutes ago, SJordanS said:

I actually got the same thing. Its estimated and it estimated that I was supposed to get my NOA2 in February. I was to say it was based on what USCIS  "QUOTED" October filers like myself at that time and also based on the trend here on VJ as well. But wouldnt I be so lucky if it were true. But that date came and left sadly with no approval  :( still waiting...HOWEVER...at the time I filed, USCIS really WAS quoting 5 1/2 months to 7 months so otherwise VJ was right on. 

Thanks. Hopefully mine is decently accurate =/

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2 minutes ago, cspence10 said:

It wasnt an email of approval. It was a "estimated approval date" prolly based on other filers. 

Ahhh. "estimated approval date" is much different then " have an I-129F approval date."

1 minute ago, cspence10 said:

Thanks. Hopefully mine is decently accurate =/

They rarely are accurate. A good grenade exercise, yes.


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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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1 minute ago, cspence10 said:

lol

Be careful, you could be out before your in! Then let's see who is laughing.


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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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2 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

Ahhh. "estimated approval date" is much different then " have an I-129F approval date."

They rarely are accurate. A good grenade exercise, yes.

Ahh yeah, sorry, meant to put estimated approval date. Yeah I know what you mean.

 

Yeah I figured as such. Would almost feel better without estimates, especially if they are estimating too quick =(

2 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

Be careful, you could be out before your in! Then let's see who is laughing.

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On 3/31/2019 at 5:48 PM, Greenbaum said:

Ahhh. "estimated approval date" is much different then " have an I-129F approval date."

They rarely are accurate. A good grenade exercise, yes.

The estimates are the same as shown in your timeline. The are based on historical member approvals and tend to be correct within a week'ish on average -- but error slightly on conservative side. RFEs are even taken into considerstion.  There are cases where a specific case deviates from normal but that is not that common and often due to an atypical event. If a service center is experiencing a sudden slow down or speed up, that can effect the accuracy of the estimates until their processing times stabilize. 

 

A tool you should consider using (perhaps we should add to the email) is Igor's list. It shows you where you are in line to be approved for all members on the site. 

 

https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/monthly_filers.php?cfl=

 

As always, encouraging folks to update their timelines will improve the estimated accuracies even more :-).

 

 


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1 minute ago, Captain Ewok said:

The estimates are the same as shown in your timeline. The are based on historical member approvals and tend to be correct within a week'ish on average -- but error slightly on conservative side. RFEs are even taken into considerstion.  There are cases where a specific case deviates from normal but that is not that common and often due to an atypical event. If a service center is experiencing a sudden slow down or speed up, that can effect the accuracy of the estimates until their processing times stabilize. 

 

A tool you should consider using (perhaps we should add to the email) is Igor's list. It shows you where you are in line to be approved for all members on the site. 

 

 

Thanks for this information. I sometimes will recommend that they seek out Igor's list and also to use their country's portal where it gives the applicant 12 people (if there is 12 people from their country on VJ as members) to review. I find that list a good tool also. Funny thing, there are so many great tools to use that most have a tendency to park in one thread and never leave. Anywhoooo. Thanks.


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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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7 minutes ago, Captain Ewok said:

The estimates are the same as shown in your timeline. The are based on historical member approvals and tend to be correct within a week'ish on average -- but error slightly on conservative side. RFEs are even taken into considerstion.  There are cases where a specific case deviates from normal but that is not that common and often due to an atypical event. If a service center is experiencing a sudden slow down or speed up, that can effect the accuracy of the estimates until their processing times stabilize. 

 

A tool you should consider using (perhaps we should add to the email) is Igor's list. It shows you where you are in line to be approved for all members on the site. 

 

https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/monthly_filers.php?cfl=

 

As always, encouraging folks to update their timelines will improve the estimated accuracies even more :-).

 

 

Wow thats awesome! Thank you for providing that information.

 

The email i got said that my k1 will be approved on a certain day, but I did not know if that meant the whole process or just the NOA1 or whatever. Thanks

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