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So according to the estimate date on my timeline I should have heard back about our k-1 visa. We are waiting for our NOA 2. But when I go on USCIS they are saying that they are processing applications from September 4, 2018. I tried to call and speak to a representative but spent an hour hearing the computer tell me the same thing over and over again. That I will be contacted through mail with a decision. They received our application on November 19, 2018. I am kind of stuck and don't know if I should keep waiting or if there is another number I can call. Or if the date the have on their actual website is the actual date. 

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There is no date that you "should" hear back about the I-129F petition (not the K-1 visa...you haven't done anything with that yet). Some people may hear back months earlier than average and others months later than average.

 

There are cases in normal processing timeframes and those outside normal processing timeframes. As far as USCIS is concerned, yours is still in normal processing timeframes still.

Statistically, you'll probably hear back in the coming weeks. But nothing is guaranteed either.

If your case goes outside normal processing timeframes, you can request a case inquiry.


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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The hardest part about the immigration journey is the wait. Do not take estimates literally. They are more for a rough guide. Like already mentioned, there is no hard deadline where you will hear back about your case. therefore there is not much you can do.

 

The best advise now is to practice patience.

 

Edited to add (ETA): Just saw that you filed in November. K1's can take 6 - 9 months before you hear back so may still have a while ago. In the mean time, there is a thread for November 2018 filers you can read.

 

 

Edited by Unlockable

“When starting an immigration journey, the best advice is to understand that sacrifices have to be made; whether it is time, money, or separation or a combination of any or all.” - NuestraUnion

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1 hour ago, Genided said:

So according to the estimate date on my timeline I should have heard back about our k-1 visa. We are waiting for our NOA 2. But when I go on USCIS they are saying that they are processing applications from September 4, 2018. I tried to call and speak to a representative but spent an hour hearing the computer tell me the same thing over and over again. That I will be contacted through mail with a decision. They received our application on November 19, 2018. I am kind of stuck and don't know if I should keep waiting or if there is another number I can call. Or if the date the have on their actual website is the actual date. 

 

VJ's estimates are based on the average VJ timeline as of about now.

 

USCIS' request date for case inquiry (which is not the date they're currently working on; almost all petitions approved on any given day will be far more recent than the the cutoff date... and a few may be well after it) is based on when about 90% of petitions would have been acted on given processing times as of a few months ago.

 

VJ's estimates are more accurate, but you have to remember that they're estimates. Some cases are faster than average, some are slower. It's not always clear why this is the case.

 

There's nothing you can do to get a better status report on your case until you're officially outside of normal processing times. Sorry.


K-1

NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16

Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03

Arrived in Moscow: 2018-12-28

Interview date: 2019-02-14

Visa issued: 2019-02-28

POE: 2019-03-11

Wedding: 2019-03-14

 

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