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I called Uscis they told me they are processing 

I-129f petitions out of California and there in the month of October 2018 ! Not in January!!!!

So I don’t know what is wright are wrong here ! 

Anyone have a clue ???? 

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Per the VJ processing times list, at least SOME are being approved from January........USCIS has been known to give poor information.

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Remember that the timelines serve as merely an estimation of when your approval can come, not an accurate assertion, this information comes from what users input in, so that already by default does not make it a 100% reliable source. Be patient and strong :thumbs: as the "official" USCIS processing time is 5.5 to 7.5 months 


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1 minute ago, Rusk Marcotte said:

Yes but you see the people after you move on while you sit like a tomato and rot ! Lol 


This type of question gets asked weekly.   The answer is always the same 


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I wished they had a better way of knowing really where you are in process ! Maybe I just don’t understand! Do they start on it when they get it are when they pull your file ! I just want to know if I filled it out wright and not have further delay ! 

Who knows ! Lol I just have to wait ! 

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Posted (edited)

Somebody will virtually always have their case adjudicated before you despite filing after you.

Similarly, your case will almost certainly be adjudicated before somebody that filed before you.

There is no fixed date of "here's the cases we are processing right now". The majority of cases typically fall into a few week to couple month span, with some outliers in either direction.

Edited by geowrian



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





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



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



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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49 minutes ago, Rusk Marcotte said:

I called Uscis they told me they are processing 

I-129f petitions out of California and there in the month of October 2018 ! Not in January!!!!

So I don’t know what is wright are wrong here ! 

Anyone have a clue ???? 

USCIS will tell you the cutoff date for being "out of normal processing time".


They will not tell you the date they're working on (well, a tier 1 type that doesn't really understand how things work might tell you the "Receipt date for a case inquiry" is the date they're working on), because different adjucators are working on cases from different dates every day. For a lot of reasons, the official processing times and cutoff dates for the ability to inquire are very conservative.


If you look at the chart on the Igor's List page you can see how the last 12 months compare to each other as reported by posters here. It's my belief that VJ posters are a large enough percentage of I-129F filers to be a reasonably representative sample, so when about 70% of timelines for a month have NOA2 reported here, it's pretty much done (there may be a handful of slow-processing cases, withdrawn positions, and denials, but most of the remaining 30% are cases where they created a timeline and didn't update it). By that standard, despite the official "Receipt date for a case inquiry", not only is October pretty much done, so is November. And December is getting very close.

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NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31    NOA1 Notice Date: 2019-04-11
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16           Biometrics Date: 2019-05-10
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5 minutes ago, Rusk Marcotte said:

See to me I took it that way if everyone is reporting truthfully ! I think they are ! So what that said ! This would be a good sample of the process ! Now how many are not on VJ is the question on the I-129f 

I would agree that nobody is doing it with any malice, however,  there are many who think the petition is at the Texas service center just because they sent it to a Texas address.   There have been a few whose petitions were approved a year before they were initially filed.   Innocent errors do occur in the data


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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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I think the best piece of advice I found on this forum was "Send in you I-129f, and get on with your life! You will be pleasantly surprised when it does get approval!" Seriously, go and visit your fiance and maybe when you return you will have your I-797 waiting when you return.

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