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After 2017 processes are taking longer , for example k1 visa used to take 6 months now almost a year . Waivers used to take 8 months. Ow 12-18 months . I believe the new administration had some sort of impact on the process . 

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10 minutes ago, JeffandNadine said:

Why does NVC take longer to receive and process some petitions? We noticed that the NVC has already received and processed petitions with an NOA2 date after ours and are upset and worried.

There isn't an explanation to any delays of why someone gets approved, gets processed, gets mail, gets approved ahead of you or behind you. There is always someone who is getting leaped frog. It's just the way it works. Sure we can blow smoke up your skirt and give you a reason but no one with any certainty can give you the correct answer because none of us know. We have suspicions as to why but that's as good as playing the wheel in Las Vegas.

 

Your better off "mentally" not thinking why this and why not that. The process works, but not necessarily how we want it to work for our personal situation. :thumbs: 

 

 

4 minutes ago, Elsalove2016 said:

After 2017 processes are taking longer , for example k1 visa used to take 6 months now almost a year . Waivers used to take 8 months. Ow 12-18 months . I believe the new administration had some sort of impact on the process . 

How did the new administration have something to do with it?

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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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9 minutes ago, JeffandNadine said:

Why does NVC take longer to receive and process some petitions? We noticed that the NVC has already received and processed petitions with an NOA2 date after ours and are upset and worried.

It is not really the NOA2 date that matters, it is when NVC receives the petition from USCIS. Some times USCIS takes their time, other are sent very quickly after approval. My case was expedited at USCIS and it still took them a week to send my case to NVC and another 8 days for NVC to officially receive it. Good luck.


“I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW AND MAY NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE OR ACCEPT FEES FOR LEGAL ADVICE.”

 

“I AM NOT ACCREDITED TO REPRESENT YOU BEFORE THE UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE AND THE IMMIGRATION BOARD OF APPEALS.”

 

Married: 03September2010

Beneficiary Country: Colombia

 

CR1 (Expedited USCIS and NVC)

NOA1: 21March2011

USCIS Expedited Approved: 21June2011

NOA2: 21June2011

NVC Expedite Approved: 14September2011

Interview: 21October2011

POE: 28October2011

 

I-90 (Name Change)

NOA1: 03January2012

Biometrics: 07February2012

Approved: 07February2012

 

ROC (Approved)

NOA1: 28October2013

Interview: 22November2013

Approved: 11March2014

 

***Moved back to Colombia to finish graduate studies. Wife filed I-407 (Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Residence Status) at the tourist visa interview. After finishing graduate school, we decided to move back to the U.S.***

 

B1/B2 (Approved)

DS-160: 12June2017

Interview: 12July2017

Filed I-407: 12July2017

 

IR1 (Expedited USCIS and NVC)

NOA1: 09October2018

USCIS Expedite Approved: 05April2019

NOA2: 09April2019

NVC Expedite Approved: 23May2019

Interview: 10June2019

POE: 29June2019

 

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19 minutes ago, Elsalove2016 said:

After 2017 processes are taking longer , for example k1 visa used to take 6 months now almost a year . Waivers used to take 8 months. Ow 12-18 months . I believe the new administration had some sort of impact on the process . 

 

13 minutes ago, ArmyVet said:

It is not really the NOA2 date that matters, it is when NVC receives the petition from USCIS. Some times USCIS takes their time, other are sent very quickly after approval. My case was expedited at USCIS and it still took them a week to send my case to NVC and another 8 days for NVC to officially receive it. Good luck.

Thanks! 

 

Ps Sorry for sounding whiny. Just got off the phone with NVC and was told they haven’t got our petition yet. 

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30 minutes ago, JeffandNadine said:

 

Thanks! 

 

Ps Sorry for sounding whiny. Just got off the phone with NVC and was told they haven’t got our petition yet. 

No worries, good luck!


“I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW AND MAY NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE OR ACCEPT FEES FOR LEGAL ADVICE.”

 

“I AM NOT ACCREDITED TO REPRESENT YOU BEFORE THE UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE AND THE IMMIGRATION BOARD OF APPEALS.”

 

Married: 03September2010

Beneficiary Country: Colombia

 

CR1 (Expedited USCIS and NVC)

NOA1: 21March2011

USCIS Expedited Approved: 21June2011

NOA2: 21June2011

NVC Expedite Approved: 14September2011

Interview: 21October2011

POE: 28October2011

 

I-90 (Name Change)

NOA1: 03January2012

Biometrics: 07February2012

Approved: 07February2012

 

ROC (Approved)

NOA1: 28October2013

Interview: 22November2013

Approved: 11March2014

 

***Moved back to Colombia to finish graduate studies. Wife filed I-407 (Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Residence Status) at the tourist visa interview. After finishing graduate school, we decided to move back to the U.S.***

 

B1/B2 (Approved)

DS-160: 12June2017

Interview: 12July2017

Filed I-407: 12July2017

 

IR1 (Expedited USCIS and NVC)

NOA1: 09October2018

USCIS Expedite Approved: 05April2019

NOA2: 09April2019

NVC Expedite Approved: 23May2019

Interview: 10June2019

POE: 29June2019

 

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33 minutes ago, JeffandNadine said:

 

Thanks! 

 

Ps Sorry for sounding whiny. Just got off the phone with NVC and was told they haven’t got our petition yet. 

You're close. Usually 4-5 weeks from NOA2 to case number. Just a few more weeks. Call again at the end of the week then again the following if you haven't heard anything.


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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36 minutes ago, JeffandNadine said:

 

Thanks! 

 

Ps Sorry for sounding whiny. Just got off the phone with NVC and was told they haven’t got our petition yet. 

Google "ask nvc" send an inquiry by updating your email address with them.  They will send you an email when the case is assigned.   Sure beats sitting on hold 


YMMV

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2 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

There isn't an explanation to any delays of why someone gets approved, gets processed, gets mail, gets approved ahead of you or behind you. There is always someone who is getting leaped frog. It's just the way it works. Sure we can blow smoke up your skirt and give you a reason but no one with any certainty can give you the correct answer because none of us know. We have suspicions as to why but that's as good as playing the wheel in Las Vegas.

 

Your better off "mentally" not thinking why this and why not that. The process works, but not necessarily how we want it to work for our personal situation. :thumbs: 

 

 

How did the new administration have something to do with it?

By making immigration laws more strict also the prices for visa applications went up . 

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51 minutes ago, Elsalove2016 said:

By making immigration laws more strict also the prices for visa applications went up . 

Immigration laws didn't change because of the administration, but many are now inforced. The price of bread increased, did the administration tell all the bakers to raise their prices? The cost of adjudicating a visa is tied to your fees. When the cost goes up fees naturally increase. The administration had nothing to do with raising the fees. It's called inflation and is a common experience of capitalism sometimes referred to as supply and demand. 

 

 

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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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i know exactly how you feel, i can relate to your anxiety of the waiting time..... its been almost 3 weeks since my case got approved,  i am actually on my third week

 

May 9th- May 17th  first week...

May 20th - May 24th second week

May 27th - May 31st third week..... i called  NVC today and nothing yet.... :(


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11 minutes ago, Indira/Charlys said:

i know exactly how you feel, i can relate to your anxiety of the waiting time..... its been almost 3 weeks since my case got approved,  i am actually on my third week

 

May 9th- May 17th  first week...

May 20th - May 24th second week

May 27th - May 31st third week..... i called  NVC today and nothing yet.... :(

We were 37 days 


YMMV

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20 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

Immigration laws didn't change because of the administration, but many are now inforced. The price of bread increased, did the administration tell all the bakers to raise their prices? The cost of adjudicating a visa is tied to your fees. When the cost goes up fees naturally increase. The administration had nothing to do with raising the fees. It's called inflation and is a common experience of capitalism sometimes referred to as supply and demand. 

 

 

Ok got it , how come the time for the process is taking longer now that 3 years ago ? I remember before maybe 10 years ago the price for citizenship application went up because they said they were going to hire more employees so the process can be faster , who knows there is a lot of he said she said when it comes to immigration . My understanding now is that every case is different perhaps ... 

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