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I entered the US on a K-1 visa in March, and filed my AOS/ EAD/ AP last month (after getting married in April) with an NOA1 date for all three of 24 May. The USCIS office address listed on all three is the National Benefits Center. Is this where the forms will be processed or will they be passed onto one of the other service centres? I'm asking because the current processing time for EAD at the NBC is 6.5 to 8.5 months whereas it's between 3 to 5 months at the other service centres. I'm already going stir crazy not being able to work - and the thought that it could potentially take another three months longer to get permission than I'd been planning for is stressing me out. 

 

Also, how soon can I expect a biometrics appointment? I've read that it's within 60 days of filing, but I've also seen that some people have had theirs earlier than that. 

 

Thanks.

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5 hours ago, K1visaHopeful said:

Bio appt: usually a month.

All K1 EADs and APs are processed at the NBC entirely. It is taking 6.5 to 8.5 months currently. 

wow the processing times are not encouraging right now at all.... :(


Luflolady

 

Jan 26th: Mailed I-129F

Jan 29th NOA1

Feb 2nd: rcvd txt and email case received

Feb 2nd: Check Cashed

Feb 9th: rcvd hard copy of NOA1

Aug. 28th Notified of RFE being mailed

Sept. 1st received hard copy of RFE in the mail

Sept. 4th mailed response to RFE

Sept. 10th received txt that my response to RFE was received

Oct. 10th Received txt that we were approved (NOA2) 30days after RFE response

Oct. 13th received hard copy of NOA2

Oct. 31st case arrived at NVC

Nov 2nd received case number

Nov. 13th case in transit to embassy

Nov. 19th Case is "ready" to schedule an interview

Feb. 14th Interview (2019) APPROVED!!!!!!

 


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Thanks.

 

The processing times really aren't encouraging at all. When I was going through the K-1 process I was working on the basis that it would take  three months to get permission to work...If only! Thankfully my husband is willing and able to support me financially until I get that permission, but it's extremely frustrating in the meantime. I'm looking to do some volunteer work, which will at least keep me occupied and out of the apartment, but it's not the same as earning my own money.

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25 minutes ago, JudeB77 said:

Thanks.

 

The processing times really aren't encouraging at all. When I was going through the K-1 process I was working on the basis that it would take  three months to get permission to work...If only! Thankfully my husband is willing and able to support me financially until I get that permission, but it's extremely frustrating in the meantime. I'm looking to do some volunteer work, which will at least keep me occupied and out of the apartment, but it's not the same as earning my own money.

I understand all you are saying my fiance is getting frustrated too just sitting at home..... He will be here one month tomorrow and we just received SSN card over the weekend. WE are going for his state ID tomorrow.... I just want him to feel like the process is moving. we will get married next month and file AOS then.... I hope these processing times start moving quicker


Luflolady

 

Jan 26th: Mailed I-129F

Jan 29th NOA1

Feb 2nd: rcvd txt and email case received

Feb 2nd: Check Cashed

Feb 9th: rcvd hard copy of NOA1

Aug. 28th Notified of RFE being mailed

Sept. 1st received hard copy of RFE in the mail

Sept. 4th mailed response to RFE

Sept. 10th received txt that my response to RFE was received

Oct. 10th Received txt that we were approved (NOA2) 30days after RFE response

Oct. 13th received hard copy of NOA2

Oct. 31st case arrived at NVC

Nov 2nd received case number

Nov. 13th case in transit to embassy

Nov. 19th Case is "ready" to schedule an interview

Feb. 14th Interview (2019) APPROVED!!!!!!

 


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4 minutes ago, LuFlolady said:

I understand all you are saying my fiance is getting frustrated too just sitting at home..... He will be here one month tomorrow and we just received SSN card over the weekend. WE are going for his state ID tomorrow.... I just want him to feel like the process is moving. we will get married next month and file AOS then.... I hope these processing times start moving quicker

Good luck! At least your fiance got his SSN card quicker than I did - mine took two months to come through. I too hope the processing times speed up, but I fear they won't. From what I understand the Trump administration is trying to limit legal (as well as illegal) immigration, which means going through all applications very thoroughly looking for reasons to reject someone. This all takes time, and without extra USCIS staff it means everything is taking longer and longer... 😤

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4 minutes ago, JudeB77 said:

Good luck! At least your fiance got his SSN card quicker than I did - mine took two months to come through. I too hope the processing times speed up, but I fear they won't. From what I understand the Trump administration is trying to limit legal (as well as illegal) immigration, which means going through all applications very thoroughly looking for reasons to reject someone. This all takes time, and without extra USCIS staff it means everything is taking longer and longer... 😤

Thank you! Good luck to you too! and I am so over the administration and all their shenanigans :( I will keep hoping that things will speed up..... We waited 2 weeks after his arrival to file for SSN card and it came within one week of us filing for it.....


Luflolady

 

Jan 26th: Mailed I-129F

Jan 29th NOA1

Feb 2nd: rcvd txt and email case received

Feb 2nd: Check Cashed

Feb 9th: rcvd hard copy of NOA1

Aug. 28th Notified of RFE being mailed

Sept. 1st received hard copy of RFE in the mail

Sept. 4th mailed response to RFE

Sept. 10th received txt that my response to RFE was received

Oct. 10th Received txt that we were approved (NOA2) 30days after RFE response

Oct. 13th received hard copy of NOA2

Oct. 31st case arrived at NVC

Nov 2nd received case number

Nov. 13th case in transit to embassy

Nov. 19th Case is "ready" to schedule an interview

Feb. 14th Interview (2019) APPROVED!!!!!!

 


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