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It’ll likely stay current till September and move back from October when the new fiscal year starts. It’s not about what’s happening to the USCIS but more about what’s happening to the number of F2A petitioners lately. If there are only few F2A petitioners, then it stays current always.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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2 hours ago, Shams Fahim said:

It still shows I-30 petition F2A catagory is still in current number... actually can anyone tell me what is happening to #USCIS

What does F2a category or any Visa Bulletin have to do with IR1 or CR1 visas?  Answer:  Nothing at all.


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@arken so do u think there is few files in f2a petitions? I don’t think so...my wife filed for me f2a category last September it’s been 10 months I didn’t get the approval yet... can u tell me how long it will take to get approved... although she is green card holder.

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23 minutes ago, Shams Fahim said:

@arken so do u think there is few files in f2a petitions? I don’t think so...my wife filed for me f2a category last September it’s been 10 months I didn’t get the approval yet... can u tell me how long it will take to get approved... although she is green card holder.

 

I am simply correlating between visa cutoff date and number of f2a petitions.

 

Check uscis processing time for the service center your case is at. You may get a decision in next 2 months or in next 10 months. 


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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.

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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38 minutes ago, Shams Fahim said:

how much times is for total processing for green card holder?

Same as before

 

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March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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7 hours ago, Shams Fahim said:

@pushbrk how much times is for total processing for green card holder?

It's hard to say, but if you post in the correct forum, you might get better answers.  


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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to Brining Family Members of Permanent Residents to America forum.


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

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9 hours ago, Shams Fahim said:

@arken so do u think there is few files in f2a petitions? I don’t think so...my wife filed for me f2a category last September it’s been 10 months I didn’t get the approval yet... can u tell me how long it will take to get approved... although she is green card holder.

Approvals is a different issue. It is the (relatively) low number of approved petitions actually seeking visas that has led to the category becoming current. They do explain this fully in the VB:

 

F2A: This category has become "Current" for July, and is expected to remain so through September. This action has been taken in an effort to generate an increased level of demand. Despite the large amount of registered F2A demand, currently there are not enough applicants who are actively pursuing final action on their case to fully utilize all of the available numbers under the annual limit.  

Once large numbers of F2A applicants do begin to have their cases brought to final action, it will be necessary to establish a date in an effort to control number use within the annual limit.  Therefore, readers should be aware that this “Current” status will not continue indefinitely, but it is not possible to say at present how soon corrective action will be required.

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, SusieQQQ said:

Approvals is a different issue. It is the (relatively) low number of approved petitions actually seeking visas that has led to the category becoming current. They do explain this fully in the VB:

 

F2A: This category has become "Current" for July, and is expected to remain so through September. This action has been taken in an effort to generate an increased level of demand. Despite the large amount of registered F2A demand, currently there are not enough applicants who are actively pursuing final action on their case to fully utilize all of the available numbers under the annual limit.  

Once large numbers of F2A applicants do begin to have their cases brought to final action, it will be necessary to establish a date in an effort to control number use within the annual limit.  Therefore, readers should be aware that this “Current” status will not continue indefinitely, but it is not possible to say at present how soon corrective action will be required.

 

 

 

As per this explanation, Should they not be processing I-130/I-485 faster so more applications go to FA date ? But the processing times arent improving, So, I am not sure how this makes sense. 

 

Also, for those filing concurrently, shouldn't their I-130 be pulled out and processed with I-485 or something? 

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37 minutes ago, HopeHopeHope said:

As per this explanation, Should they not be processing I-130/I-485 faster so more applications go to FA date ? But the processing times arent improving, So, I am not sure how this makes sense. 

 

Also, for those filing concurrently, shouldn't their I-130 be pulled out and processed with I-485 or something? 

You want them to slow down everyone else’s processing to process F2A faster? Or you want the filing fees to rise so they can hire more dedicated people for F2A? In other words: i kind of understand what you’re saying, but things don’t just happen magically. And the current situation isn’t expected to last, so there is no long term reason for them to do anything differently to now. The current processing time generally hasn’t been a problem for most people.

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On 7/11/2019 at 3:29 PM, arken said:

It’ll likely stay current till September and move back from October when the new fiscal year starts. It’s not about what’s happening to the USCIS but more about what’s happening to the number of F2A petitioners lately. If there are only few F2A petitioners, then it stays current always.

Good afternoon Arken, my wife and I just got married this month. She's a permanent resident,  what are the requirements, documents we need submit.  Thank you 

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