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We are trying to get my wife's sister from Thailand  a visa to the US.  We submitted I-130 and were notified that it was received on December 27, 2013.

 

Just wondering how many more years this process will take?   This seems to be a black hole ..... send in the I-130 and wait forever.   I assume it depends on how many applied each year...perhaps even where they are coming from?

 

What is your best guess on when they will actually start processing her case?  What year are they working on now?

 

I have done a search but am confused on how to get a good estimate of even the year.   Is there a link to somewhere to check for processing times?  

 

Thanks!

 

 


K-1 Process

NOA1

01/04/2008- Received date for NOA1 Receipt for I129F

NOA2

05/09/2008- Email that Approval Notice was sent for I129F

5/16/2008 - Received I-797C Notice of Action 2 Approved the petition and have sent the original visa petition to the Department of State National Visa Center (NVC). The NVC will within two to four weeks:

NOA3

6/2/2008 - Fiancee Received Packet 3

6/9/2008 - Fiancee sent packet 3 to Embassy

6/16/2008 - Fiancee finished Medical and police report. Police report to be mailed to her in 2 weeks.

6/30/2008 - Have police report

7/29/2008 - INTERVIEW DATE! SUCCESS!

7/31/2008 - Picked up Visa 2 days later from Embassy

8/17/08 - Arrive to USA! (Yes, we booked prior to the interview)

9/15/08 -- Social Security Card (Had to argue about card with K-1)

11/13/08 -- MARRIAGE!

11/15/08 -- File for AOS

2/2/09 --- Received Advance Parole

3/15/09 -- Received Work Card

4/3/09 -- Trip to Thailand... Married Again

5/11/09 -- Interview and approval of AOS (ship card in 3 weeks!)

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Well it is a guess but hopefully by 2030.


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Processing the cases from 2009 if the case is in California Service Center.

 

https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/

 

 

In any case, for actual visa processing, they are processing cases from 2006. So regardless of how soon it gets approved, you have another 7-8 years of wait before she immigrates.


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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Thanks so much for the info!   Thats a great link arken..... just what I was looking for. 


K-1 Process

NOA1

01/04/2008- Received date for NOA1 Receipt for I129F

NOA2

05/09/2008- Email that Approval Notice was sent for I129F

5/16/2008 - Received I-797C Notice of Action 2 Approved the petition and have sent the original visa petition to the Department of State National Visa Center (NVC). The NVC will within two to four weeks:

NOA3

6/2/2008 - Fiancee Received Packet 3

6/9/2008 - Fiancee sent packet 3 to Embassy

6/16/2008 - Fiancee finished Medical and police report. Police report to be mailed to her in 2 weeks.

6/30/2008 - Have police report

7/29/2008 - INTERVIEW DATE! SUCCESS!

7/31/2008 - Picked up Visa 2 days later from Embassy

8/17/08 - Arrive to USA! (Yes, we booked prior to the interview)

9/15/08 -- Social Security Card (Had to argue about card with K-1)

11/13/08 -- MARRIAGE!

11/15/08 -- File for AOS

2/2/09 --- Received Advance Parole

3/15/09 -- Received Work Card

4/3/09 -- Trip to Thailand... Married Again

5/11/09 -- Interview and approval of AOS (ship card in 3 weeks!)

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27 minutes ago, JohnIrish said:

Thanks so much for the info!   Thats a great link arken..... just what I was looking for. 

The processing is only half the story. She won't get a visa until her priority date becomes current. For F4 they are currently issuing visas for those with PDs of Oct 2006 or earlier (see Table A, last line https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-august-2019.html ) so with a PD of December 2013, she optimistically has 7 years to wait; the wait tends to get longer over time so realistically it could be more like 10 years. Which means, I'd tend to agree with Boiler above that 2030 is not an unrealistic date to expect for completion of the case.

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