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Hello all! I posted on a separate thread as well but hoping you fine lovelies can share some experience and light my way. 

 

We are from the UK (well my fiance is) and we received NOA1 on April 19th. I have been looking all over this site and people from the UK that filed after us have received NOA2's already. I'm starting to get concerned?? 

 

I was advised by Rapid Visa (which is who we used to help assist) that it went to the California service center, however I tried to inquire with them but this late at night it's their international staff I believe so she didn't have much information to provide me. 

 

If anyone can assist at all? We're very anxious to go home (well home for me, as I'm in the UK on a Tier 2 Work visa, and hoping that it doesn't expire before we get approved to go)

 

Thanks in advance everyone!!

 

 

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You're still within normal processing timeframes, although some others have been processed more quickly. It happens (think of a massive grocery store with hundreds of checkout lanes, not a single line). Hopefully you hear back soon.

 

All I-129Fs for a fiance are processed at CSC (with a very limited number of cases later being transferred to VSC).

 

You can check the status of your case by receipt number online. Try both as they are not always in sync:

https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/mycasestatus.do (no login required)

https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ (login/account required)

 

You can also call the main line during business hours: 1 (800) 375-5283

 


Timelines:

Spoiler

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

 

K-1:

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I-129F

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

 

NVC

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

 

K-1

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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Posted (edited)
32 minutes ago, HevMarsh said:

We're very anxious to go home...

An alternate option is a quick marriage in Gibraltar and then filing an I-130 directly with the USCIS London office: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/united-kingdom-uscis-london-field-office "Form I-130, Petition for an Alien Relative" tab

Edited by HRQX

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48 minutes ago, HevMarsh said:

I was advised by Rapid Visa (which is who we used to help assist) that it went to the California service center, however I tried to inquire with them but this late at night it's their international staff I believe so she didn't have much information to provide me. 

What does it say on your NOA1?

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It’s from California... which makes me worry more since again later filers are already further along 

31 minutes ago, HRQX said:

An alternate option is a quick marriage in Gibraltar and then filing an I-130 directly with the USCIS London office: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/united-kingdom-uscis-london-field-office "Form I-130, Petition for an Alien Relative" tab

We’ve already paid for rapid visas services and gotten this far. Wouldn’t that change everything?

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10 minutes ago, HevMarsh said:

Wouldn’t that change everything?

Yes. But the London office tends to be quick: https://uk.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/government-agencies/dhs/uscis/i130filing-html/ "The London Field Office generally adjudicates cases within 90 days of the filing date."

And Gibraltar law just requires a one night stay before getting married: http://www.visitgibraltar.gi/getting-married

Edited by HRQX

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8 hours ago, HevMarsh said:

It’s from California... which makes me worry more since again later filers are already further along 

We’ve already paid for rapid visas services and gotten this far. Wouldn’t that change everything?

Right around the time you submitted your application the time period was much longer. USCIS was able to add staff which brought a 8 to 12 month adjudication time down to about 3-4 months is where we are today. The increase staffing started working on "new" cases rather then work on those that were in the process, that had been started. I truly believe that this is what happened to you. There isn't anything you can do because technically your still within their normal processing time. 


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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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