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I-130 Priority date, contact USCIS?

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Hi,

 

Our priority date for I-130 IR1 is Sept 28 2018.

And according to your data they are now processing Oct 3 2018 at Nebraska.

 

Should we contact USCIS to see where our petition stands? Or do we need to wait a bit longer?

 

Thanks.

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Some posts here are country dependent so best to make a timeline letting the VJ community know the embassy that will be involved 

and follow the portal for that county

that will give you the best info

also,  Nebraska is known to be slow

they transfered our case after 10 months there and it was in Missouri for another 6

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3 hours ago, Shafiq said:

Hi,

 

Our priority date for I-130 IR1 is Sept 28 2018.

And according to your data they are now processing Oct 3 2018 at Nebraska.

 

Should we contact USCIS to see where our petition stands? Or do we need to wait a bit longer?

 

Thanks.

If you go to the USCIS processing time website and check  the "Receipt date for a case inquiry"it shows they are on June 10th. So you're technically still in the processing range. 


01/28/2019 - Mailed Express Mail USCIS Lockbox Phoenix

01/29/2019 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox
02/04/2019 - Receipt Notice Via Text Message assigned to Nebraska Service Center 

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4 hours ago, JMPM said:

If you go to the USCIS processing time website and check  the "Receipt date for a case inquiry"it shows they are on June 10th. So you're technically still in the processing range. 

But isn't visajourney more accurate?

USCIS has been stuck on that date for a few months now.

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2 minutes ago, Shafiq said:

But isn't visajourney more accurate?

USCIS has been stuck on that date for a few months now.

Does that matter in the question asked? He wants to inquire about his case with USCIS. He can't go to USCIS and be like "Well you know VisaJourney data states that people are getting approved before me" The reply will be "You're still within the processing time"

So he can't really inquire with USCIS. What he can do is other things like complain to their congressional leaders. 


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02/04/2019 - Receipt Notice Via Text Message assigned to Nebraska Service Center 

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On 10/1/2019 at 8:32 PM, JMPM said:

Does that matter in the question asked? He wants to inquire about his case with USCIS. He can't go to USCIS and be like "Well you know VisaJourney data states that people are getting approved before me" The reply will be "You're still within the processing time"

So he can't really inquire with USCIS. What he can do is other things like complain to their congressional leaders. 

I understand.

So any idea why their official website has been stuck on June 11 2018 for a few months now? Is it just malfunctioning? 

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3 minutes ago, Shafiq said:

I understand.

So any idea why their official website has been stuck on June 11 2018 for a few months now? Is it just malfunctioning? 

Their processing times keep getting pushed back due to slow processing and increasing workload, so it automatically shows a date based off the average of the processing times. They're around a year behind right now, but since "official" processing time is 12.5-16 months, they say June 2018. They're chugging through September still I believe, so you should be hearing something soon. August had 8000 I130 petitions in Nebraska alone so they're still recovering from that probably

Edited by LilyJ

Our CR1 Journey So Far:
 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 8 2019: Sent I130 package
  • Feb 14 2019: Delivered
  • Feb 21 2019: I130 NOA1 (PD Feb 14, 2019)
  • Assigned to Nebraska Service Center (yay... 🙄)
  • July 31 2019: I129f NOA1
  • Sep 19 2019: I129f NOA2 (Denied - 50 days from NOA1)
  • Sep 19 2019: I130 NOA2 (Approved - 217 days from NOA1)

 

 

NVC Stage:

  • Sep 27 2019: Sent to Department of State
  • Waiting for: NVC received & case number

 

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6 minutes ago, Shafiq said:

I understand.

So any idea why their official website has been stuck on June 11 2018 for a few months now? Is it just malfunctioning? 

Because Nebraska Service Center is the most mismanaged service center in the entire system. Example If they get 20,000 petitions for I-130 in a quarter they process 10,000. So 10,000 gets added to the backlog. This has been happening for many many quarters. While Potomac is processes example 20,000 petitions they process 23,000. So they 3,000 gets removed from their backlog. Texas isn't as great, but they are keeping up and not adding a lot to their backlog

So yea if it's still there. That's where it is 12.5-16 months of processing time all sorts. 

Source: Just look at the quarterly reports for the form I-130 at Nebraska, and compare it to the other service centers. 
https://www.uscis.gov/tools/reports-studies/immigration-forms-data?topic_id=All&field_native_doc_issue_date_value[value][month]=&field_native_doc_issue_date_value_1[value][year]=&combined=I-130&items_per_page=10

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01/28/2019 - Mailed Express Mail USCIS Lockbox Phoenix

01/29/2019 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox
02/04/2019 - Receipt Notice Via Text Message assigned to Nebraska Service Center 

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On 10/3/2019 at 1:07 AM, JMPM said:

Because Nebraska Service Center is the most mismanaged service center in the entire system. Example If they get 20,000 petitions for I-130 in a quarter they process 10,000. So 10,000 gets added to the backlog. This has been happening for many many quarters. While Potomac is processes example 20,000 petitions they process 23,000. So they 3,000 gets removed from their backlog. Texas isn't as great, but they are keeping up and not adding a lot to their backlog

So yea if it's still there. That's where it is 12.5-16 months of processing time all sorts. 

Source: Just look at the quarterly reports for the form I-130 at Nebraska, and compare it to the other service centers. 
https://www.uscis.gov/tools/reports-studies/immigration-forms-data?topic_id=All&field_native_doc_issue_date_value[value][month]=&field_native_doc_issue_date_value_1[value][year]=&combined=I-130&items_per_page=10

So then what happens to the petitions in the backlog? 

What exactly is the backlog?  Aren't they supposed to keep processing by priority date?

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4 minutes ago, Shafiq said:

So then what happens to the petitions in the backlog? 

What exactly is the backlog?  Aren't they supposed to keep processing by priority date?

Petitions for visas that have no limit or wait time for a visa to become available (like immediate relatives of a US citizen) don't really have a "priority date" in the sense that other, numerically limited visa categories do, so they aren't processed by "priority date", they're processed in order that they are received. The backlog is how many petitions they have that they have waiting to be processed, and Nebraska has a huge huge backlog, and they keep receiving more petitions while at the same time not processing very many petitions fast enough to keep up, which adds to the backlog. Right now they have such a huge backlog and slow processing time because of their inefficiency, that they are still working on petitions from around 12-13 months ago


Our CR1 Journey So Far:
 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 8 2019: Sent I130 package
  • Feb 14 2019: Delivered
  • Feb 21 2019: I130 NOA1 (PD Feb 14, 2019)
  • Assigned to Nebraska Service Center (yay... 🙄)
  • July 31 2019: I129f NOA1
  • Sep 19 2019: I129f NOA2 (Denied - 50 days from NOA1)
  • Sep 19 2019: I130 NOA2 (Approved - 217 days from NOA1)

 

 

NVC Stage:

  • Sep 27 2019: Sent to Department of State
  • Waiting for: NVC received & case number

 

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10 minutes ago, LilyJ said:

Petitions for visas that have no limit or wait time for a visa to become available (like immediate relatives of a US citizen) don't really have a "priority date" in the sense that other, numerically limited visa categories do, so they aren't processed by "priority date", they're processed in order that they are received. The backlog is how many petitions they have that they have waiting to be processed, and Nebraska has a huge huge backlog, and they keep receiving more petitions while at the same time not processing very many petitions fast enough to keep up, which adds to the backlog. Right now they have such a huge backlog and slow processing time because of their inefficiency, that they are still working on petitions from around 12-13 months ago

Thank you for the clarification.

How can we keep track of the processing estimated waiting time then? (If we are in IR1).

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1 hour ago, Shafiq said:

Thank you for the clarification.

How can we keep track of the processing estimated waiting time then? (If we are in IR1).

https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/  Pick the form. Pick the Service Center. That's the official "processing time" 


01/28/2019 - Mailed Express Mail USCIS Lockbox Phoenix

01/29/2019 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox
02/04/2019 - Receipt Notice Via Text Message assigned to Nebraska Service Center 

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