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California Visa Service Center does not process I-130 for spouse of US Citizen???

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Hi, our case was sent to California Service Center in 2017 as my spouse was a green card holder in that time. In August 2019, my spouse became US Citizen via naturalisation and our case was approved on 10th September 2019. It’s been 2 months now and we have not heard from NVC regarding our case number. Through my research , I quickly found that the California Service Center do not process I-130 for spouse of US Citizen, does that mean that our case needs to be transferred to a different Service Center? If so , how do we process the transfer should we call them? They have advise the turnaround time for transfer is up to 90 days max. However I am worry that our case is in the wrong service center. Please can someone kindly advise?

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3 minutes ago, Caresse33 said:

Hi, our case was sent to California Service Center in 2017 as my spouse was a green card holder in that time. In August 2019, my spouse became US Citizen via naturalisation and our case was approved on 10th September 2019. It’s been 2 months now and we have not heard from NVC regarding our case number. Through my research , I quickly found that the California Service Center do not process I-130 for spouse of US Citizen, does that mean that our case needs to be transferred to a different Service Center? If so , how do we process the transfer should we call them? They have advise the turnaround time for transfer is up to 90 days max. However I am worry that our case is in the wrong service center. Please can someone kindly advise?

Your petition is approved,  nothing further is required 

 

60 to 90 days to hear from NVC is not unusual 


YMMV

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2 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Your petition is approved,  nothing further is required 

 

60 to 90 days to hear from NVC is not unusual 

Thank you so much for response, I will wait another month

2 minutes ago, aaron2020 said:

Nothing for you to do except wait for the case to be transferred to the NVC.  Give it another month.  

Thank you so much

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8 minutes ago, Caresse33 said:

However I am worry that our case is in the wrong service center.

That doesn't matter, as long as they send it to NVC, it's all the same. 

 

9 minutes ago, Caresse33 said:

It’s been 2 months now and we have not heard from NVC regarding our case number

Have you called the NVC and asked if they received the case?

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2 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

That doesn't matter, as long as they send it to NVC, it's all the same. 

 

Have you called the NVC and asked if they received the case?

We have sent emails but no response so far.

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There is no California Visa Service Center. The only (official/government) visa center in the US is the National Visa Center (NVC). Visas are handled by the Department of State (DOS). USCIS is part of the Department of Homeland Security. They handle the petition.

 

CSC does not generally handle I-130s for an immediate relative of a US citizen. As noted, they handle family preference cases, such as those with an LPR petitioner. However, they can handle petitions from an LPR who later became a US citizen, or they may transfer it to another service center.

Either way, you said yours was approved already. So it just needs to get to NVC and get into the system there. Wait for the welcome letter.

 

Good luck.


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:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: 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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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to USCIS Service Centers forum.


Our journey:

Spoiler

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

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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21 hours ago, geowrian said:

There is no California Visa Service Center. The only (official/government) visa center in the US is the National Visa Center (NVC). Visas are handled by the Department of State (DOS). USCIS is part of the Department of Homeland Security. They handle the petition.

 

CSC does not generally handle I-130s for an immediate relative of a US citizen. As noted, they handle family preference cases, such as those with an LPR petitioner. However, they can handle petitions from an LPR who later became a US citizen, or they may transfer it to another service center.

Either way, you said yours was approved already. So it just needs to get to NVC and get into the system there. Wait for the welcome letter.

 

Good luck.

How about same problem but we don't get approved until now from USCIS 

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