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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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This is the continuation thread for

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/715266-all-nebraska-i-130-filers-part-5/

which has been closed because of its large size.

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Personal note:  Starting a new thread is a joy, because it means even more happy announcements of progress and approvals.  I look forward to reading yours!

 


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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My husband and I have faced one hurdle after another and now this. All wr can do now is put everything in God's hands and wait. It's so disappointing to see cases filed way after ours be transferred and approved and here we are, not only facing this long process, but then the travel ban and now this virus.  When will it all end.

The "hurry up and wait" aspect of this infernal immigration process is the most basic part of it and the hardest thing to abide.

 

Back in my days, the I-129F for Mrs. T-B.-to-be took forever.  It was one of the last to be approved in our monthly filing group.

I wasn't into violent physical exercise, so I would (mentally) put my fist through walls, etc.

It isn't easy, but we're all in it (or have all been in it) together.  Keep relying on your good group here, and be strong.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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46 minutes ago, TBoneTX said:

 

The "hurry up and wait" aspect of this infernal immigration process is the most basic part of it and the hardest thing to abide.

 

Back in my days, the I-129F for Mrs. T-B.-to-be took forever.  It was one of the last to be approved in our monthly filing group.

I wasn't into violent physical exercise, so I would (mentally) put my fist through walls, etc.

It isn't easy, but we're all in it (or have all been in it) together.  Keep relying on your good group here, and be strong.

Thank you, we are doing our best to stay positive!

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Our case was assigned to Nebraska and it quickly got transferred to Potomac. Is this a good thing? Or is it too early in the proces? Our PD is 02/12/2020.


USCIS

02/12/2020: Submitted I-130 online 🥳

02/12/2020 : NOA1 (Nebraska) - received online 02/13🤬

02/18/2020 : Mailed 129F ☘️

02/23/2020: Touched

02/23/2020: "Transfered" to Potomac

02/25/2020 : NOA1 (Potomac) 129f 

04/09/2020: Touched

04/09/2020: RFE 😫 (letter stated we never submitted an I-130 even though we did it online 🤬)

04/13/2020: RFE response sent 😬

05/04/2020: "Request for RFE evidence received by USCIS"

05/06/2020: Touched

06/15/2020: Touched

06/16/2020: "Case is Being Actively Reviewed by USCIS"

06/16/2020 : NOA2 (Potomac)

06/17/2020: Case sent to NVC

 : NOA2 129F (???) Did not help!

 

NVC

06/17/2020: Welcome Letter

06/18/2020: Paid AOS and IV fees ("In Process")

07/07/2020: Submit everything to NVC

07/08/2020: Documentarily Qualifed (less than 24 hours!) 🥰

 

“Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.”🌏

 

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45 minutes ago, B&ANZ said:

Our case was assigned to Nebraska and it quickly got transferred to Potomac. Is this a good thing? Or is it too early in the proces? Our PD is 02/12/2020.

Too early in the process. Cases from all months were transferred


We've waited 9 years, what's another 1 more? 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Posted (edited)

I contacted USCIS through Emma and spoke with a live person.  The info I got was not very encouraging.  My case was transferred to Vermont.  Interesting though what they said.  I am upset the time just got extended by months!  Anyone seeing approvals out of VT?

 

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Edited by MarcieYG

Married April 25, 2019

Sept 10 2019: Received NOA1 assigned to Nebraska Service Center :crying: IOE reciept
Sept 27, 2019: I-129F Received - LIN receipt

Transferred to Vermont SC in February sometime. - had to contact them because they did not send notice.
NOA2 6/18/20
 :joy:

Now at NVC!

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Denmark
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13 minutes ago, MarcieYG said:

I contacted USCIS through Emma and spoke with a live person.  The info I got was not very encouraging.  My case was transferred to Vermont.  Interesting though what they said.  I am upset the time just got extended by months!  Anyone seeing approvals out of VT?

 

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I have seen cases transferred from Nebraska to VT from mid 2019 be approved already 


Our CR1 Journey:

 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 14 2019: NOA1 (NSC)
  • 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
  • Oct 31 2019: Case number received (34 days since sent)
  • Nov 1 2019: IV & AOS fees received & paid
  • Nov 14 2019: IV & AOS submitted
  • Dec 18 2019: All docs accepted, but one additional doc requested (5 weeks from submission)
  • Dec 18 2019: Requested doc submitted
  • Feb 19 2020: Documentarily Qualified (9 weeks from 2nd submission, 14 weeks from first submission)

 

Interview Stage:

  • Mar 11 2020: Interview letter received
  • Apr 1 2020: Interview date
  • Mar 17 2020: Interview cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Waiting for: Interview reschedule

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I guess kind of good news for us (or so I hope). We had the date change on February 23rd I think it was. Sent a message through the account and figured out it was transferred to Texas. A lot shorter processing times and you can inquiry on August 9th right now and we are September 30th, so we are happy that hopefully in a couple months if it's not approved, we can inquire into it. 


Sent I-130 Packet:  09/27/2019 

Received/PD:          09/30/2019

NOA 1 Sent:            10/02/2019

Updated :dancing::         10/15/2019

Updated:                  02/23/2020 (NSC to TSC)

Updated:                  04/02/2020

Updated:                  05/26/2020

NOA 2:                      05/27/2020

 

NVC Paid:                05/28/2020

NVC submitted:      07/04/2020

 

I-129F Sent:            10/24/2019

I-129F Recieved:    10/28/2019

I-129F NOA 1:         11/04/2019  (no action on I-129F)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Haiti
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1 hour ago, aus2tx said:

My case was transferred from Nebraska to California. I don't think I've seen anyone else here on the forums go in that direction - anyone else?

Me 👋🏾 Lol, I spoke to a representative over the phone she told me usually it takes 6months for approval, I’m 4months in. Praying for the best.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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2 hours ago, aus2tx said:

My case was transferred from Nebraska to California. I don't think I've seen anyone else here on the forums go in that direction - anyone else?

My spouse case got transferred to Potomac and after February 23, it’s in California. They don’t have a processing time for I-130 for spouse listed on their website. I’m not sure how we are supposed to find that out and submit an inquiry if it’s over the processing time.

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3 hours ago, Bee91 said:

I guess kind of good news for us (or so I hope). We had the date change on February 23rd I think it was. Sent a message through the account and figured out it was transferred to Texas. A lot shorter processing times and you can inquiry on August 9th right now and we are September 30th, so we are happy that hopefully in a couple months if it's not approved, we can inquire into it. 

My date changed on the 27th.  but have nothing about why, unknown if transferred?  I have a lawyer she said the are supposed to inform us if transferred.  I have seen some have found that they were transferred and had no notice.

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2 hours ago, Mmerant1 said:

Me 👋🏾 Lol, I spoke to a representative over the phone she told me usually it takes 6months for approval, I’m 4months in. Praying for the best.

I have to wait another 6 months?? Why even bother moving my case from Nebraska then?!

 

OBVI I’m not mad at you but ugh lol

 

33 minutes ago, Wcalmt1 said:

My date changed on the 27th.  but have nothing about why, unknown if transferred?  I have a lawyer she said the are supposed to inform us if transferred.  I have seen some have found that they were transferred and had no notice.

IOEs aren’t getting notifications. Just do a general query from your USCIS my account inbox and it’ll tell you your service center

Edited by aus2tx

We've waited 9 years, what's another 1 more? 

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2 hours ago, HumDum said:

My spouse case got transferred to Potomac and after February 23, it’s in California. They don’t have a processing time for I-130 for spouse listed on their website. I’m not sure how we are supposed to find that out and submit an inquiry if it’s over the processing time.

Start submitting queries every day ha


We've waited 9 years, what's another 1 more? 

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Thanks @TBoneTX.

UPDATE:

Yesterday's yield was one of the highest case processing, and more so for approvals. Actually, I've never seen so many approvals in one day, except once!

Anyway, good news for everyone I hope .. will post some statistics later.

 

5 hours ago, HumDum said:

My spouse case got transferred to Potomac and after February 23, it’s in California. They don’t have a processing time for I-130 for spouse listed on their website. I’m not sure how we are supposed to find that out and submit an inquiry if it’s over the processing time.

Yes, there is. For green card holders filing for their spouses .. does that apply to you? or did you mark this in your petition by mistake? Check if you have copies.

However, if the answer is NO to both questions, and you're sure 100% of this clear error, then you are qualified for an expedite based on the grounds of a "clear USCIS error". All you have to do is call USCIS, confirm the transfer to CSC, and IF this is the case, then directly and immediately ask to expedite the case and mention this category and explain the situation .. you don't even have to convince the officer on the call.

Let us know how it goes.

 

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