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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Spain
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Hi, 

 

First time posting here as we are just getting the process started.

 

We intend to marry exactly a year from now, and have the I129F form filled out. My fiancé is based in NYC. The USCIS website says that the processing time for the Vermont Processing Center is between 17 and 22 months, whereas in California it is only 5 - 7 months. Should I be concerned about our wedding plans?

 

Will USCIS send it to CA as it has a much shorter wait time? Or is it going to Vermont as it is the one usually handling cases for New York?

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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7 minutes ago, oliverh said:

Hi, 

 

First time posting here as we are just getting the process started.

 

We intend to marry exactly a year from now, and have the I129F form filled out. My fiancé is based in NYC. The USCIS website says that the processing time for the Vermont Processing Center is between 17 and 22 months, whereas in California it is only 5 - 7 months. Should I be concerned about our wedding plans?

 

Will USCIS send it to CA as it has a much shorter wait time? Or is it going to Vermont as it is the one usually handling cases for New York?

 

All petitions are sent to California initially. Some can be transferred to Vermont, but its rare. Do NOT make wedding plans until you have the visa in hand. Like we have seen already this year, there can be unexpected delays. 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Spain
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3 minutes ago, Solaris81 said:

All petitions are sent to California initially. Some can be transferred to Vermont, but its rare. Do NOT make wedding plans until you have the visa in hand. Like we have seen already this year, there can be unexpected delays. 

Thank you! I appreciate your help. 

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Probably best to change your wedding plans now if you've already made them. Prior to covid, the average has been around 8-9 months without hiccups worldwide, but this could change significantly with all the backlog and the country. 

 

You can check actual stats here and the timeline to your respective country.

 

https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/stats.php?history=360

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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If you have the need for a precise wedding date, do not do a K-1.  You could be very disappointed and/or lose money etc.  CR-1 is best for people that need to plan a wedding.

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13 hours ago, oliverh said:

Hi, 

 

First time posting here as we are just getting the process started.  Welcome to VJ and thanks for posting your first question. BTW see ** below for a request usually made to "newbies". ;)

 

We intend to marry exactly a year from now, and have the I129F form filled out. My fiancé is based in NYC. The USCIS website says that the processing time for the Vermont Processing Center is between 17 and 22 months, whereas in California it is only 5 - 7 months. Should I be concerned about our wedding plans? All applications are sent to Texas where it is received and scanned into the USCIS system. Once that is complete your file is then sent to California CSC as it is sometimes referred to. Vermont will get a case from CSC if there is further background checks that need to be completed. We will hope you don't get sent to Vermont. :D

 

Will USCIS send it to CA as it has a much shorter wait time? Or is it going to Vermont as it is the one usually handling cases for New York? See my reply above.

 

** 

We need a little housekeeping on your end. Many of our answers are predicated on the information you supply in your profile. When we look at the left column and can't determine your timeline OR your Embassy it's hard for us to give you a factual answer. Our answers will sometimes be tailored to a specific Embassy hence the reason for you to complete your profile. If you look at the profile of others here, they have a flag for their country, so it makes it easy for us to reply as we can quickly determine their Embassy. The country that should be used is the country where the interview will take place.
 
So, if you could help yourself out and complete your profile that sure would help us out when we want to reply to your question with factual information.

 
Timeline: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RTx4pIFfcIXyW15L-nyLuBGzwqYRx5lI/view?usp=sharing


Country and Visa Type: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RyJiLo_7WTmqvkzXXqLuOlVHm9oyhAES/view?usp=sharing

 
Once you finish that then return and you will see a flag in your profile. Select it and see what wonderful information will open up for you.
 
Thanks 


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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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Spain
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Got it. Thank you everyone for all your help! This site has been super helpful. I added my profile info. 

 

We are not going to postpone our plans for now, but will monitor the situation in case we have to. It seems that if we submit soon, and there are no outliers in our case, we should be fine. 

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