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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Just a few days ago when I would check the processing times for a I130 in Potomac it would show 9 to 12 months or so, I just checked today and it shows 32.5 Months to 42 Months!! What happened? why the sudden change?

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
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Coronavirus.


Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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3 minutes ago, Luckycuds said:

Coronavirus.

Before it would show they were working on cases from aug-sept 2019, now they're working on cases from 2016. Coronavirus doesn't explain that

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
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11 minutes ago, DiegoV said:

Before it would show they were working on cases from aug-sept 2019, now they're working on cases from 2016. Coronavirus doesn't explain that

Have you read how they come up with the processing times? 

How we process cases

This time range is how long it is taking USCIS to process your case from the date we received it. We generally process cases in the order we receive them, and we will update this page each month. The estimated time range displayed is based on data captured approximately two months prior to updating the page. Please note that times may change without prior notice.


Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

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Posted (edited)

It's possible that they recently found they still had cases THAT OLD, and decided to finally work on them. 

When it comes to processing times, they use the oldest case they're working on to calculate. It does not mean every case will take that long. 

Edited by Allaboutwaiting

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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21 minutes ago, Luckycuds said:

Have you read how they come up with the processing times? 

How we process cases

This time range is how long it is taking USCIS to process your case from the date we received it. We generally process cases in the order we receive them, and we will update this page each month. The estimated time range displayed is based on data captured approximately two months prior to updating the page. Please note that times may change without prior notice.

Yes, and it doesn't make sense.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
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23 minutes ago, DiegoV said:

Yes, and it doesn't make sense.

It may not make sense to you but how I interpret it is if they look at the cases they completed 2 months ago (we know they were working with a skeleton shift) and they multiple it by the total number of cases they currently have it would take 32.5-42 months if they continued at the rate they were processing cases 2 months ago... which would lead me to believe whenever they have full staff working again these processing times would drastically decrease.


Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

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I really wouldn't use any USCIS processing time as a guide until things get back to a "normal" and after the summer break / layoffs / furloughs USCIS may be taking.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Most likely they hit a few really old cases and the automatic system adjusted it to that.

Or they are taking into account having to furlough a decent chunk of their staff.

More likely it's #1...they typically don't publish data on based on things still up in the air.


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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The same has happened to N-400 processing times. All offices, all over the country, are now showing 12.5 - 36 months for processing. I’m not reading too much into it for now. 


 

 

 

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

I will however email my congressman and encourage him to urge them to get the funding to USCIS and work on their terrible inefficiency. 

 

I think we all should. 

Edited by stringpuller

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56 minutes ago, stringpuller said:

I will however email my congressman and encourage him to urge them to get the funding to USCIS and work on their terrible inefficiency. 

 

I think we all should. 

I would, but my box of meaningless form letters from people who don't care about me is already full so I don't have room for any more.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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On March 1, USCIS began transferring certain cases to the Potomac Service Center (PSC) from other service centers to balance workloads. The affected casework includes Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, filed by F-1 and M-1 students seeking Optional Practical Training (OPT) and J-1 dependents.

 

These cases take longer and affects their timeline 

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3 hours ago, stringpuller said:

I will however email my congressman and encourage him to urge them to get the funding to USCIS and work on their terrible inefficiency. 

 

I think we all should. 

Issue with this is now USCIS governs itself with our fees (bad as it is)  do you want the federal government provide the budget and take over?

it's a no win situation from what i see

and seems anytime an organization wants fee increases (like USCIS has asked for),  they come up with scare tactics asking for a huge amount (2 or 3 times what they want) and we,  the people,  give them what they really want ( in this case the new increase in fees) and its a ploy to manage the system 

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