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NOVEMBER 2020 I-129F K-1 FILERS

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For those who have just filed your I-129f application with USCIS, this thread has been created for your needs and for you to be with others experiencing different aspects of this journey. This is a place to ask questions and to share experiences. All are here to learn together. Good luck because this is a long process currently running 5-6 months from filing date for your NOA2 approval.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/K1_Process_V11.pdf

 

Also, since your application will go through a number of background checks this is a primer on what goes on with the background process.

 

I know it really sucks, but the best way to get through this is to lower your expectations and try not to compare your timeline to anyone else's. Don't forget that the people here on Visa Journey represent a tiny percentage of all the petitions the CSC has to work through! When someone gets to your file you'll hear from them. Stay busy, talk a lot with your fiancé about non-visa stuff, don't forget to hang out with your friends, take up a new hobby, go to a sporting event, and your time will come! Good luck

 

The explanation why is it taking so long.

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/681798-august-2018-i-129f-filers/?do=findComment&comment=9558550

 

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Spoiler

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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Spoiler

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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15 minutes ago, ryvfader said:

Mailed this week, USPS is showing the package as collected from the lockbox. Here is to hoping for a NOA1 in the next several weeks. 

Welcome to the club. Be sure to tip the wait and bar staff. Good luck and stay engaged.  

 

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 


Spoiler

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: Guyana
Timeline
On 11/6/2020 at 9:02 PM, ryvfader said:

Mailed this week, USPS is showing the package as collected from the lockbox. Here is to hoping for a NOA1 in the next several weeks. 

Ours was delivered Nov 2nd, waiting with you for NOA1

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Timeline
On 11/6/2020 at 7:02 PM, ryvfader said:

Mailed this week, USPS is showing the package as collected from the lockbox. Here is to hoping for a NOA1 in the next several weeks. 

 

On 11/14/2020 at 5:08 PM, M & F said:

Ours was delivered Nov 2nd, waiting with you for NOA1

Hoping you both have a smooth journey congratulations on your submission of your paperwork!



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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Taiwan
Timeline

Hi All,

 

I have submitted my K-1 visa application (I-129F) to USCIS PO Box in Dallas, Texas on October 31th. USPS tracking system shows the package is received and signed. However, by now (Nov 22th) I have not heard anything from USCIS. The G-1145 form is filled and attached along with the entire package, but I didn't receive any text or email at all. The filing fee is not cashed out either. I have emailed to lockboxsupport (lockboxsupport@uscis.dhs.gov) regarding this issue, but I only received automatic response email from them which is not helping. 

 

I just saw this youtube saying K-1 visa is not processing due to pandemic. I am wondering if anyone is having the same issue like me.

How K-1 Fiance Visas Will Be Different under Biden - YouTube

 

Thanks,

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9 hours ago, chaiherchang said:

Hi All,

 

I have submitted my K-1 visa application (I-129F) to USCIS PO Box in Dallas, Texas on October 31st. USPS tracking system shows the package is received and signed. However, by now (Nov 22nd) I have not heard anything from USCIS. The G-1145 form is filled and attached along with the entire package, but I didn't receive any text or email at all. The filing fee is not cashed out either. I have emailed to lockbox support (lockboxsupport@uscis.dhs.gov) regarding this issue, but I only received automatic response email from them which is not helping. 

 

I just saw this YouTube saying K-1 visa is not processing due to pandemic. I am wondering if anyone is having the same issue like me.

How K-1 Fiancé Visas Will Be Different under Biden - YouTube

 

Thanks,

It normally takes 30 to 45 days to receive your NOA1 from USCIS, so it looks like your expectation is a little earlier. Pre-pandemic we would see the intake of a I-129f, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) to be about 2 weeks but with the current situation it is taking longer. Give a few more weeks and you'll have a reply and a NOA1.

 

Have you registered here Case Status Online - Case Status Search (uscis.gov) to follow your case? Overview of what the intake process procedures are Lockbox Filing Information | USCIS.  Call the service center hotline USCIS Contact Center | USCIS

Edited by Greenbaum

Spoiler

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: Guyana
Timeline
On 11/22/2020 at 9:17 PM, chaiherchang said:

Hi All,

 

I have submitted my K-1 visa application (I-129F) to USCIS PO Box in Dallas, Texas on October 31th. USPS tracking system shows the package is received and signed. However, by now (Nov 22th) I have not heard anything from USCIS. The G-1145 form is filled and attached along with the entire package, but I didn't receive any text or email at all. The filing fee is not cashed out either. I have emailed to lockboxsupport (lockboxsupport@uscis.dhs.gov) regarding this issue, but I only received automatic response email from them which is not helping. 

 

I just saw this youtube saying K-1 visa is not processing due to pandemic. I am wondering if anyone is having the same issue like me.

How K-1 Fiance Visas Will Be Different under Biden - YouTube

 

Thanks,

Hey, it seems we are all in the same boat. They received ours Nov 2nd and still no response whatsoever. Hopefully this week.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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48 minutes ago, M & F said:

Hey, it seems we are all in the same boat. They received ours Nov 2nd and still no response whatsoever. Hopefully this week.

You'll have to give them a minimum of 30 business days to respond before you start to panic! Especially during these times of the government changing hands. You'll have to be patient to say the least.



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USCIS is like a box of chocolates, you never know what kind of answer you are going to get!!!!

 

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53 minutes ago, wave19 said:

Hey everyone! ours was delivered on Nov 3rd with USPS but doesn’t show as collected. is this normal? 

They are running behind up to 30 plus days. You should see some activity soon. We did have a holiday here in the US and that will delay things. Good luck and stay engaged in the process. BTW, you should begin reading some of the post in this thread. Your question was asked and answer just above yours.


Spoiler

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: Canada
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We filed ours on November 6 via UPS and it was signed for on November 11. No notice yet or money taken out, but it's a pleasure to be waiting here with you all.

Edited by hedgemaze

11/6/20: I-129F packet shipped via UPS

11/11/20: I-129F delivered to Dallas Lockbox (Lewisville)

11/12/20: Backdated I-129F "received date" (NOA1)

2/9/21: I-129F fee charged to bank account

2/10/21: Text alert with receipt # received

2/16/21: Mailed I-797C Notice of Action(1) received

3/30/21: I-129F petition approved (NOA2)

4/4/21: Mailed I-797C Notice of Action(2) received

4/28/21: NVC case # assigned

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Sent Nov 3, USPS says delivered Nov 7th.  No notice yet.  


Nov 3, 2020 - Sent I-129F

Nov 7, 2020 - USPS delivered to Dallas Lockbox

As of Dec 14, 2020, not yet received NOA1

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