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All,

 

I filed on Jan 1st and I am still waiting for the NOA2, a lot of others have theirs from JAN and FEB filers, but mine is still 'actively being looked at' since January 25th 2021.

My emails for VISAJOURNEY (as a guide) for the California Centre now say I am overdue and I could contact USCIS.

I am in the UK, my wife is in the USA, so its berst for her to contact them... but I am unsure what number to call - as I recall always getitng machine options and nevewr getitng through to someone.

 

Is anyone able to offer advice, experience etc?

Feeling very unsure and lacking in faith in the process as inforamation is thin on the ground.

 

Thanks all.

 

CB

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2 hours ago, Craggie Bear said:

All,

 

I filed on Jan 1st and I am still waiting for the NOA2, a lot of others have theirs from JAN and FEB filers, but mine is still 'actively being looked at' since January 25th 2021.

My emails for VISAJOURNEY (as a guide) for the California Centre now say I am overdue and I could contact USCIS.

I am in the UK, my wife is in the USA, so its berst for her to contact them... but I am unsure what number to call - as I recall always getitng machine options and nevewr getitng through to someone.

 

Is anyone able to offer advice, experience etc?

Feeling very unsure and lacking in faith in the process as inforamation is thin on the ground.

 

Thanks all.

 

CB

Follow the USCIS processing times for your case and service center to get a  more accurate estimate of when you can expect to receive NOA2. 

 

https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/

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1 minute ago, Kuchiki said:

Follow the USCIS processing times for your case and service center to get a  more accurate estimate of when you can expect to receive NOA2. 

 

https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/

Sure - I looked there - but REALLY?

How do I interept this?

Either way - understand what you are sating and going back to my original question: I'd like to speak with someone at USCIS, using the messaging system on My USCIS is pointless. I've tried many times. It's not unreasonable to at least speak to a human about all this.

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

CB

 

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20 minutes ago, Craggie Bear said:

Sure - I looked there - but REALLY?

How do I interept this?

Either way - understand what you are sating and going back to my original question: I'd like to speak with someone at USCIS, using the messaging system on My USCIS is pointless. I've tried many times. It's not unreasonable to at least speak to a human about all this.

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

CB

 

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See the number below for live assistance.

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Posted (edited)

Call USCIS and ask for "technical assistance" at each prompt.  It will connect you to a human.

Edited by Lucky Cat

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Nepal
Timeline

In case you get connected to a live person, don't expect to get any more information other than what you see online on processing times. They would just say your case is within processing times and no action is needed.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ecuador
Timeline
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5 hours ago, Craggie Bear said:

All,

 

I filed on Jan 1st and I am still waiting for the NOA2, a lot of others have theirs from JAN and FEB filers, but mine is still 'actively being looked at' since January 25th 2021.

My emails for VISAJOURNEY (as a guide) for the California Centre now say I am overdue and I could contact USCIS.

I am in the UK, my wife is in the USA, so its berst for her to contact them... but I am unsure what number to call - as I recall always getitng machine options and nevewr getitng through to someone.

 

Is anyone able to offer advice, experience etc?

Feeling very unsure and lacking in faith in the process as inforamation is thin on the ground.

 

Thanks all.

 

CB

 

The petition was only filed a few months ago, so you're probably just going to have to be patient at this point. I'm not sure what emails you are seeing that say you are "overdue" but the case is certainly not outside normal processing times (for any center) if your priority date is 1/1/2021 as your timeline shows.

 

See here for some more context based on VJ member data:

 

IR1/CR1 Visa Historical Processing Times

 

CR-1 / IR -1 Visa Timeline Statistics

 

Edit: I see you were looking at estimates from your own timeline. But hopefully the links above can put it into more context.

   
Edited by JKLSemicolon

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23 minutes ago, JKLSemicolon said:

 

 I'm not sure what emails you are seeing that say you are "overdue" but the case is certainly not

   

Please see my attachment..... :)

 

Many thanks for you reply.

 

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1 hour ago, arken said:

In case you get connected to a live person, don't expect to get any more information other than what you see online on processing times. They would just say your case is within processing times and no action is needed.

Yeah, I guess, but one has to be pro-active. Many thanks.

 

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2 hours ago, Lucky Cat said:

Call USCIS and ask for "technical assistance" at each prompt.  It will connect you to a human.

Awesome - Thanks.

 

3 hours ago, Kuchiki said:

See the number below for live assistance.

 

Awesome , thanks....

 

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I am sure its all 'normal' - but like I say, it gets hard when you see MARCH filers with NoA2 and think, if they are processed in order, whats the jam?

 

Anyway...

 

Thanks

CB

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ecuador
Timeline
Posted (edited)
15 minutes ago, Craggie Bear said:

 

I am sure its all 'normal' - but like I say, it gets hard when you see MARCH filers with NoA2 and think, if they are processed in order, whats the jam?

 

 

The estimates you are getting from VJ are probably based on recent cases being processed faster than before. But it's not so simple as things being processed in the order they were received - every case is different and some take longer to review than others. For every outlier case like the recent one that was approved in 31 days, there are others who have been waiting for 14 months.

 

Note that while your VJ timeline has that estimate of March-April, it also references the USCIS processing time estimates which are not currently as fast. It's also hard to know how service center transfers affect these times. Certainly feel free to contact USCIS to verify where the petition is being processed in order to be ready to send an inquiry if it ends up outside normal processing times (according to USCIS's estimates, not VJ's), but also be prepared to be patient.

 

Processing
Estimates/Stats :

Based on timeline data, your I130 may be adjudicated between March 20, 2021 and April 19, 2021*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

 

 

Edited by JKLSemicolon

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
Timeline

Two hijack posts have been removed.  Those posters should either start their own thread or (better) find the appropriate Case Progress thread in which to post.

 

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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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On 5/4/2021 at 3:15 AM, Craggie Bear said:

All,

 

I filed on Jan 1st and I am still waiting for the NOA2, a lot of others have theirs from JAN and FEB filers, but mine is still 'actively being looked at' since January 25th 2021.

My emails for VISAJOURNEY (as a guide) for the California Centre now say I am overdue and I could contact USCIS.

I am in the UK, my wife is in the USA, so its berst for her to contact them... but I am unsure what number to call - as I recall always getitng machine options and nevewr getitng through to someone.

 

Is anyone able to offer advice, experience etc?

Feeling very unsure and lacking in faith in the process as inforamation is thin on the ground.

 

Thanks all.

 

CB

On the same boat as you, PD 12-21-20! Just got to keep waiting i guess...

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