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what keeps me worried is that My lawyer originally mailed the I-130 package May 8,2007. A week after that, we called USCIS and were told that they got the package May 15. The lady gave us the receipt no. When we checked that online,their system is not yet updated. And after a month, we checked online and it sayys On June 1,2007 we received this I-130....., to think that they received it may 15?, So frustrating!!! Another thing we got the receipt notice hardcopy july 16. and in our receipt nlotice, there is no received date indicated nor a priority date. What's there is the receipt date July 11? So do you think They would go on July 11 date, even they originally received it May 15? Its their fault why I sent the I-129f late, because of their 45 days mailing delay of the NOA1 .

Anyone who experience the same thing? thanks! any help, or suggestion?


K3 process sent in june 2007

03/03/2008- INTERVIEW....... NSO sent documents for documentation

04/09/2008- visa approved!!!!!!

04/11/2008- visa in hand

04/14/2008- cfo stamp

04/23/2008- Leaving for seattle via china airlines!!!!!!!!

AOS

7/31/08- submit I-485, I-765

8/02/08- received in chicago lockbox

8/15/08- received receipt notice for I-485 andI-765 in the mail with notice date Aug 11

8/25/08- received biometrics letter with post stamp dated Aug 19

9/10/08- BIOMETRICS at USCIS Seattle 8 am!!!!!DONE!!!

11/7/08- EAD card production ordered yeheyyyyy!!!!!

11/14/08- EAD in mail

11/20/08- applied for ssn

12/04/08- ssn received.... time to go job hunting!!!!

01/26/09- first day of work

02/04/09- received letter for the initial interview

03/12/09- interview in Seattle at 1pm....... APPROVED!!!!---- 10 yr greencard!!!!!

03/16/09- received Welcome to the United States notice

03/18/09- GC Card Production ordered!!!!

03/25/09- Approval notice sent

03/27/09- Green card received!!! Expires 3/18/2019

Naturalization...........

07/05/2012- filed n400 phoenix arizona (local office seattle)

07/112012-Noa 1

08/09/2012-Biometrics appointment done!

08/27/2012-Interview notice sent

09/26/2012-Interview day at 2pm APPROVED!!!

09/26/2012-OATH TAKING DONE! (same day)

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what keeps me worried is that My lawyer originally mailed the I-130 package May 8,2007. A week after that, we called USCIS and were told that they got the package May 15. The lady gave us the receipt no. When we checked that online,their system is not yet updated. And after a month, we checked online and it sayys On June 1,2007 we received this I-130....., to think that they received it may 15?, So frustrating!!! Another thing we got the receipt notice hardcopy july 16. and in our receipt nlotice, there is no received date indicated nor a priority date. What's there is the receipt date July 11? So do you think They would go on July 11 date, even they originally received it May 15? Its their fault why I sent the I-129f late, because of their 45 days mailing delay of the NOA1 .

Anyone who experience the same thing? thanks! any help, or suggestion?

OK , im get confused also with ur story , u said u dont have received date indicated ? where the july 16 come from ? and where is the july 11 written ? coz there customer nub and online is not really reliable so u will based on the hard copy notice u will get , and follow the notice date and there is really no priority date in 130 receipt notice , only the RECEIVED DATE AND NOTICE DATE, just send the 129f as soon u received the notice receipt send it along with the 129f , coz since ur going to do the K3 visa. the 129F notice is the one u will follow.

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I got the hard copy of the NOA july 16. But in my receipt notice, there is no received date indicated. only the receipt date which is july 11. when I checked online, it says there they got it june 1


K3 process sent in june 2007

03/03/2008- INTERVIEW....... NSO sent documents for documentation

04/09/2008- visa approved!!!!!!

04/11/2008- visa in hand

04/14/2008- cfo stamp

04/23/2008- Leaving for seattle via china airlines!!!!!!!!

AOS

7/31/08- submit I-485, I-765

8/02/08- received in chicago lockbox

8/15/08- received receipt notice for I-485 andI-765 in the mail with notice date Aug 11

8/25/08- received biometrics letter with post stamp dated Aug 19

9/10/08- BIOMETRICS at USCIS Seattle 8 am!!!!!DONE!!!

11/7/08- EAD card production ordered yeheyyyyy!!!!!

11/14/08- EAD in mail

11/20/08- applied for ssn

12/04/08- ssn received.... time to go job hunting!!!!

01/26/09- first day of work

02/04/09- received letter for the initial interview

03/12/09- interview in Seattle at 1pm....... APPROVED!!!!---- 10 yr greencard!!!!!

03/16/09- received Welcome to the United States notice

03/18/09- GC Card Production ordered!!!!

03/25/09- Approval notice sent

03/27/09- Green card received!!! Expires 3/18/2019

Naturalization...........

07/05/2012- filed n400 phoenix arizona (local office seattle)

07/112012-Noa 1

08/09/2012-Biometrics appointment done!

08/27/2012-Interview notice sent

09/26/2012-Interview day at 2pm APPROVED!!!

09/26/2012-OATH TAKING DONE! (same day)

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Just for comparison, I mailed my I-129F to CSC on September 6. It arrived, according to USPS, on September 7.

Owing to the receipting delays, it took more than 2 months for me to receive the NOA1 from CSC (although some people got theirs within a couple of weeks during the same period?). Nevertheless, on the NOA1 it gives the receipt date as September 7, as it should be, but the NOA1 is dated November 2.

When I check online they say they received it on November 1, so there doesn't seem to be a lot of consistency in the dates.

In your case, it could be a simple clerical error, but then at least it amounts to less than 1 month (a small fraction of the total time it takes to process the application).

I guess what is important is when they process the I-129F and I-130 together, whether they go by the receipt date of the I-130 or the I-129F? I'm hoping that they go by the former, as I sent my I-130 in July (2 months before the I-129F for complicated reasons). If they go by the former, then your receipt error for the I-129F will be of little or no consequence. I wonder if anyone on this site can clarify which receipt date they go by on dual I-129F/I-130 processings?????

You might want to go online to see when your files were last "touched." Mine were last touched on November 20, which appears to indicate that the I-130 and I-129F packages have already been bundled together.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Russia
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It took USCIS 1 month to send me the I-130 Receipt Notice. This delayed the I129F(K3) filing because you need the receipt notice from I 130 to file for I 129 F.

And USCIS approvals are for sure based on I129-F Notice dates, unless you tell them that you only file for I130 (CR1). So CR1 is a better visa than K3.

My I129-F was sent to Embassy but USCIS website still says "Case Pending" so you can imagine how accurate this website can be.

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It took USCIS 1 month to send me the I-130 Receipt Notice. This delayed the I129F(K3) filing because you need the receipt notice from I 130 to file for I 129 F.

And USCIS approvals are for sure based on I129-F Notice dates, unless you tell them that you only file for I130 (CR1). So CR1 is a better visa than K3.

My I129-F was sent to Embassy but USCIS website still says "Case Pending" so you can imagine how accurate this website can be.

yap the approval of k3 will be based on 129f since ur in k3 , so just follow the 129f

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Just for comparison, I mailed my I-129F to CSC on September 6. It arrived, according to USPS, on September 7.

Owing to the receipting delays, it took more than 2 months for me to receive the NOA1 from CSC (although some people got theirs within a couple of weeks during the same period?). Nevertheless, on the NOA1 it gives the receipt date as September 7, as it should be, but the NOA1 is dated November 2.

When I check online they say they received it on November 1, so there doesn't seem to be a lot of consistency in the dates.

In your case, it could be a simple clerical error, but then at least it amounts to less than 1 month (a small fraction of the total time it takes to process the application).

I guess what is important is when they process the I-129F and I-130 together, whether they go by the receipt date of the I-130 or the I-129F? I'm hoping that they go by the former, as I sent my I-130 in July (2 months before the I-129F for complicated reasons). If they go by the former, then your receipt error for the I-129F will be of little or no consequence. I wonder if anyone on this site can clarify which receipt date they go by on dual I-129F/I-130 processings?????

You might want to go online to see when your files were last "touched." Mine were last touched on November 20, which appears to indicate that the I-130 and I-129F packages have already been bundled together.

I called USCIS yesterday and the one that I spoke with told me that, they go with the received date. I told her the truth that I foled my I-130 back in may, and she told me, that I need to wait atleast 27 more days before inquiring. She told me that even it appears online that they received my I-130 June 1, it doesnt matter, They would still go with the original breceive date which is May 15. She even told me that I can get my approval sooner for my k3 visa because of my I-130 date. So that means, they go with the I-130 date.

I really don't know, but she really confirmed that to me, I don't know, they gave us different information but I really hope and pray for our approvals!


K3 process sent in june 2007

03/03/2008- INTERVIEW....... NSO sent documents for documentation

04/09/2008- visa approved!!!!!!

04/11/2008- visa in hand

04/14/2008- cfo stamp

04/23/2008- Leaving for seattle via china airlines!!!!!!!!

AOS

7/31/08- submit I-485, I-765

8/02/08- received in chicago lockbox

8/15/08- received receipt notice for I-485 andI-765 in the mail with notice date Aug 11

8/25/08- received biometrics letter with post stamp dated Aug 19

9/10/08- BIOMETRICS at USCIS Seattle 8 am!!!!!DONE!!!

11/7/08- EAD card production ordered yeheyyyyy!!!!!

11/14/08- EAD in mail

11/20/08- applied for ssn

12/04/08- ssn received.... time to go job hunting!!!!

01/26/09- first day of work

02/04/09- received letter for the initial interview

03/12/09- interview in Seattle at 1pm....... APPROVED!!!!---- 10 yr greencard!!!!!

03/16/09- received Welcome to the United States notice

03/18/09- GC Card Production ordered!!!!

03/25/09- Approval notice sent

03/27/09- Green card received!!! Expires 3/18/2019

Naturalization...........

07/05/2012- filed n400 phoenix arizona (local office seattle)

07/112012-Noa 1

08/09/2012-Biometrics appointment done!

08/27/2012-Interview notice sent

09/26/2012-Interview day at 2pm APPROVED!!!

09/26/2012-OATH TAKING DONE! (same day)

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Just for comparison, I mailed my I-129F to CSC on September 6. It arrived, according to USPS, on September 7.

Owing to the receipting delays, it took more than 2 months for me to receive the NOA1 from CSC (although some people got theirs within a couple of weeks during the same period?). Nevertheless, on the NOA1 it gives the receipt date as September 7, as it should be, but the NOA1 is dated November 2.

When I check online they say they received it on November 1, so there doesn't seem to be a lot of consistency in the dates.

In your case, it could be a simple clerical error, but then at least it amounts to less than 1 month (a small fraction of the total time it takes to process the application).

I guess what is important is when they process the I-129F and I-130 together, whether they go by the receipt date of the I-130 or the I-129F? I'm hoping that they go by the former, as I sent my I-130 in July (2 months before the I-129F for complicated reasons). If they go by the former, then your receipt error for the I-129F will be of little or no consequence. I wonder if anyone on this site can clarify which receipt date they go by on dual I-129F/I-130 processings?????

You might want to go online to see when your files were last "touched." Mine were last touched on November 20, which appears to indicate that the I-130 and I-129F packages have already been bundled together.

I called USCIS yesterday and the one that I spoke with told me that, they go with the received date. I told her the truth that I foled my I-130 back in may, and she told me, that I need to wait atleast 27 more days before inquiring. She told me that even it appears online that they received my I-130 June 1, it doesnt matter, They would still go with the original breceive date which is May 15. She even told me that I can get my approval sooner for my k3 visa because of my I-130 date. So that means, they go with the I-130 date.

I really don't know, but she really confirmed that to me, I don't know, they gave us different information but I really hope and pray for our approvals!

if u would go in 130 then ur going CR1 visa not the k3

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I guess what this means is that when the I-129F and I-130 forms are processed together, it is the receipt date of the I-130 that determines when it gets processed, irrespective of when the I-129F was filed, provided that they are actually processed together. At least I hope this is the case.

This might explain also why the timelines of the I-130 processing for both k-3 and CR visas are precisely the same.

I agree that since the k3 visa now takes approx 9 months to process, it has very little advantage over the CR. The only real advantage is that you can be together in the US about 3 months sooner according to the comparative timelines on this website, since it avoids the long period of stagnation shuffling papers back and forth by snail mail at the NVC. k3 visas are also useful for those who need to return often to their home country. In my case, my spouse still has several semesters of college to finish before graduation.

If it is immediate employment that the foreign spouse seeks, then the k3 visa has no advantage whatsoever. The 3 months earlier arrival in the US will be spent waiting for employment authorization approval and then the applicant will be further penalized by the approx $1000 AOS fee.

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ninja rocket is right. but The one that I spoke with told me its not the receipt date. Its the received date of the I-130 and told me that I can have my I-129f approved sooner because of the I-130 received date because they are being linked together.


K3 process sent in june 2007

03/03/2008- INTERVIEW....... NSO sent documents for documentation

04/09/2008- visa approved!!!!!!

04/11/2008- visa in hand

04/14/2008- cfo stamp

04/23/2008- Leaving for seattle via china airlines!!!!!!!!

AOS

7/31/08- submit I-485, I-765

8/02/08- received in chicago lockbox

8/15/08- received receipt notice for I-485 andI-765 in the mail with notice date Aug 11

8/25/08- received biometrics letter with post stamp dated Aug 19

9/10/08- BIOMETRICS at USCIS Seattle 8 am!!!!!DONE!!!

11/7/08- EAD card production ordered yeheyyyyy!!!!!

11/14/08- EAD in mail

11/20/08- applied for ssn

12/04/08- ssn received.... time to go job hunting!!!!

01/26/09- first day of work

02/04/09- received letter for the initial interview

03/12/09- interview in Seattle at 1pm....... APPROVED!!!!---- 10 yr greencard!!!!!

03/16/09- received Welcome to the United States notice

03/18/09- GC Card Production ordered!!!!

03/25/09- Approval notice sent

03/27/09- Green card received!!! Expires 3/18/2019

Naturalization...........

07/05/2012- filed n400 phoenix arizona (local office seattle)

07/112012-Noa 1

08/09/2012-Biometrics appointment done!

08/27/2012-Interview notice sent

09/26/2012-Interview day at 2pm APPROVED!!!

09/26/2012-OATH TAKING DONE! (same day)

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I meant the received date, oops

quote name='pechez' date='Nov 25 2007, 01:58 AM' post='1355498']

ninja rocket is right. but The one that I spoke with told me its not the receipt date. Its the received date of the I-130 and told me that I can have my I-129f approved sooner because of the I-130 received date because they are being linked together.

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what keeps me worried is that My lawyer originally mailed the I-130 package May 8,2007. A week after that, we called USCIS and were told that they got the package May 15. The lady gave us the receipt no. When we checked that online,their system is not yet updated. And after a month, we checked online and it sayys On June 1,2007 we received this I-130....., to think that they received it may 15?, So frustrating!!! Another thing we got the receipt notice hardcopy july 16. and in our receipt nlotice, there is no received date indicated nor a priority date. What's there is the receipt date July 11? So do you think They would go on July 11 date, even they originally received it May 15? Its their fault why I sent the I-129f late, because of their 45 days mailing delay of the NOA1 .

Anyone who experience the same thing? thanks! any help, or suggestion?

OK , im get confused also with ur story , u said u dont have received date indicated ? where the july 16 come from ? and where is the july 11 written ? coz there customer nub and online is not really reliable so u will based on the hard copy notice u will get , and follow the notice date and there is really no priority date in 130 receipt notice , only the RECEIVED DATE AND NOTICE DATE, just send the 129f as soon u received the notice receipt send it along with the 129f , coz since ur going to do the K3 visa. the 129F notice is the one u will follow.

agree


July 19------------Send the I-129F

July 26------------Recieved

December 7th----NOA2 online

December 14-----NOA2 Hard Copy

December 21-----NVC recieved

December 28-----NVC send to US embassy in Ethiopia

January 8---------US embassy in Ethiopia will recieve

January 11--------Packet 3

February 7 -------Interview

February 7 -------Passed interview

February 12------VISA in hand

February 22------IN the USA

March 1-----------Wedding

March 15----------Sent AOS

July 7 -------------Finger Print

January 27, 2009--Green card approved without interview. It took almost one year though.

Feb 2 -------------Got the green card in the mail

Next: playing the waiting game for the 2 years holding removal

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