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    Captain Ewok got a reaction from Katopo for a record, Philippines US Family & Marriage Visa Approvals by Month   
    Each month, VisaJourney dives into the official US State Department data and captures the latest Family & US visa approval trends for K1, CR1, IR1 and IR5 visas. This page is updated monthly.
     
    K1 Visa processing is WAY down.  In fact it's down by more than 10x from pre-Covid levels (~500 a month pre-Covid to ~50 a month now).  There is likely to be a significant backlog.  Even one month of cases (pre-Covid) would take 10 months to clear at this pace, assuming no new petitions! IR1 Visa processing is above to pre-Covid rates.  There is likely a backlog that will take months to clear given the slow down last year. CR1 Visa processing (couples married less than 2 years) is roughly the same as pre-Covid. Could folks be preferring the IR-1 route over a K1 visa?  This seems possible given the major backlog on K1 Visas.  For some couples, this could be a legitimate route to living together in the US sooner.  
     
    What do you think of the data (below)?  Do you think the US consulate in Manila is artificially slowing don K1 Visa processing to prioritize other work or for other reasons?
     


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    Captain Ewok got a reaction from Chancy for a record, Philippines US Family & Marriage Visa Approvals by Month   
    Each month, VisaJourney dives into the official US State Department data and captures the latest Family & US visa approval trends for K1, CR1, IR1 and IR5 visas. This page is updated monthly.
     
    K1 Visa processing is WAY down.  In fact it's down by more than 10x from pre-Covid levels (~500 a month pre-Covid to ~50 a month now).  There is likely to be a significant backlog.  Even one month of cases (pre-Covid) would take 10 months to clear at this pace, assuming no new petitions! IR1 Visa processing is above to pre-Covid rates.  There is likely a backlog that will take months to clear given the slow down last year. CR1 Visa processing (couples married less than 2 years) is roughly the same as pre-Covid. Could folks be preferring the IR-1 route over a K1 visa?  This seems possible given the major backlog on K1 Visas.  For some couples, this could be a legitimate route to living together in the US sooner.  
     
    What do you think of the data (below)?  Do you think the US consulate in Manila is artificially slowing don K1 Visa processing to prioritize other work or for other reasons?
     


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    Captain Ewok got a reaction from GN&PM for a record, Dominican Republic US Family & Marriage Visa Approvals by Month   
    Each month, VisaJourney dives into the official US State Department data and captures the latest Family & US visa approval trends for K1, CR1, IR1 and IR5 visas. This page is updated monthly.
     
    K1 Visa processing is down from pre-Covid levels, with an 8-10 month backlog of cases. IR1 Visa processing is SURGING and above pre-Covid rates.  It appears the consulate focused here to reduce backlogs. CR1 Visa processing (couples married less than 2 years) is down roughly at pre-Covid levels, with a 3-4 month backlog of cases.  We saw a minor surge last month to clear backlogs.  
    What do you think of the data (below)?
     
     

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    Captain Ewok got a reaction from top_secret for a record, Philippines US Family & Marriage Visa Approvals by Month   
    Each month, VisaJourney dives into the official US State Department data and captures the latest Family & US visa approval trends for K1, CR1, IR1 and IR5 visas. This page is updated monthly.
     
    K1 Visa processing is WAY down.  In fact it's down by more than 10x from pre-Covid levels (~500 a month pre-Covid to ~50 a month now).  There is likely to be a significant backlog.  Even one month of cases (pre-Covid) would take 10 months to clear at this pace, assuming no new petitions! IR1 Visa processing is above to pre-Covid rates.  There is likely a backlog that will take months to clear given the slow down last year. CR1 Visa processing (couples married less than 2 years) is roughly the same as pre-Covid. Could folks be preferring the IR-1 route over a K1 visa?  This seems possible given the major backlog on K1 Visas.  For some couples, this could be a legitimate route to living together in the US sooner.  
     
    What do you think of the data (below)?  Do you think the US consulate in Manila is artificially slowing don K1 Visa processing to prioritize other work or for other reasons?
     


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    Captain Ewok got a reaction from Saqib-s for a record, United Kingdom US Family & Marriage Visa Approvals by Month   
    Each month, VisaJourney dives into the official US State Department data and captures the latest Family & US visa approval trends for K1, CR1, IR1 and IR5 visas. This page is updated monthly.
     
    K1 Visa processing is way up in May/June.  Almost to pre-Covid levels.  There is likely to be a significant backlog after not approving cases for 10-12 months!  Clearing the backlog could take 18 months at this rate. IR1 Visa processing is below to pre-Covid rates.  Maybe trending down since K-1's may be taking resources away.  There is likely a backlog that will take several months to clear given the slow down last year. CR1 Visa processing (couples married less than 2 years) is mirroring IR1 Visa trends.  
    What do you think of the data (below)?
     

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    Captain Ewok got a reaction from JamKid for a record, Jamaica US Family & Marriage Visa Approvals by Month   
    Each month, VisaJourney dives into the official US State Department data and captures the latest Family & US visa approval trends for K1, CR1, IR1 and IR5 visas. This page is updated monthly.
     
    K1 Visa processing is down from pre-Covid levels, with an 6 month backlog of cases. IR1 Visa processing is almost back to pre-Covid rates.  It appears the consulate focused here to reduce backlogs. CR1 Visa processing (couples married less than 2 years) is similar to IR1 Visas. IR-5 Visa processing is WAY DOWN but is seeing a string uptick to perhaps clear the backlog of cases.  This is after a full 12 months of virtually no cases processed.  This year long backlog will take 8-12 months to clear unless the consulate prioritizes things.  It appears they slowed down on IR-5s to focus on IR/CR-1 visas.  
    What do you think of the data (below)?
     

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    Captain Ewok got a reaction from TBoneTX for a record, India US Family & Marriage Visa Approvals by Month   
    Each month, VisaJourney dives into the official US State Department data and captures the latest Family & US visa approval trends for K1, CR1, IR1 and IR5 visas. This page is updated monthly.
     
    K1 Visa stopped for 9 months.  It started again in January but there doesn't appear to be any effort to clear the backlog. IR1 Visa and CR1 Visa processing stopped for 5 months but started again last September.  There was a huge push to clear the backlog (seen by the processing spike below)  
    What are your thoughts?  It looks like K1s are not getting any priority which means longer wait times from petition receipts to interviews -- keeping family apart.
     

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    Captain Ewok got a reaction from TBoneTX for a record, Vietnam US Family & Marriage Visa Approvals by Month   
    Each month, VisaJourney dives into the official US State Department data and captures the latest Family & US visa approval trends for K1, CR1, IR1 and IR5 visas. This page is updated monthly.
     
    K1 Visa processing is still low and trending down.  It's below average after a 3 month pause in processing last summer, indicating a backlog. IR1 Visa and CR1 Visa processing times are below pre-Covid rates.  There was a processing surge that seems to have made a dent in the backlog due to the 3 month pause last summer. IR5 Visa processing had a HUGE surge in April-May showing an all hands on deck effort to process the backlog after 11 months of being stopped.  This is very promising!  It does appear to b ramping back now as the backlog is cleared.  
    The full data is below.  What are your thoughts?
     

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    Captain Ewok got a reaction from TBoneTX for a record, Canada US Family & Marriage Visa Approvals by Month   
    Each month, VisaJourney dives into the official US State Department data and captures the latest Family & US visa approval trends for K1, CR1, IR1 and IR5 visas. This page is updated monthly.
     
    K1 Visa processing is down.  In fact it's down by more than 2x from pre-Covid levels.  There is likely to be a significant backlog after the Consulate stopped processing K1s for 6 months. IR1 Visa processing had a huge surge but is back to pre-Covid levels now.  It appears the Consulate is trying to clear the IR1 backlog, at the expense of not processing K1s. CR1 Visa processing (couples married less than 2 years) followed IR1 trends.  
    What do you think of the data (below)?  Do you think the US consulate in Montreal is artificially slowing don K1 Visa processing to prioritize other work or for other reasons?
     

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    Captain Ewok got a reaction from TBoneTX for a record, Dominican Republic US Family & Marriage Visa Approvals by Month   
    Each month, VisaJourney dives into the official US State Department data and captures the latest Family & US visa approval trends for K1, CR1, IR1 and IR5 visas. This page is updated monthly.
     
    K1 Visa processing is down from pre-Covid levels, with an 8-10 month backlog of cases. IR1 Visa processing is SURGING and above pre-Covid rates.  It appears the consulate focused here to reduce backlogs. CR1 Visa processing (couples married less than 2 years) is down roughly at pre-Covid levels, with a 3-4 month backlog of cases.  We saw a minor surge last month to clear backlogs.  
    What do you think of the data (below)?
     
     

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    Captain Ewok got a reaction from TBoneTX for a record, Jamaica US Family & Marriage Visa Approvals by Month   
    Each month, VisaJourney dives into the official US State Department data and captures the latest Family & US visa approval trends for K1, CR1, IR1 and IR5 visas. This page is updated monthly.
     
    K1 Visa processing is down from pre-Covid levels, with an 6 month backlog of cases. IR1 Visa processing is almost back to pre-Covid rates.  It appears the consulate focused here to reduce backlogs. CR1 Visa processing (couples married less than 2 years) is similar to IR1 Visas. IR-5 Visa processing is WAY DOWN but is seeing a string uptick to perhaps clear the backlog of cases.  This is after a full 12 months of virtually no cases processed.  This year long backlog will take 8-12 months to clear unless the consulate prioritizes things.  It appears they slowed down on IR-5s to focus on IR/CR-1 visas.  
    What do you think of the data (below)?
     

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