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Old Sep 28th 2017, 5:37 pm   #1
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Hi everyone!

I finally got my I-130 and I-130a (and everything else required) mailed off! I'm just curious about the timeline from here on out. Of course it's different for everyone, but I'm just wondering when I might be finding out when it's been received/processed/check been cashed/(anything really).

The package was delivered on September 21st, and I haven't heard anything yet. Should I be expecting anything any time soon?

I might be being a bit too eager, I'm just so nervous to know if everything was done correctly and I can maybe start to relax!

Thanks for all the help!
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Old Sep 28th 2017, 6:16 pm   #2
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I was under the impression a CR1 is 8-10 months on average and a little bit quicker if DCF was used.
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Old Sep 28th 2017, 6:27 pm   #3
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Hi we sent our I130 with a G-1145 on 06/20/17 to the Chicago Lock Box.
It was received on 06/23/17.
My USC wife received email confirmation on 06/27/17 saying it was being transferred to the Texas Service Centre.
The NOA1 (I-797C) came through a few weeks later.

I would expect you will hear something within the next few days.
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Hi, kbales!

Congratulations on starting the process - exciting!

I'm Kate (UKC) and my husband is Pete (USC), and we are just now nearing the end of our CR-1 journey.

I have a timeline on this forum, which you can view here if you wish, which details much of our adventures along the way. In my signature, you will also find a link to a blog which contains a more condensed version of our timeline, and which details each of the significant steps we took (and which you will likely take!) along the journey. You are right, of course, to acknowledge that each case is different and that timelines will vary from case to case. BenK91 is right to suggest that the average timeline is 8-10 months, but mine and my husband's is now approaching the 12-month mark. Others get completed a lot sooner.

As you'll see from my timeline, mine and my husband's I-130 was filed last October, and we received an electronic receipt a week later; our paper NOA-1 arrived within a fortnight of USCIS receiving our package. I imagine you will hear something from them quite soon! My husband and I then had a 6.5 month wait before we received our NOA-2, and that certainly felt like (and literally was) the longest part of the process, so cosy on down and get comfortable for the ride, is my advice.

I found that the nerves and excitement were absolutely rife at the start of the process, but you'll soon find yourself getting quite used to long waits, and you'll accept that things will simply take as long as they take. The first nine months were incredibly dull and slow for us, but things are whizzing by now! We are hoping and anticipating that I should be in the USA for Thanksgiving this year, as a permanent resident. So the whole process will likely take ~13 months for us.

Good luck on your journey! You're in a great place full of great people, here, who will guide you along your way if you ever get stuck. This forum has been an immeasurable help for me, and I'm sure it will be for you, too, if you need it.
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If all goes well with my interview next month, the whole process will have taken us exactly 10 months. It probably would have been 8 months, but we got a checklist at the NVC stage and it slowed us down about 7 weeks.

Good luck on your journey!
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I have used DCF and from start to finish it could of been completed in a month if I had evidence of MMR jabs had been available. As is I should complete next weeks. Start to finish 7 weeks.

My i-130 took a week!
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Old Oct 4th 2017, 4:17 pm   #7
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Thanks for all of the input everyone!

I received the letter in the mail on October 2nd showing the receipt of payment. So now the real waiting begins!

I am curious though, I've noticed people talking about receiving an email around this stage, and I haven't yet. I got the letter in the mail, but no email so far. Is that something that I should have gotten by now?
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Thanks for all of the input everyone!

I received the letter in the mail on October 2nd showing the receipt of payment. So now the real waiting begins!

I am curious though, I've noticed people talking about receiving an email around this stage, and I haven't yet. I got the letter in the mail, but no email so far. Is that something that I should have gotten by now?
I received the confirmation email the day after I got the I-797c in the post. You got the letter so I'm sure the email will come soon.

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