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What's roughly the time difference between between USCIS receiving the I-129f packet and the petitioner receiving the notice of acceptance? And then what's the time difference between the notice of acceptance and the next step in the process?
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Roughly 5 months each.

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What's roughly the time difference between between USCIS receiving the I-129f packet and the petitioner receiving the notice of acceptance? And then what's the time difference between the notice of acceptance and the next step in the process?
From submission of the I-129F until getting the visa is roughly 8-10 months... so, 4-5 months for approval of the I-129F petition, then 4-5 months for approval of the K-1 visa application.

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With the initial I-129F petition, the petitioner will get an I-797C (sometimes referred to as a NOA1) a couple weeks after USCIS have received the pack.

The second I-797C (NOA2) is probably 5 months after.
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Please see K1 Flowchart Visuals : British Expat Wiki for a visual
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Hi! Just thought I'd share my own experience.

USCIS received our I-129F on March 4th, and we received the I-797 saying that the petition had been approved by June 12th (just over 3 months later). That seems a little faster than what I've seen others say, but of course it's never going to be the exact amount of time for every application!
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Originally Posted by hjklily View Post
Hi! Just thought I'd share my own experience.

USCIS received our I-129F on March 4th, and we received the I-797 saying that the petition had been approved by June 12th (just over 3 months later). That seems a little faster than what I've seen others say, but of course it's never going to be the exact amount of time for every application!
This is very encouraging to hear, great news for you! I know not every experience will be the same but it's nice to know not every application disappears into a black hole forever.
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