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    On just browsing there site i noticed that as of Today (May 6th) they
    are only processing petitions filed on 14th April.

    Having been so lucky that when i filed mine there was no backlog
    reported (except 1 day) it makes you wonder how suddenly they go from
    having no backlog at all to 3 weeks at one point before christmas it
    was 8 weeks which in the space of two weeks went down to 1 or 2 days
    ...... is it really just down to the amount of applications they
    recieve at one time or do you think there is some kind of set quota
    they like to do a month.

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    Default OT Kind of: London USCIS processing....

    On just browsing there site i noticed that as of Today (May 6th) they are only processing petitions filed on 14th April. Having been so lucky that when i filed mine there was no backlog reported (except 1 day) it makes you wonder how suddenly they go from having no backlog at all to 3 weeks at one point before christmas it was 8 weeks which in the space of two weeks went down to 1 or 2 days ...... is it really just down to the amount of applications they recieve at one time or do you think there is some kind of set quota they like to do a month.
    Generally, the biggest mistake that people make is assuming that the
    posted dates have some bearing to reality. Don't bother checking the
    site... you'll sleep better at night. Think of the process as an
    adventure... not a burden!

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    Generally, the biggest mistake that people make is assuming that the posted dates have some bearing to reality. Don't bother checking the site... you'll sleep better at night. Think of the process as an adventure... not a burden! Ian
    Lol it doesn't effect me anyways as i am past that stage luckily so
    whether it holds true or not isn't important to me it was more for
    other people just starting out in the process. It does only update
    every friday

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    Lol it doesn't effect me anyways as i am past that stage luckily so whether it holds true or not isn't important to me it was more for other people just starting out in the process. It does only update every friday
    As you know i sent mine around the same time as you and got mine back in
    about a week. Maybe it's seasonal. Loads of people wanting to emmigrate
    in time for summer or christmas.

    OR... (this is likely)

    The petition gets processed in a different department. If they are
    processing them super fast it puts a strain on the next part of the
    process, creating a back log.

    So they have people like me and you hassling them for their interview
    dates. Combine that with the medical problems and it would explain why
    there's been a few people such as ourselves in packet 4 limbo. I reckon
    they've made a decision to take longer to process the petitions to
    reduse the back log.

    Just a guess but it's plausable.

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    As you know i sent mine around the same time as you and got mine back in about a week. Maybe it's seasonal. Loads of people wanting to emmigrate in time for summer or christmas. OR... (this is likely) The petition gets processed in a different department. If they are processing them super fast it puts a strain on the next part of the process, creating a back log. So they have people like me and you hassling them for their interview dates. Combine that with the medical problems and it would explain why there's been a few people such as ourselves in packet 4 limbo. I reckon they've made a decision to take longer to process the petitions to reduse the back log. Just a guess but it's plausable. Andy
    Not only a different department, but by a different branch of government
    all together!
    The petition I-130 is submitted to and adjudicated by the USCIS Field
    Office (Dept Homeland Security). When they are through with it, it is
    sent to the Immigrant Visa Unit at the Consulate (Dept of State).

    Petitions filed in the US Service Centers go through most of the pre-
    processing work at the NVC; petitions filed abroad don't have that
    buffer and make more work at the Consular level.

    For any DCF case, a good rule of thumb is to start filing about 6 months
    before your intended departure. In London, timeline quotes from the
    Consulate have indicated a 3-4 month processing; historically they were
    quite consistant with an 8-week turnaround.

    I've read a lot of unrealistic expectations recently; they tend to leave
    disappointed people in their wake. DCF is faster than a stateside
    petition, but it is not instantaneous.
    Patience, darlings!

    PS: don't forget, H-1B season is fast approaching.. the Consulate
    processes a lot of visa types.

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    Lol it doesn't effect me anyways as i am past that stage luckily so whether it holds true or not isn't important to me it was more for other people just starting out in the process. It does only update every friday
    Well i got my reply today.

    I sent it on Wednesday and got a reply today. Not too bad actually now
    i'm not pulling my hair out.

    I got my interview!!! Apparently they posted the details on the 6th so
    maybe they'll be waiting at home this evening.

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    Well i got my reply today. I sent it on Wednesday and got a reply today. Not too bad actually now i'm not pulling my hair out. I got my interview!!! Apparently they posted the details on the 6th so maybe they'll be waiting at home this evening. Andy
    Congratulation A_J hopefully mine will follow soon although i think i
    sent our stuff off a week later then you.

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    Well i got my reply today. I sent it on Wednesday and got a reply today. Not too bad actually now i'm not pulling my hair out. I got my interview!!! Apparently they posted the details on the 6th so maybe they'll be waiting at home this evening. Andy
    PS did they tell you when your interview is?

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    PS did they tell you when your interview is?
    Yeah 6th June. I thought you sent yours a bit before me. I sent my ds-
    2001 on 23rd or 21st of march.

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    Yeah 6th June. I thought you sent yours a bit before me. I sent my ds- 2001 on 23rd or 21st of march. Andy
    Initially i thought i did but on looking at dates i beleive it was
    closer to the 28th/29th March which means i should have mine hopefully 1
    week after yours which will still give us a 12 day cushion before we
    leave on our cruise.

    Congratualtions bet your counting down the days already. Let me know how
    your booking of a medical goes. (are you having it london) Keep me
    posted through PM or Email.

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    As you know i sent mine around the same time as you and got mine back in about a week. Maybe it's seasonal. Loads of people wanting to emmigrate in time for summer or christmas. OR... (this is likely) The petition gets processed in a different department. If they are processing them super fast it puts a strain on the next part of the process, creating a back log. So they have people like me and you hassling them for their interview dates. Combine that with the medical problems and it would explain why there's been a few people such as ourselves in packet 4 limbo. I reckon they've made a decision to take longer to process the petitions to reduse the back log. Just a guess but it's plausable. Andy
    i was told yesterday that the medical teething problems are now
    behind them

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    i was told yesterday that the medical teething problems are now behind them
    thats always good news but chukka you know what is better?

    Henry going to be playing some part in the everton game tomorrow
    hurrah. lol

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    thats always good news but chukka you know what is better? Henry going to be playing some part in the everton game tomorrow hurrah. lol
    well,he's on the bench....................

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    Initially i thought i did but on looking at dates i beleive it was closer to the 28th/29th March which means i should have mine hopefully 1 week after yours which will still give us a 12 day cushion before we leave on our cruise. Congratualtions bet your counting down the days already. Let me know how your booking of a medical goes. (are you having it london) Keep me posted through PM or Email.
    Yeah im chuffed to bits. I'll be happier when i have the letter through
    my door though. I'll probably do the medical in Brum but maybe london.

    I'll keep you posted.

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    Initially i thought i did but on looking at dates i beleive it was closer to the 28th/29th March which means i should have mine hopefully 1 week after yours which will still give us a 12 day cushion before we leave on our cruise. Congratualtions bet your counting down the days already. Let me know how your booking of a medical goes. (are you having it london) Keep me posted through PM or Email.
    Hey The wife just called we got it in the mail today!

    so yours should follow soon.

    Good luck, i'm sure you'll get it in time.

    Andy

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    Hey The wife just called we got it in the mail today! so yours should follow soon. Good luck, i'm sure you'll get it in time. Andy
    I'm currently at my parents revising for my finals, i so want to drive
    back 70 miles just to see our post lol, going back late wednesday night
    anyway but still. Once again congrats BTW where are you planning on
    moving to? you starting looking for jobs etc yet?

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    I'm currently at my parents revising for my finals, i so want to drive back 70 miles just to see our post lol, going back late wednesday night anyway but still. Once again congrats BTW where are you planning on moving to? you starting looking for jobs etc yet?
    We're going to Idaho to start with, thats where she's from and then we
    are looking at Portland, OR. I've looked at some jobs but more what's
    around and where to find them than individual jobs. It's a bit tricky
    when you can gaurentee 100% that you'll be availiable to work.

    Good luck with the exams too. I was doing my finals when she came over
    here. Luckily she did most of the work but it was still difficult.

    Andy

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    We're going to Idaho to start with, thats where she's from and then we are looking at Portland, OR. I've looked at some jobs but more what's around and where to find them than individual jobs. It's a bit tricky when you can gaurentee 100% that you'll be availiable to work. Good luck with the exams too. I was doing my finals when she came over here. Luckily she did most of the work but it was still difficult. Andy
    Yeah completely understand I don't think companies really care to much
    about any application until you are in the country or at least have the
    VISA to work.

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    We're going to Idaho to start with, thats where she's from and then we are looking at Portland, OR. I've looked at some jobs but more what's around and where to find them than individual jobs. It's a bit tricky when you can gaurentee 100% that you'll be availiable to work. Good luck with the exams too. I was doing my finals when she came over here. Luckily she did most of the work but it was still difficult. Andy
    Hey, Andy.. small world!
    Did you know that our local paper is online at oregonlive.com ? You
    might also like a look at the 'alternative' weekly, wweek.com
    portland.craigslist.org is also a great way to get started here.
    The Oregonian and local TV news are reporting that not only did Oregon
    have a recovery, but we're practically in a boom. I have NO idea where
    these jobs allegedly are, btw. What field are you in/hoping to be in?
    meauxna de oregon

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    Hey, Andy.. small world! Did you know that our local paper is online at oregonlive.com ? You might also like a look at the 'alternative' weekly, wweek.com portland.craigslist.org is also a great way to get started here. The Oregonian and local TV news are reporting that not only did Oregon have a recovery, but we're practically in a boom. I have NO idea where these jobs allegedly are, btw. What field are you in/hoping to be in? meauxna de oregon
    Hey Cool,

    I've seen the Oregonian online but not the other links so thanks. Yeah
    the job is worrying me. I have an IT degree, we are able to stay with
    Jules' parents in Idaho until we find jobs first.

    What kind of work do you have/are looking for? What do you think Oregon?

    Andy

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