Below is a sample of i-129f Petition Timeline.

The average time frame of an i 129f petition or k-1 visa process is 4-6 months.

i-129 petition is fast when you file everything correctly. Proper documentation and an interview preparation for the beneficiary/applicant are very important for a successful process and in obtaining a quick fiance visa. Good luck to all the couples who are about to do the process! 🙂


K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2014-04-22 – The date when the package was sent to USCIS.
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-04-27 – Received the first Notice of Action Receipt (only the US petitioner receives NOA1)
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-05-31 – Received the second Notice of Action Approval Notice Valid from 5/28/2014 to 09/27/2014

(only US petitioner receives NOA2)

NVC Received : 2014-06-10 – National Visa Center received the Approval Notice. (only US petitioner receives NVC letter)
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2014-06-12 – Case Number created. Case # is used to track your visa status @
NVC Left : 2014-06-13 – Case sent to US Embassy Manila.
Consulate Received : 2014-06-16 – US Embassy Manila received my visa case mail from NVC.
Packet 3 Received : 2014-06-30 – Beneficiary received a letter from the US Embassy Manila
Packet 3 Sent : 2014-07-07
Packet 4 Received : 2014-07-14
Interview Date : 2014-08-07 – Interview questions here. Interview experience here.
Interview Result : Administrative Review – Approval was pending due to late arrival of medical result.
Second Interview
(If Required):
 If your case gets an AP or RFE (request for evidence) you can send an inquiry at under Provide Feedback section.
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2014-08-29 . Note: CFO Seminar is required before leaving the country.
US Entry : 2014-09-24 . Passport was stamped with a condition of marrying within 88 days. ( Not 90 days)
Marriage : 2014-11-27
Comments : download our checklist
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 34 days from your NOA1 date.Your interview took 102 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

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