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  1. My priority date is july052016. I received a letter from NVC on June052017 saying that Theyve received all the requested documents for this immigrant visa case and is now in a queue awaiting an interview appointment overseas and that it takes within 3 months to schedule the interview. Now today its September062017 3 months exactly since receiving that letter and nothing from Abu Dhabi embassy or NVC and still waiting for an interview date! Please share your own experience & timeline. Thanks & Good luck for all.
  2. Hi, im in the process of completing K-1 for my wife. She already entered US on a K-1 visa and we got married so Im starting to file I-485 and I have 2 questions: 1. Do I start filing I-485 under her new married last name or her old maiden name? 2. When do we go to SS office to get her SS number? Thanks for any input.
  3. I have a question, once the NVC sends the consulate the packet from uscis how long after does the beneficiary get the instructions in the mail? and do we have to wait on that instructions packet to come in the mail in order to get the medical done?
  4. My wife and I went to the embassy in Bogota yesterday and she had had her CR-1 visa application approved. Whopee? but hold on....The interview packet for the embassy says 2-3 days (not guaranteed) and the embassy helpers said that it would be 8 days to get the approved visa. Then the next day my wife gets a call from the Embassy. Apparently there was a mistake and the CO did not collect the birth cert or marriage cert. They sent instructions by email on how to send in the documents. We dropped the documents at the ASC office and they said that they would send the docs to the embassy and we would get an update on Monday. They said it would be 2-3 weeks before the passport with visa would be delivered. Anyone have this experience after approval and green card number for payment to USCIS issued? How long does it take them to review the documents and issue a visa?
  5. Any Houston local mind sharing their AOS timeline in the last year? We filed in October 2015, interview in November 2016, and still no word. Thanks!
  6. j1 visa waiver pending

    Hi, What should I do I applied for a J1 visa waiver under no object. No gov funds were involved however the status has been pending since April 19, 2017. And no further updates after everything was received.
  7. Hi, I learnt a lot from this forum and wanted to share my experience, particularly in regard to timeline and the process I went through to expedite. I took steps to expedite through my congressman. I believe it had some sway but not to the level that I expected. It meant that my application was looked at but timelines were still fairly extensive which is difficult with a job offer on the table. If you do decide to try expedite through your congressional office I would recommend getting support in pulling together your case for financial hardship and other. At the moment, it needs to be an extremely solid case before they will consider it. 29th May 2017: Posted AOS application 12th June 2017: Application Received 26th June 2017: i797 NOAs for AOS, EAD and Parole to Travel 17th July 2017: Biometrics Complete 18th July 2017: Received notice that USCIS had posted me a document - this was not my EAD but returning another receipt notice and was a mistake on their behalf] 4th August 2017: Received Job Offer 5th August 2017: Request to Expedite through USCIS (SR) and through Congressional Office 8th August 2017: Request Rejected because not enough evidence 11th August 2017: Resubmitted with further Evidence through Congressional Office 24th August 2017: Request for Evidence for AOS from USCIS which also puts EAD process on hold till evidence is received 1 Sept 2017: USCIS received evidence (tracked mail) 4th Sept 2017: Infopass Appointment with the USCIS. They were unable to progress anything because my evidence had been received but not processed 6th Sept 2017: Acknowledged receipt of evidence. 13th Sept 2017: Email notification card was approved and being produced 15th Sept 2017: EAD and Parole to Travel combo card mailed 19th Sept 2017: Combined Card received Total Process: 99 days from when application was received. It has been long and difficult. I would recommend asking for help from your Congressman as otherwise I believe it would've taken another two-three weeks. Best of Luck
  8. Hey people who moderate the forum lol (Sorry, I dont know a better way to start), I noticed that the San Fernando Valley field office is not listed on the site as a way to include on the timeline and to put as the office a user can choose when creating their profile. Could you guys include that as an option? It's the office that will handle my case (and probably many around here as well) on my green card process and it would be interesting to see other people who are also going to have their situation handled by it; we could talk about the interviews, discuss timeline and etc. I hope this kind of post is okay =) Thank you all in advance!
  9. Hey guys, wondering if there are people here from Upstate NY (Albany) that have filed for their citizenship? It would be nice to get to know each other and go through the process together! Waiting on your replies. Please do post your timeline. And if you have already gone through the process, it would be amazing if you could share your experiences. Thanks!
  10. Hello everyone! I am under Eb-3 category. Im just wondering, about how many days/months should I wait before I can schedule for an interview after my documents have been reviewed by the NVC? Also, I understand that the review of documents could take an ample time,like 60days. Are there instances that the review only took 30days or even less? Thank you.
  11. Hi all! After sending the documents to NVC, the least number of days for me to get a case complete would be how many?thanks in advance
  12. Hi everyone ! I just registered on this site because i really really need your, guys, help or advice. I'm so lost. So the NVC sent our case to the Consulate in Kiev on May 15th and it got there on May 16th, status changed to "ready". In Ukraine i can't schedule an appointment before the status changes to AP/until the embassy lets me. So it's the 7th of June today and i just got an answer from the embassy telling me that they still don't have my case even tho my fiancé talked with a NVC supervisor who told him that it's there for sure, but nobody got it out of the system. Is this normal? Do I have to just wait? Because i don't think there's actually something i can do.. Thank you all in advance!
  13. I just want to thank each and every person who supports us all on our visa journeys as you have completed yours but are still here to help. There are still good people in the world I can see that through VJ. Thank you all in advance. I completed my own petition saving hundreds of dollars in paying someone to do the same thing I could do myself and this site helped tremendously! Now, I have a few questions about the application process and want to make sure I'm putting my timeline in correctly since I'm trying to get a guesstimate of when I should try to plan a trip back to be there in support of my Fiancé at his interview phase. Okay so I filed the I-129F K1 Visa application on 05/22/17 and sent it express mail and was told by the USPS that they would receive on 05/23/17. -I received a text on 05/24/17 from the USCIS: USCIS: Your case was received. Receipt # WACxxxxxxxxxx. Official Receipt Notice (Form I-797) to follow in mail. Msg & Data rates may apply. DO NOT REPLY -I also received an email on 05/24/17: Your case has been accepted and routed to the USCIS California Service Center for processing. Within 7-10 days by standard mail you will receive your official Receipt Notice (Form I-797) with your Receipt Number WACxxxxxxxxxx. With the official Receipt Notice (Form I-797) you may visit www.uscis.gov where you can check the status of your case using My Case Status. We suggest you wait until you have received your Form I-797 before checking My Case Status. This confirmation provides notification of the date USCIS received your case. This notice does NOT grant any immigration status or benefit. You MAY NOT present this notice as evidence that you have been granted any immigration status or benefit. Further, this notice does NOT constitute evidence that your case remains pending with USCIS. The current status of your case must be verified with USCIS. PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE I signed up on the USCIS website to track the progress. -On yesterday I received our photo book returned to me in the mail from the USCIS with a letter attached dated 05/23/17: We are returning in item(s) you sent in support of your application/petition as it is a format we cannot place in your file folder for review by an officer during the adjudication process. If you have any additional questions you may call etc., -I went onto the USCIS website and now I see this notice: Case Was Received On May 22, 2017, we received your Form I-129F, Petition for Fiance(E), Receipt Number WACxxxxxxxxxx, and sent you the receipt notice that describes how we will process your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you do not receive your receipt notice by June 21, 2017, please call Customer Service at 1-800-375-5283. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address. Next Steps If we accept your case, you will receive a receipt notice. If we reject your case, we will send you an explanation with instructions. -I front loaded everything and then some plus I did attached the original photos as well. I know I have to be patient but not trying to worry as much since the application is sent off now. -So what step are we on? What timeline date do I enter or do I wait on the notice?
  14. I haven't found a topic for June 2016 AOS filers. Therefore, I am creating one. Post your experiences and questions here and let's keep each other company on this journey. I am adjusting from F1. I am currently working full time on OPT. We submitted AOS package on June 6 and are patiently waiting......
  15. Hello fellow July 2015 filers! Kindly share your updates and/or questions regarding your visa journey especially since our priority date is current as of May and June 2017 Thank you! Hope all our cases will be successful
  16. Hi! I'm attempting to file a K1 visa petition for my fiancé who lives in Bosnia. I've just about collected and filled out all the necessary paperwork, but I am confused by several things: 1.) I gained my US citizenship through my parent's naturalization, so I do not have a certificate of naturalization, but rather a US passport. Now, on the passport I have 3 years of validity before I need to renew it, but I'm reading that a minimum of 5 years of validity is required. Is that true? 2.) I'm currently finishing up my degree and will be using my father as a co-sponsor, so do I need to submit all the papers that he received when he filed taxes or just specific pages of the tax returns? He and my mother submitted taxes together, but I am only using my father as a co-sponsor--do I need to separate their earnings or submit the tax returns as one? And if I do submit it as one, do I need to file an affidavit for her even though she will not be doing any sponsoring? 3.) In regards to the assets, mortgages, etc. section of the affidavit of sponsorship, do I mark the approximate amount of mortgage, financial worth of assets or do I provide official bank documents in regards to the home loans, mortgage, and financial status of my co-sponsor? I feel as if I may be overthinking this and I'm stressing quite a bit, because I would really like to have the application in the mail and submitted before the weekend is through. Please help!
  17. In hiatus

    I just want to say hello to everyone. I'm a newbie in this forum, I just joined this morning. I'm currently in my 1st year as Permanent Resident and now in hiatus. Although I'm a new member, I've been visiting this site since 2015. This forum helped me a lot when I was still processing my k1 visa 2 years ago. Now I want to share my experience so I could help those who are having the same experience as mine. Please click here for more info about me. Cheers and good luck everyone!
  18. Hi everyone Not my intention to be picky or annoying, just to set up here a friendly reminder on how to properly fill in your VJ Timeline so the estimated times for NOA2 are the most accurate possible. I keep seeing people stating their RECEIVED date as the NOA1 date, when you actually have to use your NOTICE DATE. What happens when you do use the received date? 1- You are going to get processing estimate dates that are actually 3-5 days earlier than your actual ones based on the general stats (or, to be more precise, the number of days between received and notice date in your NOA1). I've seen enough people having a bad time and stressing out about that single fact, so no need to stress yourself out more than necessary... even when we all know that's almost impossible with this sine die waiting. 2- The general stats used to estimate everyone's processing times are going to be less accurate if people use received date. Well, obviously that depends on what's most people actually using as the reference there (received or notice date), but since the main rule was notice date I'm going to assume that's what the majority is doing. Therefore, by using received date, the number of days between NOA1 and NOA2 registered in the Timeline is higher than it actually is, which affects to the estimation. So I don't know if I'm explaining myself clearly enough, but here's my point to sum it up. For the sake of everyone's: 1- Update your VJ Timeline 2- Use NOTICE DATE for your NOA1 date 3- Keep in mind that, because of all the facts previously stated, VJ Timeline is a wonderful help but not a golden rule of thumb. For more accurate information, check maybe the stats in the monthly filers threads... and when doing so, keep in mind those indeed work by RECEIVED date! (Thank you for your patience reading this... I was even starting to bore myself )
  19. NVC expedite

    Hi all. Just wanting to know if anyone has recently within the last year preferably has sent an expedite request to NVC? I sent mine on Thursday and haven't gotten response yet. Just wanting to have an idea when USEm might respond to the expedite request. And also, is it difficult to get one with USem manila? Thanks!
  20. I wanted to document my N-400 journey in detail. Many members find reassurance in reading the experiences of others, and I hope this helps. I got my green card through my employer and applied based on 5 years of permanent residency. Some of this information is specific to Houston, but most of it will be of use to all applicants. I hope this serves as a useful "sample timeline" for others. So here you go; everything that happened from the moment I sent the application to the moment I picked up my naturalization certificate. ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Timeline ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- 16-Dec-2015 Early-filing eligibility date 17-Dec-2015 Day 1 N-400 mailed to Lewisville, TX 18-Dec-2015 Day 2 Application delivered (FedEx confirmation) 23-Dec-2015 Day 7 Check cashed 23-Dec-2015 Day 7 Application received (e-notification) 28-Dec-2015 Day 12 Receipt notice (NOA) received 04-Jan-2016 Day 19 Biometrics notice received (for 13-Jan-2016) 13-Jan-2016 Day 28 Biometrics completed 26-Apr-2016 Day 132 In-line for interview (e-notification) 03-May-2016 Day 139 Interview scheduled (e-notification) 06-May-2016 Day 142 Interview letter received (for 07-Jun-2016) 07-Jun-2016 Day 174 Interview completed (recommended for approval) 09-Jun-2016 Day 176 In-line for oath (e-notification) 10-Jun-2016 Day 177 Oath scheduled (e-notification) 13-Jun-2016 Day 180 Oath letter received (for 22-Jun-2016) 22-Jun-2016 Day 189 Oath ceremony ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Application ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- 16-Dec-2015 I became eligible to file my application; 90 days before the 5th anniversary of the "resident since" date on my green card. Note: the early filing calculator on the USCIS website took into consideration that 2016 is a leap year. 17-Dec-2015 - Day 1 I mailed my application to the Lewisville, TX lockbox (sent to the street address, not the P. O. Box). I included the N-400 form, the G-1145 form, two passport photos with my name and A-number written on the back, a copy of the front and back of my green card, and a personal check for $680 with my A-number written on it. I used FedEx; for $7.50, they guaranteed next-day delivery, although I'm sure it was only that cheap because it's only a 3 hour drive. 18-Dec-2015 - Day 2 My application was delivered to USCIS in Lewisville, TX according to the tracking tool on the FedEx website. 23-Dec-2015 - Day 7 Morning: my bank account showed that USCIS cashed my check. Afternoon: I received a text message and e-mail notifying me that my application had been accepted. The text message said that my case had been received and it provided me with my case number (starting with NBC*). The email contained the same information, but also informed me that the application had been routed to the National Benefits Center and said that I should expect my NOA in the mail within 7-10 days. I used my case number to set up an account on the USCIS website and to turn on text message and email alerts for the next stages of my application. 28-Dec-2015 - Day 12 I received my receipt notice (I-797C Notice of Action) with a notice date of 22-Dec-2015. The NOA states that I'll be scheduled to appear for an interview "upon receipt of all required Record Checks". ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Biometrics ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- 04-Jan-2016 - Day 19 I received my biometrics letter with an appointment date of 13-Jan-2016. The letter was sent from the National Benefits Center in Lee's Summit, MO and is dated 26-Dec-2015. 13-Jan-2016 - Day 28 My biometrics appointment was scheduled for 2:00 pm at the Southwest Houston Application Support Center (11777 S State Highway 6), which is actually in the city of Sugar Land, just southwest of Houston. I arrived at 1:40 - note that parking is no concern at all since this ASC shares a parking lot with a Kroger and several other stores. I left my phone in the car, because I was asked to do so on every other visit. When I walked in, the security guard told me to turn off my cellphone if I had one (even though there was a sign that said no cellphones). They may have relaxed the rules, since on previous visits I was told to leave my phone in the car. He checked my letter, asked to see my green card, and gave me the "Learn About the United States" packet and a form to fill out. The form asked for my biographical information as well as any other names I have used in the past. When I was done, I handed the security guard the form and followed another gentleman to do my biometrics. There were two people ahead of me when I walked in and they were done by this time. He then asked me to sit down for the photo, which he had to retake because I didn't lean all the way up against the wall the first time. I then had to sign my name on an electronic reader and I could see my signature, photo, and fingerprints on the screen. I filled out an evaluation card and was given my biometrics letter (now stamped and dated). I walked out at 1:55. ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Interview ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- 18-Apr-2016 - Day 124 I have not heard anything from USCIS since my biometrics appointment, which was 3 months ago. The status check page on the USCIS website won't let me submit an online "Case Status Inquiry" because my application is still within normal processing times. However, those are predicted times for the whole process, and not just for the stage I'm in. It's too early to bother calling or making an Infopass appointment. So on the recommendation of a fellow December 2015 filer who was in the same position, I filed an "Notice Not Received" online inquiry. Since I haven't received the Inline for Interview notice, I thought this made sense. 26-Apr-2016 - Day 132 I was placed inline for interview scheduling. I received an e-mail update and my online case status was updated around 11:00am. The text message arrived two days later. My status now says that USCIS "started the interview scheduling process." No idea if this is related to the online inquiry. 03-May-2016 - Day 139 My interview was scheduled. I got a text message and an email and my online status was updated to indicate that USCIS would send me an interview letter in the mail. 06-May-2016 - Day 142 I received the interview letter in the mail. My interview is scheduled for 07-Jun-2016 at the new USCIS office on Gears Road in north Houston. 07-Jun-2016 - Day 174 I had my interview this morning and I was recommended for approval. My appointment was for 8:30 at the new USCIS office at 810 Gears Road in north Houston. I walked into the building at 8:10, went through a security checkpoint, and turned in my interview letter at the front desk. There was no line at check-in, and I was asked to wait in one of two waiting areas in a large open room. One waiting area was for naturalization interviews and the other was for Infopass appointments. Every now and then, a number would be called, and someone in the Infopass area would be told to go to one of the windows around the room. The naturalization interviewees were called by name and told to go to a door where an officer was waiting. I waited for about an hour (so about 40 minutes after my appointment time) before my name was called. My interviewer met me at the door, introduced herself, and chatted while we walked back to her office. By any measure, she was friendly, but by USCIS standards, she was positively bubbly. When we got to her office, she asked me to sit down and give her my green card, passport, and drivers license. She then asked me to stand so she could place me under oath. We started with the testing portion of the interview. She asked me the following six questions: - What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves? - How many amendments does the Constitution have? - What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803? - What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now? - Why did the colonists fight the British? - What is the highest court in the United States? She then said, This is going to be very elementary for you and moved to the language test. She asked me to read: What country is north of the United States? She asked me to write: Canada is north of the United States We went through the application page by page. She went over my legal name and had some questions as to what my birth name was (I had a translated copy of my birth certificate with me and she took this). We went over all the biographic information and she double-checked my name change request. I told her at the start that I had another trip to add to my list (taken after the application was sent). I had printed this correction out for her and she took the new sheet and added it to my application. Going through the rest of the application, she specifically asked whether my parents were US citizens, whether I was currently a member of any organizations other than those listed, whether I had any citations within the last 5 years other than those listed (she didnt seem to care about the older ones), and whether I had ever been in the military. When we got to the question about selective service, she asked me how old I was (I'm over 31) and she said, "So this doesn't apply to you," and moved on. Other than those specific questions, she seemed to be picking yes/no questions at random (or maybe just the ones she was interested in asking); she didnt ask all of them. She did not ask me for any additional documentation and she didn't look at my passport beyond a quick glance at the name. She asked me if I understood the oath and then asked me to sign my application in two places. After that, she printed out three sheets of paper. The first two were for the name change and were identical. She asked me to sign both with my current name and reminded me that my name would not legally change until the ceremony. The third sheet of paper had my biographic information on it and was stapled to a small ziplock bag with my photos in it (thats how I had attached the photos to the application). She asked me to check the information, but I looked at it and said, My name is not Maria and Im not from El Salvador; she had attached the photos to the wrong piece of paper. She laughed, corrected this and gave me the right paper to check. She did not ask me to sign my photographs; this seems to be common for name change applicants. At this point she told me that everything looked good and she gave me the N-652 form stating that I had passed the English and civics tests and that my application was recommended for approval. She said that I should get an oath letter in the mail and that it was important to show up at the time indicated on the letter because it takes hours to get everyone checked in. She said that they were not having people wait for letters today (which I took to mean that they sometimes do on other days). She said that I would mostly likely be scheduled for the June 22nd ceremony, but that if not, then I would be scheduled for the July 27th ceremony. The interview took about 30 minutes. She walked me out to the waiting room and told me she would call me when she was done making copies of my passports (2), green card, and drivers license. I waited for about 5 minutes before she called me back to the door, handed me my documents, and told me to have a nice day. ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Oath Ceremony ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- 09-Jun-2016 - Day 176 I was placed inline for oath ceremony scheduling. I got a text message and an email and my online status was updated. 10-Jun-2016 - Day 177 My oath ceremony was scheduled and the letter was mailed. I got a text message and an email and my online status was updated. 13-Jun-2016 - Day 180 I received my oath ceremony letter in the mail. It says to take my green card and oath letter to the ceremony and has a number of yes/no questions on the back that need to be filled out on the day of the ceremony. The questions are all related to whether or not anything has changed since the interview. The ceremony is scheduled for 7:00am on 22-Jun-2016. 22-Jun-2016 - Day 189 Today was the big day; my naturalization ceremony. A guest and I arrived at the M. O. Campbell Educational Center in north Houston at 7:15, a little later than indicated on the oath letter. It was raining heavily when we got there and some people were soaked by the time they made it across the large parking lot to the entrance; luckily I had two umbrellas. At the entrance guests were ushered inside so they could wait in the auditorium while applicants waited outside in a covered area. Our oath letters had numbers on them (from 0 to 9) and these corresponded to the check-in table that you were supposed to go to. After about 20 minutes I was inside the building and 10 minutes after that I was at the front of the line for my table. I turned in my oath letter and green card and was given my certificate to check. I was then given a purple piece of paper and told that we would be dismissed by color (colors corresponded to order of arrival, so those who get there earlier get to leave earlier). I met my guest and we sat together on the second tier of the auditorium (the lower tier was already mostly full). This was at around 8:00 am. As I walked in, I was given a packet containing an American flag, a welcome letter from President Obama, and a copy of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. There were a few announcements made about the colored pieces of paper, but mostly people just took photos and talked and waited. Around 9:00 am the doors were closed and ceremony began with a brief speech by the USCIS director. At this point she asked any applicants who had requested a modified oath to see her and shortly after that, she introduced the judge. The U.S. And Texas flags were brought in and a young lady sang the national anthem. The judge opened the formal court session and made some very kind remarks urging people to relax, take as many photos as they wanted, and not worry about their kids making noise; he said that it was a formal court session, it was a day to celebrate. He also said that he'd stick around afterwards and pose for photos with anyone who was interested. The USCIS director indicated that of the 2089 people scheduled for the oath, 2020 were present and asked the judge to "continue the applications" of those not present, whatever that means. The judge then introduced several members of the armed forces who were being naturalized and asked them to stand and be recognized. He then asked all applicants to stand and he read the entire oath of citizenship at once, after which he said, "If that is your oath, please say, 'I will'" and everyone said "I will." The judge then congratulated us as "his fellow Americans". Before we sat down, we recited the pledge of allegiance. The judge said a few more words about the importance of voting, but kept it brief. That was it; simple, but very enjoyable. There were no additional songs and no video from the president as I've read about at other ceremonies. The judge closed the session and dismissed us shortly before 10:00 am. USCIS officials called out the first color to be dismissed and I heard them call green, orange, pink, yellow, and red before they called purple about 30 minutes after the ceremony ended. When I left, the judge was still posing for photos with over 100 people still in line, so he was going to be there for a while. I went back to table 9 and gave them my purple paper (which they'd written my A-number on). They gave me my certificate and congratulated me. Attached to my certificate was a name change order signed by the judge. Also, unlike almost all the other applicants, the photo on my certificate was the one I had submitted with my application and not the one taken at biometrics. Based on what I've read this is common for those who change their names. The photo was glued on and embossed, not scanned and printed. We left the building at roughly 10:45 and walked out into a hot, humid, sunny Houston morning. ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- U.S. Citizen ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- And with that, 16 years after I moved to the U.S., I'm happy to call myself an Egyptian, an immigrant, and an American. People differ on what it means to be an immigrant; should one assimilate completely, or should one hold on to their heritage as tightly as possible? As with most things, the best answer is probably somewhere in the middle. Over 200 years ago, Thomas Paine, an immigrant, revolutionary, abolitionist, and founding father, said it better than I ever could, "Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good."
  21. Good luck everyone, hope we all get green . apply my vawa on 25th sep , Did my bio metric 22th oct recieved my EAD 17th dec 2016.
  22. Per USCIS they are processing Oct 2016 -129 F forms for K-1/K-2 by CSC https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processingTimesDisplay.do;jsessionid=abczAw2qfO6HVgcDMV6Sv but visa journey it is Jan 1, 2017. So which one is accurate?
  23. Hello everyone! I sent out my AOS package on the mail yesterday via USPS Priority, it should be arriving to the Chicago PO Box on Monday, I have a tracking number and will be checking on it. My question is, does anyone have a rough timeline/ order in which I will be receiving news about my case status? Like, for what sort of information I should be paying attention to my email, my home's mail box, or for what I should be checking the website myself, and when should I expect them to cash my checks? Thank you very much for the help!
  24. Would like to share a timeline of my father's case after issuance of 221g. Dec 27 interview (USem Manila) . Issued 221g by CO. Reason: no PSA birth cert. Dec 27 - Reverification at NSO Pasay. He has a negative record. He only has the LCR copy. We had to process the LCR endorsement so he would have a positive bc from PSA. Endorsement takes 2 weeks. Jan 10 and Jan 13 - Ceac updated. Administrative processing. (Maybe they received the negative bc record) Jan 14 - got the positive copy of PSA bc. I did NSO reverification online same day. Jan 23 - ceac updated - still Administrative processing. Jan 23 - US embassy emailed me to submit original PSA bc. (Since on our first reverification on dec 27, his PSA bc is still negative). Jan 26 - to comply with US embassy's email, i had his PSA bc mailed via 2go to USem just in case they did not receive the reverification yet. Jan 27 - 2go tracking. UsEm received PSA bc. Jan 27 - ceac updated again. Still Administrative processing. Feb 2 - ceac status update. Issued. Yay!! ? Was already losing hope because his medical will expire on march 15 and i could not imagine the agony of another expense for the medical exam and another two months for the sputum test. Hopefully we'll have his visa next week.
  25. I'm attempting to update my Timeline and I'm not entirely sure what date to put down for when my package was received by NVC. I didn't call NVC at all, I just waited and received the welcome emails. Also, do I put in the date I received the welcome emails for the "Received DS-261/AOS Bill" date? If anyone can help that would be wonderful! I'd like to be contributing to the data collected through the Timeline feature =]