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Just wondering if any of my fellow August filers are out there and feeling a little bit of hope due to the July approvals starting to come out of CSC? I know I am!!! :thumbs:

I was fighting the urge not to cave in to despair for a while there. I will wait as long as it takes, and I know, I know! We haven't waited as long as many, but there was the distinct fear we might, and seeing approvals of folks who filed just a few weeks before we did really is helping me feel a lot better about our prospects.

It still sucks to see absolutely no action when I check the USCIS website, but many posting of their approvals indicate the same thing... Nothing... Nothing... Nothing... NOA2!!! :thumbs:


B and J K-1 story

  • April 2004 met online
  • July 16, 2006 Met in person on her birthday in United Arab Emirates
  • August 4, 2006 sent certified mail I-129F packet Neb SC
  • August 9, 2006 NOA1
  • August 21, 2006 received NOA1 in mail
  • October 4, 5, 7, 13 & 17 2006 Touches! 50 day address change... Yes Judith is beautiful, quit staring at her passport photo and approve us!!! Shaming works! LOL
  • October 13, 2006 NOA2! November 2, 2006 NOA2? Huh? NVC already processed and sent us on to Abu Dhabi Consulate!
  • February 12, 2007 Abu Dhabi Interview SUCCESS!!! February 14 Visa in hand!
  • March 6, 2007 she is here!
  • MARCH 14, 2007 WE ARE MARRIED!!!
  • May 5, 2007 Sent AOS/EAD packet
  • May 11, 2007 NOA1 AOS/EAD
  • June 7, 2007 Biometrics appointment
  • June 8, 2007 first post biometrics touch, June 11, next touch...
  • August 1, 2007 AOS Interview! APPROVED!! EAD APPROVED TOO...
  • August 6, 2007 EAD card and Welcome Letter received!
  • August 13, 2007 GREEN CARD received!!! 375 days since mailing the I-129F!

    Remove Conditions:

  • May 1, 2009 first day to file
  • May 9, 2009 mailed I-751 to USCIS CS

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yeah me too is hoping as i saw some july filers, even CSC filers are being approved, and we used the new I-129 form. time will go by fast as i will be with my love for two weeks starting next week! yeah! good luck to all of us!


November 13,2006- Called NVC and gave me our case number

November 14,2006- NVC forwarded case to Manila Embassy

November 22,2006- US Embassy Manila recieved my case, and said wait till 1-6 months for the interview date

Feb 2007-interview approved

March 1'07- Visa delivered

April 3'07-Las Vegas, Nevada

April 15'07- Orlando, Florida

April 20- Wedding

April 23'07- France

June 5'07- Back to Florida and file for AOS

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Hi. I am an August person too. I am now hopeful that my petition will come through on it's originally estimated time instead of 2 months later! And I certainly hope that others before me are seeing their petitions approved in the near future, as they have waited longer than I. All we can do is hope I guess. Good luck to all. It's great to read the sucesses! :dance:

Maggie


Maggie

08-07-06 I129 NOA1

02-05-07 Visa in Hand

02-13-07 POE JFK w/temp EAD

02-23-07 Civil Marriage

06-17-07 Wedding

08-13-07 Card received in mail

04-14-09 Trip to Maui for Anniversary

06-04-09 Filed to lift conditions

08-13-09 Perm Card received

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yeah me too is hoping as i saw some july filers, even CSC filers are being approved, and we used the new I-129 form. time will go by fast as i will be with my love for two weeks starting next week! yeah! good luck to all of us!

Awsome! Enjoy your time together. :thumbs: It is definately doing my heart good to see CSC putting out approvals in a more humane timely manner! There is hope for all of us again! :D

We won't see each other again until she gets her visa, but her brother in law just got a computer for the apartment, so we are getting even more time together online, which is nice.


B and J K-1 story

  • April 2004 met online
  • July 16, 2006 Met in person on her birthday in United Arab Emirates
  • August 4, 2006 sent certified mail I-129F packet Neb SC
  • August 9, 2006 NOA1
  • August 21, 2006 received NOA1 in mail
  • October 4, 5, 7, 13 & 17 2006 Touches! 50 day address change... Yes Judith is beautiful, quit staring at her passport photo and approve us!!! Shaming works! LOL
  • October 13, 2006 NOA2! November 2, 2006 NOA2? Huh? NVC already processed and sent us on to Abu Dhabi Consulate!
  • February 12, 2007 Abu Dhabi Interview SUCCESS!!! February 14 Visa in hand!
  • March 6, 2007 she is here!
  • MARCH 14, 2007 WE ARE MARRIED!!!
  • May 5, 2007 Sent AOS/EAD packet
  • May 11, 2007 NOA1 AOS/EAD
  • June 7, 2007 Biometrics appointment
  • June 8, 2007 first post biometrics touch, June 11, next touch...
  • August 1, 2007 AOS Interview! APPROVED!! EAD APPROVED TOO...
  • August 6, 2007 EAD card and Welcome Letter received!
  • August 13, 2007 GREEN CARD received!!! 375 days since mailing the I-129F!

    Remove Conditions:

  • May 1, 2009 first day to file
  • May 9, 2009 mailed I-751 to USCIS CS

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I know exactly what u mean.. I was also feeling the same, y'know"We haven't waited as long as many, but there was the distinct fear we might". I felt that too. I hope you'll have the same luck as we did. got approved in 6 weeks. well, it was really God ;) Just keep the faith.. Good luck! "

Just wondering if any of my fellow August filers are out there and feeling a little bit of hope due to the July approvals starting to come out of CSC? I know I am!!! :thumbs:

I was fighting the urge not to cave in to despair for a while there. I will wait as long as it takes, and I know, I know! We haven't waited as long as many, but there was the distinct fear we might, and seeing approvals of folks who filed just a few weeks before we did really is helping me feel a lot better about our prospects.

It still sucks to see absolutely no action when I check the USCIS website, but many posting of their approvals indicate the same thing... Nothing... Nothing... Nothing... NOA2!!! :thumbs:


"Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are one day further

from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will."

* July 19 '06 - I-129F Sent to TSC

* Aug. 08 '06 - NOA1 Received

* Sept. 19 '06 - NOA2 Approved

* Sept. 24 '06 - NOA2 Received

* Oct. 12 '06 - Left NVC and Sent to USE in Manila

* Oct. 18 '06 - Received the Letter fr. NVC

* Oct. 23 '06 - USE in Manila Received our Case

* Dec. 22 '06 - Packet 4

* Jan. 24 '06 - CFO Seminar

* Jan.25-26 '07- Medical Exam

* Feb. 15 '07 - INTERVIEW (APPROVED!)

* Feb. 22 '07 - Visa Recieved

* March 2 '07 - Fly to San Francisco to meet my Munchkins!!!

* March 7 '07 - Fly together to Memphis (Home)

* March 15 '07 - Wedding Day

AOS Journey

* May 22 '07 - AOS Sent to Chicago

* May 23 '07 - Chicago Received

* May 29 '07 - NOA1 Received

* June 18 '07 - Biometrics

* July 16 '07 - Case Transferred to CSC

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Just wondering if any of my fellow August filers are out there and feeling a little bit of hope due to the July approvals starting to come out of CSC? I know I am!!! :thumbs:

I was fighting the urge not to cave in to despair for a while there. I will wait as long as it takes, and I know, I know! We haven't waited as long as many, but there was the distinct fear we might, and seeing approvals of folks who filed just a few weeks before we did really is helping me feel a lot better about our prospects.

It still sucks to see absolutely no action when I check the USCIS website, but many posting of their approvals indicate the same thing... Nothing... Nothing... Nothing... NOA2!!! :thumbs:

I had nary a touch before i received the email on the NOA2. Good luck.

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It's getting my hopes up that's for sure, but I don't know if that's a good thing considering there's still a good chance it could drag on for another 4 months! So I'm hoping.. but trying not to hope too much or get too excited... even though it's hard because wow are things ever looking up.


AOS/EAD/AP:

Apr. 24 2007: AOS/EAD/AP Sent to Chicago Lockbox

Apr. 25 2007: AOS/EAD/AP Arrived at Chicago

Apr. 30 2007: NOA1 for AOS/EAD/AP

May 02 2007: AOS/EAD/AP Cheques cashed

May 03 2007: AOS/EAD/AP Touched

May 22 2007: RFE

May 25 2007: Biometrics for EAD

May 29 2007: EAD Touched

Jun. 06 2007: Biometrics for AOS Completed at the same time as EAD

Jun. 08 2007: RFE sent back

Jun. 11 2007: RFE Rec'd

Jun. 13 2007: AOS Touched

Jun. 14 2007: AOS Touched

Jun. 18 2007: AOS Touched

Jul. 10 2007: EAD and AP Touched and approved!

Aug. 17 2007: AOS Interview! APPROVED!!!!

Lifting Conditions:

Jun. 15 2009: Mailed I-751 to CSC

Aug. 14 2009: Biometrics

Sep. 17 2009: Approved!

Pillowcased: Diary of a Madwoman. Full timeline coming soon!

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Knowing that we have not an ounce of control over the order in which the CSC processes petitions, we have solemnly vowed to feel only hope for everyone waiting; happiness for those approved; and sadness for those who must appeal.

That said, when the first August approval from CSC gets posted here, we will both faint. :yes::blush:


14 July 05 - "wow! now THAT is a first kiss"

23 March 06 - "let's get married!"

22 August 06 - "here we go, I129F for K1 to NSC today"

13 January 07 - "Visa in hand!!"

02 March 07 - Joy "I Do!" Judge "what about you?" Asha "Me Too!" Judge "OK then, you're married!!"

13 April 07 - "Uncle Sam, here's the papers."

21 June 07 - "application transferred to CSC, Yippie!"

07 July 07 - "why yes, that is a conditional Permanent Resident card in my hand!"

08 April 09 - will file to lift conditions

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It is encouraging. Just gotta pray and wait.


Met online April 2004

Went to Mumbai to meet Poonam Sept. 2004

Sept. 2004 thru April 2006 ongoing relationship

Went back to Mumbai April 2006

Engagement April 2006

Nov.-Dec. 2006 went to Mumbai

K-1 Journey*

08-02-06 mailed I-129F

08-15-06 NOA1

08-18-06 touched

10-05-06 NOA2 (51 Days)

10-06-06 touched

10-07-06 touched

10-16-06 Received hardcopy of NOA2 in the mail

10-19-06 NVC received my petition (Please hurry, so she can be here for Christmas)

10-26-06 Received NVC letter stating it was sent to Mumbai (Letter dated 10-23-06)

12-09-06 Never received Packet 3, So we downloaded and sent to embassy

02-02-07 INTERVIEW (Missed 1st interview, waiting on new interview date)

04-02-07 New INTERVIEW Date.

04-02-07 APPROVED !!!!!

04-27-07 ARRIVED IN U.S.

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May filers and some in June filed with the old form, which means a longer processing due to RFEs

They did not skip these people, but people that used new form are probably submitted to a compolete different processing.

We still see a lot of people from March and April getting approved. They did not forget you. Your turn will come :) Keep the faith!


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Just wondering if any of my fellow August filers are out there and feeling a little bit of hope due to the July approvals starting to come out of CSC? I know I am!!! :thumbs:

I was fighting the urge not to cave in to despair for a while there. I will wait as long as it takes, and I know, I know! We haven't waited as long as many, but there was the distinct fear we might, and seeing approvals of folks who filed just a few weeks before we did really is helping me feel a lot better about our prospects.

It still sucks to see absolutely no action when I check the USCIS website, but many posting of their approvals indicate the same thing... Nothing... Nothing... Nothing... NOA2!!! :thumbs:

Yes, I am feeling the heat and sometime scared, hope all good.

Our days are coming soon.

Cheer

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You bet, ready4ONE. I'm definitely encouraged for the moment. I don't think this hoard of approvals is going to last long. The $500 million appropriation that USCIS received five years ago to reduce their backlog (HAHAHAHA! Yeah, THAT was money well spent...NOT!!) runs out at the end of this month (fiscal year). I suspect that what we've been seeing is a huge push to make things look as good as possible before the money is completely gone. There is no more appropriation money in sight. Between now and January, a whole slew of contract workers will be leaving USCIS permanently, as I understand it. I'm guessing that slowdowns must lie ahead. Hopefully they can get as many of us pushed through as possible while the contract workers are still on board.

Here's to a lot of speedy approvals!! :thumbs:


January 2004: Met Laurent at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris

February 2004: We became an actual couple

January 29th, 2006: I left France to return to the United States--AWFUL to say goodbye!

June 2006: Finally convinced Laurent that a K-1 visa would be more time-effective than trying to get an H-1

August 1st, 2006: The K-1 petition is finally in the mail and on its way to Nebraska...WooHoooo!! And yes, I remembered to attach the check! :-)

August 3rd, 2006: USPS online tracking shows that my petition (sent certified) was received at the NSC at 5:05am

August 14th, 2006: NOA1 received USPS!! (I-129F recv'd at CSC: 8/4; NOA date: 8/10; last touched: 8/11)

October 2nd, 2006: I MISTAKENLY thought we had an approval...False alarm...Back to waiting...

October 3rd, 2006: TOUCHED!!

October 4th, 2006: REALLY AND TRULY APPROVED!!! Email notification lists 10/3 as the NOA2 date.

Later that same day: TOUCHED...AGAIN! Hope that means I'm in a cozy box and moving to NVC this week...

October 10th, 2006: Received official NOA2 via snail mail.

October 19th, 2006: Case received at NVC!! AWESOME!!

October 20th, 2006: Case forwarded to Paris!! DHL says two shipments were headed that way. Must be in there somewhere...

October 27th, 2006: Received official receipt letter from NVC via USPS.

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You bet, ready4ONE. I'm definitely encouraged for the moment. I don't think this hoard of approvals is going to last long. The $500 million appropriation that USCIS received five years ago to reduce their backlog (HAHAHAHA! Yeah, THAT was money well spent...NOT!!) runs out at the end of this month (fiscal year). I suspect that what we've been seeing is a huge push to make things look as good as possible before the money is completely gone. There is no more appropriation money in sight. Between now and January, a whole slew of contract workers will be leaving USCIS permanently, as I understand it. I'm guessing that slowdowns must lie ahead. Hopefully they can get as many of us pushed through as possible while the contract workers are still on board.

Here's to a lot of speedy approvals!! :thumbs:

Wow! I hope you are wrong. I work for a major City in the USA and like any Government body, we must continually submit a yearly budget proposal for the year ahead and that MUST be approved. Why do you think that one big chunk of reserved money peoposed in 2001 is going to run out in 2006??? No one submitted their yearly budget proposal for each additional year? Maybe these funds were to create buildings and personal. I am NOT ON THE USCIS side, but your post made me question your picture of the end result after the funds recieved 5 years ago. Please send Web links as I dont

know many Government offices with 5 year funds available. I am sincere in wanting to read this and maybe I can be of some help with regards to the anual budgeting which is also public information.

Thanks

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May filers and some in June filed with the old form, which means a longer processing due to RFEs

They did not skip these people, but people that used new form are probably submitted to a compolete different processing.

We still see a lot of people from March and April getting approved. They did not forget you. Your turn will come :) Keep the faith!

Wellp, I filed with the new form. :angry:

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