July 3, 2011 - Met
July, 2012 - Proposed (Skype - Texas/Cavite, Philippines)
Nov, 2012 - Formal Proposal in Tagaytay, Philippines
Feb 3, 2013 - Married in Batangas, Philippines
Dec 22, 2013 thru Jan 4, 2014 - Spent Christmas and New Years holiday in Philippines (Cavite, Tagaytay, Marinduque, Rizal)
USCIS - Serviced by National Benefits Center / California Service Center
- called USCIS one to two times a week asking about status update, after about the third month
Mar 15, 2013 - I-130 Sent
Mar 18, 2013 - I-130 NOA1
Nov 5, 2013 - Transfer to local office according to USCIS web site, but customer service couldn't verify location (I'm assuming Houston)
Nov 5, 2013 - Set up infopass appointment for 11/13/13
Nov 8, 2013 - Received transfer letter, case at CSC
Nov 18, 2013 - Received initial approval by email/text
Nov 21, 2013 - Received hard copy approval (797C) in the mail
- called NVC every single day from November 18th to January 30th asking about status update
Dec 4, 2013 - Case received at NVC
Dec 19, 2013 - Received case number by calling NVC
Dec 21, 2013 - Submitted DS-261 online
Dec 25, 2013 - Paid AOS fee online (Merry Christmas!!!)
Dec 27, 2013 - AOS fee payment cleared bank, so mailed AOS package to NVC. Paid IV package fee online
Dec 30, 2013 - IV fee payment cleared bank, so mailed IV package to NVC
Dec 31, 2013 - AOS package arrived at NVC
Jan 6, 2014 - IV package arrived at NVC
Jan 7, 2014 - Submitted DS-260 online
Jan 24, 2014 - Received checklist via email (said reviewed DS-260 and instructed me to send in civil documents). I called NVC to verify I can ignore checklist and they said yes, to ignore it.
Jan 27, 2014 - Called NVC and was told that our case is complete and that we're just waiting for an interview appointment date.
Jan 29, 2014- Called NVC and was told that our interview was scheduled for March 10, 2014. Also registered for St Luke medical exam online.
Jan 30, 2014 - Received P4 letter in email.
US Embassy (Manila) / Medical (St. Luke's)
- called embassy every day after the interview, during AP status and after visa status changed to "Issued," asking about status update and visa delivery timeframe
Feb 4-5, 2014 - Wife went to medical exam (took two days), results mailed to US Embassy in Manila.
Feb 7, 2014, Package sent from NVC to US Embassy in Manila (according to NVC phone operator).
Feb 10, 2014 - CEAC website updated case as "In Transit."
Feb 11, 2014 - DHL website shows case as delivered to US Embassy in Manila.
Feb 12, 2014 - Called US Embassy in Manila and interview rescheduled for Feb 25th.
Feb 25, 2014 - "Approved," but we have to submit CENOMAR then wait for visa after it's processed, so I guess technically it's in Administrative Processing (AP).
Mar 17, 2014 - CEAC website, visa status changed to "Issued." Now we wait for pickup/delivery.
Mar 21, 2014 - Juvy picked up visa from 2GO location, got CFO stamp, and I booked her ticket.
Mar 22, 2014 - Juvy left Manila, through Japan and Detroit, and finally onto Houston!! :-)
THE REST OF MY LIFE CAN NOW OFFICIALLY BEGIN!!!