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This week we pass our 5 th month of waiting at tsc, how much longer do you think we need to wait? No RFE so far.. We are September filers.

And also, when you (beneficiary) got to the states and waited for the necessary paperwork to be done and before having your work permit, what did you guys do? How long were you at home before able to start working or at least apply for jobs?This part is kind of scary for me as I never never have been without a job! my hubby will continue to work mon-fri as usual obviously, and I will be home, like how did that work for you?

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Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

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Currently they're working on June, July & August filers according to the list on VJ so I'm sure by April September filers will be on the list... You're almost there!

As far as living you'll get you SSN number in a matter of weeks and green card in a matter of months. For the first few months you might get bored, but hey you'll be here and finally be with your partner... Go on some road trips, travel within the states, get to know your neighborhood, research school (if necessary), gather AOS information, spend time with the family etc... So much to do plus the months are going by fast so don't worry much because I believe the most time you'll be spending at home waiting for your green card is maybe up to a year depending on how fast they're processing them, but sit back and relax... Enjoy the time off before you start working and never get free time again :) good luck!!


October 30, 2014 - Sent I-129F

November 5, 2014 -USCIS received petition

November 9, 2014 - Check pending

November 10, 2014 - Check cashed and NOA1 received

November 17, 2014 - NOA1 hard copy received

************NO RFE...***************

April 2, 2015 - NOA2 (143 days) (L)

April 8, 2015 - NOA2 hardcopy

April 14, 2015 - Send to NVC

April 21, 2015 - NVC Received petition

April 23, 2015 - Case number assigned

April 25, 2015 - In transit

April 23, 2015 - Package 3 received (Email)

April 27, 2015 - Consulate received petition

May 5, 2015 - Package 3 completed & NVC letter received

May 18, 2015 - Medical

May 27, 2015 - Pick up medical results

May 29, 2015 - Interview ----- APPROVED! :dancing:

June 8, 2015 - Administrative Processing

June 9, 2015 - ISSUED! :luv:

June 12, 2015 - Visa Received :dancing:

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Our petition is coming up on 7 months. The only comfort I have is discovering that our case is assigned to an adjudicator. Who knows when he or she will actually do something with it, though?


Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox
8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received
8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail
3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)
3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC
3/31/2015 - NVC Received
4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned
4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy
4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received
4/11/2015 - Medical
4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received
4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent
4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received
5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED
5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier
6/1/2015 - POE
6/14/2015 - Wedding

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Oh wow :( how do you know it's been assigned to someone? Did you use a lawyer or by yourself?

A staffer for my Congressman's office called to check status and the USCIS liaison told him my case was assigned. Of course, they also add that it could take up to 45 days to be processed, but I'm presuming that's just BS to give them time to handle it at their usual snail's pace.


Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox
8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received
8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail
3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)
3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC
3/31/2015 - NVC Received
4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned
4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy
4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received
4/11/2015 - Medical
4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received
4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent
4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received
5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED
5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier
6/1/2015 - POE
6/14/2015 - Wedding

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Sarahnick- Welcome to the club, come on in! I'd say that the view is nice, but I'd be fibbing, so I won't do that. :rofl:


9/8/14 - I129F petition sent to the USCIS lockbox via USPS
9/11/14 - Petition received @ USCIS lockbox
9/11/14 - NOA1 Email and text message received
9/15/14 - NOA1 Official notice date
9/18/14 - NOA1 hard copy received
12/9/14 - "Updated" likely because of website repairs, like many of us received
4/20/15 - NOA2 text and email (221 days)

4/29/15 - Sent to the NVC (9 days)

5/8/15 - Arrived at the NVC (9 days)

5/13/15 - Left the NVC (5 days)

5/15/15 - Electronic version arrived at the embassy (2 days)

5/20/15 - Paper copy arrived at the embassy (7 days)

6/4/15 - Status changed to AP (which meant that we could schedule the interview)

6/16/15 - Medical

6/17/15 - K1 APPROVED!!!!

6/30/15 - Passport and sealed envelope delivered via courier

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Our petition is coming up on 7 months. The only comfort I have is discovering that our case is assigned to an adjudicator. Who knows when he or she will actually do something with it, though?

Feb 17th was 7 months since our petition was accepted


11/27/17 - Recieved notice from DHS to file I-751

12/14/17 - Submitted I-751 to CSC

12/18/17 - Received by CSC

12/20/17 - Check cashed 
12/22/17 - Recieved NOA

12/18/17 - NOA issue date

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Feb 17th was 7 months since our petition was accepted

It's freaking absurd that CSC can process in a couple of weeks and TSC is dragging us through the mud. Sheer incompetence is the only reason I can find to attribute the difference.


Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox
8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received
8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail
3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)
3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC
3/31/2015 - NVC Received
4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned
4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy
4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received
4/11/2015 - Medical
4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received
4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent
4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received
5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED
5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier
6/1/2015 - POE
6/14/2015 - Wedding

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This week we pass our 5 th month of waiting at tsc, how much longer do you think we need to wait? No RFE so far.. We are September filers.

And also, when you (beneficiary) got to the states and waited for the necessary paperwork to be done and before having your work permit, what did you guys do? How long were you at home before able to start working or at least apply for jobs?This part is kind of scary for me as I never never have been without a job! my hubby will continue to work mon-fri as usual obviously, and I will be home, like how did that work for you?

The current wait time for NOA-2 is between 6-8 months. I wish you the best on your journey.


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Marriage: June 15, 2015

File I-130: June 29, 2015

USCIS PD: June 30, 2015

NOA 1: July 2, 2015 (Nebraska)

NOA 2: December 10, 2015 (161 days)

NOA 2- Hard copy: December 16, 2015

Case Sent to NVC: December 17, 2015

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NVC:

Case received: December 21, 2015

Case and IIN#: January 5, 2016

Choice of Agent -DS-261: January 6, 2016

AOS Fee Invoiced: January 6, 2016

AOS Fee Paid: January 6, 2016

IV Fee Invoiced: January 7, 2016

IV Fee Paid: January 19, 2016

DS-260 Completed: January 19, 2016

Sent AOS & IV Packets: January 28, 2016

Scan Date: January 29, 2016

Case Complete: March 2, 2016

Interview Scheduled & Letter Received: May 25, 2016

Interview Date: July 18, 2016

Visa In Hand:

POE:

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In terms of what to do if you're bored---all depends on you and your interests and if you'll be able to drive or if you live near transit. But there's a lot of volunteer opportunities with all sorts of organizations. From what I've read and understand (you will want to check on this yourself) "the rules" do allow for volunteer work at a non-profit organization IF the volunteer isn't volunteering with promise of later employment or a promise of helping to find a job etc. Basically, if you really just want to keep busy exercising dogs at the animal shelter, or cooking at a soup kitchen, or cleaning up riverbanks, or whatever need calls to you, you can. They don't want people without EADs or GCs "volunteering" at a restaurant or construction company and either (a) being paid under the table or (b) being completely taken advantage of because of their immigration status.


Marriage/ AOS Timeline:

23 Dec 2015: Legal marriage

23 Jan 2016: Wedding!

23 Jan 2016: "Blizzard of the Century", wedding canceled/rescheduled (thank goodness we were legally married first or we'd have had a big problem!) :sleepy:

24 Jan 2016: Small "civil ceremony" with friends and family who were snowed in with us. December was a bit of a secret and people had traveled internationally and knew we *had* to get married that weekend, and our December legal marriage was nothing but signing a piece of paper at our priest's kitchen table, without any sort of vows etc so this was actually a very special (if not legally significant) day. (L)

16 Apr 2016: Filed for AOS and EAD/AP (We delayed a bit-- no big rush, enjoying the USCIS break)

23 Apr 2016: Wedding! Finally! :luv:

27 Apr 2016: Electronic NOA1 for all 3 :dancing:
29 Apr 2016: NOA1 Hardcopy for all 3
29 Jul 2016: Online service request for late EAD (Day 104)
29 Jul 2016: EAD/AP Approved ~3 hours after online service request
04 Aug 2016: RFE for Green Card (requested medicals/ vaccination record. They already have it). :ranting:
05 Aug 2016: EAD/AP Combo Card arrived! (Day 111)
08 Aug 2016: Congressional constituent request to get guidance on the RFE. Hoping they see they have the form and approve!

K-1 Visa Timeline:

PLEASE NOTE. This timeline was during the period of time when TSC was working on I-129fs and had a huge backlog. The average processing time was 210+ days. This is in no way predictive of your own timeline if you filed during or after April 2015, unless CSC develops a backlog. A backlog is anything above the 5-month goal time listed on USCIS's site

14 Feb 2015: Mailed I-129f to Dallas Lockbox. (L) (Most expensive Valentine's card I've ever sent!)

17 Feb 2015: NOA1 "Received Date"
19 Feb 2015: NOA1 Notice Date
08 Aug 2015: NOA2 email! :luv: (173 days from NOA1)

17 Aug 2015: Sent to NVC

?? Aug 2015: Arrived at NVC

25 Aug 2015: NVC Case # Assigned

31 Aug 2015: Left NVC for Consulate in San Jose

09 Sep 2015: Consulate received :dancing: (32 days from NOA2)

11 Sep 2015: Packet 3 emailed from embassy to me, the petitioner (34 days from NOA2).

18 Sep 2015: Medicals complete

21 Sep 2015: Packet 3 complete, my boss puts a temporary moratorium on all time off due to work emergency :clock:

02 Oct 2015: Work emergency clears up, interview scheduled (soonest available was 5 business days away--Columbus Day was in there)

13 Oct 2015: Interview

13 Oct 2015: VISA APPROVED :thumbs: (236 days from NOA1)

19 Oct 2015: Visa-in-hand

24 Oct 2015: POE !

15 Dec 2015: Fiance's mother's B-2 visa interview: APPROVED! So happy she will be at the wedding! :thumbs:

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A staffer for my Congressman's office called to check status and the USCIS liaison told him my case was assigned. Of course, they also add that it could take up to 45 days to be processed, but I'm presuming that's just BS to give them time to handle it at their usual snail's pace.

We just did the same thing and got the same response! Fingers crossed that both of our K1's get approved soon! :D

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