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I'm intensely considering enlisting in the Air force, immediately. i received NOA1 march 3rd. filed February 25, Filipina fiance. i want to make this commitment but im concerned about missing the noa2, and delaying our process. would tsc understand what im trying to do and help or would they just deny my application if i dont answer in time. of course it will be a change of address, plus after i get my orders IDK where ill be. i feel its a complicated situation, but would like your input, knowledge, opinions,

thanks in advance!


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I-129F Sent: February 25, 2015

I-129F Received: February 26, 2015

NOA1 (Text and Email) Received: March 03, 2015

NOA1 (Hardcopy) Received: March 10, 2015

~Met again in person~

NOA2 (Email) Received: September 30, 2015 (After 211 days!!)

NOA2 (Hardcopy) Received: October 05, 2015

NOA2 Shipped to Department of State (NVC): October 08, 2015

NVC received: October 16, 2015

Case Number Obtained: October 19, 2015

NVC Left: October 19, 2015

Requested for Embassy Change: October 19, 2015

Embassy received: January 12, 2016

CEAC Case created: October 17, 2015

CEAC status 'Ready' to 'Transfer In Progress': November 17, 2015

CEAC Status 'Ready': January 12, 2016

SLEC Medical: January 18-19, 2016 - PASSED!!

Embassy Interview: January 26, 2016 - APPROVED!!!!!

CEAC Case Open-Ready: January 26-27, 2016

CEAC Status 'Administrative Processing': January 28, 2016

CEAC Status 'ISSUED': January 28, 2016

Visa On Hand: February 2, 2016

CFO: February 4, 2016

POE: February 9, 2016 - Chicago

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You are always able to check your status on the USCIS website, so when the NOA2 comes you'll be able to see it online that it was approved. Is there anyone you trust who can watch your mail? Like a family member? Other than catching the NOA2, you will need to send your fiancee your financial stuff and the I134, plus recent paystubs, so prepare that ahead of time.

Also, Philippines applications get expedited and if you're on active duty, that helps the expedite as well so you won't need to wait as long. I would suggest getting in touch with your processing center and ask to speak to a tier 2 officer. Tell them you have enlisted and are waiting for orders and go from there.


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I-129F Sent: 06/20/2014

NOA1: 06/25/2014

NOA2: 12/16/2014

NOA2 Hardcopy Received: 12/23/2014

Case Sent to NVC: 12/23/2014

NVC Case Number Assigned: 01/05/2015

Case Sent to Consulate: 01/08/2015

Case "Ready" at Consulate: 01/09/2015

Applied for PCC: 01/20/2015

PCC in hand: 02/23/2015

Medical: 01/23/2015

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07.24.2015- RFE :ranting:

08.13.2015- USCIS accepted RFE response

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I'm intensely considering enlisting in the Air force, immediately. i received NOA1 march 3rd. filed February 25, Filipina fiance. i want to make this commitment but im concerned about missing the noa2, and delaying our process. would tsc understand what im trying to do and help or would they just deny my application if i dont answer in time. of course it will be a change of address, plus after i get my orders IDK where ill be. i feel its a complicated situation, but would like your input, knowledge, opinions,

thanks in advance!

Can you use the address of your parents, other family, or good friend? Then update your address with USCIS, then the NOA2 will be sent there if you are away in boot camp or...


Hank

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Can you use the address of your parents, other family, or good friend? Then update your address with USCIS, then the NOA2 will be sent there if you are away in boot camp or...

Yes, I'm having it sent to my parents place, they will recieve it. But I'm more concerned of not being able to start or finish the noa2 paperwork while I'm away. That's if I even get it anytime soon. Is there a time limit for noa2 or rfe? We all know how much work goes into I-129f and I'd hate for this opportunity to get my soon-to-be wife here


*K1 Visa Journey*

~Met Online~

~Met In Person~

I-129F Sent: February 25, 2015

I-129F Received: February 26, 2015

NOA1 (Text and Email) Received: March 03, 2015

NOA1 (Hardcopy) Received: March 10, 2015

~Met again in person~

NOA2 (Email) Received: September 30, 2015 (After 211 days!!)

NOA2 (Hardcopy) Received: October 05, 2015

NOA2 Shipped to Department of State (NVC): October 08, 2015

NVC received: October 16, 2015

Case Number Obtained: October 19, 2015

NVC Left: October 19, 2015

Requested for Embassy Change: October 19, 2015

Embassy received: January 12, 2016

CEAC Case created: October 17, 2015

CEAC status 'Ready' to 'Transfer In Progress': November 17, 2015

CEAC Status 'Ready': January 12, 2016

SLEC Medical: January 18-19, 2016 - PASSED!!

Embassy Interview: January 26, 2016 - APPROVED!!!!!

CEAC Case Open-Ready: January 26-27, 2016

CEAC Status 'Administrative Processing': January 28, 2016

CEAC Status 'ISSUED': January 28, 2016

Visa On Hand: February 2, 2016

CFO: February 4, 2016

POE: February 9, 2016 - Chicago

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Yes, I'm having it sent to my parents place, they will recieve it. But I'm more concerned of not being able to start or finish the noa2 paperwork while I'm away. That's if I even get it anytime soon. Is there a time limit for noa2 or rfe? We all know how much work goes into I-129f and I'd hate for this opportunity to get my soon-to-be wife here

If you get an RFE that would be something you need to address. But with the NOA2 there is not too much you need to do except get the I-134 and a copy of your most recent tax return and W2 to your fiancee, but you could have that ready now without issue.

The NOA2 petition approval will be good up to a year, as the embassy will extend it automatically.

Everything else from that point on will be for your fiancee to complete and details on that are in my signature below.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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I guess it's settled then, thanks to you Hank, you've been very helpful. And everyone, thanks for your input it's really appreciated!


*K1 Visa Journey*

~Met Online~

~Met In Person~

I-129F Sent: February 25, 2015

I-129F Received: February 26, 2015

NOA1 (Text and Email) Received: March 03, 2015

NOA1 (Hardcopy) Received: March 10, 2015

~Met again in person~

NOA2 (Email) Received: September 30, 2015 (After 211 days!!)

NOA2 (Hardcopy) Received: October 05, 2015

NOA2 Shipped to Department of State (NVC): October 08, 2015

NVC received: October 16, 2015

Case Number Obtained: October 19, 2015

NVC Left: October 19, 2015

Requested for Embassy Change: October 19, 2015

Embassy received: January 12, 2016

CEAC Case created: October 17, 2015

CEAC status 'Ready' to 'Transfer In Progress': November 17, 2015

CEAC Status 'Ready': January 12, 2016

SLEC Medical: January 18-19, 2016 - PASSED!!

Embassy Interview: January 26, 2016 - APPROVED!!!!!

CEAC Case Open-Ready: January 26-27, 2016

CEAC Status 'Administrative Processing': January 28, 2016

CEAC Status 'ISSUED': January 28, 2016

Visa On Hand: February 2, 2016

CFO: February 4, 2016

POE: February 9, 2016 - Chicago

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