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Hi everyone. I had my interview for a k1 visa on April 9th, everything went very well and I received my visa in the mail exactly a week later and booked my flight the same evening! I was just wondering if there was any thing else I need to do before I leave that's regarding the visa? I've been so used to being organised that I'm now worrying that I might be missing out something. Do I just (try to) relax before my flight in 3 weeks time? Then once I enter the US it's onto marriage and AOS?

Thanks for any replies, I'm such a worrier

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I think you said it best, just relax.

Good Luck!


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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Don't worry, (although I was quite nervous myself) just be sure to have your passport (obviously), and the sealed envelope that you should've been given at your interview. When you get to immigration on your travel day, they take you to a secondary room, go through all your paperwork in your envelope give you a brief talk about the 90 days you have to get married etc and send you on your way ! Piece of cake. Just make sure you give yourself at least 2-3 hrs before your flight. I sat in secondary for an hour not including the time I spent during check-in, security etc. By the time I got to my gate, my flight was boarding .


I'm the Beneficiarydancin5hr.gif

Sept 7th, 2013 = K1 Visa Application Submitted

Sept 18th, 2013 = NOA 1 via e-mail - Case Accepted and Routed to Texas Service Center

Sept 27th 2013= Received NOA1 hard copy

Oct 5th-12th 2013 = Had an AMAZING week together and now back to waiting...ClockWatch2.gif

February 12th 2014 = Five month mark passed. Service request ordered. They said in 27days we should have an answer.

March 15th 2014 = ALIEN REGISTRATION NUMBER CHANGED! FINALLY! dancin5hr.gif

May 31st-June 11th 2014 -Spent a Beautiful week and a half together and got a huge surprise on the day before she left. :D

June 10th 2014 = PETITION APPROVED!!! Hallelujah! :dance:

August 8th 2014 = Medical. Results: Passed

September 23rd 2014= INTERVIEW: APPROVED! so happy!!!!!!!

September 25-28th 2014 = System Error prevents VISA from being issued. :cry:

September 29th 2014= VISA in hand :dancing:

September30th 2014= Entered the USA :thumbs:
December 22nd 2014=MARRIED :)

March 18th 2015 = Filed AOS

April 3rd 2015 = Received NOA1 hard copies

June 20th 2015 = Received EAD/AP card in mail :)

July 28th 2015 = Received Notice of Potential Interview waiver :mellow:

Feb 29th 2016= FINALLY! RECEIVED MY GREENCARD! :dancing:

January 26th, 2018: Filed I-751 Removal of Conditions 

Feb 2nd 2018: Received NOA1

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Hi everyone. I had my interview for a k1 visa on April 9th, everything went very well and I received my visa in the mail exactly a week later and booked my flight the same evening! I was just wondering if there was any thing else I need to do before I leave that's regarding the visa? I've been so used to being organised that I'm now worrying that I might be missing out something. Do I just (try to) relax before my flight in 3 weeks time? Then once I enter the US it's onto marriage and AOS?

Thanks for any replies, I'm such a worrier

Did you request a copy of the DS-3025 from the medical? You can get one afterwards, usually for a fee anywhichway.


Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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Gather any forms you will need for AOS....divorce decrees, birth certificate, etc. It's easier to bring them than to chase them later once you're stateside!

But yes, relax! Go to your favorite restaurants and go see everyone before you leave! (although I'm pleased to say that they are actively putting Nando's stateside...FINALLY!)!


K1 Visa Process AOS Process

Mar 18 2013: I-129F mailed to CSC Nov 15 2013: I-485 with EAD/AP filed at Chicago Lockbox

Sept 19 2013: Interview - Approved!! Jan 25 2014: EAD/AP Card Received

Oct 6 2013: POE - Chicago O'Hare June 2 2014: Permanent Resident Card Received!

Oct 27 2013: Wedding!

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Hi everyone. I had my interview for a k1 visa on April 9th, everything went very well and I received my visa in the mail exactly a week later and booked my flight the same evening! I was just wondering if there was any thing else I need to do before I leave that's regarding the visa? I've been so used to being organised that I'm now worrying that I might be missing out something. Do I just (try to) relax before my flight in 3 weeks time? Then once I enter the US it's onto marriage and AOS?

Thanks for any replies, I'm such a worrier

Read the UK forum thread "Things you need to do before leaving the UK" for some suggestions. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/455076-things-you-need-to-do-before-leaving-the-uk/?hl=%2Bthings+%2Bbefore+%2Bleaving


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Awesome thank you! I fly from the uk to Dublin, then Dublin onto Boston. From what I've read on here Dublin immigration will take the sealed envelope off me as there is pre clearance at Dublin

POE in Dublin is a breeze (But can be very busy, so plenty of extra time). Once your on that plane out of DUB, there are no issues states side except customs. And that is generally a breeze as well.

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Thank you, goodnight and may your gods go with you",

Dave Allen.

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You sound very organized, and should have no problems.

Every thing that comes across your mind, write a note about it, I mean everything.,,.,.then check and double check the list as the 3 weeks wind down.

Congrats, and good luck on your trip.

do not forget to get your SS number, as soon as you can after arrival.,.,.could tell you a long story of why.,.,.,just wait about 2 weeks after getting here, then off to the ss office. After marriage, take cart. copy of marriage license to ss office

and get your new card with married name on it.

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Gather any forms you will need for AOS....divorce decrees, birth certificate, etc. It's easier to bring them than to chase them later once you're stateside!

But yes, relax! Go to your favorite restaurants and go see everyone before you leave! (although I'm pleased to say that they are actively putting Nando's stateside...FINALLY!)!

This had made my day! My fiancé loves Nandos so he will be pleased to hear this too. We eat there at least 3 times when he visits me :dancing:

POE in Dublin is a breeze (But can be very busy, so plenty of extra time). Once your on that plane out of DUB, there are no issues states side except customs. And that is generally a breeze as well.

Cool thank you! I have just short of a 4 hour wait in Dublin, hopefully that will be plenty of time

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Congrats Laura, and best of luck with your move here to the States! Glad it all turned out well for you after the CSC-NVC debacle.


Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

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Hi, Did you get a photocopy or the original one. They gave me a photocopied version only as the original said "Give copy to applicant" :(

I was given mine the day of the medical, thank you!


K1

08/Jan/2015 - I129F sent to Dallas

14/Jan/2015 - Email received - case has been accepted and routed to CSC - NOA1

18/Feb/2015 - Case Approved on USCIS - NOA2

04/Mar/2015 - NVC received the case

13/Mar/2015 - Singapore Embassy received the case

19/Mar/2015 - Packet 3 Received

20/Mar/2015 - Packet 3 Sent

AOS/ AP/ EAD

18/Jul/2015 - I-485/I-131/I-765 filed

24/Jul/2015 - NOA for all 3

24/Aug/2015 - Biometrics done but it was originally scheduled for 17/Aug/2015

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Congrats Laura, and best of luck with your move here to the States! Glad it all turned out well for you after the CSC-NVC debacle.

Thank you! I'm glad it's all falling into place after everything

Hi, Did you get a photocopy or the original one. They gave me a photocopied version only as the original said "Give copy to applicant" :(

Yes mine was a photocopy too

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