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Hi! This is a week late but would just like to share that I am finally in Ohio now :) I got here last Sunday, April 19, and my POE was Detroit.

POE was interesting. The female officer asked me questions about my fiancé, how we met, his job. She wondered why it took me long to come here (visa approved February 9. Had to stay for another two months to finish work). I explained this to her and she said, ok that's all, good luck.

I was already at the baggage carousel and pulling my luggage away when she called me back. I was nervous at this point but remained calm. She said she just forgot to ask one more thing. She noticed my visa application was so close to the expiry date (Feb 13, for approved Feb 9). She didn't really ask anything additional, but told me she just needed her supervisor to validate it. A male office came in, signed off on my papers, and said I was good to go.

Everything took maybe less than 15 mins. All they asked from me was the yellow packet.

Thank you for all the help we have gotten when we were going through the k1 process. We will still be around though to ask about AOS :)


Our K1 Timeline:
9/4/2014 - Package sent to USCIS in Texas
9/12/2014 - Received NOA 1
10/19/2014 - Received NOA 2
10/31/2014 - Received Manila Case number
11/5/2014 - CEAC status updated to Ready
11/14/2014 - Paid Visa fee via BPI
12/3/2014 - Received Packet 3 from US Embassy Manila
1/13-14, 2015 - Finished 2 day medical exam at SLEC
2/9/2015 - US Embassy Interview done and approved
2/12/2015 - CEAC status updated to Issued
2/18/2015 - Picked up passport with Visa from 2Go
3/16/2015 - CFO
4/19/15 - POE
6/16/15 - Got married! ❤️

AOS:

12/22/15 - Sent AOS package via local post office

01/05/16 - Received I-797C for EAD, Travel Permit, and AOS via mail

01/29/16 - Biometrics

3/14/16 - AOS approved (no interview)

3/18/16 - Received Green card in the mail

4/03/16 - Baby T is here! <3

ROC:

1/25/18 - Sent ROC package via local post office

1/29/18 - Received I-797

5/11/18 - Received No Biometrics notice

 

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Congratulations..!


USCIS BE LIKE.......WE ARE WORKING AS FAST AS WE CAN GUYS!

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28 Sep 2014 -- Mailed I-129F

01 Oct 2014 -- I-129F Delivered to USCIS

06 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 Received via Text/Email

14 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 Hard Copy Received

23 Oct 2014 -- Petition Approved as per USCIS website

30 Oct 2014 -- NOA2 Hard Copy Received

07 Nov 2014 -- NVC Received Petition

10 Nov 2014 -- NVC Case Number Assigned

17 Nov 2014 -- Status Update "Ready for Interview" as per CEAC website

20 Nov 2014 -- NVC Case# Notice Received

22 Nov 2014 -- Medical

16 Dec 2014 -- Interview

18 Dec 2014 -- 221(g) Received via email

22 Dec 2014 -- RFE Instructions received via email

05 Feb 2015 -- RFE Requirements submitted

15 Apr 2015 -- Visa Issued as per CEAC Website

17 Apr 2015 -- Received Embassy Email, Visa on the way!!!!

20 Apr 2015 -- Visa OnHand :)

27 Apr 2015 -- CFO Appointment

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Glad you had safe travels. Now to get married... and let the USCIS fun start again. :lol:


Hank

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Welcome to USA :)


My K1 timeline (4 months/NO expedites): http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?cfl=0&id=163489

My AOS timeline (10 months):

08/16/2014 - Sent in AOS package

08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

11/08/2014 - EAD / Travel Document approved and went to card production

11/19/2014 - Received EAD/AP combo card (dated 11/14/2014)

12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

06/24/2015 - AOS approved! Card picked up by USPS KY for delivery

06/26/2015 - Received green card by mail (Yay I can rest for 2 years!)

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Congratulations and Welcome :) I also arrived two months after my K1 visa got approved due to work :)

Edited by sweet01

710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
9/20/18 - Naturalization ceremony in Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
 
"Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that's coming next" - curiano quotes life

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Hi! This is a week late but would just like to share that I am finally in Ohio now :) I got here last Sunday, April 19, and my POE was Detroit.

POE was interesting. The female officer asked me questions about my fiancé, how we met, his job. She wondered why it took me long to come here (visa approved February 9. Had to stay for another two months to finish work). I explained this to her and she said, ok that's all, good luck.

I was already at the baggage carousel and pulling my luggage away when she called me back. I was nervous at this point but remained calm. She said she just forgot to ask one more thing. She noticed my visa application was so close to the expiry date (Feb 13, for approved Feb 9). She didn't really ask anything additional, but told me she just needed her supervisor to validate it. A male office came in, signed off on my papers, and said I was good to go.

Everything took maybe less than 15 mins. All they asked from me was the yellow packet.

Thank you for all the help we have gotten when we were going through the k1 process. We will still be around though to ask about AOS :)

CONGRAT!!!


AOS

11/22 Arrival

12/12 Married

1/26 Sent I-485, 131, 765

1/29 email / sms received; i-797 dated 1/29

3/28 With congressman's help, we finally got the biometric letter in email after 8 weeks from the NOA

4/15 Biometric done.

5/23 EAD/AP combo card was sent

6/29 Interview request notice came for I-485

8/1 Interview

K1

7/11 Sent I-129F

7/15 NOA1

7/20 NOA1 hard copy

7/30 NOA2

8/3 NOA2 hard copy

8/24 NVC Case No. assigned

8/26 Case left NVC

8/27 Case READY

10/21 Interview and visa APPROVED :)

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Hi! This is a week late but would just like to share that I am finally in Ohio now :) I got here last Sunday, April 19, and my POE was Detroit.

POE was interesting. The female officer asked me questions about my fiancé, how we met, his job. She wondered why it took me long to come here (visa approved February 9. Had to stay for another two months to finish work). I explained this to her and she said, ok that's all, good luck.

I was already at the baggage carousel and pulling my luggage away when she called me back. I was nervous at this point but remained calm. She said she just forgot to ask one more thing. She noticed my visa application was so close to the expiry date (Feb 13, for approved Feb 9). She didn't really ask anything additional, but told me she just needed her supervisor to validate it. A male office came in, signed off on my papers, and said I was good to go.

Everything took maybe less than 15 mins. All they asked from me was the yellow packet.

Thank you for all the help we have gotten when we were going through the k1 process. We will still be around though to ask about AOS :)

Congrats and welcome to These United States.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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