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Good day everyone,

I have a concern!!!!

I received my IV package from DHL today. When I signed for the package I asked the courier agent about my passport, and he said I would need to open the DHL package to take out the Passport and there was another envelope inside, which I shouldn't open. I said I know that, but I just wanted to ensure that I get out my passport from the package.

Panicking, I proceeded and opened the DHL package. When I did, I realized that my documents were NOT in another sealed envelope. They were placed in an "under-sized" envelope with the Passport tucked in between a few sheets, and then a rubber band placed around the documents. I'm a bit anxious as to what to do. The documents are not in a sealed envelope!! How can I be sure that this is how the embassy sent over the documents to DHL? How can I convince the IO at POE that that is how I received them from DHL??

Anyone had that same issue? Is there anything to be concerned about? What should I do? :(



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April 2, 2014: I-130 Filed with Chicago Lockbox

April 7, 2014: Packaged received by USCIS

April 8, 2014: Received NOA 1

Sept. 17, 2014: Received NOA 2. Case APPROVED with no RFEs

Oct. 17, 2014: Case # Assigned by NVC (Same day case was received, according to Julian # calculation)

Oct. 21, 2014: Received letter from NVC

Oct. 22, 2014: DS-261 completed and submitted to NVC

Oct. 31, 2014: Paid AOS invoice


Dec 08, 2014: Sent in IV & AoS packages

Dec 11, 2014: Package received by NVC

Dec 12, 2014: Received email from NVC acknowledging receipt. I assume this is our scan date

Dec 25, 2014: Paid IV bill

Dec 29, 2014: Funds deducted from bank account. DS-260 became available, and was completed

Dec 30, 2014: Submitted DS-260

Feb. 12, 2015: Case Complete with NO checklist! whoot, whoot!

Mar. 25, 2015: Received P4. Interview

April 29,2015: Completed medical examination

May 13, 2015: Interview Date APPROVED :dancing:

May 19, 2015: Received Package

Oct. 22, 2015: Travelled to my new home :) (In order to get IR-1 Green Card) Expiration date on IR-1/CR-1 Visa - Oct. 29, 2015

Nov 10, 2015: Received Social Security Card

Jan 4, 2016: LPR Green Card arrived.

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Everything should be in the envelope and u can only see the edges and the envelop wrap tightly with the rubber bands. When i went to DHL the lady open the plastic bag gave me my passport and ask me to check if the information was correct and showed me the expired date and that i have to travel before that date. Just try not to burst the rubber bands around the package that says 'dont not open, to be presented to immigration officer as this is ur visa' Good luck


AOS From K-1

Date Filed :

2015-06-09

NOA Date : 2015-06-17

Bio. Appt. : 2016-06-06

Approved Date : 2015-08-14

Date Card Received : 2015-08-21

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”

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Everything should be in the envelope and u can only see the edges and the envelop wrap tightly with the rubber bands. When i went to DHL the lady open the plastic bag gave me my passport and ask me to check if the information was correct and showed me the expired date and that i have to travel before that date. Just try not to burst the rubber bands around the package that says 'dont not open, to be presented to immigration officer as this is ur visa' Good luck

Ok thanks. I took another look at the package and realized that the envelope was actually sealed...leaving just a little portion showing the edges of the documents inside. Thanks for replying to my concern. My fears are now gone. I will be around until my after my 2nd anniversary (October 12) and a week before visa expires, in order to activate the 10-year Green Card. :dancing:



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April 2, 2014: I-130 Filed with Chicago Lockbox

April 7, 2014: Packaged received by USCIS

April 8, 2014: Received NOA 1

Sept. 17, 2014: Received NOA 2. Case APPROVED with no RFEs

Oct. 17, 2014: Case # Assigned by NVC (Same day case was received, according to Julian # calculation)

Oct. 21, 2014: Received letter from NVC

Oct. 22, 2014: DS-261 completed and submitted to NVC

Oct. 31, 2014: Paid AOS invoice


Dec 08, 2014: Sent in IV & AoS packages

Dec 11, 2014: Package received by NVC

Dec 12, 2014: Received email from NVC acknowledging receipt. I assume this is our scan date

Dec 25, 2014: Paid IV bill

Dec 29, 2014: Funds deducted from bank account. DS-260 became available, and was completed

Dec 30, 2014: Submitted DS-260

Feb. 12, 2015: Case Complete with NO checklist! whoot, whoot!

Mar. 25, 2015: Received P4. Interview

April 29,2015: Completed medical examination

May 13, 2015: Interview Date APPROVED :dancing:

May 19, 2015: Received Package

Oct. 22, 2015: Travelled to my new home :) (In order to get IR-1 Green Card) Expiration date on IR-1/CR-1 Visa - Oct. 29, 2015

Nov 10, 2015: Received Social Security Card

Jan 4, 2016: LPR Green Card arrived.

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It is ok. Just keep it in a safe place.. I also had the same issue when i went to collect my K-1.That is awsome.. Worth the wait.

Edited by HeandI

AOS Date Filed : 2015-05-27

Got rejection notice on May 29, 2015 for an incomplete application

Receive rejected application on June 6, 2015

Resubmit June 8, 2015

Delivered June 9, 2015

NOA Date : 2015-06-16

Bio. Appt. : 2015-07-06

EAD and AP Approved Date : 2015-08-14

Date Combo Card Received : 2015-08-21 (Received my card about 6hrs apart on the same day they sent an e-mail that they shipped my card).

Receive Potential Interview Waiver Letter: September 9, 2015 sigh!!
AOS Approved without interview 2015-10-08 :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :star: 3 MONTHS AND 22 DAYS AFTER NOA1 (F)
(L)In God I Put My Trust :star:

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It is ok. Just keep it in a safe place.. I also had the same issue when i went to collect my K-1.That is awsome.. Worth the wait.

It sure it fe true. Hubby has obliged to wait out the 5 months until October. I'll make it up to him at our anniversary get away. :)



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April 2, 2014: I-130 Filed with Chicago Lockbox

April 7, 2014: Packaged received by USCIS

April 8, 2014: Received NOA 1

Sept. 17, 2014: Received NOA 2. Case APPROVED with no RFEs

Oct. 17, 2014: Case # Assigned by NVC (Same day case was received, according to Julian # calculation)

Oct. 21, 2014: Received letter from NVC

Oct. 22, 2014: DS-261 completed and submitted to NVC

Oct. 31, 2014: Paid AOS invoice


Dec 08, 2014: Sent in IV & AoS packages

Dec 11, 2014: Package received by NVC

Dec 12, 2014: Received email from NVC acknowledging receipt. I assume this is our scan date

Dec 25, 2014: Paid IV bill

Dec 29, 2014: Funds deducted from bank account. DS-260 became available, and was completed

Dec 30, 2014: Submitted DS-260

Feb. 12, 2015: Case Complete with NO checklist! whoot, whoot!

Mar. 25, 2015: Received P4. Interview

April 29,2015: Completed medical examination

May 13, 2015: Interview Date APPROVED :dancing:

May 19, 2015: Received Package

Oct. 22, 2015: Travelled to my new home :) (In order to get IR-1 Green Card) Expiration date on IR-1/CR-1 Visa - Oct. 29, 2015

Nov 10, 2015: Received Social Security Card

Jan 4, 2016: LPR Green Card arrived.

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You're welcome. I can imagine how excited you are. Can enjoy ur days without a bit of worry about the embassy now. It was so frustrating most of the time. It's so much relief to be over it but for K-1 that's just a break cause we have to file AOS that's going to be another journey.


AOS From K-1

Date Filed :

2015-06-09

NOA Date : 2015-06-17

Bio. Appt. : 2016-06-06

Approved Date : 2015-08-14

Date Card Received : 2015-08-21

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”

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You're welcome. I can imagine how excited you are. Can enjoy ur days without a bit of worry about the embassy now. It was so frustrating most of the time. It's so much relief to be over it but for K-1 that's just a break cause we have to file AOS that's going to be another journey.

I can imagine. The additional paper work in another 18 months time was one of the reasons I decided to just wait it out..and since we were close to the 2 year margin. But, I will use the extra time in JA to wrap up loose ends. All the best on the other leg of your journey.



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April 2, 2014: I-130 Filed with Chicago Lockbox

April 7, 2014: Packaged received by USCIS

April 8, 2014: Received NOA 1

Sept. 17, 2014: Received NOA 2. Case APPROVED with no RFEs

Oct. 17, 2014: Case # Assigned by NVC (Same day case was received, according to Julian # calculation)

Oct. 21, 2014: Received letter from NVC

Oct. 22, 2014: DS-261 completed and submitted to NVC

Oct. 31, 2014: Paid AOS invoice


Dec 08, 2014: Sent in IV & AoS packages

Dec 11, 2014: Package received by NVC

Dec 12, 2014: Received email from NVC acknowledging receipt. I assume this is our scan date

Dec 25, 2014: Paid IV bill

Dec 29, 2014: Funds deducted from bank account. DS-260 became available, and was completed

Dec 30, 2014: Submitted DS-260

Feb. 12, 2015: Case Complete with NO checklist! whoot, whoot!

Mar. 25, 2015: Received P4. Interview

April 29,2015: Completed medical examination

May 13, 2015: Interview Date APPROVED :dancing:

May 19, 2015: Received Package

Oct. 22, 2015: Travelled to my new home :) (In order to get IR-1 Green Card) Expiration date on IR-1/CR-1 Visa - Oct. 29, 2015

Nov 10, 2015: Received Social Security Card

Jan 4, 2016: LPR Green Card arrived.

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