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So after a lonnnnng wait, I am still overwhelemed with emotion to know that we have finally been approved. My question now is what happens from here? I know i must send my finace a complete copy of my package that I sent and the Hard Copy of the NOA2. I have always read the K-1 Guides. However, i can't seem to find any infor on how the Ethiopian Embassy handles interviews. I want us to be prepared. Also what should I expect to get in the mail, how long is the process from here? All information will be helpful!!! Thanks in Advance!!!!!


08/9/13 went to teach in Ethiopia
09/4/13 met Abdi at School
09/7/13 first date
04/25/14 Got engaged
06/30/14 returned to U.S.
11/10/14...I-129F sent
11/13/14...I-129F recieved
11/18/14.. NOA1 e-mail notification
11/24/14...NOA1 hard copy recieved in mail'

06/10/2015...NOA2 e-mail notification!!!!!!!!Thank God !!!

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Finally! Congrats :)

Here's the information on your consulate http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Ethiopia&cty=Ababa

And here is where others are sharing their interview experience http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?cnty=Ethiopia

Next step is NVC & it all depends on how fast they assign your case number and how long it will take to get an interview date from your embassy... 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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Thanks for providing the info...I checked out both links .Usually does the petitioner recieve Packet 3? Also do I continue to use USCIS website to track my case or when I get my hard copy I will wait for the case number and track through NVC? Lol last question being that my embassy schedules the interview date can I get medical done early or I need the packet first?


08/9/13 went to teach in Ethiopia
09/4/13 met Abdi at School
09/7/13 first date
04/25/14 Got engaged
06/30/14 returned to U.S.
11/10/14...I-129F sent
11/13/14...I-129F recieved
11/18/14.. NOA1 e-mail notification
11/24/14...NOA1 hard copy recieved in mail'

06/10/2015...NOA2 e-mail notification!!!!!!!!Thank God !!!

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Your fiancé will receive package 3 (information on what to bring to the interview & medical form etc).... Once you get your case number from NVC then you could start tracking it from the NVC status check to see when it shows "ready" because that's when the embassy would received it. My fiancé had to have a interview date before he was allowed to book his medical, so I'm not sure if all the consulates does the same thing, but just email the embassy requesting package 3 after they received so you'll have all the information on what to do next :) congrats once again!


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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Thank You so much! Congrats to you as well.


08/9/13 went to teach in Ethiopia
09/4/13 met Abdi at School
09/7/13 first date
04/25/14 Got engaged
06/30/14 returned to U.S.
11/10/14...I-129F sent
11/13/14...I-129F recieved
11/18/14.. NOA1 e-mail notification
11/24/14...NOA1 hard copy recieved in mail'

06/10/2015...NOA2 e-mail notification!!!!!!!!Thank God !!!

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Congratulations on your approval. In addition to the information given by the other members, please checkout the following link about the interview scheduling/registration requirement for US embassy in Addis Ababa.

http://ethiopia.usembassy.gov/immigrant_visas/pre-interview-registration-requirement.html


12/08/2014 TSC approved I-130.

12/12/2014 TSC shipped case to NVC.

12/19/2014 NVC received.

01/26/2015 Case # assigned and completed DS-261.

01/30/2015 Received AOS invoice and paid.

02/02/2015 Mailed AOS + IV packets

02/10/2015 Scan date for AOS + IV packets

03/23/2015 Received a checklist for AOS

03/27/2015 Mailed checklist response

03/30/2015 Checklist scan date

04/22/2015 Case completed at NVC

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Hey guys just a couple more questions? How long should it take for me to get the hard copy of my NOA2 in the mail? Do I have to wait for it or can I call NVC? Also should my fiance have an alien number? , or the only number that is important is the case number? and do I need to have some sort of wedding plans for my fiance to show at his interview? So far I have my wedding dress and we plan to have a small ceremony with my family but haven't booked a place because we are unsure of the time everything takes.


08/9/13 went to teach in Ethiopia
09/4/13 met Abdi at School
09/7/13 first date
04/25/14 Got engaged
06/30/14 returned to U.S.
11/10/14...I-129F sent
11/13/14...I-129F recieved
11/18/14.. NOA1 e-mail notification
11/24/14...NOA1 hard copy recieved in mail'

06/10/2015...NOA2 e-mail notification!!!!!!!!Thank God !!!

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Hey guys just a couple more questions? How long should it take for me to get the hard copy of my NOA2 in the mail? Do I have to wait for it or can I call NVC? Also should my fiance have an alien number? , or the only number that is important is the case number? and do I need to have some sort of wedding plans for my fiance to show at his interview? So far I have my wedding dress and we plan to have a small ceremony with my family but haven't booked a place because we are unsure of the time everything takes.

Your letter should arrive in 7 days & yes the A number should be on the letter, but only the case number you'll need to track your case once it leaves NVC. You'll get an update when USCIS sends your petition to NVC, then you may start calling.

If you have evidence of planning your wedding then great, but my fiancé wasn't asked anything pertaining to our wedding at the interview


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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Congrats on the approval!

The Alien-Number will be printed on the NOA-2. We received our paper copy 6 days after the email notification. And now we wait to be forwarded to NVC. It is day 11 and our status online has not been updated yet.I'll probably give it until the end of the week and the start calling NVC anyway.


K1 time line

 


I-129F sent: 12/23/2014
NOA-1: 12/29/2014
NOA-2: 06/05/2015 (158 days)
NOA-2 hardcopy: 06/11/2015 (6 days post NOA-2, 164 days total)
Sent to NVC: 06/16/2015 (11 days post NOA-2, 169 days total)
NVC receive: 06/25/2015 (20 days post NOA-2, 178 days total)
NVC case no: 06/30/2015 (25 days post NOA-2, 183 days total)
NVC left: 07/02/2015 (27 days post NOA-2, 185 days total)
Case Ready: 07/07/2015 (32 days post NOA-2, 190 days total)
submitted DS-160, paid visa fee.: 07/21/2015 (46 days post NOA-2, 204 days total)
Packet 3 sent: 07/25/2015 (50 days post NOA-2, 209 days total)
Pack 4 received: 07/30/2015 (55 days post NOA-2, 214 days total)
Medical: 09/17/2015 Interview: 09/23/2015 (108 days post NOA-2, 268 days total)
Interview Result: Approved Administrative Processing: 09/23/2015
CEAC Status Issued: 09/24/2015
Visa in hand: 09/28/2015
POE: 12/29/2015 Wedding: 01/11/2016


AOS Time Line

 

AOS package mailed: 01/13/2016
AOS package received: 01/20/2016 (day 1)
AOS NOA-1 text/email: 01/23/2016 (day 3), actual NOA-1 date 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS Fingerprint fee received: 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS check cashed: 01-25-2016 (day 5) Got 6 month NJ driver's license: 01-25-2016
3x NOA-1 hardcopies: 02/03/2016 (day 14)

Biometrics letter: 02/05/2016 (day 16) Biometrics appt (Elizabeth, NJ): 02/17/2016 (day 28)

EAD and AP approved email/txt: 03/29/2016 (day 67)

GC approval email/text: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

I-797 for I-765/I-131 in mail: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

EAD/AP delivered: 04/05/216 (day 75)

GC card being mailed status update: 04/07/16 (day 77)

GC received: 04/11/16 (day 84 post AOS NOA-1)

DONE WITH USCIS FOR 21 MONTHS!

ROC Window opens: 01/04/2018

 

ROC Time Line
ROC package mailed to Vermont 01/04/2018
ROC package received at Vermont 01/08/2018 (day 0)
Check cashed: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
NOA-1 date: 01/09/2018 (day 1)
NOA-1 received: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
Biometrics notice received: 02/09/2018 (day 32)
Biometrics appointment: 02/23/2018 (day 46)
Received 18-month extension letter: 08/13/2018 (day 209)

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Congrats on the approval!

The Alien-Number will be printed on the NOA-2. We received our paper copy 6 days after the email notification. And now we wait to be forwarded to NVC. It is day 11 and our status online has not been updated yet.I'll probably give it until the end of the week and the start calling NVC anyway.


08/9/13 went to teach in Ethiopia
09/4/13 met Abdi at School
09/7/13 first date
04/25/14 Got engaged
06/30/14 returned to U.S.
11/10/14...I-129F sent
11/13/14...I-129F recieved
11/18/14.. NOA1 e-mail notification
11/24/14...NOA1 hard copy recieved in mail'

06/10/2015...NOA2 e-mail notification!!!!!!!!Thank God !!!

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Ok cool.i I got my hard copy in the mail tuesday and I did see the alien number... I am planning to mail my fiancé a copy of the original petition,affidavit,employment letter,tax returns,and proof of ongoing relationship.do I now just keep checking USCIS website ? I need my case number to do Ds-160 right ?


08/9/13 went to teach in Ethiopia
09/4/13 met Abdi at School
09/7/13 first date
04/25/14 Got engaged
06/30/14 returned to U.S.
11/10/14...I-129F sent
11/13/14...I-129F recieved
11/18/14.. NOA1 e-mail notification
11/24/14...NOA1 hard copy recieved in mail'

06/10/2015...NOA2 e-mail notification!!!!!!!!Thank God !!!

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No, the case number on the DS-160 is the SRC number. You may need your NVC number for the medical and certainly for tracking the visa process on CEAC. (i.e. post interview)


K1 time line

 


I-129F sent: 12/23/2014
NOA-1: 12/29/2014
NOA-2: 06/05/2015 (158 days)
NOA-2 hardcopy: 06/11/2015 (6 days post NOA-2, 164 days total)
Sent to NVC: 06/16/2015 (11 days post NOA-2, 169 days total)
NVC receive: 06/25/2015 (20 days post NOA-2, 178 days total)
NVC case no: 06/30/2015 (25 days post NOA-2, 183 days total)
NVC left: 07/02/2015 (27 days post NOA-2, 185 days total)
Case Ready: 07/07/2015 (32 days post NOA-2, 190 days total)
submitted DS-160, paid visa fee.: 07/21/2015 (46 days post NOA-2, 204 days total)
Packet 3 sent: 07/25/2015 (50 days post NOA-2, 209 days total)
Pack 4 received: 07/30/2015 (55 days post NOA-2, 214 days total)
Medical: 09/17/2015 Interview: 09/23/2015 (108 days post NOA-2, 268 days total)
Interview Result: Approved Administrative Processing: 09/23/2015
CEAC Status Issued: 09/24/2015
Visa in hand: 09/28/2015
POE: 12/29/2015 Wedding: 01/11/2016


AOS Time Line

 

AOS package mailed: 01/13/2016
AOS package received: 01/20/2016 (day 1)
AOS NOA-1 text/email: 01/23/2016 (day 3), actual NOA-1 date 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS Fingerprint fee received: 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS check cashed: 01-25-2016 (day 5) Got 6 month NJ driver's license: 01-25-2016
3x NOA-1 hardcopies: 02/03/2016 (day 14)

Biometrics letter: 02/05/2016 (day 16) Biometrics appt (Elizabeth, NJ): 02/17/2016 (day 28)

EAD and AP approved email/txt: 03/29/2016 (day 67)

GC approval email/text: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

I-797 for I-765/I-131 in mail: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

EAD/AP delivered: 04/05/216 (day 75)

GC card being mailed status update: 04/07/16 (day 77)

GC received: 04/11/16 (day 84 post AOS NOA-1)

DONE WITH USCIS FOR 21 MONTHS!

ROC Window opens: 01/04/2018

 

ROC Time Line
ROC package mailed to Vermont 01/04/2018
ROC package received at Vermont 01/08/2018 (day 0)
Check cashed: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
NOA-1 date: 01/09/2018 (day 1)
NOA-1 received: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
Biometrics notice received: 02/09/2018 (day 32)
Biometrics appointment: 02/23/2018 (day 46)
Received 18-month extension letter: 08/13/2018 (day 209)

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