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For all those who have filed I-130 petitions received by USCIS this JULY (like me), update your Visa Journey here!


June 18, 2015: Married

Our CR1 Journey

Spoiler

USCIS

June 30, 2015: Filed I-130 petition

July 1, 2015: Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

July 6, 2015: NOA1 received via email/text - sent to CSC with July 1 date

July 10, 2015: NOA1 received via mail

August 21, 2015: NOA2 received via email

August 27, 2015: NOA2 received via mail

Spoiler

NVC

September 8, 2015: NVC received case (learned by calling)

September 18, 2015: received NVC case # and IIN (Case# assigned on September 17 determined using case #) - can't access CEAC immediately

September 18, 2015: filled out DS261 - choice of agent, still no access to pay fees

September 21, 2015: received email of NVC welcome letter, AOS fee available and paid

September 23, 2015: AOS fee marked as paid, called NVC case locked so not able to review DS261

September 25, 2015: DS261 reviewed (called NVC and had to get supervisor to unlock case)

September 28, 2015: received email of IV invoice, IV fee not available to pay on CEAC website immediately

September 28, 2015: IV fee available and paid

September 30, 2015: IV fee shows paid, mailed AOS and IV packages, DS260 available to complete

October 6, 2015: email received from NVC with scan date of October 1

October 12, 2015: completed DS260

October 28, 2015: case complete - saw third N/A on CEAC and called NVC to confirm

November 4, 2015: received case complete email from NVC dated November 4 - still no interview date

December 2, 2015: interview date scheduled for January 7

December 3, 2015: received interview letter (P4) by email

ROC
November 21, 2017: mailed i751
November 22, 2017: delivered i751
December 4, 2017: check cashed
December 7, 2017: received NOA1 with Nov 24, 2017 date
February 23, 2017: received biometrics letter with February 17 date (NOTE: I called to inquire about not getting a biometrics letter on Feb 6 and this was the duplicate letter sent with a cover letter dated February 19 - original letter received 3 days later on Feb 26)
March 7, 2017: biometrics completed

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Hello :)

Mine just arrived there today.


I'm trying to be patient, but you know that's not my default position.
2009/09/30 Married
IR-1 begins:
USCIS

2015/07/07 Courier I-130 petition to Chicago

2015/07/08 Petition delivered | NOA1 date
2015/07/10 Received emailed NOA1 (California)
2015/07/20 Received snail mail NOA1

2015/08/25 NOA2 by email/USCIS site (48 days)
2015/09/02 Received snail mail NOA2


NVC

2015/09/15 Received by NVC (21 days)
2015/09/27 Case number assigned (12 days)
2015/09/28 Got case number and IIN over the phone
2015/09/28 Submitted DS-261
2015/09/29 Paid AOS fee (IN PROCESS)
2015/10/01 AOS fee PAID
2015/10/13 Received NVC Welcome Letter hard copy
2015/10/15 Reviewed DS-261 (17 days)
2015/10/16 Received IV Invoice
2015/10/16 Paid IV fee (IN PROCESS)

2015/10/17 Submitted AOS package & IV package

2015/10/19 IV fee PAID

2015/10/19 Submitted DS-260 (scan date)

2015/10/20 Re-sent files (new scan date)

2015/10/29 CASE COMPLETE!

2015/11/13 Heard about interview date (phone) (15 days)

2015/12/07 Medical

2015/12/18 INTERVIEW!

221(g) request for additional sponsor. Otherwise good to go!

2016/01/07 Additional information and passport sent back to Mtl Consulate.

2016/01/12 Passport & 221g delivered to Consulate

2016/01/14 Status updated on CEAC; no update yet on ais.usvisa-info.com

2016/01/28 Status updated to READY

2016/01/29 Status updated to ISSUED

2016/02/01 Received Canada Post info

2016/02/03 Got it!

2016/02/04 POE YVR

2016/03/18 Received green card

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I am a July NOA-1. I am glad there is a forum started.


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Marriage: June 15, 2015

File I-130: June 29, 2015

USCIS PD: June 30, 2015

NOA 1: July 2, 2015 (Nebraska)

NOA 2: December 10, 2015 (161 days)

NOA 2- Hard copy: December 16, 2015

Case Sent to NVC: December 17, 2015

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NVC:

Case received: December 21, 2015

Case and IIN#: January 5, 2016

Choice of Agent -DS-261: January 6, 2016

AOS Fee Invoiced: January 6, 2016

AOS Fee Paid: January 6, 2016

IV Fee Invoiced: January 7, 2016

IV Fee Paid: January 19, 2016

DS-260 Completed: January 19, 2016

Sent AOS & IV Packets: January 28, 2016

Scan Date: January 29, 2016

Case Complete: March 2, 2016

Interview Scheduled & Letter Received: May 25, 2016

Interview Date: July 18, 2016

Visa In Hand:

POE:

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For all those who have filed I-130 petitions received by USCIS this JULY (like me), update your Visa Journey here!

CSC seems to process cases fast. Good luck on your journey.


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Marriage: June 15, 2015

File I-130: June 29, 2015

USCIS PD: June 30, 2015

NOA 1: July 2, 2015 (Nebraska)

NOA 2: December 10, 2015 (161 days)

NOA 2- Hard copy: December 16, 2015

Case Sent to NVC: December 17, 2015

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NVC:

Case received: December 21, 2015

Case and IIN#: January 5, 2016

Choice of Agent -DS-261: January 6, 2016

AOS Fee Invoiced: January 6, 2016

AOS Fee Paid: January 6, 2016

IV Fee Invoiced: January 7, 2016

IV Fee Paid: January 19, 2016

DS-260 Completed: January 19, 2016

Sent AOS & IV Packets: January 28, 2016

Scan Date: January 29, 2016

Case Complete: March 2, 2016

Interview Scheduled & Letter Received: May 25, 2016

Interview Date: July 18, 2016

Visa In Hand:

POE:

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W00t! It's off to California!


I'm trying to be patient, but you know that's not my default position.
2009/09/30 Married
IR-1 begins:
USCIS

2015/07/07 Courier I-130 petition to Chicago

2015/07/08 Petition delivered | NOA1 date
2015/07/10 Received emailed NOA1 (California)
2015/07/20 Received snail mail NOA1

2015/08/25 NOA2 by email/USCIS site (48 days)
2015/09/02 Received snail mail NOA2


NVC

2015/09/15 Received by NVC (21 days)
2015/09/27 Case number assigned (12 days)
2015/09/28 Got case number and IIN over the phone
2015/09/28 Submitted DS-261
2015/09/29 Paid AOS fee (IN PROCESS)
2015/10/01 AOS fee PAID
2015/10/13 Received NVC Welcome Letter hard copy
2015/10/15 Reviewed DS-261 (17 days)
2015/10/16 Received IV Invoice
2015/10/16 Paid IV fee (IN PROCESS)

2015/10/17 Submitted AOS package & IV package

2015/10/19 IV fee PAID

2015/10/19 Submitted DS-260 (scan date)

2015/10/20 Re-sent files (new scan date)

2015/10/29 CASE COMPLETE!

2015/11/13 Heard about interview date (phone) (15 days)

2015/12/07 Medical

2015/12/18 INTERVIEW!

221(g) request for additional sponsor. Otherwise good to go!

2016/01/07 Additional information and passport sent back to Mtl Consulate.

2016/01/12 Passport & 221g delivered to Consulate

2016/01/14 Status updated on CEAC; no update yet on ais.usvisa-info.com

2016/01/28 Status updated to READY

2016/01/29 Status updated to ISSUED

2016/02/01 Received Canada Post info

2016/02/03 Got it!

2016/02/04 POE YVR

2016/03/18 Received green card

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We sent ours from Switzerland on July 4,2015 and was delivered to the Chicago Lockbox on July 6,2015. Filled out the electronic notification waiver, but have yet to receive any news. I keep refreshing my US bank account to see if the check has been cashed! So anxious!

Can't believe ndkellys and oncefuturealien received their NOA1 so fast! Makes me feel like I've messed something up already:0


American girl and Swiss/Italian boy who met in San Francisco in 2009, moved to Amsterdam in 2014 and married in Switzerland in 2015. Both living and filed for CR-1 from abroad. (L)

USCIS: California Service Center

07/04/2015: I-130 Sent

07/08/2015: NOA 1

07/30/2015: NOA 2

NVC

08/15/2015: NVC Scan

08/24/2015: NVC Case and IIN Received

08/24/2015: DS-261 Completed

08/24/2015: AOS Fee Received

08/26/2015: AOS Fee Marked as Paid

08/28/2015: IV Fee Received

08/31/2015: AOS Package Scanned

09/02/2015: IV Package Scanned

09/02/2015: IV Fee Marked as Paid

09/02/2015: DS-260 Completed

10/07/2015: NVC flagged for Supervisor Review

10/08/2015: Case Complete!!!

10/09/2015: Interview Date Scheduled

10/13/2015: P4 Interview Letter Received

Consulate

11/10/2015: Medical Appointment

11/17/2015: Interview

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Finally, we sent the application to Chicago lockbox. However, it was sent in 7/6/15 and still not delivered by USPS. What was supposed to be delivered within two days, after several calls to USPS administration, the application is finally out for delivery that means our priority date will be some date of next week. We are now on this journey and in this forum, we are together united and looking forward to the finish line. Speedy process to all of you.

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We sent ours from Switzerland on July 4,2015 and was delivered to the Chicago Lockbox on July 6,2015. Filled out the electronic notification waiver, but have yet to receive any news. I keep refreshing my US bank account to see if the check has been cashed! So anxious!

Can't believe ndkellys and oncefuturealien received their NOA1 so fast! Makes me feel like I've messed something up already:0

You haven't messed anything up. It may just be taking a little longer. I did receive my NOA-1 in 3 days after I filed. Hang in there you will get it soon.


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Marriage: June 15, 2015

File I-130: June 29, 2015

USCIS PD: June 30, 2015

NOA 1: July 2, 2015 (Nebraska)

NOA 2: December 10, 2015 (161 days)

NOA 2- Hard copy: December 16, 2015

Case Sent to NVC: December 17, 2015

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NVC:

Case received: December 21, 2015

Case and IIN#: January 5, 2016

Choice of Agent -DS-261: January 6, 2016

AOS Fee Invoiced: January 6, 2016

AOS Fee Paid: January 6, 2016

IV Fee Invoiced: January 7, 2016

IV Fee Paid: January 19, 2016

DS-260 Completed: January 19, 2016

Sent AOS & IV Packets: January 28, 2016

Scan Date: January 29, 2016

Case Complete: March 2, 2016

Interview Scheduled & Letter Received: May 25, 2016

Interview Date: July 18, 2016

Visa In Hand:

POE:

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Speedy journeys to all!


I'm trying to be patient, but you know that's not my default position.
2009/09/30 Married
IR-1 begins:
USCIS

2015/07/07 Courier I-130 petition to Chicago

2015/07/08 Petition delivered | NOA1 date
2015/07/10 Received emailed NOA1 (California)
2015/07/20 Received snail mail NOA1

2015/08/25 NOA2 by email/USCIS site (48 days)
2015/09/02 Received snail mail NOA2


NVC

2015/09/15 Received by NVC (21 days)
2015/09/27 Case number assigned (12 days)
2015/09/28 Got case number and IIN over the phone
2015/09/28 Submitted DS-261
2015/09/29 Paid AOS fee (IN PROCESS)
2015/10/01 AOS fee PAID
2015/10/13 Received NVC Welcome Letter hard copy
2015/10/15 Reviewed DS-261 (17 days)
2015/10/16 Received IV Invoice
2015/10/16 Paid IV fee (IN PROCESS)

2015/10/17 Submitted AOS package & IV package

2015/10/19 IV fee PAID

2015/10/19 Submitted DS-260 (scan date)

2015/10/20 Re-sent files (new scan date)

2015/10/29 CASE COMPLETE!

2015/11/13 Heard about interview date (phone) (15 days)

2015/12/07 Medical

2015/12/18 INTERVIEW!

221(g) request for additional sponsor. Otherwise good to go!

2016/01/07 Additional information and passport sent back to Mtl Consulate.

2016/01/12 Passport & 221g delivered to Consulate

2016/01/14 Status updated on CEAC; no update yet on ais.usvisa-info.com

2016/01/28 Status updated to READY

2016/01/29 Status updated to ISSUED

2016/02/01 Received Canada Post info

2016/02/03 Got it!

2016/02/04 POE YVR

2016/03/18 Received green card

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I just received an update from USPS and it said that my application will be delivered on Monday, which is a 13th. At least it is not a Friday and I hope that number 13 on a Monday will be a blessing (LOL).

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I just received an update from USPS and it said that my application will be delivered on Monday, which is a 13th. At least it is not a Friday and I hope that number 13 on a Monday will be a blessing (LOL).

That's great.....Monday the 13th will be a good day!!


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Marriage: June 15, 2015

File I-130: June 29, 2015

USCIS PD: June 30, 2015

NOA 1: July 2, 2015 (Nebraska)

NOA 2: December 10, 2015 (161 days)

NOA 2- Hard copy: December 16, 2015

Case Sent to NVC: December 17, 2015

...................................................................

NVC:

Case received: December 21, 2015

Case and IIN#: January 5, 2016

Choice of Agent -DS-261: January 6, 2016

AOS Fee Invoiced: January 6, 2016

AOS Fee Paid: January 6, 2016

IV Fee Invoiced: January 7, 2016

IV Fee Paid: January 19, 2016

DS-260 Completed: January 19, 2016

Sent AOS & IV Packets: January 28, 2016

Scan Date: January 29, 2016

Case Complete: March 2, 2016

Interview Scheduled & Letter Received: May 25, 2016

Interview Date: July 18, 2016

Visa In Hand:

POE:

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I forgot to add that we sent two applications. One for me who is now living in the US and for my daughter (14 years old) who is in Haiti. I hope that hers gets approved faster than mine. Before I go to fast, anyone can let me know if her application has to move a the same pace as mine? Let me know. Thank you in advance.

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Received our Acceptance Confirmation by email! :DDD Got routed to the California Service Center.

This is the NOA1, right?


American girl and Swiss/Italian boy who met in San Francisco in 2009, moved to Amsterdam in 2014 and married in Switzerland in 2015. Both living and filed for CR-1 from abroad. (L)

USCIS: California Service Center

07/04/2015: I-130 Sent

07/08/2015: NOA 1

07/30/2015: NOA 2

NVC

08/15/2015: NVC Scan

08/24/2015: NVC Case and IIN Received

08/24/2015: DS-261 Completed

08/24/2015: AOS Fee Received

08/26/2015: AOS Fee Marked as Paid

08/28/2015: IV Fee Received

08/31/2015: AOS Package Scanned

09/02/2015: IV Package Scanned

09/02/2015: IV Fee Marked as Paid

09/02/2015: DS-260 Completed

10/07/2015: NVC flagged for Supervisor Review

10/08/2015: Case Complete!!!

10/09/2015: Interview Date Scheduled

10/13/2015: P4 Interview Letter Received

Consulate

11/10/2015: Medical Appointment

11/17/2015: Interview

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