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Hey Everyone,

Great news, We just received our NOA2 and we are very excited. Anyways we had some questions for other couples that did the K-1 at the Accra Ghana embassy. We understand that each consulate does things their own way. Anyone who has had recent experiences with the Ghana consulate would be extremely helpful.

Q1) OK, so when we looked at the Accra consulate information it stated that packets 3 and 4 would be emailed to my fiancee, however after reading posts, we couldn't really find posts to support this. Has anyone actually received emails containing packet 3 and 4? Will they actually mail the packet? ( I doubt they will). Experiences would be helpful

Q2) How much time will my fiancee have to complete the packets before her interview in Accra? Is there a deadline?

Q3) Does my fiance choose her own K1 interview date, or does the Accra consulate pick for her?

Q4) To our understanding as of July 2015 Packet three will contain the following forms: DS-156K , DS-156, I-134, and the DS-230. Are there any other forms we need to be aware of?

For the I-134, we have read the CO's are a bit particular about tax transcripts, are these really necessary, and if so how many years need be included? Are these the same as W-2s?

That should be all our questions for now, we always appreciate everyones input, and we wish you all luck on your cases. Thanks Everybody!


K1-AOS Journey

February 29th, 2016: Mailed AOS package (I-485, I-765, I- 131) [Day 0]

March 1st,2016: AOS package arrived at Chicago Lockbox [Day 1]

March 7th, 2016: Received NOA1 E-Notification by Email Only ( All 3 forms) [Day 7]

March 12th,2016: Hardcopy NOA1 received by mail [Day 12]

March 14th,2016: Able to check I-485 and I- 131 case status on USCIS website BUT NOT I-765 [Day 14]

March 25th,2016: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter in mail (Letter did NOT have I-765 receipt # ONLY I-485 ) [Day 26]

April 5th, 2016: Biometrics Appointment (Code 3 ONLY for I-485) [Day 36]

April 11th,2016:Finally able to check I-765 case status on USCIS website for the FIRST time [Day 42]

April 21st, 2016: Got letter in mail saying my I-485 biometrics would be used for my I-765 application [Day 52]

May 16th, 2016: Did service request for EAD taking more than 75 days [Day 77]

June 17th, 2016: Case Status Changes to I-486 Interview Scheduled [Day 109 ]

June 20th, 2016: EAD Approved, New Card Being Produced (text and email sent)[Day 112]

June 20th, 2016: Advance Parole Approved (text and email sent several hours after EAD text ) [Day 112]

June 20th, 2016: I-485 Interview letter received by mail [Day 112]

June 22nd,2016: I-765 Status Changes to Card Mailed to me (text and email sent) [Day 114]

June 24th,2016: Received EAD/AP Combo card delivered to my door by USPS Priority Mail [Day 116]

July 25th, 2016: Interview Day! We were REFed for Birth Certificate [Day 147 ]

August 3rd, 2016: RFE response (Birth certificate) was delivered [Day 156]

August 10th, 2016: I-485 status changed to "New Card Bing Produced" 2pm [Day 163]

August 16th, 2016: Green card received by Priority mail !!! [Day 169] :dancing:

Roc Window Opens: May 12th 2018

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Hey Everyone,

Great news, We just received our NOA2 and we are very excited. Anyways we had some questions for other couples that did the K-1 at the Accra Ghana embassy. We understand that each consulate does things their own way. Anyone who has had recent experiences with the Ghana consulate would be extremely helpful.

Q1) OK, so when we looked at the Accra consulate information it stated that packets 3 and 4 would be emailed to my fiancee, however after reading posts, we couldn't really find posts to support this. Has anyone actually received emails containing packet 3 and 4? Will they actually mail the packet? ( I doubt they will). Experiences would be helpful

Q2) How much time will my fiancee have to complete the packets before her interview in Accra? Is there a deadline?

Q3) Does my fiance choose her own K1 interview date, or does the Accra consulate pick for her?

Q4) To our understanding as of July 2015 Packet three will contain the following forms: DS-156K , DS-156, I-134, and the DS-230. Are there any other forms we need to be aware of?

For the I-134, we have read the CO's are a bit particular about tax transcripts, are these really necessary, and if so how many years need be included? Are these the same as W-2s?

That should be all our questions for now, we always appreciate everyones input, and we wish you all luck on your cases. Thanks Everybody!

Once you get your case number from the NVC you can track your case on the CEAC website. You will know when your case has arrived at the Embassy in Ghana. Wait a week to ten days then email the embassy and request a Call-In-Letter. You will then email that letter to your Fiancée, she will take that letter to the Embassy and pick up packets 3 and 4. Packet 4 will give you the interview date. She can not make that date herself only the Embassy does that. Ghana is very different from other Embassy's.

Packet three includes instructions for her to go get her medical. Take a copy of the interview letter that has your interview date on it to the clinic. Have her go and get her police report now. That is one less thing she will have to worry about.

You will need to send her the I-134, 2014 tax return or tax transcript. It's best if you send the last three years. You can order your transcript from the IRS website. I took three years of tax transcripts when I went to my fiancé (now husband) interview and the CO only wanted 2014.

I wish you the best!!

If you have any questions you can inbox me.

Edited by LoveinGhana!

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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:

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