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Hello,

I just wanted to say thank you for all that have shared on this site. My fiance and I just made it to our first milestone. With all of the help we received from you all we got our NOA2 only 14 days from NOA1!!!! Again, thank you so much for you help. I just hope the remainder of the process continues as smoothly.

Lian and David

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Wow!!! That is fantastic!! :joy:


9/01/13- Met online 7/10/15- NVC case # assigned **22 days from NOA2**

11/9/13- Met 1st time in person (L) 7/27/15- Case left NVC to South Africa!!!

2/01/14- Met 2nd time in person (L) 7/28/15- Case "ready"

9/01/14- Met 3rd time in person (L) 7/31/15- Consulate received

5/11/15- Mailed I-129F 8/4/15- Packet 3 received by email

5/19/15- NOA1--- Got routed to CSC!!! :dancing: 8/7/15- Sent Packet 3

5/22/15- File "touched" 8/7/15- Packet 4 received by email!

5/27/15- Our baby was born (L) 9/7- 9/8- Medical

6/18/15- NOA2!!!! Email notification at 21:30 Central Time **30 days from NOA1** 9/17/15- Interview!!! APPROVED :luv:

9/28/15- Visa in hand

9/29/15- US Entry---- Finally!!

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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! You are getting married on my youngest son birthday!!!????


 

 

K-1: Texas Service Center

Consulate: HAITI

(L)(L)(L) Met 2/8/2014: In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (L)(L) (L)

Second Visit: 8 Days: (April 28, 2014--May 5, 2014)

Third Visit: 11 Days: (Sept. 14, 2014--Sept. 24, 2014)

Fourth Visit: 9 Days: (Oct. 28, 2014--Nov. 5, 2014)

Fifth Visit: 4 Days: ( Jan. 19, 2015--Jan. 23, 2015)

Sixth Visit: 9 Days: (May 26, 2015--June 3, 2015)

Seventh Visit: 10 Days: August 23, 2015---September 1, 2015) Birthday Celebration: My fiancé (Aug 24) and mine is (Aug 30)

K-1 Visa Process Started

  • Petitioner
  • I-129F Sent On: 11/17/2014
  • USPS Notice of Delivery: 11/19/2014
  • Received N01 Text Message and Email from USCIS: 11/24/2014 @1204pm CST
  • Hardcopy In Mail: 11/28/2014
  •  No Request for Evidence (RFE
  • Received N02 Email Received Only from USCIS: 05/21/2015 @842pm CST (183 Days Counting Weekends and Holidays Included in Total)
  • Received N02 Hardcopy In Mail: 05/28/2015
  • Received Email Petition was sent to NVC/DOS on: 06/04/2015 @642pm CST(9 Business Days/ No Weekends/Holidays are Included in Total)
  • Received By NVC: 06/12/2015 (6 Business Days/No Weekends/Holidays are Included in Total)
  • Left NVC: 06/15/2015
  • Consulate Received Case: 06/24/2015 (9 Days including Weekends )
  • Sent Email to Consulate for (Package 3) : 07/01/2015 @0115am CST (Package 3 for K-1/K-2 Fiancé Visa in Haiti:(Includes the Welcome Letter, and Instructions for K-1/K-2 Fiancé Visas)
  • Received Email from Consulate with (Package 3 info): 07/02/2015 @1210pm CST
  • DS 160: 06/25/2015
  • Received Letter from NVC and Port-Au-Prince Consulate Welcome Letter and Instructions(Package 3) on: 07/20/2015 (26 Days including Weekends and Holidays)
  • VISA Fee Paid: $265.00 (Once the Embassy has confirmed payment they will send you a email to schedule appointment) Received email on 07/22/2015 @ 3am CST
  • Medical: 07/21/2015 (No Appointment needed for Medical Exam: You will need to have the Visa Fee Payment Confirmation Page (Showing Scheduled Interview Date), or Package 3 for K-1 Visa, Passport ,and Exam Fee)
  • Interview Date: 08/25/2015 @7AM "Your fiancé will need the following items": Appointment Letter, (2) Passport Photos, DS-160 Confirmation Page, Receipt from Sogexpress showing payment of visa fees, Original Copy of Extrait d'Acte de Naissance-Extract of Certificate of Birth (No Translation Needed for interview), Police Certificate (from the Dominican Republic no translation needed), (2) Passport Bio Page, Sealed Medical Exam with Vaccinations/CD and Divorce Decree from both Petitioner and Beneficiary . (Didn't ask for any additional information during the interview like: I-134, Letter of Employment, Tax Returns, Pay Stubs, Photos, and/or Trip Itineraries)
  • :dancing: Approval: YES :dancing:
  • CEAC Web Status Update: "Ready" Case Creation Date: Case Updated September 1, 2015 (Non-Immigrant Visa Application)
  • CEAC Web Status Update: "Issued" Case Updated September 3, 2015
  • According to passportstatus@ustraveldocs.com on September 8, 2015 @604pm CST "Current passport status is in Origination Scan".
  • According to ustraveldocs on September 8, 2015 @ 0705pm " Passport has been received from the consular section, and is currently being processed for delivery ".
  • Received Email from ustraveldocs on September 9, 2015 @0609am CST. "Passport is Ready For Pickup".
  • :dancing: Visa Received: 09/09/2015 :dancing: "My fiancé picked up Passport @10am, from DHL International PAP'. 11 Business Days (Your fiancé will need a copy of the email in order to pickup passport and appointment letter). The Email state(s): "Your document(s) have been collected from the US Embassy/Consulate, The passport number#, You have chosen to have your documents delivered to the following location: DHL International "
  • U.S. Entry: 11/08/2015 (POE ATLANTA)
  • Applied for SSN in Memphis, TN : 11/23/2015
  • Received SSN: 11/30/2015
  • Date of Marriage: 12/31/2015
  • Applied for TN ID: 01/07/2016 (Needed Marriage License, Passport, Social Security Card(His), TN DL (Mine), and Voter Registration Card(Mine) that has my current address).

SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2015 THE CONSULATE IN HAITI STOPPED USING HAITI MESSENGER; THEY NOW USE DHL INTERNATIONAL THERE ARE (4) LOCATIONS: PORT-AU-PRINCE, CARREFOUR, PETION-VILLE, AND CAP-HAITIEN. THE ADDRESS AND HOURS OF OPERATION ARE LOCATED IN MY PROFILE ABOUT ME.

  •  We stayed 6 days at the Kemael Hotel Tabarre 58, Rue C. Sylvain #4 Tabarre Haiti $80.00USD per night. It is off Boulevard 15 Octobre
  •  Or you can stay at the Le Monte Cristo Hotel & Suites Tabarre 60, Boulevard 15 Octobre, Tabarre Haiti $90.00USD per night

 

 

 

AOS: Memphis, TN

  • Married New Year's Eve 2015 (12/31/2015)
  • New Medical Exam Done On: 03/11/2016 (No Vaccinations Given In Haiti with Medical Exam 07/2015)
  • Received Results On: 03/15/2016
  • Sent by FedEx on: 03/17/2016; I-485, I-131, I-765
  • Email From FedEx Package Received on 03/18/2016 @1015am
  • Received (3) Text Messages on: 03/22/2016 @ 1119pm CST With Receipt Number MSC*****
  • Received NO1 For All Three for I-485, I-765, and I-131 by Mail on March 28, 2016 @4pm
  • Received Biometrics Appointment Date on April 19, 2016 Memphis, TN: Date of Notice April 2,2016; Mailed April 6, 2016: Received Appointment Letter April 10, 2016.
  • Biometrics Appointment 15 minutes and done.
  • Received Text/Email:EAD/AP Approved May 11, 2016
  • Received Approval NO2 for I-765, and I-131 in Mail on May 16, 2016
  • Received EAD/AP Combo Card in Mail on May 18, 2016
  • Received Text/Email: RFE for I-485 on August 31, 2016 we have to respond by September 30,2016
  • Placed on Request online for RFE hardcopy to be sent by mail on September 14, 2016
  • As of October 4, 2016 Still waiting for RFE hardcopy to come in the mail, called USCIS on September 30, 2016 no help.
  • As of November 3, 2016 We received an email in regards to not receiving in the mail the Request for Evidence (RFE) , come to find out they really didn't need any additional information. So now the have to wait another 120 more days before we can get an interview or approval. This is some BS.
  • As of February 7, 2017, We received in the mail Interview Date for AOS on March 20, 2017

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Wow, they put you guys on bullet train processing line.

Congrats.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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Just an update. We received our letter from the USCIS confirming the approval of the I-129F. So we are now preparing for getting through the NVC. I found two VJ posts that might help.

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/James%27s_Shortcuts

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/LingChe_NVC_ShortCut

L&D

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