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I've looked around and used the search function but it doesn't seem like there is a thead for the August filers yet. So I figured I'd start the thread. (Mods, sorry if I overlooked an already existing August filers thread. Please merge it if another one already exists).

We've just sent out petition in via express mail and it should arrive there tomorrow. We're very excited!

I'm currently still in the states for about another month, so by then we hope to have our NOA1 and hopefully the news that our petition has been sent to the CSC.


K-1 Visa Timeline for T&L

 

08/03/15: Sent I-129F

08/04/15: Delivered
08/06/15: NOA 1, Routed to CSC
08/11/15: NOA 1 Hardcopy
08/27/15: NOA 2
09/01/15: NOA 2 Hardcopy
09/??/15: NVC Received
09/20/15: NVC Case Number Assigned
09/24/15: Case forwarded to consulate in Frankfurt, Germany
10/02/15: Case received by consulate
10/02/15: Case Status: Ready
10/10/15: Received Packet 3
05/07/16: Sent Packet 3 back
05/18/16: Received Packet 4
07/08/16: Medical Exam
07/14/16: Interview - APPROVED!
07/15/16: Visa ISSUED!
07/19/16: Visa in hand

 

AOS Timeline for T&L

02/23/17: Sent AOS Package

02/25/17: Delivered

02/27/17: USCIS Received Documents

03/07/17: NOA 1 Texts + Emails 

03/10/17: NOA 1 Hardcopies

03/18/17: Biometrics Letter

03/30/17: Biometrics Appointment Done

04/26/17: EAD Expedite Requested 

04/27/17: Expedite Request "Completed"

05/02/17: Evidence Faxed to USCIS

05/04/17: EAD & AP Approved

05/08/17: EAD & AP NOA 2's in mail

05/08/17: EAD Combo Card Mailed To Me

05/10/17: EAD Combo Card Received

08/28/17: Service Request Filed with a Tier 2 officer. No new info on my case available

10/20/17: I-485 approved without interview after 236 days

10/25/17: NOA 2 Received

10/27/17: Green Card Received

 

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Hi all,

We sent our I-129F from Australia on July 31st, which I'd say counts us as August filers. Anyone else joined the club yet? Feeling pretty positive here, I know the whole process felt very daunting at first but I'm feeling much more confident and relaxed now that we've got our head around everything and started the process! We're both in Australia right now, but my fiancée will be heading back to America in October and I'll follow once this visa stuff is sorted. Stay in touch and let's see how our applications go!


Met - Jan 2013

Began dating - Feb 2013

Engaged - June 2015


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I-129F Sent - 07/31/15

I-129F Delivered - 08/13/15

NOA1 - 08/15/15

NOA1 Hardcopy - 08/25/15

NOA2 - 08/28/15

NOA2 Hardcopy - 09/09/15

Packet 3 - 10/08/15

Packet 4/Received Interview Date - 10/13/15

Medical - 11/06/15

Interview - 11/20/15

Visa Issued - 11/24/15

~~~

Entry - 01/15/16

Married - 02/13/16

I-485/I-765/I-131 Sent - 03/30/16

AOS Package Received - 04/04/16

NOA1 - 04/07/16

Biometrics - 05/11/16

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Two August 2015 threads have been merged.

VJ Moderation


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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Noa1 will arrive in smth bout 7 to 11 days..sometimes even faster :D ...and CSC is quite fast..


Our Story

I'm the benificary

First met: August 23rd 2013 (F)
Engaged: November 13th 2014 :wub:
I-129f sent: March 20th 2015
Received by USICS: March 25th 2015
Mail notification + Case accepted and routed to CSC:
March 27th 2015

NOA1 hard Copy received: April 4th 2015 :dancing:

Mail notification - Petition Approved NOA2: May 8th 2015

B-) NOA2 hard Copy received: May 15th 2015 :thumbs::dance:

Called NVC & Received Case NR: May 29th 2015 :thumbs:

At NVC: Since 21th May 2015

Stuck at AP :clock:

left NVC/ In Transit to Frankfurt: 3rd June 2015 :dancing:

Ready at Embassy Frankfurt: 5th June 2015 :wow:

Packet 3 received: 11th June 2015

DS-160 Submitted: 16th June 2015

Fee paid: 18th June 2015

Package 3 sent: 13th July 2015

Ready to schedule Interview: 16th July 2015
Medical passed: 21st July 2015

Interview: 5th August 2015 :star: -> Approved

POE: 27th August 2015

Date of Marriage: 3rd September 2015 (L):luv:

:energy::energy::energy: :energy: :energy::energy:

AOS

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Our petition arrived today at 11am in Texas. Exciting stuff! Let's see when we will get our NOA1.

And ExtraTerrestrial, did your petition get there yet? I hope more August filers will join us soon in here.


K-1 Visa Timeline for T&L

 

08/03/15: Sent I-129F

08/04/15: Delivered
08/06/15: NOA 1, Routed to CSC
08/11/15: NOA 1 Hardcopy
08/27/15: NOA 2
09/01/15: NOA 2 Hardcopy
09/??/15: NVC Received
09/20/15: NVC Case Number Assigned
09/24/15: Case forwarded to consulate in Frankfurt, Germany
10/02/15: Case received by consulate
10/02/15: Case Status: Ready
10/10/15: Received Packet 3
05/07/16: Sent Packet 3 back
05/18/16: Received Packet 4
07/08/16: Medical Exam
07/14/16: Interview - APPROVED!
07/15/16: Visa ISSUED!
07/19/16: Visa in hand

 

AOS Timeline for T&L

02/23/17: Sent AOS Package

02/25/17: Delivered

02/27/17: USCIS Received Documents

03/07/17: NOA 1 Texts + Emails 

03/10/17: NOA 1 Hardcopies

03/18/17: Biometrics Letter

03/30/17: Biometrics Appointment Done

04/26/17: EAD Expedite Requested 

04/27/17: Expedite Request "Completed"

05/02/17: Evidence Faxed to USCIS

05/04/17: EAD & AP Approved

05/08/17: EAD & AP NOA 2's in mail

05/08/17: EAD Combo Card Mailed To Me

05/10/17: EAD Combo Card Received

08/28/17: Service Request Filed with a Tier 2 officer. No new info on my case available

10/20/17: I-485 approved without interview after 236 days

10/25/17: NOA 2 Received

10/27/17: Green Card Received

 

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Our petition arrived today at 11am in Texas. Exciting stuff! Let's see when we will get our NOA1.

And ExtraTerrestrial, did your petition get there yet? I hope more August filers will join us soon in here.

Mine is in LA at the moment! Journey from Sydney has taken a while... Assuming it'll be delivered in the next day or two.


Met - Jan 2013

Began dating - Feb 2013

Engaged - June 2015


~~~


I-129F Sent - 07/31/15

I-129F Delivered - 08/13/15

NOA1 - 08/15/15

NOA1 Hardcopy - 08/25/15

NOA2 - 08/28/15

NOA2 Hardcopy - 09/09/15

Packet 3 - 10/08/15

Packet 4/Received Interview Date - 10/13/15

Medical - 11/06/15

Interview - 11/20/15

Visa Issued - 11/24/15

~~~

Entry - 01/15/16

Married - 02/13/16

I-485/I-765/I-131 Sent - 03/30/16

AOS Package Received - 04/04/16

NOA1 - 04/07/16

Biometrics - 05/11/16

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Hi there!

My fiancé and I are very excited to start the whole process.

So we hired a lawyer since we are both busy with work. According to the scanned papers, our I-129F was sent on July 31, so I guess that makes us August filers, too! ?

We are yet to receive confirmation from the lawyer about our NOA 1 and hopefully we get it within the week. Wishing that we get routed to CSC, too, but we are really not very anxious on getting approved soon since I have lots to settle first before I join him in the U.S., such as quitting work and coming into terms that I will be leaving everything behind. ? But I'm ready. Anything to be with my baby.

We are just hoping for the process to go smooth. Good luck to us, August filers.

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We've just received the email and text that our petition has been accepted and routed to the CSC! That seems pretty quick considering we only sent in the petition on Monday.

Now the waiting begins. But looking at everyone else's timeline recently we shouldn't be expecting a waiting time of more than 2 months MAX.

Also, hi Chica and Jayank. I hope you get your NOA 1 soon Chica.


K-1 Visa Timeline for T&L

 

08/03/15: Sent I-129F

08/04/15: Delivered
08/06/15: NOA 1, Routed to CSC
08/11/15: NOA 1 Hardcopy
08/27/15: NOA 2
09/01/15: NOA 2 Hardcopy
09/??/15: NVC Received
09/20/15: NVC Case Number Assigned
09/24/15: Case forwarded to consulate in Frankfurt, Germany
10/02/15: Case received by consulate
10/02/15: Case Status: Ready
10/10/15: Received Packet 3
05/07/16: Sent Packet 3 back
05/18/16: Received Packet 4
07/08/16: Medical Exam
07/14/16: Interview - APPROVED!
07/15/16: Visa ISSUED!
07/19/16: Visa in hand

 

AOS Timeline for T&L

02/23/17: Sent AOS Package

02/25/17: Delivered

02/27/17: USCIS Received Documents

03/07/17: NOA 1 Texts + Emails 

03/10/17: NOA 1 Hardcopies

03/18/17: Biometrics Letter

03/30/17: Biometrics Appointment Done

04/26/17: EAD Expedite Requested 

04/27/17: Expedite Request "Completed"

05/02/17: Evidence Faxed to USCIS

05/04/17: EAD & AP Approved

05/08/17: EAD & AP NOA 2's in mail

05/08/17: EAD Combo Card Mailed To Me

05/10/17: EAD Combo Card Received

08/28/17: Service Request Filed with a Tier 2 officer. No new info on my case available

10/20/17: I-485 approved without interview after 236 days

10/25/17: NOA 2 Received

10/27/17: Green Card Received

 

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NOA 1 received. Accepted and routed to CSC!

Hi TL2016! Waiting game begins ?

We've just received the email and text that our petition has been accepted and routed to the CSC! That seems pretty quick considering we only sent in the petition on Monday.

Now the waiting begins. But looking at everyone else's timeline recently we shouldn't be expecting a waiting time of more than 2 months MAX.

Also, hi Chica and Jayank. I hope you get your NOA 1 soon Chica.

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Hey guys, im going to enter here too ! Finally ! I was supposed to be a June filer, but stuff happend with money and he came to visit. But ! We finally did it :D We send it in 2 days ago.


Filed k1 - 08/20/2015

NOA1 - 08/25/2015

NOA2 - 9/17/2015

NVC Received - 10/14/2015

Send to Amsterdam - 10/16/2015

Amsterdam received - 10/19/2015

Packet 3 in the mail - 10/22/2015

Packet 4 in the mail - 11/3/2015

Medical - 11/23/2015

Interview !!!! - 12/3/2015 Approved !!!

POE - 12/15/2015 (finally)

 

Wedding 01/15/2016 !!

 

AOS!

(unfortunatly we were not able to file any time sooner.)

 

Filed AOS - 03/15/2017

Noa 1 - 03/30/2017

Biometrics - 04/21/2017
RFE - 04/10/2017

Send RFE back - 06/18/2017

RFE Recieved (status changed) - 06/27/2017

EAD/AP Approved - 09/18/2017

 

 

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oppss.. created a new one.. didn;t see thia.. God bless all of us guys..

Regards,

E


AOS/ AED/ AP:

(California Service Center, Chula Vista, San Diego, CA)

Filed: Aug 29

Receipt Date: Sept 2

NOA 1 Date: Sept 12 (received text/email)

NOA 1 copy rcvd: Sept 16

Biometrics Notice Date: Sept 17, received Sept 24

Biometrics Sched: Oct 5

Successful walk-in: Sept 26

Oct 13- Case ready to be scheduled for interview

EAD/AP approved - Nov. 1/2 / Received EAD/ AP Combo Card- Nov. 15

50days from NOA1/ 64 days from receipt date.

January 30-  USCIS Ap update, Interview sched on March 3, 2017

Jan 31 - received USCIS letter/ Notice for interview 

March 3- Interview, approved on the Spot

March 8 - received GC

Dec 2018 - To file ROC

 

My Blogs:

I-129F Petition Process

Medical Requirements

Medical Exam Experience

US Embassy Manila K1/K2 Interview Preparation Requirements and Instructions

Interview (K1 with 2 K2s)

CFO Guidance and Counseling (applicable to applicant from Philippines only)

My K1 Visa Journey

8 August 2015 - Sent I-129F Packet thru USPS

17 August 2015 - I -797C Notice date

20 August 2015 - Received printed copy of NOA1 dated Aug 17.

2 September 2015 - APPROVED! (14 working days from receipt date)

Dec. 21-22 - Medical DONE!

Jan 11, 2016 - Interview- APPROVED!

Jan 15 - Visa ISSUED!

Jan 21 - VISA ON HAND! (8 working days from interview)

March 21 - CFO / PDOS for K2s

June 1, 2016 - POE

July 18, 2016 - Married

I am his and he is mine from this day until the end of my days..

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Hi Everyone. We are sending our packet on Saturday (August 8, US Time)



Our documents were 2 months in the making to really make sure we have everything and avoid RFE. My Fiance was very surprised how much info and supporting papers are being asked. We are submitting over 100 pages of docs including photos. I have been researching on this for months so I really hope we got everything right the first time.



Good luck to us all :)



Regards,


E



AOS/ AED/ AP:

(California Service Center, Chula Vista, San Diego, CA)

Filed: Aug 29

Receipt Date: Sept 2

NOA 1 Date: Sept 12 (received text/email)

NOA 1 copy rcvd: Sept 16

Biometrics Notice Date: Sept 17, received Sept 24

Biometrics Sched: Oct 5

Successful walk-in: Sept 26

Oct 13- Case ready to be scheduled for interview

EAD/AP approved - Nov. 1/2 / Received EAD/ AP Combo Card- Nov. 15

50days from NOA1/ 64 days from receipt date.

January 30-  USCIS Ap update, Interview sched on March 3, 2017

Jan 31 - received USCIS letter/ Notice for interview 

March 3- Interview, approved on the Spot

March 8 - received GC

Dec 2018 - To file ROC

 

My Blogs:

I-129F Petition Process

Medical Requirements

Medical Exam Experience

US Embassy Manila K1/K2 Interview Preparation Requirements and Instructions

Interview (K1 with 2 K2s)

CFO Guidance and Counseling (applicable to applicant from Philippines only)

My K1 Visa Journey

8 August 2015 - Sent I-129F Packet thru USPS

17 August 2015 - I -797C Notice date

20 August 2015 - Received printed copy of NOA1 dated Aug 17.

2 September 2015 - APPROVED! (14 working days from receipt date)

Dec. 21-22 - Medical DONE!

Jan 11, 2016 - Interview- APPROVED!

Jan 15 - Visa ISSUED!

Jan 21 - VISA ON HAND! (8 working days from interview)

March 21 - CFO / PDOS for K2s

June 1, 2016 - POE

July 18, 2016 - Married

I am his and he is mine from this day until the end of my days..

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We'll be filing our I-129F this month as well. No later than 20th of August. And we're reallllllly hoping we'll be rerouted to CSC :joy: (but seeing he's in NJ we'll probably be sent to TX :clock: )


Our Visa Journey (L) (See our Immigration timeline for a very detailed K-1 and AOS process)

 

08/17/2015 - I-129F petition/packet sent off
12/17/2015 - Visa Interview in Sweden. We're APPROVED!!!
01/14/2016 - P.O.E. @ Newark International Airport
03/21/2016 - Got married @ town hall
03/22/2016 - AOS, EAD, AP packet sent off
08/03/2016 - Became a Conditional Permanent Resident
09/2016 and up until present day (2018) - awaiting corrected GC (I-90 in process)
05/07/2018 - ROC packet sent off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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