Jump to content
bob&lucy

Our K-1 packet was finally submitted!

11 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

After 2 months of getting all the requirements, we've finally turned in our packet yesterday.. .what a big relief!! We never thought it was this hard.. .it would have been a lot easier it he is willing to live with me here in Philippines :P hehe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After 2 months of getting all the requirements, we've finally turned in our packet yesterday.. .what a big relief!! We never thought it was this hard.. .it would have been a lot easier it he is willing to live with me here in Philippines :P hehe

Congrats on the first step of the process. Keeping things in perspective, your at the bottom of the hill. There is so much more to do. Now is the time to wait as you will not hear from USCIS for about 2 months. Once you do hear from them about your approval, then it's time to rock and roll.

To give you a hint of what's to come, visit my K1 guide and begin to read up on the next steps and what is involved. Just click on the link in my signature below next to the twisting arrow.

Return here at anytime to ask questions. Lot's of good helpers here.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the waiting. If you are like many of us, you will waste far too much time looking for action on your file every day, even when it is much too soon to expect any action.

You will get a tremendous amount of good advice here if you read regularly. (Of course, at the cost of using far too much time.)

I did a recent analysis of NOA1 to NOA2 times for California (CSC). The median (half faster, half slower) processing time is now down to 31 days, down from 37 days a month ago. Even better a quarter of the files are processed within 22 days, down from 32 days a month ago. There is also tremendous variability. Thus 1/4 of the files are taking 52 days or longer. There is also a fair amount of arbitrariness. Why is one file from July 15 processed yesterday, while another was filed June 30? What about all the people in between? It would be great to know why some people seem to move through the system much faster than others, even without the dreaded RFE.

Good luck with your process.


Thank for for updating your timeline. (My Assistant, then edit/add my timeline.)
K1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The stats I gave above for NOA2 are for all K1's (last 100, focussing on CSC). There is also tremendous variability on NOA2 to Interview in Manila. The fastest quarter have their interview by day 56 (from NOA2), median is day 68 and 25% take 101 days or longer. (Sample is last 50.)


Thank for for updating your timeline. (My Assistant, then edit/add my timeline.)
K1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The stats I gave above for NOA2 are for all K1's (last 100, focussing on CSC). There is also tremendous variability on NOA2 to Interview in Manila. The fastest quarter have their interview by day 56 (from NOA2), median is day 68 and 25% take 101 days or longer. (Sample is last 50.)

So what it the average Poindexter?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, everyone.. Thanks for all your comments and suggestions. I need a little more help, our NOA2 got approved 19 days from our NOA1 date, and we are now waiting 30 days for our case#. While waiting i started sorting my papers in preparation for my interview. I just have some questions. .. I already have my CENOMAR dated 6/30/15, i am not sure if its still gonna be valid till interview, some says it is good for 6mos, other suggested to get a newer one. ..what do you guys think? Also, aside from Evidence of Support(I-134 form, form 1040, W-2), would there be anything original copy i would need from my fiance because he is suggesting to send me a copy of our packet so i could just use the photos, emails, etc.. .



Thanks again!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi, everyone.. Thanks for all your comments and suggestions. I need a little more help, our NOA2 got approved 19 days from our NOA1 date, and we are now waiting 30 days for our case#. While waiting i started sorting my papers in preparation for my interview. I just have some questions. .. I already have my CENOMAR dated 6/30/15, i am not sure if its still gonna be valid till interview, some says it is good for 6mos, other suggested to get a newer one. ..what do you guys think? Also, aside from Evidence of Support(I-134 form, form 1040, W-2), would there be anything original copy i would need from my fiance because he is suggesting to send me a copy of our packet so i could just use the photos, emails, etc.. .
Thanks again!

The I-134 needs a wet signature so that needs to be original. Sending the 129F packet (copy) to you would be fine as there are things in there you may want to use. Why don't you guys set up a FREE dropbox account and drop all your scanned documents there. That way you can print only the things you need and having access can be a godsend.

The only documents you will need for the interview are contained in the Embassy Letter. See my website for more details. Go to my website, link is down below at the twisting arrow and follow the steps. Don't wait 30 days before you start chasing your MNL#. You'll be wasting an entire month. Again, details are in the link.

NBI and CENOMAR can't be older then 6 months at time of interview, so if you interview takes place and you have 30 days remaining, then no problem.

Edited by Greenbaum

Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NVC are taking so long nowadays to process the approved petition.. Some takes about 20-30 days before they can give your mcn.. But it is case to case basis. Atleast csc are quick to take actions, there are petitions that got approve as early as 15days from NOA1.. Ours got approved after 20days..


AOS Journey

1/31/16 - Got married

2/24/16 - AOS, EAD, AP packet sent

2/29/16 - Received Date

3/03/16 - Received text and email notification

3/04/16 - Check cashed

3/07/16 - I-797 hardcopy received

3/19/16 - Biometric scheduled received by mail

4/06/16 - I-485 online status changed to Ready to be Scheduled for Interview

4/15/16 - I-485 online status changed to INTERVIEW SCHEDULED

4/17/16 - Interview Notice hardcopy received

4/28/16 - AP & EAD approval date

5/02/16 - AP approval letter received

5/05/16 - EAD card received

5/17/16 - AOS interview

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CASE APPROVE dated 5/18/16

5/23/16 - Received AOS approval letter in the mail

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CARD WAS MAILED TO ME

5/24/16 - Card was picked-up by USPS (online status)

5/26/16 - Green Card on Hand!!! :goofy:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The I-134 needs a wet signature so that needs to be original. Sending the 129F packet (copy) to you would be fine as there are things in there you may want to use. Why don't you guys set up a FREE dropbox account and drop all your scanned documents there. That way you can print only the things you need and having access can be a godsend.

The only documents you will need for the interview are contained in the Embassy Letter. See my website for more details. Go to my website, link is down below at the twisting arrow and follow the steps. Don't wait 30 days before you start chasing your MNL#. You'll be wasting an entire month. Again, details are in the link.

NBI and CENOMAR can't be older then 6 months at time of interview, so if you interview takes place and you have 30 days remaining, then no problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great, so all i need from him is an original copy of his I-134, we already have the scanned copy of our packet in dropbox, he just wanted to print out other documents because the cost of him sending me the entire packet is no difference than a few pieces of paper(saves me time & money :joy:).

I checked your website, all information are there, really helpful! Thank you :star:

We will start calling NVC, once i got my papers done.. .My fiance and i are happy that our K1 application is moving faster than we thought, though i am not planning to leave Philippines until after New year, but the earlier we get my visa, the better.

Thanks again everyone! (L)(L)(L)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×