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Hey all! Just wanted to start off by introducing myself!

My name is Jessica and my partner Josh and I are beginning the steps of the K1 visa. He lives near Leeds and I'm over in Seattle!

We've known each other since we were 18 and became close friends over Xbox! Many years later, and in 2015 we fell in love and began to date long distance. I've always been a big traveler and had been to England several times already before we'd started dating, so it really wasn't a hassle. We talk every day online, Skype, phone calls, etc. Not a day goes by that I don't feel like the luckiest person to be with him. I've been in a long distance relationship before that lasted 4 years and that was difficult. Not to compare ... but our relationship has been nothing but easy sailing, trust, love and fun! I've never met a bigger gentleman. So when we started talking about eventually moving to one or the other country, I felt completely at ease and ready to take the next step in our relationship.

We both work full time jobs, and with an 8 hour time difference it can be difficult for us to have time to sit down and write paperwork and go over documents together, so I thought it'd be a good idea to join this forum so I can read up and get to know people's experience with the visa process and ask questions we may not know the answer to!

I work as a flight attendant so sometimes I'm gone for days at a time which can also make scheduling time to sit down and do paperwork, very hard.

Thank you all in advance for your advice and your wisdom!


Sent I-129f - August 1st, 2017

Recieved by the USCIS - August 3rd, 2017
NOA1 - August 7th, 2017
NOA2 - February 10th, 2018
NOA2 Hardcopy recieved - February 16th, 2018
NVC - was recieved and sent to the US Embassy in London, though I never recieved updates about it (was lost in transit I guess)
NVC # & US Embassy In London hardcopy recieved : March 15th, 2018
Police Certificate documents sent: April 12th, 2018
Police Certificate Recieved: May 4th, 2018
Medical Interview: May 12th, 2018
K1-Visa Interview: July 16th, 2018

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...But you didn't ask any questions?

Follow the guide and that's it .http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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Yup. Just follow the guides here on VJ and read through your country specific forum. Always feel free to post and ask a question if you can't find the answer.

Good luck!


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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My bad! I was under the impression that this sub-forum was for introducing yourself. I've yet to ask any questions because we've just started putting together our evidence and finished filling out some of the paperwork! The links provided are so useful! The main USCIS site definitely isn't as thorough.

Everyone here seems so kind and ready to help one another. I've been directed here by a few people who are in LDRs and are currently going through their visa process :)


Sent I-129f - August 1st, 2017

Recieved by the USCIS - August 3rd, 2017
NOA1 - August 7th, 2017
NOA2 - February 10th, 2018
NOA2 Hardcopy recieved - February 16th, 2018
NVC - was recieved and sent to the US Embassy in London, though I never recieved updates about it (was lost in transit I guess)
NVC # & US Embassy In London hardcopy recieved : March 15th, 2018
Police Certificate documents sent: April 12th, 2018
Police Certificate Recieved: May 4th, 2018
Medical Interview: May 12th, 2018
K1-Visa Interview: July 16th, 2018

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Welcome to the forum.


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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Welcome


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Welcome to the forum.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

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