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Anyone else doing/have gotten a K-1 visa for Australian fiance?

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I'm looking to find out if any other members have filed a K1 visa petition for their Australian fiancé/fiancée, and if so, how long the processing took? I've been told that the Australian embassy typically moves really quickly once the petition has made it there.

 

Thank you!!


 

Filed I-129F: 2016-12-21

I-129F NOA1: 2017-01-03

I-129F NOA2: 2017-04-12

NVC Received: 2017-05-04

NVC Case Number Assigned: 2017-05-04

Left NVC: 2017-05-05

Consulate Received: 2017-05-08

Packet 3 Received: 2017-06-30

Packet 4 Received: 2017-07-11

Interview APPROVED: 2017-07-25

Visa in hand: 2017-07-31

US Entry: 2017-08-16

Marriage: 2017-09-08

 

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Filed AOS/EAD/AP: 2017-10-27

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1: 2017-11-01

Biometrics: 2017-11-21

EAD/AP Electronic Approvals: 2018-02-23

EAD/AP I-797 Paper Approvals: 2018-03-01

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
 

 

 

   
   
   
   

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Here is a link to all the timelines of the K-1 visa for Australians:

 

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?op6=All&op66=All&op7=Australia&op1=&op2=&op3=1&op4=1&op5=5%2C6%2C8%2C10%2C11%2C13%2C14%2C15%2C16%2C17%2C18%2C20%2C21%2C22%2C25%2C26%2C27%2C28%2C108%2C110%2C111%2C208%2C210%2C211&cfl=0

 

Here, you can see the total time from sending the first papers to receiving the visa in hand :)


Married: 5-July-2015
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I-130 Petition Sent: 11-May-2016
NSC Received (Our Priority Date): 12-May-2016
NOA2 Received: 30-September-2016 141 days for I-130 approval
**Note: We received four text messages at 6:45 AM CST (Friday) about our case status update. We never received an e-mail nor alert from the app**
NOA2 Hard Copy Received: 06-October-2016
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Petition Sent to NVC: 17-October-2016 17 days for petition to be sent to NVC
**No alert of any kind received for this update; saw the change by logging into USCIS website**
NVC Received: 21-October-2016 4 days to be received at NVC
NVC Case Number Assigned: 31-October-2016 10 days for case number to be assigned
**Called NVC on 2-November-2016 and she said case and invoice number had been assigned 31-October.**
NVC Welcome Letter Received: 3-November-2016 @ 12:10 AM 3 days from case number assigned until Welcome Letter received and invoices unlocked
IV and AOS Fees Unlocked: 3-November-2016 @ 7:00 AM
IV and AOS Fees Paid: 3-November-2016
DS-260 Unlocked: 7-November-2016 2.5 business days for DS-260 to be unlocked
DS-260 Submitted: 8-November-2016
AOS & IV Documents Sent: 9-November-2016
Scan Date: 14-November-2016 5 days to receive scan date due to a holiday/weekend
Medical expedite requested: 14-December-2016
Medical expedite approved at consulate: 19-December-2016 Expedite approved with consulate but denied at NVC; still need to wait for case complete
Case on Supervisor Review: 22-December-2016
Case sent to the Review Department: 13-January-2017
Case Complete: 24-January-2017     10 weeks and 2 days at NVC before case completed
Case arrived at consulate/CEAC status "Ready": 1-February-2017
Interview: 21-February-2017   We scheduled our own interview because we had an approved medical expedite with the consulate. By sheer luck we got such a quick interview date because someone cancelled their appointment less than 20 minutes prior
Interview Result: Approved!!
Visa Issued: 21-February-2017     Visa issued same day as interview
DHL tracking information received: 22-February-2017     DHL tracking number appeared 28 hours after interview, scheduled for delivery the next day
Visa in hand: 23-Feb-2017
US POE (Minneapolis): 26-Feb-2017
 
 
 
 

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Thank you so much!!


 

Filed I-129F: 2016-12-21

I-129F NOA1: 2017-01-03

I-129F NOA2: 2017-04-12

NVC Received: 2017-05-04

NVC Case Number Assigned: 2017-05-04

Left NVC: 2017-05-05

Consulate Received: 2017-05-08

Packet 3 Received: 2017-06-30

Packet 4 Received: 2017-07-11

Interview APPROVED: 2017-07-25

Visa in hand: 2017-07-31

US Entry: 2017-08-16

Marriage: 2017-09-08

 

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Filed AOS/EAD/AP: 2017-10-27

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1: 2017-11-01

Biometrics: 2017-11-21

EAD/AP Electronic Approvals: 2018-02-23

EAD/AP I-797 Paper Approvals: 2018-03-01

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
 

 

 

   
   
   
   

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Also, just a note.   You were not transferred from Texas to CSC.  All I-129f are mailed to the texas lockbox and then routed to the appropriate service center.  I'm not sure but that may change your appoximated adjudication dates on your timeline. You may want to correct that on your timeline.

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Thank you for the info! I just changed it and I think it's right now...I'm excited because the date is sooner. I guess we'll see!


 

Filed I-129F: 2016-12-21

I-129F NOA1: 2017-01-03

I-129F NOA2: 2017-04-12

NVC Received: 2017-05-04

NVC Case Number Assigned: 2017-05-04

Left NVC: 2017-05-05

Consulate Received: 2017-05-08

Packet 3 Received: 2017-06-30

Packet 4 Received: 2017-07-11

Interview APPROVED: 2017-07-25

Visa in hand: 2017-07-31

US Entry: 2017-08-16

Marriage: 2017-09-08

 

-------------------------------

Filed AOS/EAD/AP: 2017-10-27

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1: 2017-11-01

Biometrics: 2017-11-21

EAD/AP Electronic Approvals: 2018-02-23

EAD/AP I-797 Paper Approvals: 2018-03-01

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
 

 

 

   
   
   
   

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