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Am very excited this morning:)

Have just received the 'Notice of Approval of Relative Immigrant Visa Petition'- at last!

I have some questions though.....not least of all, what happens next!

1/ Do I (the beneficiary) receive a packet of paers in the post for my application, and how long does that usually take to come?

2/ The letter states that the petition has been forwarded to the US Consulkate at London etc...

Then it says:

The Petition states that the beneficiary is in the United States and will apply to become a lawful permanant residence. The enclosed application for this purpose (Form I-485) should be completed and submitted wby the beneficiary within 30 days .......'

So my question is this- firstly, I am not in the States, I'm in England- so is this a mistake on their part? Does it matter that it says i am in the States?!! (Panic setting in!)

Also- there wasn't anything enclosed with the letter, so what do they mean by the 'enclosed application'??

My police check is due back later this week, then I have to wait for my husband to come back from the States on Christams Eve- he needs to do the affidavit of support for me (his parents also)- he will be coming back with a job offer and we'll put his parents house down as our intended address...

So- last question. If I get my paperwork back to the Embassy by mid January, could the green card be granted by late February? Does that timescale sound possible to you guys, or will it be likely to take longer than that?

We are away in the States mid Jnauary for 2 weeks, so I will have to tell them I am not available during those times for the interview. Should I be honest and say where I am going? Or be vague and just say that I will be away?

Thanks for any thoughts and info- all will be much appreciated!

:thumbs:


1986-03-10 : We met in London

1986-06-30 : Got engaged! He left London to return to NY

1987-09-01 : Lived together in London while he was on student programme

1987-12-30 : Moved to Spain together

1988-06-30 : I returned to London, he returned to NY. Long distance engagement follows!

1991-05-20 : Got married in VA, US on a long weekend away!

1991-05-24 : Returned together to London to set up home here, with him on a tourist visa. Applied for residency.

1992-08-07 : He's granted indefinite right to live and work in UK.

1993-10 : Son born

1995-01 : Daughter follows.

***********************

2007-09-15 : I-130 Sent. Here begins our journey!

2007-09-18 : I-130 NOA1 recieved.

2007-11-12 : Applied to local Hampshire Constabulary for Police Certificate

2007-11-19 : Had vaccinations done by own GP- pertussis, tetanus, diptheria, mumps, rubella, measles, flu.

2007-12-17 : I-130 NOA 2 received- hooray!!

2007-12-22 : Police Certificate AND Packet 3 arrive- together!! This is quick!

2008-01-10 : Returned Packet 3 to Embassy

2008-01-29 : Packet 4 arrived

2008-02-06 : Medical at 10.30am

2008-02-11 : EMBASSY INTERVIEW!!

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Am very excited this morning:)

Have just received the 'Notice of Approval of Relative Immigrant Visa Petition'- at last!

I have some questions though.....not least of all, what happens next!

1/ Do I (the beneficiary) receive a packet of paers in the post for my application, and how long does that usually take to come?

2/ The letter states that the petition has been forwarded to the US Consulkate at London etc...

Then it says:

The Petition states that the beneficiary is in the United States and will apply to become a lawful permanant residence. The enclosed application for this purpose (Form I-485) should be completed and submitted wby the beneficiary within 30 days .......'

So my question is this- firstly, I am not in the States, I'm in England- so is this a mistake on their part? Does it matter that it says i am in the States?!! (Panic setting in!)

Also- there wasn't anything enclosed with the letter, so what do they mean by the 'enclosed application'??

My police check is due back later this week, then I have to wait for my husband to come back from the States on Christams Eve- he needs to do the affidavit of support for me (his parents also)- he will be coming back with a job offer and we'll put his parents house down as our intended address...

So- last question. If I get my paperwork back to the Embassy by mid January, could the green card be granted by late February? Does that timescale sound possible to you guys, or will it be likely to take longer than that?

We are away in the States mid Jnauary for 2 weeks, so I will have to tell them I am not available during those times for the interview. Should I be honest and say where I am going? Or be vague and just say that I will be away?

Thanks for any thoughts and info- all will be much appreciated!

:thumbs:

It sounds like they don't have a NOA2 letter for those who are doing DCF, which is really stupid and confusing. You should not be doing a I-485 so it is stupid for the NOA2 to have mentioned it. You should receive Packet 3 soon, which will contain the DS-230, DS-2001 checklist, and info about the medical. Hopefully you will have it within the week, but it might be different around Christmas time. If you do not have it by the new year, I would contact the embassy.

As for saying when you are not available for interview - first, it is very unlikely they would schedule it that quickly, and secondly, you only have to say that you are "unavailable" between - and - dates. :)

If you want to have the visa and move to the states end of February, I would try hard to get everything in around the start of January. You only send them the DS-230 Part 1 and the DS-2001 checklist, and you can include a letter about the dates when you are not available. You hold on to the I-864 forms and police check, etc. to bring with you to the interview. So I wouldn't wait for all the forms to be finished before sending off the DS-230 and DS-2001 as you would have time to finish them before the interview. :)

EDIT - I should clarify that I don't mean it will likely take two whole months. I just mean that is a much safer amount of time to allow.

Edited by MargotDarko

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US Immigration Timeline

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24 Feb 2007 - Sent I-130 to London USCIS office (I'm the petitioner)

25 May 2007 - NOA2

2 June 2007 - Received Packet 3

12 Oct 2007 - Sent Packet 3 back by special delivery

5 Nov 2007 - Interview in London - Approved without any hitches!

7 Nov 2007 - Visa and MBE arrived by SMS! :)

30 Jan 2008 - Fly to Michigan!! :)

*Note: Any delays in our case are only due to us taking things slowly

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Thanks for the reply :)

I feel better after eading your post. I was beginning to worry about why they were talking about Form I-485, especially after I looked up the form on the forum and saw that it was definietly for folks already in the US. I hope they haven't sent me the wrong reply!!

It sounds like they don't have a NOA2 letter for those who are doing DCF, which is really stupid and confusing. You should not be doing a I-485 so it is stupid for the NOA2 to have mentioned it. You should receive Packet 3 soon, which will contain the DS-230, DS-2001 checklist, and info about the medical. Hopefully you will have it within the week, but it might be different around Christmas time. If you do not have it by the new year, I would contact the embassy.

As for saying when you are not available for interview - first, it is very unlikely they would schedule it that quickly, and secondly, you only have to say that you are "unavailable" between - and - dates. :)

If you want to have the visa and move to the states end of February, I would try hard to get everything in around the start of January. You only send them the DS-230 Part 1 and the DS-2001 checklist, and you can include a letter about the dates when you are not available. You hold on to the I-864 forms and police check, etc. to bring with you to the interview. So I wouldn't wait for all the forms to be finished before sending off the DS-230 and DS-2001 as you would have time to finish them before the interview. :)

EDIT - I should clarify that I don't mean it will likely take two whole months. I just mean that is a much safer amount of time to allow.


1986-03-10 : We met in London

1986-06-30 : Got engaged! He left London to return to NY

1987-09-01 : Lived together in London while he was on student programme

1987-12-30 : Moved to Spain together

1988-06-30 : I returned to London, he returned to NY. Long distance engagement follows!

1991-05-20 : Got married in VA, US on a long weekend away!

1991-05-24 : Returned together to London to set up home here, with him on a tourist visa. Applied for residency.

1992-08-07 : He's granted indefinite right to live and work in UK.

1993-10 : Son born

1995-01 : Daughter follows.

***********************

2007-09-15 : I-130 Sent. Here begins our journey!

2007-09-18 : I-130 NOA1 recieved.

2007-11-12 : Applied to local Hampshire Constabulary for Police Certificate

2007-11-19 : Had vaccinations done by own GP- pertussis, tetanus, diptheria, mumps, rubella, measles, flu.

2007-12-17 : I-130 NOA 2 received- hooray!!

2007-12-22 : Police Certificate AND Packet 3 arrive- together!! This is quick!

2008-01-10 : Returned Packet 3 to Embassy

2008-01-29 : Packet 4 arrived

2008-02-06 : Medical at 10.30am

2008-02-11 : EMBASSY INTERVIEW!!

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Thanks for the reply :)

I feel better after eading your post. I was beginning to worry about why they were talking about Form I-485, especially after I looked up the form on the forum and saw that it was definietly for folks already in the US. I hope they haven't sent me the wrong reply!!

It sounds like they don't have a NOA2 letter for those who are doing DCF, which is really stupid and confusing. You should not be doing a I-485 so it is stupid for the NOA2 to have mentioned it. You should receive Packet 3 soon, which will contain the DS-230, DS-2001 checklist, and info about the medical. Hopefully you will have it within the week, but it might be different around Christmas time. If you do not have it by the new year, I would contact the embassy.

As for saying when you are not available for interview - first, it is very unlikely they would schedule it that quickly, and secondly, you only have to say that you are "unavailable" between - and - dates. :)

If you want to have the visa and move to the states end of February, I would try hard to get everything in around the start of January. You only send them the DS-230 Part 1 and the DS-2001 checklist, and you can include a letter about the dates when you are not available. You hold on to the I-864 forms and police check, etc. to bring with you to the interview. So I wouldn't wait for all the forms to be finished before sending off the DS-230 and DS-2001 as you would have time to finish them before the interview. :)

EDIT - I should clarify that I don't mean it will likely take two whole months. I just mean that is a much safer amount of time to allow.


1986-03-10 : We met in London

1986-06-30 : Got engaged! He left London to return to NY

1987-09-01 : Lived together in London while he was on student programme

1987-12-30 : Moved to Spain together

1988-06-30 : I returned to London, he returned to NY. Long distance engagement follows!

1991-05-20 : Got married in VA, US on a long weekend away!

1991-05-24 : Returned together to London to set up home here, with him on a tourist visa. Applied for residency.

1992-08-07 : He's granted indefinite right to live and work in UK.

1993-10 : Son born

1995-01 : Daughter follows.

***********************

2007-09-15 : I-130 Sent. Here begins our journey!

2007-09-18 : I-130 NOA1 recieved.

2007-11-12 : Applied to local Hampshire Constabulary for Police Certificate

2007-11-19 : Had vaccinations done by own GP- pertussis, tetanus, diptheria, mumps, rubella, measles, flu.

2007-12-17 : I-130 NOA 2 received- hooray!!

2007-12-22 : Police Certificate AND Packet 3 arrive- together!! This is quick!

2008-01-10 : Returned Packet 3 to Embassy

2008-01-29 : Packet 4 arrived

2008-02-06 : Medical at 10.30am

2008-02-11 : EMBASSY INTERVIEW!!

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I recieved my notice of approval on the 14th, and got my packet today, so it should just be a few days :)

Looking at mine, the only bit that mentions I-485 is part 4, which doesn't have an X by it for me, only number 1 does which is the bit that pertains to me, the rest I'm supposed to ignore. Is this what you mean? I have they X'ed the wrong one for you?


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14/Jul/97 - Met Rick in UK

04/Nov/97 - Travelled to US on visitors visa

01/Jan/98 - Married in US

1998 - 2000 - Long process with Immigration obtaining Green Card #1.

20/May/2003 - Left US for UK

11/Feb/2004 - Child #1 born

14/Jul/2005 - Child #2 born

August 2007 - Decide we need to move back to USA. Kicking self for not getting citizenship.

24/Sep/2007 - I-130 sent

28/Sep/2007 - I-130 NOA1

12/Dec/2007 - I-130 Approved

11/Jan/2008 - Police Certificate applied for

11/Jan/2008 - DS-230 part 1 sent off

14/Jan/2008 - Medical booked for Jan 21st

21/Jan/2008 - Medical in London - all clear!

24/Jan/2008 - Statement of readiness sent to embassy

09/Feb/2008 - Police clearance arrived

14/Mar/2008 - Interview at 9am!! APPROVED!

18/Mar/2008 - Visa arrived!

22/Mar/2008 - Being made homeless!

23/Mar/2008 - Flight to USA!!

12/Apr/2008 - Greencard arrived!

Done with immigration until I can apply for citizenship in 2011.

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Oh....:( Do I feel silly now!

You're absolutely right- there is an x only in part 1! I didn't even notice the x or the shading...must have been a very long day for me!!

Thanks for clearing that up for me :blush:

My packet should come very soon then...maybe between Christmas and the New Year.

Thanks ladyynara!

I recieved my notice of approval on the 14th, and got my packet today, so it should just be a few days :)

Looking at mine, the only bit that mentions I-485 is part 4, which doesn't have an X by it for me, only number 1 does which is the bit that pertains to me, the rest I'm supposed to ignore. Is this what you mean? I have they X'ed the wrong one for you?


1986-03-10 : We met in London

1986-06-30 : Got engaged! He left London to return to NY

1987-09-01 : Lived together in London while he was on student programme

1987-12-30 : Moved to Spain together

1988-06-30 : I returned to London, he returned to NY. Long distance engagement follows!

1991-05-20 : Got married in VA, US on a long weekend away!

1991-05-24 : Returned together to London to set up home here, with him on a tourist visa. Applied for residency.

1992-08-07 : He's granted indefinite right to live and work in UK.

1993-10 : Son born

1995-01 : Daughter follows.

***********************

2007-09-15 : I-130 Sent. Here begins our journey!

2007-09-18 : I-130 NOA1 recieved.

2007-11-12 : Applied to local Hampshire Constabulary for Police Certificate

2007-11-19 : Had vaccinations done by own GP- pertussis, tetanus, diptheria, mumps, rubella, measles, flu.

2007-12-17 : I-130 NOA 2 received- hooray!!

2007-12-22 : Police Certificate AND Packet 3 arrive- together!! This is quick!

2008-01-10 : Returned Packet 3 to Embassy

2008-01-29 : Packet 4 arrived

2008-02-06 : Medical at 10.30am

2008-02-11 : EMBASSY INTERVIEW!!

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