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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
Timeline

NVC confirms that our documents were sent to the embassy on 12/21. I have called them several times and they in fact, say the hard copies were sent on the 21st of December. The embassy (via email) is telling me they don't have them yet. I absolutely don't know what to do. I've called the DOS and they give me the run around telling me that it is probably in process.

I've done the DHL thing and there are only 3 possible packages around 12/21 including one eactly on 12/21 which says it was signed for by Volchenkova on 12/26 at 11:14 a.m. Then I know there was the NY holiday, but gee whiz........

What's the deal with the $12 phone call-----If I use a phone card is it still $12? I want to calll----and maybe I'll have to.

I am nearly berserk (the patient one you know!) because we already lost 30 precious days when our lovely CSC had our documents sitting under somebody's coffee cup for a month. I see Jason-Sasha has his interview----I'm so glad. Our NOA2 was issued nov 6. I just want to be sure they are at the embassy----any help from anybody will be appreciated, thanks, Alane & Ramzis


9/5/2004 met

7/4/2006 visited for 1 week in Russia (Independence Day!)

12/26/06 three week visit in the U.S.

4/6/07 He came to US for 6 glorious weeks

5/20/07 He returned to Ufa, RU

5/24/07 Mailed I-129F to NSC!!!!!

5/25/07 Received and signed for by F Heinauer, NSC

6/11/07 NOA1 (NEVER received hard copy)

8/23/07 Ramzis comes to America for another visit

10/02/07 Ramzis returns to Russia

11/06/07 NOA2 at LAST!!!

12/17/07 Received at NVC (at last!)

12/18/07 Sent to Moscow Embassy & New NVC Case Number

12/21/07 Received at 11:08 a.m. Moscow Embassy

1/25/08 Received packet from Embassy

03/07/08 Interview 8:00 a.m. Moscow Embassy! VISA APPROVED!!!

03/13/08 Visa in Hand

03/14/08 Flying to U.S. - Detroit POE

03/15/08 Our Wedding Day!

AOS Timeline

3/21/08 - Packet sent to Chicago Lockbox

3/24/08 - Packet received and signed for

3/28/08 - NOA1 received in the mail - EAD & AOS - check cashed

4/15/08 - Biometrics

5/5/08 - AOS interview notice received in the mail (will be in Detroit, June 12, 2008)

6/2/08 - EAD card ordered (CRIS email)

6/5/08 - EAD RECEIVED IN THE MAIL

6/12/08 - Permanent Resident APPROVAL! Green Card on the Way!

6/23/08 - Green Card Received!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
Timeline

I just went through the same thing last month, I kept checking the embassy interview date list and not seeing her number posted I was really getting worried, as it turned out (at least in my case).

She somehow ended up with a "new" case number and had been on the list all along.

My GF called and got the answer, (new case number) I never even got a reply from my emails from Moscow.

I am told the 12 dollar phone call is worthless.

Cost to GF? about 200RP on her phone bill. (they bill it to her phone).


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I am nearly berserk (the patient one you know!) because we already lost 30 precious days when our lovely CSC had our documents sitting under somebody's coffee cup for a month.

Why are you nearly berserk?

Finding out when the embassy receives your case helps in no way at all. Then all you'll have to worry about is when the interview is. If you're calling and emailing already just trying to find out when they got your case, what are you going to do to find out when the interview is scheduled for? And what are you going to do between then and now???

Look, I'm not trying to rain on your parade or tell you that you guys shouldn't be together ASAP! but what I am trying to say here is regardless of how much you call, email and WORRY about it, it's still going to take a long time and it's still going to get done.

Just chill out. And anyway, how did you lose 30 precious days? From what I've seen on your signature he's visited you here for over 14 weeks already. If anything, you gained precious time together.

And another thing.... after he's here and you've been married for a while, you may just say to yourself "I sure wish I had those precious 30 days back!"

Good luck on finding out the stuff your looking for and I really do hope your interview is soon. But in the mean time, take a hot bath, read a book, and just take solace in the fact that it is going to happen.... someday.

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Filed: Timeline

I can understand the worry and frustration. USCIS "conditions" us to worry and fret over our petitions because they absolutely refuse to provide timely and accurate information, not to mention the bizarre work stoppages (as is currently the case at CSC) and non-linear approvals. Granted, the NVC and consulate are not USCIS, but by the time you've spent 4-6 months with USCIS, you're pretty much conditioned to want to micromanage the process as much as humanly possible. So I can totally see where ramzis51 is coming from. Having said that, I think Slim's advice at this point is the best. The consulate is not USCIS. Your file isn't going to get lost or fall behind a desk or be used to fix the wobbly leg on the table in the break room. Now that you're past the service center it's time to break out the bubbly and relax. :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
Timeline

My case seemed to take quit a bit longer than was projected. Even to transfer the Package from one agency to another took an unbelievable period.

According to prior K-1s mine was projected to come in at Nov (I think),in stead it rolled into the "new year"

Whats the big deal you say?

Plenty, guess how much of a tax credit I missed x 2

:crying:


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
Timeline

The embassy didnt give us any info until the put it into their system. We knew our documents were there but they still hadnt processed it yet. Probably in the mail room or something. But luckily it only took about a week to get to it. Try to keep in mind that the embassy was closed for a while for the holidays. They probably got a small backup of mail deliveries. They resumed regular business again on Jan. 8th. I'm sure you're only a few days away from hearing some news. Try to relax. And be thankful you are almost at the end. Its coming. :)


22 Jun 05 - We met in a tiny bar in Williamsburg, Va. (spent all summer together)

27 May 06 - Sasha comes back for a 2nd glorious summer (spent 8 months apart)

01 Jan 07 - Jason travels to Moscow for 2 weeks with Sasha

27 May 07 - Jason again travels to Moscow for 2 weeks of perfection

14 July 07 - I-129F and all related documents sent to VSC

16 July 07 - I-129F delivered to VSC and signed for by P. Novak

20 July 07 - NOA1 issued / receipt number assigned

27 Sep 07 - Jason travels to Moscow to be with Sasha for 2 weeks

28 Nov 07 - NOA2 issued...TOUCHED!...then...APPROVED!!!

01 Dec 07 - NVC receives/assigns case #

04 Dec 07 - NVC sends case to U.S. Embassy Moscow

26 Dec 07 - Jason visits Sasha in Russia for the 4th and final time of 2007 :)

22 Feb 08 - Moscow Interview! (APPROVED!!!)..Yay!

24 Mar 08 - Sasha and Jason reunite in the U.S. :)

31 May 08 - Married

29 Dec 08- Alexander is born

11 Jan 10 - AOS / AP / EAD package sent

19 Jan 10 - AOS NOA1 / AP NOA1 / EAD NOA1

08 Feb 10 - AOS case transferred to CSC

16 Mar 10 - AP received

16 Mar 10 - AOS approved

19 Mar 10 - EAD received

22 Mar 10 - GC received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
Timeline
The embassy didnt give us any info until the put it into their system. We knew our documents were there but they still hadnt processed it yet. Probably in the mail room or something. But luckily it only took about a week to get to it. Try to keep in mind that the embassy was closed for a while for the holidays. They probably got a small backup of mail deliveries. They resumed regular business again on Jan. 8th. I'm sure you're only a few days away from hearing some news. Try to relax. And be thankful you are almost at the end. Its coming. :)

Thanks, Jason. I know everybody here knows the frustration. I'm sure your right. The emails the embassy is sending says they haven't received it yet---but I'm sure that means they just haven't logged it in yet. I do appreciate your empathy. I am glad you had a great trip to Russia and that your interview is upcoming in Feb. I just get to feeling so helpless.


9/5/2004 met

7/4/2006 visited for 1 week in Russia (Independence Day!)

12/26/06 three week visit in the U.S.

4/6/07 He came to US for 6 glorious weeks

5/20/07 He returned to Ufa, RU

5/24/07 Mailed I-129F to NSC!!!!!

5/25/07 Received and signed for by F Heinauer, NSC

6/11/07 NOA1 (NEVER received hard copy)

8/23/07 Ramzis comes to America for another visit

10/02/07 Ramzis returns to Russia

11/06/07 NOA2 at LAST!!!

12/17/07 Received at NVC (at last!)

12/18/07 Sent to Moscow Embassy & New NVC Case Number

12/21/07 Received at 11:08 a.m. Moscow Embassy

1/25/08 Received packet from Embassy

03/07/08 Interview 8:00 a.m. Moscow Embassy! VISA APPROVED!!!

03/13/08 Visa in Hand

03/14/08 Flying to U.S. - Detroit POE

03/15/08 Our Wedding Day!

AOS Timeline

3/21/08 - Packet sent to Chicago Lockbox

3/24/08 - Packet received and signed for

3/28/08 - NOA1 received in the mail - EAD & AOS - check cashed

4/15/08 - Biometrics

5/5/08 - AOS interview notice received in the mail (will be in Detroit, June 12, 2008)

6/2/08 - EAD card ordered (CRIS email)

6/5/08 - EAD RECEIVED IN THE MAIL

6/12/08 - Permanent Resident APPROVAL! Green Card on the Way!

6/23/08 - Green Card Received!!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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The embassy didnt give us any info until the put it into their system. We knew our documents were there but they still hadnt processed it yet. Probably in the mail room or something. But luckily it only took about a week to get to it. Try to keep in mind that the embassy was closed for a while for the holidays. They probably got a small backup of mail deliveries. They resumed regular business again on Jan. 8th. I'm sure you're only a few days away from hearing some news. Try to relax. And be thankful you are almost at the end. Its coming. :)

Thanks, Jason. I know everybody here knows the frustration. I'm sure your right. The emails the embassy is sending says they haven't received it yet---but I'm sure that means they just haven't logged it in yet. I do appreciate your empathy. I am glad you had a great trip to Russia and that your interview is upcoming in Feb. I just get to feeling so helpless.

I know that helpless feeling. Its a killer. But have no fear. You know, if you still know your old receipt number from USCIS it will also help you track your interview date. If you go to the US Embassy in Moscow website and check their appointment schedule you'll notice that the appointments are listed with both numbers. The old receipt number AND the new case number. At least for K-1 visas they are. Here's the page ..

http://www.usembassy.ru/consular/iv_dates.php

They have the schedule finished thru March 5th. Take a good look at these case numbers and try to find yours. Good luck, my friend :thumbs: Hang in there!


22 Jun 05 - We met in a tiny bar in Williamsburg, Va. (spent all summer together)

27 May 06 - Sasha comes back for a 2nd glorious summer (spent 8 months apart)

01 Jan 07 - Jason travels to Moscow for 2 weeks with Sasha

27 May 07 - Jason again travels to Moscow for 2 weeks of perfection

14 July 07 - I-129F and all related documents sent to VSC

16 July 07 - I-129F delivered to VSC and signed for by P. Novak

20 July 07 - NOA1 issued / receipt number assigned

27 Sep 07 - Jason travels to Moscow to be with Sasha for 2 weeks

28 Nov 07 - NOA2 issued...TOUCHED!...then...APPROVED!!!

01 Dec 07 - NVC receives/assigns case #

04 Dec 07 - NVC sends case to U.S. Embassy Moscow

26 Dec 07 - Jason visits Sasha in Russia for the 4th and final time of 2007 :)

22 Feb 08 - Moscow Interview! (APPROVED!!!)..Yay!

24 Mar 08 - Sasha and Jason reunite in the U.S. :)

31 May 08 - Married

29 Dec 08- Alexander is born

11 Jan 10 - AOS / AP / EAD package sent

19 Jan 10 - AOS NOA1 / AP NOA1 / EAD NOA1

08 Feb 10 - AOS case transferred to CSC

16 Mar 10 - AP received

16 Mar 10 - AOS approved

19 Mar 10 - EAD received

22 Mar 10 - GC received

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The embassy didnt give us any info until the put it into their system. We knew our documents were there but they still hadnt processed it yet. Probably in the mail room or something. But luckily it only took about a week to get to it. Try to keep in mind that the embassy was closed for a while for the holidays. They probably got a small backup of mail deliveries. They resumed regular business again on Jan. 8th. I'm sure you're only a few days away from hearing some news. Try to relax. And be thankful you are almost at the end. Its coming. :)

Thanks, Jason. I know everybody here knows the frustration. I'm sure your right. The emails the embassy is sending says they haven't received it yet---but I'm sure that means they just haven't logged it in yet. I do appreciate your empathy. I am glad you had a great trip to Russia and that your interview is upcoming in Feb. I just get to feeling so helpless.

I know that helpless feeling. Its a killer. But have no fear. You know, if you still know your old receipt number from USCIS it will also help you track your interview date. If you go to the US Embassy in Moscow website and check their appointment schedule you'll notice that the appointments are listed with both numbers. The old receipt number AND the new case number. At least for K-1 visas they are. Here's the page ..

http://www.usembassy.ru/consular/iv_dates.php

They have the schedule finished thru March 5th. Take a good look at these case numbers and try to find yours. Good luck, my friend :thumbs: Hang in there!

Believe me----I've been through the list scrupulously----we're not on their yet!


9/5/2004 met

7/4/2006 visited for 1 week in Russia (Independence Day!)

12/26/06 three week visit in the U.S.

4/6/07 He came to US for 6 glorious weeks

5/20/07 He returned to Ufa, RU

5/24/07 Mailed I-129F to NSC!!!!!

5/25/07 Received and signed for by F Heinauer, NSC

6/11/07 NOA1 (NEVER received hard copy)

8/23/07 Ramzis comes to America for another visit

10/02/07 Ramzis returns to Russia

11/06/07 NOA2 at LAST!!!

12/17/07 Received at NVC (at last!)

12/18/07 Sent to Moscow Embassy & New NVC Case Number

12/21/07 Received at 11:08 a.m. Moscow Embassy

1/25/08 Received packet from Embassy

03/07/08 Interview 8:00 a.m. Moscow Embassy! VISA APPROVED!!!

03/13/08 Visa in Hand

03/14/08 Flying to U.S. - Detroit POE

03/15/08 Our Wedding Day!

AOS Timeline

3/21/08 - Packet sent to Chicago Lockbox

3/24/08 - Packet received and signed for

3/28/08 - NOA1 received in the mail - EAD & AOS - check cashed

4/15/08 - Biometrics

5/5/08 - AOS interview notice received in the mail (will be in Detroit, June 12, 2008)

6/2/08 - EAD card ordered (CRIS email)

6/5/08 - EAD RECEIVED IN THE MAIL

6/12/08 - Permanent Resident APPROVAL! Green Card on the Way!

6/23/08 - Green Card Received!!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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#######! Sorry about that. I was sure this would help you. Well, stay strong. They update on Wednesdays and Mondays, most of the time.


22 Jun 05 - We met in a tiny bar in Williamsburg, Va. (spent all summer together)

27 May 06 - Sasha comes back for a 2nd glorious summer (spent 8 months apart)

01 Jan 07 - Jason travels to Moscow for 2 weeks with Sasha

27 May 07 - Jason again travels to Moscow for 2 weeks of perfection

14 July 07 - I-129F and all related documents sent to VSC

16 July 07 - I-129F delivered to VSC and signed for by P. Novak

20 July 07 - NOA1 issued / receipt number assigned

27 Sep 07 - Jason travels to Moscow to be with Sasha for 2 weeks

28 Nov 07 - NOA2 issued...TOUCHED!...then...APPROVED!!!

01 Dec 07 - NVC receives/assigns case #

04 Dec 07 - NVC sends case to U.S. Embassy Moscow

26 Dec 07 - Jason visits Sasha in Russia for the 4th and final time of 2007 :)

22 Feb 08 - Moscow Interview! (APPROVED!!!)..Yay!

24 Mar 08 - Sasha and Jason reunite in the U.S. :)

31 May 08 - Married

29 Dec 08- Alexander is born

11 Jan 10 - AOS / AP / EAD package sent

19 Jan 10 - AOS NOA1 / AP NOA1 / EAD NOA1

08 Feb 10 - AOS case transferred to CSC

16 Mar 10 - AP received

16 Mar 10 - AOS approved

19 Mar 10 - EAD received

22 Mar 10 - GC received

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According to prior K-1s mine was projected to come in at Nov (I think),in stead it rolled into the "new year"

Whats the big deal you say?

Plenty, guess how much of a tax credit I missed x 2

:crying:

Prior K-1s were projected before "the change" over at USCIS. Remember when they hiked the rates up and started all the IMBRA BS and allegedly "streamlined" the process? That has most definitely affected the process. The major effect that most people are feeling (and going berserk over) is the delays. They're far more common now and the next K-1 "projections" you see will probably be updated to reflect that change. Simply put, you were checking projections from a different system.

And in reality, you didn't really lose out on a tax credit as you weren't supporting X2 this year. Wanna get a HUGE refund next year? Stay paying single rate (or be bold and drop all the way to ZERO!) and then claim the extra two on next year's filing.

I can see where you're coming from though. If you're single all year and then slide in at the end of the year with a wife and kid, the tax return is FAT! However, like I tell all the guys I work with that encourage me to have kids for the tax-credits.... there's NO WAY you make money off that deal. Supporting another mouth (or two) even if for only a couple weeks costs way more than what you would make in adjustments if you filed with dependants.


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Ensure your beneficiary makes and brings with them to the States a copy of the DS-3025 (vaccination form)

If the government is going to force me to exercise my "right" to health care, then they better start requiring people to exercise their Right to Bear Arms. - "Where's my public option rifle?"

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