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We received the approval for our I-130 yesterday. We filed through Vermont back on August 14 and finally received our NOA1 on December 21. We were not able to access our I-130 case number online until this morning and the notice said "We mailed approval on 2/4/2008."

We also filed the I-129f. Yesterday, there was a touch and today there was another touch. I am suspecting that they will approve the I-129f today.

I am sorry for everyone that is still waiting and my apologies for anyone who was previously offended by a post I created earlier regarding later approvals. I was just so concerned because we had been waiting longer and the whole process was really getting to me.

I know now not to overreact to someone else's good news because good news might just be around the corner.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Nicaragua
Timeline

Congratulations, dodson01! I'm happy your I-130 has been approved and hope your I-129F is approved soon as well. Good luck to you with NVC and beyond.


Summer 2004: Met while on J1 visa; J1 internship was 3 months (subject to 2yr-HRR)

2004-2008: Visited US on B1 / Steve visited Nicaragua as well (living in different countries! while I fulfilled 2yr-HRR)

July 9th, 2006: Married

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I-130

July 10th, 2007: Sent I-130 Package to TSC w/old fee $190.00

July 13th, 2007: Recieved at CSC

July 17th, 2007: I-130 Notice Date

August 30, 2007: Touch (Files paired up?)

March 15, 2008: APPROVED!!! Recieved email from CRIS!!!

I-129F

August 9th, 2007: Sent I-129F Package to CSC -- Fee waived

August 17th, 2007: I-129F Recieved at CSC

August 22nd, 2007: I-129F Notice Date

March 15, 2008: APPROVED!!! Recieved email from CRIS!!!

April 4th, 2008: 129F Recieved at Managua Consulate

May 5, 2008: Interview at Consulate -- Approved!

May 14, 2008: Pick-up Passort w/ visa

May 24, 2008: Travel to Louisiana, USA!!!

AOS & EAD

May 25, 2008: Got missing vaccines in LA clinic

May 29, 2008: Sent medical papers to Dr. Arnold

June 6, 2008: Recieved medical papers in sealed envelope from Dr. Arnold

June 9, 2008: Sent AOS Package to Chicago!

June 12, 2008: Received Date

June 17, 2008: Notice Date (AOS & EAD)

July 3, 2008: Recieved ASC Appointment notice for Biometrics

July 16, 2008: Biometrics Appointment in New Orleans! COMPLETED!

August 27, 2008: Recieved EAD Card in mail! No touches, no CRIS, no approval letter! (Card valid 08/18/08; mailed on 08/25/08)

Jan. 5, 2009: AOS Interview!!!!

Jan. 15, 2009: Legal Permanent Resident!!!!

N-400 NATURALIZATION

Eligible: Jan 15, 2012

Nov 4, 2011: Sent N400 to Lockbox / Delivery confirmation on Nov 7, 2011.

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:dance::dance::dance: Congrats!!! :dance::dance::dance:

03/21/06- Met online

10/13/06- Met in person (Los Angeles USA) (three weeks)

12/20/06- Met in person (Kuala Lumpur Malaysia) (three weeks)

02/13/07- Met in person (Nagoya Japan) (two days)

06/21/07- Met in person (Portland Oregon (via PDX), USA) (three weeks)

11/30/07- Met in person (Portland Oregon (via LAX), USA) (six weeks)

12/12/07- Got married (In a Light House!!!)

01/18/08- I-130 sent

01/21/08- I-130 received at Chicago Lock Box

02/15/08- Check cashed

02/26/08- NOA1 received (Notice date: 2/12/2008)

02/19/08- Touched

04/23/08- Met in person (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) (one week)

04/30/08- Here I am in USA!!!!

05/19/08- I-130 approved!

05/27/08- NVC received our application and case number assigned

06/02/08- DS-3032 sent & AOS Bill Generated

06/05/08- Paid AOS Bill online

06/16/08- DS-3032 email accepted by NVC

08/28/08- Case completed!

10/21/08- Interview date (Rescheduled by US Embassy- Original date 10/28)-PASSED!!!

10/22/08- Visa in hand!

10/31/08- POE- Seattle, WA

11/12/08- Received SSN in mail!

11/20/08- Got my WA driving license!

I-751

08/03/10- I-751 sent

08/09/10- NOA

08/24/10- Biometrics

10/28/10- Case approved

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Lebanon
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Congratulations!!!

Congratulations!!! Great News for you!!!

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I - 130

3.26.08 - NOA2 - APPROVAL IN 493 DAYS!!

NVC

7.22.08 - CASE COMPLETED IN 90 DAYS - THANK GOD!!

Embassy

9.29.08-Interview - AP (2 weeks)

10.15.08 - AP over :) Embassy called hubby to go get his Visa - HAPPIEST DAY!!!

10.20.08 - Visa Issued

11.25.08 - POE (JFK then SFO)

11.26.08 - Visa Journey is Over!! TOOK 737 DAYS....Habibi is Home!! :) :)

USA

11.25.08 - POE

12.10.08 - Applied for SS Card

12.15.08 - Welcome Letter Received

12.17.08 - SS Card Received

12.26.08 - Green Card Received :)

Begin Naturalization process 2011 ~ Inshallah

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
Timeline

Ok, so I'm confused. You just got your NOA2 for your I130, but you want to go back and get and get your I129f approved...which you just sent in yesterday. won't that approval take forever? You state that it should get approved today after you just mailed it yesterday....is that correct? I am confused as to which visa you are trying to get. it obviously seems your CR1 will get done faster since you already have NOA1. So why go back to USCIS and wait for the I129F?


PUSH!: Pray Until Something Happens!

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Dodson,

Congrats mate :dance::dance::dance::dance:


When something goes wrong remember this saying "WHEN MAN PLANS, GOD LAUGHS"

www.orlando4obama.com

I-130 JOURNEY BEGINSSent August 28, 2007 to TSC for receipting in CSCReceived NOA1 from VSC December 21, 2007

Notes - earned USCIS skymiles for sure - postmarked from Chicago Lockbox

online finally 2/24/08

touchy feely 2/25/08

touched 2/27/2008 - great RFE requested - just wonderful news to see in your inbox early in the am

3/13 - RFE letter FINALLY received - and document that we sent NOW resent back to VSC grrrrowling

3/19 case resumed processing

3/20 touched

3./21 touched

3/23 Easter bunny touched again

4/01 - APPROVED I-130

4/02 - touched

4/07 - received hard copy approval

NVC JOURNEY BEGINS

4/07 NV Case number assigned

4/08 AOS, DS and all fees paid online

6/09 tax transcript for 2007 just became available -whoot

6/20 NVC receives everything nothing more to give them now just close eyes and pray

6/23 NVC enters into system

6/26 NVC - RFE uggh - wants all three years of Federal tax return listed and they lost originals or so they say - DING DING ROUND TWO

7/25 NVC Case completed whooottttttttt

8/7 Case forward to US EMBASSY LONDON OH YEAHHHHHHHH -

Embassy - case out for delivery to embassy via DHL sneaky us lol

08/10Received

08/19 Medical Exam completed - healthy oh yeah!!!!!!!!

9/26 @8am -Interview - approved VISA IN HAND OMG WHOOT!!! HELLO AMERICA MY LUV

POE- Atlanta then MCO - October 15th with the cat "GIT" on board lol - POE SUPER SWEET

Husband home finally - god what a journey....but after 400+ days we made it

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Filed: Timeline
Ok, so I'm confused. You just got your NOA2 for your I130, but you want to go back and get and get your I129f approved...which you just sent in yesterday. won't that approval take forever? You state that it should get approved today after you just mailed it yesterday....is that correct? I am confused as to which visa you are trying to get. it obviously seems your CR1 will get done faster since you already have NOA1. So why go back to USCIS and wait for the I129F?

Okay, sorry for confusing anyone.

We filed our I-129f back on September 18 after we filed our I-130. I did not just send it in yesterday -- I was merely stating that we had "touches" the alst several days. I don't care which visa we get as long as this process is over soon.

I suspect that our I-129f will be approved today, they will hold our I-130 at the NVC for adjusting here in the States and we will have to pay the additional fees for adjust status.

Or else -- another scenario -- since the I-130 was approved yesterday, they could throw the I-129f out the door this week. Who knows.

But in any event, from a personal standpoint, we don't care which way we go. That is our preference -- whichever way is faster.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Brazil
Timeline

Congrats! Enjoy the short turn-around you had. I applied in July, and still no approval. But as you said, good news could be just around the corner.


View our personal blog

Our timeline:

2007-06-25 Married in Brazil

I-130

2007-07-16 Filed I-130 with Nebraska

2007-07-27 NOA1 received

2007-07-28 Touched; no idea why..

2008-01-29 thru 02-01,03 Touched

2008-02-05 Called RFE line, was told my app is on HOLD because I CALLED TOO MUCH!!!!

2008-02-13 my app was assigned to an adjudicator

2008-02-19,20,25,26 Touched

2008-03-04 Congressman called; USCIS called him and told him my cases were being processed any day now... SERÁ??

2008-03-04,05,10,11,12,13,14,17,18 Touched

2008-03-28 Received RFE, dated the 18th (delayed 10 days to receive)

2008-04-08 Sent requested evidence

2008-04-11,13,14 Touched

2008-04-21 RECEIVED NOA2 APPROVAL!!! (Date shows 4-14)

I-129

2007-09-19 Filed I-129F/K3; sent directly to CSC

2007-09-21 NOA1 received

2007-09-25 Touched: Filing fee waived

2008-01-30 thru 02-01,03,04,05,10,11,13,14 Touched

2008-04-14 Touched

2008-04-21 RECEIVED NOA2 APPROVAL!!! (Date shows 4-14)

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: India
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We received the approval for our I-130 yesterday. We filed through Vermont back on August 14 and finally received our NOA1 on December 21. We were not able to access our I-130 case number online until this morning and the notice said "We mailed approval on 2/4/2008."

We also filed the I-129f. Yesterday, there was a touch and today there was another touch. I am suspecting that they will approve the I-129f today.

I am sorry for everyone that is still waiting and my apologies for anyone who was previously offended by a post I created earlier regarding later approvals. I was just so concerned because we had been waiting longer and the whole process was really getting to me.

I know now not to overreact to someone else's good news because good news might just be around the corner.

Congrats Dodson!!! I think we received our NOA1s for I-130 around the same time but I did not file my I-129F until like Oct 22. I think mine will take another month or two. Anyhow, congrats again!!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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Ok, so I'm confused. You just got your NOA2 for your I130, but you want to go back and get and get your I129f approved...which you just sent in yesterday. won't that approval take forever? You state that it should get approved today after you just mailed it yesterday....is that correct? I am confused as to which visa you are trying to get. it obviously seems your CR1 will get done faster since you already have NOA1. So why go back to USCIS and wait for the I129F?

Okay, sorry for confusing anyone.

We filed our I-129f back on September 18 after we filed our I-130. I did not just send it in yesterday -- I was merely stating that we had "touches" the alst several days. I don't care which visa we get as long as this process is over soon.

I suspect that our I-129f will be approved today, they will hold our I-130 at the NVC for adjusting here in the States and we will have to pay the additional fees for adjust status.

Or else -- another scenario -- since the I-130 was approved yesterday, they could throw the I-129f out the door this week. Who knows.

But in any event, from a personal standpoint, we don't care which way we go. That is our preference -- whichever way is faster.

Ah! Now I understand, thanks :thumbs: . I would love to be outta USCIS and in NVC right now. I haven't sent in for K3 cause my jamaica embassy is super slow so the interview would take forever anyway K3 or CR1 :blush:


PUSH!: Pray Until Something Happens!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
Timeline

CONGRATUALTIONSS.. YOU ARE SO LUCKYY!!!!!!!! I CAN IMAGGINE HOW MUCH HAPPINESS YOU ARE GOING THRU...

SO DOES THIS MEAN VERMONT SERVICE CENTER HAS REACHED APPROVALS FOR AUGUST I-130 FILERS???

IM IN OCTOBER... HAVE MY FINGERS CROSSED....


10-12-07 -mailed i130 to VSC

10-16-07- received by VSC

1-11-08- i130 NOA1

2-24-08-view case online

4-19-08- i130 NOA2

4-24-08- NOA2 hardcopy received

4-24-08- NVC CASE #ASSIGNED MDR

5-04-08- EMAILED CHOICE OF AGENT TO NVC

5-05-08- DS3032 AND AOS fee bill was generated today

5-05-08- paid AOS fee bill $70 online

5-07-08- AOS FEE now says PAID online, can print cover sht.

5-07-08*cald NVC and msg says AOS $recvd

5-12-08-DS3032 EMAIL Accepted

5-13-08*cald NVC and msg now says DS3032 choice of agent has been received.

5-13-08-mailed AOS i864 packet w/printed cover sheet from online payment (certified mail- priority)

5-15-08-AOS packet received by NVC

5-18-08 iv FEE bill invoiced

5-18-08 iv fee $400 paid online

5-20-08-iv fee cleared, able to print covr shet online

5-21-08-mailed DS230 packet to NVC via priority mail

5-29-08 aos ACCEPTED

5-29-08- DS 230 entered in system

6-3-08-cse cmplte.

6-11-08 case left NVC to chennai via DHL

6-16-08 case reached chennai

7-2-08 appt letter received by beneficiary

7-4-08 medical done in chennai

7-28-08 interview- AP for 4-6 weeks (awaiting name chk clearance-told by chenai operator)

8-20-08 chennai forwarded file to DOS- according to inquiry from congressmans office

(also confirmed by DOS)

8-28-08 file reached DOS- told by operator

9-2-08- last update to case,told by DOS

12-12-08 emailed chennai embassy asking status of our case, and got email to send passport..

12-15-08 submitted passport to vfs

12-19-08 VISA ISSUED! in hand!

12-25-08 hubbys arrival! smooth POE!

1-16-09 green card arrives

1-27-09 SSN card in mail

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CONGRATUALTIONSS.. YOU ARE SO LUCKYY!!!!!!!! I CAN IMAGGINE HOW MUCH HAPPINESS YOU ARE GOING THRU...

SO DOES THIS MEAN VERMONT SERVICE CENTER HAS REACHED APPROVALS FOR AUGUST I-130 FILERS???

IM IN OCTOBER... HAVE MY FINGERS CROSSED....

Yes, to all of you, we are very excited. However, I want this excitement to roll over to the rest of you and I will admit I feel guilty because I always like to play the game fair and this is just not fair when we have been approved when so many others are waiting.

However, I am praying that everything goes well because I am pregnant and my baby is due at the end of May and I just want this to be over. Maybe God was looking out for me and my baby.

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