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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Sweden
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Hi there!

We didn't even know you could request that your visa be picked up at the consulate, so we didn't ask.

They are mailing it to us, which they say can take 7-14 days. Sweden does not deliver mail on weekends when my fiance is home.

Has anyone had their visa mailed to them? If so, were you home when the visa arrived? If you weren't, what did they do with it? Did it go back to the consulate? Did they ask you for a signature upon delivery? I'm curious because I didnt' think about the fact that he works all day and won't be home when the visa is delivered. His mom will be, but I do not know if they will leave the visa with her. To those of you who had their visas mailed to them, how did it work?

Thank you!

Jennifer :)


OUR VISA JOURNEY

12/16/05 My honey and I met online

04/27/06 to 5/14/07 We met for the first time in person

10/16/06 to 1/15/07 He visits for a second time

04/04/07 We get engaged!

05/29/07 K1 Application arrived at CSC

07/21/07 to 9/15/07 He visits for a third time

09/19/07 APPROVAL from CSC

11/16/07 NVC received petition

Petition is put under Administrative Processing

12/28/07 AP DONE! YAY! Off to the Consulate!

01/02/08 Consulate received and packet 3 sent

01/04/08 My honey gets packet 3

01/09/08 Medical Appointment *PASSED*

01/09/08 Packet 3 Returned

01/23/08 8:30 AM INTERVIEW DATE!!!!!!!!!

01/23/08 Placed BACK on Administrative Processing (221g)

02/01/08 WE WERE APPROVED!!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!

02/06/08 VISA arrives!!!!!!!

04/01/08 My honey arrives in the US!

WEDDING DATE: 04/27/08!

AOS:

05/22/08 Package sent

06/02/08 Got all 3 NOA's

6/21/08 Biometrics

7/12/08 RFE: want 12 months of bank statements

7/16/08 mailed statements

7/22/08 statements received

10/10/08 AP received

10/15/08 Work Permit received

1/24/09 Green Card Received

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I'm assuming this is dependent on which consulate you are dealing with, so this question might be well-suited for a regional forum. I've heard of people picking it up, but in Trinidad, they mail it and it arrives the next day. Not sure what happens if nobody's home. Probably depends on the postal service's policies and how that consulate ships it.


Love timeline:

??? 2003 -------> Started chatting regularly, became good friends

Nov 2004 -------> Fell in love

Jan 2006 -------> Met (in person) for first time

Apr 2008 -------> Wedding

Jun 2008 -------> Closed on house together

K-1 timeline:

Jun 11, 2007 -------> I-129f sent

Mar 20, 2008 -------> Visa in hand

AoS/EAD/AP timeline:

Apr 26, 2008 -------> Wedding

Apr 28, 2008 -------> Filed (forms mailed)

Apr 30, 2008 -------> Forms received by USCIS

May 06, 2008 -------> Cashed check posted to account

May 10, 2008 -------> NOA1 received for EAD, AP, and AoS

May 10, 2008 -------> Biometrics appt date received

May 28, 2008 -------> Biometrics for EAD & AoS

Jun 11, 2008 -------> AoS case transferred to CSC

Jul 05, 2008 -------> AP Approval

Jul 09, 2008 -------> EAD approval

Jul 14, 2008 -------> EAD and AP received

Jul 17, 2008 -------> AoS approved (card production ordered)

Now for my obnoxious signature Meez©:

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Sweden
Timeline
Hi there!

We didn't even know you could request that your visa be picked up at the consulate, so we didn't ask.

They are mailing it to us, which they say can take 7-14 days. Sweden does not deliver mail on weekends when my fiance is home.

Has anyone had their visa mailed to them? If so, were you home when the visa arrived? If you weren't, what did they do with it? Did it go back to the consulate? Did they ask you for a signature upon delivery? I'm curious because I didnt' think about the fact that he works all day and won't be home when the visa is delivered. His mom will be, but I do not know if they will leave the visa with her. To those of you who had their visas mailed to them, how did it work?

Thank you!

Jennifer :)

Hej Jennifer,

I see your fiance got his visa, CONGRATULATIONS Here in Sweden is no fuss about the post, all is so well organized, goes so fast and sure.

Aftertomorrow, I will be flying to my love and yours is soon with you!!! :dance::dance::dance:


Service Center : CSC

Consulate : Sweden - Stockholm

I-129F Sent : June 01 2007

I-129F NOA1 : June 12 2007

I-129F RFE(s) : November 17 2007

RFE Reply(s) : November 20 2007

I-129F NOA2 : December 10 2007

NVC Received : ?

NVC Left : January 02 2008

Consulate Received : ?

Packet 3 Received : January 09 2008

Packet 3 Sent : January 14 2008

Packet 4 Received : January 17 2008

Interview Date : January 30 2008 "All went just great"

US Entry: February 09 2008

WEDDING! February 16 2008

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Sweden
Timeline

Hey Jen!!

When I received my Visa for going to college in the US (spring of 2006) I had the visa mailed to me and there was no problems at all... if you are not home they will leave it at a nearby postoffice (pickup place) I am sure your fiance will know what I am talking about.. and he just need to show his ID and then he will get it.

So don't worrie about that!!

Love / Helena


Lots of LOVE from ME!!

Met in NC - Feb 26 2006

K1 - VISA APPLICATION

Engaged - Nov 24 2007

I-129 F sent - Dec 19 2007

NOA1 received - Dec 27 2007

REF(s) - No REFs

NOA2 received - Feb 22 2008

Packet 3 received - March 4 2008 (while I am visiting US)

Packet 4 received - April 20 2008

Interview - April 24 2008

Received Visa - May 5 2008

Enter the US - May 23 2008

Married - June 28 2008

AOS/EAD/AP APPLICATION

I-485 sent - Sep 19 2008

NOA received - Sep 30 2008

BIO App. - Oct 17 2008

REF (I-485 info) - Oct 24 2008

REF sent in - Oct 26 2008

Case moved to California Service Center - Nov 6 2008

EAD card received - Jan 5 2009

AP received - Jan 20 2009

GREEN CARD ordered - Feb 17 2009

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