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Ok, we have bitten the bullett and submitted I-129F to Vermont CSC. :D

Package received today aftermailing from Melbourne AUSTRALIA.

Both of us reside in Australia as my fiancee is on a study visa.

Happy to answer any questions from aussies filing in USA.

Ben.

Hey there,

My fiance is from Sydney and we are currently in that horrid 'waiting period' after sending our package off to the California Service Center. Fortunately, we have a great lawyer who has helped us out (and has been through the process himself with his wife).

Here's my concern...my fiance and I are planning on staying in the states for awhile, but eventually returning to Australia. Any information on how to go about fililng our marriage there? Thanks, J.


3/20/2006 - Sent in I-129F to TSC

03/27/2006 - NOA1 (from CSC)04/01/2006 - Touched

7/11/2006 - Received, filled out and overnighted RFE back to the CSC

8/17/2006 - NOA2 APPROVED!!!!!!!

8/21/2006 - Received NOA2 via snail mail

9/22/2006 - Found out U.S Consulate in Sydney mailed Packet 3 to my lawyer..IN VIRGINIA..and not my fiance. Argh. Lawyer overnighted information to me.

9/25/2006 - Received packet...got together additional forms to send to fiance in Australia

10/12/2006 - Send packet Express to Australia

10/19/2006 - Package finally arrives at Fiance's door. Argh It's taking forever!

11/29/2006 - K-1 Visa Approved!!!

12/17/2006 - He arrived in the states! I'm in shock!

2/24/2007 - Our Wedding Day!

4/14/2007 - Mailed forms for AOS and EAD

5/24/2007 - Biometrics Interview in New Orleans

6/22/2007 - AOS Approved!!

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Not exactly sure as we have not really studied that option.

A good site to start would be http://www.immi.gov.au/

I would think it is relatively quick and easy judging by the 2 weeks it took to get a study visa here in Australia for my fiancee. Even a work permit was done within 30 minutes at a Dept of Immigration office.

We did not use a lawyer for student visa and did all of it ourselves. Infact, if memory serves me correct, you can apply for a student visa and possibly even immigrant visa online.

Hope this helps,

Ben.

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Not exactly sure as we have not really studied that option.

A good site to start would be http://www.immi.gov.au/

I would think it is relatively quick and easy judging by the 2 weeks it took to get a study visa here in Australia for my fiancee. Even a work permit was done within 30 minutes at a Dept of Immigration office.

We did not use a lawyer for student visa and did all of it ourselves. Infact, if memory serves me correct, you can apply for a student visa and possibly even immigrant visa online.

Hope this helps,

Ben.

How about the background check deal? Any idea how long that takes or if it can be sped up? While it's a slim to none chance he'll be here in time for my graduation, we may be able to make it if we don't have to wait five weeks.

you're help is priceless. thank you!


3/20/2006 - Sent in I-129F to TSC

03/27/2006 - NOA1 (from CSC)04/01/2006 - Touched

7/11/2006 - Received, filled out and overnighted RFE back to the CSC

8/17/2006 - NOA2 APPROVED!!!!!!!

8/21/2006 - Received NOA2 via snail mail

9/22/2006 - Found out U.S Consulate in Sydney mailed Packet 3 to my lawyer..IN VIRGINIA..and not my fiance. Argh. Lawyer overnighted information to me.

9/25/2006 - Received packet...got together additional forms to send to fiance in Australia

10/12/2006 - Send packet Express to Australia

10/19/2006 - Package finally arrives at Fiance's door. Argh It's taking forever!

11/29/2006 - K-1 Visa Approved!!!

12/17/2006 - He arrived in the states! I'm in shock!

2/24/2007 - Our Wedding Day!

4/14/2007 - Mailed forms for AOS and EAD

5/24/2007 - Biometrics Interview in New Orleans

6/22/2007 - AOS Approved!!

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CONGRATULATIONS on the K-1 launch! Does the USC still maintain a domicile in the United States that you both can return to if/when the visa is approved?

STL_HCMC


K1 Timeline

12/27/2005...I-129F Sent (Nebraska Service Center)

07/19/2006...Visa Approved

AOS Timeline

01/23/2007...AOS Sent

03/08/2007...AOS Approved

Removing Conditions

01/12/2009...I-751 Sent

06/10/2009...I-751 Approved

Naturalization

03/27/2010...N-400 Sent

11/21/2011...Approval

12/09/2011...Oath Ceremony

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Any information on how to go about fililng our marriage there? Thanks, J.

Whilst Australia recognises the actual US marriage, as the australian citizen I had to apply for a change of name certificate at the 'Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages' in order for my new married name to be recognised officially and for me to change my name in my passport etc.

To all aussies and aussie partners, come and join us in the 'Land Downunder' thread which you can find pinned in the Regional Forums' under Asia http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=27

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An overview of Security Name Checks And Administrative Review at Service Center, NVC & Consulate levels.

Detailed Review USCIS Alien Security Checks

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Congratulations and welcome to VJ


1/12/06 Mail I-129f express mail

1/13/06 TSC rec'd

1/23/06 NOA1 from CSC

1/27/06 - Check cleared

7/10/06 - NOA2

7/14/06- rec'd @ NVC

8/14/06- NVC sent petition to Consulate

8/17/06 - Korean Consulate rec'd Petition

8/23/06 - rec'd packet 3 from Consulate

8/25/06 - sent packet 3 back to Consulate

8/27/06 - got confirmation email from Consulate, they rec'd packet three

8/27/06 - requested interview date via Consulate internet site.

9/1/06 - Checked internet site for interveiw date, it was there

9/25/06 - Interview date - APPROVED

9/28/06 - Visa in Zaeems Hand - YEAHHHHH

1/6/07 - leaving for USA

1/20/07 - Wedding Date

1/20/07 - MARRIED!!!!!

2/10/07 - rec'd certified copy of marriage license

AOS

3/13/07 - AOS package rec'd at Chicago Lockbox

3/20/07 - Rec'd Social Security Card

3/21/07 - Checks Cashed and Case Status online

3/24/07 - NOA1 Rec'd for AOS and EAD

3/27/07 - rec'd Biometrics appt letter - scheduled for 4/20/07 @ 11:00am

4/02/07 - "touched"

4/20/07 - had biometrics appt.

4/21/07 - rec'd letter stating case was transferred to CSC

5/22/07 - rec'd Case Pending at CSC email

6/25/07 - EAD card production ordered

7/7/07 - EAD "touched"

7/7/07 - AOS "touched"

8-6-07 - Rec'd EAD Card in the Mail

5-20-08 - AOS INTERVIEW - APPROVED - PASSPORT STAMPED

7-2-10 - Received 10 year green card in mail

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Congratulations on the beginning of your journey and welcome to VJ.

Doreen :D


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SupportingMoroccanLove/

6/14/03 Met Online

9/30/2003 He was denied a Tourist Visa

1/7/2004 Sent 1-129F-tried to prove hardship; many reasons

8/8/2004 Petition denied

After 214 Days of waiting

10/11/2004 Returned from Morocco even more in love.

11/15/2004 Mailed I-129F off to Nebraska

2/11/05 APPROVAL

2/14/05 EMAIL, OUR PETITION HAS BEEN APPROVED

86 Days what an awesome feeling

2/25/05 Email received from nvc, given case number

3/21/05 Email from consulate

b]INTERVIEW DATE 5/10/05[/b]

3/31/05 Fiance finally receives his packet from the consulate

4/12/05 He had medical exam

5/10/05 INTERVIEW WAS A SUCCESS

5/18/05 VISA IN HAND

Took 214 Days for a denial, but IN 205 days He will be HOME

6/10/05 Abdou arrives in America, what a happy day!

6/13/05 Applied for SSN

6/23/05 6 p.m. We were MARRIED; honeymoon in Gatlinburg

8/13/05 AOS and EAD paperwork mailed

8/25/05 NOAs in the mail!!! Yea!

11/25/05 - BIOMETRIC DATE

01/26/06 - AOS SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW AND HE GETS HIS FIRST JOB AT FIRST JOB INTERVIEW

02/13/06 - GREEN CARD ARRIVED

4/22/06 - Driver's License!!

11/05/2007 Filed to Lift conditions[/color]

11/07/07 - NOA1 received

12/21/07 - Biometrics completed

04/08/08 - 10 YEAR CARD APPROVED

04/14/08 - CARD IN HAND !!!!!

11/3/08 - Filed for Citizenship

11/29/08 - Biometric Appointment

02/03/09 - Citizenship Interview, HE PASSED

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Hi and welcome to you both as aussiewench said come join us in the aussie down under thread loads of information in there

angela


SENT K1 VISA APPLICATION--- 7/17/05
NOA1--- 7/27/05
DAY 78--- 10/14/2005 APPROVED
LEFT NVS--- 10/24/2005
RECEIVED PACKET 3--- 11/09/2005
RECEIVED PACKET 4 --- 11/24/2005
INTERVIEW --- 12/02/2005 APPROVED
RECEIVED VISA--- 12/08/2005


SENT AOS--- EAD--- 02/28/2006
received noa for AOS and EAD-------- 03/07/2006
biometrics done-------- 04/26/2006
Touched for both AOS @ EAD------- 05/03/2006
EAD APPROVED----------------------- 05/19/2006
EAD received in mail ------------------- 05/24/2006
AOS APPROVED -------------------- 06/14/2006
RECEIVED GREEN CARD IN THE MAIL 19 JUNE 2006

SENT REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS----------- 03/12/2008
check cashed---------- 03/19/2008
NOA Dated----------- 03/17/2008 receive in mail 03/20/2008
biometrics ------------ 04/16/2008
APPROVED ----------- 06/13/2008

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Congratulations and welcome to VJ

Adele :)


> Texas have received out application and cashed the cheque!

We got our NOA1 as at 26 Oct 2005!

Sent to CSC 26 Oct 2005

NOA2 26 Jan 2006

Sent to Embassy 9 Feb 2006

Embassy sent pk3 21 feb 2006

Recd and return pk3 27 feb

Medical 8 March

recd pk4 11 April

Interview 10 May

Visa Approved 10 May

Visa Received 13 May

Fly to Memphis 21 june

Married 1 September

AOS NOA1 23 Jan 2007

Case transferred to Missourri

Case transferred back to CSC feb 01

Card in the mail March 05

Case approved March 005

Welcome to America Letters received March 08

Filed for lifting of conditions - received in Vermont Jan 20 2009

I-797C NOA received Jan 26 2009

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