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Our i-130 and i-129f petitions were both approved..How do we know which petition will be forwarded to the embassy?What if both petitions were forwarded?What are the steps and necessary documents we need to prepare? Thank you in advance.


My Timeline:

My husband and I were college sweethearts. In fact, we were each other's first love. We broke up for a while and after 8 years, we started talking again. We finally got back together in 2007 and decided to get married last December.

I-130

12.28.07- Civil wedding in the Philippines

01.15.08 - Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lockbox

01.16.08 - I-130 Received at Chicago Lockbox by Venancio Bustamante

02.16.08 - Received NOA1

03.25.08 - Touched (for typographical error)

05.07.08 - Touched

05.07.08 - NOA2

05.12.08 - Received hardcopy of NOA2

05.22.08 - Received AOS fee bill

I-129F:

02.19.08 - Mailed I-129F application to CSC

02.20.08 - I-129F received at CSC

02.21.08 - I-129F NOA1

02.26.08 - Received hard copy of NOA1

03.27.08 - Touched (for typographical error)

05.07.08 - Touched

05.07.08 - NOA2

05.12.08 - Received hardcopy of NOA2

05.19.08 - Received MNL case number from NVC

06.25.08 - Interview date - USEM Manila

06.25.08 - VISA APPROVED !!

07.12.08 - Going home to the Philippines to see my hubby

07.26.08 - Church wedding

08.04.08 - Travel to USA with my hubby!!

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Congrats! You were a lucky one. Our papers didn´t get approved at the same time for some reason and now we´re forced to do a CR-1 visa.

You can call the NVC after about a week to see if they received your case and have your NVC case number. If both were forwarded, your case should not be at the NVC very long...maybe a week max. Then you´ll get some info from your embassy.

Good luck!


I-130 (almost 5 months)

12/04/2007 I-130 sent

05/01/2008 I-130 NOA2 (approval) from CSC!

I-129f

02/06/2008 I-129f sent

05/30/2008 I-129f NOA2 (approval)--too late!

NVC (changed from K-3 to CR-1) (31 days)

05/06/2008 case received and case # assigned

05/12/2008 DS-3032 and AOS bill generated

05/13/2008 DS-3032 sent (by e-mail)

05/13/2008 AOS bill invoiced (paid online)

05/14/2008 AOS bill PAID and cover sheet printed

05/16/2008 AOS package sent to NVC (FedEx from Peru)

05/19/2008 AOS package received by NVC (9:30 AM)

05/20/2008 DS-3032 Choice of Agent accepted (confirmation by e-mail)

05/20/2008 AOS entered into NVC system

05/21/2008 NVC recording says I have info missing (false RFE confirmed by NVC operator!)

05/24/2008 IV bill invoiced (paid online)--bad timing-Memorial Day weekend!

05/28/2008 IV bill PAID and cover sheet printed

05/28/2008 DS-230 sent to NVC (FedEx from Peru)--received DS3032 via snail mail!

05/30/2008 DS-230 received by NVC (9:40 AM)

06/02/2008 DS-230 entered into NVC system

06/06/2008 case complete at NVC!

06/12/2008 sent to embassy in Lima, Peru!

06/16/2008 papers arrived at Embassy

06/18/2008 received interview packet (in US)

07/02/2008 medical exam

07/11/2008 Interview in Lima, Peru!

08/20/2008 POE Atlanta, then fly to Seattle

09/05/2008 Received Welcome Letter

10/20/2008 1st wedding anniversary!

10/20/2009 2nd anniversary!

02/06/2010 Daughter born!

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Our i-130 and i-129f petitions were both approved..How do we know which petition will be forwarded to the embassy?What if both petitions were forwarded?What are the steps and necessary documents we need to prepare? Thank you in advance.

Hi,

Congrats.

It won't get both to embassy. There's a higher chance that it's the K3 who will forward to USEM.

Since it was approved already, USCIS will send you the hard copy for both approved petition and then after, you will receive letter from NVC informing you your new case number that starts with MNL200******* and that them (NVC) is forwarding your case to USEM-Manila.

When you know your MNL case number already, you can then call to make an interview appointment , and also you can start paying the document verification fee, visa fee, and have the medical exam.

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AOS TIMELINE

06.17.2010 - submitted our papers

06.19.2010 - papers arrived at Chicago lockbox

06.24.2010 - Check cashed

06.28.2010 - NOA1 Hardcopy received (9 days from the day they got our papers)

07.05.2010 - Received Biometrics Schedule (July 26)

08.05.2010 - Biometrics done! (had to re-schedule from 7/26 to 8/5)

08.13.2010 - Got my interview letter

08.20.2010 - EAD card on production

09.06.2010 - Got my EAD Card (62 days)

09.07.2010 - Applied for SSN

09.14.2010 - SSN Card received

09.16.2010 - Interview schedule (APPROVED)

09.20.2010 - Welcome Notice Received ("Welcome to the USA")

09.25.2010 - 10 yr Green Card received! (98 days)

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Our i-130 and i-129f petitions were both approved..How do we know which petition will be forwarded to the embassy?What if both petitions were forwarded?What are the steps and necessary documents we need to prepare? Thank you in advance.

We're in the same situation. The petitions were approved on the 8th at the CSC. The I-129F arrived at the NVC the 15th. They haven't received the I-130. It was indicated very clearly on the I-130 that he would file the I-129F. I called and the lady gave me the case number over the phone, as we needed to change the beneficiary's mailing address. My son asked about going the immigrant route about three days ago and I told him we'd have to wait and see. The approval notice for I-130 says it would be sent to the NVC, but I am skeptical of almost anything they say. For now we're pursuing the K-3.

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Thanks for the reply. We're trying to guesstimate when my hubby might be able to interview and get a visa. Based on your timeline, it took about a month and a half from the date of NOA2 to the date of interview. Is this the normal timeframe for getting an interview? Also, did you get your visa on the day of your interview or did they mail it to you? Thanks again.

Our i-130 and i-129f petitions were both approved..How do we know which petition will be forwarded to the embassy?What if both petitions were forwarded?What are the steps and necessary documents we need to prepare? Thank you in advance.

Hi,

Congrats.

It won't get both to embassy. There's a higher chance that it's the K3 who will forward to USEM.

Since it was approved already, USCIS will send you the hard copy for both approved petition and then after, you will receive letter from NVC informing you your new case number that starts with MNL200******* and that them (NVC) is forwarding your case to USEM-Manila.

When you know your MNL case number already, you can then call to make an interview appointment , and also you can start paying the document verification fee, visa fee, and have the medical exam.

Shape

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My Timeline:

My husband and I were college sweethearts. In fact, we were each other's first love. We broke up for a while and after 8 years, we started talking again. We finally got back together in 2007 and decided to get married last December.

I-130

12.28.07- Civil wedding in the Philippines

01.15.08 - Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lockbox

01.16.08 - I-130 Received at Chicago Lockbox by Venancio Bustamante

02.16.08 - Received NOA1

03.25.08 - Touched (for typographical error)

05.07.08 - Touched

05.07.08 - NOA2

05.12.08 - Received hardcopy of NOA2

05.22.08 - Received AOS fee bill

I-129F:

02.19.08 - Mailed I-129F application to CSC

02.20.08 - I-129F received at CSC

02.21.08 - I-129F NOA1

02.26.08 - Received hard copy of NOA1

03.27.08 - Touched (for typographical error)

05.07.08 - Touched

05.07.08 - NOA2

05.12.08 - Received hardcopy of NOA2

05.19.08 - Received MNL case number from NVC

06.25.08 - Interview date - USEM Manila

06.25.08 - VISA APPROVED !!

07.12.08 - Going home to the Philippines to see my hubby

07.26.08 - Church wedding

08.04.08 - Travel to USA with my hubby!!

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