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Dear friends,

what is the best way for us to send a completed K-1? should we send it US Mail? FedEx?

any comments or experiences are welcome,



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Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Manilla, Philipines

I-129F Sent : 06/23/08

I-129F NOA1 : 07/03/08

Touched: 07/01/08

Touched: 07/11/08

Touched: 10/09/08 NOA2

NOA2 hard copy: 10/18/08

I-129F left NVC: 10/16/08

NVC letter: 10/21/08

USEM received the papers: 10/23/08

Physical exam at SLEC: 11/06-07/08 - Passed

Appointment letter received: 11/10/08

Interview schedule: 11/14/08 - Passed

Visa Received : 11/22/2008... thank God...

US Entry : 12/03/2008

Marriage : 02/14/2008

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I've heard good and bad stories about both those providers, but I used USPS overnight mail and it was there in a day...no complaints...


Our journey to be together (work in progress)

March 2007 - Met online

1/28/08 - Sent I-129F to VSC

5/13/08 - Visa in hand!!!

7/7/08 - POE

7/11/08 - legal wedding

7/20/08 - AOS/EAD/AP sent to Chicago Lockbox

11/18/08 - AOS approved!!!

11/25/08 - Received welcome letter...and Green Card!!!

12/21/08 - ceremonial wedding

10/9/10 - Sent I-751 and started the fresh hell that is ROC

10/14/10 - NOA1 for ROC

10/29/10 - received appointment for Biometrics

11/22/10 - Biometrics appointment

Currently: Living blissfully with my Essex lad...

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Thailand

Used USPS as well. No problems. And could track it.

AOS, EAD and AP Journey

* Married on March 18, 2009.

* Papers mailed on May 8, 2009, arrived at Chicago lockbox on May 10, 2009

* Check cashed on May 14, 2009.

* NOAs for AOS, EAD, and AP issued on May 14, 2009 and received on May 18, 2009.

* Biometrics letter received on May 20, 2009.

* Biometrics appointment on June 4, 2009 at 8 am.

* EAD and AOS touched on June 5, 2009.

* EAD card production ordered and AP approved on June 17, 2009.

* EAD card received on June 25, 2009.

* AP received on June 26, 2009.

* Celebrating five years as a couple with much-delayed reception on June 27, 2009. What a journey it has been.

* Case transferred to CSC on July 14, 2009.

* Received noticed that case is pending at CSC on July 21, 2009.

* AOS touched on July 31, 2009.

* Card production orderd on August 12, 2009.

* Green Card received on August 21, 2009.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China

I send our I-129 package via UPS without any issues. Just remember to send the package to the USCIS Service Center's actual mailing addresses instead of the PO Box when you use any private couriers (UPS, FedEX, DHL and etc).


California Service Center

24000 Avila Road, 2nd Floor, Room 2312

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

You can find other service center addresses on the USCIS website.

Best wishes!!

Edited by beijing.qifan

Footprints of Love

02/01/2007: Met Annie on www.baihe.com

After chatting almost daily online, exchanging emails (150+ in five months) and countless SMSes...

06/28/2007: Qifan flew to Shanghai :-)

07/04/2007: Met Annie's parents (very nervous)

07/10/2007: Introduced Annie to my parents (her turn to be nervous!)

07/14/2007: Departing from Shanghai :-(

Again, more emails and SMSes, plus phone calls (almost twice a day!!)...

12/19/2007: Qifan flew to Shanghai :-) :-)

12/24/2007 (Xmas Eve): Engaged!!

1/1/2008: Departing again :-( :-(

2/1/2008: Send the entire I-129F package to USCIS California Service Center

2/6/2008: Received the NOA1

2/6/2008 - Present: Checking status and VJ timeline daily!

5/16/2008: Qifan flew to Shanghai :-) :-) :-)

5/18/2008: Dresses picking day (for photo shoot next day)

5/19/2008: Photo shoot day! Twelve hours long and 232 pictures taken

5/20/2008: Photo picking day... Ten hours long and 50 pictures selected

5/21/2008: Traveled to Putuo Mountain and prayed to the Goddesses

5/25/2008: Missed my flight and stole an extra day with Annie :-) :-) :-)

5/26/2008: Departing again :-( :-( :-(

6/16/2008: Received the NOA2!!!! Yipee!!

7/11/2008: NVC has received the case and assigned it with a GUZ #.

7/17/2008: NVC Rep. informed me the case has been forwarded to GUZ consulate.

Phone Record (from Jan 1st, 2008) $240.76 14104 min.

9/9/2008: Package received by GZ Consulate.

9/25/2008: P3 Received

10/6/2008: P3 Mailed


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Dear friends,

what is the best way for us to send a completed K-1? should we send it US Mail? FedEx?

any comments or experiences are welcome,



my hubby sent mine thru UPS ......

Strike till the IRON is HOT

K3 flow

wedding date 04/24/07

130 sent 07/27/07

noa1 09/10/07

noa2 03/13/08

129f sent 09/10/07

noa1 09/24/07

noa2 03/13/08

package rcvd by NVC 04/04/08

date rcvd by consulate 04/09/08

passed - my medical 05/15/08

APPROVED - interview date (K3 visa ) 05/28/08

VISA delivered - - - - - June 05, 2008

POE @ Detroit - - - - - - June 21, 2008

submit AOS application to Chicago Lockbox - - - May 14, 2009

Check encashed - - - - - - - - -- - - -- -- - --- --- May 22, 2009

NOA1 for AOS & EAD received- - - - - -- --------- -May 26, 2009

Letter for Biometrics received from the mail----- June 11, 2009

Appointment for Biometrics------------------------ June 26, 2009

Card Production Ordered 4 EAD------------------- June 26, 2009

EAD approval - - - - - - - - - -- - -- - - - - - - -- -- July 02, 2009

Received EAD from the mail ----------------------- July 06,2009

Received noticed for I-485 - ----------------------- July 11, 2009

Schedule for Interview & Passed ---------------- August 12, 2009

Green Card Production --------------------------- August 12, 2009

Welcome Notice Received------------------------- August 20,2009

GCard/PR received-------------------------------- August 24, 2009

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia

I always use USPS certified with acknowledgment due - never used express or overnight (It always got there in two or three days even with just the regular package mail (1st class)). With the certified receipt number you can track it online and the acknowledgment card is proof that you sent them your application or ehatever (and was received). Good Luck



March 2 Filed I-129 F

July 21 Interview in Bogota ** Approved ** Very Easy!


Oct 19 Mailed AOS Packet to Chicago


Feb 17 AOS interview in Denver. Biometrics also done today! (Interviewing officer ordered them.)

Apr 25 Green card received


Removal of conditions

March 17 Refiled using new I-751 form

April 16 Biometrics done

July 10 Green card production ordered



Jan 20 filed N400

Feb 04 NOA date

Feb 24 Biometrics

May 5 Interview - Centennial (Denver, Colorado) Passed

June 10 Oath Ceremony - Teikyo Loretto Heights, Denver, Colorado

July 7 Received Passport in 3 weeks

Shredded all immigration papers Have scanned images

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Dear friends,

what is the best way for us to send a completed K-1? should we send it US Mail? FedEx?

any comments or experiences are welcome,



I assume you are the USC and if so, you are not sending your completed K-1 but your I-129F petition. A K-1 is a visa that your alien SO, if eligible, will apply for at a later date.

Edited by fwaguy


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We used USPS Express Mail (has built in delivery confirmation) and it arrived the next business day!


01/31/2008: Sent I-129F to VSC

02/05/2008: NOA1

03/19/2008: NOA2 (48 days)

05/13/2008: Interview (103 days) APPROVED!!!!

05/23/2008: Visa In Hand

05/25/2008: Stephen's Flight to USA Coming home with me!!!!

06/20/2008: Civil Wedding


07/07/2008: Filed AOS, EAD & AP

07/14/2008: NOA1 for AOS, EAD & AP

08/15/2008: Biometrics

09/05/2008: EAD & AP (60 days) APPROVED!!!!

09/11/2008: AP arrived in the mail

09/13/2008: EAD arrived in the mail

09/20/2008: Family Wedding Ahhh, finally the stress is over!

09/22/2008: AOS Interview Appointment Letter

11/04/2008: AOS Interview (10AM) APPROVED!!!!

11/14/2008: GreenCard Received

03/28/2009: Connor (our son) arrived into the world at 10:00PM


09/27/2010: I-751 packet mailed to VSC

09/29/2010: NOA1 received

12/03/2010: Biometrics

01/24/2011: Approval E-mail Received 01/26, 9:30AM (120 days) APPROVED!!!!

01/28/2011: GreedCard Received

"And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation." ~Kahlil Gibran

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Japan

Hello mikeuday19.

Nice to meet you.

When we talked to an officer at CSC regarding our RFE, she told us that it is better to use a private courier. We sent our original I-129F by USPS and sent our RFE by FedEx.

It may just have been a coincidence, but we received an receival notice much faster when we sent our RFE by FedEx. Since USPS uses PO Box, someone have to go to the post office to get them.

So, I believe that it is a little quicker (maybe a day or two) to send it via a private courier.

I hope the info helps.

Have a nice day


Past History

10/09/2007: Sent out I-129F

07/31/2008: K1 visa issued

08/05/2008: U.S. entry as a K1 visa holder

09/03/2008: Wedding at the City Hall:)

AOS timeline

09/18/2008: Sent out AOS/EAD/AP via Fedex

09/22/2008: Application received

09/26/2008: Application received Date on NOA1

10/16/2008: Biometrics appointment

10/17/2008: Touch

12/08/2008: Filed a Service Request for EAD (more than 75 days since petition received.)

12/22/2008: Infopass Appointment (Day 91 since EAD application filed)

12/22/2008: EAD approved (card production ordered/Day 91)

12/31/2008: AP received in mail :)

01/02/2009: EAD received in mail :)

01/09/2009: AOS interview letter received in mail :)

02/20/2009: Interview :) => Approved!!!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Hungary

USPS or FedEx whenever sending domestically.

DHL for sending Internationally.

Our Relationship

(09-27-06)Met in Hungary

(11-25-06)Fell in Love

(11-24-07)Met again in Hungary

(02-19-08)Met again in Hungary

K1 Visa Petition

(09-27-07)Preparing to send K1 Petition

(12-03-07)K1 Petition Sent US Postal Service

(12-11-07)Received NOA 1


(03-11-08)Recieved NOA 2

(03-21-08)Recieved at NVC

(03-27-08)Sent from NVC

(04-02-08)Received Packet 3

(04-27-08)Medical Completed

(05-15-08)Received Packet 4

(05-29-08)Interview Date

(05-29-08)Visa given 40 mins after approval

(06-02-08)Arrival at the JFK and EAD given

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I used Ups same day service. With this service I was also given a tracking number, and a contact number if the tracking number didnt work. Its a little extra, but it was well worth it!

K1 Process

I-129F Sent : 2008-02-29

I-129F NOA1: 2008-03-12

I-129F NOA2: 2008-07-15 date on notice

NVC Left: 2008-07-23 date on letter

Packet 3 Received: 2008-10-14 date on letter

Packet 3 Sent: 2009-03-25

Medical: 2008-11-05

Interview Date: 2009-07-08

Visa Approval: 2009-07-08

Visa In Hand: 2009-07-09

Married on: 2009-07-17

AOS Process

Medical: 2009-09-09/Results:2009-09-11

AOS package sent: 2009-10-08

Arrived at lockbox: 2009-10-09

RFE: 2009-10-19/AOS package re-sent: 2009-11

I-485 NOA: 2009-11-25

I-130 NOA: 2009-11-25

I-765 NOA: 2009-11-25

I-131 NOA: 2009-11-25

RFE: 2009-12-21/AOS Requested info sent: 2010-01-12

Biometrics Apt: 2010-01-25

AP Approved!: 2010-02-18

EAD Approved!: 2010-02-24

Case transferred to CSC: 2010-02-24

Touch #1: 2010-03-04

Touch #2: 2010-07-10

Touch #3: 2010-07-14

AOS Card Production Ordered: 2010-07-21

Green Card In Hand: 2010-08-02

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines

sent mine thru usps too..


5/28/08 - POE San Francisco

6/6/08 - Married

07/12/08 - received SS card

08/08/08 - sent AOS and EAD application

08/11/08 - delivered at Chicago

8/18/08 - received NOA for AOS and EAD (dated 8/14/08)

08/23/08 - received Bio Appt Letter for 09/06/08

8/28/08 - walked-in for Biometrics

9/18/08- case transferred to California. (i485 viewable online)

Oct 3,6,7, 2008 - i485 touched

10/13/08 - EAD card ordered for production

10/16/08 - EAD card ordered for production again (??)

10/21/08 - EAD approval letter sent

10/22/08 - EAD card in hand!

10/27/08 - temporary driver's license (waiting on card..)

10/30/08 - Job offer :-)

11/03/08 - First day at work! whoohoo!!

11/22/08 - received drivers license card

01/12/08- AOS touched after 3 months

02/18/09 - GC production ordered!!!

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