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Hi all!

I have read in several places that Visa interviews only take place in Sydney Australia.....this seems to stupid...why not Melbourne, Perth, Etc? There are embasseys in all these city's in Oz...so I don't get...

Is there a reason why its only Sydney?

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  • Feb 13th Applied for I129F
  • May 3rd I129F Approved and sent to Department of State for processing.
  • **Waiting for Notice of I129F approval to show up in the mail!**
  • NOA2 Showed up in mail Wed 24th May 2006
  • ** Nervous as all hell - Still no Instruction packet**
  • ** 27th June Email - Saying Application Approved??? **
  • July 7th Packet 3 Arrived (First one went missing? - this one was marked 'duplicate')
  • Pack 4 arrived 31st July
  • Appointment 18th Aug

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Embassy and Consulate are two seperate fish.....it is via the immigration post/consulate general that K and immigrant visas are issued.

The Consulate in Sydney is the only U.S. immigrant visa processing post in Australia

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<shrug> dunno why but family visas are only done there. I WOULD say to make it harder...but since it's about the easiest process EVER in Australia, I bite my tongue. I got my husband here in less than three months. I won't say a word :)


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<shrug> dunno why but family visas are only done there. I WOULD say to make it harder...but since it's about the easiest process EVER in Australia, I bite my tongue. I got my husband here in less than three months. I won't say a word :)

According to your timeline it was extremely fast. Your I-130 was sent and approved the same day your husband got his visa. All of this happened 2 months after pack 4. I don't get this CR-1 process. You get pack 4 before you send in the I-130?


20-July -03 Meet Nicole

17-May -04 Divorce Final. I-129F submitted to USCIS

02-July -04 NOA1

30-Aug -04 NOA2 (Approved)

13-Sept-04 NVC to HCMC

08-Oc t -04 Pack 3 received and sent

15-Dec -04 Pack 4 received.

24-Jan-05 Interview----------------Passed

28-Feb-05 Visa Issued

06-Mar-05 ----Nicole is here!!EVERYBODY DANCE!

10-Mar-05 --US Marriage

01-Nov-05 -AOS complete

14-Nov-07 -10 year green card approved

12-Mar-09 Citizenship Oath Montebello, CA

May '04- Mar '09! The 5 year journey is complete!

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<shrug> dunno why but family visas are only done there. I WOULD say to make it harder...but since it's about the easiest process EVER in Australia, I bite my tongue. I got my husband here in less than three months. I won't say a word :)

According to your timeline it was extremely fast. Your I-130 was sent and approved the same day your husband got his visa. All of this happened 2 months after pack 4. I don't get this CR-1 process. You get pack 4 before you send in the I-130?

Karo, like many, did not do the CR-1 process by filing in the US. It was done via DCF at the consulate abroad.....everything is filed at the consulate. Hence why it is so fast.


You can find me on FBI

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

Detailed Review USCIS Alien Security Checks

fb2fc244.gif72c97806.gif4d488a91.gif

11324375801ij.gif

View Timeline HERE

I am but a wench not a lawyer. My advice and opinion is just that. I read, I research, I learn.

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<shrug> dunno why but family visas are only done there. I WOULD say to make it harder...but since it's about the easiest process EVER in Australia, I bite my tongue. I got my husband here in less than three months. I won't say a word :)

According to your timeline it was extremely fast. Your I-130 was sent and approved the same day your husband got his visa. All of this happened 2 months after pack 4. I don't get this CR-1 process. You get pack 4 before you send in the I-130?

Karo, like many, did not do the CR-1 process by filing in the US. It was done via DCF at the consulate abroad.....everything is filed at the consulate. Hence why it is so fast.

Dayum


20-July -03 Meet Nicole

17-May -04 Divorce Final. I-129F submitted to USCIS

02-July -04 NOA1

30-Aug -04 NOA2 (Approved)

13-Sept-04 NVC to HCMC

08-Oc t -04 Pack 3 received and sent

15-Dec -04 Pack 4 received.

24-Jan-05 Interview----------------Passed

28-Feb-05 Visa Issued

06-Mar-05 ----Nicole is here!!EVERYBODY DANCE!

10-Mar-05 --US Marriage

01-Nov-05 -AOS complete

14-Nov-07 -10 year green card approved

12-Mar-09 Citizenship Oath Montebello, CA

May '04- Mar '09! The 5 year journey is complete!

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I don't know why but I know like in Indonesia although there are several consulates you would still have to go to the US Embassy in Jakarta for interview. I guess maybe Sydney is the Embassy that only do the inteview.

Good luck! (F)


Our K1 Journey Click Here
K1 Interview in Jakarta Click Here
AOS Journey:
May 02, 2006 :AOS Sent to Chicago...Let the couting begin
May 03, 2006 :AOS received in Chicago
May 12, 2006 :Received NOA1 dated 05/09/2006
May 22, 2006 Biometrics Notice Rcvd dated 05/17/2006
May 30, 2006 :Biometrics done in ASC Birmingham
July 01, 2006 :Interview Letter received
Aug 30, 2006 :Interview in Atlanta & got RFE for I-693A! OUCH!!!
November, 2006 :I-693A Sent. The waiting goes on...
April 4, 2007: Infopass & it doesn't help at all!!!
April 18, 2007 :Contacting our Congressman.
May 18, 2007 : E-mail rcvd, Welcome Notice Sent! Finally!!!
April 22, 2007 : E-mail rcvd, GC has been ordered
April 24, 2007 : Welcome Notice Rvcd. Yeeehaaa!!!!
June 1, 2007: GC arrived! Yippy! USCIS Free for 2 years!
2008: Moved to China
2009: Conditional GC Expired and Husband has been having affairs since 2008 in China. Can't file for ROC since he got laid off. He came to Jakarta to live with me and my parents. He got a new job. Life resume to normal or so I thought.
March 2010: Officially separated after yet more affairs exposed just a day after my birthday!

February 2011: Officially divorced.
June 18, 2011: He married the girl he had the last affair with.

August 2014: I am engaged with my real soulmate. Not an American.

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Ohhhh! gotcha....

Thanks for the reply's!

:)


  • Feb 13th Applied for I129F
  • May 3rd I129F Approved and sent to Department of State for processing.
  • **Waiting for Notice of I129F approval to show up in the mail!**
  • NOA2 Showed up in mail Wed 24th May 2006
  • ** Nervous as all hell - Still no Instruction packet**
  • ** 27th June Email - Saying Application Approved??? **
  • July 7th Packet 3 Arrived (First one went missing? - this one was marked 'duplicate')
  • Pack 4 arrived 31st July
  • Appointment 18th Aug

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Dayum

Hahaha... Dayum is right! I can't wait to get my DCF process started!


04 January 2004 : Met Stephanie in Las Vegas.

15 May 2006 : Joined visajourney

16 September 2006: Got married in Las Vegas.

03 October 2006 : Stephanie applies for certificate of name change.

12 October 2006 : Stephanie recieved certificate of name change.

16 October 2006 : Stephanie applies for NPC, recieves a couple weeks later.

29 November 2006 : Arrived in Sydney, stayed in 4Points Sheraton Darling Harbor.

30 November 2006 : DCF. Submitted I-130 Sydney US Consulate "walk-in Thursday". Packet 3 in hand.

11 December 2006 : Final Medical Appointment with Dr Miller and immunizations. Approved.

11 December 2006 : Sent off DS-230 Parts I and II, and DS-2001 overnight priority.

27 December 2006 : Received RFE in the mail, returned RFE same day.

24 January 2007 : New Legislation preventing approvals of I-130s at Consulate.

30 January 2007 : Final Visa Interview in Sydney.

22 February 2007: Sydney called for my wife to send her passport to issue the visa.

04 March 2007: Stephanie flies back to Australia to post her passport.

14 March 2007: Stephanie Recieves passport and visa.

18 March 2007: Stephanie is in Florida. Journey is over.

30 March 2007: Stephanie gets Social Security Card.

02 April 2007: Stephanie gets Green Card.

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