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Today we received an email saying:

Please find the enclosed statement on your case status. We have completed administrative processing your immigrant visa case, however, we were informed that your passport is not valid to travel to the U.S. Detailed information on valid passport is attached on the statement. Therefore, please renew your passport to enter the U.S. Once we receive your new passport, we may be able to issue you an immigrant visa.

We received a 221 G with this email. We can just show up and present the passport, right? The website says ALL original documents must be present. They have our documents. We don't need them again, do we?

Your re-application must include:

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A signed passport valid for more than six months.

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A completed and signed Nonimmigrant Visa Application (DS-156/DS-157) with photo (See "new photo requirements" for the DS-156) and Contact Information And Work History For Nonimmigrant Visa Applicant (DS-158) for all F, M, J applicants.

DS-156/DS-157/DS-158 forms can be downloaded from here.

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A receipt from the Shinhan Bank for the visa processing fee. The fee may be paid at any of the bank's branches in Korea. There is a branch only a short walk from the Embassy; more

A new visa application fee is NOT required for 221(g) ineligibilities within one year.

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A courier receipt from an Embassy-approved courier company (Ilyang: 1588-0002; Hanjin: 1588-0011). Please contact Ilyang or Hanjin courier company directly for pick up and delivery information. more

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221(g) green ineligibility letter.

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All specific item(s) requested on your 221(g) ineligibility letter.

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All documents submitted with your first application.


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I-129:

11/27/07: NOA1

5/02/08: NOA2 (157 days from NOA1)

6/16/08: K1 Interview- ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING CO quoted us 2-4 weeks (45 days from NOA2 - 202 days from NOA1)

4/06/09: VISA IN HAND

6/20/09: POE LAX

7/4/09: Making it Legal - Wedding

10/17/09: The big wedding ceremony

AOS:

7/22/09: AOS Paperwork filed

10/27/09: Interview - APPROVED

10/31/09: Welcome Letter Received

Removing Conditions:

7/29/11: I-751 paperwork filed

2/14/12: Card Production Ordered!

2/18/12: Green Card Received

Citizenship:

12/26/12: Paperwork filed

12/31/12: NOA Date

1/14/13: Biometrics Appt

2/26/13: Interview

3/27/13: Oath Ceremony!!

6/30/13: Baby Due Date :)

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Today we received an email saying:

Please find the enclosed statement on your case status. We have completed administrative processing your immigrant visa case, however, we were informed that your passport is not valid to travel to the U.S. Detailed information on valid passport is attached on the statement. Therefore, please renew your passport to enter the U.S. Once we receive your new passport, we may be able to issue you an immigrant visa.

We received a 221 G with this email. We can just show up and present the passport, right? The website says ALL original documents must be present. They have our documents. We don't need them again, do we?

Your re-application must include:

*

A signed passport valid for more than six months.

*

A completed and signed Nonimmigrant Visa Application (DS-156/DS-157) with photo (See "new photo requirements" for the DS-156) and Contact Information And Work History For Nonimmigrant Visa Applicant (DS-158) for all F, M, J applicants.

DS-156/DS-157/DS-158 forms can be downloaded from here.

*

A receipt from the Shinhan Bank for the visa processing fee. The fee may be paid at any of the bank's branches in Korea. There is a branch only a short walk from the Embassy; more

A new visa application fee is NOT required for 221(g) ineligibilities within one year.

*

A courier receipt from an Embassy-approved courier company (Ilyang: 1588-0002; Hanjin: 1588-0011). Please contact Ilyang or Hanjin courier company directly for pick up and delivery information. more

*

221(g) green ineligibility letter.

*

All specific item(s) requested on your 221(g) ineligibility letter.

*

All documents submitted with your first application.

Hey congrats!!! I am so happy for you... I am glad this is all over.. How did you find out about approval, was it the embassy that emailed you... or did you email them and they replied to you

I guess yours took about 2.5 months form interview.. we were quoted 4-6 weeks... so just waiting here...

any info would help thanks!!!


10-12-07 -mailed i130 to VSC

10-16-07- received by VSC

1-11-08- i130 NOA1

2-24-08-view case online

4-19-08- i130 NOA2

4-24-08- NOA2 hardcopy received

4-24-08- NVC CASE #ASSIGNED MDR

5-04-08- EMAILED CHOICE OF AGENT TO NVC

5-05-08- DS3032 AND AOS fee bill was generated today

5-05-08- paid AOS fee bill $70 online

5-07-08- AOS FEE now says PAID online, can print cover sht.

5-07-08*cald NVC and msg says AOS $recvd

5-12-08-DS3032 EMAIL Accepted

5-13-08*cald NVC and msg now says DS3032 choice of agent has been received.

5-13-08-mailed AOS i864 packet w/printed cover sheet from online payment (certified mail- priority)

5-15-08-AOS packet received by NVC

5-18-08 iv FEE bill invoiced

5-18-08 iv fee $400 paid online

5-20-08-iv fee cleared, able to print covr shet online

5-21-08-mailed DS230 packet to NVC via priority mail

5-29-08 aos ACCEPTED

5-29-08- DS 230 entered in system

6-3-08-cse cmplte.

6-11-08 case left NVC to chennai via DHL

6-16-08 case reached chennai

7-2-08 appt letter received by beneficiary

7-4-08 medical done in chennai

7-28-08 interview- AP for 4-6 weeks (awaiting name chk clearance-told by chenai operator)

8-20-08 chennai forwarded file to DOS- according to inquiry from congressmans office

(also confirmed by DOS)

8-28-08 file reached DOS- told by operator

9-2-08- last update to case,told by DOS

12-12-08 emailed chennai embassy asking status of our case, and got email to send passport..

12-15-08 submitted passport to vfs

12-19-08 VISA ISSUED! in hand!

12-25-08 hubbys arrival! smooth POE!

1-16-09 green card arrives

1-27-09 SSN card in mail

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congratulations :D !!!!!!!!!!!!

2008-05-06 I-129F sent

2008-05-10 Delivered to NVC 3:12pm

2008-05-20 NOA1

2008-05-23 Touched

2008-06-26 Touched

2008-06-27 Touched

2008-09-07 NOA2

2008-09-11 Received at NVC

2008-09-12 Left NVC

2008-09-18 Consulate received

2008-09-25 Pkt3 Received

2008-09-28 Pkt3 Returned

2008-09-30 Pkt4 Received

2008-10-09 Interview

2008-10-13 Medical

2008-10-24 Visa Received

2008-10-30 Fying home to my Jonathan

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Check out the timeline.

They just called and emailed us.

Good luck.


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I-129:

11/27/07: NOA1

5/02/08: NOA2 (157 days from NOA1)

6/16/08: K1 Interview- ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING CO quoted us 2-4 weeks (45 days from NOA2 - 202 days from NOA1)

4/06/09: VISA IN HAND

6/20/09: POE LAX

7/4/09: Making it Legal - Wedding

10/17/09: The big wedding ceremony

AOS:

7/22/09: AOS Paperwork filed

10/27/09: Interview - APPROVED

10/31/09: Welcome Letter Received

Removing Conditions:

7/29/11: I-751 paperwork filed

2/14/12: Card Production Ordered!

2/18/12: Green Card Received

Citizenship:

12/26/12: Paperwork filed

12/31/12: NOA Date

1/14/13: Biometrics Appt

2/26/13: Interview

3/27/13: Oath Ceremony!!

6/30/13: Baby Due Date :)

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Congratulations! You can hand deliver it (with anything else they've requested), but usually you'll just end up giving it to the guard at the door and they'll process it in a few days. . .that's the way it worked for us in Montreal at least.

So you already have the passport! Wonderful!

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congratulations it will be a long wait til Tuesday


Marriage : 2008-01-26

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-06

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-02-20

I-130 Approved : 2008-03-19

NVC Received : 2008-03-25

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2008-04-07

Pay I-864 Bill 2008-04-17

Receive I-864 Package : 2008-04-21

Return Completed I-864 : 2008-04-22

Return Completed DS-3032 : 2008-04-07

Receive IV Bill : 2008-04-20

Pay IV Bill : 2008-04-21

Receive Instruction Package : 2008-05-01

Case Completed at NVC : 2008-05-12

NVC Left : 2008-05-23

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received : 2008-05-01

Packet 3 Sent : 2008-05-01

Packet 4 Received : 2008-05-31

Interview Date : 2008-07-15

result AP

2009-05-15 case returned to USCIS

2009-06-29 case received at USCIS

2010-03-12 letter from USCIS stating reason for case being returned and asking for additional info of a on going relationship

2010-03-29 sent next day air-2010-03-30 10:30 USCIS signed for package

2010-03-31 USCIS updated accoun

2010-04-10 received email case reaffirmed

2010-08-18 2nd interview

9/2/2010 Visa Received

9/16/2010 Entered USA

10/15/2010 received 10 year GC

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Congratulations Cassandra! I am so happy for you and Haydar! Best news of pre-Ramadan I have heard so far!

Yes Haydar can turn the passport and other docs requested in person and as emt103c said, they will take a few days to process it and hand call him back to pick up his new passport with the visa in it!

Well your visa journey is almost done. Be thankful for that and happy planning!

-Tam


AP: Over 1 year.

Visa: Nov 2

US Entry: Nov 13, Alhamdulillah.

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Congratulations Cassandra! I am so happy for you and Haydar! Best news of pre-Ramadan I have heard so far!

Yes Haydar can turn the passport and other docs requested in person and as emt103c said, they will take a few days to process it and hand call him back to pick up his new passport with the visa in it!

Well your visa journey is almost done. Be thankful for that and happy planning!

-Tam

Should he go in person or send them courier? It's a long trip for us to get to the embassy.


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I-129:

11/27/07: NOA1

5/02/08: NOA2 (157 days from NOA1)

6/16/08: K1 Interview- ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING CO quoted us 2-4 weeks (45 days from NOA2 - 202 days from NOA1)

4/06/09: VISA IN HAND

6/20/09: POE LAX

7/4/09: Making it Legal - Wedding

10/17/09: The big wedding ceremony

AOS:

7/22/09: AOS Paperwork filed

10/27/09: Interview - APPROVED

10/31/09: Welcome Letter Received

Removing Conditions:

7/29/11: I-751 paperwork filed

2/14/12: Card Production Ordered!

2/18/12: Green Card Received

Citizenship:

12/26/12: Paperwork filed

12/31/12: NOA Date

1/14/13: Biometrics Appt

2/26/13: Interview

3/27/13: Oath Ceremony!!

6/30/13: Baby Due Date :)

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Do curior but with the highest security - if tracking/Fedex type certainty is available, do it - it is basically the most important piece of material right now - the passport - so if the embassy is too far then send with the best service even if it takes some more money.


AP: Over 1 year.

Visa: Nov 2

US Entry: Nov 13, Alhamdulillah.

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CONGRATULATIONS! That is amazing news! Do you think contacting your senator was beneficial? I haven't done so yet, but I am thinking I will this week. We have been in AP for 1 month.

Thank goodness your AP wait is over! I am sure you are jumping for joy! :dance:


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AOS Timeline:

- 06/30/2009: Filed for AOS/EAD/AP

- 07/02/2009: AOS packet received

- 07/08/2009: Check cashed

- 07/10/2009: Received all 3 NOA1s

- 07/14/2009: Received biometrics appt.

- 07/29/2009: Case transferred to CSC

- 08/01/2009: Advanced Parole Documents Issued

- 08/06/2009: Biometrics appointment completed

- 08/11/2009: EAD issued (received 8/14)

- 11/12/2009: AOS approved

- 11/20/2009: Green Card in hand!

* Complete timeline in profile under "Signature and Story"

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congrats!!! Hopefully everything will be smooth sailing from here on out!


I-130 Timeline:

12-11-2007- Married my Love

02-08-2008- CSC receives I-130

02-11-2008- Received Hardcopy NOA1

08-14-2008- Approved!!! 216 days...

08-21-2008- NOA2 Hardcopy received

08-27-2008- NVC Receives file, NVC Case Number issued

09-05-2008- AOS Fee Bill and DS-3032 Generated

09-06-2008- E-mailed DS-3032 to NVC

09-11-2008- Received Hardcopy of DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill

09-15-2008- Mailed Hardcopy of DS-3032

09-16-2008- Paid $70 AOS fee online

09-17-2008- Received E-mail confirming the DS-3032 Agent

09-17-2008- Printed Coversheet for AOS paperwork

09-17-2008- IV Bill Invoiced

12-16-2008- Sent I-864 EZ to NVC

NOW: Debating on current situation...

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Wow! CONGRATULATIONS!


Don't just open your mouth and prove yourself a fool....put it in writing.

It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out, the uglier everything seems.

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