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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China

Hello VJ members,

I finally stopped lurking and signed up. I find VJ is a great resource for F-1 Visa information and filled with helpful and reassuring members.

We are just starting down the F-1 visa path with the goal of filing our petition before February 1st. While the process appears intimidating and long, we believe this forum will serve as a great tool for support and information.

Thanks in advance for everything!

Ron & Lisa

Ron & Lisa

K-1 Visa Timeline
2009-02-17 - I-129F sent
2009-02-20 - NOA1
2009-04-09 - NOA2
2009-07-15 - Medical exam
2009-07-20 - Interview
2009-08-31 - POE: Chicago
2009-11-07 - Marriage

2009-11-24 - Sent AOS/EAD/AP
2009-12-01 - NOA 1 AOS/EAD/AP issued
2009-12-17 - RFE issued Medical I-693
2010-01-04 - Submitted new I-693 for RFE
2010-01-05 - Biometrics appointment
2010-01-11 - USCIS acknowledged receipt of evidence
2010-01-14 - AOS Transferred to CSC
2010-01-21 - Transfer received at CSC
2010-01-25 - RFE round two on Biometrics (fingerprint only)
2010-01-27 - EAD approved & Rec'd
2010-01-27 - AP approved & rec'd
2010-02-04 - Biometrics re-taken
2010-02-05 - AOS Touched
2010-02-17 - GC approved - no interview!
2010-03-03 - GC Received!
2011-11-04 - I-751 sent
2011-11-07 - NOA1 Received
2011-12-13 - Biometrics appointment
2012-04-20 - Approved
2012-05-31 - GC Received

2013-01-22 - N-400 Filed

2013-01-31 - N-400 NOA

2013-02-19 - Biometrics

2013-04-22 - N-400 Interview

2013-05-09 - Oath taken and became an American Citizen!

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Welcome to VJ and Good luck!!! :thumbs:

K1 Timeline

02/26/2007 - Filed I-129F

03/08/2007 - NOA1

06/05/2007 - NOA2

09/10/2007 - Interview

09/13/2007 - Visa Received

12/14/2007 - Flight to USA, POE-LAX

02/22/2008 - Wedding Date


05/29/2008 - I-485 received at Chicago Lockbox

06/19/2008 - Biometrics

08/25/2008 - Card production ordered

08/30/2008 - Green Card received


07/15/2010 - Mailed I-751 to CSC

07/19/2010 - NOA1

07/21/2010 - Check cleared

08/11/2010 - Biometrics

08/24/2010 - Card production ordered

08/27/2010 - Approval notice received

08/30/2010 - Green card received

N400 - Naturalization

08/08/2011 - Mailed N400 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox

08/12/2011 - NOA

08/15/2011 - Check cashed

09/07/2011 - Biometrics

09/09/2011 - Case status update - In line for testing & interview

09/13/2011 - Case status update - Interview scheduled

09/16/2011 - Interview appointment letter received from the mail

10/31/2011 - Test/Interview - Passed

12/07/2011 - In line for Oath Ceremony Scheduling

01/27/2012 - Oath Ceremony

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand

Welcome to VJ and please make yourself at home. Many wonderful people here to help you with the process. Good luck! :thumbs:


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Nigeria

Welcome to VJ and I hope that your journey is a smooth one :)

To Blessed to be stressed:) I realize that all things have a purpose and a time.....have faith and the Lord Almighty will provide... when the time is right, he NEVER fails!

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Filed: Country: Germany

Welcome aboard!


Done with USCIS until 12/28/2020!


"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?" ~Gandhi

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welcome to vj! :)


06/01/2011 - Mailed ROC package to CSC

06/02/2011 - Package arrived and signed for at CSC

06/02/2011 - NOA receipt date

06/06/2011 - Check cashed

06/07/2011 - NOA arrived in the mail

06/15/2011 - Biometrics appointment letter arrived in the mail

07/11/2011 - Biometrics appointment

02/02/2012 - Phoned USCIS and put in a service request

02/08/2012 - Email from USCIS confirming my request

02/11/2012 - Letter from USCIS - says i should receive news within 30 days

03/14/2012 - Phoned USCIS again. 30 days has passed. no news. Took details again.

03/15/2012 -Received letter from USCIS - have to go to interview April 24th

04/24/2012 - Interview and ROC approved!!

05/07/2012 - Received email, card production ordered

05/11/2012 - Green card arrived


06/22/2012 - Mailed N-400 package to Phoenix/AZ Lockbox

06/26/2012 - NOA date

06/28/2012 - Check cashed

06/29/2012 - NOA arrived in the mail

07/02/2012 - Biometrics appointment letter arrived in mail

07/19/2012 - Biometrics appointment

07/30/2012 - Received text +email. Application placed in line for interview

07/30/2012 - Received text +email in evening - interview letter sent

08/03/2012 - Received interview letter

09/19/2012 - Interview - passed interview/test!!

10/24/2012 - Oath Ceremony!

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Filed: Country: Venezuela

Hi! *waves to everyone* I'm kinda new here myself, and found an e-mail in my message box Christmas morning that our petition was approved and now the excitement has exploded! :) Especially because it was 2 months earlier than planned. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! This is really an awesome place to get info and I plan on visiting alot.

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My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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