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I-130 APPROVED IN 61 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Congratulations on the quick approval! :dance:

11-08-05 Interview

11-08-05 A/R with full set of fingerprints

12-23-05 45 day minimum - only fingerprints are back

12-30-05 Still waiting for results at DOS

01-23-06 I-130 Approved (via email on Friday the 13th) (Got to NVC 2/6/06)

01-27-06 Still Waiting - 80th day of A/R

02-08-06 You have got to be kidding me.......

02-16-06 Receive letter from Embassy to return with emails and passports! (DOS complete 1/12/06)

02-19-06 Flight from Karachi to Islamabad

02-21-06 Drops off recent chats and old passport at Embassy

02-21-06 Embassy Issues Visa!!! YaaaaFreeeakinHooo!

02-22-06 Flight from ISL to Karachi (dont get me started on why they could not just hand him his passport yesterday)

02-23-06 - Argue with AMEX for an hour to make them look for the embassy shipment

02-28-06 - He's here..... now off to AOS!

05-12-06 - EAD Card Received

07-23-06 - After 10 weeks, SSN in hand!

07-25-06 - AOS Interview

07-25-06 - AOS 'semi-approved' waiting FBI name check GRR!!

09-23-06 - Welcome Notice in the Mail!!!

08-04-08 NOA 1 Removing Conditions

08-28-08 Bio Appt

01-02-09 Nothing, not even a touch! I was really hoping one step would go smooth.

01-27-09 CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED!!! Yaahoo, finally!!! Next Step Naturalization.

11-09-09 N-400 Delivered - Phoenix

03-16-10 Oath Ceremony - Denver CO - DONE! DONE! DONE!

Don't ask me anything, I'm making this up as I go along

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I-130 Timeline with USCIS:

It took 92 days for I-130 to get approved from the filing date

NVC Process of I-130:

It took 78 days to complete the NVC process

Interview Process at The U.S. Embassy

Interview took 223 days from the I-130 filing date. Immigrant Visa was issued right after the interview

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:dance: Congratulations :dance:

1/12/06 Mail I-129f express mail

1/13/06 TSC rec'd

1/23/06 NOA1 from CSC

1/27/06 - Check cleared

7/10/06 - NOA2

7/14/06- rec'd @ NVC

8/14/06- NVC sent petition to Consulate

8/17/06 - Korean Consulate rec'd Petition

8/23/06 - rec'd packet 3 from Consulate

8/25/06 - sent packet 3 back to Consulate

8/27/06 - got confirmation email from Consulate, they rec'd packet three

8/27/06 - requested interview date via Consulate internet site.

9/1/06 - Checked internet site for interveiw date, it was there

9/25/06 - Interview date - APPROVED

9/28/06 - Visa in Zaeems Hand - YEAHHHHH

1/6/07 - leaving for USA

1/20/07 - Wedding Date

1/20/07 - MARRIED!!!!!

2/10/07 - rec'd certified copy of marriage license


3/13/07 - AOS package rec'd at Chicago Lockbox

3/20/07 - Rec'd Social Security Card

3/21/07 - Checks Cashed and Case Status online

3/24/07 - NOA1 Rec'd for AOS and EAD

3/27/07 - rec'd Biometrics appt letter - scheduled for 4/20/07 @ 11:00am

4/02/07 - "touched"

4/20/07 - had biometrics appt.

4/21/07 - rec'd letter stating case was transferred to CSC

5/22/07 - rec'd Case Pending at CSC email

6/25/07 - EAD card production ordered

7/7/07 - EAD "touched"

7/7/07 - AOS "touched"

8-6-07 - Rec'd EAD Card in the Mail


7-2-10 - Received 10 year green card in mail

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Congratulations! My timeline is VERY similar to yours. I'm crossing my fingers!!!

Good luck on the rest of your journey :D

05/18/06 - Married

I-130 for CR-1

6/03/06 - Submitted I-130 petition

6/08/06 - NOA1 generated

7/18/06 - Transferred to CSC

7/25/06 - Petition arrived at CSC

7/26, 7/27, 7/28 - Touched

8/03/06 - Approved!!! (56 days)

8/04, 08/06 - Touched

8/17/06 - Petition arrives at NVC, Case number assigned

8/28/06 - NVC: DS-3032 & AOS Fee Bill generated

8/29/06 - Emailed DS-3032 Choice of Agent

9/05/06 - DS-3032 Choice of Agent accepted; Received and returned AOS Fee Bill

9/11/06 - IV Fee Bill generated

9/16/06 - IV Fee Bill received and returned

9/20/06 - IV Fee Bill entered into NVC system

9/23/06 - Received and returned AOS (I-864EZ)

9/25/06 - DS-230 packet generated

9/28/06 - I-864EZ entered into NVC system

10/06/06 - Received and returned DS-230 Part I

11/08/06 - Case complete @ NVC

11/14/06 - Case transferred to consulate in HCMC

03/07/07 - Interview! PASSED!!!

03/9/07 - Visa received :)

03/20/07 - Mai arrives in U.S.

I-129F for K-3

6/15/06 - Submitted I-129F petition

6/16/06 - Petition arrived at Chicago CIS Office

6/21/06 - NOA1 generated

6/24/06 - Received NOA1

6/26, 06/28, 06/30 - Touched

7/08/06 - Received and returned IMBRA RFE

7/18/06 - Received and returned 2nd IMBRA RFE

8/28/06 - Approved!!! (68 days)

9/07/06 - Case forwarded to embassy

9/11/06 - Case arrives at embassy

K-3 abandoned in favor of CR-1

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Congratulations. :dance:


06/08/2018 - Mailed Application at USPS.

06/09/2018 - Delivered at USPS P.O. Box.

06/25/2018 - Check has been cashed.

06/25/2018 - NOA1 (USPS).

03/08/2019 - Case Txt/Email Notification for activity.

03/08/2019 - Fingerprint Waived.

03/18/2019 - Letter Notification Received for Biometrics waived.


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Congratulations :thumbs:


K-1 Sent to Vermont St Patrick's Day~ May the Luck of the Irish Be With Us Today!! 3/17/06

NOA1 03-25-06

Touch 06-16-06=RFE Email

Touch 06-17-06

RFE Arrived 06-21-06

RFE Sent back to Vermont 06-21-06

RFE Delivered 06/23/06 10:55am

RFE-Touch 06/24/06

Touch 06/27/06

Approved 08/21/06 {157 days)

Touch 08/22/06

NVC Letter 08-25-06 Hard Copy

Left NVC 08-25-06

Arrived at London 09-01-06

Packet 3 Arrived at Steves Door 09-05-06

Packet 3 Sent back to London 09-15-06

London Medical 09-29-06- Completed

Packet 4 11-20-06

Londen Interview 12-08-06 APPROVED

Visa in Hand 12-12-06

Enters the USA 12-13-06

WEDDING DAY 2/18/07 @ 3pm

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Congratulations!!!! Gives me hope that ours will be approved anyday now too. One can only have faith!!! Good luck on the rest of your journey!!!


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Hey, I hear singing. Is that the Beach Boys?

"I wish they all could be California girls!"

I-130 sent Mar 30, 06

approved Aug 15, 06

I-129f sent April 24, 06

approved July 27, 06

Montreal interview Jan 18, 07

POE Toronto Jan 28, 07

EAD sent Jan. 30, 07

transferred to Vermont Feb 12

biometrics Feb 22

approved March 13

card returned undeliverable! March 27

called after 6 weeks to have EAD re-sent

AOS sent Jan. 30, 07

biometrics Feb 22

RFE for complete medical (!) Feb 23

Called Senator from NJ - never returned call

Infopass March 19 (no help)

Replied to RFE with duplicate medical March 19

Sent additional evidence (I-693A) March 26

NBC received supplement March 30

touched April 4

Interview July 16

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Congratulations :thumbs:

AOS/EAD Timeline

11-01-06 Filed AOS/EAD

11-03-06 USCIS received AOS/EAD

11-13-06 Recieved NOA1 by mail for AOS/EAD

11-29-06 Biometrics Appt.

01-29-07 Received EAD card in the mail

01-30-07 EAD approval letter sent

07-10-07 Interview for Greencard "APPROVED"

07-16-07 Received Welcome To America Letter

07-17-07 Card Production Order email

07-23-07 Received Green Card in mail (Finished with immigration until 4-10-09)

I-751 Timeline

04-10-09 Filed I-751

04-17-09 USCIS received I-751

04-29-09 Check cleared the bank

05-02-09 NOA Received in mail(receipt date 4/17/09)

05-11-09 Received Biometric appt letter in the mail(appt. is 5/22/09)

08-28-09 Received approval letter for Removal of Conditions(finished with immigration until we file for Citizenship).

N-400 Timeline

02-26-11 Filed N-400

02-28-11 USCIS received N-400

03-04-11 Checked cleared the bank

03-07-11 NOA Received in mail (receipt date 2/28/11)

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Congratulations.....great feeling aye to have that approval :dance: Now its on to the NVC where you can have somewhat more control over the process if you use the timesavers or James Shortcuts, or at least feel more a part of it. All the best with the remainder of the process.

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! :dance::dance::dance:


5/11/06 ~Sent

5/25/06 ~ I-130 NOA1

5/30/06 ~ “Touched”


6/5/06 ~ Sent

6/9/06~ I-129-F NOA1

7/3/06 ~ RFE


5/11/06 Sent

5/25/06 NOA1

5/30/06 Touched

08/29/06- I-130 Approved (NOA2)

Approved in 110 Days

NVC Process

9/25/06 - DS-3032 & AOS Fee Bill Generated

10/02/06 - Received DS-2032 & AOS Fee Bill in U.S. Mail


6/5/06 Sent

6/9/06 NOA1

7/3/06 IMBRA RFE Received

7/10/06 IMBRA RFE Response Delivered in MO

7/10/06 2nd RFE Received

7/20/06 2nd RFE Response Delivered in MO

8/1/06 Forwarded Inquiry to USCIS (Because of no receipt)

8/4/06 Touched

8/4/06 Received three (3) Emails

8/12/06 Received NOA2 in mail (Approval Dated on 8-4-06)

Approved in 60 Days!!!!!!!

8/15/06 - NVC Sent Case To Nigeria

10/3/06 - Received email from Lagos Consulate regarding Interview Date

11/27/06 - Interview Date!


11/30/2006 - Visas In Hand

Dec, 2006 - Arriving Home

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