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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Brazil
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I am the US citizen, but I received the Packet 4 in the mail the other day.

My fiance did not receive the Packet 3 or 4 yet.

Does that sound normal? She has told me that the post office in her town has had issues with delayed mail, but I am surprised I have the packet 4 before she has packet 3. Thoughts?


AOS, EAD, AP:

07-22-10 : Sent packet

07-23-10 : Delivered

07-29-10 : NOA1 (all 3)

08-31-10 : Biometrics appt

08-31-10 : I-485 case transferred to CSC

Touched 09-01-10 (I-485 and I-765)

09-03-10 : Transfer hard copy

Touched 09-09-10 (I-485)

09-13-10 : I-765 & I-131 Approved!

Touched 09-17-10 (I-485 and I-765)

09-17-10 : I-512 Received (AP)

09-20-10 : Received EAD

10-20-10 : AOS Approved!!

10-21-10 : AOS Card Production

10-28-10 : Green Card Received!

07-2012 : Apply for Lifting of conditions

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Sounds a bit odd to me! I've never heard of the USC receiving packet 3 or 4. That is supposed to go to the beneficiary!

Does your consualte send these packets together or separate.

In Vietnam the consulate send packet 3 to the beneficiary, they complete the DS-230 and DS-2001 and send to the consulate. After that the consualte sends packet 4 to the beneficiary with the interview appointment letter.

Something does sound a bit odd here but I'm not sure how things work in Brazil.


6/15/2009 Filed I-129F

12/15/2009 Interview (HCMC, VN)

1/16/2010 POE Detroit

3/31/2010 MARRIED !!!

11/20/2010 Filed I-485

12/23/2010 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

12/31/2010 I-485 Transfered to CSC

2/4/2011 Green Card received

1/7/2013 Mailed I-751 package

1/14/2013 I-751 NOA (VSC)

2/07/2013 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

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I am the US citizen, but I received the Packet 4 in the mail the other day.

My fiance did not receive the Packet 3 or 4 yet.

Does that sound normal? She has told me that the post office in her town has had issues with delayed mail, but I am surprised I have the packet 4 before she has packet 3. Thoughts?

I confused too... you received a package 4? or a package/letter from NVC advising your package has been send to Brazil?


"Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty." -- NAPF page on Oscar Romero

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Costa Rica
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I am the US citizen, but I received the Packet 4 in the mail the other day.

My fiance did not receive the Packet 3 or 4 yet.

Does that sound normal? She has told me that the post office in her town has had issues with delayed mail, but I am surprised I have the packet 4 before she has packet 3. Thoughts?

Did you request copies of these packets? If so, that may be what you are receiving. (I asked for and received copies of mine several years ago when I went through this the first time.) IF not, you may be receiving the packets meant for your fiancee'. (fiance = male) The mail service in many of these countries leaves a lot to be desired. The service is so bad in Costa Rica that the Embassy will not use their system. The beneficiary...my fiancee' must travel to the U.S. Embassy in San Jose to pick up the Packet #3 personally.

What doesn't seem "normal" is to receive Packet #4 until/unless Packet #3 had been completed and sent in by your fiancee'. (I was under the impression that Packet #4 was simply the confirmation letter for the date of the interview and that many places do not even use a Packet #4. Colombia does not and I don't think Costa Rica does either.)

Best Wishes, :thumbs:

Franc

Edited by FrancElsie

12.31.2009 I-129F Visa Petition rec'd at CSC

01.04.2010 I-797 NOA Receipt Notice WAC1006xxxxxx

03.02.2010 Request for Evidence: CSC wanted copy of previous divorce decree. Arrived @ CSC 03.12.1010

03.16.2010 I-797 NOA-2 Approved and sent from California Service Center 71 Days from NOA-1

03.16.2010 USCIS sending notification of the approved application/petition to the National Visa Center.

03.23.2010 NVC sent file to U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica! SNJ2010XXXXXX

03.26.2010 Received NVC letter (hard copy) dated March 24, 2010 in the mail.

03.27.2010 File arrived @ U.S. Embassy.

04.07.2010 Embassy called for Elsie to come and get Packet #3. She will pick up April 13th.

04.08.2010 Embassy e-mailed Packet #3 to me today.

04.15.2010 Interview scheduled for 30 April 2010

04.30.2010 Visas approved...pick up everything on 5/4/2010 @ 3pm.

05.05.2010 Traveling together to the USA...POE Denver, Colorado

07.28.2010 Married today...end to a long journey with more to come!!

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I recently finished the K1 process for my fiancée [now wife] and we had no problems with the mail. After your process is approved by USCIS and Transfer to NVC for background check, you should be informed [with a letter] that documents [package] will be send to Brazil for processing.

There, your fiancée will received a package 3 [just a letter] and then a package 4 [just a letter].. but those are the old days of course [a few months ago].

What is the content of the package you received?

Have you received a letter from NVC advising your petition has been transferred to Brazil?

Do you have your RDJ #?


"Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty." -- NAPF page on Oscar Romero

Wife'sTime Line My link

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Filed: Country: Brazil
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It has become normal for Brazil to send Packet 3/4 to both parties lately. In my experience, the USC receives it first, by only by a handful of days.

ETA: by normal, I mean, myself and most of the more recent Brazil schedule that I've talked to have all received them. In fact, I received a second when we rescheduled the first time, and will probably get a new one when we get our new date.

Edited by K and L

I-129F Petition Mailed: 26 Oct 2009 ♥ NOA1: 27 Oct 2009 ♥ NOA2: 15 Jan 2010

K-1 VisaNVC: 22-27 Jan 2010 ♥ RdJ receipt: 1 Feb 2010 ♥ Packet 3/4: 12 Feb 2010 ♥ Interview: 4 May 2010

»-(¯`·.·´¯)-> Married (17 Aug 2010) <-(¯`·.·´¯)-«

AOS (I-485)Mailed: 21 Aug 2010 ♥ NOA: 2 Sept 2010 ♥ To CSC: 20 Sept 2010 ♥ Biometrics: 5 Oct 2010 ♥ RFE: 10 -16 Nov 2010 ♥ Approved: 18 Nov 2010

AP (I-131)Mailed: 21 Aug 2010 ♥ NOA: 2 Sept 2010 ♥ Approved: 20 Oct 2010

EAD (I-765)Mailed: 21 Aug 2010 ♥ NOA: 2 Sept 2010 ♥ Biometrics: 5 Oct 2010 ♥ Approved: 20 Oct 2010

ROC (I-751)Mailed: 6 Nov 2012 ♥ NOA: 7 Nov 2012 ♥ Biometrics: 5 Dec 2012 ♥ Approved: 15 May 2013

Naturalization (N-400)Mailed: 03 August 2015 ♥ NOA: 07 August 2015 ♥ Biometrics: 3 Sept 2015 ♥ Interview: 13 Nov 2015 ♥ Oath: 8 Dec '15

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Brazil
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Thanks for all of the replies. I found someone that has the same interview date as me, who also received the Packet 4 before the beneficiary. It looks like this is the way they are doing things now.


AOS, EAD, AP:

07-22-10 : Sent packet

07-23-10 : Delivered

07-29-10 : NOA1 (all 3)

08-31-10 : Biometrics appt

08-31-10 : I-485 case transferred to CSC

Touched 09-01-10 (I-485 and I-765)

09-03-10 : Transfer hard copy

Touched 09-09-10 (I-485)

09-13-10 : I-765 & I-131 Approved!

Touched 09-17-10 (I-485 and I-765)

09-17-10 : I-512 Received (AP)

09-20-10 : Received EAD

10-20-10 : AOS Approved!!

10-21-10 : AOS Card Production

10-28-10 : Green Card Received!

07-2012 : Apply for Lifting of conditions

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