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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Kenya
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Below is my timeline. How long do you guys think until I get a hopefully "positive recommendation" from the DoS?

Ours took 6 months from start to "favorable recommendation." Are your currently in the States or Germany?


J1 Waiver: April 24, 2009 -- October 1, 2009
K1: October 6, 2009 -- April 29, 2010
AP: April 29, 2010 -- July 28, 2010
Visa: August 03, 2010
POE: August 19, 2010
AOS: September 13, 2010 -- November 10, 2010
Received GreenCard: November 17, 2010



ROC: Mailed packet: 8/10/2012
NOA1: 8/14/2012
Check Cashed: 8/16/2012
Biometrics Appt: 9/10/2012
RFE: 4/08/2013. Request to RFE sent: 4/19/2013
GC Approval Letter Received: 5/03/2013
GC Received: 00/00/00

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Germany
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Ours took 6 months from start to "favorable recommendation." Are your currently in the States or Germany?

Hi,

thank for your reply. I am in the States right now! How long from when you received your sponsor view until you got a favorable recommendation??

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Kenya
Timeline

Hi,

thank for your reply. I am in the States right now! How long from when you received your sponsor view until you got a favorable recommendation??

We applied for it April 24, 2009--we sent the "recommendation for the j-1 waiver with our intitial application". The Embassy gave its recommendations for approval May 27th, 2009. However, on the DoS website it indicated that they received it August 26, 2009 and we had a favorable recommendation on October 1, 2009.


J1 Waiver: April 24, 2009 -- October 1, 2009
K1: October 6, 2009 -- April 29, 2010
AP: April 29, 2010 -- July 28, 2010
Visa: August 03, 2010
POE: August 19, 2010
AOS: September 13, 2010 -- November 10, 2010
Received GreenCard: November 17, 2010



ROC: Mailed packet: 8/10/2012
NOA1: 8/14/2012
Check Cashed: 8/16/2012
Biometrics Appt: 9/10/2012
RFE: 4/08/2013. Request to RFE sent: 4/19/2013
GC Approval Letter Received: 5/03/2013
GC Received: 00/00/00

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Germany
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We applied for it April 24, 2009--we sent the "recommendation for the j-1 waiver with our intitial application". The Embassy gave its recommendations for approval May 27th, 2009. However, on the DoS website it indicated that they received it August 26, 2009 and we had a favorable recommendation on October 1, 2009.

Did they ask for sponsor views?? They already received the No Objection letter from the Embassy...now I am just waiting and waiting and waiting :( drives me crazy!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Kenya
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I am not sure what "sponsor views" are. If you are referring to the organization that had sponsored his j-1....we submitted their view w/our j1 application.

The waiting is pretty long. I would apply for the k1 while you wait on the j1. We didn't do that and wasted 5 months. The embassy will want the waiver not the USCIS. So...you can kiss 2 birds with 1 stone. By the time your case goes through USCIS and NVC hopefully you'll have your visa by then.

GOOD LUCK!


J1 Waiver: April 24, 2009 -- October 1, 2009
K1: October 6, 2009 -- April 29, 2010
AP: April 29, 2010 -- July 28, 2010
Visa: August 03, 2010
POE: August 19, 2010
AOS: September 13, 2010 -- November 10, 2010
Received GreenCard: November 17, 2010



ROC: Mailed packet: 8/10/2012
NOA1: 8/14/2012
Check Cashed: 8/16/2012
Biometrics Appt: 9/10/2012
RFE: 4/08/2013. Request to RFE sent: 4/19/2013
GC Approval Letter Received: 5/03/2013
GC Received: 00/00/00

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Kenya
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Got a favorable recommendation :) :) :)

Starting AOS now :) :)

Congrats! Are you getting married and doing the K3?


J1 Waiver: April 24, 2009 -- October 1, 2009
K1: October 6, 2009 -- April 29, 2010
AP: April 29, 2010 -- July 28, 2010
Visa: August 03, 2010
POE: August 19, 2010
AOS: September 13, 2010 -- November 10, 2010
Received GreenCard: November 17, 2010



ROC: Mailed packet: 8/10/2012
NOA1: 8/14/2012
Check Cashed: 8/16/2012
Biometrics Appt: 9/10/2012
RFE: 4/08/2013. Request to RFE sent: 4/19/2013
GC Approval Letter Received: 5/03/2013
GC Received: 00/00/00

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Kenya
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I already got married and I am still on F-1 here in the US. Will only need to do AOS :)

SMART! Very SMART!!! I wish we had done that. But we had to go through a advisory panel first. :( UGH!!!!


J1 Waiver: April 24, 2009 -- October 1, 2009
K1: October 6, 2009 -- April 29, 2010
AP: April 29, 2010 -- July 28, 2010
Visa: August 03, 2010
POE: August 19, 2010
AOS: September 13, 2010 -- November 10, 2010
Received GreenCard: November 17, 2010



ROC: Mailed packet: 8/10/2012
NOA1: 8/14/2012
Check Cashed: 8/16/2012
Biometrics Appt: 9/10/2012
RFE: 4/08/2013. Request to RFE sent: 4/19/2013
GC Approval Letter Received: 5/03/2013
GC Received: 00/00/00

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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hello all - sorry this is only slightly related but u may be able to answer my q?!

i was on a j1 visa starting july 2008 for 3 years so it expires july 2011. however, i had to leave the usa in july 2009 as i lost my job that was sponsored for the j1. so therefore i am no longer on a j1, so is it invalid so i dont need a waiver for a k1???

i have my interview for my k1 next month, and only just found out about the 2 year home stay rule. i am from the uk, have been back here for 1 year. BUT - the uk does not follow the 2 year rule, it was a mistake on the consular officrers part at my j1 interview.

sorry i am rambling!

what i want to know is...how do you get the 'no objection'

and can i even do it seeing as though i am no longer in the us???

thanks :)


Jan 10th 2009 - Met whilst I was working in the US on a J1 Visa
July 31st 2009 - I had to leave the US (visa expired and no jobs)
Sep 5th 2009 - I returned to the US to visit for 2 months

Dec 30th 2009 - He came to England to visit me for 10 days
Dec 31st 2009 - Engaged!!! He proposed in London at midnight
Jan 2010 - Sent I-129f application

Feb 12th 2010 - received NOA1

March - I visited for 2 weeks
May 4th 2010 - received NOA2

June - I visited for 2 weeks

16th July - Medical
26th July 2010! - Interview at US Embassy in London
12th August 2010 - Received K1 VISA smile.png
26th AUGUST 2010 - Enter US!!! POE ATLANTA
30th OCTOBER 2010 - Our Wedding - such a perfect day smile.png

EAD
8th November 2010 - Biometrics
27th January 2011 - EAD Received in the mail smile.png

AOS
8th November 2010 - Biometrics
3rd March 2011 - AOS Interview

ROC

Applied for removal of conditional permanent resident status
21st February 2013 I751

Received NOA MARCH 1ST 2013

Biometrics Appointment March 25th 2013

RFE July 2013

Sent RFE back September 2013

I-751 Interview in Atlanta1ST MAY 2014

10 year green card received!!!!! :joy: may 20th 2014

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Kenya
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hello all - sorry this is only slightly related but u may be able to answer my q?!

i was on a j1 visa starting july 2008 for 3 years so it expires july 2011. however, i had to leave the usa in july 2009 as i lost my job that was sponsored for the j1. so therefore i am no longer on a j1, so is it invalid so i dont need a waiver for a k1???

i have my interview for my k1 next month, and only just found out about the 2 year home stay rule. i am from the uk, have been back here for 1 year. BUT - the uk does not follow the 2 year rule, it was a mistake on the consular officrers part at my j1 interview.

sorry i am rambling!

what i want to know is...how do you get the 'no objection'

and can i even do it seeing as though i am no longer in the us???

thanks :)

Hi.

Does it show on your visa that the 2yr HRR applies to you? You also have to look at your DS2019. The DS2019 surpass the visa (from another post that i've read).

I would suggest that you call the Embassy and find out if the 2yr HRR applies to you. If so---reschedule your interview date for a later time to give you enough time to apply for the "no objection." You can apply for the J1 waiver outside of U.S as well. To apply for the waiver is through: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/info/info_1296.html

Your 2yr HRR starts the day you went back to UK and the 2 months that you were in the U.S do not count towards the 2yrs. On the J1 I found other forums more helpful. Hope this helps.


J1 Waiver: April 24, 2009 -- October 1, 2009
K1: October 6, 2009 -- April 29, 2010
AP: April 29, 2010 -- July 28, 2010
Visa: August 03, 2010
POE: August 19, 2010
AOS: September 13, 2010 -- November 10, 2010
Received GreenCard: November 17, 2010



ROC: Mailed packet: 8/10/2012
NOA1: 8/14/2012
Check Cashed: 8/16/2012
Biometrics Appt: 9/10/2012
RFE: 4/08/2013. Request to RFE sent: 4/19/2013
GC Approval Letter Received: 5/03/2013
GC Received: 00/00/00

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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I already got married and I am still on F-1 here in the US. Will only need to do AOS :)

I read your post here and actually my fiance and I are planning to do the same - to get F-1 and get married while I am there.

However, we have a big BUT!!! I am on my 2 year HRR cause of my J-1, so I wondered whether you know something about such cases.

I would really appreciate your help! Don't know what the best thing to do is!

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I read your post here and actually my fiance and I are planning to do the same - to get F-1 and get married while I am there.

However, we have a big BUT!!! I am on my 2 year HRR cause of my J-1, so I wondered whether you know something about such cases.

I would really appreciate your help! Don't know what the best thing to do is!

Hi - I just went through the J-1 process myself (am now waiting for the USCIS waiver!) and here is what I know:

Where did your sources of funding come from? (it is written on your DS-2019 form) If it is home government funding, you will have to get a no objection statement from the embassy of the country of residence given on the DS-2019. This is usually easiest. If you received funding from a source in the US, you have to get in touch with them and ask them to write you no objection statement waiving the 2 year requirement.

After you made sure you got the no objection statements from your sources of funding, you will be in good shape to apply!

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