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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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just got my approval from USCIS yesterday. What is next can anyone tell me what is in packet 3? Also any advice from this point forward? How will we get packet 3? will they email it to us? When should I call NVC to see if my case arrived? How much time does it spend at the NVC? How will I know when USCIS sends packet to NVC? Thanks in advance for all your help I have so many questions.......


November 5, 2010 Interview 7am APPROVED!!!!!! (6months 4weeks 1day) THANK YOU LORD!!!!!

(look at my about me page in my profile if you want to see my entire k1 journey)

AOS Journey:

Feb.4, 2011 Mailed AOS packet

Feb. 7, 2011 Pkt delivered in Chicago

Feb. 10, 2011 Received txt and email of NOA for AOS, EAD, and AP

Feb. 11, 2011 Check cashed for AOS

Feb. 12, 2011 Touched

Feb. 14, 2011 received hard copy of NOA for AOS, EAD& AP

Feb. 18, 2011 received appt letter for biometrics

Feb. 28, 2011 biometrics appt @10am

Feb. 28, 2011 received txt/email AOS case transferred to csc

Mar 1, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 3, 2011 received hard copy of AOS transfer to csc

Mar 4, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 28, 2011 Received txt/email saying card production has been ordered. (1month 3eeks 3days)

Mar 28, 2011 Received 2nd txt/email saying we have registered this customer permanent residence status

Mar 29, 2011 Received 3rd txt/email says card production has been ordered.

April 1, 2011 greencard and welcome letter in hand!!

April 5, 2011 received txt/email EAD card production ordered

Will Start Removing Conditions Dec 2012!!!!

Dec. 26, 2012 mailed ROC paperwork

Dec. 28, 2012 NOA for ROC paperwork

Jan. 7, 2013 received bio appt letter

Jan. 24, 2013 bio appt.

June 22, 2013 10yr green card received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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I did the IR-1/CR-1 so I'm not an expert on the K1 process but I would suggest you read through the guides. They provide quite a bit of information.

Edited by Cheyemo

Road to Citizenship

04/23/2014 - N-400 Package Sent

04/25/2014 - N-400 Package Delivered

04/30/2014 - Received electronic notification

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: England
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just got my approval from USCIS yesterday. What is next can anyone tell me what is in packet 3? Also any advice from this point forward? How will we get packet 3? will they email it to us? When should I call NVC to see if my case arrived? How much time does it spend at the NVC? How will I know when USCIS sends packet to NVC? Thanks in advance for all your help I have so many questions.......

Firstly, congratulations on getting your NOA2! :)

The next step will be your approved petition being sent from the California Service Center to the NVC. In theory this should happen within a matter of days, but ours ended up sitting at the CSC for 3 weeks before they sent it (no idea why!). You will also get the paper copy of the approval in the mail soon. I would give it a week before you call the NVC - hopefully that will be long enough for them to receive it. Normally the NVC don't hold onto petitions for very long, ours was there for 4 days before they sent it on to the Embassy. From other people's timelines it seems like a few days to a week is about average for the petition to spend at the NVC, but some may stay there longer.

Packet 3 for me (using the London Embassy) was just a letter saying that the Embassy has received the approved petition and stating the Embassy case number. It gave an internet link to the Embassy site, where it told you which forms to download, complete and return, and also had information about the medical examination. I'm not sure if the Nigeria process will be the same as the UK one with regards the Packet 3 information, but I would have thought it would be similar. There will also be a checklist to complete, stating that you have all of the required documentation which you will need to take to your interview. In the UK they do not want any of these documents to be sent with the application forms in Packet 3 - they are only required at the interview. Again, I'm not sure about other countries! The documents they require are birth certificate, divorce decree (if applicable), police certificate, a copy of the NOA2 (which you should receive soon) and the financial support information (I think this is form I-864 but double check that in case I'm wrong!).

In the UK we have to get a date for the medical before the Embassy will give an interview date, so once the visa case number is received you can arrange to have the medical done. A vaccination record should be obtained prior to the medical so they can ascertain which vaccines, if any, are required. Once all of the forms have been completed and returned to the Embassy, they should send you a letter to acknowledge they have received Packet 3 and then it is a matter of waiting for an interview date. The US citizen can phone the Department of State to find out if there has been any progress with the case once it is in the system (allow a week to 10 days after the Embassy receive the forms for them to get everything on their computer systems!).

Hope this helps :)

Emi :star:

just got my approval from USCIS yesterday. What is next can anyone tell me what is in packet 3? Also any advice from this point forward? How will we get packet 3? will they email it to us? When should I call NVC to see if my case arrived? How much time does it spend at the NVC? How will I know when USCIS sends packet to NVC? Thanks in advance for all your help I have so many questions.......

Firstly, congratulations on getting your NOA2! :)

The next step will be your approved petition being sent from the California Service Center to the NVC. In theory this should happen within a matter of days, but ours ended up sitting at the CSC for 3 weeks before they sent it (no idea why!). You will also get the paper copy of the approval in the mail soon. I would give it a week before you call the NVC - hopefully that will be long enough for them to receive it. Normally the NVC don't hold onto petitions for very long, ours was there for 4 days before they sent it on to the Embassy. From other people's timelines it seems like a few days to a week is about average for the petition to spend at the NVC, but some may stay there longer.

Packet 3 for me (using the London Embassy) was just a letter saying that the Embassy has received the approved petition and stating the Embassy case number. It gave an internet link to the Embassy site, where it told you which forms to download, complete and return, and also had information about the medical examination. I'm not sure if the Nigeria process will be the same as the UK one with regards the Packet 3 information, but I would have thought it would be similar. There will also be a checklist to complete, stating that you have all of the required documentation which you will need to take to your interview. In the UK they do not want any of these documents to be sent with the application forms in Packet 3 - they are only required at the interview. Again, I'm not sure about other countries! The documents they require are birth certificate, divorce decree (if applicable), police certificate, a copy of the NOA2 (which you should receive soon) and the financial support information (I think this is form I-864 but double check that in case I'm wrong!).

In the UK we have to get a date for the medical before the Embassy will give an interview date, so once the visa case number is received you can arrange to have the medical done. A vaccination record should be obtained prior to the medical so they can ascertain which vaccines, if any, are required. Once all of the forms have been completed and returned to the Embassy, they should send you a letter to acknowledge they have received Packet 3 and then it is a matter of waiting for an interview date. The US citizen can phone the Department of State to find out if there has been any progress with the case once it is in the system (allow a week to 10 days after the Embassy receive the forms for them to get everything on their computer systems!).

Hope this helps :)

Emi :star:


Shawn is the Yank, Emi is the Brit.

Late 2000 - We met online

01/04/09 - We became a couple :)

02/27/09 - We met in person for the first time!

09/05/09 - Shawn proposed in London! :)

K-1 Visa Process:

02/05/10 - Petition mailed to CSC

03/31/10 - Petition approved!! Yay!! :)

06/15/10 - Medical in London

08/10/10 - INTERVIEW - VISA APPROVED!

09/03/10 - POE: Philadelphia

10/15/10 - Our Beautiful Wedding!

AOS Process:

11/15/10 - AOS package mailed

12/14/10 - Biometrics

02/10/11 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!

02/19/11 - Green card received!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: England
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Sorry - no idea how all of that posted twice in one post! It won't let me edit the post. :blink:

Emi :star:


Shawn is the Yank, Emi is the Brit.

Late 2000 - We met online

01/04/09 - We became a couple :)

02/27/09 - We met in person for the first time!

09/05/09 - Shawn proposed in London! :)

K-1 Visa Process:

02/05/10 - Petition mailed to CSC

03/31/10 - Petition approved!! Yay!! :)

06/15/10 - Medical in London

08/10/10 - INTERVIEW - VISA APPROVED!

09/03/10 - POE: Philadelphia

10/15/10 - Our Beautiful Wedding!

AOS Process:

11/15/10 - AOS package mailed

12/14/10 - Biometrics

02/10/11 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!

02/19/11 - Green card received!

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Sorry - no idea how all of that posted twice in one post! It won't let me edit the post. :blink:

Emi :star:

This was really helpful, thank you for posting!


K-1:
April 21, 2010: I-129F Sent (from London to VSC)
April 27, 2010: NOA1, check cashed
July 9, 2010: NOA2 (hardcopy)
July 12, 2010: NVC sent petition to embassy in London
October 7, 2010: Packet 3 logged at embassy
November 3, 2010: Interview: APPROVED!
December 7, 2010: POE: JFK
December 10, 2010: Wedding

AOS:
April 27, 2011: Sent I-485, I-864, EAD and AP to Chicago
May 5, 2011: Received text notifications, check cashed
May 9, 2011: NOA hardcopy via mail
May 14, 2011: RFE (for incorrectly filling out I-693)
June 3, 2011: Biometrics
June 17, 2011: RFE response delivered
June 21, 2011: Case under RFE review
June 23, 2011: Transferred to CSC!
June 29, 2011: EAD and AP approved!
July 9, 2011: EAD/AP card arrived via mail
January 4, 2012: RFE
January 28, 2012: RFE response delivered
January 30, 2012: Case under RFE review
February 8, 2012: Green card in production!
February 14, 2012: Green card received in mail

ROC:

December 4, 2013: Sent I-751 to Vermont Service Center

December 9, 2013: NOA1

January 13, 2014: Biometrics

May 15, 2014: Green card in production!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: England
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This was really helpful, thank you for posting!

Glad it helps - good luck with your process! :)

Emi :star:


Shawn is the Yank, Emi is the Brit.

Late 2000 - We met online

01/04/09 - We became a couple :)

02/27/09 - We met in person for the first time!

09/05/09 - Shawn proposed in London! :)

K-1 Visa Process:

02/05/10 - Petition mailed to CSC

03/31/10 - Petition approved!! Yay!! :)

06/15/10 - Medical in London

08/10/10 - INTERVIEW - VISA APPROVED!

09/03/10 - POE: Philadelphia

10/15/10 - Our Beautiful Wedding!

AOS Process:

11/15/10 - AOS package mailed

12/14/10 - Biometrics

02/10/11 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!

02/19/11 - Green card received!

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