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I-129F is finally in the mail

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After dithering around for a couple of weeks, I discovered that my fiancee had sent me everything that was needed from her to file the petition. I scrambled today to pull all of the other documents together. I have been assembling them for almost a month now. It's amazing how much of a trail is left by two persons who share a life for, now almost three years. I enjoyed looking at old fotos and old receipts. The memories alone are sufficient to make this process worthwhile.

In the end, I submitted a package that weighed 1lb 8.4ozs and sent it off to Vermont.

During this process, I was back and forth as to whether, we would be approved or was there a reason that would be found for denying our petition. In the end, after haveing gone through stuff that accidently got left behind over the last three years, I had to think that if we had saved every item that indicated that we ever knew each other or was ever in the same place or shared the same hopes and aspirations for the future, we would have to kill a few small forests just to accomodate the paperwork needed for this process.

Now, like so many others before me, I wait. Either patiently or harriedly; but I wait.


7-30-07 - Met in Santa Marta, Colombia

9-19-08 - Engaged

7-13-10 - I-129F sent by USPS Expressmail to VSC;

10-18-10 - NOA2!!!!!!!!!! (Received in hand 10-22-10)

11-12-10 - Sent email to Embassy asking about petition; response "Petition rec'd; send in documents"; sent same day

11-24-10 - Called the Department of State; interview has been scheduled

11-29-10 - Package 3 received by beneficiary

01-19-11 - Interview - VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!

01-27-11 - Passport received; visa in hand

02-08-11 - POE - Fort Lauderdale, Fla MISSED FLIGHT; 02-10-11 - POE second time's the charm. Easy POE. Welcome to the USA.

03-04-11 - Married

AOS

05-08-11 - Mailed out I-485, I-765 & I-131;

05-16-11 - Text & email msgs with Receipt Number

05-17-11 - Applied for Expedited AP as Victoria's mother was very ill; 05-18-11 - Picked up AP document

05-20-11 - Victoria returns to Colombia; NOA1 for all 3 forms arrive

06-03-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; RFE 06-07-11 - RFE arrives for 2010 Tax Return

06-08-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; Post Office returned a letter that was sent by USCIS; 06-09-11 - Issue resolved

06-14-11 - RFE response sent; 06-21-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; RFE response under review

06-29-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; Case transferred to CSC

08-30-11 - Victoria returns to US

08-31-11 - Biometrics done; Text message - "EAD Card Production ordered"

09-11 - Case transferred back from CSC

11-22-11 - Interview in Albany Field Office. AOS APPROVED.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Congrats! Good luck with your journey!


Met: December 2009

Married: April 2015

Received CR-1 visa: February 2017

POE (as IR-1): 2017-04-13

Received 10 year GC: 2017-05-20

 

N400: Detroit Field Office

Filed N400 online: 2020-01-14

Received Biometrics appt letter: 2020-01-18

Biometrics appt: 2020-02-04

Interview notice received: 2020-10-05

Interview date: 2020-11-09

Oath ceremony: 2020-11-20

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: England
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goodluck!


02-date forgotten-2008: met online playing a game called lineage 2

06-17-2009: met in person for the first time!

06-26-2009: proposal <3

10-6-2009 through 11-3-2009: lived together for a month

03-24-2010 through 03-30-2010: traveled to meet his family

06-16-2010: started printing paperwork for I-129F package

06-25-2010: mailed off the I-129F package!!!

07-06-2010: NOA1 (according to the paper I hadn't got yet)

07-08-2010: check cashed

07-12-2010: hard copy NOA1 received in the mail

07-12-2010: touched

10-03-2010: touched

10-29-2010: NOA2!

11-08-2010: NVC received our petition

01-01-2011: called embassy as we never got packet 3. got "lost" in the mail. worst 2 months ever!

01-18-2011: medical! passed!

02-18-2011: INTERVIEW! APPROVED!!

03-02-2011: FLIGHT! POE: Dulles Airport!

03-09-2011: marriage certificate/license complete!

05-11-2011: mailed out AOS package (after a long fight getting the varicella vax done, and the medical paperwork completed)

05-13-2011: package delivered

08-11-2011: welcome to the united states notice! green card coming in 3 weeks!

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Yeah definitely good luck. I am sending my paperwork in tomorrow. Let hope we all get approved quickly. All this gathering for docs and waiting is driving me crazy. But it will all be worth it at the end of the day.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Iran
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congrats! i hope to send mine out y the end of this week as well. hope you have a speedy processing!


late 2001 - Met online while using AOL buddy find wizard on a whim.

11/??/2008 - Got back in touch after a couple of years.

11/11/2008 - I always loved her, finally told her. Relationship started <3

10/14/2010 - Flew to Vancouver, Canada to meet her eldest brother.

10/15/2010 - Formally asked brother for his sister's hand in marriage.

10/17/2010 - Arrive back in U.S.

04/10/2010 - Flew to Beirut, Lebanon and met her for first time. Also met sister and mother.

04/25/2010 - Flew to Muscat, Oman to meet her other brother

05/02/2010 - PROPOSED on shore of The Gulf of Oman under the moon at night.

05/09/2010 - Arrived back in U.S. started making K1 packet

07/14/2010 - SENT OUT I-129F!!! to VSC

07/19/2010 - Check cleared (says Lewisville, Texas on back)

07/28/2010 - Touch

07/29/2010 - NOA1 arrives (recieve date 7/19/10, notice date 7/22/10)

10/03/2010 - Touch

12/25/2010 - Flew out to visit her over the holidays! (landed in Oman late evening 12/26/10)

01/08/2011 - Arrived back home. I miss her already very much.

02/01/2011 - Received approval (NOA2) text/email.

05/02/2011 - Received packet 3 (after pulling teeth in several emails.)

06-24-2011 - She turned in packet 3 in person.

07-09-2011 - Received packet 4

07-27-2011 - Interview! it went into administrative review for no reason and another appointment was scheduled.

08-03-2011 - Second interview. Wait for results.

08-16-2011 - Vague Email received telling her to pick up her K1 packet and passport.

08-17-2011 - APPROVED!!!She picked up her visa and it's in hand. :D

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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Congrats, y buena suerte amigo.

Things are moving quickly (it seems) compared to what was to be expected when i filed (4/21) - got my (approved) NOA2 @ the end of June.

Just keep reading lots of the great info here to get ready.


Timeline ~

Met @ colombiancupid.com: August 2009

3 trips to Cartagena, Colombia: Nov '09 - Mar '10*

* Engaged on the 3rd trip (Santa Marta)

Trip to Lima, Peru: May 18 - 31, 2010

Next trip to Colombia: July 21 - Aug. 2nd, 2010

K-1 Process

I-129f Packet mailed: 4-20-10

Check cashed by USCIS: 4-26-10

NOA1: rec'd NOA1 letter: 4-29-10

NOA2: red'd NOA2 email and APPROVED!!! 6-28-10

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Thank you all! I look forward to the next step. I will certainly keep reading. I have learned a lot in the few weeks that I have been here.


7-30-07 - Met in Santa Marta, Colombia

9-19-08 - Engaged

7-13-10 - I-129F sent by USPS Expressmail to VSC;

10-18-10 - NOA2!!!!!!!!!! (Received in hand 10-22-10)

11-12-10 - Sent email to Embassy asking about petition; response "Petition rec'd; send in documents"; sent same day

11-24-10 - Called the Department of State; interview has been scheduled

11-29-10 - Package 3 received by beneficiary

01-19-11 - Interview - VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!

01-27-11 - Passport received; visa in hand

02-08-11 - POE - Fort Lauderdale, Fla MISSED FLIGHT; 02-10-11 - POE second time's the charm. Easy POE. Welcome to the USA.

03-04-11 - Married

AOS

05-08-11 - Mailed out I-485, I-765 & I-131;

05-16-11 - Text & email msgs with Receipt Number

05-17-11 - Applied for Expedited AP as Victoria's mother was very ill; 05-18-11 - Picked up AP document

05-20-11 - Victoria returns to Colombia; NOA1 for all 3 forms arrive

06-03-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; RFE 06-07-11 - RFE arrives for 2010 Tax Return

06-08-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; Post Office returned a letter that was sent by USCIS; 06-09-11 - Issue resolved

06-14-11 - RFE response sent; 06-21-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; RFE response under review

06-29-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; Case transferred to CSC

08-30-11 - Victoria returns to US

08-31-11 - Biometrics done; Text message - "EAD Card Production ordered"

09-11 - Case transferred back from CSC

11-22-11 - Interview in Albany Field Office. AOS APPROVED.

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Hi, everyone. My name is Alex. I like the idea of having company in the Visa journeying. I am brand new to this forum, but found it during the last several months when Alan and I were discussing how best to be together in the US. He is in the UK. After numerous back-and-forth discussion about what would be best for us, we finally made a decision...the I-129F! Got his bits in the mail yesterday, and was able to mail off our completed I-129F today to Vermont!

K1 Journey

10/09 : Met playing Castle Age on Facebook

03/08/10: First phone conversation

05/24/10: We met and spent a week together in the US

07/13/10: Mailed off I-129F to Vermont


K1 Process
07/13/10: Mailed off I-129F to Vermont
07/23/10: NOA1
08/01/10: Alex went to England for 3 months
12/15/10: Alan arrived in America for 5 weeks
02/04/11: NOA2
02/19/11: Paperwork in London!
02/25/11: Packet 3 received
03/25/11: Police certificate complete
04/13/11: Medical in London
07/15/11: Alex finally got a job...forward ahead!
07/18/11: Paid for interview...waiting...
08/04/11: Called the consulate, told to wait 7 weeks
09/07/11: Called again, told not all paperwork is not in
09/08/11: Emailed consulate with details on tracking numbers for lost paperwork.
09/09/11: Contacted Senator's office for help, sent all paperwork through his office
09/13/11: Amazing...we have an appt! What a fiasco...
09/15/11: Alan realized he does not in fact have military D/C paperwork
09/16/11: Consulate contacted Alan and told him they do not have paperwork still!
09/21/11: Interview 9:00am-APPROVED!
09/27/11: Passport with Visa received
10/08/11: Alas! Together again!
11/11/11: Wedding

AOS Process
11/16/11: AOS packet mailed to Chicago lockbox
11/26/11: Honeymoon!
12/08/11: NOA1 for Permanent Residence & Employment Authorization
12/09/11: Biometrics appointment notice
01/03/12: Biometrics appointment
01/25/12: NOA: Case being transferred to CA for faster processing
02/02/12: Employment Authorization Approved
06/27/12: RFE, two "yes" questions needed elaboration
07/27/12: Welcome notice received! Greencard in hand

ROC Process

4/12/14: ROC packet mailed

11/25/14: RFE received

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Hi, everyone. My name is Alex. I like the idea of having company in the Visa journeying. I am brand new to this forum, but found it during the last several months when Alan and I were discussing how best to be together in the US. He is in the UK. After numerous back-and-forth discussion about what would be best for us, we finally made a decision...the I-129F! Got his bits in the mail yesterday, and was able to mail off our completed I-129F today to Vermont!

Hi Alex, good to have company on this journey. Let's see what happens from here on out.


7-30-07 - Met in Santa Marta, Colombia

9-19-08 - Engaged

7-13-10 - I-129F sent by USPS Expressmail to VSC;

10-18-10 - NOA2!!!!!!!!!! (Received in hand 10-22-10)

11-12-10 - Sent email to Embassy asking about petition; response "Petition rec'd; send in documents"; sent same day

11-24-10 - Called the Department of State; interview has been scheduled

11-29-10 - Package 3 received by beneficiary

01-19-11 - Interview - VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!

01-27-11 - Passport received; visa in hand

02-08-11 - POE - Fort Lauderdale, Fla MISSED FLIGHT; 02-10-11 - POE second time's the charm. Easy POE. Welcome to the USA.

03-04-11 - Married

AOS

05-08-11 - Mailed out I-485, I-765 & I-131;

05-16-11 - Text & email msgs with Receipt Number

05-17-11 - Applied for Expedited AP as Victoria's mother was very ill; 05-18-11 - Picked up AP document

05-20-11 - Victoria returns to Colombia; NOA1 for all 3 forms arrive

06-03-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; RFE 06-07-11 - RFE arrives for 2010 Tax Return

06-08-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; Post Office returned a letter that was sent by USCIS; 06-09-11 - Issue resolved

06-14-11 - RFE response sent; 06-21-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; RFE response under review

06-29-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; Case transferred to CSC

08-30-11 - Victoria returns to US

08-31-11 - Biometrics done; Text message - "EAD Card Production ordered"

09-11 - Case transferred back from CSC

11-22-11 - Interview in Albany Field Office. AOS APPROVED.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Hi Robert, good luck on your journey!

I sent my papers at the end of June, and already got my NOA1.

It´s very conforting to find people that are going through the same visa process,and know how we feel!

I am trying not to go crazy about the wait....hahaha

Good luck to all of us! Let´s keep in touch.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Chile
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Congrats!!:dance:

We sent ours on monday!!! i know how good it feels :luv:

God bless you in your journey

Patty ♥


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Hi, everyone. My name is Alex. I like the idea of having company in the Visa journeying. I am brand new to this forum, but found it during the last several months when Alan and I were discussing how best to be together in the US. He is in the UK. After numerous back-and-forth discussion about what would be best for us, we finally made a decision...the I-129F! Got his bits in the mail yesterday, and was able to mail off our completed I-129F today to Vermont!

K1 Journey

10/09 : Met playing Castle Age on Facebook

03/08/10: First phone conversation

05/24/10: We met and spent a week together in the US

07/13/10: Mailed off I-129F to Vermont

Congrats and Good Luck along the way


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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Just got one of the automatic email notifications from the USPS telling me that the package has arrived at its destination. Translation VCS has received the I-129F petition. NOA1 any day now.


7-30-07 - Met in Santa Marta, Colombia

9-19-08 - Engaged

7-13-10 - I-129F sent by USPS Expressmail to VSC;

10-18-10 - NOA2!!!!!!!!!! (Received in hand 10-22-10)

11-12-10 - Sent email to Embassy asking about petition; response "Petition rec'd; send in documents"; sent same day

11-24-10 - Called the Department of State; interview has been scheduled

11-29-10 - Package 3 received by beneficiary

01-19-11 - Interview - VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!

01-27-11 - Passport received; visa in hand

02-08-11 - POE - Fort Lauderdale, Fla MISSED FLIGHT; 02-10-11 - POE second time's the charm. Easy POE. Welcome to the USA.

03-04-11 - Married

AOS

05-08-11 - Mailed out I-485, I-765 & I-131;

05-16-11 - Text & email msgs with Receipt Number

05-17-11 - Applied for Expedited AP as Victoria's mother was very ill; 05-18-11 - Picked up AP document

05-20-11 - Victoria returns to Colombia; NOA1 for all 3 forms arrive

06-03-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; RFE 06-07-11 - RFE arrives for 2010 Tax Return

06-08-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; Post Office returned a letter that was sent by USCIS; 06-09-11 - Issue resolved

06-14-11 - RFE response sent; 06-21-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; RFE response under review

06-29-11 - Text message "Case now updated"; Case transferred to CSC

08-30-11 - Victoria returns to US

08-31-11 - Biometrics done; Text message - "EAD Card Production ordered"

09-11 - Case transferred back from CSC

11-22-11 - Interview in Albany Field Office. AOS APPROVED.

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