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Sa mga ka-VJ na dumaan na sa K1 visa process...

It's been more than 2 weeks since we sent our I-129 pack and we haven't received anything yet (our check has not been encashed too.) So I asked my guy to call USCIS yesterday to inquire. They told him it might take as long as 1 month before we get our NOA1. (Hoping not an RFE.)

So, my questions: 1. Is it ok if I work on the other requirements like NBI, police clearance, visa pics, evidence etc. even if we haven't received our NOA's yet?

2. Will the dates on the documents matter/be too early?

3. Are there other things I should work on first while waiting for the NOA's?

I'm trying to work on the wedding details, as well, but there's only so much I can do because everything else is dependent on the visa approval.

I just want to make the most of my "waiting period."

Thanks!


TIMELINE:

Feb 01, 2011 - Sent I-129F to Texas Lockbox

Feb 07, 2011 - I-129F Received

Feb 19, 2011 - NOA1 (Mail)

May 13, 2011 - NOA2 (e-mail notice)

May 17, 2011 - NOA 2 (Mail)

May 28, 2011 - Got case number after 2 weeks of waiting

May 30-31, 2011 - 2-day Medical at SLMEC (without the NVC letter, just the MCN)

July 01, 2011 - Interview (APPROVED despite delayed documents!)

July 14, 2011 - Picked up visa from 2Go Main

July 15, 2011 - Bought one-way ticket for first time immigrant (rate)

July 18, 2011 - CFO at SMEF-COW

July 31, 2011 - Flight to the US! (Finally!)

My blogsite: www.neighborlj.blogspot.com

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I would hold off on getting your NBI and police clearances until you have your NOA2 notice or e-mail. Just keep up with your communication and evidence of relationship. It could be 5-6 months until you get your NOA2 and typically the police clearances are 6 months...some are 12 months, but it is best to get them closer to the end of the journey.


For our Full timeline

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Removal of conditions Journey

16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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If you're very lucky, you can have it in a month, 3-4 or 5 or worst case scenario is 6,7,8,9. it depends!

NBI clearance validity is 1 year but it would be much better if you obtain a current one say atleast few weeks before youre expected interview?

Same with CENOMAR/CEMAR & birth cert, although these docs doesnt have date validity its best if they're newly issued.


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Sa mga ka-VJ na dumaan na sa K1 visa process...

It's been more than 2 weeks since we sent our I-129 pack and we haven't received anything yet (our check has not been encashed too.) So I asked my guy to call USCIS yesterday to inquire. They told him it might take as long as 1 month before we get our NOA1. (Hoping not an RFE.)

So, my questions: 1. Is it ok if I work on the other requirements like NBI, police clearance, visa pics, evidence etc. even if we haven't received our NOA's yet?

2. Will the dates on the documents matter/be too early?

3. Are there other things I should work on first while waiting for the NOA's?

I'm trying to work on the wedding details, as well, but there's only so much I can do because everything else is dependent on the visa approval.

I just want to make the most of my "waiting period."

Thanks!

I'm a little surprised your check is not cashed yet. Did you follow the instructions and attached all the necessary documents? If you did not follow the instructions your petition might be returned without cashing your check. However, If your are going to get RFEs for incomplete documents, your check should be cashed and you get your NOA 1 usually in 1 to 3 weeks.

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I'm a little surprised your check is not cashed yet. Did you follow the instructions and attached all the necessary documents? If you did not follow the instructions your petition might be returned without cashing your check. However, If your are going to get RFEs for incomplete documents, your check should be cashed and you get your NOA 1 usually in 1 to 3 weeks.

Thank you everyone!

Tero-> I think we followed everything. I couldn't think of any mistakes we've made. Unless my guy forgot something cuz he's the last one who checked and sent the pack.

I asked my fiance to inquire if the check has been cashed so he called his bank yesterday and it's not.

I noticed that most of the VJ K1 applicants got their NOA within a week, so it's making me a bit worried/nervous.


TIMELINE:

Feb 01, 2011 - Sent I-129F to Texas Lockbox

Feb 07, 2011 - I-129F Received

Feb 19, 2011 - NOA1 (Mail)

May 13, 2011 - NOA2 (e-mail notice)

May 17, 2011 - NOA 2 (Mail)

May 28, 2011 - Got case number after 2 weeks of waiting

May 30-31, 2011 - 2-day Medical at SLMEC (without the NVC letter, just the MCN)

July 01, 2011 - Interview (APPROVED despite delayed documents!)

July 14, 2011 - Picked up visa from 2Go Main

July 15, 2011 - Bought one-way ticket for first time immigrant (rate)

July 18, 2011 - CFO at SMEF-COW

July 31, 2011 - Flight to the US! (Finally!)

My blogsite: www.neighborlj.blogspot.com

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Thank you everyone!

Tero-> I think we followed everything. I couldn't think of any mistakes we've made. Unless my guy forgot something cuz he's the last one who checked and sent the pack.

I asked my fiance to inquire if the check has been cashed so he called his bank yesterday and it's not.

I noticed that most of the VJ K1 applicants got their NOA within a week, so it's making me a bit worried/nervous.

I wouldn't panic yet. Give them one more week then check again. I think my NOA 1 took 3 weeks.

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Sa mga ka-VJ na dumaan na sa K1 visa process...

It's been more than 2 weeks since we sent our I-129 pack and we haven't received anything yet (our check has not been encashed too.) So I asked my guy to call USCIS yesterday to inquire. They told him it might take as long as 1 month before we get our NOA1. (Hoping not an RFE.)

So, my questions: 1. Is it ok if I work on the other requirements like NBI, police clearance, visa pics, evidence etc. even if we haven't received our NOA's yet?

2. Will the dates on the documents matter/be too early?

3. Are there other things I should work on first while waiting for the NOA's?

I'm trying to work on the wedding details, as well, but there's only so much I can do because everything else is dependent on the visa approval.

I just want to make the most of my "waiting period."

Thanks!

hi lovelyjoy, I waited for my NOA1 for almost 2 weeks and when it got into my bf's mail there's an RFE with it. They didn't send us any e-mail or text to notify that they received our package, even though we sent our package with G-1145 neither they cashed the cheque. Reason is he put a postdated date on the cheque...but anyways, I think waiting period is 3 weeks before you can call them and check. If you also sent the package with Delivery Confirmation maybe you can also check that.....don't worry darating din yan :)

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hi lovelyjoy, I waited for my NOA1 for almost 2 weeks and when it got into my bf's mail there's an RFE with it. They didn't send us any e-mail or text to notify that they received our package, even though we sent our package with G-1145 neither they cashed the cheque. Reason is he put a postdated date on the cheque...but anyways, I think waiting period is 3 weeks before you can call them and check. If you also sent the package with Delivery Confirmation maybe you can also check that.....don't worry darating din yan :)

Geee I hope he didn't write the wrong date. Nakalimutan pa man din n'yang i-fill out yung G-1145 form. Kaya we have no way of tacking it unless we get something from the mail or call them. Thanks Barn and Cean! :)


TIMELINE:

Feb 01, 2011 - Sent I-129F to Texas Lockbox

Feb 07, 2011 - I-129F Received

Feb 19, 2011 - NOA1 (Mail)

May 13, 2011 - NOA2 (e-mail notice)

May 17, 2011 - NOA 2 (Mail)

May 28, 2011 - Got case number after 2 weeks of waiting

May 30-31, 2011 - 2-day Medical at SLMEC (without the NVC letter, just the MCN)

July 01, 2011 - Interview (APPROVED despite delayed documents!)

July 14, 2011 - Picked up visa from 2Go Main

July 15, 2011 - Bought one-way ticket for first time immigrant (rate)

July 18, 2011 - CFO at SMEF-COW

July 31, 2011 - Flight to the US! (Finally!)

My blogsite: www.neighborlj.blogspot.com

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I'm a little surprised your check is not cashed yet. Did you follow the instructions and attached all the necessary documents? If you did not follow the instructions your petition might be returned without cashing your check. However, If your are going to get RFEs for incomplete documents, your check should be cashed and you get your NOA 1 usually in 1 to 3 weeks.

I was wondering that too...

Edited by ~happyndinlove~

Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

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Finally got our NOA1 this Sat! Woohoo! Hope NOA2 arrives soon. :)


TIMELINE:

Feb 01, 2011 - Sent I-129F to Texas Lockbox

Feb 07, 2011 - I-129F Received

Feb 19, 2011 - NOA1 (Mail)

May 13, 2011 - NOA2 (e-mail notice)

May 17, 2011 - NOA 2 (Mail)

May 28, 2011 - Got case number after 2 weeks of waiting

May 30-31, 2011 - 2-day Medical at SLMEC (without the NVC letter, just the MCN)

July 01, 2011 - Interview (APPROVED despite delayed documents!)

July 14, 2011 - Picked up visa from 2Go Main

July 15, 2011 - Bought one-way ticket for first time immigrant (rate)

July 18, 2011 - CFO at SMEF-COW

July 31, 2011 - Flight to the US! (Finally!)

My blogsite: www.neighborlj.blogspot.com

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Thanks for the reminder Tero! Just trying to be hopeful and optimistic! :)


TIMELINE:

Feb 01, 2011 - Sent I-129F to Texas Lockbox

Feb 07, 2011 - I-129F Received

Feb 19, 2011 - NOA1 (Mail)

May 13, 2011 - NOA2 (e-mail notice)

May 17, 2011 - NOA 2 (Mail)

May 28, 2011 - Got case number after 2 weeks of waiting

May 30-31, 2011 - 2-day Medical at SLMEC (without the NVC letter, just the MCN)

July 01, 2011 - Interview (APPROVED despite delayed documents!)

July 14, 2011 - Picked up visa from 2Go Main

July 15, 2011 - Bought one-way ticket for first time immigrant (rate)

July 18, 2011 - CFO at SMEF-COW

July 31, 2011 - Flight to the US! (Finally!)

My blogsite: www.neighborlj.blogspot.com

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Finally got our NOA1 this Sat! Woohoo! Hope NOA2 arrives soon. :)

Best wishes for a speedy visa journey! :star:

Check out how fast your kababayan received their NOA2: click here. :o:wow:


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Congrats on getting the K1 packet received!!


Naturalization

3/23/14 - N400 package sent to Phoenix

3/27/14 - N400 package delivered

4/3/14 - NOA1 receipt date

4/4/14 - check cashed

04/29/14 - biometrics date

07/01/14 - interview date

xx/xx/xx - Oath Ceremony

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Goodluck and keep us posted, hope you get it soon!


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

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