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Hi everyone!

I'm a Texan engaged to a man who lives in Stafford, UK, and I've been lurking here off and on for some months now. We really just started the process rolling: I filed our I-129F petition a few weeks ago, got our NOA1 about a week later and found out our case got sent off to Vermont (cue "Psycho" shower music). From what I've read here it looks like we're going to just sit and wait for a nice long while. Ah well, it can't be helped. Besides, this gives me a chance to get my act together before the next step. I had been living in New York for grad school until about a month ago and it will take me some time to get gainfully employed again. :)

Anyway, I've found the info on this site to be very useful and reassuring, and I just wanted to say thanks to all of you nice contributors for it. :star:

Cheers!

Victoria


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01.02.2010 - Started talking online.

09.03.2010 - Decided to become exclusive.

17.05.2010 - Met in person in London and fell madly in love.

27.05.2010 - Got engaged.

28.01.2011 - Sent I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) to Dallas Lockbox.

02.02.2011 - NOA1. Received word that case had been sent to Vermont Service Center.

31.05.2011 - NOA2 118 days from date of NOA1.

08.06.2011 - Date of letter stating that NVC received our approved 129-F petition and that petition will be forwarded to London Embassy within a week.

16.06.2011 - John receives Packet 3? (Will verify, he's bad about dates.)

24.06.2011 - John gets a required tetanus booster at his local surgery.

06.07.2011 - John sends Packet 3 to London and the request for the police certificate to Fareham.

12.07.2011 - John receives two copies of police certificate and makes an appointment for the medical in London.

19.07.2011 - John's medical appointment with Knightsbridge.

15.08.2011 - John receives appointment letter.

13.09.2011 - John's interview in London. Visa approved!

~Waiting~

28.09.2011 - John comes to Texas and moves in.

05.11.2011 - Wedding date.

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Hey Victoria welcome to the site :)

I'm a New Zealander who has been through the K1 and arrived in Fort Worth to live October 2010.

If you have any questions feel free to holler :D And good luck for speedy processing.


AOS from K1 Visa

01.20.2011 Posted in AOS, EAD and AP documentation

01.25.2011 Signed for in Chicago

01.31.2011 NOA1s x 3 produced

02.08.2011 NOA1s x 3 hard copies received

02.22.2011 Transferred to CSC

02.28.2011 Biometrics done Fort Worth, Tx

03.18.2011 EAD/AP approved for production

03.24.2011 2 year conditional Green Card approved for production

03.28.2011 EAD/AP card received in the mail

03.29.2011 Welcome to the United States of America letter received in the mail

03.30.2011 Green Card received in the mail.

Removal of Conditions

01.19.2013 Posted I-751 and supporting documentation

01.26.2013 Package delivered to VSC

01.28.2013 NOA1 produced

01.29.2013 Check for filing fee and biometrics cashed

02.02.2013 NOA1 received

02.07.2013 Notice of Biometrics appointment received

02.27.2013 Biometrics done

06.14.2013 10 year unconditional Green Card approved for production

06.19.2013 Congratulations letter received in the mail

06.21.2013 10 year unconditional Green Card received in the mail

Naturalization

07.03.2016 Posted N-400 and supporting documentation

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Hi everyone!

I'm a Texan engaged to a man who lives in Stafford, UK, and I've been lurking here off and on for some months now. We really just started the process rolling: I filed our I-129F petition a few weeks ago, got our NOA1 about a week later and found out our case got sent off to Vermont (cue "Psycho" shower music). From what I've read here it looks like we're going to just sit and wait for a nice long while. Ah well, it can't be helped. Besides, this gives me a chance to get my act together before the next step. I had been living in New York for grad school until about a month ago and it will take me some time to get gainfully employed again. :)

Anyway, I've found the info on this site to be very useful and reassuring, and I just wanted to say thanks to all of you nice contributors for it. :star:

Cheers!

Victoria

Congratulations and welcome to the journey! I hope VSC begins to pick up speed :)

By the way, your kitty is darling! (L)


August 23, 2010 - I-129 F package sent via USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation.

August 30, 2010 - Per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) e-mail, petition received and routed to California Service Center for processing. Check cashed. I-797C Notice of Action by mail (NOA 1) - Received date 08/25/2010. Notice date 08/27/2010.

After 150 days of imposed anxious patience...

January 24, 2011 - Per USCIS website, petition approved and notice mailed.

January 31, 2011 - Approval receipt notice (NOA 2) received by mail. Called NVC, given Santo Domingo case number, and informed that petition was sent same day to consulate.

Called Visa Specialist at the Department of State every day for a case update. Informed of interview date on February, 16 2011. Informed that packet was mailed to fiance on February, 15 2011.

February 21, 2011 - Fiance has not yet received packet. Called 1-877-804-5402 (Visa Information Center of the United States Embassy) to request a duplicate packet in person pick-up at the US consulate in Santo Domingo. Packet can be picked-up by fiance on 02/28.

March 1, 2011 - Medical exam completed at Consultorios de Visa in Santo Domingo.

March 9, 2011 at 6 AM - Interview, approved!

March 18, 2011 - POE together. JFK and O'Hare airports. Legal wedding: May 16, 2011.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

-Henry David Thoreau

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Hi Victoria--

Welcome to VJ. I'm from Texas and married to a Brit. He LOVES it here so I hope your guy will too. I guess VSC is the baddie at the moment. Back when we did K1 everybody wished they were at VSC because it was months faster than CSC. It all changes back and forth. Nobody is happy waiting but it is what it is.

Love the cat!

Nich


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Goodluck and welcome! :D


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)

Thank you, VJ! smile.png

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Thanks, y'all! :D


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01.02.2010 - Started talking online.

09.03.2010 - Decided to become exclusive.

17.05.2010 - Met in person in London and fell madly in love.

27.05.2010 - Got engaged.

28.01.2011 - Sent I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) to Dallas Lockbox.

02.02.2011 - NOA1. Received word that case had been sent to Vermont Service Center.

31.05.2011 - NOA2 118 days from date of NOA1.

08.06.2011 - Date of letter stating that NVC received our approved 129-F petition and that petition will be forwarded to London Embassy within a week.

16.06.2011 - John receives Packet 3? (Will verify, he's bad about dates.)

24.06.2011 - John gets a required tetanus booster at his local surgery.

06.07.2011 - John sends Packet 3 to London and the request for the police certificate to Fareham.

12.07.2011 - John receives two copies of police certificate and makes an appointment for the medical in London.

19.07.2011 - John's medical appointment with Knightsbridge.

15.08.2011 - John receives appointment letter.

13.09.2011 - John's interview in London. Visa approved!

~Waiting~

28.09.2011 - John comes to Texas and moves in.

05.11.2011 - Wedding date.

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