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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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I just applied for the K-1 visa on the 2nd of feb and really hope its not going to be a 5 month wait at the california office, I hope to marry this summer. Does it really take 5 months to get a NOA2 I'm from Australia and they are pleased with the evidence submitted so that should not hold it up.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Romania
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I think everybody here agrees that you shouldn't make any wedding plans yet. They say the average is 5 months, and while some people get their NOA2 faster than that, some are looking at 6-7 months of waiting. After you get your NOA2 it's going to be easier to start planning, because it becomes a little bit more predictable :)

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K1 Visa
Nov 16, 2010 - I 129f sent
May 25, 2010 - NOA 2
June 6, 2011 - NVC received our petition
June 7, 2011 - case number assigned, petition sent to US consulate in Bucharest
June 27, 2011 - interview - approved
June 30, 2011 - POE Boston
August 14, 2011 - married

AOS journey
September 30, 2011 - filled for AOS and EAD
October 4, 2011 - NOA1
October 26, 2011 - Biometrics
October 26, 2011 - Case moved to CSC
November 23, 2011 -Email from USCIS - card production
November 28, 2011 - Email from USCIS - I485 approved!!!
November 29, 2011 - Welcome letter in the mail
December 5, 2011 - Green card in the mail - date issued 11/16/2011

Lifting Conditions

September 17, 2013 - Sent application

September 20, 2013 - NOA1

October 11, 2013 - Case moved to CSC

October 18, 2013 - Biometrics

January 3, 2014 - Approved

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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I just applied for the K-1 visa on the 2nd of feb and really hope its not going to be a 5 month wait at the california office, I hope to marry this summer. Does it really take 5 months to get a NOA2 I'm from Australia and they are pleased with the evidence submitted so that should not hold it up.

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I just applied for the K-1 visa on the 2nd of feb and really hope its not going to be a 5 month wait at the california office, I hope to marry this summer. Does it really take 5 months to get a NOA2 I'm from Australia and they are pleased with the evidence submitted so that should not hold it up.

well our packet is 124 days today since our noa1... but just today someone is approved after his 25 days of waiting... :unsure:

sigh..sigh..sigh.... :(:crying: :crying: :crying::(


N-400:
May 9, 2017: N-400 packet was sent
May 15, 2017: NOA1 
June 05, 2017: Biometric Done
June 19, 2017: Case is in Line for an Interview
June 25, 2018: USCIS Scheduled an Interview
Aug. 02, 2018: Interview Date- APPROVED!
Aug. 09, 2018: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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well our packet is 124 days today since our noa1... but just today someone is approved after his 25 days of waiting... :unsure:

sigh..sigh..sigh.... :(:crying: :crying: :crying::(

Marklovetina -> really??? wow, that's cool! I pray it happens to us too. :)


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!)

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Marklovetina -> really??? wow, that's cool! I pray it happens to us too. :)

yes here's the link...

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/296982-post-decision-activity/page__pid__4497476#entry4497476


N-400:
May 9, 2017: N-400 packet was sent
May 15, 2017: NOA1 
June 05, 2017: Biometric Done
June 19, 2017: Case is in Line for an Interview
June 25, 2018: USCIS Scheduled an Interview
Aug. 02, 2018: Interview Date- APPROVED!
Aug. 09, 2018: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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Hello,

Good news,...not all case will take five months; we received our NOA2 in 101 days, (8 Nov 2010-17 Feb 2011). This was about two months ahead of schedule. We submitted additional document before that requested them. For example, Passport photos, copy of my passport, and the G325.

In my opinion, the filing institutions are incredibility vague, and are written in a language that only an lawyer could understand.

Stay strong .

T.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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I just applied for the K-1 visa on the 2nd of feb and really hope its not going to be a 5 month wait at the california office, I hope to marry this summer. Does it really take 5 months to get a NOA2 I'm from Australia and they are pleased with the evidence submitted so that should not hold it up.

Yu have a while to wait yet your NOA1 4th Feb it will be at least September October before fiance/ee gets to USA. We applied last Feb and were approved in 3 month but then had to wait for packet 3 and interview and did not arrive till 4th Sept. SO plan your wedding for later


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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Just to assist you...my husband applied Jan last year....and I finally arrived in USA 16 August..(so thats 7 mths later - I really dont think we cld have done it any quicker)

My interview at the sydney consulate was 9 August - so I was cutting it fine....we had to cancel our 17 july wedding plans and reschedule 10 october....no matter who we knew in politics...no matter how many letters we wrote...we still couldnt get it moving any quicker...

looking back I just wish we had got married in the court house after my arrival - as per the 3mth visa conditions - and not said anything to anyone...which would have allowed me to stay here...then have more time to plan a more relaxed wedding for all to attend at a later date that was more convenient to both our friends & families...cos its all done in such a rush...

I remember that I booked my oneway ticket to the states once I received my sydney interview date....my visa arrived about 2 days after sydney interview (interview was tuesday visa and passports were in mail by the Thursday) But until your up to that stage there is absolutley no pattern wotsoever to the various visa timelines....

oh and by the way....we had to get the governor on to my petition cos my fiance said it was taking way too long...so perhaps it got pushed along a bit quicker in the end???

then once my petition went to sydney I was able to move things a little quicker in there by telling them how my kids needed to start school in America by Aug 30 and I needed to get over their to pick their school out....so they were able to schedule me a quicker interview...lucky cos I was leaving a week later...

I hope this helps you to pre plan a little better...

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Netherlands
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; Yes, some get approved sooner than others, but just keep in mind that you might not be one of the lucky ones. Ofcourse I hope you will be, like anyone else :innocent:

NOA1-NOA2: 5, 5 1/2 months

NOA2-Interview date: 1,5 - 2,5 months

I would just think of a the wedding in like October, just in case, and it wouldn't be that nerve-wracking if you can make it on time!! Though, don't plan anything yet until you have your NOA2 in hand...

I wish you a speedy process :thumbs:

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AOS
August 31th, 2011: applied for SS#
September 6th: received SS#
September 26th, 2011: AOS sent
September 30th, 2011: NOA1
October 6th, 2011: NOA1 hard copy
October 26th,2011: Biometrics
October 28th, 2011: case transferred to California for faster processing
December 5th, 2011: received EAD/AP card
February 22nd, 2012: Green card in production
February 27th, 2012: GREEN CARD in hand, yaaay!!!




November 10th, 2013: ROC

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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Just to assist you...my husband applied Jan last year....and I finally arrived in USA 16 August..(so thats 7 mths later - I really dont think we cld have done it any quicker)

My interview at the sydney consulate was 9 August - so I was cutting it fine....we had to cancel our 17 july wedding plans and reschedule 10 october....no matter who we knew in politics...no matter how many letters we wrote...we still couldnt get it moving any quicker...

looking back I just wish we had got married in the court house after my arrival - as per the 3mth visa conditions - and not said anything to anyone...which would have allowed me to stay here...then have more time to plan a more relaxed wedding for all to attend at a later date that was more convenient to both our friends & families...cos its all done in such a rush...

I remember that I booked my oneway ticket to the states once I received my sydney interview date....my visa arrived about 2 days after sydney interview (interview was tuesday visa and passports were in mail by the Thursday) But until your up to that stage there is absolutley no pattern wotsoever to the various visa timelines....

oh and by the way....we had to get the governor on to my petition cos my fiance said it was taking way too long...so perhaps it got pushed along a bit quicker in the end???

then once my petition went to sydney I was able to move things a little quicker in there by telling them how my kids needed to start school in America by Aug 30 and I needed to get over their to pick their school out....so they were able to schedule me a quicker interview...lucky cos I was leaving a week later...

I hope this helps you to pre plan a little better...

The Governor in the USA do you mean? wow..

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I think you've pretty much received the advice you NEED to hear.

There is no rhyme or rhythm to the processing of I-129f applications. Unless you fit into a specific criteria that affords you an expedited process you're stuck in the waiting game. Once the game starts, its just a matter of which player comes along. That is what will determine how fast your process goes.

To support the statements from everyone else... do NOT make any permanent, non-refundable plans until you have your NOA2. It will make things much easier for you in the long run if you are not one of those lucky ones.

Happy filing.


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Hope for the best ( 1-3 mths ) and expect the worst (5-7 mths ) :thumbs:


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01-17-2015 = N-400 packet sent (to P.O. Box Dallas via USPS Priority Mail)
01-21-2015 = N-400 packet delivered
01/25/2015 = E confirmation / Text received

01/26/2015 = Check cashed .

02/02/2015 = NOA1 received (Priority Date 01/21/2015)
02/09/2015 = Biometrics Letter received .

02/18/2015 = Biometrics

02/20/2015 = In line for interview

04/10/2015 = Interview Letter received .

05/11/2015 =Interview .

05/11/2015 = Passed Interview
07/01/2015 = Oath letter received
07/24/2015 = Oath Cerememony

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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Just to assist you...my husband applied Jan last year....and I finally arrived in USA 16 August..(so thats 7 mths later - I really dont think we cld have done it any quicker)

My interview at the sydney consulate was 9 August - so I was cutting it fine....we had to cancel our 17 july wedding plans and reschedule 10 october....no matter who we knew in politics...no matter how many letters we wrote...we still couldnt get it moving any quicker...

looking back I just wish we had got married in the court house after my arrival - as per the 3mth visa conditions - and not said anything to anyone...which would have allowed me to stay here...then have more time to plan a more relaxed wedding for all to attend at a later date that was more convenient to both our friends & families...cos its all done in such a rush...

I remember that I booked my oneway ticket to the states once I received my sydney interview date....my visa arrived about 2 days after sydney interview (interview was tuesday visa and passports were in mail by the Thursday) But until your up to that stage there is absolutley no pattern wotsoever to the various visa timelines....

oh and by the way....we had to get the governor on to my petition cos my fiance said it was taking way too long...so perhaps it got pushed along a bit quicker in the end???

then once my petition went to sydney I was able to move things a little quicker in there by telling them how my kids needed to start school in America by Aug 30 and I needed to get over their to pick their school out....so they were able to schedule me a quicker interview...lucky cos I was leaving a week later...

I hope this helps you to pre plan a little better...

The Governor in the USA do you mean? wow..

Nah the one for your state....I think....My husband did it ...It may have been the county??? who ever is the federal member for the area...and I think it shows on the website USIC who to contact if your not happy....be careful - make sure you have good reason to do so....and not just because your planning a wedding for a particular date....

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I just applied for the K-1 visa on the 2nd of feb and really hope its not going to be a 5 month wait at the california office, I hope to marry this summer. Does it really take 5 months to get a NOA2 I'm from Australia and they are pleased with the evidence submitted so that should not hold it up.

You should not make any plans for a Summer wedding. Make no plans at all! The process may take from 6-12 months. Remember that once approved you have 6 months to use the visa to enter the US. So, perhaps you could make your wedding be a Summer wedding, but perhaps for next year's Summer. Bets wishes! (F)


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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