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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan


Wife had interview on the 1st of June, went in to the embassy 8 a.m. , walked out at 10 a.m. with passport collection token, Alhumdulillah :) (The phone network had issues as usual for international calls in Pakistan, so I was up the whole night here until we finally connected at 3 pm her time, LOL)

She will be picking up her passport in a week or so in Karachi.

All she was asked were a few straightforward and generally un-intrusiveness questions;

when were we married, what does husband do, where will she live, who are husband's family, does she plan to work in US?

Will be going in September for the family affairs and bring her over!!!

Now for a couple questions for the resident experts:

I had moved about 3 weeks before the interview; I filed the required address change with USCIS and informed the NVC of the address change. The NVC said that my wife should bring up the issue of the address change at the interview, which she did multiple times... however, she said that they barely took notice and basically had her sign DS-230 part II without making any changes/taking any proof of address change or noting the address change at all (so permanent and mailing address in US is listed as my old address on her approved visa app??).......... So, is that normal? and what does it mean for later on? We are concerned about it for when she enters to US-- as I understand it (with no real basis, haha), the green card is issued and mailed automatically after entry into the US-- am I missing something?

The other question is, is there anything to worry about/prepare for at the point-of-entry?

Yeah sorry... in the too-good-to-be-true mode!!

Married Jan 2009, Filed Feb 2010. Initial petition denied August 2010 due to legal technicalities. Refiled---

I-130 Sent : 2010-08-22
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-08-25
I-130 Approved : 2010-12-08

NVC Received : 2011-01-24
*Wait for Joint Sponsors to complete AOS*
Return Completed I-864 : 2011-03-15
*Wait for, *sigh*, Police Certificate*
Return Completed DS 230 Packet : 2011-04-08
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-04-20

Interview Date: 2011-06-01 -APPROVED
Received passport w/ Visa: 2011-06-06

Flights booked: 2011-06-29

Travel to PK: 2011-09-05
Return to US with wife: 2011-09-17 - Houston POE

06.18.14-Citizenship window opens

06.20.14-N-400 packet sent

06.24.14-Packet delivered to Phoenix center

06.27.14-Received email/text receipt confirmation

06.27.14-Check cashed

07.01.14-NOA received (dated 06.27.14)
07.10.14-Biometrics letter in the mail (for 07.17.14)

07.17.14-Completed Scheduled Biometrics Appointment

10.31.14-Testing and Interview - "in line for interview"

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

I would MAKE SURE at the POE that they take note of the address change, but I am sure if you submitted everything it will be fine. But she needs to be insistent that they make a note of it at the POE to ensure everything is sent to the right place

Nothing else really to prepare at the POE, research your POE to see the reviews (by clicking the "Reviews" button at the top of the page) to see what people suggest

Good luck

August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2

February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete

May 4, 2009

May, 26, 2009

POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011


April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony


September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria

congrats on the visa....... :thumbs:

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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At the POE, your wife needs to tell the CBP officer that she would like to make change of address. He might ask you why this was not taken care of prior to the POE but all she has to say is she tried but no action was taken by the NVC or the embassy. You don't need to worry too much about the POE but don't say things like.. oh, i am only going to be here for 2 or 3 weeks and go back to my country for 2-3 years..

USCIS Journey

04/26/2010--Filed our marriage certificate in Seoul, S.Korea

04/30/2010--Wedding ceremony in Seoul, S.Korea



10/22/2010--Touched (crossing fingers)

10/21/2010--NOA2 (not updated online didn't know about it until 10/26)

10/26/2010--Received a hard copy


10/28/2010--Case# assigned/Gave them both of our emails. Emailed DS3032

11/09/2010--AOS invoice generated online

11/09/2010--Paid AOS bill (processing)

11/09/2010--Sent DS3032 via email again

11/11/2010--AOS bill appeared PAID on line

11/12/2010--Received DS3032

11/15/2010--AOS arrived at NVC (according to USPS)

11/15/2010--Emailed DS3032 (this time with the scanned image)

11/17/2010--IV Bill invoice generated and paid. (in process now)

11/18/2010--IV bill showed PAID. awesome!

11/19/2010--Mailed DS230 (Priority mail because of the weekend)

11/22/2010--DS230 Delivered to NVC

12/03/2010--AOS & IV entered into system


12/08/2010--Case Completed


12/30/2010--Medical exam passed

01/14/2011--Interview - Approved!

01/17/2010--Visa delivered



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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland

hey congratulations!


Filing based on 3yrs/USC Spouse. 3 year residency anniversary is in August 2014. Filed immediately after the 90-day early filing mark (May 2014)

05/06/2014 - Mailed N-400

05/15/2014 - Check cashed

05/12/2014 - NOA Date

06/11/2014 - Biometrics Appointment

09/15/2014 - Inline for interview scheduling (was stuck in "Initial Review" for over 3 months!)

10/27/2014 - Scheduled for interview

12/01/2014 - Interview

12/19/2014 - I AM A US CITIZEN!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan

congratulations!!!!!! May she have a safe journey into your arms!!!! :dance::dance::dance:

10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte


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