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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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I looked on the site for the answer to my question and can't find it! Anyone who's been there already or anyone who knows, I'm trying to figure out if I fly down for fiance's interview in Kingston, which is the plan, will it be realistic to think we can fly back here for his entry into the U.S. together? How long does it take after the interview has been passed to receive the K-1 Visa in hand?

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“If puss and dog can get together, why cant we love one another?"


06/15/11: MAILED I-129F, ''fiancé visa'', petition to marry foreign born fiancé 3 months after landing in U.S.
06/22/11: CHECK CASHED! CASE MOVING FROM TEXAS TO CALI SERVICE CENTER (CSC)
06/25/11: NOA1, letter dated 6/20/11 from CSC
07/18/11: "TOUCH"
10/27/11: NOA2!! 129 DAYS
11/12/11: NVC Receives Petition
12/02/11: Kingston receives case from NVC.. Packet 3 never received. Request via email, more than one email sent.
12/19/11: Email Reply from Kingston with PACKET 4 and INTERVIEW DATE
12/23/11: MEDICAL APPOINTMENT KINGSTON
01/12/12: INTERVIEW KINGSTON 9:00am! **APPROVED!!!*
01/24/12: PICK UP VISA @ KINGSTON
01/26/12: POE @ ATL
02/21/12: MARRIED!!
04/17/12: Sent AOS, EAD & AP- Adjustment of status to "Conditional Permanent Resident'', Authorization to begin work, and Advance Parole (to travel outside U.S. while green card processes)
04/20/12: NOA1 I-485, I-765, I-131
05/11/12: Biometrics notice for appointment
05/23//12: Case transferred to CSC
06/08/12: Biometrics appointment
06/18/12: I-765 Approved & Green Card Production begins
06/23/12: EAD card and A.P. approval
01/05/13: I-485 APPROVAL text/email, Green card has been sent
01/11/13: Green Card arrives

09/22/14: Send in ROC for ten year green card

12/19/14: Green Card Expires, File for Removal of Conditions no earlier than 09/19/2014

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I looked on the site for the answer to my question and can't find it! Anyone who's been there already or anyone who knows, I'm trying to figure out if I fly down for fiance's interview in Kingston, which is the plan, will it be realistic to think we can fly back here for his entry into the U.S. together? How long does it take after the interview has been passed to receive the K-1 Visa in hand?

:clock::clock::clock:

This information is posted on the yardie thread, but I will re-state it. The embassy generally gives the Beneficary a window of 4 days or more. The minuim would be 4. DONOT BOOK A PLANE TICKET UNTIL VISA IS IN HAND.

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica
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I looked on the site for the answer to my question and can't find it! Anyone who's been there already or anyone who knows, I'm trying to figure out if I fly down for fiance's interview in Kingston, which is the plan, will it be realistic to think we can fly back here for his entry into the U.S. together? How long does it take after the interview has been passed to receive the K-1 Visa in hand?

:clock::clock::clock:

Normally about 7 days but if the interview was passed anything can put it on hold where it could run for a easy 2 or 3 weeks. He would be fine travelling solo and u picking him put at the airport. You are in Minnesota so feel free to fly to the port of entry and fly the connecting flight with him.


Current cut off date F2A - Current 

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

"... Answer when you are called..."

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
Timeline

Thanks for the information guys, I am planning on doing the same.


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3-5- 2011 - Mailed I-129F to Lockbox in Lewisville, TX

3-10-2011 - Received and processed by USCIS

3-15-2011 - Email received

3-16-2011 - "Touched"

3-18-2011 - Official NOA-1 received in mail

7-05-2011 - NOA-2 received (via email and text)

7-15-2011 - NVC received case; case# assigned

7-18-2011 - Case left NVC

7-21-2011 - Case received by the Jamaican Embassy

7-21-2011 - Sent DS-230 via email;Requested Packet 3 and confirmation of receipt to be sent via email

NEVER GOT PACKET 3

8-08-2011 - Interview date

8-08-2011 - APPROVED W/BLUESLIP (MEDICAL INCOMPLETE)

8-29-2011 - Completed medical: sent email to Embassy requesting date to drop off medical

9-01-2011 - Appt date to drop off medical, passport and DHL fee: received tracking #

9- -2011 - Received passport: time to book the ticket

10-1-2011 - POE: JFK

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
Timeline
:unsure: REALLY! ohhh nooo, I want to be there traveling with him back here... so there's really no way of knowing how long that could take? or checking somewhere for a timeframe? mannnnnnnnnn :bonk:

“If puss and dog can get together, why cant we love one another?"


06/15/11: MAILED I-129F, ''fiancé visa'', petition to marry foreign born fiancé 3 months after landing in U.S.
06/22/11: CHECK CASHED! CASE MOVING FROM TEXAS TO CALI SERVICE CENTER (CSC)
06/25/11: NOA1, letter dated 6/20/11 from CSC
07/18/11: "TOUCH"
10/27/11: NOA2!! 129 DAYS
11/12/11: NVC Receives Petition
12/02/11: Kingston receives case from NVC.. Packet 3 never received. Request via email, more than one email sent.
12/19/11: Email Reply from Kingston with PACKET 4 and INTERVIEW DATE
12/23/11: MEDICAL APPOINTMENT KINGSTON
01/12/12: INTERVIEW KINGSTON 9:00am! **APPROVED!!!*
01/24/12: PICK UP VISA @ KINGSTON
01/26/12: POE @ ATL
02/21/12: MARRIED!!
04/17/12: Sent AOS, EAD & AP- Adjustment of status to "Conditional Permanent Resident'', Authorization to begin work, and Advance Parole (to travel outside U.S. while green card processes)
04/20/12: NOA1 I-485, I-765, I-131
05/11/12: Biometrics notice for appointment
05/23//12: Case transferred to CSC
06/08/12: Biometrics appointment
06/18/12: I-765 Approved & Green Card Production begins
06/23/12: EAD card and A.P. approval
01/05/13: I-485 APPROVAL text/email, Green card has been sent
01/11/13: Green Card arrives

09/22/14: Send in ROC for ten year green card

12/19/14: Green Card Expires, File for Removal of Conditions no earlier than 09/19/2014

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
Timeline

Alright, good to know. Does it just depend on the mail service then? Or is there timing like what time of year or how many applicants, etc?


“If puss and dog can get together, why cant we love one another?"


06/15/11: MAILED I-129F, ''fiancé visa'', petition to marry foreign born fiancé 3 months after landing in U.S.
06/22/11: CHECK CASHED! CASE MOVING FROM TEXAS TO CALI SERVICE CENTER (CSC)
06/25/11: NOA1, letter dated 6/20/11 from CSC
07/18/11: "TOUCH"
10/27/11: NOA2!! 129 DAYS
11/12/11: NVC Receives Petition
12/02/11: Kingston receives case from NVC.. Packet 3 never received. Request via email, more than one email sent.
12/19/11: Email Reply from Kingston with PACKET 4 and INTERVIEW DATE
12/23/11: MEDICAL APPOINTMENT KINGSTON
01/12/12: INTERVIEW KINGSTON 9:00am! **APPROVED!!!*
01/24/12: PICK UP VISA @ KINGSTON
01/26/12: POE @ ATL
02/21/12: MARRIED!!
04/17/12: Sent AOS, EAD & AP- Adjustment of status to "Conditional Permanent Resident'', Authorization to begin work, and Advance Parole (to travel outside U.S. while green card processes)
04/20/12: NOA1 I-485, I-765, I-131
05/11/12: Biometrics notice for appointment
05/23//12: Case transferred to CSC
06/08/12: Biometrics appointment
06/18/12: I-765 Approved & Green Card Production begins
06/23/12: EAD card and A.P. approval
01/05/13: I-485 APPROVAL text/email, Green card has been sent
01/11/13: Green Card arrives

09/22/14: Send in ROC for ten year green card

12/19/14: Green Card Expires, File for Removal of Conditions no earlier than 09/19/2014

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Filed: Country: Jamaica
Timeline

It can take 4 days - it can take 2-3 months - there is no rhyme or reason as to why, and as Life's Journey said, don't make travel plans until the visa is in hand, not just approved -

You aren't allowed to attend the interview anyway (most recent news), unless the embassy requests your presence - in which case you will get a blue slip and have to schedule another interview. So why not wait to see what happens at the first interview, and then fly down once he has the visa in hand if you want to fly with him?


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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica
Timeline

Wow... She nuh file yet but a kill up har self? The visas are given in a resonable time though.


Current cut off date F2A - Current 

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

"... Answer when you are called..."

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:unsure: REALLY! ohhh nooo, I want to be there traveling with him back here... so there's really no way of knowing how long that could take? or checking somewhere for a timeframe? mannnnnnnnnn :bonk:

I wanted to do the same as well. But I've been on here long enough to know that it varies GREATLY! I've seen people get the visa back as soon as a few days, some people have had trouble with DHL processing, and some have been told to go back and pick it up because it can't be delivered to them. So, there really is no way to determine how long it will take.

Good luck.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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Thanks, and nooo no I-129F sent as of yet, waiting on his two forms signed to get here... It's just a lot of extra planning I have to get certain things taken care of before he get here so I get stressed for a timeline! :wacko::wacko::wacko: But no way of getting that timeline, soooo just going with it!! thanks for all the info though! appreciate it sooo much. :thumbs:


“If puss and dog can get together, why cant we love one another?"


06/15/11: MAILED I-129F, ''fiancé visa'', petition to marry foreign born fiancé 3 months after landing in U.S.
06/22/11: CHECK CASHED! CASE MOVING FROM TEXAS TO CALI SERVICE CENTER (CSC)
06/25/11: NOA1, letter dated 6/20/11 from CSC
07/18/11: "TOUCH"
10/27/11: NOA2!! 129 DAYS
11/12/11: NVC Receives Petition
12/02/11: Kingston receives case from NVC.. Packet 3 never received. Request via email, more than one email sent.
12/19/11: Email Reply from Kingston with PACKET 4 and INTERVIEW DATE
12/23/11: MEDICAL APPOINTMENT KINGSTON
01/12/12: INTERVIEW KINGSTON 9:00am! **APPROVED!!!*
01/24/12: PICK UP VISA @ KINGSTON
01/26/12: POE @ ATL
02/21/12: MARRIED!!
04/17/12: Sent AOS, EAD & AP- Adjustment of status to "Conditional Permanent Resident'', Authorization to begin work, and Advance Parole (to travel outside U.S. while green card processes)
04/20/12: NOA1 I-485, I-765, I-131
05/11/12: Biometrics notice for appointment
05/23//12: Case transferred to CSC
06/08/12: Biometrics appointment
06/18/12: I-765 Approved & Green Card Production begins
06/23/12: EAD card and A.P. approval
01/05/13: I-485 APPROVAL text/email, Green card has been sent
01/11/13: Green Card arrives

09/22/14: Send in ROC for ten year green card

12/19/14: Green Card Expires, File for Removal of Conditions no earlier than 09/19/2014

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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This information is posted on the yardie thread, but I will re-state it. The embassy generally gives the Beneficary a window of 4 days or more. The minuim would be 4. DONOT BOOK A PLANE TICKET UNTIL VISA IS IN HAND.

The last person on here I know', it took 20 business days!

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Filed: FB-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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Wow... She nuh file yet but a kill up har self? The visas are given in a resonable time though.

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Just wait yah man..it will work out.


Case #1: CR1 & CR2-Hubby & Kids
6/6/11...Priority Date
7/2011...NOA2 ~44 days
8/5/2011...NVC & IIN # Received
9/12/11... CR1 & Cr2 cases completed. ~37 days
11/4/11... CR1 & CR2 Interview APPROVED!!!
11/2011... POE
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Case #2 - F1-Sister
USCIS

10/2006....I-130 sent.

NVC
9/2011.....NVC Case # received.
1/2012....AOS Bill Paid & I864 sent.
2/2012....IV Bill Paid & DS 230 sent
2/2012....**Case on Child Status Protection Act Review**

3/2012...Case complete waiting for interview date.

KNG Embassy

11/2013...Interview date :)

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