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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
Timeline

If all goes well and our K1 visa is approved July 7, my fiance and I plan to return to Jalisco and wait for his visa. We signed up to get it shipped to Guadalajara.

Does anyone know how long (min and max) it will take for it to get to Guadalajara?

Also, does the DHL Air Waybill give accurate information, that is, will it let me know once it's in Guadalajara? Guadalajara is the closest branch and it's 2 hrs away from where we live.

Thanks!


  • 12.30.2010: I-129F sent
  • 01.05.2011: I-129F received & signed by Cates
  • 01.06.2011: NOA 1
  • 04.25.2011: NOA 2
    ~~~NOA1 to NOA2: 109 days~~~
  • 04.29.2011: NVC received
  • 05.16.2011: NVC left (I don't know why my packet was held at NVC for over 2 weeks)
  • 05.19.2011: Consulate received & signed by Jesus
  • 05.17.2011: Packet 3's date on letter (so it appears my letter was written before it was received at the Consulate...)
  • 06.06.2011: Packet 3 mailed to petitioner in CA
  • 06.10.2011: Packet 3 arrived a CA
  • 07.05.2011: Medical
  • 07.06.2011: ASC appointment
  • 07.07.2011: Interview

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
Timeline

(misread original post, reply text deleted when I realized error)

Edited by Ryan H

Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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We had ours sent to Monterrey and it took 4 business days, I also spoke with a couple who had it shipped to Nogales and it also took 4 days, so that seems to be about the wait time if you have it sent to another city. The airway bill did give accurate info, told us when it left Juarez, and when it arrived to Monterrey, I even signed up for a text message alert through the DHL website to tell me when it arrived in Monterrey, and that worked too :)

Also be prepared at the interview for them to tell you something along the lines of "we have your papers if everything checks out we will send the visa soon" instead of actually saying yes, as far as I can tell if you have the visa shipped to another city this is what they will tell you.....unless they actually tell you no, you were approved, they just won't tell you (at least they didn't tell us or the other few people I talked to who had the visa sent to another place) Good Luck!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
Timeline

We had ours sent to Monterrey and it took 4 business days, I also spoke with a couple who had it shipped to Nogales and it also took 4 days, so that seems to be about the wait time if you have it sent to another city. The airway bill did give accurate info, told us when it left Juarez, and when it arrived to Monterrey, I even signed up for a text message alert through the DHL website to tell me when it arrived in Monterrey, and that worked too :) Good Luck!!

Thank you a lot (I really didn't want to drive to GDL and find out it wasn't there yet)! Also, thanks for letting me know about the text message alert!


  • 12.30.2010: I-129F sent
  • 01.05.2011: I-129F received & signed by Cates
  • 01.06.2011: NOA 1
  • 04.25.2011: NOA 2
    ~~~NOA1 to NOA2: 109 days~~~
  • 04.29.2011: NVC received
  • 05.16.2011: NVC left (I don't know why my packet was held at NVC for over 2 weeks)
  • 05.19.2011: Consulate received & signed by Jesus
  • 05.17.2011: Packet 3's date on letter (so it appears my letter was written before it was received at the Consulate...)
  • 06.06.2011: Packet 3 mailed to petitioner in CA
  • 06.10.2011: Packet 3 arrived a CA
  • 07.05.2011: Medical
  • 07.06.2011: ASC appointment
  • 07.07.2011: Interview

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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If all goes well and our K1 visa is approved July 7, my fiance and I plan to return to Jalisco and wait for his visa. We signed up to get it shipped to Guadalajara.

Does anyone know how long (min and max) it will take for it to get to Guadalajara?

Also, does the DHL Air Waybill give accurate information, that is, will it let me know once it's in Guadalajara? Guadalajara is the closest branch and it's 2 hrs away from where we live.

Thanks!

WHAT CITY DO U LIVE IN??? IM PRETTY SURE THERE'S OTHER LITTLE CITY'S THAT HAS DHL SERVICE NOT JUST GUADALAJARA. SO U DONT HAVE TO DRIVE THE 2 HOURS. CUS I KNOW THEU HAVE ONE IN TEPATITLAN AND ARANDAS

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Timeline

WHAT CITY DO U LIVE IN??? IM PRETTY SURE THERE'S OTHER LITTLE CITY'S THAT HAS DHL SERVICE NOT JUST GUADALAJARA. SO U DONT HAVE TO DRIVE THE 2 HOURS. CUS I KNOW THEU HAVE ONE IN TEPATITLAN AND ARANDAS

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?app=forums&module=post&section=post&do=reply_post&f=110&t=315390&qpid=4729949

I live between La Barca and Atotonilco (next to Balneario Sta. Rita...you might have heard of it if you're from Los Altos). On the CSC website's list of DHL branches, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, and another city next to Guad. were the only options in Jalisco. I know there's a DHL in La Barca but unfortunately, La Barca was not an option/not on their list of branches. :(


  • 12.30.2010: I-129F sent
  • 01.05.2011: I-129F received & signed by Cates
  • 01.06.2011: NOA 1
  • 04.25.2011: NOA 2
    ~~~NOA1 to NOA2: 109 days~~~
  • 04.29.2011: NVC received
  • 05.16.2011: NVC left (I don't know why my packet was held at NVC for over 2 weeks)
  • 05.19.2011: Consulate received & signed by Jesus
  • 05.17.2011: Packet 3's date on letter (so it appears my letter was written before it was received at the Consulate...)
  • 06.06.2011: Packet 3 mailed to petitioner in CA
  • 06.10.2011: Packet 3 arrived a CA
  • 07.05.2011: Medical
  • 07.06.2011: ASC appointment
  • 07.07.2011: Interview

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?app=forums&module=post&section=post&do=reply_post&f=110&t=315390&qpid=4729949

I live between La Barca and Atotonilco (next to Balneario Sta. Rita...you might have heard of it if you're from Los Altos). On the CSC website's list of DHL branches, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, and another city next to Guad. were the only options in Jalisco. I know there's a DHL in La Barca but unfortunately, La Barca was not an option/not on their list of branches. :(

OH OK SORRY TO HEAR THAT. WERE STAYING IN JUAREZ AND CROSSING THE BORDER THERE, BUT MY COUSIN BROUGHT HIS FIANCEE 2 YEARS AGO AND HE WENT TO THE DHL OFFICE IN ARANDAS THAT'S WHY I THOUGHT MAYBE U COULD PICK IT UP SOMEWHERE CLOSER. BUT YOUR RIGHT I JUST SEEN THE LIST AND ARANDAS IS NOT ON THERE EITHER ANYMORE.

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