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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Hong Kong

On 9/14 I received email that RFE was mailed 9/13. 9/20, no form in mail yet. My NOA1 date was 6/12, and I see that people with July NOA1 dates are getting approved. Is there anywhere I can get this stupid IMBRA form on net and just send it to them? thank you

5/26/06 I129 sent to Nebraska

6/12/06 NOA1 from California Service Center

9/13/06 RFE IMBRA received(finally)

9/14/06 RFE sent to California

9/21/06 CSC acknowledges they received RFE

9/28/06 NOA2 we are approved

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil

People have tried to send out an updated I-129f to try and avoid getting an IMBRA RFE - you can search for threads - but haven't been lucky so far.

I only offer advice - not even legal. Just the plain and simple kind.

Timeline (incompleta)

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Too bad mine is the same,they sent it on sept 16 and we still havent recieve anything,they always took so long for everything

Removal of conditions

09-29-09 : Mailed I-751 ( The game is now started)

10-02-09 : Delivered, 3:20 pm, SAINT ALBANS, VT 05479

10-05-09 : NOA

11-10-09 : Bio

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines

It's weird because the coworker of my fiance just started sending out their I-129F last June but they got approved and they already got their MNL case number. NVC will forward it to the MAnila Consulate. I asked him why was that because I know most people after March 6 got affected by IMBRA. I even asked him if he was aware about IMBRA at all, he said no. It's not that I'm not happy for them of course I am. Theirs is even faster than my process before and I wasn't even affected by IMBRA that time. Hmmm... something smells fishy.... :o


August 19, 2006 VISA ON HAND!!!

September 5, 2006- POE @ SFO

September 8, 2006- Applied for SSN

SSN arrived more than a month after.. GRRR!!

November 8, 2006- MARRIED @ San Francisco City Hall

November 21, 2006- Received official marriage certificate

Dec. 19, 2006- sent out AOS

Jan. 3, 2007- Cashed cheques for AOS and EAD

March 15, 2007- AOS interview; APPROVED!!

March 23, 2007- Welcome letter/notice received from mail

March 27, 2007- GREENCARD

Sept 5, 2007 - my first anniversary in the U.S

Jan 30, 2009 - Mailed I-751 removal of conditional residence status

Feb 2, 2009 - Package mailed 10:22 AM at Laguna Niguel, CA (CSC)

Feb 5, 2009 - Check cashed

Feb 26, 2009 Biometrics

The Newlyweds: DJ and PRINCESS

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CSC doesn't trust the United States Postal Service, so someone is walking to Utah with your RFE... They should be there any day... If they don't get lost! :lol:

Seriously, hang in there, and wait for it to arrive in the mail. When it does, use William33's trick:

Write RFE and the # on the return envelope and send it back ASAP. Good things will happen quickly in all likelyhood once they get it back! Good luck! :thumbs:

B and J K-1 story

  • April 2004 met online
  • July 16, 2006 Met in person on her birthday in United Arab Emirates
  • August 4, 2006 sent certified mail I-129F packet Neb SC
  • August 9, 2006 NOA1
  • August 21, 2006 received NOA1 in mail
  • October 4, 5, 7, 13 & 17 2006 Touches! 50 day address change... Yes Judith is beautiful, quit staring at her passport photo and approve us!!! Shaming works! LOL
  • October 13, 2006 NOA2! November 2, 2006 NOA2? Huh? NVC already processed and sent us on to Abu Dhabi Consulate!
  • February 12, 2007 Abu Dhabi Interview SUCCESS!!! February 14 Visa in hand!
  • March 6, 2007 she is here!
  • MARCH 14, 2007 WE ARE MARRIED!!!
  • May 5, 2007 Sent AOS/EAD packet
  • May 11, 2007 NOA1 AOS/EAD
  • June 7, 2007 Biometrics appointment
  • June 8, 2007 first post biometrics touch, June 11, next touch...
  • August 1, 2007 AOS Interview! APPROVED!! EAD APPROVED TOO...
  • August 6, 2007 EAD card and Welcome Letter received!
  • August 13, 2007 GREEN CARD received!!! 375 days since mailing the I-129F!

    Remove Conditions:

  • May 1, 2009 first day to file
  • May 9, 2009 mailed I-751 to USCIS CS

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:lol: that was sooo funny, true true maybe they did get lost. But I think they also decided to bring it to my house, and they still got lost. The funny thing about this is that I am in southern california, not too far from where they mail the RFE's out, and they still can't find my house (they mailed it out on Sept. 15th).

* * * * * * * * * K-1 VISA * * * * * * * * * * * *

06/21/06: Submitted I-129F to the CSC

10/18/06: NOA2 DATE

01/29/07: MEDICAL IN CDJ

01/30/07: INTERVIEW in CDJ **My fiance receives his visa**

03/31/07-04/08/07: I leave to Mexico and bring back my fiance

04/08/07: U.S. ENTRY at LAX

04/23/07: Married in Vegas

* * * * * * * *AOS, AP, & EAD * * * * * * * * * *

05/24/07: Submitted AOS, AP, EAD

06/01/07: NOA1 for AOS & EAD, NOA1 for AP missing, but they received forms

06/06/07: TOUCHED (AOS, AP, EAD)

06/23/07: RFE for I-864 paperwork

07/03/07: Biometrics for AOS & EAD

07/03/07: TOUCHED (EAD)

07/07/07: Submitted response to RFE

07/18/07: TOUCHED (AOS) They received RFE response

08/08/07: AP APPROVED

08/10/07: EAD APPROVED

10/17/07: AOS interview in Los Angeles -- APPROVED, pending name check :(

02/08/08: Name check has cleared, Notice welcoming new resident is mailed out

02/12/08: Card Production ordered, woohoo

02/15/08: Notice welcoming new resident is received


08/23/08: After 7 years together . . . Religious wedding ceremony and HUGE PARTY in Jalisco, Mexico (we deserve it)

08/24-08/30: Spend our honeymoon in Acapulco, Mexico

Link to video clip of our wedding: http://www.youtube.com/user/dstradaproducc...f/1/wHiId9HZVRc

Nov. 2009: File to Remove Conditions

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia

I have the same date of 9/13 mail out on the RFE. I received mine on 9/19 in the mail. Send it out same day. My NOA1 date is 6/13. On 7/11 I prepared a package with a copy of my NOA1 receipt and a updated I129-F IMBRA and mailed it in to attempt save the RFE ####### and as you can see I got an RFE anyhow. All I can say is to wait.

Good luck.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Poland

It took 6 days for my RFE to come in the mail. USCIS asks for 30 days to get the form to you. I would wait for the RFE before sending anything back to them.

06/30/06- sent I-129F petition to VSC.

07/11/06- NOA1 (received in mail)

07/19/06- RFE received in mail, IMBRA

07/28/06- e-mail, IMBRA RFE received at VSC

09/11/06- called VSC, told I'm with an adjudicating officer

09/25/06- called VSC, told to file expedited service, outside 60 days of RFE received date

09/26/06- sent expedited service request to VSC via fax and snail mail

09/26/06- Senators and Congressman making inquiries into my petition

09/29/06- expedited service request approved by VSC director

10/04/06- e-mail NOA2 approved!!!!!!

10/05/06- NVC received

10/06/06- NVC forwarded to Poland Embassy

10/16/06- Packet #3 received

10/17/06- Packet #3 sent to US Embassy Warsaw

10/30/06- Packet #4 received

10/30/06- Interview scheduled for November 22nd!!!

11/30/06- Visa in hand, via DHL!!!!

12/05/06- Ania and I arrive together in the USA

02/11/07- Ania applied for Social Security Card

02/17/07- Ania and I were MARRIED!!!!!!

07/24/07- Social Security Card in hand- after some minor issues and a little procrastination :)

10/14/07- I-485, I-765, and permission to travel mailed to USCIS

10/17/07- Received NOA1

12/17/07- I-485 shipped to California Service Center for faster service

12/17/07- I-765 approved new card should be mailed within 30 days, Advanced parole approved

02/28/08- AOS APPROVED!!!! PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD RECEIVED!!!!! (card received couple weeks after approval)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China

Sometimes It takes more than 10 days to get mails from CSC. It is better for you to have the form sent by them including a notice that you need to send back.

Mar 21, 2006 - I-129F Sent to CSC

Mar 28, 2006 - I-129F NOA1 received

Jul 21, 2006 - Email from USCIS, the RFE received

Aug 31, 2006 - NOA2 Approved

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
On 9/14 I received email that RFE was mailed 9/13. 9/20, no form in mail yet. My NOA1 date was 6/12, and I see that people with July NOA1 dates are getting approved. Is there anywhere I can get this stupid IMBRA form on net and just send it to them? thank you

We tried that already and it didn't work, we got a letter from them saying they don't accept written inquiries any more :huh: Mr.Lonely tried it too and he got a rejection notice from them :blink::blink:

Oh, but we haven't even gotten an e-mail from them saying they mailed it, so you are much better off, maybe you'll get yours soon :yes:

Good Luck!!! :thumbs:

May 1996: Met in Mexico
March 7th, 2006: Sent 129F to NSC
March 9th, 2006: NOA1 Day 1
June 15th, 2006: Notice of transfer to CSC
October 3rd, 2006: IMBRA RFE e-mail
October 17th, 2006 CSC e-mail confirming RFE receipt.
October 18th, 2006: NOA2!!!!!!!! 224 days!
October 25th, 2006: NVC received file
November 10th, 2006: Received Packet from CDJ
January 5th, 2007: Visa approved!!!! 302 days!
February 16th, 2007: Civil Ceremony
February 21st, 2007: Mailed AOS, EAD & AP to Chicago
March 1st, 2007: NOA1 - Day 1
March 26th, 2007: I-485 transferred to CSC - Day 25
March 30th, 2007: Biometrics appointment - Day 29
April 14th, 2007: Big Wedding!!!!
May 8th, 2007: AP Approved - Day 68
May 10th, 2007: EAD Approved- Day 70
September 20th, 2007: SECOND Biometrics appointment - Day 203
December 4th, 2007: AOS approved!!!! 278 days!
December 10th, 2007: Received GC - Day 284
Removal of Conditions
August 31st, 2009: Mailed I-751 to CSC
September 2nd, 2009: NOA1 - Day 1
October 15th, 2009: Biometrics appointment - Day 44
October 26th, 2009: 10 year GC approved!! - Day 55
October 31st, 2009: Received GC - Day 60


May 7th, 2013: Mailed N-400

May 9th, 2013: NOA1 - Day 1

June 10th, 2013: Biometrics Appointment - Day 33

September 5th, 2013: Interview - Day

September 27th, 2013: Oath Ceremony- Day

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I am waiting of RFE sent out on the 16th too. I know the hell you are speaking about. Just hope to get the approvel soonafter the RFE has been sent back. I been waiting since March..........

Removing Conditions

May 29 2009 - Vermont received I-751

June 01 2009 - NOA

July 13 2009 - Biometric

Oct 22 2009 - E-mail - card ordered

Oct 23 2009 - Received letter - approval date 10/19.

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Filed: Timeline

Just hold on. It will arrive soon. We have pretty much the same dates and we finally got our IMBRA ref in the mail yesterday. You will get yours soon too. :D

Thank-you to everyone who offered us their help. Best wishes to everyone and good luck on their journey.

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