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I am extremely happy to say that I found a great gift was in my mailbox after coming home from a very busy and stressful day at work! I have been pretty optimistic after last weeks July approvals, and even August, that we might have a chance soon. Our Noa1 was 7/26/06 so I must admit I was thinking that there was No way we would see an NOA2 till late October. My Maria kept telling me different saying she felt an earlier approval would happen. She kept saying, "You are the Magician", I think she is!

Yes we used the new form. I had answered YES to the question of whether you met through a marriage broker even though we did not. We met through a dating web site but many on VJ said, and proved this is the same because you paid $ to join and her email and mailing address was given. She wrote me first but my point is I don't beleive this is a big deal for USCIS.

These types of forums are very valuable tools to others that have not applied so I will reviel an embarrasing past. I had three incidents that involved alcohol and I sent in all court papers and Police report for one. Thel other two Police reports were destroyed because of date retension rules that after 10 years for non violent offenses are destroyed. The three incidents go back 23 years!!!! Still a YES answer had to be given. Absolutely No Violence Ever!!!! But read there description and it states that if alcohol was involved you must state it. Every individual needs to assess what there past incidents were.Whether you describe to UNCIS is up to you. It is not required that you describe incident, the court and police papers would do that.

I felt comfortable saying what happened and backed it up by the Police reports. It may not have hurt that I included a copy of my civilian Police badge for a major City I work for. I needed a complete BCA & FBI background check to receive this. I have Full access to any and all parts of the Police department and the rest of the city is a given. If your guessing, I work in Information Technologies.

Most important!!! If you had any trouble with the law, even if it was 23 years ago, I hope to God you told the person you want to spend the rest of your life with!!! The interview will cover all of this.

It is a long post but I wanted to get as much info to any others as this Forum is the best information we have received! Thank God we did not go through a Lawyer.

Thank you all :D:D:D

NVC Here we come :dance::dance::dance:

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Congratulations and best of luck for a continued speedy process!!!

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! I knew SOMEONE had to receive some good news today. I'm delighted it was you and Maria. :)

Celebrate as best you can for now, and do it up right when she gets here.

For now, best of luck with the next steps. :thumbs:

:dance::dance::D:dance::dance:


January 2004: Met Laurent at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris

February 2004: We became an actual couple

January 29th, 2006: I left France to return to the United States--AWFUL to say goodbye!

June 2006: Finally convinced Laurent that a K-1 visa would be more time-effective than trying to get an H-1

August 1st, 2006: The K-1 petition is finally in the mail and on its way to Nebraska...WooHoooo!! And yes, I remembered to attach the check! :-)

August 3rd, 2006: USPS online tracking shows that my petition (sent certified) was received at the NSC at 5:05am

August 14th, 2006: NOA1 received USPS!! (I-129F recv'd at CSC: 8/4; NOA date: 8/10; last touched: 8/11)

October 2nd, 2006: I MISTAKENLY thought we had an approval...False alarm...Back to waiting...

October 3rd, 2006: TOUCHED!!

October 4th, 2006: REALLY AND TRULY APPROVED!!! Email notification lists 10/3 as the NOA2 date.

Later that same day: TOUCHED...AGAIN! Hope that means I'm in a cozy box and moving to NVC this week...

October 10th, 2006: Received official NOA2 via snail mail.

October 19th, 2006: Case received at NVC!! AWESOME!!

October 20th, 2006: Case forwarded to Paris!! DHL says two shipments were headed that way. Must be in there somewhere...

October 27th, 2006: Received official receipt letter from NVC via USPS.

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:dance: Awesome news, Congratulations to you :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

~Stacey


1/12/06 Mail I-129f express mail

1/13/06 TSC rec'd

1/23/06 NOA1 from CSC

1/27/06 - Check cleared

7/10/06 - NOA2

7/14/06- rec'd @ NVC

8/14/06- NVC sent petition to Consulate

8/17/06 - Korean Consulate rec'd Petition

8/23/06 - rec'd packet 3 from Consulate

8/25/06 - sent packet 3 back to Consulate

8/27/06 - got confirmation email from Consulate, they rec'd packet three

8/27/06 - requested interview date via Consulate internet site.

9/1/06 - Checked internet site for interveiw date, it was there

9/25/06 - Interview date - APPROVED

9/28/06 - Visa in Zaeems Hand - YEAHHHHH

1/6/07 - leaving for USA

1/20/07 - Wedding Date

1/20/07 - MARRIED!!!!!

2/10/07 - rec'd certified copy of marriage license

AOS

3/13/07 - AOS package rec'd at Chicago Lockbox

3/20/07 - Rec'd Social Security Card

3/21/07 - Checks Cashed and Case Status online

3/24/07 - NOA1 Rec'd for AOS and EAD

3/27/07 - rec'd Biometrics appt letter - scheduled for 4/20/07 @ 11:00am

4/02/07 - "touched"

4/20/07 - had biometrics appt.

4/21/07 - rec'd letter stating case was transferred to CSC

5/22/07 - rec'd Case Pending at CSC email

6/25/07 - EAD card production ordered

7/7/07 - EAD "touched"

7/7/07 - AOS "touched"

8-6-07 - Rec'd EAD Card in the Mail

5-20-08 - AOS INTERVIEW - APPROVED - PASSPORT STAMPED

7-2-10 - Received 10 year green card in mail

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Congrats LuvLife,

It's not that unusual for the web site not to be updated with NOA2's to be sent out. That happened in my case a year ago and it will probably continue for years to come. The main thing is it's approved. Have you checked the processing times for Russia under the embassy timelines. I had heard that Russia was being pretty slow about the overall processing (that of course being our government and theirs). I believe it has more to do with a slower response on the background checks, but I could be wrong.

At any rate, you have passed the first hurdle. Now, get prepared for the next phase after the NVC finishes up their job. Things move much quicker through the State Department than the USCIS. You need to get the remaining documents prepared and ready and your fiancee needs to get her stuff together too.

Good luck and start practicing your Russian.

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Thanks all for the smiles :))) :D:D:D Trust me, No one can wipe this smile from my face at this time. Yes there is more barriers to overcome but this approval came sooner than we expected. I am a Man that works with fairness and I can't believe we have I-129f petitioners with MUCH earlier dates that have still not been approved. For this, I don't celebrate :(

Kristen L> With such positive love and prayer, no one could deny you:))) I know you keep looking at Gary's Weekly approvals, Well keep watching as I think it was the most PERFECT Timeline of a Possible approval that anyone here could have!!!! YES It did not mean pefect approval, but reading Gary's weekly, and reading daily approvals on VJ, made us believe that the time was soon.

Congrats LuvLife,

It's not that unusual for the web site not to be updated with NOA2's to be sent out. That happened in my case a year ago and it will probably continue for years to come. The main thing is it's approved. Have you checked the processing times for Russia under the embassy timelines. I had heard that Russia was being pretty slow about the overall processing (that of course being our government and theirs). I believe it has more to do with a slower response on the background checks, but I could be wrong.

At any rate, you have passed the first hurdle. Now, get prepared for the next phase after the NVC finishes up their job. Things move much quicker through the State Department than the USCIS. You need to get the remaining documents prepared and ready and your fiancee needs to get her stuff together too.

Good luck and start practicing your Russian.

Thank you 1HappyGuy !!!! I think we are now in a differnet type of questions than the NOA1 to NOA2!!! Yes Russia is slow. I see that 81 days for the interview is standard. Is this true??? As far as background check, My Fiance had just completed this step before our approval and it took quite a bit of work on her part even though she has NO RECORD. She needed it sighned though and this also was granted to her and the new Passport for International Travel has already been issued to her. Is there something we don't know about???

Thanks for any help :)

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Congratulations!! more and more we are seeing that the Police reports are not as necessary as the Court Records. If you have the Police reports obviously send them. If you only have the Court Records, that's what they want. Charges and Dispositions. Well you gave me a little more hope today!! thanks for sharing your past!!


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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Congrats~!

I'm curious why you did not receive an email though. If you log on to the USCIS website and click directly on your case number, does it show the status of the NOA2 approval?

Bill

Edited by TucsonBill

I-129f Journey:

2006-07-17 I-129F sent to CSC

2006-07-24 NOA1 (received)

2006-10-05 RFE (received)

2006-10-06 RFE (returned to CSC)

2006-10-23 NOA2

2007-01-29 Visa Approved!

2007-02-17 Ceremony in Thailand

2007-02-21 POE LAX - Fiance and her daughter enter the USA together, Easy-Peasy!

2007-03-05 Wedding in USA

AOS Journey:

2007-06-07 AOS for spouse and daughter sent

2007-06-16 NOA's arrive, (issued on the 13th)

2007-07-05 Biometrics

2007-07-13 Received RFE (Mailed on July 3rd)

2007-08-06 Returned RFE

2007-10-16 Interview date

2007-10-27 Green Cards Received!

ROC (I-751) Journey:

2009-07-24 Joint I-751 for spouse and daughter sent

2009-08-03 Received NOA1 dated 7/27/09

2009-08-03 Received Receipt and one year extension for wife

2009-08-03 Received "Verification Of Incusion Of A Dependent" for step-daughter

2009-08-27 Biometrics

2009-11-13 Green Cards Received

Citizenship Journey:

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Congrats~!

I'm curious why you did not receive an email though. If you log on to the USCIS website and click directly on your case number, does it show the status of the NOA2 approval?

Bill

This is the truth:

Select Receipt Number E-mail Last Updated

(mm/dd/yyyy) Form # Form Title WAC0xxxxxxxxxx</cris/caseStatusSearch.do;jsessionid=bmWxzlA1NNfd?appReceiptNum=WAC0xxxxxxxxxxx> Y 08/07/2006 OS155A IMMIGRANT VISA AND ALIEN REGISTRATION

This is my recent USCIS status. Notice it is still at 08/07/2006 !! My inspiration to you TucsonBill that an approval can be in your Flippin Mailbox!!! And all the time we spent checking USCIS.COm and waiting for an Email Never happened!!!! I can not explain!!! Faith in something bigger than we are is how I get by:)))

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I never received any "touches" or any email. The approval notice was in my mail box. :no:


05/2005 - Met on line

06/20/05 - first serious e-mails

01/15/06 - traveled to China to meet Yonghua and family

02/24/06 - I-129 F sent (K1 visa) Laguna

03/01/06 - I-129 F delivered at USCIS

03/06/06 - I-129F received date (check processed)

03/07/06 - NOA1 issued

03/10/06 - NOA1 received

06/23/06 - Notice date on RFE

06/28/06 - RFE for IMBRA received and mailed back to CSC

06/30/06 - RFE received at CSC

09/08/06 - NOA2 notice date

09/12/06 - received NOA2 in mail

10/02/06 - received and case number issued at NVC

10/19/06 - Case sent to Consulate in Guangzhou

- update -

05/22/07 - Visa approved

06/15/07 - SO arrives at LAX

07/07/07 - Married

07/24/07 - AOS filed

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Congrats~!

I'm curious why you did not receive an email though. If you log on to the USCIS website and click directly on your case number, does it show the status of the NOA2 approval?

Bill

This is the truth:

Select Receipt Number E-mail Last Updated

(mm/dd/yyyy) Form # Form Title WAC0xxxxxxxxxx</cris/caseStatusSearch.do;jsessionid=bmWxzlA1NNfd?appReceiptNum=WAC0xxxxxxxxxxx> Y 08/07/2006 OS155A IMMIGRANT VISA AND ALIEN REGISTRATION

This is my recent USCIS status. Notice it is still at 08/07/2006 !! My inspiration to you TucsonBill that an approval can be in your Flippin Mailbox!!! And all the time we spent checking USCIS.COm and waiting for an Email Never happened!!!! I can not explain!!! Faith in something bigger than we are is how I get by:)))

hehe - mine is still showing the touch from 8-8... so who knows?

Bill


I-129f Journey:

2006-07-17 I-129F sent to CSC

2006-07-24 NOA1 (received)

2006-10-05 RFE (received)

2006-10-06 RFE (returned to CSC)

2006-10-23 NOA2

2007-01-29 Visa Approved!

2007-02-17 Ceremony in Thailand

2007-02-21 POE LAX - Fiance and her daughter enter the USA together, Easy-Peasy!

2007-03-05 Wedding in USA

AOS Journey:

2007-06-07 AOS for spouse and daughter sent

2007-06-16 NOA's arrive, (issued on the 13th)

2007-07-05 Biometrics

2007-07-13 Received RFE (Mailed on July 3rd)

2007-08-06 Returned RFE

2007-10-16 Interview date

2007-10-27 Green Cards Received!

ROC (I-751) Journey:

2009-07-24 Joint I-751 for spouse and daughter sent

2009-08-03 Received NOA1 dated 7/27/09

2009-08-03 Received Receipt and one year extension for wife

2009-08-03 Received "Verification Of Incusion Of A Dependent" for step-daughter

2009-08-27 Biometrics

2009-11-13 Green Cards Received

Citizenship Journey:

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Congrats~!

I'm curious why you did not receive an email though. If you log on to the USCIS website and click directly on your case number, does it show the status of the NOA2 approval?

Bill

This is the truth:

Select Receipt Number E-mail Last Updated

(mm/dd/yyyy) Form # Form Title WAC0xxxxxxxxxx</cris/caseStatusSearch.do;jsessionid=bmWxzlA1NNfd?appReceiptNum=WAC0xxxxxxxxxxx> Y 08/07/2006 OS155A IMMIGRANT VISA AND ALIEN REGISTRATION

This is my recent USCIS status. Notice it is still at 08/07/2006 !! My inspiration to you TucsonBill that an approval can be in your Flippin Mailbox!!! And all the time we spent checking USCIS.COm and waiting for an Email Never happened!!!! I can not explain!!! Faith in something bigger than we are is how I get by:)))

hehe - mine is still showing the touch from 8-8... so who knows?

Bill

You Didn't ask, But I Prayed! And I will keep my prayer until your gift is answered. I just praying for Bill and his Woman.

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Congratulations.... I love reading this kinda thread!!! :dance::dance::luv:

Feels great, uh? :P


OUR COMPLETE TIMELINE

Latest steps:

10/26/2006- Consulate receives case (seriously, one month to receive the case?? BS!), and packet 3 that I sent even before they had received the case.

01/02/2007- Interview!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got a 221(g)

01/23/2007- Second Interview. VISA granted!!!

01/29/2007- VISA arrived.... no envelope though. I'm gonna contact them and see what happened this time!

01/31/2007- I'll have to send them one last financial support evidence.

02/01/2007- Evidence sent

02/02/2007- Evidence received by Consulate

02/06/2007- Consulate sends envelope!

02/07/2007- Envelope received!!!

02/10/2007- Flew to the USA!!!!!!

04/17/2007- Wedding day!!!

--- Wish us luck!!! ---

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