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Today my interview is exactely 2 weeks away. I am anxious and excited, and trying to keep thoughts of the worst case scenarios at bay... I'm way too good at picturing the worst even when there is no reason to :bonk:

I figured I could start this thread so that we could vent and share our waiting time :) How are you all doing?

I know I can't wait for all of this to be over. My biggest wish is to celebrate Christmas knowing I have my visa in hand and that I'll be celebrating New years in the States.

I have my fingers crossed for all the VJ members who have their interviews in December. Hopefully we'll all get good news! :thumbs:


05/05/11: sent I-130

05/16/11: NOA1

08/12/11: NOA2

08/19/11: NVC received case

09/16/11: received NVC case number

09/19/11: AOS bill and DS 3032 generated - emailed choice of agent to NVC

09/20/11: paid AOS

09/21/11: AOS shows paid and DS 3032 accepted.

09/22/11: mailed AOS (I-864ez)

09/23/11: received and paid IV bill

09/26/11: IV bill shows paid

09/27/11: mailed DS-230

09/30/11: AOS reviewed and false RFE for DS-230

10/05/11: RFE for birth certificate (which was already included in IV package)

10/06/11: DS-230 under review due to RFE... waiting...

10/21/11: Case Complete at NVC, finally!

11/02/11: Received interview date :D

11/16/11: Medical - passed!

12/13/11: Interview at the embassy in Stockholm - APPROVED!!

12/29/11: POE Boston - piece of cake :)

01/28/12: Received Green Card in the mail

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60 hours to go!! I'm a little nervous to be honest. I don't like that this week is all about worrying that everything's going to go wrong. I want to be enjoying being close to the end, but I can't!


Ready for my grand ol' timeline? Alrighty then!

08-27-08 - We met

09-15-10 - He proposed!
10-05-10 - Married in California
02-25-11 - CR-1 paperwork journey begins
03-01-11 - NOA1 / Return to UK
06-13-11 - I-130 approved
07-11-11 - NOA2
08-31-11 - IV and I-864 paperwork sent
09-09-11 - RFE for IV payment
09-12-11 - Medical appointment / IV fee sent
10-05-11 - Our first wedding anniversary... apart
10-13-11 - CASE COMPLETE!
12-02-11 - Interview - 221g due to a washed passport
12-05-11 - Same-day passport processing in P'boro
12-06-11 - Passport collected by DX.
12-09-11 - Passport delivered by DX... AND MY VISA - WOOOOHOOO!
12-17-11 - POE - YYC (preclearance in Canada)

2011 to 2013 - Life happened

06-26-13 - Divorce finalized

10-07-13 - I-751 divorce filer paperwork journey begins

11-13-13 - Biometrics

03-04-14 - Case transferred to field office

06-05-14 - Received notice of interview

07-03-14 - ROC interview - approval pending delayed background checks

07-25-14 - APPROVED! 10 year GC is finally in production!

07-30-14 - Notice that GC was mailed to address on file.

08-01-14 - 10 year GC in hand. The journey has finally ended. :)

2014 to 2016 - Living paperwork-free... for now.

09-18-16 - N-400 window opens. See y'all then!

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60 hours to go!! I'm a little nervous to be honest. I don't like that this week is all about worrying that everything's going to go wrong. I want to be enjoying being close to the end, but I can't!

I so agree with you! I want to be happy and excited, but I can't relax until I know I have the visa. The sane part of me is telling me everything will be fine, but I'm also coming up with new things that can go wrong all the time :bonk:

What are you bringing to the interview? I guess we need stamps and passport photos. I'm bringing some pictures and stuff and copies of the forms we've sent in, plus my husbands IRS transcripts and last paystub. Don't know what else I should bring....

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05/05/11: sent I-130

05/16/11: NOA1

08/12/11: NOA2

08/19/11: NVC received case

09/16/11: received NVC case number

09/19/11: AOS bill and DS 3032 generated - emailed choice of agent to NVC

09/20/11: paid AOS

09/21/11: AOS shows paid and DS 3032 accepted.

09/22/11: mailed AOS (I-864ez)

09/23/11: received and paid IV bill

09/26/11: IV bill shows paid

09/27/11: mailed DS-230

09/30/11: AOS reviewed and false RFE for DS-230

10/05/11: RFE for birth certificate (which was already included in IV package)

10/06/11: DS-230 under review due to RFE... waiting...

10/21/11: Case Complete at NVC, finally!

11/02/11: Received interview date :D

11/16/11: Medical - passed!

12/13/11: Interview at the embassy in Stockholm - APPROVED!!

12/29/11: POE Boston - piece of cake :)

01/28/12: Received Green Card in the mail

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22 more days until interview - 15 days until I go to Paris.

I am so paranoid for him to get denied. I have way too much time on my hands to worry myself sick.

BLARGH


April 21st, 2011 - Civil union in the US

July 30th, 2011 - Wedding Ceremony in Paris with friends and family

-----Visa Journey-----

Service Center: California Service Center

Consulate: France

I-130 Sent: 2011-05-13

I-130 NOA1: 2011-05-18

I-130 NOA2: 2011-09-01

Your I-130 was approved in 106 days from your NOA1 date.

NVC received case: 2011-09-12

Case # assigned : 2011-09-28

AOS Bill invoiced and Paid : 2011-09-30

DS-3032 Accepted: 2011-09-30

AOS Bill PAID: 2011-10-03

IV Bill invoiced and paid: 2011-10-03

AOS package sent: 2011-10-04

IV Bill PAID: 2011-10-05

IV Package sent: 2011-10-05

AOS Package Delivered : 2011-10-05

IV Package Delivered : 2011-10-06

AOS bill "PAID": 2011-10-07

I-864 reviewed NO RFEs: 2011-10-11

RFE "Birth Certificate not original or certified copy"...um... it is though: 2011-10-13

Birth Certificate to be under review by supervisor...waiting.....: 2011-10-13

IV bill "PAID": 2011-10-14

CASE COMPLETE!!!!! : 2011-10-19

Interview Date Assigned: 2011-11-02

Case sent out to Embassy: 2011-11-03

U.S. EMBASSY PARIS:

Medical: 2011-11-22 PASSED

Interview Date: 2011-12-21 APPROVED!!!!!!!

POE : 2011-12-31

SS card: 2012-1-10

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I so agree with you! I want to be happy and excited, but I can't relax until I know I have the visa. The sane part of me is telling me everything will be fine, but I'm also coming up with new things that can go wrong all the time :bonk:

What are you bringing to the interview? I guess we need stamps and passport photos. I'm bringing some pictures and stuff and copies of the forms we've sent in, plus my husbands IRS transcripts and last paystub. Don't know what else I should bring....

My passport, interview letter, photocopies of all the already submitted documents and my smile! I'm also bringing flight confirmations and boarding passes as I have an overstay of less than 180 days that they might mention.


Ready for my grand ol' timeline? Alrighty then!

08-27-08 - We met

09-15-10 - He proposed!
10-05-10 - Married in California
02-25-11 - CR-1 paperwork journey begins
03-01-11 - NOA1 / Return to UK
06-13-11 - I-130 approved
07-11-11 - NOA2
08-31-11 - IV and I-864 paperwork sent
09-09-11 - RFE for IV payment
09-12-11 - Medical appointment / IV fee sent
10-05-11 - Our first wedding anniversary... apart
10-13-11 - CASE COMPLETE!
12-02-11 - Interview - 221g due to a washed passport
12-05-11 - Same-day passport processing in P'boro
12-06-11 - Passport collected by DX.
12-09-11 - Passport delivered by DX... AND MY VISA - WOOOOHOOO!
12-17-11 - POE - YYC (preclearance in Canada)

2011 to 2013 - Life happened

06-26-13 - Divorce finalized

10-07-13 - I-751 divorce filer paperwork journey begins

11-13-13 - Biometrics

03-04-14 - Case transferred to field office

06-05-14 - Received notice of interview

07-03-14 - ROC interview - approval pending delayed background checks

07-25-14 - APPROVED! 10 year GC is finally in production!

07-30-14 - Notice that GC was mailed to address on file.

08-01-14 - 10 year GC in hand. The journey has finally ended. :)

2014 to 2016 - Living paperwork-free... for now.

09-18-16 - N-400 window opens. See y'all then!

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I have my fingers crossed for all the VJ members who have their interviews in December. Hopefully we'll all get good news! :thumbs:

Thanks a lot :thumbs: for the wishes!

22 more days until interview - 15 days until I go to Paris.

I am so paranoid for him to get denied. I have way too much time on my hands to worry myself sick.

BLARGH

Allegra, you guys, will make it without any issues, believe me :yes:. Don't get stressed too much over it :D.

Just "Turn off the light, take a deep breath and relax. Start move slowly, very slowly. Let the rhythm be your guide and light" (Enigma, 1991, "MCMXC a D Limited Edition") :lol:.

My passport, interview letter, photocopies of all the already submitted documents and my smile! I'm also bringing flight confirmations and boarding passes as I have an overstay of less than 180 days that they might mention.

I've just weighted the folder I'm sending with my wife's girl-friend (she'll be in Chicago this Friday, then flies back to Toronto on Sunday) and got shocked: it's gonna be around 5 pounds (or 2kgs in metric) :blink:. I hope, she won't refuse taking it, if not - I'm looking towards emergency driving to Toronto.

Skype calls and pictures - all that makes folder so heavy. Though, I have no clue - wouldn't it be just waste of the paper and if they ever ask my wife for that :unsure:?

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Thanks a lot :thumbs: for the wishes!

Allegra, you guys, will make it without any issues, believe me :yes:. Don't get stressed too much over it :D.

Just "Turn off the light, take a deep breath and relax. Start move slowly, very slowly. Let the rhythm be your guide and light" (Enigma, 1991, "MCMXC a D Limited Edition") :lol:.

I've just weighted the folder I'm sending with my wife's girl-friend (she'll be in Chicago this Friday, then flies back to Toronto on Sunday) and got shocked: it's gonna be around 5 pounds (or 2kgs in metric) :blink:. I hope, she won't refuse taking it, if not - I'm looking towards emergency driving to Toronto.

Skype calls and pictures - all that makes folder so heavy. Though, I have no clue - wouldn't it be just waste of the paper and if they ever ask my wife for that :unsure:?

Nickky- you're the best. I'll be relaxed once your wife gets approved because we've practically been identical twins during this whole process - so if hers goes well, so will my husbands'. Lololol .


April 21st, 2011 - Civil union in the US

July 30th, 2011 - Wedding Ceremony in Paris with friends and family

-----Visa Journey-----

Service Center: California Service Center

Consulate: France

I-130 Sent: 2011-05-13

I-130 NOA1: 2011-05-18

I-130 NOA2: 2011-09-01

Your I-130 was approved in 106 days from your NOA1 date.

NVC received case: 2011-09-12

Case # assigned : 2011-09-28

AOS Bill invoiced and Paid : 2011-09-30

DS-3032 Accepted: 2011-09-30

AOS Bill PAID: 2011-10-03

IV Bill invoiced and paid: 2011-10-03

AOS package sent: 2011-10-04

IV Bill PAID: 2011-10-05

IV Package sent: 2011-10-05

AOS Package Delivered : 2011-10-05

IV Package Delivered : 2011-10-06

AOS bill "PAID": 2011-10-07

I-864 reviewed NO RFEs: 2011-10-11

RFE "Birth Certificate not original or certified copy"...um... it is though: 2011-10-13

Birth Certificate to be under review by supervisor...waiting.....: 2011-10-13

IV bill "PAID": 2011-10-14

CASE COMPLETE!!!!! : 2011-10-19

Interview Date Assigned: 2011-11-02

Case sent out to Embassy: 2011-11-03

U.S. EMBASSY PARIS:

Medical: 2011-11-22 PASSED

Interview Date: 2011-12-21 APPROVED!!!!!!!

POE : 2011-12-31

SS card: 2012-1-10

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My passport, interview letter, photocopies of all the already submitted documents and my smile! I'm also bringing flight confirmations and boarding passes as I have an overstay of less than 180 days that they might mention.

Hehe, yes, I forgot to write my passport and interview letter... and those are the most important ones :bonk:

Allegra, I'm sure your husband will be fine! You will get to bring him home with you for sure :thumbs:

Nickky, I'm bringing too much too, but I'm not taking any chances. Better safe than sorry in this case :D


05/05/11: sent I-130

05/16/11: NOA1

08/12/11: NOA2

08/19/11: NVC received case

09/16/11: received NVC case number

09/19/11: AOS bill and DS 3032 generated - emailed choice of agent to NVC

09/20/11: paid AOS

09/21/11: AOS shows paid and DS 3032 accepted.

09/22/11: mailed AOS (I-864ez)

09/23/11: received and paid IV bill

09/26/11: IV bill shows paid

09/27/11: mailed DS-230

09/30/11: AOS reviewed and false RFE for DS-230

10/05/11: RFE for birth certificate (which was already included in IV package)

10/06/11: DS-230 under review due to RFE... waiting...

10/21/11: Case Complete at NVC, finally!

11/02/11: Received interview date :D

11/16/11: Medical - passed!

12/13/11: Interview at the embassy in Stockholm - APPROVED!!

12/29/11: POE Boston - piece of cake :)

01/28/12: Received Green Card in the mail

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Nickky- you're the best. I'll be relaxed once your wife gets approved because we've practically been identical twins during this whole process - so if hers goes well, so will my husbands'. Lololol .

Thank you very much, Allegra, for nice words :thumbs: ! Like I've mentioned long time ago - I was not really caring about NOA2 etc, the only thing kept my driving through the IR1 process was PCC's expiration date. Thank God, we've made it on December (I mean interview date), other than that - I would not really care. Even right now the upcoming interview doesn't make me really exciting - just one of those events in your life. Of course, I'll be with my wife on that day by thinking of her, but not to that point like walking back and forth, being impatient, sleepless night on the interview's date etc :D . I'd say, sometimes if you think less about certain events happening or to come, the chances for positive outcomes (or happy ending in other words) much higher.

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My interview is tommorow!! wish me luck!

GOOD LUCK! Can't believe you are all starting to get interviewed. Boy has time flied .........(J/K) :rofl:


April 21st, 2011 - Civil union in the US

July 30th, 2011 - Wedding Ceremony in Paris with friends and family

-----Visa Journey-----

Service Center: California Service Center

Consulate: France

I-130 Sent: 2011-05-13

I-130 NOA1: 2011-05-18

I-130 NOA2: 2011-09-01

Your I-130 was approved in 106 days from your NOA1 date.

NVC received case: 2011-09-12

Case # assigned : 2011-09-28

AOS Bill invoiced and Paid : 2011-09-30

DS-3032 Accepted: 2011-09-30

AOS Bill PAID: 2011-10-03

IV Bill invoiced and paid: 2011-10-03

AOS package sent: 2011-10-04

IV Bill PAID: 2011-10-05

IV Package sent: 2011-10-05

AOS Package Delivered : 2011-10-05

IV Package Delivered : 2011-10-06

AOS bill "PAID": 2011-10-07

I-864 reviewed NO RFEs: 2011-10-11

RFE "Birth Certificate not original or certified copy"...um... it is though: 2011-10-13

Birth Certificate to be under review by supervisor...waiting.....: 2011-10-13

IV bill "PAID": 2011-10-14

CASE COMPLETE!!!!! : 2011-10-19

Interview Date Assigned: 2011-11-02

Case sent out to Embassy: 2011-11-03

U.S. EMBASSY PARIS:

Medical: 2011-11-22 PASSED

Interview Date: 2011-12-21 APPROVED!!!!!!!

POE : 2011-12-31

SS card: 2012-1-10

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My interview is tommorow!! wish me luck!

Good luck, you'll do great :thumbs:


05/05/11: sent I-130

05/16/11: NOA1

08/12/11: NOA2

08/19/11: NVC received case

09/16/11: received NVC case number

09/19/11: AOS bill and DS 3032 generated - emailed choice of agent to NVC

09/20/11: paid AOS

09/21/11: AOS shows paid and DS 3032 accepted.

09/22/11: mailed AOS (I-864ez)

09/23/11: received and paid IV bill

09/26/11: IV bill shows paid

09/27/11: mailed DS-230

09/30/11: AOS reviewed and false RFE for DS-230

10/05/11: RFE for birth certificate (which was already included in IV package)

10/06/11: DS-230 under review due to RFE... waiting...

10/21/11: Case Complete at NVC, finally!

11/02/11: Received interview date :D

11/16/11: Medical - passed!

12/13/11: Interview at the embassy in Stockholm - APPROVED!!

12/29/11: POE Boston - piece of cake :)

01/28/12: Received Green Card in the mail

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My interview is tommorow!! wish me luck!

Good luck!


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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December 1sts how did it go???? Give us some good news!!!!


April 21st, 2011 - Civil union in the US

July 30th, 2011 - Wedding Ceremony in Paris with friends and family

-----Visa Journey-----

Service Center: California Service Center

Consulate: France

I-130 Sent: 2011-05-13

I-130 NOA1: 2011-05-18

I-130 NOA2: 2011-09-01

Your I-130 was approved in 106 days from your NOA1 date.

NVC received case: 2011-09-12

Case # assigned : 2011-09-28

AOS Bill invoiced and Paid : 2011-09-30

DS-3032 Accepted: 2011-09-30

AOS Bill PAID: 2011-10-03

IV Bill invoiced and paid: 2011-10-03

AOS package sent: 2011-10-04

IV Bill PAID: 2011-10-05

IV Package sent: 2011-10-05

AOS Package Delivered : 2011-10-05

IV Package Delivered : 2011-10-06

AOS bill "PAID": 2011-10-07

I-864 reviewed NO RFEs: 2011-10-11

RFE "Birth Certificate not original or certified copy"...um... it is though: 2011-10-13

Birth Certificate to be under review by supervisor...waiting.....: 2011-10-13

IV bill "PAID": 2011-10-14

CASE COMPLETE!!!!! : 2011-10-19

Interview Date Assigned: 2011-11-02

Case sent out to Embassy: 2011-11-03

U.S. EMBASSY PARIS:

Medical: 2011-11-22 PASSED

Interview Date: 2011-12-21 APPROVED!!!!!!!

POE : 2011-12-31

SS card: 2012-1-10

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Visa approved!!! wooo! was really simple. Didnt ask to see any evidence of relationship. Asked a few questions about where we met, wedding date, what he does for work, the temping thing came up- but i pointed out i have a cosponsor in case. Didnt even ask for the co sponsors birth certificate (which i had on me, since i forgot to send to NVC). Said everything looks fine, im going to aprove you!

My advise for london would be deffo get there really early between 7.30 and 8.30, earlier the better. You will be seen much quicker. I got there at 8.30 and there was a good few people already inside waiting. It took 2 and 1/2 hours for the whole process. But after I got there- the place filled up, where most seats were taken, i imagine it would of taken alot longer. Its frustrating because the immigrant visa numbers are only called every 10 minutes, non immigrant visas are called constanly!


mailed i130: 05-05-2011

NOA1 date: 05-11-2011

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