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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

Hi everyone. I have really, really enjoyed reading everything I can on this site. Thank you all for taking the time to post your experiences and time lines (I will post mine soon). My Fiancee lives in Makati (Philippines) and we had a wonderful visit together in May-June. All is going well, but I do have some questions. I have been reading soooo much on this site, that I feel like it is 'information overload', but that is a good thing! I sent my entire package (I-129F) into the Vermont Center on 9 Sept. and they received and signed for it on 11 Sept. I was expecting it to take a couple of months to either be approved or disapproved, but on 26 Sept, I received 4 emails from them saying it was approved! Wow! Is this the normal speed it take to get approval? Needless to say I was shocked, but estactic! When I started this process, I ordered a Fiancee Visa package off of the internet (PDF forms, instructions, binder with word for word examples, etc.) and it really has helped me a lot. However, it didn't mention anything about the NOA. Of course being new to this site, I was able to understand what 'touched' means, NOA1 and NOA2, etc. Today is the 28th of Sept. I was planning on visiting her for the Christmas holidays, but we are having second thoughts because of the speed of the first approval. I have come to believe that the two slowest points of this entire process will be the action at the NOA (forwarding to Manila Embassey) and how long it will take the Embassey to send her the packets (3 and 4), and to finally set up the interview. With all of that said, is it far fetched for me to think that it is possible for her to be here (here being Va with me) between a December-February timeframe? She has all of her paperwork with her allready (passport, NBI, birth certificates, etc., except for the medical requirements (I guess we will have to wait for what the Medical examiner will intstruct her for what she needs). My completed AOS and all other certified documents will be mailed to her express on the 15th of October (just got a new job, so need to get a pay stub, etc.). Again, I want to thank you all for your very detailed and thoughtful input on this site. I have had so many questions answered already. Thank you for reading my 'long' post. Take care, Stacy.


Remember: "No matter how bad things SEEM to be, it could ALWAYS BE WORSE!"

K1 JOURNEY:

01/02/2006 - Met online.

05/15/2003 - Met first time in Manila.

06/10/2006 - Engagement.

09/09/2006 - I-129F Sent to VSC.

09/11/2006 - I-129F Signed for at VSC

09/26/2006 - I-129F Approved (through Email)

09/27/2006 - Touched

10/04/2006 - Received Approval from NVC!!!! (Hardcopy)

10/09/2006 - Fiancee recieves Notice of Reciept from US Embassey, Manila!!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
Timeline

Congratulations! Sometimes, I wish the staff at VSC would go out to CSC and give some efficiency training classes. 2 weeks for an approval is incredible. I am in month 3 and all I have is NOA1 and the IMBRA RFE! But we continue to wait patiently, with our teeth clinched, as we see all you VSC folk move on by in the Express line!

Again, Congratulations and best of luck to you both.

Joey


Fernanda's Timeline

K-1

June 2, 2006 - Mailed K1 Petition

Jun 28, 2006 - NOA1

Oct 05, 2006 - NOA2 - APPROVED after 122 days

Dec 05, 2006 - Received Packet 3 from Consulate

Dec 11, 2006 - Medical Examination in Belo Horizonte

Jan 10, 2007 - Returned Packet #3 to Consulate (SEDEX-10)

Mar 13, 2007 - INTERVIEW SUCCESS! We have our K-1 VISA !!

POE & Texas Wedding

Mar 27, 2007 - POE Houston, TX. No questions. Gone in 10 minutes.

Mar 28, 2007 - Marriage License app

April 4, 2007 - Our Wedding Day!

April 12, 2007 - Apply for SS card with married name

April 20, 2007 - Received SS card

AOS

June 4, 2007 - Mailed AOS

June 6, 2007 - USCIS received

June 11, 2007 - NOA1 for I-485

July 18, 2007 - Biometrics completed

July 20, 2007 - Case transferred from MSC to CSC

July 31, 2007 - AOS Approved - 57 days - Without an Interview!

Aug 06, 2007 - Received Green Card in the mail today!

Jan 8, 2009 @ 8:18PM - Our son was born tonight !!

I-751 - Remove Conditions

July 11, 2009 - Certified Mail to VSC I-751 Package

July 14, 2009 - Check cleared bank

July 20, 2009 - NOA1 & 1 yr extension - Receipt date is July 14. Case# assigned

Sept 1, 2009 - Biometrics completed

Nov 25, 2009 - I-751 is approved. No Interview.

Dec 14, 2009 - 10yr Green Card arrived !

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
Timeline

First off do a time line and then look at the time lines here on VJ, Use K1 advance and filter for Philippines, this will give you an idea for time from NOA2 (Approval) until an interview. :time:http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/

Second: The VJ terms can be found here: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...page=definition

Thirdly you might read the guides to prepare the Affidavit of support I-134:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;page=k1guide

http://www.visajourney.com/faq/k1k2visa-application.html

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OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

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Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Vietnam
Timeline

Second thoughts??? Are you thinking of NOT going to the philipines for Christmas?

You should count your blessing and make the trip. It only helps strengthening your relationship with him than not. The speed of approval in VT is known, they are pretty good! However, the big time waster is the Consulate's interview. I don't know how bad it is with marriage frauds in the Philipines, but in Vietnam it's pretty bad and that causes so much delay and denies for the vietnamese petitioners.

Good luck and I say: have a merry christmas in the tropical weather!


"You always get what you've always gotten if you always do what you always did."

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You can probably plan on the NVC only taking about 2 weeks to assign a Manila case number and forwarding it to the Consulate in Manila. The timeframe currently for interviews in Manila is about 120 days from receipt of the package at the consulate until the interview. It would be reasonable for you to anticipate an interview around February.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Congratulations on your approval at VSC. Wow That was fast! :dance::dance::dance:

if you have a chance to visit in December before the consulate interview, it will only strenghten your evidence of an on-going relationship. Use the VJ timeline search for the Philippines K-1 and y ou can get a good estimate for the wait time between the NOA2 & interview.

Good luck on the rest of your journey and welcome to VJ! (F)


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24 March 2009 I-751 received by USCIS

27 March 2009 Check Cashed

30 March 2009 NOA received

8 April 2009 Biometric notice arrived by mail

24 April 2009 Biometrics scheduled

26 April 2009 Touched

...once again waiting

1 September 2009 (just over 5 months) Approved and card production ordered.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
Timeline

Just remember that you do not send her your completed AOS, but your completed I-134 and supporting documents. :thumbs: And it needs to be recent so you should inform yourself of processing times in Manilla Embassy before signing and dating eveything.


(Puerto Rico) Luis & Laura (Brazil) K1 JOURNEY
04/11/2006 - Filed I-129F.
09/29/2006 - Visa in hand!

10/15/2006 - POE San Juan
11/15/2006 - MARRIAGE

AOS JOURNEY
01/05/2007 - AOS sent to Chicago.
03/26/2007 - Green Card in hand!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS JOURNEY
01/26/2009 - Filed I-751.
06/22/2009 - Green Card in hand!

NATURALIZATION JOURNEY
06/26/2014 - N-400 sent to Nebraska
07/02/2014 - NOA
07/24/2014 - Biometrics
10/24/2014 - Interview (approved)

01/16/2015 - Oath Ceremony


*View Complete Timeline

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline
Second thoughts??? Are you thinking of NOT going to the philipines for Christmas?

You should count your blessing and make the trip. It only helps strengthening your relationship with him than not. The speed of approval in VT is known, they are pretty good! However, the big time waster is the Consulate's interview. I don't know how bad it is with marriage frauds in the Philipines, but in Vietnam it's pretty bad and that causes so much delay and denies for the vietnamese petitioners.

Good luck and I say: have a merry christmas in the tropical weather!

Thanks for the reply. Believe me, I would love to be with her then (and probably will). However, a new company has just taken over my contract, so I will have to go on vacation with unpaid leave. But that is OK. I just came back from there in June, and although we talk every other day, and Web Chat on the weekends, we miss each other greatly. However, we both agreed that if it looks like she might be here around Jan or Feb, then it would be better for us to save the money. I have been to the philippines more times then I can count (retired Marine) and I have found no other place that I feel more comfortable in (except Texas..:) I love it there.....and am actually thinking about us retiring there in 3-5 years....(first things first though). Take care, Stacy.


Remember: "No matter how bad things SEEM to be, it could ALWAYS BE WORSE!"

K1 JOURNEY:

01/02/2006 - Met online.

05/15/2003 - Met first time in Manila.

06/10/2006 - Engagement.

09/09/2006 - I-129F Sent to VSC.

09/11/2006 - I-129F Signed for at VSC

09/26/2006 - I-129F Approved (through Email)

09/27/2006 - Touched

10/04/2006 - Received Approval from NVC!!!! (Hardcopy)

10/09/2006 - Fiancee recieves Notice of Reciept from US Embassey, Manila!!!!

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