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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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im just curious for those people who had their interviews already..ummm did u have ur interview date before the expiration of ur NOA2? i just want to compare cos my NOA2 will expire on Jan.05,2007. im hoping for december interview.

1st met online (myspace.com) - february 2005

confirmation of our love - July 4,2005

1st met in person- february 18-26,2006

Filed 129F - March 18,2006 ( VSC )

NOA1- March 27,2006

NOA2- April 3, 2006

NVC- MNL2006595***

*** IMBRA***

Petition returned to VSC - June 2, 2006

RFE - 2nd week of August

RFE sent -August 19,2006

2nd visit - August 21 - September. 4,2006

NOA2 - September 5,2006

nvc-????

medical exam-???

interview date-???

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: France
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I know I recently read something about the fact that it's pretty common for the validity of NOA1s to be extended, but I can now no longer remember if you need to fill out a form to do that or if the consulate does it without being told. I'm sure someone here has the answer. You should have an enlightened response soon. :)

In the meantime, would you mind filling in your official timeline by clicking on the "My Assistant" link just below the blue VJ navigation bar above and to the right? Once you click on that link, you can choose to "Add/Edit Timeline." Putting your information in there will help us all since VJ compiles statistics from the information and experience of its members. The more people whose information is included, the more accurate and helpful the stats will be! :D

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Thanks!!


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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Filed: Other Timeline
I know I recently read something about the fact that it's pretty common for the validity of NOA1s to be extended, but I can now no longer remember if you need to fill out a form to do that or if the consulate does it without being told. I'm sure someone here has the answer. You should have an enlightened response soon. :)

In the meantime, would you mind filling in your official timeline by clicking on the "My Assistant" link just below the blue VJ navigation bar above and to the right? Once you click on that link, you can choose to "Add/Edit Timeline." Putting your information in there will help us all since VJ compiles statistics from the information and experience of its members. The more people whose information is included, the more accurate and helpful the stats will be! :D

:time:

Thanks!!

The the validity date of the NOA2 is routinely extended at certain consulates. Some consulates are NEVER able to complete the entire process in four months. It is routine and the petitioner or beneficiary do NOT have to fill out any forms for an extension. It's automatically done by the consulates.


AOS I-485

07/10/07 - Sent I-485 via USPS Priority Mail to Chicago Lockbox

07/23/07 - Received NOA1 in my home mailbox

08/13/07 - Received ASC Biometrics Appointment Letter in my home mailbox

08/31/07 - USCIS mailed out Appointment letter with Postmark Date 8/31/07

09/04/07 - Received actual Appointment Letter (Interivew Date 10/30/07)

09/06/07 - Completed Biometrics Appointment at local ASC

10/30/07 - Scheduled AOS Interview Appointment - Approved

I-751

08/13/09 - Sent I-751 to CSC

08/17/09 - Receipt date of NOA

09/16/09 - Biometrics

09/17/09 - "Touched"

12/15/09 - Card production ordered

12/17/09 - Approval notice sent

12/21/09 - Received 10-Year GC and Welcome Letter

N-400

08/16/10 - Sent N-400 to AZ Lockbox via USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation

08/18/10 - USPS Confirms delivery: August 18, 2010, 9:57 am, PHOENIX, AZ 85036

08/24/10 - Check #501 for $675 cleared my account @ 11:20 pm EDT

08/27/10 - Received NOA dated 8/23/10 with a Priority date of 8/18/10

09/07/10 - Received Biometric RFE dated 9/3/10 -- Fingerprint apt. schedule 10/1/10

10/01/10 - Fingerprint Appointment-- Completed

10/09/10 - Received Interview Appointment Letter dated 10/6/10 for scheduled interview on 11/09/10

11/09/10 - Interview Passed

11/18/10 - Oath Ceremony

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omg i was already hoping ill be having my interview this coming december.

The worst offender seems to be the Dominican Republic. It is said that it's taking up to two years to get an interview date for a K-1 visa at the US Consulate in the DR.


AOS I-485

07/10/07 - Sent I-485 via USPS Priority Mail to Chicago Lockbox

07/23/07 - Received NOA1 in my home mailbox

08/13/07 - Received ASC Biometrics Appointment Letter in my home mailbox

08/31/07 - USCIS mailed out Appointment letter with Postmark Date 8/31/07

09/04/07 - Received actual Appointment Letter (Interivew Date 10/30/07)

09/06/07 - Completed Biometrics Appointment at local ASC

10/30/07 - Scheduled AOS Interview Appointment - Approved

I-751

08/13/09 - Sent I-751 to CSC

08/17/09 - Receipt date of NOA

09/16/09 - Biometrics

09/17/09 - "Touched"

12/15/09 - Card production ordered

12/17/09 - Approval notice sent

12/21/09 - Received 10-Year GC and Welcome Letter

N-400

08/16/10 - Sent N-400 to AZ Lockbox via USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation

08/18/10 - USPS Confirms delivery: August 18, 2010, 9:57 am, PHOENIX, AZ 85036

08/24/10 - Check #501 for $675 cleared my account @ 11:20 pm EDT

08/27/10 - Received NOA dated 8/23/10 with a Priority date of 8/18/10

09/07/10 - Received Biometric RFE dated 9/3/10 -- Fingerprint apt. schedule 10/1/10

10/01/10 - Fingerprint Appointment-- Completed

10/09/10 - Received Interview Appointment Letter dated 10/6/10 for scheduled interview on 11/09/10

11/09/10 - Interview Passed

11/18/10 - Oath Ceremony

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omg i was already hoping ill be having my interview this coming december.

Based on your timeline and considering the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, I think January is more realistic for you.


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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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Mine was well within my validity. 2 months after my NOA2, pretty much.


(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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Although the correct answers have already been given, this is a quoted written response that I received from the Embassy/Consulate in the Dominican Republc when I made an inquiry as to the 24-month wait time:

9 Fam 41.81 N6.2 Validity of a K-1 Petition

"An approved K-1 visa petition is valid for a period of four months from the date of DHS action and may be revalidated by the consular officer any number of times for additional periods of four months from the date of revalidation, provided the officer concludes that the petitioner and the beneficiary remain legally free to marry and continue to intend to marry each other within 90 days after the benficiary's admission to the United States."

This renewal will happen automatically until the Consulate can finally grant an interview.

Good luck!!!


6/29 - NEW I-129 mailed to CSC

7/21 - NOA1 issued

9/21 - finally ... my first touch!!

9/21 - NOA2 issued

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