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It's my interview on Monday!

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Well the interview is finally here and now im panicking!

Its at 9am, so how much before should I aim to arrive?

And what do I need to take with me!

Thanks!


Nick (USC) and Amy (UKC)

03/08 - Met at University in Albuquerque, NM

08/08 - Back to UK for a few years of travelling UK>US!

10/10 - Wedding Day!

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USCIS

11/16/10: I-130 package mailed

11/18/10: Express Mail tracking shows delivered

11/23/10: Online banking shows check cleared!

11/26/10: Touched

11/29/10: NOA1 arrives!(dated as 11/18/10)

03/17/11: Touched

04/08/11: I-130 APPROVAL!!

141 days from NOA1 to NOA2

NVC

27/04/11: Emailed Choice of Agent form

~{gap as I spent the summer in England}~

03/11/11: Paid AOS and IV fees

04/11/11: AOS and IV fees shown as PAID

08/11/11: AOS Packet sent

09/11/11: IV Packet sent

18/11/11: RFE received requesting AOS packet (which had already been sent)

21/11/11: RFE received requesting 2010 tax return

22/11/11: Sent 2010 tax return

29/11/11: CASE COMPLETE!!!

26 days through NVC

EMBASSY

10/12/11: Medical @ Bentnick Mansions

30/01/12: Interview @ 9am [APPROVED!!]

01/02/12: Passport with visa inside, and medical packet arrive via courier

02/03/12: Flight to Denver!

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to UK regional forum; OP's questions are Embassy specific.


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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And what do I need to take with me!

It's explained pretty well here. Did you get this? http://photos.state.gov/libraries/unitedkingdom/164203/cons-visa/iv_018.pdf

Note to K1s--that's for IR1/CR1 visas and not your letter


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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I never received a letter? Just an email....


Nick (USC) and Amy (UKC)

03/08 - Met at University in Albuquerque, NM

08/08 - Back to UK for a few years of travelling UK>US!

10/10 - Wedding Day!

s88ndknc8v.png

USCIS

11/16/10: I-130 package mailed

11/18/10: Express Mail tracking shows delivered

11/23/10: Online banking shows check cleared!

11/26/10: Touched

11/29/10: NOA1 arrives!(dated as 11/18/10)

03/17/11: Touched

04/08/11: I-130 APPROVAL!!

141 days from NOA1 to NOA2

NVC

27/04/11: Emailed Choice of Agent form

~{gap as I spent the summer in England}~

03/11/11: Paid AOS and IV fees

04/11/11: AOS and IV fees shown as PAID

08/11/11: AOS Packet sent

09/11/11: IV Packet sent

18/11/11: RFE received requesting AOS packet (which had already been sent)

21/11/11: RFE received requesting 2010 tax return

22/11/11: Sent 2010 tax return

29/11/11: CASE COMPLETE!!!

26 days through NVC

EMBASSY

10/12/11: Medical @ Bentnick Mansions

30/01/12: Interview @ 9am [APPROVED!!]

01/02/12: Passport with visa inside, and medical packet arrive via courier

02/03/12: Flight to Denver!

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Print out the email to take with you.

My interview time was 9am on the letter. Those times are kinda like a guideline more than anything!

I got there just before 8am. First 'checkpoint', they ask for your letter and passport,and check you off a list. Then you wait to go through the security. That only took a few miniutes of waiting. Whereas there where plenty of people, it wasn't a big line.

Remember no electronics and that means those bank internet keys too (if you have one!)! Not just the more obvious things (phone, e-readers, mp3 players...).

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Print out the email to take with you.

My interview time was 9am on the letter. Those times are kinda like a guideline more than anything!

I got there just before 8am. First 'checkpoint', they ask for your letter and passport,and check you off a list. Then you wait to go through the security. That only took a few miniutes of waiting. Whereas there where plenty of people, it wasn't a big line.

Remember no electronics and that means those bank internet keys too (if you have one!)! Not just the more obvious things (phone, e-readers, mp3 players...).

Diane had ipod earphones in her handbag. She was given the choice of taking them back to the hotel or throwing them in the bin outside the security booth so in the bin they went! They are very strict about anything with a wire in it.

$400 dollars?? * welp *

Money well spent for eternal happiness!


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Diane had ipod earphones in her handbag. She was given the choice of taking them back to the hotel or throwing them in the bin outside the security booth so in the bin they went! They are very strict about anything with a wire in it.

yeah, so true! I threw my internet banking key in the bin. At least with that, it was free though! Just went into HSBC the next day and picked another one up.

That closest bin to the embassy could be a gold mine, the things that must get chucked in it :D

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HI amy nich .... i have mine at 9.30 .... i might see you there :)) I am nervous too bit so excited :)) Good Luck sending you love and light x x x


Time Line

USCIS Journey

Service Center Consulate : London, United Kingdom

Marriage : 2009-09-01

CR1

29 Apr 2011 - Sent I-130

10 May 2011 - NOA1

16 Aug 2011 - NOA2

12 Sep 2011 - NVC

15 Sep 2011 - Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill

16 Sep 2011 - Pay I-864 Bill

18 Sep 2011 - Received IV Bill

30 Sep 2011 - Paid IV Bill

15 Oct 2011 - sent I184 documents

20 Oct 2011 - sent in DS230

10 Nov 2011 - RFE (Divorce paper)

12 Nov 2011 - RFE (I184)

23 Nov 2011 - Visited NJ :))

01 Dec 2011 - Posted RFE's

02 Dec 2011 - RFE arrived

04 Dec 2011 - Back from NJ

07 Dec 2011 - CASE COMPLETE Phewwwwwwwwwwww

12 Dec 2011 - Got Interview letter for 12 Jan 2012

20 Jan 2012 - Medical at Knightsbridge got RFE[/size]

28 Jan 2012 - Knightbridge recieved BP request and Abdominal Scan reports

30 Jan 2012 - INTERVIEW !!!!!!!! 221 pending medical evidence

31 Jan 2012 - Embassy received medical file

03 Feb 2012 - DX delivered IR visa and packet for POE

03 Apr 2012 - fly to Philadelphia to start the first day of the rest of my life :)) [/size][/size]

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