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Hey guys,

I got engaged last year in October to a lovely American girl and she just now received a letter saying our petition for a fiancé visa was approved. So the scenario is I'm Australian living closest to Brisbane and she's in Kentucky closest to Lexington.

Now what?

Nothing on the letter says anything about an interview, which to me is good news, but it also says I'll be getting a letter myself soon. Can any Australian's who married an Americana and then moved there give me a quick overview of what's to come? What will be in this letter? Will it let me know what to do next? What does all this layer-ish mumbo-jumbo mean?

Thank you, and I'm sorry if this has been asked a billion trillion times.


Rough Timeline
(I'm terrible with dates)

  • Met online May 2008
  • Began dating August 2010
  • Met face to face July 2011
  • Became engaged October 2011
  • Filed Petition for Fiancé Visa October 2011
  • Approved case forward to Sydney Consulate February 2012 (with the wrong email address- caused a lot of stress trying fix)
  • Packet 3 sent to Consulate April 11 2012
  • Interview date sent back on April 18 2012 (according to them. I had to email to find out, which I got a reply to on April 26)
  • Interview scheduled for May 15 2012
  • Interview on May 15 2012: VISA APPROVED
  • Visa arrived in hand May 21 2012
  • Hopeful wedding date: July 7
  • Married July 7
  • Filed for AOS several days later
  • April 29, 2013: Immigration requested additional evidence (my medical)

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You need to book the medical and get ready for the interview.

The guides on VJ are great information


You also want to direct any specific questions about the US embassy and interviewing / medical in your country in your regional forum to make sure you get the proper answers to your questions.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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