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And thought I'd post my experience...

Interview was today at 11am at the London embassy, got there at 10.40, and basically queued outside for well over an hour! (in this weather I would recommend that people wrap up warm!! I was freezing after about 40mins of just standing there!)

Once the guard lets you through, you have to go through security (basically just walking through a machine, and getting your bags x-rayed). I then walked round to the back of the embassy, following the visa signs...once there I had to get a number from a machine, and sat down to wait for my number to be called. I'd met several people from the queue outside which was nice as we all sat together and chatted...my number was last to be called though (as I was the only immigrant visa out of us, I can't imagine going through all that to visit the states for a week like they all were)...once called to a window the woman asked me for my fee slip, 2 photos and police certificate then for my finanical support form and 2 required letters (from bank and employer). She was very friendly, talked to me about where I went to university and what degree I got, handed me a form for the courier service, handed me my x-ray and told me to wait until my number was called again...

I thought I was in for a long wait so I got a cup of tea, and sat down, and my number was called straight away (there were loads of people waiting too, including the people I'd met earlier, so I don't know how that happened!) so I walked to the interview window they had called me for...the woman there took my fingerprints, got me to sign a form and swear that I was telling the truth etc...she then asked me the following questions:

- how did you meet your fiance

- when did you meet

- have you met his family

- has he met your family

then she said that was it, and to go to the courier counter to pay and hand in the form...and that was it, i was out by 1pm...and my visa should be arriving within the next 48hrs!!

I was pleased at how painless it all was, everyone was really friendly and I didn't have to show any supporting documents or anything (however I'm glad I took it all as you never know what they could want to see)....good luck to you all!!


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September 30, 2003- Met while working together in Portsmouth, England

October 12, 2005- Sent I-129F Petition to <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->VSC<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02-->

October 14, 2005- NOA1

October 21, 2005- NOA2

February 24, 2006 - K1 Interview

February 28, 2006 - Received visa!! - wooooooo!

July 19, 2006 - due to head out to the States...

Sept 9 - WE GOT MARRIED!!

Oct 18 - filed AOS/EAD/AP paperwork

Oct 30 - received Transfer notice (to California Processing Center)

Nov 28 - received appointment notice for biometrics

Dec 21 - appointment for biometrics

Jan 23 - received EAD card

Jan 24 - received AP

May 17 - received e-mail regarding greencard - IT'S ON ITS WAY!! :-)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Colombia
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Congratulations!!! :dance::dance:

Peter Miami


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Congrats on a successful interview.

Good luck with your move to the U.S. and wedding.


"THE SHORT STORY"

KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Sept. 13/07... N-400 sent to NSC

Aug. 21/08... Interview - PASSED!!!!

Sept. 2/08... Oath Ceremony

Sept. 5/08... Sent in Voter Registration Card

Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received

DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!!

KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

Sept. 7/05... I-485 & I-131 sent to CLB

Feb. 22/06... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport NOT stamped)

Dec. 4/07... I-751 sent to NSC

May 23/08... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Mar. 22/11.... N-400 sent to AZ

June 27/11..... Interview - PASSED!!!

July 12/11..... Oath Ceremony

We're NOT lawyers.... just your average folks who had to find their own way!!!!! Anything we post here is simply our own opinions/suggestions/experiences and should not be taken as LAW!!!!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Fantastic! Congratulations! :)


*Cheryl -- Nova Scotia ....... Jerry -- Oklahoma*

Jan 17, 2014 N-400 submitted

Jan 27, 2014 NOA received and cheque cashed

Feb 13, 2014 Biometrics scheduled

Nov 7, 2014 NOA received and interview scheduled


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That's great!! :):thumbs:


Naturalization

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02/02/2015 - Filed Dallas lockbox. Atlanta office.

02/13/2015 - NOA received

03/10/2015 - Biometrics

03/12/2015 - In-Line for Interview

04/09/2015 - E-notification for Interview Letter

05/18/2015 - Interview - passed!

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congrats on your interview success


PARENTS JOURNEY

Dec 10 - sent I130 for Mom & Dad

Jan- Recd NOA1

Feb- Recd RFE for missing BC

Mar- Recd RFE for missing BC

Apr- NOA2 Case approved

May- NVC case #

May- paid $88 AOS FEE

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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I'm happy for you!! :yes::dance::dance:


OUR COMPLETE TIMELINE

Latest steps:

10/26/2006- Consulate receives case (seriously, one month to receive the case?? BS!), and packet 3 that I sent even before they had received the case.

01/02/2007- Interview!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got a 221(g)

01/23/2007- Second Interview. VISA granted!!!

01/29/2007- VISA arrived.... no envelope though. I'm gonna contact them and see what happened this time!

01/31/2007- I'll have to send them one last financial support evidence.

02/01/2007- Evidence sent

02/02/2007- Evidence received by Consulate

02/06/2007- Consulate sends envelope!

02/07/2007- Envelope received!!!

02/10/2007- Flew to the USA!!!!!!

04/17/2007- Wedding day!!!

--- Wish us luck!!! ---

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Pakistan
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Congratulations on your approval.

Mary


Everything I respond to is from personal knowledge, research or experience and I am in no means a lawyer or do I claim to be one. Everyone should read, research and be responsible for your own journey.

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Congratulations!!!


filed I-129 petition

08/02/05 - rec'd by TSC

08/12/05 - Received NOA1 Dated 08/08/05

10/17/05 - day 70 still waiting for noa2

10/31/05 - RFE in the mail

11/03/05 - sent RFE response back

11/16/05 - day 100 still waiting..

11/18/05 - NOA2

12/13/05 - Received letter from NVC dated 12/7/05

12/21/05 - Embassy got case.

11/27/2007 Got the Visa

02/12/2008 Got Married

03-10-08 AOS Package arrived in Chicago

03-14-08 All Cheques cashed

03-17-08 NOAs for I-485, I-765 and I-131 received

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Bahamas
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:dance: congrats! :star:

Adjustment of Status

July 1 2006 - Sent EAD & AOS packet

Sept 19 2006 - EAD APPROVED

Sept 22 2006 - AOS APPROVED

Sept 23 2006 - EAD card arrived

Sept 29 2006 - GC arrived!!!

Removal of Conditions

Jul 9 2008 - Filed @ VSC

Feb 25 2009 - Transferred to CSC

June 20 2009 - Card production ordered

NATURALIZATION

Aug 24 2009 - Mailed N-400 priority mail

Aug 26 2009 - rec'd at TX Lockbox

Aug 27 2009 - NOA1 (rec'd 8/31)

Aug 28 2009 - check cashed

Sept 4 2009 - biometrics notice [rec'd Sept 9]

Sept 25 2009 - Biometrics

Oct 17 2009 - Email about file transfer for interview

Oct 21 2009 - Interview Letter Rec'd

Dec 8 2009 - Interview - PASSED!!!!!!

Dec 19 2009 - Oath Letter rec'd

Jan 14 2010 - OATH CEREMONY!!!!

Jan 15 2010 - Passport app.

Jan 21 2010 - Nat. cert. returned

Jan 22 2010 - Passport rec'd

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Great news. Congrats :D


PEGGY & ROGER

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K-1/K-2 VISA'S APPROVED IN MONTREAL MAY 2, 2005

K-1/K-2 AOS APPROVED IN ATLANTA MAY 17, 2006

10 year GC Approved - APRIL 16th ,2009 - Peggy and Jonathan's......

Still waiting for our cards...Had to file I-90 as they sent them to the wrong address.

March 9th, 2010, Received GC that has been lost in the mail for 10 months. Still waiting for my son's that is lost as well.

Filed Waiver for my son's 10 year GC and it was approved. He finally received his GC after its been missing for 2 years.

Thanking God this is over for 10 years.

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