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Hi Everyone!

I stumbled on this board after spending the past month researching about the fiance visa. I've read quite a bit of threads and now getting all my paperwork in order to file the I-129F.

Anxious, Nervous, and a bit Overwhelmed at the moment as to where to start... Doesn't help that i'm a bit OCPD about things lol...

Anyway, this board looks really informative and I hope I can contribute with my experiences as well as learn from others =o)

-J

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Hi Everyone!

I stumbled on this board after spending the past month researching about the fiance visa. I've read quite a bit of threads and now getting all my paperwork in order to file the I-129F.

Anxious, Nervous, and a bit Overwhelmed at the moment as to where to start... Doesn't help that i'm a bit OCPD about things lol...

Anyway, this board looks really informative and I hope I can contribute with my experiences as well as learn from others =o)

-J

Welcome to the Party!

When are you hoping to send the I-129f away?

Make sure you read the guides and ask questions if you are unsure of things!

Good luck!

:thumbs:


K-1 Visa Journey
08/05/2011 I-129F sent
08/09/2011 I-129F recieved and signed for by C.Viella @ Lewisville, TX
08/11/2011 NOA1 email recieved
08/12/2011 Cheque cashed by USCIS
08/16/2011 NOA1 Hard Copy recieved
12/05/2011 NOA2 Email recieved: Approved
12/09/2011 NOA2 Hard Copy recieved: Approved
01/10/2012 Medical
01/24/2012 NVC received File
01/26/2012 NVC transferred to Embassy
02/06/2012 Embassy Received
02/08/2012 Packet 3 Received
02/16/2012 Packet 3 Sent back to Embassy
02/17/2012 Embassy Received
03/01/2012 Packet 4 Received
03/13/2012 Interview Date: APPROVED
04/05/2012 POE: Dublin, Ireland

Your I-129f was approved in 116 days from your NOA1 date.
Your interview took 215 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

04/25/2012 AOS sent
04/30/2012 AOS Received and signed for by CHYBA @ Chicago, IL
05/03/2012 Cheque cashed by USCIS
05/04/2012 Biometrics letter sent
05/29/2012 I-485 transferred to CSC
06/01/2012 Biometrics appointment
07/06/2012 EAD+AP Card Production (68 days)
07/14/2012 EAD+AP Card Received

04/18/2013 Filed for EAD+AP renewal
04/19/2013 Contacted Congressman
04/19/2013 RFE for form I-693
05/06/2013 RFE response under review
05/21/2013 AOS APPROVED!
05/25/2013 Green Card IN HAND!

Your AOS was approved in 392 days from your send-date.

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TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

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Haha...I think most people that go through this process end up being OCD, if they weren't already lol.

When you double-check, triple-check, quadruple-check all your paperwork before you send it, guess it's bound to happen!

But anyway - welcome to VJ!! And good luck!!:thumbs:


USCIS

30 Nov 2010 - Sent I-130 to Chicago

1 Dec 2010 - I-130 received at Chicago

18 Apr 2011 - APPROVED!! NOA2 text and email

NVC

29 Apr 2011 - Case entered into the system/Case number assigned; Medical Exam in Sydney

30 Apr 2011 - Police Check Application sent

2 May 2011 - Called NVC and got Invoice ID number

3 May 2011 - Sent DS-3032 email

4 May 2011 - Received email reply from NVC for DS-3032; Received Medical Exam results

5 May 2011 - AOS invoiced and paid

7 May 2011 - AOS package sent; IV invoiced and paid

9 May 2011 - AOS package delivered to NVC according to tracking

20 May 2011 - RFE for missing IV package....still waiting on Police Certificate!

24 May 2011 - Received Police Certificate after 25 days (so much for 7-10!); IV package sent

27 May 2011 - IV package delivered according to tracking

8 Jun 2011 - RFE for original marriage certificate; requested supervisor review since we KNOW it was in the package!

30 Jun 2011 - SIF and CC - FINALLY!!!!

13 Jul 2011 - Interview date assigned! Scheduled for August 9th @ 10am

9 Aug 2011 - Interview - APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 Aug 2011 - Visa in hand

24 Aug 2011 - POE @ LAX

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Hi Everyone!

I stumbled on this board after spending the past month researching about the fiance visa. I've read quite a bit of threads and now getting all my paperwork in order to file the I-129F.

Anxious, Nervous, and a bit Overwhelmed at the moment as to where to start... Doesn't help that i'm a bit OCPD about things lol...

Anyway, this board looks really informative and I hope I can contribute with my experiences as well as learn from others =o)

-J

Welcome! I just joined this week and will be filing soon as well. :) Good luck with everything!

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Thanks everyone!

I'm spending a bit of time reading some of the older threads in the I-129F forum so I don't duplicate any questions. I think aside from having to get some stuff cleared up, my request for fiance visa is pretty much straight forward. Anyone sponsored fiance from the AUS? Just wanted to get an idea of average wait times. Especially Melbourne. I did check VJ's link to USCIS average wait times table already... I just wanted to see other people's personal experiences.

-J

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Thanks everyone!

I'm spending a bit of time reading some of the older threads in the I-129F forum so I don't duplicate any questions. I think aside from having to get some stuff cleared up, my request for fiance visa is pretty much straight forward. Anyone sponsored fiance from the AUS? Just wanted to get an idea of average wait times. Especially Melbourne. I did check VJ's link to USCIS average wait times table already... I just wanted to see other people's personal experiences.

-J

Not sure what the current wait times are....but K1 is usually a couple of months quicker than CR1/IR1 so at least you have that going for you! From what I've read here from other Aussies....you are probably looking at around 6 or 7 mths for K1 (as opposed to 9mths it took my CR1 for example).

Just to point out though - your location in Australia doesn't make any difference to the processing. When the time comes for your interview it will be in Sydney as it is the only consulate in Australia that processes immigrant visas.


USCIS

30 Nov 2010 - Sent I-130 to Chicago

1 Dec 2010 - I-130 received at Chicago

18 Apr 2011 - APPROVED!! NOA2 text and email

NVC

29 Apr 2011 - Case entered into the system/Case number assigned; Medical Exam in Sydney

30 Apr 2011 - Police Check Application sent

2 May 2011 - Called NVC and got Invoice ID number

3 May 2011 - Sent DS-3032 email

4 May 2011 - Received email reply from NVC for DS-3032; Received Medical Exam results

5 May 2011 - AOS invoiced and paid

7 May 2011 - AOS package sent; IV invoiced and paid

9 May 2011 - AOS package delivered to NVC according to tracking

20 May 2011 - RFE for missing IV package....still waiting on Police Certificate!

24 May 2011 - Received Police Certificate after 25 days (so much for 7-10!); IV package sent

27 May 2011 - IV package delivered according to tracking

8 Jun 2011 - RFE for original marriage certificate; requested supervisor review since we KNOW it was in the package!

30 Jun 2011 - SIF and CC - FINALLY!!!!

13 Jul 2011 - Interview date assigned! Scheduled for August 9th @ 10am

9 Aug 2011 - Interview - APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 Aug 2011 - Visa in hand

24 Aug 2011 - POE @ LAX

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Welcome. I wish you luck on your "Visa journey".

It is great to see more Aussie's around.

Please feel free to inbox me any time you need to chat and any visa stuff! I am not as knowledgable as other Aussies on here as I just started as well but always happy to share experiences and any advice I have.


We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
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Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

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Hi Everyone!

I stumbled on this board after spending the past month researching about the fiance visa. I've read quite a bit of threads and now getting all my paperwork in order to file the I-129F.

Anxious, Nervous, and a bit Overwhelmed at the moment as to where to start... Doesn't help that i'm a bit OCPD about things lol...

Anyway, this board looks really informative and I hope I can contribute with my experiences as well as learn from others =o)

-J

Welcome and feel free to ask questions if you don't find what you are looking for.


Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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