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HOLA!! YAY! SOOO happy! :)

Just got NOA2 from CSC after 134 days!

Now hoping the rest of the process will fly by smoothly so we can be together soon!

Does anyone have opinions (good or bad) on using the US Postal Service to mail internationally? Should I try it, or should I pay the 200$ and go with FedEx? (Might as well buy a plane ticket for a few hundred more and fly it there myself though :) ...too bad its not that easy :( !!)

Thanks!

...wishing luck to all who are still waiting!


*Our K-1 Journey*

*11/7/11 - Sent I-129F Packet

*11/10/11 - Packet delivered to Dallas Lockbox

*11/16/11 - NOA1 Text/Email & Check Cashed

*11/19/11 - NOA1 Hardcopy Received (Notice Date 11/14/11)

*03/28/12 - NOA2 Text/Email (Notice Date 03/27/12)

*04/02/12 - NVC Recieved Package

*04/04/12 - NVC Sent Package to Embassy

*04/17/12 - Embassy emailed Packet 4 to me

*04/21/12 - USPS Interview Binder to Carlos

*04/26/12 - Carlos Medical Exam

*04/27/12 - Carlos receive Interview Binder from me

*05/04/12 - Carlos Interview 8:00 AM (Has to return with two more documents)

*05/14/12 - Carlos return to embassy with missing documents - VISA APPROVED

*05/18/12 - Carlos picks up VISA at Embassy

*05/19/12 - POE MIAMI

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All depends on the postal service in her country. Once it leaves the USA, the USPS disavows any knowledge of a package's existence. Personally with how much is riding on it, I sent everything via Fedex. How long do you wish to be delayed if it doesn't get there or gets lost?

Congrats on the NOA2!

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Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

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Have you seriously waited until you got the NOA2 to send anything to your fiance?

We used the regular mail for everything going there and had an awesome VJ friend that once hand carried certain documents back to us. The only thing I had to send last minute was my tax documents because the new year happened and we got the NOA2 in the end of January. He had last years tax documents WHEN WE FILED.

What are you waiting for? How long did it take your Valentine's card or Christmas card or any of the love letters that you sent to get there?

Edited to add:

From the time of the NOA2 to the interview for us was 2 months. If regular mail doesn't get there in 30 days, you can always send them DHL or Fed-Ex then.

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ConGraTuLaTions :):dance::star:


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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Congratulations and dont trust the regular mail


08/01/12-Married08/17/12-Applied for Social Security Card09/23/12-Husband received his Social Security card!09/27/12-Filed AOS09/28/12-AOS package received10/01/12-Text message from USCIS10/03/12-Check cashed10/09/12-NOA1 for I485,I765,I131 AND Biometrics Appointment Letter10/24/12-Biometrics Appointment12/11/12-EAD and AP Approved-75 days12/14/12-EAD/AP Card Production ordered12/21/12-EAD/AP Card came in the mail06/22/13-Green Card Approved06/27/13-Greed Card Production Ordered06/29/13-Green Card came in the mail<p>

04/09/15-Mailed ROC

04/10/2015-Package received

04/14/2015-Check cashed

06/02/2015-Called Service Center (still no NOA1) Service request found out wrong address on paperwork! :(

06/03/2015-Called to get address updated Ar11 online add change didnt work-got infopass for June 10th

06/10/2015-Went to info pass appt. Hubby got a 1yr. Extension stamp in his passport and biometrics done

08/12/2015-ROC Approved. Got letter in the mail.

08/29/2015-received new card in the mail.

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HOLA!! YAY! SOOO happy! :)

Just got NOA2 from CSC after 134 days!

Now hoping the rest of the process will fly by smoothly so we can be together soon!

Does anyone have opinions (good or bad) on using the US Postal Service to mail internationally? Should I try it, or should I pay the 200$ and go with FedEx? (Might as well buy a plane ticket for a few hundred more and fly it there myself though :) ...too bad its not that easy :( !!)

Thanks!

...wishing luck to all who are still waiting!

I have had no problems USPS to Ukraine, documents or gifts. For documents rates start at $30 for express international (at about 5-6 day delivery). They also have faster service for more $$$. Not sure about your country...? The package is tracked as well, at least through customs. It is signiture required.

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HOLA!! YAY! SOOO happy! :)

Just got NOA2 from CSC after 134 days!

Now hoping the rest of the process will fly by smoothly so we can be together soon!

Does anyone have opinions (good or bad) on using the US Postal Service to mail internationally? Should I try it, or should I pay the 200$ and go with FedEx? (Might as well buy a plane ticket for a few hundred more and fly it there myself though :) ...too bad its not that easy :( !!)

Thanks!

...wishing luck to all who are still waiting!

i prepare using USPS for express mail it ONLY cost me less than $50 and my fiance got it within 5days. i send bunch of paper works (about 1 inch binder)


The longer it takes to happen the more you'll appreciate it when it does!

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thanks all for the congrats and advice! it is appreciated!! :)

Have you seriously waited until you got the NOA2 to send anything to your fiance?

We used the regular mail for everything going there and had an awesome VJ friend that once hand carried certain documents back to us. The only thing I had to send last minute was my tax documents because the new year happened and we got the NOA2 in the end of January. He had last years tax documents WHEN WE FILED.

What are you waiting for? How long did it take your Valentine's card or Christmas card or any of the love letters that you sent to get there?

Edited to add:

From the time of the NOA2 to the interview for us was 2 months. If regular mail doesn't get there in 30 days, you can always send them DHL or Fed-Ex then.

EminTX - Yes, I have seriously waited until receiving the NOA2 before sending the interview documents to my fiance...

For many reasons actually...

First - I wanted to be the one who organizes it completely as to make sure everything is included and nothing was misplaced while waiting...

Second - Obviously I didnt know when i would receive the NOA2, and wanted to be sure that all my information (paystubs, taxes, dates on signed forms) were up to date at the time of sending!

Thirdly - Since I knew I was going to be mailing last minute documents (2011 taxes, updated chat/call logs)anyway, I saw no reason to spend more money to mail things seperately, and thought it best that I send everything after NOA2, all together.

Also, he was working on a Cruise Ship during most of this process, and my letters and cards were mailed there...not to his home country, which is why Im not sure of the reliability of the mail system in Nicaragua.

:)


*Our K-1 Journey*

*11/7/11 - Sent I-129F Packet

*11/10/11 - Packet delivered to Dallas Lockbox

*11/16/11 - NOA1 Text/Email & Check Cashed

*11/19/11 - NOA1 Hardcopy Received (Notice Date 11/14/11)

*03/28/12 - NOA2 Text/Email (Notice Date 03/27/12)

*04/02/12 - NVC Recieved Package

*04/04/12 - NVC Sent Package to Embassy

*04/17/12 - Embassy emailed Packet 4 to me

*04/21/12 - USPS Interview Binder to Carlos

*04/26/12 - Carlos Medical Exam

*04/27/12 - Carlos receive Interview Binder from me

*05/04/12 - Carlos Interview 8:00 AM (Has to return with two more documents)

*05/14/12 - Carlos return to embassy with missing documents - VISA APPROVED

*05/18/12 - Carlos picks up VISA at Embassy

*05/19/12 - POE MIAMI

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thanks all for the congrats and advice! it is appreciated!! :)

EminTX - Yes, I have seriously waited until receiving the NOA2 before sending the interview documents to my fiance...

For many reasons actually...

First - I wanted to be the one who organizes it completely as to make sure everything is included and nothing was misplaced while waiting...

Second - Obviously I didnt know when i would receive the NOA2, and wanted to be sure that all my information (paystubs, taxes, dates on signed forms) were up to date at the time of sending!

Thirdly - Since I knew I was going to be mailing last minute documents (2011 taxes, updated chat/call logs)anyway, I saw no reason to spend more money to mail things seperately, and thought it best that I send everything after NOA2, all together.

Also, he was working on a Cruise Ship during most of this process, and my letters and cards were mailed there...not to his home country, which is why Im not sure of the reliability of the mail system in Nicaragua.

:)

Congratulations!!! All the best in your journey. Do what's safest mail-wise, after all, you have been waiting forever to get to this stage of the application.


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09/23/2010- Met online

12/23/2010- Met in person in Kenya

02/01/2011- Visited him in China

02/14/2011- He proposed while I was in China

07/09/2011- Moved to China to be with him

12/19/2011- Went to US to meet his family

01/08/2012- Went back to China with him

02/29/2012- Went back to Kenya to await fiancee visa :-(

02/07/2012: I-129F Sent

02/10/2012: USCIS received I-129F

02/10/2012: NOA1 date

02/15/2012: Touched

02/22/2012: NOA1 received in mail

05/05/2012: Broke up :(

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HOLA!! YAY! SOOO happy! :)

Just got NOA2 from CSC after 134 days!

Now hoping the rest of the process will fly by smoothly so we can be together soon!

Does anyone have opinions (good or bad) on using the US Postal Service to mail internationally? Should I try it, or should I pay the 200$ and go with FedEx? (Might as well buy a plane ticket for a few hundred more and fly it there myself though :) ...too bad its not that easy :( !!)

Thanks!

...wishing luck to all who are still waiting!

COngrats on your NOA2!!!! :thumbs: :thumbs:

As per your question, my hubby sent me those documents with Express mail from USPS is cost him 30 dollars and arrived in exactly 2 days, on saturday! So I guess is pretty reliable...

Best wishes!! :thumbs:


10-24-2012: AOS, EAD, AP Sent

11-04-2012: NOA1 AOS, EAD, AP

11-06-2012: Biometrics App Letter

11-16-2012: My baby boy was born

11-19-2012: Biometrics Appointment

12-29-2012: AP Approved

01-04-2013: EAD Approved

01-10-2013: Combo Card Arrived

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Good job, congratulations. :thumbs:

USPS Express to overseas has never failed me. BUT, it also depends on the service in your own country. GOOD LUCK with the rest of your journey!

Edited by floridadave

Note:  I am the U.S. citizen sponsor.  All info below applies to my immigrant wife.

______________________________________________________________________________________

I-130 (CR1)

April 13, 2011: Married in China.
February 2, 2012: Interview 09:30 a.m. APPROVED!!!
March 2, 2012: POE JFK
March 17, 2012: Received SSN card.
April 5, 2012: 2-yr Green Card in hand

________________________________________________________________________

I-751 (ROC)

December 15, 2013: I-751 mailed to USCIS

June 9, 2014: ROC Approved per I-797C received 6-13-2014

June 17, 2014: New 10-yr Green Card in hand!

________________________________________________________________________

N-400
March 29, 2017:  N-400 mailed to USCIS
March 31, 2017: N-400 Received by USCIS per I-797C
April 27, 2017:  Biometrics completed
September 23, 2017:  Received I-797C for interview!

October 24, 2017:  Interview, passed all tests but "decision cannot yet be made"

October 30, 2017:  Received email that Oath ceremony has been scheduled, letter to follow with date and other info. 

                                  USCIS case status updated w/same message as email.

November 2, 2017:  Oath ceremony letter received scheduled for Nov. 7, 2017.

November 7, 2017:  Oath Ceremony, Certificate of U.S. Naturalization in hand!!!

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Congratulations!! :thumbs: :thumbs:


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K-1 Journey (I-129F)

09/10/2010 ----- Filing date of I-129 F

09/22/2010 ----- NOA 1

02/22/2011 ----- Case being adjudicated

02/28/2011 ----- RFE, Waiver to file 2nd K-1 petition

03/04/2011 ----- RFE reply sent

03/08/2011 ----- RFE received and being reviewed at USCIS

03/17/2011 ----- NOA2 (I-129F approved)

03/23/2011 ----- NOA2 hard copy received

03/29/2011 ----- NVC received our Case

04/04/2011 ----- NVC letter received and case forwarded to US embassy Manila

04/08/2011 ----- US Embassy Manila received our case (Consulate)

04/15/2011 ----- Paid VISA at BPI

04/16/2011 ----- Received Eligibility Letter from US Embassy Manila dated April 8, 2011

04/25/2011 ----- 1st day of Medical

04/26/2011 ----- 2nd day of Medical (I PASSED!! Thank you Lord!!)

05/13/2011 ----- Interview (221g - Case under Administrative Processing "AP")

08/12/2011 ----- Received an email from the embassy "Case is pending review by a consular officer"

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