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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Wales
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VISA APPROVED!! I'm on the bus home after a long day but I just want to thank everyone for all their help and for answering what seems like a ton of questions! I'll write up the full story tonight when I get home. Flight to Newark is booked for May 16th.

: :dance: :dance:


View my K1 -> ROC Timeline

*Filed I-129F - 21st October 2011* *Applied for SSN - 8th June 2012* *Filed I-751 (arrived) - 26th March 2015

*NOA1 - 28th October 2011* *Filed for AOS, EAD & AP - 26th June 2012* * Check cashed - 30th March 2015
*NOA2 (no RFE) - 26th January 2012* *AOS, EAD, & AP arrive at Chicago Lockbox - 28th June 2012* NOA1 - 26th March 2015 (arrived 3/4/15)

*Packet 3 sent - 27th February 2012* *Email notification of receipt - 3rd July 2012* *No biometrics letter - Service Request submitted 5/4/15
*Medical - February 28th 2012* *Check cashed - 7th July 2012* *Still no biometrics letter - 2nd Service Request submitted - 8/6/15
*Packet 4 received - 17th March 2012* *NOA1 for AOS, EAD & AP - 9th July 2012* *Biometrics in Aurora, CO - 8th July 2015*
*Interview in London - 5th April 2012. APPROVED!!!* *Biometrics in Philadelphia (Drummond Road)- 7th August 2012*
*POE Newark, NJ - 16th May 2012 *Biometrics walk in at Philadelphia (Drummond Rd) - 25th July 2012*
*K1 process took 160 days* *Case Transfered to California Service Centre - 26th July 2012*
*SSN DENIED! - 17th August. 10 weeks after I applied!!*

*EAD/AP Approved - 28th August 2012* 59 days
*Married! - 1st June 2012* *EAD/AP card in hand - 1st September 2012*
*EAD/AP card in hand - 1st September 2012*
* Re-applied for SSN - 14th September 2012*
*Put in service request at 8mo/3days wait - 19th March 2013*

* AOS Approved!!! - 1st May 2013* Exactly 10 months after applying.

*Green card in hand - 6th May 2013


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VISA APPROVED!! I'm on the bus home after a long day but I just want to thank everyone for all their help and for answering what seems like a ton of questions! I'll write up the full story tonight when I get home. Flight to Newark is booked for May 16th.

: :dance: :dance:

CONGRATULATIONS :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:


AOS
2013-04-16 Sent AOS Package VIA EXPRESS MAIL
2013-04-17 Delivered at Chicago IL
2013-04-24 Emailed Received @11:52 pm.
2013-04-24 Check Cashed
2013-04-24 NOA1 Date
2013-04-29 NOA1 Receipt in Mail
2013-05-03 Receipt of BIO Appt. for 05/23/13
2013-06-14 EA/AP Approved Email Receipt and Card Production
2013-06-19 EA Card Production (2nd Email)
2013-06-21 Receive Email that EA was mailed
2013-06-21 Received Email with Tracking number for Post Office for EA
2013-06-24 Received Combo Card
2013-08-02 Received Possible Interview Waiver Letter
2013-11-21 Service Request Requested local office working on May 2,2013
2013-11-26 Received Email GC Production
2013-12-02 Received Email Mailed GC to address on file
2013-12-02 Received Email with Tracking Number & Welcome Letter
2013-12-04 Received GC Yayyyyyyyy
LIFTING CONDITIONS
2015-08-05 Received Letter to File to Remove Conditions
2015-08-28 Mail i751 Package VIA EXPRESS MAIL
2015-08-29 Received at VERMONT SERVICE CENTER
2015-09-02 Check Cashed
2015-09-17 Received Bio Appt. for 09/28/15 Letter dated 09/12/15
2016-06-03 Received Letter that case was Approved dated 05/27/16

2016-06-03 Card Production Text

2016-06-08 Card Mailed Out Text and Email

2016-06-09 Card Delivered Text and Email (Nothing in Mail)

2016-06-09 Called USPS Open investigation on Missing Mail

2016-06-10 Card in Hand YAYYYYY

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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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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Congrats!! :dancing:


Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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YAY! That's freakin awesome!! Must be a great feeling after all this..I know Newark airport all too well. Hopefully my husband will get to know it sometime this century! :)


Married Sept.3,2010

02/11/2011: I130 Sent

02/21/2011: NOA1

06/22/2011: NOA2

06/30/2011: NVC

07/05/2011: DS-3032 email received

07/05/2011: DS-3032 emailed

07/06/2011: AOS Bill received

07/06/2011: AOS Fee Paid

07/09/2011: I864 Sent

07/11/2011: IV Fee Bill received

08/30/2011: IV Fee Paid

09/30/2011: IV Pkg Sent

10/24/2011: RFE (we dragged our feet from here on)

(forget all this for now, let's go on holiday!)

03/13/2012: NVC CASE COMPLETE!!

04/05/2012: Received interview appt email

06/22/2012: Medical @ Knightsbridge

06/29/2012: Interview 8am-Result: Pending

??/??/????: I601 Filed at Lock-Box

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Filed: IR-5 Country: United Kingdom
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Congrats...job done!! :dance::thumbs: :thumbs:


I-130 SENT 2012/01/20

I-130 NOA1 2012/01/24

I-130 NOA2 2012/06/12

NVC receiv 2012/07/02

NVC case # 2012/07/13

DS-3032 emailed 2012/07/13

AOS paid 2012/07/20

AOS sent 2012/07/23

DS-3032 Accepted 2012/07/24

IV paid 2012/07/25

IV/DS-230 sent 2012/07/26

RFE missing pay stubs 2012/08/03

Case completed 2012/08/16

Inteview Date 2012/10/16

221g (new co-sponsor and proof of domicile for my son) crazy stuff!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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VISA APPROVED!! I'm on the bus home after a long day but I just want to thank everyone for all their help and for answering what seems like a ton of questions! I'll write up the full story tonight when I get home. Flight to Newark is booked for May 16th.

: :dance: :dance:

Would love to hear full story. Congrats on getting it approved!


Timeline:

Dec 31st 2011- I-129F sent
August 2nd 2012- INTERVIEW- APPROVED
August 10th 2012- Visas received
August 21st 2012- P.O.E Boston!

September 11th 2012- Applied for SSN.
September 16th 2012- MARRIED!!!
September 17th 2012- Received SSN.
October 26th 2012- Sent off AOS forms.

January 16th 2013- EAD and AP card issued.
January 26th 2013- Card received in mail.

May 29th 2013- Service request, as outside of processing times.

June 25th 2013- Green card/EAD stamp received in passport. Green card production ordered!

July 5th 2013- Green card arrives :)

August 22nd 2014- Daughter Born!

April 17th 2015- I-751 Sent.

April 20th 2015- NOA 1

June 2nd 2015- Biometrics Appt.

February 2nd 2016- I-751 APPROVED! 10 Year Green card issued!

 

February 22nd 2019 Applied for Citizenship! 

March 14th 2019 - Biometrics appt.

April 23rd 2019 - Interview. APPROVED!!!!!  It took 60 days!!!

 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Wales
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Ok. 4 days late but here it is. My interview write up.

I was lucky enough to have my fiance fly over to be with me for my interview. We left Cardiff on the 4am megabus to London Victoria. We left the house at 2:45am. A long day ahead! After managing to catch a little sleep on the bus on the way to London we arrived at 8:10am. Concerned about the rush hour on the tube (I was almost late to my medical due to the rush hour crowds on the tube at Victoria) we got a taxi to the Embassy. It wasnt too far on the tube so I knew a taxi wouldnt be too expensive. It was £8. A fair price.

Upon arriving at the Embassy we walked to Goulds Chemists to check in our electrical goods. We checked in 1 phone, 2 ipods, 2 sets of earphones, a usb stick, an ipad all for £3 total. They give you a raffle ticket for when you claim it back when youre done. There is a small cafe next to Goulds where we grabbed some toast and a drink to wait until 9am before joining the queue. We'd previously arranged with the embassy via email to have my fiance put on the entry list at the embassy. We called them and had a code given to us which we then put in an email and was told everything was sorted for us. Upon checking in at the first point outside the embassy, we found that Ian, my fiance, was not on the list!!! Nightmare! The officer tried calling the immigration branch around 10 times but with no answer. He suggested I go in without Ian and ask inside if he could come in but we werent happy with that incase they said no and he was stuck outside for the day. We went back to Goulds where they have laptops and printers rigged up for the various surrounding embassies for people to print forgotten documents. We paid £6 for 15 minutes of internet to print out Ians confirmation email from the embassy with the code on it. £6 is very steep but needs must. Goulds must make a lot of money off the embassies!! The officer went inside with the printed email and we were given the all clear for Ian to come inside. Phew.

The security screening was fine. Just like at the airport. We went round the side of the building, up the stairs to see a lady at the desk where I showed her my appointment letter and she gave us our number to look out for. I was I916. We managed to find a place to sit and get comfy whilst we watched the screen and waited. There were around 300 people also waiting. Busy! Ian used the snack bar at the rear of the room and bought a water and a kitkat that were £1.80 in total. After around 30 minutes we were called to window 14 to hand in my documents. Birth cert and copy, I134 and supporting forms (1040 and Ians dads letter of employment), police cert and copy and my divorce papers and copy. He also took my passport which I'll get back with my visa. All my forms were correct and present and we were given a pink form for the courier should we be successful. We went and sat back down. It was 10am. After another hour and 15 minutes we were called to window 15 for the interview. I was soooo nervous!! We had a nice white guy, around late thirties. Friendly but not overly. He said that looking at our folder, we go to a lot of sports games. Lol. Most of our photos we submitted were of us at various games. He asked me did I like American sports? What was my favourite baseball team? I said the Yankees and he jokingly said "visa apporoved!" and close the folder. Lol. He then went on to ask how we met and the timeline of how the relationship progressed. The Officer asked Ian a few questions about the I134 and about Ians current working situation. Ians Dad is supporting me and Ian had just lost his job due to needing time off to help me move. He also asked was Ians Dad aware that I may not be able to work for upto 6 months. He already knew and is fine with it. The officer said he was satisfied enough with our relationship to issue the visa. He then congratulated us and told us where to pay for the courier. We thanked him and left on a high! Big relief! We paid the £15 and are waiting on my visa to be delivered. Bank holiday weekend has delayed it but thats fine as Im not booked on a flight out until May 16th. By the time we got back to Goulds to pick up our electricals, It was 11:30am. In and out in 2 and a half hours. Not too bad.

Its been an experience and we still have a long way to go but the first hurdle is now over and we can concentrate on packing up my house and handing in my notice at work.

:dance: :dance:


View my K1 -> ROC Timeline

*Filed I-129F - 21st October 2011* *Applied for SSN - 8th June 2012* *Filed I-751 (arrived) - 26th March 2015

*NOA1 - 28th October 2011* *Filed for AOS, EAD & AP - 26th June 2012* * Check cashed - 30th March 2015
*NOA2 (no RFE) - 26th January 2012* *AOS, EAD, & AP arrive at Chicago Lockbox - 28th June 2012* NOA1 - 26th March 2015 (arrived 3/4/15)

*Packet 3 sent - 27th February 2012* *Email notification of receipt - 3rd July 2012* *No biometrics letter - Service Request submitted 5/4/15
*Medical - February 28th 2012* *Check cashed - 7th July 2012* *Still no biometrics letter - 2nd Service Request submitted - 8/6/15
*Packet 4 received - 17th March 2012* *NOA1 for AOS, EAD & AP - 9th July 2012* *Biometrics in Aurora, CO - 8th July 2015*
*Interview in London - 5th April 2012. APPROVED!!!* *Biometrics in Philadelphia (Drummond Road)- 7th August 2012*
*POE Newark, NJ - 16th May 2012 *Biometrics walk in at Philadelphia (Drummond Rd) - 25th July 2012*
*K1 process took 160 days* *Case Transfered to California Service Centre - 26th July 2012*
*SSN DENIED! - 17th August. 10 weeks after I applied!!*

*EAD/AP Approved - 28th August 2012* 59 days
*Married! - 1st June 2012* *EAD/AP card in hand - 1st September 2012*
*EAD/AP card in hand - 1st September 2012*
* Re-applied for SSN - 14th September 2012*
*Put in service request at 8mo/3days wait - 19th March 2013*

* AOS Approved!!! - 1st May 2013* Exactly 10 months after applying.

*Green card in hand - 6th May 2013


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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congrats!!!!

** Does happy dance ***

When you get the time, please give us the juicy details about every 5 mins leading to the approval.

***Hugs**

Nevermind, just saw that you already did.

Congrats again!


Feb 3, 2012 - I129F sent
Feb 6, 2012 - NoA1 Received
August 22, 2012 - NoA2 ( 198 days!!!!!)
Sept 6, 2012 - NVC Received Case
Sept 10, 2012 - London Received Case
Sept 15, 2012 - Packet 3 Received
Sept 20, 2012 - Medical
Oct 5, 2012 - All forms sent to the embassy
Nov 5, 2012 - Interview
Nov 5, 2012 - Administrative Processing crying.gifcrying.gifcrying.gifranting33va.gifcray5ol.gif

Love conquers all.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Ok. 4 days late but here it is. My interview write up.

I was lucky enough to have my fiance fly over to be with me for my interview. We left Cardiff on the 4am megabus to London Victoria. We left the house at 2:45am. A long day ahead! After managing to catch a little sleep on the bus on the way to London we arrived at 8:10am. Concerned about the rush hour on the tube (I was almost late to my medical due to the rush hour crowds on the tube at Victoria) we got a taxi to the Embassy. It wasnt too far on the tube so I knew a taxi wouldnt be too expensive. It was £8. A fair price.

Upon arriving at the Embassy we walked to Goulds Chemists to check in our electrical goods. We checked in 1 phone, 2 ipods, 2 sets of earphones, a usb stick, an ipad all for £3 total. They give you a raffle ticket for when you claim it back when youre done. There is a small cafe next to Goulds where we grabbed some toast and a drink to wait until 9am before joining the queue. We'd previously arranged with the embassy via email to have my fiance put on the entry list at the embassy. We called them and had a code given to us which we then put in an email and was told everything was sorted for us. Upon checking in at the first point outside the embassy, we found that Ian, my fiance, was not on the list!!! Nightmare! The officer tried calling the immigration branch around 10 times but with no answer. He suggested I go in without Ian and ask inside if he could come in but we werent happy with that incase they said no and he was stuck outside for the day. We went back to Goulds where they have laptops and printers rigged up for the various surrounding embassies for people to print forgotten documents. We paid £6 for 15 minutes of internet to print out Ians confirmation email from the embassy with the code on it. £6 is very steep but needs must. Goulds must make a lot of money off the embassies!! The officer went inside with the printed email and we were given the all clear for Ian to come inside. Phew.

The security screening was fine. Just like at the airport. We went round the side of the building, up the stairs to see a lady at the desk where I showed her my appointment letter and she gave us our number to look out for. I was I916. We managed to find a place to sit and get comfy whilst we watched the screen and waited. There were around 300 people also waiting. Busy! Ian used the snack bar at the rear of the room and bought a water and a kitkat that were £1.80 in total. After around 30 minutes we were called to window 14 to hand in my documents. Birth cert and copy, I134 and supporting forms (1040 and Ians dads letter of employment), police cert and copy and my divorce papers and copy. He also took my passport which I'll get back with my visa. All my forms were correct and present and we were given a pink form for the courier should we be successful. We went and sat back down. It was 10am. After another hour and 15 minutes we were called to window 15 for the interview. I was soooo nervous!! We had a nice white guy, around late thirties. Friendly but not overly. He said that looking at our folder, we go to a lot of sports games. Lol. Most of our photos we submitted were of us at various games. He asked me did I like American sports? What was my favourite baseball team? I said the Yankees and he jokingly said "visa apporoved!" and close the folder. Lol. He then went on to ask how we met and the timeline of how the relationship progressed. The Officer asked Ian a few questions about the I134 and about Ians current working situation. Ians Dad is supporting me and Ian had just lost his job due to needing time off to help me move. He also asked was Ians Dad aware that I may not be able to work for upto 6 months. He already knew and is fine with it. The officer said he was satisfied enough with our relationship to issue the visa. He then congratulated us and told us where to pay for the courier. We thanked him and left on a high! Big relief! We paid the £15 and are waiting on my visa to be delivered. Bank holiday weekend has delayed it but thats fine as Im not booked on a flight out until May 16th. By the time we got back to Goulds to pick up our electricals, It was 11:30am. In and out in 2 and a half hours. Not too bad.

Its been an experience and we still have a long way to go but the first hurdle is now over and we can concentrate on packing up my house and handing in my notice at work.

:dance: :dance:

Love. every. detail! :-)


Feb 3, 2012 - I129F sent
Feb 6, 2012 - NoA1 Received
August 22, 2012 - NoA2 ( 198 days!!!!!)
Sept 6, 2012 - NVC Received Case
Sept 10, 2012 - London Received Case
Sept 15, 2012 - Packet 3 Received
Sept 20, 2012 - Medical
Oct 5, 2012 - All forms sent to the embassy
Nov 5, 2012 - Interview
Nov 5, 2012 - Administrative Processing crying.gifcrying.gifcrying.gifranting33va.gifcray5ol.gif

Love conquers all.

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Congratuations, the London embassy sounds like breeze... Hopefully when my time comes it's just as pain free.


02/17/02: KH & PH started dating

11/11/06: Married in the UK

05/10/12: Sent off I-130 via Express Mail

05/11/12: I-130 signed for at Chicago Lockbox

05/11/12: Priority date for I-130

05/21/12: Received NOA1 hardcopy VSC

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