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Hi all

I have been reading a lot on this site, learning from people's experiences for mine and my wifes upcoming visa process. Thought Id stop being a lurker and give some info.

I am from UK, my wife is a born and raised US citizen.

We met while I was in the US on a temporary working visa in April 2010. We started dating in June 2010 and she moved in with me in August 2010. When my visa expired in Jan 2011 we spent a couple of months apart while we were waiting for the right time to go to Australia on working holiday visas. We were in Australia together from March 2011 to March 2012, getting married in February 2012.

Now I am back in the UK and she is in the US :(

We have decided we want to live in the US together but due to the time it takes she is currently in the process of getting a UK visa so we can be together until a time when we can both move to the US together. Hopefully we'll be back together next month.


2012-02-27 We get married while living together in Australia
2012-03-25 She moves back to US, He moves back to UK
2012-03-26 She applies for UK visa
2012-04-06 UK Visa approved (10 days!)
2012-05-10 She moves to UK

2012-05-10 Sent I-130
2012-05-16 NOA1
2013-01-16 NOA2

2013-01-21 NVC Case received
2013-02-12 NVC number & IIN received
2013-02-13 AOS Invoiced & DS-3032 sent
2013-02-25 DS-3032 accepted
2013-02-26 IV invoiced - AOS & IV Paid
2013-02-29 IV & AOS packages sent
2013-03-01 IV & AOS packages arrived
2013-04-02 Case somplete/Interview Scheduled


2013-04-04 Medical
2013-05-28 Interview - Accepted!

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Welcome to VJ!!! Good luck and have a smooth journey! :)


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03/31/2010 filed I129

12/16/2010 Interwiew-Approved

02/07/2011 POE-Chicago

03/16/2011 Wedding!!!

05/23/2011 AOS,EAD,AP apps sent

07/15/2011 EAD, AP approved

10/05/2011 AOS approved

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
Timeline

welcome to VJ !!! :thumbs:


Met online : 2009
Married : 07/28/2010


USCIS
Send I-130 : 06/08/2011
Touched : 06/13/2011
got a NOA1 by e-mail and SMS : 06/15/2011
got "I-797C" hard copy of NOA1 : 06/20/2011
got RFE "I-797E" : 10/15/2011
RFE Reply : 12/15/2011
Touched : 12/16/2011
I-130 Approved : 12/20/2011
got "I-797" hard copy of NOA2 : 12/24/2011
Your I-130 was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.


NVC
NVC Case Number : 01/13/2012
Pay "$88" AOS Bill and e-mailed DS-3032 : 02/08/2012
Email from NVC, DS-3032 Accepted : 02/09/2012
AOS Fee Shows PAID : 02/09/2012
IV fee invoiced "$404" : 02/10/2012
IV fee invoiced "$230" : 04/18/2012
Pay "$230" IV Bill : 04/30/2012
IV Fee Shows PAID : 05/02/2012
Send AOS and IV packet : 06/09/2012
AOS and IV packet Received : 06/22/2012
Case completed at NVC : 06/29/2012

Interview Date : 08/28/2012 "Denied"

Case Reaffirmed : 07/16/2013

Second interview - Approved : 10/24/2013

Visa Issued : 10/29/2013

Visa in hand : 10/31/2013

For more details please visit my timeline

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welcome to VJ !!! :thumbs:

Welcome to VJ journey, I am new too and based in the UK... how long where you going to live out here for? From what I have read on here you will have to be here for 6 months before you can DCF at the London Embassy and it might make it difficult for her to have the affidavit of support (if she's not working and doesn't have assets).

Nice to meet you


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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Welcome to VJ journey, I am new too and based in the UK... how long where you going to live out here for? From what I have read on here you will have to be here for 6 months before you can DCF at the London Embassy and it might make it difficult for her to have the affidavit of support (if she's not working and doesn't have assets).

Nice to meet you

Hi Teach

Thats right we would have to wait for my wife to be resident here for 6 months before we could DCF. We are going to file at the chicago lockbox as that will probably be the quickest.

We have a co-sponsor and savings so the AOS hopefully will not be a problem.

Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone!


2012-02-27 We get married while living together in Australia
2012-03-25 She moves back to US, He moves back to UK
2012-03-26 She applies for UK visa
2012-04-06 UK Visa approved (10 days!)
2012-05-10 She moves to UK

2012-05-10 Sent I-130
2012-05-16 NOA1
2013-01-16 NOA2

2013-01-21 NVC Case received
2013-02-12 NVC number & IIN received
2013-02-13 AOS Invoiced & DS-3032 sent
2013-02-25 DS-3032 accepted
2013-02-26 IV invoiced - AOS & IV Paid
2013-02-29 IV & AOS packages sent
2013-03-01 IV & AOS packages arrived
2013-04-02 Case somplete/Interview Scheduled


2013-04-04 Medical
2013-05-28 Interview - Accepted!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Timeline

I wish you the best on your journey :thumbs:

Edited by kennard

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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