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Hey.

I'm new to VJ (I posted my complex situation in the introduction board), but basically I am hoping to be in the US with my husband by the end of this year.

Just wondering if there is anyone on here that is at the beginning of their visa journey and still in the UK? I am based in London and will be filing the I-130 at the end of the month (pay day). I have so many questions and don't want to bombard the boards with them :blink: . So looking for anyone who's in a similar position. :help:

Nice to meet you all

Porsha


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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Hey.

I'm new to VJ (I posted my complex situation in the introduction board), but basically I am hoping to be in the US with my husband by the end of this year.

Just wondering if there is anyone on here that is at the beginning of their visa journey and still in the UK? I am based in London and will be filing the I-130 at the end of the month (pay day). I have so many questions and don't want to bombard the boards with them :blink: . So looking for anyone who's in a similar position. :help:

Nice to meet you all

Porsha

Hi Porsha---

The best place to find a buddies is in this forum. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/134-ir-1-cr-1-spouse-visa-case-filing-and-progress-reports/

People band together by the month of filing and talk up a storm while waiting. It gives you a gang to hang with. A lot never even realize there are regional forums too so you might not find anybody whose made it here yet. But I find when you hang with new people, it's often the blind leading the blind. So read all the posts in the IR1/CR1 forum here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/110-ir-1-cr-1-spouse-visa-process-procedures/

You'll see all the same questions asked over and over. You'll learn from the mistakes and RFEs (requests for evidence) people get.

Have you found the guide pages and the sample forms filled out?

Then there's a NVC forum to add to your reading once your husband files the I-130 so you will know what's going to happen after the petition is approved. Learn that ahead of time and get your documents gathered so you're ready as soon as NVC is ready for them.

And then also hang out here in the UK forum and read what the IR1/CR1s are doing about their shots, medical, and taking to the interview. Once you clear NVC, it gets London specific and what your I-130 buddies are doing at other consulates may not apply to you at all.

I hope it all goes smoothly for you. I read your other post and I know all about K1s and London, but never learned the NVC process and details of what to do about kids. Does your oldest son have a US passport yet? That process can be started now, separate from your I-130 petition.

Welcome to the UK forum!


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Welcome and good luck on your journey. I'm not 'travelling' with you but I have done the journey fairly recently so feel free to ask questions. I was a teacher in the UK too but haven't yet got my head around all the acronyms I need to understand before I can think about transferring my qualification to the Georgia system!

Cathy

Edited by cathy2904

01/27/2011 - Trevor's N400 submitted
02/18/2011 - Married
04/02/2011 - NOA1 hard copy received - priority date 03/30/2011
07/08/2011 - Trevor is now a USC - called USCIS to request upgrade of the petition.
08/02/2011 - NOA2
09/08/2011 - LND case number received, medical booked
09/26/2011 - Case complete at NVC
09/30/2011 - Interview date assigned
11/08/2011 - Interview - approved!!
11/10/2011 - Visa in hand
12/04/2011 - POE in Atlanta
12/12/2011 - SSN number received in mail
12/12/2011 - Welcome notice received
01/06/2012 - Green card received
09/06/2013 - File for Removal of Conditions
10/01/2013 - Biometrics for ROC
02/03/2014 - Card production email received

02/17/2014 - 2nd card production email received

02/28/2014 - 10 year Green card received

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Welcome and good luck on your journey. I'm not 'travelling' with you but I have done the journey fairly recently so feel free to ask questions. I was a teacher in the UK too but haven't yet got my head around all the acronyms I need to understand before I can think about transferring my qualification to the Georgia system!

Cathy

Thank you Cathy,

I am going to add you so that we can tak about teaching... I have my first friend :dance: I am moving to Vaginia Beach... But we can chat in a nessage


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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Hi Porsha---

The best place to find a buddies is in this forum. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/134-ir-1-cr-1-spouse-visa-case-filing-and-progress-reports/

People band together by the month of filing and talk up a storm while waiting. It gives you a gang to hang with. A lot never even realize there are regional forums too so you might not find anybody whose made it here yet. But I find when you hang with new people, it's often the blind leading the blind. So read all the posts in the IR1/CR1 forum here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/110-ir-1-cr-1-spouse-visa-process-procedures/

You'll see all the same questions asked over and over. You'll learn from the mistakes and RFEs (requests for evidence) people get.

Have you found the guide pages and the sample forms filled out?

Then there's a NVC forum to add to your reading once your husband files the I-130 so you will know what's going to happen after the petition is approved. Learn that ahead of time and get your documents gathered so you're ready as soon as NVC is ready for them.

And then also hang out here in the UK forum and read what the IR1/CR1s are doing about their shots, medical, and taking to the interview. Once you clear NVC, it gets London specific and what your I-130 buddies are doing at other consulates may not apply to you at all.

I hope it all goes smoothly for you. I read your other post and I know all about K1s and London, but never learned the NVC process and details of what to do about kids. Does your oldest son have a US passport yet? That process can be started now, separate from your I-130 petition.

Welcome to the UK forum!

Thanks Nick... I will def check out the filing forum and join that


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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Thank you Cathy,

I am going to add you so that we can tak about teaching... I have my first friend :dance: I am moving to Vaginia Beach... But we can chat in a nessage

:thumbs:


01/27/2011 - Trevor's N400 submitted
02/18/2011 - Married
04/02/2011 - NOA1 hard copy received - priority date 03/30/2011
07/08/2011 - Trevor is now a USC - called USCIS to request upgrade of the petition.
08/02/2011 - NOA2
09/08/2011 - LND case number received, medical booked
09/26/2011 - Case complete at NVC
09/30/2011 - Interview date assigned
11/08/2011 - Interview - approved!!
11/10/2011 - Visa in hand
12/04/2011 - POE in Atlanta
12/12/2011 - SSN number received in mail
12/12/2011 - Welcome notice received
01/06/2012 - Green card received
09/06/2013 - File for Removal of Conditions
10/01/2013 - Biometrics for ROC
02/03/2014 - Card production email received

02/17/2014 - 2nd card production email received

02/28/2014 - 10 year Green card received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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Hey.

I'm new to VJ (I posted my complex situation in the introduction board), but basically I am hoping to be in the US with my husband by the end of this year.

Just wondering if there is anyone on here that is at the beginning of their visa journey and still in the UK? I am based in London and will be filing the I-130 at the end of the month (pay day). I have so many questions and don't want to bombard the boards with them :blink: . So looking for anyone who's in a similar position. :help:

Nice to meet you all

Porsha

Hi Porsha, nice to meet you! Cathy will be a good mentor as a fellow UKC who made it through the process. My husband is in England currently waiting. I am the USC so I might be able to help on that end a bit, if you ever need it. Best of luck!


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: AOS (apr) Country: England
Timeline

Hi Porsha,

Just wanted to say hi, and good luck. I will also answer any questions that I can, if needed. :)

Dawn.

Edited by Dawny&Tommy

Dawny(UK) and Tommy(South Carolina) The Journey Begins!!

- January 17, 2007 - Sent I-129F

- January 23, 2007 - I-129F received at TSC!

- January 30, 2007 - NOA1 sent!

- February 1, 2007 - Touched!

- February 2, 2007 - Cheque cashed by CSC!

- February 5, 2007 - Tommy received NOA1 (Hard copy!) Yay!

- April 5, 2007 - Tommy is coming to me for 12 days yay!! :)

- Impatiently waiting!

- April 27, 2007 - NOA2!! :)

- April 28, 2007 - Touched, oh my!

- May 11, 2007 - NVC receives our stuffs :)

- May 15, 2007 - NVC Sends our stuffs to London, yay! :)

- May 29, 2007 - Packet 3 received.

- June 7 , 2007 - Packet 3 returned to Embassy.

- July 11, 2007 - Received Packet 4.

- August 16, 2007 - Interview at 10AM :)

- March 19, 2008 - Court allows permission to take my daughter to live in the US! :)

- March 31, 2008 - Sent Passports and documents to the Embassy. Waiting for Visas...

- April 10, 2008 - Visas in hand!!! Omgosh!!

- June 23, 2008 - Going home to my man, finally :) POE (ATL)

- 08-08-08 - Wedding :)

- 08-21-10 - 2 year Green Card received! :)

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Thank you... I've added you all and I will be posting on here regularly, its funny how many questions pop up once you start the process... I guess I am going to have even more once my husband files the i130 petition.


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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Hi we've come across each other already today but i will be filing the I-130 at the end of the month too!


CR-1
07-01-2011 : Married

05-10-2012 : I-130 Mailed to London (DCF)
05-11-2012 : I-130 Delivered and signed for at Embassy
05-18-2012 : NOA1 Email
07-26-2012 : NOA2 (69 days)
07-28-2012 : NOA2 hard copy received
08-10-2012 : LND Case number received. Letter dated 08-07-2012
08-15-2012 : DS-230 and DS-2001 mailed to Embassy
08-23-2012 : Medical
09-14-2012 : Emailed Embassy and confirmed DS forms have finally been logged (After 29 days)
09-22-2012 : Interview letter received. Dated September 19th.
10-03-2012 : Interview - Approved!
NOA1 to Interview - 138 days.
10-10-2012 : Passport with Visa delivered two hours late at 8pm.
10-22-2012 : POE Philadelphia
11-15-2012 : Green Card received in mail
12-11-2012 : Went to the Social Security office to apply for SSN after it did not arrive.
12-15-2012 : SSN Arrived in 4 days.

05-09-2013 : Left USC Husband.
11-28-2013: Filed for divorce.

05-01-2014: Divorced

05-08-2014: Sent I-751 petition to VSC

05-13-2014: NOA1 (was not postmarked until 5/22/14 and received on 5/24/14)
06-18-2014: Biometrics in St. Albans, VT

11-21-2014: RFE. Received on 11/24/14.

01-22-2015: Interview notice mailed out. Received 1/26/15

02-12-2015: Interview in St Albans, VT - Approved during interview!

CRBA
08-16-2012 : CRBA in London for our daughter - Approved!
09-11-2012 : CRBA and Passport arrived.
09-25-2012 : SSN Arrived. Mailed from MD on 09-17-2012

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