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Hello! I'm new to this. My fiance and I just got our notice to say that our I-129F was received and now we are wondering whats next?

I suggest taking a look through the K1 guide at http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide. It'll give you pretty much everything you need to know.

09/25/2009 - Married!

CR1 Timeline
12/11/2009 - I-130 Sent

12/17/2009 - NOA1
03/01/2010 - NOA2
03/05/2010 - DS-3032 Emailed
03/08/2010 - DS-3032/I-864 Bill received/DS-3032 Email resent / AOS Paid
03/09/2010 - NVC received AOS Payment
03/10/2010 - DS-3032 accepted
03/11/2010 - IV Bill received
03/12/2010 - I-864 Bill shows as PAID
03/16/2010 - Sent I-864 Package
03/19/2010 - Pay IV Bill Online
03/22/2010 - IV Bill shows as PAID
03/23/2010 - DS-230 and Documents Sent
04/08/2010 - SIF
04/08/2010 - AVR updated to "Case Completed"
04/13/2010 - Interview Date Assigned
04/21/2010 - Case Sent to Embassy
04/25/2010 - Case Received at Embassy
04/30/2010 - Medical Exam - Passed!

05/06/2010 - Interview 9:30am in Auckland - APPROVED!
05/10/2010 - Visa Received!
05/13/2010 - POE LAX!

Removal of Conditions Timeline
04/25/2012 - I-751 Package sent (a little late)

05/01/2012 - USCIS Received Package
05/14/2012 - NOA
06/01/2012 - Biometrics (Omaha, NE)

11/20/2012 - Approved
11/29/2012 - Card Received!

Naturalization Timeline
06/06/2015 - N-400 Sent to Phoenix Lockbox
06/10/2015 - Case Received
06/15/2015 - NOA
07/07/2015 - Biometrics (Omaha, NE)

09/01/2015 - Interview - Approved!

10/09/2015 - Oath Ceremony!

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Hello! I'm new to this. My fiance and I just got our notice to say that our I-129F was received and now we are wondering whats next?

Welcome to the forum.

While you are waiting the 4-6 months for your petition approval, :guides:

Good luck on your visa journey.

Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca


:idea: Read more, post less.... Google can be your friend ! :idea:

Prior apologies if I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

Keep your timeline current: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/

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Yep, just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! Haha!

Once it's accepted, it really is just a waiting game for a few months and it helps to know that there is really nothing you can do about it. Just relax and let the process take its course. I suggest you sign up on the USCIS.gov website for email and/or text alerts for when your petition moves to the next stage (NOA2) but like everyone else has suggested, read through the guides here, they're a great resource. Make sure to keep whatever records you can that you're together since filing (that seems to be a common question/comment on the forums) and just keep patient.

Good luck!

1/7/12 - I-129F Sent to Dallas Lockbox

1/10/12 - Package delivered!

1/12/12 - Notice that package is being forwarded to Vermont Service Center

1/17/12 - NOA1 received!! Notice Date 01/11/2012

6/13/12 - NOA2 APPROVED! 5-months to the date of them receiving it.

6/21/12 - NVC Received (I think, I called on 22 early morning and it had an NVC case number already). Assigned an Abu Dhabi case number. Asked NVC what I needed to do to change consulates and followed the procedures exactly as they told me.

6/29/12 - NVC sent our case to the wrong consulate even though I followed every procedure to notify them of change-of-address

6/29/12 - Emailed both Abu Dhabi and Montreal to request transfer to the correct consulate (Montreal)

7/16/12 - Frustrated by no reply from Montreal, I contacted my local congressman asking for help

7/18/12 - Phone call from rep of the congressman offering me help, very nice people!

7/24/12 - Thanks to local congressman's help, Montreal officially requesting case from Abu Dhabi (one month delay but at least we're back on track)

8/06/12 - Abu Dhabi officially received request from Montreal

8/22/12 - Received Packet 3 email from Montreal. Started gathering final documents

9/14/12 - Received e-mail from Montreal to hold on to our Packet 3 because our case is being forward to Vancouver (GRRR!!!! MORE TIME! But lucky because we were sending packet 3 papers THAT NEXT DAY)

9/27/12 - Received packet 3 letter from Vancouver.

11/5/12 - Medical Interview (everything's ok, thank god)

11/20/12 - Interview appt at Vancouver Consulate - APPROVED!!!!!! THANK YOU GOD!

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As everyone says here, just be sure to read the guides ALOT. I did until my head was spinning, but it is worth it because at least you will be prepared for what is next to come.

Sit back, enjoy the ride, and good luck! :luv:


♥ Love Timeline ♥

11/11/2003 ~ We met online on a wrestling forum & MySpace promoting the same music band

14/07/2005 ~ Lost contact with each other :(

10/05/2010 ~ We got back in contact, re-establishing our friendship

25/06/2010 ~ Confessed our love for one another, officially a couple! ^_^

29/03/2011 ~ Flew to the USA to meet each other for the first time in Atlanta, GA

10/10/2011 ~ Flew to the USA for a surprise visit in her hometown of Chattanooga, TN

14/01/2012 ~ Flew to TN for a medical emergency; she was hospitalised

23/03/2012 ~ Flew to TN to take her for her first holiday to Miami, FL

29/03/2012 ~ Proposed to her in front of her favourite WWE wrestler CM Punk, she said YES!!!

♥ K-1 Timeline ♥

29/05/2012 ~ I-129f Sent

14/06/2012 ~ NOA1 Received (VSC)

??/??/???? ~ NOA2 Received

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Hello! I'm new to this. My fiance and I just got our notice to say that our I-129F was received and now we are wondering whats next?

hey if you have any detailed questions , just give me a shout, PM if you want. We submitted our petition in January so I can give you a few tips since we are both going through Dublin's embassy :)

First of all fill in your timeline so you can see yours and other people's progress :)check your NOA1 and see if you are going to be processed in Vermont (EACXXXXXXXX number) or California (WACXXXXXXXXX number) :)

Edited by sabi

Our (K1) Journey

01-17-2012: I 129F sent

01-24-2012: NOA1 date! => Vermont Service Centre

08-02-2012: NOA2 (195 days!!!)

09-24-2012: interview - Approved!

09-26-2012: visaarrow-10x10.png issued

09-28-2012: visa received by a registeredarrow-10x10.png post

11-01-2012: POE Dublin

11-17-2012: wedding

AOS Journey

11-23-2012: AOS package sent

11-27-2912: package received and signed for at the Chicago office

11-29-2012: case numbers assigned

12-03-2012: Biometrics letter sent to the old addressarrow-10x10.png (never received)

12-10-2012: NOA1 hardcopy for I 765 and I 131

12-15-2012: NOA1 hardcopy for I 485

12-28-2012: biometrics (missed)

01-17-2013: newarrow-10x10.png biometric date

01-25-2013: EAD approval

01-30-2013: EAD production

01-31-2013: EAD mailed

02-02-2013: EAD received

My ROC Journey:

03-20-2015: I751 package sent

03-23-2015: NOA1

03-25-2015: check cashedarrow-10x10.png

07-31-2015: Biometrics ( Biometrics letter sent to the old address never received, missed it on 07/06 and had to have it rescheduled after many phone calls and service requests)

09-07-2015: Card in Production email.

09-09-2015: Card mailed

09-11-2015: Card delivered


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Hello! I'm new to this. My fiance and I just got our notice to say that our I-129F was received and now we are wondering whats next?

Hi there AnnaLouise, My fiance is from Ireland too. Like Sabi said, we are getting pretty good at all this stuff by now. Feel free to message me too if you have questions! At this point all you can do is wait, stay positive and not lose your mindheadbonk.gif. It is a long strange journey... Good luck! good.gif

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Hello! I'm new to this. My fiance and I just got our notice to say that our I-129F was received and now we are wondering whats next?


Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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Hello! I'm new to this. My fiance and I just got our notice to say that our I-129F was received and now we are wondering whats next?

Welcome fellow Irish filer, the best advice is too try and summon up as much patience as you can, trust me it will be needed and tried!! Like Sibi said feel free to give me a shout at anytime. I am a end of Jan filer and will be going through Dublin too, real soon i hope!!



Interview Monday 27th August 2012

207 days since NOA1.

Tommy arriving Saturday 25th August



Tommy went home 5th Sept

Visa arrived in mail 5th Sept

POE Dublin on Oct 3rd 2012

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pls can u hint me on how u got the notification that ur application has been received, we sent in application over a month now and the check has been deducted from my fiancee's account but we are yet to hear from USCIS or receive any receipt number.

Please :time: , and start your own thread if you have any future inquiries. You are more likely to get the attention you seek to the matter if you do. Without knowing the date you sent your petition or when it was delivered, it is impossible to give you any estimated time frame. The check was cashed which means they received it. What date was the check cashed if you do not know the delivery date? It generally takes anywhere from 1 week to 30 days to receive a hard copy letter of your NOA1 in the mail. However, people generally get there e-notification early on if they filled out the G-1145 form and attached to the petition. If you didn't, expect up to 30 days for the hard copy letter from the day it was delivered (if you know that date) to arrive. If it hasn't arrived after that time, you could try contacting USCIS to verify it was received and get a receipt number.

Our K-1 and AOS Journey

05/12-05/22/10-met my sweetheart and family(had lots of fun!)
12/13-12/26/11-met again for engagement/Christmas
04/10/12-I-129F petition sent
04/13/12-USPS delivery confirmation
04/18/12-NOA1 text/email
04/21/12-NOA1(receipt 04/17/12)
10/10/12-NOA2 text
10/15/12-NOA2 letter received
10/27/12-NVC letter received
11/28/12-Medical Exam-PASSED
12/07/12-K-1 Interview-APPROVED

03/27/13-AOS,EAD,AP delivered
04/03/13-NOAs text/email
04/08/13-NOAs received
04/26/13-Biometrics appointment(walk-in done 04/17)

06/03/13-EAD card production/AP post decision approval

06/10/13-EAD/AP combo card received

04/04/14-AOS card production/decision

04/11/14-NOA2 welcome to the USA

04/12/14-Received GC

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