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It was over so fast, I don't think I have much to say.

I arrived at the MLC centre. Walked into an elevator and selected the 10th floor. Passed through security, leaving behind my bag and electronics. Went on up the 59th floor. Showed my passport to a lady behind a window and she buzzed me in. Walked up to a little kiosk with three buttons, hit the top one for K visas. As soon as my ticket came out, my number was alled. I didn't realise and I sat down for about a minute and then got back up. :P

Walked over to a window where the lady asked me basic questions about the paperwork. Nothing to do with the relationship itself. She asked if I brought a 3kg envelope with me or created an account. I had made the account, but I guess that means you can take your own envelope if you want. The first half of the interview was over quick and had to sit back down again.

Then I broke their clock.

Well, not really. The had reading material so I went up to the slots in the wall and lifted up a magazine, which knocked the clock off the wall. I caught it and put it back up, though. Gave everyone a good laugh I think. :P

Besides the people being interviewed, there were only three other people waiting. They went up before me, then it was my turn. The lady asked me:

1. Ever lived outside Australia?

2. Ever been married?

3. Have kids?

4. Has you fiancée ever been married or had kids?

5. What does your fiancée do?

6. How did you meet your fiancée?

7. How many times have you been in the U.S.?

8. What did you do in the U.S.?

That's all I can remember at the moment. Then she said that she believed our relationship was valid and slid me a little white note. Best note that's ever been passed to me. It wasn't at all anticlimatic, though it does seem like it. I was so overwhelmed with joy I didn't know what to do with myself. I just said thank you then packed up and left.

She didn't ask to see evidence of our relationship.

I guess that's my story!

Oh yeah, the lady said the visa would take 5 days to get to me, the slip says 7. And everyone else has said 2 weeks+. So we'll see. XD

The help and support I received here has been invaluable. It made this horrid process just that little bit less horrid. I am never doing this again. #### you, bureaucracy. Thank you for giving me permission to get married.

(but seriously though I really am appreciative :P)

Any questions, just shoot.


Rough Timeline
(I'm terrible with dates)


  • Met online May 2008
  • Began dating August 2010
  • Met face to face July 2011
  • Became engaged October 2011
  • Filed Petition for Fiancé Visa October 2011
  • Approved case forward to Sydney Consulate February 2012 (with the wrong email address- caused a lot of stress trying fix)
  • Packet 3 sent to Consulate April 11 2012
  • Interview date sent back on April 18 2012 (according to them. I had to email to find out, which I got a reply to on April 26)
  • Interview scheduled for May 15 2012
  • Interview on May 15 2012: VISA APPROVED
  • Visa arrived in hand May 21 2012
  • Hopeful wedding date: July 7
  • Married July 7
  • Filed for AOS several days later
  • April 29, 2013: Immigration requested additional evidence (my medical)

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Congratulations !!! :dance: :dance: :dance:


21/03/2012 - sent 129F to Dallas Lockbox
25/03/2012 - I129F recieved
26/03/2012 - NOA1
24/09/2012 - NOA2 text message
02/10/2012 - NVC left case sent to Bulgaria ;o)
15/10/2012 - Packet 3 recieved
27/10/2012 - Medical exam
29/10/2012 - Interview - APPROVED
25/11/2012 - POE Miami
01/02/2013 - married

AOS
02/01/2013 - AOS sent
02/12/2013 - NOA1 text and email
02/16/2013 - recieved biometrics appointment letter
02/26/2013 - biometrics appointment

08/29/2013 - received notice of potential interview waiver case

10/23/2013 - Interview approved ;o)

11/01/2013 - green card received

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Congratulations!


California Service Centre

17 May 12: I-129f sent

23 May 12: NOA1

20 Aug 12: NOA2 (89 days)

20 Nov 12: Interview in Sydney

29 Nov 12: Visa Issued

05 Dec 12: POE Honolulu

20 Dec 12: Wedding day

AOS

26 Feb 13: AOS (I-485, I-131, I-765) sent

06 Mar 13: NOA1's received

03 Apr 13: Biometrics completed

12 Sept 13: Interview - Memphis, approved!

Sept 13: Greencard received.

ROC

31 Jul 15: ROC (I-751) sent

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Congrats!! Now you can join me and Ben in waiting for the visa in the mail XD :thumbs:


Brandy + Ben = <3
Dating online since June 2009
Met Feb 23rd 2010
Lived together in US on J1 Visa since Sept 28th 2010
Got engaged on Sept 21st 2011 :)
He went back to Australia at the end of his J1 Visa on Sept 22nd 2011 :(

Sent I129 on 10/26/2011
Received: 10/27/2011
NOA1 dated: 10/31/2011
NOA1 received in mail: 11/4/2011

NOA2!!!!! 01/25/2012 in 86 days! :wow:
Married June 4th 2012 <3

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Congratulations!


We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
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Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

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Thanks guys. :D


Rough Timeline
(I'm terrible with dates)


  • Met online May 2008
  • Began dating August 2010
  • Met face to face July 2011
  • Became engaged October 2011
  • Filed Petition for Fiancé Visa October 2011
  • Approved case forward to Sydney Consulate February 2012 (with the wrong email address- caused a lot of stress trying fix)
  • Packet 3 sent to Consulate April 11 2012
  • Interview date sent back on April 18 2012 (according to them. I had to email to find out, which I got a reply to on April 26)
  • Interview scheduled for May 15 2012
  • Interview on May 15 2012: VISA APPROVED
  • Visa arrived in hand May 21 2012
  • Hopeful wedding date: July 7
  • Married July 7
  • Filed for AOS several days later
  • April 29, 2013: Immigration requested additional evidence (my medical)

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