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It's our one year anniversary today, and 11 months since we began our visa journey. My anniversary present just arrived, it's my passport, CR1 visa and mystery brown envelope! Now I can properly plan to see and be with my husband again.

Keep on trucking fellow VJers, and thanks for all your help - this has been an invaluable resource.

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Happy Anniversary and Congratulations.... :dance:

Not even time and space can deter what is meant to be. Finding ones true love (Soul Mate) is priceless ):

Married 6/19/11


USCIS (93 days)

01/31/2012: I-130 Sent

02/03/2012: NOA1 E-mail & Text

02/07/2012: NOA1 Hard Copy

05/10/2012: NOA2 E-mail & Text

05/14/2012: NOA2 Hard Copy

NVC (68 days)

05/14/2012: NVC received

06/01/2012: Case number/IIN

06/04/2012: DS-3032 sent Electronic

06/05/2012: DS-3032 accepted

06/06/2012: AOS Bill PAID

06/09/2012: AOS Package sent

06/24/2012: IV Bill PAID

07/09/2012: IV Package sent

07/20/2012: Case complete at NVC

08/03/2012: Interview scheduled (Interview Date: (09/14/2012)


09/06/2012: Medical

09/14/2012: Interview (Approved)

09/21/2012: Visa

10/06/2012: POE Miami

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Happy Anniversary!

Our journey:


September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*


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happy anniversary and congratulations!!!:)

California Service Center

Consulate : Manila, Philippines

Marriage : 2011-11-26


2011-12-14 : I-130 Sent

2011-12-16 : I-130 NOA1

2012-06-12 : NOA2 -i don't know why this came later than nvc case #


2012-06-07 : NVC Received , DS3032, IIN, BIN, AOS invoiced

2012-06-07 : Sent DS3032 email

2012-06-07 : Paid AOS fee

2012-06-08 : AOS shows PAID

2012-06-13 : Sent AOS package to NVC

2012-06-14 : DS3032 acceptance

2012-06-15 : IV fee invoiced, paid, in process status

2012-06-18 : IV fee shows PAID

2012-06-18 : AOS confirmed delivered via USPS in NVC

2012-06-18 : package IV mailed via USPS

2012-06-19 : NVC received package IV

2012-06-26 : AOS accepted

2012-07-02 : checklist for DS230 form (lacking info)

2012-07-03 : checklist mailed to NVC via USPS ( expected delivery 07-05)

2012-07-13 : case completed

2012-07-16 : medical done

2012-09-05 : interview schedule

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Happy new future dragon! ;)

09/2011: Trying to get my wife's birth certificate (took 4 months, thx to USPS)

14/02/12: Marriage

21/02/12: I-130 package sent.

24/02/12: I-130 package arrived @ Chicago lockbox

29/02/12: NOA 1 by E-mail

29/02/12: Contacted US accountant for IRS filing.

07/03/12: NOA 2 by E-mail - Your I-130 was approved in 7 days from your NOA1 date

12/03/12: File arrived at NVC

29/03/12: Confirmation of e-mailed DS-3032

30/03/12: Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill by e-mail

04/04/12: I-864 & DS-230 fee bill paid.

05/04/12: NVC payment portal shows 'paid' status.

13/04/12: Sent out DS-230 & I-864 Package

16/04/12: DS-230 & I864 package received by NVC

21/04/12: Received Checklist for proof of of residency & foreign tax

25/04/12: Sent out reply on checklist

01/05/12: Telephone confirmation of a closed case!

11/05/12: Case complete e-mail and interview date

23/05/12: Medical

05/06/12: Interview!


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