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Hi everyone! I am new here. But I keep reading the forum already.. I just would like to seek for advices. My husband is a US Citizen and I am from Philippines. We sent our papers May 22. I've read that it takes 2-3weeks before receiving the first NOA. Do u have any idea when will my visa get approved? And the possible time i get to US? Since my husband is planning of fetching me here in PI. For him to book a flight.. Like any idea when? i miss my husband husband so much and we're newly wed. Please help me. Thank you! :)

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Hi everyone! I am new here. But I keep reading the forum already.. I just would like to seek for advices. My husband is a US Citizen and I am from Philippines. We sent our papers May 22. I've read that it takes 2-3weeks before receiving the first NOA. Do u have any idea when will my visa get approved? And the possible time i get to US? Since my husband is planning of fetching me here in PI. For him to book a flight.. Like any idea when? i miss my husband husband so much and we're newly wed. Please help me. Thank you! :)

It usually takes about 6-9 months to get your visa.

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It takes 7-9 months to get the visa if there are no delays; you then have 6 months to use the visa.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Not really. If the baby is born before you enter the USA (very likely if you are already pregnant), it will delay things as you need to get the baby a US passport before it can travel. It also means there is an extra person for household size in the affidavit of support.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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It usually takes about 6-9 months to get your visa.

I remember reading about 6-9 months (some things said 7-10 months) when I was first getting ready to apply late dec/early jan but it seems at Vermont Service Center in particular has slowed down quite a bit and are generally telling people 6 months now between NOA1 and NOA2. (Then you still have the NVC case number assignment, sending of packets, checklist if applicable, send to consulate, assign interview date... then actual interview)

I'm also catching things here and there from other people saying that the NVC steps are taking a bit longer too, people waiting 2 or 3 times as long as they used to just to get a case number. In my opinion, I think 8-12 months would be a more accurate guess since most people are 5-6 months anyway just from NOA1 to NOA2 lately.

You will have plenty of time to sched a flight for your spouse to come to you before you return here. I wouldn't do anything untill you begin the NVC steps (probably about 6 months from now) or wait a few weeks later and get the interview date and have your spouse sched their trip to get you about 2 weeks or so after the interview (this allows time for the visa to be processed and sent to you after the interview).

Just some suggestions.. as always, nothing on here is 100% accurate and you can always find contradicting answers since some cases move faster than others for various reasons. But I do think you will likely be waiting more than a total of 6 months in all honesty and don't want you to have your spouse buy tickets too early and waste money :(

Good luck in the process and I hope all goes well!!


Met Through Mutual Friends: Early March 2009

Began dating: June 24th, 2010

Met in Manchester, England: October 20, 2010 to Oct 25, 2010

"Officially" became a couple: November 25, 2010

New Years together in England: Dec 26, 2010 to Jan 2, 2011

Visit to meet my family: February 19, 2011 to February 26, 2011

Visit to spend Easter/Spring Break together: April 16, 2011 to April 30, 2011

Spent the summer together in New York: June 23, 2011 to August 1, 2011

Came to visit just after my birthday: October 13, 2011 to October 23, 2011

Officially Announced Our Engagement: November 30, 2011

Trip to NY for New Years: December 27, 2011 to January 9, 2012

Wedding Day: January 4th, 2012

Trip to England & Italy for Valentine's Day: February 10, 2012 to February 20, 2012

Visit to NY for our 2 year dating anniversary: June 20th, 2012 to July 4th, 2012

Timeline

USCIS

01/08/2012: I-130 Sent from NY

01/11/2012: USPS Delivery Confirmation

01/12/2012: NOA1 E-mail & Text

XX/XX/2012: NOA2 E-mail & Text(STILL waitinggg... Ahhh!)

NVC

XX/XX/2012: NVC received

XX/XX/2012: Case number/IIN

XX/XX/2012: DS-3032 sent

XX/XX/2012: DS-3032 accepted

XX/XX/2012: AOS Bill PAID

XX/XX/2012: AOS Package sent

XX/XX/2012: IV Bill PAID

XX/XX/2012: IV Package sent

XX/XX/2012: Case complete at NVC

XX/XX/2012: Interview scheduled (Interview Date: XX/XX/2012)

US Embassy London

XX/XX/2012: Embassy received

XX/XX/2012: Medical

XX/XX/2012: Interview

XX/XX/2012: Visa

XX/XX/2012: POE Boston

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Oh I see.. It takes kinna long. Hehehe.. But dose pregnancy affects my petition?

imo, i rather have my child born before the medical exam or aftering in the u.s.. the xray and vaccination is kinda scary because i think it may pose some threat to the fetus.


"Family time is very precious and you should cherish every moment of it."

01/20/12 - I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox.

01/26/12 - NOA1 received and processing at Vermont.

06/28/12 - NOA2 announced on status check.

06/29/12 - NVC received case learned on 07/2/12.

06/30/12 - Hard copy NOA2 received.

07/09/12 - NVC Casefile Number and IIN Issued.

07/16/12 - Receive and Sent DS-3032 via email.

07/17/12 - Mailed DS-3032 via mail, AOS bill received via email, paid online, Optin email sent.

07/18/12 - Optin accepted and new case number, AOS marked paid, emailed AOS packet.

07/24/12 - Assigned as Agent, IV Fee bill received via email, paid online.

07/25/12 - IV Fee marked paid, emailed IV packet.

07/31/12 - Emailed GZO Supplemental Packet 3.

08/02/12 - Case completed and commenced final review.

08/03/12 - Shipped all copies of forms/letters/documents to my wife - arriving on 8/9/12.

08/06/12 - Case completed final review.

08/09/12 - Appointment letter received via email interview date set 9/6/12.

08/14/12 - Medical exam done.

08/15/12 - Medical exam results all normal.

09/06/12 - Submitted required documents at the embassy and interview set next day at 0730.

09/07/12 - Visa approved, click here for review http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-dos-cis-reviews.php?entry=10401 .

09/14/12 - Visa received on hand!

10/07/12 - Arrived at NYC! click here for review http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-poe-reviews.php?entry=15293

10/20/12 - Received welcome letter from USCIS.

10/25/12 - Green Card received!

"Nothing is more difficult than the art of maneuvering for advantageous positions." - Sun-Tzu

04/27/13 - Submitted DS-160 online for parent-in-laws and sister-in-law.

05/01/13 - Paid DS-160 or MRV Fee Payments on CGI Stanley.

05/03/13 - Made appointment for 05/16/13 on CGI Stanley.

05/16/13 - Arrived at GUZ and impromptu notice on the front it was closed.

05/30/13 - B2 visa interview passed! Read review here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/433263-b2-visa-was-approved-for-parentinlaw/ <p>

"Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience." - ADM Hyman G. Rickover

08/08/14 - Mailed I-175 application.

08/11/14 - I-175 arrived at VSC.

08/18/14 - Received NOA1 with date 08/12/14.

08/27/14 - Received biometrics appointment for 09/09/14.

02/27/15 - GC in production from email notification.

03/02/15 - Received NOA2 with approval dated 02/25/15.

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I'm a US citizen and I filed the I-130 for my husband on January 23rd I received the noa1 in less than a week and I'm still waiting for noa2 its been 4months already...all you can really do is wait

you should get ready to make complaints on the dot. just a extra buffer to protect your family/reunion.


"Family time is very precious and you should cherish every moment of it."

01/20/12 - I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox.

01/26/12 - NOA1 received and processing at Vermont.

06/28/12 - NOA2 announced on status check.

06/29/12 - NVC received case learned on 07/2/12.

06/30/12 - Hard copy NOA2 received.

07/09/12 - NVC Casefile Number and IIN Issued.

07/16/12 - Receive and Sent DS-3032 via email.

07/17/12 - Mailed DS-3032 via mail, AOS bill received via email, paid online, Optin email sent.

07/18/12 - Optin accepted and new case number, AOS marked paid, emailed AOS packet.

07/24/12 - Assigned as Agent, IV Fee bill received via email, paid online.

07/25/12 - IV Fee marked paid, emailed IV packet.

07/31/12 - Emailed GZO Supplemental Packet 3.

08/02/12 - Case completed and commenced final review.

08/03/12 - Shipped all copies of forms/letters/documents to my wife - arriving on 8/9/12.

08/06/12 - Case completed final review.

08/09/12 - Appointment letter received via email interview date set 9/6/12.

08/14/12 - Medical exam done.

08/15/12 - Medical exam results all normal.

09/06/12 - Submitted required documents at the embassy and interview set next day at 0730.

09/07/12 - Visa approved, click here for review http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-dos-cis-reviews.php?entry=10401 .

09/14/12 - Visa received on hand!

10/07/12 - Arrived at NYC! click here for review http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-poe-reviews.php?entry=15293

10/20/12 - Received welcome letter from USCIS.

10/25/12 - Green Card received!

"Nothing is more difficult than the art of maneuvering for advantageous positions." - Sun-Tzu

04/27/13 - Submitted DS-160 online for parent-in-laws and sister-in-law.

05/01/13 - Paid DS-160 or MRV Fee Payments on CGI Stanley.

05/03/13 - Made appointment for 05/16/13 on CGI Stanley.

05/16/13 - Arrived at GUZ and impromptu notice on the front it was closed.

05/30/13 - B2 visa interview passed! Read review here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/433263-b2-visa-was-approved-for-parentinlaw/ <p>

"Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience." - ADM Hyman G. Rickover

08/08/14 - Mailed I-175 application.

08/11/14 - I-175 arrived at VSC.

08/18/14 - Received NOA1 with date 08/12/14.

08/27/14 - Received biometrics appointment for 09/09/14.

02/27/15 - GC in production from email notification.

03/02/15 - Received NOA2 with approval dated 02/25/15.

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I remember reading about 6-9 months (some things said 7-10 months) when I was first getting ready to apply late dec/early jan but it seems at Vermont Service Center in particular has slowed down quite a bit and are generally telling people 6 months now between NOA1 and NOA2. (Then you still have the NVC case number assignment, sending of packets, checklist if applicable, send to consulate, assign interview date... then actual interview)

I'm also catching things here and there from other people saying that the NVC steps are taking a bit longer too, people waiting 2 or 3 times as long as they used to just to get a case number. In my opinion, I think 8-12 months would be a more accurate guess since most people are 5-6 months anyway just from NOA1 to NOA2 lately.

You will have plenty of time to sched a flight for your spouse to come to you before you return here. I wouldn't do anything untill you begin the NVC steps (probably about 6 months from now) or wait a few weeks later and get the interview date and have your spouse sched their trip to get you about 2 weeks or so after the interview (this allows time for the visa to be processed and sent to you after the interview).

Just some suggestions.. as always, nothing on here is 100% accurate and you can always find contradicting answers since some cases move faster than others for various reasons. But I do think you will likely be waiting more than a total of 6 months in all honesty and don't want you to have your spouse buy tickets too early and waste money :(

Good luck in the process and I hope all goes well!!

I really hope it'll be 6months. Coz I really miss my husband so much. And I hope there's no delay in the near future while processing the papers. Thank you to u all for helping me!! :)

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I'm a US citizen and I filed the I-130 for my husband on January 23rd I received the noa1 in less than a week and I'm still waiting for noa2 its been 4months already...all you can really do is wait

That was fast! 1 week for NOA! But your NOA 2 is taking so long.. U don't have it til now?

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