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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Hello, I just joined today although I've been lurking around the forums for a little while. My Fiancée (who lives in Florida) and I (in Ontario, Canada) are busy getting everything we need in order for her to file the I-129 form. As we are getting closer to that time, I'm feeling woefully unprepared for the process. I'm trying to read and learn as much as I can and have found the resources available here very helpful so far. Hello and thank-you to everyone for sharing such great information.

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Welcome to VJ!

Here's the step by step guide for K1 visa:

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

Process flowchart:

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow

Good luck to your upcoming journey!

Edited by Tintin and Mike

K1
05/22/12 - Mailed I-129F
08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
AOS, EAD and AP
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
01/09/13 - USCIS accepted case and received text
01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
ROC
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

N-400 on or after 12/15/15



and they'll live happily ever, ever after...
Relationship Journey: Our pursuit to happiness

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Timeline

Welcome to VJ.


Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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You may also want to take a look at this chart to decide if you want to go the fiancé or married route, if you are still undecided. There are advantages to both: http://www.visajourney.com/content/compare

The K-1 (fiancés) can't work right away after moving down and because they are not legally allowed to work you cannot collect EI for that time period either.

Here is a link to the Canada Regional Forum for you. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/93-canada/

Best of luck in your journey!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Thanks for the warm welcome and the links everyone!

I've been reading as much as I can and I'm finding all the information here extremely helpful.

I found some great posts about taking my own U.S. passport style photograph. With that knowledge, I took my photograph yesterday and used the tool on the travel.state.gov site to size and crop it so it meets their requirements.

A few minutes using photoshop to get it 6-up and off I went to walmart to get one 4x6 print made. A little time and thirty cents later, I have 6 photos that would've cost me over $30.00 if I'd had them done professionally.

I know I have a long road ahead and it's nice to have a place to come that offers such practical and helpful advice.

You're all awesome! :)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
Timeline

welcome to VJ!!!


Met online : 2009
Married : 07/28/2010


USCIS
Send I-130 : 06/08/2011
Touched : 06/13/2011
got a NOA1 by e-mail and SMS : 06/15/2011
got "I-797C" hard copy of NOA1 : 06/20/2011
got RFE "I-797E" : 10/15/2011
RFE Reply : 12/15/2011
Touched : 12/16/2011
I-130 Approved : 12/20/2011
got "I-797" hard copy of NOA2 : 12/24/2011
Your I-130 was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.


NVC
NVC Case Number : 01/13/2012
Pay "$88" AOS Bill and e-mailed DS-3032 : 02/08/2012
Email from NVC, DS-3032 Accepted : 02/09/2012
AOS Fee Shows PAID : 02/09/2012
IV fee invoiced "$404" : 02/10/2012
IV fee invoiced "$230" : 04/18/2012
Pay "$230" IV Bill : 04/30/2012
IV Fee Shows PAID : 05/02/2012
Send AOS and IV packet : 06/09/2012
AOS and IV packet Received : 06/22/2012
Case completed at NVC : 06/29/2012

Interview Date : 08/28/2012 "Denied"

Case Reaffirmed : 07/16/2013

Second interview - Approved : 10/24/2013

Visa Issued : 10/29/2013

Visa in hand : 10/31/2013

For more details please visit my timeline

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
Timeline

Welcome to the forum.


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

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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