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Hi All,

I'm new to the forum and already have found this tool extremely useful! Its so helpful getting answers from those that have gone through the process!

I've recently filed I-130 petition for my UK husband (I am a US citizen w/UK residency) Dec 24. I'm just curious to see how long its taking others and if their timelines are actually accurate? The say they're taking 3 mos to process them but I've been reading others that are processed much faster. I'm sure it varies case by case but I'm curious whether that over estimate waiting times. They alse say plan on 10 mos before relocating, how accurate is that?

Thanks for the advice in advance!

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Hubby's I-130 was approved in 17 days but I'm still waiting for the checklist/packet that follows (they advise 3-5 weeks for this so they are still within that time frame) so I can get the visa application form in and schedule my medical. Our timeline is accurate and up to date in my sig.

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12 Dec 2002: Married on K1 Fiancee Visa

02 Dec 2011: Moved back to UK. Intentions permanent. Permanent residency abandoned.

27 Oct 2012: Hubby homesick, I-130 sent.

30 Oct 2012: Signed for at Embassy

06 Nov 2012: I-130 Returned, USA Card Declined due to Fraud Alert despite letting them know first.

10 Nov 2012: I-130 Resent.

17 Nov 2012: I-130 Returned, UK Card Declined - probably the same reason.

20 Nov 2012: I-130 sent with bankers draft

26 Nov 2012: NOA1 Received - Finally...

13 Dec 2012: NOA2 Approval Date

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Hi,

We filed on the 11th May 2012 and the USCIS stage was pretty quick for us. The NCV stage has been slow, no matter how organised we have been we still got 2 RFE's which has slowed us down. Hoping to have a 'case complete' soon and possibly be in the States together by our wedding anniversary. My timeline is accurate if you want to check it out.

Good luck.

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See timeline below.

Quick, then sloooooooooooooooow with zero communication.

Its a bit of a joke really.


CR1 / DCF (London): 2012 / 2013 (4.5 months from I-130 petition to visa in hand)

 

I-751 #1 [Denied]

 

Early May 2015 : I-751 Joint filing package sent fedex next day 09:00am from UK ($lots - thanks). 
May 2015: Notice of receipt/1yr extension received, dated day of receipt. This was forwarded to me outside the US, and no issues re-entering multiple times.
June 2015: Biometrics completed - walk in / argument, stressing proof of imminent travel and multiple prior inconvenient appointments & reschedules.
May 2016: Vermont Service Centre updated to processing May 2015 cases, therefore my case is now classed as outside normal processing time
May 2016: Service request sent (whatever that is) after calling to find out why I am still waiting after 12 months. Unable to tell me anything.
May 2016: Letter received in response, stating processing is on hold due to 'pending security checks' with no other information. Not helpful.
May 2016: (7am) - Infopass appointment for I-551 Stamp in passport.  (8am) - Returned to USCIS office for another I-551 stamp after realizing the dumbass put the expiry stamp as 2015 not 2017. Two entire passport pages wasted. Cheers. 

Oct 2016: Infopass appointment (not at local office). USCIS have sent my file to an overseas office, in a country that neither myself or my spouse have ever resided in. It has sat there untouched for five months. Why? Who knows. Internal query requesting urgent clarification is sent by USCIS officer.  
Oct 2016: An identical 'pending security check'  letter received, addressing precisely none of my or the immigration officers legitimate queries. 
Nov 2016: Infopass appointment: My file is now back in the US and at my local office...no other updates or progress. 
Jan 2017: Notification that an interview has been scheduled at a local office. Bizarrely still no RFE... 
Jan 2017: 2hr wait, then interview terminated before it began, due to moving my ID to another state 2 wks prior. New interview 'in a few months...maybe.'       Informed them that divorce proceedings are underway, but not finalised at this time. 
March 2017: An Interview was scheduled - marked as no-show as they didn't actually send out a notification of interview. FML 
April  2017: Filed an official complaint with the ombudsman, and have requested Senator & Congressman assistance - enough is enough. 
May 2017: Yet another infopass. No updates, interview of further progress. Still no response from Congressperson, Senator, or Ombudsman received. 
June 2017: 68 days after contacting them, the Ombudsman finally contacted USCIS. 'It may take up to 60 days to receive a response'.   
July 2017:  A follow up enquiry sent by Ombudsman to USCIS after receiving no response or action after 45 days. I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. 
August 2017: 60 days has come and gone with no response from USCIS. Contacted the Ombudsman who will contact them AGAIN. 
August 2017: Email from Ombudsman - USCIS have scheduled an interview at the very end of August .  
August 2017: Interview - switched to a (finalised) divorce waiver. Told that decision will be made that afternoon, but no problems foreseen with my case. 
September 2017: Now 4 weeks since interview, my file has not moved from the officers desk, and no decision is showing when I call and speak to a Tier 2.  
September 2017: Request filed for Senator assistance (a different senator - maybe I will get a reply & assistance from this one?). 
October 2017: 37 days since interview....and no decision.  W, and indeed, TF is going on???? 
October 2017: Letter of Denial received - reason given as 'I-751 petition was not properly filed'. Discovered ex-spouse made false allegations to USCIS

I-751 #2 [Pending] 

October 2017: Within 72hrs of receiving denial notice, a new waiver I-751, divorce decree & $680 cheque, sent to Vermont via FedEx overnight 9am priority.  

October 2017: I-797C Receipt/extension letter received, dated day of receipt at VSC 

October 2017: Another I-551 stamp obtained at infopass appointment, as the extension letter is useless with a 2yr card that expired 2.5yrs ago! 

November 2017: Biometrics completed (early walk-in) 

2018: Re-entered US multiple times with second I-751 extension letter & stamp. Quick trip to secondary required to verify, and stamped in as normal

  

N-400 [Pending] 

February 2018: N-400 filed online.  $725 paid to the USCIS paperwork wastage fund

February 2018: Biometrics completed (walk-in)

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Hi All,

I'm new to the forum and already have found this tool extremely useful! Its so helpful getting answers from those that have gone through the process!

I've recently filed I-130 petition for my UK husband (I am a US citizen w/UK residency) Dec 24. I'm just curious to see how long its taking others and if their timelines are actually accurate? The say they're taking 3 mos to process them but I've been reading others that are processed much faster. I'm sure it varies case by case but I'm curious whether that over estimate waiting times. They alse say plan on 10 mos before relocating, how accurate is that?

Thanks for the advice in advance!

Maybe you are reading "approval" in two different contexts. Approval of the I-130 petition by the USCIS office in London can be in a matter of weeks. But then the case has to be sent to the Immigrant Visa Unit in London. That is no longer USCIS, but the Department of State. Then you apply for the visa. Getting through that part can take 2-3 months before you get an interview and visa approval. This thread may help you http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/371376-london-uk-dcf-2012/


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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See timeline below.

Quick, then sloooooooooooooooow with zero communication.

Its a bit of a joke really.

I'm surprised you haven't got an interview yet. We're only about a week or so ahead of you (medical 13th November, interview letter mid December) , but I have an interview this coming Monday 14th January (I said in the covering letter that we wanted to go by the end of January).

I did call DOS in the USA earlyish December, around 3 weeks after the medical, and they actually told me the interview date then, saying the letter was being sent that day (although it took around a week to get to us). Perhaps you could call them to see what's going on.


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11/02/15: Under Process

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Yes, am calling DOS today (08:30 eastern, as soon as they open).

Sick of this #######- no response from emailing IV at embassy, and the extortion line just gives me the email address, so round and round in circles.


CR1 / DCF (London): 2012 / 2013 (4.5 months from I-130 petition to visa in hand)

 

I-751 #1 [Denied]

 

Early May 2015 : I-751 Joint filing package sent fedex next day 09:00am from UK ($lots - thanks). 
May 2015: Notice of receipt/1yr extension received, dated day of receipt. This was forwarded to me outside the US, and no issues re-entering multiple times.
June 2015: Biometrics completed - walk in / argument, stressing proof of imminent travel and multiple prior inconvenient appointments & reschedules.
May 2016: Vermont Service Centre updated to processing May 2015 cases, therefore my case is now classed as outside normal processing time
May 2016: Service request sent (whatever that is) after calling to find out why I am still waiting after 12 months. Unable to tell me anything.
May 2016: Letter received in response, stating processing is on hold due to 'pending security checks' with no other information. Not helpful.
May 2016: (7am) - Infopass appointment for I-551 Stamp in passport.  (8am) - Returned to USCIS office for another I-551 stamp after realizing the dumbass put the expiry stamp as 2015 not 2017. Two entire passport pages wasted. Cheers. 

Oct 2016: Infopass appointment (not at local office). USCIS have sent my file to an overseas office, in a country that neither myself or my spouse have ever resided in. It has sat there untouched for five months. Why? Who knows. Internal query requesting urgent clarification is sent by USCIS officer.  
Oct 2016: An identical 'pending security check'  letter received, addressing precisely none of my or the immigration officers legitimate queries. 
Nov 2016: Infopass appointment: My file is now back in the US and at my local office...no other updates or progress. 
Jan 2017: Notification that an interview has been scheduled at a local office. Bizarrely still no RFE... 
Jan 2017: 2hr wait, then interview terminated before it began, due to moving my ID to another state 2 wks prior. New interview 'in a few months...maybe.'       Informed them that divorce proceedings are underway, but not finalised at this time. 
March 2017: An Interview was scheduled - marked as no-show as they didn't actually send out a notification of interview. FML 
April  2017: Filed an official complaint with the ombudsman, and have requested Senator & Congressman assistance - enough is enough. 
May 2017: Yet another infopass. No updates, interview of further progress. Still no response from Congressperson, Senator, or Ombudsman received. 
June 2017: 68 days after contacting them, the Ombudsman finally contacted USCIS. 'It may take up to 60 days to receive a response'.   
July 2017:  A follow up enquiry sent by Ombudsman to USCIS after receiving no response or action after 45 days. I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. 
August 2017: 60 days has come and gone with no response from USCIS. Contacted the Ombudsman who will contact them AGAIN. 
August 2017: Email from Ombudsman - USCIS have scheduled an interview at the very end of August .  
August 2017: Interview - switched to a (finalised) divorce waiver. Told that decision will be made that afternoon, but no problems foreseen with my case. 
September 2017: Now 4 weeks since interview, my file has not moved from the officers desk, and no decision is showing when I call and speak to a Tier 2.  
September 2017: Request filed for Senator assistance (a different senator - maybe I will get a reply & assistance from this one?). 
October 2017: 37 days since interview....and no decision.  W, and indeed, TF is going on???? 
October 2017: Letter of Denial received - reason given as 'I-751 petition was not properly filed'. Discovered ex-spouse made false allegations to USCIS

I-751 #2 [Pending] 

October 2017: Within 72hrs of receiving denial notice, a new waiver I-751, divorce decree & $680 cheque, sent to Vermont via FedEx overnight 9am priority.  

October 2017: I-797C Receipt/extension letter received, dated day of receipt at VSC 

October 2017: Another I-551 stamp obtained at infopass appointment, as the extension letter is useless with a 2yr card that expired 2.5yrs ago! 

November 2017: Biometrics completed (early walk-in) 

2018: Re-entered US multiple times with second I-751 extension letter & stamp. Quick trip to secondary required to verify, and stamped in as normal

  

N-400 [Pending] 

February 2018: N-400 filed online.  $725 paid to the USCIS paperwork wastage fund

February 2018: Biometrics completed (walk-in)

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According to DOS, the embassy still haven't logged my forms. Nothing i can do apart from wait she said.

Unbelievable.


CR1 / DCF (London): 2012 / 2013 (4.5 months from I-130 petition to visa in hand)

 

I-751 #1 [Denied]

 

Early May 2015 : I-751 Joint filing package sent fedex next day 09:00am from UK ($lots - thanks). 
May 2015: Notice of receipt/1yr extension received, dated day of receipt. This was forwarded to me outside the US, and no issues re-entering multiple times.
June 2015: Biometrics completed - walk in / argument, stressing proof of imminent travel and multiple prior inconvenient appointments & reschedules.
May 2016: Vermont Service Centre updated to processing May 2015 cases, therefore my case is now classed as outside normal processing time
May 2016: Service request sent (whatever that is) after calling to find out why I am still waiting after 12 months. Unable to tell me anything.
May 2016: Letter received in response, stating processing is on hold due to 'pending security checks' with no other information. Not helpful.
May 2016: (7am) - Infopass appointment for I-551 Stamp in passport.  (8am) - Returned to USCIS office for another I-551 stamp after realizing the dumbass put the expiry stamp as 2015 not 2017. Two entire passport pages wasted. Cheers. 

Oct 2016: Infopass appointment (not at local office). USCIS have sent my file to an overseas office, in a country that neither myself or my spouse have ever resided in. It has sat there untouched for five months. Why? Who knows. Internal query requesting urgent clarification is sent by USCIS officer.  
Oct 2016: An identical 'pending security check'  letter received, addressing precisely none of my or the immigration officers legitimate queries. 
Nov 2016: Infopass appointment: My file is now back in the US and at my local office...no other updates or progress. 
Jan 2017: Notification that an interview has been scheduled at a local office. Bizarrely still no RFE... 
Jan 2017: 2hr wait, then interview terminated before it began, due to moving my ID to another state 2 wks prior. New interview 'in a few months...maybe.'       Informed them that divorce proceedings are underway, but not finalised at this time. 
March 2017: An Interview was scheduled - marked as no-show as they didn't actually send out a notification of interview. FML 
April  2017: Filed an official complaint with the ombudsman, and have requested Senator & Congressman assistance - enough is enough. 
May 2017: Yet another infopass. No updates, interview of further progress. Still no response from Congressperson, Senator, or Ombudsman received. 
June 2017: 68 days after contacting them, the Ombudsman finally contacted USCIS. 'It may take up to 60 days to receive a response'.   
July 2017:  A follow up enquiry sent by Ombudsman to USCIS after receiving no response or action after 45 days. I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. 
August 2017: 60 days has come and gone with no response from USCIS. Contacted the Ombudsman who will contact them AGAIN. 
August 2017: Email from Ombudsman - USCIS have scheduled an interview at the very end of August .  
August 2017: Interview - switched to a (finalised) divorce waiver. Told that decision will be made that afternoon, but no problems foreseen with my case. 
September 2017: Now 4 weeks since interview, my file has not moved from the officers desk, and no decision is showing when I call and speak to a Tier 2.  
September 2017: Request filed for Senator assistance (a different senator - maybe I will get a reply & assistance from this one?). 
October 2017: 37 days since interview....and no decision.  W, and indeed, TF is going on???? 
October 2017: Letter of Denial received - reason given as 'I-751 petition was not properly filed'. Discovered ex-spouse made false allegations to USCIS

I-751 #2 [Pending] 

October 2017: Within 72hrs of receiving denial notice, a new waiver I-751, divorce decree & $680 cheque, sent to Vermont via FedEx overnight 9am priority.  

October 2017: I-797C Receipt/extension letter received, dated day of receipt at VSC 

October 2017: Another I-551 stamp obtained at infopass appointment, as the extension letter is useless with a 2yr card that expired 2.5yrs ago! 

November 2017: Biometrics completed (early walk-in) 

2018: Re-entered US multiple times with second I-751 extension letter & stamp. Quick trip to secondary required to verify, and stamped in as normal

  

N-400 [Pending] 

February 2018: N-400 filed online.  $725 paid to the USCIS paperwork wastage fund

February 2018: Biometrics completed (walk-in)

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According to DOS, the embassy still haven't logged my forms. Nothing i can do apart from wait she said.

Unbelievable.

Wondering if FedEx is a problem..meaning a courier delivery vs mail. Try sending the whole lot again by Royal Mail and a cover letter explaining they were a originally sent in November but must have been lost. Give the date of your medical. Tell them you wished to be in the US by [make up a date] for [make up a reason] and would be happy to take a last minute appointment. Include your email address. Thank them for any consideration they can give your request.

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England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Wondering if FedEx is a problem..meaning a courier delivery vs mail. Try sending the whole lot again by Royal Mail and a cover letter explaining they were a originally sent in November but must have been lost. Give the date of your medical. Tell them you wished to be in the US by [make up a date] for [make up a reason] and would be happy to take a last minute appointment. Include your email address. Thank them for any consideration they can give your request.

Cant see how that would be a problem- address is no different to sending by royal mail, and shows as confirmed as signed for- just a lot more secure and reliable than royal snail in my experience.

Following the call with DOS, this afternoon i sent yet another email-albeit with a rather more p*ssed off underlying tone- to the IV unit.

If no response by the end of the week will send the forms again on monday, perhaps with DO NOT LOSE BEHIND FILING CABINET in big letters somewhere :unsure:

My original cover letter did politely request a december interview -including any short notice availability or cancellations- mainly due to heavy january travel plans- both business & personal. Its not even an issue with them keeping my passport(as i have two uk ones), just a case of being able to physically be here for the interview.


CR1 / DCF (London): 2012 / 2013 (4.5 months from I-130 petition to visa in hand)

 

I-751 #1 [Denied]

 

Early May 2015 : I-751 Joint filing package sent fedex next day 09:00am from UK ($lots - thanks). 
May 2015: Notice of receipt/1yr extension received, dated day of receipt. This was forwarded to me outside the US, and no issues re-entering multiple times.
June 2015: Biometrics completed - walk in / argument, stressing proof of imminent travel and multiple prior inconvenient appointments & reschedules.
May 2016: Vermont Service Centre updated to processing May 2015 cases, therefore my case is now classed as outside normal processing time
May 2016: Service request sent (whatever that is) after calling to find out why I am still waiting after 12 months. Unable to tell me anything.
May 2016: Letter received in response, stating processing is on hold due to 'pending security checks' with no other information. Not helpful.
May 2016: (7am) - Infopass appointment for I-551 Stamp in passport.  (8am) - Returned to USCIS office for another I-551 stamp after realizing the dumbass put the expiry stamp as 2015 not 2017. Two entire passport pages wasted. Cheers. 

Oct 2016: Infopass appointment (not at local office). USCIS have sent my file to an overseas office, in a country that neither myself or my spouse have ever resided in. It has sat there untouched for five months. Why? Who knows. Internal query requesting urgent clarification is sent by USCIS officer.  
Oct 2016: An identical 'pending security check'  letter received, addressing precisely none of my or the immigration officers legitimate queries. 
Nov 2016: Infopass appointment: My file is now back in the US and at my local office...no other updates or progress. 
Jan 2017: Notification that an interview has been scheduled at a local office. Bizarrely still no RFE... 
Jan 2017: 2hr wait, then interview terminated before it began, due to moving my ID to another state 2 wks prior. New interview 'in a few months...maybe.'       Informed them that divorce proceedings are underway, but not finalised at this time. 
March 2017: An Interview was scheduled - marked as no-show as they didn't actually send out a notification of interview. FML 
April  2017: Filed an official complaint with the ombudsman, and have requested Senator & Congressman assistance - enough is enough. 
May 2017: Yet another infopass. No updates, interview of further progress. Still no response from Congressperson, Senator, or Ombudsman received. 
June 2017: 68 days after contacting them, the Ombudsman finally contacted USCIS. 'It may take up to 60 days to receive a response'.   
July 2017:  A follow up enquiry sent by Ombudsman to USCIS after receiving no response or action after 45 days. I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. 
August 2017: 60 days has come and gone with no response from USCIS. Contacted the Ombudsman who will contact them AGAIN. 
August 2017: Email from Ombudsman - USCIS have scheduled an interview at the very end of August .  
August 2017: Interview - switched to a (finalised) divorce waiver. Told that decision will be made that afternoon, but no problems foreseen with my case. 
September 2017: Now 4 weeks since interview, my file has not moved from the officers desk, and no decision is showing when I call and speak to a Tier 2.  
September 2017: Request filed for Senator assistance (a different senator - maybe I will get a reply & assistance from this one?). 
October 2017: 37 days since interview....and no decision.  W, and indeed, TF is going on???? 
October 2017: Letter of Denial received - reason given as 'I-751 petition was not properly filed'. Discovered ex-spouse made false allegations to USCIS

I-751 #2 [Pending] 

October 2017: Within 72hrs of receiving denial notice, a new waiver I-751, divorce decree & $680 cheque, sent to Vermont via FedEx overnight 9am priority.  

October 2017: I-797C Receipt/extension letter received, dated day of receipt at VSC 

October 2017: Another I-551 stamp obtained at infopass appointment, as the extension letter is useless with a 2yr card that expired 2.5yrs ago! 

November 2017: Biometrics completed (early walk-in) 

2018: Re-entered US multiple times with second I-751 extension letter & stamp. Quick trip to secondary required to verify, and stamped in as normal

  

N-400 [Pending] 

February 2018: N-400 filed online.  $725 paid to the USCIS paperwork wastage fund

February 2018: Biometrics completed (walk-in)

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Maybe you are reading "approval" in two different contexts. Approval of the I-130 petition by the USCIS office in London can be in a matter of weeks. But then the case has to be sent to the Immigrant Visa Unit in London. That is no longer USCIS, but the Department of State. Then you apply for the visa. Getting through that part can take 2-3 months before you get an interview and visa approval. This thread may help you http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/371376-london-uk-dcf-2012/

Apologies for my ignorance, but does the Immigrant Visa Unit assign the case number? Or do they send the I-130 approval to the NVC and they are the ones to issue the case number? My I-130 petition was approved in 29 days, but I've been waiting 9 weeks to get the case number.

The USCIS Field Office in London was really quick. DoS not so much.


11 Sep 2012: Married at the Old Marylebone Town Hall in London!!

09 Oct 2012: Mailed I-130 to USCIS Field Office in London

10 Oct 2012: I-130 arrives at USCIS Field Office

12 Oct 2012: $420 fee charged

26 Oct 2012: NOA-1 and RFE received

05 Nov 2012: RFE (affidavits) sent back to USCIS Field Office

12 Nov 2012: NOA-2 approved!

14 Jan 2013: Received case number by phone (it never arrived by post)

21 Jan 2013: Mailed DS-230 part I

21 Jan 2013: Medical examination at Knightsbridge Doctors

22 Jan 2013: DS-230 part I arrives at US Embassy

28 Jan 2013: Mailed DS-2001

29 Jan 2013: DS-2001 received at US Embassy

02 Mar 2013: Received interview date in mail (letter postmarked 01 Mar 2013)

14 Mar 2013: Interview...approved!!!

?? Mar 2013: Passport delivered by courier

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We sent in our I-130 & docs to London Oct 26, 2012 and were approved Dec 10,2012 - this includes getting an RFE for affidavits and a copy of our marriage license, which I suspect slowed us down about 1.5 weeks. This upcoming Monday completes our 5th week of waiting for our case number. I expect, from the holidays & reading others' posts, that we may not get our case number this week. I'm hopeful!

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We sent in our I-130 & docs to London Oct 26, 2012 and were approved Dec 10,2012 - this includes getting an RFE for affidavits and a copy of our marriage license, which I suspect slowed us down about 1.5 weeks. This upcoming Monday completes our 5th week of waiting for our case number. I expect, from the holidays & reading others' posts, that we may not get our case number this week. I'm hopeful!

We had a delay with the RFE too. Still, that process was pretty quick. I emailed the Consulate last week (week 8) to inquire about the case number. They replied that the Immigration Visa Unit wrote to my husband on 28 December. We never received the letter. I chocked it up to the Royal Mail being delayed because of Christmas/New Year, but now we're in week 9 and still no letter/case number.


11 Sep 2012: Married at the Old Marylebone Town Hall in London!!

09 Oct 2012: Mailed I-130 to USCIS Field Office in London

10 Oct 2012: I-130 arrives at USCIS Field Office

12 Oct 2012: $420 fee charged

26 Oct 2012: NOA-1 and RFE received

05 Nov 2012: RFE (affidavits) sent back to USCIS Field Office

12 Nov 2012: NOA-2 approved!

14 Jan 2013: Received case number by phone (it never arrived by post)

21 Jan 2013: Mailed DS-230 part I

21 Jan 2013: Medical examination at Knightsbridge Doctors

22 Jan 2013: DS-230 part I arrives at US Embassy

28 Jan 2013: Mailed DS-2001

29 Jan 2013: DS-2001 received at US Embassy

02 Mar 2013: Received interview date in mail (letter postmarked 01 Mar 2013)

14 Mar 2013: Interview...approved!!!

?? Mar 2013: Passport delivered by courier

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We had a delay with the RFE too. Still, that process was pretty quick. I emailed the Consulate last week (week 8) to inquire about the case number. They replied that the Immigration Visa Unit wrote to my husband on 28 December. We never received the letter. I chocked it up to the Royal Mail being delayed because of Christmas/New Year, but now we're in week 9 and still no letter/case number.

Can they not resend it?

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Can they not resend it?

I emailed them today to ask precisely that. (And received the standard autoresponse saying they will respond in either 3-4 days or 7-10 days. Gotta love it!)

It just kills me that such an important letter could get lost. But I guess it happens...


11 Sep 2012: Married at the Old Marylebone Town Hall in London!!

09 Oct 2012: Mailed I-130 to USCIS Field Office in London

10 Oct 2012: I-130 arrives at USCIS Field Office

12 Oct 2012: $420 fee charged

26 Oct 2012: NOA-1 and RFE received

05 Nov 2012: RFE (affidavits) sent back to USCIS Field Office

12 Nov 2012: NOA-2 approved!

14 Jan 2013: Received case number by phone (it never arrived by post)

21 Jan 2013: Mailed DS-230 part I

21 Jan 2013: Medical examination at Knightsbridge Doctors

22 Jan 2013: DS-230 part I arrives at US Embassy

28 Jan 2013: Mailed DS-2001

29 Jan 2013: DS-2001 received at US Embassy

02 Mar 2013: Received interview date in mail (letter postmarked 01 Mar 2013)

14 Mar 2013: Interview...approved!!!

?? Mar 2013: Passport delivered by courier

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