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A must read for NVC people waiting! My I 797 was dated 12-31-12, I called NVC this afternoon, and the your man on the phone from NVC was "super nice" as I gave him all the required information he needed, and he told me that "we got your petition today and here is your MNL number" and I asked him when I would get a hard copy (It is required for the medical at St. Luke's) and he said, "we do no gathering of information here, and petitions like this do NOT stay long here maybe a few days to a week, usually", I thought this was very encouraging news, and he told me "to check back each day to see if it has been sent to Manila" he also told me the "hard copy" would be e mailed also, and I could print if off and would have my "hard copy", again, this young man was "super" to me!!! Opinions are requested by fellow VJer's!

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But they DO stay there sometimes. We were stuck there for nearly 8 weeks while they put our K1 into AP. And it's happened to quite a few people. Keep after them!


I can explain it to you. But I can't understand it for you.

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*** Thread moved from main AOS/Family-Based forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum -- OP is anticipating a K-1 interview. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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For K-1'ers, the NVC letter will work to get you admitted into St. Lukes for the medical, but St. Lukes does not require it. Instead, St. Lukes likes you to have your interview appointment confirmation printout.


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/user/57425-tahoma/

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I phoned NVC today also to get my case number. The lady was very nice. I too had an NOA2 date of Dec. 31 and she told me that my file had not left yet for the Vancouver Consulate as they just received it, but it should be headed out very shortly.


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July 09, 2012 - Sent in application for I-129f petition for K1 Visa
Dec. 31, 2012 - NOA2
Feb. 23, 2013 - Visa received
March 31, 2013 - POE
April 12, 2013 - Wedding! (41213 prime!)

May 02, 2013 - Sent off AOS, EAD, AP package

May 04, 2013 - Package arrived at Chicago lockbox

May 22, 2013 - Early walk in Biometrics, Alexandria VA

June 03, 2013 - RFE for AOS

June 17, 2013 - RFE response received

July 05, 2013 - EAD and AP approved

July 10, 2013 - EAD card production

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