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Successful Interview: Visa Approved!!!

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With the help of VJ and its members, we successfully learnt the ropes, put together our K1 application packet, got a better understanding of anxiety and patience. It paid off. We were approved for the visa. Thanks to all who helped, in every small way. For those looking ahead at us, the payoff is grand and all worth the wait. We will upload our experience by the weekend.


Our Timeline

07.04.2011 - Heard about J through a mutual friend

07.15.2011 - First 4-5hr conversation into the night

07.16.2011 - First Date

07.17.2011 - Definitely exclusive!!!

07.28.2011 - I met J's mom

08.07.2011 - J met my parents

11.11.2011 - J asked and I said yes

12.02.2011 - I returned to the US

01.30.2012 - We decided to K1

03.01.2012 - Mailed I-129F to TX

03.12.2012 - Text Confirmation from CSC

03.16.2012 - Check for $340 cashed

03.16.2012 - NOA1 in hand (I thought this was exciting)

07.16.2012 - One year, happy, healthy and in love with my baby

07.27.2012 - Nerves Nerves and a side of Nerves!!!

08.06.2012 - Baby arrive in Ghana for the best vacation ever!!!

08.28.2012 - After all the anxiety, NOA2 arrives (Now this is exciting)

09.04.2012 - App packet reached the NVC (that was fast!!!)

09.06.2012 - App packet left the NVC and is on a train to Ghana! (well, because I dont think its there yet(9/18/2012))

09.18.2012 - Knowing we'll see each other soon, so I am not uber-sad...

10.07.2012 - Sitting here in the 'getting colder USA' thinking of my baby and filling out this signature!

10.10.2012 - J picks up Packets 3 & 4

10.17.2012 - I think baby just got a new job..... I bounced way off the poverty line and yes, I can float my business!

01.06.2013 - Interview packet is completed and ready for submission

01.08.2013 - J had the interview and was APPROVED FOR A K1 VISA

01.08.2013 - (Later today), I finally slept!

01.08.2013 - I made a shopping list for all the GH'ian things I 'need'

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Great news, congrats!! :dance::dance:


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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Congratulations ! Whatcha cooking, to celebrate ?


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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Congratulations!

I'm having my interview tomorrow morning in Frankfurt, I'm just a little nervous!


06-13-2012 - I-129F sent

10-11-2012 - NOA2

01-09-2013 - Interview (approved)

01-18-2013 - Visa received by DHL

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02-21-2013 - One-way-flight to San Diego

03-22-2013 - Wedding

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04-16-2013 - I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent

07-26-2013 - Green Card approved

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05-11-2015 - I-751 sent

08-12-2015 - ROC Approved

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05-14-2016 - N-400 sent

05-17-2016 - NOA1

06-10-2016 - Biometrics

12-16-2015 - Interview

418 days (1 year, 1 month and 23 days) from Sending out I-129F to Green Card in Hand

K1 Process: 219 days from Sending out I-129F to K1 Visa in Hand

AOS Process: 111 days from Sending out I-485 to Green Card in Hand

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If you have all the documents you need, you are pleasant and confident, sleep easy. You'll be just okay.


Our Timeline

07.04.2011 - Heard about J through a mutual friend

07.15.2011 - First 4-5hr conversation into the night

07.16.2011 - First Date

07.17.2011 - Definitely exclusive!!!

07.28.2011 - I met J's mom

08.07.2011 - J met my parents

11.11.2011 - J asked and I said yes

12.02.2011 - I returned to the US

01.30.2012 - We decided to K1

03.01.2012 - Mailed I-129F to TX

03.12.2012 - Text Confirmation from CSC

03.16.2012 - Check for $340 cashed

03.16.2012 - NOA1 in hand (I thought this was exciting)

07.16.2012 - One year, happy, healthy and in love with my baby

07.27.2012 - Nerves Nerves and a side of Nerves!!!

08.06.2012 - Baby arrive in Ghana for the best vacation ever!!!

08.28.2012 - After all the anxiety, NOA2 arrives (Now this is exciting)

09.04.2012 - App packet reached the NVC (that was fast!!!)

09.06.2012 - App packet left the NVC and is on a train to Ghana! (well, because I dont think its there yet(9/18/2012))

09.18.2012 - Knowing we'll see each other soon, so I am not uber-sad...

10.07.2012 - Sitting here in the 'getting colder USA' thinking of my baby and filling out this signature!

10.10.2012 - J picks up Packets 3 & 4

10.17.2012 - I think baby just got a new job..... I bounced way off the poverty line and yes, I can float my business!

01.06.2013 - Interview packet is completed and ready for submission

01.08.2013 - J had the interview and was APPROVED FOR A K1 VISA

01.08.2013 - (Later today), I finally slept!

01.08.2013 - I made a shopping list for all the GH'ian things I 'need'

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Case Progress subforum. ***


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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