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:dance: If you want to take off a couple of days/weeks of processing time spend your payments & forms overnight express from both locations. It can be costly and i wouldn't recommend it if you have the time and patience to deal with the long drawn out process, but for those people who are like me i would suggest express mailing everything and fedex from international locations. I know that regualr mail travel to and from the Philippines is about 10-14 days and Fedex is only 3-4 days....time saved 7-10 days and regular priority mail here is 2-3 days and overnight is.....well the next day, so that is 1-2 days saved. With all the forms and payments the you have to send back and forth...you could save up to a month or two. But again i say that it can't be costly. :thumbs::lol:

Example:

Mar 2, 2006 9:13 AM Delivered PORTSMOUTH, NH

Mar 2, 2006 8:56 AM On FedEx vehicle for delivery PORTSMOUTH, NH

Mar 2, 2006 8:23 AM At local FedEx facility PORTSMOUTH, NH

Mar 2, 2006 6:51 AM At dest sort facility LONDONDERRY, NH

Mar 2, 2006 4:03 AM Departed FedEx location MEMPHIS, TN

Mar 1, 2006 11:55 PM Int'l shipment release MEMPHIS, TN

Mar 1, 2006 11:06 PM Arrived at FedEx location MEMPHIS, TN

Feb 28, 2006 5:37 PM Left origin LAPU LAPU CITY PH

Feb 28, 2006 2:38 PM Picked up LAPU LAPU CITY PH


USCIS California

29 Aug 05 - Mailed I-130 to TSC (Day 1)

20 Sept 05 - Received I-797 Notice of Action from CSC with Processing date 14 Sept 05 (Day 24)

3 Feb 06 - I-130 Approved (Day 161)

8 Feb 06 - Received I-797 NOA of Approval in mail (Day 166)

National Visa Center

21 Feb 06 - Case # Assigned (Day 179)

25 Feb 06 - Received AOS bill & DS-3032

27 Feb 06 - Mailed DS-3032 back to NVC (fedex from Phils)

27 Feb 06 - Mailed AOS bill with payment back to NVC (overnight)

03 Mar 06 - AOS Bill Payment Updated in NVC system

28 Feb 06 - NVC received AOS payment

02 Mar 06 - NVC received DS-3032 Form

03 Mar 06 - AOS bill payment updated in NVC system

08 Mar 06 - DS-3032 updated in NVC system

16 Mar 06 - Received I-864 package (mailed next day overnight)

18 Mar 06 - NVC received I-864 package back

20 Mar 06 - IV Bill generated and mailed

25 Mar 06 - Received IV Bill

27 Mar 06 - IV Bill Mailed (overnight)

13 Apr 06 - DS-230 Received

14 Apr 06 - DS-230 Mailed (overnight)

27 Apr 06 - Received RFE

28 Apr 06 - Mailed RFE (overnight)

04 May 06 - CASE COMPLETE

11 May 06 - CASE FORWARDED TO EMBASSY IN MANILA

28 May 06 - Packet 4 Received

07 Jun 06 - INTERVIEW DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 Jun 06 - Text from Delbros to deliever the visa

14 Jun 06 - VISA IN HAND

14 Jun 06 - Leaving for Orlando

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:dance: If you want to take off a couple of days/weeks of processing time spend your payments & forms overnight express from both locations. It can be costly and i wouldn't recommend it if you have the time and patience to deal with the long drawn out process, but for those people who are like me i would suggest express mailing everything and fedex from international locations. I know that regualr mail travel to and from the Philippines is about 10-14 days and Fedex is only 3-4 days....time saved 7-10 days and regular priority mail here is 2-3 days and overnight is.....well the next day, so that is 1-2 days saved. With all the forms and payments the you have to send back and forth...you could save up to a month or two. But again i say that it can't be costly. :thumbs::lol:

Example:

Mar 2, 2006 9:13 AM Delivered PORTSMOUTH, NH

Mar 2, 2006 8:56 AM On FedEx vehicle for delivery PORTSMOUTH, NH

Mar 2, 2006 8:23 AM At local FedEx facility PORTSMOUTH, NH

Mar 2, 2006 6:51 AM At dest sort facility LONDONDERRY, NH

Mar 2, 2006 4:03 AM Departed FedEx location MEMPHIS, TN

Mar 1, 2006 11:55 PM Int'l shipment release MEMPHIS, TN

Mar 1, 2006 11:06 PM Arrived at FedEx location MEMPHIS, TN

Feb 28, 2006 5:37 PM Left origin LAPU LAPU CITY PH

Feb 28, 2006 2:38 PM Picked up LAPU LAPU CITY PH

It's even faster to bring back the beneficiaries papers for the initial application with you on the plane. After the initial application, there is plenty of time to get things back and forth to the Philippines my normal mail without delaying anything. Once the consulate gets the application package from the NVC you still have about 6 months. Nothing additional is required until the interview.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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

While your case is at NVC, Benificiary's signatures are required on these two forms DS3032 and DS230.

Benificiary can download and sign theses forms, and send to the Petitioner. When you hear the message NVC has generated so and so form, you can generate the barcoded sheets usingJames Shorcuts and forward the self generated forms to NVC.

YamSam


CSC Timeline

05/03/2005 NOA1 for I-130 CR1

10/28/2005 NOA2

NVC Timeline

11/15/2005 - NVC case number assigned

01/04/2006 - NVC completed the case... ( 50 days)

01/11/2006 Case sent to Embassy

01/16/2006 Case deliverd to Embassy as per DHL tracking

February 7th, 2006 Found out Interview date by Calling DOS (202-663-1225)

February 13, 2006 - Packet 4 received

March 21st, 2006 - Medical

March 23rd, 2006 - Interview --- VISA APPROVED

March 24th - Passport received. ( Applicant picked up passport from Courier/delivery service office)

April 7th - Hubby's POE at Chicago.

April 10th - Trip to SSA Local office to apply for Social Security Card.

April 27th - 1st Welcome letter

May 1st - 2nd Welcome letter

May5th - Received Social Security card in mail

May 11th - Received Green Card in mail

196 Days @ USCIS ( 178 for NOA2 + 18 case transfer at NVC)

50 Days @ NVC to complete the case

13 Days @ case transfer at embassy

65 Days @ Embassy

Total -324 days from NOA1 to Visa approval

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I would also suggest that your spouse go head and prepare all of her papers that she will need ahead of time. My wife has all of hers except the NBI and that was only because there was a minor problem with some incorrect information. I would also suggest that he/she process and get their passport.


USCIS California

29 Aug 05 - Mailed I-130 to TSC (Day 1)

20 Sept 05 - Received I-797 Notice of Action from CSC with Processing date 14 Sept 05 (Day 24)

3 Feb 06 - I-130 Approved (Day 161)

8 Feb 06 - Received I-797 NOA of Approval in mail (Day 166)

National Visa Center

21 Feb 06 - Case # Assigned (Day 179)

25 Feb 06 - Received AOS bill & DS-3032

27 Feb 06 - Mailed DS-3032 back to NVC (fedex from Phils)

27 Feb 06 - Mailed AOS bill with payment back to NVC (overnight)

03 Mar 06 - AOS Bill Payment Updated in NVC system

28 Feb 06 - NVC received AOS payment

02 Mar 06 - NVC received DS-3032 Form

03 Mar 06 - AOS bill payment updated in NVC system

08 Mar 06 - DS-3032 updated in NVC system

16 Mar 06 - Received I-864 package (mailed next day overnight)

18 Mar 06 - NVC received I-864 package back

20 Mar 06 - IV Bill generated and mailed

25 Mar 06 - Received IV Bill

27 Mar 06 - IV Bill Mailed (overnight)

13 Apr 06 - DS-230 Received

14 Apr 06 - DS-230 Mailed (overnight)

27 Apr 06 - Received RFE

28 Apr 06 - Mailed RFE (overnight)

04 May 06 - CASE COMPLETE

11 May 06 - CASE FORWARDED TO EMBASSY IN MANILA

28 May 06 - Packet 4 Received

07 Jun 06 - INTERVIEW DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 Jun 06 - Text from Delbros to deliever the visa

14 Jun 06 - VISA IN HAND

14 Jun 06 - Leaving for Orlando

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I sent my documents to the Phils thru LBC (a philippine courier with outlets in the U.S.). It takes about a week and costs $5. I would'nt trust my mail going through the Philippine Postal Corporation's hands, which receives the mail from USPS.


TIMELINE (Married 9 yrs)

Aug 18, 2005 - Mailed I-130 (wife & kids') to VSC

Aug 29, 2005 - NOA-1 for I-130's received

Sep 13, 2005 - I-130's approved, petition forwarded to NVC

Oct 10, 2005 - I-864 Bill received by agent

Oct 12, 2005 - Paid I-864 Bill by Postal Money Order-$70 for whole family

Dec 17, 2005- checklist for I-864 received, reply sent back & entered into system on Dec 22.

Oct 20, 2005 - Alien spouse received DS-3032 (Choice of Agent) documents

Oct 24,2005 - DS-3032 sent to NVC (fr Phils)

Nov 17, 2005 - IV Fee Bill paid by Money Order & sent

Jan 3, 2006 - Mailed DS-230 to NVC

Jan 4, 2006 - DS-230 entered into system

Jan 12, 2006 - CASE COMPLETED, and still waiting!!!

Aug 3, 2006- schedule of interview at US Embassy-Manila. Won't be showing up.

K3/K4

Aug 30, 2005 - Mailed I-129F to Chicago(wife's)

Sep 10, 2005 - NOA-1 for I-129F

Oct 19, 2005 - I-129F Approved (email notice), received mail Oct. 28

Nov 2, 2005- Received K3 approval notice

Mar 24, 2006 - K3 interview

Apr 4, 2006 - Visas in hand

May 8, 2006 - arrived in America

AOS

August 2006 - mailed I-485 forms

September 2006 - Biometrics done

December 2006 - Interview; Green Card received by mail a week later

2007: Applied for kids' certificate of citizenship, got the certificates in June & passports in August 2007

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I sent my documents to the Phils thru LBC (a philippine courier with outlets in the U.S.). It takes about a week and costs $5. I would'nt trust my mail going through the Philippine Postal Corporation's hands, which receives the mail from USPS.

What is LBC and how do i get in contact with them?? Let me know...I am always looking to shave some time off of this SUPER LONG DRAWN OUT PROCESS. Let me know!!!!! I need the hook up


USCIS California

29 Aug 05 - Mailed I-130 to TSC (Day 1)

20 Sept 05 - Received I-797 Notice of Action from CSC with Processing date 14 Sept 05 (Day 24)

3 Feb 06 - I-130 Approved (Day 161)

8 Feb 06 - Received I-797 NOA of Approval in mail (Day 166)

National Visa Center

21 Feb 06 - Case # Assigned (Day 179)

25 Feb 06 - Received AOS bill & DS-3032

27 Feb 06 - Mailed DS-3032 back to NVC (fedex from Phils)

27 Feb 06 - Mailed AOS bill with payment back to NVC (overnight)

03 Mar 06 - AOS Bill Payment Updated in NVC system

28 Feb 06 - NVC received AOS payment

02 Mar 06 - NVC received DS-3032 Form

03 Mar 06 - AOS bill payment updated in NVC system

08 Mar 06 - DS-3032 updated in NVC system

16 Mar 06 - Received I-864 package (mailed next day overnight)

18 Mar 06 - NVC received I-864 package back

20 Mar 06 - IV Bill generated and mailed

25 Mar 06 - Received IV Bill

27 Mar 06 - IV Bill Mailed (overnight)

13 Apr 06 - DS-230 Received

14 Apr 06 - DS-230 Mailed (overnight)

27 Apr 06 - Received RFE

28 Apr 06 - Mailed RFE (overnight)

04 May 06 - CASE COMPLETE

11 May 06 - CASE FORWARDED TO EMBASSY IN MANILA

28 May 06 - Packet 4 Received

07 Jun 06 - INTERVIEW DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 Jun 06 - Text from Delbros to deliever the visa

14 Jun 06 - VISA IN HAND

14 Jun 06 - Leaving for Orlando

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