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I mailed my portion of Packet 3 to my fiance a week ago and decided to go with First Class Mail (International) through USPS. I didn't choose to express post it because it was 50 or 60 bucks more and can't be tracked once it leaves the US anyway. I was told it 'should get there in about a week.'

Out of curiosity, does anyone have any experience with sending First Class Mail from the US to Australia and could throw in a few time estimates on about how long it's taken to get there?


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NOA1 - 3 / 15 / 13
NOA2 - 7 / 21 / 13

NVC - 7 / 31 / 13

Packet 3 - 8 / 9 / 13

Packet 4 - 9 /16 /13

Interview - 9 / 24 /13

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In my experience, it usually takes about 7-10 business days. Hope that helps! :)


K-1 JourneyI-129F sent: 12/03/2012 (overnight)NOA1 printed on letter: 12/06/2012NOA1 text/email: 12/07/2012Transfer from VSC to TSC: 5/29/2013NOA2: 6/18/2013Notice of transfer to Dept of State: 7/10/2013Case received by NVC: 7/12/2013Packet 3 received: 7/26/2013Packet 3 mailed: 7/31/2013 (overnight)Packet 4 received: 8/9/2013Interview: 8/20/2013 Approved!Wedding Date: 10/26/2013 smile.pngAOS JourneyI-485/I-131/I-765 NOA1: 12/6/2013EAD/AP Approved: 2/11/2014<p>Notice of Interview Waiver: Received on 3/17/14 but dated 3/12/14

Approved 6/25/2014!

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my experience it takes 5-7 working days


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2013-08-12 (Day 1 ) - Sent my Aos package for work permit and green Card

2013-08-20 (DAY 8) Noa1 received via Text around 11pm, next day was email. Received my case numbers

2013-08-23 (Day 11)- received hard copy in mail for Noa1 gc , Work permit

2013-08-30 (Day 18) Received Biometrics appointment letter in the mail.

2013-09-17 (Day 25) biometrics appointment day @2pm Detriot

2013-09-25 (Day 33) received text and email , I485 changed to testing and interview

2013-10-02 (Day 40) received text message and email @7am about my interview date

2013-10-04 (Day 42) Received hard copy interview letter in the mail

2013-10-10 (Day 48) Work permit Card in production

2013-10-16 (Day 54) 2nd Text and email @830am Work permit in Production

2013-10-21 (Day 59) text/email notice 10am . Work Permit sent

2013-10-21(Day 59)Text/ email @9pm received text with tracking number -2 day delievery

2013-10-24(Day 62) received my work permit in the mail.

2013-10-25 Filled for my Social Security number today

2013-11-05 (Day 74) Interview November 5th (1.40pm)...... APPROVED!! kicking.gif

2013-11-05(Day 74) Text and Email - Green card in Production @2.30pm

2013-11-05 (Day 74) Text and email @8.15pm Mailed notice that i am a registered permanent resident

2013-11-07 (Day 76) 2nd Text and email @11.30am - green card in production

2013-11-09 (Day 78) Welcome letter received - WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

2013-11-12 (Day 81) - Received text and email - Green card sent @1.15pm

2013-11-12 (Day 81) @9pm received text and email - with UPS tracking number - For Green card

2013-11-15 (Day 84) Green card Received dancin5hr.gif

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Depends on where I was sending it. To Tassie, 7-10 days. To Western Australia, it sometimes took up to 3 weeks or longer (I was sending it to a mining town, not sure if that made a difference. Not an itty bitty place or anything; it was a major place on the map, just not a huge city)


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------Our K-1 Journey------

12/24/12- I-129F mailed
12/27/12- I-129F received @ 11:43 am, Lewisville, TX (USPS confirmation)
12/31/12- NAO1 official date
01/02/13- e-mail confirmation for NOA1, case enroute to CSC!
01/02/12- check cashed
01/04/13- Alien registration # changed
01/07/13- NAO1 received in mail
05/22/13- NAO2
06/05/13- NVC sent
06/11/13- Received Packet 3 via e-mail (Australia date)
06/28/13- Mailed Packet 3 (Australia date)
07/12/13- Medical in Melbourne
07/24/13- Received Packet 4 via e-mail (Australia date)
08/06/13- Interview in Sydney
08/06/13- Approval
08/08/13- Visa Mailed
08/12/13- Visa received
10/03/13- POE
10/10/13- Wedding

------Our AOS Journey------

11/19/13- AOS paperwork mailed
11/27/13- AOS paperwork received by USCIS- e-mail confirmations and check cashed

12/19/13- Biometrics

01/27/14- EAD and AP approved

01/30/14- EAD/AP card mailed

02/01/14- EAD/AP card received in mail

02/04/14- GC Interview

02/13/14- GC received

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Thanks for the responses! It's going to QLD. I'm hoping he receives it some time next week, but I suppose it's yet another wait and see process. We are just so close to the end, I want everything to continue to go smoothly. Almost there, tho. :)


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NOA1 - 3 / 15 / 13
NOA2 - 7 / 21 / 13

NVC - 7 / 31 / 13

Packet 3 - 8 / 9 / 13

Packet 4 - 9 /16 /13

Interview - 9 / 24 /13

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The USPS quote 7-10 days. Sometimes it's quicker, sometimes it's longer. I sent a package for Halloween once and it took TWO MONTHS! Got hung up at customs... okay so sending a gummy brain, a beaker with bats and goo etc probably wasn't the best idea... lesson learnt!

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The USPS quote 7-10 days. Sometimes it's quicker, sometimes it's longer. I sent a package for Halloween once and it took TWO MONTHS! Got hung up at customs... okay so sending a gummy brain, a beaker with bats and goo etc probably wasn't the best idea... lesson learnt!

LOL! That is totally something I would do!

Ours got lost somewhere on the way - she sent them on the 4th of August, and they hadn't arrived by last Wednesday. She filled out another set and sent them express post. The first lot showed up on Friday :ranting:

Gosh, that's awlful! I'm so sorry! :( I've never had anything lost. Sometimes when I've sent things to Perth it takes 12-14 days but otherwise I've been pretty satisfied.


K-1 JourneyI-129F sent: 12/03/2012 (overnight)NOA1 printed on letter: 12/06/2012NOA1 text/email: 12/07/2012Transfer from VSC to TSC: 5/29/2013NOA2: 6/18/2013Notice of transfer to Dept of State: 7/10/2013Case received by NVC: 7/12/2013Packet 3 received: 7/26/2013Packet 3 mailed: 7/31/2013 (overnight)Packet 4 received: 8/9/2013Interview: 8/20/2013 Approved!Wedding Date: 10/26/2013 smile.pngAOS JourneyI-485/I-131/I-765 NOA1: 12/6/2013EAD/AP Approved: 2/11/2014<p>Notice of Interview Waiver: Received on 3/17/14 but dated 3/12/14

Approved 6/25/2014!

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He ended up getting it yesterday, so it took about 10 working days. It was a little beat up for some reason. Now we're just waiting on the police check in order to send Packet 3!

The USPS quote 7-10 days. Sometimes it's quicker, sometimes it's longer. I sent a package for Halloween once and it took TWO MONTHS! Got hung up at customs... okay so sending a gummy brain, a beaker with bats and goo etc probably wasn't the best idea... lesson learnt!

LOL a gummy brain and goo? I can only imagine what customs sees daily! Especially around Halloween.

Ours got lost somewhere on the way - she sent them on the 4th of August, and they hadn't arrived by last Wednesday. She filled out another set and sent them express post. The first lot showed up on Friday ranting33va.gif

Ah, that sucks, paying for express unnecessarily had to be annoying on top of having no idea where your package was. I've even heard that express post can be delayed, too. However, I'm glad you got it!

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NOA1 - 3 / 15 / 13
NOA2 - 7 / 21 / 13

NVC - 7 / 31 / 13

Packet 3 - 8 / 9 / 13

Packet 4 - 9 /16 /13

Interview - 9 / 24 /13

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Yeah, I get you. It will be nice to be past this whole waiting game. And I know there will be another wait with AOS, but at least we'll be waiting together. So over this separation!


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NOA1 - 3 / 15 / 13
NOA2 - 7 / 21 / 13

NVC - 7 / 31 / 13

Packet 3 - 8 / 9 / 13

Packet 4 - 9 /16 /13

Interview - 9 / 24 /13

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