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Dear all

My petition has been sent to the Consulate in Paris nearly 3 weeks ago, and I still haven't got packet 3. I called yesterday and all they said was that I should keep on waiting. My US fiancee said she will call her congressman ask him to put some pressure on the consulate. Will that work out? Is packet 3 usually so long to come?

Let me know....


May 21st 2006: Entered the USA on a K1 visa

July 2nd 2006: Marriage ceremony

Oct 10th 2006:Received Green Card


August 12th 2008: Sent I 751 to CSC

Dec 5th 2008: Green Card in the mail


Dec 4th: Sent N 400

March 18th: Interview

May 24th 2011: Oath in Minneapolis. Journey is over.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Kyrgyzstan

We waited and waited also at our Embassy and I emailed them and they sent me the whole packet in an email zip file. We had to print everything out ourselves, they never mailed the paperwork through the mail, only email.

October 14, 2005~~~~ Mailed I-129F (Vermont)

October 17, 2005~~~~ I-129F Arrives via USPS

October 20, 2005~~~~ Check Cashed

October 26, 2005~~~~ Received NOA1 via mail :):)

October 26, 2005~~~~ Signed up for emails with uscis.gov

November 03, 2005~~~~ Received email NOA2 Approval :)

November 09, 2005~~~~ Received NOA2 in mail :)

November 10, 2005~~~~ Case mailed to Embassy!!

November 12, 2005~~~~ Received letter case has been sent.

November-December13, 2005~~~~ No Packet 3???????

December 14, 2005 ~~~~Email Embassy

December 15, 2005 ~~~~Packet 3 via email???? To me!!! ????

January 31, 2006 ~~~~ Interview

****Had to reschudule Interview, Passport problems :( Oksana needs a new one, her government makes her wait and moves SSSSSSSSLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW :(

****February-March Still awaiting Passport

March 3, 2006 ~~~~ Medical

March 7, 2006 ~~~~ Interview And PASSED!!! :):) (They will issue visa when new passport arrives)

March 8, 2006 ~~~~ Awaiting and Awaiting New Passport :(:(

April 8, 2006~~~~ Passport Issued :):)

April 12, 2006~~~~ Visa inside New Passport :):)

April 15, 2006~~~~ Notice WRONG PASSPORT NUMBER ON VISA, Must go back to Embassy again to correct their MISTAKE

May 2, 2006~~~~ Visa corrected

May 10, 2006~~~~ Fly to Bishkek

May 14, 2006~~~~ We fly together for the US

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Just relax, some consulates can take a while. I know that London had a several week backlog at some point. No doubt Paris is just as heavily used as London.


I-129F Filing


L (Scotland)

2005-02-05 Sent to TSC

2005-03-02 NOA2 rcvd

2005-04-27 Medical - 3:40 pm in Edinburgh

2005-05-19 Interview - approved!!

2005-06-12 G & L fly to Florida

2005-08-20 Wedding day!!

2005-09-15 Sent AOS docs

2005-09-23 NOA1 rcvd for 485, 765, and 131

2005-11-28 AP rcvd

2006-01-03 EAD rcvd

2006-03-08 AOS interview - Success - pending FBI name check!!

2006-04-05 Rcvd the 'Welcome To America' email. Name check is done!!

2006-04-17 Green Card Received!!

2008-02-05 Sent I-751 to remove conditions

2008-02-11 I-751 received in Texas

2008-02-25 Check finally cashed!!

2008-03-19 Biometrics completed in West Palm Beach

2008-12-23 Rcvd notification of GC production

2008-12-30 Rcvd notification of confirmation letter going in the mail.

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I hope that you hear something soon. We will be going through the Paris embassy too. I know that they are extremely busy. Bon Chance!

K-1 Journey

3/09/06 K-1 petition sent to Vermont

3/22/06 NOA1 received

4/17/06 NOA2 Approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/21/06 NVC received/ Sent to Paris

5/06 returned to NVC, je ne sais pas pour quoi

7/6/06 IMBRA RFE

7/11/06 RFE received at VSC

8/18/06 NOA 2 Reapproved!!!!!!

9/12/06 Packet 3 arrived

9/22/06 Packet 3 sent

10/28/06 Packet 4

11/29/06 Interview/ APPROVED!!!!!

12/05/06 US arrival JFK POE

AOS/EAD Journey

12/19/06 SSN applied for

1/20/07 SSN card received in mail

1/23/07 Civil Ceremony

4/3/07 I-485 and I-765 sent

4/11/07 NOA1 received

6/15/2007 EAD production of card

6/24/2007 EAD received

6/27/2007 AOS approved!!!!

7/2/2007 Green Card Received!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/14/07 Baby Arrives 7:44pm

11/03/07 "It's a Family Affair" wedding


4/28/09 mailed to Vermont

5/11/09 receipt letter, I-751 received by VSC

6/12/09 biometrics Baltimore

8/4/09 approval letter

8/11/09 email, card will be sent within 30 days

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt

My husband got his packet a month after it had been sent to the embassy. It would have been sooner, but they wrote the address wrong the first time they attempted to send it :blink:

10/14/05 - married AbuS in the US lovehusband.gif

02/23/08 - Filed for removal of conditions.

Sometime in 2008 - Received 10 year GC. Almost done with USCIS for life inshaAllah! Huzzah!

12/07/08 - Adopted the fuzzy feline love of my life, my Squeaky baby th_catcrazy.gif

02/23/09 - Apply for citizenship

06/15/09 - Citizenship interview

07/15/09 - Citizenship ceremony. Alhamdulilah, the US now has another american muslim!


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France

I already told you in a previous posting that I had my packet 3 around one month after the NOA2. So you are still fine...


September 13TH 2006 NOA1 for EAD and Adj of Status

September 23rd Biometrics notification by snail mail

September 27th RFE : Cosponsor needs to send more proof of his business activity

September 29 th RFE sent to Lee's summit

October 6th : Biometrics.

October 9TH:"RFE delivery refused!!, not enough postage available!"

October 16th : RFE finally delivered after second try!

October 18TH: email notification RFE received! Finally updating things online?

October 30TH: Transfer to CSC!!! Wohoo!

November 2th: CSC received case;online notification!

November 8TH 2006: AOS APPROVED!!!! Vive California!!! 5 days to get approved!Online notification

November 14 2006: GC or should I say White card arrived in the mail!!! I checked my mail only on the 15th

LIFTING CONDITIONS (Nebraska/California)

August 04th 2008: Mailed package directly to California

August 18th 2008: NOA1 date

September 10th 2008: Biometrics

September 11th 2008 : Touch

December 6th 2008: Approval Notice

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom

Paris is experiencing some problems in the visa unit right now. There is some info on their website that I saw earlier this week.

I wouldn't be having the Congressman put the pressure on them until you have all the information, but that's me.

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How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

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Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

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Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

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