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When I receive a message like " we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I129F PETITION FOR FIANCE(E)."

Does this mean I am done with the USCIS? And the next step is to work with Visa Center?

Of course, I investigated very carefully all steps but there was something unexpected for my case which scares me right now

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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When I receive a message like " we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I129F PETITION FOR FIANCE(E)."

Does this mean I am done with the USCIS? And the next step is to work with Visa Center?

Of course, I investigated very carefully all steps but there was something unexpected for my case which scares me right now

NOA2 is one of the first steps of your journey with USCIS. You are never completely done with USCIS until you are a citizen. But if you are asking about K1 visa process only, then mostly yes. But your embassy has the right to send it back to USCIS for further investigation.


K1 Journey: AOS Journey:

March 25, 2014: I-129f sent. April 16, 2015: Date filed.

April 1, 2014: NOA1 received & check cashed. April 22, 2015: NOA received.
April 2, 2014: Alien Registration Number changed.
Sep 16, 2014: NOA2 - Petition approved!
Sep 23, 2014: Case shipped to NVC.

Oct 01, 2014: Case arrived at NVC.

Oct 03, 2014: Got our case number!

Oct 06, 2014: Left NVC.

Oct 17, 2014: At the Embassy.

Oct 22, 2014: Packet 3 received.

Nov 03, 2014: Packet 3 sent.

Nov 11, 2014: Medical examination.

Dec 2, 2014: Packet 4 received.

Dec 8, 2014: Interview! (Approved!!!)

Dec 10, 2014: Visa received!!!

Jan 22, 2015: US Entry!

Feb 22, 2015: Happily ever after! :-)

April 16, 2015: Filed Adjustment of STatus.

April 22, 2015: AOS NOA received.

May 14, 2015: Biometrics appointment.

October 09, 2015: AOS approved!

September 05, 2017: Lifting conditions filed.

 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Welcome to the forum.

:guides: easily accessible at the top of the forum page. In particular, the K1 Flowchart, for more information:

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow

Good luck on your immigration journey.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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NOA2 is one of the first steps of your journey with USCIS. You are never completely done with USCIS until you are a citizen. But if you are asking about K1 visa process only, then mostly yes. But your embassy has the right to send it back to USCIS for further investigation.

Thanks - I read this one - so we should expect to how the instruction from Visa Center (like to get medical exam, criminal records , and interview date, etc. ) soon. Am I correct?

Post Decision Activity

For approved applications/petitions, post-decision activity may include USCIS sending notification of the approved application/petition to the National Visa Center or the Department of State. For denied applications/petitions, post-decision activity may include the processing of an appeal and/or motions to reopen or reconsider and revocations.

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Thanks - I read this one - so we should expect to how the instruction from Visa Center (like to get medical exam, criminal records , and interview date, etc. ) soon. Am I correct?

Post Decision Activity

For approved applications/petitions, post-decision activity may include USCIS sending notification of the approved application/petition to the National Visa Center or the Department of State. For denied applications/petitions, post-decision activity may include the processing of an appeal and/or motions to reopen or reconsider and revocations.

No, Visa Center (NVC) will get the case from the service center and assign a case number to it. Then it will send it to the beneficiary's country, to the embassy. The embassy will be the one who contacts you and gives you instructions. NVC only assigns case number and sends the petitions to the embassies.


K1 Journey: AOS Journey:

March 25, 2014: I-129f sent. April 16, 2015: Date filed.

April 1, 2014: NOA1 received & check cashed. April 22, 2015: NOA received.
April 2, 2014: Alien Registration Number changed.
Sep 16, 2014: NOA2 - Petition approved!
Sep 23, 2014: Case shipped to NVC.

Oct 01, 2014: Case arrived at NVC.

Oct 03, 2014: Got our case number!

Oct 06, 2014: Left NVC.

Oct 17, 2014: At the Embassy.

Oct 22, 2014: Packet 3 received.

Nov 03, 2014: Packet 3 sent.

Nov 11, 2014: Medical examination.

Dec 2, 2014: Packet 4 received.

Dec 8, 2014: Interview! (Approved!!!)

Dec 10, 2014: Visa received!!!

Jan 22, 2015: US Entry!

Feb 22, 2015: Happily ever after! :-)

April 16, 2015: Filed Adjustment of STatus.

April 22, 2015: AOS NOA received.

May 14, 2015: Biometrics appointment.

October 09, 2015: AOS approved!

September 05, 2017: Lifting conditions filed.

 

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No, Visa Center (NVC) will get the case from the service center and assign a case number to it. Then it will send it to the beneficiary's country, to the embassy. The embassy will be the one who contacts you and gives you instructions. NVC only assigns case number and sends the petitions to the embassies.

Thanks - I just want to confirm one more thing - the NOA2 is the a notice that we have approved this I129F PETITION FOR FIANCE(E).?

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Thanks - I just want to confirm one more thing - the NOA2 is the a notice that we have approved this I129F PETITION FOR FIANCE(E).?

Yes :D


K1 Journey: AOS Journey:

March 25, 2014: I-129f sent. April 16, 2015: Date filed.

April 1, 2014: NOA1 received & check cashed. April 22, 2015: NOA received.
April 2, 2014: Alien Registration Number changed.
Sep 16, 2014: NOA2 - Petition approved!
Sep 23, 2014: Case shipped to NVC.

Oct 01, 2014: Case arrived at NVC.

Oct 03, 2014: Got our case number!

Oct 06, 2014: Left NVC.

Oct 17, 2014: At the Embassy.

Oct 22, 2014: Packet 3 received.

Nov 03, 2014: Packet 3 sent.

Nov 11, 2014: Medical examination.

Dec 2, 2014: Packet 4 received.

Dec 8, 2014: Interview! (Approved!!!)

Dec 10, 2014: Visa received!!!

Jan 22, 2015: US Entry!

Feb 22, 2015: Happily ever after! :-)

April 16, 2015: Filed Adjustment of STatus.

April 22, 2015: AOS NOA received.

May 14, 2015: Biometrics appointment.

October 09, 2015: AOS approved!

September 05, 2017: Lifting conditions filed.

 

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Thanks - I read this one - so we should expect to how the instruction from Visa Center (like to get medical exam, criminal records , and interview date, etc. ) soon. Am I correct?

Post Decision Activity

For approved applications/petitions, post-decision activity may include USCIS sending notification of the approved application/petition to the National Visa Center or the Department of State. For denied applications/petitions, post-decision activity may include the processing of an appeal and/or motions to reopen or reconsider and revocations.

NVC will send you the forms for your medical and interview date once you get case complete. Now once you go through the paths...AOS and IV you will need to send supporting docs for each stage. The IV requires your to get a Police Certificate to send in with other supporting docs. but you still have a ways to go. Sorry...I just looked up at your post and it says I-129. The instructions I just gave was for the CR-1 not sure if it is the same for I-129. But some one is sure to come along a correct me if I am wrong.


Met online 9/2012

Courtship 3/1/2013

ClockWatch2.gif

Passport for USC 6/10 thru 28/2013 19 days

First face to face meeting Nov. 4th 2013 dancin5hr.gif

Married 19 November 2013 heart.gif

:energy: USCIS-TSC

5/3/2014 Filed I-130

11/3/2014 NOA-1

24/7/2014 NOA-2 {135 days} :dancing:

12/8/2014 Case Shipped {NVC} :dancing:

:energy: NVC

20/8/2014 NVC received

29/8/2014 NVC case #

31/8/2014 DS-261 submitted

3/9/2014 NVC billed AOS & paid

19/9/2014 AOS sent

30/9/2014 IV invoiced

3/10/2014 IV paid

21/10/2014 IV package sent

21/11/2014 Case complete :dance:(L)

03/12/2014 Interview scheduled

08/12/2014 NVC shipped to Embassy "In Transit"

12/12/2014 Ceac shows "Ready"

:energy:Consulate

15/12/2014 Consulate received

07-08/01/2015 Medical {Passed!!!!}

26/01/2015 Interview results {APPROVED} :dance:(L)

26/01/2015 DHL Air Waybill created online

28/01/2015 Air Waybill shows "In Transit" :yes:

29/01/2015 Visa ready for pick up {DHL}

02/02/2015 Visa in hand

26/02/2015 POE

The warmth of true friendship and the love that binds the hearts of husband and wife are a foretaste of heaven. God has ordained that there should be perfect love and perfect harmony between those who enter into the marriage relation. Let bride and bridegroom in the presence of the heavenly universe pledge themselves to love one another as God has ordained they should. {LYL}

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Thank you All.

It basically, it took 1 week to get my application got approved - kind of weird as many people have to wait like 4-5 months some like 9 months. That why I am scared.

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Thank you All.

It basically, it took 1 week to get my application got approved - kind of weird as many people have to wait like 4-5 months some like 9 months. That why I am scared.

While you are waiting for the next step, :time: it helps everyone that uses, or gets help from the forum.

Good luck on your immigration journey.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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