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My fiancee arrived yesterday, thank you very much for the help VJ!

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My fiancee flew in at 8am yesterday and had no issues on POE... plane landed at 8am and she already claimed her baggage and was out of the airport at 8:45am... even I was surprised how fast it was. Maybe coz it was a Sunday.

Anyway, I would like to thank everyone who provided guidance and assistance throughout the whole K1 process. This site has saved me hundreds of dollars in attorney fees and allowed me to gain a better idea of how the whole process works and have more control over it - something I couldn't have learned if I had an attorney doing everything.

K1 visa journey is done... now to get married and start a whole new journey. Thanks again to everyone, especially Hank, who has become our virtual consultant... without the fees ;)

Good luck to everyone else who are still in the middle of the K1 process... everything will work out in good time, and I know how you feel coz I've been there!


K1 Timeline:

02/28/2014 - I-129F Submitted
04/08/2014 - I-129F NOA2 Received

07/03/2014 - SLEC Medical Appointment 1 (Result: Sputum Culture)

09/18/2014 - SLEC Medical Appointment 2 (Result: Passed)

10/14/2014 - K1 Visa Interview (Result: Approved)

10/23/2014 - K1 Visa Issued

11/09/2014 - Entered USA (POE: Los Angeles)

01/02/2015 - Wedding Day

AOS Timeline:

03/02/2015 - I-485 Submitted (with I-765 & I-131)

03/13/2015 - I-485 NOA Received (with NOA for I-765 & I-131)

03/30/2015 - Biometrics Appointment Completed

05/12/2015 - I-785 & I-131 Approved

05/20/2015 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received

06/10/2015 - AOS Interview (Result: Approved)

06/18/2015 - Conditional Green Card Received

ROC Timeline:

05/15/2017 - I-751 Submitted 
05/26/2017 - I-751 NOA Received 
06/13/2017 - Biometrics Appointment Completed

07/18/2017 - Extension NOA Received (twelve month extension)
03/05/2018 - I-751 Received by Local Office
04/20/2018 - Infopass Appointment (Result: I-551 Stamp on Passport, six-month extension)

06/18/2018 - Extension NOA Received (eighteen month extension)

10/29/2019 - Infopass Appointment (Result: I-551 Stamp on new Passport)

11/06/2019 - I-751 Approved

11/14/2019 - Permanent Green Card Received

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Very happy for you both!

Get married, file AOS ... then relax for a couple years. :)


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

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Congrats!!


K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;  Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  

RFE:  07/09/2015;  Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

NOA1:  05/24/2017;  Biometrics:  06/13/2017;  Approved without interview:  09/05/2018;  10 Yr Green card Received:  09/13/2018

 

Naturalization

08/09/2020 -- Filed N-400 online

08/09/2020 -- NOA1 date

08/11/2020 -- NOA1 received in the mail

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congrats! and best wishes..


AOS Journey

1/31/16 - Got married

2/24/16 - AOS, EAD, AP packet sent

2/29/16 - Received Date

3/03/16 - Received text and email notification

3/04/16 - Check cashed

3/07/16 - I-797 hardcopy received

3/19/16 - Biometric scheduled received by mail

4/06/16 - I-485 online status changed to Ready to be Scheduled for Interview

4/15/16 - I-485 online status changed to INTERVIEW SCHEDULED

4/17/16 - Interview Notice hardcopy received

4/28/16 - AP & EAD approval date

5/02/16 - AP approval letter received

5/05/16 - EAD card received

5/17/16 - AOS interview

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CASE APPROVE dated 5/18/16

5/23/16 - Received AOS approval letter in the mail

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CARD WAS MAILED TO ME

5/24/16 - Card was picked-up by USPS (online status)

5/26/16 - Green Card on Hand!!! :goofy:

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All the best to you guys! 1942.gif


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Congratulations!!! :)


Our K1 Visa Journey (L)

September 22, 2014: I-129F Packet sent via USPS Express Mail

September 24, 2014: I-129F received by USCIS

September 26, 2014: NOA1 received via email and text

October 3, 2014: NOA1 hardcopy received and Alien Registration number changed

October 23, 2014: NOA2 APPROVED!!!

October 28, 2014: NOA2 hardcopy received

November 6, 2014: NVC received and case number assigned

November 13, 2014: CEAC status "In Transit" (I was so happy to see it changed from "At NVC" to this status!)

November 14, 2014: CEAC status "Ready"

November 25 and 26, 2014: SLEC Medical Exam

December 10, 2014: Interview- APPROVED!!!

December 10, 2014: CEAC status "Ready"

December 15, 2014: CEAC status "AP"

December 17, 2014: CEAC status "ISSUED"

December 20, 2014: Received a text from 2GO that passport is ready for pickup

December 22, 2014: VISA IN HAND! (Exactly 3 months after sending our I-129F petition)

January 22, 2015: POE

March 14, 2015: OUR WEDDING DAY (L)(L) (L)

AOS

April 15, 2015: Filed AOS/EAD/AP

April 16, 2015: Package delivered and signed for (Day 1)

April 20, 2015: NOA1 received via email and text (Day 5)

April 25, 2015: NOA1 hardcopies received (Day 10)

May 2, 2015: Biometrics notice received (Day 17)

May 13, 2015: Biometrics completed (Day 28)

June 29, 2015: AP approved (Day 75)

June 30, 2015: EAD approved (Day 76)

July 3, 2015: Case status was updated online (reflecting the approval of EAD/AP) (Day 79)

July 6, 2015: EAD approval received in the mail (Day 82)

July 17, 2015: Combo card received-17 days from approval (Day 93)

July 29, 2015: Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter received in the mail (Day 105)

September 24, 2015: Green card received!!! Yay! (Day 162)

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That is awesome, congrats! Best wishes to the both of you on your new journey together.


K1 Fiance Visa Timeline
05/23/2014: K1 Visa petition application sent to Dallas Lockbox
05/30/2014: NOA1 sent out
06/03/2014: NOA1 hard-copy received
09/25/2014: NOA2 sent out, Petition approved!
09/29/2014: NOA2 hard-copy received
10/13/2014: NVC Received Packet
10/16/2014: Case#, IIN, and BIN
10/17/2014: In transit to Manila Embassy
10/19//2014: Consulate received packet
10/21/2014: Visa Fee paid, DS160 Completed
10/22/2014: Interview date set
10/27/2014: St. Lukes medical Day 1
10/28/2014: St. Lukes medical Day 2 - **Passed!**
11/12/2014: Interview at the US Embassy in Manila **Approved!!**
11/19/2014: K1 Visa Packet Received!!!
11/24/2014: CFO (exit) counseling **Done!**
12/06/2014: Fiance' arrived into the United States via O'Hare International Airport
01/29/2015: Married!

"Your I-129f was approved in 118 days from your NOA1 date"
"Your interview took 166 days from your I-129F NOA1 date."
"173 days from NOA1 to K1 Visa Packet in Hand"

AOS Timeline:
04/11/2016 Sent in I-485 Package (plus AP and EAD) to the Chicago Lockbox
04/13/2016 Package delivered via USPS

04/21/2016 Check cashed by USCIS

04/25/2016 Received NOA for all 3

04/30/2016 Biometrics appointment letter received!

05/10/2016 Biometrics appointment

05/18/2016 RFE Mailed to us

05/24/2016 RFE Mail arrived

05/26/2016 Reply to RFE sent out

06/06/2016 USCIS indicated RFE response received

We are also expecting parents now with a due date of November 17th, 2016!

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All the best. Florence had her interview in Manila on the 28th of Oct, but we are still waiting for her passport. Any one has a clue why could it be so late, or what should we do to expedite it.

Yours has been 11 business days, they say 5-7 but sometimes they get held up for "administrative processing" not to mention delivery delays. I replied to you on another thread about this but it should come any day to you now, I hope you get it soon. My fiance was just approved yesterday and we are also waiting for her to get her visa, but it has only been 1 business day there now so far. I am also anxious to see when she gets hers.


K1 Fiance Visa Timeline
05/23/2014: K1 Visa petition application sent to Dallas Lockbox
05/30/2014: NOA1 sent out
06/03/2014: NOA1 hard-copy received
09/25/2014: NOA2 sent out, Petition approved!
09/29/2014: NOA2 hard-copy received
10/13/2014: NVC Received Packet
10/16/2014: Case#, IIN, and BIN
10/17/2014: In transit to Manila Embassy
10/19//2014: Consulate received packet
10/21/2014: Visa Fee paid, DS160 Completed
10/22/2014: Interview date set
10/27/2014: St. Lukes medical Day 1
10/28/2014: St. Lukes medical Day 2 - **Passed!**
11/12/2014: Interview at the US Embassy in Manila **Approved!!**
11/19/2014: K1 Visa Packet Received!!!
11/24/2014: CFO (exit) counseling **Done!**
12/06/2014: Fiance' arrived into the United States via O'Hare International Airport
01/29/2015: Married!

"Your I-129f was approved in 118 days from your NOA1 date"
"Your interview took 166 days from your I-129F NOA1 date."
"173 days from NOA1 to K1 Visa Packet in Hand"

AOS Timeline:
04/11/2016 Sent in I-485 Package (plus AP and EAD) to the Chicago Lockbox
04/13/2016 Package delivered via USPS

04/21/2016 Check cashed by USCIS

04/25/2016 Received NOA for all 3

04/30/2016 Biometrics appointment letter received!

05/10/2016 Biometrics appointment

05/18/2016 RFE Mailed to us

05/24/2016 RFE Mail arrived

05/26/2016 Reply to RFE sent out

06/06/2016 USCIS indicated RFE response received

We are also expecting parents now with a due date of November 17th, 2016!

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My fiance had her USEM interview on 10/14, and it was in "Administrative Processing" for 9 days before it came up as "Issued" on http://ceac.state.gov... then she received it from 2GO on 10/28... have you checked the status of your fiance's visa from that site? Visa status wait times vary for a variety of reasons, and I can relate how stressful it can be waiting for it to come out of AP thinking there might be something we missed...

Also remember that 11/11 was Veteran's Day in the USA so the status won't get updated for at least one day... Good luck and hope you get it soon!


And thanks to everyone who replied, btw!

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K1 Timeline:

02/28/2014 - I-129F Submitted
04/08/2014 - I-129F NOA2 Received

07/03/2014 - SLEC Medical Appointment 1 (Result: Sputum Culture)

09/18/2014 - SLEC Medical Appointment 2 (Result: Passed)

10/14/2014 - K1 Visa Interview (Result: Approved)

10/23/2014 - K1 Visa Issued

11/09/2014 - Entered USA (POE: Los Angeles)

01/02/2015 - Wedding Day

AOS Timeline:

03/02/2015 - I-485 Submitted (with I-765 & I-131)

03/13/2015 - I-485 NOA Received (with NOA for I-765 & I-131)

03/30/2015 - Biometrics Appointment Completed

05/12/2015 - I-785 & I-131 Approved

05/20/2015 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received

06/10/2015 - AOS Interview (Result: Approved)

06/18/2015 - Conditional Green Card Received

ROC Timeline:

05/15/2017 - I-751 Submitted 
05/26/2017 - I-751 NOA Received 
06/13/2017 - Biometrics Appointment Completed

07/18/2017 - Extension NOA Received (twelve month extension)
03/05/2018 - I-751 Received by Local Office
04/20/2018 - Infopass Appointment (Result: I-551 Stamp on Passport, six-month extension)

06/18/2018 - Extension NOA Received (eighteen month extension)

10/29/2019 - Infopass Appointment (Result: I-551 Stamp on new Passport)

11/06/2019 - I-751 Approved

11/14/2019 - Permanent Green Card Received

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All the best. Florence had her interview in Manila on the 28th of Oct, but we are still waiting for her passport. Any one has a clue why could it be so late, or what should we do to expedite it.

No one can explain delays or how soon you will receive your passport with visa. Having said that, a bit of advice, have more patience. Remember this is not a race but a marathon. Hang in there, you'll soon be rewarded.

P.S. At this time calling USEM will not help nor should you as you will be tying up the phone lines for someone else who is at a point in their journey who needs answers to keep their process moving.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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