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Just wanted to get peoples thoughts on this. We just received our NOA2 (extremely quickly thank goodness, we were incredibly lucky) and are now considering our travel plans in advance. I plan to spend Christmas in Oregon anyway (if they let me in!) which will be useful for gathering information for the Affidavit of support etc but I was also supposed to be flying back at the end of February for a couple of weeks to attend my OH's sister's wedding on March 1st.

My question is, is there any chance I will have my K1 by then or is it likely I'll have to return after her wedding to complete the K1 process? I'm hoping it's possible as obviously that will save me a whole other plane ticket but not sure how realistic that is.

Looking at the K1 timeline it seems to me that it *might* be possible if we are lucky. Just wondered what other people who have been through this already think of this.

Thanks in advance!

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Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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Just wanted to get peoples thoughts on this. We just received our NOA2 (extremely quickly thank goodness, we were incredibly lucky) and are now considering our travel plans in advance. I plan to spend Christmas in Oregon anyway (if they let me in!) which will be useful for gathering information for the Affidavit of support etc but I was also supposed to be flying back at the end of February for a couple of weeks to attend my OH's sister's wedding on March 1st.

My question is, is there any chance I will have my K1 by then or is it likely I'll have to return after her wedding to complete the K1 process? I'm hoping it's possible as obviously that will save me a whole other plane ticket but not sure how realistic that is.

Looking at the K1 timeline it seems to me that it *might* be possible if we are lucky. Just wondered what other people who have been through this already think of this.

Thanks in advance!

Congrats! You've been such a bubbly voice of encouragement for others. Hope you find the rest of the process equally as seamless. Cheers.


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I really hope it goes smoothly for you!

I didn't think I would be moving this year, as we applied in May 2014, but I got approved yesterday, quicker than I expected.

Even so, I can only hope that it moves quicker for you!


05/16/2014: I-129F sent to Lockbox
05/21/2014: NOA1 text/email received from Texas Service Centre
08/11/2014: Transferred to California Service Centre
09/02/2014: NOA2 received
09/19/2014: NVC received
09/22/2014: NVC left
09/29/2014: London Consulate received
10/01/2014: Filled out DS-160
10/08/2014: Stated readiness for Interview
10/22/2014: Had medical
11/05/2014: Received Interview date, paid and registered for delivery
11/21/2014: Interview - Approved
12/01/2014: Visa Delivered
12/29/2014: US entry
03/19/2015: Married
05/23/2015: Filed for AOS, EAD & AP
06/23/2015: Biometrics Appointment

08/04/2015: EAD and Advance Parole approved

08/21/2015: Received EAD/AP card

09/11/2015: Received letter explaining processing time extended and possible interview waiver

11/02/2015: AOS Approved without Interview

11/10/2015: Received Green Card in the mail

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Congrats! You've been such a bubbly voice of encouragement for others. Hope you find the rest of the process equally as seamless. Cheers.

Thank you so much, that is incredibly kind of you! I'm just excited for the next steps now! :yes::dance:

I really hope it goes smoothly for you!

I didn't think I would be moving this year, as we applied in May 2014, but I got approved yesterday, quicker than I expected.

Even so, I can only hope that it moves quicker for you!

Thank you! It would be so ideal so keeping my fingers crossed!

Good luck with the remainder of your process also! I hope you have a smooth POE!

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Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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What !!??!? Who gets approved in FOUR days? Are you freakin' kidding me?

I think it is going to depend on how long it takes CSC to get your case to NVC. I don't follow those timelines anymore, but have picked up on a few posts saying they don't send out immediately.

I know you have research enough to get through London quickly (depending on when you get back and are available for the medical). What dates are your Christmas holiday?

Mama Nich soapbox----> Go get those shots sorted ASAP before your holiday. Does you Mum have a book of what you had while a child?


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10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

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What !!??!? Who gets approved in FOUR days? Are you freakin' kidding me?

I think it is going to depend on how long it takes CSC to get your case to NVC. I don't follow those timelines anymore, but have picked up on a few posts saying they don't send out immediately.

I know you have research enough to get through London quickly (depending on when you get back and are available for the medical). What dates are your Christmas holiday?

Mama Nich soapbox----> Go get those shots sorted ASAP before your holiday. Does you Mum have a book of what you had while a child?

Haha I was waiting for a Nich-Nick response :P

Yes, four days, we are incredibly lucky, I must have looked at the email and logged into myUSCIS a million times to check that I didn't mis-read the notification but it definitely says the word "approved" so I hope my eyes are not deceiving me :lol:

I plan to leave for Christmas on December 8th (Dan is currently visiting me so we are flying together- hoping that makes for a smoother POE) and then as it's my birthday in January and we wanted to spend that together also I was planning on returning January 21st (with the hope that my medical will be booked for a couple of days after that as I will be in London already due to flying into Heathrow).

I know we aren't supposed to book flights in advance but the nature of my situation means I will have to in order to attend his sisters wedding :wacko:

My mum does indeed have one of those books- all I am missing is the flu shot so I will try and get this done in the next two weeks before flying out for Christmas.

It seems like my timing is great but also not so great, it could go either way!


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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I guess if I get my case number from NVC sooner rather than later I should consider cutting my trip short and coming back in early Jan...


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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I guess if I get my case number from NVC sooner rather than later I should consider cutting my trip short and coming back in early Jan...

Maybe a good plan. Just see how it goes with NVC. When is your birthday?

So back to your shots. Have you had something with Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis since Jan 2005?

Have you had two MMRs?


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Maybe a good plan. Just see how it goes with NVC. When is your birthday?

So back to your shots. Have you had something with Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis since Jan 2005?

Have you had two MMRs?

January 12th :goofy: grand old age of 22 haha

Last time I showed the list to my mum she said I'd had them all (bar flu) but I'll check with her again. Why does it need to be since 2005 and not just in my lifetime? I think possibly they were before that... eugh more things to do :P


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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Need Tetanus boosted every 10 years. So it says Td or Tdap must have been in the last 10 years.

Your age probably had 2 MMRs already but check for the details. You can get a flu jab at Boots or any of those kinds of places offering them if the GP won't. Some only do it for children and elderly.

Is your police certificate ordered? Checked for all on the document list?


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Need Tetanus boosted every 10 years. So it says Td or Tdap must have been in the last 10 years.

Your age probably had 2 MMRs already but check for the details. You can get a flu jab at Boots or any of those kinds of places offering them if the GP won't. Some only do it for children and elderly.

Is your police certificate ordered? Checked for all on the document list?

I booked my flu test with the GP today, and when I have that appointment (thursday) I'm going to ask for a print out of my vaccination history as mum can't find the book! Sent away the request for my police certificate on Thursday. Mum says I have definitely had two MMRs and is pretty confident I'm up to date with Tdap.

Thanks again for the ongoing help!


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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Got my flu vaccination from my GP today :thumbs:


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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Got my flu vaccination from my GP today :thumbs:

And your printout of vaccinations?


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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And your printout of vaccinations?

I asked and they said I need to submit my request in writing, and state my reasons for this request :rofl:

So I went home, wrote the letter and took it back. They said it should be ready by monday :thumbs:


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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