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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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I've read some hilarious accounts of what happened when people were approved.

I was listening mindlessly to an audiobook while driving on the highway when I got my text message.Mind you I had just complained to my fiance a mere two hours earlier about the unscrupulously evil TSC and our petition. At first I didn't know who it was. As my car started reading of the phone number realized it might be USCIS. I went from a look of skepticism to that of sheer determination as I cut across two lanes of traffic (terrible, I know) so that I could "safely" read the text message - which was the approval - and the email that we had been approved.

What were you doing when you were approved?


Service Center : Texas Service Center
Consulate : Morocco
I-129F Sent : 2014-06-07
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-06-11
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-11-21

NVC Received : 2014-12-09

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned: 2014-12-10

NVC Left: 2014-12-11

Consulate Received: 2014-12-17

Packet 3 Received: 2014-12-29

Interview Date: 2015-01-12

Refusal due to failed drug test, required one year of drug tests

Final Drug Test: 2016-01-21; PASSED

A few days later the embassy called:

PETITION EXPIRED - RETURNED TO USCIS

Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Morocco

Married : May 7, 2016

I-130 Sent : 2016-05-20

I-130 NOA1 : 2016-05-23

Transferred : 2016-10-12

I-130 NOA2 : 2016-11-08

NVC Received : 2016-12-01

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2016-12-03

Pay AOS Bill : 2016-12-03

Send AOS Package : 2016-12-08

Submit Ds-261 : 2016-12-03

Receive IV Bill : 2016-12-03

Pay IV Bill : 2016-12-30

Send IV Package: 2016-12-08

Checklist: 2017-03-31

Case Completed at NVC2017-05-01

Interview Date: 2017-06-06

Interview Result : Administrative Processing 

 

Visa In Hand: September 28, 2017

POE: October 19, 2017 - JFK

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Romania
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sleeping, at 3 am my time my fiance called me very excited that he received a text msg from uscis and told me to check the website, he is a very calm person but when he called me i thought he was having a crisis or something like that coz i never saw him like that, course after we checked, we were both screaming and dancing (lol) we were vry happy

Edited by MariaLD

K1/K2 Visa
05-28-2014 - I-129F Sent
06-09-2014 - I-129F NOA1
10-27-2014 - I-129F NOA2
12-05-2014 - NVC Received
12-08-2014 - Left NVC 
12-12-2014 - Consulate Received
12-15-2014 - Pack 3 Received

01-08-2015 - Interview Date APPROVED!!!!!
01-11-2015 - Visa Received
01-16-2015 - US Entry
03-25-2015 - Marriage

AOS

08-28-2015 - AOS pack sent in 00-00-20__ - I-751 Sent
08-31-2015 - NOA for all 3 packs received via email
09-29-2015 - Bio Appt
11-27-2015 - Approval (No interview)
12-03-2015- Green card received

ROC

10-04-2017- I-751 sent

10-16-2017- NOA 1

11-14-2017 - Bio. Appt.

2 extension letters received 

03-06-2019 - RFE

06-15-2019 - requested a passport stamp/approved 

06-18-2019 - 10 years green card approved (no interview)

USC

07-05-2019 - N400 sent online

07-06-2019 - Noa 1

07-25-2019 - Bio.Appt

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I was on my way back from lunch, walking through a hospital when my husband called me. He told me he called to see if they received everything back from our checklist and they said "actually yes, and it looks like your case is complete". So we found out that way rather than a text/email.

I tried walking back to my office as fast as I could trying not to break out in tears. I could barely talk. It was such a great day :)


07/05/13 Married smile.png
USCIS:

07/08/13 I-130 sent
07/09/13 NOA 1
01/02/14 Case Transferred to NSC
01/17/14 Requested Expedite
01/21/14 Expedite approved
01/29/14 NOA 2
01/30/14 I-130 sent to NVC
NVC:

02/11/14 Case received at NVC

02/25/14 Received NVC Case#

02/25/14 Return completed DS-261 (DS-3032)

02/25/14 Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill

02/25/14 Pay I-864 Bill

02/25/14 Receive I-864 Package

02/26/14 Return I-864 Package

03/12/14 Receive IV Bill

03/13/14 NVC received I-864
03/14/14 Pay IV Bill

03/19/14 Receive Instruction Package

03/19/14 Submitted DS-260

04/10/14 Case Completed at NVC

04/15/14 Interview scheduled (05/30/14)

04/17/14 Date Rec Appointment Letter (Pkt 4)

05/30/14 Interview - APPROVED!

06/04/14 Date IR-1/CR-1 Visa Received

06/04/14 Paid USCIS ELIS Immigrant Fee

06/11/14 Date of US Entry

08/30/14 Received Green Card in mail

LIFTING CONDITIONS:

04/30/16 I-751 sent

05/02/16 ROC packet received at California Service Center

05/02/16 NOA1 (Received 05/13/16)

02/15/17 Case completed - APPROVED

00/00/00 Received Green Card in mail

May 2016 I-751 Filers Spreadsheet

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K2JoU_2yXD0QBBqRoM6_auTa52wY1gcMiM0YFhs6cYQ/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
Timeline

When I told my fiance, he was so quiet I thought he had hung up on me! He couldn't believe it and I couldn't start driving again until I had calmed down!


Service Center : Texas Service Center
Consulate : Morocco
I-129F Sent : 2014-06-07
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-06-11
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-11-21

NVC Received : 2014-12-09

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned: 2014-12-10

NVC Left: 2014-12-11

Consulate Received: 2014-12-17

Packet 3 Received: 2014-12-29

Interview Date: 2015-01-12

Refusal due to failed drug test, required one year of drug tests

Final Drug Test: 2016-01-21; PASSED

A few days later the embassy called:

PETITION EXPIRED - RETURNED TO USCIS

Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Morocco

Married : May 7, 2016

I-130 Sent : 2016-05-20

I-130 NOA1 : 2016-05-23

Transferred : 2016-10-12

I-130 NOA2 : 2016-11-08

NVC Received : 2016-12-01

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2016-12-03

Pay AOS Bill : 2016-12-03

Send AOS Package : 2016-12-08

Submit Ds-261 : 2016-12-03

Receive IV Bill : 2016-12-03

Pay IV Bill : 2016-12-30

Send IV Package: 2016-12-08

Checklist: 2017-03-31

Case Completed at NVC2017-05-01

Interview Date: 2017-06-06

Interview Result : Administrative Processing 

 

Visa In Hand: September 28, 2017

POE: October 19, 2017 - JFK

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Belgium
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My fiancé told me ot while I was on my lunch break at work, I was planning a trip to come see him ^^

He had received the text the previous night but didn't want to wake me up (I tend to not sleep enough) and didn't want to inform me through a text. So he did as soon as we talkem (on my lunch break lol) i'm 7h ahead of him in time :P


K1

AOS

ROC

09/14/2017 : Package Sent (CSC)

09/15/2017 : Package Received (CSC)

09/15/2017 : NOA1 Date

10/12/2017 : Biometrics

--/--/---- : Interview

--/--/---- : Decision

N400

09/01/2018 : Application Sent (online)

--/--/---- NOA1 Date

--/--/---- : Biometrics

--/--/---- : Interview

--/--/---- : Decision

So it's not gonna be easy.

It's going to be really hard;

we're gonna have to work at this everyday,

but I want to do that because I want you.

I want all of you, forever, everyday.

You and me.. everyday.

___The NoteBook

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OH is currently visiting... Woke up to him staring at his phone in shock and he wouldn't tell me why. Turns out he wasn't sure if it was an approval or an RFE, and didn't want to say it was an approval incase he had gotten it wrong :P I literally had to prize the phone out of his hands and then leapt about the room whooping!


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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Libya
Timeline

I was thoroughly exhausted from a week of job interviews and after having requested an expedite 3 times, I had finally given up and just left it to God. Then this random text!! I literally started dancing around the room and suddenly I wasn't exhausted anymore. Of course it was like 4am in Libya, so I couldn't even tell my fiance (well I sent him about 50 messages by every means possible)....then he woke up half asleep and saw it but barely understood why I was freaking out.....and I was asleep! But I told his friend also who has been helping us in Libya, and his friend called him and woke him up and told him what had happened....so then he sent me about 50 messages....finally we were both awake and could talk on the phone and be happy together :)

Edited by HollyDaniela

19-Sept-14: I-129F Delivered

23-Sept-14: NOA1 (I-797C ~ Texas Lockbox accepted I-129F)

24-Sept-14: NOA1 (E-mail & Text)

Sent to California Service Center

3-Nov-14: Requested expedite by mailed letter with UN Human Rights Reports (Humanitarian Situation)

14-Nov-14: NOA2 (I-129F Petition Approved ~ E-mail & Text)

1-Dec-14: NVC Received Case

2-Dec-14: NVC Case Number Assigned

9-Dec-14: Embassy Received

3-Feb-15: "Package 3" Received/Turned In

25-Feb-15: "Package 4" - Received Interview Date

19-Mar-15: Interview ~ Approved

27-Mar-15: Visa Issued

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Mine was on my birthday!! Ready to finish my day, after talking to my fiancé at 11pm... Got off the phone with him 10mins later got text... Couldn't believe it! Had to read it over and over and called him right away! Best birthday present so far!! Something money can't buy :)


K1 Visa

Service Center :         Texas Service Center

Transferred?               California Service Center on 2014-08-11

Consulate :                Dominican Republic

I-129F Sent :              2014-05-15

I-129F NOA1 :            2014-05-22                

I-129F NOA2 :            2014-09-16

NVC Received :         2014-10-07

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :           2014-10-09

NVC Left : 2014-10-22

Consulate Received :  2014-10-23

Interview Date :          2015-01-13 

Interview Result :       Approved:                 

Marriage :  2015-06-06

Estimates/Stats :Your I-129f was approved in 117 days from your NOA1 date.  Your interview took 236 days from your I-129F NOA1 date

 Adjustment of Status

Date Filed :                2015-04-11

NOA Date :                2015-04-17  

Bio. Appt. :                2015-05-12

Approved : Yes     Green Card Received: 2015-10-20

 Employment Authorization Document

Date Filed :                2015-04-11

NOA Date :                2015-04-17

Bio. Appt. :                2015-05-12

Approved Date :         2015-07-02

Date Card Received :  2015-07-15   ----Estimates/Stats :Your EAD was approved in 82 days.

 Lifting Conditions

CIS Office :               Vermont Service Center

Date Filed :                2017-07-17

NOA Date :                2017-08-01

RFE(s) :    2018-11-16

Bio. Appt. :                2017-09-06

Interview Date :          No-Interview

Approval / Denial Date :   2018-12-18

Approved : Yes

Got I551 Stamp :        Yes

Green Card Received :               

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