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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: South Africa
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Dear all! Hi I am new to this website! I am American and my husband is South African ( I am living in South Africa with him until he is able to come back to American with me) We applied for our Spousal visa a few months back and our petition was approved on October 20th we are waiting for our approval notice in the mail with further instructions but it has not came yet. How long do you think it would take for this notice to arrive in the mail? it has been 6+ weeks and we are living in South African and it sent from the NVC in America ( I think ). Another question, how long is the rest of the process after our petition has been approved? What are the next steps? Do we need our unabridged marriage certificate?

PLEASE help me guys and gals !

Thank you so much!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Time for you to start calling the NVC to get your case number (603.334.0700), also check out the guide to the NVC writen by the all knowing Mrs. Saylin, it will get you where you need to go.

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Good luck!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany
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The I-130 approval notice would've been sent by whatever USCIS lockbox you filed to in the US. 6+ weeks sounds abnormal to me, but then again I did DCF, so I'm unfamiliar with the timelines for different lockboxes right now.


Myself: US citizen; Husband: German citizen

TransferWise Invitation Link: (first wire transfer is free) https://transferwise.com/u/eec50

(B-2 Journey):

 

 

-(then fiance) H-2B work visa application terminated due to qualification difficulties in Aug. 2010.

-(then fiance) B-2 tourist visa denied due to lack of strong ties to Germany in Sept. 2010.
-Third ESTA denied due to his suspiscious visa status on Oct. 15, 2012.
-B-2 tourist visa approved on Nov. 16, 2012!

 

(IR-1 Journey):

 

 

-Extended German residence permit obtained Aug. 23, 2014. (to qualify for DCF)

-Husband's new German passport picked up Aug. 28, 2014. (Old one expires 2015)

-I-130 packet sent to Frankfurt (DCF) Aug. 29, 2014!

-NOA1 issued Sept. 9, 2014 (received Sept.13)

-RFE regarding evidence of bona fide marriage received along with NOA1

-RFE reply packet sent to Frankfurt Sept. 30, 2014

-E-mail response (NOA2) received by USCIS Frankfurt on Oct. 23, 2014 (Petition APPROVED Oct. 20!!!) :dancing:

-Paper NOA2 received in the mail Oct. 29, 2014

-Case number assigned by IV unit Oct. 30, 2014 (Received by email Nov. 3)

-Paper "Packet 3" arrived in mail Nov. 4, 2014

-DS-260 and Document Delivery Registration submitted to Frankfurt Nov. 4, 2014

-Mailed in priority date request found on Packet 3 to IV Unit Nov. 5, 2014

-IV ("Packet 3") package sent to Frankfurt Nov. 17, 2014

-Medical completed by Frankfurt panel physician Nov. 17, 2014

-Received "Packet 4" via e-mail Nov. 20, 2014

-Interview booked for Dec. 3, 2014 (booked Nov. 21, 2014 after email authorization received)
-Visa approved, issued AND picked up by the courier all within 7 hours, Dec. 3, 2014
:dance:

-Visa packet arrived in the mail Dec. 4, 2014

-Visa packet had to be returned to Frankfurt for correction on Immigrant Data Summary sheet (wrong birthplace listed) Dec. 5, 2014

-Corrected visa packet received in the mail Dec. 11, 2014

-$165 Immigrant fee paid Dec. 11, 2014

-POE (through Dublin, Ireland) Jan. 18, 2015

-Registered manually for social security Jan. 27, 2015

-Social security card arrived within 2 weeks after applying in person/green card arrived within 30 days after entering U.S.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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**** Moving from K1 fiance visa to CR-1 spousal visa forum *****


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Dear all! Hi I am new to this website! I am American and my husband is South African ( I am living in South Africa with him until he is able to come back to American with me) We applied for our Spousal visa a few months back and our petition was approved on October 20th we are waiting for our approval notice in the mail with further instructions but it has not came yet. How long do you think it would take for this notice to arrive in the mail? it has been 6+ weeks and we are living in South African and it sent from the NVC in America ( I think ). Another question, how long is the rest of the process after our petition has been approved? What are the next steps? Do we need our unabridged marriage certificate?

PLEASE help me guys and gals !

Thank you so much!

Hi if you are waiting for it to come to you in South Africa there is a VERY good chance it might not come. I would get on the phone and find out the status of your application. There has been a post office strike since August and mail is pretty much at a stand still in South Africa.

YES you need your unabridged marriage certificate. Get on that ASAP. If you are going through Home Affairs that could take 6-9 months. I have the names of some companies you can pay that can get the marriage certificate quicker if you want the name of the companies.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: South Africa
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Hi if you are waiting for it to come to you in South Africa there is a VERY good chance it might not come. I would get on the phone and find out the status of your application. There has been a post office strike since August and mail is pretty much at a stand still in South Africa.

YES you need your unabridged marriage certificate. Get on that ASAP. If you are going through Home Affairs that could take 6-9 months. I have the names of some companies you can pay that can get the marriage certificate quicker if you want the name of the companies.

Please message me the names of the companies, my husband and I applied for ours about 4 months ago and it was never uploaded on the system so we went back to home affairs and re-applied for one. It is seriously taking forever and the lady there said she is trying to do the best she can but we all know that she is just being lazy and not doing anything. Also I head about the stike in JoBurg it took my mothers package 3 months to get to us because of it. We finally recieved a email from the NVC with the next steps and I am so grateful for that.

Hello and thank you to everyone that helped us so far ! We were just emailed from the NVC with the next steps for my husbands visa! Thank you SOOO MUCHH!!! :dancing:

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