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Six months since we filed our petition, we have been approved.

With all the hype about being at CSC, having the same exact dates as others and watching them be approved months before us; it's been excrutiating but I am grateful.

I am so happy to know that the end to our phase 1 journey is nearing end and we can finally began the next phase and chapter of our lives, with our baby girl Saadia.


I-129F Process

Package Sent: 06/04/2014
Accepted (NOA1): 06/12/2014
Alien Reg. # Changed: 06/16/2014
Petition Approved (NOA2): 08/21/2014
Arrived at Consulate: 09/12/2014
DS160 Completed: 10/07/2014
Readiness: 10/07/2014
Medical: 10/08/2014
Interview: 12/09/2014 - APPROVED!
- CEAC Change to NonImmigrant - 12/10/2014
- CEAC Changed to AP - 12/11/2014
- CEAC Changed to Issued - 12/12/2014
Passport/Visa Received: 12/17/2014
POE: 12/22/2014 Chicago
Wedding: 02/03/2015

Our beautiful baby girl was born via csection January 10th 2015.

AOS Process

Mailed I-485, I-131 and I-765: 07/24/2015
Packet Delivered: 07/27/2015
Electronic NOA: 07/30/2015
Check Cashed: 07/31/2015
NOA1's Hardcopies Received: 08/04/2015
Biometrics Appt: 08/18/2015

EAD/AP Approved: 10/02/2015

- Card Ordered: 10/02/2015

- Approval Mailed: 10/06/2015

- Approval Received: 10/07/2015

- Combo Card Received: 10/08/2015

Interview: No Interview or VW
AOS Decision: Approved 01/30/2016

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Service Center : California Service Center on 2014-03-17Consulate : London, United KingdomI-129F Sent : 2014-03-10I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-14I-129F NOA2 : 2014-04-07NVC Received :4/21/2014NVC Left :4/23/2014Consulate Received :2014-04-29Packet 3 Received :2014-05-01Packet 3 Sent :2014-05-01Medical Complete: 2014-05-07Packet 4 Received :2014-5-31Interview Date :2014-06-06Visa Issued: 2014-06-10Visa Package Received: 2014-06-13Arrival at POE Seattle: 2014-6-13

Married 07/07/2014

AOS Timeline
AOS package mailed 08/08/2014 (Chicago Lockbox)
NOA date 8/13/2014
Biometrics done 09/14/2014
INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 10/31/2014
Approval e-mail 10/31/2014
Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

Employment Authorization Document
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-04
Approved Date : 2014-09-25
Date Card Received : 2014-10-03

CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance :First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2014-10-03

ROC Timeline
ROC package mailed to CSC 10/13/2016
NOA1 date 10/17/2016
Biometrics date 12/8/2016

Interview: None
Card production ordered: 03/27/2018

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23-10-2014 : Submitted to Chicago Lockbox via USPS

29-10-2014 : NOA-1

21-11-2014 : Biometrics

31-12-2014 : EAD approved and card in production (approved in 69 days)

09-01-2015 : EAD card received

22-07-2015 : AOS interview

K1 Visa

06-01-2014 : Submitted I-129F to Dallas Lockbox via USPS

10-01-2014 : Received delivery confirmation

13-01-2014 : NOA-1

15-01-2014 : Alien registration number changed

14-02-2014 : NOA-2 (approved in 32 days)

21-02-2014 : NOA-2 (hardcopy)

27-02-2014 : NVC Received

03-03-2014 : NVC Left

07-03-2014 : Embassy Received

21-03-2014 : Packet 3 Received

27-03-2014 : Packet 3 Sent

09-04-2014 : Medical

17-04-2014 : Packet 4 Received

23-05-2014 : Interview - Approved

28-05-2014 : Ceac Status - AP

29-05-2014 : Ceac Status - Issued

03-06-2014 : Visa in hand

16-09-2014 : POE

27-09-2014 : Wedding (L)

My transition from Britain to Americahttps://abitofenglishblog.wordpress.com/

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Wonderful news! Congrats!

Immigration Timeline


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


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!


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 😂


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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