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Hi guys we sent i130 package to chicago lockbox 12/1 /2014. And we got accepted 4th december and we got approved .12/19/2014 we are so so happy 1st we didnt believe we were shocked how could that happend. But its true! Thanks ALLAH!

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***Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.***

**Moderator hat off**

Does the petitioner currently live abroad and used the address abroad on all applicable forms? If so, then the petition entered the auto-expedite queue for petitioners living abroad where DCF is not available.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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we living together in malaysia and pakistan we been 2years and 2 month we got approved within 15days so excited we sent all kind evidence joint account pictures tickets our child u.s passport child born abroad certificate my pakistani visa malaysian visa copies didn't need attorney ! we didn't even know this could happend its feel like dream . we expected to wait months. so what should we expect for the next step how long will it take to get visa?

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I'm assuming (sorry I didn't check to see if you had a timeline or not) that you got approved through USCIS - because you filed abroad you get 'expedited' through the USCIS. It's unfortunate that those living apart have to wait longer for researching purposes but unfortunately you don't get the same fast track moving over to NVC. Currently right now NVC is taking 60 days to review cases after you send in all the necessary paperwork and that is only when you GET to send in the paperwork - your next steps will be to wait until your file gets sent to NVC, submit your DS261, pay your AOS and visa bills and then send in the documentation to get reviewed.

It's an uphill battle but be very very gracious with the fast track - many of those around you don't get that 15 day approval and be humble that you have received a fast track. But I just wanted you to be prepared for the wait through NVC. CHeck your paperwork once, twice, three times before you send it out!!

I'd recommend Saylins wiki:

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

annnnnd if I've given you all this information and you are not at the stage I thought...well...whoops! :D

we living together in malaysia and pakistan we been 2years and 2 month we got approved within 15days so excited we sent all kind evidence joint account pictures tickets our child u.s passport child born abroad certificate my pakistani visa malaysian visa copies didn't need attorney ! we didn't even know this could happend its feel like dream . we expected to wait months. so what should we expect for the next step how long will it take to get visa?


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Switzerland

Marriage: 2008-08-07

I-130 Sent : 2014-08-02

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-08-05

I-130 Approved : 2014-08-25

NVC Received : 2014-09-12

NVC Case & IIN Number Assigned: 2014-09-22

DS-261 Filled and Submitted: 2014-09-22

AOS Bill / Payment Made: 2014-09-23

Received IV Bill: 2014-10-02

Paid IV Bill: 2014-10-03

Sent AOS & IV: 2014-10-19

Package Received by NVC: 2014-10-22

Scanned Date into NVC (e-mail received): 2014-10-23

Submitted DS-260: 2014-10-23

Checklist received (AOS - missing check box): 2014-12-17

Re-submitted documents (received by NVC): 2014-12-30

Submitted expedite request: 2015-01-02

Expedite approved by embassy: 2015-01-05

Files shipped to embassy: 2015-01-07

Medical scheduled: 2015-01-13

Embassy received files: 2014-01-12

Processing
Estimates/Stats :

* I-130 was approved in 20 days from NOA1 date.

* NVC received case in 18 days from NOA2 date.

* NVC assigned Case & IIN # in 10 days from NVC received date.

* DS-261 Filled out in 0 days from receiving Case number.

* AOS Bill paid in 1 day from filing DS-261

* IV Bill Received 11 days after filling DS-261

* NVC Scanned AOS/IV Package 3 days after sending

* Checklist received 55 days after sending documents

* Expedite approved 3 days after submission

* Files shipped to embassy 2 days after expedite approved

* Files received by embassy 5 days after shipped from NVC

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yes and some of us wait almost 2 long years ....all cases are different, but filling from outside the US it moves fast


meet Sept 2008 in Chicago
He left back to Palestine Aug 2010
I went to Palestine May 30,2012
6/13/2012 Married in Palestine
7/04/2012 arrived back in Chicago
7/25/2012 mailed in I-130
7/26/2012 NOA 1 arrived. to be serviced in California
3/3/2013 our baby was born !!!!

6/17/2013 Case transferred to Local city

11/13/2013 interview at Chicago

1/27/2014 RFE DNA test

3/7/2014 RFE completed and mailed in

5/12/2014 **I-130 APPROVED** !! 652 days

6/3/2014 NVC received case

7/11/2014 choice of agent signed

7/19/2014 pay AOS bill, send aos packet

7/22/2014 NVC received AOS papers

8/20/2014 send IV packet

8/25/2014 NVC received IV papers

8/27/2014 pay IV bill

9/9/2014 DS-260 completed

9/15/2014 AOS checklist

9/24/2014 NVC scanned aos

10/29/2014 "paid" turned to "n/a"

10/31/2014 called NVC and confirmed case complete

11/4/2014 email with interview scheduled

12/15/2014 INTERVIEW

02/20/2015 I-601 waiver received @ Nebraska

07/14/2015 I-601 waiver APPROVED

8/10/2015 ceac changed from refused to ready

8/12/2015 visa was issued !!!!!!

8/25/2015 POE Chicago, no questions asked about waiver

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Wow congratulations! We're very happy for you two.

This makes me wonder about my own next step. I've been living abroad (in Vietnam no DCF) for about 4.5 years now, but on my marriage certificate (Vietnamese certificate) I used my aunt's address in Los Angeles rather than my local one since I was in the process of moving across town. We are really hoping to qualify for the expedited queue and I am planning to make it very clear in my cover letter that despite my address on my marriage certificate, I have lived abroad continuously for the last 4.5 years. I noticed that Ryan H said, "used the address abroad on all applicable forms". This makes me question my original plan of staying consistent with my marriage certificate ( using California address) and rather risk the inconsistency and use my current address in Vietnam for all forms. Does this sound like the best course of action? Thanks so much and sorry to hijack this thread.

Once again congratulations!

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we living together in malaysia and pakistan we been 2years and 2 month we got approved within 15days so excited we sent all kind evidence joint account pictures tickets our child u.s passport child born abroad certificate my pakistani visa malaysian visa copies didn't need attorney ! we didn't even know this could happend its feel like dream . we expected to wait months. so what should we expect for the next step how long will it take to get visa?

I'm assuming (sorry I didn't check to see if you had a timeline or not) that you got approved through USCIS - because you filed abroad you get 'expedited' through the USCIS. It's unfortunate that those living apart have to wait longer for researching purposes but unfortunately you don't get the same fast track moving over to NVC. Currently right now NVC is taking 60 days to review cases after you send in all the necessary paperwork and that is only when you GET to send in the paperwork - your next steps will be to wait until your file gets sent to NVC, submit your DS261, pay your AOS and visa bills and then send in the documentation to get reviewed.

It's an uphill battle but be very very gracious with the fast track - many of those around you don't get that 15 day approval and be humble that you have received a fast track. But I just wanted you to be prepared for the wait through NVC. CHeck your paperwork once, twice, three times before you send it out!!

I'd recommend Saylins wiki:

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

annnnnd if I've given you all this information and you are not at the stage I thought...well...whoops! :D

We are humble we thank Allah for blessing us. We don't care how long NVC takes we are always be together we are our family me,my husband&our 2 children who are U.S. Citizens.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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