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Great post :) Congratulations :)

I feel the same about how awesome this site has been for our journey!!


Met in the SCA - DRACO INVICTUS!  08-14-2014 Married in Ann Arbor, MI

Spoiler

 

USCIS.... DONE  in 150 day from NOA1 to NOA2 (TSC)

NVC... DONE  in 116 days from NOA2 to final CC

Final Steps... DONE in 350 days from NOA1 to POE
POE 08-11-2015 in Detroit, MI 

 

 

 

 

Removal of Conditions

07-11-2017 NOA1 date (rec'd on 14th)

08-03-2017 Daughter and I completed biometrics; May 2018 - I had to redo my biometrics (reason unknown)

WAC17283xxxxx....and we wait...400 days

07-13-2018 I-551 extension stamp (12 mths) obtained at USCIS office in Detroit

09-20-2018 Transferred to TSC

10-15-2018 Text notification "New Card Being Produced"   YAY!!

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CONGRATS!!! You guys deserve a bright and happy future. Best of luck to you both!

PS. Holy cow, over a year from NOA2 to interview?! That's crazy.


11/06: Husband EWI from Mexico
11/08: Started dating

11/11: Husband got deported
1/11/14: Got married
3/13/14-11/2/14:
I-130
1/26/15-3/17/15: NVC

5/28/15: INTERVIEW - denied

6/8/15: I-601/I-212 waivers received

11/17/15: I-601/I-212 waivers APPROVED

12/11/15: HUBBY HOME!! :dance:

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I think I made a typo. it was 450+ days since our NAO1. (big difference, I know, but don't know how to edit my post)

Congratss!! I do have a lawyer but this website def helped me to understand the process, ill have my interview in 3 weeks, I am nervous!! but just regular nervous haha since I am really prepare for it!!!


NOA1 I130 - March 20 2014 TSC
NOA2 I130 - August 20 TSC
Sent to NVC August 27 from TSC
Received - September 15
Case Number and IIN - September 17
AOS/IV FEE -Sept 17
PAID - Sept 17
Ds260 Complete- Sept 25
Package sent Sept 30
Scan Date Oct 2
Case Complete - November 25 :dancing:

Interview: January 28 APPROOOVEDDDD!!

Visa Issued: January 28

Finally Home (L) : Feb/7/2015

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Congratss!! I do have a lawyer but this website def helped me to understand the process, ill have my interview in 3 weeks, I am nervous!! but just regular nervous haha since I am really prepare for it!!!

You'll be fine. If you have the evidence all set, and all your docs organized, it should go smooth. Good luck!

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This isn't a question or concern I'm sending out there, there are plenty of those I've already posted.

This is just a thank you to all the contributing members of this site and the administrators that have helped so many people, including my wife and me, these past years. My wife just got her CR-1 approved last month and I KNOW we couldn't have done it without this site's help.

Our case was pretty clear cut and simple, but it still took 450+ days from NAO2 to interview. But this site helped us understand the process, relieved tension/worry, and explained things without judging.

I feel sorry for the people who don't know about this site and go in blind to the details of the process. Sure the government websites do lay out the basic key info/steps pretty well, but the detail is not there of what to expect.

There was a guy outside the consulate office waiting with me while our wives were in the interview at Juarez. He looked upset/concerned, and could only complain about what a waste of money the lawyer he hired was. That talk made me realize how lucky I was to find this site. I think 99% of his worry/concern was that he probably didn't know the full process/expectation cause he relied on paying a lawyer to "take care of it". But when you do that, you have to trust someone you don't know, and NOT know exactly what is happening, hoping for the best outcome. During the interview, I was cool as a cucumber because Visa Journey and the people on the forums explained every detail of what we were about to go through, and that gave me the confidence to know things would work out eventually, without the added cost of a lawyer. (not saying people shouldn't get a lawyer if they need one for certain cases, but regardless, they should be reading and re-reading this site to know what the lawyer should be doing for them)

Thanks again, and keep up the good work. Even though the hard part of our process is over, I will continue to be on this site and try to help anyone that has questions that I can answer.

tom

Thank YOU for posting this. It probably echoes the feelings of most of us who have found VJ, and you said it very well. Good luck and best wishes to you and your wife! Like you, I am going to stick around here and lend a hand when I can. In a couple of years when we remove conditions, the process should be a breeze! :)


ROC

01/18/2017   Sent in I-751

01/26/2017   Check cashed

01/28/2017   Received NOA dated 01/20/2017

02/16/2017   Biometrics done

10/24/2017   Traveled to Minneapolis for I551 stamp

02/26/2018     Case received by Field Office - S. Paul

05/012018     Case transferred to another USCIS office for processing 

N-400

02/02/2018    Filed N-400 online

02/05/2018    NOA online - NOA letter 02/09/2018

02/21/2018     Biometrics walk-in

 

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I agree wholeheartedly. There is no way I would have been able to get through as quickly and smoothly as I did without this site!


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
2013-04-01: Green Cards arrived 2015-06-03: New Green Cards arrived 2016-04-15: Oath Ceremony

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This isn't a question or concern I'm sending out there, there are plenty of those I've already posted.

This is just a thank you to all the contributing members of this site and the administrators that have helped so many people, including my wife and me, these past years. My wife just got her CR-1 approved last month and I KNOW we couldn't have done it without this site's help.

Our case was pretty clear cut and simple, but it still took 450+ days from NAO2 to interview. But this site helped us understand the process, relieved tension/worry, and explained things without judging.

I feel sorry for the people who don't know about this site and go in blind to the details of the process. Sure the government websites do lay out the basic key info/steps pretty well, but the detail is not there of what to expect.

There was a guy outside the consulate office waiting with me while our wives were in the interview at Juarez. He looked upset/concerned, and could only complain about what a waste of money the lawyer he hired was. That talk made me realize how lucky I was to find this site. I think 99% of his worry/concern was that he probably didn't know the full process/expectation cause he relied on paying a lawyer to "take care of it". But when you do that, you have to trust someone you don't know, and NOT know exactly what is happening, hoping for the best outcome. During the interview, I was cool as a cucumber because Visa Journey and the people on the forums explained every detail of what we were about to go through, and that gave me the confidence to know things would work out eventually, without the added cost of a lawyer. (not saying people shouldn't get a lawyer if they need one for certain cases, but regardless, they should be reading and re-reading this site to know what the lawyer should be doing for them)

Thanks again, and keep up the good work. Even though the hard part of our process is over, I will continue to be on this site and try to help anyone that has questions that I can answer.

tom

I feel the same way about this site:)

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