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Help!

I've sent Packet 3 back via "Einschreiben" with signature.

That was 02/23/2015....I am still waiting for an response.

When I track the package it is telling me "Die Sendung wurde am 23.02.2015 eingeliefert und befindet sich in der Zustellung."

I wrote to the consulate in Frankfurt an email on Friday and they confirmed that they did not receive the material yet.

How long does it take for them to pick up the letter? Do they even sign for that?

It's so close, yet so far.......

Thanks for your help/support.

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could it be that "Post" hasnt delivered it yet?

I´d take the German sentence to mean that they got it at the Verteilerzentrum or wherever it goes and havent even tried to deliver it. Sometimes they do that here - next country to the south - they let it sit for a few days, see if the can collect some more for the same address or area and then deliver them all at once. Instead of right away, which is highly annoying.

It will get there!

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I doubt that. Usually it takes a day, maybe two days (especially when you are sending from big cities to big cities).

The status says it is "out for delivery".

I am just worried that the consulate does not accept letters which they have to sign for?! But that's also hardly to believe, because I feel that a lot of people send their material the same way.

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I had instructions to send by 'regular' mail which is what I did although I was worried because the packet contained all my original documents!

The consulate emailed me within two or three days after I mailed it to tell me to go ahead and schedule my medical and interview through the traveldocs website.

Sorry you're experiencing this delay and hope it gets sorted soon.


I'm from the UK, hubby is from Michigan and is a retired US Army Officer.   We are currently stationed overseas.

Here is our immigration journey so far....

10.26.13 - Our wedding in Scotland 

11.26.14 - Filed I-130 at US Consulate, Frankfurt (DCF)

11.18.14 - Returned to Scotland to renew our vows for our first wedding anniversary

01.08.15 - NOA2 received in snail mail, together with case number and Packet 3 instructions

02.15.15 - Submitted Packet 3

02.17.15 - Packet 4 received by email with instructions to schedule medical and interview

02.18.15 - Email authorisation received from Consulate to gain access to appointment calendar

03.03.15 - Medical

03.18.15 - Interview - APPROVED!

03.21.15 - Visa in hand

06.10.15 - POE Chicago (final destination Detroit)

07.20.15 - Received SSN in mail

07.27.15 - Received 2 year green card in mail

The journey to ROC starts here...!

10.05.15 - Returned to Germany on government orders

05.25.17 - Mailed ROC package to California Service Centre

06.14.17 - Received NOA 1 (dated 05.30.17)

09.05.18 - Received a second NOA (dated 08.11.18) granting a further six months extension to green card due to 'processing delays'

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On the whole Frankfurt has been very quick, Im sure it will get sorted soon. Im getting a little stressed about my medical on Tuesday, coming from the wrong side of the river and the traffic will be a nightmare due the Schierstein bridge closure!!


I'm from the UK, hubby is from Michigan and is a retired US Army Officer.   We are currently stationed overseas.

Here is our immigration journey so far....

10.26.13 - Our wedding in Scotland 

11.26.14 - Filed I-130 at US Consulate, Frankfurt (DCF)

11.18.14 - Returned to Scotland to renew our vows for our first wedding anniversary

01.08.15 - NOA2 received in snail mail, together with case number and Packet 3 instructions

02.15.15 - Submitted Packet 3

02.17.15 - Packet 4 received by email with instructions to schedule medical and interview

02.18.15 - Email authorisation received from Consulate to gain access to appointment calendar

03.03.15 - Medical

03.18.15 - Interview - APPROVED!

03.21.15 - Visa in hand

06.10.15 - POE Chicago (final destination Detroit)

07.20.15 - Received SSN in mail

07.27.15 - Received 2 year green card in mail

The journey to ROC starts here...!

10.05.15 - Returned to Germany on government orders

05.25.17 - Mailed ROC package to California Service Centre

06.14.17 - Received NOA 1 (dated 05.30.17)

09.05.18 - Received a second NOA (dated 08.11.18) granting a further six months extension to green card due to 'processing delays'

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Frewchen,

how was your experience with the medical in Hamburg? Was it long? I need to go there as well as I live close to Hamburg.


- I am the beneficiary -
 
ROC
05/01/2017 I-751 sent (CSC), delivered 05/03/2017
05/11/2017 cash checked
05/13/17 NOA arrived, dated 05/03/17
06/05/17 biometrics letter arrived
06/15/17 biometrics appointment
08/14/18 Approved / Card will be produced and mailed
08/21/18 GC in mailbox DONE!!!!
 
 
Spoiler

USCIS

04/22/2014 I-130 NOA1 (Nebraska)
10/06/2014 I-130 NOA2 - after 167 days
 
NVC

10/17/2014 sent to NVC
11/05/2014 NVC reiceived
12/04/2014 case # assigned (after 29 days)
12/04/2014 DS-261 submitted
12/05/2014 NVC welcome letter received
12/05/2014 AOS bill received and paid
12/05/2014 AOS and IV packages sent
12/09/2014 AOS and IV package scanned = SCAN-DATE
12/23/2014 IV bill received and paid
12/30/2014 DS-260 submitted
02/05/2015 Checklist 58th day 😞
02/13/2015 AOS Checklist SCAN-DATE
03/25/2015 CASE COMPLETE (40th day)
05/27/2015 Interview - approved
06/01/2015 CEAC status - "Issued"

06/04/2015 Visa received
06/25/2015 POE MCO - Orlando, Florida
08/27/2015 GC in mail

 

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Frewchen,

how was your experience with the medical in Hamburg? Was it long? I need to go there as well as I live close to Hamburg.

Experience wasn't bad at all.

Basically you arrive, then you get some paperwork to fill out.

Then they took me for the chest x-ray. Took some blood and asked to pee in a cup.

After that I had a nice conversation with the doc, he signed me off and that's it.

To be said: I had all my vaccinations done as I require it professionally.

After that they'll send you a copy of the vaccination record home.

You need to call them to schedule an appointment. Costs 140 EUR.

Good luck :)

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Thank you!

I will have all vaccinations at the time of the medical. Unfortunately we´ve got a checklist and so we are in the additional 60 day wait.

As soon as we´ve CC and interview appointment I will make an appointment for the medical.


- I am the beneficiary -
 
ROC
05/01/2017 I-751 sent (CSC), delivered 05/03/2017
05/11/2017 cash checked
05/13/17 NOA arrived, dated 05/03/17
06/05/17 biometrics letter arrived
06/15/17 biometrics appointment
08/14/18 Approved / Card will be produced and mailed
08/21/18 GC in mailbox DONE!!!!
 
 
Spoiler

USCIS

04/22/2014 I-130 NOA1 (Nebraska)
10/06/2014 I-130 NOA2 - after 167 days
 
NVC

10/17/2014 sent to NVC
11/05/2014 NVC reiceived
12/04/2014 case # assigned (after 29 days)
12/04/2014 DS-261 submitted
12/05/2014 NVC welcome letter received
12/05/2014 AOS bill received and paid
12/05/2014 AOS and IV packages sent
12/09/2014 AOS and IV package scanned = SCAN-DATE
12/23/2014 IV bill received and paid
12/30/2014 DS-260 submitted
02/05/2015 Checklist 58th day 😞
02/13/2015 AOS Checklist SCAN-DATE
03/25/2015 CASE COMPLETE (40th day)
05/27/2015 Interview - approved
06/01/2015 CEAC status - "Issued"

06/04/2015 Visa received
06/25/2015 POE MCO - Orlando, Florida
08/27/2015 GC in mail

 

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The checklist was for the Affidavit of Support, unfortunately the box for total number of immigrants was overlooked and unchecked.


- I am the beneficiary -
 
ROC
05/01/2017 I-751 sent (CSC), delivered 05/03/2017
05/11/2017 cash checked
05/13/17 NOA arrived, dated 05/03/17
06/05/17 biometrics letter arrived
06/15/17 biometrics appointment
08/14/18 Approved / Card will be produced and mailed
08/21/18 GC in mailbox DONE!!!!
 
 
Spoiler

USCIS

04/22/2014 I-130 NOA1 (Nebraska)
10/06/2014 I-130 NOA2 - after 167 days
 
NVC

10/17/2014 sent to NVC
11/05/2014 NVC reiceived
12/04/2014 case # assigned (after 29 days)
12/04/2014 DS-261 submitted
12/05/2014 NVC welcome letter received
12/05/2014 AOS bill received and paid
12/05/2014 AOS and IV packages sent
12/09/2014 AOS and IV package scanned = SCAN-DATE
12/23/2014 IV bill received and paid
12/30/2014 DS-260 submitted
02/05/2015 Checklist 58th day 😞
02/13/2015 AOS Checklist SCAN-DATE
03/25/2015 CASE COMPLETE (40th day)
05/27/2015 Interview - approved
06/01/2015 CEAC status - "Issued"

06/04/2015 Visa received
06/25/2015 POE MCO - Orlando, Florida
08/27/2015 GC in mail

 

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I received an email today that the consulate received my package :)

Therefore, for all the people who wonder and are in the same situation:

You can send it via "Einschreiben". It will just take some time (in my case ONE WEEK).

All the best to you...

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I received an email today that the consulate received my package :)

Therefore, for all the people who wonder and are in the same situation:

You can send it via "Einschreiben". It will just take some time (in my case ONE WEEK).

All the best to you...

Hi Frewchen

I was wondering what happened to your package after you replied to my passport delivery question, it reminded me!

Glad your stuff got there in the end!! :thumbs:


I'm from the UK, hubby is from Michigan and is a retired US Army Officer.   We are currently stationed overseas.

Here is our immigration journey so far....

10.26.13 - Our wedding in Scotland 

11.26.14 - Filed I-130 at US Consulate, Frankfurt (DCF)

11.18.14 - Returned to Scotland to renew our vows for our first wedding anniversary

01.08.15 - NOA2 received in snail mail, together with case number and Packet 3 instructions

02.15.15 - Submitted Packet 3

02.17.15 - Packet 4 received by email with instructions to schedule medical and interview

02.18.15 - Email authorisation received from Consulate to gain access to appointment calendar

03.03.15 - Medical

03.18.15 - Interview - APPROVED!

03.21.15 - Visa in hand

06.10.15 - POE Chicago (final destination Detroit)

07.20.15 - Received SSN in mail

07.27.15 - Received 2 year green card in mail

The journey to ROC starts here...!

10.05.15 - Returned to Germany on government orders

05.25.17 - Mailed ROC package to California Service Centre

06.14.17 - Received NOA 1 (dated 05.30.17)

09.05.18 - Received a second NOA (dated 08.11.18) granting a further six months extension to green card due to 'processing delays'

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Questions about Packet 3 (Live in Dusseldorf, Applying DCF Frankfurt I-130 for Japanese wife also residing in Germany):

Just received our notice in the mail from the USCIS in Frankfurt that the I-130 for my wife was approved. Wondering what's the next step? USCIS now sends the case on to the Immigrant Visa unit at the consulate?

I've read about all the documents to prepare for Packet 3. Will the case number/Packet 3 info come in the mail or will the consulate in Frankfurt email info about the next step?

Appreciate any help with these questions. Thanks in advance for any advice anyone can offer. This site has been so helpful with this process!


Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany (Live with my wife (beneficiary) in Dusseldorf) - DCF

Marriage (if applicable): 2012-11-01

IR-1 Visa Steps/Date Completed

I-130 Sent : 2015-10-14

I-130 NOA1 : 2015-10-20

I-130 RFE : 2015-11-10

I-130 RFE Sent : 2015-11-13

I-130 Approved : 2015-11-25

Consulate Received : 2015-12-01

Packet 3 Received : 2015-12-03

Packet 3 Sent : 2015-12-08

Packet 4 Received : 2015-12-15

Medical Exam Frankfurt: 2016-01-07

Interview Date : 2016-01-25

Interview Date : 2016-01-25

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2016-01-28

US Entry : 2016-02-27

Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 36 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 97 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry

POE : Chicago

POE Date : 2016-02-27

Got EAD Stamp : Yes, Passport Stamp

Biometrics Taken : Yes

Harassment Level : None, Easy Process

Comments : Easy, Smooth Entry at Chicago O'Hare. Only took 20 minutes. Friendly Immigration and Customs Officers. Wife (Japanese citizen) and I (U.S. Citizen) went through Immigration and Customs together. Even said, "Welcome to the U.S.!" :)

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