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The lawyer my husband got to work with only sent our marriage certificates as evidence although we gave her our skype call logs, pictures etc. I am now wondering if this will cause a delay in our case (she told him that we did not need those evidence until I get to the embassy). Has there been anyone in a similar situation that eventually got approved? Ohh and we have already received our first NOA.

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I-130 Received- Feb 23
Check Cashed- Feb 26, 2015
NOA1- Feb 27, 2015 :dancing:
Received in mail- March 2, 2015

NOA2- July 15,2015 :dance:(4 months, 6 days)

Case Sent to NVC- July 23, 2015 (8 days)
NVC Received- July, 29, 2015 (6 days)

Received Case and IIN #- August 13,2015 (15 days)

Submitted DS-261- August 13,2015

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The lawyer my husband got to work with only sent our marriage certificates as evidence although we gave her our skype call logs, pictures etc. I am now wondering if this will cause a delay in our case (she told him that we did not need those evidence until I get to the embassy). Has there been anyone in a similar situation that eventually got approved? Ohh and we have already received our first NOA.

our attorney did the same thing. he wanted to keep everything simple. Guess what?? we got RFE. then we had to send wedding pictures, call records, affidavits from relatives . and finally we were approved.

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I only sent 6 photos and got approved. I simy forgot the rest of the stuff lol my friend that did it a year ago and only sent marriage certificate and got approved. Think its the person handling the file. but good you have those things incase you do get a rfe

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USCIS : 7 months
Marriage : March 21, 2014
I-130 Sent : April 18, 2014
I-130 NOA1 : April 22, 2014
I-130 Approved: November 14, 2014 
after two service request

NVC6 months
Received : December 1, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : January 1, 2015
Pay AOS Bill : January 9, 2015
Submit DS-261 : January 7, 2015
Receive IV Bill : January 15, 2015 
called after AOS showed paid, they released it overnight)
Pay IV Bill : January 23, 2015
Send IV and AOS: January 29, 2015
Scan date: February 3, 2015
Checklist: March 19, 2015
 (only need to send south Africa police report)
Case Complete: June 3, 2015 

EMBASSY: 10 months
Interview appointment letter : December 4, 2015
Interview Date : January 21, 2016 
medical wasn't complete
Second interview date: April 4th 2016
Interview Result :APPROVED!!!

Visa Received : 4/13/2016 ( they sent us a email stating our visa was ready for pick up)

USA LIFE
US Entry :4/29/2016 
Social Security : 5/10/2016 (filed from the actual office)
State ID: 5/14/2016
Started working!!: 5/25/2016
Finally paid green card fee: 6/24/2016 ( note said we will receive it within 60 days)
Green card in hand: 7/5/2016 10 year green card we done!! 

1st king born: 6/30/2016

April 2017 update: Marriage still going strong, baby boy getting bigger. Life is good 

 

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yh we have decided to handle the rest of the case ourselves from here on out, especially since she got a cancer diagnosis now. I just wished she had sent everything, I mean better safe than sorry, right?


I-130 Received- Feb 23
Check Cashed- Feb 26, 2015
NOA1- Feb 27, 2015 :dancing:
Received in mail- March 2, 2015

NOA2- July 15,2015 :dance:(4 months, 6 days)

Case Sent to NVC- July 23, 2015 (8 days)
NVC Received- July, 29, 2015 (6 days)

Received Case and IIN #- August 13,2015 (15 days)

Submitted DS-261- August 13,2015

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We only sent in a couple of photos and were approved. I think it depends on the country you are from what they want for evidence. I would just be ready with a package in case you get an RFE, but depending on who adjudicates your case, you may be fine. Good luck with your journey! :)


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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We only sent in a couple of photos and were approved. I think it depends on the country you are from what they want for evidence. I would just be ready with a package in case you get an RFE, but depending on who adjudicates your case, you may be fine. Good luck with your journey! :)

:) thank you! I'm just hoping we don't experience a delay, lol i just wanna be with my husband like yesterday!! :cry: I will make sure to keep you guys posted, I'm at the Nebraska Service Center it seems, hopefully they are quick with their processing times, I'm hoping to make it to the Marine Corp Ball with my husband this year :luv:

Edited by nick and chodday

I-130 Received- Feb 23
Check Cashed- Feb 26, 2015
NOA1- Feb 27, 2015 :dancing:
Received in mail- March 2, 2015

NOA2- July 15,2015 :dance:(4 months, 6 days)

Case Sent to NVC- July 23, 2015 (8 days)
NVC Received- July, 29, 2015 (6 days)

Received Case and IIN #- August 13,2015 (15 days)

Submitted DS-261- August 13,2015

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I was at Nebraska also, and they seem to be going at a consistent 6 months for NOA2. If your case is simple and straight forward you shouldn't have anything to worry about. Your profile says K3, are you trying for that? They are rarely processed and are all but obsolete. The CR1 takes about a year (average 10 to 16 months, again depending on the country and the embassy). There is lots of help here on VJ if you get stuck, or just need someone to listen to you rant. Best of luck!


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 was at Nebraska also, and they seem to be going at a consistent 6 months for NOA2. If your case is simple and straight forward you shouldn't have anything to worry about. Your profile says K3, are you trying for that? They are rarely processed and are all but obsolete. The CR1 takes about a year (average 10 to 16 months, again depending on the country and the embassy). There is lots of help here on VJ if you get stuck, or just need someone to listen to you rant. Best of luck!

:) thank you, they have been very helpful so far. I'm so happy I found this forum if it wasn't for this I would have pulled out chunks of my hair already lol


I-130 Received- Feb 23
Check Cashed- Feb 26, 2015
NOA1- Feb 27, 2015 :dancing:
Received in mail- March 2, 2015

NOA2- July 15,2015 :dance:(4 months, 6 days)

Case Sent to NVC- July 23, 2015 (8 days)
NVC Received- July, 29, 2015 (6 days)

Received Case and IIN #- August 13,2015 (15 days)

Submitted DS-261- August 13,2015

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So are you saying we should save our energy and scrap the K-3?


I-130 Received- Feb 23
Check Cashed- Feb 26, 2015
NOA1- Feb 27, 2015 :dancing:
Received in mail- March 2, 2015

NOA2- July 15,2015 :dance:(4 months, 6 days)

Case Sent to NVC- July 23, 2015 (8 days)
NVC Received- July, 29, 2015 (6 days)

Received Case and IIN #- August 13,2015 (15 days)

Submitted DS-261- August 13,2015

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I submitted two letter pages with about 4 pictures total ,along it's the requested documents. The RFE I got was because they lost hubby's passport pic smh. They asked for no additional proof. I didn't submit any other proof till interview in Kingston and even then they only looked at the pictures.


USCIS:

Marriage (if applicable): 2012-08-10

I-130 NOA1 : 2013-05-10

I-130 RFE : 2013-12-17

I-130 RFE Sent : 2013-12-30 (they lost his picture)

I-130 Approved : 2014-01-13

NVC:

NVC Received : 2014-02-21

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-03-10

Pay AOS Bill : 2014-03-10

Submit DS-261 : 2014-03-10

DS-261 form reject- under review: NVC keeps saying the form is incorrect. They made an error for two months re this form.

Checklist 1 AOS : They wanted 2013 even though we filed before the end of tax season

Receive IV Bill : 2014-05-23

Pay IV Bill : 2014-05-23

Send IV Package : 2014-05-26

Checklist 2 AOS : 2014-06-06 Issue with resubmitted I-864 form - did not auto populate one of the numbers

Requested Expedite : 2014-07-11

Case Completed at NVC : 2014-07-18

Consulate Received : 2014-07-25

Embassy:

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2014-07-29

Medical : 2014-07-31

Interview : 2014-08-08 - APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

POE Miami: 2014-09-09

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@Nick

Lawyers are advising clients not to pursue the K-3 route as it does nothing for you. Both are taking around the same time to be processed. But these ridiculous waiting time make people's lives unsure. Not everyone has the luxury and resources of traveling back and forth. I was reading a publication from the USCIS website where they're saying if they're to process cases any faster they'll need to increase fees. I know that people will sacrifice and fork out a few extra bucks if they know they'll receive some action on their cases faster


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So are you saying we should save our energy and scrap the K-3?

me personally don't see the point of the K3 anymore.. you will be approved in the same time as a CR1 and you cant even benefit from it.. once your spouse comes to America on a K3 you will have to file for AOS, more money and no green card until AOS is finished and no work for a bit? whats the joy in that!

CR1 no AOS needed and gets green card me personally would run towards the CR1..


USCIS : 7 months
Marriage : March 21, 2014
I-130 Sent : April 18, 2014
I-130 NOA1 : April 22, 2014
I-130 Approved: November 14, 2014 
after two service request

NVC6 months
Received : December 1, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : January 1, 2015
Pay AOS Bill : January 9, 2015
Submit DS-261 : January 7, 2015
Receive IV Bill : January 15, 2015 
called after AOS showed paid, they released it overnight)
Pay IV Bill : January 23, 2015
Send IV and AOS: January 29, 2015
Scan date: February 3, 2015
Checklist: March 19, 2015
 (only need to send south Africa police report)
Case Complete: June 3, 2015 

EMBASSY: 10 months
Interview appointment letter : December 4, 2015
Interview Date : January 21, 2016 
medical wasn't complete
Second interview date: April 4th 2016
Interview Result :APPROVED!!!

Visa Received : 4/13/2016 ( they sent us a email stating our visa was ready for pick up)

USA LIFE
US Entry :4/29/2016 
Social Security : 5/10/2016 (filed from the actual office)
State ID: 5/14/2016
Started working!!: 5/25/2016
Finally paid green card fee: 6/24/2016 ( note said we will receive it within 60 days)
Green card in hand: 7/5/2016 10 year green card we done!! 

1st king born: 6/30/2016

April 2017 update: Marriage still going strong, baby boy getting bigger. Life is good 

 

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CR1 is now the spousal visa, the evidences will be needed

at the embassy interview, after NVC a interview date is set

& a list of things to take in

there are a few on here that actually got approved for K3.. and just recently think a month or two ago , so k3 is still pursued and granted ..though most cases its closed out but in some cases it actually gets to the interview and they arrive on k3 .


USCIS : 7 months
Marriage : March 21, 2014
I-130 Sent : April 18, 2014
I-130 NOA1 : April 22, 2014
I-130 Approved: November 14, 2014 
after two service request

NVC6 months
Received : December 1, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : January 1, 2015
Pay AOS Bill : January 9, 2015
Submit DS-261 : January 7, 2015
Receive IV Bill : January 15, 2015 
called after AOS showed paid, they released it overnight)
Pay IV Bill : January 23, 2015
Send IV and AOS: January 29, 2015
Scan date: February 3, 2015
Checklist: March 19, 2015
 (only need to send south Africa police report)
Case Complete: June 3, 2015 

EMBASSY: 10 months
Interview appointment letter : December 4, 2015
Interview Date : January 21, 2016 
medical wasn't complete
Second interview date: April 4th 2016
Interview Result :APPROVED!!!

Visa Received : 4/13/2016 ( they sent us a email stating our visa was ready for pick up)

USA LIFE
US Entry :4/29/2016 
Social Security : 5/10/2016 (filed from the actual office)
State ID: 5/14/2016
Started working!!: 5/25/2016
Finally paid green card fee: 6/24/2016 ( note said we will receive it within 60 days)
Green card in hand: 7/5/2016 10 year green card we done!! 

1st king born: 6/30/2016

April 2017 update: Marriage still going strong, baby boy getting bigger. Life is good 

 

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So are you saying we should save our energy and scrap the K-3?

Dont do k3! I dont want to sound bossy, I submitted for k3 after i130 because I wanted it to be faster, and instead it made it alot slower, I just got my NOA2 after more than 7 months of waiting, just stick with the cr1 and it will be better.


Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Juarez, Mexico

Marriage: 2012-04-23

I-130 Sent : 2014-07-10

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-07-24

I-130 RFE : 2015-02-03

I-130 RFE Sent : 2015/02/09

NOA2 Email Received: 2015/03/02

NOA2 Hardcopy Received: 2015/03/06

Case Sent from USCIS: 2015/03/11
NVC Received: 2015/03/17
Case # Assigned: 2015/03/24
DS-261 Completed: 2015/03/28
Paid AOS Fee: 2015/03/30
Sent in AOS and IV Package: 2015/04/01
Case Accepted for Expedite: 2015/05/05
Case Forwarded to Consulate: 2015/05/07
Completed DS-260: 2015/05/15
Interview Scheduled: 2015/05/20
Interview: 2015/07/15
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