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Hi all,

I've been in VJ for almost 2 years now. It's been a wonderful experience. I've learned so much from this Forum and everyone here has been so helpful. Thank you so much!!! I couldn't have asked for more. We finally got approved for CR-1 visa. My husband had his interview on his birthday and he was approved :) What a lovely gift on his birthday. Thank you everyone and I'll try to write a review for his Consulate experience soon.

Good luck for all who's waiting for their loved ones to come home!!


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Petition for Alien relative (I-130); Case nature - CR-1 Spouse Visa USCIS: (6.3 months)12/18/2010 - Met on Facebook after 3 years (went to same school together before) 12/26/2013 - Got married in India (L)03/20/2014 - Sent package to USCIS03/25/2014 - NOA1 notice received (PD - 03/24/2014, Nebraska Service Center)08/26/2014 - RFE sent 08/30/2014 - RFE letter received by mail09/02/2014 - RFE reply sent09/05/2014 - Status changed to "RFE review"09/16/2014 - Sent e-service request09/17/2014 - Received email - Approved09/20/2014 - Received NOA2 in mail09/30/2014 - Received email about Address change? (Went back to Initial Review?) - USCIS said its a computer glitch10/01/2014 - Status changed to Acceptance (Duplicate notice sent out)10/06/2014 - Received duplicate NOA2 with new notice date - 10/01/201410/07/2014 - Status changed to Post-Decision Activity (Shipped to NVC) NVC: (4.0months)10/22/2014 - CASE received by NVC (confirmed by phone- will take 42 days to assign case #)11/13/2014 - received case # via email (welcome letter)11/14/2014 - DS-261 (choice of agent) completed12/01/2014 - AOS Invoice Received/Paid 12/02/2014 - IV Fee Received/Paid 12/06/2014 - AOS + IV Supporting Documents mailed 12/08/2014 - DS-260 Completed 12/09/2014 - AOS + IV Package Scan Date (received email on 12/11/2014)02/06/2015 - Checklist for PCC (False b/c called NVC and confirmed CC)02/12/2015 - Interview Letter03/05/2015 - BOMBAY - Interview on hubby's birthday. He was approved!!03/10/2015 - Picking up visa03/31/2015 - JFK, New York :) <p>

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so u guys got approved.. What's going on with your process ??

We got our NOA2 on march 6th ... My wife so happy ... We know nvc is long process but yea we are sure i will be home for Christmas ... And our family is planning a Christmas wedding in Florida :)

wishing u guys best of luck and asking u folks to keep us in ur prayers

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Congrats on the CR-1 approval.

I'm sure many of us would love to read your review about hubby's experience at New Delhi emb.. when you have a chance, that is.

But for now, savor the great news as you two get to be together soon!!


January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2


March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete


Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup


Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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Come aboard...we welcome new tax payers! :lol::dance::lol:

Best of luck in remainder of the processing....congrats!

10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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