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My fiance went for his visa interview at the U.S. Consulate in Amsterdam and came out APPROVED! :dance::yes::wub:(F)

I am so incredibly happy right now and we could not have made it without all the help, advice, and support from you lovely folks here at VJ! THANK YOU to everyone that helped us along the way and GOOD LUCK to everyone that is currently waiting! It takes time but it will happen <3 Love to you all!

Dec. 04, 2014 - Form I-129F sent to Dallas Lockbox Facility.

Dec. 05, 2014 - Form I-129F delivered to Dallas Lockbox Facility @ 1100h.
Dec. 09, 2014 - Money Order presented for payment by USCIS.

Dec. 09, 2014 - NOA1 date as stated in hardcopy received on Dec. 15, 2014.

Dec. 15, 2014 - NOA1 Hardcopy arrived in the mail! California Service Center, baby! :dance:

Dec. 30, 2014 - NOA2 eNotification sent to me while visiting my honey!

Jan. 05, 2015 - NOA2 Hardcopy received while visiting the honey <3 Mom didn't check the mail for a few days so we're thinking it did actually show up on the 5th or so.

Jan. 14, 2015 - NVC received.

Jan. 16, 2015 - Case #, IIN assigned.

Jan. 21, 2015 - NVC says IN TRANSIT TO AMSTERDAM! :goofy:

Jan. 26, 2015 - Arrived at U.S. Consulate in Amsterdam!
Jan. 30, 2015 - Packet 3 Received
Mar. 11, 2015 - Medical
Mar. 19, 2015 - INTERVIEW! - APPROVED!!!!!!!!
May 11, 2015 - POE Philidelphia
Jul. 3, 2015 - MARRRRRIEDDDDDDDD <3<3<3<3

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Congratulations, gefeliciteerd!! :D

Our journey so far:

27 Mar '09: Met at work in Holland and started dating.

30 Nov '13: Got engaged in Scotland!

10 Jan '14: Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox.

22 Jan '14: NOA1 received.

29 Jun '14: Congressman Lobiondo inquired at TSC about our case.

16 Jul '14: Senator Menendez inquired at TSC about our case.

21 Jul '14: NOA2 approved!! (180 days)

23 Jul '14: Case sent to NVC.

01 Aug '14: Received NVC case number.

07 Aug '14: Case sent to Dutch consulate.

13 Aug '14: Packet 3 received, completed the DS-160 form.

15 Aug '14: Sent Packet 3 back to the consulate.

21 Aug '14: Packet 4 received with interview date.

02 Sep '14: Medical examination.

16 Sep '14: Interview --> APPROVED!!

20 Sep '14: Passport with visa returned.

12 Oct '14: POE, entered the USA!

14 Nov '14: Married! <3

24 Dec '14: Filed AOS/EAD.

31 Dec '14: AOS/EAD NOA1's received.

29 Jan '15: AOS RFE received for 2014 tax return.

23 Feb '15: AOS RFE response sent.

13 Mar '15: EAD RFE received for legal married name affidavit.

17 Mar '15: EAD RFE response sent.

29 Apr '15: Filed InfoPass to find out why I still didn't get biometrics appt.

06 May '15: Biometrics appointment.

14 May '15: Received EAD (finally!)

22 July '15: Interview waived.

08 Sep '15: Got my Green Card!


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So happy for you. My guy is from the Netherlands as well but our file is sitting at the TSC. You are very fortunate!

I-129F Sent: January 20, 2015

I-129F Received: January 21, 2015

NOA1 Text & E-mail Received: January 23, 2015

NOA1 Hardcopy Received: January 31, 2015

NOA2 Message Received July 27, 2015

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Incredibly lucky, 3.5 months for the whole process... :wow:

Good luck for your future, happy for you! :goofy:

K1 time line


I-129F sent: 12/23/2014
NOA-1: 12/29/2014
NOA-2: 06/05/2015 (158 days)
NOA-2 hardcopy: 06/11/2015 (6 days post NOA-2, 164 days total)
Sent to NVC: 06/16/2015 (11 days post NOA-2, 169 days total)
NVC receive: 06/25/2015 (20 days post NOA-2, 178 days total)
NVC case no: 06/30/2015 (25 days post NOA-2, 183 days total)
NVC left: 07/02/2015 (27 days post NOA-2, 185 days total)
Case Ready: 07/07/2015 (32 days post NOA-2, 190 days total)
submitted DS-160, paid visa fee.: 07/21/2015 (46 days post NOA-2, 204 days total)
Packet 3 sent: 07/25/2015 (50 days post NOA-2, 209 days total)
Pack 4 received: 07/30/2015 (55 days post NOA-2, 214 days total)
Medical: 09/17/2015 Interview: 09/23/2015 (108 days post NOA-2, 268 days total)
Interview Result: Approved Administrative Processing: 09/23/2015
CEAC Status Issued: 09/24/2015
Visa in hand: 09/28/2015
POE: 12/29/2015 Wedding: 01/11/2016

AOS Time Line


AOS package mailed: 01/13/2016
AOS package received: 01/20/2016 (day 1)
AOS NOA-1 text/email: 01/23/2016 (day 3), actual NOA-1 date 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS Fingerprint fee received: 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS check cashed: 01-25-2016 (day 5) Got 6 month NJ driver's license: 01-25-2016
3x NOA-1 hardcopies: 02/03/2016 (day 14)

Biometrics letter: 02/05/2016 (day 16) Biometrics appt (Elizabeth, NJ): 02/17/2016 (day 28)

EAD and AP approved email/txt: 03/29/2016 (day 67)

GC approval email/text: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

I-797 for I-765/I-131 in mail: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

EAD/AP delivered: 04/05/216 (day 75)

GC card being mailed status update: 04/07/16 (day 77)

GC received: 04/11/16 (day 84 post AOS NOA-1)


ROC Window opens: 01/04/2018


ROC Time Line
ROC package mailed to Vermont 01/04/2018
ROC package received at Vermont 01/08/2018 (day 0)
Check cashed: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
NOA-1 date: 01/09/2018 (day 1)
NOA-1 received: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
Biometrics notice received: 02/09/2018 (day 32)
Biometrics appointment: 02/23/2018 (day 46)
Received 18-month extension letter: 08/13/2018 (day 209)


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Awesome !! Congrats !!

12/30/13 Met online
05/23/14 Met in person
03/13/15 Mailed I-129F
03/17/15 NOA1
04/15/15 NOA2
04/28/15 NVC received
04/30/15 Case numbers
05/01/15 NVC Shipped
05/06/15 NVC at Embassy
05/12/15 Packet 3

06/08/15 Packet 3 Sent

Almost a month between getting pac 3 and sending it because we didn't plan to get married until early next year. Now we might just get married sooner :)

07/23/15 Medical done

08/10/15 Interview


08/17/15 Visa

10/03/15 POE

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