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I'm guessing people who have completed the process don't tend to come back too often. But if there is anyone around that recently completed their interview... How long did it take for the visa to arrive via mail. Will they only send to the address from the submitted documents? Is there any way to opt for picking up the visa vs. waiting for it to arrive in the mail? I'm just hoping I don't have to rely on the P.O. here. The last documents we received were just tossed on the patio when no one was home.

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You get the passport back in about 10 days via courier service to the address that was indicated for passport delivery.


K-1 Visa Timeline

I-129F Received : 2014-08-29

NOA1 : 2014-09-03

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-10-07

NVC Received : 2014-10-30

Paid visa fee $265 : 2014-11-19

Submitted DS-160 Form 2014-11-19

Interview scheduled - 2015-1-22

Visa Issued and in Hand on 2015-1-31!!       

 

AOS Timeline

Mailed out AOS Package to USCIS to Chicago Lockbox with tracking and signature 2015-05-09

Received email and text notification of AOS package 2015-05-15

Received hard copy of NOA1's for 3 AOS packet 2015-05-21

Successful Biometrics walk in SF Field Office on 2015-06-03

EAD AP combo card in hand on 2015-08-04

Got email notification AOS interview scheduled on 2015-09-03

Green Card in Hand - 2015-10-14!!! YAY!!!

July 8,2017 window opens for I-751(ROC) filing

JULY 2017 I-751 FILERS, add your info here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BNtE6Ez-FCo07xup9PqiON2YUAY2iqy2ZepZBduxPYg/edit?usp=sharing

I-751 ( ROC )

July 8, 2017 mailed I-751 packet via USPS Priority Mail with Tracking #

July 10th, 2017 I-751 Package was delivered to PO Box to USCIS Laguna Niguel

July 12, 2017  Check cashed from CSC

July 13, 2017 Received NOA1 in the mail, NOA1 Dated July 10th

July 22, 2017 Biometrics letter received

Biometrics Appt on Aug. 1st

July 27, 2017 Walk in Biometrics Success

February 26, 2018 case transferred to local office

August 17, 2018 Received new extension letter

September 19, 2018 Case transferred and new office has jurisdiction

September 24th, 2018 Received case transfer notice in the mail to Texas Center

October 17, 2018 Card in Production APPROVED!!! WHOO-WHOO!!!!:dance::dance:

NO RFE or Interview on ROC I751!!!

October 22nd, 2018 USPS tracking updated GC to arrive on Oct 24th!

October 23rd, 2018 Green Card in Hand!!

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They no longer allow picking up of visas. As zeta stated above, the visa will be delivered to the address that you specified on your ustraveldocs website. You have until 24 hrs before the interview to change this address on the ustraveldocs website, if I remember correctly. It will be hand delivered by EMS (signature required). You are required to fill out an EMS form after your interview (if approved) and it is your last chance to confirm your delivery address and phone number. In some cases, EMS will call prior to delivery. In other cases, like mine, they called because they could not locate my then-fiancee's house.

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ROC Journey

09 MAY 2017: Mailed I-751 to California Svc Center (CSC)

11 MAY 2017: I-751 package delivered to CSC

15 MAY 2017: NOA1 sent (got lost in the mail)

31 MAY 2017: Biometrics letter received

05 JUN 2017: Completed biometrics (walk-in)

23 JUN 2017: Received replacement copy of NOA1
 

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N-400 Journey

14 MAY 2018: Mailed N-400 to Dallas Lockbox

17 MAY 2018: Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

04 JUN 2018: Received NOA1

08 JUN 2018: Received biometrics letter

21 JUN 2018: Completed biometrics

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and the private courier service is safer than the post office, so no worries there, and it took my fiance 2 weeks from the day of her interview until she got her passport back


Your friendly neighborhood post office expert

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Hi, my fiance was approved last week and was asked to fill out her mailing address and phone number. Then she was handed a blank pink slip with a tracking number and stamped "EMS Visa Hoa Toc" in the center and "Chua Thu Tien" at the bottom. Does this mean she has to pay another fee? She was told she would receive her materials in 5-6 days. It has been 7 days and we are not sure if she has to fill out the EMS form and resend? Please advise. Thanks!

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Hi, my fiance was approved last week and was asked to fill out her mailing address and phone number. Then she was handed a blank pink slip with a tracking number and stamped "EMS Visa Hoa Toc" in the center and "Chua Thu Tien" at the bottom. Does this mean she has to pay another fee? She was told she would receive her materials in 5-6 days. It has been 7 days and we are not sure if she has to fill out the EMS form and resend? Please advise. Thanks!

No, she does not have to pay again. The visa fee that she paid earlier in the process covers everything, including EMS delivery of visa to her house.

She can track the package via EMS website using her tracking number.

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ROC Journey

09 MAY 2017: Mailed I-751 to California Svc Center (CSC)

11 MAY 2017: I-751 package delivered to CSC

15 MAY 2017: NOA1 sent (got lost in the mail)

31 MAY 2017: Biometrics letter received

05 JUN 2017: Completed biometrics (walk-in)

23 JUN 2017: Received replacement copy of NOA1
 

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N-400 Journey

14 MAY 2018: Mailed N-400 to Dallas Lockbox

17 MAY 2018: Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

04 JUN 2018: Received NOA1

08 JUN 2018: Received biometrics letter

21 JUN 2018: Completed biometrics

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