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Quick questions, I'm from Oklahoma, USA.. my fiancé is from England.

1. Since I'm from Oklahoma I'm sure I'll go through Texas, I was wondering if anyone knows an estimated time on how long it will take to get an interview?

2. Is there any other way to move my fiancé here and get married faster?

Thanks in Advance

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Quick questions, I'm from Oklahoma, USA.. my fiancé is from England.

1. Since I'm from Oklahoma I'm sure I'll go through Texas, I was wondering if anyone knows an estimated time on how long it will take to get an interview?

2. Is there any other way to move my fiancé here and get married faster?

Thanks in Advance

Highly doubtful it will take 1-2 years.

Could take up to one year.

At the moment a lot of petitions are being routed to California to even out the centers. So you're looking at one to 6 months at least on the initial approval.

After that London is relatively an easy and fast process.

Get your fiancé to read the complete London k1 guide in my signature below, it has almost all the information you need to know.

This usually takes 2-3 months from noa2 to interview.

There is no way to get your fiancé there to get married without using a visa. Any other way is fraud and against the TOS of visajourney. I advise you not to ask again.

Edited by Cody and Daisy

My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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1. Texas Service Center is not guaranteed ( not that it matters )

2. Processing times from start to finish are actually closer to 8months - 14months ( Visajourney keeps detailed statistical analysis )

3. Yes, you can get your husband here faster. Try applying for a Tourist Visa, or maybe he is in a country that is exempt.

(( Tourist visas can be tricky, from what I have been reading....Especially if you are concurrently applying for an immigration visa )) , Your foreign spouse will have to prove beyond a resonable measure that he won't stay in the USA on his tourist visa and try to apply for adjustment of status = which is illegal. He has to prove very strong ties to his home country and prove that he will go back. There are other financial requirements also.


PETITION I-130

1/2/2015 - Petition sent to Phoenix Lockbox

1/6/2015 - NOA #1 Receipt

7/1/2015 - NOA #2 Approved

7/10/2015 - Email from Nebraska stating sent the case to NVC

NVC

7/16/15 - Case Received by NVC

7/30/15 - Case number assigned

8/3/15 - DS-261 Agent available

8/4/15 - DS-261 Agent completed

8/4/15 - AOS fee available & paid

8/6/15 - Check cleared the bank & bar-code cover sheet now available

8/13/15 - AOS Packet & IV Packet sent to NVC by priority mail

8/15/15 - IV fee available & paid same day

8/17/15 - NVC received package

8/19/15 - Check cleared the bank & DS-260 available & DS-260 completed!!! ALSO, we received email notification from NVC that they received package on 8/17

- Case completed at NVC

- Case sent to Embassy on this date

EMBASSY

- Embassy received packet

- Wife received Packet 3/4 Instructions

- Medical appointment

- Interview

Point of Entry

- Enter Austin, Texas

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Highly doubtful it will take 1-2 years.

Could take up to one year.

At the moment a lot of petitions are being routed to California to even out the centers. So you're looking at one to 6 months at least on the initial approval.

After that London is relatively an easy and fast process.

Get your fiancé to read the complete London k1 guide in my signature below, it has almost all the information you need to know.

This usually takes 2-3 months from noa2 to interview.

There is no way to get your fiancé there to get married without using a visa. Any other way is fraud and against the TOS of visajourney. I advise you not to ask again.

I was just asking cause I don't know if getting a lawyer would make it go faster, but thank you for your concern, and information.

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I was just asking cause I don't know if getting a lawyer would make it go faster, but thank you for your concern, and information.

Some people swear by their lawyers saying it made the process easier.

It won't make it faster.

But you will find a lot of the time lawyers make the process LONGER.

because they forget information that is needed or just plain don't know.

Remember, this is a DIY website and most of the people on here did it themselves.

As long as you read the guides several times you will be fine.


My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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Lawyers are a waste of time and money. They make more mistakes, than you, would, IF you study the guides, and know what to do at each step of the process.

Careful, with tourist visas, and you with a K-1 visa petition. Can cause problems, and red flags for you.

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Most of the people on these forums are extremely helpful. The guides provided that assist in the DIY effort are very thorough, especially the one here on VisaJourney.

I think it boils down to 2 things:

1. If you don't have the time, if you want the responsibility to fall on someone else's shoulders , THEN HIRE A LAWYER

* Reading a relatively recent post by someone who hired a lawyer, their case was now delayed by 1 month+ because the lawyer forgot an important document

2. However, if you want to save money, if you want to have the pride of knowing that if it got delayed it is your own fault ( or have the personal security it is done correctly ), and if you dont mind spending the time and effort on researching the visa process, then DO IT YOURSELF


PETITION I-130

1/2/2015 - Petition sent to Phoenix Lockbox

1/6/2015 - NOA #1 Receipt

7/1/2015 - NOA #2 Approved

7/10/2015 - Email from Nebraska stating sent the case to NVC

NVC

7/16/15 - Case Received by NVC

7/30/15 - Case number assigned

8/3/15 - DS-261 Agent available

8/4/15 - DS-261 Agent completed

8/4/15 - AOS fee available & paid

8/6/15 - Check cleared the bank & bar-code cover sheet now available

8/13/15 - AOS Packet & IV Packet sent to NVC by priority mail

8/15/15 - IV fee available & paid same day

8/17/15 - NVC received package

8/19/15 - Check cleared the bank & DS-260 available & DS-260 completed!!! ALSO, we received email notification from NVC that they received package on 8/17

- Case completed at NVC

- Case sent to Embassy on this date

EMBASSY

- Embassy received packet

- Wife received Packet 3/4 Instructions

- Medical appointment

- Interview

Point of Entry

- Enter Austin, Texas

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It may not go through Texas Service Center. I live in Texas and mine was routed to California.


*More detailed timeline in profile!*
 
Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013

The K-1 Process:    Done in 208 days                                               
 

Spoiler

04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              


                                                
 AOS   Done in 77 days                                                                            
 

Spoiler

04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 



ROC 

05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail
08/27/18 - 18 month extension received (Courtesy Copy)

09/18/18 - Request for official 18 month extension
10/22/18 - Official 18 month extension received 

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