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Hi,

Just got our NOA2, and I was hoping to get advice from anyone who has recently went from this stage to the embassy in Kiev. My fiance thinks he should wait til he receives the official letter (hardcopy) from the embassy before scheduling any appts or paying the fee. I read in another thread here that Moscow does not send a hardcopy letter, and I wonder if is now the same from Kiev.


Click for K1 info

03/25/2015...........Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox
03/30/2015...........Electronic NOA1 ( sent to CSC )
05/08/2015...........Electronic NOA2 ( approved !! )
05/27/2015...........NVC received
05/29/2015...........NVC case# assigned
06/03/2015...........In transit to Kiev
06/09/2015...........Status Ready (received email from consulate)
07/03/2015...........Medical
07/09/2015...........Interview (Administrative Processing for missing Canadian Police Certificate)
07/30/2015...........Delivered Canadian Police Certificate to Embassy
07/31/2015...........Approved!!!
08/04/2015...........Visa in Hand!
08/07/2015...........Entry into US :D
08/28/2015...........Married!!



AOS

01/20/2016..........AOS package arrived
01/22/2016..........Electronic NOA1 (3)
01/27/2016..........NOA1 letters arrive
02/05/2016..........Biometrics letter received
02/19/2016..........Biometrics appointment

04/01/2016..........EAD and AP approved

04/04/2016..........Green Card Approved

04/06/2016..........EAD and Green Card Mailed

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You got a few months to wait yet. You have some docs to handle at NVC on line before you'll get sent off to Kyiv. If you have your case number from NVC you can log in and bang em all out and pay the fees as well as monitoring your status. Every new action or doc means 60 more days until they dig it out of the stack to look at it.

We didn't go to In Transit for almost a year, due to a couple missteps on my part and a RFE.

Udachi


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Hi,

Just got our NOA2, and I was hoping to get advice from anyone who has recently went from this stage to the embassy in Kiev. My fiance thinks he should wait til he receives the official letter (hardcopy) from the embassy before scheduling any appts or paying the fee. I read in another thread here that Moscow does not send a hardcopy letter, and I wonder if is now the same from Kiev.

Congrats about your NOA2! When were you approved? was your case expedited? since you are mentioning from the approved stage to the embassy. if not, your case will be forwarded to the NVC where you will be required to pay the fees and submit your affidavit of support and civil documents. after you do all that and if you don't get any checklist it's taking 30 days for the NVC to review and complete your case.

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You got a few months to wait yet. You have some docs to handle at NVC on line before you'll get sent off to Kyiv. If you have your case number from NVC you can log in and bang em all out and pay the fees as well as monitoring your status. Every new action or doc means 60 more days until they dig it out of the stack to look at it.

We didn't go to In Transit for almost a year, due to a couple missteps on my part and a RFE.

Udachi

Спасибо

Is this the same for K1 visas? I thought it went to NVC, was assigned a new case number, then sent to the appropriate embassy. I thought paying for the DS-160, then getting the required documents was done only after the file was in Kiev.

Congrats about your NOA2! When were you approved? was your case expedited? since you are mentioning from the approved stage to the embassy. if not, your case will be forwarded to the NVC where you will be required to pay the fees and submit your affidavit of support and civil documents. after you do all that and if you don't get any checklist it's taking 30 days for the NVC to review and complete your case.

Thanks,

USCIS approved the application on May 8th. It was not expedited, but we were blessed that it was sent to CSC. I'm very confused about this paying fees at NVC. I thought this was only at the embassy level.

Does anyone have a link that tells what this is or if applies to K1 visas?


Click for K1 info

03/25/2015...........Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox
03/30/2015...........Electronic NOA1 ( sent to CSC )
05/08/2015...........Electronic NOA2 ( approved !! )
05/27/2015...........NVC received
05/29/2015...........NVC case# assigned
06/03/2015...........In transit to Kiev
06/09/2015...........Status Ready (received email from consulate)
07/03/2015...........Medical
07/09/2015...........Interview (Administrative Processing for missing Canadian Police Certificate)
07/30/2015...........Delivered Canadian Police Certificate to Embassy
07/31/2015...........Approved!!!
08/04/2015...........Visa in Hand!
08/07/2015...........Entry into US :D
08/28/2015...........Married!!



AOS

01/20/2016..........AOS package arrived
01/22/2016..........Electronic NOA1 (3)
01/27/2016..........NOA1 letters arrive
02/05/2016..........Biometrics letter received
02/19/2016..........Biometrics appointment

04/01/2016..........EAD and AP approved

04/04/2016..........Green Card Approved

04/06/2016..........EAD and Green Card Mailed

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Ah, I missed the K-1 part. We're doing a CR-1.

Fiance apps seem to go through quicker and I wish we had gone that route or just flown to Mexico and walked in with the hordes.


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K1 at NVC takes a week or so normally. All NVC does is assign a KEV number and forward it over to the embassy. Call the NVC every day after a week passes until they give you your KEV number. Then you can check status online and see when they send it off to the embassy.

You do not need to wait for a letter from the embassy. All it does is delay everything by about a month. All the letter says is to go online to their site to get all the info. Just go to the Ukraine embassy site and they have a PDF there with exact instructions on what needs to be done and what documents you'll need to bring to the interview and how to pay and how to schedule. Once the status says Ready, it means it's at the embassy and you can go ahead and schedule the interview.

You can do the medical the day before the interview (get there early, like 8am, and you get the results that same day). You do need some piece of paper with the KEV number on it. You can use the letter the NVC sends you with the case number (a copy is ok, scan it, email it to your fiancee, and print it out). Some people had good results by just making up their own letter, as long as they put the number on it.

My fiancee got the letter from the embassy a few days after we already passed the interview (and we didn't even rush with getting the earliest interview date, scheduled interview about 3 weeks out), so there is no reason whatsoever to wait for it.


1/4/13 - I129-F Sent | 1/8/13 - Received by USCIS
1/10/13 - NOA1 to VSC | 1/11/13 - Text/Email | 1/17/13 - Hard Copy Received
1/16/13 - Alien Registration Number changed
5/24/13 or 5/29/13 - Case Transferred to TSC
7/2/13 - NOA2 from TSC! (173 days from NOA1) | 7/6/13 - Hard Copy Received
7/18/13 - Shipped to NVC | 7/26/13 - Received at NVC and case number assigned
7/29/13 - In transit to consulate | 7/31/13 - Received by consulate
8/20/13 - Medical - Passed | 8/21/13 - Interview - Approved!
8/28/13 - Passport with visa ready to pickup from courier
10/17/13 - POE - JFK
10/28/13 - Applied for SSN and marriage license | 11/2/13 - SS card received
11/21/13 - Wedding


12/30/13 - I485/I765/I131 Sent | 1/2/14 - Received by USCIS
1/3/14 - NOA1 to NBC | 1/16/14 - Hard Copy Received
2/4/14 - Biometrics
3/7/14 - AP and EAD approved!
3/11/14 - AP/EAD card mailed | 3/14/14 - Received
4/10/14 - Interview Waiver letter
6/16/14 - Approved! | 6/21/14 - GC Received


5/2/16 - I-751 Sent | 5/5/16 - Received by USCIS
5/6/16 - NOA1 to VSC
6/14/16 - Biometrics

4/19/17 - Approved! | 4/22/17 - Letter received | 5/4/17 - GC Received

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Thank you. Sounds like we could have only another 6 weeks left then. :)


Click for K1 info

03/25/2015...........Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox
03/30/2015...........Electronic NOA1 ( sent to CSC )
05/08/2015...........Electronic NOA2 ( approved !! )
05/27/2015...........NVC received
05/29/2015...........NVC case# assigned
06/03/2015...........In transit to Kiev
06/09/2015...........Status Ready (received email from consulate)
07/03/2015...........Medical
07/09/2015...........Interview (Administrative Processing for missing Canadian Police Certificate)
07/30/2015...........Delivered Canadian Police Certificate to Embassy
07/31/2015...........Approved!!!
08/04/2015...........Visa in Hand!
08/07/2015...........Entry into US :D
08/28/2015...........Married!!



AOS

01/20/2016..........AOS package arrived
01/22/2016..........Electronic NOA1 (3)
01/27/2016..........NOA1 letters arrive
02/05/2016..........Biometrics letter received
02/19/2016..........Biometrics appointment

04/01/2016..........EAD and AP approved

04/04/2016..........Green Card Approved

04/06/2016..........EAD and Green Card Mailed

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