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I sent my petition in Sep 2014. About 7 months after they received it I get a letter that I am missing the letter of intent to marry. I did have a letter of intent but I guess it wasn't what the government was looking for and I know what I did wrong. I just simply followed the vague instructions without looking to find more information elsewhere. I already sent the letter of intent and I know for sure it is correct this time as I consulted with people from this forum this time. Thank you for the help visajourney!

What really frustrates me is that it took them 7 months to realise I was missing a document. These people received my petition and didn't even open it to make sure I have everything in it. They could have easily just reviewed my documents and told me about the missing document way back in September or October. What's even more frustrating is that after I sent them the letter they told me that I have to wait extra 60 days. So they further delayed to process my petition. It really seems to me that these guys really do not care about people who want to marry a person from a different country. I believe it's in their best interest to not issue any visas and they make the process as complex and as slow as possible. Maybe they are hoping that all the wait will make the foreign fiance decide not to marry the US citizen after all.

Well, I'm in a similar situation. My fiance has been so frustrated of this whole process that she is even considering leaving me because it takes too long and we don't even know for sure if the petition will get approved or if she will pass the interview. That makes me really frustrated as well because I really love her and I don't wanna lose her because the US gov just doesn't care.

I should get an answer within the next 6 weeks, but that will be already 3 months past the 6-7 month period that it usually takes. I don't want to be unprepared again for the next step of the procedure. So I want to ask you guys, what can I do to prepare for the step after the petition approval? Are there any documents I can start gathering or forms I can start filling right now so I am ready for the next step as soon as I get the approval. Also what is actually the next step of the process? I know the interview is the last step but there are things I need to do before that.

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I sent my petition in Sep 2014. About 7 months after they received it I get a letter that I am missing the letter of intent to marry. I did have a letter of intent but I guess it wasn't what the government was looking for and I know what I did wrong. I just simply followed the vague instructions without looking to find more information elsewhere. I already sent the letter of intent and I know for sure it is correct this time as I consulted with people from this forum this time. Thank you for the help visajourney!

What really frustrates me is that it took them 7 months to realise I was missing a document. These people received my petition and didn't even open it to make sure I have everything in it. (It's not their job to ensure you have everything you're supposed to.) They could have easily just reviewed my documents and told me about the missing document way back in September or October. What's even more frustrating is that after I sent them the letter they told me that I have to wait extra 60 days. So they further delayed to process my petition. It really seems to me that these guys really do not care about people who want to marry a person from a different country. (They don't care. And they don't have to.) I believe it's in their best interest to not issue any visas and they make the process as complex and as slow as possible. Maybe they are hoping that all the wait will make the foreign fiance decide not to marry the US citizen after all.

Well, I'm in a similar situation. My fiance has been so frustrated of this whole process that she is even considering leaving me because it takes too long and we don't even know for sure if the petition will get approved or if she will pass the interview. (Then you should not marry your fiancee. She is obviously the wrong person if the consideration you mention she's making is true.) That makes me really frustrated as well because I really love her and I don't wanna lose her because the US gov just doesn't care.

I should get an answer within the next 6 weeks, but that will be already 3 months past the 6-7 month period that it usually takes. I don't want to be unprepared again for the next step of the procedure. So I want to ask you guys, what can I do to prepare for the step after the petition approval? Are there any documents I can start gathering or forms I can start filling right now so I am ready for the next step as soon as I get the approval. Also what is actually the next step of the process? I know the interview is the last step but there are things I need to do before that. (http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide section entitled "what to send your fiance(e) once the I-129F is approved")


ROC Timeline!

Service Center : California Service Center

NOA1 : 2017-09-01

Biometrics : 2017-09-28

 

AOS Timeline!

Marriage : 2015-01-10

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1 : 2015-01-20

Biometrics : 2015-02-17

EAD/AP Approved : 2015-03-17

EAD/AP Card Received : 2015-03-27

NPIW : 2015-06-11

AOS Approved : 2015-11-24

GC Received : 2015-12-01

 

K-1 Visa Timeline!

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-11

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-08-12

Consulate Received : 2014-09-15

Interview Date : 2014-11-13

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2014-11-15

US Entry : 2014-12-31

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You can read the guides.

But you misunderstood the process, the 7 months wait was for them to review the documents, there is no we will instert a 7 month delay in there.

Once they are reviewed and OK you go to the next step.


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I sent my petition in Sep 2014. About 7 months after they received it I get a letter that I am missing the letter of intent to marry. I did have a letter of intent but I guess it wasn't what the government was looking for and I know what I did wrong. I just simply followed the vague instructions without looking to find more information elsewhere. I already sent the letter of intent and I know for sure it is correct this time as I consulted with people from this forum this time. Thank you for the help visajourney!

What really frustrates me is that it took them 7 months to realise I was missing a document. These people received my petition and didn't even open it to make sure I have everything in it. They could have easily just reviewed my documents and told me about the missing document way back in September or October. What's even more frustrating is that after I sent them the letter they told me that I have to wait extra 60 days. So they further delayed to process my petition. It really seems to me that these guys really do not care about people who want to marry a person from a different country. I believe it's in their best interest to not issue any visas and they make the process as complex and as slow as possible. Maybe they are hoping that all the wait will make the foreign fiance decide not to marry the US citizen after all.

Well, I'm in a similar situation. My fiance has been so frustrated of this whole process that she is even considering leaving me because it takes too long and we don't even know for sure if the petition will get approved or if she will pass the interview. That makes me really frustrated as well because I really love her and I don't wanna lose her because the US gov just doesn't care.

I should get an answer within the next 6 weeks, but that will be already 3 months past the 6-7 month period that it usually takes. I don't want to be unprepared again for the next step of the procedure. So I want to ask you guys, what can I do to prepare for the step after the petition approval? Are there any documents I can start gathering or forms I can start filling right now so I am ready for the next step as soon as I get the approval. Also what is actually the next step of the process? I know the interview is the last step but there are things I need to do before that.

RFEs are usually handled in about 2 weeks--you're nearly at the end.

In terms of how it took them 7 months to notice that you're missing a document? That's the process, and it stinks. When you send it it, they make sure that you paid and that you signed it. That's it. Then it goes into a line for someone to look at for 15-20 minutes. *That* is the person who would notice missing documents--it's the first time anyone actually looks at the file. Right now, the "line" (I'm assuming you're at Texas Service Center) is about 7.5 months long.

Either way, an RFE is a good thing. It means they're working on your case. They'll probably have you approved in a few weeks.


Marriage/ AOS Timeline:

23 Dec 2015: Legal marriage

23 Jan 2016: Wedding!

23 Jan 2016: "Blizzard of the Century", wedding canceled/rescheduled (thank goodness we were legally married first or we'd have had a big problem!) :sleepy:

24 Jan 2016: Small "civil ceremony" with friends and family who were snowed in with us. December was a bit of a secret and people had traveled internationally and knew we *had* to get married that weekend, and our December legal marriage was nothing but signing a piece of paper at our priest's kitchen table, without any sort of vows etc so this was actually a very special (if not legally significant) day. (L)

16 Apr 2016: Filed for AOS and EAD/AP (We delayed a bit-- no big rush, enjoying the USCIS break)

23 Apr 2016: Wedding! Finally! :luv:

27 Apr 2016: Electronic NOA1 for all 3 :dancing:
29 Apr 2016: NOA1 Hardcopy for all 3
29 Jul 2016: Online service request for late EAD (Day 104)
29 Jul 2016: EAD/AP Approved ~3 hours after online service request
04 Aug 2016: RFE for Green Card (requested medicals/ vaccination record. They already have it). :ranting:
05 Aug 2016: EAD/AP Combo Card arrived! (Day 111)
08 Aug 2016: Congressional constituent request to get guidance on the RFE. Hoping they see they have the form and approve!

K-1 Visa Timeline:

PLEASE NOTE. This timeline was during the period of time when TSC was working on I-129fs and had a huge backlog. The average processing time was 210+ days. This is in no way predictive of your own timeline if you filed during or after April 2015, unless CSC develops a backlog. A backlog is anything above the 5-month goal time listed on USCIS's site

14 Feb 2015: Mailed I-129f to Dallas Lockbox. (L) (Most expensive Valentine's card I've ever sent!)

17 Feb 2015: NOA1 "Received Date"
19 Feb 2015: NOA1 Notice Date
08 Aug 2015: NOA2 email! :luv: (173 days from NOA1)

17 Aug 2015: Sent to NVC

?? Aug 2015: Arrived at NVC

25 Aug 2015: NVC Case # Assigned

31 Aug 2015: Left NVC for Consulate in San Jose

09 Sep 2015: Consulate received :dancing: (32 days from NOA2)

11 Sep 2015: Packet 3 emailed from embassy to me, the petitioner (34 days from NOA2).

18 Sep 2015: Medicals complete

21 Sep 2015: Packet 3 complete, my boss puts a temporary moratorium on all time off due to work emergency :clock:

02 Oct 2015: Work emergency clears up, interview scheduled (soonest available was 5 business days away--Columbus Day was in there)

13 Oct 2015: Interview

13 Oct 2015: VISA APPROVED :thumbs: (236 days from NOA1)

19 Oct 2015: Visa-in-hand

24 Oct 2015: POE !

15 Dec 2015: Fiance's mother's B-2 visa interview: APPROVED! So happy she will be at the wedding! :thumbs:

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1. Fill out your timeline.

2. Here is what comes next : http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide study the guide.

3. If your fiance is getting frustrated with waiting after only a few months then perhaps her motivation is in the wrong place.

We waited 5 years for each other. You need to ask yourself what kind of commitment does she show complaining and talking about

leaving you ? I would say good riddance and don't let the door hit you in the butt on your way out.

Cheers !


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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People say a lot of things when they are frustrated or angry and even more when they are married. Don't be quick to pass judgement on whether or not their relationship is passing the bar for you.

OP, chill out; you're almost there.


Filed I-129f petition---------------- 01.07.2015

Hardcopy NOA1 rec.----------------01.23.2015

K1 Visa Received---------------------10.09.2015

Married--------------------------------- 12.12.2015

Filed AOS/EAD-------------------------02.02.2016

AOS/EAD NOA1 rec.------------------02.08.2016

EAD Approved--------------------------04.11.2016

:reading:You can read more about my immigration journey on my blog as well as get tips and information about the process.

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Threatening to leave the relationship because the visa process is not going fast enough has nothing to do with passing MY bar, it is plain bizarre !

It is not ok to spew this just because she is frustrated and mad like a spoiled child, needs to be supportive instead.

That's my opinion. Period. Crying, tears yes.... but threatening to leave ? Seriously ?

I completely agree with your statement. To me, such a response by the beneficiary is plain ludicrous.


ROC Timeline!

Service Center : California Service Center

NOA1 : 2017-09-01

Biometrics : 2017-09-28

 

AOS Timeline!

Marriage : 2015-01-10

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1 : 2015-01-20

Biometrics : 2015-02-17

EAD/AP Approved : 2015-03-17

EAD/AP Card Received : 2015-03-27

NPIW : 2015-06-11

AOS Approved : 2015-11-24

GC Received : 2015-12-01

 

K-1 Visa Timeline!

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-11

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-08-12

Consulate Received : 2014-09-15

Interview Date : 2014-11-13

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2014-11-15

US Entry : 2014-12-31

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I completely agree with your statement. To me, such a response by the beneficiary is plain ludicrous.

+2 ^

Edited by Gera & Rocio

K-1

August 1, 2014: I-129F packet sent (USPS Priority mail)

August 5, 2014: NOA1 received (email/text)

August 9, 2014: NOA1 hardcopy received/Alien Registration Number changed

October 3, 2014: RFE notice received (email/text)

October 9, 2014: RFE hardcopy received (General question missed on I-129F part 3) *Oops

October 10, 2014: RFE response inquiry sent (USPS Priority mail)

October 15, 2014: RFE response review (USCIS)

October 21, 2014: NOA2 I-129F was approved (email/text)

October 28, 2014: NOA2 hardcopy received

November 13, 2014: NVC received and case number assigned

November 25, 2014: NVChard copy received (case was forwarded to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Consulate)

November 30, 2014: Filled out forms DS-160 online for fiancé (K-1) and step daughter (K-2)

December 3, 2014: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Consulate received case

December 18, 2014: NOA3 hardcopy received from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Consulate

December 22, 2014: Paid visa fees online and scheduled ASC Biometrics + Interview

January 20, 2015: Biometrics for fiancé in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico

January 22, 2015: Medical exam at Clinica Medica Internacional (Ciudad Juarez, Mexico)

January 26, 2015: Picked up medical results for fiancé (K-1) and step daughter (K-2)

January 27, 2015: Interview APPROVED!!! (Ciudad Juarez, Mexico)

January 30, 2015: CEAC status "Issued"

January 31, 2015: DHL tracking number received via email

February 3, 2015: Passports ready for pickup via email/DHL tracking (DHL Ciudad Juarez, Mexico - Lopez Mateos) POE El Paso, TX

April 11, 2015: MARRIED 

AOS

April 23, 2015: AOS/EAD/AP packet sent USPS Priority mail (K-1/K-2)

May 5, 2015: NOA1 received (email/text)

May 9, 2015: NOA1 hardcopies received (6) - Dated "4/28/15"

May 16, 2015: Biometrics appointment letter received

May 18, 2015: Biometrics completed (early walk-in)

July 10, 2015: EAD/AP approved (K-1/K-2)

August 25, 2015: AOS interview (K-1/K-2) Fresno, CA "APPROVED" 

September 4, 2015: Green Card received

ROC

May 26, 2017: ROC packet sent USPS Priority mail (K-1/K-2)

June 3, 2017: NOA1 received 

June 17, 2017: Biometrics appointment letter received

June 20, 2017: Biometrics completed (early walk-in)

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I sent my petition in Sep 2014. About 7 months after they received it I get a letter that I am missing the letter of intent to marry. I did have a letter of intent but I guess it wasn't what the government was looking for and I know what I did wrong. I just simply followed the vague instructions without looking to find more information elsewhere. I already sent the letter of intent and I know for sure it is correct this time as I consulted with people from this forum this time. Thank you for the help visajourney!

What really frustrates me is that it took them 7 months to realise I was missing a document. These people received my petition and didn't even open it to make sure I have everything in it. They could have easily just reviewed my documents and told me about the missing document way back in September or October. What's even more frustrating is that after I sent them the letter they told me that I have to wait extra 60 days. So they further delayed to process my petition. It really seems to me that these guys really do not care about people who want to marry a person from a different country. I believe it's in their best interest to not issue any visas and they make the process as complex and as slow as possible. Maybe they are hoping that all the wait will make the foreign fiance decide not to marry the US citizen after all.

Well, I'm in a similar situation. My fiance has been so frustrated of this whole process that she is even considering leaving me because it takes too long and we don't even know for sure if the petition will get approved or if she will pass the interview. That makes me really frustrated as well because I really love her and I don't wanna lose her because the US gov just doesn't care.

I should get an answer within the next 6 weeks, but that will be already 3 months past the 6-7 month period that it usually takes. I don't want to be unprepared again for the next step of the procedure. So I want to ask you guys, what can I do to prepare for the step after the petition approval? Are there any documents I can start gathering or forms I can start filling right now so I am ready for the next step as soon as I get the approval. Also what is actually the next step of the process? I know the interview is the last step but there are things I need to do before that.

It's hard to determine what your RFE was about exactly. A lot of people say they send a single letter of intent. But sometimes, what they should of sent was a letter of intent from both the American and the foreign fiancé. Sometimes they send both letters, but they are not a wet ink signature. Sometimes, the document(s) are lost in the sorting process. It's not always your fault, but it's not always their fault either.

The truth is, your petition I assume went to Texas Service Center, where most of us sat stuck, or continue to be stuck in limbo because of ''backlog''. You have to realize that the US government does not care about the person sending the documents in. We are just a case number in a file. And even though it hurts very much we can't take it personally. The system is complex and needs serious reforms, yes but it is not that they don't want you to come here. They would just like you to get in the line and not rock the boat too much about it. There are many other governments that make immigration extremely difficult to almost impossible. They'd rather their own citizens leave than let an immigrant in. The US isn't like that but, the officer holding your case file has a ton of files to go through, and they can't favour one over another. It's harsh but they do not care. They don't live in the bubble we do. They are merely doing a job. The process though rather annoying, isn't too difficult, it just takes a long time and additional hurdles because of backlog has increased hardships.

You have to make that clear to your fiancé. It's not your fault that it's taken a long time, and that it's nothing to do with not wanting you to be here. Being apart can cause strain on relationships, but if you love one another then you'll have to find a way to make it work. Getting an RFE means your case is extremely close to being completed, and what they requested was not even complex. Your fiancé will have the rest of the process to complete, and that will take a few more months - you should get her to understand that too. Communication is key, even when there is frustration. It's a frustrating process, but there is nothing you can do to change that.


K-1 - AOS & ROC Timeline  - Immigration and the Health Exchange Price of Love in the UK Thinking of Returning to UK?

 

First met: 12/31/04 - Engaged: 9/24/09
Filed I-129F: 10/4/14 - Packet received: 10/7/14
NOA 1 email + ARN assigned: 10/10/14 (hard copy 10/17/14)
Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
Packet 3: 5/28/15 - Medical: 6/16/15
Poked London 7/1/15 - Packet 4: 7/2/15
Interview: 7/30/15 - Approved!
AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

 

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I agree with those people who say you need to check your fiances intentions. If you're aware of it, at the interview they'll be aware of it.

When my fiance and I thought we found something that might get us denied, our reaction wasn't "GOD THIS IS TO HARD". No we had a good cry and then we said, well if it happens then we try again when we can, even if it's a year or two from now, we will be together, we have to be patient to have the reward.

We've been together a couple of years already, we'd wait more years if we had too. If we get RFE's, we take a deep breath and we fix it together.

Granted everything worked out, but neither of our reactions were to just throw in the towel. This is a hard process.


Make sure your fiance is involved in the process, make sure she knows how it works. Sit down and have a conversation about the steps taken, how long the average time takes, what happens if you get an RFE. Her reactions could be a great signal for future reactions to things that don't work out well.

Edited by ash1101

*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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Thanks for the replies. She is more calm now. She just got really frustrated when she heard she needs to wait extra 60 days. She just really wants to come to live with me asap. I am more patient than her, but I really hate the wait as well.

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