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Approved! On the way to NVC, now what?

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I checked our status online today and saw, much to my delight, that we've been approved!!!! :dancing: We never would have made it this far without you guys and all your awesome help!

So now while we wait for the official letter in the mail, I've been researching all that I can about what to do next. I've checked the timeline, the flowchart, and the consulate page for Ireland. Starting to get forms and everything printed off and filled out so I can get ready to send it to my fiance Thom in Ireland.

Any tips? Things I should make sure not to forget?

The only question I really have at the moment is about the medical. I saw that they do blood tests as well, checking for drugs. Does anyone know if they check for marijuana or if it would be a hindrance? It's legal in Washington state, but I'm not sure if that's part of the "drugs" they're looking for or if it would cause any setbacks with the visa.

Thanks so much for all your continued help and support. I seriously love all of you on this awesome site!! (L):content::star::wub::dance::D


Feb. 21st, 2014 - The message that started it all, on OkCupid

March 2nd-3rd, 2014 - He asked me to be his 

May 7th, 2014 - First met in person (in Ireland) 

May 25th, 2014 - First actual long distance date

Oct 8th, 2014 - Second in person visit (in Washington)

Oct 31st, 2014 - First holiday spent together

March 16th, 2015 - He Proposed!!

April 15th, 2015 - Sent the K1 visa packet to Texas

April 18th, 2015 - CVS received our petition

May 28th, 2015 - Request for Evidence...

June 8th, 2015 - RFE received

June 12th, 2015 – K-1 APPROVED!!

July 16th, 2015 - Consulate received package and we received our Packet 3

Aug 11th, 2015 - Packet 3 emailed back

Aug 25th, 2015 - Still haven't received anything back from the embassy, Packet 3 emailed again

Aug 26th, 2015 - Packet 4 received, our interview is set for September 15th!!

Sept 15th, 2015 - APPROVED!

Oct 6th, 2015 - Arrived in Washington

Nov 12th, 2015 – Legally MARRIED!!! ♡  

Dec 24th, 2015 - USCIS receives AOS packet

Jan 27th, 2016 - Biometrics appointment

Feb 5th, 2016 - Request for Evidence...

Feb 16th, 2016 - RFE received

March 31st, 2016 – Interview scheduled for May 9th,

May 11th, 2016 – APPROVED!!!

Sept 22nd, 2016 – Handfasting Ceremony

Oct 30th, 2016 – We’re going to have a baby!!

June 26th, 2017 – Our son is born!!! ♡

May 3rd, 2018 - Mailed I-751 (forgot to include payment though!  )

May 4th, 2018 - Tracking indicates package received at CSC. Also mailed out the payment that was forgotten.

May 5th, 2018 - Tracking indicates payment package received at CSC.

May 11th, 2018 – Visa expired...

June 9th, 2018 - Packet returned... didn't check a box in one section, and didn't include a photocopy of my husband's permanent resident card.

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First of all congratulations.

Drug tests are usually done if you admit to previous drug use.

If you have or are doing drugs, you will have to admit that and then possibly face further tests to see if you still are which can mean a lengthened period before the interview.

The blood test in the UK is for a disease, and I can not for the life of me remember right now which one. It's probably the same everywhere.

The medical is just to make sure that you are not bringing anything contagious into the United States.

Just because a certain drug is legal in one state does not mean you would be an exception to the rule.

The biggest tip that people mess up is not being up to date on all your shots.

If you are missing any, get them done before the medical, do not wait, do not listen to any doctor or nurse tell you that you don't need them for a k1 and just for AOS so you can get them done in the states.

That would case you many more problems.

Also read reviews for Ireland Medicals and interviews.

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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