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Hey Folks!
Has anyone gotten married in Hawaii, more specifically Kauai ?
We are considering getting married there and we are looking for any tips or advice.
Thanks!



K1- Visa Timeline
07/18/2014 I-129F sent to Texas

07/23/2014 NOA1 (hard copy 7/28/14)

04/11/2015 NOA2 (hard copy 4/18/15)

07/23/2015 Interview
08/23/2015 POE

APPROVED after 365 days(!)

AOS/EAD Timeline
09-18-2015 I-485/ I-765 sent to Chicago
09-24-2015 NOA1 (hard copy on 9/29/15)
10-16-2015 Biometrics
11-30-2015 NOA2 for I-485 (hard copy 12/3/15)
APPROVED AFTER 67 days (!)

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Hey Folks!

Has anyone gotten married in Hawaii, more specifically Kauai ?

We are considering getting married there and we are looking for any tips or advice.

Thanks!

I (Fred) used to live there (North Shore, Anini Beach Rd) in the early 2000's, and saw a fair number

of weddings happen on that beach. Our neighbor used to "do" many of those. I can PM you her info

if you wish?

Mahalo,

Fred


SEP-1994 First met! 12-16-14 POE PHILADELPHIA

05-25-14 Engaged (what took us so looooong!!!?) 12-19-14 MARRIAGE (SIMPLE)

06-19-14 I-129F packet sent to Lewisville Lockbox (USPS overnight) 01-05-15 I-485 (AOS/EAD/AP) package mailed out

06-20-14 USPS messed up, and had to re-route! 01-12-15 NOA text/email received for AOS/EAD/AP

06-23-14 I-129F packet received at Lockbox 02-03-15 Biometrics (Indianapolis)

06-23-14 NOA1 Notice Date (routed to CSC, yay!) 04-07-15 EAD and AP approved, card ordered

06-25-14 NOA1 text/email received 04-14-15 EAD/AP Combo Card received by certified mail.

06-26-14 Check Cashed 06-15-15 Received letter about interview waiver. 6mo to go!

06-27-14 Alien Registration Number changed 08-06-15 Welcome Notice mailed, permanent status registered.

06-30-14 NOA1 hardcopy received 08-14-15 Green Card mailed to me.

09-24-14 NOA2 text/email received *APPROVED* 08-18-15 Green Card (which is green!) in hand!!

09-28-14 NOA2 hardcopy received

10-15-14 NVC received 05-17-17 Time to start ROC !

10-16-14 NVC case number assigned

10-21-14 NVC left (to Amsterdam Consulate)

10-23-14 Consulate Received

10-25-14 PACKET-3 Received (regular mail)

10-25-14 Online DS-160 submitted **** I am the Beneficiary (Fred) ****

10-27-14 Sent reply to Consulate (arrives 10-28)

10-29-14 Touched *** If you have questions about the K-1 journey coming

11-01-14 PACKET-4 Received (regular mail) *** from The Netherlands, send me a message !

11-26-14 MEDICAL *PASSED*

12-04-14 INTERVIEW *APPROVED*

12-06-14 Touched (Administrative Processing)

12-08-14 Touched (Ready)

12-09-14 Touched (Issued)

12-10-14 Received email that package was sent off

12-11-14 VISA IN HAND

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That would be perfect. Thank you!


K1- Visa Timeline
07/18/2014 I-129F sent to Texas

07/23/2014 NOA1 (hard copy 7/28/14)

04/11/2015 NOA2 (hard copy 4/18/15)

07/23/2015 Interview
08/23/2015 POE

APPROVED after 365 days(!)

AOS/EAD Timeline
09-18-2015 I-485/ I-765 sent to Chicago
09-24-2015 NOA1 (hard copy on 9/29/15)
10-16-2015 Biometrics
11-30-2015 NOA2 for I-485 (hard copy 12/3/15)
APPROVED AFTER 67 days (!)

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Off Topic forum -- not a K-1 process issue. ***


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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