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I just called the NVC and received my case # and invoice # after waiting on hold for a little over an hour. The last written correspondence we received was the NOA2. The rep I spoke to said that they had not yet sent the package to the consulate.

Is there anything that we can do in the meantime? We have collected all our documents with the exception of the medical. What are we supposed to do with the case # and invoice #?

Thanks!


I-129F Sent : 2014-12-16

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-12-22

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-23

NVC Received : 2015-07-09

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2015-07-09

Medical : 2015-09-21

Interview : 2015-09-28 APPROVED

Visa in hand : 2015-10-02

US Entry : 2015-11-21

Wedding : 2015-12-12

AOS/AP/EAD request sent : 2015-12-22

AOS/AP/EAD NOA1: 2015-12-30

AOS Biometrics : 2016-01-25

AOS Approved : 2016-03-01

Permanent Resident card in hand : 2016-03-07

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Ya'll are Montreal. Once Montreal recieves the case from the NVC, then the beneficiary can either wait for packet 3 to come in the mail or go ahead and confirm montreal has the case. Once confirmed, you can go ahead with packet 3 and follow the intstructions.

After ya'll e-mail back the information required for packet 3 to montreal, you'll get packet 4 which allows you to schedule medical and interview.

I'd personally recommend getting documents closer to the interview time. I'm waiting to send my fiance all the papers on my end so they're all updated within 30 days of the interview.

Only thing the case number and invoice number are good for is stalking the CEAC site and writing it down on more papers LOL. Everything past this is almost done.

Either way here is packet 3: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/Packet3-K1-MTL.pdf

Here is packet 4: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/Packet4-MTL.pdf

Edited by Ash.1101

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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                                                                            
 

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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

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What is the "invoice number"? because when I called they gave me my case number.. what is the invoice number, and what is it for?

I just called the NVC and received my case # and invoice # after waiting on hold for a little over an hour. The last written correspondence we received was the NOA2. The rep I spoke to said that they had not yet sent the package to the consulate.

Is there anything that we can do in the meantime? We have collected all our documents with the exception of the medical. What are we supposed to do with the case # and invoice #?

Thanks!


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My K-1 Fiancée Visa Journey

USCIS:
2015-04-09: I-129F Mailed out overnight to Lewisville, TX
2015-04-10: Case received by USCIS. Routed to California Service Center
2015-04-14: Received our e-mail of NOA1
2015-04-21: NOA1 Hardcopy on hand!
2015-06-12: Case was approved! NOA2
2015-06-19: I797 Hardcopy on hand!
National Visa Center (NVC):
2015-07-06: BNS Case number assigned!
2015-07-07: DS-160 Completed
2015-07-07: Visa FEE paid off
2015-07-11: Case updated at CEAC to "in Transit"!
2015-07-13: Case updated at CEAC to "Ready"!
Argentina's U.S. Embassy - Consular Section:
2015-07-15: Embassy received the package hardcopy from NVC by DHL
2015-07-16: Vaccinations done
2015-07-17: Police certificate done
2015-07-21: Medicals done
2015-07-23: Packet 3 documentation set
2015-07-24: Received packet 3
2015-07-27: Handed in packet 3 to the embassy
2015-08-21: Received packet 4
2015-09-07: Re-done police certificate, required by the USBA IV unit.
2015-09-08: Received package of affidavit of support, sent by UPS from Roland to Argentina
2015-09-10: Interview APPROVED!!!!
2015-09-11: Case status updated at CEAC to "Administrative Processing"!
2015-09-14: Case status updated at CEAC to "Issued"!
2015-09-23: Passport ready to pick up! Scheduled for September 25th.
2015-09-25: Visa on hand
2015-10-02: Departure from Ezeiza, Buenos Aires
Department of Homeland Security (DHS):
2015-10-03: POE - Atlanta, GA
2015-10-16: Got married at Denton, Caroline County's Courthouse

My AOS Journey

Social Security Administration:
2015-10-26: Applied for SSN at Cambridge Social Security Administration
2015-11-23: Called SSA after four weeks mark. They re-send the forms because it was the wrong one.
2016-01-12: Visit SSA and been told that there was a mail sent to me according the situation. Received it later in the afternoon.

2016-01-13: Finally got my SSN card!! (Yayy!! after 80 days!!)

USCIS:
2015-12-17: Forms I-485, I-765 & I-131 Mailed out by USPS Priority mail
2015-12-20: Package delivered

2015-12-30: Received three NOA1's e-mails and sms (I-485, I-131 and I-765)

2016-01-05: Received three NOA1's hardcopies on hand!

2016-01-06: Received biometrics appointment letter.

2016-01-19: Biometrics appointment @ Dover, DE. (Successful! Took only 10 mins.)

2016-01-25: RFIE notification :cry:

2016-02-02: RFIE hardcopy mail received. (I864 form needed to be corrected + additional documentation)

2016-03-08: Overnighted the RFIE response with UPS

2016-03-09: Package delivered

2016-03-10: Received RFIE reception notification

2016-04-08: EAD & AP been approved!

2016-04-11: Received AP & EAD approval e-notification!! (woot woot!!)

2016-04-12: EAD card is being produced

2016-04-13: EAD card been mailed

2016-04-15: Combo card on hand!

2016-XX-XX: (GC interview/approval notice!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!) :clock:

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Ya'll are Montreal. Once Montreal recieves the case from the NVC, then the beneficiary can either wait for packet 3 to come in the mail or go ahead and confirm montreal has the case. Once confirmed, you can go ahead with packet 3 and follow the intstructions.

After ya'll e-mail back the information required for packet 3 to montreal, you'll get packet 4 which allows you to schedule medical and interview.

I'd personally recommend getting documents closer to the interview time. I'm waiting to send my fiance all the papers on my end so they're all updated within 30 days of the interview.

Only thing the case number and invoice number are good for is stalking the CEAC site and writing it down on more papers LOL. Everything past this is almost done.

Either way here is packet 3: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/Packet3-K1-MTL.pdf

Here is packet 4: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/Packet4-MTL.pdf

Thanks Ash, that really helped!

What is the "invoice number"? because when I called they gave me my case number.. what is the invoice number, and what is it for?

I'm not even sure, I had just read on here somewhere that when you start calling the NVC to get your Case #, that you should also push them to provide the Invoice number also. The person that I spoke to gave it to me right away, didn't need to "push" them for it, just don't know why I need it.

Anthony

Edited by Anthony and Becky

I-129F Sent : 2014-12-16

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-12-22

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-23

NVC Received : 2015-07-09

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2015-07-09

Medical : 2015-09-21

Interview : 2015-09-28 APPROVED

Visa in hand : 2015-10-02

US Entry : 2015-11-21

Wedding : 2015-12-12

AOS/AP/EAD request sent : 2015-12-22

AOS/AP/EAD NOA1: 2015-12-30

AOS Biometrics : 2016-01-25

AOS Approved : 2016-03-01

Permanent Resident card in hand : 2016-03-07

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When I'm looking at the Packet 3 requirements, one of them says:

3. Color-scanned copy of the biographic data page of the applicant’s passport

Is the applicant the petitioner or the beneficiary? Or both?


I-129F Sent : 2014-12-16

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-12-22

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-23

NVC Received : 2015-07-09

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2015-07-09

Medical : 2015-09-21

Interview : 2015-09-28 APPROVED

Visa in hand : 2015-10-02

US Entry : 2015-11-21

Wedding : 2015-12-12

AOS/AP/EAD request sent : 2015-12-22

AOS/AP/EAD NOA1: 2015-12-30

AOS Biometrics : 2016-01-25

AOS Approved : 2016-03-01

Permanent Resident card in hand : 2016-03-07

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It's the beneficiary. They're considered the applicant in this situation because they apply for the visa with the DS-160 form. First words on the page for DS-160, again done by the immigrant are "Apply For a Nonimmigrant Visa"

"Confirmation receipt with barcode number from the completed Form DS-160– one copy per each applicant, including children that are accompanying you to the USA."


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

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Met online: June 2010
Started dating: March 20, 2013
Engaged: November 27, 2014
Married: Feburary 20, 2016



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

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