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Sent in the I-130 for Spouse, all the necessary materials, and the G-1145...

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Three weeks ago, July 2nd.

We checked the post online, and the US embassy did receive the package.

Except we've yet to receive an email or text confirmation. I believe the average to receive one was around a week, and thus I'm nervous.

Any ideas what to do, or who to call? Should I just wait more? Has our application just not been accepted yet? We haven't had the package returned to us either, so I believe everything inside was good to go. I definitely triple-checked it, anyway.

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since it's London USCIS, I say send em a nice postcard, instead. Report back, when able?


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Ha, a postcard.

Is there a number to call? We had a hassle when being issued our marriage approval by the Home Office... totally in the dark throughout that entire process. Only at the last minute did they approve. Calling them over and over was the definition of insanity.

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number to call ? unknown.. you study london dcf instructions, or any of nick-nich 's postings about it ?

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oh no ! #LostBible


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If they cashed your check and the package was received, then I'd say you've nothing to worry about. They do say on their website that the process can take a while, and to give yourself about 10 months before making plans - although in practice, the whole process of DCF London takes 3 / 4 months or so.

Planning Ahead
U.S. petitioners who are planning on filing for their foreign spouses/children for immigrant visas to relocate to the United States should file the Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) a minimum of ten (10) months prior to the date of the plan relocation.

Did you read my guide (see my sig)?

Their last update says:

As of July 31, 2015, we are processing petitions filed on July 01, 2015.
The next update will be published on Friday, August 07, 2015.

http://london.usembassy.gov/dhs/uscis/i130filing.html

So, yours was probably in that batch they're referring to and a response will probably show up by the time they do their next update on Friday. You can contact them via the email address in my guide (the email is also on London embassy's checklist PDF), however, or the contact form on their website. http://london.usembassy.gov/contact.html Stuff does go missing in the post sometimes.

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* I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London
3rd May 2013 - Married in London

7th May 2013 - I-130 filed
4th June 2013 - NOA2 (approved)
16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
30th July 2013 - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year green card arrived

 

* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
1st May 2015 - 90 day RoC window opened
6th May 2015 - I-751 filed (delivered 8th May, cheque cashed 18th May)
7th August 2015 - Approved / GC production

27th August 2015 - 10 year green card arrived

* Naturalisation (Citizenship) via Phoenix Lockbox

* San Francisco Field Office:
1st May 2016 - N-400 window opened
20th August 2016 - N-400 filed

26th August 2016 - NOA1
13th September 2016 - Biometrics

12th January 2017 - Biometrics (again)
30th May 2017 - Interview (approved)
7th June 2017 - Oath

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I am living in El Salvador and I did the DFC procedure as well, I filed the petition on the US consulate on June 15th, 2015 but they told me I have to wait around 2 months or so for a response. I hope this helps, just have to be patience.

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Good to hear.

We're still waiting, as usual.

The website says as of August 7th they're processing applications filed on July 1st, and our money was accepted on June 29th. So maybe we'll get something this week?

We're moving out of our apartment on the 21st of August. Does anyone know what to do with changing addresses?

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So I emailed the wrong address (uscis.london@uscis.dhs.gov) a few days ago to inquire about the status of the application. Of course, I heard nothing.

Just sent the same email to this address: uscis.london@dhs.gov and received a response within the hour informing me that I should get an approval notice in the post within the next few days.

To be precise, for those wondering, they said:

The I-130 that you filed on behalf of your spouse was approved by our Vienna, Austria office on August 6, 2015.

o The I-130’s were sent to that office for processing due to staff shortages.

· The approved I-130 were just received yesterday in our office and we have in turn sent out the approval notices to you in today’s mail; you should receive the approval notice in the next day or so.

Woohoo. One step closer!

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