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If this post is repeated, I am very sorry but my fiance and I need some help. We have searched so many forums, clicked so many links, and we now need help. I have found some very helpful forums but they are from previous years and I know there has been many updates on the visa sites. I've uploaded two screen shots. One is what happens when we check our status...it says Ready and it's time to schedule the interview. However, when you go to do that, it says wait until you get packet 4. Now before you check on that, it says make sure you get packet 3. And now the other screen shot shows forms we've never heard of to fill out and send who knows where.

When we click the link on the Ready popup, it takes us to a completely different site providing info to prepare for the interview and never mentions packet 3.

Would love some recent applicants to help us. Here is what we have done

  • NOA 1 & 2 complete
  • NVC complete
  • Case number assigned
  • DS-160 completed online with confirmation
  • Registered for the interview site...did not schedule one yet.

Any help or links or anything current is so appreciated. Thank you!!

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Did you get packet 3? I got this by email I believe. You need to do that then you get packet 4 and then schedule your interview, then schedule your medical to occur prior to your interview. Once you send the packet 3 pages back it goes quickly.

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Did you get packet 3? I got this by email I believe. You need to do that then you get packet 4 and then schedule your interview, then schedule your medical to occur prior to your interview. Once you send the packet 3 pages back it goes quickly.

No, we have not received anything regarding packet 3. We do have the pdf that is floating around asking for the checklist, biographic passport scan and DS160 bar code scan. We are going to email those, is that correct? And the checklist, we just need the police report so is it okay to send it if he is going Friday to get the report?

Thanks so much.

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Exactly.

I had my interview in May, Once I had my MTL number and knew it arrived at the consulate, I started preparing my Packet 3. It's super easy. I printed the packet 3 checklist, checked all the things I had (I don't have death/divorce, court and Military so I just put N/A on that line).

On the P3 you have the email adress where you have to send that checklist (Just scan it, or if you don/t have a scanner there are some applications on smartphone that work really well, I used Tiny scanner). You title it that way ;

“CASE_NUMBER – DS-160 CEAC # BARCODE”

Usually, they are quick on coming back to you , they sent an email telling me I wasd good to schedule my interview the next day.


August 2011: Started talking to Brian
June 1st, 2012: Started dating (L)
July 29th 2012: Saw each other for the first time, met Family
August 2013: Got engaged
July 2014: Sent 1-129F petition
July 29th, 2014: Received NOA1.
February 5th, 2015: NOA2!
April 16th, 2015: Medical in Montréal
May 15th, 2015; Interview- APPROVED!
June 22nd, 2015: POE at Champlain Border

September 4th, 2015: Wedding! :dancing:

AOS/EAD/AP

February 20th, 2016: AOS/EAD/AP Package sent! (Received 2/25, yay for USPS delays!)

March 4th, 2016: NOA 1 for all 3 applications

March 11th, 2016: Hardcopies with all 3 receipt Numbers received

March 30th, 2016: Biometrics (as a code 2, Maybe have to go again?)

April 25th, 2016: Walk in for the SECOND Biometrics appoinment (Code 3 this time, Officer was not the happiest but told us to come back at noon and he'd let us in.)

May 16th, 2016: Submitted Service Request for I-765

June 8th, 2016: Called USCIS concerning delay, officer put another request in and said the previous one would like be ignored as it was created through their website.

June 21st, 2016: Contacted both NY Senators.

July 1st, 2016: RFIE for I-485.

July 8th, 2016; Sent Evidence Requested by USCIS. (Received July 13th)

July 15th, 2016; Emergency Advance Parole due to Family Emergency

July 27th, 2016; Contacted USCIS Ombudsman as my I-765 has been pending for 5 months.

July 30th,2016; EAD/AP have been approved!

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Exactly.

I had my interview in May, Once I had my MTL number and knew it arrived at the consulate, I started preparing my Packet 3. It's super easy. I printed the packet 3 checklist, checked all the things I had (I don't have death/divorce, court and Military so I just put N/A on that line).

On the P3 you have the email adress where you have to send that checklist (Just scan it, or if you don/t have a scanner there are some applications on smartphone that work really well, I used Tiny scanner). You title it that way ;

“CASE_NUMBER – DS-160 CEAC # BARCODE”

Usually, they are quick on coming back to you , they sent an email telling me I wasd good to schedule my interview the next day.

I see you are approved - CONGRATULATIONS!! Thank you for the information. So we can move forward with the packet 3 process without officially having it send to us? Also, can we checkmark the police record if he is about to get that done and we know nothing will come of it?

Exactly.

I had my interview in May, Once I had my MTL number and knew it arrived at the consulate, I started preparing my Packet 3. It's super easy. I printed the packet 3 checklist, checked all the things I had (I don't have death/divorce, court and Military so I just put N/A on that line).

On the P3 you have the email adress where you have to send that checklist (Just scan it, or if you don/t have a scanner there are some applications on smartphone that work really well, I used Tiny scanner). You title it that way ;

“CASE_NUMBER – DS-160 CEAC # BARCODE”

Usually, they are quick on coming back to you , they sent an email telling me I wasd good to schedule my interview the next day.

Oh...and what about those random forms it mentions in my screen shot??

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I actually never filled DS-156 haha, Maybe fill it to be sure it could be something added recently!

I received the physical copy of P3 about 2 weeks after I sent it by email, it takes so long. Did you go to the police station? I went there on a Thursday and it was ready the monday. I'd say you can check it if you know it'll be quick.

By the way, were did you read about DS-156? I don't see it anywhere on the Montreal US Consulate website

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August 2011: Started talking to Brian
June 1st, 2012: Started dating (L)
July 29th 2012: Saw each other for the first time, met Family
August 2013: Got engaged
July 2014: Sent 1-129F petition
July 29th, 2014: Received NOA1.
February 5th, 2015: NOA2!
April 16th, 2015: Medical in Montréal
May 15th, 2015; Interview- APPROVED!
June 22nd, 2015: POE at Champlain Border

September 4th, 2015: Wedding! :dancing:

AOS/EAD/AP

February 20th, 2016: AOS/EAD/AP Package sent! (Received 2/25, yay for USPS delays!)

March 4th, 2016: NOA 1 for all 3 applications

March 11th, 2016: Hardcopies with all 3 receipt Numbers received

March 30th, 2016: Biometrics (as a code 2, Maybe have to go again?)

April 25th, 2016: Walk in for the SECOND Biometrics appoinment (Code 3 this time, Officer was not the happiest but told us to come back at noon and he'd let us in.)

May 16th, 2016: Submitted Service Request for I-765

June 8th, 2016: Called USCIS concerning delay, officer put another request in and said the previous one would like be ignored as it was created through their website.

June 21st, 2016: Contacted both NY Senators.

July 1st, 2016: RFIE for I-485.

July 8th, 2016; Sent Evidence Requested by USCIS. (Received July 13th)

July 15th, 2016; Emergency Advance Parole due to Family Emergency

July 27th, 2016; Contacted USCIS Ombudsman as my I-765 has been pending for 5 months.

July 30th,2016; EAD/AP have been approved!

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I never did a 156 either. I gathered the packet 3 docs and faced it back. Almost immediately they gave me next step. My experience was same as chalandraae.

I had my interview July 8, was approved and now just waiting for the passport.

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Hey there, we have the same NOA2 date! I got my packet 3 in the mail on Friday and sent it back to the Vancouver Consulate on Friday. I did wait for the physical one but I'm pretty sure they mailed it to me on the 10th since that is the date that the letter was dated.


08.10.2007- Started talking on IMDb
05.30.2009- Met in person
06.07.2014- Got engaged
K-1 Timeline
04.04.2015: I-129F Mailed
04.09.2015: Electronic NOA1 Received, sent to California Service Center
06.02.2015: NOA2!
06.05.2015 NOA2 Hardcopy
07.07.2015 Consulate Received
07.17.2015 Packet 3 received/submitted
07.17.2015 Packet 4 received
08.21.2015 Medical
08.25.2015 Interview-approved!
10.03.2015: POE ( Calgary International Airport)
11.13.15: Married my love <3

AOS Timeline

12.15.2015: I-485/I-765/I-131 and supporting documents mailed

12.22.2015: USCIS Received

12.24.2015: NOA Date (as found on I797's)

12.27.2015: NOA1 received by text email for all 3

01.02.2016: NOA1 received in mail

01.28.2016: Biometrics in Chula Vista

03.07.2016; Filed service request (Service request number not currently assigned for processing)

03.14.2016: EAD Update, New Card being Produced

03.19.2016: Received EAD/AP Combo Card

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I never did a 156 either. I gathered the packet 3 docs and faced it back. Almost immediately they gave me next step. My experience was same as chalandraae.

I had my interview July 8, was approved and now just waiting for the passport.

Thank you so much and congratulations!!!

Hey there, we have the same NOA2 date! I got my packet 3 in the mail on Friday and sent it back to the Vancouver Consulate on Friday. I did wait for the physical one but I'm pretty sure they mailed it to me on the 10th since that is the date that the letter was dated.

So good to know! Thank you!

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You can go ahead and send packet 3 and yes, you can check off things that you don't actually have right now. They don't know you don't have it, but you HAVE to have it by your interview. At the moment it looks like October is the earlier for Vancouver and September is the earlier for Montreal, so you have roughly a month and a half to two months to get all the papers together.

You can not schedule anything until you have premission though, so you need to send packet 3 to them. They will e-mail you back with Packet 4 and the approval to schedule the interview.

Either way, myself and a few others recently did as it says to do in this: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/Packet3-K1-MTL.pdf

Others who have followed the above Packet 3 info have successfully gotten Packet 4 and scheduled their appointments.

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*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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Okay...weird thing. We got our letter from the consulate to schedule our interview and if the fees have not yet been paid, the letter said to pay them the day of the interview...BUT....we are unable to schedule the interview until we pay. Anyone have any thoughts about this??? Or tricks??

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is it through the DHL registration page that?


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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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Okay...weird thing. We got our letter from the consulate to schedule our interview and if the fees have not yet been paid, the letter said to pay them the day of the interview...BUT....we are unable to schedule the interview until we pay. Anyone have any thoughts about this??? Or tricks??

I had to pay it while scheduling the interview. keep in mind these forms are pretty generic and I believe you only bring cash if the embassy scheduled your interview itself, if not you pay while scheduling.


K1 Visa Journey


Event Date
Service Center: Vermont Service Center
Consulate: Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent: 2012-12-27
I-129F NOA1: 2013-01-17
I-129F RFE(s): 2013-05-31
RFE Reply(s): 2013-06-04
I-129F NOA2: 2013-12-19

Consulate Received: 2014-04-17
Packet 3 Received: 2014-06-13
Packet 3 Sent: 2014-06-17
Packet 4 Received: 2014-08-27
Interview Date: 2014-10-24

Interview Result: Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required): No
Approved: 2014-07-17
Visa in hand: 2014-07-21



Adjustment of Status


Event Date
CIS Office: Chicago Lockbox/Tampa FL
Date Filed: 2015-12-07
NOA Date: 2015-12-16
NOA Hardcopy: 2015-12-21
RFE(s):
Bio. Appt.:
AOS Transfer**:
Interview Date:
Approval / Denial Date:
Approved:
Got I551 Stamp:
Green card Received:
Comments: Angry white men be like


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If this post is repeated, I am very sorry but my fiance and I need some help. We have searched so many forums, clicked so many links, and we now need help. I have found some very helpful forums but they are from previous years and I know there has been many updates on the visa sites. I've uploaded two screen shots. One is what happens when we check our status...it says Ready and it's time to schedule the interview. However, when you go to do that, it says wait until you get packet 4. Now before you check on that, it says make sure you get packet 3. And now the other screen shot shows forms we've never heard of to fill out and send who knows where.

When we click the link on the Ready popup, it takes us to a completely different site providing info to prepare for the interview and never mentions packet 3.

Would love some recent applicants to help us. Here is what we have done

  • NOA 1 & 2 complete
  • NVC complete
  • Case number assigned
  • DS-160 completed online with confirmation
  • Registered for the interview site...did not schedule one yet.

Any help or links or anything current is so appreciated. Thank you!!

Hi there! I'm in a similar situation to you! The crazy thing is that the CEAC status said ready today! It wasn't even pulling anything yesterday and when I called NVC last night, they said that our file had been sent to Montreal yesterday. So I'm really rubbing my eyes that our file is already at the consulate?

I have our packet 3 ready to go.. Just wondering if you did send the packet 3 without receiving packet 3 and if you've heard anything back yet?

Thanks!!


Adjustment of Status (AOS) Process from K1
20th November 2015: Filed AOS paperwork along with Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and Advanced Parole (AP) requests.

29th November 2015: electronic notifications (Email and text x3)

25th November 2015: NOA1 (date they received)
17th December 2015: early walk in biometrics appointment. (letter date: December 21).

29th December 2015: Case ready to be scheduled for interview
8th February 2016: Completed service request for EAD via USCIS phone call
16th February 2016:Checked online and EAD was approved (Date approved February 12th).

19th February 2016- Card has been mailed

20th February 2016- Card delivered

Current status: Waiting for AOS interview to be scheduled!

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I had to pay it while scheduling the interview. keep in mind these forms are pretty generic and I believe you only bring cash if the embassy scheduled your interview itself, if not you pay while scheduling.

Yeah...we have sort of determined that. We are just going to pay it and move forward. I love this site for the quick answers. Thank you again.

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