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So as some (very few) of you know, My husband just had his visa interview on Monday (July 27th) and has been awaiting the delivery of his passport.

Well I am estatic to inform you that he recieved it today!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU JESUS HELLELUJAH!!

Only took 3 out of the 5 days he was told for delivery.

I am so relieved! He can come home now, and I could get a good nights sleep!

Thank you to those who have supported me through this.

And good luck to everyone in their journey!!

It has been almost 3 long years since filing our I-130. We can BREATHE!


  • Our Journey

  • Met My Husband: 04/2012 :wub:

Moved in together: 07/2012 (F)

Got Married: 09/2012 (L)

I-130 filed: 11/2012

I-130 Approved: 01/2013

I-601a Filed: 04/2013

I-601a Approved: 11/2014

NVC NOA1: 04/2015

NVC NOA2: 05/2015

NVC NOA3: 06/2015

Consular Interview: 7/27/15

Visa Approved? YES!! :dancing: :cry:

Visa in Hand: 07/30/15

Port of Entry: 07/30/15

Passport Stamped? Yes

Biometrics? No

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Thank yourself for being very patient, completing paperwork, paying fees, due diligence of immigration officers, and your husband to be good and responsible citizen of his home country that lead him to secure visa.
And special thanks to mail delivery people who worked tirelessly to deliver his passport on time.

And congratulations!


Category/Country: Employment-3rd/Pakistan (Since Birth place is Pakistan, citizenship Canada)
11/04/2013 ---- Start of the pre-process
10/28/2014 ---- PERM Filing Date/Priority Date
03/23/2015 ---- PERM Approved
04/07/2015 ---- I-140 Filed
04/16/2015 ---- I-140 Approved
04/20/2015 ---- RCMP Report: Sent documents to Windsor Police. Will pick up results before traveling to Montreal
04/27/2015 ---- USCIS sent to NVC
05/04/2015 (May the forth be with you :dancing: ) ---- NVC received
05/18/2015 ----
NVC case number assigned
05/20/2015 ---- NVC email received with invoice

05/28/2015 ---- IV fee sent by overnight mail. (Since NVC system is down)

05/29/2015 ---- IV fee mail picked up and signed by * ****LEY

06/03/2015 ---- IV fee shows PAID, DS-260 completed, documents and pictures emailed to nvcelectronic

06/09/2015 ---- Scan date

06/09/2015 ---- Put on Supervisor review (1 week or 42 day wait start) - Police certificate missing. I was avoiding it till I go to Canada for interview

06/22/2015 ---- Talked to supervisor, she said since it is available from Canada through agencies even though they charge a lot, it is a must to obtain it. NVC review won't complete without it.

07/07/2015 ---- Police certificate sent in email. (received the email from commissionaire-ottawa)
07/10/2015
---- Case Complete (Also police certificate actually received. Also scan date of police certificate)

Note that my case is employment based, and since government already done thorough security checking on me in the past with my employment visa and NEXUS card, I think that clears my security faster than spousal cases.

08/11/2015 ---- Appointment scheduled
09/09/2015
----
Medical (Dr Lyndon in Toronto)
09/16/2015 ---- Consular interview (Montreal) - Approved. Visa wasn't ready at 3 PM; stayed second night in Dorval

09/17/2015 ---- Visa and passports pickup

09/18/2015 ---- POE - Detroit tunnel

11/05/2015 ---- Green card arrived in mail

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Awesome.. and Congrats!!


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! :joy: :joy: :joy: :joy: :joy: :joy: :joy: :joy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy: :goofy:


Met June 2011

Baby 1 dob      Jan 28, 2013

Baby 2 dob     March 15, 2014

Baby 3 dob     May 11, 2018

Got married February 5, 2014:

USCIS: February 1, 2014:

Sent I-130: February 17, 2014:

NOA1 to NVC August 18, 2014:

Case Complete NVC March 17, 2015

Letter and instructions from NVC for INTERVIEW March 27, 2015

__________________________________________________________

Medical Exam May 26, 2015

Bio-metrics Appt. May 27, 2015 -

INTERVIEW DAY May 28, 2015 - APPROVED!!!!!!!!

VISA RECEIVED: June 4, 2015

Point of Entry: JULY 14, 2015

SS Card Received: JULY 22, 2015

Green Card Received: AUGUST 27, 2015

__________________________________________

LIFTING CONDITIONS

Date Filed: April 15, 2017

Bio Appt:    June 1, 2017

I551 Stamp: YES - November 17, 2017

NOA:   Feb 16, 2018

Approved: Aug 2, 2018

10yr GC rec'd: AUG 9, 2018

 

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So as some (very few) of you know, My husband just had his visa interview on Monday (July 27th) and has been awaiting the delivery of his passport.

Well I am estatic to inform you that he recieved it today!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU JESUS HELLELUJAH!!

Only took 3 out of the 5 days he was told for delivery.

I am so relieved! He can come home now, and I could get a good nights sleep!

Thank you to those who have supported me through this.

And good luck to everyone in their journey!!

It has been almost 3 long years since filing our I-130. We can BREATHE!

Congrats!

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What a long, long wait! Congratulations!


Filed I-129F: 3 November 2014 (CSC)

NOA 1: 20 November 2014

NOA 2: 2 February 2015

Consulate Notification: 8 April 2015

Consular Interview: 19 May 2015
Medical: 20 May 2015
Administrative Processing: 20 May - ???

GLOBAL VISA SHUTDOWN: 9 June 2015
Advised approved for issuance: 24 June 2015
Requested re-validated I-129F (expired during shutdown): 24 June 2015
Advised I-129F revalidation received: 30 June 2015
Administrative Processing: 30 June 2015

Visa Issued: 13 JULY 2015
USA POE: 24 OCT 2015

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Congrats !


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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What a long, long wait! Congratulations!

Tel me about it!! We had an I-601a waiver, that one took the longest to complete! 4/2013 - 11/2014. And we actually had to sumbit additional evidence in between those dates. It was a doozy!


  • Our Journey

  • Met My Husband: 04/2012 :wub:

Moved in together: 07/2012 (F)

Got Married: 09/2012 (L)

I-130 filed: 11/2012

I-130 Approved: 01/2013

I-601a Filed: 04/2013

I-601a Approved: 11/2014

NVC NOA1: 04/2015

NVC NOA2: 05/2015

NVC NOA3: 06/2015

Consular Interview: 7/27/15

Visa Approved? YES!! :dancing: :cry:

Visa in Hand: 07/30/15

Port of Entry: 07/30/15

Passport Stamped? Yes

Biometrics? No

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So as some (very few) of you know, My husband just had his visa interview on Monday (July 27th) and has been awaiting the delivery of his passport.

Well I am estatic to inform you that he recieved it today!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU JESUS HELLELUJAH!!

Only took 3 out of the 5 days he was told for delivery.

I am so relieved! He can come home now, and I could get a good nights sleep!

Thank you to those who have supported me through this.

And good luck to everyone in their journey!!

It has been almost 3 long years since filing our I-130. We can BREATHE!

Congratulations! I can imagine how excited you must be! How do you plan to welcome him to US?

I'm curious about why your i-130 took so long get approved? What is a i-601?


IR-1/CR-1

NOA-1 December 16, 2014

REF- June 24, 2015 ---------------190 days since NOA 1

RFE Respond- July 5, 2015 ----

NOA- 2 July 24, 2015 ------------- 220 days since NOA 1

NVC Sent- August 04, 2015 ----- 11 days since NOA 2

NVC Rcvd- August 18, 2015 ---- 14 days later
Case ID & IIN obtained- August 21, 2015 (over phone)

DS 261 completed- August 25, 2015

AOS Paid- August 25, 2015

Documents Sent- September 28

IV Paid- September 28, 2015

Document Scan- October 2, 2015

DS 260 Completed- October 5, 2015

Case Complete- October 29, 2015 --------- 27 days since Case Complete

Interview Scheduled- November 14, 2015 (Interview date- December 15, 2015)

Medical Done- November 23, 2015

Interview- December 15, 2015

Result- Need joint sponsor. Liquid assets not accepted.

... Looking for joint sponsor now.

Visa In Hand- .....

POE- .....

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Congratulations! That's is a blessing you all earned it with should a good a steadfast love one one another and patience though this process....


Service Center: Nebraska Service Center

Consulate: Senegal, Dakar

March 30, 2015: Married in Gambia

June 30, 2015: I-130 Sent

July 7, 2015: email & text I-130 NOA1 (electronic)

July 27, 2015: USPS mail I-130 NOA1 (hardcopy)

July 23, 2015: I-130 Approved NOA2 (electronic no email checked status via USCIS.gov)

July 27, 2015: USPS mail I-130 Approved NOA2 (hardcopy)

July 28, 2015: NVC received my case from USCIS (NVC Agent)

August 17, 2015: NVC Assigned my Case (Called in and the NVC Agent provided it to me over the Phone, also updated Phone and Email and assigned Agent.)

August 17, 2015: Completed DS-261 Agent Choice

August 17, 2015: AOS Bill

August 17, 2015: Paid AOS Bill Online

August 17, 2015: Received AOS Cover Page

August 20, 2015: Received IV Bill

August 20, 2015: Paid IV Bill

September 5, 2015: NVC Received Doc (30 Day Wait Begins)

October 5, 2015: Received a Checklist Email (Missed tax documents which I know I sent)

October 9, 2015: NVC Received Checklist and missing tax forms (Round 2 of 30 Day Wait Begins)

October 21, 2015: Called NVC to check status and to ensure the forms had been received; spoke with the rudest person I even have encountered demanded a Supervisor Call back

November 9, 2015: Case Complete from the NVC (Received a direct call from the Supervisor &Appointment date)

November 11, 2015: Received email with Appointment Date and instructions

December 11, 2015: Biometric Screening and Vaccinations Complete with Sealed Envelope

December 15, 2015: Interview placed on Administrative Processing didn’t have enough evidence of relationship and original marriage license.

January 3, 2016: Submitted original marriage license, 600 pages of Viber messages was advised that they would call him and gave him a white 221g Administrative Processing

September 1, 2016: Embassy called him directly and advised him to come in any Wednesday

September 8,2016: Arrived at the Embassy they requested a 2ndBiometric Examination

September 28,2016: Arrived at Embassy with 2nd Biometric Examination Complete with Sealed Envelope received a green ticket and advised to return on next Thursday. (8 day wait begins)

October 6, 2016: Visa APPROVED and in HAND

October 6,2016: USCIS Immigrant Fee (Green Card Fee) Billed

October 6,2016: USCIS Immigrant Fee (Green Card Fee) Paid

October 6,2016: Airline Ticket Purchased expected arrival for October 11,2016 Insha’Allah

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Congratulations! I can imagine how excited you must be! How do you plan to welcome him to US?

I'm curious about why your i-130 took so long get approved? What is a i-601?

our i130 was filed in late november of 2012 and was approved early january of 2013. what took long was our i601a. its is a waiver for unlawful presence and proof of extreme hardship. my husband entered the u.s illegally and thats what the waiver is for. the proof of hardship was for me to show proof that i will suffer financially, emotinally, psycologically, etc... if he was to be relocated to mexico. it is a huge process that involves a lot of steps and documentation. the waiver was started in april of 2013, and was approved november 2014. we had to submit additional evidence in between after already submitting it once.


  • Our Journey

  • Met My Husband: 04/2012 :wub:

Moved in together: 07/2012 (F)

Got Married: 09/2012 (L)

I-130 filed: 11/2012

I-130 Approved: 01/2013

I-601a Filed: 04/2013

I-601a Approved: 11/2014

NVC NOA1: 04/2015

NVC NOA2: 05/2015

NVC NOA3: 06/2015

Consular Interview: 7/27/15

Visa Approved? YES!! :dancing: :cry:

Visa in Hand: 07/30/15

Port of Entry: 07/30/15

Passport Stamped? Yes

Biometrics? No

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Congratulations! I can imagine how excited you must be! How do you plan to welcome him to US?

I'm curious about why your i-130 took so long get approved? What is a i-601?

as a welcoming, im taking him to ihop for good old fashioned American breakfast! hes been in mexico far too long, im sure he's yearning for it!

Edited by Mrs_Carmona9412

  • Our Journey

  • Met My Husband: 04/2012 :wub:

Moved in together: 07/2012 (F)

Got Married: 09/2012 (L)

I-130 filed: 11/2012

I-130 Approved: 01/2013

I-601a Filed: 04/2013

I-601a Approved: 11/2014

NVC NOA1: 04/2015

NVC NOA2: 05/2015

NVC NOA3: 06/2015

Consular Interview: 7/27/15

Visa Approved? YES!! :dancing: :cry:

Visa in Hand: 07/30/15

Port of Entry: 07/30/15

Passport Stamped? Yes

Biometrics? No

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