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Hello everybody and thanks in advance for helping!

So yesterday I waited an hour with the NVC and they told me that my k-1 case has been forwarded to the US embassy in Seoul. They gave me my case # and invoice #. Now I'm just curious if I'm suppose to receive a visa bill or a letter from NVC stating that my case has been forwarded to the embassy or is the US embassy suppose to email me when they have received our case.

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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You should checkout the flow chart: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow

Contact the US Embassy about a week after NVC says they sent your package to see if they have received it yet. Once, the embassy processes your package, they will sent you forms and a checklist that you need to complete.


F2B

(Helping aunt with cousin's petition)

01/02/2011: PD (Priority Date)
01/04/2011: I-130 NOA1

02/16/2011: I-130 NOA2

08/04/2016: Received DS-261/AOS Bill

08/06/2016: Completed DS-261/Paid AOS Bill

08/16/2016: Received IV Bill

10/11/2016: Submitted AOS/IV documentation

10/11/2016: Paid IV fee bill

10/14/2016: Submitted DS-260

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You can also use the CEAC (https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?eQs=o/iS8zDpeAKjMWCuebHqOw==) to check your status for the case number. You can probably start calling them once it turns to "READY". In our case it was first "At NVC", then "In Transit" and then "Ready". "Ready" means the consulate has your case (some VJers have said that "Ready" only means it's electronically at the NVC, though in our experience it meant physical receipt).

Try to get information from your specific consulate subforum - since from what I understand, what happens once the consulate receives the case varies from consulate to consulate (and the consulate processes seem to change every now and then)


 
Spoiler

AOS

10/23/2015: File for AOS, AP and EAD

10/31/2015: NOA1 for AOS, AP and EAD

11/16/2015: Biometrics Appointment Letter received
11/25/2015: Biometrics Appointment
12/16/2015: e-mail about Interview scheduled for 2/10/2016
12/18/2015: Physical Interview Appointment in mail

01/25/2016: EAD & AP cards received in mail

02/10/2016: Interview @ local USCIS

02/11/2016: Approval

02/17/2016: GC received!

09/27/2017: Moved to FL

ROC

01/27/2018: Filed I751

02/05/2018: NOA1 received, GC extended for 1 year

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Thank you so much for the useful information. I should keep checking the website till it says ready. Did you get a visa bill via mail from NVC?

You can also use the CEAC (https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?eQs=o/iS8zDpeAKjMWCuebHqOw==) to check your status for the case number. You can probably start calling them once it turns to "READY". In our case it was first "At NVC", then "In Transit" and then "Ready". "Ready" means the consulate has your case (some VJers have said that "Ready" only means it's electronically at the NVC, though in our experience it meant physical receipt).

Try to get information from your specific consulate subforum - since from what I understand, what happens once the consulate receives the case varies from consulate to consulate (and the consulate processes seem to change every now and then)

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We've received no emails or physical mail since the NOA2 hard copy.

Varying reports here indicate that such a letter does exist, but it's either not sent at all, or sent way too late (usually 1-2 months after the case is actually forwarded).

The common theme for the consular stage of the K1 is that you need to be proactive and not wait for them to send you things (though if your embassy has a packet 3/4 you might need to wait for those; some in Europe have been denied medicals/interviews because they didn't have those documentations -- check the specifics regarding your embassy)

I'd say contact the embassy either as soon as CEAC says "Ready", or within 2 weeks of getting your original case number, whichever is earlier. Check other VJ timelines for your embassy to see what's normally expected


 
Spoiler

AOS

10/23/2015: File for AOS, AP and EAD

10/31/2015: NOA1 for AOS, AP and EAD

11/16/2015: Biometrics Appointment Letter received
11/25/2015: Biometrics Appointment
12/16/2015: e-mail about Interview scheduled for 2/10/2016
12/18/2015: Physical Interview Appointment in mail

01/25/2016: EAD & AP cards received in mail

02/10/2016: Interview @ local USCIS

02/11/2016: Approval

02/17/2016: GC received!

09/27/2017: Moved to FL

ROC

01/27/2018: Filed I751

02/05/2018: NOA1 received, GC extended for 1 year

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Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking your time and answering my questions. Best of luck on your interview! cheers!

We've received no emails or physical mail since the NOA2 hard copy.

Varying reports here indicate that such a letter does exist, but it's either not sent at all, or sent way too late (usually 1-2 months after the case is actually forwarded).

The common theme for the consular stage of the K1 is that you need to be proactive and not wait for them to send you things (though if your embassy has a packet 3/4 you might need to wait for those; some in Europe have been denied medicals/interviews because they didn't have those documentations -- check the specifics regarding your embassy)

I'd say contact the embassy either as soon as CEAC says "Ready", or within 2 weeks of getting your original case number, whichever is earlier. Check other VJ timelines for your embassy to see what's normally expected

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