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How Long Were You Together Before the I-129F

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  1. 1. How long since you met until you submitted the I-129F?

    • Less than 1 month
      6
    • 1 - 3 months
      5
    • 3 - 6 months
      13
    • 6 - 9 months
      21
    • 9 - 12 months
      8
    • 1 - 1.5 years
      16
    • 1.5 - 2 years
      13
    • 2 - 3 years
      15
    • More than 3 years
      21


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Based on people's signatures, it seems the amounts of time couples have been together before submitting the I-129F petition varies quite a bit. I thought it might be interesting to start a poll to see what the distribution looks like.

For us, we really wanted to just take it slow. I have the luxury of living just a couple hours away from my fiance so I get to visit her every weekend. Granted, at first, we would never have thought we would be getting married ... but over two years later here we are. Life's crazy that way I guess.

So what about you?


|| Adjustment of Status ||

01.09.09 :: Interview passed and conditional GC granted

11.17.08 :: Appointment Notice for Interview on 01.09.09

06.09.08 :: EAD received

06.06.08 :: AP received

06.02.08 :: EAD touched; card production ordered

05.30.08 :: AP touched

05.08.08 :: Biometrics appointment; AOS and EAD touched

04.28.08 :: Appointment Notice for Biometrics on 05.08.08

04.22.08 :: NOA1 receipt confirmation (AOS, AP, EAD)

04.21.08 :: Application fee processed

03.09.08 :: Application received by USCIS

03.07.08 :: Submitted I-485 Adjustment of Status (incl AP, EAD)

|| K1 Fiance Visa ||

12.01.07 :: Marriage date

09.29.07 :: Entered U.S. via San Ysidro POE

09.21.07 :: Cena de Compramisos - officially proposed

09.04.07 :: CDJ interview - visa granted (full report)

09.03.07 :: CDJ medical exam taken

08.11.07 :: CDJ packet received by beneficiary

07.15.07 :: CDJ packet received by petitioner

06.20.07 :: NOA2 petition approval

06.19.07 :: Touched

06.14.07 :: Touched - CSC confirmed receipt of RFE response

06.06.07 :: RFE received by CSC

05.30.07 :: RFE replied

05.28.07 :: RFE received

05.21.07 :: Touched

03.09.07 :: NOA1 receipt confirmation

03.07.07 :: Application fee processed

03.06.07 :: Application received by CSC

02.28.07 :: Submitted I-129F Petition for Fiance Visa

05.17.05 :: Registered on VisaJourney.com

12.21.04 :: She hit on me first ... really... I swear

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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Yup - 2 years here too. Agian, we had the luxury of living in the same country, and then moving in with each other. But I dont think we would have been able to do this whole process if we hasnt had that time together. I'm not a very trusting person, and I needed to be able to trust ther person i'm gonna marry 100% - and that time together allowed that!


OUR K-1 VISA JOURNEY

K1 Application

12-01-2006 I-129F sent priority USPS to CSC ... the real journey begins! (Day 1)

12-06-2006 NOA1 (Day 4)

03-05-2007 NOA2 - YAY!! (Day 89))

05-04-2007 INTERVIEW!!!!!! - APPROVED! (Day 149)

05-10-2007 Visa received (Day 155)

05-17-2007 ARRIVED IN PHOENIX (Day 162)

05-25-2007 Applied SSN

06-04-2007 Received SSN in the mail

06-14-2007 Passed driving test and now have my license

07-12-2007 MARRIED

07-24-2007 Changed name with SSA

AOS

05-31-2007 Appointment with Civil Surgeon for I-693A

07-16-2007 AOS sent to Chicago (received 07-18) (Day 1)

07-27-2007 NOA1 date (received 8/1) (Day 9)

07-30-2007 Check cashed (Day 12)

08-14-2007 Biometrics (Day 28)

11-29-2007 INTERVIEW DATE!!!!!! (Day 131) APPROVED

12-11-2007 Greencard Received

ROC

09-01-2009 I-751 sent to VSC (received 09-03) (Day 1)

09-04-2009 NOA Date (received 09-14) (Day 4)

09-08-2009 Check Cashed (Day 8)

10-05-2009 Biometrics @ Jackson MS (received 09-24) (Day 35)

01-08-2010 10 Year Greencard approved

01-19-2010 10 Year Greencard received

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Filed: Country: Czech Republic
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We actually met in 2000 for the first time, but didn't start dating until 2004 :blush:


L&H

K1 Journey

2007-01-24 I-129F sent to CSC (day 0)

2007-05-07 NOA2 (day 103)

2007-06-23 US entry, POE New York JFK (day 150)

2007-07-20 MARRIED!!!

AOS Journey

2007-07-25 AOS + EAD applications sent to Chicago lockbox

2007-09-15 Biometrics Appt in Oakland

2007-10-17 EAD card arrived in mail

2007-11-19 AOS interview in San Francisco - approved pending FBI name check

2007-12-22 AOS approved!!!

I-751 Journey

2009-10-21 I-751 sent to CSC

2009-10-23 package arrived at CSC

2009-10-23 NOA1 date (time 21:03)

2009-10-27 check cashed

2009-12-01 Biometrics Appt in Oakland

2009-12-22 CRIS email: "card production ordered" - exactly 2 years from my CGC!!!

2010-01-04 10yr GC received!!!

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10 months for us... then he visited twice just to make sure that we will be doing the right thing. Eventhough we hit it off right away the first time we met in person, we thought it would be best if we won't rush things, instead, get to know each other more. Now, we're very much in love with each other. Not only we are soulmates but we're best of friends too...


N-400 NATURALIZATION

04/04/2011 - Mailed N-400 to AZ Lockbox

04/06/2011 - Received

04/07/2011 - NOA

04/07/2011 - Check cashed

04/14/2011 - Biometrics appointment in the mail

04/21/2011 - Early Biometrics (was scheduled on May 4, 2011)

05/09/2011 - Case Status Notification - In line for interview and testing

05/10/2011 - Case Status Notification - Interview scheduled

05/14/2011 - Interview Appointment Letter in the mail

06/21/2011 - Interview Appointment Date

06/29/2011 - Case Status Notification - Placed in the oath scheduling que

08/16/2011 - Case Status Notification - Oath ceremony scheduled

09/15/2011 - Oath Taking - good riddance!

09/23/2011 - Applied for Passport

10/08/2011 - Passport in the mail

10/17/2011 - Certificate of Naturalization in the mail -- OFFICIALLY DONE!

"Love is a noble act of self-giving, offering trust, faith, and loyalty.

The more you love, the more you lose a part of yourself, yet you don't become less of who you are;

you end up being complete with your loved ones."

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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We had met online in about 2002.. and met in person finally in 2004.. we filed only a couple months after that.. we weren't romantically involved until 2004.. good friends before that.. I haven't regretted it once since then.. I love him dearly and I"m so happy to be with him.. He's amazing..

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
Timeline

We were in the same place for the first 5 months of our relationship and then I spent another 3 months in his country, combined with many other trips and constant communication. We were together for a bit more than a year and a half before he proposed (though I was fully hooked much earlier).

Time flies when you're in love. (yet, it kinda oddly drags too when you aren't together. Y'all know what I mean).


I-129F/K1

1-12-07 mailed to CSC

1-22-07 DHS cashes the I-129F check

1-23-07 NOA1 Notice Date

1-26-07 NOA1 arrives in the post

4-25-07 Touched!

4-26-07 Touched again!

5-3-07 NOA2!!! Two approval emails received at 11:36am

5-10-07 Arrived at NVC/5-14-07 Left NVC - London-bound!

5-17-07??? London receives?

5-20-07 Packet 3 mailed

5-26-07 Packet 3 received

5-29-07 Packet 3 returned, few days later than planned due to bank holiday weekend

6-06-07 Medical in London (called to schedule on May 29)

6-11-07 "Medical in file" at Embassy

6-14-07 Resent packet 3 to Embassy after hearing nothing about first try

6-22-07 DOS says "applicant now eligible for interview," ie: they enter p3 into their system

6-25-07 DOS says interview date is August 21

6-28-07 Help from our congressional representative gives us new interview date: July 6

7-06-07 Interview at 9:00 am at the London Embassy - Approved.

7-16-07 Visa delivered after 'security checks' completed

I-129F approved in 111 days; Interview 174 days from filing

Handy numbers:

NVC: (603) 334-0700 - press 1, 5; US State Department: (202) 663-1225 - press 1, 0

*Be afraid or be informed - the choice is yours.*

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Yeah, we met the summer of 2004, but I voted from when we actually started talking a lot. We met that summer and kept in touch but only like once every month or something! It wasn't until Jan 2005 that we actually started talking regularly. But we've lived together since May 2006 and I definitely think it has helped us get to know each other and fill out these forms!!!!

Very interesting poll by the way! Thanks for it!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Germany
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3.5 months of physically being together as a couple, out of exactly 9 months (today!!). Before we became a couple we hung out together on the weekends and occasionally during week for about a month. We met on the internet 9 months before we met in person the first time.


02/04/2008: Received permanent resident card (approved 01/30/2008)

11/01/2009: File for removal of conditions

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Vietnam
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9 months after we met each other after we were apart for 13 years for schools and careers. Not a small chunk of time I know :D but life has its own way of making you do things :):thumbs:


"You always get what you've always gotten if you always do what you always did."

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It'll soon be 5 years since I first met her by pure accident in Latvia. We've withstood the test of time, long distance relationship, unemployment, and all and we both know we were just meant to be!


NOA1 - 12/21/15

NOA2 - 04/18/16

NVC Receive - 04/29/16

NVC Welcome - 05/13/16

DS-261 - 05/14/16

AOS, IV PAID - 05/27/16

DS260 done - 06/10/16

Case Transferred to US Embassy in Riga Latvia at the end of October.

If you really want it, you'll find a way!

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Interesting post to you mean physically together or as a couple in general (including processing time)


K-1 timeline

05/03/06: NOA1

06/29/06: IMBRA RFE Received

07/28/06: NOA2 received in the mail!

10/06/06: Interview

02/12/07: Olga arrived

02/19/07: Marc and Olga marry

02/20/07: DISNEYLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AOS Timeline

03/29/07: NOA1

04/02/07: Notice of biometrics appointment

04/14/07: Biometrics appointment

07/10/07: AOS Interview - Passed.

Done with USCIS until 2009!

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Interesting post to you mean physically together or as a couple in general (including processing time)

Thanks, yes we think our relationship is quite unique. All together we have been physically together for about 3 months during my visits to where she is living. She loves it in Cyprus where she lives now. She won a bronze in a horse jumping competition there and will actually appear in a tv commercial, on horse back! I hate to take here away from the tropical island but she is ready!


NOA1 - 12/21/15

NOA2 - 04/18/16

NVC Receive - 04/29/16

NVC Welcome - 05/13/16

DS-261 - 05/14/16

AOS, IV PAID - 05/27/16

DS260 done - 06/10/16

Case Transferred to US Embassy in Riga Latvia at the end of October.

If you really want it, you'll find a way!

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Filed: Country: Morocco
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we were together about seven months before i sent in the visa forms! a fast relationship, i know. i never, ever dreamt i would get married to someone that fast. never. but somehow i just know! i love him! :wub:


"It's far better to be alone than wish you were." - Ann Landers

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
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We met online by accident while i was currently married and became really good friends. We fell for each other and not long after that I left my husband in December of 2005 (the marriage had gone bad anyway, but i now had a reason to leave). After talking online and on the phone for 9 months, he came to america in may of 2006. We officially call may 1st our anniversary because that's when we met in person even though we met online in august of 2005. Never in a million years did i imagine my life would turn in this direction lol, but i'm sure glad it did :wub:


VISA JOURNEY

2/13/2007-Sent I-129F

2/26/2007- NOA1

3/3/2007- Received NOA1 hard copy

5/7/2007- APPROVED!!!

5/17/2007- called uscis...APPROVED MAY 7th!

5/21/2007- NVC received packet

5/23/2007- NVC forwards package to US Embassy in London

6/19/2007- London received packet 3

6/25/2007- Received paper NOA2

6/27/2007- Received packet 4

7/16/2007- Medical at 2:10pm

9/4/2007- Interview London 9:30am...APPROVED!!!

11/11/2007- Wedding date

AOS

12/3/2007- Sent I-485

12/8/2007- Delivered and signed for

12/12/2007- NOA's for all 3 (hard copies received on 12/17)

12/26/2007- Transferred to California

1/3/2008- Biometrics notice in mail

1/31/2008- Biometrics exam 3pm- USCIS Touch

2/2/2008- AP approval and notice sent

2/7/2008- Work card ordered

2/9/2008- Received AP in mail

2/11/2008- Email confirming Work Approval Notice/ Received Work Card

3/26/2008- Finally, a touch :)

3/27/2008- Yet another touch...

7/14/2008- Permanent address registered and welcome packet sent

7/17/2008- I-485 Approval Notice sent

7/21/2008- Received resident card!!!

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Brandi (US) Pete (UK)

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