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I have just sent off our petition (I-130) two weeks ago to the London office and was wondering on average how long it takes to get the notice of receipt.

I also want to make sure I get everything ready ASAP so if anyone can help me with what type of supporting documents I need for the second half that would be great. I have been living in England with my husband for a year now and am dying to go home and make this go smoothly!

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You'll usually get a receipt within a couple of weeks, then you can check the "currently being processed" date on the London embassy website to see when your petition is likely to be processed. https://uk.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/government-agencies/dhs/uscis/i130filing-html/

In terms of documents for the second stage - you'll need the I-864 and the document that go with that, of course. London doesn't tend to want to see much relationship evidence, if any, but they may be more interested since you're originally from outside of the UK. Take a look at the link in my signature for everything I know when I did the process, and read the embassies document list here: https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/family-immigration/required-documents/

* 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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Hi candyyvee,

We have a similar timeline, we mailed in our documents to London for DCF on Aug 4th, and it was received at the London Consulate on August 5th. We haven't still received the NOA1. Have you received yours by now?

Not yet hopefully this week! Let me know when you do!

Edited by Candyyvee

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We received our NOA1 dated today - Aug 23rd

timeline so far:

04-Aug-2016 I-130 Alien Spouse Sponsorship application sent to London Embassy Royal Mail tracked

05-Aug-2016 signed for delivery at London Embassy – Delivered

15-Aug-2016 Payment taken from credit card

23-Aug-2016 I-130 received, processed, and payment taken confirmed by email (NOA1 dated 15-Aug-2016)

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