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Well the long wait and anxiety is over. Guiying had her interview today and she was APPROVED :dancing::dancing:

I could not have done this without the help from the VJ website and the good folks on line here. I will write a little more detailed review of her interview tomorrow, but from what she has told me, it was pretty short (10 min) and the woman interviewing her was very stern. They had a very interesting exchange. Bottom line though is she will be waiting for her visa to arrive hopefully next week and we will be buying her a ticket to the U.S. as soon as it arrives.

Good luck to all who are still going through this process, take care.

-Steve and Guiying

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Congrats! Very happy time for sure!


K1 Visa

12/30/15: Visa Received

AOS

CIS Office : Seattle WA

03/29/16: Date Filed

04/11/16: NOA Date

05/11/16: Bio. Appt.

04/20/16: Case updated to fingerprint fee received

04/20/16: Case updated to Case is ready to be scheduled for interview as of 03-17-16

05/11/16: Bio. Appt.

06/06/16: RFIE Mail / I-864 1040 tax form (missing) resent overnight shipping. Second submission of 1040 form for 2015

08/09/16: Status update to interview scheduled for September 13th

08/17/16: Status updated to interview cancelled

08/18/16: Status updated to interview scheduled for September 20th with corrected receipt number. AKA "D" day

12/01/16: Interview: Verbal Approval

12/06/16: Status update to card has been mailed

EAD

03/29/16: Date Filed :

Case rejected for invalid fee and/or signature (failed to sign both areas - Doh!)

04/18/16: Date refiled

04/19/16: NOA -Case Received

07/20/16: Case updated to card being produced

07/26/16: Card received priority 3 day mail

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Congratulations! Hopefully the visa comes quickly. Looking forward to your review.


2-24-16 Petition Sent

2-29-16 Petition Received, Lewisville, TX

3-03-16 NOA1

6-03-16 RFE

6-22-16 NOA2

7-15-16 NVC Received

7-19-16 NVC Case Number Received

7-20-16 NVC Status changed to in route

7-21-16 NVC Status changed to Ready

8-07-16 Packet 3 Received

8-07-16 Packet 3 Sent

8-12-16 Packet 4 Received

8-15-16 Medical Interview

9-06-16 Interview

9-06-16 Additional Documents request

9-29-16 CEAC Status Issued - Approved!

10-9-16 Visa in hand

10-11-16 POE Detroit

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Congrats, and let us know if there is anything else we can do to help after she arrives.


Click Below to View my timeline (spoiler added to reduce visible space consumption)

 

Timeline to date:

11/11/14 - Met online through eHarmony
11/12/14 - Started communication through email (1-2 emails daily)
12/20/14 - Communicating through Phone Calls and Video Calls
07/04/15 - First Trip to China to visit her (spent time at her home, her hometown, and Beijing), Met the whole family.
07/18/15 - Sadly I had to return back to the US
10/01/15 - I am returning back to China to be with her again
10/11/15 - She will accompany me back on the same flight for 30 days
11/14/15 - She returns back to China
12/01/15 - I-129F Fed-Ex'd to the Lewisville address
12/03/15 - Packet signed for by the receiver
12/07/15 - NOA1 Generated
12/11/15 - NOA1 Received
01/14/15 - NOA2 Generated (Approved)
01/28/16 - NVC Received (Still waiting papers for official date)
01/29/16 - NVC Case# Assigned (Still waiting papers for official date)
02/03/16 - Case Sent to Embassy
02/04/16 - Case Received by Embassy
03/03/16 - Packet 3 Received
03/03/16 - Packet 3 Sent back to Embassy
03/04/16 - DS-160 Fee paid
03/09/16 - Packet 4 Received (Documents were prepared in advance)
04/02/16 - I return to China to provide moral and emotional support as she goes to her Interview on the 5th
04/05/16 - Interview Date (APPROVED!!!)

04/25/16 - POE Dallas Texas (DFW) smooth sailing through customs

04/25/16 - Arrived in Nashville, TN 10pm
04/29/16 - Marriage Certificate received
SSN filed somewhere after this point (exact date is not remembered, received after a 30 minute wait)
11/16/16 - AoS packet mailed (i-485, i-765, i-131)
11/18/16 - AoS packet received
12/06/16 - Check Cashed
02/28/17 - EAD and AP Approved
03/02/17 - NOA2 for EAD and AP Arrived
03/02/17 - EAD/AP Card Arrived

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Chris,

I will talk to Guiying about this, but I thought it would be nice if Zhijia and her could make contact on Wechat after she arrives. It might be nice for her to have someone to chat with that is going through the process of coming to America also. She does have a couple friends who have done the K1 and she met a girl in line at the Consulate that she became friends with, but the more the better.

You both have been very helpful on this forum, so let me know if that sounds good and I will tell her to get in touch when she arrives.

-Steve and Guiying

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Congrats!


03/08/2016:I-129F sent via USPS Priority
03/14/2016:I-129F received at TDallas Lockbox

03/18/2016:NOA1 Notification Email with receipt number (sent to CSC)

03/23/2016:NOA1 hard copy received

06/02/2016:NOA2
06/24/2016: NVC Case #

6/24/2016: NVC Case In Transit

6/27/2016: Case "Ready"

7/29/2016: Packet 3 Received

8/4/2016: Packet 3 sent back

8/12/2016: Packet 4 Received (email)

8/19/2016: Medical

8/31/2016: Interview Approved!!

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