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When to expect the Visa after approval?

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Anyone have experience about how long it takes to receive the visa after the interview is approved?

Does the embassy send it through the normal mail or EMS?

Or can we come pick it up after the interview? How many days later?

We are trying to plan for travel after the interview but I don't want to schedule our tickets for too soon...

Thanks in advance!

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Hi...

When we filled out one of the online forms (can't remember which one) we were asked if we wanted the passport delivered to Noom's home or if we wanted to pick it up. We selected delivery.

Noom's interview was on Wednesday, 9/7; he received his passport with visa and paperwork on Friday 9/9 afternoon. The visa was actually issued on Thursday 9/8. During the interview after he was told the visa was approved, the man told him he should expect to have it within 2 weeks...so 2 days was a wonderful surprise to me!

I left Thailand Thursday evening (Thai time). I had a layover in LA on the way home Thursday night...then a red-eye back to the east coast. Noom face-timed me while I was at LAX to show me the visa...and he was crying he was so happy.

~David


K-1 Visa Timeline

2016.04.18 -- I-129F Received by USCIS

2016.04.20 -- I-129F NOA1

2016.06.29 -- NOA

2016.08.15 -- Bangkok Embassy received our case from NVC

2016.08.23 -- Packet 3 sent to Embassy in Bangkok

2016.08.26 -- Packet 4 email received from Embassy

2016.09.05 -- Medical exam @ 10:30 AM @ BNH

2016.09.07 -- Interview @ 7:30 AM...Visa approved

2016.09.09 -- Visa Received

2016.10.02 -- Entered USA (POE LAX)

2016.11.18...Our Wedding Day 

AOS Timeline

2016.12.30 -- AOS, EAD, and AP applications delivered to Chicago PO

2017.01.21 -- NOA1's received via USPS for I-485 (AOS),  I-131 (AP), and I-765 (EAD)

2017.02.24 -- Biometrics Appointment

2017.04.20 -- AOS & EAD approved; NOA2's received via USPS on 2017.04.23

2017.04.29 -- EAD & AP combo card received

2017.06.06 -- AOS approved!

2017.06.10 -- Green Card received

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