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I'm having a minor heart attack right now, as my K1 is going way faster than I expected.

My SO and I filed our K1 on the 19th of July, I just called the NVC to find out if they received our petition and was told that it had already been sent off to the Embassy in Sydney.. and if it wasn't there already, it'd be in transit.

I arrived in the U.S on the 24th of August with my return flight on the 7th of December... I didn't expect our K1 to be finalised until early next year.. Which also means I may be getting married before the end of the year.

So I guess i will be flying back to Australia in possibly a month or so, depending on when things happen. As I need to figure out my medical exam, police clearance etc as well as the interview of course.

So I have a few questions..

- Where do I find out the dates that NVC received/sent out my petition? I was in a bit of a shock when the guy on the phone told me the date it was sent off so I don't remember what he said.

CEAC Visa Status Check just says 'in transit'.

- Since I'm still in the U.S I'm assuming the embassy document package (packet 3) will be sent to my address in Australia. Will I also receive a letter in the mail in regards to my interview date (packet 4)/how will I be notified? As I will need to let someone at home know to be wary of the mail, as I will obviously need to look over all these ASAP when they arrive.

I'm also seeing things around the place about being emailed packet 3/4 but I don't remember supplying my own email anywhere in my K1 petition, so how would i provide that?

- What things should I start compiling? I have the duplicate copy of our I-129F already, both the NOA1 and NOA2. I know we need to do the I-134 with all the supporting documents as well as proof of ongoing relationship and an updated letter of intent to marry., Is there anything outside of this?


K1 and AOS/EAD/AP

Spoiler

K1

19th July 2016 -- K1 Petition sent to TX Lockbox

27th July 2016 -- NOA1 Received

7th September 2016 -- NOA2 Received

27th September 2016 -- Sydney Consulate Received

6th October 2016 -- Packet 4 Received

29th November 2016 -- Interview Date

29th November 2016 -- Approved at interview

5th December 2016 -- Visa Package Received

16th December 2016 -- Entered US on K1 (PoE San Francisco)

 

23rd December 2016 -- Married!


AOS/EAD/AP

8th March 2017 -- Filed AoS, EAD, AP

18th March 2017 -- NOA1 for AoS, EAD, AP

1st August 2017 - Email notification that GC has been mailed
18th August 2017 - Mailed GC back after name error (Maiden name instead of married name), USCIS error, filed with I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

 

 

GC Replacement

18th August 2017 - Mailed GC back after name error (Maiden name instead of married name), USCIS error, filed with I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
3rd August 2018 - I-90 Form Approved.

7th August 2018 - Replacement card produced.

Replacement card sent to wrong address!
12th October 2018 - Replacement card received!

 

6th May 2019 - Mailed off I-751 RoC

14th May 2019 - Text notification case received

17th May 2019 - 18 month extension letter received
2nd December 2019 - Biometrics Appt

 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Norway
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You are aware that you can delay your K1 processing at this point if that is more convenient for you?


If it isn't difficult, it isn't worth it.

 

K1 process

9/24/15: I129f sent

9/30/15: NOA1

11/2/15: NOA2

Delayed processing due to work

3/15/16: Medical

4/28/16: Interview (approved)

Delayed entry due to work

8/12/16: POE Detroit

 

9/4/16: Wedding!

 

AOS process:

9/9/16: I485/I131/I765 sent

9/14/16: Received 3xNOAs by text/e-mail (day 2)

9/14-18/16: Received 3xpaper NOAs 

9/23/16: Received biometrics appointment letter (day 11)

10/3/16: Biometrics appointment (day 19)

11/4/16: EAD+AP approved (day 53)

11/16/16: EAD status changed to card shipped (day 65)

11/17/16: EAD/AP combo card received (day 66)

12/30/16: Notice of interview scheduled (day 109)

2/1/17: AOS interview (day 142) - APPROVED

2/8/17: GC received (day 150)

 

ROC process:

11/3/2018: ROC window opens

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You are aware that you can delay your K1 processing at this point if that is more convenient for you?

No, I wasn't aware, however I don't want to delay it, i'm just in shock with how fast it's gone (70 days as of today since filing).

It's just stressful at this point as I need to obviously move things around, sort out paperwork and some other stuff.

I can't imagine many people wanting to delay the process :P Considering that many people wait a long time for this stuff to go through.


K1 and AOS/EAD/AP

Spoiler

K1

19th July 2016 -- K1 Petition sent to TX Lockbox

27th July 2016 -- NOA1 Received

7th September 2016 -- NOA2 Received

27th September 2016 -- Sydney Consulate Received

6th October 2016 -- Packet 4 Received

29th November 2016 -- Interview Date

29th November 2016 -- Approved at interview

5th December 2016 -- Visa Package Received

16th December 2016 -- Entered US on K1 (PoE San Francisco)

 

23rd December 2016 -- Married!


AOS/EAD/AP

8th March 2017 -- Filed AoS, EAD, AP

18th March 2017 -- NOA1 for AoS, EAD, AP

1st August 2017 - Email notification that GC has been mailed
18th August 2017 - Mailed GC back after name error (Maiden name instead of married name), USCIS error, filed with I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

 

 

GC Replacement

18th August 2017 - Mailed GC back after name error (Maiden name instead of married name), USCIS error, filed with I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
3rd August 2018 - I-90 Form Approved.

7th August 2018 - Replacement card produced.

Replacement card sent to wrong address!
12th October 2018 - Replacement card received!

 

6th May 2019 - Mailed off I-751 RoC

14th May 2019 - Text notification case received

17th May 2019 - 18 month extension letter received
2nd December 2019 - Biometrics Appt

 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Norway
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No, I wasn't aware, however I don't want to delay it, i'm just in shock with how fast it's gone (70 days as of today since filing).

It's just stressful at this point as I need to obviously move things around, sort out paperwork and some other stuff.

I can't imagine many people wanting to delay the process :P Considering that many people wait a long time for this stuff to go through.

Well, some people have planned trips, work, school, selling businesses and houses to juggle around.

The Australia forum will be more helpful for the local practice (it all varies by country from now on). But, you'll definitely want to start working on getting your police records, passport photos, vaccination records and the affidavit of support from your fiancé with supporting evidence. Medical reports if you've had any major conditions will also be helpful. Divorce decrees if applicable. Birth certificate.


If it isn't difficult, it isn't worth it.

 

K1 process

9/24/15: I129f sent

9/30/15: NOA1

11/2/15: NOA2

Delayed processing due to work

3/15/16: Medical

4/28/16: Interview (approved)

Delayed entry due to work

8/12/16: POE Detroit

 

9/4/16: Wedding!

 

AOS process:

9/9/16: I485/I131/I765 sent

9/14/16: Received 3xNOAs by text/e-mail (day 2)

9/14-18/16: Received 3xpaper NOAs 

9/23/16: Received biometrics appointment letter (day 11)

10/3/16: Biometrics appointment (day 19)

11/4/16: EAD+AP approved (day 53)

11/16/16: EAD status changed to card shipped (day 65)

11/17/16: EAD/AP combo card received (day 66)

12/30/16: Notice of interview scheduled (day 109)

2/1/17: AOS interview (day 142) - APPROVED

2/8/17: GC received (day 150)

 

ROC process:

11/3/2018: ROC window opens

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Well, some people have planned trips, work, school, selling businesses and houses to juggle around.

The Australia forum will be more helpful for the local practice (it all varies by country from now on). But, you'll definitely want to start working on getting your police records, passport photos, vaccination records and the affidavit of support from your fiancé with supporting evidence. Medical reports if you've had any major conditions will also be helpful. Divorce decrees if applicable. Birth certificate.

Thanks.

Yeah, that's why I said not many, I'm sure there are people who are also planning weddings and all the stuff required with cross country moves.

I don't have as many things to do in regards to moving as I'm sure other people would.

I'm not looking forward to saying bye to my family though :(


K1 and AOS/EAD/AP

Spoiler

K1

19th July 2016 -- K1 Petition sent to TX Lockbox

27th July 2016 -- NOA1 Received

7th September 2016 -- NOA2 Received

27th September 2016 -- Sydney Consulate Received

6th October 2016 -- Packet 4 Received

29th November 2016 -- Interview Date

29th November 2016 -- Approved at interview

5th December 2016 -- Visa Package Received

16th December 2016 -- Entered US on K1 (PoE San Francisco)

 

23rd December 2016 -- Married!


AOS/EAD/AP

8th March 2017 -- Filed AoS, EAD, AP

18th March 2017 -- NOA1 for AoS, EAD, AP

1st August 2017 - Email notification that GC has been mailed
18th August 2017 - Mailed GC back after name error (Maiden name instead of married name), USCIS error, filed with I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

 

 

GC Replacement

18th August 2017 - Mailed GC back after name error (Maiden name instead of married name), USCIS error, filed with I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
3rd August 2018 - I-90 Form Approved.

7th August 2018 - Replacement card produced.

Replacement card sent to wrong address!
12th October 2018 - Replacement card received!

 

6th May 2019 - Mailed off I-751 RoC

14th May 2019 - Text notification case received

17th May 2019 - 18 month extension letter received
2nd December 2019 - Biometrics Appt

 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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~Moved from K1 Process to Aus/NZ Regional Forum~

~Inquiry is country-specific~


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Indonesia
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You are aware that you can delay your K1 processing at this point if that is more convenient for you?

What are the required procedures if one wish to do so? And would it complicate the whole petition?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Norway
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What are the required procedures if one wish to do so? And would it complicate the whole petition?

Most embassies allow it. You should contact yours to make sure though. The process is basically to wait with conducting your medical and booking you interview until you are ready. You can not delay for more than a year.

If you delay the interview until after the petition validity date, what needs to happen is that the CO at the embassy re-validate the petition at the date of interview. For most embassies, this happens automatically. You'll most likely be asked to bring an updated letter of intent to marry from the US fiancé, and definitely more evidence of ongoing relationship.


If it isn't difficult, it isn't worth it.

 

K1 process

9/24/15: I129f sent

9/30/15: NOA1

11/2/15: NOA2

Delayed processing due to work

3/15/16: Medical

4/28/16: Interview (approved)

Delayed entry due to work

8/12/16: POE Detroit

 

9/4/16: Wedding!

 

AOS process:

9/9/16: I485/I131/I765 sent

9/14/16: Received 3xNOAs by text/e-mail (day 2)

9/14-18/16: Received 3xpaper NOAs 

9/23/16: Received biometrics appointment letter (day 11)

10/3/16: Biometrics appointment (day 19)

11/4/16: EAD+AP approved (day 53)

11/16/16: EAD status changed to card shipped (day 65)

11/17/16: EAD/AP combo card received (day 66)

12/30/16: Notice of interview scheduled (day 109)

2/1/17: AOS interview (day 142) - APPROVED

2/8/17: GC received (day 150)

 

ROC process:

11/3/2018: ROC window opens

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Check australian vjers timelines for K1 interviewing in Sydney. Look specifically for the time between NVC sending the case to Sydney and the interview date it is likely to be 6 weeks at least maybe more depending on the time of month that the consulate receives the paperwork.. it might just miss scheduling, in which case it can be 8 weeks until your appointment date.

Make sure you understand the process for getting AFP police check, birth certificate etc if you dont already have it.... Australian beauracracy is a breeze compared to many other countries and if you are organized and efficient you can get everything in order i a fairly short period of time.

Thanks, I've asked my family to get the forms for me for the AFP police clearance and they have kept aside my birth certificate and vaccination records as well.

My fiance just received an email last night from the Sydney consulate saying they received our petition and the CEAC website now says 'Ready' rather than 'In Transit'.

I'm going to give them a call tonight and ask if they can give me an estimate on appointment times, as the email stated i needed to do the DS-160 and send them an email with some details in it.

Not sure if after that they send me packet 3, then I do that and wait for the appointment time to be issued.


K1 and AOS/EAD/AP

Spoiler

K1

19th July 2016 -- K1 Petition sent to TX Lockbox

27th July 2016 -- NOA1 Received

7th September 2016 -- NOA2 Received

27th September 2016 -- Sydney Consulate Received

6th October 2016 -- Packet 4 Received

29th November 2016 -- Interview Date

29th November 2016 -- Approved at interview

5th December 2016 -- Visa Package Received

16th December 2016 -- Entered US on K1 (PoE San Francisco)

 

23rd December 2016 -- Married!


AOS/EAD/AP

8th March 2017 -- Filed AoS, EAD, AP

18th March 2017 -- NOA1 for AoS, EAD, AP

1st August 2017 - Email notification that GC has been mailed
18th August 2017 - Mailed GC back after name error (Maiden name instead of married name), USCIS error, filed with I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

 

 

GC Replacement

18th August 2017 - Mailed GC back after name error (Maiden name instead of married name), USCIS error, filed with I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
3rd August 2018 - I-90 Form Approved.

7th August 2018 - Replacement card produced.

Replacement card sent to wrong address!
12th October 2018 - Replacement card received!

 

6th May 2019 - Mailed off I-751 RoC

14th May 2019 - Text notification case received

17th May 2019 - 18 month extension letter received
2nd December 2019 - Biometrics Appt

 

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