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Howdy y'all! Happy to report major progress has been made- we've gotten our interview date, medical's done, everything! Only problem is, my fiancee went on holiday before submitting her police report (sadly I was too preoccupied with holiday overtime at work to remember!), and now it won't get processed in time for her to take it to the interview. Does anyone know if this will be an issue, or do we have nothing to worry about? Will we be able to just send it in later, or should we attempt to reschedule the interview? (Hopefully not, I literally JUST bought her plane tickets...)

Thanks in advance! We have no idea what kinds of delays to expect from this hiccup. If anyone has an inkling of what to expect, I'd love to hear from you.

Also side note: this process sucks. Major kudos to the people who have successfully navigated this frickin' mine field! : P

On the bright side, she did catch the bouquet at her friend's wedding yesterday, so hopefully that bodes well. Lol!

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It's been said here over and over again...never buy plane tickets until you have the visa in your hand! You are not going to get the visa without the police report. Is there an expedited service you can use? You may need to reschedule your interview or go to the interview and be put on administrative processing until they clear the police report.


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Married: 08/12/2016

I-130 sent: 08/16/2016

NOA1: 08/18/2016

Received email 09/19/2016 that I-130 was approved 09/17/2016.

On 09/21/2016, I-130 approval date changed to 09/19/2016.

I-130 approved: 09/19/2016

Received hard copy NOA2: 09/23/2016

Sent to NVC: 10/11/2016 No text or email from USCIS. Had to log into USCIS account to find out.

NVC

NVC Received: 10/18/2016

Case # and IIN#: 10/27/2016

Choice of Agent -DS-261: 10/27/2016

AOS Fee Invoiced: 10/29/2016

AOS Fee Paid: 10/29/2016

DS-261 reviewed over the phone: 10/31/2016

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DS-260 Completed: 11/04/2016

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Case Complete by phone call: 11/10/2016

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Interview Appointment letter by email: 12/01/2016

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Embassy

Case Ready at Embassy: 12/05/2016

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Medical Date: 12/21/2016 Sputum testing required so this sets us back at least a few months.

Interview Date: 01/04/2017  Interview went well.  We are in "administrative Processing" until negative Sputum Test result is received in March.  The consulate will then issue the Immigrant Visa. So there is nothing further for us to do.  We agreed to have the consulate cancel My wife's B1/B2 visa from an older passport and it was stamped "cancelled without prejudice".  We did this now so she would not have to go back to the consulate to have it done later.

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You'll be able to send it later. The visa will not be printed before the consulate has been able to review all required documents though. I hope yoir referenced plane tickets are to go to the interview, not to the US?


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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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Of course! The plane tickets I referenced were for Sydney, yes. I guess I will reach out to the consolate and/or the processing office for the police checks and see what can be done. Sigh. Such a simple little thing, such a large problem. That's what I get for not paying attention between 12 hour days I guess. Cheers, y'all!

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Of course! The plane tickets I referenced were for Sydney, yes. I guess I will reach out to the consolate and/or the processing office for the police checks and see what can be done. Sigh. Such a simple little thing, such a large problem. That's what I get for not paying attention between 12 hour days I guess. Cheers, y'all!

Don't worry, it's not really a big problem. She'll just have to send it to the consulate once she receives it. Then they will continue processing her visa. She can still have her scheduled interview.


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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Oh, neat! You wouldn't happen to know how long the delay would be, would you? Maybe we could just have the report sent to the consulate too. Not sure what to expect for processing times for paperwork submitted after the visa. As long as they don't deny her outright. Been apart for two years during this silly process...

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Oh, neat! You wouldn't happen to know how long the delay would be, would you? Maybe we could just have the report sent to the consulate too. Not sure what to expect for processing times for paperwork submitted after the visa. As long as they don't deny her outright. Been apart for two years during this silly process...

It really depends. Firstly and mostly, of course, on how fast you can manage to get and send the report. Then, most embassies are usually quite quick at adjudicating the case after all paperwork are in order (maybe a week? just guessing). Then comes the standard production + delivery time of the visa.

They will definetively not deny her outright.

Most likely she will get a "temporary denial" paper/form/sheet, and she might have to send that in with the missing paperwork. Just having the police report sent directly to the consulate is not something I would recommend unless they specifically say you can do so (who know what they'll do with mail they are not expecting).


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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It really depends. Firstly and mostly, of course, on how fast you can manage to get and send the report. Then, most embassies are usually quite quick at adjudicating the case after all paperwork are in order (maybe a week? just guessing). Then comes the standard production + delivery time of the visa.

They will definetively not deny her outright.

Most likely she will get a "temporary denial" paper/form/sheet, and she might have to send that in with the missing paperwork. Just having the police report sent directly to the consulate is not something I would recommend unless they specifically say you can do so (who know what they'll do with mail they are not expecting).

Haha, good point!! Okay, that is good to know. Was kind of steeling myself for disaster. I will get her to fill out the form as soon as she gets home and will let her know what to expect. Maybe we can keep our original timeline after all~

Thank you all! As always, you've been exceptionally helpful and kind.

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My fiance actually had his initial interview scheduled for 2 weeks after they received our packet from the NVC...that being said, there was no way he would have his medical and police check done beforehand. At the interview, they simply gave him the temporary denial with the list of what they still needed. We went into administrative processing until they processed all of the missing documents. We were in A.P. for a bit of time but we were actually issued a denial with the possibility for a waiver. With you, the only way you will get a denial if you are told otherwise approved at the appointment is if something comes up on the police report. In our case, it was something we didn't think would effect us and did. We are still waiting on our waiver (you can see our timeline in my signature).

For a simple case of a clean police record that you will submit after your interview, I would expect you to get out of A.P. with the Sydney embassy within a week or so of you submitting the evidence. They need time to process it.

Ours took roughly 3 weeks due to having to submit both medical and police records and the superior officer looking over our things before finally making the denial. I'm assuming your case is a lot easier and straight forward than ours. Good luck with your interview, don't reschedule it! Remember as someone else said, never buy your plane tickets until visa is in hand because you never know what curve ball they will throw at you.


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June 13th 2015- Filed 1-129f

June 19th 2015- NOA1 Received!

July 21st 2015- NOA2 Received!

August 10th 2015- NVC Received!

August 17th 2015- Case # Received over phone!

August 21st 2015- Embassy in Sydney Received!

August 27th 2015- Packet 3 Received!

August 29th 2015- Police Fingerprinting Done!

September 1st 2015- Packet 4 Received!

September 15th 2015- Interview in Sydney!

September 18th 2015- Medical in Brisbane!

September 23rd 2015- Letter from Medical Received!

October 17th 2015- CEAC changed to refused 

October 17th - November 10th 2015- emails and phone calls placed to embassy to inquire on our case

November 12th 2015- Email from embassy confirming refusal with news that we qualify for a waiver!

November 18th 2015- Received package from embassy on our denial and waiver information

March 7th 2016- I-601 Waiver overnighted to lockbox

March 8th 2016- I-601 Waiver delivered to lockbox and received (According to Website)

March 12th 2016- I-601 Waiver received (Text and email message verifying)

November 2016- Sent inquiry on I-601 (Was told it was still in line, contact in 60 days if no decision made)

January 31st 2017- Called NCSC to talk to tier 2 officer. Was informed it was with an officer and a decision should be made in 15 days

February 9th 2017- USCIS updated our case to approved! (February 8th was the date listed) 

February 12th 2017- Received updated instructions

February 13th 2017- Received official approval letter in the mail/ Booked medical in Brisbane. 

February 20th 2017- Medical in Brisbane

February 27th 2017- Picked up Medical Packet

February 28th 2017- Second interview and immediate approval! 

March 6th, 2017- K-1 Visa Issued

March 16th 2017- He arrives home : POE LAX 

May 27th 2017- We are finally married! 

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