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Hello! I sent my K1 visa packet to uscis on march 1st and received my noa1 shortly after along with a text message and email. When I enter the reference number in the "check my case status" program on the uscis site it just says my case was received and to follow the instructions on the letter I was sent, but there's no instructions. I'm just wondering if there's something I should be doing right now or if I just have to wait until I'm contacted again by uscis. I want to be prepared for the next steps so I don't waste any time getting my fiancé over here! If you've filed around the same time as me, are you still waiting?

 

Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Just wait and wait and wait some more. :) It's taking about 3-4 months for NAO2 currently, so your timeline is fine.

 

You can start looking at the guide to see what you will need after NOA2, and what London will be requesting, but otherwise it's just a waiting game.

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Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Like geowrian says, it's just a waiting game at this point. The only things we did was to prepare the i-134, fixing the most recent tax return, divorce decree etc - documents that can't become "too old". Obviously you should wait with putting the date on the i-134 since you want the date to be closer to the interview.


K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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As others have said, it's mostly a waiting game.  I would read through the Packet 3 checklist together.  I glanced over it and thought we had everything, but I forgot that my fiancé was in the military reserves during university.  After our NOA2, we were reading through the Packet 3 checklist and suddenly realized that he needed his military records, so we had to scramble to get them at the last minute.  


Our K-1 Journey:

11/19/2016                 Mailed I-129F packet

11/21/2016                 NOA1 received date

11/25/2016                 Date on NOA1 hard copy

11/28/2016                 NOA1 arrived in the mail

02/16/2017                 NOA2 (USCIS website and Case Tracker app)

02/21/2017                 NOA2 arrived in the mail

03/08/2017                 Case arrived at the NVC

03/09/2017                 NVC assigned case number

03/13/2017                 Case left the NVC

03/17/2017                 Case arrived in Montreal; status updated to "Ready"

03/17/2017                 Submitted DS-160

03/18/2017                 E-mailed Packet 3 to Montreal

03/20/2017                 Received Packet 4

04/26/2017                 Visa interview in Montreal - Approved!!!

04/27/2017                 CEAC status changed from "Administrative Processing" to "Visa Issued".

04/28/2017                 Visa arrived

05/29/2017                 POE Toronto (Pre-Clearance)/Minneapolis

06/01/2017                 Legal marriage
07/29/2017                 Wedding ceremony with family and friends

Our AOS Journey:

06/16/2017                 Mailed AOS packet to Chicago lockbox

06/19/2017                 Chicago lockbox received

07/03/2017                 Notification texts & e-mails

07/12/2017                 NOA hard copies arrived in the mail

07/25/2017                 Biometrics letter arrived

08/02/2017                 Biometrics appointment

11/06/2017                 EAD and AP approval notice arrived in the mail

11/08/2017                 EAD card arrived (145 days after we sent our AOS packet)

09/01/2018                 Interview notice arrived in the mail

10/03/2018                 AOS interview (474 days after we mailed our paperwork)

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Become a student of the entire immigration process, if you haven't.

 

*** Thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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On May 15, 2017 at 5:20 PM, kampy12 said:

Hello! I sent my K1 visa packet to uscis on march 1st and received my noa1 shortly after along with a text message and email. When I enter the reference number in the "check my case status" program on the uscis site it just says my case was received and to follow the instructions on the letter I was sent, but there's no instructions. I'm just wondering if there's something I should be doing right now or if I just have to wait until I'm contacted again by uscis. I want to be prepared for the next steps so I don't waste any time getting my fiancé over here! If you've filed around the same time as me, are you still waiting?

 

Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Emma should go get her immunization records from her GP and any shots she is lacking.  Check for:

1) MMR (mumps/measles/rubella) a record of two doses

2) Tdap (Tetanus, diptheria, pertussis aka whooping cough)- a booster of Td dated in the last 10 years.

3) Influenza - waived if your medical is before flu season starts again Oct 1.

4) Varicella- waived if you tell them you had chickenpox. Vaccine is not routinely given in the UK so most have had chickenpox. They take your word for it.

 

So two shots to prove and two easily waived.

 

Read all the K1 instructions and all links on the London embassy website. Gather the documents it describes. Read the FAQs, and Additiinal Information links. Start here https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/applying-for-the-visa/

 

Each consulate is different so learn the London process, not a generic K1 one.

 

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