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Hi all!


Me and my fiancé will be sending our package off to Texas this week however we're just a little bit concerned and hesitant with what's been going on lately in Houston. I know Houston is fairly far from Dallas but just wondering what peoples thoughts are?


Anyone sent their package off this week and have any updates or thoughts??


Thank you! And good luck to any fellow September filers!

 

Nicki

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Dallas wasn't very heavily affected by the storm, but I would give the package a few extra days to arrive at the lockbox. It could be with all the clean up going on that the mail delivery will slow down a bit, but overall I don't think it will have much of an impact on the Dallas lockbox or petition processing time. Good luck!


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Hey Nicki!

 

We were worried about it too as we were sending our package to Dallas when the worse flooding was happening around Houston. But as it is quite far up, there were no delays and the petition was delivered in 3 days from Florida. Got our NOA1 in 2 days on 1st September!

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7 minutes ago, LizAndJayce said:

Hey Nicki!

 

We were worried about it too as we were sending our package to Dallas when the worse flooding was happening around Houston. But as it is quite far up, there were no delays and the petition was delivered in 3 days from Florida. Got our NOA1 in 2 days on 1st September!

Oh thank you for this! So good to know! And wow, 2 days is so quick! So exciting!!


Good luck! :)

9 minutes ago, RJandHamid said:

Dallas wasn't very heavily affected by the storm, but I would give the package a few extra days to arrive at the lockbox. It could be with all the clean up going on that the mail delivery will slow down a bit, but overall I don't think it will have much of an impact on the Dallas lockbox or petition processing time. Good luck!

That's really good to know, thank you! :)

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1 hour ago, NicolaBolton87 said:

Hi all!


Me and my fiancé will be sending our package off to Texas this week however we're just a little bit concerned and hesitant with what's been going on lately in Houston. I know Houston is fairly far from Dallas but just wondering what peoples thoughts are?


Anyone sent their package off this week and have any updates or thoughts??


Thank you! And good luck to any fellow September filers!

 

Nicki

 

For perspective, Houston and Dallas are as far apart as London and Liverpool. Or Wilkes-Barre and Washington DC.

 

Should be a non-issue.

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26 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

For perspective, Houston and Dallas are as far apart as London and Liverpool. Or Wilkes-Barre and Washington DC.

Wilkes-Barre and DC? I'm from Wilkes-Barre. :P


Timelines:

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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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19 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Wilkes-Barre and DC? I'm from Wilkes-Barre. :P

are you really??? My fiancé lives there! What a small world! Did you also marry a foreign person?! 😂

47 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

 

For perspective, Houston and Dallas are as far apart as London and Liverpool. Or Wilkes-Barre and Washington DC.

 

Should be a non-issue.

Thank you so much! 

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1 minute ago, NicolaBolton87 said:

are you really??? My fiancé lives there! What a small world! Did you also marry a foreign person?! 😂

Yup! Yeah, I'm marrying my filipina fiancee this Sunday (she came on a K-1). Small world...I never even hear the "city"'s name, let alone on here. I opened up a little space in my mailbox here for PMs if you ever wanna chat.

 

Best wishes!


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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That's a good question, but glad to see it seems to be okay!  Ours will be going out from Cali today <3.  Now we wait! 



NOA1: 9/8/2017

NOA2: 3/14/2018

NVC Case # Available: 3/26/2018

Case left NVC: 4/3/2018

Packet 3 Rec'd: 6/11/2018 

Interview: 6/26/2018 Approved! :thumbs:

POE: 7/13/2018

Marriage: 8/25/2018 

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37 minutes ago, kris&me said:

TSC was closed until today the 5th only as precaution / i found this information online when i google the question "are USCIS offices affected by hurricane harvey"?

The Houston field office was closed. TSC is in Dallas and remained open.

https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-office-closings


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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