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07/09/2008: F-1 Interview - Successful
05/01/2013: (L) Married (L)

AOS from F-1:
07/09/2013: AOS package (I-130/I-485/I-756/I-131) fedexed
09/25/2013: AOS Interview with my husband at Milwaukee, WI
03/03/2014: AOS Approved

I-751 Removal of Conditions:

11/13/2015: Received reminder notice dated 11/08 from USCIS to apply for ROC
Day 00 - 12/04/2015: Mailed I-751 package to CSC via USPS Priority Mail
Day 03 - 12/07/2015: I-751 package delivered
Day 05 - 12/09/2015: Check cashed
Day 07 - 12/11/2015: NOA1 received dated 12/07/15
Day 22 - 12/26/2015: Biometric appointment notice received dated 12/19/15
Day 35 - 01/08/2016: Biometric appointment

Day 235 - 07/26/2016: Approved (E-notification of Card Production)

Day 238 - 07/29/2016: Status changed to 'Card Was Mailed to Me'

Day 241 - 08/01/2016: CSC returned original docs that were submitted at the time of application.

Day 241 - 08/01/2016: New status update 'Card was picked up by the United States Postal Service' Priority Mail 2-Day with tracking number provided.

Day 243 - 08/03/2016: Received 10 year Green Card

Day 255 - 08/15/2016: Received NOA2 with approval dated 07/26/2016

Click here for a sample of my cover letter, list of evidence, package assembly & shipping box

Click here for a sample of my I-751 notarized affidavit from a friend

 

 

N-400 Naturalization:

12/03/2016: Eligible

Day 00: 12/12/2016 Mailed N-400 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox via USPS Priority Express

Day 01: 12/13/2016 N-400 application delivered

Day 03: 12/15/2016 Credit card charged

Day 07: 12/19/2016 Text & e-mail notification received with a NBC receipt #

Day 11: 12/23/2016 NOA received via mail with priority date 12/13/16

Day 16: 12/28/2016 Received E-mail notification reg. biometrics scheduling

Day 19: 12/31/2016 Received Biometric notice via mail with notice date 12/24/2016

Day 32: 01/13/2017 Biometric appointment

Day 53: 02/03/2017 Received e-mail notification stating I am "in line" for interview scheduling

Day 144: 05/05/2017 Filed an e-request that interview notice was not yet mailed to me

Day 148: 05/09/2017 Received e-mail notification that interview has been scheduled after being in line for 95 days

Day 151: 05/12/2017 Received N-400 Interview notice via USPS

Day 183: 06/13/2017 N-400 Interview at USCIS Milwaukee, WI field office (Approved!) ***To read about my interview experience, click here***

Day 192: 06/22/2017 Received e-mail notification stating I am placed in line for oath ceremony

Day 206: 07/06/2017 Received e-mail notification stating oath ceremony notice was mailed

Day 210: 07/10/2017 Received oath ceremony notice (N-445) via USPS

Day 227: 07/27/2017 Oath Ceremony at Milwaukee, WI!

Dual citizen (France & U.S.A) / OCI card holder

 

Day 00: 07/27/2017 U.S. passport application at Milwaukee, WI (routine processing)

Day 05: 08/01/2017 Passport application locator number provided

Day 06: 08/02/2017 Checks cashed

Day 12: 08/08/2017 Received 2 e-mails stating that passport processing is over and it has been mailed with tracking # provided

Day 15: 08/11/2017 Received passport book via Priority Mail

Day 18: 08/14/2017 Received passport card via First Class Mail

Day 22: 08/18/2017 Received naturalization certificate back via Priority Mail / Updated citizenship status with SSA
 

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The moderators have already made the changes for you.

However, someone else had already created a thread for September, so hopefully both can be merged so it's not confusing for the new people joining VJ and so you all, September filers, can share your experience.

Good luck!

 


K1 Visa process 

Spoiler

30 March 2017 (Thu): i-129f sent

6 April 2017 (Thu): i-129f received- NOA1 RECEIVED DATE

11 April 2017 (Tue): Check cashed out - NOA1 NOTICE DATE

12 April 2017 (Wed): NOA1 email/text confirmation

17 April 2017 (Mon): NOA1 hardcopy

10 August 2017 (Thu): NOA2 Approval date

14 August 2017 (Mon): NOA2 hardcopy

24 August 2017 (Thu): NVC received and case # assigned (provided through phone call 8/25)

29 August 2017 (Tue): NVC left

30 August 2017 (Wed): Consulate Received (READY at the ceac tracker)

01 September 2017 (Fri): Packet 3 (instructions) received

01 September 2017 (Fri): Packet 3 sent (documents mailed)

02 September 2017 (Sat): NVC letter in the mail

08 September 2017 (Fri): Packet 4 received

11 September 2017 (Mon): Medical exam

21 September 2017 (Thu): Interview- APPROVED

26 September 2017 (Tue): Visa Issued

28 September 2017 (Thu): Visa Delivered (VOH)

20 October 2017 (Fri): POE Dallas Fort Worth

15 December 2017 (Fri): Wedding (Salt Lake City)

 

AOS/EAD/AP process 

08 January 2018 (Mon): AOS/EAD/AP package sent

09 January 2018 (Tue): Received date

10 January 2018 (Wed): Notice date

11 January 2018 (Thu): AOS/EAD/AP NOA texts and emails

12 January 2018 (Fri): Check cashed out (yep, that was weird)

16 January 2018 (Tue): NOAs hard copies received in the mail

26 January 2018 (Fri): Biometrics appointment in the mail

09 February 2018 (Fri): Biometrics appointment

05 April 2018 (Thu)Green Card Interview scheduled (email and text received 08 April, Sunday)

12 April 2018 (Thu): Green Card Interview appointment letter received in the mail

15 May 2018 (Tue): Green Card Interview: APPROVAL

15 May 2018 (Tue): Card is being produced

19 May 2018 (Sat): 1-797 Approval Notice received

23 May 2018 (Wed): Card was mailed

24 May 2018 (Thu): Post office picked up the mail. Tracking number.

25 May 2018 (Fri): Green Card RECEIVED

30 May 2018 (Wed): EAD and AP case closed, benefit received by other means

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29 minutes ago, Estibaliz said:

The moderators have already made the changes for you.

However, someone else had already created a thread for September, so hopefully both can be merged so it's not confusing for the new people joining VJ and so you all, September filers, can share your experience.

Good luck!

 

Sounds great :jest:thanks much 

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Hi All!

 

I am planning to file a k1 petition for my fiance in Philippines. However I am worried it would get deny for the following reason;

I became a US citizen thru my parents when I was 17 y/o, then when back to Philippines when I was 19 y/o.

I met my fiance there while studying/working, I just came back here in the US last Sep 3, 2017 (now I'm 26 y/o). Would my petition be denied since I am not yet 'domicile' here?


Thanks in advance.

Edited by sodapop1104

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On 9/14/2017 at 0:19 PM, sodapop1104 said:

Hi All!

 

I am planning to file a k1 petition for my fiance in Philippines. However I am worried it would get deny for the following reason;

I became a US citizen thru my parents when I was 17 y/o, then when back to Philippines when I was 19 y/o.

I met my fiance there while studying/working, I just came back here in the US last Sep 3, 2017 (now I'm 26 y/o). Would my petition be denied since I am not yet 'domicile' here?


Thanks in advance.

Hey. . .. There is another September thread post you're questions there  an it will be answered 

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Hi everyone! I applied for my K1 Visa on November of 2016 and it was approved on February of 2017. I'm here because I decided to record a video telling my k1 journey. I'm from Venezuela so the video is in Spanish. But hope I can at least help those Latin people in here :) 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMjVrYoz3fs&t=14s

 

Enjoy it!


Spoiler

I-129F Journey:

11/10/16 I-129F Mailed

11/14/16 I-129F Received Date

11/16/16 NOA1 Date on Hardcopy Notice

11/17/16 NOA1 Text and Email. Case sent to CSC
11/21/16 NOA1 Hardcopy Received

02/09/17 NOA2 Approved (87 days from Received Date)

02/14/17 NOA2 Hardcopy Received

02/21/17 Case Received @ NVC

02/22/17 NVC Case Number assigned

02/22/17 Case left NVC

03/01/17 Case received @ Caracas US Embassy

03/22/17 Medical Appointment (Results ready after 3 weeks)

04/21/17 Interview (APPROVED!)

05/03/17 Visa in Hand (12 days after interview))

05/14/17 POE (Oranjestad, Aruba)

06/13/17 Married in Hollywood, FL

Spoiler

 AOS/EAD Journey:
06/30/17 I-485/I-765 Mailed

07/05/17 I-485/I-765 Received Date

07/07/17 NOA1 Texts and Emails Received

07/13/17 NOA1 Hardcopy Received

07/24/17 Biometrics Notice received

07/31/17 Biometrics Appointment (READY!)

10/26/17 I-765 Approved (Status changed to "New card is being produced")

10/30/17 NOA2 Hardcopy Received
10/30/17 I-765 Status changed to "Card Was Mailed"

11/02/17 EAD Card Received
 

 

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6 minutes ago, DianaLucena said:

Hi everyone! I applied for my K1 Visa on November of 2016 and it was approved on February of 2017. I'm here because I decided to record a video telling my k1 journey. I'm from Venezuela so the video is in Spanish. But hope I can at least help those Latin people in here :) 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMjVrYoz3fs&t=14s

 

Enjoy it!

Sorry its not in English but thanks anyways

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14 minutes ago, HarmonySalama said:

Our petition was received on September 6. I check literally every day not knowing if one day I’ll see the golden ticket to the next step. I’ve learned there’s really no true waiting period. So many people have different responses. Some wait a month, some two some more than 6. I’m trying to be patient. I was fortunate enough to spend 6 months with my fiancé in his home country and I loved it. I went back two weeks ago for a short two week trip and I’ll probably go again if we don’t hear back in the next 30 days. We agreed to put each other first no matter what. Just seems to never get easier when saying goodbye in the airport though :( 

NOA1 TO NOA2 is running 5 to 6 month average right now so sit back relax and enjoy the ride.

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2 hours ago, HarmonySalama said:

Any updates from anyone? It's been 86 days since they have received our petition. I'm currently visiting my fiancé for the second time during this waiting period but I go home on a December 4th. We prettt much are hoping that we hear back within a 4 month time frame because I really haven't heard of a 6 month waiting period unless people were missing paperwork. I paid extra for rapid visa. Without them I'd be getting RFE after another. You'd be surprised what you'll miss that they caught for me several times. Worth the extra few hundred to ensure all paperwork is accurate but I guess we shall see! 

NOA1 to NOA2  is now ranging 6 to 7 months now what has hurt it all is the mass of filers this year which has created a backlog and then also rhe holiday season's 

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3 hours ago, HarmonySalama said:

Any updates from anyone? It's been 86 days since they have received our petition. I'm currently visiting my fiancé for the second time during this waiting period but I go home on a December 4th. We prettt much are hoping that we hear back within a 4 month time frame because I really haven't heard of a 6 month waiting period unless people were missing paperwork. I paid extra for rapid visa. Without them I'd be getting RFE after another. You'd be surprised what you'll miss that they caught for me several times. Worth the extra few hundred to ensure all paperwork is accurate but I guess we shall see! 

Unfortunately it is. Most people are getting around 170-190 days

 

Well get ready to hearing that 6 month period without missing papers a lot 


Check your case status at the new website : https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov

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If you cannot get NVC on the phone try this - https://secureforms.travel.state.gov/ask-nvc.php

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4 minutes ago, HarmonySalama said:

I don't know where anyone gets their information and I'm not saying it to be rude but, the answers between people are so different. And you won't have any answers when calling in general. So how are people finding this information out? I have only read of people waiting between 4-5 the most. Any longer folks were missing something as simple as prior divorce papers. So just curious as to how your information is accurate?

Spend a little time here.  @The Squirrel, @Naes, @Shoegum, @vocaledge all run scans of USCIS data.  If you hear something from them it is the truth.  Yes there is a lot of bad information here but 170 to 190 is a very educated guess.  There are still people in May who are at the 220 mark.  The days of a 4 month approval are very long gone.  I am at day 178 today and I am hoping that I will hear something by next week.  It is the current situation but the names above are the ones that will have the most comprehensive information.  They put the information online here so you can even do your own calculations and come to your own conclusions.  Good luck on your journey and stop by the June forum and read up on things.  It is very busy there.


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 11, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

 

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

 

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1 hour ago, HarmonySalama said:

I don't know where anyone gets their information and I'm not saying it to be rude but, the answers between people are so different. And you won't have any answers when calling in general. So how are people finding this information out? I have only read of people waiting between 4-5 the most. Any longer folks were missing something as simple as prior divorce papers. So just curious as to how your information is accurate?

Day 151... expect to wait 6 months minimum.

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