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Hi there,

I am new here and appreciate all feedback and inputs that I already found.

We are just in the NOA1 - NOA2 waiting process right now.

My fiancé is in Georgia and I am in Switzerland. We have been together for 2.5 years and got engaged in June.

If anyone has tips I will really appreciate your help.

 

Looking forward to interact with some of you.

 

Good luck to all couples :)


NOA1: 09/08/2017 / NOA2: 03/12/2018 (185 days)

NVC Received: 03/23/2018  / NVC Case # received: 04/09/2018 / NVC left: 04/11/2018

Embassy Received: 04/12/2018 / Packet 3 Received & Returned: 04/12/2018

Medical: 04/17/2018  / Interview: 04/20/2018  / Visa received: 04/25/2018

POE: 04/30/2018 - I'm hoooomeeeee

 

AOS/ED/AP filed: 05/30/2018

NOA1: 06/06/2018 (AOS), 06/01/2018 (ED/AP)

Fingerprints: 06/27/2018 (Update App: Fingerprint Review was Completed 07/11/2018)

RFE: received: 08/27/2018

Received RFE at USCIS: 09/04/2018

Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: 09/19/2018

ED/AP Card is being produced: 09/25/2018

ED/AP Card delivered: 10/01/2018

Interview: 11/29/2018 (Charleston)

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Yes :time:

 

 


CR-1 Visa

Service Center: Nebraska    Consulate: Mexico

Marriage: 12/9/2016    I-130 Sent: 12/10/2016    I-130 NOA1: 12/13/2016

Notice from USCIS: 8/23/2017

USCIS Approval Date: 8/21/2017

NOA2 issued date: 8/18/2017   NOA2 hardcopy received: 8/25/2017

Notice from USCIS Sent to NVC: 9/1/2017    NVC received: 9/8/2017

Received case and invoice numbers: 9/12/2017

Choice of Agent DS-261: 9/12/2017

Welcome Letter: 9/15/2017

Received and Paid AOS: 9/15/2017    AOS payment cleared my bank: 9/19/2017 (still shows In Process on CEAC)

Received and paid IV bill: 9/19/2017    IV bill cleared bank: 9/21/2017

Requested Expedite: 9/20/2017

AOS and IV show as paid: 9/23/2017

DS260 unlocked: 9/23/2017

Partial Expedite Approved at Counselor Level: 9/25/2017 (Must still wait out NVC)

Scan Date: 10/2/2017    Case Complete: 11/15/2017 (6 weeks 2 days!)

Case sent to consulate: 11/20/2017     Received by consulate: 11/21/2017 (11/20 was a holiday in Mexico)

Interview Scheduled: Jan 2nd - I managed to get someones canceled appointment the very same day my case status turned to Ready.

Biometrics: Mexico City Dec 27th Medical: Mexico City Dec 28th

Case says READY but consulate says case is not in system, I jumped the gun and booked an interview but they say its invalid until I receive the letter so I might have to cancel it.

Appointment Letter: Flew to Juarez just to get this, its actually 2 letters you need.

Interview Day: Jan 2nd   Interview Result: APPROVED

Tracking Number Received: Via email notice and website the afternoon of Jan 4th    Visa Delivered: Friday Jan 5th Mexico City

USCIS Notice - Green Card mailed: 3/28/18

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Welcome and congrats on your upcoming wedding :)

 

Like said above filing in your timeline is a great idea so others can see how far you are in the process and so on.

 

Always read up on the next step in the process you are a K-1 so also read up about AOS after you get here and are married and so on.

 

It's good to be prepared. 

 

Here is also a thread for people in Georgia :)

 

 


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       12/08/18.....ROC window opens

 

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ahhh thank you very much :)

I will do the timeline as soon as I have a bit more time, but it is really helpful.

 

The Georgia Topic is awesome - I hope to find some people also in the Savannah area :)

 

thanks for the warm welcome


NOA1: 09/08/2017 / NOA2: 03/12/2018 (185 days)

NVC Received: 03/23/2018  / NVC Case # received: 04/09/2018 / NVC left: 04/11/2018

Embassy Received: 04/12/2018 / Packet 3 Received & Returned: 04/12/2018

Medical: 04/17/2018  / Interview: 04/20/2018  / Visa received: 04/25/2018

POE: 04/30/2018 - I'm hoooomeeeee

 

AOS/ED/AP filed: 05/30/2018

NOA1: 06/06/2018 (AOS), 06/01/2018 (ED/AP)

Fingerprints: 06/27/2018 (Update App: Fingerprint Review was Completed 07/11/2018)

RFE: received: 08/27/2018

Received RFE at USCIS: 09/04/2018

Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: 09/19/2018

ED/AP Card is being produced: 09/25/2018

ED/AP Card delivered: 10/01/2018

Interview: 11/29/2018 (Charleston)

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1 minute ago, Swissmiss82 said:

ahhh thank you very much :)

I will do the timeline as soon as I have a bit more time, but it is really helpful.

 

The Georgia Topic is awesome - I hope to find some people also in the Savannah area :)

 

thanks for the warm welcome

Savannah is nice we got married down there! Just too hot haha! 


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       12/08/18.....ROC window opens

 

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oh really? where in savannah did you get married? :)

yeah the heat is no joke! I experienced the last 2 times I was there during the summer months. But after a few days the body adjusts - a little at least... hihi


NOA1: 09/08/2017 / NOA2: 03/12/2018 (185 days)

NVC Received: 03/23/2018  / NVC Case # received: 04/09/2018 / NVC left: 04/11/2018

Embassy Received: 04/12/2018 / Packet 3 Received & Returned: 04/12/2018

Medical: 04/17/2018  / Interview: 04/20/2018  / Visa received: 04/25/2018

POE: 04/30/2018 - I'm hoooomeeeee

 

AOS/ED/AP filed: 05/30/2018

NOA1: 06/06/2018 (AOS), 06/01/2018 (ED/AP)

Fingerprints: 06/27/2018 (Update App: Fingerprint Review was Completed 07/11/2018)

RFE: received: 08/27/2018

Received RFE at USCIS: 09/04/2018

Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: 09/19/2018

ED/AP Card is being produced: 09/25/2018

ED/AP Card delivered: 10/01/2018

Interview: 11/29/2018 (Charleston)

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2 minutes ago, Swissmiss82 said:

oh really? where in savannah did you get married? :)

yeah the heat is no joke! I experienced the last 2 times I was there during the summer months. But after a few days the body adjusts - a little at least... hihi

Haha still too hot for me here where I am! 

We still have not adjusted to the heat haha we are really waiting on winter to come! 

 

We got married at a hotel can't remember the name it was very close to a big park where we got our photos taken :)


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       12/08/18.....ROC window opens

 

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Welcome to the forum.


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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Welcome to VJ


Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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