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After 5 1/2 months of waiting, our Visa was approved!! Thank you so much VJers, we couldn't have done it without you. This site is amazing!

 

I'd like to say to those that are still at the beginning stages of this process, be patient and manage expectations. Time seemed to slow down to the point that it felt as if it wasn't going to happen (especially waiting for the NOA 2). But, it will happen!!

 

Now, a huge sigh of relief, taking some time then on the Green Card. Which, of course, we'll use VJ!! THANK YOU!!!!

 

 


K-1 Visa

04-06-2017  I-129F Sent to Dallas Lockbox

04-15-2017  NOA 1 Received by mail (Sent to California Service Center)

08-17-2017  NOA 2 Received by mail (124 LONG Days from NOA 1. Status NEVER changed on USCIS site)

09-01-7017  NVC Received, Case Number Assigned (Petitioner notified by email)

09-04-2017  Sydney Embassy Received Case

09-04-2017  Packet 3 Received (Petitioner Received email)

09-04-2017  Packet 3 Sent To Embassy

09-04-2017  Packet 4 Sent (Beneficiary Received email)

09-25-2017  Interview Date (APPROVED!!!!)

09-27-2017  VISA IN HAND!!!

12-18-2017  POE In Dallas

01-03-2018 Applied For Social Security Card

01-09-2018 Social Security Card In Hand

01-10-2018 Wedding!!!

AOS

01-13-2018 Filed for AOS, EAD and AP

01-18-2018 RFE For Sending In Wrong Form (We Didn't. Called USCIS, their mistake. Resent Packet)

01-30-2018 NOA 1

07-11-2018 EAD/AP Approved

07-17-2018 Received EAD/AP Card

 

 

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34 minutes ago, shawndee said:

After 5 1/2 months of waiting, our Visa was approved!! Thank you so much VJers, we couldn't have done it without you. This site is amazing!

 

I'd like to say to those that are still at the beginning stages of this process, be patient and manage expectations. Time seemed to slow down to the point that it felt as if it wasn't going to happen (especially waiting for the NOA 2). But, it will happen!!

 

Now, a huge sigh of relief, taking some time then on the Green Card. Which, of course, we'll use VJ!! THANK YOU!!!!

 

 

Congrats on your approval...wish you all the best :) 


19-APR-2017- K-1 Visa Granted

11-MAY-2017- Entered US

14-JUN-2017- Got married

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05-AUG-2017- Sent AOS package to chicago lockbox

07-AUG-2017- AOS Package Reached Chicago lockbox

10-AUG-2017- Received E-Notifications for 3 forms at 12:30 in the night !!!

14-AUG-2017- Received NOA1 by mail

24-AUG-2017- Received letter for Biometrics

08-SEPT-2017-Biometrics done

13-DEC-2017- Received RFIE

31-JAN-2018- Response to RFIE Received by USCIS

01-FEB-2018- EAD Approved

08-FEB-2018- Received EAD Card

04-MAY-2018- AOS interview/ Approved on spot

10-MAY-2018- Received Approval letter & Green Card in mail

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aaaaaaaaaaaah congrats :) how exciting! good luck to you guys


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

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5 hours ago, jackyjimenez said:

CONGRATS!!!!! I am a september filer, so i am just starting :(

Thank you! It does take awhile but,  keep the faith!


K-1 Visa

04-06-2017  I-129F Sent to Dallas Lockbox

04-15-2017  NOA 1 Received by mail (Sent to California Service Center)

08-17-2017  NOA 2 Received by mail (124 LONG Days from NOA 1. Status NEVER changed on USCIS site)

09-01-7017  NVC Received, Case Number Assigned (Petitioner notified by email)

09-04-2017  Sydney Embassy Received Case

09-04-2017  Packet 3 Received (Petitioner Received email)

09-04-2017  Packet 3 Sent To Embassy

09-04-2017  Packet 4 Sent (Beneficiary Received email)

09-25-2017  Interview Date (APPROVED!!!!)

09-27-2017  VISA IN HAND!!!

12-18-2017  POE In Dallas

01-03-2018 Applied For Social Security Card

01-09-2018 Social Security Card In Hand

01-10-2018 Wedding!!!

AOS

01-13-2018 Filed for AOS, EAD and AP

01-18-2018 RFE For Sending In Wrong Form (We Didn't. Called USCIS, their mistake. Resent Packet)

01-30-2018 NOA 1

07-11-2018 EAD/AP Approved

07-17-2018 Received EAD/AP Card

 

 

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2 hours ago, shawndee said:

Thank you! It does take awhile but,  keep the faith!

Congrats! How long was the process from NOA1 to NOA2 for you? Was yours expedited? I was reading another filer who waited from the end of March until today to receive his NOA2 and you completed the whole process in less time. 

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5 hours ago, legatoblue18 said:

Congrats! How long was the process from NOA1 to NOA2 for you? Was yours expedited? I was reading another filer who waited from the end of March until today to receive his NOA2 and you completed the whole process in less time. 

Thank you for the congrats! It took 164 long days from NOA1 to NOA 2. When our case got to the embassy, I received and email saying as such. Then, immediately received a second email saying that our request to expedite had been granted. The thing is, we never sent an expedite request.  So, to answer your question, yes it was expedited at the embassy stage. I still don't know how that happened. That said, after reading on VJ that things move really quickly after the NOA 2, we were prepared with everything that we needed. Glad we were!


K-1 Visa

04-06-2017  I-129F Sent to Dallas Lockbox

04-15-2017  NOA 1 Received by mail (Sent to California Service Center)

08-17-2017  NOA 2 Received by mail (124 LONG Days from NOA 1. Status NEVER changed on USCIS site)

09-01-7017  NVC Received, Case Number Assigned (Petitioner notified by email)

09-04-2017  Sydney Embassy Received Case

09-04-2017  Packet 3 Received (Petitioner Received email)

09-04-2017  Packet 3 Sent To Embassy

09-04-2017  Packet 4 Sent (Beneficiary Received email)

09-25-2017  Interview Date (APPROVED!!!!)

09-27-2017  VISA IN HAND!!!

12-18-2017  POE In Dallas

01-03-2018 Applied For Social Security Card

01-09-2018 Social Security Card In Hand

01-10-2018 Wedding!!!

AOS

01-13-2018 Filed for AOS, EAD and AP

01-18-2018 RFE For Sending In Wrong Form (We Didn't. Called USCIS, their mistake. Resent Packet)

01-30-2018 NOA 1

07-11-2018 EAD/AP Approved

07-17-2018 Received EAD/AP Card

 

 

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Congratulations! Updates like this are really encouraging to me. We filed our i129f petition in July, so we have a ways to go still, but it makes me very hopeful when I see approval stories like this (we're expecting our first baby in February, I'm hoping he can be here in the States by then). Thank you for sharing, and best wishes to you both!

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13 minutes ago, Nafisa & Bryce said:

Congratulations! Updates like this are really encouraging to me. We filed our i129f petition in July, so we have a ways to go still, but it makes me very hopeful when I see approval stories like this (we're expecting our first baby in February, I'm hoping he can be here in the States by then). Thank you for sharing, and best wishes to you both!

Congratulations on the baby! I do hope that all goes well for you so that you can be together in February. In our experience, waiting for the NOA 2 was the worst as the estimated dates kept getting pushed back and back. It got the point to where I had to take a break from VJ several times and just forget about the visa for awhile. But, one day it came as it will for you. After that, it moved FAST. Less than a month until we got the visa, after the NVC received our case. I think we both are fortunate that Australia is an "easy" embassy.

 

Anyway, good luck and feel free to PM me with any questions that you have and I'll try to share our experience.


K-1 Visa

04-06-2017  I-129F Sent to Dallas Lockbox

04-15-2017  NOA 1 Received by mail (Sent to California Service Center)

08-17-2017  NOA 2 Received by mail (124 LONG Days from NOA 1. Status NEVER changed on USCIS site)

09-01-7017  NVC Received, Case Number Assigned (Petitioner notified by email)

09-04-2017  Sydney Embassy Received Case

09-04-2017  Packet 3 Received (Petitioner Received email)

09-04-2017  Packet 3 Sent To Embassy

09-04-2017  Packet 4 Sent (Beneficiary Received email)

09-25-2017  Interview Date (APPROVED!!!!)

09-27-2017  VISA IN HAND!!!

12-18-2017  POE In Dallas

01-03-2018 Applied For Social Security Card

01-09-2018 Social Security Card In Hand

01-10-2018 Wedding!!!

AOS

01-13-2018 Filed for AOS, EAD and AP

01-18-2018 RFE For Sending In Wrong Form (We Didn't. Called USCIS, their mistake. Resent Packet)

01-30-2018 NOA 1

07-11-2018 EAD/AP Approved

07-17-2018 Received EAD/AP Card

 

 

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