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Arrived at the London Embassy at 0900 for our 1000 appointment, not much of a que so we were allowed to go inside. Once inside the Embassy we quickly received our immigrant number. Jon and I went and sat down and waited for our number (which was 008) to be called. Well an hour and a half later it was called and we went to window 14 where a British falla asked for our paper work. All he asked for was my birth certificate, the I-134, police record, passport and last but not least the latest wage slip that Jon had. Before I gave him the documents I looked at the forms on the desk in front of the man that was serving us and I saw a big RED approval stamped across our paperwork!!! I murmured under my breath to Jon "whats that approval thingy on there" at this the man tried to cover it over with our other paper work. Take copies of everything before you go to the Embassy as they will ask. We were handed the pink form that arranges for you to receive your Visa in the mail and told to go sit down again and wait for our number to be called again.

Approximately 10 minutes later we were called to window 13, where a pleasant gentleman questioned us about how we first started talking, where we first physically met and which state would we be residing in. This took a couple of minutes only and then he asked which Job Jon did and what position Jon held and he then asked me what I did and that was about all there was to it. I questioned him about the X-ray and he told me to just put it in my suitcase and to not worry about it, I do not have to show it on POE. He promptly smiled and said Congratulations you are approved and to go and pay the sims fee.

We found that the anticipation of the whole process was more stressful than the actual process itself, the Embassy staff were curtious and polite and very professional. The fee for the visa delivery is £9.50 and will be delivered by friday at the latest. We were out of the Embassy at 1100, making the whole process approximately 2 hours, most of which was just sitting waiting.

I hope that those who have appointments in the future have an easy experience as we did.

Janice and Jon


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Peru

:dance: Congratulations :dance: Thanks for sharing your experience at the embassy. :thumbs:



Finally we sent our AOS and EAD paperwork.

09-13-2006 AOS/EAD package sent via FedEX to USCIS in Chicago.

09-22-2006 Received NOA by Mail for AOS and EAD

09-29-2006 Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

10-04-2006 Biometrics done for AOS and EAD

10-10-2006 NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

11-21-2006 AOS touched

12-06-2006 AOS approved (online status)

12-11-2006 Green Card Arrived - Woo Whoo

12-12-2006 Welcome Letter by mail

Removing Conditions I-751

09-09-2008 Sent Package

09-15-2008 Received I-751 NOA1 (Notice date: 09-10-2008)

10-01-2008 Received Biometrics Appointment (Notice date: 09-26-2008)

10-15-2008 Biometrics date: 09-30-2008

12-12-2008 Card production Ordered

Citizenship Process

10-26-2009 Sent N400 - Citizenship Application

10-30-2009 NOA notice date

11-02-2009 Received NOA in mailbox

11-19-2009 Received Fingerprint Notification notice

11-20-2009 Fingerprint taken

01-29-2010 Passed Interview

02-19-2010 Oath Ceremony

02-23-2010 Ordered passport book and card :)

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~~DCF KL Timeline~~


Dec 06 - Filed I-130 & G-235A

- Approved same day :)

- Received packet 3

Dec 14 - Applied for Police Certificate


Feb 28 - Sent off Checklist & DS-230-1 to U.S Embassy (KL)

Mar 01 - Received Police Certificate

Mar 10 - Received packet 4

Mar 17 - Medical Exams


April 08 - CR1 VISA IN HAND!

April 29 - Husband arrives in Malaysia

May 04 - Flew home together!

May 24 - Green Card arrived in mail box

May 27 - Re-applied SSN

June 06 - SS card arrived in mail box


02/06/07 - I-751 Mailed to TSC

02/08/07 - TSC received my case

02/12/07 - Checks Cashed

02/14/07 - Receipt for Biometrics Fee Received

03/01/07 - I-797 NOA Received, Green Card Extended 12 Months

03/02/07 - Biometrics appointment received (for 03/13 at 2:00 PM)

03/13/07 - Biometrics taken in Dallas

03/15/07 - Touched

12/04/07 - Case Approved - Card production ordered

12/07/07 - Approval notice sent

12/10/07 - 10 year card received in the mail

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Congratulation, that was cool. :)


June 08, 2009 - Mailed packet to TX lockbox

June 12, 2009 - USCIS TX received Packet

June 15, 2009 - Notice Date

June 19, 2009 - Recieved NOA

July 15, 2009 - Scheduled for biometrics

Sept 21, 2009 - Scheduled for Interview ....Passed the interview test

Oct. 16, 2009 - Oath taking


Never let a day go by without a dream.

Dream and dedication are a powerful combination.

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Congratulations!!! :dance::dance::dance:


April A friend told me that she thought my ideal man lived in Wyoming or Montana.

May 17 Did search on match.com. Found no-one in Wyoming. Only wrote to one person in Montana...his name was John. He replied two hours later.

Jun 26 Flew to Missoula to meet him & a weekend trip turned into a five week visit...

Many trips between US, Canada & Europe.


March 31 During a meeting in Vancouver, John proposed & I said YES!!!

Jun 2 Finally sent off our I-129F & a few days later we received NOA1. I am now officially an alien bride-to-be.

Aug 22 Email notification of NOA2.

Sep 12 Received letter to say application would be forwarded to US Embassy.

Nov 23 Returned packet 3 to Embassy

Nov 30 Medical


Jan 5 Got interview date

Feb 1 Interview. APPROVED!

Feb 2 Visa delivered.

Feb 7 Flight to Seattle.

Feb 8 Finally back home in Missoula, MT. I'm happy, John's happy & the cats are ecstatic - together again!

Apr 22 Wedding Day!

May 6 Sent AOS application

May 7 Honeymoon

May 23 NOA date for AOS, EAD & AP

Jun 12 Biometrics

Jun 15 RFE for AOS mailed

Jun 20 RFE received

Aug 16 RFE reply sent

Aug 31 AP approved!

Sep 5 EAD approved

Sep 8 AP received

Nov 13 Interview letter

Dec 14 Interview. Success!

Dec 26 Got green card!


Oct 08 I-751 to remove conditions sent to CSC

Oct 14 NOA

Nov 21 Biometrics


Jan 7 Approval notice

Jan 12 Received greencard

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Always nice to hear other peoples experiences and yours sounded nice n easy :D


10 year Green Card received, Next step is citizenship urgh!

When you meet the one you want to spend the rest of your life with,

you can't wait for the rest of your life to begin

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Thanks for sharing that Janice (and Jon). When are you planning to fly to the US?



03-23-06: AOS Package mailed to Chicago

04-11-06: Infopass Appointment

05-20-06: I-765 Biometrics Apt.

05-25-06: I-765 Touched

06-01-06: I-485 Biometrics Apt.

06-01-06: I-485 Touched

06-03-06: I-485 Touched

06-26-06: Infopass Appointment for EAD - 90 Day EAD Given

06-28-06: I-765 Touched

06-30-06: I-765 Approved

07-21-06: I-485 Application Transferred to CSC

08-09-06: I-485 Touched

08-18-06: I-485 Welcome notice mailed out.

08-21-06: Greencard Received


06-26-08: I-751 Package mailed to NSC

07-07-08: NOA1 Received (Case Transferred to CSC)

08-08-08: I-751 Biometrics Appointment (Biometrics completed via walk-in on 07-25-08)

23-10-08: Card Production Ordered

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Filed: Timeline
I thought that was you guys! We were number 007...sitting practically directly across from you the entire time!
hehehe I thought it was you too, your other half a blonde???

Yorkie I've got my ticket for the 1st March 2006 travelling to copenhagen then direct from there to seattle. Jon goes back this saturday :( but we know it wont be for long :D



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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
I thought that was you guys! We were number 007...sitting practically directly across from you the entire time!
hehehe I thought it was you too, your other half a blonde???

Yorkie I've got my ticket for the 1st March 2006 travelling to copenhagen then direct from there to seattle. Jon goes back this saturday :( but we know it wont be for long :D


Yep that was us! Russ is definitely a blonde. I kept sitting there wondering if I should say something but I didn't want to look like a total psycho-which I probably did, sitting there staring at you guys anyway!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: England

Hello Guys, Congratulations! Since this process is fresh in your mind, I could use your help. Mo is my London based fiance and we've sent in a request to set up an interview a month ago. He hadn't received any notice, but today he received a form to send back (DS-230 I think?) The form was pretty basic: do you have a visa, what's your passport number, etc. Did you go through this process? How long did it take to receive a date for your interview? How far out was the date from when you received confirmation?

Many thanks!

We were married, 5/18/06

Submitting AOS,

I can't keep track of these timelines....

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(DS-230 I think?)

Hi Sarah I see by your time line that you have been waiting quite a while, the above form should of been in your package 3, fill it out and send it back registered post. Keep emailing the Embassy, we did at least 2 a week, the help line did nothing for us so do not bother with it. Good luck pm me if you need anything else.



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Hi Janice Thanks for sharing. My turn will be coming up in a few months hopefully, but the idea of travelling to London with 2 teenagers fills me with dread. I've travelled all over the world but seem to get lost really easily in the UK LOL. How easy was it for you to find the Consulate?

Take care and good luck :luv::thumbs::dance:


> Texas have received out application and cashed the cheque!

We got our NOA1 as at 26 Oct 2005!

Sent to CSC 26 Oct 2005

NOA2 26 Jan 2006

Sent to Embassy 9 Feb 2006

Embassy sent pk3 21 feb 2006

Recd and return pk3 27 feb

Medical 8 March

recd pk4 11 April

Interview 10 May

Visa Approved 10 May

Visa Received 13 May

Fly to Memphis 21 june

Married 1 September

AOS NOA1 23 Jan 2007

Case transferred to Missourri

Case transferred back to CSC feb 01

Card in the mail March 05

Case approved March 005

Welcome to America Letters received March 08

Filed for lifting of conditions - received in Vermont Jan 20 2009

I-797C NOA received Jan 26 2009

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