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Good day everyone.

 

Well, by His grace, my wife's visa was approved at her interview.  

 

They kept her passport, and all the documentation she brought with her.  

 

They gave her a form letter saying that she had been tentatively approved for the visa, and to return on the 11th of October to likely pick it up.

 

Now I understand that this a a legal matter, and that putting something in writing means something, so giving themselves "wiggle room" by stating it as they did makes sense.

When I check Ceac, it shows a status of issued, and says that visa has been printed.

 

My question is: do I sit tight and wait for my wife to get the visa in hand, or can I book a flight now in order to get as best a price as possible on airfare, since we are getting into the holiday season, and choosing a departure 

date sooner than four weeks out usually raises the prices.

 

I'm happy to be in this predicament mind you.  Having been in the visa process for over two years (initially went with a I-129F), I'm just anxious to actually get to sleep in the same bed as my wife.

 

I do appreciate any and all comments.

 

 

Chris 

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Please wait till you have visa in hand. Just in case. You never know. It is best to wait till you have it in hand.


 

 

Service Center : California Service Center on 2014-03-17Consulate : London, United KingdomI-129F Sent : 2014-03-10I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-14I-129F NOA2 : 2014-04-07NVC Received :4/21/2014NVC Left :4/23/2014Consulate Received :2014-04-29Packet 3 Received :2014-05-01Packet 3 Sent :2014-05-01Medical Complete: 2014-05-07Packet 4 Received :2014-5-31Interview Date :2014-06-06Visa Issued: 2014-06-10Visa Package Received: 2014-06-13Arrival at POE Seattle: 2014-6-13

Married 07/07/2014

AOS Timeline
AOS package mailed 08/08/2014 (Chicago Lockbox)
NOA date 8/13/2014
Biometrics done 09/14/2014
INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 10/31/2014
Approval e-mail 10/31/2014
Card production e-mail 12/27/2011
GREEN CARD ARRIVED 11/08/201

Employment Authorization Document
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-04
Approved Date : 2014-09-25
Date Card Received : 2014-10-03

ADVANCED Parole
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance :First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2014-10-03


ROC Timeline
ROC package mailed to CSC 10/13/2016
NOA1 date 10/17/2016
Biometrics date 12/8/2016

Interview: None
Card production ordered: 03/27/2018
10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED

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Wait until you get your passport with the Visa in it back. Book after. *Must enter the US within (typically) 6 months of the K-1 being issued." According to here https://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow as the flowchart does seem to help.

 

Hang in there! Better start packing if you haven't. :)


K-1 Visa process
Sent packet: August 10, 2018

USCIS Received package: August 14, 2018 - Follow the Sun!
Notification in text/email: August 17, 2018

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23 hours ago, Chris & Pam said:

Good day everyone.

 

Well, by His grace, my wife's visa was approved at her interview.  

 

They kept her passport, and all the documentation she brought with her.  

 

They gave her a form letter saying that she had been tentatively approved for the visa, and to return on the 11th of October to likely pick it up.

 

Now I understand that this a a legal matter, and that putting something in writing means something, so giving themselves "wiggle room" by stating it as they did makes sense.

When I check Ceac, it shows a status of issued, and says that visa has been printed.

 

My question is: do I sit tight and wait for my wife to get the visa in hand, or can I book a flight now in order to get as best a price as possible on airfare, since we are getting into the holiday season, and choosing a departure 

date sooner than four weeks out usually raises the prices.

 

I'm happy to be in this predicament mind you.  Having been in the visa process for over two years (initially went with a I-129F), I'm just anxious to actually get to sleep in the same bed as my wife.

 

I do appreciate any and all comments.

 

 

Chris 

Anybody who would advise you to purchase a ticket before the visa is in hand and you've inspected it to see that it has no errors or issues, would be doing you a great disservice.


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On 10/1/2018 at 11:46 PM, pushbrk said:

Anybody who would advise you to purchase a ticket before the visa is in hand and you've inspected it to see that it has no errors or issues, would be doing you a great disservice.

Hey pushbrk, could you tell me what issues or errors to look for on the issued visa?

 

I sincerely appreciate your previous input.

 

 

Chris

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2 minutes ago, Chris & Pam said:

Hey pushbrk, could you tell me what issues or errors to look for on the issued visa?

 

I sincerely appreciate your previous input.

 

 

Chris

Look at it carefully and if anything is wrong, like name, spelling etc. you'll see it.


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