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1 hour ago, <3T&M<3 said:

He got it!

 I mean, they said yes and that his visa will be mailed. We will wait for that of course. Without the help of visa journey And the plethora of information and camaraderie here I am not sure if I would be saying these words tonight. Thank you all for everything. I will update when visa is in hand.

I will say that the officer asked why we didn't have "real" pictures. That was sort of a surprise to me. We just printed our pictures at home on regular paper . Also, I have three teenagers and most of the questions were centered on them ( not very many questions overall though less than 10 total) Just FYI!

Congratulations and goodluck with the rest of your journey. 

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On 10/22/2018 at 3:09 AM, <3T&M<3 said:

He got it!

 I mean, they said yes and that his visa will be mailed. We will wait for that of course. Without the help of visa journey And the plethora of information and camaraderie here I am not sure if I would be saying these words tonight. Thank you all for everything. I will update when visa is in hand.

I will say that the officer asked why we didn't have "real" pictures. That was sort of a surprise to me. We just printed our pictures at home on regular paper . Also, I have three teenagers and most of the questions were centered on them ( not very many questions overall though less than 10 total) Just FYI!

Congratulations!!! I wish you luck on the new steps of your journey!


Late 2017: Met playing Clash of Queens via Line app

November 30th 2017: Started dating

May 16-26 2018: Met for the first time in Beirut

May 24 2018: He proposed!

August 31 2018: K1 petition sent to Agency

September 10, 2018: Petition reviewed and sent to USCIS

September 12 2018: NOA1 old USCIS site

September 17, 2018: NOA1 new USCIS site and harcopy

 

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Just an update for those of you going through Ankara. Monday 22nd was interview day - Verbal approval! Tuesday the 23rd CEAC site said visa was in Administrative Processing, then Wednesday the 24th the CEAC site said it is "Issued". Friday the 25th my fiancé got notified by post office that his passport and packet had arrived.

pretty darn fast :)

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NOA1 Old Site: March 1st, 2018

NOA1 New Site: March 6th, 2018

NOA2: Sept 12th, 2018

Case # available as well as case leaving NVC both on Oct 1st, 2018

Embassy received on Oct 2nd, 2018

Medical Appointment Oct 12th, 2018

Interview at Ankara Embassy on Oct 22nd, 2018 - APPROVED!

🎉🎈🎉🎈🎉

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On 10/27/2018 at 12:01 PM, <3T&M<3 said:

Just an update for those of you going through Ankara. Monday 22nd was interview day - Verbal approval! Tuesday the 23rd CEAC site said visa was in Administrative Processing, then Wednesday the 24th the CEAC site said it is "Issued". Friday the 25th my fiancé got notified by post office that his passport and packet had arrived.

pretty darn fast :)

WOW.  That is the fastest I've ever heard of.  Congratulations.  You were able to skip the weeks of waiting for AP.  


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 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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On 10/27/2018 at 12:01 PM, <3T&M<3 said:

Just an update for those of you going through Ankara. Monday 22nd was interview day - Verbal approval! Tuesday the 23rd CEAC site said visa was in Administrative Processing, then Wednesday the 24th the CEAC site said it is "Issued". Friday the 25th my fiancé got notified by post office that his passport and packet had arrived.

pretty darn fast :)

Don't mean to pull you chain, but the Field office in Spokane is not slow either. So AOS could be pretty quick also. I know, because that is where i adjusted. Congrats and good luck.


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

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9 hours ago, Alabamak1 said:

Don't mean to pull you chain, but the Field office in Spokane is not slow either. So AOS could be pretty quick also. I know, because that is where i adjusted. Congrats and good luck.

Thanks lol... I have a friend who married someone from a different country and it took them 18 months - approved 2 months ago at Spokane field office (I believe so anyhow, unless they went to another one which would make no sense, lol)


NOA1 Old Site: March 1st, 2018

NOA1 New Site: March 6th, 2018

NOA2: Sept 12th, 2018

Case # available as well as case leaving NVC both on Oct 1st, 2018

Embassy received on Oct 2nd, 2018

Medical Appointment Oct 12th, 2018

Interview at Ankara Embassy on Oct 22nd, 2018 - APPROVED!

🎉🎈🎉🎈🎉

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6 minutes ago, <3T&M<3 said:

Thanks lol... I have a friend who married someone from a different country and it took them 18 months - approved 2 months ago at Spokane field office (I believe so anyhow, unless they went to another one which would make no sense, lol)

You are in a world of trouble in Spokane, just kidding. I'ts a small inland island around nothing for hundreds of miles. Only big city in 300 miles at least or more.  You will understand when you get there. Still know bunch of people there since I lived there for 9 -10 years. Anyhow, get a bicycle and ride around. Did it for years and no accidents or else. Very nice place in the NW. PM if you need info on the city. 


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

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Just now, Alabamak1 said:

You are in a world of trouble in Spokane, just kidding. I'ts a small inland island around nothing for hundreds of miles. Only big city in 300 miles at least or more.  You will understand when you get there. Still know bunch of people there since I lived there for 9 -10 years. Anyhow, get a bicycle and ride around. Did it for years and no accidents or else. Very nice place in the NW. PM if you need info on the city. 

Thanks :)


NOA1 Old Site: March 1st, 2018

NOA1 New Site: March 6th, 2018

NOA2: Sept 12th, 2018

Case # available as well as case leaving NVC both on Oct 1st, 2018

Embassy received on Oct 2nd, 2018

Medical Appointment Oct 12th, 2018

Interview at Ankara Embassy on Oct 22nd, 2018 - APPROVED!

🎉🎈🎉🎈🎉

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