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Hi All :) :) :) :)

 

I thought I would start the November AOS 2018 Filers group in order for us to be able to collaborate on time frames and questions! I originally thought I was going to get my AOS file in the mail in October but there is just too many documents to make sure are accurately aligned! I'm looking to get my application finalized this weekend and sent next week!

 

Hope this forum will bring help and encouragement to others! 

 

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K1 Journey from Spain to USA :wub:
10-25-2017 I-129F Sent to Lewisville
10-27-2017 NOA1
XX-XX-XXXX NOA2 :jest:
XX-XX-XXXX NVC Received
XX-XX-XXXX Interview Scheduled
XX-XX-XXXX POE :whistle:
XX-XX-XXXX Married 
 

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My fiance arrived last night:dance: and so I plan on filing this month!! thanks for starting it. let's get this rolliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing. I printed out the i-94 sheet.

 

He is not showing up in the SAVE website yet. how long does it usually take before you really show up, i heard within couple of days? https://save.uscis.gov/CaseCheck/CaseCheck.aspx


i-129f->: 12/29/17 - NOA1: 01/04/18 - NOA2: 7/23/18 (New website) 

->NVC: 8/8/18 Case# Assigned 8/9/18 NVC->: 8/21/18

->Embassy: 8/23 --> Ready (electronically) 8/27 (physically)

Interview Appt: 9/19/18 (APPROVED)

(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)VISA IN HAND: 9/27/18(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)

:goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy:

 

"It's true, we don't have it as easy as ordinary couples. But this is no ordinary love"

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1 minute ago, Lebanese23 said:

My fiance arrived last night:dance: and so I plan on filing this month!! thanks for starting it. let's get this rolliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing. I printed out the i-94 sheet.

 

He is not showing up in the SAVE website yet. how long does it usually take before you really show up, i heard within couple of days? https://save.uscis.gov/CaseCheck/CaseCheck.aspx

I never showed up on Save until I had already gone to SSA, applied and then underwent manual verification.

 

The 10 day wait is legit for DHS to update your entry into the US for K1s so you shouldnt bother to apply for the SSN until then.

 

If you go here:

https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/?topic=Social Security Number and Card

 

And then scroll down to:

"Social Security Numbers For Noncitizens

05-10096, ICN 468630, March 2018"

 

And the download the PDF, you can read more on it.

 

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I didn't check the SAVE site when my fiance arrived, but we went to the SSA office 10 days after arrival for him to request a social security number in which they did but said they would need time to verify as he wasn't in the system yet. Just today I see that the case has been updated on the SAVE site. If that means they issued him his social, then it took almost 5 weeks for that to happen.

 

We shall see! Good thing we have a copy of a lot of information that is needed from the K-1 (copies of conversations, pictures, taxes etc.) because I feel like this application is going to be another BIG one!  


K1 Journey from Spain to USA :wub:
10-25-2017 I-129F Sent to Lewisville
10-27-2017 NOA1
XX-XX-XXXX NOA2 :jest:
XX-XX-XXXX NVC Received
XX-XX-XXXX Interview Scheduled
XX-XX-XXXX POE :whistle:
XX-XX-XXXX Married 
 

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2 hours ago, K1visaHopeful said:

I never showed up on Save until I had already gone to SSA, applied and then underwent manual verification.

 

The 10 day wait is legit for DHS to update your entry into the US for K1s so you shouldnt bother to apply for the SSN until then.

 

 

 

ok then i will wait the 10 day mark and go!

 

@JMCKNG i dunno if this website even works to track your social security info. but worth a try. https://www.ssa.gov/ere/ere_demo_public/html/EREStatus/tkst01.html?scenario=CEAdmin

 


i-129f->: 12/29/17 - NOA1: 01/04/18 - NOA2: 7/23/18 (New website) 

->NVC: 8/8/18 Case# Assigned 8/9/18 NVC->: 8/21/18

->Embassy: 8/23 --> Ready (electronically) 8/27 (physically)

Interview Appt: 9/19/18 (APPROVED)

(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)VISA IN HAND: 9/27/18(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)

:goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy::goofy:

 

"It's true, we don't have it as easy as ordinary couples. But this is no ordinary love"

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Awesome this thread is being started.  We will be filing ours tomorrow.  Thought we were going to October filers but there was a delay with our marriage certificate.  Good luck everyone and lets pray for a smooth process! :) 

 

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We will be submitting ours as soon as we get married a week from this Saturday!


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Spoiler

K-1 Visa: I-129F Petition

06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site

11/10/2017:  Met in person (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed; Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview Approved

09/25/2018:  CFO - GCP (flew back to Manila to picked up sticker on 10/03/2018)

10/01/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/??/2018:  Received SSN Card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

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Oh another thread 😂 

 

I already started one in the Adjustment of Status Case Filing and Progress Report Section with all the other months ;)

 

Maybe someone can merge them so there's only one.


K-1 Visa

05-16-2018: Interview (Approved)

05-23-2018: Visa Issued

08-02-2018: P.O.E Austin

 

08-24-2018: Married :)

 

AOS/EAD/AP:

 

09-05-2018: Package sent.                                                                 10-29-2018: New application sent.

09-11-2018: AOS/EAD/AP NOA-1                                                      11-05-2018: Reception text messages

09-12-2018: Request expedite AP                                                     11-06-2018: Fees cashed

09-12-2018: Expedite AP USCIS answer (request evidence).       11-07-2018: Expedite AP requested

09-13-2018: Evidence Fax sent                                                          11-08-2018: Expedite AP denied

09-14-2018: Notice for biometrics                                                    11-09-2018: NOA1 Hard copies

10-03-2018: Biometrics appointment

10-20-2018: Rejected for insufficient funds! 😢

 

 

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Hi all, as it relates to copies of certificates, I’m always tempted to send the original in order to not have the risk of RFE, has everyone been okay with just copies of marriage and birth certificates? Even if it had the void watermark when you copy it?


K1 Journey from Spain to USA :wub:
10-25-2017 I-129F Sent to Lewisville
10-27-2017 NOA1
XX-XX-XXXX NOA2 :jest:
XX-XX-XXXX NVC Received
XX-XX-XXXX Interview Scheduled
XX-XX-XXXX POE :whistle:
XX-XX-XXXX Married 
 

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Jumping in with you all---I filed late October 26th and we just received our received text notifcations but not hard copies of the letters .

 

The only thing that is driving us crazy is my husband cannot drive. I run my own business and he is working in my business with me---and I am having to be taxi driver. I know it is not a job offer--but do you think this would qualify for expedited status? 

 

 

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Just now, redcat56 said:

Jumping in with you all---I filed late October 26th and we just received our received text notifcations but not hard copies of the letters .

 

The only thing that is driving us crazy is my husband cannot drive. I run my own business and he is working in my business with me---and I am having to be taxi driver. I know it is not a job offer--but do you think this would qualify for expedited status? 

 

 

You would have to prove extreme financial hardship as the reason that you would be requesting an expedite on those grounds. 

Empty bank accounts and proof of bills piling up would be required evidence I'm sure.

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Hi All, it was long great struggle to get my fiance here, so I procrastinated a bit on the AOS filing . I am now 10 days away from I-94 expiration. I started filling out the forms, need some guidelines of the time effort needed to put together the whole package and mail it out. ( I will not be doing 693 form as we have a copy of the 3025) . Thanks a ton! 


N400 filed: Aug 16 2016

N400 approved: Oct 16 2017 (14 months!)

K1 for fiance filed: Oct 19 2017

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1 hour ago, N400fiasco said:

Hi All, it was long great struggle to get my fiance here, so I procrastinated a bit on the AOS filing . I am now 10 days away from I-94 expiration. I started filling out the forms, need some guidelines of the time effort needed to put together the whole package and mail it out. ( I will not be doing 693 form as we have a copy of the 3025) . Thanks a ton! 

I personally feel like I'm experiencing deja vu with the I-129F. I have spent probably a good week so far gathering the appropriate documents, necessary copies, and reading through all of the differently worded questions within the applications. 

 

I would start it as soon as you can! I think my application will at least be 100 pages combined 😤 I hope to have it sent this week and we are  2 months after POE.


K1 Journey from Spain to USA :wub:
10-25-2017 I-129F Sent to Lewisville
10-27-2017 NOA1
XX-XX-XXXX NOA2 :jest:
XX-XX-XXXX NVC Received
XX-XX-XXXX Interview Scheduled
XX-XX-XXXX POE :whistle:
XX-XX-XXXX Married 
 

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On 11/3/2018 at 1:39 PM, JMCKNG said:

Hi all, as it relates to copies of certificates, I’m always tempted to send the original in order to not have the risk of RFE, has everyone been okay with just copies of marriage and birth certificates? Even if it had the void watermark when you copy it?

For the marriage cert, you should be using certified copies, not photocopies.  Ours have a wet signature from the county clerk, and certified copies are only $3 each.  

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