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   I have a few questions we filed a K1 visa app and I am a little lost on the process. We did receive the receipt number but who will get a letter about the next steps? My Fiancé is in JA and the mail system there is horrible. Will I get a letter or do I have to just check and call until I get an update? My next question is how many days out do they give you before the appointment?

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1 minute ago, Kenni said:

Hello

 

   I have a few questions we filed a K1 visa app and I am a little lost on the process. We did receive the receipt number but who will get a letter about the next steps? My Fiancé is in JA and the mail system there is horrible. Will I get a letter or do I have to just check and call until I get an update? My next question is how many days out do they give you before the appointment?

Petition approval comes to the USC 


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22 minutes ago, Kenni said:

Hello

 

   I have a few questions we filed a K1 visa app and I am a little lost on the process. We did receive the receipt number but who will get a letter about the next steps? My Fiancé is in JA and the mail system there is horrible. Will I get a letter or do I have to just check and call until I get an update? My next question is how many days out do they give you before the appointment?

You will receive the NOA2 from the USCIS center. That letter will say that they forwarded it to the NVC. Once they are done with their process, you can call them and ask them for your case number which is the number that the embassy will have and know you for. And then after waiting, and waiting and waiting,  your fiance will receive a "package" which includes a list with things she needs to do and bring or send to the embassy that she will have the interview at. Some actually give you an interview date and some will ask you to schedule your own date, i don't know how that works exactly. But that's the overall view. 

 

I don't know how many days out they give you before the interview, but it has to be somewhere between 1 and 6 months. Normally it's around 3 months from what I see on the VisaJourney Timeline. 

I hope I answered all of your questions.. 😂

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Thank you AnnaYT  ( ia m the female) but let me ask you because again JA mail is horrible so I wont get anything I will get the letter saying its at the NVC but he will get the packet is that what you are saying and if his address has changed I need to update that to right

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2 hours ago, Kenni said:

Hello

 

   I have a few questions we filed a K1 visa app and I am a little lost on the process. We did receive the receipt number but who will get a letter about the next steps? My Fiancé is in JA and the mail system there is horrible. Will I get a letter or do I have to just check and call until I get an update? My next question is how many days out do they give you before the appointment?

Hey, I just peeked at your timeline. If you join this forum here: https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/677708-july-2018-i-129f-k1-filers/ you'll find several people that are at the same pace as you in the journey. I'm sure several other questions you might have in the future will also be answered. 

 


I-129F Sent: April 12, 2018

I-129F Received: April 13, 2018 (confirmation by email)

I-129F NOA1: April 18, 2018

I-129F NOA2: October 5, 2018 (received by mail on October 12, 2018)

NVC Received: November 1, 2018

NVC Case Number Assigned: November 2, 2018

Left NVC: November 13, 2018

Arrived at Embassy: November 19, 2018

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7 hours ago, Kenni said:

Thank you AnnaYT  ( ia m the female) but let me ask you because again JA mail is horrible so I wont get anything I will get the letter saying its at the NVC but he will get the packet is that what you are saying and if his address has changed I need to update that to right

While you are waiting this is what you will receive from the Embassy.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ERecgo5v-dxtBw0bhvjHbq6u64IW0-5w/view?usp=sharing

http://www.visajourney.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=22474

 


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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ok Kenni so from someone who has gone through the embassy in JA this is how it will go down: 

1) YOU will receive a notice (NOA2) from USCIS saying that your petition was approved (hopefully) if not you will get and RFE (request for evidence).

2) once approved your petition will be sent to NVC (National Visa Center) for further processing and to be assigned a case number. (It will take about 3 weeks to get to the NVC) You can begin calling the NVC for your case number which will start with KNG*********

3) Go here https://ceac.state.gov/GenNIV/Default.aspx and fill out the DS160 and be sure to print the bar code!!!!!

4) after aprox. 3 weeks your case will be sent from NVC to the US embassy in JA. You will recieve an email from NVC telling you the case has been sent.  You will NOT receive anything from the embassy to let you know they have received it.  You will be able to track it yourself through the CEAC case tracker here is the link  https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?App=NIV You will enter the KNG case number under immigrant visa and your status will appear.  

5) once your status says READY you can go to this website https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-jm/iv/information/iv_services to schedule an interview at the embassy for your fiance. Make sure you schedule it out far enough to get the medical complete (at least 10 days for the medical to reach the embassy) You must have the DS160 barcode available to schedule and you must pay the interview fee of $265 US dollars

6) Next go to the St. Andrews Hospital website to request a US medical exam. https://www.andrewsmemorialhospital.com/rules/ (You must schedule the interview first)

You can also start gathering all the documents you will need for the medical and interview.  It seems like plenty and it is.  @Greenbaumposted the links for the documents you will need.  Good Luck!!!

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Thank you Jenny17655  it seemed like it took you a little over a year to get your loved one with you am i correct?   Was there any issues with them getting their mail because my fiancé he doesn’t have a mail box and he said he just goes to the post office to pick up mail  and I’m a little freighted about that..  An just being realistic I started in July so are we looking about May if everything goes well to an approval

 

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3 minutes ago, Kenni said:

Thank you Jenny17655  it seemed like it took you a little over a year to get your loved one with you am i correct?   Was there any issues with them getting their mail because my fiancé he doesn’t have a mail box and he said he just goes to the post office to pick up mail  and I’m a little freighted about that..  An just being realistic I started in July so are we looking about May if everything goes well to an approval

 

Actually our whole process from filing to him arriving here was 9.5 months.  If I mailed him something I mailed it to the post office or DHL.  DHL is expensive, post office is slower.

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On ‎11‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 1:19 PM, Kenni said:

Thank you AnnaYT  ( ia m the female) but let me ask you because again JA mail is horrible so I wont get anything I will get the letter saying its at the NVC but he will get the packet is that what you are saying and if his address has changed I need to update that to right

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ERecgo5v-dxtBw0bhvjHbq6u64IW0-5w/view?usp=sharing

http://www.visajourney.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=22474


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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