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A bit confused with my process! Help! I have filed our I-29F visa with our lawyer and received our first notice the 10th of September. My fiancé is a dual citizen of Spain and Colombia and we are currently living in Australia on a working holiday visa. As our visa in Australia comes to an end in February I spoke with our lawyer about changing our jurisdiction to Spain. Will this delay our process? As of now she says we could hear back in mid March and to just wait for our interview in Australia.  Is this a realistic scenario? We will be in Asia traveling for a Few months so just trying to figure out the process! Thanks 

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14 minutes ago, Alli88 said:

A bit confused with my process! Help! I have filed our I-29F visa with our lawyer and received our first notice the 10th of September. My fiancé is a dual citizen of Spain and Colombia and we are currently living in Australia on a working holiday visa. As our visa in Australia comes to an end in February I spoke with our lawyer about changing our jurisdiction to Spain. Will this delay our process? Somewhat. As of now she says we could hear back in mid March and to just wait for our interview in Australia.  Is this a realistic scenario? We will be in Asia traveling for a Few months so just trying to figure out the process! Thanks 

1. If you wish to have your immigrant/fiancée visa file transferred from one Embassy to another U.S. Embassy/Consulate and your file is at the first Embassy, please contact the appropriate U.S. Embassy/Consulate directly in the country where you wish to apply and follow their instructions for case transfer. Please click here for the full list of all U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas.

 

The old Embassy will need to receive a formal file transfer request from that U.S. Embassy/Consulate in the country where you wish to apply. Upon receipt of this request, they will immediately forward the file for the New Embassy to process.

 

Once you contact your New Embassy you then can discuss the transfer of your fee if you have made payment. Be sure to have your payment receipt available.

 

2. Or, after you have been advised that your NOA2 has been approved contact NVC to forward you file to another Embassy. You might want to PM @Von1982 who just had his case moved and he can advise. He will be knowledgably and very willing to help.


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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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On 11/14/2018 at 9:20 AM, Alli88 said:

A bit confused with my process! Help! I have filed our I-29F visa with our lawyer and received our first notice the 10th of September. My fiancé is a dual citizen of Spain and Colombia and we are currently living in Australia on a working holiday visa. As our visa in Australia comes to an end in February I spoke with our lawyer about changing our jurisdiction to Spain. Will this delay our process? As of now she says we could hear back in mid March and to just wait for our interview in Australia.  Is this a realistic scenario? We will be in Asia traveling for a Few months so just trying to figure out the process! Thanks 

To answer your question, the answer is YES, it will delay your process. Making changes to your petition will cause delays. As of now, the average of NOA2 is 7 months. Theoretically, she might be right about receiving the NOA2 in March. However, the process from NOA2 to Embassy could take 4-8 weeks. Unless you can extend your visa or your stay in Australia, I would highly suggest you make the transfer - make the request while your case at NVC

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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures


Our journey:

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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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