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Hey all. Our I-129f was finally approved after 8 arduous months on December 14th. 

 

Do any of you have advice on things to check off whilst I’m waiting for the NVC to assign us a case number and send the instruction packet?

 

Should I get my police records/medical records gathered? Also I’ve never had any vaccinations in my life. 

 

Thanks for any advice!

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Hi, gather your police certificate and medical records from your GP (assuming you’re going through London). You should get your vaccinations done now to make it cheaper and easier.


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K1 Timeline

07/23/2018    I-129F sent

07/25/2018    NOA1 email notification

07/30/2018    NOA1 hard copy

12/21/2018    NOA2 hard copy

01/10/2019    NVC Case # assigned

xx/xx/2019     Left NVC

xx/xx/2019     Embassy received

xx/xx/2019     Medical

xx/xx/2019     Interview

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Since you are close to getting the interview....and hopefully approved. My recommendation is to get SS# filed for as soon as you get stateside, before getting married. Then file shortly after for AOS. Life will be much simpler this way. AOS is usually anywhere between 3 months to maybe 2+ years.  EAD/AP is anywhere from 4- 6+ months if you  unlucky.


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

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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51 minutes ago, Lankyshakes said:

Hey all. Our I-129f was finally approved after 8 arduous months on December 14th. 

 

Do any of you have advice on things to check off whilst I’m waiting for the NVC to assign us a case number and send the instruction packet?

 

Should I get my police records/medical records gathered? Also I’ve never had any vaccinations in my life. 

 

Thanks for any advice!

The Acro police certificate took about a month to arrive when we were going through the NVC process so get that sorted ASAP. Also make sure you obtain your full medical record from your GP (not just the summary). try to get your vaccines form your GP (they are pricey at Knightsbridge). If you can’t get an appointment with your GP, Boots is a good place to go and get them done. Make sure your fiancé starts getting their stuff together for the affidavit of support (tax documents, employment letters, etc).


K-1 VISA

I129F Sent: 08/23/2017

NOA 1: 08/25/2017

NOA 2: 02/27/2018

NVC Received: 03/14/2018

NVC Case #: 03/15/2018

NVC Left: 03/24/2018

Embassy Received: 03/28/2018

Medical: 05/08/2018

Interview: 05/15/2018 

Visa issued: 05/18/2018

Visa received: 05/23/2018 

 

AOS

POE: 06/07/2018

SSN applied: 06/12/2018

SSN received: 06/28/2018

AOS Sent: 07/27/2018

Biometrics: 08/23/2018

Interview: 10/30/2018

Approval: 10/30/2018 

NOA2: 11/05/2018

Green card Received: 11/08/2018

 

 

NO MORE USCIS UNTIL ROC!!!!!😁

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Lankyshakes said:

Hey all. Our I-129f was finally approved after 8 arduous months on December 14th. 

 

Do any of you have advice on things to check off whilst I’m waiting for the NVC to assign us a case number and send the instruction packet?

 

Should I get my police records/medical records gathered? Also I’ve never had any vaccinations in my life. 

 

Thanks for any advice!

P3 instructions for the UK

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M92AwztXRnkFw6xwUF0ZlntJ6D4-eK2E/view?usp=sharing

 

Embassy Page

https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/required-documents/

https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/medical-examination/

 

London Portal here on VJ

http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=United Kingdom&cty=London

 

London sub-forum on VJ

There are experts over in the sub-forum for your country located here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/99-united-kingdom/  This is where others from your country who are processing or those who have completed their interview and they can guide you on their experience. A TON of information and help there.

 

A fellow VJ'r who just completed their visa interview

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/690372-my-whole-k1-experience/

 

Medical prices including vaccination pricing

http://www.visamedicals.co.uk/us-price.htm

 

Medical questionnaire

https://uk.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2017/05/USA-MEDICAL-QUESTIONNAIRE_IV.pdf


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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9 hours ago, Lankyshakes said:

Hey all. Our I-129f was finally approved after 8 arduous months on December 14th. 

 

Do any of you have advice on things to check off whilst I’m waiting for the NVC to assign us a case number and send the instruction packet?

 

Should I get my police records/medical records gathered? Also I’ve never had any vaccinations in my life. 

 

Thanks for any advice!

 

1) Shots- MMR, Tdap, flu. Your GP may or may not charge you.  

2) Medical summary printout, NOT a copy of your actual records. Also a separate short write up by your GP if you have had significant illnesses, conditions, or surgeries. Cancer, diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, depression, etc, etc. 

3) Police certificate. If you have ever had any arrests, cautions, incidents, then also order a Subject Access Report which will detail specifics of charges, any fines, etc.

4) I-134 Affidavit of support from fiancé with 1 proof of income, 2 if you are nervous about it. London will approve on simply an employer letter for example. You don't have to show income five different ways to London.

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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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