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I am expecting to get NOA2 in the next month. Hopefully, anyone who has just gone past that stage can give me some advise. 

Is there anything I should be doing now to prepare / speed up the process?

Once I do get NOA2, what are the next steps from there?

 

Thanks.

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24 minutes ago, IanD91 said:

I am expecting to get NOA2 in the next month. Hopefully, anyone who has just gone past that stage can give me some advise. 

Is there anything I should be doing now to prepare / speed up the process?

Once I do get NOA2, what are the next steps from there?

 

Thanks.

it will all depend on many factors, what visa did you apply for, what is the country.

 

There is NOTHING that anyone can do to speed up the process accept to prepare, get the documents you need for your particular visa and for your specific country.

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2 hours ago, IanD91 said:

Is there anything I should be doing now to prepare / speed up the process?

Once I do get NOA2, what are the next steps from there?

The only thing you can really do to speed up the process is minimize the time they're waiting for you and your fiancé(e).

So make sure you have all needed documents together by the time your case is ready (look at the first post from @Greenbaum in any NOA2->NVC thread for what's typically needed and what's next; ask other people whose case is going through Dublin if there are any special requirements there).

 


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NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16

Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03

Arrived in Moscow: 2018-12-28

Interview date: 2019-02-14

 

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5 hours ago, IanD91 said:

I am expecting to get NOA2 in the next month. Hopefully, anyone who has just gone past that stage can give me some advise. 

Is there anything I should be doing now to prepare / speed up the process?

Once I do get NOA2, what are the next steps from there?

 

Thanks.

Two things:

 

1.  Many of our answers are predicated on the information you supply in your profile. When we look at the left column and can't determine your timeline or your Embassy it's hard for us to give you a factual answer. If you look at the profile of others here, they have a flag for their country, so it makes it easy for us to reply as we can quickly determine your Embassy. Our answers will sometimes be tailored to a specific Embassy hence the reason for you to complete your profile.

 

So, if you could help yourself out and complete your profile that sure would help us out when we want to reply to your question with factual information.

 

Go to the top right of this page select your name (it's on the upper right-hand corner)>my profile>[below your picture on the right column] edit my profile. Scroll to the bottom and fill in "Immigration Info". There now we can better serve you.

 

Thanks

 

2. Interview instructions

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F7jC3hxQrLCQRa-Mus1xSPfR-V1t5x3K/view?usp=sharing

https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/iv-dv-supplemental/DBL_ Dublin.pdf

 

Dublin Embassy website

https://ie.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/fiancee-visa/the-interview/

 

Interview preparations

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/interview/interview-prepare.html

 

Medical information

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/interview/interview-prepare/medical-examination.html

 

Immigration Portal VJ

http://www.visajourney.com/portals/index.php?country=Ireland

 

Dublin visa information from VJ Portal

http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Ireland&cty=Dublin

 

From <http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/661466-i-129f-february-2018-filer/?page=142&tab=comments>

 

Here is a thread that had some discussion about the Embassy procedure there in Ireland.

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/673780-dublin-embassy-how-long-after-submitting-a-notice-of-readiness-were-you-contacted/?page=4

 


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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28 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

Two things:

 

1.  Many of our answers are predicated on the information you supply in your profile. When we look at the left column and can't determine your timeline or your Embassy it's hard for us to give you a factual answer. If you look at the profile of others here, they have a flag for their country, so it makes it easy for us to reply as we can quickly determine your Embassy. Our answers will sometimes be tailored to a specific Embassy hence the reason for you to complete your profile.

 

So, if you could help yourself out and complete your profile that sure would help us out when we want to reply to your question with factual information.

 

Go to the top right of this page select your name (it's on the upper right-hand corner)>my profile>[below your picture on the right column] edit my profile. Scroll to the bottom and fill in "Immigration Info". There now we can better serve you.

 

Thanks

 

2. Interview instructions

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F7jC3hxQrLCQRa-Mus1xSPfR-V1t5x3K/view?usp=sharing

https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/iv-dv-supplemental/DBL_ Dublin.pdf

 

Dublin Embassy website

https://ie.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/fiancee-visa/the-interview/

 

Interview preparations

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/interview/interview-prepare.html

 

Medical information

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/interview/interview-prepare/medical-examination.html

 

Immigration Portal VJ

http://www.visajourney.com/portals/index.php?country=Ireland

 

Dublin visa information from VJ Portal

http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Ireland&cty=Dublin

 

From <http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/661466-i-129f-february-2018-filer/?page=142&tab=comments>

 

Here is a thread that had some discussion about the Embassy procedure there in Ireland.

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/673780-dublin-embassy-how-long-after-submitting-a-notice-of-readiness-were-you-contacted/?page=4

 

This is extremely helpful. Thank you very much! I have updated my profile info and that led to a side question: My fiancee is from NY and on the I-129F, her parents house is used and the mailing address and the address we intent to live at. But recently we have decided we want to move to North Carolina due to the great jobs there and property prices in comparison to NY. It is not 100% yet but will it be a problem if we go straight to NC instead of NY? Also, would my AOS process faster there?

 

Thanks!

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3 minutes ago, IanD91 said:

This is extremely helpful. Thank you very much! I have updated my profile info and that led to a side question: My fiancee is from NY and on the I-129F, her parents house is used and the mailing address and the address we intent to live at. But recently we have decided we want to move to North Carolina due to the great jobs there and property prices in comparison to NY.

 

It is not 100% yet but will it be a problem if we go straight to NC instead of NY? The only requirement is that you become a Hurricane hockey fan. :rofl: No problem with going straight to NC once you enter the country. Just update your address on the DS-160 once you get to that point in the process.

 

Also, would my AOS process faster there? Processing the AOS is a strange animal. The country is divided into half. Basically those west of the Mississippi River are going to California the other half goes to Vermont for processing. Both should take the same amount of time to process. But having said that, when we were processing it took California 6 months and Vermont was behind and process 14 months after submission. So if you live in NC then it is what it is. Don't know what current processing times are for the AOS but you could Google it if your curious.

 

Thanks!

Hope this answers your questions.


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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