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Good day everyone, 

We were out of our normal processing time two days ago and we filled the online form for enquiry... We got a response to expect a reply by February 7 2019.... Please what should we expect even though we had tried expediting our case around December due to petitioner medical reasons and we got a response that says our case is being adjudicated and we should expect a response in 45days.... The 45days is approximately February 3 2019.... The wait is just frustrating 

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Nothing to do but wait.

You can start preparing the documents for the embassy stage in case the expedite is approved (police certificate(s), birth certificate, etc.).


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Austin said:

Good day everyone, 

We were out of our normal processing time two days ago and we filled the online form for enquiry... We got a response to expect a reply by February 7 2019.... Please what should we expect even though we had tried expediting our case around December due to petitioner medical reasons and we got a response that says our case is being adjudicated and we should expect a response in 45days.... The 45days is approximately February 3 2019.... The wait is just frustrating 

Medical is a very hard sell for expediting.  Unfortunately all you can do is wait.  With our K-1 last year we did congressional inquiries and CIS Ombudsman inquiries.  They did not make a difference.  We were approved when we were approved.  It took us over 9 months.  Things are much quicker now so you should hear something soon.  Every time you do an inquiry the answer will ALWAYS be you should have a response in 45 days!  Just be patient and focus on the love not the process.  This is only the first step.  Don't get too crazy yet.


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Rose)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (AJ)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Aira)

 

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PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

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41 minutes ago, Austin said:

Good day everyone, 

We were out of our normal processing time two days ago and we filled the online form for enquiry... We got a response to expect a reply by February 7 2019.... Please what should we expect even though we had tried expediting our case around December due to petitioner medical reasons and we got a response that says our case is being adjudicated and we should expect a response in 45days.... The 45days is approximately February 3 2019.... The wait is just frustrating 

We all know how frustrating the wait is.  You will probably just receive another generic email with the same response.  I wouldn't expect much  more than what you received.  I received that same thing a couple of different times.  They have picked up your file and doing all the necessary checks.

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Thank you 

4 hours ago, John & Rose said:

Medical is a very hard sell for expediting.  Unfortunately all you can do is wait.  With our K-1 last year we did congressional inquiries and CIS Ombudsman inquiries.  They did not make a difference.  We were approved when we were approved.  It took us over 9 months.  Things are much quicker now so you should hear something soon.  Every time you do an inquiry the answer will ALWAYS be you should have a response in 45 days!  Just be patient and focus on the love not the process.  This is only the first step.  Don't get too crazy yet.

Thanks a lot 

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4 hours ago, Steph&Bobo said:

We all know how frustrating the wait is.  You will probably just receive another generic email with the same response.  I wouldn't expect much  more than what you received.  I received that same thing a couple of different times.  They have picked up your file and doing all the necessary checks.

Thanks a lot 

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6 hours ago, Austin said:

Good day everyone, 

We were out of our normal processing time two days ago and we filled the online form for enquiry... We got a response to expect a reply by February 7 2019.... Please what should we expect even though we had tried expediting our case around December due to petitioner medical reasons and we got a response that says our case is being adjudicated and we should expect a response in 45days.... The 45days is approximately February 3 2019.... The wait is just frustrating 

I got the same reply to all generic it seems.



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Obviously the specifics of the need for an expedite are the critical factor. The process for the expedite isn't hard. What qualifies for an expedite is a different story.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.


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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