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K1 Visa Approved LND & 18th of January 2019

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Hey Everyone.


I would just like to thank everyone who has helped me and my fiancé through this process. 


I had my interview on the 18th Jan 2019. The interviews went straight forward and the woman interviewing congratulated me and approved the Visa. It's kind of a blur as I was very excited but I believe she said I will receive my visa in the next 7- 10 working days. 


I wasn't handed any kind of slips or anything.  


I have just checked both the site where you book the interview and the page CEAC. 


The interview status says: appointment 

And the CEAC says: Ready (last updated on the 18th Jan) 


I'm not worried or anything but I'm just wondering if I should be expecting for this to change to issued?  And if so how long will it take. 



Thanks for all the help once again everyone. ♥️








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Congratulations! Currently, you're going under AP--don't worry, that is normal. It could be any day now. There is no timeline for AP. Just sit back and relax. It will be issued soon. :) 




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Yes, the status will change to "Issued".

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42 minutes ago, LDSCRAKE said:

I'm not worried or anything but I'm just wondering if I should be expecting for this to change to issued?  And if so how long will it take.

Not right away. A lot of things still happen before it changes to "Issued". They still have to do lots of paperwork, print the visa, quality control the visa, ....


It will change to "Issued" once the visa is printed and affixed to your passport.


Note: it might change to "AP"  a day or two before it turns to "Issued". No need to be alarmed.

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Congratulations 🎉


Im also from the UK, you can check my timeline for an idea how long roughly your AP will take :) dont worry!

K1 Fiance Visa Journey - From sending I-129F to Visa in hand = 295 days📅


10th-Oct-2017 I-129F sent to Dallas Lockbox

13th-Oct-2017 - I-129F received 

17th-Oct-2017 - NOA1 

19th-Apr-2018 - NOA2 :dance:
8th-May-2018 - NVC received our case

14-May-2018 NVC case # assigned
29-June-2018 - Medical

20-July-2018 - Interview - APPROVED! :dancing:

01-Aug-2018 Visa in hand 🎉
13-Oct-2018 - POE:dancing:
17-Nov-2018- Married:wub:


AOS, EAD, AP Journey :star:
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11th-Dec-2018 - I-485, I-765, I-131 packet received in Chicago
17th-Dec-2018 - Received txt notifications
18-Dec-2018 - Check cashed
17-Dec-2018 - NOA1 on USCIS online case status
24-Dec-2018 - x3 NOA1 letter's received in the mail:thumbs:
31-Dec-2018 - Biometrics appointment letter received in the mail
31-Dec-2018 - USCIS online case status for just AOS changed to 'Request for Initial evidence mailed' :(
07-Jan-2019 - Biometrics appointment👍
07-Jan-2019 - Request for Initial evidence letter received - request is for complete Federal tax return for most recent tax year (we did send with original packet...:angry:)

10-Jan-2019 - Sent back initial evidence request documents by mail:clock:
15-Jan-2019 - USCIS online case status for AOS changed to 'Response to USCIS' Request for Evidence was receieved':thumbs:
xx-xxx-xxxx - Waiting....


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Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 always nice to hear someone is approved

05/23/2018 I-129F Sent 

05/25/2018 I-129F NOA1

11/15/2018 I-129F NOA2

11/26/18 NVC Received

12/11/18 Case Number Assigned

12/26/18 Consulate Received (LND)  

01/10/19 Medical Exam

01/24/19 Interview (Approved)😍

01/29/19 Issued on CEAC

02/01/2019 Visa In Hand

02/12/2019 POE ❤️❤️❤️ 


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Thanks guys!   Just checked again and it's updated to today's date 23rd January and still status is still ready. so I presume someone's touched it today but it's not complete? 




I'm confident it will come in time.  I've booked a flight for the 15th February and my wedding is on the 22nd of February. SO EXCITED! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉


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