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Wow!!!  What a fantastic report....Thanks for posting......


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First career- 20 year Retired E-8, USAF Missileer,

Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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Wait, I'm confused with OP's AOS dates and N-400 filing.

AOS

Interview Date: 2015-09-22

Approval/Denial Date: 2016-01-08

 

Citizenship

Date Filed: 2018-08-13

NOA Date: 2018-08-14

 

Between I-485 approval and N-400 filing, ~33 months (3 years - 90 days) had not passed yet. Or was AOS actually approved near Oct 2015 and not in Jan 2016?

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2 hours ago, Pheebs1201 said:

Hi all, I haven't been on this forum in quite some time but this is where I got the most support back in my K1 visa days so I felt it was fitting to return today and share that we are DONE with our immigration journey! I had my N400 interview on 2/6 and they asked me to return two hours later for my oath ceremony. I wanted to let you all know, whatever stage of the journey you are at, that despite how stressful and frustrating this process is, it is so worth it when you attend that oath ceremony and hear everyones stories from such a vast range of different countries. It was such an emotional day for me.

 

Anyway, I wish you all, all the luck in the world! Thank you to the VJ community for being a part of our journey! I couldn't have done it without you all and I made some friends for life on this forum! 

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The blue, all the blue! 

 

Weirdly, the whole process doesn't take quite as long as I thought. But most importantly, congratulations!!! 😄


Met while I was on holiday:  11/01/2017

Agreed that we were an item: 11/09/2017

She said yes: 04/06/2018

Filed I129f: 06/09/2018

NOA1 dated: 06/14/2018

NOA2 dated: 11/29/2018

NVC Case #: Fianceé (USC) Called and received it: 01/08/2019

Case Shipped: 01/08/2019

Case Received: 01/15/2019

P3 Letter received: 01/19/2019

Medical: 02/08/2019

Interview: 03/11/2019

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35 minutes ago, LukeU said:

 

Weirdly, the whole process doesn't take quite as long as I thought. But most importantly, congratulations!!! 😄

 

I was a citizen 4 years, 2 months from the day the fiancé petition was mailed. Looks like Pheebs was just about the same, maybe a month longer. Hopefully those fretting every single day that passes will get over it once they move. I quit checking status and timelines and just got on with life and was much happier for it. It will happen when it happens. 

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Just now, Wuozopo said:

 

I was a citizen 4 years, 2 months from the day the fiancé petition was mailed. Looks like Pheebs was just about the same, maybe a month longer. Hopefully those fretting every single day that passes will get over it once they move. I quit checking status and timelines and just got on with life and was much happier for it. It will happen when it happens. 

I have to admit when we filed the case and received NOA1 (I know that's the very starting but) I was checking stupidly everyday. Then we received NOA2 and we just seemed to stop checking, we just waited it out etc. 

Now with medical done awaiting March interview appointments we're again not checking everything every day, just like you say, living. It'll ruin you if you always check and remind yourself there's something else to do. 

 

So when you become a citizen, is there another appointment afterwards? Like in 10 years do you have to go to something else, or are you all done? 


Met while I was on holiday:  11/01/2017

Agreed that we were an item: 11/09/2017

She said yes: 04/06/2018

Filed I129f: 06/09/2018

NOA1 dated: 06/14/2018

NOA2 dated: 11/29/2018

NVC Case #: Fianceé (USC) Called and received it: 01/08/2019

Case Shipped: 01/08/2019

Case Received: 01/15/2019

P3 Letter received: 01/19/2019

Medical: 02/08/2019

Interview: 03/11/2019

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3 minutes ago, LukeU said:

I have to admit when we filed the case and received NOA1 (I know that's the very starting but) I was checking stupidly everyday. Then we received NOA2 and we just seemed to stop checking, we just waited it out etc. 

Now with medical done awaiting March interview appointments we're again not checking everything every day, just like you say, living. It'll ruin you if you always check and remind yourself there's something else to do. 

 

So when you become a citizen, is there another appointment afterwards? Like in 10 years do you have to go to something else, or are you all done? 

 

Done. I am an American. No more USCIS...EVER.

After my oath ceremony I went to Social Security and the DMV to change my status in their records to American using my naturalization certificate. Then I applied for my US passport. You have to mail off your certificate, but they send it back.

 

Also I registered to vote. The League of Women Voters kindly had a table set up at the oath ceremony taking registration forms. They got them sorted and sent to our respective counties of residence. 

 

I am also still British and have a British passport.

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37 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

 

Done. I am an American. No more USCIS...EVER.

After my oath ceremony I went to Social Security and the DMV to change my status in their records to American using my naturalization certificate. Then I applied for my US passport. You have to mail off your certificate, but they send it back.

 

Also I registered to vote. The League of Women Voters kindly had a table set up at the oath ceremony taking registration forms. They got them sorted and sent to our respective counties of residence. 

 

I am also still British and have a British passport.

No more USCIS, now that's the dream right there! 

 

It's good to know you also kept your British passport too as I'll definitely be looking to have both passports in the future. As will the wife to be in the future 🙂 


Met while I was on holiday:  11/01/2017

Agreed that we were an item: 11/09/2017

She said yes: 04/06/2018

Filed I129f: 06/09/2018

NOA1 dated: 06/14/2018

NOA2 dated: 11/29/2018

NVC Case #: Fianceé (USC) Called and received it: 01/08/2019

Case Shipped: 01/08/2019

Case Received: 01/15/2019

P3 Letter received: 01/19/2019

Medical: 02/08/2019

Interview: 03/11/2019

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