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I-129F Approved by USCIS in 4.5 months

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18 minutes ago, Dinho said:

Same timeline as mine. It took 4.5 months to get the approval notice. I just my notice of action approval letter 03/27/19. I apllied for the K1 visa mid NOV 2018.

That's awesome! I forgot to mention, maybe this is all happening much quicker now because the alleged changes to international field offices at USCIS. See the article below:

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/12/citizenship-immigration-international-offices-close-1218137

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Yes some petitions get through quickly. Can have many variables such as organization of the petition, clear and concise evidence, the person reviewing the forms is not too picky. Also time lines fluctuate, and as mentioned possibly could be do to personal movements within USCIS to help. 

 

But remember this is just half the process.

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08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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9 minutes ago, panamerican said:

That's awesome! I forgot to mention, maybe this is all happening much quicker now because the alleged changes to international field offices at USCIS. See the article below:

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/12/citizenship-immigration-international-offices-close-1218137

Not the reason as the international field offices are still open


YMMV

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Congrats, very similar to my situation. I sent mine off before really getting involved with this site. I got everything done in a few hours one morning and sent it in, not realizing how many things could go wrong. I'm a November 2018 filer, I got mine approved in a little under 4 months. 

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We were pleasantly shocked this morning that we got approved, we thought it was a April Fools joke haha. We got our NOA1 Dec 19th 2018 and we just got our NOA2 approval this morning so that makes ours 3.5 Months!! We feel beyond blessed and happy!

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12 hours ago, Ray&Ang said:

We were pleasantly shocked this morning that we got approved, we thought it was a April Fools joke haha. We got our NOA1 Dec 19th 2018 and we just got our NOA2 approval this morning so that makes ours 3.5 Months!! We feel beyond blessed and happy!

I also had the quick thought of it being an April Fool's joke as well 🤦‍♂️ but it's definitely printed on some really official paper 😂

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Just for anyone out there wondering, my timeline to receive the NOA2 was 4 months. A few things about our case that may or may not help others compare their situation to ours:

 

-He is from Mexico, and we still had a pretty quick process so far (although it did not feel quick haha, we were dying.)

-He never stayed in the US on an expired visa

-Neither of us had a criminal background or divorce...I imagine that helps the process go faster, though I'm not sure.

-We knew each other less than a year (met online in Feb. 2018, met in person in July, and were engaged Nov. 2018 during his second visit)

-Our proof of relationship included boarding passes and visa stamps, pictures together (a few with his family and in front of landmarks), and a statement from my roommate/close friend who was our photographer for the engagement.

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27 minutes ago, Silove said:

Just for anyone out there wondering, my timeline to receive the NOA2 was 4 months. A few things about our case that may or may not help others compare their situation to ours:

 

-He is from Mexico, and we still had a pretty quick process so far (although it did not feel quick haha, we were dying.)

-He never stayed in the US on an expired visa

-Neither of us had a criminal background or divorce...I imagine that helps the process go faster, though I'm not sure.

-We knew each other less than a year (met online in Feb. 2018, met in person in July, and were engaged Nov. 2018 during his second visit)

-Our proof of relationship included boarding passes and visa stamps, pictures together (a few with his family and in front of landmarks), and a statement from my roommate/close friend who was our photographer for the engagement.

Agreed that no past marriages or serious criminal background likely helps significantly with the speediness.

 

If it helps others, I did not have any family members or friends make statements nor did we have engagement photos. Seems as though the statement of intent to marry was sufficient for our situation.

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7 minutes ago, panamerican said:

Agreed that no past marriages or serious criminal background likely helps significantly with the speediness.

 

If it helps others, I did not have any family members or friends make statements nor did we have engagement photos. Seems as though the statement of intent to marry was sufficient for our situation.

The engagement photos were just kind of a nice surprise from my fiance haha. I don't think we actually included any of them in our packet :) But just using her statement as a witness that she was there for the proposal. But yeah, probably not necessary to get a statement in most cases, I was literally just covering about 45 bases when I put this together hahaha.

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4 minutes ago, Silove said:

The engagement photos were just kind of a nice surprise from my fiance haha. I don't think we actually included any of them in our packet :) But just using her statement as a witness that she was there for the proposal. But yeah, probably not necessary to get a statement in most cases, I was literally just covering about 45 bases when I put this together hahaha.

Likewise. I overdid it so much that I imagine the USCIS officer who opened my packet just went "ugh" and approved it quickly to move on to the next one 😂

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Congratulations to all of you 👍😁

We did the applications pretty much the same (holes on top, sevtions, numbered pages with name on top of every dingle one etc) and hoped to have a short wait ... well NOA1 September 24th and still waiting. 🙄

As my fiance so wisely said "we're both in our 50s so much more background to check" 😂

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Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.


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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