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As some of you know, I filled my petition for K1 visa on November 2018, at the  time my fiancee was pregnant and I was going to finish my bachelors early May, so It seemed like a good time to start filling everything. In the summer of 2018 I overstayed my ESTA for 4 hours (1 day), at the time, I didn't realize this was the case, and I returned to the USA two times after that with no problems, until this summer, where they warned me I had overstayed and I returned  to Portugal in the next flight. I was going to spend time with my son, 3 months at the time, unfortunately that was not possible. On June 10th my case was created, I managed to get my interview expedited to July 24. Paris, where I was told I was approved, it all went with flying colors. At the interview I didn't have my medical exams yet, so I sent it to them and it got there on Aug 12th. By this time, my case had last been updated on Aug 6th and put on Administrative Processing. Finally, on Aug 23 it changed to Application Received, the next two days were weekends, so on Aug 26 They've updated my status to Administrative processing again. AS of today, Aug 28, no new updates (now it shoes AP on both IV and NIV). It doesn't look like a long time, but it sure feels like it. My fiancee is a teacher, which means she has 3 months vacation in the summer, no such luck. Wedding venue postponed from Aug 2nd 2019 to July 31 2020, no big deal, we all know how this goes. The worst is the uncertainty and the wait, She is back to work now, and daycare is expensive. My gorgeous son (picture below) is 5 months old now! Only got to see him 1 week in April, when he was a month old. He just started crawling as well. I am missing all of this unfortunately. I'll keep you updated on the progress. From everything I've read it shouldn't take much longer, but you can't truly know.


P.s- A lot has happened in between filing for k1 and now, such as we discovering my fiancee is carrier of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and me having to get tested as well, as it was a pain to get tested here in Portugal, to my whole family and friends travelling to the USA without me for the wedding venue (the airlines wouldn't budget so they ended up going anyways). To Portugal not doing visa interviews and having to travel to Paris just for that, ultimately delaying the whole process at least 2-3 months from expected (the original interview date was to be on November 6th!), the first expedite was denied, but we insisted on emailing the senator and he managed to pull some strings.


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1 hour ago, ilovelondon said:


Application Received

Application ID or Case Number:AA

Case Created:25-Aug-2019

updated  26-AUG-2019

Case Last Updated:29-Aug-2019

still not AP yet.anxious

Hang in there! It shouldn't take too long!

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Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.

Our journey:


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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