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  1. We received our interview date via email today, it will be February 26
  2. And the 2 years rule is from the I-129f application date. So if someone had seen their fiance exactly 2 years before their I-129f was submitted, it will be well over 2 years by the time you get to the interview. But it doesn't matter at that point because the rule is only for the I129f application. That said, it's still unfortunate you haven't seen your fiance in so long. However you are close to the finish line!
  3. Thanks for sharing the data points, NOA2 to NVC was taking a bit longer over the holidays (28 days for me) so I'm glad it's sped back up a little recently. The Bangkok embassy received our visa over the weekend, so we're just waiting for our status to change to 'Ready' so we can send Packet 3. Then we'll have another interview data point. I'm expect ours to be scheduled in early March.
  4. Thanks! I went ahead and signed up.
  5. For those tracking their cases on the DHL website. Did you sign up for shipment notifications? I'm curious if they actually work.
  6. In transit: NOA2: December 13 Case Received: January 10 Case # Assigned: January 15 Left NVC: January 22 Similar to others, I also received the email confirmation from NVC that is addressed to my fiance and says the embassy will contact the petitioner when they are ready to process the petition. They should definitely correct that, as I'm sure it causes a lot of confusion for people.
  7. I am all set thank you for checking! I grabbed the Packet 3 available on the Thailand embassy website: https://th.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/packets/. Have everything complete, just waiting to send to the embassy!
  8. My case has finally been received by NVC. NOA2 December 13 Received by NVC January 10 NOA2-->NVC in 28 days Here's to hoping they assign my case number and process it in time for the next batch sent to embassies the week of Jan 21.
  9. I have NOA2 of December 13 and they have not received my petition yet either. Doing my best to remain patient but I can't help but think about how inefficient this whole process is...I waited on hold for 1 hour and 8 minutes tonight. Standard "up to 6 weeks" response when someone finally answered. At least the people at the NVC call center are professional and courteous (silver lining!).
  10. Thank you for sharing your experience. The list of providers from the embassy is interesting as well. Given the company you used wasn’t on the list and you didn’t have any issues, it appears they’re not overly strict on who qualifies as certified for translating.
  11. I'm looking at the Packet 3 requirements for the K-1 visa (https://th.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/90/k-packet-3-instruction-mar2018-english.pdf). It states the following about documents that are not in English: "All documents not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations" In my case I know I only need to translate the birth certificate and Single certificate. My question is, what is considered 'certified'? Is it as simple as using essentially ANY translation company in Bangkok and just making sure they include a statement similar to the following that I found on the USCIS website (https://www.visajourney.com/content/translations)? Or is there anything more specific that the embassy will look for? I know I'm making this more complicated than it needs to be. I've seen various information posted on this forum but nothing definitive. As most of us on here know the visa process is far from black and white, so I just want to make sure I'm doing everything right the first time and not holding up the processing of my visa.
  12. Hi all, woke up to an email from USCIS that our case status had changed. Logged into the new site and it shows approved. The old site and apps are still only show received (as many on here have experienced). I'm honestly in shock we were approved so quickly, still not sure I'll fully believe it until we get the letter in the mail! NOA1 July 25 NOA2 December 14
  13. It could be possible that a lot of people create timelines after they get their NOA2 or around the time they would expect to be getting one. Though I hope I’m wrong and there just aren’t that many July applications so they get through them quicker!
  14. MATD

    Getting Police Certificate in Thailand

    I can confirm this as well. My fiance went to request her certificate today (12 Dec) and was told it would be ready on 3 Jan. I'm guessing with the upcoming holidays that translates to about 15 days. Definitely quicker than the 6 weeks people were being told before. Also, can confirm it was 100 baht for the report (fiance lives in Bangkok and will pickup in person, so did not pay the additional 50 baht to have it mailed)
  15. You are still within normal processing time (5-7 months) so my understanding is contacting USCIS will not help you yet. Currently you can submit an “outside normal processing time” request if your receipt date is May 8, 2018 or earlier, so you still have a few weeks before you would need to do that. You can check processing times and the current receipt date for a case inquiry (for "outside notmal processing time") here: https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/. -Just select your form type (I-129f) and processing center (California Service Center).