Justine Acio's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Larry
Beneficiary's Name: Justine
VJ Member: Justine Acio
Country: Uganda

Last Updated: 2019-02-11
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Immigration Checklist for Larry & Justine:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Kenya
I-129F Sent : 2018-05-04
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-05-09
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-07
NVC Received : 2018-12-03
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-03
NVC Left : 2018-12-13
Consulate Received : 2018-12-27
Packet 3 Received : 2018-12-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2018-12-27
Packet 4 Received : 2018-12-27
Interview Date : 2019-02-11 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 182 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 278 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

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Timeline Comments: 27

Terrell USA on 2018-11-20 said:
Hey Larry, Congratulations on your NOA2! I am also waiting for my NOA2. What should I do in the mean time?
Justine Acio on 2018-11-20 said:
Please subscribe to visa services international immigration network on Facebook the community is a great resource. Read through comments ask queries,a lot of people on the same journey we are on. For now we are waiting for NVC letter which is next step. MORE waiting.
Terrell USA on 2018-12-02 said:
Hey Larry, I spoke with some couples who are a little bit ahead of you in the journey. They said while we wait for our NVC case number, we should make sure that my Ugandan fiance, 1. Get at least 6 (2×2) color passport photos. For her medical exam, NCBI, URSB, and Embassy interview. 2. Get her long birth certificate from the (URSB) Ugandan Registration Service Bureau. 3. Get her Police Report from the (NCBI) National Central Bureau of Interpol (in Kampala, not her home town) 4. Prepare your I-134 (Affidavit Support) 5. Collect any Divorce or Death certificates pertaining to a previous marriage.
Justine Acio on 2018-12-02 said:
Hey , this is Justine, thanks for the above. Larry is miles away at work so am soldiering through this visa journey by myself and keeping him updated. When did you guys get your NOA 2. Mine was Nov 7th. I am intouch with another lady who got hers Oct 25th. If you wish I can give you my WhatsApp number for your other half so the 3 of us support each other. For now I guess we wait and hope the process goes fast. Cheers
Terrell USA on 2018-12-03 said:
I would love that Justine. Thank you so much.
Terrell USA on 2018-12-03 said:
Also, we are still at NOA 1. We are still waiting for NOA2.
Terrell USA on 2018-12-19 said:
Congrats Justine!! I saw your recent adjustment. I'm so excited for you. We're still waiting on NOA2. Did you get your case number yet? 😁
Justine Acio on 2018-12-19 said:
Hey, yeah one step closer. My case from NVC to Ready at Embassy took 4 weeks. Filling in my DS 160 then submit this week. Just waiting on LARRY to send me documents from his side. My fellow filers in Nairobi say interview dates will probably be end of January if am lucky or February. Let’s see what happens after I pay the visa fees.
Terrell USA on 2018-12-19 said:
What about your medical examination? Is there an authorized U.S. facility in Uganda?
Justine Acio on 2018-12-19 said:
All medicals are done in Nairobi at the IOM offices. I guess they don’t trust our doctors. I have 2 friends who really on K1 journey. They were already approved so consulting them.
Terrell USA on 2018-12-19 said:
Well, did some inquiries on the U.S. Embassy in Kampala and I found out that there has been many cases of fraud and bribery. As you know bribery and fraud are very serious crimes in America, especially for government officials. From which, the U.S. Embassy Kampala has lost many privileges and a lot of credibility. What does I.O.M stand for? I get so lost in the acronyms. 🙄
Justine Acio on 2018-12-21 said:
International Organization for Migration......all the acronyms right heheheh. It’s like people speaking in code. Shame about our Embassy. Now we have to make this long expensive journey! How’s Carolyne holding up. The NOA 2 wait is frustrating however it is what it is. Have a good weekend.
Terrell USA on 2018-12-22 said:
Carolyne has been sick. But she's fine now. We're just waiting for NOA2 so that we can move forward like you and Larry.
Terrell USA on 2018-12-23 said:
Oh by the way, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! 🎅🏾🎄🤶🏽
Terrell USA on 2018-12-25 said:
Hi Justine, I told Carolyne and her family about you and Larry. They will be getting in contact with you soon from Uganda. Do you know Lawrance Ssemaganda? He is my Muko. I hope I spelled that right. I'm still learning my new Ugandan culture.
Justine Acio on 2018-12-25 said:
Hey Terrel ,Merry Christmas.....will wait for Carolyne to get intouch. This visa journey is frustrating and lonesome , if you have someone going through the same process it's of great support. Am afraid I don't know your muko 😁 I see you are already learning some luganda. I am from northern Uganda but have grown up in Kampala so do speak luganda. Here's to a good rest of the week and to great things in the new year.
Terrell USA on 2018-12-30 said:
Hey Justine, I just noticed another adjustment in your check list. Can you tell me what is Packet 3?
Justine Acio on 2018-12-30 said:
The embassy will send you an initial email stating that they have received your case and will direct you to this website https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/family-k-1.html after this step you will download country/city specific document. You will download the K1 instruction packet(list of things to bring, passport, affidavit of support etc) the email also has instructions to submit DS 160 and how to register on the embassy site to schedule appointment https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-KE/iv cheers
Terrell USA on 2019-01-03 said:
I don't know why, but I'm suddenly stressed over all of this because I feel like I need to be there with Carolyne throughout all of this perpetration. But as you know the embassy in Uganda is practically useless considering the K-1 Visa process and the complication of traveling to "Kenya" only to do medical, pay the bank for the petition then go back to Uganda only to return for the interview seems so inconvenient. But I guess this is what we must do for the sake of love. My African Queen is worth it. 🤵🏾💒👑👰🏾 ♥️💍
Terrell USA on 2019-01-03 said:
I gave Carolyn's family your contact Justine. I really appreciate your advice and your willingness to help them in Uganda. As you know Ugandans can be very unpredictable maybe that's why they are reluctant to contact you. I just pray that her family is willing to utilize your experience and know how.
Justine Acio on 2019-01-03 said:
Happy New year! Trust you are good. The visa journey stressful....you are not alone in this. Did I mention that Larry is from Florida too. I got my interview dates ...it will be in February so getting all my stuff ready. The good news is you can pay the visa fees from Uganda via Mobile money_Mpesa Safaricom. You will have the option to pay cash and Mpesa she will have to choose the Mpesa option. I will actually stay the whole duration in Nairobi .I am trying to schedule my medical for the week before my interview date so am looking at staying there minimum of 10 days. If using the bus ....that 14 hours is stressful enough which I may have to do as the expense of nearly 2 weeks in Nairobi will be ALOT however it must be done. If Carolyne is on Facebook ask her to join visa services international immigration network. The admin will ask 3 qstns before she joins group. It is a huge resource. There's 3 Ugandans who got approved past November and are already in the states now plus 2 of us who are in process. You can join too it helps to read people's journeys and also ask if in need especially country and consulate specifics at this stage. When are you expecting your NOA 2?
Terrell USA on 2019-01-04 said:
Concerning my NO2, it was supposed to arrive by the mid part of December. Unfortunately, there has been no adjustment yet so God willing by the end of January the NO2 may arrive. It has already been beyond 190 days so I'm beginning to get worried a little. I contacted NCIS with my concern but they said my NO2 is within the normal processing times. I really wish to come there and be with Carolyn and family throughout the immigration process especially from her side only to be a support. But there is a lot going on right now and Uganda with Bobi Wine, M7, the Police, and Parliament. And now I hear Bebe Cool has been thrown in the mix. How is Kampala these days? Is it safe for me to come there?I also here and I think it's Western Uganda near the border of the Democratic republic of Congo there is an ebola outbreak in the Congo. Have you heard anything about that?
Justine Acio on 2019-01-05 said:
Worry not...one thing I have learnt about this process is patience! Also if you have a support system, people who are going through the same visa journey like me heheheh it makes it easier. You share your stresses and joy. Kampala is safe....you just have to be aware of your surroundings, and stay safe. Kampala politics hard to comprehend.....however life goes on and we pray for our country. The Ebola outbreak has not reached Kampala so we are safe. This process is terribly long if you do plan to come to UG maybe towards the end of the process would be a better time otherwise it will still feel like you came and left her heheheh. You both just have to be strong . Have a good weekend. Cheers
Terrell USA on 2019-01-17 said:
Hey Justine, I'm praying for you and Larry. Did you hear about the bombing in Nairobi? Everything is over now but it was a Western hotel that was targeted by some terrorists. Have you heard anything about the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi? Also, do you remember how many shillings you paid the Interpol for your police report and how many shillings you paid for your long birth certificate from USRB?
Justine Acio on 2019-01-21 said:
Hey Terrel, in 12 days I travel to Nairobi. Thanks for your prayers. Am sure security everywhere has been beefed up. We have to stay alert and not allow fear to take over. Interpol letter was 64,450 UGX....3000 for finger print vetting ,3000 for office allowance heheheh that’s what the receipt says and the 58,450 paid in the bank which are on the same premises. It takes a week to process, she will need passport size photo as well. The same as the US visa size. I can’t quite remember how much it was for my birth certificate but nothing more than 15,000ugx. They say it takes 3 weeks so if I was Carolyne I would process it now. The offices are in Kololo at the NIRA headquarters I was lucky needed mine urgently before even filing and managed to get it in 1 day with no extra cost. I guess the P.A. to the registrar took a liking to me. Have a good week.
Terrell USA on 2019-01-21 said:
Justine you are God sent. I appreciate your direction so much. I pray for you and Larry everyday. God be with you.
Terrell USA on 2019-02-11 said:
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