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Old Sep 21st 2014, 5:36 pm   #91
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Timeline:
Aug. 7th, 2014: I-130 posted to USCIS London.
Aug. 14th, 2014: Credit card charged for I-130 (no 'receipt of petition' email or text was received, although we did fill out the form).
Aug 20th 2014, sent follow up email asking if they got the I-130, just because they never contacted us. Emailed: [email protected]
Aug. 26th, 2014: Got an email reply stating they did get our I-130, and it will take 45-60 days to process, and that our payment was taken on Aug. 14th.
Sept 04, 2014: Mailed off the police check.
Sept 12th, 2014: Got police certificate.
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Old Sep 27th 2014, 12:07 pm   #92
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Timeline:
Aug. 7th, 2014: I-130 posted to USCIS London.
Aug. 14th, 2014: Credit card charged for I-130 (no 'receipt of petition' email or text was received, although we did fill out the form).
Aug 20th 2014, sent follow up email asking if they got the I-130, just because they never contacted us. Emailed: [email protected]
Aug. 26th, 2014: Got an email reply stating they did get our I-130, and it will take 45-60 days to process, and that our payment was taken on Aug. 14th.
Sept 04, 2014: Mailed off the police check.
Sept 12th, 2014: Got police certificate.
Sept 22nd, 2014: Got a strange postal notice saying we were not in on the 20th (two days ago, but the notice was delivered today, and we were home, and no one buzzed?) and we owe £1.11 for a package sent to us with not enough postage paid. So, I emailed: [email protected] saying “We sent our I-130 on Aug. 7th, 2014 and according to your site (Filing I-130/I-360 | Embassy of the United States) you are now processing the date of petitions filed on August 11th, 2014. We have not heard anything or received anything. Can you please inform me of the status of my I-130?” Tomorrow morning we will go to the post office.
Sept 23, 2014: Got package at post office and it WAS our I-130 approval, stating we were approved on Sept 12. Got a very nice email reply stating the same on the same day. (YAY!)
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Old Sep 28th 2014, 7:15 pm   #93
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30/07/2014 I-130 sent to the Embassy
31/07/2014 I-130 delivered to the Embassy
05/08/2014 I-130 payment taken by USCIS
08/08/2014 Fingerprints taken at New Scotland Yard (for foreign police check)
09/08/2014 I-130 notice of receipt received from USCIS
08/09/2014 ACPO UK Police Check documents sent (standard service, not premium)
11/09/2014 I-130 approval letter received from USCIS
12/09/2014 Foreign (Canadian) police check certificate received
26/09/2014 ACPO UK Police Check certificate received
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28 December 2013: Civil Partnership (UK)
14 May 2014: Marriage (Iceland)
9 June 2014: I-130 sent
17 June 2014: Email from USCIS dated 11 June, 45-60 days to process
16 July 2014: NOA 2 approval letter dated 15 July 2014
4 August 2014: Case number received and medical scheduled for 26/8/14
14 August 2014: Completed DS-260 & notification of readiness online
26 August 2014: Medical attended - additional info requested
26 August 2014: CEAC status updated to "Ready"
28 August 2014: Additional info requested from GP
30 August 2014: Interview letter received, interview date 29 September 2014
19 Sept 2014: Took additional info to the Embassy Doctors (needed a letter about a history of digestive troubles!)
29 Sept 2014: Interview - Visa approved!!

Total time from mailing I-130 to visa approval = 112 days

A note that might be of interest to other folks: My wife had to go on a work trip abroad right after her interview and could not leave her passport- this was not a problem and she can courier it to them when she's back. Also she was told the current waiting time for the visa to be put in the passport is 2 weeks, which is longer than I've seen listed on here before.
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Old Oct 6th 2014, 5:21 pm   #95
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Timeline:
Aug. 7th, 2014: I-130 posted to USCIS London.
Aug. 14th, 2014: Credit card charged for I-130 (no 'receipt of petition' email or text was received, although we did fill out the form).
Aug 20th 2014, sent follow up email asking if they got the I-130, just because they never contacted us. Emailed: [email protected]
Aug. 26th, 2014: Got an email reply stating they did get our I-130, and it will take 45-60 days to process, and that our payment was taken on Aug. 14th.
Sept 04, 2014: Mailed off the police check.
Sept 12th, 2014: Got police certificate.
Sept 22nd, 2014: Got a strange postal notice saying we were not in on the 20th (two days ago, but the notice was delivered today, and we were home, and no one buzzed?) and we owe £1.11 for a package sent to us with not enough postage paid. So, I emailed: [email protected] saying “We sent our I-130 on Aug. 7th, 2014 and according to your site (Filing I-130/I-360 | Embassy of the United States) you are now processing the date of petitions filed on August 11th, 2014. We have not heard anything or received anything. Can you please inform me of the status of my I-130?” Tomorrow morning we will go to the post office.
Sept 23, 2014: Got package and it was our I-130 approval, stating we were approved on Sept 12. Got email reply stating the same on the same day.
Oct 5th, 2014 (A Sunday): Send an email to [email protected] and asked for our LND number.
Oct 6th 2014, 10am London time: Got a very polite reply directing me to an online form to fill out, and filled out the form at 10:15am. At 5:30, got this email with our LND number!!! “Embassy records show that on October 2 the Immigrant Visa Unit sent (My Hubby) a letter notifying him that they are ready to begin processing his application.” (YAY!!! Such GOOD service... So much better service than we ever had with the HORRID and abusive freakin’ UKBA!!!)
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Timeline:
Aug. 7th, 2014: I-130 posted to USCIS London.
Aug. 14th, 2014: Credit card charged for I-130 (no 'receipt of petition' email or text was received, although we did fill out the form).
Sept 04, 2014: Mailed off for the police check.
Sept 12th, 2014: Got police certificate.
Sept 23, 2014: Got our I-130 approval letter stating we were approved on Sept 12.
Oct 6th 2014: Got our LND number letter!!!
Oct 13th 2014: Called to make doctor appointment and we were able to book the appointment for exactly one week later, Monday, Oct 20th, 2014.
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17 May 2014: I-130 posted to USCIS London
23 May 2014: received email stating petition received and payment accepted (international bankers draft), estimated 45-60 days processing time
3 June 2014: petition approval letter and payment receipt received by post, letter dated 28 May
23 June 2014: case number received by post, letter dated 19 June

*pause to collect documents and enjoy planned holiday in the US*

14 August 2014: sent ACPO application
23 August 2014: ACPO police certificate picked up from Royal Mail delivery office (missed delivery on the 20th)
26 August 2014: booked medical at Knightsbridge for 2 September
26 August 2014: submitted DS-260 online
26 August 2014: submitted notification of readiness form online
28 August 2014: CEAC status updated to Ready
2 September 2014: attended medical
9 September 2014: CEAC status updated again, still Ready
13 September 2014: interview letter received, interview date 16 October
16 October 2014: interview at Embassy - approved!
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30/07/2014 I-130 sent to the Embassy
31/07/2014 I-130 delivered to the Embassy
05/08/2014 I-130 payment taken by USCIS
08/08/2014 Fingerprints taken at New Scotland Yard (for foreign police check)
09/08/2014 I-130 notice of receipt received from USCIS
08/09/2014 ACPO UK Police Check documents sent (standard service, not premium)
11/09/2014 I-130 approval letter received from USCIS
12/09/2014 Foreign (Canadian) police check certificate received
26/09/2014 ACPO UK Police Check certificate received
14/10/2014 LND number received
17/10/2014 Attended medical at Knightsbridge
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Timeline:
Aug. 7th, 2014: I-130 posted to USCIS London.
Aug. 14th, 2014: Credit card charged for I-130 (no 'receipt of petition' email or text was received, although we did fill out the form).
Sept 04, 2014: Mailed off for the police check.
Sept 12th, 2014: Got police certificate.
Sept 23, 2014: Got our I-130 approval letter stating we were approved on Sept 12.
Oct 6th 2014: Got our LND number letter!!!
Oct 13th 2014: Called to make doctor appointment and we were able to book the appointment for exactly one week later, Monday, Oct 20th, 2014.
Oct 18th 2014: Submitted DS-260 online.
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17 May 2014: I-130 posted to USCIS London
23 May 2014: received email stating petition received and payment accepted (international bankers draft), estimated 45-60 days processing time
3 June 2014: petition approval letter and payment receipt received by post, letter dated 28 May
23 June 2014: case number received by post, letter dated 19 June

*pause to collect documents and enjoy planned holiday in the US*

14 August 2014: sent ACPO application
23 August 2014: ACPO police certificate picked up from Royal Mail delivery office (missed delivery on the 20th)
26 August 2014: booked medical at Knightsbridge for 2 September
26 August 2014: submitted DS-260 online
26 August 2014: submitted notification of readiness form online
28 August 2014: CEAC status updated to Ready
2 September 2014: attended medical
9 September 2014: CEAC status updated again, still Ready
13 September 2014: interview letter received, interview date 16 October
16 October 2014: interview at Embassy - approved!
16 October 2014: CEAC status updated to Administrative Processing
17 October 2014: CEAC status updated to Issued
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01/08/14 Married in UK
22/08/14 I-130 sent to USCIS in London
02/08/14 Credit card charged
04/09/14 Receipt of Petition email received, dated 02/09/14 (think we are held up in the backlog as theprocessing date is still stuck at 20th August)
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30/07/2014 I-130 sent to the Embassy
31/07/2014 I-130 delivered to the Embassy
05/08/2014 I-130 payment taken by USCIS
08/08/2014 Fingerprints taken at New Scotland Yard (for foreign police check)
09/08/2014 I-130 notice of receipt received from USCIS
08/09/2014 ACPO UK Police Check documents sent (standard service, not premium)
11/09/2014 I-130 approval letter received from USCIS
12/09/2014 Foreign (Canadian) police check certificate received
26/09/2014 ACPO UK Police Check certificate received
14/10/2014 LND number received
17/10/2014 Attended medical at Knightsbridge
18/10/2014 Submitted DS-260 and notification of readiness online
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Default Re: Immigrant Visa (DCF: I-130 Filed in UK) - TIMELINE ONLY!

17 May 2014: I-130 posted to USCIS London
23 May 2014: received email stating petition received and payment accepted (international bankers draft), estimated 45-60 days processing time
3 June 2014: petition approval letter and payment receipt received by post, letter dated 28 May
23 June 2014: case number received by post, letter dated 19 June

*pause to collect documents and enjoy planned holiday in the US*

14 August 2014: sent ACPO application
23 August 2014: ACPO police certificate picked up from Royal Mail delivery office (missed delivery on the 20th)
26 August 2014: booked medical at Knightsbridge for 2 September
26 August 2014: submitted DS-260 online
26 August 2014: submitted notification of readiness form online
28 August 2014: CEAC status updated to Ready
2 September 2014: attended medical
9 September 2014: CEAC status updated again, still Ready
13 September 2014: interview letter received, interview date 16 October
16 October 2014: interview at Embassy - approved!
16 October 2014: CEAC status updated to Administrative Processing
17 October 2014: CEAC status updated to Issued
22 October 2014: email received - package submitted to courier, available at collection point within 1-2 business days
27 October 2014: package picked up from collection point
27 October 2014: USCIS Immigration Fee paid online
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Timeline:
Aug. 7th, 2014: I-130 posted to USCIS London.
Aug. 14th, 2014: Credit card charged for I-130 (no 'receipt of petition' email or text was received, although we did fill out the form).
Sept 04, 2014: Mailed off for the police check.
Sept 12th, 2014: Got police certificate.
Sept 23, 2014: Got our I-130 approval letter stating we were approved on Sept 12.
Oct 6th 2014: Got our LND number letter!!!
Oct 13th 2014: Called to make doctor appointment and we were able to book the appointment for exactly one week later, Monday, Oct 20th, 2014.
Oct 18th 2014: Submitted DS-260 online.
Oct 20, 2014: Attended medical.
(paused to collect documents)
Oct 27, 2014: Sent Readiness Form.
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Its been a busy time of course the last couple of months. Only now I am sitting down going over my resume have I had a chance to think about coming back to this thread.

7th Feb 2013....Married.
6th Jan 2014....Sent in I-130.
7th Jan 2014....I-130 received and signed for.
9th Jan 2014....$420USD charged to credit card.
10th Jan 2014...Received NOA1 email dated 9th Jan, stating 30 - 45 days for processing.
13th Feb 2014...Petition Approved.
19th Feb 2014...Received NOA2 letter in the post with credit card receipt.
4th Mar 2014....Received case number in the post.
DELIBERATE PAUSE.
7th Apr 2014....ACRO request sent off.
7th Apr 2014....Booked medical for 9th May.
15th Apr 2014...Requested immunisation history from GP (they quoted up to 21 days to produce it).
28th Apr 2014...ACRO received (most likely it was earlier, but I was away visiting family).
2nd May 2014....Received immunisation history from GP.
2nd May 2014....Submitted DS-260 & readiness form.
9th May 2014....Attended medical.
14th May 2014...Ceac status updated to Ready (ceac status tracker).
20th May 2014...Received letter for interview date - 5th June.
5th June 2014...Interview date.
5th June 2014...6:30am realised I had stupidly forgot to register online with the DX Courier. Hurriedly registered.
5th June 2014...Checked DS-260 status while I was online 'Completed'.
5th June 2014...8am Appointment...Approved!
5th June 2014...10pm checked DS-260 status again, now 'Issued'.
11th June 2014..Received Visa package (four working days).
16th June 2014..Gave 1 months notice to jobs.
18th July 2014..Finished work.
24th July 2014..Shippers came and picked up two pieces of furniture and our boxes (Anglo Pacific).
26th July 2014..Out of our flat, keys back to landlord.
28th July 2014..Took the Eurostar to France for a 2 month road trip.
26th Sept 2014..Back from Europe, added 12,000 hassle free miles on the car. Packed suitcases, sold car, Honda CRV. Will miss it, great car.
27th Sept 2014..Paid $165 new immigrant fee.
30th Sept 2014..POE Orlando MCO. What must have been an hour waiting in secondary processing. No problems though.
2nd Oct 2014 ...Went to Social Security Office. There was a problem with how my name was entered into the computer at immigration. Need to wait for Homeland Security to approve a name correction.
23rd Oct 2014...Back in Social Security Office and Homeland Security have approved the name correction. Received letter saying SSC in 2 weeks.
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