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Old Mar 1st 2014, 1:04 pm   #1
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Default Immigrant Visa (I-130 filed in the USA) - TIMELINE ONLY!

15 Jan 2013 - I-130 Petition Received
05 Aug 2013 - InfoPass Mtg arranged as no communication received, asked to arrange new InfoPass while they look into the delay.
03 Sep 2013 - Second InfoPass we were told that the petition was received at Norfolk VA on 21 August and we should hear something soon.
05 Sep 2013 - I-797 Notice of Action, Approval Notice received.
23 Sep 2013 - AOS Processing Fee Invoice received, paid same day online.
23 Sep 2013 - DS-261 Choice of Address and Agent form completed. With instruction to return to website to complete DS-260 Online Visa Immigration Application.
01 Oct 2013 - Despite the above instruction to return to website in 3-5 days to complete the DS-260, there are no further instructions and the DS-260 is not available (Not surprised as getting used to it now).
01 Oct 2013 - Emailed the NVC on their preferred email contact form to ask for further instructions, no reply as of 05 Oct 2013!!
09 Oct 2013 - Email received asking us to pay the Visa Application fee ($230) online - paid
16 Oct 2013 - DS-260 online Immigrant Visa Application completed and submitted
28 Feb 2014 - Interview date received 02 April 2014. (Woohoo)
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30th Nov 2012 - I-130 received.
3rd Dec 2012 - I-130 acceptance and Form I-797 sent (Receipt MSC# provided).
9th Jan 2013 - My wife changed the address to her home in CA.
30th May 2013 - Petition approved after 6 months
8th Aug 2013 - Case number assigned by NVC and choice of agent form sent via postal service
8th Aug 2013 - Invoice for Affidavit of Support generated and paid.
27th Aug 2013 - Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fee Bill Invoice and paid using online Payment
28th Aug 2013 - Medical booked in London
30th Aug 2013 - Immigration visa fee ($230) cleared.
31st Aug 2013 - I-864A (AOS) and DS-230 (immigration form) requested.
13th Sep 2013 - I-864A and DS-230 sent.
18th Sep 2013 - Medical done and cleared
8th Oct 2013 - NVC asked us to fill out DS-260
8th Oct 2013 - DS-260 filled and submitted online
8th Oct 2013 - I-864 and I-864A had to be re-filled because of errors
18th Oct 2013 - I-864 and I-864A re-submitted
13th Nov 2013 - I-864 and I-864A reviewed and accepted
14th Nov 2013 - Civil documents sent
16th Dec 2013 - NVC Case complete
27th Dec 2013 - Appointment letter received. Date of appointment 3rd Feb (TOO FAR)
27th Dec 2013 - CEAC Status still says at NVC
27th Dec 2013 - Registered with Embassy delivery (DX) service to send the passport by mail after the interview
3rd Feb 2014 - Interview took 5 minutes of security q&a, 25 min wait, and 5 min to sign DS-260 and approval. Woohoooo Got IT
7th Feb 2014 - Got my passport with the temporary I-551 which is valid for 1 year or until I get the green card
7th Feb 2014 - Booked my flight to LAX
10th Feb 2014 - Arrived at the LAX airport, waited 1 hr for immigration line, and 2 hr for processing. Make sure to take back all the important paperwork.
14th Feb 2014 - Went to Social Security office to check if I was on their system and luckily I was and got my SSN.
3rd Mar 2014 - Got SSN card by post

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Old Apr 2nd 2014, 1:51 pm   #3
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15 Jan 2013 - I-130 Petition Received
05 Aug 2013 - InfoPass Mtg arranged as no communication received, asked to arrange new InfoPass while they look into the delay.
03 Sep 2013 - Second InfoPass we were told that the petition was received at Norfolk VA on 21 August and we should hear something soon.
05 Sep 2013 - I-797 Notice of Action, Approval Notice received.
23 Sep 2013 - AOS Processing Fee Invoice received, paid same day online.
23 Sep 2013 - DS-261 Choice of Address and Agent form completed. With instruction to return to website to complete DS-260 Online Visa Immigration Application.
01 Oct 2013 - Despite the above instruction to return to website in 3-5 days to complete the DS-260, there are no further instructions and the DS-260 is not available (Not surprised as getting used to it now).
01 Oct 2013 - Emailed the NVC on their preferred email contact form to ask for further instructions, no reply as of 05 Oct 2013!!
09 Oct 2013 - Email received asking us to pay the Visa Application fee ($230) online - paid
16 Oct 2013 - DS-260 online Immigrant Visa Application completed and submitted
28 Feb 2014 - Interview date received 02 April 2014. (Woohoo)
02 Apr 2014 - Interview - Approved
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3rd Dec 2012 - I-130 acceptance and Form I-797 sent (Receipt MSC# provided).
9th Jan 2013 - My wife changed the address to her home in CA.
30th May 2013 - Petition approved after 6 months
8th Aug 2013 - Case number assigned by NVC and choice of agent form sent via postal service
8th Aug 2013 - Invoice for Affidavit of Support generated and paid.
27th Aug 2013 - Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fee Bill Invoice and paid using online Payment
28th Aug 2013 - Medical booked in London
30th Aug 2013 - Immigration visa fee ($230) cleared.
31st Aug 2013 - I-864A (AOS) and DS-230 (immigration form) requested.
13th Sep 2013 - I-864A and DS-230 sent.
18th Sep 2013 - Medical done and cleared
8th Oct 2013 - NVC asked us to fill out DS-260
8th Oct 2013 - DS-260 filled and submitted online
8th Oct 2013 - I-864 and I-864A had to be re-filled because of errors
18th Oct 2013 - I-864 and I-864A re-submitted
13th Nov 2013 - I-864 and I-864A reviewed and accepted
14th Nov 2013 - Civil documents sent
16th Dec 2013 - NVC Case complete
27th Dec 2013 - Appointment letter received. Date of appointment 3rd Feb (TOO FAR)
27th Dec 2013 - CEAC Status still says at NVC
27th Dec 2013 - Registered with Embassy delivery (DX) service to send the passport by mail after the interview
3rd Feb 2014 - Interview took 5 minutes of security q&a, 25 min wait, and 5 min to sign DS-260 and approval. Woohoooo Got IT
7th Feb 2014 - Got my passport with the temporary I-551 which is valid for 1 year or until I get the green card
7th Feb 2014 - Booked my flight to LAX
10th Feb 2014 - Arrived at the LAX airport, waited 1 hr for immigration line, and 2 hr for processing. Make sure to take back all the important paperwork.
14th Feb 2014 - Went to Social Security office to check if I was on their system and luckily I was and got my SSN.
3rd Mar 2014 - Got SSN card by post
24th Mar 2014 - received green card with 10 yr validity. All done
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9th April 2013 - I-130 received (NOA1)
4th December 2013 - I-130 approved (NOA2)
16th December 2013 - case received at NVC
14th January 2014 - case number assigned
10th February 2014 - I-864, and IV package sent to NVC
11th February 2014 - DS260 completed online
24th March 2014 - case complete at NVC
2nd April 2014 - Interview scheduled for May 20th!
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15 Jan 2013 - I-130 Petition Received
05 Aug 2013 - InfoPass Mtg arranged as no communication received, asked to arrange new InfoPass while they look into the delay.
03 Sep 2013 - Second InfoPass we were told that the petition was received at Norfolk VA on 21 August and we should hear something soon.
05 Sep 2013 - I-797 Notice of Action, Approval Notice received.
23 Sep 2013 - AOS Processing Fee Invoice received, paid same day online.
23 Sep 2013 - DS-261 Choice of Address and Agent form completed. With instruction to return to website to complete DS-260 Online Visa Immigration Application.
01 Oct 2013 - Despite the above instruction to return to website in 3-5 days to complete the DS-260, there are no further instructions and the DS-260 is not available (Not surprised as getting used to it now).
01 Oct 2013 - Emailed the NVC on their preferred email contact form to ask for further instructions, no reply as of 05 Oct 2013!!
09 Oct 2013 - Email received asking us to pay the Visa Application fee ($230) online - paid
16 Oct 2013 - DS-260 online Immigrant Visa Application completed and submitted
28 Feb 2014 - Interview date received 02 April 2014. (Woohoo)
02 Apr 2014 - Interview - Approved
08 Apr 2014 - Visa received
11 Apr 2014 - Fly to Dulles as POE
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21 Sep 2012: Married in Aberdeen (I was on a business trip!)
13 Oct 2012: Returned home to the US without my love
16 Oct 2012: Posted I-130 Packet overnight mail to Phoenix office; G-1145 included
18 Oct 2012: Packet received by USCIS; priority date assigned of 18 Oct 2012
22 Oct 2012: "Notice date" of I-797C, Notice of Action
23 Oct 2012: E-mail USCIS Acceptance Confirmation e-mail received ("Your case has been accepted and routed to the USCIS National Benefits Center for processing.")
23 Oct 2012: Payment posted to my checking account for I-130 fees
24 Oct 2012: Received hard copy I-797C, Notice of Action, in the mail. Our MSC receipt number did not show up in the system.
26 Oct 2012: Called USCIS to ask about MSC number not showing up and they checked and said everything was received and our forms were definitely in the system.
13 Dec 2012: The case status finally showed up in the system as "Initial Review" today, with the correct receipt date of October 18. I think they are catching up with these forms.
03 Jan 2013: Called USCIS to check on progress. Tier 2 rep reported that our case was transferred to the Houston field office on November 19 ("Didn't you get the letter?" "No, sorry, we didn't.").
24 Jan 2013: Received response to service request dated January 22. Actively processing, additional review, if you haven't heard from us in 6 months, blah blah. Standard meaningless "go away" letter.
06 Feb 2013: E-mail, text, online status update - APPROVED! "Decision" marked on Case Status online.
08 Feb 2013: E-mail, text, online status update - Post-Decision Activity: approval letter mailed 7 Feb.
25 Mar 2013: NVC representative verified receipt of case file in the mailroom (no number assigned yet). Delay due to mis-ship of case file to NRC, not NVC.
04 Apr 2013: Case number assigned at NVC. NO! It says DBL, not LND! American-educated processing clerk thought Northern Ireland was the same as Ireland. Called back, got someone to ask a supervisor, supervisor noticed the error and is getting it fixed.
08 Apr 2013: Correct case number verified; invoice ID and beneficiary ID assigned and e-mail addresses taken
12 Apr 2013: AOS packet received by NVC (according to post office)
18 Apr 2013: Choice of address and agent DS-3032 processed by NVC and e-mail notification received
19 Apr 2013: IV Bill Invoiced & Paid
22 Apr 2013: IV packet sent off today, overnight mail
23 Apr 2013: IV packet delivered to NVC (per usps.com tracking); "false checklist" received for IV packet, indicating (reputedly) Affidavit of Support acceptance
01 May 2013: Received a second false checklist; call to NVC reveals they have not yet started working on IV packet and they want nothing specific from me. Quoted 4 weeks processing time
06 May 2013: Case Complete at NVC!
13 May 2013: Interview scheduled, June 14
13 May 2013: Information packet for interview received by e-mail (both my e-mail and my husband's e-mail)
15 May 2013: Medical scheduled, June 3
17 May 2013: Case packet left NVC
20 May 2013: Case packet delivered to London
22 May 2013: CEAC Case Status shows Ready
03 June 2013: Medical in London, no issues.
14 June 2013: Interview in London: APPROVED!! CEAC Case Status shows AP first, then Issued.
19 June 2013: Passport/visa/sealed envelope packet delivered
20 June 2013: New immigrant fee paid
28 June 2013: POE Houston (IAH) 3.5 hours in secondary, of which 10 minutes was actual processing of his file!
03 July 2013: Social Security Number assigned (box was ticked on DS-230)
08 July 2013: Went to Social Security Administration office and got a letter verifying SSN (the actual card has not arrived yet but he is already looking for work)
29 April 2014: Scheduled to move again because I lost my job in March! Husband did fine, and enjoyed his own job, but he decided that we should return home to his family as we first wanted to do (Ireland this time since he is a dual citizen and it's easier for me). Intending this to be our last overseas move... how ironic after all we've done to get him to the US. If he decides to officially relinquish his green card, and/or if we do move to the UK later, I'll keep the forum posted in "Returning to the UK". Cheers all and thanks for being here. <3
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24 Sep 2013: Married in Las Vegas
21 Oct 2013: I-130 application received at Phoenix
11 Mar 2014: I-797C received saying case transferred from CA to TX service centre
8 Apr 2014: I-130 approved
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15 Jan 2013 - I-130 Petition Received
05 Aug 2013 - InfoPass Mtg arranged as no communication received, asked to arrange new InfoPass while they look into the delay.
03 Sep 2013 - Second InfoPass we were told that the petition was received at Norfolk VA on 21 August and we should hear something soon.
05 Sep 2013 - I-797 Notice of Action, Approval Notice received.
23 Sep 2013 - AOS Processing Fee Invoice received, paid same day online.
23 Sep 2013 - DS-261 Choice of Address and Agent form completed. With instruction to return to website to complete DS-260 Online Visa Immigration Application.
01 Oct 2013 - Despite the above instruction to return to website in 3-5 days to complete the DS-260, there are no further instructions and the DS-260 is not available (Not surprised as getting used to it now).
01 Oct 2013 - Emailed the NVC on their preferred email contact form to ask for further instructions, no reply as of 05 Oct 2013!!
09 Oct 2013 - Email received asking us to pay the Visa Application fee ($230) online - paid
16 Oct 2013 - DS-260 online Immigrant Visa Application completed and submitted
28 Feb 2014 - Interview date received 02 April 2014. (Woohoo)
02 Apr 2014 - Interview - Approved
08 Apr 2014 - Visa received
11 Apr 2014 - Fly to Dulles as POE
11 Apr 2014 - Landed Dulles Airport (Washington) all immigration paperwork handled at passport control and completed in 10 minutes.
22 April 2014 - Driving licence applied for and completed at DMV in Virginia, two part theory/knowledge test followed by road test (8 mins) - Driving licence will be mailed in 7 - 10 business days.
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24 Sep 2013: Married in Las Vegas
21 Oct 2013: I-130 application received at Phoenix
11 Mar 2014: I-797C received saying case transferred from CA to TX service centre
8 Apr 2014: I-130 approved
22 May 2014: Case Number assigned by NVC
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9th April 2013 - I-130 received (NOA1)
4th December 2013 - I-130 approved (NOA2)
16th December 2013 - case received at NVC
14th January 2014 - case number assigned
10th February 2014 - I-864, and IV package sent to NVC
11th February 2014 - DS260 completed online
24th March 2014 - case complete at NVC
2nd April 2014 - Interview scheduled for May 20th!
20th May 2014 - Interview (approved)
23rd May 2014 - received passport with visa and A3 envelope
28th May 2014 - POE @ LAX
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24 Sep 2013: Married in Las Vegas
21 Oct 2013: I-130 application received at Phoenix
11 Mar 2014: I-797C received saying case transferred from CA to TX service centre
8 Apr 2014: I-130 approved
22 May 2014: Case Number assigned by NVC
28 May 2014: Affidavit of Support Invoice Paid
01 Jun 2014: DS-261 Choice of Agent form completed

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24 Sep 2013: Married in Las Vegas
21 Oct 2013: I-130 application received at Phoenix
11 Mar 2014: I-797C received saying case transferred from CA to TX service centre
8 Apr 2014: I-130 approved
22 May 2014: Case Number assigned by NVC
28 May 2014: Affidavit of Support Invoice Paid
01 Jun 2014: DS-261 Choice of Agent form completed
30 Jul 2014: RFE for no DS-261 (??)
31 Jul 2014: DS-261 resubmitted online
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8th August 2014: Married in the US
25th August 2014: I-130 posted, with G1145 (email notification form) and two G325a (biometric form), to Phoenix lockbox
27th August 2014: Email notification received, petition received and forwarded to Nebraska Service centre for processing
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8th August 2014: Married in the US
25th August 2014: I-130 posted, with G1145 (email notification form) and two G325a (biometric form), to Phoenix lockbox
27th August 2014: Email notification received, petition received and forwarded to Nebraska Service centre for processing
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