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Immigrant Visa (DCF: I-130 Filed in UK) - TIMELINE ONLY!

Old Jun 12th 2015, 6:09 pm
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10/06/15 - I-130 visa applications sent off to the US Emass London!!!
12/06/15 - I-130 Received and signed for by US Embassy London.
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Old Jun 15th 2015, 1:16 pm
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Update

08 Apr 15: Sent I-130 to US Embassy in London
14 Apr 15: Card charged, $420 in Charleston NC (?) - no email
30 May 15: Approval notice received, date petition filed 14 Apr 15, Date petition approved 29 May 15
13 Jun 15: Letter from US Visa Unit with LND Number
***Now slowing down the process, not leaving for a year! ***
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Old Jun 17th 2015, 1:22 pm
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3/27 - Sent petition
3/31 - Received petition
4/01 - Money debited and email received (NOA1)
? - Ordered ACRO, took maybe 10 days
5/21 - Approved, received NOA2 by post
6/11 - Received LND by post, dated 6/09
6/13 - DS260 online
6/15 - Booked medical for 6/26

That's our timeline so far, now gathering all the docs. Most nervous about I-864 & requirements part. Sigh!
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Old Jun 17th 2015, 1:52 pm
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Feb 2nd: Posted I-130 to London
Feb 4th: Payment taken for I-130
Feb 9th: Email receipt received
March 13th: Petition approved, receipt by post.
March 24th: Requested ACRO Police report by post.
March 30th: Inquired about LND# via email and was given the number. Was told they sent letter saying they were ready for me to continue on March 17th (never received).
April 2nd: completed DS-260 online.
April 7th: Booked medical for April 29th @13:50.
April 11th: Received ACRO thru the post.
April 29th: Attended medical. Appt was at 13:50, was finished at 15:30.
May 6th: Submitted Application for Readiness online.
May 19th: Received interview letter. Appt on June 9th @ 13:00
June 1st: Registered with courier service, for home delivery, and also had an email confirmation sent to me, which is to be printed and brought to interview.
June 9th: Attended interview, was APPROVED Appt was at 13:00, we were out but 14:45. Was told we'd receive our documents & packet in the post within 2wks.
June 16th: CEAC status still "ready". Last updated June 9th. This is currently on the London Embassy website: http://london.usembassy.gov/iv/index.html

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Old Jun 17th 2015, 6:17 pm
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10/06/15 - I-130 visa applications sent off to the US Emass London!!!
12/06/15 - I-130 Received and signed for by US Embassy London.
17/06/15 - Emailed receipt that Visa has been charged and that I-130 is being processed. Estimated time 30-45 days.
17/06/15 - ACRO certificates sent for.
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31/10/2014: posted I-130 to USCIS London
03/11/2014: I-130 signed for
03/11/2014: credit card charged
10/11/2014: email received confirming receipt of I-130 (filed 3 November) - processing times 30-45 days
11/12/2014: received I-130 approval letter (yay!) stating we were approved 8 December
19/12/2014: received LND number (letter dated 18/12/2014)
Deliberate delay
01/03/2015: submitted DS-260
18/03/2015: received ACPO
Deliberate delay
21/04/2015: medical
Deliberate delay (inconsiderate employers sending hubby off on business travel! To the US of all places...)
06/05/2015: notification of readiness submitted
19/05/2015: interview letter received - June 16 at 13.00
16/05/2015: attended interview and approved (yaaaaay!) visa issuing system is down so passport return will take a bit longer than normal
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Old Jun 19th 2015, 1:11 pm
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09 March 2015: I-130 Petition for Tom mailed to US Embassy London
10 March 2015 I-130 delivered to US Embassy
13 March 2015: I-130 received, processed, and payment taken (NOA1 dated March 11)
26 March 2015: Mailed ACRO for police certificate
14 April 2015: Received ACRO in post
21 April 2015: I-130 approval notice received! (NOA2 dated April 20, 41 days)
14 May 2015: Letter from Immigrant Visa Unit, LND Number obtained (NOA 3, dated May 12, 3 weeks 4 days from I-130 approval)
14 May 2015: DS 260 filled online and submitted
15 May 2015: Medical booked for June 3rd at 3:10 PM at Knightsbridge drs
02 June 2015: Notice of readiness form submitted online (according to USAinUKCGCorner Twitter feed, they were processing notices submitted on May 22, so 8 business day backlog)
03 June 2015: Medical attended: PASSED
09 June 2015: CEAC status "Ready"

19 June 2015: Interview date received! (July 14, 1:00 PM), courier arrangements made (home delivery), submitted notice to Embassy to attend with my husband and gave notice he will need ramp assistance with his wheelchair (12 days from Knightsbridge confirmation of delivery to Embassy)

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Old Jun 25th 2015, 9:45 am
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14 April 2015: Married
16 April 2015: Mailed I-130 application to US Embassy London
22 April 2015: Received email from US Embassy acknowledging receipt of I-130 application on 21 April; email said expected wait for approval notice would be between 30-45 days.
5 June 2015: Notice of approval received from USCIS, dated June 3. (Total time between notice of receipt and notice of approval is 43 days.)
20 June 2015: LND number received in the post, letter dated 18 June. (Total time between notice of approval from USCIS and receipt of LND letter: 15 days.)
21 June 2015: Completed DS-260 online.
22 June 2015: Booked medical for 25 June.
25 June 2015: Attended medical.
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Old Jun 25th 2015, 9:02 pm
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Feb 2nd: Posted I-130 to London
Feb 4th: Payment taken for I-130
Feb 9th: Email receipt received
March 13th: Petition approved, receipt by post.
March 24th: Requested ACRO Police report by post.
March 30th: Inquired about LND# via email and was given the number. Was told they sent letter saying they were ready for me to continue on March 17th (never received).
April 2nd: completed DS-260 online.
April 7th: Booked medical for April 29th @13:50.
April 11th: Received ACRO thru the post.
April 29th: Attended medical. Appt was at 13:50, was finished at 15:30.
May 6th: Submitted Application for Readiness online.
May 19th: Received interview letter. Appt on June 9th @ 13:00
June 1st: Registered with courier service, for home delivery, and also had an email confirmation sent to me, which is to be printed and brought to interview.
June 9th: Attended interview, was APPROVED Appt was at 13:00, we were out but 14:45. Was told we'd receive our documents & packet in the post within 2wks.
June 25th: CEAC status changed to "Administrative Processing".
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Old Jun 26th 2015, 4:35 pm
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3/27 - Sent petition
3/31 - Received petition
4/01 - Money debited and email received (NOA1)
? - Ordered ACRO, took maybe 10 days
4/21 - Received ACRO
5/21 - Approved, received NOA2 by post
6/11 - Received LND by post, dated 6/09
6/13 - DS260 online
6/15 - Booked medical for 6/26
6/20 - Submitted App for Readiness online
6/26 - Attended medical
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Old Jun 27th 2015, 10:30 pm
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UK citizen, married to US/UK dual citizen for four years
  • 31/03/15 (Saturday) - sent off I-130 by recorded/special delivery
  • 04/02/15 I-130 Filed
  • 15 or 17/03/15 received Notice of Approval of Relative Visa with my first name spelt wrong - no idea who to contact, USCIS or IVU. Finally husband got hold of someone at Embassy who told us if we submitted it right, it is fine. (Thankfully we listened to advice on here and we scanned all submitted docs!)
  • 08/05/15 Waiting for letter from IVU, chased up with London IVU by email, turned out letter was sent out 17/03!!! Never arrived...
  • 07/05/15 Requested Police cert
  • ---- Getting GP/Nurse appointments for vaccinations/Medical letter ---
  • 22/05/15 received police cert dated 19/05
  • --- chased up and received letter from GP with immunisation record just in time!---
  • 02/06/15 - Submitted Notification of Readiness
  • 08/06/15 - Medical
  • 20/06/15 - received interview letter dated 18/06 for appointment on 15/07
  • 15/07/15 - Interview scheduled
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13/4/15: I-130 sent to London
14/4/15: I-130 arrived and signed for
15/4/15: $420 charged to CC, petition filed
*NOA1 never received by post nor email*
27/5/15: ACRO police certificate application filed online
29/5/15: I-130 approved
1/6/15: NOA2 received by post
9/6/15: ACRO police certificate generated...all clear
10/6/15: ACRO police certificate received in post
17/6/15: case number received in post, letter dated 16/6
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Old Jun 30th 2015, 6:33 pm
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Feb 2nd: Posted I-130 to London
Feb 4th: Payment taken for I-130
Feb 9th: Email receipt received
March 13th: Petition approved, receipt by post.
March 24th: Requested ACRO Police report by post.
March 30th: Inquired about LND# via email and was given the number. Was told they sent letter saying they were ready for me to continue on March 17th (never received).
April 2nd: completed DS-260 online.
April 7th: Booked medical for April 29th @13:50.
April 11th: Received ACRO thru the post.
April 29th: Attended medical. Appt was at 13:50, was finished at 15:30.
May 6th: Submitted Application for Readiness online.
May 19th: Received interview letter. Appt on June 9th @ 13:00
June 1st: Registered with courier service, for home delivery, and also had an email confirmation sent to me, which is to be printed and brought to interview.
June 9th: Attended interview, was APPROVED Appt was at 13:00, we were out but 14:45. Was told we'd receive our documents & packet in the post within 2wks.
June 16th: CEAC status still "Ready"
June 25th: CEAC status changed to "Administrative Processing".
June 30th: CEAC status changed back to "Ready"
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Old Jun 30th 2015, 9:50 pm
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Default Re: Immigrant Visa (DCF: I-130 Filed in UK) - TIMELINE ONLY!

31/10/2014: posted I-130 to USCIS London
03/11/2014: I-130 signed for
03/11/2014: credit card charged
10/11/2014: email received confirming receipt of I-130 (filed 3 November) - processing times 30-45 days
11/12/2014: received I-130 approval letter (yay!) stating we were approved 8 December
19/12/2014: received LND number (letter dated 18/12/2014)
Deliberate delay
01/03/2015: submitted DS-260
18/03/2015: received ACPO
Deliberate delay
21/04/2015: medical
Deliberate delay (inconsiderate employers sending hubby off on business travel! To the US of all places...)
06/05/2015: notification of readiness submitted
19/05/2015: interview letter received - June 16 at 13.00
16/06/2015: attended interview and approved (yaaaaay!) visa issuing system is down so passport return will take a bit longer than normal
25/06/2015: passport with visa delivered (woo!)
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Old Jul 1st 2015, 2:48 pm
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Feb 2nd: Posted I-130 to London
Feb 4th: Payment taken for I-130
Feb 9th: Email receipt received
March 13th: Petition approved, receipt by post.
March 24th: Requested ACRO Police report by post.
March 30th: Inquired about LND# via email and was given the number. Was told they sent letter saying they were ready for me to continue on March 17th (never received).
April 2nd: completed DS-260 online.
April 7th: Booked medical for April 29th @13:50.
April 11th: Received ACRO thru the post.
April 29th: Attended medical. Appt was at 13:50, was finished at 15:30.
May 6th: Submitted Application for Readiness online.
May 19th: Received interview letter. Appt on June 9th @ 13:00
June 1st: Registered with courier service, for home delivery, and also had an email confirmation sent to me, which is to be printed and brought to interview.
June 9th: Attended interview, was APPROVED Appt was at 13:00, we were out but 14:45. Was told we'd receive our documents & packet in the post within 2wks.
June 16th: CEAC status still "Ready".
June 25th: CEAC status changed to "Administrative Processing".
June 30th: CEAC status changed back to "Ready".
July 1st: CEAC status changed again to "Administrative Processing". (Feel like I'm on a not so merry-go-round....lol)
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