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

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

Old Jul 20th 2015, 8:15 pm
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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
30/6/15: booked medical for 15/7, 9:50am
15/7/15: attended medical
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Old Jul 21st 2015, 12:41 pm
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March 09 2015: I-130 Petition for Tom mailed to US Embassy London
March 10 2015 I-130 delivered to US Embassy
March 13 2015: I-130 received, processed, and payment taken (NOA1 dated March 11)
March 26 2015: Mailed ACRO for police certificate
April 14 2015: Received ACRO in post
April 21 2015: I-130 approval notice received! (NOA2 dated April 20, 41 days)
May 14 2015: Letter from Immigrant Visa Unit, LND Number obtained (NOA 3, dated May 12, 3 weeks 4 days from I-130 approval)
May 14 2015: DS 260 filled online and submitted
May 15 2015: Medical booked for June 3rd at 3:10 PM at Knightsbridge
June 02 2015: Notice of readiness form submitted online
June 03 2015: Medical attended: PASSED
June 09 2015: CEAC status "Ready"
June 19 2015: Interview date received! (July 14, 1:00 PM), courier arrangements made (home delivery)
July 14 2015: Interview attended, APPROVED!!!!
July 16 2015: CEAC status "Issued"

July 20 2015: E-mail with tracking information from couriers
July 21 2015: Packet & passport w/visa delivered! (10:30am, home delivery)

Time to NOA1: 4 days
NOA1 to NOA2(approval): 41 days
NOA2 to NOA3(LND number): 26 days
NOR to Interview Date: 17 days
Interview to Visa in Hand: 7 days
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Old Jul 21st 2015, 6:21 pm
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IR-1 visa, married 3 years at time of I-130, over 4 years by interview date.
31/01/15 (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
08/05/15 Chased up with London IVU for their missing letter with Case number by email, turned out letter was sent out 17/03.
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 - APPROVED. Were told we should receive packet with visa in 2 weeks' time.
15/07/15 - CEAC Status: Administrative Processing (checked later that evening)
16/07/15 - CEAC status - Issued (checked 17/07/15)
20/07/15 - Received email with tracking info for DX courier (can be picked up 21/07)
21/07/15 - picked up my packet with passport and docs at DX office in London.
*Just my USCIS fee to pay before my flight
03/08/15 - flight to Boston with USC spouse!

(I'm going to copy Sarahincos's example here)
Total time from sending off I-180 to receipt of passport - Just under 6 months.
Time from Interview to Visa in hand - 6 days (5 days after CEAC changed to issued). Told 2 weeks by all embassy staff on interview day - backlog cleared by 15/7
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Old Jul 22nd 2015, 2:44 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.
04/07/15 - ACRO certificates arrived.
16/07/15 - Both I-130 approval letters arrived (NOA2) arrived, dated 14th July 2015. States 5 - 8 weeks for LND numbers to be arrive.
22/07/15 - Both LND numbrs arrived (dated 20/7/15) Just 6 days after NOA2.
04/08/15 - Medicals booked for 10:50am

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Old Jul 23rd 2015, 12:33 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
Week of 7/13 - Received interview letter dated 7/09 for 8/07
7/23 - Received new interview letter with a change of date for the 31st
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Old Jul 24th 2015, 5:05 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.
04/07/15 - ACRO certificates arrived.
16/07/15 - Both I-130 approval letters arrived (NOA2) arrived, dated 14th July 2015. States 5 - 8 weeks for LND numbers to be arrive.
22/07/15 - Both LND numbrs arrived (dated 20/7/15) Just 6 days after NOA2.
22/07/15 - Medicals booked for 04/08/15 at 10:50am
24/07/15 - DS-260 and Notification of Readiness submitted.
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Old Jul 29th 2015, 6:18 pm
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Husband = Dual USC/UKC Me = Canadian citizen in UK on tier 2 ICT

Already have all required documents: ACRO, Canada police cert, birth certificate, etc.

10/06/2015 - Mailed I-130 for next day delivery
11/06/2015 - Received and signed for by USCIS London office
12/06/2015 - NOA1 received by email
16/07/2015 - NOA2 received by mail dated 14/07/2015
29/07/2015 - LND numbers arrived (dated 20/07/15, but IVU didn't put a stamp on the envelope so I had to go to the post office and pay for it!!)
29/07/2015 - Medical booked for 11/08/2015 at 8:50am

lunarose... looks like our timings are aligned so far. Look forward to seeing your interview date
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Old Jul 31st 2015, 5:13 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
Week of 7/13 - Received interview letter dated 7/09 for 8/07
7/23 - Received new interview letter with a change of date for the 31st
7/31 - Approved
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Old Aug 2nd 2015, 6:52 pm
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10/06/2015 - Mailed I-130 for next day delivery
11/06/2015 - Received and signed for by USCIS London office
12/06/2015 - NOA1 received by email
16/07/2015 - NOA2 received by mail dated 14/07/2015 (32 days)
29/07/2015 - LND numbers arrived (dated 20/07/15, but IVU didn't put a stamp on the envelope so I had to go to the post office and pay for it!!) (6 days)
29/07/2015 - Medical booked for 11/08/2015 at 8:50am
02/08/2015 - DS-260 and Notification of Readiness submitted
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Old Aug 2nd 2015, 6:58 pm
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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. Notice of Readiness submitted.
22 June 2015: Booked medical for 25 June.
25 June 2015: Attended medical.
30 June 2015: Medical records sent by Knightsbridge doc to Embassy
14 July 2015: Interview letter received. Date of interview is 29 July.
29 July 2015: Attended interview. APPROVED!!!!!!
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Old Aug 3rd 2015, 12:38 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
Week of 7/13 - Received interview letter dated 7/09 for 8/07
7/23 - Received new interview letter with a change of date for the 31st
7/31 - Approved
8/03 - CEAC status "issued"
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Old Aug 5th 2015, 2:58 pm
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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. Notice of Readiness submitted.
22 June 2015: Booked medical for 25 June.
25 June 2015: Attended medical.
30 June 2015: Medical records sent by Knightsbridge doc to Embassy
14 July 2015: Interview letter received. Date of interview is 29 July.
29 July 2015: Attended interview. APPROVED!!!!!!
5 August 2015: PASSPORT WITH VISA RECEIVED VIA COURIER!!


From start to finish, the process took THREE MONTHS AND THREE WEEKS. We had no delays, we filled out all paperwork as soon as we were able to, booked the first available medical appointment, and applied for the police certificate before we even got married, so we weren't slowed down. So I'd say our case shows that if you have everything in order, the best possible timeline is 14 weeks.
America here we come
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Old Aug 5th 2015, 4:37 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.
04/07/15 - ACRO certificates arrived.
16/07/15 - Both I-130 approval letters arrived (NOA2) arrived, dated 14th July 2015. States 5 - 8 weeks for LND numbers to be arrive.
22/07/15 - Both LND numbrs arrived (dated 20/7/15) Just 6 days after NOA2.
04/08/15 - Medicals booked for 10:50am - Passed my medical, psychiatric report required for my daughter.
05/08/15 - Assessment with psychiatrist booked for 12/08/15
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Default Re: Immigrant Visa (DCF: I-130 Filed in UK) - TIMELINE ONLY!

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
Week of 7/13 - Received interview letter dated 7/09 for 8/07
7/23 - Received new interview letter with a change of date for the 31st
7/31 - Approved
8/03 - CEAC status "issued"
8/05 - Email with courier tracking, expected pickup for tomorrow
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Old Aug 6th 2015, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by L2uk2us
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
Week of 7/13 - Received interview letter dated 7/09 for 8/07
7/23 - Received new interview letter with a change of date for the 31st
7/31 - Approved
8/03 - CEAC status "issued"
8/05 - Email with courier tracking, expected pickup for tomorrow
8/06 - Passport & visa in hand

Whole process took a bit more than 4 months. Process relatively stress free
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