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My US Fiancee Visa Application Timeline

By on Jun 1, 2011 in Travel | 49 comments

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I came to the United States less than 2 years ago to marry an American whom I met in the outsourcing company I worked for in Makati. Below is our K1 visa application timeline which can be useful to people who have been processing the same application. I would love to create detailed descriptions of my experience if time allows it.

Date Description Day (US time)
March-April ’09 Filled out the forms and made ready all the documents needed Day 0
April 9 , 2009 * Mailed I-129F Application to USCIS Day 1
April 13, 2009 * Application package received by USCIS Day 5
April 23, 2009 * NOA1 notice date Day 15
May 13, 2009 

(US: 04/12)

Chris visited Philippines the second time Day 34
July 23, 2009 * NOA2 notice date Day 105
Aug. 10, 2009 * NVC received the case Day 124
Aug. 23, 2009 

(US: 08/22)

Email received from US Embassy in Manila confirming the applicant’s eligibility to schedule a fiancee visa interview appointment Day 136
Aug. 25, 2009 

(US: 08/24)

Chris flew back to US after his almost four-month stay in the Philippines Day 138
Sept. 11 , 2009* Set an interview appointment (we chose a later date instead of the soonest) Day 156
Oct. 13-14, 2009 

(US: 10/12-13)

2-Day Medical Examination at St. Lukes Manila Day 187-188
Oct. 22 , 2009 

(US: 10/21)

Interview Appointment 7 AM (done by 10:30 AM) Day 196
Oct. 28, 2009* Passport with Visa received, and the brown envelope Day 202
Nov. 4 , 2009 

(US: 11/3)

CFO Seminar Day 208
Nov. 8 , 2009 

(US: 11/7)

Manila Departure and stop-over in Japan Day 212
Nov. 08, 2009* Arrived in US Day 213
Nov. 9, 2009 to Jan. 1, 2010* Meeting the Relatives and Wedding Preparations
Jan. 2, 2010* Wedding Day
Jan. 6, 2010* Applied for Social Security Number (SSN)
Jan. 23, 2010* Received my SSN card
Jan. 25, 2010* Follow-up medical examination (vaccines and TB skin test)
Feb. 6, 2010* I-94 Expiration date (end of the three-month period)

Numbers in Parenthesis are US dates

* US Date

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