Quite a few people have asked me for this, it was originally at the end of my first blog post but thought I’d pull it out onto a separate post so it’s easier to find.
US date format
01-04-2017 – I-129f sent
01-06-2017 – I-129f received at Dallas, Lockbox
01-09-2017 -USCIS Receive Date
01-16-2017 -NOA1 (SMS & Email)
01-21-2017 -NOA1 (Hard Copy Received)
04-05-2017 – NOA2 (SMS & Email) [86 days from NOA1 to NOA2]
04-13-2017 -NOA2 (Hard Copy Received)
04-25-2017 -NVC Case Received & Case Number Assigned
04-26-2017- Medical Appointment Booked (For 23rd June)
04-27-2017 -CEAC status updated to ‘In Transit’
04-29-2017 -Submitted DS-160 form, applied for police certificate & completed notification of readiness form
05-01-2017 -NVC hardcopy letter received
05-04-2017 – CEAC status updated to ‘ready’ / Interview booked for 30th June and MRV/courier fee paid
05-10-2017 -Packet 3 received from London Embassy (confirmation letter)
05-13-2017 -Police Certificate received
05-18-2017 -Visit to the US for a week (Yes you can visit!)
06-23-2017 –Medical Appointment
The visa was delivered to my home on the 11th of July & my departure date for the US was the 11th of August.
Side Note: We could of scheduled the medical and interview for sooner but as I had a trip booked to the US in May and wasn’t planning to move over until August, we didn’t want the K1 in my passport too early. Another reason was, that your medical is only valid for a year and as New York has one of the busiest processing offices for AOS, I also didn’t want to be in the situation where my medical exam expired whilst I was waiting to hear back from them! That would mean I would need to complete another medical exam when I was in the USA – and they are expensive as hell!
Hope this helps, any questions feel free to comment below!