Not too much interesting to report, really. Except that the guesstimated date, as reported by the visajourney.com website, has moved up considerably. October 16 – November 4 is now September 12 – September 28. That’s a whole month. Granted, the disclaimer clearly states that it guesses these dates based on the averages of other timelines registered on the website and in no way will really predict the exact dates, but still! Getting scarily close.
Step 1 of operation “Floridian Wedding” is successful. We’ve found a nice little place that doesn’t seem very expensive and doesn’t seem to mind about the whole uncertainty in our lack of a solid wedding date. It’s called “Paradise Cove” and is located near “Lake Brian”, which is in the Lake Buena Vista area and about a 20 – 30 minute drive away from Disney World.
I haven’t been there yet myself, however, I do have a bunch of pictures and a few short videos of the place so be sure to check those out.
Between 7 and 10 days seems an awfully short time when it’s really 4. They did take their sweet time sending the I-797 we were expecting. Apparently they received it on the 6th, the notice date is the 10th and the official notice arrived today.
Ah well, I’m not complaining. At least things are moving :). Our guesstimated NOA2 date is between October 16 and November 4, about 5 months from now. Untill then, it’s fingers crossed and waiting patiently.
Today we received an e-mail notification that our petition has arrived safely and has been forwarded to the Vermont Service Center for processing. In about 7-10 days we’ll receive a form “I-797”, which is basically a Notice of Action form. This will have our NOA1 date on it, with which we can take an educated guess at what our NOA2(Approval or denial of the petition) date will be. At the time of writing, the Vermont Service Center is currently processing petitions with a NOA1 date of November 30 2010 so they’re a good 5.5 month behind. If all goes well, I’m guessing the NOA2 will come in around November of this year. Possibly even in December.
I have it on good authority that the eagle has, indeed, left the nest. Now to wait for the first NOA. This usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks. Scaryyyy!