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About October21

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  • Gender
  • State
    Rhode Island
  • Interests
    I'm not a very active person...I love knitting and reading and probably do a little too much of both. I also really enjoy cooking now that I know how to do it properly. I am a feminist and studied United States history in college and grad school. I love reading webcomics and wish I could be as awesome an artist as my favorite strips, but stick figures are the best I can do! I love traveling but hate flying.

Immigration Info

  • Immigration Status
    Removing Conditions (approved)
  • Place benefits filed at
    Vermont Service Center
  • Local Office
    Providence RI
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  • Our Story
    We met on a Friday afternoon in 2005 when we were both in our last year of high school. He had sent me a message on AIM messenger on the Thursday afternoon, but I missed him because I was at my jazz band rehearsal at school. He had found my contact info on a message board for a band we both liked and he sent me a message at random just because we were both the same age. I was a little cautious around him at first because it's hard at 17 to shake that idea that "people on the internet are scary" that had been drummed into our heads since internet use became widespread. But we became friends and talked to each other every day, and gradually we learned more about each other. I'm not sure which one of us did it first, but we eventually both liked each other as more than friends, then we loved each other, and we still do! We spent just about 4 years chatting on the internet and using the phone and then Skype to call each other before we met in person for the first time. That was my idea. Meeting in person brought our relationship to a different place, let us feel like we were *truly* in a relationship now. Since that first visit, we've visited each other 11 times. Hopefully the next time will be the permanent time :).

Immigration Timeline

  1. I checked online this morning and it does say that as of August 26, 2016 the card was in production so shame on me for not checking the website every once in a while! Good luck with yours! Our notice date was October 1, 2016 so you should probably be hearing about yours any time now in the next few weeks!
  2. Thank you! It is so exciting that Vermont is moving forward a bit, even if very slowly. After seeing so many California people get approved it was getting so frustrating >.<. I actually didn't even think to check it online! It seemed like nothing in the process ever got updated on there so we gave up checking it for updates and just waited to receive hard-copy mail. I'm at work and don't have the letter with me to check the number online but I could try it at home and then update here if anyone would like to know.
  3. Another VSC approval! My husband got his letter on Saturday saying that he has been approved for his removal of conditions and to expect his new green card in the mail within 60 days!!! The letter is dated 8/23/16 .