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Good morning everyone!

I am already on this forum for a few days and posted some questions.

I am amazed how fast I received so many helpful answers and can just say: THANK YOU! :wow:

So I think it is just fair to give you a chance to get to know me better :)

I am German and spent most of my life there (between Black forest and Lake Constance).

Two years ago - after finishing my Masters - I decided to go abroad and came to Quebec/Canada.

Here I am working in marketing in a consultancy.

A year ago I met my great American. He lives in Burlington which is about 2.5h drive.

We try to spend as much time together as possible and we always have a great time! Tomorrow he will run a half marathon, so obviously I will drive there today to support him together with his lovely family and Corgi.

I actually never thought about getting married until I met him. He is just so awesome, kind, loyal, fun,... and well, you know how it is to love someone :luv:

So I guess the rest of the story is kinda clear ;)

I am definitely glad I found this forum and am further looking forward to stay in touch with you.

Of course, if there should be anything I can help with, I certainly will!

I wish you all a nice weekend! Hopefully with better weather than it is here right now (cold and rainy...)!

Jasmina


Service Center : California Service Center


Transferred? No


Consulate : Montreal, Canada


I-129F Sent : 2015-04-14


I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-23


I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-01


NVC Received : 2015-06-15


NVC Left : 2015-07-08 (if you don`t hear back from NVC call them at 7 am EST and try and try and try again. There is hope!)


Consulate Received : 2015-07-08


Interview Date : 2015-09-22


Interview Result : Approved!


Visa Received : 2015-09-27


US Entry : 2015-09-28


Marriage : 2015-10-07 (L)

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Good Morning, Glad to know about you and welcome on board. I wish you a successful journey and happy life :)


USCIS-

Vermont Service Center

01/28/14: NOA1 (Priority Date)

03/24/15: Case Transferred from VSC to CSC

03/28/15: Hard copy of transfer received in mail

07/02/15: NOA2 ( I-130 Approved) - finally after long wait.

07/13/15: NOA2 (I-130 Approved letter hard copy)

NVC -

http://www.visajourn...php/NVC_Process

07/21/15: NVC received the case (informed during phone call to NVC on 07/25/2015)

xx/xx/15: Welcome letter received by e-mail

xx/xx/15: Agent chosen by phone

xx/xx/15: AOS FEE sent my mail

xx/xx/15: IV Invoice received by e-mail

08/xx/15: IV FEE payment sent by mail

xx/xx/15: AOS Package sent to NVC

xx/xx/15 : DS-260 Available and completed

xx/xx/15: Case Completed

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Thank you PrincessBM!


Service Center : California Service Center


Transferred? No


Consulate : Montreal, Canada


I-129F Sent : 2015-04-14


I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-23


I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-01


NVC Received : 2015-06-15


NVC Left : 2015-07-08 (if you don`t hear back from NVC call them at 7 am EST and try and try and try again. There is hope!)


Consulate Received : 2015-07-08


Interview Date : 2015-09-22


Interview Result : Approved!


Visa Received : 2015-09-27


US Entry : 2015-09-28


Marriage : 2015-10-07 (L)

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Welcome to the forum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Thank you TBone! Cute picture :D


Service Center : California Service Center


Transferred? No


Consulate : Montreal, Canada


I-129F Sent : 2015-04-14


I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-23


I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-01


NVC Received : 2015-06-15


NVC Left : 2015-07-08 (if you don`t hear back from NVC call them at 7 am EST and try and try and try again. There is hope!)


Consulate Received : 2015-07-08


Interview Date : 2015-09-22


Interview Result : Approved!


Visa Received : 2015-09-27


US Entry : 2015-09-28


Marriage : 2015-10-07 (L)

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Well, yours is a little more attractive than mine is. :P


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Welcome to the forums Jasmina!!! :)


 
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I-129F Petition
Service Center: Texas Service Center
I-129F Sent: 3/17/14
I-129F NOA1: 3/24/14
Alien Registration Number Changed: 3/25/14
I-129F NOA2: 8/25/14
Sent to NVC: 8/28/14
NVC Received: 9/8/14
Case # Assigned: 9/9/14
Left NVC: 9/11/14
Consulate Received: 9/16/14
Packet 3 Received (Instructions/Checklist): 9/19/14
Packet 3 Completed: 9/23/14
Medical Scheduled: 10/15/14
Packet 4 Received (Appointment Date): 10/2/14
Interview Date (Helsinki Consulate): 10/27/14
Interview Result: APPROVED!
Visa Received: 10/31/14
POE/Baltimore (BWI): 12/9/14
Married: 1/12/15
 
Adjustment of Status I-485
Service Center: National Benefits Center
I-485 Sent: 1/24/15
Delivered to Chicago Lockbox: 1/27/15
Check Cashed by USCIS: 2/2/15
NOA 1: 1/30/15
Biometrics Appointment: 3/13/15
Biometrics Completed (USCIS Baltimore) 3/13/15
Letter from DHS Advising of Potentially no Interview Required for our Case: 6/15/15
Case Transferred to Kansas City Missouri Field Office: 1/26/16
RFE Received Wanting a New Vaccination Supplement: 2/4/16
Appointment Scheduled with Civil Surgeon: 2/15/16
Appointment Cancelled due to Weather Conditions: 2/15/16
Appointment Re-Scheduled with Civil Surgeon: 2/16/16
Civil Surgeon Completed I-693 Vaccination Supplement Needed: 2/16/16
RFE Response Sent to Kansas City Field Office via USPS: 2/16/16
Delivered to USCIS Field Office by USPS: 2/19/16
Signed Return Receipt Receipt in Mail from USCIS: 2/22/16
I-485 Notification Application APPROVED - No Interview: 2/23/16
NOA 2 Approval Notice Received Through Mail: 2/27/16
Green Card Sent Through Mail Notification: 2/26/16
Received Card in Mail: 3/2/16
 
Employment Authorization I-765
Service Center: National Benefits Center
I-765 Sent: 1/24/15
Delivered to Chicago Lockbox: 1/27/15
NOA 1: 1/30/15
Biometrics Appointment: 3/13/15
Biometrics Completed (USCIS Baltimore) 3/13/15
EAD Approved: 3/30/15
Received Card in Mail: 4/8/15
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Sent Renewal I-765 to Chicago Lockbox: 1/30/16
Delivered to Chicago Lockbox: 2/3/16
NOA 1: 2/8/16
Biometrics Appointment: 3/2/16
No need to get them done due to getting Green Card
 
Removal of Conditions on Residence I-751
Service Center: Vermont Service Center
I-751 Sent: 1/16/18
Delivered to Center: 1/19/18
 NOA 1: 1/24/18
 

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Thank you Lenny&Sanna :)

Today we send out our application for the K1. So exciting!!


Service Center : California Service Center


Transferred? No


Consulate : Montreal, Canada


I-129F Sent : 2015-04-14


I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-23


I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-01


NVC Received : 2015-06-15


NVC Left : 2015-07-08 (if you don`t hear back from NVC call them at 7 am EST and try and try and try again. There is hope!)


Consulate Received : 2015-07-08


Interview Date : 2015-09-22


Interview Result : Approved!


Visa Received : 2015-09-27


US Entry : 2015-09-28


Marriage : 2015-10-07 (L)

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Good luck with everything!! It's so exciting to send the package out. I hope you have a quick visa process ;)


Our journey so far:

27 Mar '09: Met at work in Holland and started dating.

30 Nov '13: Got engaged in Scotland!

10 Jan '14: Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox.

22 Jan '14: NOA1 received.

29 Jun '14: Congressman Lobiondo inquired at TSC about our case.

16 Jul '14: Senator Menendez inquired at TSC about our case.

21 Jul '14: NOA2 approved!! (180 days)

23 Jul '14: Case sent to NVC.

01 Aug '14: Received NVC case number.

07 Aug '14: Case sent to Dutch consulate.

13 Aug '14: Packet 3 received, completed the DS-160 form.

15 Aug '14: Sent Packet 3 back to the consulate.

21 Aug '14: Packet 4 received with interview date.

02 Sep '14: Medical examination.

16 Sep '14: Interview --> APPROVED!!

20 Sep '14: Passport with visa returned.

12 Oct '14: POE, entered the USA!

14 Nov '14: Married! <3

24 Dec '14: Filed AOS/EAD.

31 Dec '14: AOS/EAD NOA1's received.

29 Jan '15: AOS RFE received for 2014 tax return.

23 Feb '15: AOS RFE response sent.

13 Mar '15: EAD RFE received for legal married name affidavit.

17 Mar '15: EAD RFE response sent.

29 Apr '15: Filed InfoPass to find out why I still didn't get biometrics appt.

06 May '15: Biometrics appointment.

14 May '15: Received EAD (finally!)

22 July '15: Interview waived.

08 Sep '15: Got my Green Card!

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Thank you Alissa!! :)


Service Center : California Service Center


Transferred? No


Consulate : Montreal, Canada


I-129F Sent : 2015-04-14


I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-23


I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-01


NVC Received : 2015-06-15


NVC Left : 2015-07-08 (if you don`t hear back from NVC call them at 7 am EST and try and try and try again. There is hope!)


Consulate Received : 2015-07-08


Interview Date : 2015-09-22


Interview Result : Approved!


Visa Received : 2015-09-27


US Entry : 2015-09-28


Marriage : 2015-10-07 (L)

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