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Hi everyone :) Been reading these forums for a month now and since I am on my last journey with USCIS for my naturalization I thought I would join the community. Met my husband in 2002, we married in 2003 and had our first child together the same year. My whole immigration process was done completely backwards :oops: (my mistake) researching how I should have went about it before coming to the USA wasn't even thought of by myself or my husband. But thankfully I encountered a few nice Immigration officers at the Canadian/US border who pointed me in the right direction. They first told me how I should have went about the situation and then told me what i needed to do since leaving the USA was not an option since my US citizen husband and children were here. I started the whole process in July 2009. Received my greencard in January 2010. Sent off my naturalization forms on April 10, 2015. Received receipt on April 15, got my biometrics completed May 8, 2015. Now I am waiting for an interview date :dancing: It has been a really long, confusing, stressful and exciting journey, but I am glad to be apart of a community who has and is currently going down the same path to share my story with.

I also have a 17 yr old son from a previous relationship who has been here with me since he was 4 yrs old. His biological father has never had anything to do with him or myself. And as you can guess this whole process has been long and drawn out for him as well, as my husband and I only recently filed for his AOS at the same time as I filed for my naturalization. He had his biometrics done yesterday as well, with me.

I guess you can say I came into this whole process completely blind and made a mess that has slowly been smoothing out for us. But at the end of each day, I can see the bright future ahead of us getting closer, I can honestly say it has been 100% worth it. I anxiously await to close this chapter of my life so I can move onto a new one.

Thank you for reading my story and it's nice to meet all of you :)





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A nice story. 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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Welcome to the forum.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

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Great story thank you for sharing and welcome to the forums :)


 
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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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Hi everyone :) Been reading these forums for a month now and since I am on my last journey with USCIS for my naturalization I thought I would join the community. Met my husband in 2002, we married in 2003 and had our first child together the same year. My whole immigration process was done completely backwards :oops: (my mistake) researching how I should have went about it before coming to the USA wasn't even thought of by myself or my husband. But thankfully I encountered a few nice Immigration officers at the Canadian/US border who pointed me in the right direction. They first told me how I should have went about the situation and then told me what i needed to do since leaving the USA was not an option since my US citizen husband and children were here. I started the whole process in July 2009. Received my greencard in January 2010. Sent off my naturalization forms on April 10, 2015. Received receipt on April 15, got my biometrics completed May 8, 2015. Now I am waiting for an interview date :dancing: It has been a really long, confusing, stressful and exciting journey, but I am glad to be apart of a community who has and is currently going down the same path to share my story with.

I also have a 17 yr old son from a previous relationship who has been here with me since he was 4 yrs old. His biological father has never had anything to do with him or myself. And as you can guess this whole process has been long and drawn out for him as well, as my husband and I only recently filed for his AOS at the same time as I filed for my naturalization. He had his biometrics done yesterday as well, with me.

I guess you can say I came into this whole process completely blind and made a mess that has slowly been smoothing out for us. But at the end of each day, I can see the bright future ahead of us getting closer, I can honestly say it has been 100% worth it. I anxiously await to close this chapter of my life so I can move onto a new one.

Thank you for reading my story and it's nice to meet all of you :)

Welcome aboard! :)

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