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Hello VJers,

I was wondering about a few things, if someone might know.

was reading this page:

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/immigrant-process/interview/after.html

1. Visa Approval - When You Receive Your Visa

Passport with Visa – Your immigrant visa will be placed on a page in your passport. Please review the printed information right away to make sure there are no errors. If there are any spelling errors, contact the embassy or consulate promptly.

On my Wife's VISA, it has the IV case number HCMXXXXX01 - our original case number does not have a 01, so did they just add representing the first print of the VISA? (in case you somehow lose it you'd have to pay for a re-issue?)

2. X-rays – Must be hand-carried with you, not packed in your luggage.

I don't think my wife received any X-rays, would that be inside the sealed packet?

3. Social Security Number – To learn about the U.S. Social Security Administration benefits available to Legal Permanent Residents, and how to apply for a social security number card, visit the Social Security Administration website.

I remember us checking to apply for SSN during the DS-260 online application, so do we need to worry about this? or it will be automatically sent to the home?

thank you again

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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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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I received my x-rays on a disc from the clinic where I went for the x-ray. I'm suppose to carry that with me at POE. Didn't your wife get anything from the x-ray clinic, no disc, USB, paper print outs?

If you ticked the SSN box on the DS-260, your wife will automatically get the SSN to her home address, so no need to worry about that.


Met online October 2010


Engaged December 31st 2011


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USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning


Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:



In the US


April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.


April 14th 2016 - SSN received


May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:


May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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I received my x-rays on a disc from the clinic where I went for the x-ray. I'm suppose to carry that with me at POE. Didn't your wife get anything from the x-ray clinic, no disc, USB, paper print outs?

If you ticked the SSN box on the DS-260, your wife will automatically get the SSN to her home address, so no need to worry about that.

my bad, thank you so much for the info. Turns out my wife does have a CD of the xrays, and I did ticked the SSN.

What else do you think my wife needs when she gets to the POE?

Xrays

Vaccinations records

Sealed envelope

Immigrant visa payment (i'm doing that now - $165)

thanks again

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xrays don't matter. The CBP don't generally take them. They're to give to whatever new doctor you get if you choose. Mine are somewhere... around... not sure.... but I think I have them... somewhere...... .. .... meh. :rofl:


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xrays don't matter. The CBP don't generally take them. They're to give to whatever new doctor you get if you choose. Mine are somewhere... around... not sure.... but I think I have them... somewhere...... .. .... meh. :rofl:

Thanks again NLR!

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