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Do you speak your fiance's language (if it's not English?)

My fiancée and I primarily speak in Spanish, even though she speaks English just fine. We started speaking in Spanish at the start of our relationship, so that's just the way things are. When she actually gets over here to live (NOA2 for K1 just got approved a few days ago) I'm sure we'll speak more in English. Definitely thinking ahead here but, I've already looked into the best ways to raise a child to be bilingual (there's lots of interesting information.)

Anyone else a language enthusiast?

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K1 until Green Card

01/13/15 - I-129F package sent

01/15/15 - Arrived at Texas Service Center (sigh...)

01/27/15 - NOA1 in hand

07/16/15 - Case was approved!

07/21/15 - NOA2 in hand

07/24/15 - Case sent to NVC

08/03/15 - NVC Case # Assigned / Case sent to embassy (estimate)

08/05/15 - Arrived at embassy

08/12/15 - Packet 3 received

08/17/15 - Packet 3 sent

08/28/15 - Packet 4 received

09/28/15 - Medical

09/30/15 - Interview - approved

10/07/15 - K1 Visa in hand

10/22/15 - POE

11/06/15 - Married!

12/15/15 - I-485 package sent
02/29/16 - I-485 approved (interview waived)

03/08/16 - Green Card in hand

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mandarin, english, spanish, french. i don't know where she learned french, but it was fun !


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Do you speak your fiance's language (if it's not English?)

My fiancée and I primarily speak in Spanish, even though she speaks English just fine. We started speaking in Spanish at the start of our relationship, so that's just the way things are. When she actually gets over here to live (NOA2 for K1 just got approved a few days ago) I'm sure we'll speak more in English. Definitely thinking ahead here but, I've already looked into the best ways to raise a child to be bilingual (there's lots of interesting information.)

Anyone else a language enthusiast?

I speak Nature Boy Redneck but understand Darnell English and Cebuana English wwhen my equipment is working

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We usually speak English. Sometimes I'll throw some Danish in there for some practice but 99.9% of the time we speak English.


May 25, 2004: Got married at the city hall in Denmark
June 8, 2004: Received passport with new last name
June 11, 2004: Went to the U.S. embassy in Denmark to file the I-130 and DS-230 - approved on the spot
June 18, 2004: Received letter of appointment plus packet 4
August 5, 2004: Interview at U.S. embassy - APPROVED!!!
August 19, 2004: Went back to the U.S. with my husband
May 27, 2006: Filed I-751
July 25, 2006: I-751 approved!

March 13, 2016: Filed I-90 for Permanent Resident Card renewal

March 22, 2016: Received letter of appointment for biometrics appointment

April 8, 2016: Biometrics appointment

September 21, 2016: I-90 approved

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The only Filipino our son learned is mahal kita, and it was me who taught him that. He has learned German from me though. I speak German with my son when I think about it. Other than that we speak English.

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My fiance is Egyptian so he speaks Egyptian Arabic and he is also very fluent in English. I can speak Egyptian Arabic well enough. I can speak quite fluently Lebanese Arabic. I know, since living in Egypt I should really speak Arabic, but I am really nervous when I speak it. I do speak it when I have to (with his family, at appointments, while out getting produce, etc...) but at home we mostly speak English. Except to our cats, whom we speak to in Arabic. :sleepy::luv::lol:


Engaged: 10/16/2013

I traveled to Cairo to meet him: 11/26/2013

Met in person: 11/28/2013

Religious Marriage: 11/28/2013

Miscarriage: 06/23/2014

Positive Pregnancy Test 2: 7/28/2014

Returned to USA: 09/29/2014

Yusuf born: 11/08/2014 RIP :cry:

Returned to Egypt: 03/06/2015

Filed I-129F: 07/27/2015

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English 98% of the time


Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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We speak Danglish ( a mix of the Danish I know and English) a lot. I have trouble staying in Danish while speaking, can pick up a lot when listening - so sometimes he speaks in Danish and I in English or he speaks in Danish and I speak in a weird mix of Danish and Norwegian and English.

We are trying to switch over to Danish most of the time, but I never put in the effort. :whistle:


3/2/18  E-filed N-400 under 5 year rule

3/26/18 Biometrics

7/2019-12/2019 (Yes, 16- 21 months) Estimated time to interview MSP office.

 

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It's so awesome to see how everyone communicates differently. I will probably speak with my fiancée most of the time in Spanish when she gets here, and she'll probably speak to me in English (She'll hear enough English from others haha) However, she is worried that she'll forget Catalan, as I do not speak it at all and only understand a little. I'm sure she can Skype with her friends though.

Here's an interesting question I thought of:

If you are the native US citizen, what is your dialect (mine is "southern" from NC) and what does your fiance think of it compared to British English? lol

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K1 until Green Card

01/13/15 - I-129F package sent

01/15/15 - Arrived at Texas Service Center (sigh...)

01/27/15 - NOA1 in hand

07/16/15 - Case was approved!

07/21/15 - NOA2 in hand

07/24/15 - Case sent to NVC

08/03/15 - NVC Case # Assigned / Case sent to embassy (estimate)

08/05/15 - Arrived at embassy

08/12/15 - Packet 3 received

08/17/15 - Packet 3 sent

08/28/15 - Packet 4 received

09/28/15 - Medical

09/30/15 - Interview - approved

10/07/15 - K1 Visa in hand

10/22/15 - POE

11/06/15 - Married!

12/15/15 - I-485 package sent
02/29/16 - I-485 approved (interview waived)

03/08/16 - Green Card in hand

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We speak a mixed language.. We both speak both italian and English (his mom is italian). It gets even funnier when we text! :)

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OUR JOURNEY! (L)

Summer 2014: we fell in love!

06/08/2015: we got married

DAY 1 07/11/2015: packet sent overnight (I-130, I-485, I-765)

DAY 12 07/23/2015: NOA1- case received

DAY 15 07/26/2015: Biometrics appointment scheduled

DAY 32 08/12/2015: Successful biometrics

DAY 33 08/13/2015: RFE (on i-485) was mailed :(

DAY 40 08/20/2015: RFE Hardcopy received

DAY 44 08/24/2015: RFE response sent

DAY 47 08/27/2015: RFE response received, now waiting for a decision.

DAY 66 09/15/2015: I-765 (Employment Authorization) approved

DAY 73 09/22/2015: EAD card received!!!!

DAY 82 10/01/2015: Interview was scheduled

DAY 112 11/03/2015: Interview day!

DAY 113 11/04/2015: Application APPROVED!

DAY 115 11/06/2015: Card was mailed to me.. :luv:

We knew it.

Time, distance,

nothing could separate us.

Because we knew.

It was right,

and it was real.

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She speaks Tagalog, another Luzon language, and English. I speak English, English, and English. So, while her English isn't the greatest of them all, that's what we speak. I'm learning some Tagalog, but half of what I know isn't spoken in polite company. I'm trying to get her to teach me more Tagalog, but she's unsure enough in her English that she doesn't want to try very much.


K-1 Application sent 2-16-16

Received at Dallas lockbox 2-18-16

NOA1, sent to California 2-23-16

NOA2 4-21-16

NVC shipped to Manila 5-12-16

Consulate received 5-16-16

US Embassy Interview -- APPROVED!!! 8-24-16 :dancing: :joy: :dancing:

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We speak Russian. I am ethnically Russian, my husband is Georgian, and Georgia is former Soviet republic, where Russian is still a very common second language.They would normally educate their children in 3 languages here: Georgian, Russian and English. So, the hubby speaks Russian almost like a native speaker.

I have been also learning Georgian, and for the purpose of my practice we have been texting each other in Georgian since recently, I still resort to Russian, whenever the matter is too complicated. But outside texting we use Russian most of the time, as otherwise there will be no emotional communication - my Georgian is still very poor, just enough for getting simple information. My goal is to learn Georgian well, so to bring up 3 lingual children in the USA :luv:


CR-1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Georgia

Marriage: 2015-01-11

I-130 Sent : 2015-07-10 - sent from abroad, auto-expedite

I-130 NOA1 : 2015-07-14

I-130 Approved : 2015-08-13 (30 days)

:dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing:

Received by NVC: 2015-09-02 (in 20 days after the approval) - no email notification, info obtained over the phone

Case # assigned: 2015-09-10 (in 8 days after the case was received) - no email notification, info obtained over the phone

DS-261 filled: 2015-09-14

AoS fee paid: 2015-09-15

DS-261 reviewed over the phone:2015-09-17

Agent registration email: 2015-09-18

IV fee available: 2015-09-18

IV fee paid: 2015-09-22

IV fee showed paid: 2015-09-23 right before the end of the working day at NVC - at almost midnight EST.

AoS and IV package received: 2015-09-23

DS-260 filled out 2015-09-24

Scan date: 2015-09-24

Now let's get some patience for 3 weeks and hope CC will come without any delays :luv:

Case complete: 2015-10-21 (27 days)

Interview date issued: 2015-10-23

Received by the embassy: 2015-11-12

Interview date: 2015-12-02 (Request to reschedule for the earlier time denied.)

Approved!!!

Visa issued: 2015-12-07

Visa in hand: 2015-12-07

US entry: 2015-12-11

Social Security card arrived only after the visit to SS office, on 01/20

Green Card arrived: 2016-01-27

From NOA-1 to the interview - 141 days (4 months and 18 days)

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Except to our cats, whom we speak to in Arabic. :sleepy::luv::lol:

Hilarious!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D


CR-1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Georgia

Marriage: 2015-01-11

I-130 Sent : 2015-07-10 - sent from abroad, auto-expedite

I-130 NOA1 : 2015-07-14

I-130 Approved : 2015-08-13 (30 days)

:dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing:

Received by NVC: 2015-09-02 (in 20 days after the approval) - no email notification, info obtained over the phone

Case # assigned: 2015-09-10 (in 8 days after the case was received) - no email notification, info obtained over the phone

DS-261 filled: 2015-09-14

AoS fee paid: 2015-09-15

DS-261 reviewed over the phone:2015-09-17

Agent registration email: 2015-09-18

IV fee available: 2015-09-18

IV fee paid: 2015-09-22

IV fee showed paid: 2015-09-23 right before the end of the working day at NVC - at almost midnight EST.

AoS and IV package received: 2015-09-23

DS-260 filled out 2015-09-24

Scan date: 2015-09-24

Now let's get some patience for 3 weeks and hope CC will come without any delays :luv:

Case complete: 2015-10-21 (27 days)

Interview date issued: 2015-10-23

Received by the embassy: 2015-11-12

Interview date: 2015-12-02 (Request to reschedule for the earlier time denied.)

Approved!!!

Visa issued: 2015-12-07

Visa in hand: 2015-12-07

US entry: 2015-12-11

Social Security card arrived only after the visit to SS office, on 01/20

Green Card arrived: 2016-01-27

From NOA-1 to the interview - 141 days (4 months and 18 days)

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