TIMELINE FOR FALLING IN LOVE!!!
DEC 12th, 2004 - WE MET ONLINE AT LAVALIFE.COM
SINCE DEC - talk, talk and talk, hours and hours by the phone...
APRIL 04th, 2005 - MET IN MEXICO FOR THE 1st TIME! (Oh man! HE IS THE MAN!!!)
MIDDLE OF APRIL - we decided to apply to K-1 instead B-2 (I already had 2 J-1 visas denied and 1 visit visa denied to Canada!)
MAY - getting our divorce's paperworks in order to apply next month!
MAY 27th - Finally the question: Would you marry me?
Answer: YES YES YES!
WE ARE ENGAGED!!! IT WAS BY PHONE, BUT VERY VERY SPECIAL!
June 21st - He got the tickets to come to see me in August!!! I cannot wait! I miss him!
STILL FINISHING MY DIVORCE PAPERS, HE ALREADY HAVE HIS.
End of June - Thinking about to apply to DCF instead K-1 (We want to be together as fast as we can!!!)
By July 1st: No DCF for USC Non-Resident in Brasil
AUG 20 / SEP 03 - WE SPENT 2 WONDERFUL WEEKS TOGETHER!!! NEW PICTURES ON THE GALLERY!!!
JUST WAITING FOR CAROL'S DIVORCE TO BE DONE TO SEND THE PAPERS!
09-14-05 - Carol's divorce is done!!!!!!!! YUUUUUUUUPPPPPPIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
09-28-05 - Sent Carol's papers to East Wenatchee by Express UPS Box with some gifts!!! (US$80)
09-29-05 - It's already in Miami!!!
10-01-05 - It's in Seattle!!! By monday we are going to send it!
10-03-05 - Marc get the box and SENT OFF the packet for Nebraska overnight (US$20 mail + US$165 I-129f)
10-05-05 - Arrived in Nebraska!!!
10-06-05 - NOA1!
10-07-05 - Touched!
10-12-05 - NOA1 in snail mail and check cashed! OUR 10 MONTHS ANNIVERSARY!!!
10-24-05 - NOA2 online and e-mail!!! (19 days)
10-25-05 - Touched???
10-26-05 - Got email from NSC saying the petition was forwarded to NVC
10-27-05 - NOA2 in snail mail! Touched again...
10-31-05 - Emailed NVC asking for case #, Marc called: they don't have our case yet, NSC said it's out from there
11-01-05 - Answer to my email from NVC: No information was found regarding this case... Ok, ok! It has been just 4 days...
11-04-05 - At 12:45am (Brasil time) we got our case # by phone!!! Wooo Hoooo!!!
11-08-05 - Medical (R$200 + R$65 for pneumonia shot, all shots FREE at 'Posto de Saude' and tests FREE using Health Insurance)
11-09-05 - Police Records (FREE) and I-134 done! We are ready!!!
11-10-05 - According to NVC, forwarded to Consulate on Nov 8th
11-14-05 - According to DHL it was sent on Nov 14th by EXPEDITE IV SECTION Code
11-17-05 - Consulate receives papers from NVC, faxed and mailed overnight the packet 3 (R$22 SEDEX 10)
11-18-05 - Consulate receives packet 3 (but just open it on Nov 23th)
11-25-05 - Received packet 3 in the mail
11-28-05 - Called consulate to ask for the interview date: no date yet, sometime this week...
11-29-05 - Got the interview date by email!!!
12-06-05 - Packet 4 in the mail
01-03-06 - Last day working
01-10-06 - In Rio (R$65 for hotel + R$160 bus)
01-11-06 - INTERVIEW DATE (DAY 100) APPROVED!!! (US$100 visa + R$45,80 TNT)
01-13-06 - Passport arrived in the morning
01-18-06 - Flew to my hun arms!!!
01-19-06 - POE Newark
02-02-06 - Applied for SSN (FREE)
02-13-06 - Received SSN by mail
04-04-06 - Got Washington's ID card (US$20)
04-14-06 - Court House Wedding!!! (US$40)
04-28-06 - Mailed papers for doctor
05-04-06 - Got I-693A (US$35)
05-11-06 - Mailed AOS/EAD packet (US$575)
05-19-06 - NOA1 for AOS/EAD
05-22-06 - NOA's in the mail
05-23-06 - Checks cashed
05-25-06 - Case online and touched!
05-26-06 - AOS/EAD touched
06-12-06 - Biometrics letter in the mail for both AOS/EAD and EAD touched!!!
06-21-06 - Biometrics appointment (US$40 for gas)
06-24-06 - AOS/EAD touched (on a Saturday???)
07-22-06 - Received Interview letter
07-24-06 - EAD Approval!
07-29-06 - EAD received in the mail (was mailed on July 25th)
07-31-06 - Went to SSA office to change name, address and work status: Manual verification
08-17-06 - Lucky me: Got 2nd interview date in the mail (09-28-06) WTF?
08-25-06 - Got new SSN in the mail and a job starting Sep 5th!!!
09-05-06 - First day working!!! YAY!
09-17-06 - Touched on both AOS/EAD (on a Sunday???) and finally received 3 e-mails from CRIS abt EAD approval (almost 2 months later!!!)
09-19-06 - AOS Interview 9AM (exactly 4 months from NOA1) (US$40 for gas) APPROVED!!! 2 e-mails showing the welcome notice was mailed!!! YAY!!!
09-20-06 - Touched on both EAD/AOS
09-23-06 - Welcome letter in the mail!
09-27-06 - "This case has been approved" e-mail. We already know it!!!
10-03-06 - Greencard in the mail! YAY!!!! What a beautiful card!!! And it's not green!
June 2008 - Eligible to Remove Conditions
08-28-08 - Mailed I-751
08-30-08 - Delivered
09-01-08 - Touched
09-03-08 - Check cleared
09-06-08 - NOA1 in the mail (dated 08/29???)
10-09-08 - Biometrics (Touched)
12-16-08 - Email "Card production ordered"
12-24-08 - Santa came and brought my present (10-year Greencard in the mail!)
Gathering documents to apply for N-400. Dad wants to come to stay.
PS: (COSTS DON'T INCLUDE THE ZILLION PASSAPORT PICTURES, COPIES, TRANSLATIONS, PHONE CALLS, TRIPS, FLIGHTS, GASOLINE, DIVORCES, RINGS, ETC, ETC, ETC...)