Christianity, time with family, NASCAR and the great outdoors.
Adjustment of Status (approved)
Place benefits filed at
~~My timeline tells the story~~
(Jeremiah 29:11-13)" For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD , "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
~~Road to K-3 visa~~
met online in March 2002
chatted thousands of hours
first meeting Oct 14/2002
engagement Dec 26/2002
marriage Feb 14/2003
sent RCMP fingerprints to Ottawa Nov 9/2003
I-130 application mailed to Nebraska Nov 26/2003
Received NOA1 on I-130 Dec 1/2003
Sent I-129F application to Chicago on December 27/2003
Received NOA1 on I-129F January 15/2004
Online approval for I-129F April 5/2004
Received letter from NVC dated April 19/2004
Received K-3 package May 3/2004
Received RCMP fingerprint based certificate May3/2004
Mailed forms to Consulate May 5/2004
May 13/2004 called Montreal Consulate re: interview date
Given interview date over the phone for June 21/2004
Received notification letter from Consulate May 17/2004
Booked U-Haul today May 19th for June 30th-July 2nd one way
ADIT photos done for medical and interview May 19/2004
Medical exam May 25/2004 Windsor, Ont...$275.00!!
Picked up medical results May 27/2004
K-3 Visa Issued at Montreal Consulate June 21/2004
~~Coming to America~~
Visa activated at Detroit POE July 1/2004
Mailed off I-765 via USPS July 6/2004
Money order for I-765 cashed July 14/2004
NOA for EAD with received date of July 11/2004
Appt for EAD Biometrics July 27/2004 8:00 a.m @ Cincinnati
I-130 petition transferred from NSC to CSC September 29/2004
Infopass appt for interim EAD @ Cleveland October 12/2004 @ 8:15 am
CSC receives I-130 petition October 8/2004
Picked up interim EAD card on day 93 at Cleveland District Office October 12/2004...valid to June 11/2005
Filed with SSA office for SSN October 13/2004 but manual verification request must be sent to Cleveland office before processing of SSN
I-130 approved on October 25/2004
SAVE system for SSA updated October 26/2004, will receive SSN in 7-10 days
Passed eye/written exam for driver's license November 3/2004
Obtained Ohio driver's license November 4/2004
Received SSN in the mail November 4/2004
Opened first joint checking account November 4/2004
Accepted my first job in the U.S.A November 12/2004
~~Final journey to green card has begun!~~
Received NOA2 I-130 approval November 13/2004
First day to work in the U.S.A November 15/2004
I-485 AOS application mailed off to Cleveland District Office November 26/2004
AOS application money order for $385.00 cashed December 3/2004
AOS biometrics appointment for January 12/2004 @ 10:00 a.m Cincinnati ASC
Received I-797 Notice of Action for I-485 on December 6/2004
EAD approved from Missouri (day 170) on December 28/2004
Received one year EAD in the mail from Missouri January 03/2005. It was based on my recent AOS rather than the original K-3 classification it was filed under, hence the one year EAD.
Biometrics done today for AOS January 12/2005 10:00 a.m @ Cincinnati
USCIS online notice~I-485 processing resumes~fingerprint results received January 20/2005
Received AOS interview letter May 5/2005 and our interview date is July 28/2005.
AOS interview a success and unconditional green card will be issued following background check. We were given a time frame of 4-5 weeks.
Received online notice of approval for green card on August 10/2005.
Received welcome to America letter on August 11/2005.
Received 10 year unconditional green card on August 15/2005.
Ordered new Social Security card without work authorization conditions at Social Security office August 19/2005, now that I have green card.
Will receive new social security card in 1-2 weeks.
Received new social security card on August 27/2005, with work authorization conditions removed.
God willing, I will file for U.S citizenship on May 8/2008, which will be just three months prior to the 3 year permanent residency requirement for married couples.
Immigration is behind us and now we move on, living out the rest of our lives together.
Thank you Lord God for making this all possible and having your hand upon us every step of the way!!
eh!! All suggestions offered by this Canuck are purely based on experience and personal research and in no way are they representative of legal counsel, eh!!