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;) Filipinos are immigrants. Simply put, we love travelling, adventures & new things. We can thrive anywhere & adjust to anything. If anyone cares to shed some light on their decision to move to USA, please share.

Let me start. I love almost everything american...be it their burgers and barbecues, no nonsense attitude and freedom, diversity of cultures and quality of life. And I fell in love with an american man (L) . So, I'm here to stay.


N-400 TIMELINE

06/06/12 * Naturalization Interview

04/30/12 * Received Interview Letter

04/04/12 * Biometrics

03/10/12 * Received NOA

03/03/12 * N-400 Submitted (AZ)

I-751 TIMELINE

05/18/11 * Received 10 yr Green Card

05/17/11 * Approved

04/04/11 * Biometrics Appointment done

03/21/11 * Received Bio Notice (03/15/11)

03/03/11 * Encashed check

03/01/11 * NOA1 receipt date

02/28/11 * I-751 submitted (CSC)

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;) Filipinos are immigrants. Simply put, we love travelling, adventures & new things. We can thrive anywhere & adjust to anything. If anyone cares to shed some light on their decision to move to USA, please share.

Let me start. I love almost everything american...be it their burgers and barbecues, no nonsense attitude and freedom, diversity of cultures and quality of life. And I fell in love with an american man (L) . So, I'm here to stay.

for the people here, I'd say it's to be together with their spouse or soon to be spouse.


US Embassy Manila website. bringing your spouse/fiancee to USA

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html

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For me, I'd say it's to fulfill my ultimate dream, which is to marry the man that God gave me and spend the rest of my life with him (which is now fulfilled). Sorry, I'm too mushy :blush:

--Mae


N-400 NATURALIZATION

04/04/2011 - Mailed N-400 to AZ Lockbox

04/06/2011 - Received

04/07/2011 - NOA

04/07/2011 - Check cashed

04/14/2011 - Biometrics appointment in the mail

04/21/2011 - Early Biometrics (was scheduled on May 4, 2011)

05/09/2011 - Case Status Notification - In line for interview and testing

05/10/2011 - Case Status Notification - Interview scheduled

05/14/2011 - Interview Appointment Letter in the mail

06/21/2011 - Interview Appointment Date

06/29/2011 - Case Status Notification - Placed in the oath scheduling que

08/16/2011 - Case Status Notification - Oath ceremony scheduled

09/15/2011 - Oath Taking - good riddance!

09/23/2011 - Applied for Passport

10/08/2011 - Passport in the mail

10/17/2011 - Certificate of Naturalization in the mail -- OFFICIALLY DONE!

"Love is a noble act of self-giving, offering trust, faith, and loyalty.

The more you love, the more you lose a part of yourself, yet you don't become less of who you are;

you end up being complete with your loved ones."

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;) Filipinos are immigrants. Simply put, we love travelling, adventures & new things. We can thrive anywhere & adjust to anything. If anyone cares to shed some light on their decision to move to USA, please share.

Let me start. I love almost everything american...be it their burgers and barbecues, no nonsense attitude and freedom, diversity of cultures and quality of life. And I fell in love with an american man (L) . So, I'm here to stay.

I want my other half to be with me here in the US so I can be whole again...this is very touchy!!I am very emotional...i know, this process will be soon over..Thanks for all the VJ'rs..


AOS Process:

Mar. 11, 2008- ARRIVED US

Mar. 12, 2008- got married

00-00-0000-Temple wedding-Mormon church

Mar.13, 2008-completed vaccinations-I693A supplement from CS

Mar. 18, 2008- sent the AOS package(I-485 and EAD)..applied for SSN..

Mar.19, 2008-Delivered. signed for by V Bustamante-took and passed written driving test

Mar.25, 2008-Check cashed-Received SSN

Mar.27,2008-Received NOA's in mail-Case available online

Mar.28, 2008-Received Biometrics appointment in mail-04/08/08

Apr.08,2008-Biometrics DONE

Apr.08-09,2008-TOUCHED

Apr.14,2008-Transfer Notice date to California(I-485)

Apr.17,2008-Received Notice in the mail about the transfer

Apr.20 and 22,2008-I-485 TOUCHED..No touch on EAD

Apr.24, 2008-Received AR driver license

May 07, 08, 09, 12, 13, 2008- I-485 TOUCHED..

May 16, 2008- I-765 Card production ordered -1st email

May 19, 2008- I-485 TOUCHED

May 21, 2008-I-765 Card production ordered-2nd email

May 22, 2008- I-765 TOUCHED

May 23, 2008-I765 Approval notice sent-3rd email

May 24, 2008- EAD in hand

May 28, 2008-AOS Card production ordered..yehey!!!got another email saying "Notice mailed welcoming the new permanent resident"

May 29, 2008-AOS TOUCHED

June 03, 2008- Green Card in hand

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i was processing my papers for canada back then coz my aunt offered me a job and i thought it would mean a lot to do it. but suddenly i think 2 months later i met my husband and visited me in phil and we talked about processing the papers either k1/k3 and i told him that im also processing my papers for canada but he asked me if i could set it aside and gave us a chance lol... so that was it i talked to my family and explained it to them and hopefully they would understand and they did. they met my husband twice in his 2nd and 3rd visit (before we were married) and my grandma adores him. lol... i have a bunch of relatives here too in the US but they're out of state which is im often alone and just hang out with his family/friends... somehow if in the near future we have the opportunity to buy a home in phil it would be great coz we both love phil.

God bless to all!!!


Citizenship N-400

4/15/2010- sent my N-400 via fedex overnight

4/16/2010- signed and delivered

4/29/2010- check cleared

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Although I have travelled to different countries, the USA was never on my list. Didnt even try applying for a visa although my 1st profession would have made it easier for me. But then, I met my man and I left everything, family, my successful 2nd profession and the convenience of Philippine culture to be with my husband and he is all worth it. . . I will do it again if I have to because now I can say I am complete and my husband just makes me very very happy everyday. Theres a lot of things to love about America and as long as my husband stays here. . I will be here too.

I just really hate the 800 number because I am sure to be on hold forever :whistle:

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Removal of Conditions :

August 16, 2010 - Petition received by USCIS Vermont Center

August 20, 2010 - NOA1 received

October 4, 2010 - Biometrics

January 3, 2011 - Permanent 10 yr. Green Card Received.

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I want my other half to be with me here in the US so I can be whole again...this is very touchy!!I am very emotional...i know, this process will be soon over..Thanks for all the VJ'rs..

Am feeling you brother, how I wish my wife was traveling to come and be here with me tomorrow.. Gud luck!


I-130 PETITION

May-11-07 Mailed I-130 to CSC

Sept-14-07 I-130 APPROVED!!!!..after 100 days!

NVC Process

Sept-24-07 NVC rec'd case/assigned number

Jan-04-08 NVC CASE COMPLETE

USEM

Feb-14-2008 INTERVIEW IN USEManila APPROVED!!!

Feb-19-2008 Visa in HAND!! Wohoo!!!

IN TEXAS

Feb-28-2008 POE DFW

Mar-24-2008 Receive Green Card on Mail..

REMOVING CONDITIONS NOV..

Jan-11-2010 Mailed I-175 to VSC

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Why US of A? Simply because my Man is from USA. I wanna have family,my own family. One more thing, its been a dream of meeting a man with blue eyes. :lol::lol: I just dont met him...He will be mine forever! I always ask my honey to be mine forever..Told him DONT YOU EVER CHANGE HONEY OR ELSE YOUR BLUE EYES WILL DISAPPEAR!!! :lol::lol::lol::D We'll He promised He and his blue eyes will be mine forever. :dance::dance::dance::wacko::wacko:

K-1 Visa

2007-06-09>>> Petition Sent to USCIS

2007-11-13>>> NOA1 got from mail

2007-11-05>>> RFE online

2007-11-15>>> Got RFE noticed

2007-11-05>>> USCIS received Additional evidence

2007-12-10>>> APPROVED

2007-12-11>>> Sent to NVC

2007-12-28>>> Packect 3 got in mail

2007-12-31>>> Sent to USE manila

2008-01-02>>> Embassy Received

2008-01-25>>> Got my Packet 4

2008-02-13>>> 1st day of early Medical

2008-02-14>>> 2nd day Early Medical

2008-02-15>>> PRISM counselling/yellow cert. given

2008-02-25>>> Orig. sched for medical

2008-02-28>>> My Honey will arrived from US

2008-03-03>>> Big Day ( Interview date) APPROVED

2008-03-08>>> Visa in Hand

2008-03-13>>> Sched Flight to SFO

2008-05-25>>>Got married

2008-15-08>>>Filed AOS

2008-05-12>>> EAD received

2009-02-02>>>Applied SSN

2009-18-02>>>ssn received

2009-20-02>>> welcome notice received

2009-21-02>>> Green card received

NO AOS INTERVIEW

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I've been in many countries coz of my previous work and though almost all of my relatives are already in the US still its not on my list. But when I met my husband I left/sacrificed everything for him... im here in US solely because im inlove and he's mine forever, and this is what money cant buy the LOVE and HAPPINESS we have!!!


NATURALIZATION TIMELINE

May 16, 2011~ mailed N-400

May 20, 2011~ received NOA1

May 31, 2011~ Biometrics letter received sked June 1st

June 01,2011~ Biometrics appt. DONE!

June 23, 2011~ email notification scheduled for Testing and Interview

June 27, 2011~ received interview letter by mail

Aug 01, 2011~ interview at Atlanta GA, PASSED!

Aug 05, 2011~ Oath taking at 1pm

ROC TIMELINE

Nov. 30, 2009~mailed I-751 (VSC)

Dec. 03, 2009~Extension letter and NOA1 received

Jan. 04, 2010~ Biometrics at Metairie, LA

March 10, 2010~ approved!

March 13, 2010~ approval notice sent

March 15, 2010~ received approval letter and GC in mail!

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Why USA? Like your answers, I am inlove with an American. But its not really about USA as a country. He may have been a canadian, australian or even a Filipino. But I just found myself head over heels inlove with an american man. So America will be my home too. He did not steal my heart, I gladly and willingly gave it to him. And happiness is being contented with what you have. AM SO CONTENT and couldn't ask for more...

Like I always tell my man, ANYWHERE WITH HIM IS HOME. (L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)

Edited by lady_anne

February 6-7, 2008 - EARLY MEDICAL! PASSED!!!!

March 03, 2008 - MEDICAL APPOINTMENT

March 10, 2008 - INTERVIEW!!!

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Claudeth loves her husband :P I agree with you, Filipinos fit in just about anywhere and usually do very well.


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United States & Republic of the Philippines

"Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid." John Wayne

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I want my other half to be with me here in the US so I can be whole again...this is very touchy!!I am very emotional...i know, this process will be soon over..Thanks for all the VJ'rs..

Am feeling you brother, how I wish my wife was traveling to come and be here with me tomorrow.. Gud luck!

Brother???I'm not guy :lol: ..Good luck to you too!


AOS Process:

Mar. 11, 2008- ARRIVED US

Mar. 12, 2008- got married

00-00-0000-Temple wedding-Mormon church

Mar.13, 2008-completed vaccinations-I693A supplement from CS

Mar. 18, 2008- sent the AOS package(I-485 and EAD)..applied for SSN..

Mar.19, 2008-Delivered. signed for by V Bustamante-took and passed written driving test

Mar.25, 2008-Check cashed-Received SSN

Mar.27,2008-Received NOA's in mail-Case available online

Mar.28, 2008-Received Biometrics appointment in mail-04/08/08

Apr.08,2008-Biometrics DONE

Apr.08-09,2008-TOUCHED

Apr.14,2008-Transfer Notice date to California(I-485)

Apr.17,2008-Received Notice in the mail about the transfer

Apr.20 and 22,2008-I-485 TOUCHED..No touch on EAD

Apr.24, 2008-Received AR driver license

May 07, 08, 09, 12, 13, 2008- I-485 TOUCHED..

May 16, 2008- I-765 Card production ordered -1st email

May 19, 2008- I-485 TOUCHED

May 21, 2008-I-765 Card production ordered-2nd email

May 22, 2008- I-765 TOUCHED

May 23, 2008-I765 Approval notice sent-3rd email

May 24, 2008- EAD in hand

May 28, 2008-AOS Card production ordered..yehey!!!got another email saying "Notice mailed welcoming the new permanent resident"

May 29, 2008-AOS TOUCHED

June 03, 2008- Green Card in hand

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USA was not even a part of my dream.But not until i met my husband,everything was changed now i am here with Him.I can say it's not the country but wherever the half part of your life is.Where you can say you have build a family of your own,a husband ,a children..i may be sounds so mushy but this a part of being a filipina,lol

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France has always been in my dreams. For years I studied their language.

But why USA?

Only for one reason. Just a reason that branches out to a million of reasons.

:luv: MY LOVING HUSBAND IS THERE, AND WHEREVER HE WILL BE, I WILL BE WILLING TO SACRIFICE MY DREAM< JUST TO BE WITH HIM. (L)

-jyz (F)

-this thread makes me cry, miss him much more, pumps my heart twice than the usual, refreshes my passion for love to my husband, makes me go emo, ohhh... I LOVE THIS THREAD! :luv:

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