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I just received an approval e-mail from CRIS. What a relief it is! We filed on October 3, never got the NOA, got the RFE (Dec. 10), but were fortunate enough to finally get the approval e-mail today.

My timeline is below:

Oct. 3, 2007--filed with NSC; transferred to CSC

Nov. 13, 2007--biometrics

Dec. 10, 2007--RFE

Jan. 10, 2007--response to RFE received by USCIS

Jan, 24--card production ordered.

For those of you interested in our evidence, you can see the list of what we sent originally if you look at my earlier posts. The RFE we received was not specific--pretty much listed everything, without checking any particular box. The list of what we sent in response follows:

I. Proof of Joint Residence:

• Three joint leases 2005-08;

• Mail addressed to both [husband] and [wife]. Also included are our respective pay stubs;

• Mail addressed to [husband] or [wife] separately. The assortment included correspondences from work, official agencies, magazine subscriptions, a video rental place envelopes, and simply junk mail.

II. Auto-Related Documents:

• Title to [car] in both our names;

• Registration to [car] in both our names;

• Insurance for two vehicles, including Certificates of Insurance and the last annual policy declaration;

• Car Repair Bill in both names.

III. Health Insurance

• Official verification from [husband's] employer that [wife] was added to his policy as of the date of our marriage;

• Multiple Explanation of Benefits statements spanning over the past two years.

IV. Other Insurance Policies

• Rental insurance for our apartment—two policy declaration statements 2006-2008

• Life Insurance policies with [husband] and [wife] designated as primary beneficiary of each other's policy;

• Personal Articles insurance declaration for a wedding ring.

V. Banking and Finances

• Verification from the [bank] that [wife] was added to [husband's] checking account in May of 2005, and has been a joint owner since. Please note that [husband's] earnings are deposited into this account. [Wife] currently attends school full time;

• Assortment of statements from the account from 2005, 2006, and 2007;

• Statement of a recently-opened joint CD account;

• Copies of credit cards to the same accounts issued in [husband] and [wife’s] respective names. Enclosed are cards to Sears, Banana Republic and Bank of America credit accounts, with documents showing their active use;

• Verification that [husband] is a beneficiary for [wife]’s savings account at [another bank] and a statement of the account;

• Verification that [husband andwife] have a joint safe deposit box.

VI. Taxes

• Official IRS transcripts of our taxes filed jointly as a married couple—for years 2004, 2005 and 2006.

VII. Bills:

• Recent Verizon Wireless bills indicating we are on a Family Share plan. The last month’s statement includes a breakdown of all calls and shows frequent calls we made to each other;

• Consumers Energy statements over two years—first in [husband's] name only, then in joint names;

• Comcast statements over two years—in [wife’s] name;

• Joint AT&T telephone statements in 2005-2006;

• Joint Sam’s Club cards.

VIII. School-Related Documents

• Wife's Transcript indicating she is in her last year of [professional school] and maintains [high] GPA;

• Federal Student Aid Reports for this and last year, indicating [wife's] family status as “married” and showing husband's income as the only income in the family.

IX. Family Activities

• Two itineraries for trips to Las Vegas in December of 2005 and New York City in 2007. Included is the e-mail from husband’s mom to wife relating to the New York trip;

• Tickets to a couple of shows we attended together;

• Joint passes to a local gym.

X. Affidavits and Pictures

• Two affidavits from friends attesting to the genuine nature of our relationship;

• Calendar with our pictures that we sent to wife’s family in [her home country].

All in all, we are so glad it is over! Now, naturalization!

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Congrats and thanks for sharing! :thumbs:


God is Great .. God is good... all the time..

N_-400

12/13/2010- SEnt The packet

12/22/2010- The packet was returned due to missing page.

12/23/2010- Resend the packet with complete pages.

12/29/2010- Check cashed in

01/03/2010- Receive NOA

01/10/2011- Email from USCIS for the Required Evidence( Finger printing)

01/26/2011-Biometric Schedule

02/07/2011-USCIS online status update-

02/12/2011- Received Interview Letter Scheduled March 14

02/12/2011- Received Descheduled letter

02/17/2011- USCIS online Status update

02/22/2011-New IL arrived schedule for March 29

02/22/2011-Descheduled Letter Again ( 2nd Time)

02/23/2011- I called USCIS and I was told new schedule in the computer for March 22

02/23/2011-USCIS ONline update....

03/01/2011-Interview Letter for March 22 @ 7:15 AM

03/22/2011- Interview and Oath; US Citizen

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Congratulations, that was a fast approval!!! :dance:

What did the RFE request?


Sept 10, 2001... Arrived in US (J1)

Sept 2002... AOS (J1 to F1)

March 2003...AOS Approved

May 2003... Flew to SA. Reapplied for F1. RFE and Finally Approved. 2 year F1 visa in Passport.

Jan 21 2004... Married in Chicago

Aug 2004... Applied for AOS, Petition for spouse and EAD

Feb 2005... Joshua, our little cutie pie is born on SuperBowl Sunday

May 2005... EAD Approved

Dec 17 2005... AOS & Petition approved (2 year green-card received)

Aug 4 2007... Mailed in I-751 = $275 (remove conditions)

Aug 31 2007... Everything returned, filed too early, wrong fee

Sept 17 2007 Refiled to NSC

Sept 18 2007... Delivered by DHL to NSC

Oct 10 2007... Received at CSC

Oct 15 2007... Check cashed, transfered to CSC

Oct 15 2007... Received 1st notice with application number and 1 year extension. Notice Dated 9/19/07

Nov 1 2007... tried walk-in biometrics, refused

Nov 8 2007...Biometrics completed. Staff at Naperville ASC were great!

Nov 9 2007... Last touch

March 7 2008... Card production ordered!!!!!!!! 5 months, 2 weeks and 5 days

March 12 2008... Case Status: Approval notice sent

March 15 2008...Green card received in mail...so done with USCIS done for a few years!!!!!! :)

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Wonderful News, Congratulations :dance::dance:

Doreen


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SupportingMoroccanLove/

6/14/03 Met Online

9/30/2003 He was denied a Tourist Visa

1/7/2004 Sent 1-129F-tried to prove hardship; many reasons

8/8/2004 Petition denied

After 214 Days of waiting

10/11/2004 Returned from Morocco even more in love.

11/15/2004 Mailed I-129F off to Nebraska

2/11/05 APPROVAL

2/14/05 EMAIL, OUR PETITION HAS BEEN APPROVED

86 Days what an awesome feeling

2/25/05 Email received from nvc, given case number

3/21/05 Email from consulate

b]INTERVIEW DATE 5/10/05[/b]

3/31/05 Fiance finally receives his packet from the consulate

4/12/05 He had medical exam

5/10/05 INTERVIEW WAS A SUCCESS

5/18/05 VISA IN HAND

Took 214 Days for a denial, but IN 205 days He will be HOME

6/10/05 Abdou arrives in America, what a happy day!

6/13/05 Applied for SSN

6/23/05 6 p.m. We were MARRIED; honeymoon in Gatlinburg

8/13/05 AOS and EAD paperwork mailed

8/25/05 NOAs in the mail!!! Yea!

11/25/05 - BIOMETRIC DATE

01/26/06 - AOS SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW AND HE GETS HIS FIRST JOB AT FIRST JOB INTERVIEW

02/13/06 - GREEN CARD ARRIVED

4/22/06 - Driver's License!!

11/05/2007 Filed to Lift conditions[/color]

11/07/07 - NOA1 received

12/21/07 - Biometrics completed

04/08/08 - 10 YEAR CARD APPROVED

04/14/08 - CARD IN HAND !!!!!

11/3/08 - Filed for Citizenship

11/29/08 - Biometric Appointment

02/03/09 - Citizenship Interview, HE PASSED

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I just received an approval e-mail from CRIS. What a relief it is! We filed on October 3, never got the NOA, got the RFE (Dec. 10), but were fortunate enough to finally get the approval e-mail today.

My timeline is below:

Oct. 3, 2007--filed with NSC; transferred to CSC

Nov. 13, 2007--biometrics

Dec. 10, 2007--RFE

Jan. 10, 2007--response to RFE received by USCIS

Jan, 24--card production ordered.

For those of you interested in our evidence, you can see the list of what we sent originally if you look at my earlier posts. The RFE we received was not specific--pretty much listed everything, without checking any particular box. The list of what we sent in response follows:

I. Proof of Joint Residence:

• Three joint leases 2005-08;

• Mail addressed to both [husband] and [wife]. Also included are our respective pay stubs;

• Mail addressed to [husband] or [wife] separately. The assortment included correspondences from work, official agencies, magazine subscriptions, a video rental place envelopes, and simply junk mail.

II. Auto-Related Documents:

• Title to [car] in both our names;

• Registration to [car] in both our names;

• Insurance for two vehicles, including Certificates of Insurance and the last annual policy declaration;

• Car Repair Bill in both names.

III. Health Insurance

• Official verification from [husband's] employer that [wife] was added to his policy as of the date of our marriage;

• Multiple Explanation of Benefits statements spanning over the past two years.

IV. Other Insurance Policies

• Rental insurance for our apartment—two policy declaration statements 2006-2008

• Life Insurance policies with [husband] and [wife] designated as primary beneficiary of each other's policy;

• Personal Articles insurance declaration for a wedding ring.

V. Banking and Finances

• Verification from the [bank] that [wife] was added to [husband's] checking account in May of 2005, and has been a joint owner since. Please note that [husband's] earnings are deposited into this account. [Wife] currently attends school full time;

• Assortment of statements from the account from 2005, 2006, and 2007;

• Statement of a recently-opened joint CD account;

• Copies of credit cards to the same accounts issued in [husband] and [wife’s] respective names. Enclosed are cards to Sears, Banana Republic and Bank of America credit accounts, with documents showing their active use;

• Verification that [husband] is a beneficiary for [wife]’s savings account at [another bank] and a statement of the account;

• Verification that [husband andwife] have a joint safe deposit box.

VI. Taxes

• Official IRS transcripts of our taxes filed jointly as a married couple—for years 2004, 2005 and 2006.

VII. Bills:

• Recent Verizon Wireless bills indicating we are on a Family Share plan. The last month’s statement includes a breakdown of all calls and shows frequent calls we made to each other;

• Consumers Energy statements over two years—first in [husband's] name only, then in joint names;

• Comcast statements over two years—in [wife’s] name;

• Joint AT&T telephone statements in 2005-2006;

• Joint Sam’s Club cards.

VIII. School-Related Documents

• Wife's Transcript indicating she is in her last year of [professional school] and maintains [high] GPA;

• Federal Student Aid Reports for this and last year, indicating [wife's] family status as “married” and showing husband's income as the only income in the family.

IX. Family Activities

• Two itineraries for trips to Las Vegas in December of 2005 and New York City in 2007. Included is the e-mail from husband’s mom to wife relating to the New York trip;

• Tickets to a couple of shows we attended together;

• Joint passes to a local gym.

X. Affidavits and Pictures

• Two affidavits from friends attesting to the genuine nature of our relationship;

• Calendar with our pictures that we sent to wife’s family in [her home country].

All in all, we are so glad it is over! Now, naturalization!

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Bette

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congratulations!!!!!!!


I-R5 at USCIS California Service Center

Consulate: Manila Philippines

5/19/09 Filed I-130 at Chicago Lockbox

5/22/09 USCIS rcvd I-130

6/01/09 Checks cashed

6/03/09 NOA1 rcvd for both parents

8/12/09 Email approval for Dad

8/17/09 Rcvd NOA2 for Dad

8/20/09 Rcvd RFE email for Mom

9/08/09 Email approval for Mom

9/12/09 Rcvd NOA2 for Mom

NVC

8/19/09 NVC rcvd dad's case

9/18/09 NVC rcvd mom's case

9/22/09 Emailed DS3032

9/28/09 Paid AOS/ I-864 fee of $70 for both

10/08/09 rcvd emails: DS3032 accepted

10/08/09 sent I-864

10/09/09 IV bill generated for both cases

10/10/09 Paid IV bill $800 for both

10/13/09 I-864 rcvd by NVC

10/15/09 DS230 mailed to NVC

10/16/09 I-864 accepted & entered into the system

10/19/09 DS230 rcvd by NVC

11/02/09 rcvd checklist emails

11/09/09 sent RFE to NVC via UPS

11/12/09 NVC received RFE

11/19/09 AVR: checklist response rcvd 11/18/09

11/28/09 Log-in failed for both

12/01/09 Case complete as of 11/30/09

12/14/09 rcvd emails of interview date

01/04-05/09 medical @ St.Lukes done

01/11/10 Interview @ USEmbassy Manila 6:30am

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I listed the evidence that we sent IN RESPONSE TO RFE. The original list was much smaller, and you can see it if you look at my earlier post some time in October. The RFE was not specific--just listed all groups of evidence all over again and added "and whatever else you can send to show that marriage is good faith."

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Congratulations


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03-06-10 Mailed N-400

03-17-10 Check cashed

03-19-10 NOA received

03-22-10 Biometrics sent

04-09-10 Biometrics appointment

06-14-10 Interview Date

06-22-10 Received letter for Oath

07-02-10 Oath ceremony

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Congrats! :thumbs:


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