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had mine taken at the SMEF-COW today. i won't go into a detailed account of it, but it was a very pleasant experience. i must say i was pretty much impressed with how the counsellors handled it. didn't encounter nor see any harassment whatsoever. they are pretty much straightforward with the realities that one has to face when settling overseas. they focus not just on domestic violence, as was my previous mindset, but more on preparing the immigrant for the uprooting and helping them make informed decisions in the days ahead.

to those going for their seminar and counselling soon, do come with an open heart and mind as this is the only way to learn from the mistakes and/or experiences of others.

for those foreign fiances and/or husbands out there, no need to worry about the seminar/counselling, its actually to your advantage as well. as long as the relationship is founded on love, respect, trust and communication, your SOs will definitely get through it with flying colors :thumbs:


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our Visa Journey

09.01.06 - Filed I130 to VSC

05.21.07 - NOA2

06.19.07 - NVC receives Petition

11.23.07 - CASE COMPLETE

01.30.08 - USEM Interview

02.02.08 - CR1 Visa Received

03.03.08 - Entered US through Detroit International

03.27.08 - Received 2yr Conditional Resident Card

04.01.08 - Filed for my SSN at the local SSA office

04.05.08 - SSN received by mail

05.03.08 - Finally got my Driver's License

lifting conditions....

I-I-751

12.07.09 - Sent I-751 to VSC by express mail

12.08.09 - I-751 delivered to VSC per USPS tracking :-)

12.09.09 - NOA1 date (Checked cashed :-D)

12.14.09 - Received NOA1

12.18.09 - ASC Appointment Notice Date

12.26.09 - Received ASC Appointment Notice

12.31.09 - Early Biometrics

01.14.10 - Biometrics Schedule

02.26.10 - Email update --Card Production ordered

03.02.10 - Email update --Approval Notice sent

03.06.10 - Approval Notice Received

03.08.10 - Card Received

Naturalization

I-N400

09.09.11 - Sent N400 to USCIS Dallas Lockbox

09.23.11 - Received 1-797 by mail

11.17.11 - Biometrics Schedule

01.25.12 - Received Interview and Exam Notice by mail

02.28.12 - Interview schedule

03.28.12 - Oath Ceremony

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had mine taken at the SMEF-COW today. i won't go into a detailed account of it, but it was a very pleasant experience. i must say i was pretty much impressed with how the counsellors handled it. didn't encounter nor see any harassment whatsoever. they are pretty much straightforward with the realities that one has to face when settling overseas. they focus not just on domestic violence, as was my previous mindset, but more on preparing the immigrant for the uprooting and helping them make informed decisions in the days ahead.

to those going for their seminar and counselling soon, do come with an open heart and mind as this is the only way to learn from the mistakes and/or experiences of others.

for those foreign fiances and/or husbands out there, no need to worry about the seminar/counselling, its actually to your advantage as well. as long as the relationship is founded on love, respect, trust and communication, your SOs will definitely get through it with flying colors :thumbs:

erratum: date on the topic description, should read as 02.04.08 :bonk:


mikeandlani

our Visa Journey

09.01.06 - Filed I130 to VSC

05.21.07 - NOA2

06.19.07 - NVC receives Petition

11.23.07 - CASE COMPLETE

01.30.08 - USEM Interview

02.02.08 - CR1 Visa Received

03.03.08 - Entered US through Detroit International

03.27.08 - Received 2yr Conditional Resident Card

04.01.08 - Filed for my SSN at the local SSA office

04.05.08 - SSN received by mail

05.03.08 - Finally got my Driver's License

lifting conditions....

I-I-751

12.07.09 - Sent I-751 to VSC by express mail

12.08.09 - I-751 delivered to VSC per USPS tracking :-)

12.09.09 - NOA1 date (Checked cashed :-D)

12.14.09 - Received NOA1

12.18.09 - ASC Appointment Notice Date

12.26.09 - Received ASC Appointment Notice

12.31.09 - Early Biometrics

01.14.10 - Biometrics Schedule

02.26.10 - Email update --Card Production ordered

03.02.10 - Email update --Approval Notice sent

03.06.10 - Approval Notice Received

03.08.10 - Card Received

Naturalization

I-N400

09.09.11 - Sent N400 to USCIS Dallas Lockbox

09.23.11 - Received 1-797 by mail

11.17.11 - Biometrics Schedule

01.25.12 - Received Interview and Exam Notice by mail

02.28.12 - Interview schedule

03.28.12 - Oath Ceremony

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had mine taken at the SMEF-COW today. i won't go into a detailed account of it, but it was a very pleasant experience. i must say i was pretty much impressed with how the counsellors handled it. didn't encounter nor see any harassment whatsoever. they are pretty much straightforward with the realities that one has to face when settling overseas. they focus not just on domestic violence, as was my previous mindset, but more on preparing the immigrant for the uprooting and helping them make informed decisions in the days ahead.

to those going for their seminar and counselling soon, do come with an open heart and mind as this is the only way to learn from the mistakes and/or experiences of others.

for those foreign fiances and/or husbands out there, no need to worry about the seminar/counselling, its actually to your advantage as well. as long as the relationship is founded on love, respect, trust and communication, your SOs will definitely get through it with flying colors :thumbs:

Thanks for info..congrats!!! :thumbs:


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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