Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
tammy2688

Please welcome a new MENA member!

29 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hello all,

I want to welcome sweetjujubee as a new member to VJ. I know we here understand the hardship of having our loved ones far away and the obstacles of interracial relationships, the issue of others not supporting having a MENA SO, family not always supporting, having children from previous marriages, etc. Juju needs our support now more than ever. She has faced the usual put downs of having a SO from a MENA country (Iraq) and I want to show her that we here know exactly how every step of the way feels like and that we are here for support.

Lets help her get her journey rolling!

Tammy (F)

Edited by tammy2688

AP: Over 1 year.

Visa: Nov 2

US Entry: Nov 13, Alhamdulillah.

BelieveButterflyfortile.jpgPrayerisPower_Cover.jpghello.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Juju got on the Tuesday thread, this is her post, in case ya'll missed it:

hello everyone!

Let me start by saying a big thank u to Tammy for being a so kind from the start....what i nice change of pace from what i have become accustomed to as "the norm" these days....i have a feeling that she is just one good representative of a host of wonderful people here that i look forward to meeting here.

I am just beginning my journey through the wonderful world of visa bliss....and i have to say , i am not looking forward to it! But it is something we have been preparing for for a few months now and i think we are ready to conquer it. We have been lucky to see each other as often as we do I recently returned from a wonderful visit with him....we went to istanbul. It was so nice! But of course the parting is always hard. I feel so blessed that we are able to spend the time together, though, and plan to vacation with him again in October. There have already been so many obstacles...but we always seem to overcome. The hardest part is worrying about his safety and the family....and of course dealing with the ever increasing glares and upturned noses whenever the subject of his nationality comes up. I am beginning to wonder if i was adopted! LOL But I have the honor of knowing and loving a wonderful person and, inshaallah, will have a lifetime of wonderful memories with my man once this is all done. I will say since i was asked that i have 2 wonderful daughters from a previous marriage...they really like him and he is so good to them. I must say that it feels a little alien to me to be able to sit here and tell you all my story without fear of criticism. ( god knows i needed this) ....am i am greatful to god that he has put us all here to help each other.

I am looking forward to meeting u all and hope u have a blessed night!

juju

"The only regrets in life are the risks we didnt take"


AP: Over 1 year.

Visa: Nov 2

US Entry: Nov 13, Alhamdulillah.

BelieveButterflyfortile.jpgPrayerisPower_Cover.jpghello.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Egypt
Timeline
WELCOME TO VJ!

Don't just open your mouth and prove yourself a fool....put it in writing.

It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out, the uglier everything seems.

kodasmall3.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Iraq
Timeline

Welcome to VJ and I am here for you too. I know exactly what you mean about family not being very accepting of my marriage choice or my choice of religion either. I think my family is thinking I have lost it because I speak so proudly of my husband and who he is. I don't care if he is from Iraq because the important thing is who is he as a person. His family did not accept me at first, but after meeting me we get along so I am hoping when he comes here my family will see how great he is and accept him easier.

I pray the same for you and good luck in your visa journey.


Married: May 28th, 2007

Arrived in the US: December 10th, 2008

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to VJ, Juju!


I-130 Timeline with USCIS:

It took 92 days for I-130 to get approved from the filing date

NVC Process of I-130:

It took 78 days to complete the NVC process

Interview Process at The U.S. Embassy

Interview took 223 days from the I-130 filing date. Immigrant Visa was issued right after the interview

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Country: Palestine
Timeline

eg4f5.jpg

Glad to have you join us !

(F)

-MK


6y04dk.jpg
شارع النجمة في بيت لحم

Too bad what happened to a once thriving VJ but hardly a surprise

al Nakba 1948-2015
66 years of forced exile and dispossession


Copyright © 2015 by PalestineMyHeart. Original essays, comments by and personal photographs taken by PalestineMyHeart are the exclusive intellectual property of PalestineMyHeart and may not be reused, reposted, or republished anywhere in any manner without express written permission from PalestineMyHeart.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Morocco
Timeline

Welcome to VJ! We are family here, but I will warn you, we are like sisters so we have our moments. But the truth is that we will do everything we can to help you through this difficult journey.


'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...