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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Nigeria
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My dearest VJ and Sub-saharan family,

I just want to use this opportunity to thank everybody who in one way or the other helped us through this arduous journey.

Like most of you know, I have a son and a wife who are here with me right now in Nigeria. I did not want to take any chances and decided to make the trip for the interview just incase. We came to the embassy very early like most others in the past have said they did. Those who were for the immigrant visas were attended first before other. I was very optimistic with my confidence in God, but about an hour later, i saw my wife come out of the embassy towards me with the baby in tow. She said the baby was hungry and since i was carring the food, they let her out to go and feed the baby.

Well, the drama began when they had to go back inside, the security idiots there refused to let her go in. Although she had a piece of blue paper. I went ballistic, the unfortunate theing was that I had previously given her my passport so she could show the CO if ever it was needed. Now my passport and other documentations were locked inside and my wife and son were outside. Y'all can imagine the kind of stomach up[set I began to have. I tried to plead and cajole them to reason with us, finally somebody had the brains to realize that she did not come out by herself, without permission.

Now i was really tensed outside, but not later than half an hour later, she emerged from the place with smiles. She had been inter4viewed by an older friendly CO. He took our tax papers, looked at the pictures, asked to see where I was carrying my son, why we had received an RFE( cos I had sent in an affidavit of marriage rather than the certificate). He also wanted to know when i visited last, and my wife was able to provide all the needed information. he told her congratulations and to come back on the 15th and pick up the passports.

Right now, I have booked our flights bakic to LA on the 20th. I am sorry I have not been able to update personally but it was because I had no immediate access to the Internert. I am grateful to Crystal-n-me, my very good friend, I called her husband and told him to relay the news to Crystal. So she can break the news to y'all.

I do believe that my wife also ran into Osakeme's husband, i am just able now to see that she pmed me his number, although I have not been able to get through to him. Thanks to everybody, to ZEE, Zainab, Crystal, Monagoz, One LOve, Chispas,Queeen Jenn, I just cant name everybody, but i am greatly indebted to you all. God has been marvelous.

Now to the journey of life, instead of visajourney. I sure will be around till the twilight of all our journeys.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ghana
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Wooo Hoo!!

Thanks for the update. I can only imagine the stress you were feeling. Why didn't they let you go inside too? Why make you stand outside for hours? That's so silly! Anyway, I'm so happy it's all finally getting to the point you can bring your family HOME!!


GHANA.GIFBassi and Zainab US1.GIF

I-129F Sent: 6-18-2007

Interview date: 6-24-2008

Pick up Visa: 6-27-2008

Arrive JFK POE: 7-2-2008

Marriage: 7-9-2008

AOS

mailed AOS, EAD, AP: 8-22-2008

NOA AOS, EAD, AP: 8-27-2008

Biometrics: 9-18-2008

AOS Transferred to CSC: 9-25-2008

Requested EAD Expedite: 11-12-2008

EAD Card production ordered: 11-12-2008 changed to 11/17/2008 Why? (I hope it doesn't change every week!)

Received AP: 11/17/2008

Received EAD: 11/22/08 (Praise God!!)

AOS RFE: 1/29/2009

AOS Approved: 3/24/2009

Called USCIS 4/1/2009 told no status change and case not yet reviewed from RFE request.

Received green card: 4/3/2009

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Liberia
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That was such a great story! I was able to imagine how everything went. I know you were tense and stressed out while waiting, but thank God everything was a success in the end. Now you have to update us when you get that visa in your hands!

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My dearest VJ and Sub-saharan family,

I just want to use this opportunity to thank everybody who in one way or the other helped us through this arduous journey.

Like most of you know, I have a son and a wife who are here with me right now in Nigeria. I did not want to take any chances and decided to make the trip for the interview just incase. We came to the embassy very early like most others in the past have said they did. Those who were for the immigrant visas were attended first before other. I was very optimistic with my confidence in God, but about an hour later, i saw my wife come out of the embassy towards me with the baby in tow. She said the baby was hungry and since i was carring the food, they let her out to go and feed the baby.

Well, the drama began when they had to go back inside, the security idiots there refused to let her go in. Although she had a piece of blue paper. I went ballistic, the unfortunate theing was that I had previously given her my passport so she could show the CO if ever it was needed. Now my passport and other documentations were locked inside and my wife and son were outside. Y'all can imagine the kind of stomach up[set I began to have. I tried to plead and cajole them to reason with us, finally somebody had the brains to realize that she did not come out by herself, without permission.

Now i was really tensed outside, but not later than half an hour later, she emerged from the place with smiles. She had been inter4viewed by an older friendly CO. He took our tax papers, looked at the pictures, asked to see where I was carrying my son, why we had received an RFE( cos I had sent in an affidavit of marriage rather than the certificate). He also wanted to know when i visited last, and my wife was able to provide all the needed information. he told her congratulations and to come back on the 15th and pick up the passports.

Right now, I have booked our flights bakic to LA on the 20th. I am sorry I have not been able to update personally but it was because I had no immediate access to the Internert. I am grateful to Crystal-n-me, my very good friend, I called her husband and told him to relay the news to Crystal. So she can break the news to y'all.

I do believe that my wife also ran into Osakeme's husband, i am just able now to see that she pmed me his number, although I have not been able to get through to him. Thanks to everybody, to ZEE, Zainab, Crystal, Monagoz, One LOve, Chispas,Queeen Jenn, I just cant name everybody, but i am greatly indebted to you all. God has been marvelous.

Now to the journey of life, instead of visajourney. I sure will be around till the twilight of all our journeys.

Oooola-la ! What a story and the suspensful moment of trying to get back into the Embassy! I can just imagine the thoughts flashing through your head when your wife was not let back in the first time she tried. I wish you all the best and right and can imagine the family rejoicing during these times. Much Hugs and love to the family


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Congratulations! :thumbs:


Amy & Ola

LOVE is in your heart not to stay, but to be shared

I-130

2006-Met Online!

3/2/07-Married in Lagos!

3/12/07- Mailed I-130 to CSC

3/19/07-CSC received application

3/23/07-Received NOA-1 in mail from CSC

5/31/07-Touched!

7/30/07-Touched!

7/31/07-Touched!- Could this be a sign?God I hope so!

8/01/07-APPROVAL-via USCIS email!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/06/07-Received hardcopy NOA-2 in mail from CSC

K-3

3/?/07-Mailed I-129F to Chicago

4/9/07-Received at Chicago

4/11/07-Recieved NOA-1 Case being transferred to CSC

4/25/07-Received NOA-1 Case at CSC

5/31/07-Touched!

7/30/07-Touched!

7/31/07-Touched!- Could this be a sign?God I hope so!

8/01/07-Approval-via USCIS email!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/06/07-Received hardcopy NOA-2 in mail from CSC

8/29/07-Called NVC was told my petition was sent to Lagos Cons. Aug.22, 2007 got my case #

8/31/07-Received NVC Approval Letter in the Mail

9/4/07-Husband picked up packets 3 and 4-Interview Date Set for Oct.31st, 2007!

10/31/07-K3 Interview-APPROVED!!!!!!

11/06/07-Pick up Visa

11/10/07-POE Atlanta

AOS JOURNEY

12/21/07-Mailed AOS to Chicago Lockbox via USPS

12/23/07-Chicago Lockbox received AOS and EAD petition

01/04/08-NOA1 received for AOS and EAD via mail

01/29/08-Biometrics!

02/19/08-Touched! EAD Card Production Ordered

02/26/08-Email from CRIS EAD Approval Letter sent out

02/27/08-EAD Card received in mail

02/28/08-Applied for SS#

03/01/08-Received AOS Appt. Letter in Mail(No touches or emails on this case)

04/29/08-AOS Interview! Approved!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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Great News! Congratulations on your journey!

:star: YEE HAAW :star:


I-130

07/29/2007---began process

01/24/2008---I-130 APPROVED (email)

I-129F

11/2007-------sent I-129F - VSC

02/17/2008---touched (at Vermont)

...I'm CR1 now--IV bill shows CR1--oh well

NVC

02/12/2007---at NVC

02/25/2008---received DS-3032 and AOS bill

03/10/2008---received IV Bill ($400!!)

03/24/2008---mailed DS2032

10/10/2008---approved at NVC

11/06/2008---interview (more evidence)

02/17/2009---2nd interview- PASSED!!!!!

04/01/2009---He finally landed on US soil. (no joke)

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Nigeria
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Chi,

I thank God for His blessings and favor upon your family. I wish you all safe and happy return to the US.

God bless you and congratulations.


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Nigeria
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:dance::dance::dance::dance: I am doing the victory dance for you and your beautiful family :)

To Blessed to be stressed:) I realize that all things have a purpose and a time.....have faith and the Lord Almighty will provide... when the time is right, he NEVER fails!

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COGRATS again to the family!!!!!! :dance::dance::dance: sure you are breathing a sigh of relief now that its all over. Hope you and the family have a safe flight home !!!!!!


****Removal of Conditions ****

7/13/09 Sent I-751 application VSC

7/16/09 Package arrived at VSC at 2:08pm signed by D. Renaud

7/24/09 Rcvd I-797C, NOA from VSC

7/29/09 Rcvd Biometric letter...biometrics appt 8/18/09

11/24/09 Rcvd ROC approval ltr...dated 11/18/09

12/04/09 Rcvd 10 yr Green Card in mail

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ethiopia
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:D CONGRATS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY :D

USCIS Journey

03/15/08 Sent I-130

03/17/08 I-130 received (USPS) (Priority Date)

06/28/08 Received NOA2 hardcopy: NO RFE FROM USCIS:101 days

NVC Journey

07/01/08 NVC case# assigned

08/14/08 CASE COMPLETE: NO RFE FROM NVC:44 days

09/15/08 Interview date assigned

Embassy Journey

10/01/08 Case at embassy

10/08/08 Document verification and got interviewed (Approved)

10/09/08 Pick up visa (original interview date)

10/18/08 P.O.E ~ Seattle

Removing Conditions

07/23/2010 Mail off I-751(USCIS received on 07/26 via usps)

07/26/2010 NOA1 date (notice received 8/2/2010)

07/28/2010 Check cashed

08/20/2010 Biometrics appt.(notice received 8/7/2010)

08/20,21,23 touched

10/22/2010 Approved NO RFE(2 months and 3 weeks from filing date)

Citizenship

10/7/11 N-400 Submitted

10/13/11 NOA date

10/20/11 appt letter sent for biometrics

11/9/11 Biometrics appt

11/11/11 Email of interview scheduling received

11/14/11 Interview scheduled and mail sent

11/21/11 Interview letter received

12/19/11 Interview date

12/19/11 passed interview and oath Finally a citizen(2 months 1 week and 5 days from sending N-400)

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Thanks everybody for the positive energy and joy shared. i am very gratful and cant wait for everyone to experience the same euphoria. We shall be flying back on the 20th, till then I might not be able to log on. Goodluck to interviewees for next week, I will be praying for y'all. God bless

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Nigeria
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Congratulations. It always makes me so happy to hear when people get their visas!!!!!!!!1


I-129F

11/15/2007 = Package sent overnight Fedex to CSC

11/16/2007 = Package arrived at CSC

11/21/2007 = NOA1 (according to www.uscis.gov online case status)

11/26/2007 = Check cashed (YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!)

11/28/2007 = Touched

11/30/2007 = Rec'd NOA1 hard copy in the mail

12/20/2007 = Touched

12/21/2007 = Touched

03/12/2008 = Touched (due to phone call)

03/24/2008 = NOA2!!!!!!!!!

03/25/2008 = Touched

04/23/2008 = Touched

05/05/2008 = Arrived at Consulate

05/12/2008 = Picked up Packets 3 & 4

06/24/2008 = Interview Date and APPROVAL

07/02/2008 = Picked up Visa at Embassy

07/05/2008 = Arrival in the U.S.!!!!!!!!! Met at POE in ATLANTA

07/06/2008 = Fly back to Salt Lake City Together!!!!

08/06/2008 = MARRIED TODAY!!!

AOS & EAD

08/23/2008 = Package sent via USPS with Signature Confirmation

08/25/2008 = Package arrived in Chicago

08/26/2008 = Check cashed

09/02/2008 = NOA1 for EAD and AOS received in the mail.

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