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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Its fun moving time-yippie. have i ever mentioned how much I HATE moving?!? LOL

Well, thanks to great friends of Steve's today's loading wasn't as bad as a usual moving day. We got the Uhaul packed up in record time, and I didn't know HOW we'd fit it all into a 5 foot space that I had reserved on the U-Pack semi-truck. We got to ABF & started loading, and believe it or not, we got it ALL to fit in that space. Unbelievable.

So, one more night in Canada & we're gone & back down the the Coast. I am feeling guilt for some reason....like its because of me that Steve's moving away from his country. I mean, that IS the reason why....but inside I get such worries....like, when normal life sets in for him, and the honeymoon's over & the overjoyed happiness wears off...will he be happy? I know life isn't about being happy...and he's 100% committed to me...but I wonder if there will be a time that he regrets making this decision for me. I mean, can you really IMAGINE leaving your whole country, family, friends...everything you've ever known for a relationship?! Crazy thought. Sounds great at first, but when it finally comes down to it? Could you do it? Well actually, most of you have....but I somehow know he really loves me. Because...in general...he'd probably rather live in MOST other countries before the USA--then again, I think most of us would rather, hehe.

I just can't believe its actually happening.

I'm exhausted so I shall say goodnight...I may not be able to post again until after I get back home-if so, wish me well & pray for our safe arrival.


Visa Type: K-1

Embassy: Montreal

NOA1: 4-24-2007

NOA2: 8-15-2007

Recieved Packet 3: 9-15-2007

Returned Packet 3: 1-29-2008

Montreal Recieved: 2-04-2008

Interview date: 3-27-2008 (APPROVED!!!)

Visa in hand: 4-01-2008 (and it wasn't an APRIL FOOLS JOKE!)

Date of US entry: 4-12-2008

Date of wedding: 5-24-2008

AOS, EAD & AP Filed: 10-02-2009

AOS, EAD & AP NOA1: 10-19-2009

I never thought it was worth it, you know, waiting for your love, and then I felt your kiss, I could wait forever for this........

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Coingrats!!! and have a safe trip


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Have a good and safe move:-). - and from one who has been through it , yes, it is somewhat traumatic to leave your country behind, but you also look forward to your new future together. There will be changes and adjustments but even after the honeymoon wears off, if you love someone you work hard on making it work - and you find the opportunities within the challenges. Life will be different, but I am sure he wouldn't be making this decision if he didn't mean it. My husband felt guilty about having me leave everything I knew so we could be together, but while there are things I wish could be different, I have no regrets. I doubt Steve will too. Good luck to you both!

Where are you leaving and where are you heading?

Edited by Kathryn41

“...Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?”

. Lucy Maude Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Have a good and safe move:-). - and from one who has been through it , yes, it is somewhat traumatic to leave your country behind, but you also look forward to your new future together. There will be changes and adjustments but even after the honeymoon wears off, if you love someone you work hard on making it work - and you find the opportunities within the challenges. Life will be different, but I am sure he wouldn't be making this decision if he didn't mean it. My husband felt guilty about having me leave everything I knew so we could be together, but while there are things I wish could be different, I have no regrets. I doubt Steve will too. Good luck to you both!

Where are you leaving and where are you heading?

Leaving Kitchener, ON & heading south through Detroit, MI, through Cincinnati & Louisville & Nashville-then through looooooong Alabama to Home-the Mississippi Gulf Coast. :)


Visa Type: K-1

Embassy: Montreal

NOA1: 4-24-2007

NOA2: 8-15-2007

Recieved Packet 3: 9-15-2007

Returned Packet 3: 1-29-2008

Montreal Recieved: 2-04-2008

Interview date: 3-27-2008 (APPROVED!!!)

Visa in hand: 4-01-2008 (and it wasn't an APRIL FOOLS JOKE!)

Date of US entry: 4-12-2008

Date of wedding: 5-24-2008

AOS, EAD & AP Filed: 10-02-2009

AOS, EAD & AP NOA1: 10-19-2009

I never thought it was worth it, you know, waiting for your love, and then I felt your kiss, I could wait forever for this........

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Ah - I did a lot of that trip myself - from Chatham through Detroit then straight down I-75 to Atlanta. The roads are pretty good all the way - have driven that route from Mississippi back through Alabama as well - that is about the longest stretch of road there is without anything on it.

Safe travels. Be prepared for the weather change - it is well on to summer here!

Edited by Kathryn41

“...Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?”

. Lucy Maude Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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Another Member of the VJ Fluffy Kitty Posse!

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Congratulations and have a safe trip!!! :star:

Let's Keep the Song Going!!!

CANADA.GIFUS1.GIF

~Laura and Nicholas~

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Met online November 2005 playing City of Heroes

First met in Canada, Sept 22, 2006 <3

September 2006 to March 2008, 11 visits, 5 in Canada, 6 in NJ

Officially Engaged December 24th, 2007!!!

Moved to the U.S. to be with my baby on July 19th, 2008 on a K1 visa!!!!

***10 year green card in hand as of 2/2/2012, loving and living life***

Hmmm maybe we should move back to Canada! lol smile.png

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Congratulations and have a good trip. Funny you are leaving from Kitchener, because my mother and my Aunt are leaving from there today to come and visit me, except they are crossing at Niagara/Buffalo.


K-1 journey, AOS/EAD and ROC in my timeline

2011 March 31 - Sent off Naturalization pkg overnight to Texas

2011 April 1 - Arrived in Texas at 10:21 am

2011 April 1 - NOA (rec'd via snail mail April 8)

2011 April 7 - Cheque cashed

2011 May 5 - Biometrics (letter rec'd via snail mail April 15)

2011 May 9 - Placed in line for interview scheduling

2011 June 13 - Rec'd yellow letter (no change in status online)

2011 June 23 - Rec'd text that my case has been scheduled for interview

2011 August 1 - Interview (rec'd via snail mail June 27) PASSED

2011 August 3 - Rec'd email that my case has been scheduled for Oath

2011 September 1 - Oath ceremony (rec'd snail mail Aug 5)

2011 September 1 - All done, yeah.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Just wanted to wish you the best of luck with your move and safe travels... We head out next week for our longggggg drive from the Toronto area to Las Vegas...

My husband felt that same guilt when I moved to Canada and left the US 6 years ago... now I am feeling it as he gets ready to leave his country...

again I wish you the best of luck...if you play any car games along your way, please share..LOL.. I have lots of magazines and we usually play song games...etc.. any other ideas to pass the time would be great..LOL


Kimmbo (Las Vegas,NV,USA)

Barry (Brampton,ON,CANADA)

Im an American married to a Canadian, I have no kids, yet Im a grandmother, I can pick things up off the floor with my toes

I-130

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Feb/26/07 Sent I-130 (VSC)($190 US)

March/2/07 Rcv'd at VSC

March/5/07 NOA-1

July/23/07 NOA2(147 days)

I-129F

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March/16/07 Sent I-129F (Chicago) ($170 US)

March/21/07 Received in Chicago

March/22/07 NOA-1

April/10/07 Transferred to VSC

April/23/07 Email from USCIS (case pending at VSC)

July/23/07 NOA2(129 days)

July/28/07 Rcv'd at NVC

July/31/07 NVC sent to Montreal

Aug/3/07 Montreal Rcv'd

Aug/8/07 Packet 3 Received

Aug/10/07 Packet 3 Sent

Aug/13/07 Packet 3 Received in Montreal

Oct/17/07 Medical Scheduled (Dr Seiden)

Jan/25/08 INTERVIEW MONTREAL...APPROVED!

Feb/6/08 Montreal sends Visa, finally!

Feb/8/08 Received Visa (14 days)

April/18/08 Moving Day/POE Sarnia

AOS/EAD

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June/21/08 AOS/EAD package sent ($1010)

June/23/08 Received in Chicago

June/30/08 Check cashed

July/01/08 Received NOA's for I-765 & I-485 (dated June 27th)

July/02/08 Touch

July/07/08 Received Biometrics letter (dated July 1st)

July/18/08 Biometrics appt 8am

Aug/30/08 EAD card received (approval dated Aug 26th)

Sept/04/08 Applied for SSN

Sept/15/08 Social Security card received

Jan/23/09 letter received with interview date

March/10/09 INTERVIEW 9:30am...APPROVED!!

March/19/09 Welcome Letter received

March/23/09 GREENCARD RECEIVED, DONE WITH USCIS UNTIL 2019!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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It's hard to leave your country and move to another, whether the U.S. or somewhere else. It's different for us as we both made this decision and while I am a U.S. citizen (but really a Canadian :lol: ) the thing is, if you guys decide you don't really like it here (we are in the U.S. now) - U-pack will take all your stuff north and you can drive back haha.

Get lots of sleep and have a great trip!

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