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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Panama
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I remember back in the day when many of the sevicemen from Fort Clayton,Fort Gulick,etc.would hang out at the bar in Chorillo (Panama),pick up a girl,marry her the next day,and in a matter of weeks,she was going to the USA.So why all the waiting and torture to bring one's SO to the USA now ?

I was just wondering. :unsure:


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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Dont get me started girl, It makes me so mad, why is it that work visas get approved in a matter of days, when everyone must go thru the same security checks, but family visas have to wait forever. I think its a crock of $**T.


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11/18/2007--------I-129F Petition mailed to CSC

11/29/2007--------NOA1

04/02/2008 --------NOA2 Approved (On my B-Day)

05/08/2008---------Forwarded to ISL

05/12/2008---------Consulate Received

05/22/2008---------Packet 3.5 Received by my Fiance

06/06/2008---------Packet 3.5 Returned to Embassy

06/19/2008---------Recieved Packet 4

06/25/2008---------Medical

07/08/2008---------Interview

03/06/2009---------Visa in Hand

03/23/2009---------POE Chicago

03/24/2009---------Marriage

08/05/2009---------GC in Mail

09/13/2009---------First Job in US

Naturalization

01/28/15------------mailed packet to USIS

02/06/15-------------NOA

02/27/15-------------Biometrics Appt.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Panama
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Dont get me started girl, It makes me so mad, why is it that work visas get approved in a matter of days, when everyone must go thru the same security checks, but family visas have to wait forever. I think its a crock of $**T.

My sentiments exactly. :thumbs: And I am so tired of hearing about 9/11 also.Those guys already had their green-cards for goodness sake !

i dont know why but i wish they would fix the system im tired

:dead: I'm this tired already !


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
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I came here over 5 years ago on an F-1 visa and i have seen first-hand how the rules became stricter and stricter.

It is tiresome when you do things the right way, put a lot of money into the economy and is treated like you were an illegal.

Rules will become tighter and tighter, i am afraid.

As legal immigrants trying to do things the right way, we pay the price. And it is not cheap!


AOS Approved on 10-17-08 (details in profile)

Removal of Conditions on 07-19-10

In this tedious process, we tend to forget that this is all worth it.

I love my hubby beyond anything in this world.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Panama
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I came here over 5 years ago on an F-1 visa and i have seen first-hand how the rules became stricter and stricter.

It is tiresome when you do things the right way, put a lot of money into the economy and is treated like you were an illegal.

Rules will become tighter and tighter, i am afraid.

As legal immigrants trying to do things the right way, we pay the price. And it is not cheap!

It sure isn't.You would think that since we have to pay all this money,they would give us prompt,courteous service.Oh well,I guess one can dream, right ? :whistle:


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
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I came here over 5 years ago on an F-1 visa and i have seen first-hand how the rules became stricter and stricter.

It is tiresome when you do things the right way, put a lot of money into the economy and is treated like you were an illegal.

Rules will become tighter and tighter, i am afraid.

As legal immigrants trying to do things the right way, we pay the price. And it is not cheap!

It sure isn't.You would think that since we have to pay all this money,they would give us prompt,courteous service.Oh well,I guess one can dream, right ? :whistle:

They are well aware that they have the monopole and use that advantage to our expense.

Have i mentioned that in two years time, the EAD fee went from $100 something to almost $400?

It is an endless rant when it comes to the immigration. :)


AOS Approved on 10-17-08 (details in profile)

Removal of Conditions on 07-19-10

In this tedious process, we tend to forget that this is all worth it.

I love my hubby beyond anything in this world.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Panama
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I came here over 5 years ago on an F-1 visa and i have seen first-hand how the rules became stricter and stricter.

It is tiresome when you do things the right way, put a lot of money into the economy and is treated like you were an illegal.

Rules will become tighter and tighter, i am afraid.

As legal immigrants trying to do things the right way, we pay the price. And it is not cheap!

It sure isn't.You would think that since we have to pay all this money,they would give us prompt,courteous service.Oh well,I guess one can dream, right ? :whistle:

They are well aware that they have the monopole and use that advantage to our expense.

Have i mentioned that in two years time, the EAD fee went from $100 something to almost $400?

It is an endless rant when it comes to the immigration. :)

Oh,I know.I made the $170.00 I-129f fee just by the skin of my teeth.Two months later the fee rose to $435.00. :angry:


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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I remember back in the day when many of the sevicemen from Fort Clayton,Fort Gulick,etc.would hang out at the bar in Chorillo (Panama),pick up a girl,marry her the next day,and in a matter of weeks,she was going to the USA.So why all the waiting and torture to bring one's SO to the USA now ?

I was just wondering. :unsure:

Easy. People have abused the system in the past, and continue to do so. You can thank them.


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It's just a game! You gotta play to win. Determination will get you everywhere. Like the old saying, "You cant biotch about your ship coming in if you dont go to the dock!"


"I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."- Ayn Rand

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It's just a game! You gotta play to win. Determination will get you everywhere. Like the old saying, "You cant biotch about your ship coming in if you dont go to the dock!"

Hmmm,very interesting.

I just had to vent because I am getting tired of this already. :blink:


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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I think these long "security checks" is a stalling tactic, i dont think they take as long as they claim. Obviously, with all the work visas going thru the "same security checks" they are apprvd a whole lot faster. It think they only issue so many visas a year is the problem, even though family is suppose to be exempt from it


OurTimeline

11/18/2007--------I-129F Petition mailed to CSC

11/29/2007--------NOA1

04/02/2008 --------NOA2 Approved (On my B-Day)

05/08/2008---------Forwarded to ISL

05/12/2008---------Consulate Received

05/22/2008---------Packet 3.5 Received by my Fiance

06/06/2008---------Packet 3.5 Returned to Embassy

06/19/2008---------Recieved Packet 4

06/25/2008---------Medical

07/08/2008---------Interview

03/06/2009---------Visa in Hand

03/23/2009---------POE Chicago

03/24/2009---------Marriage

08/05/2009---------GC in Mail

09/13/2009---------First Job in US

Naturalization

01/28/15------------mailed packet to USIS

02/06/15-------------NOA

02/27/15-------------Biometrics Appt.

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It's just a game! You gotta play to win. Determination will get you everywhere. Like the old saying, "You cant biotch about your ship coming in if you dont go to the dock!"

That's the most sensible thing I have ever heard you say.

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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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I blame it on the internet. Everyone wants to bring people now!

Actually... you're probably right! With the Internet active now, people have far greater global access than they did in previous generations. Even 20 years ago, if you wanted to talk to someone in another country or on the other side of the world, you had to have either met them in person or at least know their phone number (both of which would cost ton in airfare or long-distance charges).

With the Internet, we can talk online through message boards (such as we're doing now), chat rooms, instant messengers, e-mail, etc. We're able to meet people whom we never would've met before, had we been limited to our general area.

I include myself in this category -- I met my wife online. I'm from Texas and she's from Canada. She'd been to Disney World years ago; otherwise, she'd only been in the U.S. as a stop-over through an airport on her way to a Canadian destination. She had no desire to visit America on her own or live here. I had never been to Canada, and I think we all know how far Texas is from the Canadian border too. So without the Internet to introduce us to each other, the chances of us meeting would have been exceedingly slim.

The one problem with all of these online hook-ups is that it generates far more traffic for USCIS and that means more delays and processing time overall. It also means more work, so they feel they can get away with charging more (especially when taking inflation into account). The fact that the U.S. has a rampant illegal immigration problem doesn't help matters either, as the U.S. needs to make laws to protect against this, many of which happen to affect legal immigrants too.

So today's world of immigration is far different than years ago when a relative few Americans would pick up foreigners, marry them, bring them back to the U.S. and have their green card within weeks. The entire process was much simpler due to numerous factors that no longer hold. Unfortunately, it seems immigration will only continue to get more complex as time goes on.

Edited by DeadPoolX

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