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anyone know a good way to get the smell of cigarettes out of papers!!

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We finally got our papers from our sponsor.. everything perfect and accounted for.. only as soon as we opened it.. the stale smoke smell rushed out of the envelope! Everyone back at home smokes.. I've been quit since i moved over here..(to the uk) so for 16 months.. so the smell now to me is horrible! Does anyone know how to get rid of this smell?.. obviously without ruining the papers themselves.. as i'm tempted to drown them in fabreeze! Thanks


FYI - I'm American so all dates will be Month/Day/Year. (lol)

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10/19/03 - Spoke to him for the first time on mic through Yahoo! Pool.

10/26/03 - First 'I Love You' (The date we consider to be when we got together)

07/03/04 - He flew from U.K. to Alabama for a 2 week visit (Proposed)

12/26/04 - He flew again to Alabama for a 3 week visit

05/22/05 - I flew to U.K. for 1 month visit

09/2005 - He visited AL - 3 weeks(Really hard to remember some of the exact dates!

12/15/05 - I visit U.K. - 1 month

04/2006 - He Visits - 3 weeks

07/2006 - I Visit U.K. - 1 month

10/2006 - He Visits 3 weeks

12/28/2006 - I move to the U.K. (on Fiance Visa)

03/10/07 - Married

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12/05/07 - Form I-130 recieved by USCIS

02/23/08 - NOA recieved

02/28/08 - DS230 Part 1

02/03/08 - Sent for Police Certificate

02/05/08 - Medical in London

------------ Medical was fine!

04/17/08 - Finally sent off our Checklist and waiting for our interview date!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Well just place it in an open air , and dont put inside the envelope. It will sure the smell fades away itself. Nothing to worry about that. Nor do something about it. it will fade away automatically. :D:)

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Well just place it in an open air , and dont put inside the envelope. It will sure the smell fades away itself. Nothing to worry about that. Nor do something about it. it will fade away automatically. :D:)

alright.. thanks! i just dont want that to be the first thing they smell when my hubby arrives at the interview..


FYI - I'm American so all dates will be Month/Day/Year. (lol)

---------------------

10/19/03 - Spoke to him for the first time on mic through Yahoo! Pool.

10/26/03 - First 'I Love You' (The date we consider to be when we got together)

07/03/04 - He flew from U.K. to Alabama for a 2 week visit (Proposed)

12/26/04 - He flew again to Alabama for a 3 week visit

05/22/05 - I flew to U.K. for 1 month visit

09/2005 - He visited AL - 3 weeks(Really hard to remember some of the exact dates!

12/15/05 - I visit U.K. - 1 month

04/2006 - He Visits - 3 weeks

07/2006 - I Visit U.K. - 1 month

10/2006 - He Visits 3 weeks

12/28/2006 - I move to the U.K. (on Fiance Visa)

03/10/07 - Married

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12/05/07 - Form I-130 recieved by USCIS

02/23/08 - NOA recieved

02/28/08 - DS230 Part 1

02/03/08 - Sent for Police Certificate

02/05/08 - Medical in London

------------ Medical was fine!

04/17/08 - Finally sent off our Checklist and waiting for our interview date!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Hehe, don't worry it wont smell..139904k3i7gtx3f1.gif749677j9bim6e65s.gif

Well just place it in an open air , and dont put inside the envelope. It will sure the smell fades away itself. Nothing to worry about that. Nor do something about it. it will fade away automatically. :D:)

alright.. thanks! i just dont want that to be the first thing they smell when my hubby arrives at the interview..

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Perhaps putting a fabric softner sheet between each page? Or, put them in a shopping bag with a couple fabric sheets and tie the bag up for a day or two.


  • March 25, 2008 Sent off I-129f
  • March 27, 2008 I-129f arrived at Vermont Center
  • March 28, 2008 Received and date of NOA1
  • April 3, 2008 Received NOA1 in mail-9 days since mailed off I-129f
  • April 18, 2008 Touched!
  • June 26, 2008 NOA2!!!- (email) 93 days since mailed off I-129F
  • July 2, 2008 NOA2 in mail
  • July 9, 2008 NVC received packet
  • July 14, 2008 Montreal receives packet.
  • July 21, 2008 Roger received Packet 3
  • August 1, 2008 Roger mailed off Packet 3 to Montreal
  • August 6, 2008 Packet 3 received in the morning at Montreal Consulate
  • August 11, 2008 Medical in Toronto
  • September 18, 2008 Received Packet 4 Interview letter
  • October 14, 2008 K1 Visa Interview Date
  • November 18, 2008 Crossed Port Huron border YAY
  • December 27, 2009 Married!
  • February 3, 2009 Mailed off AOS
  • February 9, 2009 AOS Checked cashed!
  • March 4, 2009 Biometrics Completed!
  • March 30, 2009 AP Approved
  • April 2, 2009 EAD Approved and card printing ordered
  • Received Permanent Resident card but no passport stamp.

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Filed: IR-2 Country: Bulgaria
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Ha! I got a good laugh out of that subject line! I had the same problem with the papers my husband has been sending by FedEx - the woman in the Fed Ex office smokes like 3 packs a day and when I open the envelopes, I get a little reminder of Bulgaria ... you can almost see the cloud of smoke emerging!! The smell does fade with time, if you just let the papers air out... but I figured in my case, the smell proves that the papers really did go to Bulgaria for his signature (in particular our taxes, which cost an extra $60 back and forth just to get his signature). Ha ha

Good luck to you for the rest of this process!

We finally got our papers from our sponsor.. everything perfect and accounted for.. only as soon as we opened it.. the stale smoke smell rushed out of the envelope! Everyone back at home smokes.. I've been quit since i moved over here..(to the uk) so for 16 months.. so the smell now to me is horrible! Does anyone know how to get rid of this smell?.. obviously without ruining the papers themselves.. as i'm tempted to drown them in fabreeze! Thanks

[i am the USC and the wife/stepmother]
The prelude - 2007
November 22 - Married in Bulgaria.
CR-1 - 2008
January 7 I-130 sent - APPROVED in 106 days.
Interview - APPROVED 175 days from NOA-1 date
ROC - 2010-2011
October 5 - I-751 sent APPROVED 111 days from NOA-1 date, no interview.
NATURALIZATION - 2012
APPROVED 79 days.
May 9 - Oath ceremony - in Oakland, CA.

*************Didn't have enough of the immigration process yet!! Starting again with 16-year-old (step)son****************
IR-2 - 2012-2013
---USCIS---
Nov 15 - I-130 sent. NOA-1 received from MSC.
Jan 22 - APPROVED 65 days from NOA-1. Never transferred to field office.
---NVC---
Feb 4 - received @ NVC
Feb 26 - Got NVC Case # and Invoice ID #
----------------------------------slowing down the process a little... stepson can't come till nearly July-----------------------------
March 19 - Sent e-mail Choice of Agent, without scan of DS-3032. Paid AOS fee ($88).
April 1 - Choice of Agent information accepted (10th "working day" to accept).
April 3 - IV invoice appeared. Paid IV fee ($230).
April 11 - Sent IV package and AOS package TOGETHER. Confirmed delivery April 15.

April 26 - Case Complete (10th working day)

May 14 - Interview date assigned (12th working day)

June 5 - Interview in Sofia - VISA GRANTED!!!

June 16 - POE @ SFO. No problems. He's a citizen now!

Oct 4 - US Passport received. (SS card received some time in the summer; had to go to SSA office to obtain)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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Most of the time, if I get stinky papers, I will scan them creating new and toss the offensive originals. I hate it when people actually feel the need to mail you second hand smoke! :wacko:


Jeffery AND Alla.

0 kilometers physically separates us!

K-1 Visa Granted... Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Alla ARRIVED to America... Wednesday, 12 November 2008

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haha.. i've actually fabreezed our bed... let that dry.. and then just spread out all of the papers on top of that hoping the freshness would rub off! we just can't have anything go wrong.. we've been waiting forever for these papers it seems!! now we just need to send off our checklist and wait.. hopefully my hubby will be able to put in his notice at work soon.. *dreams* we are looking so forward to this.. i bet we must be the only 2 people ever looking forward to living in Alabama! haha.. anyways.. thanks everyone for the suggestions!

kazan... these are actually our affidavit of support papers.. soooo.. we need the originals for the signatures etc :P.. the rest could possibly be photo copied.. but i think they are airing out well anyways.. :-)

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FYI - I'm American so all dates will be Month/Day/Year. (lol)

---------------------

10/19/03 - Spoke to him for the first time on mic through Yahoo! Pool.

10/26/03 - First 'I Love You' (The date we consider to be when we got together)

07/03/04 - He flew from U.K. to Alabama for a 2 week visit (Proposed)

12/26/04 - He flew again to Alabama for a 3 week visit

05/22/05 - I flew to U.K. for 1 month visit

09/2005 - He visited AL - 3 weeks(Really hard to remember some of the exact dates!

12/15/05 - I visit U.K. - 1 month

04/2006 - He Visits - 3 weeks

07/2006 - I Visit U.K. - 1 month

10/2006 - He Visits 3 weeks

12/28/2006 - I move to the U.K. (on Fiance Visa)

03/10/07 - Married

--------

12/05/07 - Form I-130 recieved by USCIS

02/23/08 - NOA recieved

02/28/08 - DS230 Part 1

02/03/08 - Sent for Police Certificate

02/05/08 - Medical in London

------------ Medical was fine!

04/17/08 - Finally sent off our Checklist and waiting for our interview date!

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