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TinTin and I arrived in Los Angeles 24 April 2008

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines

Hi All,

Just wanted to let everyone know that TinTin and I flew out of Manila, via Taipei, to Los Angeles on EVA Air Thursday 24 April 2008. Here are some details:

1. EVA Air - the airline I always use when flying to Manila, once again proved to be a good choice. For around $700 you can get a one way ticket to LAX in their Deluxe Class cabin (This is basically half way between international Coach and International Business Class. The extra Seat Room is great. The long trip from Taipei to LAX is flown by Boeing 777 aircraft which all have the personal entertainment option with movies on demand, etc. Service is friendly and un rushed. Taipei is an efficient and clean airporit, but a but too sterile IMHO.

2. POE: We got off the plane and where to the Immigration Lines ahead of most people on board (another benefit of the Deluxe Class tickets). We both went to the US Citizen Line. TinTin and I walked up to the counter together when it was out turn. I handed the agent my passport and said that TinTin was arriving today to the USA on her K1 Visa and asked if she could go through this (S Citizen) line with me? Agent said "No Problem". Agent stamped my passport and Customs Declaration Form, asked me if TinTin spoke English (answer: very well) and said I could just wait at the end of the counter for her. He then proceded with TinTin's processing. He took her passport, Customs Declaration Form and her Immigration Visa Package. He opened the package. Had TinTIn make a fingerprint scan of her left and right index fingers and then asked a serious of questions. He was quite thorough in his review of her Document Package, mostly asking the same kinds of questions that the US Consel Officer asked at the Embassy in Manila. He spent a total of about 15 minutes with TinTin. After his questions, he stamped her Customs Declaration Form, her Passport and attached her I-94 card to her passport. That was it! No secondary processing. All processing done right there by the same officer in line - total of only 15 minutes. TinTin came down the line, I welcomed her to America (the Immigration Officer did not). I quickly checked the stamped information in her passport to ensure there were no mistakes by the immigration officer. and we were off to wait for our baggage at Carousel 3!

3. Customs: We handed our stamped Customes Declaration Forms to the Customs agent who barely glanced at them and we were through and out the door in 5 minutes. Total time from deplaning to getting on the Rental Car Bus was less than 1 hour. :)

Warm Regards,


Wishing Everyone Speed, Success, Happiness and Love,

TinTin and Samby

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines

wow finally... im happy for the 2 of u. :dance:

goodluck and may God bless u more on your next journey

thanks for sharing your POE experience.




05-24-08 - POE JFK

06-10-08 - applied SSN (06-16-08 - received SSN card with maiden name)

06-21-08 - wedding day

06-24-08 - applied for SSN change of last name ( 07-02-08 - received SSN card with married name)

08-07-08 - AOS packet sent thru Fedex

08-08-08 - AOS packet received by USCIS

08-14-08 - NOA 1 date for AOS, EAD and AP

08-25-08 - Biometrics schedule received


09-08-08 - TOUCHED (I-485 and EAD)

09-17-08 - I-485 transferred to California Service Center

09-19-08 - I-485 TOUCHED (received mail same day about the transfer too)

10-03/06/07-08 - I-485 TOUCHED

10-21-08 - I-131 AP APPROVED


10-27-08 - RECEIVED AP in mail and I-765 touched again online

10-29-08 - Notice of Approval for I-765 was sent out today

10-30-08 - Notice of Approval for I-765 touched again then RECEIVED THE EAD CARD the same day

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Philippines

congratulations!!!!!!! thanks for sharing...

"do what it takes..." by A&G

para sa karagdagang larawan at mga detalye ng aming paglalakbay...


when love is real,

it defies all reasons...

when love is true,

it ignores all pains...

when love is great,

it waits, it persists, and lingers forever...


California Service Center - Texas Service Center - Manila US Embassy

August 2007 - filed I130

September 2007 - filed I129F

April 24, 2008 - interview and VISA APPROVED!

May 02, 2008 - visa in hand, had the CFO stamping done at once, bought ticket online...

May 03, 2008 - flew to US to be with stinky love...

July 22, 2008 - Sent AOS Package to CHICAGO Lockbox

July 24, 2008 - received package

July 29, 2008 - NOA for AOS and EAD

Aug 01, 2008 - Touched....

Oct 01, 2008 - Received EAD

still waiting on AOS

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines

Wishing you good life...happy for you. :)

Our Medical Experience

K1/K2 Interview Experience



09/11/09 *** Mailed to Chicago Lockbox

09/12/09 *** Received/signed by R.Mercado

09/17/09 *** NOA1 (AOS/EAD/AP)

09/21/09 *** NOA1 Hardcopy received (AOS/EAD/AP)

09/24/09 *** Biometrics Appointment Letter Rcvd 10/19, 11am

09/29/09 *** Appt. to correct typographic name error (referred for biometrics..done)

10/06/09 *** RFE: Form 1040 of recent tax yr

10/20/09 *** Processing resumed

10/21/09 *** Touched (AOS/EAD/AP)

10/22/09 *** Touched (AOS/EAD/AP)

10/27/09 *** Transferred to CSC (AOS)

10/28/09 *** Touched(AOS)

10/29/09 *** Notices sent: EAD card production, AP approved

10/30/09 *** Touched (EAD/AP)

11/02/09 *** Touched (AOS: processing resumes at CSC)

11/02/09 *** Touched (AP)

11/03/09 *** Touched (AP)

11/04/09 *** AP approval letter received

11/03/09 *** Card production (EAD)

11/04/09 *** Touched (AOS)

11/05/09 *** Touched (EAD)

11/06/09 *** Touched (AOS)

11/07/09 *** EAD Card received

12/07/09 *** Welcome Notice mailed

12/08/09 *** Card production (AOS)

12/10/09 *** Approval notice mailed

12/12/09 *** GREEN CARD received

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22 February 2010 - mailed the N-400 packet

02 March 2010 - Check encashed/I-797C NOA

03 March 2010 - USCIS Acceptance Confirmation via e-mail and text message

06 March 2010 - received I-797C, Notice of Action/Receipt

01 April 2010 - Biometrics Appointment (Biometrics done 4/7/10)

27 April 2010 - received I-797C/ Request to Appear for Naturalization Interview

02 June 2010 - Interview schedule

17 June 2010 - Oath Taking (Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA)

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Thanks for sharing your experience :thumbs:

I wish both of you happiness in your next journey together! :thumbs: :thumbs:

December 13, 07 - Filed I129F

December 14, 07 - Received 1st NOA

January 17,2008 - Touched

February 17,2008 - Touched

March 13, 2008- Touched again!

March 16,2008- Received NOA2 via email

March 19,2008- Left NVC, received case number. On its way to the USE in Manila

March 27,2008- Paperwork received at the embassy in Manila

May 7, 2008- Medical review at St. Luke. Additional tests required.

May 29, 2008- Interview postponed :(

July 23, 2008 - Finished Medical at St. Luke

July 28, 2008 - Interviewed at US Embassy

July 31, 2008 - Received visa

August 16,2008 - Fly to USA ( Portland, Oregon as POE)

September 19th, 2008 - Wedding


March 17, 2009 - Sent in the package through USPS

March 19, 2009 - Received at the Chicago Lockbox

March 25, 2009 - Received NOA1

March 27, 2009 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

April 14, 2009 - Received a notice that case was transferred to CSC

April 17, 2009 - Biometrics appoiment at 8:00 am

April 30, 2009 - Touched

May 1, 2009 - Touched

May 5, 2009 - Approved AP and EAD

May 11, 2009 - Received AP

May 12, 2009 - Approved AOS

May 14, 2009 - Received EAD Card

May 16, 2009 - Received Welcome Notice thru mail

June 8, 2009 - Received greencard....finally! :)


Feb 22,2011 - Submitted I751

Aug 23,2011 - Approved I751

Aug 25,2011 - Received GC

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hey so happy for you!!! CONGRATS!!! God bless you both and welcome to the US :dance::dance::dance:

Citizenship N-400

4/15/2010- sent my N-400 via fedex overnight

4/16/2010- signed and delivered

4/29/2010- check cleared

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