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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Peru
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I still can not believe how easy and smooth our interview went after all stress we had in our minds.

Interview was scheduled for May 27th at 9am. We entered the embassy around 8:45am they took our appointment letter(first page out of 5) and told us to wait until we are called. After 10 min. my husband was called on window 14, he showed his passport they asked for passport pic and again we were told to wait for call. Around 9:15am we were called again on window 12 and lady who was there asked my husband for medical exam results, she asked me if I was his wife, she also asked my husband what do we have from proof, well...we had many chats, phone calls prints, cards that I was sending him, emails :wacko: but she only took our pictures, I want to mention that she was speaking Spanish to my husband and English to me(cause I dont speak Spanish at all). She also asked my husband how many times I had been in Peru, what dates and she put all those information in a system, and again we were waiting for being called in room 15 for the interview.

Around 10:50am we were called in scary room #15

:P CO had all our doc`s, and same story he was speaking on Spanish to my husband and English to me. He was very pleasant person and this time he asked me the same questions that my husband was asked before on window 12, to see if we are going to answer the same. We have been asked do we have childrens from previous marriages,if my husband ever been in US,if he had a family there(he has a brother in CA), he asked me where I was living in US, what I do for a living, what year I emigrate to US and he also asked us about pic that he had been choosed from our photo album. Actually he asked ME more questions than my husband. At the end CO told my husband in Spanish that his visa was approved, but because I dont understand Spanish I asked my husband what he said and CO heard me and he replied in English that:" the visa of your husband been rejected", I froze...and he said after that its a joke. Duh!!! Also he congratulated to us and wish us good luck. We went outside we payed 16 soles for DHL and they told us we can pick up the passport in two days. YEAHHHHHHHHHH!!!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Peru
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Congratulations!!

Thank you for the information on your interview. I am now in Peru with my husband and I read what happened at your to him. I am glad they speak English and Spanish because when I am nervous, I forget any Spanish. My husband was very interested in your information. With our interview on July 1, there is not much time. Enjoy yourself with your husband and have a safe trip back to the United States. Are you going together?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Congrats Dani!!! im really happy it turned out well for you guys..... :thumbs::thumbs:


CR-1

04/16/06 First met each other......

05/12/07 Married in Ica, Peru one year later

I-130

06/21/07 Sent in I-130 for CR1 Visa

07/28/07 NOA1

11/28/07 NOA2 (File approved!!!!)

NVC (Torture Time) Can you tell I'm a bit jaded right now?

12/21/07 NVC received file

12/31/07 Received I864 Bill

12/31/07 Received DS230 Bill

02/21/08 Sent I864 and DS230 Bill

03/14/08 Received Packet with Instructions from NVC

03/14/08 Sent Packet back to NVC Certified Mail

03/20/08 NVC Receives Packet

04/01/08 NVC sends back packet (missing info or incomplete according to NVC?) your kidding me right?!!!!!!!!

04/10/08 Received Packet with Checklist

05/01/08 Checklist Items overnighted to NVC (almost 1 year since we started the process...wow!)

05/07/08 Packet being returned AGAIN!!!(missing info or incomplete) Somebody just shoot me already!!

05/15/08 DS 230 II overnighted again (NVC claims they never received it)

05/23/08 Case Approval (Finally here!!!!) Case expedited to Lima.

Embassy

06/09/08 - Package 3 with instructions received

06/12/08 - Medical appointment

06/20/08 - Interview.....Visa Approved

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Congratulations!!

Thank you for the information on your interview. I am now in Peru with my husband and I read what happened at your to him. I am glad they speak English and Spanish because when I am nervous, I forget any Spanish. My husband was very interested in your information. With our interview on July 1, there is not much time. Enjoy yourself with your husband and have a safe trip back to the United States. Are you going together?

No, he is not coming back with me, but we were looking for tickets and he will be there on June 21. I think he is a little bit nervous and scared, he has one vision about US but its gonna be totaly different once he step on that ground, its normal.

Good luck with your interview, dont be scared, be honest and confident, thats all. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

Congrats Dani!!! im really happy it turned out well for you guys..... :thumbs::thumbs:

Thanks flomagy, yours interview is around the corner, everything will be fine. :thumbs:

That's great, Congratulations to you both!!! :star:

Thanks mina76 :thumbs:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Congrats to both of you. LOL!!! Your poor heart must have been ready to give out when the officer made that joke. Terrible of him

Si, man. It would have taken every guard in the place to keep me from busting through and wringing his neck.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Pakistan
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Congratulations on visa approval!!!!!!!!!!


I-130 Journey

06/06/2007 I-130 sent

06/22/2007 I-130 NOA1

02/20/2008 I-130 NOA2 (259 days)

05/20/2008 Case complete @ NVC

Interview Time

07/31/2008 INTERVIEW @8am --------AP

08/04/2008 Our file reached Washingtown for AP ( called DOS)

09/10/2008 US Embassy called for his Passport ( On AP 37 days)

09/11/2008 Submitted passport to AMEX

09/18/2008 Picked up passport w/visa!!!!!!

POE--Washington 12-11-2008

Qasim is Home!!!!!-12-12-2008

Petition to remove conditions

Vermont Service Center

Date Filed : 11/23/2010

NOA Date : 12/06/2010

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. : 01/12/2011

Interview Date :

Approval / Denial Date :

Approved :

Got I551 Stamp :

Green Card Received :

Filing N-400

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Malaysia
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congrats!!!!! :star:


“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.” - Jim Stovall -

Our Journey

2008-08-15 .......... Married on K-1!!!!

2009-08-28 .......... Sent AOS (I-485 and I-765) Application to Chicago

2009-09-11 .......... NOA 1 for I-485 and I-765

2009-09-25 .......... Biometrics Appointment in Charlotte, NC (walk-in)

2009-10-08 .......... EAD Approved (CRIS update)

2009-10-08 .......... I-485 Touched, I-485 Case transferred to CSC (CRIS update)

2009-10-09 .......... Biometrics Appointment #2 in Charlotte, NC (walk-in)

2009-10-15 .......... I-485 Case transferred to USCIS office

2009-10-16 .......... I-485 Touched, EAD card arrived in the mail

2009-10-19 .......... I-485 Touched

2009-11-04 .......... I-485 Touched

2009-11-05 .......... I-485 RFE (CRIS update)

2009-11-06 .......... I-485 Touched

2009-11-10 .......... RFE arrived in the mail

2009-11-12 .......... RFE response sent back to CSC

2009-11-17 .......... RFE Received at CSC (CRIS update)

2009-11-18 .......... I-485 Touched

2009-11-23 .......... I-485 Notice that new permanent resident status has been registered

2009-11-24 .......... I-485 Card production ordered

2009-11-25 .......... I-485 Touched

2009-11-30 .......... I-485 Approval Notice sent, Permanent Resident Card in the mail!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Thanks for the review...I am a little nervous myself, because I won't be able to be with my wife when she goes to the interview, so all the experience and info helps alot!!! Once again, congratulations and safe travels.


2007 10 05 : Married (In Arequipa, Peru)

USCIS

2008 01 22 : NOA1

2008 04 11 : NOA2 (I-130 Approved)

NVC

2008 04 21 : NVC received & case# generated

2008 05 12 : I-864 Package entered into system by NVC

2008 05 13 : DS 3032 Accepted (Spouse - Received e-mail confirmation)

2008 05 23 : DS 230 Entered into system by NVC

2008 06 02 : Case Complete

2008 06 12 : Case Forwarded (Embassy - Lima, Peru)

2008 06 20 : Appt Letter received

EMBASSY - LIMA

2008 06 26 : Medical Exam - 9 AM (Picked up results 07/01)

2008 07 03 : Interview - 10 AM (DENIED - RENIEC ENDOREMENT MISSING)

2008 07 07 : Submit RENIEC Endoresed Marriage Cert.

2008 07 10 : Passport & Visa (Pick-up at DHL Facility - Lima)

POE

2008 07 15 : San Francisco (midnight)

2008 08 19 : SSC Received (Had to re-file at SSA Office)

2008 08 04 : I-551 Received

2008 08 26 : Permanent Employment (HR Asst. Int'l Firm)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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"CONGRATULATIONS!" (F)


TIME LINE

09/2007 - Gathered all documents for I-129F petition.

11/09/2007 - Sent I-129F

11/21/2007 - Package sent back to me( I forgot to sign one of my G-325A forms) I cried my eyes out but sent it next day delivery back to USCIS.

11/27/2007 - Received NOA1

02/13/2008 - Received NOA2

02/20/2008 - Package left NVC

02/22/2008 - Case uploaded into Ghana consulate data system

04/08/2008 - Packet 3 & 4 sent to fiance

04/16/2008 - Packet 3 & 4 received by fiance

06/24/2008 - Interview date (God blessings on this day)

06/24/2008 - DENIED visa at interview

06/25/2008 - APPROVED visa at 2nd interview with senior consulate

06/27/2008 - Picked up VISA

07/03/2008 - Fiance entered USA at JFK POE & Got EAD Stamp in passport

07/18/2008 - Married

08/07/2008 - Mailed AOS application

Check out pics K&A pics from Ghana: http://missymoet.hi5.com

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oh, that joke was not a good joke! i think i would have fainted if that happened to me. :wacko:

so happy that your interview went well. congratulations!


USCIS

July 16 2007 I-130 mailed to TSC

July 19 2007 I-130 delivered to TSC

Aug 2 2007 NOA1 issued by CSC

Aug 6 2007 Check cashed and NOA1 received in mail

Dec 14 2007 NOA2

148 days from delivery of I-130 to NOA2, 134 days from NOA1 to NOA2

NVC

Jan 3 2008 Case received and Case# assigned

Jan 21 2008 DS3032 and AOS Fee Bill generated

Jan 30 2008 DS3032 Couriered from Singapore via UPS

Feb 4 2008 DS3032 delivered to NVC (delivery was late should have arrived Feb 1)

Feb 5 2008 DS3032 entered into NVC system and DS3032 received in mail in Singapore

Feb 11 2008 IV Fee Bill generated

Feb 25 2008 IV Fee Bill received in Singapore (not paid immediately as we were overseas)

Mar 10 2008 IV Fee Bill payment sent by USPS express overnight mail

Mar 17 2008 Payment of IV Fee Bill entered into NVC system

Mar 24 2008 AOS Fee Bill Payment sent via USPS express overnight mail

Week of Apr 7 2008 AOS Generated

Apr 16 2008 DS230 Couriered from Singapore via DHL

Apr 18 2008 DS230 delivered to NVC 9.32 am

Apr 19 2008 AOS I-864EZ sent by USPS express overnight mail

Apr 21 2008 AOS & DS230 entered into NVC system

Apr 30 2008 Case Completed!!!

May 12 2008 NVC issued Appointment Letter

May 24 2008 Received Appointment Letter in the mail in Singapore

June 16 INTERVIEW Visa Approved!!!

333 days from Filing I-130 to Visa Approval

June 23 Collection of Visa

June 30 POE Washington Dulles

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Thank you everybody. My biggest concern were taxes for 2007 cause I was little bit below for that year and we had a "GRANDE' luck, CO didnt even ask about them. I was SOOOO HAPPY, God saved us from explanations and further waiting for approval in some cases, cause it would be REALLY, REALLY hard for me to find a co-sponsor.

If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it. :thumbs:

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