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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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Hi all...

Me and my husband have been married for a couple years (he is the US citizen and I am british)... He moved over to the UK, but that hasn't worked out so he recently moved back to the US to find work and sort out accomodation, we are now going to start the process for us to be together again with me to moving over to NY with our son. TBH though, I am not in a hurry (sounds terrible doesnt it?? LOL)... I am a teacher so will be spending every 6-8 weeks with him during the school holidays... Plus our son will just be starting full time school in Sept. So realistically we are hoping for the whole process to be completed by July 2009.

Very overwhelmed with all the stuff that needs to be done though, but I guess we have a lot of time to sort it all out.

Nice to meet you all... I will probably have loads of questions...

Porsha and Knowles :)


Timeline

09/08/02: Met on BP

02/17/03: First meeting in person @ PHL

11/11/06: Married in LDN

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Filed: Country: Pitcairn Islands
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Hmm. May be worth your while to see if you all could still file DCF if his British residency is still valid. I know you aren't in a hurry, but the I-130 is good for a year and then you don't have to enter the US until 6 months after the visa is issued. If you have been married more than two years, that would be the IR-1...maybe something to look into. London probably has rules about this I have no idea about. :P

Welcome to VJ!

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Welcome to VJ!!! :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:


K1 Timeline

02/26/2007 - Filed I-129F

03/08/2007 - NOA1

06/05/2007 - NOA2

09/10/2007 - Interview

09/13/2007 - Visa Received

12/14/2007 - Flight to USA, POE-LAX

02/22/2008 - Wedding Date

AOS

05/29/2008 - I-485 received at Chicago Lockbox

06/19/2008 - Biometrics

08/25/2008 - Card production ordered

08/30/2008 - Green Card received

ROC

07/15/2010 - Mailed I-751 to CSC

07/19/2010 - NOA1

07/21/2010 - Check cleared

08/11/2010 - Biometrics

08/24/2010 - Card production ordered

08/27/2010 - Approval notice received

08/30/2010 - Green card received

N400 - Naturalization

08/08/2011 - Mailed N400 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox

08/12/2011 - NOA

08/15/2011 - Check cashed

09/07/2011 - Biometrics

09/09/2011 - Case status update - In line for testing & interview

09/13/2011 - Case status update - Interview scheduled

09/16/2011 - Interview appointment letter received from the mail

10/31/2011 - Test/Interview - Passed

12/07/2011 - In line for Oath Ceremony Scheduling

01/27/2012 - Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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Hmm. May be worth your while to see if you all could still file DCF if his British residency is still valid. I know you aren't in a hurry, but the I-130 is good for a year and then you don't have to enter the US until 6 months after the visa is issued. If you have been married more than two years, that would be the IR-1...maybe something to look into. London probably has rules about this I have no idea about. :P

Welcome to VJ!

I was just looking through the guides and I think that we will be going for the IR-1, How long is that valid for?.... It seems to be the easiest one for our current situation... The only thing I am worried about is the "may not be allowed to enter the Us while it is processing"... Is this really an occurance? Cos that would scarper my visit each holiday plans...

Also, thank you all for welcoming me... You seem like a lovely bunch of people... :thumbs:


Timeline

09/08/02: Met on BP

02/17/03: First meeting in person @ PHL

11/11/06: Married in LDN

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Philippines
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My son named Zac

"My son's smile makes my day complete"

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MY K3 TIMELINE purple4.gifVid of how I prepared my interview documents purple.gifPapers that I brought on my USEM interview

AOS TIMELINE

06.17.2010 - submitted our papers

06.19.2010 - papers arrived at Chicago lockbox

06.24.2010 - Check cashed

06.28.2010 - NOA1 Hardcopy received (9 days from the day they got our papers)

07.05.2010 - Received Biometrics Schedule (July 26)

08.05.2010 - Biometrics done! (had to re-schedule from 7/26 to 8/5)

08.13.2010 - Got my interview letter

08.20.2010 - EAD card on production

09.06.2010 - Got my EAD Card (62 days)

09.07.2010 - Applied for SSN

09.14.2010 - SSN Card received

09.16.2010 - Interview schedule (APPROVED)

09.20.2010 - Welcome Notice Received ("Welcome to the USA")

09.25.2010 - 10 yr Green Card received! (98 days)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Welcome to VJ and best of luck along the way. :thumbs:


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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Cameroon
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Hi all...

Me and my husband have been married for a couple years (he is the US citizen and I am british)... He moved over to the UK, but that hasn't worked out so he recently moved back to the US to find work and sort out accomodation, we are now going to start the process for us to be together again with me to moving over to NY with our son. TBH though, I am not in a hurry (sounds terrible doesnt it?? LOL)... I am a teacher so will be spending every 6-8 weeks with him during the school holidays... Plus our son will just be starting full time school in Sept. So realistically we are hoping for the whole process to be completed by July 2009.

Very overwhelmed with all the stuff that needs to be done though, but I guess we have a lot of time to sort it all out.

Nice to meet you all... I will probably have loads of questions...

Porsha and Knowles :)

Well, Good Luck on the future plans to come to the US

Welcome to VJ


I-130

03-17-07 Mailed

03-23-07 Recvd fwd to CSC NOA1

03-27-07 Update

APPROVED 09-05-07

09-06-07 Update

09-10-07 NOA2 in mail

I-129F

04-04-07 Mailed

04-24-07 Updated Recvd NBC NOA1

04-26-07 Update

05-08-07 Update

05-11-07 Update trnsfr to CSC

05-15-07 Update

05-17-07 Recvd trnsfr letter in mail

06-05-07 Update case pending @ CSC

06-06-07 Update

APPROVED 09-05-07

09-06-07 Update

09-10-07 NOA2 in mail

09-27-07 Arrived at NVC

10-06-07 NVC notice via mail

10-31-07 Mailed to the Embassy

11-04-07 Recvd at the Embassy

02-20-08 Medical Appointment

03-11-08 Redo Police record

04-11-08 Interview

02-17-09 Interview

06-04-09 redo medical & Police Record

06-09-09 Resubmit info @ Embassy

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Welcome to VJ and good luck with your journey


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: Citizen (apr) Country: Jordan
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Welcome to VJ


بســــم اللـــــه الــــرحمـن الــــرحــــيم

My N-400 timeline, I hope it will help - Local Office (Chula Vista Field Office - San Diego)

10/01/2010: Application was sent.

10/04/2010: Application was received.

10/06/2010: Email received "Application has been received" & Noticed Date.

10/07/2010: "Touch"

10/08/2010: "Touch" & Check was Cashed

10/09/2010: NOA1 Received via mail.

10/22/2010: Status Changed Online "Request for evidence" It was for Biometrics.

10/25/2010: Request for evidence recieved "Biometrics Notice".

11/18/2010: Biometrics date ==> 11:00AM. Biometrics was taken On time.

12/03/2010: "Yellow Letter" Received.

12/06/2010: "Touch" Case Moved to "Testing and Interview".

12/08/2010: Interview Letter received via mail.

01/13/2011: Interview Date. Done, " Thanks To ALLAH, I Passed the Test.

01/18/2011: Oath Letter was Sent.

01/20/2011: Oath Letter Recieved via mail.

01/28/2011: Oath Date. ==> Done, I am a U.S. Citizen

01/31/2011: Applied for a U.S. Passport Book, And, U.S. Passport Card.

02/25/2011: Passport Book's Received.

02/26/2011: Passport Card's Received.

02/28/2011: Certificate Of Naturalization's Returned.

Game Over.

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Filed: Country: Pitcairn Islands
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I was just looking through the guides and I think that we will be going for the IR-1, How long is that valid for?.... It seems to be the easiest one for our current situation... The only thing I am worried about is the "may not be allowed to enter the Us while it is processing"... Is this really an occurance? Cos that would scarper my visit each holiday plans...

Also, thank you all for welcoming me... You seem like a lovely bunch of people... :thumbs:

The IR-1 = 10 year green card. Regardless of where you begin processing, there is the chance that you will be turned away at the POE on the POE officer's whim. It isn't common, but always a risk during processing. Another advantage of the IR-1 is the I-551 stamp that allows you to leave the country and return for short periods before you get your green card (takes about a month or two after entry with DCF). Just hope if you decide to go to Canada on the stamp before your green card you get a Canadian POE officer who is smarter about US immigration law than ours was. :P

Edited by Wacken

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Egypt
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Welcome aboard!


Don't just open your mouth and prove yourself a fool....put it in writing.

It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out, the uglier everything seems.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Welcome to VJ! Good luck with your journey! May it be a swift and problem-free one. :D


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I-130 Petition

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

Married in Germany : 10-19-2007

I-130 Sent : 01-03-2008

I-130 NOA1 : 02-07-2008

I-130 NOA2 : 04-28-2008

NVC Case Number Assigned : 05-02-2008

DS-3032 and AOS Fee Received from NVC: 05-17-2008

DS-3032 Choice of Agent Emailed to NVC: 05-17-2008

AOS Fee Paid Online: 05-19-2008 (PAID 05-20-2008)

AOS Sent To NVC: 05-27-2008 (Coversheet printed online)

DS-3032 accepted by NVC: 05-27-2008

I-864 Arrived at NVC: 05-28-2008

I-864 Entered into NVC System: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Received: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Paid: 06-03-2008

DS-230 sent to NVC via USPS Express Mail: 06-26-2008

DS-230 arrived at the NVC: 06-27-2008

DS-230 entered into system: 06-30-2008

Case Completed at NVC: 07-07-2008

Case Left the NVC for Frankfurt, Germany: 07-15-2008

Case Received at the Consulate: 07-17-2008

Interview Letter Received: 07-25-2008

Medical Appointment in Hamburg, Germany: 08-04-2008

Interview in Frankfurt, Germany at 8:00am: 08-13-2008 - APPROVED - VISA GRANTED

Visa Received in the Mail: 08-15-2008

Flight to the USA: 09-26-2008 (POE - LAX @ 3:40pm)

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