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Hi. :)

My name is Nikki. I live in California and my wonderful fiancè TamTu resides in The Netherlands. This past March was the anniversary of our forth year together and we finally decided that we're going to apply for his K-1 Visa. Though we're still a few months away from filing, I'm absolutely excited to have found such a fantastic and resourceful site. Based on all of the information I've found here, I've already started to prepare everything that I think I might need.. even if the time to file is not yet upon us.

I'd also like to say that a lot of the stories here fill me with so much hope for the future. The love that so many of you seem to share with your loved ones, however far away they may be, almost brings a tear to my eye. It's really beautiful to see so many distance relationships work [when it has often felt to me that... no one else understood what it was like to be in such a relationship] - Stay strong, everyone. <3

..Yeah, that was really cheesy. I'm sorry. :P Very nice to meet you all.


The only doom that's looming is you loving me to death,

So I'll give you a sec to catch your breath.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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Hi. :)

My name is Nikki. I live in California and my wonderful fiancè TamTu resides in The Netherlands. This past March was the anniversary of our forth year together and we finally decided that we're going to apply for his K-1 Visa. Though we're still a few months away from filing, I'm absolutely excited to have found such a fantastic and resourceful site. Based on all of the information I've found here, I've already started to prepare everything that I think I might need.. even if the time to file is not yet upon us.

I'd also like to say that a lot of the stories here fill me with so much hope for the future. The love that so many of you seem to share with your loved ones, however far away they may be, almost brings a tear to my eye. It's really beautiful to see so many distance relationships work [when it has often felt to me that... no one else understood what it was like to be in such a relationship] - Stay strong, everyone. <3

..Yeah, that was really cheesy. I'm sorry. :P Very nice to meet you all.

WELCOME TO VJ!!!God bless your journey with your k1 case.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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Hi, welcome to this site! I am a pretty new member here myself, but already I feel like I am home. The people here are very helpful, they really tell you what you need to know, and they share in your joy and problems as well. Good luck on your k1 journey! Hope the k1 process goes smoothly and quickly for you, so you can be with your fiance soon. =) I know how frustrating it is to be far away from the one you love, you want so much to be together already, but the distance keeps you apart. But hold on, there is hope, as you can see and read in the stories posted here. =) Good luck again!

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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: K-3 Visa Country: Philippines
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WELCOME TO VJ!!! :dance: Hope your journey will be smooth and fast :)

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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: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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welcome to vj......may ur journey be swift and problem free.........u have found ur way to the best place on the net vj is not just a place to come to get information but also is extended family we are all in the same boat one way or the other and i have to say that if not for vj i would have lost my mind by now........

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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I'm a newbie too, though my farmer has been avidly viewing antics here for the last month.

Welcome to VJ. May your journey be swift.


July 2007 - Met on a chatroom on our mobile phones

August 2007 - start talking on the phone

Oct 3 2007 John Proposes

Oct 2007 - John gets a computer and I introduce him to Skype

Oct 2007 - We start researching

Nov 9 2007 - My engagement ring appears in the post.

Nov 30 2007 - Have my medical, blood tests and x-rays

Dec 12 2007 pick-up medical - valid for 12 months

Dec 12 2007 - I leave Australia travel to Cape Town (via KL 2 x long haul)

Dec 20 2007 - Get missing Tetanus shot.

Feb 4 2008 - I leave to go to Chicago via London. (1 x Long haul)

Feb 5 2008 - John meets me at O'Hare and we travel to the farm in Michigan.

May 1 2008 - Back to O'hare but this time both of us in tears as I have to leave.

May 2 2008 - Arrive in Edinburgh via London and Munich. (Had enough of flying)

05/01/08 - Sent I-129F to CSC

05/02/08 - I-129F delivered to CSC

05/07/08 - NOA1 issued

05/12/08 - Touched

05/15/08 - Touched

05/19/08 - Touched

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Welcome to VJ. Good luck. Where are you located in California? :dance:


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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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Welcome to VJ!!! :thumbs: . Good luck in your journey.


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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Thank you, everyone, for your warm responses! It really does feel like an extended family, or something similar, with all of these people sharing a similar situation, and similar thoughts and feelings. It's quite reassuring. To those who are still on their long road, keep holding on. May your respective journies be swift, as well. <3

Where are you located in California?
I'm about 26 miles North of San Francisco. :)

The only doom that's looming is you loving me to death,

So I'll give you a sec to catch your breath.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Thank you, everyone, for your warm responses! It really does feel like an extended family, or something similar, with all of these people sharing a similar situation, and similar thoughts and feelings. It's quite reassuring. To those who are still on their long road, keep holding on. May your respective journies be swift, as well. <3

Where are you located in California?
I'm about 26 miles North of San Francisco. :)

Oh cool! I'm downnnnn south about 20 minutes away from Los Angeles. We're seperated by 8-9 hour drive. Good luck with your journey. Hope it all works out well for you. :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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