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Ok,..as you may have read in my other post in this forum, Im due to start my I-751 stuff. well technically, I coulda started it a while ago, as my 90 day window for lodgement started on April 26.

Here, I sit today, shuffling papers and not really motivated to start. My situation is a lil different. You see, my hubby is military and we have been overseas since a month after marrying. I got through the AOS ok, I guess because alot of the paperwork stuff was till fresh in my mind, and I was newly married, and totally motivated. I even travelled back to the States for my interview for it. Technically, I dont have to lodge the I-751 till within 90 days of returning stateside on military orders, But on good advice from the Consulate where I am located, they suggested I file anyways. It will either be approved without interview because we are Military, or it will be filed away in my file til I return. I have nothing to loose really. So, why am I so unmotivated to do this. I mean, I have actually completed the fillable form, and have plenty of evidence of support, thats not the problem. It's the whole putting it together and sorting through stuff thats getting to me. I should be feeling so excited that after this I wont have to worry about this sorta stuff for me again, (still have daughters I-130's to do).

Any advice,...?? :help:

Jodee

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"When a man is educated, an individual is educated; when a woman is educated, a family and a country are educated."

— Mahatma Gandhi

The timeline... (Frankfurt) for the kids visas

10/22/2007 Filed I-130 x 2 in person + paid 710 USD (355 each )

10/22/2007 Filed DS-230 part 1 x 2

10/22/2007 Received the document checklist and FRN (case) numbers

12/18/2007 I-130 petition approved, but I didn't know. I was away at the time, didn't get confirmation letters til I got back from the states.

12/20/2007 Notice of Approval arrives in tha mail. According to the date received stamp on back of envelope at my post box.

Will now wait til hubby is back from Iraq to fax in checklist readiness, even though, I have been ready since day of lodging I-130's. all except medical.

02/18/2008 Faxed the "checklist" back to the consulate.

02/25/2008 Medicals completed.

02/25/2008 Appt letters in mail for appt on March 7th. Cant go due to prior military commitments. Emailed consulate and received an amended appt date of March 12th 2008.

03/12/2008 Visa interview - APPROVED x 2

03/27/2008 Visa's finally generated. I emailed the consulate. they apologised for the delay. They forgot to issue the visas after approval.

03/31/2008 Received visas

04/26/2008 Flying out of Frankfurt to next duty station on orders.

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Just a comiseration, jodee. :) I was pretty tardy with ours, for pretty much similar reasons as you. Big whee, know what I mean? It's not like the excitement/reward you get the first time.

It's a chore. Take Nike's advice and Just Do It. Set up a reward you get for finishing? Day at the spa? Look over the lists in the pinned thread.. it doesn't have to be all that much (hub's orders will probably suffice! lol), and start typing up the cover letter of your own list. By then it's 3/4 done and you might as well finish <g>

Or we can arrange timed nagging, and we'll all email you til you get it done! :)


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Hey Meauxna,...

Thanks for the idea,...might actually take you up on the suggestion, of spoiling myself once its done,....your right though, once I actually type up the covering letter , Im 3/4 of the way there!!

Will let you know, if I need the timed persuasion and nagging :D

Jodee :thumbs:

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"When a man is educated, an individual is educated; when a woman is educated, a family and a country are educated."

— Mahatma Gandhi

The timeline... (Frankfurt) for the kids visas

10/22/2007 Filed I-130 x 2 in person + paid 710 USD (355 each )

10/22/2007 Filed DS-230 part 1 x 2

10/22/2007 Received the document checklist and FRN (case) numbers

12/18/2007 I-130 petition approved, but I didn't know. I was away at the time, didn't get confirmation letters til I got back from the states.

12/20/2007 Notice of Approval arrives in tha mail. According to the date received stamp on back of envelope at my post box.

Will now wait til hubby is back from Iraq to fax in checklist readiness, even though, I have been ready since day of lodging I-130's. all except medical.

02/18/2008 Faxed the "checklist" back to the consulate.

02/25/2008 Medicals completed.

02/25/2008 Appt letters in mail for appt on March 7th. Cant go due to prior military commitments. Emailed consulate and received an amended appt date of March 12th 2008.

03/12/2008 Visa interview - APPROVED x 2

03/27/2008 Visa's finally generated. I emailed the consulate. they apologised for the delay. They forgot to issue the visas after approval.

03/31/2008 Received visas

04/26/2008 Flying out of Frankfurt to next duty station on orders.

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Procrastination is my sin . . .

it brings me endless sorrow;.

I really must stop doing it . .

In fact, I'll start tomorrow!

good luck!


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Ok,..as you may have read in my other post in this forum, Im due to start my I-751 stuff. well technically, I coulda started it a while ago, as my 90 day window for lodgement started on April 26.

Here, I sit today, shuffling papers and not really motivated to start. My situation is a lil different. You see, my hubby is military and we have been overseas since a month after marrying. I got through the AOS ok, I guess because alot of the paperwork stuff was till fresh in my mind, and I was newly married, and totally motivated. I even travelled back to the States for my interview for it. Technically, I dont have to lodge the I-751 till within 90 days of returning stateside on military orders, But on good advice from the Consulate where I am located, they suggested I file anyways. It will either be approved without interview because we are Military, or it will be filed away in my file til I return. I have nothing to loose really. So, why am I so unmotivated to do this. I mean, I have actually completed the fillable form, and have plenty of evidence of support, thats not the problem. It's the whole putting it together and sorting through stuff thats getting to me. I should be feeling so excited that after this I wont have to worry about this sorta stuff for me again, (still have daughters I-130's to do).

Any advice,...?? :help:

Jodee

Procrastinate long enough and they will send you a removal notice telling you to leave the country.


I finally got rid of the never ending money drain. I called the plumber, and got the problem fixed. I wish her the best.

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Desert Fox,...

I'm not in the country anyways, and can file within 90 days of returning Stateside if I really want to do it that way.

It's called being on U.S Government orders. So really your point was mute. I was looking for some encouragement, not a wi$eA$$ comment,... :whistle:

Jodee


"When a man is educated, an individual is educated; when a woman is educated, a family and a country are educated."

— Mahatma Gandhi

The timeline... (Frankfurt) for the kids visas

10/22/2007 Filed I-130 x 2 in person + paid 710 USD (355 each )

10/22/2007 Filed DS-230 part 1 x 2

10/22/2007 Received the document checklist and FRN (case) numbers

12/18/2007 I-130 petition approved, but I didn't know. I was away at the time, didn't get confirmation letters til I got back from the states.

12/20/2007 Notice of Approval arrives in tha mail. According to the date received stamp on back of envelope at my post box.

Will now wait til hubby is back from Iraq to fax in checklist readiness, even though, I have been ready since day of lodging I-130's. all except medical.

02/18/2008 Faxed the "checklist" back to the consulate.

02/25/2008 Medicals completed.

02/25/2008 Appt letters in mail for appt on March 7th. Cant go due to prior military commitments. Emailed consulate and received an amended appt date of March 12th 2008.

03/12/2008 Visa interview - APPROVED x 2

03/27/2008 Visa's finally generated. I emailed the consulate. they apologised for the delay. They forgot to issue the visas after approval.

03/31/2008 Received visas

04/26/2008 Flying out of Frankfurt to next duty station on orders.

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