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Hi Everybody,

I apologize for these past couple weeks, not returning PM's and such, but life has been a blur. My Fiance (now husband) and I crossed the border at the Kingsgate crossing on July 6th (BC/Idaho crossing) with my parents truck full of stuff. No problems at all (they did not give me an EAD stamp after asking but told me I could get one at the local office in Jacksonville FL, will try that tomorrow) They did not even care about the truck or its contents even though I had everything itemized and a permission letter from my parents.

Got married on the 12th outdoors at my fiance's parents place, it was a dream wedding! Then we left the next day for Puerto Rico.

When My Fiance and I were planning a honeymoon, we both wanted to go somewhere tropical and with a different culture. PR was a natural choice. Though I was worried about getting back to Florida after the wedding.

I just wanted to let everyone know that we had absolutely no problems comming back from PR. You do not even go through customs, only airport security as it is a domestic flight. So comming back to mainland u.s. from PR is basically like flying within the u.s., all you need is photo i.d. to check your bags and get through airport security. Not once did I have to show my visa or even mention it.

PR was a great place to spend a week. I highly recommend it. My Fiance and I will be definitely be going back.

Hope that this helps anyone trying to decide on a honeymoon.

:)

Edited by rupa

Jul 15/07 Engaged!

Oct ??/07 - Lawyer sent in I-129F

Nov 6/07 - NOA 1 Date

Jan 18/07 - Waiting anxiously

Feb 17/08 - A touch!

Feb 29/08 - NOA 2 - Approved!

Mar 02/08 - Touched

Mar 03/08 - Touched

Mar 10/08 - Petition arrived at NVC

Mar 12/08 - NVC forwarded Petition to Vancouver Consulate!

Mar 28/08 - Received packet 3

Apr 7/08 - Sent Packet 3

Apr 14/08 - Medical!!

May 13/08 - Interview date YAHOO!

GOT THE VISA!!!!! MAY 14, 2008

July 6/08 - Crossed the border - they let me in!!

July 12/08 - Wedding day - it was perfect!

July 23/08 - Back from Honeymoon in PR - now onto AOS?!?!?!

Sept 3/08 - AOS package in the mail - what a headache!

Sept 9/08 - 3 NOA's for AOS, EAD and AP

Sept 30/08 - Biometrics appointment for AOS and EAD

Nov 13/08 - Touch on AOS and EAD

Nov 17/08 - AP shows up in the mail

Nov 17/08 - EAD card production ordered

Jun 25/09 - Green Card Production ordered - Finally after 10 months!

June 30/09 - Received welcome letter!

July 10/09 - GREENCARD! - All done for a bit now!

May 20/11 - Sent in I-751 for removal of Conditions

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Congrats on the Wedding and glad you had a great Honeymoon now go post some pics hehe


Spoiler

Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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Oops I just realized that I keep saying Fiance instead of husband now! Need to get used to that!


Jul 15/07 Engaged!

Oct ??/07 - Lawyer sent in I-129F

Nov 6/07 - NOA 1 Date

Jan 18/07 - Waiting anxiously

Feb 17/08 - A touch!

Feb 29/08 - NOA 2 - Approved!

Mar 02/08 - Touched

Mar 03/08 - Touched

Mar 10/08 - Petition arrived at NVC

Mar 12/08 - NVC forwarded Petition to Vancouver Consulate!

Mar 28/08 - Received packet 3

Apr 7/08 - Sent Packet 3

Apr 14/08 - Medical!!

May 13/08 - Interview date YAHOO!

GOT THE VISA!!!!! MAY 14, 2008

July 6/08 - Crossed the border - they let me in!!

July 12/08 - Wedding day - it was perfect!

July 23/08 - Back from Honeymoon in PR - now onto AOS?!?!?!

Sept 3/08 - AOS package in the mail - what a headache!

Sept 9/08 - 3 NOA's for AOS, EAD and AP

Sept 30/08 - Biometrics appointment for AOS and EAD

Nov 13/08 - Touch on AOS and EAD

Nov 17/08 - AP shows up in the mail

Nov 17/08 - EAD card production ordered

Jun 25/09 - Green Card Production ordered - Finally after 10 months!

June 30/09 - Received welcome letter!

July 10/09 - GREENCARD! - All done for a bit now!

May 20/11 - Sent in I-751 for removal of Conditions

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Hi Everybody,

I apologize for these past couple weeks, not returning PM's and such, but life has been a blur. My Fiance (now husband) and I crossed the border at the Kingsgate crossing on July 6th (BC/Idaho crossing) with my parents truck full of stuff. No problems at all (they did not give me an EAD stamp after asking but told me I could get one at the local office in Jacksonville FL, will try that tomorrow) They did not even care about the truck or its contents even though I had everything itemized and a permission letter from my parents.

Got married on the 12th outdoors at my fiance's parents place, it was a dream wedding! Then we left the next day for Puerto Rico.

When My Fiance and I were planning a honeymoon, we both wanted to go somewhere tropical and with a different culture. PR was a natural choice. Though I was worried about getting back to Florida after the wedding.

I just wanted to let everyone know that we had absolutely no problems comming back from PR. You do not even go through customs, only airport security as it is a domestic flight. So comming back to mainland u.s. from PR is basically like flying within the u.s., all you need is photo i.d. to check your bags and get through airport security. Not once did I have to show my visa or even mention it.

PR was a great place to spend a week. I highly recommend it. My Fiance and I will be definitely be going back.

Hope that this helps anyone trying to decide on a honeymoon.

:)

Congrat's rupa. My husband & I will go to PR on September to visit my mother inlaw.


Our CR1 & CR2 Visa Timeline

USCIS

12/04/2007 : I-130 Sent to USCIS

01/29/2008 : NOA1

05/07/2008 : NOA2 (Approved)

NVC

05/14/2008 : NVC assigned MNL Case No.

05/26/2008 : NVC Generates AOS & IV Bill

06/02/2008 : Online Payment AOS & IV Bill

06/04/2008 : Printed I-864; DS-230 & Barcoded coversheet

06/12/2008 : Sent I-864 & DS-230 Packets to NVC via USPS (overnight)

06/13/2008 : NVC received the Packets

06/16/2008 : NVC entered the I-864 & DS-230 into the system

06/19/2008 : CR2 Case Completed while CR1 got RFE DS-230 #2 & #20

06/26/2008 : Sent the corrected RFE DS-230 to NVC via USPS (overnight)

06/27/2008 : NVC received the RFE DS-230 corrections

07/03/2008 : CASE COMPLETED!!!

USEM

08/13/2008 : Medical Exam PASSED!!! (Aug. 13, 14 & 15)

08/14/2008 : Received the hardcopy of the NVC Appointment Date

09/10/2008 : Interview PASSED! (Pink & White Slip due to DV)

09/26/2008 : Visa Received

10/12/2008 : Arrived to USA!!!

USA

10/12/2008 : POE Detroit

10/20/2008 : Received SSN

11/14/2008 : Received The Welcome Notice from Homeland (USCIS)

11/19/2008 : Received Green Card (11/30 got from old address mailbox)

ROC

09/03/2010 : Packet sent to USCIS

09/03/2010 : Received by USCIS

Matthew 6:34

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own"

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