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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Hello all of you! We are new to this site I am Fariha and my hubby is Zain. We are at our 4 1/2 month mark in our visa journey. We filed for the K3 visa petition and we are at Vermont Service Center. I would like to make some companions here to help me cope with the stress of being in a long and drawn out visa journey. I have heard horror stories on my other immigration forum about Vermont Service Center. Hope if you are past 4 1/2 months mark you can share your experiences and if you are at the same stage we can compare notes. Hope to talk to you all soon! :star: Edited by Maple-Donutz

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"Our 1,000 Mile Visa Journey Thus Far"

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I-130

Sent: 07/29/08

Recieved: 07/30/08

NOA1: 08/01/08

Touched: 08/07/08

Approved: 01/12/09

I-129

Sent: 08/07/08

Recieved 08/08/08

NOA1: 08/14/08

Touched: 08/19/08

Approved: 01/12/08

"A (visa) journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step". - Lao-tzu

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Filed: Other Country: Pakistan
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Hi Fariha,

I don't come to the forum very often anymore because my husband

is now here with me in the US.

I can tell you Sweetie it took me 3 years to get my husband's visa to the US.

It was literally a nightmare for both of us being separated for so long.

I fought with every breath I had with Immigration. It wasn't so bad dealing

with the officials here in the US, but it was absolutely horrible dealing with

the Embassy in Asia.

They denied his Visa the first time. I then retained a very good immigration

attorney here in downtown Chicago. She worked very hard on our case for

3 years, and the embassy in Asia never had the decency to respond to her

requests.

I finally went to my state respresentative. Once I contacted her office and

she heard our story ... they went to work and after the embassy in Asia.

I am proud to tell you ... she got my husband here one month later.

Please do this Fariha.... go to your local representative, it has to be on

the Federal Level.

This is the only hope you will ever have of getting your loved one with you.

Please feel free to contact me if I can answer anymore questions for you.

Blessings & Good Luck to you.

Mangogirl30

Illinois

Hello all of you! We are new to this site I am Fariha and my hubby is Zain. We are at our 4 1/2 month mark in our visa journey. We filed for the K3 visa petition and we are at Vermont Service Center. I would like to make some companions here to help me cope with the stress of being in a long and drawn out visa journey. I have heard horror stories on my other immigration forum about Vermont Service Center. Hope if you are past 4 1/2 months mark you can share your experiences and if you are at the same stage we can compare notes. Hope to talk to you all soon! :star:

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Hi Fariha,

I don't come to the forum very often anymore because my husband

is now here with me in the US.

I can tell you Sweetie it took me 3 years to get my husband's visa to the US.

It was literally a nightmare for both of us being separated for so long.

I fought with every breath I had with Immigration. It wasn't so bad dealing

with the officials here in the US, but it was absolutely horrible dealing with

the Embassy in Asia.

They denied his Visa the first time. I then retained a very good immigration

attorney here in downtown Chicago. She worked very hard on our case for

3 years, and the embassy in Asia never had the decency to respond to her

requests.

I finally went to my state respresentative. Once I contacted her office and

she heard our story ... they went to work and after the embassy in Asia.

I am proud to tell you ... she got my husband here one month later.

Please do this Fariha.... go to your local representative, it has to be on

the Federal Level.

This is the only hope you will ever have of getting your loved one with you.

Please feel free to contact me if I can answer anymore questions for you.

Blessings & Good Luck to you.

Mangogirl30

Illinois

Hello all of you! We are new to this site I am Fariha and my hubby is Zain. We are at our 4 1/2 month mark in our visa journey. We filed for the K3 visa petition and we are at Vermont Service Center. I would like to make some companions here to help me cope with the stress of being in a long and drawn out visa journey. I have heard horror stories on my other immigration forum about Vermont Service Center. Hope if you are past 4 1/2 months mark you can share your experiences and if you are at the same stage we can compare notes. Hope to talk to you all soon! :star:

OMG! Three years????????? Are you serious? I can't wait that long. Why will it take that long? What kind of visa did you all file for? When can I get the federal assistance? I mean is there a time limit? I would say I got to waiit 4 more months right? Do you mean after I get approved here at VSC then contact them or before? This is total derangement.

Edited by Maple-Donutz

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"Our 1,000 Mile Visa Journey Thus Far"

---------------------------------------------

I-130

Sent: 07/29/08

Recieved: 07/30/08

NOA1: 08/01/08

Touched: 08/07/08

Approved: 01/12/09

I-129

Sent: 08/07/08

Recieved 08/08/08

NOA1: 08/14/08

Touched: 08/19/08

Approved: 01/12/08

"A (visa) journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step". - Lao-tzu

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Hey I'm on the same boat as u. First time I apply as fiance was denied said did not meet the 2 yrs requirement. Now applied for k3 hoping it will be approve but waiting and waiting. First it was long engagement and now long distance marriage. :(


AOS

I-485, I-765

Mailed: 10/16/2009

Package delivered: 10/18/2009

NOA1s Received: 10/27/2009

Check cashed: 10/27/2009

Biometrics Letter Received (I485 and I765): 11/02/2009

Biometrics Appointment: 11/16/2009

Biometric Completed: 11/16/2009

I-485 -->Touched: 11/17/2009

I-765--> Touched 11/17/09, 12/08/09, 12/29/09

I-765--> EAD Approved! Card production ordered 12/29/09

EAD--> Received: 01/07/2010

I-485 Interview NOA 02/01/10

I-485 Interview 03/02/10

I-485--> Card in production 03/31/10

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Hey I'm on the same boat as u. First time I apply as fiance was denied said did not meet the 2 yrs requirement. Now applied for k3 hoping it will be approve but waiting and waiting. First it was long engagement and now long distance marriage. :(

Wow....I really do not want to wait 3 years. I already am on the beginning of year 2. I really messed up in the beginning of my visa process because I did not know how to file the papers and was misguided. I really need to know how to speed things up because time is getting away and my husband is not in good health and niether am I.

Fariha


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"Our 1,000 Mile Visa Journey Thus Far"

---------------------------------------------

I-130

Sent: 07/29/08

Recieved: 07/30/08

NOA1: 08/01/08

Touched: 08/07/08

Approved: 01/12/09

I-129

Sent: 08/07/08

Recieved 08/08/08

NOA1: 08/14/08

Touched: 08/19/08

Approved: 01/12/08

"A (visa) journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step". - Lao-tzu

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Welcome here... Enjoy your stay like i do but dont get addicted... veejay is infectious!

Good luck on the rest of your journey!


K-1 TIMELINE

I-129F Sent :2007-09-06

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-09-10

I-129F RFE(s) :2007-09-30

Visa Approved :2008-01-07

Consulate Received : 2008-01-14

Interview Date : 2008-06-02

Visa Received : 2008-06-12

US Entry : 2008-06-26

Marriage : 2008-08-02

Total days from filling 1-129F till Interview 270days

AOS TIMELINE

Sept 12, 2008- Sent AOS/EAD/AP to Chicago (finally)

Sept 15, 2008- Delivered

Sept 18, 2008- Noas AOS/EAD/AP (yaay!!)

Oct 7th 2008- Case transferred to CSC

Oct 15, 2008- Biometric APPT (smooth and quick)

Oct 16, 2008- Case pending ......

Update....

EAD Card production ordered ........ 12/03/2008

Ap approved...approval notice sent 12/03/2008

Ap arrives in mail... dated ..............12/12/2008

EAD approval mail sent ..................12/11/2008

EAD arrives in mail ........................12/15/2008

AOS Touched .................................01/12/2009

AOS card production ordered...........02/27/2009

ROC TIMELINE 2011.

Jan 1st 2011 mailed in I751

Feb 15th 2011 Biometric appointment

May 24th 2011 Petition Approved

May 25th 2011 Card production ordered

May 31st 2011 Card recieved

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Thanks everyone!


---------------------------------------------

"Our 1,000 Mile Visa Journey Thus Far"

---------------------------------------------

I-130

Sent: 07/29/08

Recieved: 07/30/08

NOA1: 08/01/08

Touched: 08/07/08

Approved: 01/12/09

I-129

Sent: 08/07/08

Recieved 08/08/08

NOA1: 08/14/08

Touched: 08/19/08

Approved: 01/12/08

"A (visa) journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step". - Lao-tzu

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welcome to vj! :thumbs:


ROC

06/01/2011 - Mailed ROC package to CSC

06/02/2011 - Package arrived and signed for at CSC

06/02/2011 - NOA receipt date

06/06/2011 - Check cashed

06/07/2011 - NOA arrived in the mail

06/15/2011 - Biometrics appointment letter arrived in the mail

07/11/2011 - Biometrics appointment

02/02/2012 - Phoned USCIS and put in a service request

02/08/2012 - Email from USCIS confirming my request

02/11/2012 - Letter from USCIS - says i should receive news within 30 days

03/14/2012 - Phoned USCIS again. 30 days has passed. no news. Took details again.

03/15/2012 -Received letter from USCIS - have to go to interview April 24th

04/24/2012 - Interview and ROC approved!!

05/07/2012 - Received email, card production ordered

05/11/2012 - Green card arrived

N-400

06/22/2012 - Mailed N-400 package to Phoenix/AZ Lockbox

06/26/2012 - NOA date

06/28/2012 - Check cashed

06/29/2012 - NOA arrived in the mail

07/02/2012 - Biometrics appointment letter arrived in mail

07/19/2012 - Biometrics appointment

07/30/2012 - Received text +email. Application placed in line for interview

07/30/2012 - Received text +email in evening - interview letter sent

08/03/2012 - Received interview letter

09/19/2012 - Interview - passed interview/test!!

10/24/2012 - Oath Ceremony!

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Salaam Fariha,

Welcome to VJ.. I myself am also new to the forum, and it has been what keeping me sane somewhat after months of being in the dark and just waiting (to no end). I've never visit or join any other forum before this, but I guess I learn quite a bit from just this one. A community with ups and downs, shared experiences as well as differing opinions. But definitely at every turn theres a wealth of information to derive from. :thumbs: Your journey may be smooth, or it can be long drawn out like how some of fellow VJers testified, but I wish you and your loved one all the best, and be patient... Take care of yourself and of each other.. (F)


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
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Hello all of you! We are new to this site I am Fariha and my hubby is Zain. We are at our 4 1/2 month mark in our visa journey. We filed for the K3 visa petition and we are at Vermont Service Center. I would like to make some companions here to help me cope with the stress of being in a long and drawn out visa journey. I have heard horror stories on my other immigration forum about Vermont Service Center. Hope if you are past 4 1/2 months mark you can share your experiences and if you are at the same stage we can compare notes. Hope to talk to you all soon! :star:

Welcome and good luck! :thumbs:


Steff

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