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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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I am sitting here wondering what to do with myself. I am curious what others have done to help pass the time before you are finally able to be with the one who you love so much. At times it almost feels unbearable. Days I work the day goes by ok. Days off are the hardest. I am running out of things to keep myself busy and mind of the distance. Right now I go out for long walks, do alot of reading. Play with the dog among other things to help keep myself occupied. It just feels like everyday keeps getting longer and longer :( . I use to think each day that goes by would make things easier, because you are just one day closer to being together again, but for me is has been the opposite. Days just get longer and harder.

I think this is more of a whine on my part so I apologize to all who have to read this lol .... but what worked for others in the past .... what do you do to pass the time?


Met: November 05, 2008

Met in Cebu first time: March 27, 2009

Engaged: March 29, 2009

Filed K1 Fiance Visa : April 15, 2009

Fly to the US Finally: October 10, 2009

Married : November 07, 2009

Pregnant YAY : Baby due July 03, 2010 :)

File AOS/EAD/Travel: February 26, 2010

EAD/Travel approved: April 26, 2010

Our Baby Boy Born: June 24, 2010

AOS approved YAY! Green Card Received October 4, 2010

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I am sitting here wondering what to do with myself. I am curious what others have done to help pass the time before you are finally able to be with the one who you love so much. At times it almost feels unbearable. Days I work the day goes by ok. Days off are the hardest. I am running out of things to keep myself busy and mind of the distance. Right now I go out for long walks, do alot of reading. Play with the dog among other things to help keep myself occupied. It just feels like everyday keeps getting longer and longer :( . I use to think each day that goes by would make things easier, because you are just one day closer to being together again, but for me is has been the opposite. Days just get longer and harder.

I think this is more of a whine on my part so I apologize to all who have to read this lol .... but what worked for others in the past .... what do you do to pass the time?

While you are in the Philippines, I suggest that you spend a lot and a lot and a lot and a lot of TIME with your families and friends. Eat all the foods that you might miss, do the things that you cannot do here like riding a jeepney, tricycle and pedicab. Organized the stuff that you want to bring here...and enjoy the weather...

for sure once you get here you will miss everything in PI esp. FAMILY!

Good Luck and God BLess!

Edited by honeybadger

01/22/08 hired an immigration lawyer

02/28/08 I 129F sent it to the lawyer

03/03/08 I-129F Received at CSC

03/04/08 NOA1

03/05/08 Touched

07/14/08 NOA2

07/24/08 Called NVC and got our MNL case number

07/25/08 NOA2 Hard copy received

07/29/08 USEM Rcvd hard file

07/30/08 Paid document verification

08/01/08 Called USEM for interview appointment! (Thank you lord)

08/19/08 Medical Examination

08/20/08 Medical Examination (PASSED)

08/26/08 Interview (PINK Slip only)

10/08/08 Visa Printing! Yehheeyy! (after 48years of waiting)

10/09/08 Visa Printing Done and is ready for release

10/10/08 Visa delivered yippeee!

10/31/08 FLY DAY!!!! POE LAS, NV[/color] PLS BLESS OUR TRIP OH LORD!

11/03/08 Got married in Las Vegas

11/15/08 filed SSN

11/29/08 SSN Card Rcvd

AOS JOURNEY

12/10/08 send AOS & EAD Packet to Chicago Lockbox

12/18/08 Cashed check

12/26/08 Rcvd NOA

01/07/09 Biometrics Appointment/Done

01/12/09 Rcvd mail TRANSFER NOTICE TO CSC (AOS)

03/10/2009 Rcvd EAD

04/20/2009 GREEN CARD RCVD!!! No interview at all!

04/21/2009 Got Driver Learners Permit

The Will of God never takes you to

where the Grace of God will not protect you.

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Filed: Other Country: Denmark
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I taught myself how to knit and now I knit all the time and mail the things that I make to everyone back in Denmark.


03/26/09 : NOA1

09/23/09 : NOA2

11/13/09 : APPROVED and visa in hand!!!

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I can say same thing. What I did was I find a way on how me and my husband can have the "jamming" even his at the States already. We play an online game, (world of warcraft) to keep us occupied. And we love being in a combat together directing each other which one to shot, tactics, lol. And also I visit friends, and go out with aunts. I invite them here in our house and we just watch movie. And most of all, I make it to a point that I am happy everyday and always laughing with my family. Taking pics of them so I can bring it with me. :) Edited by my_panacea = Greg

F2A

Petitioner (My Mom)

Beneficiary (My Sister 18 y.o)

06-07-19- Sent I-130

06-11-19- NOA1

02-19-20- "Initial Review, Transferred to another Visa Center"

03-11-20- APPROVED!!!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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while i waited for my visa i continued working - I resigned from work month before but only effective a few days before my departure. I spent lots of time with family and friends, took a lot of pictures, spent time with my baby sansan - my dog that I really miss now, I did stuff that I know I wouldnt be able to do in USA - like eating green mango, yellow mango, and all other stuff. I assure you - you will have a maalaala mo kaya moments when you get here and you will wish that pinas is just a jeepney ride away. Enjoy your time there especially the pasko and new year. :) dahil walang ganyan sa states.

Edited by shining_angel

AOS -
08-08-08 - Filed AOS with EAD and AP
08-18-08 - NOA for EAD,AP and AOS
08-21-08 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter
09-09-08 - Biometrics Appointment 10am Kansas City
09-18-08 - I-485 transferred to CSC (got an email from USCIS)
10-07-08 - EAD Touched
10-19-08 - My birthday / Found out I am Pregnant!
10-22-08 - Grief, Pain, Sadness
11-06-08 - EAD card ordered; AP approved (USCIS website)
01-16-09 - AOS Touched
02-23-09 - Green Card (conditional) and welcome letter received in the mail
02-24-09 - Got the job in boyce and bynum lab



"When I bring my worries b4 d throne of Grace, I am at peace bcos I know my God is in full control"

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my fiance and I always talk online using apple ichat.. we get to see each other everyday after work.. (night in PI/Day in NC).. it's like going home to him after a busy day.. it helps a lot.. but of course minus the physical presence.. :( it's really hard being apart :crying: ..and here we are still holding on and surviving "LDR".. i will never forget what he told me before that--"each day is one less day of "us" being apart and one less day to being together again.."--these words coming from my fiance brings assurance to me that everything we'll be ok and that we'll "get there" soon.. it's just so sweet of him.. :D

just hang on.. :D


N400 timeline:

04/17/2013 - sent N400
05/06/2013 - biometrics letter notice date
05/17/2013 - biometrics appointment

05/21/2013 - in line for interview

07/08/2013 - actual interview date

07/19/2013 - oath ceremony

Mom's IR5

10/15/2013 - sent I130

10/16/2013 - receipt date on NOA1 (Overland Park, Kansas)

11/22/2013 - received notice, case transferred to TSC

12/13/2013 - Email update, Petition approved!

01/23/2014 - case transferred to NVC

03/04/2014 - case number assigned

03/06/2014 - submitted DS-261

03/07/2014 - paid AOS Fee

03/19/2014 - sent AOS package

03/25/2014 - paid IV Fee

03/29/2014 - submitted DS260

03/31/2014 - sent DS-260(IV) civil documents

04/08/2014 - IV and AOS Checklist (I864A - incomplete information (place of residence))

04/09/2014 - sent AOS checklist

04/21/2014 - false AOS checklist

05/07/2014 - email notification for case complete

05/14/2014 - received appointment interview letter via email

05/15/2014 - CEAC status "In Transit" to consulate (US Embassy, Manila)

06/11/2014 - interview @ 6:15am (PASSED)

06/11/2014 - CEAC status "ISSUED" (visa is authorized for printing)

07/??/2014 - flight to US POE Detroit

it is all by the grace of God!

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