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which is better to spend christmas in the US or in your own country

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there's no place like home if you spend christmas in your own country...different ways to celebrate christmas and new year...iba talga sa Pinas mag spend ng christmas i missed the foods and my families ( time for reunion) but its ok as long as im with my husband and my kids..You?...... how was your christmas here in the US?


K-3 Visa

Marriage : 2007-02-26

I-130 Sent : 2007-07-05

I-130 NOA1 : 2007-07-13

I-129F Sent : 2007-07-27

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-08-16

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-12-18

I-130 Approval : 2007-12-03

Interview Date : 2008-04-10

Visa Received : 2008-04-15

US Entry : 2008-05-02

EAD Filed : 2008-10-16

NOA Date : 2007-10-20

Bio. Appt. : 2008-12-19

Approved Date : 2008-12-31

Date Card Received : 2009-01-05

EAD was approved in 76 days.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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in my country with all the family, all the food and all the gift exchanging is way better.




* K1 Timeline *
* 04/07/06: I-129F Sent to NSC
* 10/02/06: Interview date - APPROVED!
* 10/10/06: POE Houston
* 11/25/06: Wedding day!!!

* AOS/EAD/AP Timeline *
*01/05/07: AOS/EAD/AP sent
*02/19/08: AOS approved
*02/27/08: Permanent Resident Card received

* LOC Timeline *
*12/31/09: Applied Lifting of Condition
*01/04/10: NOA
*02/12/10: Biometrics
*03/03/10: LOC approved
*03/11/10: 10 years green card received

* Naturalization Timeline *
*12/17/10: package sent
*12/29/10: NOA date
*01/19/11: biometrics
*04/12/11: interview
*04/15/11: approval letter
*05/13/11: Oath Ceremony - Officially done with Immigration.

Complete Timeline

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Filed: Country: Germany
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I've done Christmas in Germany and in the US and both were great. It's not about where you are, but what you believe and who you are with, IMO.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Kosova
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Neither...


Vermont Service Center:

11-23-2007: I-130 Sent

01-25-2008: I-130 NOA1 Received

08-26-2008: I-130 NOA2 Approved

NVC:

09-02-2008: NVC RECEIVED CASE

11-19-2008: CASE COMPLETE

Consulate:

Interview @ Skopje, Macedonia

January 20th, 2009

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Mexico
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So far in Mexico,

Since my family here is not as big as in Mexico, the crowd gathering equals the amount of children we had over there. Christmas is the only time if the year that i love big crowds, all family and friends of course.


05/01/08 Green Card in mailbox!!

06/05/10 Real GREEN Card RECEIVED!

01/17/13 Sent application for US Citizenship!!!

01/19/13 Arrived to Arizona Lockbox

01/24/13 Notice of Action

01/25/13 Check cashed

01/28/13 NOA received by mail and biometrics letter mailed as per uscis.gov

02/14/13 Biometrics appointment

03/18/13 In-line for inteview

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Filed: Country: Pitcairn Islands
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Christmas isn't really that important to me, but spending some time with the family I don't get to see a lot is.

This has been an odd experience for me coming back on this visit to Germany. As much my second home as it ever was. I keep having to convince myself that I have to take the flight back to Indianapolis and not to some other city. Sigh. Come on next December.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Panama
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there's no place like home if you spend christmas in your own country...different ways to celebrate christmas and new year...iba talga sa Pinas mag spend ng christmas i missed the foods and my families ( time for reunion) but its ok as long as im with my husband and my kids..You?...... how was your christmas here in the US?

Christmas in Panama is WAY better than Christmas here in the USA.There is a better sense of family togetherness and it hasn't gotten all commercialized.And the bestpart is that the partying lasts until January 6th ! :dance:


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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