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It was late December 2004 and I was bored and a little lonely so I decided to cheer myself up and watch some funny videos online. I remembered a website called Red Vs Blue and thought I would check it out.

I remembered I had a profile on there already so I updated it with a few photo's and info. Then I started reading the forums. There was a thread simply named "Post pictures of yourself" so I posted one of me and called it a night.

New Years eve came and again I was feeling down so I logged back into this site and went to the thread with my photo to see what other people were posting. Directly underneath my post was a guy looking at the camera with a very serious, stern face and it reminded me of the picture from A Clockwork Orange. So I sent him a message telling him so.

This became one of the funniest conversations I have ever had. It was so easy and nice! He was in NC in the USA and me in Perth Australia. I thought nothing of it and that is was nice to talk to someone in a different place.

Quickly we became fast friends. Emailing, chatting on MSN almost everyday. Then it became everyday, every waking minute! Then we realised, we were becoming more than friends.

This scared me. He was 11 000+ miles away. This couldn't work. There was no way.

But we couldn't stop talking to each other, it had turned into 8 hour phone conversations. Finally I decided if we were going to take it further I needed to meet him face to face.

So in May 2005 I flew to the USA to stay with him for 2.5 weeks. It was wonderful! I had never clicked with someone like we did.

He proposed to me while I was there and of course I said yes. Then I had to go back. This was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.

We planned for months for him to come to Australia and finally he arrived in December 2005. We planned to get married asap so we could start the immigration process in Australia. We had a small ceremony at the registry office and neither of our parents were there, which was sad.

We lived together in Australia almost 3 years but I had no family nearby and he missed his family terribly. Plus the cost of living in Australia was putting alot of strain on us. Plus he had a house in the USA and we were renting in Australia.

It took a long time but we finally decided to move to the USA. After being told by numerous people that I could enter on the VWP and apply from the USA we sold everything we owned and packed the rest of our lives into 8 suitcases and away we went.

We arrived in Minneapolis customs and right away they knew something was up. We were taken aside and I was questioned for hours. I was in tears and so scared. But finally they allowed me & my son into the US on the grounds we would apply for AOS.

So we were finally here. We filed for our AOS/I-130's in January this year and we just had our interview and were approved!

Check out a video I made of our story a couple of years ago:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v179/ele...rent=Story1.flv


Married my US citizen husband on 10th February 2006, moved to USA in October 2008, Green Cards approved 6th July 2009.

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Married my US citizen husband on 10th February 2006, moved to USA in October 2008, Green Cards approved 6th July 2009.

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Seriously, I can't get this link right!!!

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v179/ele...story_of_us.flv


Married my US citizen husband on 10th February 2006, moved to USA in October 2008, Green Cards approved 6th July 2009.

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That was a very nice love story..:)wish you both a smooth visa journey :star:

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"Our Wedding Prayer"

Lord,help us to remember when we first met,and the strong love that grew between us.

To work the love into practical things so nothing can divide us

Grant us a Love that grows stronger with each passing year.

We ask for words both kind and loving

and for hearts always ready to ask forgiveness as well as to forgive.

Guide us to overcome every challenge

and keep our dreams pure to each other always.

Dear Lord,we put our marriage into Your hands.Amen

If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them.

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Welcome to the forum! I wish people had told you the correct advice from the beginning as you would have easily qualified for DCF and saved yourself a lot of stress & worry.

Anyway, congrats on the successful AOS process :)


DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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Great story and welcome the US!! Best wishes!

Edited by 100% Al Ahly Fan

Blessed are the heart that can bend, they can never be broken - Albert Camus

Any comments, information and photos may not be reused, reposted, or republished in any way without express written permission from 100% Al Ahly Fan.

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