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I've just found this site via UK Yankee and Dive Into America and thought I would introduct myself. I'm a USC (dual UK) married to my British husband. We've been living in the UK for the past four years (nearly), but have now decided we'd rather raise our family in the US.

Our I-130 petition was received on June 4th along with my credit card being charged the $355 fee. Now, we're playing the waiting game. Sigh. I was really hoping we'd have our NOA by now, but I guess things have really slowed down at the London Embassy. Anyway, hi and good luck with all your applications!


Met online - June 11, 1997 (at the tender age of 17!)

Met in person - June 25, 1999

Engaged - December 27, 2003

Married - July 23, 2005

Moved to the UK - August 14, 2005

Received ILR - August 9, 2007

Naturalised as UK Citizen! - February 17, 2009

Our DCF Timeline so far...

Posted I-130 - May 30, 2009

NOA1, I-130 received - June 4, 2009

NOA2, I-130 approved - July 16, 2009

Bring on Packet 3!

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I've just found this site via UK Yankee and Dive Into America and thought I would introduct myself. I'm a USC (dual UK) married to my British husband. We've been living in the UK for the past four years (nearly), but have now decided we'd rather raise our family in the US.

Our I-130 petition was received on June 4th along with my credit card being charged the $355 fee. Now, we're playing the waiting game. Sigh. I was really hoping we'd have our NOA by now, but I guess things have really slowed down at the London Embassy. Anyway, hi and good luck with all your applications!

Welcome & Goodluck with your journey!!


30/07/09: Mailed signed G325A to Fiance
26/08/09: Mailed I-129F package to USCIS
03/09/09: Package Received
04/09/09: NOA1
14/09/09: NOA1 Hardcopy
25/11/09: NOA2
04/12/09: Case mailed from NVC to Embassy
07/12/09: Embassy mailed Packet 3
06/01/10: Still havent received Packet 3 in the mail
07/01/10: Emailed the embassy and discovered the adress on record is incorrect; Packet 3 was emailed to me as a PDF attachment
22/02/10: Emailed my checklist and DS-230
18/03/10: Medicals
23/03/10: Interview: Approved
25/03/10: Picking up passport
21/09/10: POE NY

01/12/10: Married
07/02/11: Sent out AOS Package
09/02/11: Package received
11/02/11: NOA1 (I-765, I-485, I-131)
11/04/11: Received EAD and AP Card

N-400

11/15/16: Mailed

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Welcome to VJ and good luck for a speedy approval.

We look forward to seeing your posts in the future!!!


"THE SHORT STORY"

KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Sept. 13/07... N-400 sent to NSC

Aug. 21/08... Interview - PASSED!!!!

Sept. 2/08... Oath Ceremony

Sept. 5/08... Sent in Voter Registration Card

Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received

DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!!

KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

Sept. 7/05... I-485 & I-131 sent to CLB

Feb. 22/06... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport NOT stamped)

Dec. 4/07... I-751 sent to NSC

May 23/08... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Mar. 22/11.... N-400 sent to AZ

June 27/11..... Interview - PASSED!!!

July 12/11..... Oath Ceremony

We're NOT lawyers.... just your average folks who had to find their own way!!!!! Anything we post here is simply our own opinions/suggestions/experiences and should not be taken as LAW!!!!

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Welcome to VJ and like everyone else has said, good luck :)


Dawny(UK) and Tommy(South Carolina) The Journey Begins!!

- January 17, 2007 - Sent I-129F

- January 23, 2007 - I-129F received at TSC!

- January 30, 2007 - NOA1 sent!

- February 1, 2007 - Touched!

- February 2, 2007 - Cheque cashed by CSC!

- February 5, 2007 - Tommy received NOA1 (Hard copy!) Yay!

- April 5, 2007 - Tommy is coming to me for 12 days yay!! :)

- Impatiently waiting!

- April 27, 2007 - NOA2!! :)

- April 28, 2007 - Touched, oh my!

- May 11, 2007 - NVC receives our stuffs :)

- May 15, 2007 - NVC Sends our stuffs to London, yay! :)

- May 29, 2007 - Packet 3 received.

- June 7 , 2007 - Packet 3 returned to Embassy.

- July 11, 2007 - Received Packet 4.

- August 16, 2007 - Interview at 10AM :)

- March 19, 2008 - Court allows permission to take my daughter to live in the US! :)

- March 31, 2008 - Sent Passports and documents to the Embassy. Waiting for Visas...

- April 10, 2008 - Visas in hand!!! Omgosh!!

- June 23, 2008 - Going home to my man, finally :) POE (ATL)

- 08-08-08 - Wedding :)

- 08-21-10 - 2 year Green Card received! :)

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Welcome!

Our I-130 petition was received on June 26th and I only just received the email from the Embassy (the NOA1 I guess) yesterday. Did you include an email address by any chance?

Good luck on this crazy journey!


Married in USA - 24 April 2009

I-130 Sent - 22 June 2009

Petition received and payment taken - 26 June 2009

NOA1 received - 13 July 2009

NOA2 received - 28 July 2009

Packet 3 received - 3 August 2009

Medical booked - 20 August 2009

Packet 3 returned - 6 August 2009

Medical booked for 20 August 2009 - complete pending blood test results

Interview - 14 September - We've been approved!! We've got the visa!!

Tickets booked! Moving on 26 December! Can't wait!!

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Welcome Aboard!

Don't just open your mouth and prove yourself a fool....put it in writing.

It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out, the uglier everything seems.

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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. Happily, our I-130 petition was approved this week so we're finally on our way. Looking forward to reading all of your posts in the coming weeks and months.


Met online - June 11, 1997 (at the tender age of 17!)

Met in person - June 25, 1999

Engaged - December 27, 2003

Married - July 23, 2005

Moved to the UK - August 14, 2005

Received ILR - August 9, 2007

Naturalised as UK Citizen! - February 17, 2009

Our DCF Timeline so far...

Posted I-130 - May 30, 2009

NOA1, I-130 received - June 4, 2009

NOA2, I-130 approved - July 16, 2009

Bring on Packet 3!

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Welcome to the wacky world of VJ. :dance:

You seem to be following the same route me and Mrs. Pooky (the USC) tried, UK first, then the US (except you stuck it out in the UK a bit longer than we managed).

Anyway, you'll find friends, good advice and not a little fun on this site. Enjoy it here! :jest:


Don't interrupt me when I'm talking to myself

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