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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Since I am basically ready to go with my I-130 packets (just waiting on a few documents to complete my wife's packet), and I am sick and tired of reviewing the paperwork, stressing and second guessing, I thought I would take my fears and concerns off into a new direction:

My wife is employed as an administrative legal analyst at a government entity in Peru. I would assume that this situation is beneficial to the process, but the second guessing crept in and I started wondering if maybe it was in fact detrimental. Then again it's probably neither and it is just a neutral data point. What is the general thought of the beneficiary being employed? Does the type of employment matter? Does this spark any avenues of questioning later in the process that we should be aware of? Should I just shut up, sit back and stop stressing?

Thanks.

Mark :)

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Dear Mark:

Shut up and stop stressing.

Okay, I kid... and I can only say that as someone who stressed about everything from step one to present day, I am still stressing, in fact. What it came down to was simply concise reading, following instructions and being diligent and paying attention. Just some words of advice -- it's going to get worse, this niggling worrying -- you WILL wake up in the middle of the night and begin to wonder if you'll be denied because your wife dislikes yellow jube-jubes, you will, while brushing your teeth one day, almost pass out because you remembered that there was that 'i' that may or may not have dotted on that form DS-2330--4508abcde, BarackOBAMAsaidso-ez...

you know?

just chill. Read the guides. Communicate well with spouse. Read the forms. Fill them out perfectly. Send in all the stuff they want, get extra copies just in case and well, let it roll. OH and did I mention? Read the guides and communicate well with spouse? Yeah, do that...

Good luck. I mean that.

LGG

Since I am basically ready to go with my I-130 packets (just waiting on a few documents to complete my wife's packet), and I am sick and tired of reviewing the paperwork, stressing and second guessing, I thought I would take my fears and concerns off into a new direction:

My wife is employed as an administrative legal analyst at a government entity in Peru. I would assume that this situation is beneficial to the process, but the second guessing crept in and I started wondering if maybe it was in fact detrimental. Then again it's probably neither and it is just a neutral data point. What is the general thought of the beneficiary being employed? Does the type of employment matter? Does this spark any avenues of questioning later in the process that we should be aware of? Should I just shut up, sit back and stop stressing?

Thanks.

Mark :)

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NOA #2: Approval June 25th, 2009 - 92 days

NVC

July 8, 2009 to August 10, 2009 - 28 days

Interview Assigned - December 3, 2009 - FINALLY!!

Medical - December 14, 2009 - Passed

Embassy/Interview - January 26, 2010 Montreal, Quebec Canada - 167 days PASSED!!!

Port of Entry - February 26, 2010 Baltimore International, Maryland

USCIS -- ROC package sent off

November 26, 2011 to Vermont station November 30, 2011 received NOA1December 16, 2011 received biometrics appointment.

January 04, 2012 Biometrics

September 2, 2012, RFE Received.

September 22, 2012 RFE responded to

October 15, 2012 ROC approved, 10 Green card on its way.

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I would venture to say that a healthy majority of beneficiaries work in their home countries and that it (for the most part) is neither an aid/detractor to the process.

It can matter if they are serving in the military (some countries anyway) or have some similar position within certain governments (communist/'unfriendly' governments come to mind) but an ordinary legal admin position in an ordinary government job, should pose no issues. (IMO anyway)

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Since I am basically ready to go with my I-130 packets (just waiting on a few documents to complete my wife's packet), and I am sick and tired of reviewing the paperwork, stressing and second guessing, I thought I would take my fears and concerns off into a new direction:

My wife is employed as an administrative legal analyst at a government entity in Peru. I would assume that this situation is beneficial to the process, but the second guessing crept in and I started wondering if maybe it was in fact detrimental. Then again it's probably neither and it is just a neutral data point. What is the general thought of the beneficiary being employed? Does the type of employment matter? Does this spark any avenues of questioning later in the process that we should be aware of? Should I just shut up, sit back and stop stressing?

Thanks.

Mark :)

Welcome to the Stress Club! I was stressing out earlier today about something so miniscule that I'm embarrassed I even posted it! Do you mean is it advantageous that your wife works for a government entity, or is just plain employed? My husband's employed overseas and I'm glad, since I'll be the breadwinner when he finally moves here. I know you have to list their occupation, and I don't really know the answer, but I can't see it being a problem unless you put "Mafia Drug Lord" or something. So shut up, sit back and stop stressing! ha! Just kidding. I couldn't resist. Hey, I'll be in your town for a work meeting next week! I always think of that place as so far from the big city...hehee

Our timeline:

2/88: We met in Sydney, Australia at a youth hostel! He's Finnish, I'm American-both were in our early 20s at the time and fresh out of college (so couldn't afford to visit each other's countries after that!). We had a three-day romance, then went our separate ways. He actually was going to Sydney a week later, but decided at the last minute to cut his trip short in another country and go early. Wow.

1988-1998: Wrote "snail mail" letters/sent Xmas cards, but lived our separate lives. I married someone else, divorced in 2006...he lived with someone for years and then that ended.

10/08: Because of a series of random life events, I Googled my Finn Man and found him (but no link to his email, and the website his name was on was in Estonian so I couldn't even read it!). It took me two weeks to find a link to someone else, who forwarded my email to him (we were both single at the time thankfully!!!!). The email went to his spam folder but he happened to check it that day and responded back to me immediately! This was after 10 years of no contact and almost 21 years of not seeing each other after we first met.

11/08-5/09: We traveled back and forth to visit each other. Love at first (second?) sight!

7/09: Married in Helsinki, Finland...after meeting randomly 21 1/2 years ago and finding each other again!!!!!

8/13/09: I-130 sent!!!!!!!!!

Rest is on my timeline!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Mafia Druglord? What about the yellow jube-jubes though? Doesn't that count for something? Or that undotted 'i'!?!?

;)

Since I am basically ready to go with my I-130 packets (just waiting on a few documents to complete my wife's packet), and I am sick and tired of reviewing the paperwork, stressing and second guessing, I thought I would take my fears and concerns off into a new direction:

My wife is employed as an administrative legal analyst at a government entity in Peru. I would assume that this situation is beneficial to the process, but the second guessing crept in and I started wondering if maybe it was in fact detrimental. Then again it's probably neither and it is just a neutral data point. What is the general thought of the beneficiary being employed? Does the type of employment matter? Does this spark any avenues of questioning later in the process that we should be aware of? Should I just shut up, sit back and stop stressing?

Thanks.

Mark :)

Welcome to the Stress Club! I was stressing out earlier today about something so miniscule that I'm embarrassed I even posted it! Do you mean is it advantageous that your wife works for a government entity, or is just plain employed? My husband's employed overseas and I'm glad, since I'll be the breadwinner when he finally moves here. I know you have to list their occupation, and I don't really know the answer, but I can't see it being a problem unless you put "Mafia Drug Lord" or something. So shut up, sit back and stop stressing! ha! Just kidding. I couldn't resist. Hey, I'll be in your town for a work meeting next week! I always think of that place as so far from the big city...hehee

USCIS

NOA #2: Approval June 25th, 2009 - 92 days

NVC

July 8, 2009 to August 10, 2009 - 28 days

Interview Assigned - December 3, 2009 - FINALLY!!

Medical - December 14, 2009 - Passed

Embassy/Interview - January 26, 2010 Montreal, Quebec Canada - 167 days PASSED!!!

Port of Entry - February 26, 2010 Baltimore International, Maryland

USCIS -- ROC package sent off

November 26, 2011 to Vermont station November 30, 2011 received NOA1December 16, 2011 received biometrics appointment.

January 04, 2012 Biometrics

September 2, 2012, RFE Received.

September 22, 2012 RFE responded to

October 15, 2012 ROC approved, 10 Green card on its way.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Finland
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Mafia Druglord? What about the yellow jube-jubes though? Doesn't that count for something? Or that undotted 'i'!?!?

;)

Oh lgg, I just read your post. You're funny! Yellow jube-jubes? Is that the stupid candy we ate as kids that got stuck in our teeth? You know, in the yellow box? Okay maybe you're not as old as me and have no clue what I'm talking about. I've probably missed dotting all my "i"s. I dread those middle of the night times...and they just got our I-130 on Friday night! Where's my NOA1!??? And how come I can't check a case online unless I have the stupid #??!!! :lol:

Our timeline:

2/88: We met in Sydney, Australia at a youth hostel! He's Finnish, I'm American-both were in our early 20s at the time and fresh out of college (so couldn't afford to visit each other's countries after that!). We had a three-day romance, then went our separate ways. He actually was going to Sydney a week later, but decided at the last minute to cut his trip short in another country and go early. Wow.

1988-1998: Wrote "snail mail" letters/sent Xmas cards, but lived our separate lives. I married someone else, divorced in 2006...he lived with someone for years and then that ended.

10/08: Because of a series of random life events, I Googled my Finn Man and found him (but no link to his email, and the website his name was on was in Estonian so I couldn't even read it!). It took me two weeks to find a link to someone else, who forwarded my email to him (we were both single at the time thankfully!!!!). The email went to his spam folder but he happened to check it that day and responded back to me immediately! This was after 10 years of no contact and almost 21 years of not seeing each other after we first met.

11/08-5/09: We traveled back and forth to visit each other. Love at first (second?) sight!

7/09: Married in Helsinki, Finland...after meeting randomly 21 1/2 years ago and finding each other again!!!!!

8/13/09: I-130 sent!!!!!!!!!

Rest is on my timeline!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Damn! It's the yellow jube-jube's! There I was telling her that it was only the blue ones my government cared about.

Finn, we may not be the big city, but we sure are pretty. Especially now that the weather is starting to cooperate again. :) Hopefully you won't be trapped indoors all that day. Where in Oly is your meeting?

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Just saying I stressed about everything but the kitchen sink. Hell, I may have even stressed about that...

Good luck to you, you'll be fine.

And yes, Jube-jubes are those gummy candies that stick in your teeth.

:D

See? Stuck in my teeth!

Oh lgg, I just read your post. You're funny! Yellow jube-jubes? Is that the stupid candy we ate as kids that got stuck in our teeth? You know, in the yellow box? Okay maybe you're not as old as me and have no clue what I'm talking about. I've probably missed dotting all my "i"s. I dread those middle of the night times...and they just got our I-130 on Friday night! Where's my NOA1!??? And how come I can't check a case online unless I have the stupid #??!!! :lol:

USCIS

NOA #2: Approval June 25th, 2009 - 92 days

NVC

July 8, 2009 to August 10, 2009 - 28 days

Interview Assigned - December 3, 2009 - FINALLY!!

Medical - December 14, 2009 - Passed

Embassy/Interview - January 26, 2010 Montreal, Quebec Canada - 167 days PASSED!!!

Port of Entry - February 26, 2010 Baltimore International, Maryland

USCIS -- ROC package sent off

November 26, 2011 to Vermont station November 30, 2011 received NOA1December 16, 2011 received biometrics appointment.

January 04, 2012 Biometrics

September 2, 2012, RFE Received.

September 22, 2012 RFE responded to

October 15, 2012 ROC approved, 10 Green card on its way.

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"Here's some simple advice: Always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously.

And beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament."

Kermit the Frog

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Spain
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Stop stressing and send your packet in! I can say this because I AGONIZED over every last little thing for a month. Now I wish I would not have as that is another month we will be apart. No matter if she is working or not now, they assume she won't work at all once she arrives and that you must be able to support her without any income on her part (or find a co-sponsor). Trust me, you will feel much better once you have sent it in!

07-17-2009 I-129F sent

07-22-2009 NOA1 date

07-24-2009 check cleared

07-30-2009 NOA1 received via snail mail

10-14-2009 NOA2 (we were around #187 on Igor's List)

12-30-2009 Interview in Madrid!

02-01-2010 Visa in Hand - finally!

03-08-2010 POE Orlando, FL

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Stop stressing and send your packet in! I can say this because I AGONIZED over every last little thing for a month. Now I wish I would not have as that is another month we will be apart. No matter if she is working or not now, they assume she won't work at all once she arrives and that you must be able to support her without any income on her part (or find a co-sponsor). Trust me, you will feel much better once you have sent it in!

Thankfully, income is definitely not anything I have to worry about... Wait? Are you saying that I should worry about that now too? ;)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Finland
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ha Mark! There's no such thing as a blue jube-jube. You can't fool us!

Are we going to be broke once our spouses get here??!!! :yes:

Our timeline:

2/88: We met in Sydney, Australia at a youth hostel! He's Finnish, I'm American-both were in our early 20s at the time and fresh out of college (so couldn't afford to visit each other's countries after that!). We had a three-day romance, then went our separate ways. He actually was going to Sydney a week later, but decided at the last minute to cut his trip short in another country and go early. Wow.

1988-1998: Wrote "snail mail" letters/sent Xmas cards, but lived our separate lives. I married someone else, divorced in 2006...he lived with someone for years and then that ended.

10/08: Because of a series of random life events, I Googled my Finn Man and found him (but no link to his email, and the website his name was on was in Estonian so I couldn't even read it!). It took me two weeks to find a link to someone else, who forwarded my email to him (we were both single at the time thankfully!!!!). The email went to his spam folder but he happened to check it that day and responded back to me immediately! This was after 10 years of no contact and almost 21 years of not seeing each other after we first met.

11/08-5/09: We traveled back and forth to visit each other. Love at first (second?) sight!

7/09: Married in Helsinki, Finland...after meeting randomly 21 1/2 years ago and finding each other again!!!!!

8/13/09: I-130 sent!!!!!!!!!

Rest is on my timeline!

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ha Mark! There's no such thing as a blue jube-jube. You can't fool us!

Which is exactly why I argued that my government was suspicious of them.

Are we going to be broke once our spouses get here??!!! :yes:

Why? Are the yellow jube-jubes expensive? Or is because of the ensuing dental care?

Mark :)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Ha! You might want to consider a good glass of wine once in awhile.

And Finn... the black Jube-jubes are the best, they're anise flavoured...

Stop stressing and send your packet in! I can say this because I AGONIZED over every last little thing for a month. Now I wish I would not have as that is another month we will be apart. No matter if she is working or not now, they assume she won't work at all once she arrives and that you must be able to support her without any income on her part (or find a co-sponsor). Trust me, you will feel much better once you have sent it in!

Thankfully, income is definitely not anything I have to worry about... Wait? Are you saying that I should worry about that now too? ;)

USCIS

NOA #2: Approval June 25th, 2009 - 92 days

NVC

July 8, 2009 to August 10, 2009 - 28 days

Interview Assigned - December 3, 2009 - FINALLY!!

Medical - December 14, 2009 - Passed

Embassy/Interview - January 26, 2010 Montreal, Quebec Canada - 167 days PASSED!!!

Port of Entry - February 26, 2010 Baltimore International, Maryland

USCIS -- ROC package sent off

November 26, 2011 to Vermont station November 30, 2011 received NOA1December 16, 2011 received biometrics appointment.

January 04, 2012 Biometrics

September 2, 2012, RFE Received.

September 22, 2012 RFE responded to

October 15, 2012 ROC approved, 10 Green card on its way.

kermit_the_frog1237963302.jpg

"Here's some simple advice: Always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously.

And beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament."

Kermit the Frog

Visit my News Feed Page -- Good Reads for Everyone!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Peru
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And Finn... the black Jube-jubes are the best, they're anise flavoured...

Well now you just crossed the line! The first thing I do with Juju beans and jelly beans is pick out the black ones and throw them away. Anise was only ever meant for alcohol.

Mark :)

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