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Anyone else really frustrated with the whole process?

I think the frustration is only one of many emotions I feel about the whole process. Sure, I knew this would be the hardest thing we would ever do, and if it wasn't for VJ with the help and support - I don't know where we would be!! What really gets me is the fact you are at times totally in the dark where you are in the process. Waiting for NOA2 has to be the most nerve wracking time I have ever known (close to getting exam results at school or university). If USCIS or DOS could inform us a bit better then I think a lot of the uncertainty (and frustrations) would be removed.

I guess all we can do is sit tight and know that our day will come soon.

~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bren & Ian & Matthew ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

04/05/2008 Met Online

06/30/2008 Ian visited Bren in US for 8 days

09/25/2008 Bren visited Ian in Scotland for six months

12/24/2008 We got engaged!

02/26/2009 We found out we are expecting a baby!!!

05/28/2009 Ian came to visit Bren in US for 8 days

10/07/2009 Baby Matthew born

01/25/2010 We got married!!!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~ AOS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

12/29/2009 POE Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

01/25/2010 Married

02/22/2010 SSN Received

03/18/2010 Appt with CS for I-693

03/18/2010 Mailed I-485, I-765, I-131

03/21/2010 AOS Package Delivered

03/29/2010 NOA1 email and text received for I-485, I-765 & I-131

04/01/2010 Hardcopies NOA1 received

04/21/2010 Biometrics letter received (scheduled 05/14/2010)

05/14/2010 Biometrics taken

05/15/2010 Touch on I-485 & I-765 (biometrics)

05/17/2010 Touch I-485 & I-765

05/20/2010 Letter received for interview

05/28/2010 I-131 & I-765 approved

06/04/2010 AP received in mail & EAD card production ordered

06/10/2010 EAD card received

06/25/2010 Interview (APPROVED!! YAYYY)

06/30/2010 Welcome to USA letter received

07/10/2010 Green Card Received!!!

04/30/2012 Removal of Conditions sent

11/13/2012 10 year Green Card received - no more USCIS until citizenship!!!!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom

Just be patient and it will come. It sucks, but use the time to get everything in order. We had a shoe box full of proof all prepared and they never asked for it, but preparedness is better than rushing!

Our Timeline:

4.2006 Met online.

3.26.2008 Became official.

5.14-7.2.2008 Ash's visits Texas. First time we met :D <3<3<3

8.6-28.2008 Haley's first visit to England!

8.13.2008 Meeting with immigration lawyer in London.

11.12-12.2-2008 Ash's visits Texas for Thanksgiving (12.1 Ash proposes!)

12.26.2008-1.13.2009 Haley visits England again, Ash comes back to Texas, too.

1.28.2009 Ash goes back to England :(

2.9.2009 We started I-129F forms!!

2.23.2009 Mailed I-129F =)

2.25.2009 I-129 arrived at VSC

2.26.2009 NOA1

3.2.2009 Check cashed!

3.3.2009 Touched

5.14.2009 Ash visits Texas

6.23.2009 Ash goes back to England, hoping for an NOA2 soon!!

7.15.2009 NOA2 EMAIL!!

7.20.2009 NVC received petition

7.20.2009 Petition sent to London (wow, same day!)

7.21.2009 NOA2 hardcopy received

7.27.2009 Embassy received petition

7.30.2009 Ash got packet 3 :)

8.5.2009-8.24.2009 Haley visits England a third time.

8.27.2009 Packet 3 sent!

9.19.2009 Packet 4 received!!

10.15.2009 Ash's medical

10.20.2009 Haley arrives in England :3

10.22.2009 Interview - Approved! :D

10.30.2009 Visa received

11.16.2009 Ash arrives in Texas!

01.08.2010 Married!

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Lioncub4 & mightymints I agree with you both. When I was waiting for my NOA2, I was so anxious (I still am!). I totally agree that DOS and USCIS need to keep the customer's informed much better than they they currently do. The process is clearly showing flaws.I'm currently waiting for my Interview date, everyday is just another day of anxiously waiting, waiting for someone to actually check my paperwork and schedule me in for an Interview. The greatest Christmas present would be to be with my Wife on Xmas day. I dream of the day I'm with her on my Visa.

But like most people on here, you just have to wait, wait for someone else to process your paperwork. I think to many that's very annoying. Waiting for someone else process things for you! Collating information and preparing is the best you can do, you are right mightymints.

Best of Luck. Best wishes. Thank you.

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We're so used to waiting as it is that I am just coasting along as usual ... well, for now! But once in a while, I definitely feel a bit frustrated, especially knowing that my I-129F is probably sitting in some drawer right now behind a long line of applications. But in the end, the wait will be worth it!

Our naturalization timeline
1/12/2015 - Application sent to Phoenix service center by USPS priority mail

1/14/2015 - Package received in Phoenix

1/16/2015 - NOA date (hard copy received 1/22)

1/20/2015 - Check cashed

2/09/2015 - Biometrics

2/11/2015 - In line for interview

3/28/2015 - Hard copy interview notice received

4/29/2015 - Interview at Chicago field office - Approved!!!

5/22/2015 - Oath ceremony - Now a US citizen!!!!!!

Thank you, VisaJourney!!!!!

"Contrary to what the cynics say, distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It's for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love... It's for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don't see it nearly enough..."- Anonymous


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
The process is clearly showing flaws.

All immigration process in all countries are design to make it hard to get in and keep people out. As such the US one works quite well. :devil:

What to expect at the POE - WIKI entry

IR-1 Timeline IR-1 details in my timeline

N-400 Timeline

2009-08-21 Applied for US Citizenship

2009-08-28 NOA

2009-09-22 Biometrics appointment

2009-12-01 Interview - Approved

2009-12-02 Oath ceremony - now a US Citizen

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