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4 years later....Time flies by, indeed!

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Hi Everyone,

I know this is sort of off-topic..but...

It's been exactly 4 years since I've been here in the USA from Canada, and 4 years this month since we've been married.....

(see my VJ timeline for more info)....

And time sure does fly by quickly! :blink:

It's funny how 4 years ago, I came here for a visit, and worried about whether or not I would even make it across the border..

And who knew that I would end up staying, getting married, starting a family, having a new house, getting citizenship.....

Yup, a lot can happen in 4 years, alright! Definitley not what I expected...lol.... :blink:

Oh well..Life does change unexpectedly, indeed! With many good and bad times along the way.....;)

I can look back on this and laugh about it now, but while in the midst of all this, it wasn't funny...lol...(especially dealing with all that immigration stuff)

My point to all is...If you are still waiting and are still in the immigration process, don't give up! Even though it may be tough now, it will all eventually work out in the end, and then you can look back on it, laugh, and remember all those times....:thumbs:

In the meantime, enjoy every moment and time with your loved ones in life....:)(L)

Good luck to all of you in all of your life journeys too!

Ant

Edited by Ant+D+BabyA

**Ant's 1432.gif1502.gif "Once Upon An American Immigration Journey" Condensed Timeline...**

2000 (72+ Months) "Loved": Long-Distance Dating Relationship. D Visited Ant in Canada.

2006 (<1 Month) "Visited": Ant Visited D in America. B-2 Visa Port of Entry Interrogation.

2006 (<1 Month) "Married": Wedding Elopement. Husband & Wife, D and Ant !! Together Forever!

2006 ( 3 Months I-485 Wait) "Adjusted": 2-Years Green Card.

2007 ( 2 Months) "Numbered": SSN Card.

2007 (<1 Months) "Licensed": NYS 4-Years Driver's License.

2009 (10 Months I-751 Wait) "Removed": 10-Years 5-Months Green Card.

2009 ( 9 Months Baby Wait) "Expected": Baby. It's a Boy, Baby A !!! We Are Family, Ant+D+BabyA !

2009 ( 4 Months) "Moved": New House Constructed and Moved Into.

2009 ( 2 Months N-400 Wait) "Naturalized": US Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization. Goodbye USCIS!!!!

***Ant is a Naturalized American Citizen!!***: November 23, 2009 (Private Oath Ceremony: USCIS Office, Buffalo, NY, USA)

2009 (<1 Month) "Secured": US Citizen SSN Card.

2009 (<1 Month) "Enhanced": US Citizen NYS 8-Years Enhanced Driver's License. (in lieu of a US Passport)

2010 ( 1 Month) "Voted": US Citizen NYS Voter's Registration Card.

***~~~"The End...And the Americans, Ant+D+BabyA, lived 'Happily Ever After'!"...~~~***

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Thats a wonderful little memory lane Ant!!

Lol... we both started our "processes" at around the same time.. you are a citizen and I dont have a visa yet.. ARG! Oh well. Your post made me feel like it CAN BE DONE :) Continue to enjoy your new life!! (Any more little bambino's in the future???)


Invictus..

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll.

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

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So maybe it belongs in another forum but its a GREAT POST!!!!

:thumbs: Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness and lots more memories!


6/15/2009 Filed I-129F

12/15/2009 Interview (HCMC, VN)

1/16/2010 POE Detroit

3/31/2010 MARRIED !!!

11/20/2010 Filed I-485

12/23/2010 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

12/31/2010 I-485 Transfered to CSC

2/4/2011 Green Card received

1/7/2013 Mailed I-751 package

1/14/2013 I-751 NOA (VSC)

2/07/2013 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

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Lol wow. That is certainly cool! good.gif

You just don't realize how much time flies when you're having fun Lol whistling.gif

Oh wait this is immigration! It's not fun at all! helpsmilie.gif

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Donne moi une poptart!

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lol

I heart the tart...

:)

Lol wow. That is certainly cool! good.gif

You just don't realize how much time flies when you're having fun Lol whistling.gif

Oh wait this is immigration! It's not fun at all! helpsmilie.gif

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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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Cool Ant! Happy Anniversary!

I kinda know the feeling. One year ago this month, I came to visit Tim, (after my trip to Greece), and spent the month making wedding plans. On April 16th, it will be a year since we got the NOA-2 email. (L)

Now I'm married and have a GC, and don't need to doing anything until November of 2011. Ahhhhhhh *sits back and relaxes*...


K-1 timeline

Sent I-129f Dec. 29, 2008

Received NOA Jan. 10, 2009

NOA2 email sent April 16, 2009, APPROVED

Interview in Vancouver, June 23, 2009 APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!

Wedding, September 19, 2009, South Carolina!!

AOS

Mailed package to Chicago, Oct. 22, 2009

NOA hard copies Nov. 3, 2009

RFE Nov. 17, 2009

Finally mailed back RFE December 15, 2009

Case transferred to CSC January 7th 2010girlfreuya.gif

EAD and AP Approved, cards sent January 8th, 2010!!

AOS approved February 9th 2010 smiley-happy093.gif

Welcome letter and GC received February 16th, 2010

Done with USCIS until 11/08/11

ROC

Sent 1-751 to Vermont Service Center November 18th 2011

NOA November 23, 2011

Biometrics December 23, 2011

RFE Dated Aug. 17; received Aug. 20th

mailed off RFE end of Oct.

Received Email stating card has been ordered Dec. 4

Received Email stating card should arrive within seven days; Dec 6

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Awww, what a cute post :)

Congrats on conquering the USCIS and coming out the other side a better person. A husband, a home, and a darling baby, can't ask for much more!

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Congrats!!!


Removal of Conditions: 12/09/2011

ROC check cashed 12/15/11

NOA1 12/13/11

Biometrics 1/6/12 Complete

RFE 9/13/12

RFE package sent back 10/17/12

Card Production Ordered 12/04/12

10 year card arrived in mail 12/10/12

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Its very uplifting to alot of us to see these posts Ant. It gives so many of us and others hope when they feel lost. :)

Happy anniversary and a big Thank you for still sticking around!


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Happy Anniversary Ant! Isn't it amazing how things always work themselves out? Of course in the midst of that horrible moment during one's immigration journey, it's as if nothing good will come out of it... and it seems hopeless and just miserable. But now that's just a memory, and worthwhile considering the rewards of your immigration :)


Finally married... and still married... ;)

Green card received: March 18, 2011

Removal of Conditions:

GC Expiration: March 11, 2012

Documents sent: December 13, 2011

NOA-1 received: December 15, 2011

Check cashed: Red said yes when asked

Biometrics: January 25, 2012

Letter approving 10-year GC: September 7, 2012

Production of 10-year GC: September 15, 2012

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