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How does everyone deal with being apart and not getting to hug and kiss ur loved one? The waiting is making me crazy.We talk everyday and chat on yahoo every few days but i miss ivy so much.Its only been 2 months since i was in the phils but it seems like forever.

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How does everyone deal with being apart and not getting to hug and kiss ur loved one? The waiting is making me crazy.We talk everyday and chat on yahoo every few days but i miss ivy so much.Its only been 2 months since i was in the phils but it seems like forever.

Been there done that.

Just keep chatting, keep talking and keep praying.

Know that when you're finally together, the pain will be forgotten.

Hang in there.

Good Luck!

Edited by ~happyndinlove~

Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

https://meiscookery.wordpress.com

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Been there in your situation and I feel for you. Just keep the communication open and hang in there :)


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I-751 Lifting Conditions Timeline

April 06, 2010 - mailed I-751 documents via usps express mail(overnight)with delivery confirmation

April 07, 2010 - packet delivered and signed

April 12, 2010 - check was cashed

April 13, 2010 - received NOA1 (dated 04/08/10)

May 07, 2010 - Biometrics

May 10, 2010 - Touched

June 23, 2010 - APPROVED WITHOUT INTERVIEW!!!

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Michael, Been there too! Not a very easy thing to go through!! The main thing that kept me from going bonkers was to keep myself busy at home. I started to get things prepared for their arrival months before they got here. I bought things for the house that they would need and got her on my cellphone plan. She already had the cellphone when she arrived.

Hang in there!!! This will go quicker for you once you get the NOA2. It will be all downhill from there. In the meantime, treat yourself with some new clothes or etc. Before you chat, take a walk to the park or take a motorcycle ride(If you have one). PM me if you would just like to talk!!! Danny

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

In addition, I would periodically send Milagros a love letter via snail mail just to see the excited look on her face when she received it.. :thumbs:


AOS Timeline

08-Sep-2010 Married
28-Sep-2010 Mailed AOS packet via Express Mail
29-Sep-2010 Received @ Chicago Lockbox
18-Oct-2010 Received 797C NOA for Biometrics appointment
22-Oct 2010 Biometrics appointment (orig sched for 10/28)
29-Oct 2010 RFE (missing signature)
03-Nov Received RFE @ Chicago Lockbox
17-Nov Case transferred to California
24-Nov "Touched" Now being processed at USCIS office
30-Nov "Touched again"
03-Dec May calls Senator Joe Courtney's office for help getting EAD/AP approved
15-Dec Received AP in mail, no notification via e-mail/txt website doesn't show approval
16-Dec EAD Approved (SMS/E-mail) USCIS indicates it was approved yesterday?
18-Dec EAD Card arrived in mail
25-Mar 2011 GC Arrived

31-May 2013 10yr GC approved

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Yup...the waiting is h3ll. The only good thing about the waiting is that it makes it all that much sweeter when you are back in one another's arms again. ;)

In the meantime, you have things to do:

> Start focusing on your next round of paperwork.

> Locate the Filipino restaurants and markets in your area. Make a list of what brands she likes. Stock up on her favorites.

> Talk about what she will bring with her to the U.S.

> Start making her feel at home...send her photos of your place, your street, your neighborhood, and your town.


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> PinayKano Scrapbook

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In addition, I would periodically send Milagros a love letter via snail mail just to see the excited look on her face when she received it.. :thumbs:

:thumbs:...... That's really nice!!!

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We just chat and talk on skype all the time. I know that the 6 months apart was less to me than this 2 1/2 months wait to get Mhay here. These last 2 weeks waiting seem to be the worst. At least during the week I am busy with my work. I will be busy through this week..the weekend...and next week.

Just hang in there, the time will come. Just remember, she misses as much if not more.


For our Full timeline

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Removal of conditions Journey

16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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How does everyone deal with being apart and not getting to hug and kiss ur loved one? The waiting is making me crazy.We talk everyday and chat on yahoo every few days but i miss ivy so much.Its only been 2 months since i was in the phils but it seems like forever.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder...

I know it may seem like an eternity, but hang in there. :thumbs:


NATURALIZATION
02/15/13 - Mailed N-400
02/19/13 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox (day 01)
02/21/13 - NOA1 issued (day 03)


REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS (WIFE)
02/18/12 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions on Residence
03/23/12 - Mailed I-751 to CSC
03/26/12 - Received by CSC (day 01)
03/31/12 - Received NOA1 (day 06)
05/02/12 - Biometrics done (day 38)
10/23/12 - Received approval email (day 212)
11/01/12 - Received green card (day 221)


IR-2 (STEPDAUGHTER)
06/01/10 - Mailed I-130 petition
06/03/10 - Package delivered to USCIS (day 01)
06/08/10 - NOA1 issued (day 06)
11/03/10 - Received approval email (day 154)
11/08/10 - Received approval notice in mail (day 159)


NATIONAL VISA CENTER (STEPDAUGHTER)
11/08/10 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/09/10 - NVC case # & IIN generated, email addresses given, DS-3032 sent via email & USPS (day 01)
11/16/10 - Received and paid AOS bill (day 08)
11/17/10 - AOS bill marked as PAID; AOS packet express mailed (day 09)
11/19/10 - Received and paid IV bill; DS-3032 accepted (day 11)
11/22/10 - IV bill marked as PAID; IV packet express mailed (day 14)
12/03/10 - Sign-in failed (day 25)
12/09/10 - INTERVIEW SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 10, 2011 @ 6:45AM
12/28/10 - Medical exam done at SLEC Manila - PASSED! (day 40)
01/10/11 - Interview at USEM Manila - APPROVED! (day 53)
01/21/11 - Stepdaughter received passport with IR-2 visa! (day 64)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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I know it sucks !

Our relationship was online in the beginning. Waiting 6 months to meet in person, then another 6 months before seeing each other again. After that, it was every 3 months for the year of 2009. I left him Jan.4 2010... so right now, should be my 3 month visit ... and I cant/wont because we have filed the K1. We try to look on the bright side here ... this is the home stretch .. this is the last thing we have to do so we can be together. That this time when I come to see him .. I never have to leave him again. Leaving really sucked.

Hang in there, keep in mind that the person waiting for us is worth it, and that when we can finaly be together that we ( the people in LDR ) know better than taking there partner for granted.


~~~ Hes the chance Im taking ~~~

April 2007 - Met online

Oct. 2008 - He came to Canada to meet me

Dec 25 2009 officially engaged

March 2010 - sent off I-129F

March 27 2010 - Vermont receives package :)

April 3 2010 - Informed through mail that cheque is cashed NOA1

May 28 2010 - RFE notification ( yeah Im online checking alot >.< )

June 5 2010 - RFE hardcopy received

June 18 2010 - RFE returned ( had done it June 7 - but USPS returned grrrr )

--- case says we should hear from them in 60 days from June 18 ---

June 23 - Touched

Aug4 - Email notification of NoA2 :)

Aug. 10 - NOA2 Hardcopy received

Sept. 13 - Faxed off Package 3

Sept 14 - Interview notification set for Oct. 5

Oct. 5 2010 Interview Passed

March 17 2011 POE Canadian/US border

April 1 2011 Marriage

Mailed AOS June 1

Chicago Lockbox confirms delivery June 3

Check cashed through bank - notification June 9

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

Im going thru this right now and its really driving my nutz, I guess this goes for everyone here filing the petition for their SOH. We all just gotta hang in there and one day you will be waking up and she is beside you.


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:crying: I can totally relate with this,i think each and everyone here who are apart with their loved ones still..The last time we shower each other with kisses and hugs,when we dropped him in the airport last april..Since we have a baby that's keeping me busy,Most of my lonely times are in the night time when i already lay down in bed..I just keep telling myself it will all be over and with god's grace we will be together soon for GOOD!He's missing me too so much but he's so busy with his work with so many OT and double shifts so he can save so much for us..We chat daily,he's not satisfied so he will phone call me before he goes to sleep..I look everyday at all our pictures and video..Most of the time I am the one whose getting CRAZY with missing him...hahaha!!!

I mean april of 2009 :yes:

Edited by CATHYlovesRICK

K1 JOURNEY

September 14, 2009 – NOA 1

December 17, 2009 – NOA 2(APPROVAL NOTICE)

January 6,2010 – NVC ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL REVIEW,RETURNED OUR PETITION TO USCIS

March 3, 2010 – REOPENED AND RECONSIDERED

MARCH 8, 2010 – RFE

APRIL 3, 2010 – REAFFIRMED(APPROVED)

APRIL 12, 2010 – CALLED NVC, CASE NO.ASSIGNED

APRIL 30, 2010 - CALLED NVC AGAIN, THEY SAID OUR PAPERS ARE STILL IN USCIS:(

JUNE 18, 2010 - FINALLY, NVC SENT OUR PAPERS TO MANILA

JUNE 25, 2010 - EMBASSY HAVE THE ELECTRONIC COPY

JULY 6 and 7 2010 - MEDICAL(PASSED^_^)

JULY 12, 2010 - INTERVIEW (PASSED)THANK YOU GOD!!!

JULY 21, 2009 - POE(SAN FRANCISCO,WHAT A WONDERFUL CITY:))

CRBA JOURNEY(out of WEDLOCK)

JANUARY 17, 2009 – called FEDEX, ordered packet!

MARCH 15, 2009 – CALLED FEDEX FOR PICK UP

MARCH 17, 2009 – RECEIVED A CALL FROM EMBASSY FOR OUR DAUGHTER’S APPERANCE.MAR. 30:)

MARCH 30, 2009 – CRBA APPROVED WITHOUT DNA,TO GOD BE THE GLORY:)

APRIL 14, 2009 – CRBA CERTIFICATE AND US PASSPORT RECEIVED(YAY!!!)

AOS

DECEMBER 7, 2010 – sent AOS docs via USPS Express mail to USCIS Chicago Lockbox

DECEMBER 8, 2010 – package was delivered to USCIS, signed by R. Mercado

DECEMBER 15, 2010 – cheque cashed

DECEMBER 17, 2010 - received NOA 1 for I-765, I-485 in the mail dated DEC. 14

DECEMBER 23, 2010 - received biometrics appointment(JAN 14,2010)dated DEC 17.

I FOUND MY DESTINY,MY SOUL MATE,MY BETTER HALF!

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The last time we shower each other with kisses and hugs,when we dropped him in the airport last april..

I mean april of 2009 :yes:

:wow: April 2009!?! That's too long...especially since you two have a baby!

Here is a message to the NVC... :bonk::bonk::bonk::help:


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> PinayKano Scrapbook

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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I really don't know how you all do it. The petitioning process was hard enough on us, and we lived here in the PI together for the last six months until we were approved...

Then again, you can look at it as a test of your relationship. What doesn't break you makes you stronger.

And it'll be all the better to see each other again when the time does come!

Good luck to everyone that is still waiting. You're in our thoughts.


17-Jan-10 - Filed K-1

26-Apr-10 - Approved

06-May-10 - Entered POE

24-May-10 - Married

22-Jul-10 - Filed AOS

24-Sep-10 - Biometrics Appointment

18-Nov-10 - Approved

29-Nov-10 - Received Green Card

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It was 16 months apart for us, from January 2008 when we married in the Philippines until May 2009 when she got here. We didnt see each other that entire time. I started right away getting busy, doing things to GET her here or for when she ALREADY would be here. I focused heavy on the paperwork. I would get her motivated to get her end of the process going and done ahead of schedule so we wouldnt panick in the end. I found out what to do to get her a drivers license, SS card, and whatever else she needed. I planned trips and other things for us to do together here once she arrived. I restored furniture for her for our bedroom, and bought other new furniture. I painted furniture, and inside a cabinet I even did things like made a heart with a paint brush and our initials in the heart and the date of when I did that. I worked a lot of overtime, wrote her a lot of letters, called her a lot. I tried to research everything I could about her daily life there, and special events so that I could be there with her in understanding and heart and spirit about all things in her life. But I still agonized with the seperation from her.

I love my wife so dearly...

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