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I keep reading from several posts about people taking extended trips to be with their fiance while the visa is being processed. How do you do this and still be able to sponsor your fiance for the I-134? Is this really risky? I miss mine and would love to go see him. How do you guys do this?


Our Timeline

Oct ~ 2007 We met

Apr 26, 2008 We got engaged

Jan 14, 2010 Left Spain alone to the US to work & begin immigration

Feb 11, 2010 Mailed our I-129F and received NOA1

May 05, 2010 NOA2

May 10, 2010 NVC Confirms receipt & that packet sent to Madrid today

May 14, 2010 Madrid receives case and I receive a job offer!!!

May 20, 2010 Packet 3 Received

May 24, 2010 Packet 3 Sent

Jun 14, 2010 Packet 4 Received

Jul 08, 2010 Flight to Spain to see my baby!

Jul 29, 2010 Return to US

Aug 09, 2010 Medical Exam

Aug 11, 2010 Interview in Madrid

Aug 12, 2010 My "interview" with Madrid

Aug 16, 2010 Put on AP

Sep 15, 2010 Flight home to me

Sep 17, 2010 Married!

Feb 04, 2010 Green Card Interview- Approved

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I have a job that lets me work out of our local Paris office. So I do my normal job, and just live in Paris with my husband while we wait out the visa. It's quite expensive to live in France with US credit cards and bank accounts - don't want to think about how much money I've lost just on drawing cash from the cash machine, plus the cost of keeping two homes (one in NJ, one in Paris). Unfortunately, my sejour here is coming to an end in 2 weeks and I have to go back to the States. We're praying we get the visa in time for him to come with me.

Hope you can find a way to sort it out - living in Spain for a while would be very cool!


Meredith & Brahim

2 April 2009 - Married in France

23 April 2009 - Sent K3 Petitions

23 August 2009 - Petitions approved, sent to Paris

9 December 2009 - Interview: Approved, pending AP

7 May 2010 - 5 MONTHS LATER: DOS Confirms Visa Final Approval

10 May 2010 - Embassy Confirms Visa Being Issued

11 May 2010 - VISA IN HAND

14 May 2010 - Flights to Newark!!

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That sounds amazing. I hope you do get your visa soon.

Actually I met my fiance in Spain while I was living there, and we lived there about two years together. He has residency there and we were going to do family immigration for me in Spain, but thought it would be better in the US with the economy in Spain being down the toilet and all.

The cost of living in Southern Spain is actually not bad, but that´s only if you have steady income (he is a small business owner). I miss it and wish I could go back... :blush:


Our Timeline

Oct ~ 2007 We met

Apr 26, 2008 We got engaged

Jan 14, 2010 Left Spain alone to the US to work & begin immigration

Feb 11, 2010 Mailed our I-129F and received NOA1

May 05, 2010 NOA2

May 10, 2010 NVC Confirms receipt & that packet sent to Madrid today

May 14, 2010 Madrid receives case and I receive a job offer!!!

May 20, 2010 Packet 3 Received

May 24, 2010 Packet 3 Sent

Jun 14, 2010 Packet 4 Received

Jul 08, 2010 Flight to Spain to see my baby!

Jul 29, 2010 Return to US

Aug 09, 2010 Medical Exam

Aug 11, 2010 Interview in Madrid

Aug 12, 2010 My "interview" with Madrid

Aug 16, 2010 Put on AP

Sep 15, 2010 Flight home to me

Sep 17, 2010 Married!

Feb 04, 2010 Green Card Interview- Approved

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You could get a cosponsor and won't have to worry too much about sponsoring him by yourself.


Met: 2004-07-18

Islamic marriage: 2006-07-31

Marriage : 2008-12-27

Entry San Fran 2009-09-27

Hubby is HOME!!!!

Received SSN 2009-10-06

Received welcome letter 2009-10-10

GREEN CARD!!! 2009-10-13

Driver's License 2009-10-26

HUBBY FOUND A JOB!!! after about 4 months of being here :)

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I took several trips to see my hubby throughout this process, but was only to do this because I had breaks during school. It is expensive and not for everyone and that was brought up during his interview. How I was able to travel so much and stay so long, but they accepted the fact that I was a student.

You guys make a great couple and I wish you the best of luck....Aww that is said about Spain. I was actually considering doing my internship and then NGO work, but due to student loans, don't think that is an option.


Casandra and Aziz's Timeline
03/26/07 - Received my first call from Aziz
07/21/07 - 1st trip
12/14/07 - 2nd visit to Morocco
05/20/08 - 3rd visit to Morocco
07/10/08 - Married in Morocco
02/15/09 - 4th trip to Morocco

05/12/12 - 1st trip to Morocco together

CR1 Visa Journey
10/06/08 - Sent I-130 Packet
10/09/08 - Received NOA1
04/24/09 - Approval Notice Sent for I-130
07/13/09 - Informed by NVC Casa consulate busy***wait for September interview
07/27/09 - Received appointment letter from NVC WOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09/14/09 - CR1 interview in Casa @ 8:00 am ******APPROVED******
09/15/09 - Visa in Hand
11/07/09 - Travel to US
11/27/09 - Received greencard
ROC
10/21/11 - Sent I-751 package
10/24/11 - USCIS receives the package
10/31/11 - NOA1 received
11/18/11 - Biometrics Interview in JAX
06/27/12 - Approval Notice sent

N-400

09/21/13 - Application filed

09/26/13 - NOA received

10/24/13 - Biometics apt

12/12/13 - Interview date

01/01/14 - Approval notice sent

03/27/14 - Oath ceremony

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Thanks for all the replies. I´m thinking about going this summer if I get a teaching job in the Fall. I have been hunting for jobs and have several schools I interviewed with that I´m waiting to hear back from. I´m trying to be responsible and wait till I have a job before I go putting a flight on my CC!


Our Timeline

Oct ~ 2007 We met

Apr 26, 2008 We got engaged

Jan 14, 2010 Left Spain alone to the US to work & begin immigration

Feb 11, 2010 Mailed our I-129F and received NOA1

May 05, 2010 NOA2

May 10, 2010 NVC Confirms receipt & that packet sent to Madrid today

May 14, 2010 Madrid receives case and I receive a job offer!!!

May 20, 2010 Packet 3 Received

May 24, 2010 Packet 3 Sent

Jun 14, 2010 Packet 4 Received

Jul 08, 2010 Flight to Spain to see my baby!

Jul 29, 2010 Return to US

Aug 09, 2010 Medical Exam

Aug 11, 2010 Interview in Madrid

Aug 12, 2010 My "interview" with Madrid

Aug 16, 2010 Put on AP

Sep 15, 2010 Flight home to me

Sep 17, 2010 Married!

Feb 04, 2010 Green Card Interview- Approved

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Woohoo! Got a job today! I have been working as a permanent sub as a Spanish II teacher and just signed a contract today for the 2010-2011 school year. :thumbs::star: I have about 2 weeks between when I´m studying and when school starts. Maybe I´ll be vacating to Spain in July!!! :dance:


Our Timeline

Oct ~ 2007 We met

Apr 26, 2008 We got engaged

Jan 14, 2010 Left Spain alone to the US to work & begin immigration

Feb 11, 2010 Mailed our I-129F and received NOA1

May 05, 2010 NOA2

May 10, 2010 NVC Confirms receipt & that packet sent to Madrid today

May 14, 2010 Madrid receives case and I receive a job offer!!!

May 20, 2010 Packet 3 Received

May 24, 2010 Packet 3 Sent

Jun 14, 2010 Packet 4 Received

Jul 08, 2010 Flight to Spain to see my baby!

Jul 29, 2010 Return to US

Aug 09, 2010 Medical Exam

Aug 11, 2010 Interview in Madrid

Aug 12, 2010 My "interview" with Madrid

Aug 16, 2010 Put on AP

Sep 15, 2010 Flight home to me

Sep 17, 2010 Married!

Feb 04, 2010 Green Card Interview- Approved

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Woohoo! Got a job today! I have been working as a permanent sub as a Spanish II teacher and just signed a contract today for the 2010-2011 school year. :thumbs::star: I have about 2 weeks between when I´m studying and when school starts. Maybe I´ll be vacating to Spain in July!!! :dance:

Congrats! What city? What kind of school? (public, private, urban, suburban)

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Woohoo! Got a job today! I have been working as a permanent sub as a Spanish II teacher and just signed a contract today for the 2010-2011 school year. :thumbs::star: I have about 2 weeks between when I´m studying and when school starts. Maybe I´ll be vacating to Spain in July!!! :dance:

Great news!! :star:

What will you do if your fiance receives his visa before July? You two will need to be in the US when he lands here, right?

Aya


ROC Timeline

8/1/12: ROC window opens
9/4/12: ROC packet sent
9/8/12: ROC packet delivered to VSC
9/12/12: Check cashed
9/14/12: NOA letter received (NOA dated 9/10/12)
9/20/12: Biometrics letter received (Bio appointment 10/15/12)
10/12/12: Early biometrics walk-in

4/27/13: RFE received

6/17/13: RFE response sent

7/1/13: ROC petition approved

7/5/13: GC received in the mail.

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Great news!! :star:

What will you do if your fiance receives his visa before July? You two will need to be in the US when he lands here, right?

Aya

Before July... If only! Madrid received our case on May 14, but is backed up with interviews till August. The embassy only does one interview a week. So it looks like we will be waiting till at least August. I guess that will be good, though if I go visit him, then I´ll come back and have everything prepared for his homecoming, rather than both of us getting in and being exhausted. Those transcontinental flights are a pill and I know he´ll appreciate a good meal when he gets in.

I am so excited- he has never been to the US before so all of this will be very new to him. He says he doesn´t care what it´s like here, he´s just ready to be with me again!


Our Timeline

Oct ~ 2007 We met

Apr 26, 2008 We got engaged

Jan 14, 2010 Left Spain alone to the US to work & begin immigration

Feb 11, 2010 Mailed our I-129F and received NOA1

May 05, 2010 NOA2

May 10, 2010 NVC Confirms receipt & that packet sent to Madrid today

May 14, 2010 Madrid receives case and I receive a job offer!!!

May 20, 2010 Packet 3 Received

May 24, 2010 Packet 3 Sent

Jun 14, 2010 Packet 4 Received

Jul 08, 2010 Flight to Spain to see my baby!

Jul 29, 2010 Return to US

Aug 09, 2010 Medical Exam

Aug 11, 2010 Interview in Madrid

Aug 12, 2010 My "interview" with Madrid

Aug 16, 2010 Put on AP

Sep 15, 2010 Flight home to me

Sep 17, 2010 Married!

Feb 04, 2010 Green Card Interview- Approved

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