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Hi VJ friends,

Wilma arrived last Friday, May 14, and we were married here in San Diego on Sat May 15. So far things have been wonderful. She is such a beautiful person and I am very thankful to God that I've found her. We seem to be a prefect match and are both happy with our decision. I haven't been posting much lately because we are just coming down from our honeymoon time and I finally had to start going back to work....that's hard to do but a necessity. :blush:

We have a few photos from our wedding posted here:

http://www.visajourney.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-24060

http://www.visajourney.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-24061

Here's some tips guys:

If you think you cleaned your house and think you've got it "filipina ready".....think again! Wilma has been non-stop cleaning! And wondering how I could live so messy....I said you should have seen before I cleaned it. The main thing I hear is "omg it's so dusty....you never dust?" :rofl:

Make sure you show your new bride how to use the exhaust fan over the stove and tell her about this little device called a "smoke alarm." Yesterday I finally went to work and left Wilma alone for the 1st time and she started cooking her some breakfast, and ummm well she set off the smoke alarm and she said she freaked out and began running around screaming...... :rofl:

Not sure if it's just my Wilma, but she is always worried about ghosts and sleeping in the dark. We have to leave a light on..... and she's scared to go in some rooms alone....and always wants closet doors closed. :blink:

Better get ready for tons of calls back home to PI and a bit of homesickness. Wilma hasn't had a serious homesickness problem yet, but we do live in San Diego and we have lots of fun activities.

Be prepared to explain how home appliances work....like washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, stove, oven. These things are not as common in the typical Filipino home. Wilma kept calling our toaster oven a microwave for a few days. :D

Grocery shopping is much different here as we tend to shop for the whole week on the weekend, they tend to shop for the next 1-2 days because they don't have big freezers/refrigerators or kitchen storage space. So they go to the market every few days.

Always give her lots of love n affection...she'll need it. She sacrificed a lot to be here and left family/friends behind.

Take Care everyone, good luck on all the journey's ahead. :thumbs:


~Johnny~

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Congratulations to both of you! Thank you for the well wishes. My journey is just beginning, but I know that with the help of the fellow VJers all will be fine. I am going to be in San Diego the first full week in June for a conference. Any hints on good places to hang out?


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manilla, Philipines

Marriage (if applicable): 2010-02-28

I-130 Sent : 2010-06-15

I-130 NOA1 : 2010-06-19

I-130 RFE :

I-130 RFE Sent :

I-130 Approved : 2010-08-03

NVC Received : 2010-08-10

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2010-08-17

Pay I-864 Bill 2010-09-01

Receive I-864 Package : 2010-09-18

Return Completed I-864 : 2010-09-21

Return Completed DS-3032 : 2010-09-25

Receive IV Bill : 2010-10-05

Pay IV Bill : 2010-10-06

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Congrats!! Yeah i already added a line to my cell plan for Mhay and rebtel is set-up for her number. I also have skype autoforwarding to her line too.


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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Congratulations to both of you! May your marriage have all the happiness and love that life has to offer.

God bless! :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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Ahh you finally showed up, I figured you were in cloud 9. Congratz and im happy for you !!! Lets have a beer the next time I am in San Diego !!!

It is true that filipina woman are scared of ghosts and especially of the WHITE LADY and ASWANG....hehehehe I get a kick out of it when Rose freaks out from this. Take her over the SEAFOOD CITY near sweetwater Rd or to NATIONAL CITY where there are many filipino Restaurants and shops.

Buy her $5 phone cards and have at least 1 ready for use at all times so when she starts to get homesick she can immediately call home. Another morale boost is the get her a subscription of the FILIPINO CHANNEL so she has something to watch while you are at work.

Thanks what I am going to be doing when Rose gets here.


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Congratulations to both of you! Thank you for the well wishes. My journey is just beginning, but I know that with the help of the fellow VJers all will be fine. I am going to be in San Diego the first full week in June for a conference. Any hints on good places to hang out?

Wilma fell in love with the San Diego Zoo! She was scared to go at first because the Zoo in Manila is really bad and they don't treat animals well. She was really excited at the SD Zoo because they really do care about the animals.

We liked the maritime museum and we also did a Hornblower San Diego Bay sunset cruise....very romantic! (L)

There's a place in San Diego called National City...it's a huge Filipino community. We had dinner there at a place called Goldilocks (apparently a PI chain). There's also Jollibee and Chow King, Seafood City...lots of places to get ur Filipino supplies..

Sea World is cool place but expensive. And this weekend we will be going to San Diego Wild Animal Park, part of the San Diego Zoo system. But very cool place to visit.

Feel free to PM me if you want better suggestions or if you're looking for something special..


~Johnny~

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Ahh you finally showed up, I figured you were in cloud 9. Congratz and im happy for you !!! Lets have a beer the next time I am in San Diego !!!

It is true that filipina woman are scared of ghosts and especially of the WHITE LADY and ASWANG....hehehehe I get a kick out of it when Rose freaks out from this. Take her over the SEAFOOD CITY near sweetwater Rd or to NATIONAL CITY where there are many filipino Restaurants and shops.

Buy her $5 phone cards and have at least 1 ready for use at all times so when she starts to get homesick she can immediately call home. Another morale boost is the get her a subscription of the FILIPINO CHANNEL so she has something to watch while you are at work.

Thanks what I am going to be doing when Rose gets here.

Beer sounds good! Hey yeah, near that Seafood City is that Goldilocks restaurant and they are a filipino chain and makes Wilma comfy eating there. :)

Yep, I think we may add Filippino Channel coz I'm already get tired of watching Animal Planet...all the time.... :whistle:


~Johnny~

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Congrats! :)Such a good pix!Live happily :D


K1 Visa
Sept.2009 Sent Petition
Oct.2009 Petition Approved
Nov.2009 Visa Recieved
-------------------------
AOS
Feb. 2010 Sent AOS
Mar. 2010 Biometrics
May 2010 Interview
Jun 2010 GC Recieved
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Removing of Condition:
Mar.19,2012---------ROC sent
Mar.20,2012---------VSC received signed by D. Renaud
Mar.23,2012---------Check encashed
Mar.24,2012---------NOA1
Apr.19,2012----------Biometrics (Early Bio 4/11/2012)
May 2012 ------------Biometrics redo

Nov.30,2012---------RFE (fingerprint can't read needs to submit police clearance)

May 2013-------------Received Permanent Residence Card


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Hi VJ friends,

Wilma arrived last Friday, May 14, and we were married here in San Diego on Sat May 15. So far things have been wonderful. She is such a beautiful person and I am very thankful to God that I've found her. We seem to be a prefect match and are both happy with our decision. I haven't been posting much lately because we are just coming down from our honeymoon time and I finally had to start going back to work....that's hard to do but a necessity. :blush:

We have a few photos from our wedding posted here:

http://www.visajourn....php?pos=-24060

http://www.visajourn....php?pos=-24061

Here's some tips guys:

If you think you cleaned your house and think you've got it "filipina ready".....think again! Wilma has been non-stop cleaning! And wondering how I could live so messy....I said you should have seen before I cleaned it. The main thing I hear is "omg it's so dusty....you never dust?" :rofl:

Make sure you show your new bride how to use the exhaust fan over the stove and tell her about this little device called a "smoke alarm." Yesterday I finally went to work and left Wilma alone for the 1st time and she started cooking her some breakfast, and ummm well she set off the smoke alarm and she said she freaked out and began running around screaming...... :rofl:

Not sure if it's just my Wilma, but she is always worried about ghosts and sleeping in the dark. We have to leave a light on..... and she's scared to go in some rooms alone....and always wants closet doors closed. :blink:

Better get ready for tons of calls back home to PI and a bit of homesickness. Wilma hasn't had a serious homesickness problem yet, but we do live in San Diego and we have lots of fun activities.

Be prepared to explain how home appliances work....like washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, stove, oven. These things are not as common in the typical Filipino home. Wilma kept calling our toaster oven a microwave for a few days. :D

Grocery shopping is much different here as we tend to shop for the whole week on the weekend, they tend to shop for the next 1-2 days because they don't have big freezers/refrigerators or kitchen storage space. So they go to the market every few days.

Always give her lots of love n affection...she'll need it. She sacrificed a lot to be here and left family/friends behind.

Take Care everyone, good luck on all the journey's ahead. :thumbs:

Congrats!!! :thumbs: i can relate in everything that you say i remember when we first did the grocery shopping i always try to convert everything to peso and i always tell my husband "DANG! THIS IS SO EXPENSIVE" :lol:


03.14.2011 -------I-751 sent overnight

03.15.2011 -------package says "Delivered"

03.30.2011 -------ASC Appointment Notice Received

04.22.2011 -------Biometrics Appointment

08.29.2011--------APPROVED! GC RECEIVED!

I'm the wife of an American Soldier;

I'm the hope that lives within him after storm clouded days.

The freedom from war that gives wings to his heart,

May they reach across the miles and bind our hearts together

against all that we must face in this world.

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Congrats!!! :thumbs: i can relate in everything that you say i remember when we first did the grocery shopping i always try to convert everything to peso and i always tell my husband "DANG! THIS IS SO EXPENSIVE" :lol:

Now you understand why we say everything in the Philippines is so cheap!


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manilla, Philipines

Marriage (if applicable): 2010-02-28

I-130 Sent : 2010-06-15

I-130 NOA1 : 2010-06-19

I-130 RFE :

I-130 RFE Sent :

I-130 Approved : 2010-08-03

NVC Received : 2010-08-10

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2010-08-17

Pay I-864 Bill 2010-09-01

Receive I-864 Package : 2010-09-18

Return Completed I-864 : 2010-09-21

Return Completed DS-3032 : 2010-09-25

Receive IV Bill : 2010-10-05

Pay IV Bill : 2010-10-06

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May God Bless and keep you both! My sweet Gen will be here in two weeks, and I'm really looking forward to introducing her to the changes.


I-129F Mailed 13DEC09
I-129F Received 16DEC09
NOA1 Dated 16DEC09
NOA2 Dated 18MAR10 Your I-129f was approved in 92 days from your NOA1 date.
Date Package Received By NVC : 27MAR10
Your interview took 153 days from your I-129F NOA1 date
Arrival in USA 06Jun10
Married 20AUG10
AOS File 19APR11

Son born 26NOV12

removal of conditions filed 11JUN13

Biometrics appt 09JUL13

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May 15, 2017: NOA1 
June 05, 2017: Biometric Done
June 19, 2017: Case is in Line for an Interview
June 25, 2018: USCIS Scheduled an Interview
Aug. 02, 2018: Interview Date- APPROVED!
Aug. 09, 2018: Oath Ceremony

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I cant wait to take my Rose to WALMART....hehehe

Hahaha...I took her there on Monday... :rofl: She wanted cleaning stuff coz my man cave was so messy. She was shocked at how huge Wal Mart is...we went to one of those big Super Size ones.

Thanks everyone for the congratz! I just talked to Wilma and she will attempt to cook her first dinner for us tonight. Chicken Adobo......let's hope she doesn't get that smoke alarm buzzing again... :lol:


~Johnny~

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Congratulations!! Nice wedding photos.:thumbs: My advice to all you guys is not to buy an expensive cookware set. I bought Ruchie a nice Chef set and it wasn't long before she had ruined and burnt the pans. They are use to cooking on high heat and are not use to cooking on low to medium heat....:bonk: I could go on and on, but I think you guys know what I mean.....:whistle:

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