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For reference,

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/198902-litany-of-to-and-fro-journeys-of-trip-to-india/

On May 29, we went to one of the desi grocers around DC--to buy some toor (last time at that store, we were able to get an 8-lb packet--but this time no packets over 4-lb), curry leaves and a box of "Marathon Brand" mangoes (not really that nice, product of Mexico), which runs about $9 there. On the counter, I noticed boxes of "Royal Mangoes" which were imported from India (which gave these a leg-up on the Marathon--we didn't yet know the price of it). When we asked, it was $35 for the box (3.5 kg/7.7 lb)--and we found out by further looking on the side the mangoes within to be...Banganapallis (with the fruit-count written on the side). Well, we took a 9-count box home with us--and have so far consumed 6! :D:):dance:

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2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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For reference,

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/198902-litany-of-to-and-fro-journeys-of-trip-to-india/

On May 29, we went to one of the desi grocers around DC--to buy some toor (last time at that store, we were able to get an 8-lb packet--but this time no packets over 4-lb), curry leaves and a box of "Marathon Brand" mangoes (not really that nice, product of Mexico), which runs about $9 there. On the counter, I noticed boxes of "Royal Mangoes" which were imported from India (which gave these a leg-up on the Marathon--we didn't yet know the price of it). When we asked, it was $35 for the box (3.5 kg/7.7 lb)--and we found out by further looking on the side the mangoes within to be...Banganapallis (with the fruit-count written on the side). Well, we took a 9-count box home with us--and have so far consumed 6! :D:):dance:

Having lived in the Philippines...I can sympathize on the longing for good mango! We can get the most fantastic mango in the PI for about 90cents a kilo! Glad you are enjoying them God Bless!


01-June-2010 I-129F Filed CSC Finally!!!!! After almost three years and 1 baby! Its a great day!

08-June-2010 NOA1

11-June-2010 'touched'

25-October-2010 NOA2

01-November-2010 NVC Received

03-November-2010 Placed into AP at NVC : (

18-November-2010 Case Sent to Manila 18 days in AP..not too bad!

6-7 December- 2010 Medical at SLCC...PASSED!Thank you Lord!

20-December-2010 Interview, USEM VISA APPROVED!

3-Jan-2011, Visa received

12-Jan-2011, POE SEATTLE WASHINGTON USA

11-Feb-2011, Married in Minneapolis MN : )

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
Timeline

Oh my goodness - congrats to you both! :dance: :dance: I haven't had a good mango since leaving India five years ago. :crying: I would gladly give $35 for a box of good Banganapallis!


***Nagaraju & Eileen***
K1 (Fiance Visa)
Oct 18, 2006: NOA1
Feb 8, 2007: NOA2
April 13, 2007: INTERVIEW in Chennai -Approved
May 25, 2007: USA Arrival! EAD at JFK
June 15, 2007: Married
AOS (Adjustment of Status)
June 21, 2007: AOS/EAD Submitted
Sept 18, 2007: AOS Interview - APPROVED!!
ROC (Removing of Conditions)
June 23, 2009: Sent in I-751 packet
Sept 11, 2009: APPROVED!!
Sept 18, 2009: Received 10-year Green Card!

Naturalization
July 15, 2010: Sent N-400 packet
July 23, 2010: NOA Notice date
Oct 15, 2010: Citizenship Interview - Passed!
Nov 15, 2010: Oath Ceremony in Fresno, CA
Nov 24, 2010: Did SSN and Applied for Passport
Dec 6, 2010: Passport Arrives
Dec 7, 2010: Sent for Indian Passport Surrender Certificate
Dec 27, 2010: Surrender Certificate Arrives
Jan 3, 2011: Sent for Overseas Citizenship of India Card
March 1, 2011: Received OCI card!

Divorce

Feb 2015:​ Found out he was cheating (prostitutes / escorts)

​May 2015: Divorce Final

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Followup; we finished the box on June 3 after my dad arrived here (he was sent here from CA by my sister so she and her family could go touring NYC, and will stay until 6/26). I tried that day to pick up another box--but there weren't any in stock.

When we returned from a retreat (6/4-6/6), I bought another box (10-count) on 6/8 which turned out not to be as nice as our first one (some of the fruits had soft or black spots which needed to be removed)--it would have been nice if the price had been reduced somewhat (say to $25.00) though admittedly it was a "not-happening".


2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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Followup; we finished the box on June 3 after my dad arrived here (he was sent here from CA by my sister so she and her family could go touring NYC, and will stay until 6/26). I tried that day to pick up another box--but there weren't any in stock.

When we returned from a retreat (6/4-6/6), I bought another box (10-count) on 6/8 which turned out not to be as nice as our first one (some of the fruits had soft or black spots which needed to be removed)--it would have been nice if the price had been reduced somewhat (say to $25.00) though admittedly it was a "not-happening".

Ohhh I so long to taste Indian mangoes.... I hesitantly bought a few at an Indian grocery store, but they turned out to be so sour and un-ripe. Now here I am searching for recipes for aam-papad/mango fruit leather, so I can at least put them to some use :)


AOS timeline:

1st March 2010 - AOS packet received at Chicago (I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765)
9th March 2010 - Checks cashed
12th March 2010 - All 4 NOA's received
19th March 2010 - Applications touched biggrin.png
19th March 2010 - Received Biometrics letter for 2nd April
2nd April 2010 - Biometrics done
19th April 2010 - Received interview letter for May 21st biggrin.png
6th May 2010 - All applications touched. Status of I-765 changed to document production, status of I-131 changed to post decision activity.
10th May 2010 - Received approved AP in mail
21st May 2010 - AOS Interview, IO said he will approve the case... waiting for Green card smile.png
27th May 2010 - Received EAD card
17th June 2010 - Approval notice for I-130 received. Also received "Welcome to USA" letter biggrin.png
28th June 2010 - Finally received my GC.... Praise be to God smile.png

16th March 2012 - Sent ROC package
21st March 2012 - NOA1 date
20th April 2012 - Received Biometrics letter for 16th May

December 2012 - Received 10 year GC

01 Nov 2013 - Sent naturalization package

18 Feb 2014 - Oath ceremony done, naturalization complete!!

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I love mangoes, Dussehri is my favorite. I want Daniel and Adi to try some authentic Indian mangoes but it seems they will have to wait till we go to India during summers someday so they can taste a real mango.

Ohhh I so long to taste Indian mangoes.... I hesitantly bought a few at an Indian grocery store, but they turned out to be so sour and un-ripe. Now here I am searching for recipes for aam-papad/mango fruit leather, so I can at least put them to some use :)

Make some cilantro chutney, add a mango or 2 for extra zest..

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