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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Peru

I am not sure if I am posting this in the right forum, if not then I apologize now.

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone here at VisaJourney. I was sitting here reading

through my timeline and this made me reflect on the past year. When me and my wife

first decided to start our process of having a life together I found this place searching

for information on obtaining a visa. I came home from Peru not knowing where to start or

anything about the process. All I knew was that we had made a promise and a commitment

to be together.

From the beginning VisaJourney has been here as a lighthouse to guide us through this

process. A process that is never ending it seems and very nerve wrecking. You finish one

step and begin that afternoon to work on the next process. This will continue for years

until she receives her citizenship.

The love of my life is here with me now and we are married. I am waiting to go to work

in an hour, in the other room I can hear my wife whistling to the music Shahrukh Khan and

I feel like the luckiest man in the world.

But I honestly believe that we probably would not be where we are today if it was not for

VisaJourney. I can not count the number of times we have turned to this site for help or

been just browsing the site and found something to help us. We have went from K1 Visa to

AOS with this site with us all the way. Over the next few years as we continue this process

to her citizenship we will spend many hours here at VisaJourney.

I have not been a big poster and I have not contributed much to others here. But I have

filled in my timeline and wrote reviews every time we cleared a hurdle. I believe that doing

that is very important and helpful to others that will be doing these things after you.

I found the reviews very helpful and told us what to expect.

There is really no other place like this on the net. Not as organized and as informative as

this one site. I would advice anyone considering undertaking this Journey as a first step

become a member of VisaJourney. This place is the best and the members for the most part are

also. It is a place for all of us that have in common a love that knows no borders and stretches

across oceans. Love that is strong enough to stand the test of time and patients like few

experience before beginning a life together. I told a friend of mine that asked me what it

was like, if you and the other person are not serious then you would never survive the

process of this. But I think that for those of us that stay true to the dream and wait, it creates

a bond in your new marriage that others may not have. You feel tested and proven. You are less

likely to take this love for granted because you remember all the things that had to line up

to place the two of you together. You feel that somehow you have been given a gift and that

fate placed the two of you together. This we share in common here as members of VisaJourney.

Thank you VisaJourney and thank you to all the members that I have turned to over the last year

without you even knowing. Remember that when you think to post a review and it may seem unimportant.

Remember when you was searching for answers and reading every review of the consulates, poi's or

local offices. Take the 5 or 10 minutes to write the review for the person behind you that is

clinging to the same dream we are.

Thanks again,,,,,,,,,, Darryl & Abigail

I-129F Sent : 2009-07-13

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-07-27

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-09-29

NVC Received : 2009-10-07

NVC Left : 2009-10-09

Consulate Received : 2009-10-19

Packet 3 Received : 2009-10-26

Packet 3 Sent : 2009-10-26

Packet 4 Received : 2009-10-26

Interview Date : 2009-11-17

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2009-11-20

US Entry : 2009-11-21

Marriage : 2009-12-04

Date AOS Filed : 2010-05-11

NOA Date : 2010-05-18

Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-04

AOS Transfer : 2010-06-10

Approval Date : 2010-08-09

Greencard Received: 2010-08-18

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador

A beautiful, elegant tribute, si man. :thumbs:

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil

Hi Darryl.

Here I´m just to congrat you on your post.

Very Nice words.

Be Happy,


Adriana & Henry




I love being married.It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy, for the rest of your life. =)upherebl.gif


USCIS Journey

I-130 NOA1: 09-11-2009

I-130 NOA2: 03-24-2010 - 194 days from NOA1 to NOA2 :o

NVC Journey

04-01-2010 : NVC Received and assigned case / I-864(AOS)and IV fee Bill paid

05-05-2010 : Return Completed I-864(AOS)& DS-230

06-04-2010 : Medical Exams - Done

06-21-2010 : Case Completed at NVC (SIF) Tks Dear Lord! Finally =)

08-04-2010: Interview Date - RJ 7:15am - APPROVED!!!!

08-12-2010: POE - LAX Woohoo...Our dream come true!!! =)

08-23-2010: Welcome Letter received by mail!! Nice =)

08-26-2010: Exactly 14 days after my POE, I got my GC by mail, I'm so Happy !!!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines


"The perfection/respect/credibility of a man decreases by the number of marriages he has had and by the number of kids he has outside his current marriage. ", Quote by Bite YourDust
  • Met on yahoo chat through a friend.
  • April 2010 - Decided to meet in person
  • 06.01.2010 - She flew from Dubai to Philippines for vacationing
  • 06.21.2010 - We met in Philippines
  • 06.24.2010 - Engaged
  • 06.28.2010 - Came back to USA
  • 07.05.2010 - She flew back to Dubai (work)
  • 08.02.2010 - Mailed I129F to VSC
  • 08.03.2010 - Delivered to VSC. Signed by D RENAUD.
  • 08.09.2010 - Check cashed
  • 08.14.2010 - NOA1 (Dated 08/06/2010)!!!!!!!!
  • 08.19.2010 - Touched!
  • 08.27.2010 - Received snail mail that typographical error was fixed.
  • 10.03.2010 - Touched!
  • 11.21.2010 - Visited her for a week in Dubai!
  • 02.14.2011 - NOA2 Approved on St. Valentine day!!!!!!!
  • 02.17.2011 - Packet left from NVC to ABU DHABI (Dubai)
  • 02.19.2011 - NOA2 hard copy received
  • 02.22.2011 - Packet reached ABU DHABI's consulate
  • 03.02.2011 - packet 3 & 4 received by email
  • 03.02.2011 - Confirmation of Interview on 04.14.2011 -
  • 03.07.2011 - Fiancee passed medical exam.
  • 04.14.2011 - K1-Visa Approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 04.21.2011 - Picked up Visa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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