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Hello everyone! :)

I'm Maranda, and I just registered here last night, although I've been lurking this awesomely informative place for weeks now.

A little about myself and my situation - I'm 25, from Michigan, and I'm head over heels for my incredible Dutch boyfriend (Arnold, he's 29). We met online, spend every day together - almost 24 hours a day, including sleep time - on Skype. He flew here on May 29th and we spent the best 3 weeks (so far!) of my life together. He is back in the Netherlands right now, and I'm preparing to fly over there later this month to stay for 6 weeks, after which he will (hopefully!) be coming back to the States with me.

I guess you could say Arnold and I are just beginning our own Visa Journey to bring him here to the States to be together permanently, and we're still at the very beginning of the process, so of course we have a lot of questions and need as much advice as possible... so I'll be heading over to the other forums to post about all that later. ;)

For now, I just wanted to say 'hi' on behalf of both of us, and a huge 'THANKS' in advance to anyone who happens to run across my future posts and can offer any advice or input.

This is truly a remarkable place, I'm looking forward to participating and sharing our personal experiences too!

All the best,

Maranda & Arnold


AOS from Marriage on B2 ~ Full & Detailed Timeline in My Profile

  • Married in Las Vegas - 5.11.11
  • Greencard received - 11.18.11
  • Removing of Conditions - package mailed 10.9.13
  • Greencard received - 1.23.14
  • Naturalization - package mailed 4.26.16
  • Oath ceremony - 3.28.17
  • Petition Alien Relative (Father Abroad) - package mailed 7.14.17
  • Check cashed - 7.21.17
  • NOA1 (I-797C receipt dated 7.18) received - 7.27.17
  • NOA2 (approval, dated 1.31) received - 2.5.18

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
Timeline

Welcome!

Michigander over here (by immigration though) :)


8/2/2021:  Mailed N-400

8/4/2021: N-400 received

8/6/2021:  Biometrics to be reused
3/15/2022:  Interview (successful)

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Hello! Nice to meet both of you!! :)


AOS from Marriage on B2 ~ Full & Detailed Timeline in My Profile

  • Married in Las Vegas - 5.11.11
  • Greencard received - 11.18.11
  • Removing of Conditions - package mailed 10.9.13
  • Greencard received - 1.23.14
  • Naturalization - package mailed 4.26.16
  • Oath ceremony - 3.28.17
  • Petition Alien Relative (Father Abroad) - package mailed 7.14.17
  • Check cashed - 7.21.17
  • NOA1 (I-797C receipt dated 7.18) received - 7.27.17
  • NOA2 (approval, dated 1.31) received - 2.5.18

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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welcome,

another michigander here too ( also through immigration) though i think i'm the only one in the traverse bay area and not detroit.

so any tstate specific questions let us know


..The time line ..

04/04/2007 met in person

22/10 2008 engaged

29/03/2009 I-129F Sent

06/04/2009 money order cashed

13/04/2009 I-129F NOA1

20/07/2009 NOA2 petition approved

08/12/2009 Packet 3 Received

08/13/2009 Packet 3 Sent

09/14/2009 Medical Toronto

06/11/2009 interview PASSED!

15/11/2009 Visa Rcvd

14/02/2010 POE Sault Ste Marie ON

26/03/2010 Married

AOS

05/10/2010 mailed

05/17/2010 check cashed

05/21/2010 NOA1 rcvd

06/15/2010 Biometrics(Grand Rapids MI)

08/20/2010 interview (approved)

ROC

08/21/2012

10/13/2012 biometric

waiting

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welcome,

another michigander here too ( also through immigration) though i think i'm the only one in the traverse bay area and not detroit.

so any tstate specific questions let us know

Thanks Missa! Nice to meet you! :)


AOS from Marriage on B2 ~ Full & Detailed Timeline in My Profile

  • Married in Las Vegas - 5.11.11
  • Greencard received - 11.18.11
  • Removing of Conditions - package mailed 10.9.13
  • Greencard received - 1.23.14
  • Naturalization - package mailed 4.26.16
  • Oath ceremony - 3.28.17
  • Petition Alien Relative (Father Abroad) - package mailed 7.14.17
  • Check cashed - 7.21.17
  • NOA1 (I-797C receipt dated 7.18) received - 7.27.17
  • NOA2 (approval, dated 1.31) received - 2.5.18

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Egypt
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Welcome to VJ! :)


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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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Philippines
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Welcome to VJ!! :dance:


My son named Zac

"My son's smile makes my day complete"

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MY K3 TIMELINE purple4.gifVid of how I prepared my interview documents purple.gifPapers that I brought on my USEM interview

AOS TIMELINE

06.17.2010 - submitted our papers

06.19.2010 - papers arrived at Chicago lockbox

06.24.2010 - Check cashed

06.28.2010 - NOA1 Hardcopy received (9 days from the day they got our papers)

07.05.2010 - Received Biometrics Schedule (July 26)

08.05.2010 - Biometrics done! (had to re-schedule from 7/26 to 8/5)

08.13.2010 - Got my interview letter

08.20.2010 - EAD card on production

09.06.2010 - Got my EAD Card (62 days)

09.07.2010 - Applied for SSN

09.14.2010 - SSN Card received

09.16.2010 - Interview schedule (APPROVED)

09.20.2010 - Welcome Notice Received ("Welcome to the USA")

09.25.2010 - 10 yr Green Card received! (98 days)

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Hello everyone! :)

I'm Maranda, and I just registered here last night, although I've been lurking this awesomely informative place for weeks now.

A little about myself and my situation - I'm 25, from Michigan, and I'm head over heels for my incredible Dutch boyfriend (Arnold, he's 29). We met online, spend every day together - almost 24 hours a day, including sleep time - on Skype. He flew here on May 29th and we spent the best 3 weeks (so far!) of my life together. He is back in the Netherlands right now, and I'm preparing to fly over there later this month to stay for 6 weeks, after which he will (hopefully!) be coming back to the States with me.

I guess you could say Arnold and I are just beginning our own Visa Journey to bring him here to the States to be together permanently, and we're still at the very beginning of the process, so of course we have a lot of questions and need as much advice as possible... so I'll be heading over to the other forums to post about all that later. ;)

For now, I just wanted to say 'hi' on behalf of both of us, and a huge 'THANKS' in advance to anyone who happens to run across my future posts and can offer any advice or input.

This is truly a remarkable place, I'm looking forward to participating and sharing our personal experiences too!

All the best,

Maranda & Arnold

Welcome Maranda & Arnold.. I hope that you have a great journey..

Ossy & Cheryl


2005---We met by friend/Church member that was living in Nigeria

2006---We begin to talk about getting married

2007---I was going to met him face to face, but hurt my back couldn't walk..

2009---Was able to see each for the first time.. I got my engagement ring (WOW).. :wow:

2010-01-22 mailed I129f

2010-01-26 got NOA1

2010-05-12 called to see why no NOA2, I was told that our case is not being processed yet!!!!! No notes in the computer

other then the mailing of the NOA1!!!!!!! :angry:

2010-05-18 called SERVICE CENTER again to see what's going on with our case.. NOT BEING PROCESSED YET I WAS TOLD AGAIN!!!

2010-06-16 Got notice that NOA2 was approved 141 days after NOA1. We got our approval on Ossy's Birthday.. Happy birthday honey, I love you!!!!

2010-06-21 got NOA2 in hand

2010-06-22 called NVC to see if papers was there, but was told that my DOB was not right in the system. Just mailed a letter along with a copy of my birth certificate asking to change my DOB.. Way to go VCS..

2010-06-22 NVC received the case

2010-06-23 Case sent to Embassy in Barbados

2010-06-28 Embassy received our case

2010-08-09 Interview Administrative Review

2010-11-15 Approved for Visa (I was on the mission to make sure the INTERVIEWER that we had never interviewed anyone else and I did it).. Know that you have right and don't let the interviewer cross the line..

2010-12-10 Visa and Passport in hand!!! Thank God!!!

2010-12-19 Ossy will enter the States!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Hi! Future Michigander here, my finance lives in Ann Arbor. Welcome to VJ!


Met: December 2009

Married: April 2015

Received CR-1 visa: February 2017

POE (as IR-1): 2017-04-13

Received 10 year GC: 2017-05-20

 

N400: Detroit Field Office

Filed N400 online: 2020-01-14

Received Biometrics appt letter: 2020-01-18

Biometrics appt: 2020-02-04

Interview notice received: 2020-10-05

Interview date: 2020-11-09

Oath ceremony: 2020-11-20

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: South Africa
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Hi and welcome! I'm also from Michigan, by immigration, nice to see more of us :D

Hello Welcome, I am also from Michigan lived here my whole life. I haven't begun my filing as of yet but will be in a few weeks. There is alot of helpful information on this website. I don't know what I would do without all these nice people answering all my questions. My fiance is from South Africa and we will be married on the 27th of August and will begin our journey through adjustment of status. :thumbs:


Timeline:

9-18-2010 - Sent AOS to Chicago lockbox

9-20-2010 - Package arrived confirmation USPS

9-24-2010 - Received txt message and email for I-797

9-27-2010 - Received NOA1 for I-131, I-130, I-765 and I-485

9-27-2010 - Checks cashed

10-4-2010 - Received biometric appt. (10-28-10)

10-15-2010 - Touched

10-20-2010 - RFE Notice Sent via email on I-485 (Bummer)

10-25-2010 - Recevied RFE

10-26-2010 - Send evidence

10-27-2010 - Evidenced signed for in response to RFE

10-28-2010 - Appear for Biometrics

10-28-2010 - I-765 & I-485 touched

10-29-2010 - I-765 & I-485 touched again

11-1-10 - rec.email regarding continued processing of I-485

11-12-2010 - Received call from congresswoman's office stating they were contacting USCIS to expedite EAD

11-15-210 - Received call from congresswoman's office confirming request to expedite approved and EAD will be adjudicated in 7 business days and should received card 10 days after that. Also the I-485 has been moved to the next step to schedule interview too. Yeah - so happy!!!

11-19-2010 - Received email AP approved and EAD card in production.

11-19-2010 - Received interview letter - appt scheduled on 12-21-2010. :)

11-22-2010 - Received AP in mail

11-26-2010 - Received EAD in mail (Went on 11-29-10 for job interview and start on 12-6-10)

12-21-2010 - Went on Interview and was APPROVED!!!

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