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Out Side:

Arrived at the embassy @ 7 A.M Local time but were denied admission. Came back @ 8 A.M & got a place at very beginning of the line ( on street full of dust,smell all over. Do bring a mask if you want to survive in Dhaka). U.S Citizen's ONLY are offered a locker to put your belongings once you pass through the initial line. Then check point 1 , where they will search your belongings & of course your self :) (Never bring any sealed envelop, if you happen to bring any envelop make sure it is opened.)

Inside:

8:15 A.M they started calling IV applicants by name to submit interview letter.

8:20 A.M they called wife to take finger print (both hands)

Interview : 8:25 A.M

1 Caucasian gentleman & 1 Bangladeshi Lady. I told right away I do not wish any Bengali speaking assistance

Officer : Who are you

Me : Husband & petitioner

Officer: Why you are here?

Me: To bring my wife back home with me

Officer : You could have stayed home but I am glad to see you here in person

Me: Anything for my wife sir

Officer : When did you get marry ?

Me : **-**-2009 ( Interview date was our 11 month wedding anniversary :)

Officer : To my wife raise your hand & repeat with me ( in Bangla !!!)

Wife : Followed the officer's commands

Officer ; Please sign DS - 230 Part 2 & give me your passport

Wife : did so

Officer: Show me some of your wedding pics

Officer: You make a lot of money but why you had a very ordinary wedding ? And why you wearing a suit on wedding ? ( I guess it's unusual to wear a suit in a Bangladeshi wedding)

Me : I was here for ONLY 10 days when we got married & had no time to throw a wedding bash. I wore a suit caz I believe wearing the Bangladeshi traditional costume will make me look like a clown |o|)

Officer : Seems like you forgot all about your culture !!

Me: I keep my culture in my heart, Wearing a Bangladeshi costume do not go with my image :)

Officer : What you do ?

Me : I am a Software Developer

Officer : I am done with you, please step out I want to speak with your wife alone.

Before I left the scene I planted a little smooch on my wife's lips (L)in front of the officer ( my wife was shocked also :) . I know doing this made us a real couple. No Bangladeshi girl will allow someone to kiss her except her husband. I am sure the officer is also aware of it :dance::lol:

What the officer asked my wife :

officer : How we met ?

Wife : Told the officer

Officer : How do we communicate ? Do I send her money ?

Wife : Showed Western Union Receipts

Officer: Come tomorrow @ 2:30 to pick up your VISA & passport. Gave wife a white token

Me Inside again !!!

Me: Thank you so much sir

Officer: Have a safe trip back home & take care

All Over

Thanks

Edited by rosco_qa

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Dude. Reading about your kissing your wife in public (okay, quasi-public) place made me blush. But everything else looks pretty straightforward. I bookmarked this for reference down the road. :) Congrats.


N400 CITIZENSHIP STAGE

23-DEC-2016 -:- N400 form mailed to Dallas, TX Lockbox (USPS EXPRESS)

27-DEC-2016 -:- N400 form delivered/picked up by USCIS

01-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form fee check cashed by USCIS

04-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form received per NOA1

09-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form NOA1 notice date

14-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form NOA1 on hand through USPS

30-JAN-2017 -:- N400 fingerprint taken

01-FEB-2017 -:- N400 interview schedule process started

26-JUL-2017 -:- N400 interview date set (01SEP2017)

29-JUL-2017 -:- N400 interview letter on hand

01-SEP-2017 -:- N400 interview date - Interview passed

10-OCT-2017-:- N400 oath ceremony letter on hand (oath on 26OCT2017)

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Congratulations!


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

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:thumbs:

Congrats


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Congrats :dance: :dance: :dance:

Loto


CSC - I-130 for Parents (IR5)

10/11/2011 - Sent to Chicago Lockbox

10/13/2011 - Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

10/17/2011 - Email received with Receipt#, Routed to CSC

10/18/2011 - Cleared the checks $420*2

10/21/2011 - Received NOA1

03/30/2012 - Received NOA2

NVC

04/19/2012 - NVC received

05/01/2012 - Case# generated

05/02/2012 - DS-3032 COA emailed

05/02/2012 - I-864 AOS Fee $88 paid

05/05/2012 - I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC

05/07/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC

05/07/2012 - DS-3032 COA accepted

05/08/2012 - DS-230 IV Fee $230*2 paid

05/09/2012 - DS-230 IV package mailed to NVC

05/11/2012 - DS-230 IV package received by NVC

05/17/2012 - Case Completed

Consulate

07/02/2012 - VFS visit in Cochin

07/04/2012 - Medical in Chennai

07/12/2012 - Interview in Mumbai - Success!

09/08/2012 - POE at JFK, NY

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Congratulations!


USCIS
10/01/09 :mailed I-130
10/05/09: Forwarded to CSC
10/05/09 : NOA1.
10/12/09: touched.
02/08/10: text and an email received ~ I-130 approved. (yes!)
02/09/10: touched.
02/16/2010: NOA2 hard copy received


NVC Journey

02/12/2010: NVC/case# assigned
02/22/2010: DS-3032 received .
02/22/2010: Sent in DS-3032 email.
02/22/2010: Received and paid AOS.
02/24/2010: AOS fee accepted/shows as paid.
02/24/2010: AOS document cover printed.
03/01/2010: IV bill available online .
03/01/2010: Paid IV bill .
03/01/2010: DS-3032 accepted by NVC.
03/09/2010: IV bill: shows as paid.
03/12/2010: AOS Packet sent.
03/16/2010: AOS Packet Delivered to NVC/ Signed by St.Laurent.
03/25/2010: AOS accepted (as per NVC operator)
04/22/2010: Mailed in ds-230 via fedex

04/23/2010: DS-230 Packet Delivered to NVC/ Singed by J.Desmond.
04/27/2010: DS-230 Received by NVC/AVR
07/01/2010: Interview - VISA APPROVED
07/08/2010: Visa in hand!
08/22/2010: POE Boston, MA.
07/06/2012: I-751 Packet sent to VT service center
07/09/2012: I-751 Packet received by VT service center Signed by Scoss
07/11/2012: Check Cashed
[
color="#0000FF]07/12/2012: NOA1 received , 03/08/2013- 10-year green card arrived.

N-400 Journey
05/28/2013: N400 sent to Tx. 05/30/2013: N400 packet received. 06/03/2013: Check cashed. 06/24/2013: Biometrics appointment. 07/01/2013: walked in for a late biometrics appointment and was successful. 07/22/2013: In line for interview scheduling. 07/23/2013: Interview has been scheduled. 08/27/2013: Interview

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A good, useful post for others who will interview in Dhaka. Congratulations, si man! :)


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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I am going for my husbands interview in Dhaka too so I loved your story..

QUESTION: Since you were there for the interview, how long was it before your wife was able to travel HOME with you after embassy approval..

Dawn Christine Khan Petitioner and bou for my Bangla Beneficiary Shaami who I can NOT WAIT to have home with me.

Out Side:

Arrived at the embassy @ 7 A.M Local time but were denied admission. Came back @ 8 A.M & got a place at very beginning of the line ( on street full of dust,smell all over. Do bring a mask if you want to survive in Dhaka). U.S Citizen's ONLY are offered a locker to put your belongings once you pass through the initial line. Then check point 1 , where they will search your belongings & of course your self :) (Never bring any sealed envelop, if you happen to bring any envelop make sure it is opened.)

Inside:

8:15 A.M they started calling IV applicants by name to submit interview letter.

8:20 A.M they called wife to take finger print (both hands)

Interview : 8:25 A.M

1 Caucasian gentleman & 1 Bangladeshi Lady. I told right away I do not wish any Bengali speaking assistance

Officer : Who are you

Me : Husband & petitioner

Officer: Why you are here?

Me: To bring my wife back home with me

Officer : You could have stayed home but I am glad to see you here in person

Me: Anything for my wife sir

Officer : When did you get marry ?

Me : **-**-2009 ( Interview date was our 11 month wedding anniversary :)

Officer : To my wife raise your hand & repeat with me ( in Bangla !!!)

Wife : Followed the officer's commands

Officer ; Please sign DS - 230 Part 2 & give me your passport

Wife : did so

Officer: Show me some of your wedding pics

Officer: You make a lot of money but why you had a very ordinary wedding ? And why you wearing a suit on wedding ? ( I guess it's unusual to wear a suit in a Bangladeshi wedding)

Me : I was here for ONLY 10 days when we got married & had no time to throw a wedding bash. I wore a suit caz I believe wearing the Bangladeshi traditional costume will make me look like a clown |o|)

Officer : Seems like you forgot all about your culture !!

Me: I keep my culture in my heart, Wearing a Bangladeshi costume do not go with my image :)

Officer : What you do ?

Me : I am a Software Developer

Officer : I am done with you, please step out I want to speak with your wife alone.

Before I left the scene I planted a little smooch on my wife's lips (L)in front of the officer ( my wife was shocked also :) . I know doing this made us a real couple. No Bangladeshi girl will allow someone to kiss her except her husband. I am sure the officer is also aware of it :dance::lol:

What the officer asked my wife :

officer : How we met ?

Wife : Told the officer

Officer : How do we communicate ? Do I send her money ?

Wife : Showed Western Union Receipts

Officer: Come tomorrow @ 2:30 to pick up your VISA & passport. Gave wife a white token

Me Inside again !!!

Me: Thank you so much sir

Officer: Have a safe trip back home & take care

All Over

Thanks


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