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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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I always intended to front-load the I-129F. After reading about the denials at Guangzhou, it makes front-loading more imperative.

While we have been instant messaging each other for nearly 2 years, it was only these past few days that I started saving the conversations so there is not much there. Furthermore, sometimes the way we talk to each other while all good as far as we are concerned, it would likely give a Consular official the wrong impression. I am also inclined not to include a chat log that has gaps in it.

I have all the phone records of us texting each other. I would also throw a text message or two as well. In some instances, I used my phone to sign into MSN messenger, which showed up on the bill.

I have many messages we exchanged on the social networking site, however, a sizeable portion of them were converted to Word documents and not directly from the site.

I will definitely include some emails we have exchanged and was thinking I could also include a print screen of the fold that I have saved the messages she has sent me.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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I always intended to front-load the I-129F. After reading about the denials at Guangzhou, it makes front-loading more imperative.

While we have been instant messaging each other for nearly 2 years, it was only these past few days that I started saving the conversations so there is not much there. Furthermore, sometimes the way we talk to each other while all good as far as we are concerned, it would likely give a Consular official the wrong impression. I am also inclined not to include a chat log that has gaps in it.

I have all the phone records of us texting each other. I would also throw a text message or two as well. In some instances, I used my phone to sign into MSN messenger, which showed up on the bill.

I have many messages we exchanged on the social networking site, however, a sizeable portion of them were converted to Word documents and not directly from the site.

I will definitely include some emails we have exchanged and was thinking I could also include a print screen of the fold that I have saved the messages she has sent me.

One more thing:

Also, I have been to visit her twice. It was during my second visit that we got engaged. I have looked through the red flags that I've seen posted and I don't see any problems there.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Hey - GUZ IV red flags - http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/234971-red-flag-list-for-visa-denial/page__hl__appointment

Suggest you cover trips, communication ability, etc, in an evolution of relationship letter. add that to yer 'pile' for initial submittal.

Good Luck !


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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Just curious, your only communication has been by instant messaging or online services? No traditional letters? What about pics with her and the family? Communication and face time with the family are very important culturally and as such will be in the eyes of the VO. You are right, now is time to beef up your files and prep your girl for the interview date. :thumbs: :thumbs:


Nov 6, 2009: "I had breakfast in Korea, lunch in Shanghai, and dinner in Chongqing...now I just need to find a squat toilet..."

K1 completion: 03-10-2010, PINK!!!(well..it's orangish)
POE: Chicago/ORD 05-21-2010
Married: 05-26-2010
AOS completion: 10-28-2010
ROC completion: 05-16-2013

Naturalized: 11-21-2014

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