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Happy New Year everyone! My interview was scheduled on February 01, 2011. My husband is now planning to book an airline ticket for me within this week. I told him it might not be a good idea. We should wait after my interview. But he said, booking a ticket earlier will save us $$. Is it really a good idea for my hubby to book a ticket for me already? He's planning for my flight on February 14 ( Valentines Day here in Philippines so that when I arrived there in US it's Valentines Day there. I know my husband is really excited to be with me again. 0) After my interview, how long am I going to wait for my visa? I read here it's 7-10 days. But some said it took them a month? I hope not that long....


September 2007 - We started chatting

January 11, 2008 - He visited me here in Philippines

January 18,2008 - Our engagement ceremony

July 14,2008 - his 2nd time here in Philippines

August 08,2008 - Our WEDDING

August 2008- December 15 2009 - We lived together here in Philippines.

December 15, 2009 - He went back in Colorado ( my saddest moment)

March 27, 2010 - I-130 sent

April 09, 2010 - NOA1 received

September 18, 2010 - NOA2 received ( major major happiness )

October 04, 2010 - NVC received / case number assigned

October 08, 2010 - Received AOS bill

October 11, 2010 - AOS bill paid

October 15, 2010 - AOS status "paid"

October 22, 2010 - IV- bill received

October 23, 2010 - IV bill paid

October 27, 2010 - IV bill status "paid" DS-230 packet sent

December 01 - 02, 2010 - Medical exam ( passed)

December 17, 2010 - NVC case complete! -)

February 01, 2010 - Interview ( 8:30 AM)

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Make sure your medical is done at least a week in advance of the interview date or you will have to wait for it to be processed to get your visa. It added a week onto ours.

I agree it is not a good idea to book in advance.

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Dont forget the CFO Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar either


April 24, 2010: Married in Butuan City
May 23, 2010: Submitted I-130
May 28, 2010: NOA-1 Received
October 19, 2010: NOA-2 Received
October 26, 2010: Case Number Assigned
October 28, 2010: IIN Received
November 3, 2010: AOS paid
November 5, 2010: AOS status "PAID". Sent AOS packet
November 6, 2010: DS-3032 email received. Emailed DS-3032
November 8, 2010: IV paid, DS-3032 accepted
November 10, 2010: IV status "PAID". Sent IV packet
November 15, 2010: IV received at NVC
November 22, 2010: False Checklist for missing DS-230
November 29, 2010: AOS + IV entered into system
December 4, 2010: SIF, Case Completed
December 6, 2010: Interview Scheduled
December 27-28, 2010: Passed Physical
January 6, 2011: Interview @ 0830 Approved
January 14, 2011: Visa received
January 31, 2011: CFO seminar completed
February 11, 2011: POE- LAX

Removal of Conditions
January 8, 2013: Mailed I-751
January 10,2013: NOA1
February 6, 2013: Biometrics Appoint.

June 4, 2013: Received I-797 NOA removal of conditions
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Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.

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Sometime is a good idea to book a flight/ purchase a plane ticket early but most of the time is NOT. It happened to us.

We're just fortunate that my husband was able to reschedule my flight (JAL-American Airline) with no cost.

Good Luck!

Edited by ~happyndinlove~

Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

https://meiscookery.wordpress.com

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Happy New Year everyone! My interview was scheduled on February 01, 2011. My husband is now planning to book an airline ticket for me within this week. I told him it might not be a good idea. We should wait after my interview. But he said, booking a ticket earlier will save us $$. Is it really a good idea for my hubby to book a ticket for me already? He's planning for my flight on February 14 ( Valentines Day here in Philippines so that when I arrived there in US it's Valentines Day there. I know my husband is really excited to be with me again. 0) After my interview, how long am I going to wait for my visa? I read here it's 7-10 days. But some said it took them a month? I hope not that long....

Not a good idea. I had my interview last Jan 7, 2011 for CR-1 but until now havent received my visa yet. Still waiting.....

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