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i hope that uscis/nvc read this #######, then maybe they will understand just how frustrating they are making all this...yet again our life is in the hands of complete strangers and it totally sucks big time...i hate this waiting,

our christmas sucked big time

our new year sucked big time

and my husband is forking out for yet another trip over here which he, nor me, can ill afford, but we do this because we love each other and its been way too long already...this past 18 months of being stuck in this god forsaken hole called manchester uk not knowing our fate because some person chooses that this is how these things are done!

ok so we never did advance parole...but then the powers that be never really did their part while i was over in the usa...no welcome pack...nothing to say we were doing anything wrong...nothing on the web about time scales for adjustment of status, everything is too confusing, so much research...so much time spent on reading procedures and correct forms...

nobody contacted us after my arrival in the usa...and they go on about illegal immigrants and how important it is to stop them, yet they do nothing for the ones who try and do things right.

i just want to go back home and be with the man i married nearly 3 years ago...

this is so wrong...we are married god damn it let us get on with being a family!!

:crying:

sorry for my rant....needed to vent to them in the know.


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2004 - we met online.

7th May 2007 - filed I-129 paperwork

9th June 2007 - received I-797 notice of action

13th November 2007 - I-129 approved

18th December 2007 Visa and medical interview

12th January 2008- Shipping company arrived

14th January 2008 - landed at Newark Airport.

9th March 2008 - got married(received SSI number)

April 2008 - My things arrived in USA from the UK

9th March 2009 - our 1st Anniversary

14th June 2009 - returned to the UK

9th March 2010 - our 2nd Anniversary - spent apart - so lonely :(

1st September 2010 - filed I-130 (applying for IR1)

11th Sept - Received I-797c address part C error

13th Sept - Resubmitted I-130

24th Sept 2010 received second I-797 NOA status - "initial review"

4th January 2011 - I-130 Approved - moving to NVC!

12th January 2011 - I-130 forwarded to NVC.

31st January 2011 - Notification of LDN number received in the post.

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I am so very sorry!!!!

I agree that for most of us here Christmas Sucked, New Years Sucked, and all we want to do is move forward so we can begin to live our lives with those that we love.

I hope you get news soon.


2/1980 – foreign exchange student to Santiago Chile

3/80 – Met Daniel at school

4/80 – we became high school sweethearts

2/81 – returned to the USA, Daniel arrived late at the airport to say goodbye

1981 – 2009 - Life happens. We both married others and divorced

7/23/2009 – Daniel found me via classmates.com

9/18/09 – Traveled to Chile to spend time with Daniel

10/09 – engaged!!

11/10/09 – returned to the USA

1/10 – Daniel began gathering his paperwork to start the K1

2/10 – earthquake in Chile delays everything

3/10 – went to Chile for less than a week

6/10 – received Daniels paperwork, started preparing K1

7/10 – K1 refused due to typo

8/12/10 – received NOA1!!

2/2/2011 - Received NOA2!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i hope that uscis/nvc read this #######, then maybe they will understand just how frustrating they are making all this...yet again our life is in the hands of complete strangers and it totally sucks big time...i hate this waiting,

our christmas sucked big time

our new year sucked big time

and my husband is forking out for yet another trip over here which he, nor me, can ill afford, but we do this because we love each other and its been way too long already...this past 18 months of being stuck in this god forsaken hole called manchester uk not knowing our fate because some person chooses that this is how these things are done!

ok so we never did advance parole...but then the powers that be never really did their part while i was over in the usa...no welcome pack...nothing to say we were doing anything wrong...nothing on the web about time scales for adjustment of status, everything is too confusing, so much research...so much time spent on reading procedures and correct forms...

nobody contacted us after my arrival in the usa...and they go on about illegal immigrants and how important it is to stop them, yet they do nothing for the ones who try and do things right.

i just want to go back home and be with the man i married nearly 3 years ago...

this is so wrong...we are married god damn it let us get on with being a family!!

:crying:

sorry for my rant....needed to vent to them in the know.

I totally understand..my holidays have sucked too ..and skyping uggh dont know if that helps or makes me feel worse..:( I totally agree with u and I hope u know u have ppl that will listen to your rants anytime:)


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ENGAGED AUGUST 18, 2010

MARRIED OCT 21, 2010

FILED I-130 NOV 13,2010

NOA 1 NOV 15, 2010

NOA 2 JUNE 15, 2011

CASE # JULY 13,2011

DS3032 ACCEPTED JULY 18, 2011

AOS paid JULY 20, 2011

Sent AOS JULY 23, 2011

IV paid JULY 25, 2011

IV sent JULY 28, 2011

CASE CLOSED AUG 8, 2011

INTERVIEW DATE OCT 13, 2011

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Waiting sure does suck, but the USCIS is not required to tell you to do anything or that you need to do anything. They don't even remind you to file for ROC when your green card is soon to expire. Some people get a reminder MOST don't ever get one.

VJ has all the info and guides about K-1 and AOS available for everyone. The K-1 flow chart even tells to file for AOS and has all the steps for the whole process listed that needs to be done.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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I agree if is very hard around the holidays to not be with the ones you love.

However, I wouldn't blame USCIS for you being apart so long, you only petitioned a few months ago and earlier it was your responsibility to file for AOS and AP, not their's.

I hope you and your family can be together soon.


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And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times

It's you, it's you, You make me sing.

You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.

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ROC Timeline

Sent: 7/21/12

NOA1: 7/23/12

Touch: 7/24/2012

Biometrics: 8/24/2012

Card Production Ordered: 3/6/2013

*Eligible for Naturalization: October 13, 2013*

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I am feeling your pain and wish this process was easier. I prayer that God gives you peace and patience. God knows we all need it. Keep you head up and know God is in control and is able. I pray u have a peaceful nights rest, grace and peace to you.

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i hope that uscis/nvc read this #######, then maybe they will understand just how frustrating they are making all this...yet again our life is in the hands of complete strangers and it totally sucks big time...i hate this waiting,

our christmas sucked big time

our new year sucked big time

and my husband is forking out for yet another trip over here which he, nor me, can ill afford, but we do this because we love each other and its been way too long already...this past 18 months of being stuck in this god forsaken hole called manchester uk not knowing our fate because some person chooses that this is how these things are done!

ok so we never did advance parole...but then the powers that be never really did their part while i was over in the usa...no welcome pack...nothing to say we were doing anything wrong...nothing on the web about time scales for adjustment of status, everything is too confusing, so much research...so much time spent on reading procedures and correct forms...

nobody contacted us after my arrival in the usa...and they go on about illegal immigrants and how important it is to stop them, yet they do nothing for the ones who try and do things right.

i just want to go back home and be with the man i married nearly 3 years ago...

this is so wrong...we are married god damn it let us get on with being a family!!

:crying:

sorry for my rant....needed to vent to them in the know.

Rant Away! You are among friends who understand!

Living in the US and being surrounded daily of examples of people who are rewarded for circumventing BREAKING the immigration laws surely sucks when I know that we.....................us, all of us here are being screwed for following the laws! And this country bends over backwards to accommodate the illegals. I spend a fortune for health insurance...........illegals get treated at clinics for free............Our children son want to go to university out of state, they pay higher tuition..........illegal immigrants get (proposed) in state rates?

Why when we call NVC do we have to dial 1 for English? What about our spouses from Mongolia, Ukraine, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Belarus, Georgia, Nigeria, Iran, India, Pakistan, Krakozhia..........wherever............Why can't they dial a number for assistance in their own Language? it is because our entire immigration system is centered on the flood of illegals surging through the broken dam that is suppose to be a border. And political correctness run amok! Illegal immigrants simply form too large of a voting block!

So while we wait, collectively spending untold hundreds of thousands of dollars unnecessarily for travel, communications, as well as the lost wages and the absolutely priceless loss of time with our loved ones, missed holidays, missed morning hugs and good night kisses....................while we do all these things because we respect the law..........or fear the consequences..............our bureaucrats are writing new laws...........the illegals are streaming across the borders.............and Rome burns.

God Bless America


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03/2008--Met while working together in Mongolia
06/21/10--Married in Ulaanbaatar on the Summer solstice
USCIS
09/06/10--I-130 package mailed to USCIS Chicago Lockbox
12/14/10--NOA2 hardcopy rec'd, Dec 09 notice date<APPROVED>86 Days
NVC
12/22/10-NVC / IIN Number issued, AOS bill paid
12/26/10-DS-3032 emailed
January4............IV bill paid, discovered error by preparer
USCIS ROUND 2
01/04/11-- I-130 package for stepson sent express with expedite plea
01/11/11---Congressional expedite plea lodged with USCIS
01/20/11--- Notice date, APPROVED 14 days
NVC ROUND 2
01/26/11--- NVC/IIN Numbers issued, DS-3032 Emailed
02/07/11--- AOS/IV packages fedexed to NVC
02/24/11--- Both Cases Completed at NVC
CONSULAR
04/27/11--- Interview passed
05/29/11--- POE ORD
08/2011--- I-551s arrive

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REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

04/18/13--- I-751 mailed

09/25/13---ROC approval

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I agree if is very hard around the holidays to not be with the ones you love.

However, I wouldn't blame USCIS for you being apart so long, you only petitioned a few months ago and earlier it was your responsibility to file for AOS and AP, not their's.

I hope you and your family can be together soon.

hi, yup, i know we only petitioned a few months ago...but...to be honest...we are MARRIED what gives someone in an office who we have never met the right to keep us apart?? just because we are from different countries...so frikin what! im not blaming uscis or nvc - i am blaming the fact that we have to go through this #######!!

i know only too well how long this ####### process takes....2007 we did K1. its the process and doing it that bothers me...

mr BT - hear hear :thumbs: bang on the mark as always!!


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2004 - we met online.

7th May 2007 - filed I-129 paperwork

9th June 2007 - received I-797 notice of action

13th November 2007 - I-129 approved

18th December 2007 Visa and medical interview

12th January 2008- Shipping company arrived

14th January 2008 - landed at Newark Airport.

9th March 2008 - got married(received SSI number)

April 2008 - My things arrived in USA from the UK

9th March 2009 - our 1st Anniversary

14th June 2009 - returned to the UK

9th March 2010 - our 2nd Anniversary - spent apart - so lonely :(

1st September 2010 - filed I-130 (applying for IR1)

11th Sept - Received I-797c address part C error

13th Sept - Resubmitted I-130

24th Sept 2010 received second I-797 NOA status - "initial review"

4th January 2011 - I-130 Approved - moving to NVC!

12th January 2011 - I-130 forwarded to NVC.

31st January 2011 - Notification of LDN number received in the post.

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hi, yup, i know we only petitioned a few months ago...but...to be honest...we are MARRIED what gives someone in an office who we have never met the right to keep us apart?? just because we are from different countries...so frikin what! im not blaming uscis or nvc - i am blaming the fact that we have to go through this #######!!

i know only too well how long this ####### process takes....2007 we did K1. its the process and doing it that bothers me...

mr BT - hear hear :thumbs: bang on the mark as always!!

I did the K1 too, with my ex wife, but luckily I knew about this site before hand. It was a godsend, without it, back in 2004, Id have been stumped and not have known where to start. So I know where you're coming from when you just did the K1 and knew little about the procedure.

I really hope this speeds up for you though.


USCIS California Service Center - Expedited

09-SEP-2010 : Mailed I130 Petition to Chicago Lockbox.

16-SEP-2010 : Received NOA1.

24-SEP-2010 : Expedite: service request

05-OCT-2010 : Supporting documents sent to CSC.

16-OCT-2010 : RFE received.

19-OCT-2010 : RFE response received at CSC.

22-OCT-2010 : I130 Petition APPROVED.

30-OCT-2010 : NOA2 Received in Mail

NVC - Expedited

27-OCT-2010 : Case Number Assigned

02-NOV-2010 : Expedite request emailed to NVC

10-NOV-2010 : Expedite approved - Case forwarded to Consulate

12-NOV-2010 : Medical

US Embassy - Expedited

18-NOV-2010 : Packet 3 email received.

19-NOV-2010 : Emailed DS230, DS2001

30-NOV-2010 : Interview - 9am Denied: 3 year bar (overstay) - i601 Waiver filed with expedite request

01-DEC-2010 : MP requests assistance from US Ambassador

03-DEC-2010 : Waiver transferred from USCIS to DHS

11-DEC-2010 : Waiver Receipt notification dated 07-DEC-2010

20-DEC-2010 : VISA/Waiver Approved

22-DEC-2010 : Approval letter received

24-DEC-2010 : Passport collected by courier

10-JAN-2011 : CR1 Visa Issued by IVU London

11-JAN-2011 : Passport / Visa delivered.

18-JAN-2011 : POE: EWR (Newark, New Jersey)

17-FEB-2011 : Welcome Letter Arrived

19-FEB-2011 : Green Card I-551 Arrived

I-130 Mailing to Approval (incl. waiver): 102 Days

OCT 2012 : Applied for Removal of Conditions

DEC 2012 : Received NOA1 (GC extention letter)

18-JAN-2013 : Biometrics walk in approved and completed

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My wife and I also feel your pain. This coming April we will have been married 3 years. We filed in June still no answer. Have Senators involved. Calling USCIS is a joke they won't tell you anything. The only time our case was touched was when my Senator contacted them. He got generic answer on 12/8/2010 decision in 45 days. What kind of ####### is this? Not a single touch since 12/8. Just wanted to let you know other's are going thru worse times than you. Now I spend more money to go and be with my wife again for Chinese New Year. This is ridiculous that those of us who try to do it the legal way are given the run around while at the same time our congressman are trying to pass the dream act just to get votes in 2012. Sorry for my rant! Maybe it's time to give up and just live in China with my wife!

Bob S.

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Rant Away! You are among friends who understand!

Living in the US and being surrounded daily of examples of people who are rewarded for circumventing BREAKING the immigration laws surely sucks when I know that we.....................us, all of us here are being screwed for following the laws! And this country bends over backwards to accommodate the illegals. I spend a fortune for health insurance...........illegals get treated at clinics for free............Our children son want to go to university out of state, they pay higher tuition..........illegal immigrants get (proposed) in state rates?

Why when we call NVC do we have to dial 1 for English? What about our spouses from Mongolia, Ukraine, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Belarus, Georgia, Nigeria, Iran, India, Pakistan, Krakozhia..........wherever............Why can't they dial a number for assistance in their own Language? it is because our entire immigration system is centered on the flood of illegals surging through the broken dam that is suppose to be a border. And political correctness run amok! Illegal immigrants simply form too large of a voting block!

So while we wait, collectively spending untold hundreds of thousands of dollars unnecessarily for travel, communications, as well as the lost wages and the absolutely priceless loss of time with our loved ones, missed holidays, missed morning hugs and good night kisses....................while we do all these things because we respect the law..........or fear the consequences..............our bureaucrats are writing new laws...........the illegals are streaming across the borders.............and Rome burns.

God Bless America

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AGREED!! Like I have mentioned earlier in other threads, I will NEVER forget my experience with the bureaucratic bungling and insensitivity of USCIS and NVC, and the way in which U.S. Citizens are forced to take a back seat when it comes to us being re-united with our families.


NATURALIZATION

02/25/2014 - Eligibility date.

03/03/2014 - N-400 package mailed.

03/11/2014 - Check cashed.

03/14/2014 - NOA received.

04/09/2014 - Biometrics.

04/28/2014 - In-Line for Interview - 6 hours later Interview Scheduled!!

05/02/2014 - Interview Letter received. (Mailed on 29 April)

05/26/2014 - 3 year anniversary.

06/02/2014 - Interview. PASSED!

09/11/2014 - Oath Ceremony.

09/16/2014 - Updated driver licence and registered to vote.

10/08/2014 - Updated Social Security

10/14/2014 - Applied for U.S. Passport

10/27/2014 - U.S. Passport arrived in mail (13 days - DID NOT expedite)

10/30/2014 - Naturalization Certificate arrived in mail (was not folded)

MY IMMIGRATION JOURNEY IS OFFICIALLY FINISHED!!

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My mom and me often talk about how difficult this is. We do things legally and it's like we are the ones punished.

Me and my wife we cry everyday... We married and had only 4 days together. Hopefully for future couples, the process can be sped up and not have to suffer like we suffer..

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Rant Away! You are among friends who understand!

Living in the US and being surrounded daily of examples of people who are rewarded for circumventing BREAKING the immigration laws surely sucks when I know that we.....................us, all of us here are being screwed for following the laws! And this country bends over backwards to accommodate the illegals. I spend a fortune for health insurance...........illegals get treated at clinics for free............Our children son want to go to university out of state, they pay higher tuition..........illegal immigrants get (proposed) in state rates?

Why when we call NVC do we have to dial 1 for English? What about our spouses from Mongolia, Ukraine, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Belarus, Georgia, Nigeria, Iran, India, Pakistan, Krakozhia..........wherever............Why can't they dial a number for assistance in their own Language? it is because our entire immigration system is centered on the flood of illegals surging through the broken dam that is suppose to be a border. And political correctness run amok! Illegal immigrants simply form too large of a voting block!

So while we wait, collectively spending untold hundreds of thousands of dollars unnecessarily for travel, communications, as well as the lost wages and the absolutely priceless loss of time with our loved ones, missed holidays, missed morning hugs and good night kisses....................while we do all these things because we respect the law..........or fear the consequences..............our bureaucrats are writing new laws...........the illegals are streaming across the borders.............and Rome burns.

God Bless America

amen ..im a us citizen waiting to bring my husband to be reunited in the mean time the city i live in im the minority..and 99.5% are illegal ...:( the whole procedure sucks..


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ENGAGED AUGUST 18, 2010

MARRIED OCT 21, 2010

FILED I-130 NOV 13,2010

NOA 1 NOV 15, 2010

NOA 2 JUNE 15, 2011

CASE # JULY 13,2011

DS3032 ACCEPTED JULY 18, 2011

AOS paid JULY 20, 2011

Sent AOS JULY 23, 2011

IV paid JULY 25, 2011

IV sent JULY 28, 2011

CASE CLOSED AUG 8, 2011

INTERVIEW DATE OCT 13, 2011

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i hope that uscis/nvc read this #######, then maybe they will understand just how frustrating they are making all this...yet again our life is in the hands of complete strangers and it totally sucks big time...i hate this waiting,

our christmas sucked big time

our new year sucked big time

and my husband is forking out for yet another trip over here which he, nor me, can ill afford, but we do this because we love each other and its been way too long already...this past 18 months of being stuck in this god forsaken hole called manchester uk not knowing our fate because some person chooses that this is how these things are done!

ok so we never did advance parole...but then the powers that be never really did their part while i was over in the usa...no welcome pack...nothing to say we were doing anything wrong...nothing on the web about time scales for adjustment of status, everything is too confusing, so much research...so much time spent on reading procedures and correct forms...

nobody contacted us after my arrival in the usa...and they go on about illegal immigrants and how important it is to stop them, yet they do nothing for the ones who try and do things right.

i just want to go back home and be with the man i married nearly 3 years ago...

this is so wrong...we are married god damn it let us get on with being a family!!

:crying:

sorry for my rant....needed to vent to them in the know.

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