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I am sad to say that my visa journey is now over. My husband and I have decided that it is time to go our separate ways. We still have an enormous amount of love for one another and this decision makes us both sad, but as we started out as good friends we will remain that. There are other personal reasons but as some of you know I have never been able to quite get over my homesickness and it has been a huge stumbling block in our life here.

I have made some treasured friends here on VJ, and I am so thankful for that....I have had some fun, fun times here and feel privileged to have shared peoples journeys over the years, seen the wedding pics and seen the babies arrive! We are at times a dysfunctional family here on VJ, but the love and support never goes away.

Although it is a sad time I am sooooo excited about going back home and seeing my children, family and friends, and going back to work...yay!! It's a new chapter to embrace.

I wish you all well in new and continued visa journeys!

Welshie xxx

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I am sad to say that my visa journey is now over. My husband and I have decided that it is time to go our separate ways. We still have an enormous amount of love for one another and this decision makes us both sad, but as we started out as good friends we will remain that. There are other personal reasons but as some of you know I have never been able to quite get over my homesickness and it has been a huge stumbling block in our life here.

I have made some treasured friends here on VJ, and I am so thankful for that....I have had some fun, fun times here and feel privileged to have shared peoples journeys over the years, seen the wedding pics and seen the babies arrive! We are at times a dysfunctional family here on VJ, but the love and support never goes away.

Although it is a sad time I am sooooo excited about going back home and seeing my children, family and friends, and going back to work...yay!! It's a new chapter to embrace.

I wish you all well in new and continued visa journeys!

Welshie xxx

Sorry to hear it (F) We wish you safe travels and peace.


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I'm so sorry to hear this, Dawn, but I'm glad that things are amicable. (F)

There's no reason you have to leave VJ...although I suppose the benefits to doing so are numerous! I try to leave and invariably get sucked back in. Maybe you'll have the same syndrome? :star:


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Oh, Dawn. (F)

I do understand the adjustment issues. They are insurmountable sometimes, and so very heartbreaking when you are in the middle of one of those homesick bouts. I am happy that you get to go home and be back with everyone and everything you know and love. Please keep in contact and let us know how you're doing.


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All the best to you, si man. :thumbs:


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 wish you all the happiness...remember happiness comes first and I am sure you will find it once again. I am sure the process involved in starting your life was a factor and I wish all of us going through the wait and agony will remain strong and true....love will prevail...cheers to you!!!!(F)


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So sorry to hear that from everyone in this thread whose marriages didn't go as hoped. Wishing you well.


"You don't marry someone you can live with, you marry the person you can't live without."

Mailed K-1 on 2-6-10

USCIS received packet on 2-8-10

NOA 1: Received 2-16-10

NOA 2: Approved 4-29-10 (72 Days)

NVC Forwarded Petition to London- 5-6-10

NVC Letter Received: 5-7-1010

London Received Packet: 5-14-10

London Mailed Packet to Rob: 5-18-10

Packet 3 Received by Rob: 5-22-2010

Packet 3 paperwork mailed to Rob 6-12-10

Medical- July 8, 2010

Everything mailed to Embassy 7-19-10

Interview Date: 9-14-10- Approved pending non-machine washed replacement passport.

Entry to US- 10-6-10 POE- Newark

Wedding- 10-23-10

AOS

Mailed AOS paperwork to the Chicago lockbox 1-7-11

Delivery Notification 1-10-11

Text stating application was received 1-20-11

Check Cashed 1-21-11

NOA 1 received 1-22-11

Biometrics letter received 1-29--11

Biometrics appointment 2-24-11

Received notice- I-485 has been transferred to the California Service Center 2-9-11.

3-11-11 - EAD production ordered

3-19-11- EAD Received

3-31-2011- AOS approved without interview

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Oh welshie! I, too, am sad to hear about the end of your marriage. But I know you're doing what is best for the both of you and I think you will be happy back home. We're still FB friends so I won't miss out on everything :) but don't be a stranger around here, either. We love you!


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You know I love ya Cookie (F)

Muffin - I'm sorry to hear of your news.

Is this bad news for baked goods day? I know, bad joke...but I know Cookie will probs lol, Muffin, I dunno her personally, but I hope it brought a smile to her face.

Damn, now I'm hungry. For carbs.

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