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I don't know whether I should write this in English or Croatian but due to our US fiancées I'll start in in English!

I've noticed there is no Croatian topic though our neighbor countries have theirs and I'm also aware of the fact there is not a lot of Croatian USCIS cases.

But , feel free to make your comments and questions about everything ( God knows I'll ask a lot ) and it will be so much easier for all of us if we would exchange our experiences !

So, hello to everyone !


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I-485 & I-765 SENT IN MAIL - 06/03/2011
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I-485 & I-765 NOA 1hard copy- 06/07/2011
I-485 & I-765 Bio App - 07/27/2011
I-485 RFE - 07/30/2011
I -485 RFE response review - 08/25/2011
I-485 case transfer to CSC - 09/12/2011
I-765 service request - 09/19/2011
I-765 approved - 10/03/2011 (122 days)
I.485 touched - 09/16/2011
EAD card received -10/13/2011

Green card 11/28/2011

Removing Conditions I-751

NOA 11/20/2013

Biometrics 12/17/2013

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Nice to see you on here! Yeah, I've been checking that out, not many Croatian cases at all!! Though my fiance currently lives in Chile now, he is 1/2 Croatian and lived his entire youth in Belgrade, his very first years in Sibenik. We met because we share the "Croatian" part. Still have to have a Serbian police report for him for the interview because he was still living there at 16.

Nice to see you on here! Yeah, I've been checking that out, not many Croatian cases at all!! Though my fiance currently lives in Chile now, he is 1/2 Croatian and lived his entire youth in Belgrade, his very first years in Sibenik. We met because we share the "Croatian" part. Still have to have a Serbian police report for him for the interview because he was still living there at 16.

oh yeah...and keep all your public posts in English, lest the VJ police come and stalk you down for it :yes:


I-751 Removal of Conditions sent - 9/7/13

NOA1 received - 9/17/13

Biometrics appointment - 10/8/13

Removal of Conditions approved - 12/16/13

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oh yeah...and keep all your public posts in English, lest the VJ police come and stalk you down for it :yes:

woow, i didn't know that :D God forbid if someone would use their native language wacko.gif

I have a similar problem like your fiance.

My parents didn't know they have to ''deregister'' me from Bosnia and Herzegovina, though i lived there until i was 3-4 years old only cause they worked there, after they moved back to Croatia i went to elementary and high school here , i mean , i live here all of my life , but i ''deregistered'' myself when i was 17 , and i wouldn't know all of that until that moment, now i don't know whether i need a police records from Bosnia and Herzegovina though i didn't live there, it's impossible cause if i was, i would be there illegally ( no ID or passport due to i am a Croatian citizen not their and i was a minor ).

what to do ???


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I-485 & I-765 SENT IN MAIL - 06/03/2011
I-485 & I-765 E-MAIL NOTICE - 06/06/2011
I-485 & I-765 NOA 1hard copy- 06/07/2011
I-485 & I-765 Bio App - 07/27/2011
I-485 RFE - 07/30/2011
I -485 RFE response review - 08/25/2011
I-485 case transfer to CSC - 09/12/2011
I-765 service request - 09/19/2011
I-765 approved - 10/03/2011 (122 days)
I.485 touched - 09/16/2011
EAD card received -10/13/2011

Green card 11/28/2011

Removing Conditions I-751

NOA 11/20/2013

Biometrics 12/17/2013

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Well, I think the information states that you will need to have police reports from all places LIVED since the age of 16. So if you did not live in Bosnia/Herzegovina at 16, you don't need a police report. Don't quote me on it, but that's how I understand it. The best bet is to check with the embassy/consulate in which you will interview. They can be very helpful. Get the email address for the embassy and write your concerns down to them.

Vinko was only a permanent resident while living in Belgrade, not a citizen...he did not give up his Chilean citizenship, so I don't think the status of citizenship matters.


I-751 Removal of Conditions sent - 9/7/13

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Biometrics appointment - 10/8/13

Removal of Conditions approved - 12/16/13

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Thanks, hopefully I'll manage somehow to solve that with the embassy in Croatia :)

My biggest worry now is that it's been 147 days since our NOA1 and still nothing...

I saw from your story you have some Croatian roots... it is quite amazing how you guys met and both are partially Croatian :)

I also saw you got RFE , if i may know , what was it about ?


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I-485 & I-765 SENT IN MAIL - 06/03/2011
I-485 & I-765 E-MAIL NOTICE - 06/06/2011
I-485 & I-765 NOA 1hard copy- 06/07/2011
I-485 & I-765 Bio App - 07/27/2011
I-485 RFE - 07/30/2011
I -485 RFE response review - 08/25/2011
I-485 case transfer to CSC - 09/12/2011
I-765 service request - 09/19/2011
I-765 approved - 10/03/2011 (122 days)
I.485 touched - 09/16/2011
EAD card received -10/13/2011

Green card 11/28/2011

Removing Conditions I-751

NOA 11/20/2013

Biometrics 12/17/2013

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Thanks, hopefully I'll manage somehow to solve that with the embassy in Croatia :)

My biggest worry now is that it's been 147 days since our NOA1 and still nothing...

I saw from your story you have some Croatian roots... it is quite amazing how you guys met and both are partially Croatian :)

I also saw you got RFE , if i may know , what was it about ?

It looks like according to timelines that your NOA2 is coming soon, plus I already know someone who's NOA1 was 8/30/10 and they got theirs this week.

If you are signed up for receiving text messages and emails on status changes on the USCIS website, that works very handy for knowing what is up and coming. You can call the customer service number and convince them to give you a higher level of customer service, but the information the immigration officer will give you will not coincide with when they will actually send your information. There seems to be lag time in when your information is processed and when it actually gets sent in the mail.

My RFE was about not showing enough evidence that I met my fiance in the last two years; I sent a buttload of pictures, and I sent my boarding passes, but they want to see something with the year in it and neither of those things do. I sent all the pages of my passport with my stamps showing I went to Chile, my receipts for my plane tickets, and online bank account transactions showing that I withdrew money from my account while in Chile. My RFE was responded to within the week that I sent it and received my NOA2 shortly after.

I have a feeling you are next!

I developed more interest in my Croatian roots after my youngest son was born. A friend of mine saw this on Facebook and told me about Vinko, knowing that along with the roots that I spoke Spanish. The friendship went from there, and it evolved into what it is now!


I-751 Removal of Conditions sent - 9/7/13

NOA1 received - 9/17/13

Biometrics appointment - 10/8/13

Removal of Conditions approved - 12/16/13

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Yay! Thank you for starting this post. I'm feeling very partial to Croatia, obviously b/c my fiance is from there. Thanks for keeping it in English though anyways, because my Croatian is bad (nonexistent).

Seems like a silly question...I know there are places for me to be able to write his name in Hrvatski. But on the initial page of the i-129f petition form, should I write it out phonetically? (i.e. Srdjan or Srdan) Such a small detail, but I'm being careful of it all. lol

...also...Lisa

When you sent in your boarding passes,did you send in copies of it? Or the actual boarding passes? I'm weary of sending in the originals, as I'd like to keep them in case something happens or my fiance needs them for his interview.

...on a completely random note...

I'd give anything to have enough money to make it to Dubrovnik this summer and have enough for the visa process and a wedding. hahahaahah. I love it there far too much.


"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. " ~ Louis Pasteur.

Met Online - 01/2010
Met in Person - 12/21/2010

Engaged - 12/31/2010

File - 07/26/2011

NOA1 - 08/02/2011

NOA2 - 12/22/2011 (e-mail notice)
Visa Approved - 03/13/2012

Married - 03/31/2012 <3

*Started the AOS process a bit late cuse I'm a slacker and suck

But, we've had no issues. It's coming along. Interview should

be shortly coming. Married life is great*

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Seems like a silly question...I know there are places for me to be able to write his name in Hrvatski. But on the initial page of the i-129f petition form, should I write it out phonetically? (i.e. Srdjan or Srdan) Such a small detail, but I'm being careful of it all. lol

Hi !

I think you should write it as : SRDJAN , cause that's the way they're going to write it on his ID later in USA , and that's the correct way.

and in section 16 you write it as Srđan :)

Consider yourself as lucky for already seeing Dubrovnik, I'm from Croatia but i've never been there yet :)

i know it's beautiful and whoever goes there ones will always come back but i also know it's very expensive there to buy things and eat out !blink.gif

Don't worry about your Croatian, it's a very hard language even for us Croats whistling.gif

My fiance is learning it slowly , for now he knows how to say words that he can't use in public no0pb.gif , but he also nows how to say random things like good night, good day , sorry ( he uses that one a lot :D ), thank you ( not so often ) ....


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I-485 & I-765 SENT IN MAIL - 06/03/2011
I-485 & I-765 E-MAIL NOTICE - 06/06/2011
I-485 & I-765 NOA 1hard copy- 06/07/2011
I-485 & I-765 Bio App - 07/27/2011
I-485 RFE - 07/30/2011
I -485 RFE response review - 08/25/2011
I-485 case transfer to CSC - 09/12/2011
I-765 service request - 09/19/2011
I-765 approved - 10/03/2011 (122 days)
I.485 touched - 09/16/2011
EAD card received -10/13/2011

Green card 11/28/2011

Removing Conditions I-751

NOA 11/20/2013

Biometrics 12/17/2013

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Yay! Thank you for starting this post. I'm feeling very partial to Croatia, obviously b/c my fiance is from there. Thanks for keeping it in English though anyways, because my Croatian is bad (nonexistent).

Seems like a silly question...I know there are places for me to be able to write his name in Hrvatski. But on the initial page of the i-129f petition form, should I write it out phonetically? (i.e. Srdjan or Srdan) Such a small detail, but I'm being careful of it all. lol

...also...Lisa

When you sent in your boarding passes,did you send in copies of it? Or the actual boarding passes? I'm weary of sending in the originals, as I'd like to keep them in case something happens or my fiance needs them for his interview.

...on a completely random note...

I'd give anything to have enough money to make it to Dubrovnik this summer and have enough for the visa process and a wedding. hahahaahah. I love it there far too much.

For the boarding passes and anything else...only send copies!

Vinko and I definitely hope to make it back to Croatia someday!!!


I-751 Removal of Conditions sent - 9/7/13

NOA1 received - 9/17/13

Biometrics appointment - 10/8/13

Removal of Conditions approved - 12/16/13

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Why is it that you folks always teach us the "dirty" words, first!! My Croatian vocabulary is about as fit as being a slimy prostitute over there! But a very polite one at that...hvala! (thank you) Pozdrav! (greetings)


I-751 Removal of Conditions sent - 9/7/13

NOA1 received - 9/17/13

Biometrics appointment - 10/8/13

Removal of Conditions approved - 12/16/13

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Aw lol I know random words...all from grocery lists when we would go shopping. I think the only word I use is "hvala" ... and sometimes accidentally I'll use it in the states. hahaha

I know only a few dirty words. I think I better catch up. hahaha

Yeah...it wasn't so bad to stay in Dubrovnik during the off season. Things weren't so expensive as it is in the summer months. Plus we paid local prices for such things as walking the walls. And yes, it is very beautiful. I can't wait to be back. :) I want to spend more time though in Zagreb for sure.


"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. " ~ Louis Pasteur.

Met Online - 01/2010
Met in Person - 12/21/2010

Engaged - 12/31/2010

File - 07/26/2011

NOA1 - 08/02/2011

NOA2 - 12/22/2011 (e-mail notice)
Visa Approved - 03/13/2012

Married - 03/31/2012 <3

*Started the AOS process a bit late cuse I'm a slacker and suck

But, we've had no issues. It's coming along. Interview should

be shortly coming. Married life is great*

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Hej, pa ne mogu vjerovati kako je netko napokon otvorio CRO thread. :jest::energy::goofy:

I da...slobodno mozes pisati hrvatski u ovom dijelu foruma, kao sto na svojim jezicima pisu i ostali koji su regionalni.

Nekako mi se cini kako je prosle godine pocelo biti vise ljudi iz Hrvatske ovdje. 2009. kad smo moj suprug i ja krenuli u K1 proces bila sam jedina iz Hrvatske koja je poslala papire u Vermont. Kasnije je dosla Lindsey i njezina bolja polovica :star: koji su bili California thread.

Super da si otvorila thread! :dance::dancing::thumbs:


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NOA: 2012-12-10
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Hej, pa ne mogu vjerovati kako je netko napokon otvorio CRO thread. :jest::energy::goofy:

I da...slobodno mozes pisati hrvatski u ovom dijelu foruma, kao sto na svojim jezicima pisu i ostali koji su regionalni.

Nekako mi se cini kako je prosle godine pocelo biti vise ljudi iz Hrvatske ovdje. 2009. kad smo moj suprug i ja krenuli u K1 proces bila sam jedina iz Hrvatske koja je poslala papire u Vermont. Kasnije je dosla Lindsey i njezina bolja polovica :star: koji su bili California thread.

Super da si otvorila thread! :dance::dancing::thumbs:

Hahahaha, moram priznati da je razlog otvaranja bio pomalo sebičan :D

Ja imam toliko pitanja da ne znam gdje bih počela i završila , svaki dan se sjetim nečega ( čak i stvari koje još neko vrijeme neću trebati ) , a zbilja mi je već postalo neugodno slati poruke uokolo ( i tebi ) kao sumanuta luđakinja :D

A vjerujem da i ostali imaju pitanja , a ako ništa barem možemo ovdje brbljati međusobno !laughing.gif

Utrošim i malo vremena ovdje da si smetnem s uma da je prošlo 150 dana od NOA1, dok se NOA2 lagano vuče prema nama popute pretile starice !rofl.gif


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I-485 & I-765 SENT IN MAIL - 06/03/2011
I-485 & I-765 E-MAIL NOTICE - 06/06/2011
I-485 & I-765 NOA 1hard copy- 06/07/2011
I-485 & I-765 Bio App - 07/27/2011
I-485 RFE - 07/30/2011
I -485 RFE response review - 08/25/2011
I-485 case transfer to CSC - 09/12/2011
I-765 service request - 09/19/2011
I-765 approved - 10/03/2011 (122 days)
I.485 touched - 09/16/2011
EAD card received -10/13/2011

Green card 11/28/2011

Removing Conditions I-751

NOA 11/20/2013

Biometrics 12/17/2013

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Sad sam tek vidjela koliko dugo cekas NOA2...vau! Ti si August filer onda. :wacko::blink:

Nadam se kako ce vas uskoro odobriti. Cini mi se, kao i prosle godine, kako je CSC brzi od Vermonta. Sjecam se kako su 2009. kad smo mi aplicirali za vizu, gotovo svi September Vermont filers dobili NOA2 u roku mjesec, dva. Mi smo bili jedni od rijetkih koji smo bili odobreni nakon 4 mjeseca.

Bome je totalna koma cekati i cekati, ali ne mozes nista napraviti pa je najbolje biti strpljiv. :yes::huh::no:

Jednom kad te odobre obicno sve ide jako brzo. Mi smo mjesec dana nakon sto su nas odobrili imali papire u konzulatu u Zagrebu i samo je bilo pitanje kad ce konzul biti slobodan za intervju.

Ma, vidjet ces...na kraju ce sve biti dobro i ovog vremena cekanja sjecat ces se kao neceg sto je bilo i sto ste prevladali. :star:


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ROC Sent: 2012-12-03
Arrived: 2012-12-07
NOA: 2012-12-10
Biometrics: 2013-01-08

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September filers .... datum NOA1 je 02/09/2010.

Iskreno da ti kažem , ludim girlwerewolf2xn.gif ! Mislili smo da će sve to ići malo brže pogotovo zato što je on satnik u njihovoj vojsci ( znaš kako oni drže do toga wacko.gif) , ne možemo tražiti nikakvo ubrzanje jer ga još nigdje neće slati( hvala Bogu) budući je trenutačno u školi za specijalne postrojbe ...

svaki dan priželjkujem vidjeti mail, nešto , bilo kakav znak da smo odobreni, pogotovo sada kada su već odobrili neke koji su podnijeli zahtjeve poslije nas.

Ha valjda će nešto biti, samo ne bih htjela završiti kao neki ovdje koji čekaju i po 6 mjeseci headbonk.gif

Znam da kada sve ovo prođe da ćemo se vjerojatno smijati i pričati o tome ,ali trenutačno mi je jedino olakšanje to što smo prije mjesec dana proveli 2 tjedna zajedno u Torontu za Božić.

I tko zna koliko će sada trebati nakon odobrenja da sve to dođe do ambasade, srećom u tvom slučaju je sve to išlo malo brže :)

I malo mi je bolje kada se svi međusobno tješimo :D Trebali bi organizirati neke skupove u Las Vegasu svih VJ članova ! Ako zbog ničega, barem da prebrojimo koliko se brakova zapravo uspjelo održati na životu , možda bi imali bolji prosjek od Hrvatske ili SAD-a ( to svakako ) rofl.gif


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I-485 & I-765 SENT IN MAIL - 06/03/2011
I-485 & I-765 E-MAIL NOTICE - 06/06/2011
I-485 & I-765 NOA 1hard copy- 06/07/2011
I-485 & I-765 Bio App - 07/27/2011
I-485 RFE - 07/30/2011
I -485 RFE response review - 08/25/2011
I-485 case transfer to CSC - 09/12/2011
I-765 service request - 09/19/2011
I-765 approved - 10/03/2011 (122 days)
I.485 touched - 09/16/2011
EAD card received -10/13/2011

Green card 11/28/2011

Removing Conditions I-751

NOA 11/20/2013

Biometrics 12/17/2013

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