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Filed: Country: Peru
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Is it me or do US customs officers just throw their stamps in any random page they happen to flip to? Whenever I travel the customs official of that country always uses the next available spot on the next available page and then when I return the US guys ALWAYS screw up the order. Does this matter aside from being obnoxious?

Also a side question about passports:

What happens when you use up all your pages and then you try to get through customs? Do they just start stamping on old stamps? I can picture the USians doing that. Grrr... Always stamping random pages willy nilly...

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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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you can get extra pages sewn into your passport

Especially in the back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS6OhC-4Zyw


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2007-07-27 – Case complete at NVC waiting on the world or at least MTL.

2007-12-19 - INTERVIEW AT MTL, SPLIT DECISION.

2007-12-24-Mom's I-551 arrives, Pop's still in purgatory (AP)

2008-03-11-AP all done, Pop is approved!!!!

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you can get extra pages sewn into your passport

The price for adding pages has recently gone up.


Ken y Leidys’ Timeline

May 1, 2009 - I-129 F (NOA-1)

Aug 4, 2009 - I-129 F (NOA-2)

Oct 7, 2009 - Bogota Interview

Oct 16, 2009 - Diomesa package arrived in downtown Barranquilla

Oct 20, 2009 - Leidys took bus to Diomesa Office to pick up Visa/Passport package because ("We don't deliver to your Barrio").

Nov 22, 2009 - POE (30 min.) Los Angeles, Intl.

Dec 27, 2009 - Wedding

March 8, 2010 - AOS NOA

April 8, 2010 - AOS BIO (in Riverside, CA)

May 11, 2010 - AOS AP

May 24, 2010 - AOS Interview

May 27, 2010 - AOS EAD May 27, 2010

Jun 18, 2010 - Green Card Received!

Apr 07, 2012 - ROC Filed

Oct 11, 2012 - ROC RFE

Jan 08, 2013 - CONDITIONS REMOVED!!!

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Is it me or do US customs officers just throw their stamps in any random page they happen to flip to? Whenever I travel the customs official of that country always uses the next available spot on the next available page and then when I return the US guys ALWAYS screw up the order. Does this matter aside from being obnoxious?

Also a side question about passports:

What happens when you use up all your pages and then you try to get through customs? Do they just start stamping on old stamps? I can picture the USians doing that. Grrr... Always stamping random pages willy nilly...

I doubt there is any intelligence or literacy test for US customs officers as they have in other countries.


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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Is it me or do US customs officers just throw their stamps in any random page they happen to flip to? Whenever I travel the customs official of that country always uses the next available spot on the next available page and then when I return the US guys ALWAYS screw up the order. Does this matter aside from being obnoxious?

Also a side question about passports:

What happens when you use up all your pages and then you try to get through customs? Do they just start stamping on old stamps? I can picture the USians doing that. Grrr... Always stamping random pages willy nilly...

If you think American customs officers are bad, travel to India. They will stamp any random page and I'll give you $5 if you can actually read what the stamp says. I have a visa that prohibits me from entering India within 6 months of the last time I left. Last time I entered India the guy squinted at my passport for what seemed like ages to decipher the date of my last exit. In the end, he just had to ask me and take my word for it. Apparently, there are either no computer records or the records are too much of a bear to retrieve.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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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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