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Our son, Shen, is one year old today, July 16th. He was born by C-section at 7:23 in the morning a year ago, and I was there to see it happen.

Five years ago I pretty much figured I wouldn't find someone special to marry, let alone have a baby boy. I sure wasn't looking for anyone. I had other plans for my life at that time.

But now there is this beautiful one year old baby boy, full of energy and silliness, and a smile that melts my heart. When he says "Dahdah" it is like a warm embrace to my heart too.

My wife and I will go to my mom and dad's house later today for a party for him. He will have a happy day there. I'm thankful for my son that I thought I surely would never have. He and my wife are my life.

Brian in Tennessee.

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Congratulations and Happy Birthday to your baby boy!!!

It's amazing how much life can change. If someone had told me 3yrs ago that I would meet an American, fall in love, get married and file for a visa that would take 8+ mths to approve so that I could move to the US to be with him - I would have told them they were crazy lol!

I'm nearly to the end of my visa journey - interview on August 9th - fingers crossed all goes well. But I am already looking forward to the next part of the journey - being with my husband, and with any luck, maybe in a couple of years I will be able to post something similar to yours! :D


USCIS

30 Nov 2010 - Sent I-130 to Chicago

1 Dec 2010 - I-130 received at Chicago

18 Apr 2011 - APPROVED!! NOA2 text and email

NVC

29 Apr 2011 - Case entered into the system/Case number assigned; Medical Exam in Sydney

30 Apr 2011 - Police Check Application sent

2 May 2011 - Called NVC and got Invoice ID number

3 May 2011 - Sent DS-3032 email

4 May 2011 - Received email reply from NVC for DS-3032; Received Medical Exam results

5 May 2011 - AOS invoiced and paid

7 May 2011 - AOS package sent; IV invoiced and paid

9 May 2011 - AOS package delivered to NVC according to tracking

20 May 2011 - RFE for missing IV package....still waiting on Police Certificate!

24 May 2011 - Received Police Certificate after 25 days (so much for 7-10!); IV package sent

27 May 2011 - IV package delivered according to tracking

8 Jun 2011 - RFE for original marriage certificate; requested supervisor review since we KNOW it was in the package!

30 Jun 2011 - SIF and CC - FINALLY!!!!

13 Jul 2011 - Interview date assigned! Scheduled for August 9th @ 10am

9 Aug 2011 - Interview - APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 Aug 2011 - Visa in hand

24 Aug 2011 - POE @ LAX

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Congratulations and Happy Birthday to your baby boy!!!

It's amazing how much life can change. If someone had told me 3yrs ago that I would meet an American, fall in love, get married and file for a visa that would take 8+ mths to approve so that I could move to the US to be with him - I would have told them they were crazy lol!

I'm nearly to the end of my visa journey - interview on August 9th - fingers crossed all goes well. But I am already looking forward to the next part of the journey - being with my husband, and with any luck, maybe in a couple of years I will be able to post something similar to yours! :D

Congratulations to you too! :) So exciting for you now. Just stay relaxed at the interview and answer everything honestly based on what you know and all will be fine. Have fun with it.

Brian in Tennessee

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Happy Birthday, Shen!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

No kiddo for us yet but I'm hoping to get one before the year ends! Flying to US on 22nd!! yay!


October 2008 - we first met each other at work (Makati, Philippines)

February 2010 - we finally admitted that we are in love (yay!)

Mar 18-Apr 5, 2010 - hubby went to the Philippines for vacation to celebrate his birthday

March 31, 2010 - engagement day!! yay!!

August 21-29, 2010 - hubby went back again to PH for the wedding prep

October 19-November 2, 2010 - hubby arrived in PH for our wedding :)

October 23, 2010 - WEDDING DAY!!

March 18-28, 2011 - hubby's visit to Philippines for his bday (2nd bday together)

USCIS Stage - 136 days for USCIS journey

December 2, 2010 - I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

December 6, 2010 - I-130 received!! yay!!

December 13, 2010 - NOA1 text message received!

December 16, 2010 - NOA1 hard copy received in the mail

April 28, 2011 - NOA2!!! Thank you LORD!

NVC Stage - 21 days for NVC journey

May 2, 2011 - NOA2 hard copy received in the mail; NVC received our case

May 6, 2011 - Case number and IIN ; DS3230 sent by beneficiary through email to NVC

May 10, 2011 - AOS bill invoiced and paid

May 13, 2011 - IV bill generated and paid

May 16, 2011 - IV bill shows "PAID" ; AOS and DS230 packets sent to NVC

May 18, 2011 - NVC received both packets

May 19, 2011 - Medical exam - PASSED!!! :)

May 27, 2011 - Sign in Failed and Case Complete!!! Woot!

June 9, 2011 - Interview date assigned

July 14, 2011 - Interview @8:30am - APPROVED!!!!

July 21, 2011 - Visa Received! FINALLY!

July 23, 2011 - POE - Salt Lake City, Utah *home sweet home*

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Congratulations to you too! :) So exciting for you now. Just stay relaxed at the interview and answer everything honestly based on what you know and all will be fine. Have fun with it.

Brian in Tennessee

Thank you! I'll try to keep that in mind lol! I'm sure it will be fine though!:star:


USCIS

30 Nov 2010 - Sent I-130 to Chicago

1 Dec 2010 - I-130 received at Chicago

18 Apr 2011 - APPROVED!! NOA2 text and email

NVC

29 Apr 2011 - Case entered into the system/Case number assigned; Medical Exam in Sydney

30 Apr 2011 - Police Check Application sent

2 May 2011 - Called NVC and got Invoice ID number

3 May 2011 - Sent DS-3032 email

4 May 2011 - Received email reply from NVC for DS-3032; Received Medical Exam results

5 May 2011 - AOS invoiced and paid

7 May 2011 - AOS package sent; IV invoiced and paid

9 May 2011 - AOS package delivered to NVC according to tracking

20 May 2011 - RFE for missing IV package....still waiting on Police Certificate!

24 May 2011 - Received Police Certificate after 25 days (so much for 7-10!); IV package sent

27 May 2011 - IV package delivered according to tracking

8 Jun 2011 - RFE for original marriage certificate; requested supervisor review since we KNOW it was in the package!

30 Jun 2011 - SIF and CC - FINALLY!!!!

13 Jul 2011 - Interview date assigned! Scheduled for August 9th @ 10am

9 Aug 2011 - Interview - APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 Aug 2011 - Visa in hand

24 Aug 2011 - POE @ LAX

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Happy Birthday, Shen! :star:

Will you be putting him into public school when he's old enough?

Thank you..

As far as schools go, that is still a ways of in the future for us, but it is something my wife and I will pray about and plan together.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIDDO! hope u had a blast on this special day!!!


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I-751 Lifting Conditions Timeline

April 06, 2010 - mailed I-751 documents via usps express mail(overnight)with delivery confirmation

April 07, 2010 - packet delivered and signed

April 12, 2010 - check was cashed

April 13, 2010 - received NOA1 (dated 04/08/10)

May 07, 2010 - Biometrics

May 10, 2010 - Touched

June 23, 2010 - APPROVED WITHOUT INTERVIEW!!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIDDO! hope u had a blast on this special day!!!

Thanks on behalf of Shen!

He didnt want to take his nap at his grandparent's house. He wore himself out. He enjoyed my mom's chicken, tomatos, potato salad, chips and ice cream cake. He got an airplane, red truck, a farmer on a tractor, a See n Say thing, and a new book from Dolly Parton, all of which he seems to thoroughly enjoy.

My son Shen... I love him.

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Happy Birthday Baby Shen! Time flies so fast. I Can still remember those days when you are asking some tips from "All pregnant mommy" thread. Had my second baby already. She is almost 4 months old. Any plan for the next one? :)


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Aug 3, 2006 Sent I-129f in to CSC

Aug 15, 2006 Sent in updated I-129f

Aug 23, 2006 NOA1

Aug 25, 2006 They cashed my check

Aug 30, 2006 NOA1 received in mail

Dec 2, 2006 NOA2 recieved in mail

Dec 12, 2006 I receive that letter from NVC

Mar 22, 2007 St. Lukes appointment

Mar 29, 2007 7:30am Interview

Mar 29, 2007 12pm APPROVED!!! PRAISE GOD!!!

April 10, 2007 Fiancee Arrived!!! WOO HOO!!!

June 26, 2007 Wedding

July 2, 2007 Medical for AOS

July 6, 2007 Sent in AOS (cutting it really close to the 90 days!)

July 8, 2007 USCIS receives i-485

July 16, 2007 NOA1

July 18, 2007 NOA biometrics

Aug 11, 2007 Biometrics appointment.

Oct 11, 2007 Interview

Oct 11, 2007 Green card Approved!!! You cant kick me out now Baby!

Oct 18, 2007 Welcome letter saying Green card is on its way

Oct 22, 2007 2 year Green card arrived!!

TIMELINE-I-751-Oct 11, 2009 GC Expiration

July 8, 2009- Sent 1-751 in to CSC

July 15, 2009- CSC sent back my papers saying its too early for 90 days expiration

July 16, 2009- Resend my papers 85 days before GC expired

July 18, 2009- Arrived at CSC-10:53 am

July 22, 2009- Cashed Check

July 27, 2009- NOA 1 recieved

July 31, 2009- Biometric Notice Recieved

Aug 18, 2009- Biometric Schedule

Sep 03, 2009- Card Production ordered

Sep 09, 2009-Approval letter recieved in the mail

Sep 12, 2009- 10 Year GC recieved

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Happy Birthday Baby Shen! Time flies so fast. I Can still remember those days when you are asking some tips from "All pregnant mommy" thread. Had my second baby already. She is almost 4 months old. Any plan for the next one? :)

Evelyn Congrats! no wonder u were so quiet these past few months. now u have a baby girl :dance: Can we see her pictures one of these days? How's your son doing? he's already 2 right?


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I-751 Lifting Conditions Timeline

April 06, 2010 - mailed I-751 documents via usps express mail(overnight)with delivery confirmation

April 07, 2010 - packet delivered and signed

April 12, 2010 - check was cashed

April 13, 2010 - received NOA1 (dated 04/08/10)

May 07, 2010 - Biometrics

May 10, 2010 - Touched

June 23, 2010 - APPROVED WITHOUT INTERVIEW!!!

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