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Its been kind of slow in here. I need some good reading during the slow times at work!

We just celebrated our 6 month wedding anniversary. I'm so very blessed to have my husband by my side. He sure is a solid rock in my life.

We got our EAD in the end of November. Haven't heard ANYTHING from our AOS since October 1st. I'm wondering what's up since most people who filed at my same time either have their interview or were transferred to California. But no real complaints since I'm here with my husband and for alot of you on this forum--that's not an easy task to acheive.

So where's everyone at with their process or adjusting?

Kia


February 17, 2005--mailed in I 129F to CSC!

February 24, 2005--1st NOA

March 15, 2005--2nd NOA

April 11, 2005--Fiance receives Packet 3

May 19, 2005 Fax Checklist(Nigeria police report finally arrives)

June 6, 2005-- Interview Date!!!!Visa approved!!

June 18, 2005--Fiancee arrives in Hawaii!

August 14, 2005--wedding in Oregon

September 12, 2005--sent in AOS

September 20, 2005--1st NOA AOS

September 23, 2005--Walk-in biometrics completed

October 1, 2005--fingerprints received/processing resumed

November 26, 2005--EAD card received in mail

June 7, 2006--contact senators about AOS

June 28, 2006--senator says interview date is for August 14!!

August 14, 2006--AOS interview and 1 year wedding anniversary

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Malcon is adjusting. The weather and being away from family and friends is the hardest, but he is managing. No real news. We filed for AOS and EAD. He has his biometrics appt. on March. 6th, so we are hoping for EAD before the end of March. He has been working on studying for his GED for sometime in the future so he can further his education later on. Other than that, just adjusting to married life. All is good. I was worried about him getting sick. I got a pretty nasty cold about a month ago, and then had the flu this week. He has been amazing. He barely had a cough when I had the cold and hasn't shown any signs of the flu. I am very thankful for that. Nothing much else new.


Met on internet 6/04. Married at court house in Aba, Nigeria 12/04. 3/05 traditional ceremony in Nigeria w/ my picture. 12/05 finally together again. 4/06 ceremony/celebration in the states together

I 130

1/10/05-sent

2/11/05-NOA1

5/30-touch

6/16-rep contact

6/27-Approved

7/?/05-ds3032/i864 bill generated

7/22/05-sent payment $70

8/1/05-IV visa bill generated

8/11/05-sent bill overnight

8/20/05- rec. 864 packet

8/25/05- nvc rec. IV bill

8/29/05-overnight 864

9/6/05-rec. ds230 (waiting on husband info)

9/28/05-sent ds230

9/29/05-ds230 rec

11/9/05 RFE for orig. birth cert.

11/9/05-sent origional

11/29/05 case complete-abandoned for k-3

129f

3/2/05 sent 3/15/04 noa 1 6/17/05 touched

6/20/05 touched 6/29/05 -heard approved on phone

7/21/05 - husband got packet/interview date at consulate

12/15/05- visa Approved!

12/20/05 picked up visa

AOS

1/9/06 mailed AOS & EAD

1/18/06 NOA 1 AOS and EAD

2/8/06 received appt. notice for bio

2/2/06 EAD touched

2/22/06 EAD touched

3/6/06 apt. date for both bio.

3/7/06 AOS/EAD touched

3/10/06 EAD on it's way

3/14/06 received EAD

3/20/06 filed for ssn

3/28/06 rec ssn

5/10/06 rec noa for AOS interview on June 26

6/22/06 found out pregnant- So happy!!!!

6/26/06 interview-Officer led us to believe we'd have card soon

7/8/06 e-mail stating welcome letter on it's way!

7/13/06 rec. Green card. Yipee!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Nothing new here, untill the 2 year thing. Doing the whole married life adjustment thing still. So much fun. not.


K3

10-xx-04 I129 sent

05-xx-05 NOA1 from USCIS - Aproved - Abandoned for Cr1

CR1

11-15-04 I-130 sent

12-10-04 NOA 1 fee changed had to resend info with new fee

12-11-04 Resend case with new fee

02-14-05 NOA 2 I-130 Case aproved and sent to NVC

02-25-05 NVC received case

03-21-05 Received I-864 fee bill

03-22-05 Sent $70 I-864 payment to

04-16-05 Received IV fee bill

04-17-05 Sent $ 380 IV payment to NVC

05-02-05 Received I-864 packet from NVC

05-02-05 Sent I-864 packet to NVC

05-11-05 NVC received IV payment

05-16-05 NVC sent third packet

05-25-05 Received DS-230 and third packet instructions

06-06-05 NVCReceived DS-230 per fed ex confirmation

06-07-05 NVC Enters DS-230 information in system

waiting waiting waiting

06-20-05 Case Completed!!!!!!!yipee.

waiting for interview date.............

7-26-05 Baby born!!!! yaya

8-15-05 Interview set for 9-29-05

9-29-05 Interview suck they want more proof

10-20-05 second interview

10-24-05 yaya haleloujhya finally got it.

10-28-05 going to meet husband in New York. yayayaya

10-30-05 Home!!!!

Lifting Conditions

7-28-07 Mailed form I751 and supporting documents. $275 (Old fee!!!!!Yipee!!!)

8-17-07 Check cleared my account.

8-20-07 Touched

8-30-07 Received Biometric apointment letter.

9-11-07 Biometrics Apointment

9-22-07 Received letter of approval

9-24-07 Received GC Whoo hoo done for 10 years!!!

09-20-09 Sent N-400 for Citizenship

11-01-09 Bio

01-11-10 Passed Interview

01-16-10 Received notice for swearing in ceremony

02-03-10 Swearing in ceremony

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We are waiting for the AOS and Claudeth is working so she can help her family back in the Philippines.


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United States & Republic of the Philippines

"Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid." John Wayne

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Well we will going for Biometrics on March 2nd. We are awaiting some credentials and reference letters, so he can better ready for work.

But the funniest thing.......I went to the SSA office waited up to 3 hours for them to call my number for them to tell me that I couldn't change my name on my social security card until I had one ID in the old name and one ID in the new name. And I'm :angry:

Well to make the story worst I go to the Driver's license office and they tell me that I need the SS card in new name. So by this time (after waiting 1 hour and 47 mins), I'm really :angry: . I explain to the guy what the SSA told me and said they are more powerful than you guys....lol So I was able to get the name change on the license.

Well I received a letter in the mail today stating that there is a pending alarm on my DL because the SSA says the name does not match what they have :whistle: Well I have to take in a SS card with new name. Will somebody tell the federal and state government that it is called communication. This is why we were in trouble with the KAtrina and Rita issues.....

I hope they don't pull me over and start nonsense, because my patience is really thin in this process. I'm still trying to mentally prepare for the drive and waiting at INS.

Anybody else have problems getting name changed? :help:


7/20/05 - Visa received in the mail

9/13/05 - Arrival to Texas FINALLY!!!

12/2/05 - Wedding

1/25/06 - AOS/EAD sent

1/26/06 - AOS/EAD received at USCIS

02/4/06 - NOA received for EAD

02/6/06 - NOA received for AOS

02/7/06 - ASC appt notice rcv'd

03/2/06 - Biometrics appt.

05/15/06 - AOS Approval (stamp in passport)

05/23/06 - Received Welcome letter

05/26/06 - Green Card arrived in mail yaaaahhooooo

08/10/06 - Hubby 1st job in US

05/15/08 - ??? what next

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ghana
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Stilll... waaaaiting..! Ugh! And still fighting with the medical people! Hopefully that should be finished this week..... (I've said that before..) Interview April 20th!!


10-2004 Meet my one and only

05-05-06 Picked up the VISA

05-22-06 My baby's home! Once day short of a full year apart

08-14-06 Married!!!

02-24-07 Green Card in Hand

07-21-07 The REAL Wedding in Ghana

06-12-08 Our beautiful baby joins our lives :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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Renious is here and we are doing well. He is looking for jobs, and I think he finally got one today (fingers crossed) and should be starting next week. His temp EAD expires on 03-25, so he'll be able to work for less than month, but something is much better than nothing.

During the time that he has to sit around the house between EADs he'll probably take the GED and take a nursing assistant course.

As for the name change thing, I was planning to wait until all of his paperwork was done to avoid problems with the USCIS paperwork, but now I want to change my name sooner than that. I'm sure it's going to be a pain, but it has to be done sooner or later, so I might as well get it over with.

We got married in December, but we are having the wedding on March 11. I am beyond nervous. Standing up there with everyone's eyes on me is not my idea of fun, but at least Re will be up there with me.

Anyway, that's my update. I hope you are all doing well.

Kanyiri


K-1 (more detail in profile):

05-25-05 - Applied for I-129F

06-07-05 - Approved

12-01-05 - Picked up visa!!

AOS:

12-25-05 - Flight lands at JFK - EAD stamp

05-15-06 - Green card received!! Woo-hoo!!!

05-09-07 - Our first son born!

Removal of Conditions

01-29-08 - Mailed Removal of Conditions Application (overnight)

02-07-08 - Check Cashed

02-08-08 - NOA1

03-12-08 - Biometrics

12-12-08 - Card production ordered! Yay!

12-30-08 - 10 year card received! Yay!

Naturalization

01-12-10 - Mailed application

01-20-10 - NOA

02-16-10 - Biometrics

04-21-10 - Interview

04-21-10 - Oath ceremony - US CITIZEN!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Zambia
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well, as for our update...eugine finally got his plane ticket and he'll be arriving march 10 in chicago! i can't believe that 2 weeks from right now i'll be with him, it still seems so unreal. though i'm so excited to sstart my life with him, i can feel the nerves coming...my life is going to completely change and of course his will change even more...but its a bit nerveracking thinking that he will depend on me for everything and that my little independent self will have to get used to compromise and making decisions for 2. anybody else feel these kinds of nerves before your s.o. arrived? but just thinking about having him next to me, to never be separated again, just sends little warm fuzzies all through me.

kate


"and so for you, i came this far across the tracks,

ten miles above the limit, and with no seatbelt.

and i'd do it again." dar williams

K1 JOURNEY

9 August 2005: Sent i129f to Nebraska...the waiting begins

11 August 2005: NOA1 (never received by snail mail)

21 September 2005: NOA2

26 September 2005: Snail mail NOA2

22 December 2005: Interview! VISA GRANTED!

10 March 2006: Eugine flies into chicago! yay!

30 March 2006: SSN granted

23 April 2006: Our Wedding! :)

AOS JOURNEY

02 May 2006: AOS/EAD sent

05 May 2006: NOA1 for AOS and EAD

09 June 2006: Biometrics

27 June 2006: Interview appointment letter received

17 July 2006: Email confirming EAD approval

18 July 2006: EAD card in mail

23 August 2006: Our interview

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Yes! I can definately also say that I felt this before he came. I am also very independent. I love him with all my heart and am thilled to be married to him and share our life together, but I was a bit nervous before he came. I was worried about the exact same things you are thinking about. It has been wonderful having him here. I can't imagine how I made it that year without him. But, I have had to make changes. But, it was a help that I was prepared and knew that there would be changes and was open to them before he came. So it hasn't been that difficult. Not that every minute is a honeymoon, but for the most part, my fears about what I might have to give up, change, or lack of freedome have not been an issue for us.


Met on internet 6/04. Married at court house in Aba, Nigeria 12/04. 3/05 traditional ceremony in Nigeria w/ my picture. 12/05 finally together again. 4/06 ceremony/celebration in the states together

I 130

1/10/05-sent

2/11/05-NOA1

5/30-touch

6/16-rep contact

6/27-Approved

7/?/05-ds3032/i864 bill generated

7/22/05-sent payment $70

8/1/05-IV visa bill generated

8/11/05-sent bill overnight

8/20/05- rec. 864 packet

8/25/05- nvc rec. IV bill

8/29/05-overnight 864

9/6/05-rec. ds230 (waiting on husband info)

9/28/05-sent ds230

9/29/05-ds230 rec

11/9/05 RFE for orig. birth cert.

11/9/05-sent origional

11/29/05 case complete-abandoned for k-3

129f

3/2/05 sent 3/15/04 noa 1 6/17/05 touched

6/20/05 touched 6/29/05 -heard approved on phone

7/21/05 - husband got packet/interview date at consulate

12/15/05- visa Approved!

12/20/05 picked up visa

AOS

1/9/06 mailed AOS & EAD

1/18/06 NOA 1 AOS and EAD

2/8/06 received appt. notice for bio

2/2/06 EAD touched

2/22/06 EAD touched

3/6/06 apt. date for both bio.

3/7/06 AOS/EAD touched

3/10/06 EAD on it's way

3/14/06 received EAD

3/20/06 filed for ssn

3/28/06 rec ssn

5/10/06 rec noa for AOS interview on June 26

6/22/06 found out pregnant- So happy!!!!

6/26/06 interview-Officer led us to believe we'd have card soon

7/8/06 e-mail stating welcome letter on it's way!

7/13/06 rec. Green card. Yipee!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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well, as for our update...eugine finally got his plane ticket and he'll be arriving march 10 in chicago! i can't believe that 2 weeks from right now i'll be with him, it still seems so unreal. though i'm so excited to sstart my life with him, i can feel the nerves coming...my life is going to completely change and of course his will change even more...but its a bit nerveracking thinking that he will depend on me for everything and that my little independent self will have to get used to compromise and making decisions for 2. anybody else feel these kinds of nerves before your s.o. arrived? but just thinking about having him next to me, to never be separated again, just sends little warm fuzzies all through me.

kate

I worried alot too. We are still adjusting and finding out new things every day.

Best of luck on your upcoming reunion.


K3

10-xx-04 I129 sent

05-xx-05 NOA1 from USCIS - Aproved - Abandoned for Cr1

CR1

11-15-04 I-130 sent

12-10-04 NOA 1 fee changed had to resend info with new fee

12-11-04 Resend case with new fee

02-14-05 NOA 2 I-130 Case aproved and sent to NVC

02-25-05 NVC received case

03-21-05 Received I-864 fee bill

03-22-05 Sent $70 I-864 payment to

04-16-05 Received IV fee bill

04-17-05 Sent $ 380 IV payment to NVC

05-02-05 Received I-864 packet from NVC

05-02-05 Sent I-864 packet to NVC

05-11-05 NVC received IV payment

05-16-05 NVC sent third packet

05-25-05 Received DS-230 and third packet instructions

06-06-05 NVCReceived DS-230 per fed ex confirmation

06-07-05 NVC Enters DS-230 information in system

waiting waiting waiting

06-20-05 Case Completed!!!!!!!yipee.

waiting for interview date.............

7-26-05 Baby born!!!! yaya

8-15-05 Interview set for 9-29-05

9-29-05 Interview suck they want more proof

10-20-05 second interview

10-24-05 yaya haleloujhya finally got it.

10-28-05 going to meet husband in New York. yayayaya

10-30-05 Home!!!!

Lifting Conditions

7-28-07 Mailed form I751 and supporting documents. $275 (Old fee!!!!!Yipee!!!)

8-17-07 Check cleared my account.

8-20-07 Touched

8-30-07 Received Biometric apointment letter.

9-11-07 Biometrics Apointment

9-22-07 Received letter of approval

9-24-07 Received GC Whoo hoo done for 10 years!!!

09-20-09 Sent N-400 for Citizenship

11-01-09 Bio

01-11-10 Passed Interview

01-16-10 Received notice for swearing in ceremony

02-03-10 Swearing in ceremony

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We're going on being married 2.5 years. It's been almost 2 years that Nani arrived here. Life is really great for us. No more immigration issues until June 2007 (I-751) and our first baby is due 09/19/2006. I am currently looking to possibly relocate us one more time due to a potential job offer that will allow me to provide much better for our growing family. It would also put us very close to some of Nani's family. Not that we're not in good shape where we are but there's nothing wrong with seeking further improvements. Life is simply awesome. :D

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Filed: Other Country: Virgin Islands
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Hey All,

HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!! We are done until 2016 or in 3 years he applies for citizenship!!!!!!!! He got his GREENCARD yesterday. We are adjusting well, and working on a family. That part is not as easy, but NOTHING worth having is. Good luck to all in different stages of life. We wish you all the very best. CONGRATULATIONS on the baby Reinard. I've been watching to see when you and Nani would announce baby news. That's AWESOME!!!!!! I pray for a healthy baby for you, and a little princess. I'm partial to little girls!!!! :luv:


3/14/06 - ACTED A FOOL 1 month to the day GC received!!!

9/21/07- Went to the LAUNDROMAT. Visa Journey OVER FOR GOOD!!!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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My husband arrived December 14. Things went pretty quickly as far as getting the Greencard and SSN. He has been working for a month now. He is adjusted because he has lived in Europe and in the States before. The only thing is we live in NC and he would prefer a bigger city that has African communities and stores and such. Because he was living in NY before. But I hate big cities and fast past living. So I am looking to move maybe to Raleigh, Charlotte, ATL, some city life but still southern style. We will only move though if I land the type of job position I want in those areas. Everything else is normal and typical of any relationship

AQ


From I-130 to Visa: Total process took 13 mos exactly

I751 Received at TSC 10 October 2007

Check cashed 02 November 2007 Case transferred to CSC

NOA or Biometrics letter never received

Infopass appointment December 18, 2007. Received stamp in passport and completed Biometrics

I-751 APPROVED 29 February 2008. Green card received 8 March 2008

N-400

Mailed December 12, 2008

NOA received December 23, 2008

Biometrics completed January 21, 2009[

CITZENSHIP GRANTED MAY 15, 2009

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Claudeth's AOS approved on the 23rd adn the green card arrived on the 28th


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United States & Republic of the Philippines

"Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid." John Wayne

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