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am so happy we were notified by email on 15th September that our case was approved.

was getting really worried that it was taking ages.

next week i'll be visiting my fiance.

i'm a bit nervous about immigration.

when i get there, what should i say?

do i say i'm visiting my fiance or just boyfriend?

do i say i'm going to check out possible wedding vendors?

or that i'm just coming for a vacation to see my loved one?

do i tell them, i going to see the priest who is marrying us and that we have to take a seminar before getting married?

i will ask my boss to write a letter for me, stating that i will be returning to work.

please can you advise me on the right thing to do.

i don't want anything to jeopardise my visa.


March 18 2007 - POE: Dulles Airport

April 14 - Wedding Day

April 18 - Honeymoon: 10 days at St. Thomas & St. John, US Virgin Islands

May 16 - AOS, EAD & AP package sent to Chicago

May 18 - Chicago received package

May 25 - AOS, EAD & AP touched

May 26 - NOA received, letter dated May 22 2007

June 04 - Biometrics appointment letter received, letter dated May 24 2007

June 16 - Biometrics appointment

June 19 - AOS & EAD touched

June 21 - AOS Transferred to California

June 28 - AOS pending

July 24 - AOS is still pending

July 25 - From: CRIS, Notice mailed welcoming the new permanent resident

July 27 - Welcome Notice in Mail

July 31 - EAD & AP touched

Aug 01 - AOS Card Production Ordered (e-mail sent twice)

Aug 03 - Approval Notice sent - AOS

Aug 06 2007 - Received my Green Card

May 4 2009 - I-751 ROC package sent to Vermont

May 5 2009 - I-751 ROC package received

May 12 2009 - Check cashed

May 15 2009 - Received I-797C, NOA

June 12 2009 - Biometrics Appointment

July 23 2009 - Green Card expires

September 28 2019 - New Green Card expires

Oct 28 2011 - N-400 & G-1145 Applications sent

Oct 29 2011 - N-400 & G-1145 Applications received

Nov 2 2011 - Got Text & Email that USCIS received application

Nov 5 2011 - Received NOA. Notice Date: 11.1.11

Nov 28 2011 - Biometrics Appointment

Feb 15 2012 - Interview letter received

Mar 21 2012 - Interview - PASSED

Mar 26 2012 - Oath Ceremony & applied for my passport

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Congratulations!

See http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;page=k1visit - for lots and lots of info about visiting your fiance.

I fly out to see Russ on Friday and I am SO SO SO nervous about immigrations.... its making me almost dread going!

I was planning on saying I am visiting on holiday, and if they ask with anyone I will then say I will be meeting up with my boyfriend. Is this a good idea.... or should I say from the start when they ask why I am there, that i am visiting my boyfriend?

I have a letter from my employer and also proof I own a car in the UK... I am going for 6 weeks too so I am worried they might not allow me bevuase its a long stay.... SOOOOO worried... what should I say??


K1

08-14-2006 Sent I-129F sent

09-11-2006 NOA1 Received

11-09-2006 RFE Issued

11-17-2006 RFE Arrives via Snail mail

11-27-2006 RFE Returned to visa land

01-09-2007 NOA2!!!!!!!

01-29-2007 Packet 3 Recieved

02-05-2007 Packet 3 sent to embassy

02-13-2007 Medical booked for March 12th

02-15-2007 INTERVIEW MARCH 13th

03-12-2007 medical... easy peasy!

03-13-2007 Interview.... I passed!!

03-20-2007 VISA IN HAND!

03-22-2007 FLY HOME!

04-04-07 Filled for SS #

04-05-2007 Wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

04-10-2007 Marrige Cert arrived in post!

AOS

04-12-2007 Sent off

04-14-2007 Arrived in Chicago

04-23-2007 NOA1

04-23-2007 Cheque cashed

04-30-2007 Biometrics appointment May 10th

05-10-2007 Biometrics appointment.. quick and easy

05-17-2007 Moved to CSC

06-01-2007 Recieved at CSC

06-03-2007 Touched

06-04-2007 Touched

06-05-2007 Touched

06-06-2007 Touched.... waaaaaa Is this good or bad???

06-19-2007 WELCOME LETTER EMAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!

06-20-2007 Touched

06-24-2007 Touched

06-25-2007 GREEN CARD in HAND!!!!!!!!

EAD

04-12-2007 Sent off

04-14-2007 Arrived in Chicago

04-23-2007 NOA1

04-23-2007 Cheque cashed

04-30-2007 Biometrics appointment May 10th

05-10-2007 Biometrics appointment.. quick and easy

06-27-2007 Card Ordered

AP

04-12-2007 Sent off

04-14-2007 Arrived in Chicago

04-23-2007 NOA1

04-23-2007 Cheque cashed

06-27-2007 Aprroved... after green card!

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From the link above:

Here is a set of recommendations if you come to the US to visit your fiance. There is

no reason to be affraid, but remember that the burdon of proof is on you to prove your intentions to return home:

1. Answer all questions that you are asked honestly and directly to the point.

2. Repeat of rule #1; Be honest and do not lie. Be direct and answer all questions asked.

3. Bring along AMPLE proof of your intent to return to your home country. Keep it in your carry on bags and if asked for proof, provide it to the POE officer.

4. Again, Always tell the truth to any consular, port of entry, or USCIS officer. If they ask for more details, answer them as they ask them.

They don't want your life story so don't waist your time. Always answer a "yes or no" question with yes or no and not more than that.

5. Wait for them to ask the purpose of the trip. If asked, be honest and reply with your intentions to visit any friends and/or your girlfriend/boyfriend

that you are engaged to.

6. Remember to bring sufficient clothes and money for the visit. Let them know how long you will be staying Your evidence you provide will also show

things like when you will return to work/school/etc back home.

7. Relax!

8. Remember: there are no guarantees: you may or may not be allowed to enter the U.S.


I only offer advice - not even legal. Just the plain and simple kind.

Timeline (incompleta)

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hi mew!

thanks for the advice.

is it true that when you have your NOA2, it will appear on the immigration computer?

take care


March 18 2007 - POE: Dulles Airport

April 14 - Wedding Day

April 18 - Honeymoon: 10 days at St. Thomas & St. John, US Virgin Islands

May 16 - AOS, EAD & AP package sent to Chicago

May 18 - Chicago received package

May 25 - AOS, EAD & AP touched

May 26 - NOA received, letter dated May 22 2007

June 04 - Biometrics appointment letter received, letter dated May 24 2007

June 16 - Biometrics appointment

June 19 - AOS & EAD touched

June 21 - AOS Transferred to California

June 28 - AOS pending

July 24 - AOS is still pending

July 25 - From: CRIS, Notice mailed welcoming the new permanent resident

July 27 - Welcome Notice in Mail

July 31 - EAD & AP touched

Aug 01 - AOS Card Production Ordered (e-mail sent twice)

Aug 03 - Approval Notice sent - AOS

Aug 06 2007 - Received my Green Card

May 4 2009 - I-751 ROC package sent to Vermont

May 5 2009 - I-751 ROC package received

May 12 2009 - Check cashed

May 15 2009 - Received I-797C, NOA

June 12 2009 - Biometrics Appointment

July 23 2009 - Green Card expires

September 28 2019 - New Green Card expires

Oct 28 2011 - N-400 & G-1145 Applications sent

Oct 29 2011 - N-400 & G-1145 Applications received

Nov 2 2011 - Got Text & Email that USCIS received application

Nov 5 2011 - Received NOA. Notice Date: 11.1.11

Nov 28 2011 - Biometrics Appointment

Feb 15 2012 - Interview letter received

Mar 21 2012 - Interview - PASSED

Mar 26 2012 - Oath Ceremony & applied for my passport

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I'm visiting my fiance at the moment in the States. I had no problems at all. The immigration officer asked me what the purpose of my visit was and I said visiting my fiance and that the paperwork is taking longer then we expected. I had a statement from my boss but I didn't even need it. By the way I'm from Belgium. I don't think you have to worry, it all went fine in my case...

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WOOHOOOO!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

So happy for you! May the next steps along the visa road be quick and trouble-free!!

:D:dance::dance::D


January 2004: Met Laurent at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris

February 2004: We became an actual couple

January 29th, 2006: I left France to return to the United States--AWFUL to say goodbye!

June 2006: Finally convinced Laurent that a K-1 visa would be more time-effective than trying to get an H-1

August 1st, 2006: The K-1 petition is finally in the mail and on its way to Nebraska...WooHoooo!! And yes, I remembered to attach the check! :-)

August 3rd, 2006: USPS online tracking shows that my petition (sent certified) was received at the NSC at 5:05am

August 14th, 2006: NOA1 received USPS!! (I-129F recv'd at CSC: 8/4; NOA date: 8/10; last touched: 8/11)

October 2nd, 2006: I MISTAKENLY thought we had an approval...False alarm...Back to waiting...

October 3rd, 2006: TOUCHED!!

October 4th, 2006: REALLY AND TRULY APPROVED!!! Email notification lists 10/3 as the NOA2 date.

Later that same day: TOUCHED...AGAIN! Hope that means I'm in a cozy box and moving to NVC this week...

October 10th, 2006: Received official NOA2 via snail mail.

October 19th, 2006: Case received at NVC!! AWESOME!!

October 20th, 2006: Case forwarded to Paris!! DHL says two shipments were headed that way. Must be in there somewhere...

October 27th, 2006: Received official receipt letter from NVC via USPS.

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hi mew!

thanks for the advice.

is it true that when you have your NOA2, it will appear on the immigration computer?

take care

I don't know. In any case, give honest answers to whatever questions they ask and as bring lots of evidence that you'll be going back to your home country.


I only offer advice - not even legal. Just the plain and simple kind.

Timeline (incompleta)

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Tell them you are going to visit your fiance. They asked me for his address and phone number of where I would be staying. I took lots of ties to Canada with me, but the only thing they were interested in seeing was my return ticket. Good luck and just be honest. :D


PEGGY & ROGER

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K-1/K-2 VISA'S APPROVED IN MONTREAL MAY 2, 2005

K-1/K-2 AOS APPROVED IN ATLANTA MAY 17, 2006

10 year GC Approved - APRIL 16th ,2009 - Peggy and Jonathan's......

Still waiting for our cards...Had to file I-90 as they sent them to the wrong address.

March 9th, 2010, Received GC that has been lost in the mail for 10 months. Still waiting for my son's that is lost as well.

Filed Waiver for my son's 10 year GC and it was approved. He finally received his GC after its been missing for 2 years.

Thanking God this is over for 10 years.

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am so happy we were notified by email on 15th September that our case was approved.

was getting really worried that it was taking ages.

next week i'll be visiting my fiance.

i'm a bit nervous about immigration.

when i get there, what should i say?

do i say i'm visiting my fiance or just boyfriend?

do i say i'm going to check out possible wedding vendors?

or that i'm just coming for a vacation to see my loved one?

do i tell them, i going to see the priest who is marrying us and that we have to take a seminar before getting married?

i will ask my boss to write a letter for me, stating that i will be returning to work.

please can you advise me on the right thing to do.

i don't want anything to jeopardise my visa.

That's great CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

AJ1 :thumbs::yes::dance:


7/17/2005----I met the love of my life.

1/18/2006----Arrived in Egypt to visit my love.

5/11/2006----Sent I129F.

6/15/2006----Recieved NOA1.

6/22/2006----Recieved RFE (IMBRA).

7/12/2006----Replied to RFE (IMBRA) Sent back.

7/17/2006----Our 1 year Anniversary!!!!

7/19/2006----VSC recieved RFE (IMBRA).

7/20/2006----touched

8/18/2006----touched

8/18/2006----NOA2!!!!!! THANK YOU GOD!!!!

8/18/2006----VSC sent our petition to NVC.

8/19/2006----touched

8/22/2006----NVC recieved our petition.

8/23/2006----NVC sent our petition to Cairo Embassy.

8/25/2006----Recieved NOA2 Approval letter in the mail.

8/28/2006----Recieved NVC letter with new case number.

8/31/2006----Cairo Embassy recieved our petition.

9/24/2006----I emailed the Embassy reguarding my fiance's packet 3.

10/17/2006--Cairo sent packet 3 for the second time to my fiance. First one was never recieved.

10/19/2006--Packet 3 recieved.

12/20/2006--Packet 3 sent.

12/21/2006--Cairo Embassy recieved packet 3.

2/21/2007---Packet 4 recieved.

3/12/2007---Interview (He Passed)!

3/12/2007---Administrative Processing begins.............God please help me get through this!

7/17/2007---Our 2 Year Anniversay!!!

10/23/2007--7 months and 2 weeks of A/P and still waiting..........God help me!

4/22/2008---2nd Interview ( keep us in your prayers)

4/22/2008--He was approved for the Visa 2-3 weeks until he recieves it in the mail lets hope so!!

6/03/2008--VISA IN HAND! Thank you god!

7/03/2008--Our Wedding Day!

"NEVER GIVE UP"

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Congratulations!!! :dance::dance::dance: Good luck on the visit as well as the rest of your journey! :yes:


B and J K-1 story

  • April 2004 met online
  • July 16, 2006 Met in person on her birthday in United Arab Emirates
  • August 4, 2006 sent certified mail I-129F packet Neb SC
  • August 9, 2006 NOA1
  • August 21, 2006 received NOA1 in mail
  • October 4, 5, 7, 13 & 17 2006 Touches! 50 day address change... Yes Judith is beautiful, quit staring at her passport photo and approve us!!! Shaming works! LOL
  • October 13, 2006 NOA2! November 2, 2006 NOA2? Huh? NVC already processed and sent us on to Abu Dhabi Consulate!
  • February 12, 2007 Abu Dhabi Interview SUCCESS!!! February 14 Visa in hand!
  • March 6, 2007 she is here!
  • MARCH 14, 2007 WE ARE MARRIED!!!
  • May 5, 2007 Sent AOS/EAD packet
  • May 11, 2007 NOA1 AOS/EAD
  • June 7, 2007 Biometrics appointment
  • June 8, 2007 first post biometrics touch, June 11, next touch...
  • August 1, 2007 AOS Interview! APPROVED!! EAD APPROVED TOO...
  • August 6, 2007 EAD card and Welcome Letter received!
  • August 13, 2007 GREEN CARD received!!! 375 days since mailing the I-129F!

    Remove Conditions:

  • May 1, 2009 first day to file
  • May 9, 2009 mailed I-751 to USCIS CS

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am so happy we were notified by email on 15th September that our case was approved.

was getting really worried that it was taking ages.

next week i'll be visiting my fiance.

i'm a bit nervous about immigration.

when i get there, what should i say?

do i say i'm visiting my fiance or just boyfriend?

do i say i'm going to check out possible wedding vendors?

or that i'm just coming for a vacation to see my loved one?

do i tell them, i going to see the priest who is marrying us and that we have to take a seminar before getting married?

i will ask my boss to write a letter for me, stating that i will be returning to work.

please can you advise me on the right thing to do.

i don't want anything to jeopardise my visa.

:dancing: Congratulations!


14 July 05 - "wow! now THAT is a first kiss"

23 March 06 - "let's get married!"

22 August 06 - "here we go, I129F for K1 to NSC today"

13 January 07 - "Visa in hand!!"

02 March 07 - Joy "I Do!" Judge "what about you?" Asha "Me Too!" Judge "OK then, you're married!!"

13 April 07 - "Uncle Sam, here's the papers."

21 June 07 - "application transferred to CSC, Yippie!"

07 July 07 - "why yes, that is a conditional Permanent Resident card in my hand!"

08 April 09 - will file to lift conditions

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Congratulations!

Our petition also just got approved a lot quicker than we thought.

I planned to visit my fiance for xmas and new years, but now since it seems so close that we get the K1 we might adjust our plans.

The embassy here in Dublin (well, the visa hotline) suggested that I should get a visitor visa at the embassy instead of traveling on the visa waiver. They told me, that way I won't get any trouble from immigration.

Cheers

Lars

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When i went to the US in july the guy at the passport control did not even ask me for my return ticket, or any question about the purpose of my trip, so i was actually disappointed.

I was scared cause my POE was Philadelphia, when i was actually going to Baltimore and nothing was asked. I was staying for two months, i have no job in Spain or anything to prove that i would be coming back...i am not saying i should have been asked and denied entry, but if it is passport control there should be some kind of control.

But it is just much easier blaming the illegals for everything, instead of recognizing some people dont do good at their jobs either. Dont get me wrong, illegal immigration is a big problem for the US, but if you cannot do anything about the root of the problem (people leaving their countries) do what it is in your hands (immigration control)

This being said, i would not worry too much, my first time in the US (POE Miami) i did not even know the address of the hotel we were staying in, just the name, so that is what i put on that green form, i guess it depends on the person you have to deal with, so just be honest :)

Tell him no one would be as idiot as to stay illegally or do anything stupid in your fiance's country after having gone through part of the visa hell already lol

Good luck, and i hope you have a nice stay!

~maria

I forgot to add a big CONGRATS! for your approval :blush::D

Edited by MariaEric

~ AOS Journey ~

03/08/2007: AOS/EAD sent

03/16/2007: NOA AOS/EAD

03/21/2007: Touched

04/05/2007: Biometrics

04/09/2007: Touched

04/11/2007: Case transferred to CSC

05/16/2007: Case pending at CSC

05/17/2007: AOS Touched

05/24/2007: EAD Touched

05/29/2007: EAD Approved (82 days)

06/19/2007: AOS Approved (93 days)

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