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Hi, I've been married since August 2010. I'm finally filling the first petition i-130 for my husband. As this journey begins I am so nervous and i can't even sleep. I guess i just need some encouragement. I keep thinking of every possible thing that could go wrong. I'm also 7 months pregnant and i know the stress is not good for the baby but man this whole thing is scary. :( I keep going over and over the packet. I'm a wreck! i need to just mail it already!

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Bolanle & Kingsley's CR1 Timeline

12/19/11: I-130 package sent to Chicago Lockbox

12/21/11: Package delivered

12/23/11: NOA1 via text / Initial review

12/27/11: Check Cashed by USCIS Chicago Lockbox

05/10/12: NOA2 via text/email I-130 APPROVED!!!

NVC Process

5/29/12: NVC received our case

6/10/12: Received case#

6/12/12: DS-3032 Email sent

6/12/12: I-864 (AOS) invoice email received

6/15/12: AOS fee paid Online (Paid)

6/21/12: DS-3032 acceptance email received

6/22/12: Immigrant visa fee invoice email received

7/01/12: I-864 (AOS) package sent to NVC

8/24/12: RFE sent to NVC

10/5/12: IV Bill paid

10/20/12: DS-230 package sent to NVC

11/13/12: case complete with NVC

11/26/12: case @ embassy in Nigeria

12/26/12:NTERVIEW SCHEDULED for 01/23/13!!! WHOOOOWHOOO

12/31/12: sent documents needed for interview to hubby through DHL

01/10/13: Hubby medical exam completed

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Follow the guides here on VJ and do some reading in the regional forum as well. The regional will help you learn the expectations of the specific embassy/consulate that you will be dealing with. If it's Lagos, be very well prepared. It's considered the toughest.

There are many members that have been successful at Lagos. Use their experience to help you two throughout the process.


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Follow the guides here on VJ and do some reading in the regional forum as well. The regional will help you learn the expectations of the specific embassy/consulate that you will be dealing with. If it's Lagos, be very well prepared. It's considered the toughest.

There are many members that have been successful at Lagos. Use their experience to help you two throughout the process.

yea it will be Lagos i think that is scaring me the more. Thanks.


Bolanle & Kingsley's CR1 Timeline

12/19/11: I-130 package sent to Chicago Lockbox

12/21/11: Package delivered

12/23/11: NOA1 via text / Initial review

12/27/11: Check Cashed by USCIS Chicago Lockbox

05/10/12: NOA2 via text/email I-130 APPROVED!!!

NVC Process

5/29/12: NVC received our case

6/10/12: Received case#

6/12/12: DS-3032 Email sent

6/12/12: I-864 (AOS) invoice email received

6/15/12: AOS fee paid Online (Paid)

6/21/12: DS-3032 acceptance email received

6/22/12: Immigrant visa fee invoice email received

7/01/12: I-864 (AOS) package sent to NVC

8/24/12: RFE sent to NVC

10/5/12: IV Bill paid

10/20/12: DS-230 package sent to NVC

11/13/12: case complete with NVC

11/26/12: case @ embassy in Nigeria

12/26/12:NTERVIEW SCHEDULED for 01/23/13!!! WHOOOOWHOOO

12/31/12: sent documents needed for interview to hubby through DHL

01/10/13: Hubby medical exam completed

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Just Stay Positive..Follow the Guide and Forget about your application for a couple of Months..Think more abt the health of your baby and talkless about the Petition with your Husband...

The Major thing is BELIEF :thumbs:


Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Nigeria
I-129F Sent : 2011-06-08
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-06-17
I-129F RFE(s) : No RFE
RFE Reply(s) : No RFE
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-09-27
Interview: 2nd Week of January

Immigrant Visa rescheduled for second week of February 2012

Visa Refused on Immigration Purpose February 2013

We Got Married and Filed Spouse Visa

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POE was Easy in June 2013

USA Citizen July 2016

Who cares to know how long My Visajourney was???

SSN Arrives on 07/01/2013

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Hi, I've been married since August 2010. I'm finally filling the first petition i-130 for my husband. As this journey begins I am so nervous and i can't even sleep. I guess i just need some encouragement. I keep thinking of every possible thing that could go wrong. I'm also 7 months pregnant and i know the stress is not good for the baby but man this whole thing is scary. :( I keep going over and over the packet. I'm a wreck! i need to just mail it already!

CHECK OUT MY PAGE! WE'LL CHAT :)


The World is Yours to Experience....Venture out into it and find Love!

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It may not be an easy process but it is a doable one. Make sure you have all your ducks in a row and don't leave any reason for he CO to doubt your relationship.

Good luck :)


Mama to 2 beautiful boys (August 2011 and January 2015)

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Follow the guides pay attention to detail, be organized and you will be alright...Put it in the mail if not you will keep checking and triple checking!!! Good luck to you :thumbs:


November 5, 2010 Interview 7am APPROVED!!!!!! (6months 4weeks 1day) THANK YOU LORD!!!!!

(look at my about me page in my profile if you want to see my entire k1 journey)

AOS Journey:

Feb.4, 2011 Mailed AOS packet

Feb. 7, 2011 Pkt delivered in Chicago

Feb. 10, 2011 Received txt and email of NOA for AOS, EAD, and AP

Feb. 11, 2011 Check cashed for AOS

Feb. 12, 2011 Touched

Feb. 14, 2011 received hard copy of NOA for AOS, EAD& AP

Feb. 18, 2011 received appt letter for biometrics

Feb. 28, 2011 biometrics appt @10am

Feb. 28, 2011 received txt/email AOS case transferred to csc

Mar 1, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 3, 2011 received hard copy of AOS transfer to csc

Mar 4, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 28, 2011 Received txt/email saying card production has been ordered. (1month 3eeks 3days)

Mar 28, 2011 Received 2nd txt/email saying we have registered this customer permanent residence status

Mar 29, 2011 Received 3rd txt/email says card production has been ordered.

April 1, 2011 greencard and welcome letter in hand!!

April 5, 2011 received txt/email EAD card production ordered

Will Start Removing Conditions Dec 2012!!!!

Dec. 26, 2012 mailed ROC paperwork

Dec. 28, 2012 NOA for ROC paperwork

Jan. 7, 2013 received bio appt letter

Jan. 24, 2013 bio appt.

June 22, 2013 10yr green card received

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good luck 2 u


Nov 9th 2010 Petition received at California Service Center

May 4th 2011 Received petition Approval letter

May 12th 2011 Received Letter from NVC stating info has been forwarded to Lagos consulate office

July 14th 2011 Received Fiancé Visa packet and interview date (via email)

Sept 20th 2011 Interview day! Visa not approved.. Requesting more proof :-(

Sept 28th 2011 Second interview scheduled for early December :-)

Dec 5th 2011 Interview rescheduled consulate office caught fire :-(

Dec 6th 2011 Visa APPROVED!!!! :-D

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My husband was approved for his visa. Your journey has just begun, and if you follow these steps. Everything should be ok. The key is being prepared way in advance. Do not let him walk in there with nothing; he will come out of there with nothing. Make sure you need to print out phone records along with your phone bill records. He needs to have wedding pictures with friends and family members in them. Also, you need to have emails of yours and his print out and bounded. Everything should be NEAT and in order. Print out everything you get from UCIS and NVC and have him print out and put in a binder. The Key is paper trail and pictures you want to prove that this is a bon a fide relationship. Before, he gets his interview date you should rehearse and ask him question that you think they might ask. For example, how do you communicate? Who petition for you? These are standard questions. If you start now with your paper trail you should have a successful interview.

Best wishes! :)

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Thanks all for the encouragement!


Bolanle & Kingsley's CR1 Timeline

12/19/11: I-130 package sent to Chicago Lockbox

12/21/11: Package delivered

12/23/11: NOA1 via text / Initial review

12/27/11: Check Cashed by USCIS Chicago Lockbox

05/10/12: NOA2 via text/email I-130 APPROVED!!!

NVC Process

5/29/12: NVC received our case

6/10/12: Received case#

6/12/12: DS-3032 Email sent

6/12/12: I-864 (AOS) invoice email received

6/15/12: AOS fee paid Online (Paid)

6/21/12: DS-3032 acceptance email received

6/22/12: Immigrant visa fee invoice email received

7/01/12: I-864 (AOS) package sent to NVC

8/24/12: RFE sent to NVC

10/5/12: IV Bill paid

10/20/12: DS-230 package sent to NVC

11/13/12: case complete with NVC

11/26/12: case @ embassy in Nigeria

12/26/12:NTERVIEW SCHEDULED for 01/23/13!!! WHOOOOWHOOO

12/31/12: sent documents needed for interview to hubby through DHL

01/10/13: Hubby medical exam completed

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My husband was approved for his visa. Your journey has just begun, and if you follow these steps. Everything should be ok. The key is being prepared way in advance. Do not let him walk in there with nothing; he will come out of there with nothing. Make sure you need to print out phone records along with your phone bill records. He needs to have wedding pictures with friends and family members in them. Also, you need to have emails of yours and his print out and bounded. Everything should be NEAT and in order. Print out everything you get from UCIS and NVC and have him print out and put in a binder. The Key is paper trail and pictures you want to prove that this is a bon a fide relationship. Before, he gets his interview date you should rehearse and ask him question that you think they might ask. For example, how do you communicate? Who petition for you? These are standard questions. If you start now with your paper trail you should have a successful interview.

Best wishes! :)

:thumbs: Congrats to you Newchild

And the paper trail printed should be at least from Day One that you met and started talking up to the date you mailed the Petition. Even still keep printing the paper trail after you mail the I-130 because you will want to show continuous relationship even after filing. And since this is Lagos we are talking about...I am a firm believer of frontloading the I-130, and of course prayer.

God Bless in filing and Congrats in advance on the birth of your baby :dance:


Toni

 

07/17/2008.......WEDDING DAY!!!!
USCIS STAGE (for me):
06/09/2010.......SENT I-130 TO USCIS
06/15/2010.......NOA1 & RECEIPT DATE (CSC)
11/03/2010.......NOA2 Email received-APPROVED!!-141 days

NVC STAGE (for him):
11/08/2010.......NVC Case # Assigned
11/19/2010.......DS-3032 received via email
07/02/2011.......IV (DS-230) Package mailed//NVC Received-7/5/2011
07/14/2011........CASE COMPLETE!!!
07/15/2011........SIF!!!

EMBASSY STAGE (for us):
8/23/2011.........Medical-Part 1
8/24/2011.........Medical-Part 2(Completed!)
9/12/2011.........INTERVIEW @ 10:00AM - APPROVED!! (IR-1 Visa)

POE: DECEMBER 3rd, Washington, D.C. (IAD)!!!

1/10/2012........Green Card in Hand!
02/07/2012........Rec'd. Social Security Card

Naturalization Journey:

09-27-2016................Mailed N-400

11-03-2016................Biometrics

Notified 2/13/2017........2-8-2017.....Case Is In Line For An Interview

3/23/2017 @ 9AM......Interview

4/13/2017...................OATH CEREMONY!!

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:thumbs: Congrats to you Newchild

And the paper trail printed should be at least from Day One that you met and started talking up to the date you mailed the Petition. Even still keep printing the paper trail after you mail the I-130 because you will want to show continuous relationship even after filing. And since this is Lagos we are talking about...I am a firm believer of frontloading the I-130, and of course prayer.

God Bless in filing and Congrats in advance on the birth of your baby :dance:

Thanks so much! Thing is we don;t chat or email each other. We only talk on the phone and maybe fb chat once in awhile. When we started dating i was already in Nigeria visiting family and i was there for about 6 months. so i plan on printing all my itineraries, call records and the few fb chats i have, pics, etc. Thanks so much tho!


Bolanle & Kingsley's CR1 Timeline

12/19/11: I-130 package sent to Chicago Lockbox

12/21/11: Package delivered

12/23/11: NOA1 via text / Initial review

12/27/11: Check Cashed by USCIS Chicago Lockbox

05/10/12: NOA2 via text/email I-130 APPROVED!!!

NVC Process

5/29/12: NVC received our case

6/10/12: Received case#

6/12/12: DS-3032 Email sent

6/12/12: I-864 (AOS) invoice email received

6/15/12: AOS fee paid Online (Paid)

6/21/12: DS-3032 acceptance email received

6/22/12: Immigrant visa fee invoice email received

7/01/12: I-864 (AOS) package sent to NVC

8/24/12: RFE sent to NVC

10/5/12: IV Bill paid

10/20/12: DS-230 package sent to NVC

11/13/12: case complete with NVC

11/26/12: case @ embassy in Nigeria

12/26/12:NTERVIEW SCHEDULED for 01/23/13!!! WHOOOOWHOOO

12/31/12: sent documents needed for interview to hubby through DHL

01/10/13: Hubby medical exam completed

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Hi, I've been married since August 2010. I'm finally filling the first petition i-130 for my husband. As this journey begins I am so nervous and i can't even sleep. I guess i just need some encouragement. I keep thinking of every possible thing that could go wrong. I'm also 7 months pregnant and i know the stress is not good for the baby but man this whole thing is scary. :( I keep going over and over the packet. I'm a wreck! i need to just mail it already!

Best of luck to you!

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