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Ok, my husbands interview is coming soon, in 13 days to be exact. Even though I have put it all in God's hands, the closer we get to the interview date, the more stressed I get. My stomach is just in knots.

I am not concerned with my husband not being able to answer any questions because he knows everything about me and my family. We have our evidence ie. phone records, yahoo chats, bank account together in Nigeria, he is added to my lease here in USA, he has many...many pictures, letters from his mother, my mother, a co-worker of mine as well as another friend of mine verifying the bona fides of our relationship. I am not concerned about needing a co-sponsor as I make more than enough on my own as per the 125% poverty guidelines.

What troubles me is that he is going through one of the most difficult consulates, Lagos. It sems that the CO of the consulate can decide what ever he/she wants no matter what evidence or proof is provided. I have seen so many denials as well as being put in AP processing through this consulate.

I am claiming this visa for my husband or shoud I say, for us. I have been and will continue to pray, not only for my husband and me, but for all that are going through this visa journey as well as the interviewer that my husband will face.

Any and all prayers that you can send up for us will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you and God Bless you all.


Our CR1 Timeline

04/19/11: I-130 package sent to Chicago Lockbox

04/21/11: Package delivered

04/25/11: NOA1 via text and email; petition routed to VSC

04/27/11: Touched

6/23/11: NOA2 via text and email

6/27/11: NOA2 rec'd in mail

6/29/11: NVC case # assigned

7/1/11: Rec'd I-864 bill via e-mail

7/1/11: Rec'd request for DS-3032 via e-mail

7/2/11: E-mailed DS-3032 to NVC

7/8/11: Rec IV bill via e-mail

7/15/11: Paid I-864 bill

7/30/11: Mailed I-864 package

7/30/11: Paid IV bill

8/2/11: IV bill shows "paid"

8/10/11: Per operator I-864 rec'd and accepted and processed with no RFE

8/12/11: Rec'd packet 3 (DS-230 cover sheet/check list)

10/5/11: Mailed DS-230

10/7/11: DS-230 rec'd by NVC per tracking

10/12/11: Case complete per live operator (just waiting for interview apt now)

12/6/11: Medical complete and in hand...yay

12/12/11: Interview-APPROVED

12/20/11: Visa in hand

5/3/2012: POE

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I hope everything goes well for you, I look forward to reading good news in two weeks time :)


Ready for my grand ol' timeline? Alrighty then!

08-27-08 - We met

09-15-10 - He proposed!
10-05-10 - Married in California
02-25-11 - CR-1 paperwork journey begins
03-01-11 - NOA1 / Return to UK
06-13-11 - I-130 approved
07-11-11 - NOA2
08-31-11 - IV and I-864 paperwork sent
09-09-11 - RFE for IV payment
09-12-11 - Medical appointment / IV fee sent
10-05-11 - Our first wedding anniversary... apart
10-13-11 - CASE COMPLETE!
12-02-11 - Interview - 221g due to a washed passport
12-05-11 - Same-day passport processing in P'boro
12-06-11 - Passport collected by DX.
12-09-11 - Passport delivered by DX... AND MY VISA - WOOOOHOOO!
12-17-11 - POE - YYC (preclearance in Canada)

2011 to 2013 - Life happened

06-26-13 - Divorce finalized

10-07-13 - I-751 divorce filer paperwork journey begins

11-13-13 - Biometrics

03-04-14 - Case transferred to field office

06-05-14 - Received notice of interview

07-03-14 - ROC interview - approval pending delayed background checks

07-25-14 - APPROVED! 10 year GC is finally in production!

07-30-14 - Notice that GC was mailed to address on file.

08-01-14 - 10 year GC in hand. The journey has finally ended. :)

2014 to 2016 - Living paperwork-free... for now.

09-18-16 - N-400 window opens. See y'all then!

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No worries it is so!!!!!!!


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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I hope everything goes well for you, I look forward to reading good news in two weeks time :)

Thank you very much. I see that you have an interview coming sooner than mine. I will await your good news as well. God Bless


Our CR1 Timeline

04/19/11: I-130 package sent to Chicago Lockbox

04/21/11: Package delivered

04/25/11: NOA1 via text and email; petition routed to VSC

04/27/11: Touched

6/23/11: NOA2 via text and email

6/27/11: NOA2 rec'd in mail

6/29/11: NVC case # assigned

7/1/11: Rec'd I-864 bill via e-mail

7/1/11: Rec'd request for DS-3032 via e-mail

7/2/11: E-mailed DS-3032 to NVC

7/8/11: Rec IV bill via e-mail

7/15/11: Paid I-864 bill

7/30/11: Mailed I-864 package

7/30/11: Paid IV bill

8/2/11: IV bill shows "paid"

8/10/11: Per operator I-864 rec'd and accepted and processed with no RFE

8/12/11: Rec'd packet 3 (DS-230 cover sheet/check list)

10/5/11: Mailed DS-230

10/7/11: DS-230 rec'd by NVC per tracking

10/12/11: Case complete per live operator (just waiting for interview apt now)

12/6/11: Medical complete and in hand...yay

12/12/11: Interview-APPROVED

12/20/11: Visa in hand

5/3/2012: POE

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Thank you for the prayers. I know God is the Almighty and Merciful God and that he would not have put us in each other's lives if he did not want us to be together, to compliment each other as we have.

Delight yourself also in the LORD, and he shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4


Our CR1 Timeline

04/19/11: I-130 package sent to Chicago Lockbox

04/21/11: Package delivered

04/25/11: NOA1 via text and email; petition routed to VSC

04/27/11: Touched

6/23/11: NOA2 via text and email

6/27/11: NOA2 rec'd in mail

6/29/11: NVC case # assigned

7/1/11: Rec'd I-864 bill via e-mail

7/1/11: Rec'd request for DS-3032 via e-mail

7/2/11: E-mailed DS-3032 to NVC

7/8/11: Rec IV bill via e-mail

7/15/11: Paid I-864 bill

7/30/11: Mailed I-864 package

7/30/11: Paid IV bill

8/2/11: IV bill shows "paid"

8/10/11: Per operator I-864 rec'd and accepted and processed with no RFE

8/12/11: Rec'd packet 3 (DS-230 cover sheet/check list)

10/5/11: Mailed DS-230

10/7/11: DS-230 rec'd by NVC per tracking

10/12/11: Case complete per live operator (just waiting for interview apt now)

12/6/11: Medical complete and in hand...yay

12/12/11: Interview-APPROVED

12/20/11: Visa in hand

5/3/2012: POE

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Ok, my husbands interview is coming soon, in 13 days to be exact. Even though I have put it all in God's hands, the closer we get to the interview date, the more stressed I get. My stomach is just in knots.

I am not concerned with my husband not being able to answer any questions because he knows everything about me and my family. We have our evidence ie. phone records, yahoo chats, bank account together in Nigeria, he is added to my lease here in USA, he has many...many pictures, letters from his mother, my mother, a co-worker of mine as well as another friend of mine verifying the bona fides of our relationship. I am not concerned about needing a co-sponsor as I make more than enough on my own as per the 125% poverty guidelines.

What troubles me is that he is going through one of the most difficult consulates, Lagos. It sems that the CO of the consulate can decide what ever he/she wants no matter what evidence or proof is provided. I have seen so many denials as well as being put in AP processing through this consulate.

I am claiming this visa for my husband or shoud I say, for us. I have been and will continue to pray, not only for my husband and me, but for all that are going through this visa journey as well as the interviewer that my husband will face.

Any and all prayers that you can send up for us will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you and God Bless you all.

Dear friend,

We just had our visa interview a week ago today. It was also a very tough consulate--Casablanca. Lots of denials there. I am pleased to report, they approved my husband with no problem. You have all your ducks in a row. If the interviewee knows all the dates and details of the case to answer any questions thrown out there, then just turn it over to God. To help the stress, I did visualization techniques when I was anxious. I pictured my worry wrapped up like a gift box that I was holding. I visualized giving the package to God. I would say a pray like "I am giving this to you. We did all we can and thanks for the happy outcome in advance." I would take several deep breaths. This helped alot in those moments of fever-pitched anxiety...it didn't cure it, of course...only the interview will do that. However, it helps in the moments of overload. Try some visualization. Picture a good outcome. Believe it. Be thankful for it in advance. Things that belong together cannot be kept apart. Congrats on getting this far. Just alittle long. Keep me posted! :star:


Met: 3/2010
Married: 1/12/11
Sent Paperwork to Chicago Lockbox: 4/16/2011
Received NOA1: 4/21/2011 (routed to California Service Center)
Received NOA2: 7/11/2011
NVC Receives case: 8/18/2011 (case number issued and acquired via phone inquiry)
NVC sends correspondence: 8/23/11
Change of Agent form sent: 8/23/11
Paid I-864 invoice: 8/23/11
I-864 invoice shows paid: 8/25/11
IV Invoice bill: 09/01/11
IV Invoice paid: 09/01/11
Mailed out Visa Package to NVC: 09/09/11
Received application acknowledgement confirmation from NVC: 09/16/11
Mailed out Affidavit of Support: 09/18/11
NVC received Affidavit of Support: 9/20/11
NVC Case Complete: 9/26/11
Interview Appointment Received: 10/6/11 (Interview scheduled for November 9th 2011)
Interview: 11/9/11 (pending)
Consulate calls Faisal and reschedules interview because of holiday closure: 10/27/11
New Interview Date: 11/22/11
Interview Status: APPROVED
Arrival in US: 12/21/11
POE: Miami
ARRIVED!!!!!!! Welcome home!!!!!
Received Green Card: 1/25/12
Received SS Card: 2/1/12
Faisal's first job: 2/15/12
Faisal's first day of school: 8/26/2012
Pregnant: 9/6/2012

It's a Girl!: 6/2/2013

Sent out Removal of conditions paperwork: 9/22/13

Received receipt from Homeland Security: 10/1/2013


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Dear friend,

We just had our visa interview a week ago today. It was also a very tough consulate--Casablanca. Lots of denials there. I am pleased to report, they approved my husband with no problem. You have all your ducks in a row. If the interviewee knows all the dates and details of the case to answer any questions thrown out there, then just turn it over to God. To help the stress, I did visualization techniques when I was anxious. I pictured my worry wrapped up like a gift box that I was holding. I visualized giving the package to God. I would say a pray like "I am giving this to you. We did all we can and thanks for the happy outcome in advance." I would take several deep breaths. This helped alot in those moments of fever-pitched anxiety...it didn't cure it, of course...only the interview will do that. However, it helps in the moments of overload. Try some visualization. Picture a good outcome. Believe it. Be thankful for it in advance. Things that belong together cannot be kept apart. Congrats on getting this far. Just alittle long. Keep me posted! :star:

Thank you very much. I will try just that. Congrats on your approval. Some people think that the approval is the end of all of this, but it is not, hence it is just the beginning, the beginning of a life together with your loved one.

God Bless you and your hubby


Our CR1 Timeline

04/19/11: I-130 package sent to Chicago Lockbox

04/21/11: Package delivered

04/25/11: NOA1 via text and email; petition routed to VSC

04/27/11: Touched

6/23/11: NOA2 via text and email

6/27/11: NOA2 rec'd in mail

6/29/11: NVC case # assigned

7/1/11: Rec'd I-864 bill via e-mail

7/1/11: Rec'd request for DS-3032 via e-mail

7/2/11: E-mailed DS-3032 to NVC

7/8/11: Rec IV bill via e-mail

7/15/11: Paid I-864 bill

7/30/11: Mailed I-864 package

7/30/11: Paid IV bill

8/2/11: IV bill shows "paid"

8/10/11: Per operator I-864 rec'd and accepted and processed with no RFE

8/12/11: Rec'd packet 3 (DS-230 cover sheet/check list)

10/5/11: Mailed DS-230

10/7/11: DS-230 rec'd by NVC per tracking

10/12/11: Case complete per live operator (just waiting for interview apt now)

12/6/11: Medical complete and in hand...yay

12/12/11: Interview-APPROVED

12/20/11: Visa in hand

5/3/2012: POE

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he who started the good work in you will be faithful to complete it.

congrats.


I-129F @ VSC-Jan 27 2010

NOA 1- Dated Feb 1 2010

NOA 2- Dated April 27 2010 (85days after NOA1)

Interview-October 2010- outcome AP

Interview-July 2011-outcome-Recommendation for revocation

March 2012- Petition received by a USCIS office

May 11 2012- Petiton sent to another USCIS office for processing

May 15 2012- Petition is now being processed at a USCIS office

May 17 2012- letter rec'd from CSC Petition officially closed

Oct 26, 2011- Sent 1-130 Oct 27, 2011- NOA1 priority date

July 2012- NOID I-130 petition

July 16, 2012 e-mail notification for NOA2

NVC Process

July 23, 2012- nvc received

Aug 13,2012- called nvc to receive case# and IIN

Aug 14,2012- DS-3032 Email sent

Aug 15,2012- AOS Fee $88 invoiced, paid and in process

Aug 16,2012- AOS shows as paid

Aug 17,2012- I-864 overnighted to NVC

Aug 24,2012- DS-3032 acceptance received

Aug 24,2012- DS-230 invoiced/paid

Sept 4,2012- DS-230 overnighted to NVC (forgot to date page 2 waoo???, can't stop beating myself now, pls no RFE)

Sept 5,2012- DS-230 received by NVC; Oct 4- date received via email for scheduled interview

Sept 14, 2012-checklist requested for docs already submitted

Sept 20,2012- Case complete at NVC

Embassy

November 2, 2012 Interview -APPROVED

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Congratulations! and believe me I know exactly the feeling! My husband's interview is scheduled for Dec 15, and we are also a nervous wreck and increasing as the days get closer!! But staying positive and maintaining that spirit will help you through this long and exhausting process.

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OP, Good luck to you and your husband!


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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good luck!!!


Met online : 2009
Married : 07/28/2010


USCIS
Send I-130 : 06/08/2011
Touched : 06/13/2011
got a NOA1 by e-mail and SMS : 06/15/2011
got "I-797C" hard copy of NOA1 : 06/20/2011
got RFE "I-797E" : 10/15/2011
RFE Reply : 12/15/2011
Touched : 12/16/2011
I-130 Approved : 12/20/2011
got "I-797" hard copy of NOA2 : 12/24/2011
Your I-130 was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.


NVC
NVC Case Number : 01/13/2012
Pay "$88" AOS Bill and e-mailed DS-3032 : 02/08/2012
Email from NVC, DS-3032 Accepted : 02/09/2012
AOS Fee Shows PAID : 02/09/2012
IV fee invoiced "$404" : 02/10/2012
IV fee invoiced "$230" : 04/18/2012
Pay "$230" IV Bill : 04/30/2012
IV Fee Shows PAID : 05/02/2012
Send AOS and IV packet : 06/09/2012
AOS and IV packet Received : 06/22/2012
Case completed at NVC : 06/29/2012

Interview Date : 08/28/2012 "Denied"

Case Reaffirmed : 07/16/2013

Second interview - Approved : 10/24/2013

Visa Issued : 10/29/2013

Visa in hand : 10/31/2013

For more details please visit my timeline

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