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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi everyone. i'm so glad i found this site, i only wish i had found it a long time ago. i have been reading about everyones cases and it gives me hope. Let me give u my background:

I met my hubby online,by a fluke, playing online games-nodating websites,no intention of finding anyone. That was about Sept.2004... I flew to Louisiana to meet him on dec.21.2004...and he proposed christmas day!! I knew he was the one, i honestly did, the first week we talked. Anyways...i came back to canada, anxious to go back and see him. We married in April 2005,my 10 yr old daughter and his 4 yr old daughter were the flower girls. Our bliss was shortlived however, as my daughter was denied re-entry to the US in aug 2005,as we hadnt done our homework. We were extremely naive in thinking that all we had to do was be married and we would live happily ever after, not realizing that it doesnt mean a thing, that u still have to go thru the paperwork and the long drawn out process.

Well,when they wouldnt let my daughter back because we hadnt done any paperwork, my heart broke into a million pieces, I kick myself daily for not doing the research. 2 weeks after she was denied entry, i left the love of my life and came back to canada. We immediately contacted USCIS, to find out what to do, and they told us to file an I-130, which we did in sept 2005, for both my daughter and myself. I honestly cant remember exact dates for everything, this whole process is so confusing. My husband flew up here in November 2005, and afew days after he got here, we welcomed the early arrival of our son, on the US thanksgiving day. Hubby left a couple weeks later, and ever since then, ever couple of months or so, i fly down to LA for an 8 week visit with our son. my daughter stays here with my parents so she can go to school. In May of 2006, my husband came here and we filed a report of birth abroad report at the embassy in Toronto. We have a big certificate for it, and as far as i know, the baby has dual citizenship, and nothing more needs to be done with him.

Right now we are at the point where i have the ds-230 forms here to send in, I am just waiting to recieve my police check and long form birth certificate so i can mail them in with it. Our process seems so long compared to everyone elses, this has been over a year already for us. We did have some delays though, such as i had to order the long form birth cert. for my daughter-i only had the wallet size one. I didnt know we would need a long form one, and same as myself, i didnt know they would want one for me as well. Plus we had a delay when they requested a copy of her custody papers. Geez i wish i had found this site a year ago, i would have been able to find out everything they needed and avoided these delays.

Anyways, i talk too much.I am just so incredibly lonely, i cry every single day about this, :blush: I have been back a month today from seeing my hubby last, and am unsure about when i will see him again. He would like to come here to see us, when he gets time off work again, probably the end of oct-beginning of november. but we dont know if he should. i know once i sent the ds-230 forms back, they will be setting up an interview in montreal right? but we have no idea when that will be, or if he needs to come with me for it or not. And our sons birthday is nov 24, and i was so hoping to be in LA for it, was hoping to gomed november for 8 weeks, that way we have US thanksgiving and xmas together, but again, don't know when the interview will be.

Im sorry I will stop now, if you have read this far, i thank you. I am so lonely and depressed, but im glad i found this forum and others who are going thru the same thing. I need to get some tissue andsplash some water on my face. :crying:


May 23 2007 IS OUR INTERVIEW, PLEASE PRAY FOR US!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Welcome to VJ. Sorry to hear all the hurdles you have had during the process. I hope you do get an interview soon so you and your family can all be together.


K-1 journey, AOS/EAD and ROC in my timeline

2011 March 31 - Sent off Naturalization pkg overnight to Texas

2011 April 1 - Arrived in Texas at 10:21 am

2011 April 1 - NOA (rec'd via snail mail April 8)

2011 April 7 - Cheque cashed

2011 May 5 - Biometrics (letter rec'd via snail mail April 15)

2011 May 9 - Placed in line for interview scheduling

2011 June 13 - Rec'd yellow letter (no change in status online)

2011 June 23 - Rec'd text that my case has been scheduled for interview

2011 August 1 - Interview (rec'd via snail mail June 27) PASSED

2011 August 3 - Rec'd email that my case has been scheduled for Oath

2011 September 1 - Oath ceremony (rec'd snail mail Aug 5)

2011 September 1 - All done, yeah.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Welcome to VJ. Sorry to hear all the hurdles you have had during the process. I hope you do get an interview soon so you and your family can all be together.

Thank you, that means alot to me :blush:


May 23 2007 IS OUR INTERVIEW, PLEASE PRAY FOR US!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Welcome, you found the right place. I wish I had found it early on in the process. It is good you are a canuck and can visit here. My wife is Filipino and can't.


Date I-129F Sent : 03/17/2006

Date I-129F NOA1: 04/03/2006

I-129F RFE(s) : 08/10/2006

I-129F RFE Reply(s) : 08/17/2006

Date I-129F NOA2 (Approved) : 08/18/2006

Date Package Received By NVC : 09/05/2006

Date Sent to Embassy: 09/18/2006 assigned number MNL2006743xxx

Date Embassy received 09/26/2006

letter-touched 10/17/2006

information on medical and interview 11/17/2006

Packet with Information 11/29/2006

Medical 1/12/2007

Interview 1/19/2007

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Welcome to VJ.

I hope you are reunited with your hubby son (F)


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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Welcome, you found the right place. I wish I had found it early on in the process. It is good you are a canuck and can visit here. My wife is Filipino and can't.

Thank you for the welcome-why cant she visit? :(

Also,sorry to be such a newbie, but was does NOA and "touched" mean?

Welcome to VJ.

I hope you are reunited with your hubby son (F)

Thank you so much for your kind words. It is so refreshing to FINALLY find people who understand what we are going thru. (F)


May 23 2007 IS OUR INTERVIEW, PLEASE PRAY FOR US!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: South Korea
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Hi and welcome to VJ, Good Luck on your Process

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1/12/06 Mail I-129f express mail

1/13/06 TSC rec'd

1/23/06 NOA1 from CSC

1/27/06 - Check cleared

7/10/06 - NOA2

7/14/06- rec'd @ NVC

8/14/06- NVC sent petition to Consulate

8/17/06 - Korean Consulate rec'd Petition

8/23/06 - rec'd packet 3 from Consulate

8/25/06 - sent packet 3 back to Consulate

8/27/06 - got confirmation email from Consulate, they rec'd packet three

8/27/06 - requested interview date via Consulate internet site.

9/1/06 - Checked internet site for interveiw date, it was there

9/25/06 - Interview date - APPROVED

9/28/06 - Visa in Zaeems Hand - YEAHHHHH

1/6/07 - leaving for USA

1/20/07 - Wedding Date

1/20/07 - MARRIED!!!!!

2/10/07 - rec'd certified copy of marriage license

AOS

3/13/07 - AOS package rec'd at Chicago Lockbox

3/20/07 - Rec'd Social Security Card

3/21/07 - Checks Cashed and Case Status online

3/24/07 - NOA1 Rec'd for AOS and EAD

3/27/07 - rec'd Biometrics appt letter - scheduled for 4/20/07 @ 11:00am

4/02/07 - "touched"

4/20/07 - had biometrics appt.

4/21/07 - rec'd letter stating case was transferred to CSC

5/22/07 - rec'd Case Pending at CSC email

6/25/07 - EAD card production ordered

7/7/07 - EAD "touched"

7/7/07 - AOS "touched"

8-6-07 - Rec'd EAD Card in the Mail

5-20-08 - AOS INTERVIEW - APPROVED - PASSPORT STAMPED

7-2-10 - Received 10 year green card in mail

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi from a fellow Ontarian. My fiance and I were really naive going through this whole process too, which caused us some set backs as well. VJ has been more help than I can say. You'll find lots of information here, but also tons of support from--like you said--people who actually understand! I hope your interview comes quickly so your family can be together again.




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Your case sounds almost identical to ours. I have a daughter and we have a son together and also had to go through so many delays because we didn't realize all that was involved in getting us all across to live with my husband. It took us a year and a half to finally move to the US, which took place just two weeks ago. So it does come to an end, hang in there. I know it's difficult while you are going through it and I thank God for this site and wish I had found it much earlier in our process too. The support and information you will find here is invaluable. We all know what you are going through and are here if you need to unload or ask questions. Good luck and I hope you get to see your hubby soon {{{{{{Hugs}}}}}} :luv:


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Kim(Canada)Lee(WA)

Met online June 14/02

Spent an incredible week together in BC Aug 23/02

I went to NY to see my sweetie and meet his family Oct/02

Spent our first Xmas together Dec 24/02

He proposed!!! Dec 26/02

He visits for a week after 5 long months apart May/03

Lee moves from NJ to WA state to be closer to me Oct 29/03

We got married!!! Feb 28/04

Our son Ethan was born!!! Aug 17/04

Got our visas Aug 1/06 !!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Also,sorry to be such a newbie, but was does NOA and "touched" mean?

First of all, welcome!

NOA means Notice of Action and "touched" means that someone's working on your case at USCIS. You can find out about touches if you set up an account in their website and then log into it.

https://egov.immigration.gov/cris/jsps/index.jsp - case status portfolio would be the choice to get to know when you've been touched.


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

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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:D Welcome to VJ and Good Luck with your journey! :thumbs:

K-1 Timeline

11-29-05: Mailed I-129F Petition to CSC

12-06-05: NOA1

03-02-06: NOA2

03-23-06: Interview Date May 16

05-17-06: K-1 Visa Issued

05-20-06: Arrived at POE, Honolulu

07-17-06: Married

AOS Timeline

08-14-06: Mailed I-485 to Chicago

08-24-06: NOA for I-485

09-08-06: Biometrics Appointment

09-25-06: I-485 transferred to CSC

09-28-06: I-485 received at CSC

10-18-06: AOS Approved

10-21-06: Approval notice mailed

10-23-06: Received "Welcome Letter"

10-27-06: Received 2 yr Green Card

I-751 Timeline

07-21-08: Mailed I-751 to VSC

07-25-08: NOA for I-751

08-27-08: Biometrics Appointment

02-25-09: I-751 transferred to CSC

04-17-09: I-751 Approved

06-22-09: Received 10 yr Green Card

N-400 Timeline

07-20-09: Mailed N-400 to Lewisville, TX

07-23-09: NOA for N-400

08-14-09: Biometrics Appointment

09-08-09: Interview Date Oct 07

10-30-09: Oath Ceremony

11-20-09: Received Passport!!!

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Hi...welcome to VJ! (F)


04/22/06:I-129F -TSC
04/25/06:I-129F -CSC;NOA1(Rcvd Date)
05/01/06:NOA1(Notice Date)
06/23/06:Email fr CSC-IMBRA RFE
06/30/06:IMBRA RFE mail)
07/05/06:I-RFE reply
07/17/06:USCIS rcvd I-RFE reply
08/30/06:NOA2 Approved!
09/05/06:NOA2(mail)
09/26/06:Email fr NVC-to Emb;case #:MNL2006764XXX
10/06/06:VISA APPT:*ANY WORKDAY 0700AM*daughter age-ing out
10/16-17:St. Luke's Medical Ext Clinic
10/18/06:Emb Intrvw APPROVED!
10/25/06:VISAS(K1&K2s)delivered;CFO for stickers
11/08/06:To the U.S.!
11/14/06:WEDDING!
11/22/06:Applied SSN(married name)
11/15/06:INFOPASS appt (for 3):AOS-DORA
11/27/06:Applied AOS w/ 2daughters;got accepted;interviewed same day(D1)
12/09/06:Received by mail 3 NOA1s
12/15/06:SSN print-out picked up
12/18/06:SS card&Biometrics appt notices in mail(D22)
12/26/06:Biometrics at ASC,USCIS Dallas-North(D30)
01/26/07:Email:Notice mailed 1/25 welcoming the new PR(K1&K2-9y/o)(D61)
01/31/07:Welcome letters(mail)(D66)
02/01/07:Card production ordered 1/30(D67)
02/05/07:Email:Approval notice sent 2/04(D71)
02/06/07:GC's in the mail! (D72)
12/11/08:Sent application for removal of conditions (I-751)
12/19/08:Received by mail receipt notice
12/30/08:Received by mail biometrics appointment for Jo and receipt notice for daughter
01/05/09:Received by mail biometrics appointment of daughter
01/13/09:Biometrics appointment of Jo and daughter
06/17/09:Email:Card production ordered
06/30/09:Email:Approval notice sent
07/06/09:Ten-year GC's in the mail!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Welcome, I'm also a fellow Ontarian :).. I wish you a speedy journey home


Met in Cleveland 07/07/05 ... Fireworks!!!

Emails and phone calls until first visit back September '05

Many trips to Cleveland and overnight stays in New York

Engaged 05/07/06

07/18/07 - Interview yeeehaaa .. approved

07/26/07 - received Visa from Montreal (should have received 07/24)

07/26/07 - POE Buffalo, NY (Peace Bridge) .. No EAD stamp

07/27/07 - Beautiful marriage .. now you may call me Mrs. :)

07/28/07 - Filed AOS,EAD, and AP for me and AOS and AP for my son via UPS .. received 08/01

08/16/07 - applied for ssn

09/03/07 - received ssn card

11/07/07 - AP approved and received 11/12/07 :)

11/19/07- EAD approved online and received same day (actual approval 11/07/07) :)

12/27/07 - AOS transferred to CSC

02/26/08 - 485's approved without interview

01/14/09 - Sent I-751 - removal of conditions

02/23/10 - Biometrics

03/17/10 - Removal of conditions approved .. card production ordered

"Life is not measured by the amount of breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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