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This whole immigration system stinks. When our loved ones sponsored us they have to wait six to fifteen years or more to get a visa number, meanwhile each year they have a visa lottery giving away some 500.000 visa numbers and people waiting in line, working their buts off, paying taxes and have to be separated from their love ones. This is one messed up system. When they can prove a child relationship to a parent, or a brother and sister, they have to take time to prove some of those marriages. What make a marriage more immediate than a child or a sibling relation? Every year they raising fees, but the inhumane treatment gets worst! Who is seeking our interest? What about the availability of visa numbers for our love ones? We are a slave of the system.

:bonk: :bonk: :bonk:


FB-1 Visa Event Date

06-05-2006........Priority Date
06-14-2010........Case Approved
03-07-2011........Case Completed

08-15-2013........Interview Schedule

f1 case complete and waiting for visa availability

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I came in on a CR 1 visa. While in line at the US consulate in Montreal, Canada, there were two people behind me in line. Each were Canadians being sponsored by US relatives ie sisters and their cases took 10 years and 15 years respectively. I couldn't believe it and was blown away to hear how long it took. But there is a hierarchy in priority.

Such is the system to date. Although, there has been improvements in processing times over the last 3 years. What used to take 2 years for a CR 1 visa is now down to less than one year. In my case, 6.5 months.


2007 Nov 30: Met in Las Vegas, Nevada

2009 Jul 13: Proposed/Engaged in Sedona, Arizona

2009 Dec 26: Married in Tucson, Arizona

USCIS

2009 Dec 30: Filed I-130

2010 Jan 02: I-130 delivered

2010 Jan 07: NOA1 - email - CSC

2010 Jan 11: Received NOA1 hardcopy

2010 Mar 24: NOA2 - email & text - NVC

2010 Mar 29: Received NOA2 hardcopy

I-130 was approved in 76 days from NOA1 date

NVC

2010 Mar 30: NVC received - case# assigned - emails given to NVC

2010 Mar 30: Opted in - DS3032 emailed to NVC

2010 Mar 31: Received AOS bill & DS3032 - paid AOS

2010 Apr 05: Online payment portal confirms paid AOS(Apr 2 processing date)

2010 Apr 05: Sent I-864 package

2010 Apr 15: EP confirmation email

2010 Apr 15: IV bill generated & paid

2010 Apr 15: Email confirmation - receipt of DS3032

2010 Apr 16: IV bill confirmed paid - sent DS230 package

2010 Apr 19: NVC operator confirms I864 & DS230 documents have been received

2010 Apr 21: AVR confirms all documents received Apr 19th

2010 Apr 23: Email from NVC: case complete - confirmed by NVC - sign in fail

Completed in 24 days

CONSULATE

2010 May 27: Email from NVC - consulate received file - interview Montreal Jul 27th

2010 Jun 16: Medical @ Woking Medical Centre, Vancouver, Canada - APPROVED

2010 Jul 27: Interview @ US Consulate in Montreal, Canada - APPROVED

Your interview took 201 days from your I-130 NOA1 date

2010 Aug 13:POE Washington - APPROVED

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

2012 May 14 - mailed I-751

2012 May 16 - delivered @ CSC

2012 Jun 18 - I 551 stamp

2012 Jun 28 - biometrics appointment NOA notice date Jun 7

2012 Dec 20 - approved

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This whole immigration system stinks. When our loved ones sponsored us they have to wait six to fifteen years or more to get a visa number, meanwhile each year they have a visa lottery giving away some 500.000 visa numbers and people waiting in line, working their buts off, paying taxes and have to be separated from their love ones. This is one messed up system. When they can prove a child relationship to a parent, or a brother and sister, they have to take time to prove some of those marriages. What make a marriage more immediate than a child or a sibling relation? Every year they raising fees, but the inhumane treatment gets worst! Who is seeking our interest? What about the availability of visa numbers for our love ones? We are a slave of the system.

:bonk: :bonk: :bonk:

Why are you so upset? You (*and others)could have played diversity lottery as well, and cut down on the waiting time. That is what I did even though my sister petitioned me a year and a half ago (wait time would have been 10 years had I not won the Diversity Lottery)

Also, there are 50.000 DL visas not as you wrote 500.000.


May 1, and July 15 2011: Lucky winner of Diversity Lottery

Case no: 2012EU00026XXX

Interview: April 6: passed

Visa in passport: April 12.

POE: Chicago, May 31.

It's all good.

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Great, it's good you guys are real lucky..... :thumbs:


FB-1 Visa Event Date

06-05-2006........Priority Date
06-14-2010........Case Approved
03-07-2011........Case Completed

08-15-2013........Interview Schedule

f1 case complete and waiting for visa availability

july visa bulletin prediction f1 category

f1 watch list

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I don't think I could handle it if all 21 of my husbands siblings ( half of them with spouses) and all the nehews and nieces could come right away. I would certainly need a bigger house. As for the DV winner, they get a chance when before there was none but their nexr level of people are in the same line you are , in fact they are behind you because you are already here.


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Because if every person could bring all of then relatives there would be millions and millions more immigrants every year to this country. Where would it end? Someone brings all 10 siblings right away and they bring their spouses and kids, etc. It just isn't feasible.

In American culture, adults typically do not live with their parents or siblings or adult children. Married adults typically DO live with their spouses and minor children and you'll note there isn't a wait for visas for them to come.

Coming to America is a priviledge. It's not a right. The fact that sibling petitions are allowed at all says to me the system is quite generous, not broken as you say. I can only imagine. Ring separated from your family for a long time is awful, but your family member made the choice to immigrate here. They did not have to.

Yes my family member made the choice of immigrating there; last time I check America welcome new immigrants. I just have a problem with how they manipulate immigrants and there lives. Yes it would be catastrophic to allow millions of immigrants migration yearly but yet still they collect fees and documents and put a sentence of wait time for visa availability while beneficiaries are aging.

It is not a custom to live with parents where I live. As a matter of fact I am well establish in my country with property and business and I do not intend to live with my parents continually, I will be on my own as soon as I get settled and if I want to I don't see where it is any ones business. There can be several factors why adults might have to live with there parents. 1. They may need care, 2. Unable to work because of disability, so there is a broad spectrum on the real facts why one would make that choice. In America it is not a custom but it does happen. I have traveled to several countries and there are still adults living with parents. Listen, I do not condone it but it is there. Anyways, that is not my issue, my issue is with wait time for familybased, these are the same people that are the fruit of spouses and siblings and they are all loved.


FB-1 Visa Event Date

06-05-2006........Priority Date
06-14-2010........Case Approved
03-07-2011........Case Completed

08-15-2013........Interview Schedule

f1 case complete and waiting for visa availability

july visa bulletin prediction f1 category

f1 watch list

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I bet most countries don't even allow siblings to come. I know the UK doesn't...and parents have to be over age 65 and dependent on you. The US really does welcome immigrants....but there are rules for EVERYONE to follow.


10/26/03 Met in Yahoo chat room
06-2004 Glyn flies to Boston for 2 week holiday with me in White Mountains
06/07/2006- HE PROPOSES!!
12/13/2006- Glyn and Simon the best man fly in for wedding.
December 16,2006- Happiest day of my life
12/25/2006- Best and worst Christmas ever. Glyn flies back to England at 6 pm Christmas Night.
02/19/2007- UK spousal visa approved in NY after only 4 days.
March 2,2007- Reunited in England with Glyn.
01/21/2008-mailed I-130 to USCIS in London
01/24/2008-NOA1
04/13/2008-Panic. RFE received
April 17, 2008-Mailed off again.
April 22, 2008-NOA2 received dated April 21, 2008.
April 26, 2008-Packet 3 received
April 28, 2008-Mailed off DS-230
May06,2008-Packet 3 sent
May 08, 2008-Medical scheduled
May 22,2008-Packet 4 received
June 03,2008-Interview APPROVED!!!!!

June 04, 2008-Visa in hand
June 20, 2008-Shippers come for our things.
June 25, 2008-Flying to the USA smile.png
November 15, 2010-Sent off VERY late I-751 along with many prayers.
04/09/2011-10 year GC arrives in mail.
09/08/2011-Glyn leaves for UK
01/30/2012-Biometrics for UK spousal & dependent visas sent out w/ application same day
02/24/2012-UK settlement visas issued smile.png

04/16/2013-I-130 sent off-----04/19/2013 NOA1

05/15/2013-NOA2

Never received packet 3 although it was mailed to us on May 29th

07/17/2013-Sent off packet 3 after finally getting ALL our documents together

08/19/2013-Medical scheduled (there were earlier appointments but unfortunately, we couldn't get there for them due to hubby's work)

09/24/2013-Interview APPROVED

11/01/2013-POE BOSTON

01/13/2014-10 Year green card received

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Parents of USCs ARE eligible for visas immediately, so I'm not sure where the issue with elderly parents comes in at all.


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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Why are you so upset? You (*and others)could have played diversity lottery as well, and cut down on the waiting time. That is what I did even though my sister petitioned me a year and a half ago (wait time would have been 10 years had I not won the Diversity Lottery)

Also, there are 50.000 DL visas not as you wrote 500.000.

Not my intent to "seem" upset. I am just passionate about this whole ordeal and 500.000 is an error. Also DV lottery is not available in my country and several others. It is eligible in,

Quote:· SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN.

All countries in the region are eligible except Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Jamaica, and Mexico.

So give thanks and congrats :thumbs:


FB-1 Visa Event Date

06-05-2006........Priority Date
06-14-2010........Case Approved
03-07-2011........Case Completed

08-15-2013........Interview Schedule

f1 case complete and waiting for visa availability

july visa bulletin prediction f1 category

f1 watch list

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Hey all, you are all welcome to put across your view and am not at all an ignorant beneficiary, this is just my humble opinion. You can agree or disagree :ot2:

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FB-1 Visa Event Date

06-05-2006........Priority Date
06-14-2010........Case Approved
03-07-2011........Case Completed

08-15-2013........Interview Schedule

f1 case complete and waiting for visa availability

july visa bulletin prediction f1 category

f1 watch list

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Yes my family member made the choice of immigrating there; last time I check America welcome new immigrants. I just have a problem with how they manipulate immigrants and there lives. Yes it would be catastrophic to allow millions of immigrants migration yearly but yet still they collect fees and documents and put a sentence of wait time for visa availability while beneficiaries are aging.

It is not a custom to live with parents where I live. As a matter of fact I am well establish in my country with property and business and I do not intend to live with my parents continually, I will be on my own as soon as I get settled and if I want to I don't see where it is any ones business. There can be several factors why adults might have to live with there parents. 1. They may need care, 2. Unable to work because of disability, so there is a broad spectrum on the real facts why one would make that choice. In America it is not a custom but it does happen. I have traveled to several countries and there are still adults living with parents. Listen, I do not condone it but it is there. Anyways, that is not my issue, my issue is with wait time for familybased, these are the same people that are the fruit of spouses and siblings and they are all loved.

You have a problem because you are not getting what you want when you want it. Most frustration in life is caused by unrealistic expectations. If your parents need care, and cannot get it here, they can move back to be with you.


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Gary And Alla

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You have a problem because you are not getting what you want when you want it. Most frustration in life is caused by unrealistic expectations. If your parents need care, and cannot get it here, they can move back to be with you.

You are the one who have a problem, you should read and understand before you criticize. :girlwerewolf2xn:


FB-1 Visa Event Date

06-05-2006........Priority Date
06-14-2010........Case Approved
03-07-2011........Case Completed

08-15-2013........Interview Schedule

f1 case complete and waiting for visa availability

july visa bulletin prediction f1 category

f1 watch list

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Parents of USCs ARE eligible for visas immediately, so I'm not sure where the issue with elderly parents comes in at all.

I don't know if that was in reply to me...but I was talking about the UK in regards to elderly parents trying to explain that the US actually has a VERY generous immigration program for extended family.


10/26/03 Met in Yahoo chat room
06-2004 Glyn flies to Boston for 2 week holiday with me in White Mountains
06/07/2006- HE PROPOSES!!
12/13/2006- Glyn and Simon the best man fly in for wedding.
December 16,2006- Happiest day of my life
12/25/2006- Best and worst Christmas ever. Glyn flies back to England at 6 pm Christmas Night.
02/19/2007- UK spousal visa approved in NY after only 4 days.
March 2,2007- Reunited in England with Glyn.
01/21/2008-mailed I-130 to USCIS in London
01/24/2008-NOA1
04/13/2008-Panic. RFE received
April 17, 2008-Mailed off again.
April 22, 2008-NOA2 received dated April 21, 2008.
April 26, 2008-Packet 3 received
April 28, 2008-Mailed off DS-230
May06,2008-Packet 3 sent
May 08, 2008-Medical scheduled
May 22,2008-Packet 4 received
June 03,2008-Interview APPROVED!!!!!

June 04, 2008-Visa in hand
June 20, 2008-Shippers come for our things.
June 25, 2008-Flying to the USA smile.png
November 15, 2010-Sent off VERY late I-751 along with many prayers.
04/09/2011-10 year GC arrives in mail.
09/08/2011-Glyn leaves for UK
01/30/2012-Biometrics for UK spousal & dependent visas sent out w/ application same day
02/24/2012-UK settlement visas issued smile.png

04/16/2013-I-130 sent off-----04/19/2013 NOA1

05/15/2013-NOA2

Never received packet 3 although it was mailed to us on May 29th

07/17/2013-Sent off packet 3 after finally getting ALL our documents together

08/19/2013-Medical scheduled (there were earlier appointments but unfortunately, we couldn't get there for them due to hubby's work)

09/24/2013-Interview APPROVED

11/01/2013-POE BOSTON

01/13/2014-10 Year green card received

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I don't know if that was in reply to me...but I was talking about the UK in regards to elderly parents trying to explain that the US actually has a VERY generous immigration program for extended family.

Oh, no, sorry. Should make sure to quote! It was in response to the OP saying sometimes children need to take care of their elderly parents and the wait time is unfair.


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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