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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: France
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Well...Here's a situation that may never have happened here on VJ before...

I don't even know how to say this, so I'll just be completely frank. I've made a simple but horrible mistake. I was NOT approved last night. Another VJ member forwarded THEIR approval to me without any explanatory message and without blocking out their WAC number...So I very easily mistook his approval for mine when I looked at the message through the viewer of my email client. Seemingly unbelievable but true. I only discovered the mistake this morning on waking up.

I'm mortified, first of all, that I told all of you something that turned out not to be true. I'm mortified that you've now all extended wishes that I don't yet merit. I'm mortified that Laurent now thinks we have an approval and is out of his apartment for several hours feeling happy about something that's not correct. I'm mortified to admit my own complete foolishness in not looking more carefully at the message I got last night and discovering reality earlier. But there it is...So I'm humbling myself.

Please forgive me. I would rather tell you all what happened immediately upon having figured it out than have you believing something that isn't true and thereby compromising the truth to an even greater degree, along with my reputation for it.

I'm still thoroughly delighted for everyone else who got approved yesterday. Turns out I'm just not one of the lucky ones...I think I'm gonna cry, I feel unbelievably terrible...

So, so sorry...


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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Filed: Country: Philippines
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So sorry Kristen. Yours wasn't the only false alarm yesterday...somebody else mistook the RFE email receipt confirmation as an approval. We're all a bit on edge and trigger happy. Don't sweat about telling it here. I hope you'll be able to tell your fiance without him getting too upset. :(

Hope the real one comes soon for you! (F)

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Nigeria
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:thumbs: I admire you for being so open about your mistake. That could have happened to any of us because we all so desperately look for our approvals everyday. You are a person with integrity and character and I have the utmost repect for you. Your approval will come very soon.:thumbs:

TPC


AOS/EAD Timeline

11-01-06 Filed AOS/EAD

11-03-06 USCIS received AOS/EAD

11-13-06 Recieved NOA1 by mail for AOS/EAD

11-29-06 Biometrics Appt.

01-29-07 Received EAD card in the mail

01-30-07 EAD approval letter sent

07-10-07 Interview for Greencard "APPROVED"

07-16-07 Received Welcome To America Letter

07-17-07 Card Production Order email

07-23-07 Received Green Card in mail (Finished with immigration until 4-10-09)

I-751 Timeline

04-10-09 Filed I-751

04-17-09 USCIS received I-751

04-29-09 Check cleared the bank

05-02-09 NOA Received in mail(receipt date 4/17/09)

05-11-09 Received Biometric appt letter in the mail(appt. is 5/22/09)

08-28-09 Received approval letter for Removal of Conditions(finished with immigration until we file for Citizenship).

N-400 Timeline

02-26-11 Filed N-400

02-28-11 USCIS received N-400

03-04-11 Checked cleared the bank

03-07-11 NOA Received in mail (receipt date 2/28/11)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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no big deal i hope the real one comes soon.


I129

june 26 NOA 1

july 6 touched

july 11 touched

august 4 back to brazil

august 12 home again

august 28 wondering if this will ever end

sep. 12 touch

sep.13 touched again (RFE Coming IMBRA)

sep. 14 touch

sep. 19 got rfe

sep.25 CSC recieves rfe

sep 28 touch

oct 2 touched again come on baby give it to me!!!!!

oct 3 NOA 2 MAILED 10/2

oct.6 recieved noa 2 by mail

oct.16 nvc recieved

nov.15 nvc mails to rio

dec.5 rio finally gets our papers

dec.5 sent package sedex

dec.6 consulate signs for package

interview 1/11/07 woohoo!!!!!!

1/18/07 got the visa woooooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooooooooo

US entry 1/22/07

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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That was just a practice run :)


2005

Sept 10 I-129F sent to TSC

2006

Interview - February 13th APPROVED! day 152

April 6 - wedding date day 204

Aug 22 - AOS interview date day 101-total days 342

Sept 29 - green card arrives, done until June 2008 day 140-total days 381

2008

June 30 - I-751 mailed total days 1025

2009

March 9 - Removal of Conditions approved! total days 1277

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Ahhh... don't stress over it - honestly, with the rate that CSC has been shooting out approvals, it just as well could have been yours. The honesty in the congratulations you got were still valid and now we get to do it all again for you when your turn really comes. Don't even think about not posting when it happens!

Mo


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Full timeline can be seen in my profile

PAST - From K-1 to Citizenship (a love story)
K-1: Aug 12, 2006 to Jan 17, 2007 - mailed I-129F
AOS: Feb 26, 2007 - Jul 26, 2007
REMOVING CONDITIONS: May 4, 2009 - Oct 3, 2009
CITIZENSHIP: Nov 27, 2012 - May 9, 2013

Note: I immigrated from Canada, not T&T - the timeline is reflective of this.

PRESENT - IR-5 Story (reuniting a family)
I-130 for Parents - 2013
Aug ?? - mailed I-130 packages for both mother and father
Sept 10 - NOA1 date
Sept 16 - NOA1s received

2014

Feb 25 - got emails saying that the cases had been transferred to another office for processing

Feb 26 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred to my local office for processing

Feb 28 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred and are being processed

Mar 17 - got email, attached to one case number only, saying that my A number was changed relating to the I-130 filing

Mar 18 - got emails saying that the petitions are approved smile.png




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I wasn't going to log in, just passing through, but wanted to say "stuff happens!" Can't blame you for getting excited, I know I was thrilled for you, and there were a ton of approvals yesterday, you hopefully won't be waiting long! :thumbs:

This will be yet another story for you and Laurent to tell around the dinner table years down the road and laugh your heads off about. :lol:

Hang in there filing buddy! :thumbs:

:dance::dance::dance: can wait, and you can go back to sharing my :pop:


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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Japan
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aawww Kristen we feel for you. It was an honest and easy mistake to make. Look at those who have opened the brown envelope when it says do not open lol. Or the ones who mail their petitions to the wrong center. Everyone makes mistakes. Cheer up hon we can still have the yard sale and sell that forwarded email lol.( could always get even with that emailer, you got the case number, call and cancel their petition) naaa naa I'm just kidding!!! little humor :blush:


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Meeting Online: Yahoo chartroom Aug 2001.

Direct meeting & marriage: Dec 2003 USA, NY

I-130 petition in DCFR Tokyo: March 14th 2004. Case reffered to DHS USCIS

Four visits to japan in 2004: Oct 2004, wife got pragnant.

Wife/Fiance left USA and moved into Japan: Feb 5th 2005.

Baby Born: June 24th 2005(Japan)

I-130 denied: July 17 2005(Divorce was declared not valid)

Refiling Divorce: oJuly 17th 2005 NY State.

Divorce granted: Nov 17th 2005

K-1 application: Mar 1st 2006

Approval: May 23rd 2006

US consulate RFE: June 15th 2006

FRE sent (Original passports, birth certificate, all origional docs): July 10th 2006

Medical: Oct 11th 2006.

Interview: Nov 10th 2006(expected)

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My best wishes still stand...only now they mean...woo-hoo the approval will arrive soon. :dance::dance::dance: Come on approval! Take these good wishes and use them to brace yourself for a little longer wait. We will all be there to do the happy dance again for you and laurent when the real approval comes. (F)

I just hope you are not too discouraged this morning. I think I would just crawl back in bed and hide for a few days.


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24 March 2009 I-751 received by USCIS

27 March 2009 Check Cashed

30 March 2009 NOA received

8 April 2009 Biometric notice arrived by mail

24 April 2009 Biometrics scheduled

26 April 2009 Touched

...once again waiting

1 September 2009 (just over 5 months) Approved and card production ordered.

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Kirsten,

It's an honest mistake... Cheer up. Things like this do happen. And I really congratulate you for being the person you are. You have my respect. Good luck to you and Laurent. Praying for your approval soon!

Godspeed,

Jo (F)

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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: France
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You guys are all the best. Thanks for all your kind words and understanding. I am very fortunate to be surrounded with a group of people as caring and supportive as all of you...I love you guys, from the bottom of my heart.

Oh man...If only I could believe Laurent is gonna take this news as well as you...

:blush::(:unsure::wacko:


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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Poland
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WOW!! well that really sucks!! well, now you can be happy twice. Don't worry, you will get the real thing soon.


06/30/06- sent I-129F petition to VSC.

07/11/06- NOA1 (received in mail)

07/19/06- RFE received in mail, IMBRA

07/28/06- e-mail, IMBRA RFE received at VSC

09/11/06- called VSC, told I'm with an adjudicating officer

09/25/06- called VSC, told to file expedited service, outside 60 days of RFE received date

09/26/06- sent expedited service request to VSC via fax and snail mail

09/26/06- Senators and Congressman making inquiries into my petition

09/29/06- expedited service request approved by VSC director

10/04/06- e-mail NOA2 approved!!!!!!

10/05/06- NVC received

10/06/06- NVC forwarded to Poland Embassy

10/16/06- Packet #3 received

10/17/06- Packet #3 sent to US Embassy Warsaw

10/30/06- Packet #4 received

10/30/06- Interview scheduled for November 22nd!!!

11/30/06- Visa in hand, via DHL!!!!

12/05/06- Ania and I arrive together in the USA

02/11/07- Ania applied for Social Security Card

02/17/07- Ania and I were MARRIED!!!!!!

07/24/07- Social Security Card in hand- after some minor issues and a little procrastination :)

10/14/07- I-485, I-765, and permission to travel mailed to USCIS

10/17/07- Received NOA1

12/17/07- I-485 shipped to California Service Center for faster service

12/17/07- I-765 approved new card should be mailed within 30 days, Advanced parole approved

02/28/08- AOS APPROVED!!!! PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD RECEIVED!!!!! (card received couple weeks after approval)

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Don't worry about how we feel, I feel so badly for YOU! I can't imagine how you must feel right now with the let-down and all. I hope that your approval comes soon and we can all congratulate you for real next time!! Chin up!

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