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I'm trying my best to look at the bright side of things, but it's darn hard! I can't help the tears of frustration. I'm a bit apprehensive about what my fiance's reaction will be (I JUST received the notice and forwarded it with a loving note to him). Everything was riding on an approval, or a decision to say the least. I had to do quite a lot of the "don't worry, things'll work out" to keep both of our morale's up. I wasn't quite ready for this.

I'm trying my best not to get discouraged. I'm elated that my case is, in fact being processed. But how will it hinder the road ahead? Will the wait be even longer. Oh gosh I'm terrified...

Much love,

Mawa :clock:

PS - just received 3 additional emails from CRIS to the initial 2 from USCIS-CSSO, do they scorn me? :(

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Keep your chin up, looks like since you filed in May this is your IMBRA RFE. If that's the case, you're still in better shape than (sadly) quite a few other people. On the optimistic side this means your case is moving along. Get the info sent back asap after the RFE arrives in the mail. In all likelihood, you could wind up getting an approval shortly after your RFE is recieved... this seems to be a trend lately.

Good luck! Try not to dwell on the negative side of it! Your case is moving along :thumbs:


AOS/EAD/AP:

Apr. 24 2007: AOS/EAD/AP Sent to Chicago Lockbox

Apr. 25 2007: AOS/EAD/AP Arrived at Chicago

Apr. 30 2007: NOA1 for AOS/EAD/AP

May 02 2007: AOS/EAD/AP Cheques cashed

May 03 2007: AOS/EAD/AP Touched

May 22 2007: RFE

May 25 2007: Biometrics for EAD

May 29 2007: EAD Touched

Jun. 06 2007: Biometrics for AOS Completed at the same time as EAD

Jun. 08 2007: RFE sent back

Jun. 11 2007: RFE Rec'd

Jun. 13 2007: AOS Touched

Jun. 14 2007: AOS Touched

Jun. 18 2007: AOS Touched

Jul. 10 2007: EAD and AP Touched and approved!

Aug. 17 2007: AOS Interview! APPROVED!!!!

Lifting Conditions:

Jun. 15 2009: Mailed I-751 to CSC

Aug. 14 2009: Biometrics

Sep. 17 2009: Approved!

Pillowcased: Diary of a Madwoman. Full timeline coming soon!

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november6275,

This is the IMBRA RFE, yes? Either way, here is the William33 party line on RFE's:

When you send the RFE evidence back, send it USPS Express ($14 and change).

On the front and back of the USPS provided document Envelope, write the following: ATTN:RFE in red marker.

This is the information on the RFE envelope supplied by CSC.

You may want to write your case number on the envelope, as well.

It will then move through CSC very fast!

Don't worry, approval is just around the corner. Good Luck!!! :thumbs:

I'm trying my best to look at the bright side of things, but it's darn hard! I can't help the tears of frustration. I'm a bit apprehensive about what my fiance's reaction will be (I JUST received the notice and forwarded it with a loving note to him). Everything was riding on an approval, or a decision to say the least. I had to do quite a lot of the "don't worry, things'll work out" to keep both of our morale's up. I wasn't quite ready for this.

I'm trying my best not to get discouraged. I'm elated that my case is, in fact being processed. But how will it hinder the road ahead? Will the wait be even longer. Oh gosh I'm terrified...

Much love,

Mawa :clock:

PS - just received 3 additional emails from CRIS to the initial 2 from USCIS-CSSO, do they scorn me? :(

Edited by William33

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Thailand
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Well, I was happy I got an RFE! Of course an NOA2 would have been better, but an RFE is certainly better than nothing!

Based on the date you filed, you should have been expecting and hoping for an RFE and you should be jumping for joy now that you finally are getting it!

Maybe you should just explain to your fiance that this was something you had to receive before they could approve your application. USCIS did not start using the new forms that had the IMBRA language included util sometime in July.

I expect there will be more delays, and that way I'm not surprised when I encounter them. I just figure if I keep walking along on this journey, I'll eventually get to my destination - just dont stop walking and you'll get there eventually too :D

Bill

Edited by TucsonBill

I-129f Journey:

2006-07-17 I-129F sent to CSC

2006-07-24 NOA1 (received)

2006-10-05 RFE (received)

2006-10-06 RFE (returned to CSC)

2006-10-23 NOA2

2007-01-29 Visa Approved!

2007-02-17 Ceremony in Thailand

2007-02-21 POE LAX - Fiance and her daughter enter the USA together, Easy-Peasy!

2007-03-05 Wedding in USA

AOS Journey:

2007-06-07 AOS for spouse and daughter sent

2007-06-16 NOA's arrive, (issued on the 13th)

2007-07-05 Biometrics

2007-07-13 Received RFE (Mailed on July 3rd)

2007-08-06 Returned RFE

2007-10-16 Interview date

2007-10-27 Green Cards Received!

ROC (I-751) Journey:

2009-07-24 Joint I-751 for spouse and daughter sent

2009-08-03 Received NOA1 dated 7/27/09

2009-08-03 Received Receipt and one year extension for wife

2009-08-03 Received "Verification Of Incusion Of A Dependent" for step-daughter

2009-08-27 Biometrics

2009-11-13 Green Cards Received

Citizenship Journey:

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The more I've surfed the through the pages about the IMBRA supplement on VJ, the faster I've come to realize that I should have been expecting it. (had I put more time into VJ... rather than just skim to see what dates were getting approved)

With each and every post I read, I emailed my fiance... lol

I'm sort of like that. And I think it in a way, will cause him to heave a huge sigh of relief before he even hears about the initial shock I was in.

Oh I love the source of info this site offers!!! Ahhhh... it's overwhelmingly awesome.

Thanks a whole lot you guys... and TucsonBill, I've just come to realize why you were excited about your RFE... hehe... Congrats :) (I guess)...

I can finally sleep... I've got a few classes tomorrow... *yawn*

Not to mention a long chat with the love of my life, barely hanging on in England...

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Before I totally call it a night... I was wondering. If it indeed is simply the IMBRA supplement RFE, can I resend it, as well as addition info (I went to visit him for a month in July)? Or should I just send back what they simply ask for...

I'm just trying to think ahead. In anticipation of counteracting a possible 2nd RFE...

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Before I totally call it a night... I was wondering. If it indeed is simply the IMBRA supplement RFE, can I resend it, as well as addition info (I went to visit him for a month in July)? Or should I just send back what they simply ask for...

november 6275- Hi! Is the RFE you received with IMBRA question? I got my first RFE asking us three questions, the 2nd RFE we got they are asking for some documents that we met within 2 years.

It's good you already got your RFE. As the other VJers are telling, it means that they are taking action on your case. Our approval with come soon after we send the RFE reply. Double check everything before sending ok? You can also look on the RFE thread to check for some tips.....really helpful :yes:

Wishing you the best on your journey. :star:


CITIZENSHIP

May 2010------------------------------Citizenship

August 2010---------------------------Approved

September 2010------------------------ Oath taking :)

Removing Conditions

June 5, 2009---------------------------Mailed I-751 Application

August 15, 2009---------------------- APPROVED (Thank God!)

AOS JOURNEY

May 9, 2007---------------------------AOS & EAD documents sent via USPS Registered Mail

August 27, 2007------------------------ AOS INTERVIEW APPROVED!

FIANCE VISA

April 30, 2006 ---------------Sent I-129F to CSC

March 12, 2007-------------------INTERVIEW (APPROVED!)

April 20, 2007 ----------------------- Wedding

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.. Heb. 11:1

Thank you to fellow VJers who helped me through this process. I wish you all the best life ahead. Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat :)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Before I totally call it a night... I was wondering. If it indeed is simply the IMBRA supplement RFE, can I resend it, as well as addition info (I went to visit him for a month in July)? Or should I just send back what they simply ask for...

I'm just trying to think ahead. In anticipation of counteracting a possible 2nd RFE...

The best advice I can give is just to send back what is requested. Hopefully they did enough of a review that this is all that is needed. Your post petition visit to him in July (which will be considered evidence of a continued relationship) is not required evidence for the I-129f but is needed for the interview. This will not improve your case at this stage.


YMMV

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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november6275,

We also received the same e-mail last night, and we're pretty sure it is the IMBRA RFE. We have been waiting for it for many months now :yes:

Your file was probably in the same lost stack with ours and MrLonely's, that't why it took them soo long to mail the RFE's or to "touch" our files.

Good luck in your journey!


May 1996: Met in Mexico
K1
March 7th, 2006: Sent 129F to NSC
March 9th, 2006: NOA1 Day 1
June 15th, 2006: Notice of transfer to CSC
October 3rd, 2006: IMBRA RFE e-mail
October 17th, 2006 CSC e-mail confirming RFE receipt.
October 18th, 2006: NOA2!!!!!!!! 224 days!
October 25th, 2006: NVC received file
November 10th, 2006: Received Packet from CDJ
January 5th, 2007: Visa approved!!!! 302 days!
February 16th, 2007: Civil Ceremony
AOS
February 21st, 2007: Mailed AOS, EAD & AP to Chicago
March 1st, 2007: NOA1 - Day 1
March 26th, 2007: I-485 transferred to CSC - Day 25
March 30th, 2007: Biometrics appointment - Day 29
April 14th, 2007: Big Wedding!!!!
May 8th, 2007: AP Approved - Day 68
May 10th, 2007: EAD Approved- Day 70
September 20th, 2007: SECOND Biometrics appointment - Day 203
December 4th, 2007: AOS approved!!!! 278 days!
December 10th, 2007: Received GC - Day 284
Removal of Conditions
August 31st, 2009: Mailed I-751 to CSC
September 2nd, 2009: NOA1 - Day 1
October 15th, 2009: Biometrics appointment - Day 44
October 26th, 2009: 10 year GC approved!! - Day 55
October 31st, 2009: Received GC - Day 60

NATURALIZATION

May 7th, 2013: Mailed N-400

May 9th, 2013: NOA1 - Day 1

June 10th, 2013: Biometrics Appointment - Day 33

September 5th, 2013: Interview - Day

September 27th, 2013: Oath Ceremony- Day

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