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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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:dance::dance::dance:

SHE GOT THE VISA!!!!!!

The interview was tuesday morning at the embassy in Lima Peru. We arrived at around 6:45 for a 7:45 interview time and there was already around 20 people in line. After about 20 minutes a man came out and separated everyone into two lines, one for visitors and students and one for immigration and fiance visas. In that line we met another couple there to interview for the fiance visa, and we talked to them while we waited.

Around 7:30 we went thru security and then entered into the waiting area. We were first called to window 12 (only one room, the rest is done basically thru teller windows) to hand over the application for a visa and her passport. Then we sat for around another 15 minutes. Then we were called to window 13 and a lady asked Kathe how we met and then I gave her all the paperwork proving I make enough money to support the two of us. Then she asked if we had any evidence of a relationship, of which I had tons of emails, letters, photos, etc. Handed those over and sat back down.

The couple we met outside was finally called after maybe another 15 or 20 minutes and they went into the only room to speak to a consular officer. They were the second ones called. The first lady called was this old evil woman. She was denied very quickly. That did nothing for the nerves. While waiting we also talked to another couple the fiancee of which Kathe had talked to online and helped with some of the forms via Oly. Yenny's (i really hope I spelled your name right) husband to be is a VJer as well (samiam). The first couple was approved and went outside to wait for us.

And wait they did. It was around a half an hour before we were called not to the room but to window number 9. A nice gentleman only asked me if I spoke spanish to which I replied "mas o menos". He then said he had looked at some of our emails and asked Kathe again how we met and some questions about how we talk and how often. He looked at me and said "vonage huh?". :P Then he flipped over her passport and we saw the pink card that means you have the visa. I just about fell over from relief. :) :)

We went out and made arrangements for DHL to get the passport once the visa is put in it (std process) and then waited for Yenny and Randy we had been talking to. They too were approved!!!! We went to starbucks to talk over everything and finally get some much needed caffeine (i only had about 2 hours of sleep and kathe about the same).

January wedding time now!!!!!

B)

A HUGE HUGE HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE thanks to VJ and especially to veroka & oly and dider. We couldn't have done it without your help.


.oO - Jake & Kathe - Oo.

the significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them - Einstein

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Congratulations! Must feel great! Happy Wedding! :dance::dance::dance:


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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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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Morocco
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Wonderful for you two!! Best Wishes! :star:


I-130 for CR-1

CSC

01/31/06 :: I-130 mailed

03/01/06 :: NOA1

05/09/06 :: NOA2

NVC

05/31/06 :: NVC case # assigned

06/12/06 :: AOS bill & DS-3032 generated

06/14/06 :: Emailed Choice of Agent

06/16/06 :: Email from NVC saying Choice of Agent accepted

06/19/06 :: IV Bill Generated

06/23/06 :: AOS Bill recieved

06/24/06 :: AOS Bill returned to NVC

06/26/06 :: IV bill recieved

06/27/06 :: IV Bill returned to NVC (NVC accepts 07/12/06)

07/15/06 :: I-864 Recieved (NVC didn't report it was generated)

07/17/06 :: I-864 Returned to NVC

07/17/06 :: DS-230 Generated

07/00/06 :: DS-230 Recieved (I was away in Morocco to visit my Love)

07/29/06 :: DS-230 Returned to NVC (NVC accepts 07/31/06)

09/05/06 :: RFE Generated (Mailed 09/09/06)

09/11/06 :: RFE Recieved (reqested a copy of biographical page of passport, I sent this with the DS-230))

09/12/06 :: RFE Returned (sent them what they asked for..for the second time!)

10/05/06 :: Case Complete

I-129F for K-3

03/02/06 :: I-129F Mailed

03/09/06 :: NOA1 (recieved 03/15/06)

03/21/06 :: Touched USCIS Recieved I-129 says 60-90 days for processing

07/03/06 :: RFE IMBRA Recieved

07/04/06 :: RFE IMBRA Returned (I did not send the second one)

08/07/06 :: NOA2 Approved

08/15/06 :: Petition sent to Casablanca & Case # assigned

09/01/06 :: Packet 3 Arrives INTERVIEW DATE SEPTEMBER 22nd!!

09/22/06 :: Successful Interview!! WOO HOO

10/12/06 :: Visa IN Hand

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Peru
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Yo tambien!!! FELICIDADES!!!! I am so happy to hear your wonderful success story.

:dance:(L):dance:


ONE DAY AT A TIME....

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

12/30/2008: Overnighted I-751 package to VSC

01/06/2009: Check cashed

01/06/2009: NOA (arrived 01/09/09)

01/23/2009: Biometrics appt letter received

01/31/2009: Biometrics scheduled

05/20/2009: APPROVED

06/23/2009: 10 Year Green Card arrived

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Thank you for sharing your experience! Congratulations and happy wedding celebrations!!! Cheers!


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Trinidad & Tobago

4-18: I-129F Sent

4-25: I-129F NOA1

6-23: I-129F RFE

8-27: Sent RFE Reply

9-15: I-129F NOA2 FINALLY!!! Thanks be to you lord!

9-19: NOA2 by postmarked in snail mail (rcvd' around the 22nd)

10-12: Received e-mail from the NVC stating they recently forwarded our petition to the consulate! =)

10-17: Consulate received petition from NVC and mailed out packet 3 & 4

10-25: Johann collects Packet 3 & 4 from embassy!

10-27: Return information to the embassy!

11-7: Received Packet 4

11-28: INTERVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE DID IT~ APPROVED

12-1: Visa Picked up from Embassy

12-23: Johann is coming to the STATES! Yay!

3-17: It's a GREEN Wedding!!!

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"Though miles may lie between us, we're never far apart, for friendship doesn't count the miles, it's measured by the heart."

- Rozina Hasham

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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Congratulations !!!


(Puerto Rico) Luis & Laura (Brazil) K1 JOURNEY
04/11/2006 - Filed I-129F.
09/29/2006 - Visa in hand!

10/15/2006 - POE San Juan
11/15/2006 - MARRIAGE

AOS JOURNEY
01/05/2007 - AOS sent to Chicago.
03/26/2007 - Green Card in hand!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS JOURNEY
01/26/2009 - Filed I-751.
06/22/2009 - Green Card in hand!

NATURALIZATION JOURNEY
06/26/2014 - N-400 sent to Nebraska
07/02/2014 - NOA
07/24/2014 - Biometrics
10/24/2014 - Interview (approved)

01/16/2015 - Oath Ceremony


*View Complete Timeline

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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thanx everybody.

I got incredibly ill on the flight home, just minutes into the flight. Ended up in the ER for most of a day getting rehydrated and checked out. Still pretty screwed up, but slowly getting my energy back.

She still doesn't have the visa in hand, even though we were originally told she would be able to pick it up last thursday. Hopefully today. The embassy just had to finish it up. Probably because we put a date of January for her to come to the states, and I am assuming they are processing the more urgent traveling plans of others first.


.oO - Jake & Kathe - Oo.

the significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them - Einstein

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Peru
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So sorry to hear about your illness. I can't imagine being sick on a plane!!! That's just awful :(

I was under the impression that the Embassy sent the completed passport with visa via DHL. Has procedure changed?


ONE DAY AT A TIME....

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

12/30/2008: Overnighted I-751 package to VSC

01/06/2009: Check cashed

01/06/2009: NOA (arrived 01/09/09)

01/23/2009: Biometrics appt letter received

01/31/2009: Biometrics scheduled

05/20/2009: APPROVED

06/23/2009: 10 Year Green Card arrived

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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it is sent via DHL, but you pick it up at a DHL office. The embassy hasn't sent it out yet (as of yesterday, haven't called her yet today).


.oO - Jake & Kathe - Oo.

the significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them - Einstein

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Peru
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Oh, man....I was really counting on a 2-3 day delivery time of the visa. If we get approved (Lord Willing), I'm hoping Luis and I can fly back to Texas together. Our interiview is on the 26th, and we were hoping to leave on the 31st.

Hmmmm......


ONE DAY AT A TIME....

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

12/30/2008: Overnighted I-751 package to VSC

01/06/2009: Check cashed

01/06/2009: NOA (arrived 01/09/09)

01/23/2009: Biometrics appt letter received

01/31/2009: Biometrics scheduled

05/20/2009: APPROVED

06/23/2009: 10 Year Green Card arrived

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