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So what's everybody's plans for our Thanksgiving this weekend?? I don't have any plans yet, hubby is working. We may just go out for supper seeing I cooked a wicked big turkey last week with the trimmings and most of it's in the freezer. There was just the 2 of us, but the bird has been staring at me everytime I opened the freezer, so I thought it was time I took him out :P . Another holiday I'll miss being away from my family :crying: Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians (L)

That's another thing I miss about Canada is I don't hear/see much Canadian content on TV.................God Bless.............................{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}


“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” JMAC

June 25, 2004 - Bruce & I met through mutual friends in my hometown in Newfoundland the night before he was going back to Maine

July 1 - First email between us

July 3 - I called him to wish him a Happy Independance Day

Daily phone calls and emails from there on in

October 20 - Bruce drove back to Newfoundland. He planned on staying a week but it ended up being 3 weeks. We knew for a fact we were in love!

March 19/05 - Bruce back in Newfoundland

April 8 - Bruce picked me up in North Sydney, NS and we drove to Maine. I stayed for a week due to work

July 26 - Bruce back to Newfoundland for another 3 weeks. I can't bear to see him leave.

August 10 - He asked me to marry him.........I had already asked him anyway just to make sure*_*

September 30 - I flew to Boston to meet Bruce there and then we drove back to Maine for 2 weeks

November 18 - We filed I-129F

December 1 - NOA Receipt #

December 28 - Received Packet 3

January 6/06 - Received my Police Certificate of Conduct

January 11 - Sent DS-230 Part 1 back to Montreal Consulate

February 3 - Sent off my check list to Montreal Consulate

March 24 - Medical

April 5 - Interview Date.....APPROVED......Yahoo

April 17 - Moving to Maine

May 16 - Bruce & I became Mr. & Mrs. in Las Vegas (Oh HAPPY DAY)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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not sure what we are doing...bill might come over from vermont ..maybe not...still finishing up on the home that was built for us....a little blue here...cause we just heard it may not be before january for the interview....but...i do wish all my fellow canadians a very happy thanksgiving!!! (F) .


2007 AOS FOR me....Debbie

son...Lance(20)

son...Jason(18)..we lost jay in a head on car crash...oct 4th, 2008

Interview for all 3...03/26

All 3 approved...03/26 ..YEAAAAAAA

all i-485's touched..03/28

rec'd email all ead cards in production..03/29

rec'd email..notice mailed welcoming new perm resident for all 3....03/30

all i485's touched..03831

all ead's touched..03/31

we rec'd all 3 EAD cards...yeha..04/02

rec'd email that all 3 green cards have been ordered..04/04..yeepiekiyaaa!!!

rec'd boys welcome letters...04/05

20 yr olds GREEN CARD COMES!!!!!...he is safe....04/09

rec;d mine and 18yr olds green cards..04/10

good to go until dec of 2008!!!!!!

my son lance joined the vermont national guard..04/25/07

he is leaving for oklahoma for basic training...09/19/07

graduated basic, left for texas to study to become a medic.......12/03/07

he is now a certified medic!!!!......

lifting conditions...dec 26th, 2008 for debbie and son Lance

sent pkg on........ dec 26th, 2008

rec'd sons green card extension.......jan 6th, 2009

check was cashed.............jan 6th, 2008

rec'd son's NOA.........jan 22nd, 2009

rec'd mine and my son's fingerprinting apt...jan 22nd, 2009

fingerprint apts............Febuary 3rd, 2009

touched...both of us...............Feb 4th, 2009

rec'd my extension letter...02/14/2009

re'd our approval letters.....05/15/2009

received our 10 yr cards...06/19/2009

Lance is now deployed to Afghanistan

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Going to Philly monday to see Liberty Bell.

Edited by CherryXS

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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As long as the LORD's beside me, I don't care if this road ever ends.

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Refereeing hockey!! Megs parents coming down from RI, on their way back to Florida for the winter so entertaining them for a bit. Otherwise just chilling


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Nothing special here either - the American thankisgiving is the big one. I will call my Dad and speak with him and be a little lonesome for what I left behind, but it will pass. And I'll be doing the regular laundry.

For those who want to keep in touch with Canadian news, you can sign up to receive a daily summary from CBC at www.cbc.ca. You can also link to cbc radio through the same website. I also still read the daily and weekly newspapers from back home and the globe and mail (www.globeandmail.com). I have also found the Connect2Canada site excellent - I signed on through the Atlanta Canadian Consulate who also send me a capsulized summary of Canadian news every day. Connect2Canada is for Canadians living in the US sponsored by the Canadian Embassy and helps us keep in touch with one another socially. Oh yes, I read the local US papers too:-).

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


“...Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?”

. Lucy Maude Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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I'm in Canada for the week, just so that I could spend Thanksgiving with my family this year.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Alie


Removal of Conditions - TSC:

08/08/07 - Mailed I-751 to TSC

08/11/07 - I-751 received at TSC (Signature Confirmation)

09/10/07 - Check for I-751 Cashed

......I-751 Transfered to CSC.......

09/12/07 - NOA1 Received in Mail (NOA dated 08/13/07)

09/20/07 - Received Biometrics Letter in mail

10/12/07 - Biometrics Appointment 8am

11/16/07 - Received Approval notice e-mail

11/23/07 - Received 10yr Permanent Resident Card in mail

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hey guys, Happy Thanksgiving... I'm getting ready to head out to the airport this afternoon to be with my fiance in Virginia (with a very thick folder showing ties to Canada!!!). I'm not counting on having a turkey :angry: unless Sean brings me to Denny's for a turkey sandwiche... lol

Regardless, I am willing to sacrifice a Thanksgiving holiday with my family to be with my hunny :P Have a great weekend everyone and talk to you all when I get back!

Tanya


Sean & Tanya

Norfolk, VA & Ottawa, ON

K-1 Journey

August 11, 2006- Sent I-129f ~ Finally!!!

August 12, 2006- I-129f received

August 16, 2006 - N0A1

August 29, 2006 - Touched

Sept 7, 2006 - NOA2 as per USCIS website ~ Approved in 27 days!

Sept 13, 2006- Received N0A2 by mail

Sept 15, 2006- Received letter from NVC dated Sept 13 that case will be sent to Montreal within a week

Oct 2, 2006- Received Packet 3 from MTL!

Oct 11, 2006 - Mailed back Packet 3 to MTL

Oct 19, 2006 - MTL received Packet 3

Nov 15, 2006 - Medical appointment in Ottawa

Dec 22, 2006 - Received Packet #4

Jan 25, 2007 - Interview date @ 14h30

Jan 4th 2007- Phoned MTL Consulate to reschedule interview for late April due to Navy deployment

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I'll be spending thanksgiving with my family guess its the last one here for me, big dinner sunday. I work the monday holiday though. 14 more days till i meet hubby in billings for a weekend together, which may be the last visit for a bit with christmas and all the fees to pay. happy turkey day everyone. B)


wedding 2006-06-03

i130

2006-06-24.......mailed

06-07-18.......noa1

09-19.......touched[li

09-20.......rfe sent

09-25.......rfe mailed back

10-02.......rfe email received uscis

10-03.......touched

12-12.......APPROVED

i129f

06-08-21......mailed

06-08-29.....noa1

06-09-02....touched

06-09-09....touched

06-10-20...touched ...sent to csc

06-10-27...touched

06-11-15...APPROVED 07-03-08 interview and visa approved

  1. EAD.... sent may 13
  2. biometrics.....june 13
  3. ead transfer to csc.....july 13

4. EAD card in production

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We are going to Canada, Inlaws and a friend are coming too ! Just to see the Falls and see what the Canadian Thanksgiving is all about.


Feb. 15/ 07 --- GC approved

Nov. 17/09 -- I-751 sent (Day 1)

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Probably not going to be doing Canadian Thanksgiving here ... I will be looking forward to the wife cooking turkey dinner in November though ... She is an awesome cook !!


K-1 VISA
08-05-06 - Married in Sycamore IL


AOS / EAD
08-24-06 - AOS/EAD mail to Chicago (Day 1)

11-06-06 - GC & Welcome Letter arrive in Mail (Day 75)

I-751
09-23-08 - Sent Package via USPS (Day 1)
01-02-09 - Received GC in mail (with wrong Resident Since date) (Day 101)

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Nothing special here either - the American thankisgiving is the big one. I will call my Dad and speak with him and be a little lonesome for what I left behind, but it will pass. And I'll be doing the regular laundry.

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

True that Yank Thanksgiving is more of a to-do. At my office, we do have Columbus Day off (hence my plans to see Liberty Bell in Philly). The weekend (incl. Friday) after Yank Thanksgiving, we will be going to Vassar--may even stop at Windsor to visit church family as this will be "safe" (basically GC interview will be done, and temp stamp in place--no need to apply for visitor visa, especially with the potential "red flag" of my Canuck citizenship).


2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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As long as the LORD's beside me, I don't care if this road ever ends.

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I did not even realize it was now. I might do Thanksgiving ....we have a turkey in the deep freeze just waiting for an occasion.


*January 24 2006 - mailed in I129-F petition

*January 25 2006 - I129-F received at CSC

*January 30 2006 - packet returned.....arggggggggg we forgot one signature!!

*January 31 2006 - sent I129-F back to the CSC, hope we did not forget anything else

*February 1 2006 - I129-F received at CSC again

*February 3 2006 - NOA1

*April 20 2006 - NOA2!!!!!

*April 24 2006 - Touched!

*May 15 2006 - NVC received petition today!

*May 17 2006 - Case left NVC today!!

*May 30 2006 - Received Packet 3 from Vancouver!

*May 30 2006 - Faxed back Packet 3!!

*June 6 2006 - Received packet 4!

*June 20 2006 - Medical in Saskatoon

*June 28 2006 - Interview in Vancouver!!

*June 28 2006 - GOT THE VISA!!!*June 30 2006 - Moving day!

*July 3 2006 - Home at last!!

*July 28 2006 - married!

*September 13 2006 - Mailed AOS/EAD package

*September 25 2006 - Received NOA for AOS/EAD

*October 6 2006 - Biometrics appointments

*October 10 2006 - Touched!

*October 19 2006 - Transferred to CSC!

*October 26 2006 - Received by CSC

*October 27 2006 - Touched

*October 28 2006 - Touched again

*October 31 2006 - Touched again

*November 2 2006 - Touched again

*November 3 2006- and another touch

*November 7 2006- touched

*November 7 2006 - My case approved, still waiting for kids!

*November 8 2006 - Touched my case again

*November 13 2006 - Greencard arrived...yeah I can work!

*November 14 2006 - Touched my case again

*January 2007 - RFE for kids Greencard.

*February 2007 - kids medical and sent in RFE

*February 2007 - Received kids greencards

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i'll be watching hockey games (got my NHL centre ice package today! :dance: ) and eating pumpkin pie.

i'll miss seeing my family, although i've not been away all that long, but i'll not miss the turkey roll and stove top stuffing. it was my sister's turn to have dinner & that's what we got the last time! LOL

happy turkey weekend everyone

k

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i'll be watching hockey games (got my NHL centre ice package today! :dance: ) and eating pumpkin pie.

i'll miss seeing my family, although i've not been away all that long, but i'll not miss the turkey roll and stove top stuffing. it was my sister's turn to have dinner & that's what we got the last time! LOL

happy turkey weekend everyone

k

I was looking into NHL Center Ice ... I am a major Vancouver Canucks fan and I heard that they have alot of their games on it ... Only problem is living in Illinois I would be 2 hours ahead on home games so might be some late nights :)

Edited by Waiting in Vancouver

K-1 VISA
08-05-06 - Married in Sycamore IL


AOS / EAD
08-24-06 - AOS/EAD mail to Chicago (Day 1)

11-06-06 - GC & Welcome Letter arrive in Mail (Day 75)

I-751
09-23-08 - Sent Package via USPS (Day 1)
01-02-09 - Received GC in mail (with wrong Resident Since date) (Day 101)

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