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Hi all

Just a post ... (you are still in my prayers) ... yesterday my husband picked up his visa and it was such a beautiful yet strange thing ... after this 19 month journey, we were discussing flights and dates of travel and what little miracle would provide the money for his ticket .... hahaha ..... instead of AP or "what ifs???" with the consulate or embassy ....

I just want to encourage you that AP is ONLY a period of time, not an end in itself ..... however long ........ don't give up ... hold on, trust God, be strong and don't be tricked by circumstances that would seek to rob you of your hope and fidelity to see this journey through

If you think your case has some red flags ... here are a few of ours and yet we made it through like so many others before us ...

......... Race .... He's black, I'm white

......... Religion ... He's Muslim, I'm Christian

........ Age .... He's 32, I'm ..... ??? ... much older :whistle:

........ Relationship ...... We were together only 6 months before we married (but very much in love (L) )

........ Past ........ I was previously married and divorced

So if you're thinking some of these factors may be a negative mark on your profile, think again ... like I said, AP is just a period of time not an end in tiself

thank you all for your help so many times ..... I'll still be around but just wanted to say this

God bless you all

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I'm very happy for you!!! :dance:


08/01/12-Married08/17/12-Applied for Social Security Card09/23/12-Husband received his Social Security card!09/27/12-Filed AOS09/28/12-AOS package received10/01/12-Text message from USCIS10/03/12-Check cashed10/09/12-NOA1 for I485,I765,I131 AND Biometrics Appointment Letter10/24/12-Biometrics Appointment12/11/12-EAD and AP Approved-75 days12/14/12-EAD/AP Card Production ordered12/21/12-EAD/AP Card came in the mail06/22/13-Green Card Approved06/27/13-Greed Card Production Ordered06/29/13-Green Card came in the mail<p>

04/09/15-Mailed ROC

04/10/2015-Package received

04/14/2015-Check cashed

06/02/2015-Called Service Center (still no NOA1) Service request found out wrong address on paperwork! :(

06/03/2015-Called to get address updated Ar11 online add change didnt work-got infopass for June 10th

06/10/2015-Went to info pass appt. Hubby got a 1yr. Extension stamp in his passport and biometrics done

08/12/2015-ROC Approved. Got letter in the mail.

08/29/2015-received new card in the mail.

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congratulations!!! wonderful story and happy ending.... giving us hope!!!! HAve a wonderful life!!!


10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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Thank you for your encouraging words! :) I pray your life time together is wonderful!


[size="2"][font="Tahoma"][b]Worth The Wait
[/b][/font][/size]
[font="Tahoma"][size="2"][color="#ff0000"]Our Visa Journey
[/color][/size][size="2"][color="#000080"]I-129F Sent 5/6/11
I-129F NOA1 Received 5/11/11
I-129F RFE Received 9/8/11
I-129F RFE Returned 9/23/11
I-129F NOA2 Received 11/17/11
NVC Received from USCIS 11/21/11
NVC Sent to Embassy 11/25/11
Embassy Received 12/2/11
Packet 3.5 Received 12/8/11
Packet 3.5 Returned 12/22/11
Packet 4 Received 1/13/12
Medical Date 1/19/12
Interview Date 2/23/2012
Administrative Review 2/24/2012
Visa Issued 4/30/2012
Visa Received 5/4/2012[/color][/size][/font]
[font="Tahoma"][size="2"][color="#000080"]POE Washington DC 5/21/2012[/color][/size][/font]
[font="Tahoma"][size="2"][color="#000080"]Married 5/30/2012[/color][/size][/font]

[font="Tahoma"][size="2"][color="#ff0000"]Adjustment of Status (AOS) Journey [/color][/size][/font]
[font="Tahoma"][size="2"][color="#000080"]Packet including: I-485, I-765 and I-131 sent 11/7/2012[/color][/size][/font]
[font="Tahoma"][size="2"][color="#000080"]Biometrics Completed: 12/18/2012[/color][/size][/font]
[font="Tahoma"][size="2"][color="#000080"]EAD/AP Approved: 1/17/2013[/color][/size][/font]
[font="Tahoma"][size="2"][color="#000080"]EAD/AP Combo Card Received: 1/22/2013[/color][/size][/font]

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Hi all

Just a post ... (you are still in my prayers) ... yesterday my husband picked up his visa and it was such a beautiful yet strange thing ... after this 19 month journey, we were discussing flights and dates of travel and what little miracle would provide the money for his ticket .... hahaha ..... instead of AP or "what ifs???" with the consulate or embassy ....

I just want to encourage you that AP is ONLY a period of time, not an end in itself ..... however long ........ don't give up ... hold on, trust God, be strong and don't be tricked by circumstances that would seek to rob you of your hope and fidelity to see this journey through

If you think your case has some red flags ... here are a few of ours and yet we made it through like so many others before us ...

......... Race .... He's black, I'm white

......... Religion ... He's Muslim, I'm Christian

........ Age .... He's 32, I'm ..... ??? ... much older :whistle:

........ Relationship ...... We were together only 6 months before we married (but very much in love (L) )

........ Past ........ I was previously married and divorced

So if you're thinking some of these factors may be a negative mark on your profile, think again ... like I said, AP is just a period of time not an end in tiself

thank you all for your help so many times ..... I'll still be around but just wanted to say this

God bless you all

Congrats, your post is very encouraging to all of us stuck in AP.

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Congratulations!!! :thumbs:


Met online : 2009
Married : 07/28/2010


USCIS
Send I-130 : 06/08/2011
Touched : 06/13/2011
got a NOA1 by e-mail and SMS : 06/15/2011
got "I-797C" hard copy of NOA1 : 06/20/2011
got RFE "I-797E" : 10/15/2011
RFE Reply : 12/15/2011
Touched : 12/16/2011
I-130 Approved : 12/20/2011
got "I-797" hard copy of NOA2 : 12/24/2011
Your I-130 was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.


NVC
NVC Case Number : 01/13/2012
Pay "$88" AOS Bill and e-mailed DS-3032 : 02/08/2012
Email from NVC, DS-3032 Accepted : 02/09/2012
AOS Fee Shows PAID : 02/09/2012
IV fee invoiced "$404" : 02/10/2012
IV fee invoiced "$230" : 04/18/2012
Pay "$230" IV Bill : 04/30/2012
IV Fee Shows PAID : 05/02/2012
Send AOS and IV packet : 06/09/2012
AOS and IV packet Received : 06/22/2012
Case completed at NVC : 06/29/2012

Interview Date : 08/28/2012 "Denied"

Case Reaffirmed : 07/16/2013

Second interview - Approved : 10/24/2013

Visa Issued : 10/29/2013

Visa in hand : 10/31/2013

For more details please visit my timeline

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