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What can I say? I thank You LORD! I am in awe of YOU! I am beyond excited right now! Its been almost two weeks since we had our interview and I just got a text that my 'Card was in production!' :):thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: Its been a looong two weeks and I am soo grateful to God! I just wanted to share my experience with you all, about my interview on 03/15/2012.

Our interview was at 0830am and we were there at 0800am with our lawyer. We had gone through security and everything. We got our ticket number and we were sitting and waiting with our lawyer at 0800am. Then our number was called and then a woman approached us (yikes! we didn't want woman! :angry: ) and she had this mean look on her face. We tried to make small talk and smile but she was soo rigid. Anyways, we walked in with our lawyer and immediately she asked for our ID's, social security card, passports, I-20's (Since I was adjusting from an F-1 status). We gave that to her and then she swore us in. Our lawyer sat in the back. She then asked me the I-485 questions i.e are you a terrorist, in a communist party, etc. And of course the answer was no. She wasn't smiling at all! So, then she asked us the basics, e.g. name, address, when we first met and how we met, how many times we had visited each other(cos we lived in two different states for some time) etc.

So she asked for the evidence and we presented that to her. We had a joint bank account, life insurance policies, joint credit card, pictures, affidavits from our parents, flight itineries, emails and cards we sent to each other etc. But apparently, it wasn't enough for her. She complained about everything we gave her and she also tried to poke holed into our story. she complained that Zach's (my husband) parents weren't in the pictures and we explained that they lived in wisconsin and that the scheduling was tight for them but that I had met them and the rest of his family and we planned to visit them over the summer and have a small celebration, but that wasn't good enough for her. She had issues with why we had a life insurance policy and that our bank account didn't tell her anything. I mean what was this woman's problem?? :bonk: We just got married, I mean we have utility bills together and we pay bills through our joint account. I mean its not a lot, but we haven't even been married 6 months. So we wouldn't have a whole lot. She took my passport and EAD card and made copies. She gave me back my passport with my I-94 card still in it, and she gave me my EAD card as well (!) I was so sad. Then, she said we would get a letter in the mail. She sat there typing in her computer, didn't even look at us as we got up to leave :( I mean, I thought i had been denied. Zach didn't have a good feeling about it either. But we just hoped and prayed and our lawyer told us it was gonna be okay. Hmph! :( It was very hard believing that then.

I just wanted to wish everyone the very best with their paperwork and that The Lord DOES ANSWER PRAYERS! Thanks!!!! ROC: Dec 2013! I can rest till then! :D


AOS

03.28.12- Green Card Approved

 

NATURALIZATION

Sent-12.28.16

Cashed-01.10.17

NOA-01.11.17

Fingerprints-01.30.17

In Line-02.28.17

Interview Letter-06.24.17

Interview Date-07.26.17

Oath Date-08.03.17- U.S. CITIZEN

Passport Received-08.14.17

Naturalization Certificate Received Back (After Passport)-08.17.17

DONE!

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I'm so happy for you. Congrats. Now you can relax and enjoy your marriage. May God give you many decades of happiness, live, health, and prosperity.


STANLEY & KAREN
01/15/2009 - Fedex I-130, I-485, I-693, I-864, I-765, G-325A
01/20/2009 - Received in mail-room and signed for by J CHYBA
01/28/2009 - Checks cashed by Homeland Security
02/02/2009 - Received in mail 3 pcs of NOA1 one each for I-485, I-130, I-765 dated 01/28/2009
02/03/2009 - Received email RFE. What did I not send now, whew!
02/09/2009 - Received mails for initial evidence and Biometric appointment (02/19/2009); mailed evidence
02/19/2009 - biometrics done - in a out in 45 minutes
03/14/2009 - Receive NOA2 dated 03/10/2009. AOS interview April 29, 2009
03/18/2009 - Touched. EAD Card production ordered
03/25/2009 - Touched. EAD approval sent
03/27/2009 - EAD card received in the mail; applied for SS# immediately (office is across the street from my home)
04/02/2009 - Received SS# in the mail
04/29/2009 - Interviewed. I- 130 approved, I-485 pending IO's review
05/05/2009 - Received NOA2. Welcome letter for Permanent Residency. I-130 and I-485 approved 04/30/2009
05/08/2009 - Touched. I-485 approval letter sent
05/11/2009 - GC received in the mail. Expires 2019
05/11/2009 - Applied to remove restrictions on my SS Card
05/18/2009 - Received unrestricted SS card

10/13/2009 - My darling husband of 2 yrs 5 months 3 weeks 3 days passed away :(

Naturalization Process (5 Yrs Later) :goofy:

Mar 28, 2014 - Mailed N-400
Apr 08, 2014 - Check cashed
Apr 09, 2014 - Receive Notice letter Priority date April 3, 2014
Apr 11, 2014 - Touched - Email - Biometrics letter mailed
May 08, 2014 - Biometrics done
May 12, 2014 - Touched - Email - In line for interview scheduling
July 12, 2014 - Pre-interview letter (Yellow letter) received in mail
Aug 20, 2014 - Touched - Email - Interview scheduled
Aug 25, 2014 - Interview scheduled for Sept. 24, 2014
Sept 24, 2014 - Passed interview
Oct 06, 2014 - Touched - Email - In oath scheduling que
Oct 08, 2014 - Touched - Text - Oath ceremony scheduled
Oct 14, 2014 - Received letter - Oath ceremony Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014 - I AM A US CITIZEN! :joy: :joy: :joy:
Nov 12, 2014 - Updated my status from permanent resident to citizen at Social Security
Nov 14, 2014 - Applied for US passport
Nov 29, 2014 - Received US passport book
Dec 01, 2014 - Received Passport card
Dec 04, 2014 - Received Naturalization Certificate

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KayCee

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ConGraTuLaTions :):dance::star:


Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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Congrats! :thumbs:


November 5, 2010 Interview 7am APPROVED!!!!!! (6months 4weeks 1day) THANK YOU LORD!!!!!

(look at my about me page in my profile if you want to see my entire k1 journey)

AOS Journey:

Feb.4, 2011 Mailed AOS packet

Feb. 7, 2011 Pkt delivered in Chicago

Feb. 10, 2011 Received txt and email of NOA for AOS, EAD, and AP

Feb. 11, 2011 Check cashed for AOS

Feb. 12, 2011 Touched

Feb. 14, 2011 received hard copy of NOA for AOS, EAD& AP

Feb. 18, 2011 received appt letter for biometrics

Feb. 28, 2011 biometrics appt @10am

Feb. 28, 2011 received txt/email AOS case transferred to csc

Mar 1, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 3, 2011 received hard copy of AOS transfer to csc

Mar 4, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 28, 2011 Received txt/email saying card production has been ordered. (1month 3eeks 3days)

Mar 28, 2011 Received 2nd txt/email saying we have registered this customer permanent residence status

Mar 29, 2011 Received 3rd txt/email says card production has been ordered.

April 1, 2011 greencard and welcome letter in hand!!

April 5, 2011 received txt/email EAD card production ordered

Will Start Removing Conditions Dec 2012!!!!

Dec. 26, 2012 mailed ROC paperwork

Dec. 28, 2012 NOA for ROC paperwork

Jan. 7, 2013 received bio appt letter

Jan. 24, 2013 bio appt.

June 22, 2013 10yr green card received

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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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Thank You all so much!- Zach


AOS

03.28.12- Green Card Approved

 

NATURALIZATION

Sent-12.28.16

Cashed-01.10.17

NOA-01.11.17

Fingerprints-01.30.17

In Line-02.28.17

Interview Letter-06.24.17

Interview Date-07.26.17

Oath Date-08.03.17- U.S. CITIZEN

Passport Received-08.14.17

Naturalization Certificate Received Back (After Passport)-08.17.17

DONE!

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Congratulations!!


Our K1 Visa Timeline

AOS

08-30-2011 - AOS/EAD packet sent

09-12-2011 - NOA1 for AOS/EAD with 09-08 notice date

10-11-2011 - Biometrics appointment (appointment letter received on 09/19)

11-03-2011 - EAD card production request

11-14-2011 - EAD in the mail

12-08-2011 - Interview date (e-mail notification date 11/08) APPROVED!

12-13-2011 - Card production ordered

12-14-2011 - Card mailed to our address

12-17-2011 - Got gc in the mailbox! Valid until 12/13/2013 <wonderful christmas gift>

**No more USCIS for two years**

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