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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Germany
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Hey Folks!

We had our Interview on October 2 at 7:50am in the Morning....in L.A! what a sleepless night. Get up at 5am..

We were nervous as hell, coming from Germany on Visitor Visa (B2) made us believe its going to be hard. Furthermore we dont have much in chared accounts (only checkings/savings joint bank, cingular phone bill, Insurance) but we were ready. I luckly saved my return flight ticket which i held onto as a joker :)

We waited for 3minutes or so with some other early birds and then got in. We had an middle aged black woman which did noit seem to care much. She asked us how we knew each other and when we said Internet she coulnd not believe it. That is rather the fact that people date over the net, than us actually meeting there. So we showed her the joint accounts and talked a lot (my philosophy was give em to much information so they dont wanna hear it all!). The did not even want to see our wedding album or any pics at all. When we shows her the Bills she already fondeled with my Passport (I 94 removed, Visa cross out) and said "your not visiting no more", she did not seem very interested or maybe we were so believable. Maybe me beeing a tall white Guy from Germany convinced her more than the fiftysecond Asian/white couple etc. It seeme dlike it in the waiting room because we were the only white folks there.

The whole Interview was over in 12 Minutes, we were surprised. She said i should received my Greencard in the next 90(!!!) days and congratulated us. No Stamp but a printed Letter saying i am approved.

Yeepeee! I am a LPR now ;)

We hoe to visit Germany for christmas if my greencard arrives earlier. 90 days is pretty uncommon isnt it? i read more like 2 weeks here all the time. As long as its here till middle of december its ok.

Fazit: AOS on a Visitor Visa is not more complicated, the question of me comming to marry on intention never even came up. Its all about how secure you are in your marriage, we are so they saw that. good luck folks!

Andreas and Tracey Jablonka out :luv:


Andreas 3dflagsdotcom_gerna_2faws.gif& Tracey 3dflagsdotcom_usa_2faws.gif

Andreas (Germany) & Tracey (USC)

10/19/2005 - Andy entered USA om B2 Visitor Visa to visit Friend.

11/21/2005 - Andy flys to L.A to check out VFX Houses.

12/05/2006 - Andy meets Tracey for first Time. clicked right away ;-)

12/22/2005 - Andy moves in with Tracey to spend X-mass

12/31/2005 - Decision is made for Andy to stay in the US with Tracey (New Years Resolution)

02/14/2006 - Engagement! (Valentines Day)

03/06/2006 - Wedding in Las Vegas!!!

03/10/2006 - Resgistered on VisaJourney to guide AOS

05/04/2006 - Mailed Pertitions (UPS OVERNIGHT)

05/10/2006 - NOA 1 received

05/18/2006 - Letter Biometrics received

06/01/2006 - Biometrics taken successfully

06/10/2006 - RFE - missing medical exam

06/12/2006 - Medicam Exam

06/17/2006 - Received Medical Result in sealed Envelope

06/17/2006 - Mailed Envelope to USCIS

06/30/2006 - Interview Date received / I765/EAD Approved

07/05/2006 - EAD Card Received

07/10/2006 - SSC Received

10/02/2006 - Interview at 7:50am -> Approved after 12 minutes :)

10/13/2006 - Friday the 13th - GREENCARD RECEIVED!!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Congrats!

You'll probably get the card quicker than 90 days. Maybe a couple of weeks. They say 90 days to cover their ### so you don't call them after 5 days bugging them about where it is :)


Canadian on TN Status married to USC

07/18/06 - Forms (I-485, I-130, I-765) sent overnight to Chicago Lockbox

07/19/06 - Received Date

07/25/06 - Notice Date

07/26/06 - Cheques Cashed

07/31/06 - I-130, I-765 Added online (I-485 not online yet)

08/04/06 - Receive Appt. letter for FP/Bio

08/14/06 - FP/Bio taken / LUD on I-130, and I-765 / I-485 added online

08/18/06 - RFE sent for Tax Return stuff, which was already sent with application

08/25/06 - RFE received by me in mail

09/05/06 - RFE returned to USCIS

09/11/06 - RFE Received by USCIS

10/31/06 - InfoPass to check status on 485 and 765 - Apparently a push has been made on 765

11/06/06 - I-765 (EAD) Approved!

11/13/06 - Received EAD, Approval notice mailed for I-765?

11/20/06 - Receive Interview Letter

11/29/06 - TN Expired

01/04/07 - Interview! - APPROVED!!!!

01/22/07 - InfoPass Appt: Got I-551 stamp in passport

01/24/07 - I-485/I-130 Approval E-mails / Welcome notice sent

01/25/07 - Card ordered

01/29/07 - Received Welcome Notice/I-130 Approval

02/02/07 - Received 10 yr Green Card!!

Touches:

I-485: 08/14/06, 08/21, 09/12, 09/14, 11/11, 12/02, 12/14, 12/16, 01/25, 01/28, 01/31, 02/01

I-130: 07/31/06, 08/14, 08/19, 11/11, 12/02, 12/14, 12/16

I-765: 07/31/06, 08/14, 08/19, 11/01, 11/02, 11/07, 11/11, 11/14, 11/15, 12/02

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: South Korea
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:dance: That is great news Congratulations :luv:

1/12/06 Mail I-129f express mail

1/13/06 TSC rec'd

1/23/06 NOA1 from CSC

1/27/06 - Check cleared

7/10/06 - NOA2

7/14/06- rec'd @ NVC

8/14/06- NVC sent petition to Consulate

8/17/06 - Korean Consulate rec'd Petition

8/23/06 - rec'd packet 3 from Consulate

8/25/06 - sent packet 3 back to Consulate

8/27/06 - got confirmation email from Consulate, they rec'd packet three

8/27/06 - requested interview date via Consulate internet site.

9/1/06 - Checked internet site for interveiw date, it was there

9/25/06 - Interview date - APPROVED

9/28/06 - Visa in Zaeems Hand - YEAHHHHH

1/6/07 - leaving for USA

1/20/07 - Wedding Date

1/20/07 - MARRIED!!!!!

2/10/07 - rec'd certified copy of marriage license

AOS

3/13/07 - AOS package rec'd at Chicago Lockbox

3/20/07 - Rec'd Social Security Card

3/21/07 - Checks Cashed and Case Status online

3/24/07 - NOA1 Rec'd for AOS and EAD

3/27/07 - rec'd Biometrics appt letter - scheduled for 4/20/07 @ 11:00am

4/02/07 - "touched"

4/20/07 - had biometrics appt.

4/21/07 - rec'd letter stating case was transferred to CSC

5/22/07 - rec'd Case Pending at CSC email

6/25/07 - EAD card production ordered

7/7/07 - EAD "touched"

7/7/07 - AOS "touched"

8-6-07 - Rec'd EAD Card in the Mail

5-20-08 - AOS INTERVIEW - APPROVED - PASSPORT STAMPED

7-2-10 - Received 10 year green card in mail

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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maybe we were so believable. Maybe me beeing a tall white Guy from Germany convinced her more than the fiftysecond Asian/white couple etc.

Congratulations to you.

Sorry you feel that you are more believable than Asian/White couples, because we are just as believable as you are too.


August-December 2004---------Together my baby.

June 2005-----------Together again.

November 2005-----Together again.

March 2006---------Together again.

July 2006------------Together again.

October-November 2006-------Together again.

April 28, 2006--------NOA1.

May 2006-------------IMBRA.

May 27, 2006--------Touched.

June 1, 2006---------Touched.

June 2, 2006---------Touched.

June 3, 2006---------Touched.

June 14, 2006-------Touched.

June 15, 2006-------Touched.

June 16, 2006-------Touched.

June 17, 2006-------Touched.

July 3, 2006---------Touched.

July 4, 2006---------Touched.

July 5, 2006---------Touched.

July 18, 2006--------Touched.

July 22, 2006--------Received IMBRA RFE.

July 24, 2006--------RFE returned Next Day Air to CSC.

July 25, 2006--------CSC receives RFE.

August 1, 2006------Touched 3 times.

August 1, 2006------Preliminary processing completed email.

August 2, 2006------Touched.

August 3, 2006------Touched.

August 7, 2006------Touched.

September 7, 2006---Touched.

September 7, 2006---Approved.

September 8, 2006---Touched.

September 11, 2006--Receive NOA2.

October 12, 2006-----Left NVC.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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Congrats (F)


*Karen -- Jamaica ....... Courtney -- New Jersey*

09-12-05 - AOS filed

04-21-06 - AOS Interview

04-27-06 - Approval

05-17-06 - Green Card in hand

02-11-08 - File to remove conditions

03-15-08 - Biometrics

03-18-09 - Approved - No interview (Card production ordered)

03-24-09 - 10-year card arrives!

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The did not even want to see our wedding album or any pics at all. When we shows her the Bills she already fondeled with my Passport (I 94 removed, Visa cross out) and said "your not visiting no more", she did not seem very interested or maybe we were so believable. Maybe me beeing a tall white Guy from Germany convinced her more than the fiftysecond Asian/white couple etc. It seeme dlike it in the waiting room because we were the only white folks there.

Am I reading this correctly, or is this guy making a BLATANT RACIST statement ????

UNBELIEVABLE !!!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Germany
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@all

thank you were glad its over and we can sleep a little more relaxed. in general i have to say it was faster than expected but with a lot of confusion from the USCIS in some situations.

I also think that the people that helkp you here do a good job but sometimes lack a bit of faith. what i mean is i read so many times that you have to get a lawyer that its not recommended doing the AOS route instead of K1/K3 visa retunr to your country road. i know these advices are meant in good thought bur can disenrourage young couples that dont have money for a lawyer or are simply unsure. im glad we went this road and it work with no hassle to all couples out there and ponder if they wanna dare to to AOS from visitor, student ot whatever visas i can honestly say: " if your intentions were clean not to come to stay and you have a relationship that works, try it!"

@CarpiDiem

i was only commenting on the fact that it made a difference that we were different, stood out of the mass. thats all. not racist or anything, just the facts are that marriages from mexico, asia etc are more often "assembled" to get into the us than one few ones from European countrys. Just look at a waiting room or the official numbers.

@makidesuu

its a printed letter with the signature of the local director so nothing personal but better to have this than nothing since i did not get a stamp or anything else.


Andreas 3dflagsdotcom_gerna_2faws.gif& Tracey 3dflagsdotcom_usa_2faws.gif

Andreas (Germany) & Tracey (USC)

10/19/2005 - Andy entered USA om B2 Visitor Visa to visit Friend.

11/21/2005 - Andy flys to L.A to check out VFX Houses.

12/05/2006 - Andy meets Tracey for first Time. clicked right away ;-)

12/22/2005 - Andy moves in with Tracey to spend X-mass

12/31/2005 - Decision is made for Andy to stay in the US with Tracey (New Years Resolution)

02/14/2006 - Engagement! (Valentines Day)

03/06/2006 - Wedding in Las Vegas!!!

03/10/2006 - Resgistered on VisaJourney to guide AOS

05/04/2006 - Mailed Pertitions (UPS OVERNIGHT)

05/10/2006 - NOA 1 received

05/18/2006 - Letter Biometrics received

06/01/2006 - Biometrics taken successfully

06/10/2006 - RFE - missing medical exam

06/12/2006 - Medicam Exam

06/17/2006 - Received Medical Result in sealed Envelope

06/17/2006 - Mailed Envelope to USCIS

06/30/2006 - Interview Date received / I765/EAD Approved

07/05/2006 - EAD Card Received

07/10/2006 - SSC Received

10/02/2006 - Interview at 7:50am -> Approved after 12 minutes :)

10/13/2006 - Friday the 13th - GREENCARD RECEIVED!!!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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"Maybe me beeing a tall white Guy from Germany convinced her more than the fiftysecond Asian/white couple etc. It seeme dlike it in the waiting room because we were the only white folks there. "

I'm offended. It is a racist statement. Trying to hide it by claiming it is "fact" does not change anything.

I am offended that you are claiming that my marriage is "assembled" based on the fact that one is "white" and the other is "Asian".

I am offended that you are claiming that by "[looking] at the waiting room" you can determine that marriages between "Asian" and "White" are "assembled" but "European" couples are more likely legitimate.

I am deeply offended with your claim that you had superior "[convincing]" ability because you are "a tall white guy from Germany". Isn't this one of the root causes of the second world war?

I am deeply offended with your lumping of "Asian/White couple" with "etc." Who the heck is "etc"????? Who are you trying to lump me into to make your point more clear? What exactly are you saying about my people?

I find your statements very offensive.

Ed.

@all

thank you were glad its over and we can sleep a little more relaxed. in general i have to say it was faster than expected but with a lot of confusion from the USCIS in some situations.

I also think that the people that helkp you here do a good job but sometimes lack a bit of faith. what i mean is i read so many times that you have to get a lawyer that its not recommended doing the AOS route instead of K1/K3 visa retunr to your country road. i know these advices are meant in good thought bur can disenrourage young couples that dont have money for a lawyer or are simply unsure. im glad we went this road and it work with no hassle to all couples out there and ponder if they wanna dare to to AOS from visitor, student ot whatever visas i can honestly say: " if your intentions were clean not to come to stay and you have a relationship that works, try it!"

@CarpiDiem

i was only commenting on the fact that it made a difference that we were different, stood out of the mass. thats all. not racist or anything, just the facts are that marriages from mexico, asia etc are more often "assembled" to get into the us than one few ones from European countrys. Just look at a waiting room or the official numbers.

@makidesuu

its a printed letter with the signature of the local director so nothing personal but better to have this than nothing since i did not get a stamp or anything else.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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HI everyone,

first of of all I have to say that NOT all Germans are as cocky as this one! I find it very offensive and cocky the way this dude writes and acts. He's still fresh out of Germany and totally WRONG with his comments!

I'm totally shocked that people like that get accepted into the United States. If you think that white is a superior race then ... hmmmm sorry dude, you should have lived 65 years ago!

You really offended me and my mife. People like you should really change their way of thinking.

The quote from the black lady at immigrations ...tsssss was that really necessary? It doesn't matter if someone is black, white, or asian. If it still does matter to you then be political correct and keep things like that for yourself and think where you post your racial comments. This is a multi-cultural forum!

Dein Posting ist eine absolute Frechheit, zumindest so wie du's geschrieben hast. Denk mal nach wenn du naechstes mal was postest. Erst denken, dann schreiben! Ich schaeme mich (als Deutscher) fuer dich und deinen post hier.


K-1 Timeline

29 Sep 05 - K-1 application received at CSC
03 Oct 05 - NOA-1 dated 29 Sep 05 received by snail mail
13 Dec 05 - NOA-2 dated 7 Dec 05 received by snail mail
16 Feb 06 - Successful Interview! (Day 140)

AOS Timeline

21 Jul 06 - AOS NOA
21 Aug 06 - RFE
24 Oct 06 - Interview
03 Apr 08 - AOS approved (631 days from NOA to Approval)

Naturalization Timeline Timeline

23 Sep 15 - NOA
16 Dec 15 - Interview
23 Feb 16 - Naturalization Ceremony (DONE)

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Andreas,

I think it may have been unfortunate that you were actually permitted to reside in the United States as a permanent resident.

What you are purporting as fact in your comments is actually a huge prejudice. Own up to it and understand where it's coming from! It's obviously there.

Your relationship is not anymore legitimate because of your whiteness. Perhaps you benefitted in the immigration process, though, by coming from a Western nation.

Either way, your comment about interracial couples is just disgusting. My husband is a white German and I am a black American. We were easily approved. Thankfully. But our status as an interracial couple played no role, positive or negative, in our approval.

Lastly, you're not in Germany anymore, which, as a nation, has a lower rate of racial diversity. You're living in the United States! You're likely living in southern California, if your interview location is any evidence, and southern California is one of the most diverse regions in all of the United States. That also may have influenced what couples you saw at your interview.

-Z


DCF (Germany)

April 7, 2006 - Married

April 15, 2006 - I-130 sent to Frankfurt Consulate

April 22, 2006 - I-130 returned to us (personal checks not acceptable)

April 24, 2006 - I-130 resubmitted with Credit Card Payment Form

June 14, 2006 - I-130 Approved

June 15, 2006 - Packet 3 Received

June 16, 2006 - OF-169 & Passport (Biographical Page Only) faxed to the Consulate

June 17, 2006 - DS 230 Part 1 & OF-169 mailed to the Consulate

June 26, 2006 - Packet 4 Received

June 27, 2006 - Medical Examination in Berlin

July 21, 2006 - Interview at Frankfurt Consulate

July 21, 2006 - Visa Approved!

August 22, 2006 - America!

July 26, 2008 - I-751 sent to VSC

August 1, 2008 - Check cashed

August 1, 2008 - NOA-1 received

September 9, 2008 - Biometics Appointment

March 12, 2009 - Transfer from VSC to CSC?

March 16, 2009 - Approved (10-year green card should be mailed within 60 days)

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@CarpiDiem

i was only commenting on the fact that it made a difference that we were different, stood out of the mass. thats all. not racist or anything, just the facts are that marriages from mexico, asia etc are more often "assembled" to get into the us than one few ones from European countrys. Just look at a waiting room or the official numbers.

Andreas_and_Tracey,

Southern California, and particularly Los Angeles County (where you live) has a large immigrant community with people from all over the world. A great number of those immigrants are Hispanics, and a lesser number are Asians, Iranians, Armenians, East Indians, and some East Europeans. Go ask your wife.

I should point out to you that

1. NOT ALL HISPANICS ARE MEXICANS

2. NOT ALL ASIANS ARE CHINESE

I'm simply amazed by your narrow-minded bigotry resulting in sweeping generalizations like .....

"just the facts are that marriages from mexico, asia etc are more often "assembled" to get into the us than one few ones from European countrys. Just look at a waiting room or the official numbers."

Where exactly did you get your facts that these marriages are "assembled?"

Show us a copy of the "official numbers" of your so-called "facts."

Since YOU live in multiracial and multicultural Los Angeles County, you should have known that the "waiting room" will be filled with people who are not necessarily "tall white Guy from Germany" and "It seeme dlike it in the waiting room because we were the only white folks there."

If you had your interview, say in Kansas or North Dakota, then perhaps you will see more White couples and a few interracial ones in the "waiting room."

UNSOLICITED ADVICE

1. Since you are living in Los Angeles County, you ought to take a CULTURAL SENSITIVITY CLASS.

2. If you don't want to, then keep your RACIAL BIAS to yourself.

3. Don't drive to East Los Angeles and make racial comments to the folks living there.

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While I would never condone any racial comments this is a public forum and as in all walks of life there are people who are rasist and they are just as entitled to their opinions as the rest of us....

For anyone to be amazed that there are people on here who hold these rasist views is very naive.... do what we should all do and ignore them....

Kezzie

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While I would never condone any racial comments this is a public forum and as in all walks of life there are people who are rasist and they are just as entitled to their opinions as the rest of us....

For anyone to be amazed that there are people on here who hold these rasist views is very naive.... do what we should all do and ignore them....

Kezzie

It is NOT naive to be amazed when Andreas posted these RACIAL COMMENTS in a public forum like VJ.

VJ is a multiracial and multicultural world-wide forum with many inter-country and interracial couples who are happily married and settled in the US. VJ is NOT the forum to spout RACIAL COMMENTS.

If Andreas is a RACIST, then he should keep his RACIAL BIAS to himself, and NOT come to VJ to proselytize to VJ members and readers his RACIST VIEWS.

Yes, you are correct to say that everybody is entitled to their own opinion, but Andreas SHOULD take his RACIST VIEWS elsewhere, and NOT flaunt it in this VERY public forum.

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