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Amanda and Josh

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So my children and I made it safe and sound to the US. We somehow managed to get on the plane without paying excess baggage. POE was a

PIA. We were made to sit to the sit and told that we were not their priority adn we had to wait til everybody else was seen, lovely welcome to America that was! They had lost our luggage and wanted me to get them more photos of one of my kids. I was like "well I can't cos the airline lost my bags" so note to everybody, bring spare pictures in your carry on!! He ended up letting it go and after 2 hours we finally got to clear customs. Thank god I had special assistance (cos I'm hugely pregnant and travelling with 3 kids) and somebody had gotten my luggage for me.

Our new American friends and family have thrown us a party to welcome us which was lovely and we have done some serious shopping! Starting this week we will get down to the business of a noraml life, enrolling in school, joining gym etc.

Thanks for all your help this far guys, it's been invaluable. xx

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Brandy + Ben = <3
Dating online since June 2009
Met Feb 23rd 2010
Lived together in US on J1 Visa since Sept 28th 2010
Got engaged on Sept 21st 2011 :)
He went back to Australia at the end of his J1 Visa on Sept 22nd 2011 :(

Sent I129 on 10/26/2011
Received: 10/27/2011
NOA1 dated: 10/31/2011
NOA1 received in mail: 11/4/2011

NOA2!!!!! 01/25/2012 in 86 days! :wow:
Married June 4th 2012 <3

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Sorry they gave you such a hard time at POE...but glad to hear you made it safely!


30 Nov 2010 - Sent I-130 to Chicago

1 Dec 2010 - I-130 received at Chicago

18 Apr 2011 - APPROVED!! NOA2 text and email


29 Apr 2011 - Case entered into the system/Case number assigned; Medical Exam in Sydney

30 Apr 2011 - Police Check Application sent

2 May 2011 - Called NVC and got Invoice ID number

3 May 2011 - Sent DS-3032 email

4 May 2011 - Received email reply from NVC for DS-3032; Received Medical Exam results

5 May 2011 - AOS invoiced and paid

7 May 2011 - AOS package sent; IV invoiced and paid

9 May 2011 - AOS package delivered to NVC according to tracking

20 May 2011 - RFE for missing IV package....still waiting on Police Certificate!

24 May 2011 - Received Police Certificate after 25 days (so much for 7-10!); IV package sent

27 May 2011 - IV package delivered according to tracking

8 Jun 2011 - RFE for original marriage certificate; requested supervisor review since we KNOW it was in the package!

30 Jun 2011 - SIF and CC - FINALLY!!!!

13 Jul 2011 - Interview date assigned! Scheduled for August 9th @ 10am

9 Aug 2011 - Interview - APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 Aug 2011 - Visa in hand

24 Aug 2011 - POE @ LAX

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