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To my fellow friends. I know that we are all in the same place of playing the “WAITING GAME”. I know I just started, but I just have to say this process really suck and our country is wonderful, however they need to find a better process than this!! I mean waiting time in all, is almost a year to be with your loved one and I find that just ridiculous!!!

They need to have some sort of temporary travel pass for individuals who are pending an immigrant visa. I mean, I just thought about this and I just started and I have to wait until Nov/Dec just to get an answer. Then about another two months for the rest if all goes smooth that is. We put our lives on hold and loose money, sleep and most of all time. I am not sure how people cope when they go through this process, as I find it most difficult to deal with. I am not sure how I am going to handle not seeing my husband for that long. Traveling for me is hard in all ways financially, finding someone to watch pour daughter, my dogs, my time off from work and more. I am not having a good day today .. Missin my husband and need him here with me to deal with somethings I have going on personally. The gov’t needs to hire some temps to get caught up or route these petitions to more offices. I know they don’t care that people have life’s and they was to live them. But really??


01/06/2012- Married My best friend

05/09/2012- Mailed I-130 via Fed Ex

5/10/2012- I-130 has been received & Signed for at the Chicago lockbox at 10:23 am

05/14/2012- Received NOA1 via Text Message

05/17/2012- Received NOA1 via Snail Mail(Postmarked 5/15/2012)

07/27/2012- 9:36 am Received NOA2 via text message (thought it was a dream)

07/30/2012- Started calling the NVC to see if case has been received

08/02/2012 -Called NVC- Rep told me that NVC Received Package 07/30/2012 (Still no case# assigned)

08/16/2012 -Called NVC- Information has been entered and received my case number (Yahooo)

08/24/2012- AOS Bill invoiced and paid

08/30/2012- Emailed the DS-3023

09/05/2012- Sent AOS (Affidavit of support) packet via Fed Ex (overnight)

09/06/2012- AOS Packet received

09/11/2012- Received email notification that the DS-3023 (Choice of Agent) has been accepted

09/13/2012- Received IV Bill

09/13/2012- Paid IV Bill

09/17/2012- IV marked as paid

09/17/2012- Sent IV Package (DS-230) via Fed Ex

09/18/2012- IV Package Received

09/18/2012- AOS Packet Accepted

09/25/2012- Called NVC and found out I have an RFE

09/26/2012- Received RFE via EMAIL

10/01/2012- Sent original divorce documentation (RFE) via Fed Ex overnight

10/15/2012- CASE COMPLETE (Yahoooooooooooo)

10/23/2012- Case complete email received..

11/02/2012- Called DOS and received interview date

11/05/2012- Received email with check list and appointment date

11/20/2012- Medical Completed

12/03/2012- Interview Scheduled

12/24/2012- Entered the USA and got to MN at 12:08 am on 12/25/2012 Merry X-Mas to us

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To my fellow friends. I know that we are all in the same place of playing the "WAITING GAME". I know I just started, but I just have to say this process really suck and our country is wonderful, however they need to find a better process than this!! I mean waiting time in all, is almost a year to be with your loved one and I find that just ridiculous!!!

They need to have some sort of temporary travel pass for individuals who are pending an immigrant visa. I mean, I just thought about this and I just started and I have to wait until Nov/Dec just to get an answer. Then about another two months for the rest if all goes smooth that is. We put our lives on hold and loose money, sleep and most of all time. I am not sure how people cope when they go through this process, as I find it most difficult to deal with. I am not sure how I am going to handle not seeing my husband for that long. Traveling for me is hard in all ways financially, finding someone to watch pour daughter, my dogs, my time off from work and more. I am not having a good day today .. Missin my husband and need him here with me to deal with somethings I have going on personally. The gov't needs to hire some temps to get caught up or route these petitions to more offices. I know they don't care that people have life's and they was to live them. But really??

yeah its really a long process and it sucks....... u will need lots of patience and prayers....... good luck with ur processgood.gif


Philippians 4 vs 6-7

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I feel your pain. I am angry alot and I tell my husband it is not because of him, but because we have to be apart. I spent many nights crying wanting to give up but my husband will not let me. Alot of the things you list I as I am sure alot are experiencing. I sleep with my bible every night. I read a particular reading from psalms for some inner strength. I wish I could say it is a breez but I would be lying. Just continue to speak with people out here. Some have some really spiritual words of kindness, encouragement and hope to help you through. I wish you well and plenty of patients. Do not let this process wear you down!


Renee

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Welcome to the process. It doesn't get any better until they arrive, or you go to visit them. The thing is, marrying someone from outside the country is not considered a right. Well thats not totally correct, you do have the right to do it, you just don't have the right to bring them here. Doing so is considered a privilege. Yes we all wish the process went a whole lot faster, with a whole lot less read tape, and with a whole lot more clarity to. Its hard, but I hope you find it was worth it when you reach the other end. If you think your process is going to be hard, take a look at those from North Africa, now those people really have it hard. Good luck on a smooth and quick journey.


K1 from the Philippines
Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
Interview
Oath Taking

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I feel your pain. I am angry alot and I tell my husband it is not because of him, but because we have to be apart. I spent many nights crying wanting to give up but my husband will not let me. Alot of the things you list I as I am sure alot are experiencing. I sleep with my bible every night. I read a particular reading from psalms for some inner strength. I wish I could say it is a breez but I would be lying. Just continue to speak with people out here. Some have some really spiritual words of kindness, encouragement and hope to help you through. I wish you well and plenty of patients. Do not let this process wear you down!

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Philippians 4 vs 6-7

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please keep your head up in was like this 5 months ago frustrated, angry, sad, just say i was very emotional i couldnt deal with the waiting i wanted to give up like babygurl did but PATIENCE is the key trust me and before you know the time will go by very fast we are here when you need someone to talk to and to be honest from i joined this site i am here on it everyday checking timelines seeing persons getting approve, persons getting denied, persons in AP, just have to have faith and hope that your case will go thru every stage successfully.....all the best and remember we are here waiting with you (L)

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Much as we hate the process and sometimes them (USCIS and govt in general) you wouldnt want a temp worker to be looking at your info or processing it. Imagine the rfe's or denials they would send out because of a worker who isn't experienced. Of course there could be as much approvals but you can never know for sure which way it'll go. Be patient and ready for anything. Be prepared.

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Much as we hate the process and sometimes them (USCIS and govt in general) you wouldnt want a temp worker to be looking at your info or processing it. Imagine the rfe's or denials they would send out because of a worker who isn't experienced. Of course there could be as much approvals but you can never know for sure which way it'll go. Be patient and ready for anything. Be prepared.

Just remember the level 1 customer service people are out sourced workers. Once you call them, you'll understand why you don't want them looking at your file.


K1 from the Philippines
Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
Interview
Oath Taking

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i am in the same boat its a long journey i had my husband paper sit for almost 1 year before it was approved i had to stop the lawyer because she was not doing anything i took up the case myself i pray on the paper work mor and night asking god to send a delivera then i call and a kind lady tell me it was in too long to wait for 30 days more then 2 days after the call i recived the approval then it move fast after that it compleate now and last night i call nvc they tell me they are waiting on visa # or pd for him to do interview so i am waiting again i cry a lot when i need to hear him say whatever it is we get through but if u served a god that is on time he will bring u out hold the faith the night must end and it will be light at the end of the road

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We are 363 days between noa1 and interview.

I thought I was only one not sleeping.

Sleep 2 hours here. An hour there.

I am perpetually exhausted. Constantly worried. Re-reading forms checking for errors.

This process is inhumane.

There should be a criminal check and medical check and admission to country while paperwork completes. The current system is evil beyond belief.

Edited by Bule&Cantik

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I feel you, and yeah all we have to do is wait, we never know..

Ive been through lots of stress of waiting, doesnt help that my husband have to leave in Japan to Texas,he willbe Pcs on May 26.

Im 33 weeks pregnant and have limit of travel in the air... Plus we have a 3year old son..

But after all the waiting, calling them everyday and bugging them, its all worth now, got interview on the 21st already.

Patience of waiting....

Goodluck to you hope it goes well.


USCIS

Jan.26 2012 - I130 petition sent

Feb.01,2012- Noa1

Mar.13,2012- expedited requested

Mar.14,2012- faxed supporting documents for expedite

Mar.23,2012- RFE

Apr.05,2012- RFE Rsponse Review

Apr.25,2012- I-130 approved

NVC

Apr.30,2012- Nvc Received (in the building)

May 02,2012- Noa2 touched hard copy

May 02,2012- Case number/invoice number assigned

May 04, 2012- Aos fee bill assigned/ pay/ sent Ds3032 written by email

May 08,2012- Aos paid/ Ds3032 accepted/ IV fee bill assigned and pay

May10, 2012 - IV fee paid

May 11,2012- Case complete/ nvc left

CONSULATE

May 18,2012- Medical (passed!)

May 21,2012- Interview- approved

May 24,2012- Visa on hand

May 26,2012- Entered USA

June 28, 2012 - 10 year Green Card on hand!

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Welli can honestly say I agree. if you look at my time line you will see how depress I am with all this waiting. I hate it. I never knew a RFE can be so bad. Its like a bolder in your eye.


USCIS

2011/09/06 Mailed I-130 - 2011/09/16 Received NOA1 in mail - 2011/09/08 Priority date on letter - 2012/03/08 RFE Mailed
2012/04/18 USCIS received RFE responce - 2012/05/21 NOA2 APPROVED

NVC
2012/06/21 Case number and IV number received - 2102/07/06 DS3032 sent via postal mail - 2012/07/06 AOS 1-864 Bill $88 paid online
2012/07/11 AOS 1-864 bill show PAID online - 2012/07/13 AOS packet mail out - 2012/07/21 DS3032 accepted - 2012/07/21 Receive IV Bill DS-230 - 2012/07/23 Pay IV Bill DS-230 - 2012/07/24 IV Bill DS-230 show PAID online - 2012/07/24 IV packet mail out - 2012/08/03 Case  completed at NVC - 2012/09/28 Interview date. Received by email(2012/08/03)

MEDICAL/ US EMBASSY/ POE
2012/09/14 Medical Appointment - 2012/09/26 Interview / Need Co Sponsor - 2012/12/06 Acquired Co Sponsor and all relevant documents
2012/12/11 2nd Interview/ Required to submit Co.S documents along with my passport - 2012/12/11 Interview outcome APPROVED
2012/12/13 Visa in hand - 2013/01/16 POE..Miami International airport

2013/01/28 Received SS card in mail
2013/02/07 Received 2 year Green card in mail

File ROC 2014/11/18 . Appointment for fingerprints 2015/02/17, Decision 2015/05/13. 10 year Green Card in hand 2015/05/28

N-400

2018/1/27 Mail in N-400 - Chicago Lock Box - 2018/2/1 Certified mail arrived Lock Box - 2018/2/1 Priority Date - 2018/2/14 Received Receipt in mail - 2018/2/14 Received NOA to set up my online account - 2018/2/9 Online status stated appointment scheduled for bio-metrics. Bio-metrics Appointment 2018/3/1.

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to General Immigration-Related Discussion.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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A temporary travel pass would be a B-2. You can apply for one and, if approved, visit your spouse while your visa is pending.


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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