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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia

Hello everyone - I can't tell you how grateful I am that this community is here -

I haven't finished reading all of the FAQs and Guides and examples and what all, but this is a weird question so maybe it is not covered elsewhere. Her laptop is in the Toshiba Service Center in Moscow and has been for over a month ("waiting for a part to arrive") so she is limited to visiting her home town's internet cafe (which unfortunately leaves a lot to be desired). I was just emailing her the Moscow Embassy Info and saw that one may get a list of all VisaJourney members who are from Russia (including email info). Actually I have two questions: 1. would it be all right for her, a non-member, to email anyone who lists his or her email info this way, and 2. if she has to be a member first, would it be all right if I created an account for her to save her a few steps, a few minutes, and a few rubles?

And now our introduction:

I recently visited her and I created a webpage with my photos and memories of the trip. I tried to keep it interesting (and short!) and tasteful. She really enjoyed it and my two friends who have looked at it so far liked it a lot as well. If you have a few minutes take a look at it, I hope you will enjoy it also.


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My name is Ross Starkey. I live in New York and (despite my having majored in History and (later) earning a BA in Geography and Urban Planning) I used to be a computer and network support geek; but in 2002 (because work was getting harder and harder to find) I decided to change careers. In 2003 I enrolled in the Borough of Manhattan Community College with the goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. I studied with the same group of students for two years but I am a very private person and only one of them was able to get to know me, a Russian immigrant named Alex. Alex introduced me to Diana in the summer of 2005. Diana (who holds five-year degrees in Romance and Germanic Philology, and Economics) had been watching Sex and the City reruns :-) in her home in Almetyevsk (near Kazan) which made her want to chat (in an internet chat room) with a New York resident, which is how she met Alex. They chatted and Alex described me to her and suggested she write to me, which she did - late in the afternoon of August 7th (but it was early in the morning of August 8th for her). I replied several hours later.

We clicked from the very start. It only took us a few days and we were using Microsoft Messenger to talk, or to chat (with video) for hours every day. Over many hundreds of hours, we got to know one another. We had so many similarities and so much in common that we had an almost empathic understanding of each other. There is a Russian saying, "Two boots make a pair." Diana and I are two boots.

On September 5th we professed our love for one another. Soon I was making plans to visit her in Russia. We were together from January 19th to February 7th, during the coldest Russian Winter in a long time. It was the best time of our lives and we became engaged. We decided that she would join me in New York and we are currently starting the process of getting her a K1 Visa so she can join me here and we can get married.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Jamaica
There is a Russian saying, "Two boots make a pair." Diana and I are two boots.


Welcome to VJ! I don't know the answers to all your questions but about you setting up an account for her. I see no problem for that at all...just use her email.

Good Luck (F)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada

Welcome to VJ! That was a great intro... nice pics, too!

I think it's possible for you to create an account for her by using her email address.

I can't answer the other question about emailing members, though. Maybe someone else can help you with that question. I'm also new here.


09/16/2005 Mailed I-130 (CSC)

09/21/2005 NOA 1

02/07/2006 NOA 2 (Day 143)

02/25/2006 Petitioner receives AOS Bill in U.S. (Day 161)

02/27/2006 AOS Bill (regular USPS) and DS-3032 (Canada Post regular) are mailed out

03/21/2006 Petitioner receives I-864 package (Day 185)

03/22/2006 Beneficiary receives IV Bill and sends payment - regular mail (Day 186)

03/24/2006 Petitioner sends back I-864 (Day 188)

04/13/2006 Beneficiary receives DS-230 (Day 208)

05/10/2006 Beneficiary sends back DS-230 and docs to NVC via Fedex (Day 235)

05/19/2006 NVC issues RFE on Question # 20 on the DS-230. (Day 244)

05/29/2006 Beneficiary receives RFE and sends it off (Day 254)

06/02/2006 NVC receives RFE (Day 258)

06/16/2006 Case Complete! (Day 272)

07/07/2006 Case forwarded to Consulate in Montreal (Day 293)


08/14/2006 Picked up visa and crossed the border.

08/25/2006 SS card arrives in the mail

09/07/2006 GC arrives in the mail.


02/01/2006 Mailed I-129F

02/07/2006 NOA1

04/14/2006 I-129F is approved!

04/24/2006 NVC forwards the application to the consulate in Montreal

05/01/2006 Packet 3 is received from consulate & is sent of 3 days later

07/07/2006 Medical

08/08/2006 INTERVIEW- cancelled bec. of CR-1

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Germany

Welcome to VJ, Ross, and thank you for sharing those wonderful pics. Unfortunately, I've never been to Russia, but I always admired their culture and architecture.


10/13/2006 - sent AOS and EAD documents

10/18/2006 - NOA1

11/02/2006 - biometrics appointment in Santa Ana

01/05/2007 - interview appointment in Santa Ana - APPROVED!!!

01/16/2007 - greencard in mail

01/22/2007 - EAD card in mail (well, thank you very much)



Jonnie & Sandra

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Welcome to VJ, thanks for sharing your story! I can't see a problem with emailing members if they've shared their emails.....most people here are eager to help anyways :) I also don't think it's a problem if you set up her an account, James set this one up and we share it (but I do most of the posting). Good luck on your visa journey! :)



02/02/2015 - Filed Dallas lockbox. Atlanta office.

02/13/2015 - NOA received

03/10/2015 - Biometrics

03/12/2015 - In-Line for Interview

04/09/2015 - E-notification for Interview Letter

05/18/2015 - Interview - passed!

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Welcome to VJ :) I hope you have a speedy journey :star: Good luck!

3dflags_fin0001-0001a.gifSanna and Daniel's journey3dflags_usa0001-0001a.gif

December 13, 2007 - I-751 submitted to NSC (removing of conditions fun begins...)

December 22 - Received a rejection notice because the form was not "properly signed". Package itself was not returned.

January 1, 2008 - Received packet back from CSC. They are requesting we resubmit the packet (which is already organized by CSC) with a properly signed form.

January 2 - Packet resubmitted to California.

January 12 - NOA1 received (dated 01/07/2008)

January 19 - Biometrics appointment notice received (dated 01/15/2008)

February 1 - Biometrics

March 11 - Approved! Card production ordered (notified via e-mail).

March 20, 2008 - New card arrived in the mail :)

Done until 2018 :)

For more details including K1 and AOS journies check out "Our story" in my profile =)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ireland

Welcome to VJ and good luck!

Like others have said I see no problem with you setting up an account. In fact to simplify things you could always share your account. I set this one up for both of us and sent James the username and password. He has only used the guide part of the site, but the account is really for us both.


11-15-2005: Sent in I-129F to VSC

11-21-2005: NOA1

11-29-2005: NOA2

12-05-2005: NVC recieved

12-17-2005: Packet 3 received from Dublin

1-11-2006: Sent packet 3 forms, etc. to Dublin

2-03-2006: Interview Date :)APPROVED!!!

2-05-2006: Flying to Logan Airport

2-11-2006: Wedding Date

3-14-2006: Filed AOS and EAD

3-22-2006: NOA1 (AOS and EAD)

4-07-2006: Biometrics

6-07-2006: EAD approved!!

7-24-2006: AOS Interview APPROVED!!!

7-27-2006: Received Welcome to America letter

8-03-2006: Green Card Received :)

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ireland

Like Julia says...Share and share alike (F) Welcome to VJ

03.04.2009......Posted I-130 to U.S. Embassy

03.04.2009......Ordered Police Certificate for Visa Purposes from Local Garda Office (ordered over the phone)

03.05.2009......I-130 received at Embassy

03.06.2009......Received Police Cert

03.18.2009......I-130 Approved

09.10.2009......Medical Exam

09.23.2009......Embassy receives Notice of Readiness

10.13.2009......Received our interview date

10.29.2009......Successful interview!

11.5.2009........Visa received in post

11.7.2009........All the family flew to the US together :)

12.20.2009......Received Welcome to America letter

12.24.2009......10 year Greencard received in the mail

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good luck to everyone

Aapki Nazroan Ne Samjha, Pyaar Ke Kabil Mujhe

Dil Ki Ai Dharkan Thaher Ja, Mil Gayee Manzil Mujhe

I-130 Process

01-29-2006 | Marriage

02-13-2006 | Mailed to NSC

02-27-2006 | NOA1

06-15-2006 | I-130 Approved

I-129F Process

03-08-2006 | Mailed to CHICAGO LOCKBOX

03-13-2006 | NOA1

07-31-2006 | I-129F Approved

09-01-2006 | K3 Interview, Visa Approved

09-14-2006 | Passport recieved from Consulate

01-23-2007 | POE at Chicago

AOS process

07-25-2007 | Mailed to CHICAGO LOCKBOX

08-30-2007 | NOA1

09-07-2007 | Biometrics Appointment

01-28-2008 | AOS interview-More evidence requested

02-07-2008 | AOS approved

02-19-2008 | Recieved Green Card in mail

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