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I POE'd on December 20th at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor/Detroit.

Everyone that we encountered was *super* friendly. The border agent was joking around with me, and was saying stuff like "are you sure you want to go down and marry him... I mean... it's not all fun and games now... he can fart in front of you now!" LOL... I was like "don't worry, he already does that" haha.

So he sent us into the secondary area - which was PACKED. We ended up being there for just over 2 hours, on an early Thursday morning (we got there just around 8:30am - most of the people who were pulled in was because they ended up in the Nexus lane, without having Nexus cards). At one point, they were calling in everyone who came in later than me, so my mom went to ask what was going on - they said they were waiting for someone new to come on shift, because the K1 isn't difficult, but it's time consuming to process). After that, they called me up pretty quickly.

The agent was joking around with me again... he looked through my entire packet, asked me a few questions about Tom - what he does, where he lives, etc... and also about myself, and what I do. Then he was looking through some of the evidence of the relationship that we submitted - it was pretty funny. He looked at one of the cards we had written to each other, and gives me the one eyebrow raise and says "Honey Badger?!" loud enough for the agent sitting next to him to notice too. (Honey Badger is my nickname for Tom... LOL) And I turned BEET RED and was smiling like a mad woman. They all laughed.

I had to stand in front of him, and go back and sit down about 4 or 5 times - each time he asked me a few different questions (nothing serious - just stuff like "where will you be living" "when do you plan on going back to Canada?" - correct answer "Not until my AP comes through")

Towards the end, he took my finger prints and a photo - and filled out my I-94. I paid the $6 US. He didn't give me a copy of any of the packet (I thought I was supposed to get a copy of the medical stuff, but he said no, that it all just gets forwarded to USCIS. So I hope that was right... I haven't really looked ahead to the AOS paperwork yet.)

Then he said "congratulations" and sent me on my way :)


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Congrats!!! :dance:


Our Timeline
Started Talking as friends 7/2011
Became a couple 1/2012
Met in Canada 5/2012
Propsed as I knew she was the woman for me 5/3/2012.
Sent K-1 Off to the Chicago Lockbox 6/11/2012
NoA 1 6/13/2012
NoA 2 12/19/2012
Embassy Intervew 02/07/2013 (APPROVED)
Visa Recieved 2/14/2013
CFO Seminar 2/15/2013
Flight 3/1/2013 POE Detriot, MI, and then home to NC!!!!

Sent off AoS / EAD / AP Packet 7/19

NoA 1 EAD / AP / AOS 7/23

EAD / AP Card Recieved 9/27.

The wonderful world of the AoS....

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Ya i crossed there and they said the same thing no packet for me..just make sure you have that extra vaccination sheet from the medical.

I POE'd on December 20th at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor/Detroit.

Everyone that we encountered was *super* friendly. The border agent was joking around with me, and was saying stuff like "are you sure you want to go down and marry him... I mean... it's not all fun and games now... he can fart in front of you now!" LOL... I was like "don't worry, he already does that" haha.

So he sent us into the secondary area - which was PACKED. We ended up being there for just over 2 hours, on an early Thursday morning (we got there just around 8:30am - most of the people who were pulled in was because they ended up in the Nexus lane, without having Nexus cards). At one point, they were calling in everyone who came in later than me, so my mom went to ask what was going on - they said they were waiting for someone new to come on shift, because the K1 isn't difficult, but it's time consuming to process). After that, they called me up pretty quickly.

The agent was joking around with me again... he looked through my entire packet, asked me a few questions about Tom - what he does, where he lives, etc... and also about myself, and what I do. Then he was looking through some of the evidence of the relationship that we submitted - it was pretty funny. He looked at one of the cards we had written to each other, and gives me the one eyebrow raise and says "Honey Badger?!" loud enough for the agent sitting next to him to notice too. (Honey Badger is my nickname for Tom... LOL) And I turned BEET RED and was smiling like a mad woman. They all laughed.

I had to stand in front of him, and go back and sit down about 4 or 5 times - each time he asked me a few different questions (nothing serious - just stuff like "where will you be living" "when do you plan on going back to Canada?" - correct answer "Not until my AP comes through")

Towards the end, he took my finger prints and a photo - and filled out my I-94. I paid the $6 US. He didn't give me a copy of any of the packet (I thought I was supposed to get a copy of the medical stuff, but he said no, that it all just gets forwarded to USCIS. So I hope that was right... I haven't really looked ahead to the AOS paperwork yet.)

Then he said "congratulations" and sent me on my way :)


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Ya i crossed there and they said the same thing no packet for me..just make sure you have that extra vaccination sheet from the medical.

Hmph... I don't have the vaccination sheet from the medical. They never gave me anything.

I did bring all my vaccination records down with me though, so I guess I'll need to find a certified surgeon to fill out the form for me?


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odd..when they couriered my medical to me i had a sheet of paper clipped to the back of it..medical worksheet too or something it said. its what i sent in with my aos. also they never took my pic at my poe just the fingerprints.


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Congratulations! I am curious why you had to pay $6?


AOS Journey

11-04-2011 sent AOS to Chicago lockbox

11-07-2011 delivered

11-08-2011 Date on text messages but did not receive until 11-22-2011

11-23-2011 Check cashed.

11-25-2011 Hard copies of NOA1s

12-06-2012 Pui's Brother unexpectly passes away and we make an info pass appointment and receive an emergancy AP so she can return home. Pui leaves for Thailand for 2 weeks.

12-06-2012 Get a text message and email that she received an RFE

12-12-2012 RFE for original birth certificate. I swear we sent it along with a certificate translation of it.

12-20-2012 Pui returns from Thailand.

12-21-2012 We send the RFE back for with original birth certificate along with a new certificate of translation(I had to wait for her to return for her to sign)

12-26-2012 text and email they have received the RFE.

12-29-2012 Appointment for biometrics is 01-23-2012

01-13-2012 AP is approved.

01-23-2012 Biometrics appointment. Later during the evening the text and email saying the EAD is approved.

01-31-2012 EAD/AP combo card arrives.

05-22-2012 Email and text card is in production!

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Congrats on a safe and easy Poe. We poe'd there and never had any problems either. Enjoy ya'lls journey together :-) The hard part is over!


For more information on our journey please see our 'About Me' page on our profile!

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