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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Nigeria
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I wanted to know if anyone else was incountering this. As all of us know who call Nigeria, it is often hard to connect. You sometimes have to call back a few times. The two calling cards we have tried, count each of those attempts as a call (even if they don't connect). And as such, count them as a minute because all of the calling cards I have tried round to the next minute. So, does anyone have one they use that doesn't count unconnected calls as a minute? We have avoided this some by calling on the regular line until you can get through and then hanging up and calling on the phone card. Somethimes this works and sometimes it doesn't and it still uses money. Any advice would be welcome.


Met on internet 6/04. Married at court house in Aba, Nigeria 12/04. 3/05 traditional ceremony in Nigeria w/ my picture. 12/05 finally together again. 4/06 ceremony/celebration in the states together

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1/10/05-sent

2/11/05-NOA1

5/30-touch

6/16-rep contact

6/27-Approved

7/?/05-ds3032/i864 bill generated

7/22/05-sent payment $70

8/1/05-IV visa bill generated

8/11/05-sent bill overnight

8/20/05- rec. 864 packet

8/25/05- nvc rec. IV bill

8/29/05-overnight 864

9/6/05-rec. ds230 (waiting on husband info)

9/28/05-sent ds230

9/29/05-ds230 rec

11/9/05 RFE for orig. birth cert.

11/9/05-sent origional

11/29/05 case complete-abandoned for k-3

129f

3/2/05 sent 3/15/04 noa 1 6/17/05 touched

6/20/05 touched 6/29/05 -heard approved on phone

7/21/05 - husband got packet/interview date at consulate

12/15/05- visa Approved!

12/20/05 picked up visa

AOS

1/9/06 mailed AOS & EAD

1/18/06 NOA 1 AOS and EAD

2/8/06 received appt. notice for bio

2/2/06 EAD touched

2/22/06 EAD touched

3/6/06 apt. date for both bio.

3/7/06 AOS/EAD touched

3/10/06 EAD on it's way

3/14/06 received EAD

3/20/06 filed for ssn

3/28/06 rec ssn

5/10/06 rec noa for AOS interview on June 26

6/22/06 found out pregnant- So happy!!!!

6/26/06 interview-Officer led us to believe we'd have card soon

7/8/06 e-mail stating welcome letter on it's way!

7/13/06 rec. Green card. Yipee!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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I wanted to know if anyone else was incountering this. As all of us know who call Nigeria, it is often hard to connect. You sometimes have to call back a few times. The two calling cards we have tried, count each of those attempts as a call (even if they don't connect). And as such, count them as a minute because all of the calling cards I have tried round to the next minute. So, does anyone have one they use that doesn't count unconnected calls as a minute? We have avoided this some by calling on the regular line until you can get through and then hanging up and calling on the phone card. Somethimes this works and sometimes it doesn't and it still uses money. Any advice would be welcome.

We use CTA African Dream. Sometimes it charges us and sometimes it doesnt, for the unconnected calls.


K3

10-xx-04 I129 sent

05-xx-05 NOA1 from USCIS - Aproved - Abandoned for Cr1

CR1

11-15-04 I-130 sent

12-10-04 NOA 1 fee changed had to resend info with new fee

12-11-04 Resend case with new fee

02-14-05 NOA 2 I-130 Case aproved and sent to NVC

02-25-05 NVC received case

03-21-05 Received I-864 fee bill

03-22-05 Sent $70 I-864 payment to

04-16-05 Received IV fee bill

04-17-05 Sent $ 380 IV payment to NVC

05-02-05 Received I-864 packet from NVC

05-02-05 Sent I-864 packet to NVC

05-11-05 NVC received IV payment

05-16-05 NVC sent third packet

05-25-05 Received DS-230 and third packet instructions

06-06-05 NVCReceived DS-230 per fed ex confirmation

06-07-05 NVC Enters DS-230 information in system

waiting waiting waiting

06-20-05 Case Completed!!!!!!!yipee.

waiting for interview date.............

7-26-05 Baby born!!!! yaya

8-15-05 Interview set for 9-29-05

9-29-05 Interview suck they want more proof

10-20-05 second interview

10-24-05 yaya haleloujhya finally got it.

10-28-05 going to meet husband in New York. yayayaya

10-30-05 Home!!!!

Lifting Conditions

7-28-07 Mailed form I751 and supporting documents. $275 (Old fee!!!!!Yipee!!!)

8-17-07 Check cleared my account.

8-20-07 Touched

8-30-07 Received Biometric apointment letter.

9-11-07 Biometrics Apointment

9-22-07 Received letter of approval

9-24-07 Received GC Whoo hoo done for 10 years!!!

09-20-09 Sent N-400 for Citizenship

11-01-09 Bio

01-11-10 Passed Interview

01-16-10 Received notice for swearing in ceremony

02-03-10 Swearing in ceremony

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Nigeria
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I wanted to know if anyone else was incountering this. As all of us know who call Nigeria, it is often hard to connect. You sometimes have to call back a few times. The two calling cards we have tried, count each of those attempts as a call (even if they don't connect). And as such, count them as a minute because all of the calling cards I have tried round to the next minute. So, does anyone have one they use that doesn't count unconnected calls as a minute? We have avoided this some by calling on the regular line until you can get through and then hanging up and calling on the phone card. Somethimes this works and sometimes it doesn't and it still uses money. Any advice would be welcome.

I call Nigeria all the time. I've tried numerous cards. I use CTA Africa - www.ctacard.com; I've tried STI cards but found it was a waste of money. One thing I liked about CTA is if they charge you for connection fee and you weren't connected, all you need to do is call their customer service number and they'll credit your card.


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I-130

1/3/06: Mailed Petition CSC

1/4/06: Package received per fedex.com

1/12/06: NOA 1

2/3/06: Touched

5/2/06: Received email notification that petition approved on 5/1/06

5/5/06: Received NOA 2 via snail mail

5/17/06: NVC issues case #

I-129F - K3

1/31/06: Mailed Petition to Chicago

2/3/06: Received

2/7/06: NOA 1

4/17/06: NOA 2 - Notified by email; petition approved on April 13th

4/20/06: Received NOA 2 via snail mail

5/19/06: Still waiting on NVC to receive approved 129-F....(what's the hold up)

6/10/06: Involved congress person

6/19/06: Rec'd letter stating that inquiry was made to both NVC and USCIS regarding status of my petition

6/21/06: Travelled to go see my better half (boy was I excited)

7/3/06: Left my love once again (hopefully we shall see eachother soonest)

7/10/06: Followed up with congress person

7/10/06: Notified case was sent to the wrong place (go figure...how does it take 90 days to push paper from one location to the next) and has now been forwarded to NVC

7/18/06: NVC received case and has now issued a case number

7/20/06: NVC forwarded case to embassy

7/28/06: Lagos embassy confirms receipt of case into system

8/1/06: Pick up packet 3 and 4

8/25/06: Interview Date

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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When that happens to me when I am calling Ghana, I always call customer service to complain because the cards I buy specify that there are no connection fees...Customer service almost always gives me a credit, but you have to wait for up to 30 minutes for the credit before trying again with the reimbursed minutes....maybe this will help in your case as welll...


1/5/2007 WEDDING DAY. ACCRA GHANA.

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