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Joe & Jazmin

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Hello there

My wife and I (Joseph and Jazmin) are new to this site. It's nice to find a place with people going through the same thing we are. We look forward to sharing our experiences and reading yours.

We have already submitted our I-130 and now are just waiting. We also may take advantage of the Deferred Action so she can at least have her license here while we wait. Here's our "about us" story for your amusement.....

My wife and I met through a mutual friend of ours. I don't remember the first time we met, but she remembers me being the dork playing video games (rocking out with Guitar Hero) at my mom's house. She also remembers my horrible mustache. A few meetings after that and still nothing; just acquaintances. Fast forward a bit. My friend gets back from being deployed over seas and tells Jazmin he is going to hang out with his friend Joe. She's still thinking of me as the dork and hasn't seen me since before my friend was deployed. She was outside and I pulled up to his apartment. She recognized the car, but didn't recognize the guy inside. I had recently graduated from the Sheriff's Academy and was super fit and clean shaven. As she tells the story she had an "ah-ha" moment and couldn't stop staring at me. That is where she says she decided we were going to be together. And I still give her grief for only liking me for my good looks. :-) We started dating and early in our relationship I was there for her when she lost her sister. That was a tough time that I feel brought us close together. Dating soon turned in to living together and then a year and a half later I popped the question in Vegas outside the Tiffany's store. Not too long after that we had to postpone our big wedding and elope so she could quit her job. Then just days before our one year anniversary we had our son Luke. And now we're living happily ever after. And that's the short version.

Thanks!


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00/00/2006 --We met...Didn't look good with a mustache

00/00/2009 --We met again and started dating (no mustache)

01/24/2011 --Married

01/15/2012 --Baby Luke Born

07/10/2012 --I-130 Sent

07/23/2012 --NOA1 Priority Date

01/07/2013 --RFE #1

00/00/0000 --A bit of a break. Mother-in-law battling cancer which eventually took her. Very tough time for my wife as she lost her sister just 4 years ago to cancer as well. :-(

03/28/2013 --Response to RFE sent

04/23/2013 --Case Approved!!!

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Good luck on your journey!


Petitioner LPR upgraded to USC June 22, 2012
August 22, 2012: case complete
October 18, 2012: Interview (APPROVED)
October 26, 2012: Picked up visa from DHL (delay caused by Sandy)
December 15, 2012: POE Atlanta....................became USC July 2016!!!!

Mothers' Journey (My sister is the petitioner)

September 10, 2013: Sent I-130 (UPS next day service)

September 12, 2013: Received text to confirm delivery

September 16, 2013: Received NOA 1

March 22, 2014: Received NOA 2

April 8, 2014: File Received by NVC

May 26, 2015: Interview (approved)..........now LPR (delays caused by 2 RFE)

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welcome and wishing you the best on your journey!!


GOD has been WONDERFUL!!!
CR-1 (for Husband):
09/15/2012: Got Married
09/26/2012: Mailed I-130 from Nigeria( delayed by customs)
USCIS stage ( 66 days)
10/12/2012: NOA 1
12/17/2012: NOA 2 (case was transferred to NYC office 11/27/12)
NVC stage ( 20 days)
01/08/2013: Case # and IIN assigned ( file arrived NVC mail room 12/20/12)
01/09/2013: AOS invoiced and paid, DS-3032 emailed and mailed.
01/16/2013: IV invoiced &paid. AOS & IV mailed in one package(arrived 01/18).

01/28/2013: Case complete!!!
04/19/2013: Interview; APPROVED!!!!!
05/13/2013: POE; JFK


N-400: (3 months and 12 days)
Filed N-400 : 2011-06-17
Interview: 2011-09-27
Oath Ceremony: 2011-09-30

IR-5 for Mom Entire process took 5 months exactly
USCIS (22days)

mailed I-130 : 2011-09-30
NOA 1: 2011-10-03 (text & email)
NOA 2: 2011-10-25 (text and email)
NVC: (19 days)
Case entered and # assigned: 2011-11-18
NVC Case COMPLETED: 2011-12-07 ( 43 days from NOA 2 and 65 days from NOA 1)
Interview Date(Lagos): 2012-01- 23
Mom was late for interview
New Interview date: 2012-02-29 : VISA APPROVED

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Welcome and good luck :thumbs:


Met online : 2009
Married : 07/28/2010


USCIS
Send I-130 : 06/08/2011
Touched : 06/13/2011
got a NOA1 by e-mail and SMS : 06/15/2011
got "I-797C" hard copy of NOA1 : 06/20/2011
got RFE "I-797E" : 10/15/2011
RFE Reply : 12/15/2011
Touched : 12/16/2011
I-130 Approved : 12/20/2011
got "I-797" hard copy of NOA2 : 12/24/2011
Your I-130 was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.


NVC
NVC Case Number : 01/13/2012
Pay "$88" AOS Bill and e-mailed DS-3032 : 02/08/2012
Email from NVC, DS-3032 Accepted : 02/09/2012
AOS Fee Shows PAID : 02/09/2012
IV fee invoiced "$404" : 02/10/2012
IV fee invoiced "$230" : 04/18/2012
Pay "$230" IV Bill : 04/30/2012
IV Fee Shows PAID : 05/02/2012
Send AOS and IV packet : 06/09/2012
AOS and IV packet Received : 06/22/2012
Case completed at NVC : 06/29/2012

Interview Date : 08/28/2012 "Denied"

Case Reaffirmed : 07/16/2013

Second interview - Approved : 10/24/2013

Visa Issued : 10/29/2013

Visa in hand : 10/31/2013

For more details please visit my timeline

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Welcome to VJ :dance:


Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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Welcome to VJ! Best of luck to you! cool.gif


Our Naturalization Journey (Detailed timeline in About Me section)

01/14/2013 Mailed N-400 to Phoenix, AZ Lockbox
01/18/2013 N-400 fees check cashed
01/18/2013 NOA Received (Biometrics appointment)
02/04/2013 Early Biometrics (Original date 02/14/2013)
02/07/2013 Status changed to in line for interview
02/13/2013 Received 2nd NOA (Interview scheduled)
02/15/2013 Received yellow letter from USCIS to bring DL
03/18/2013 N-400 Interview

03/20/2013 Status changed to in que for Oath ceremony
03/29/2013 Status changed to Oath ceremony scheduled and letter sent

04/01/2013 Received Oath Letter
04/09/2013 Oath Ceremony (N-400 completed in 2 months 3 weeks and 5 days)


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