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Hey guys,

Just thought I would do a little cheerleading here.

For those of you in AP - let's get that visa issued any day now!!!

For those of you with an interview coming up: You are almost there - and let's all send good thoughts and prayers your way for a successful intereview

For those of you waiting for your interview date: You could hear something any day now - don't give up!

For those of you waiting at earlier stages in the journey: every day brings you one day closer to being together forever

For those of us who are just filing: One day we will be where the rest of you are. The rest of you are our role models and we learn from you - so let's all cheer each other on and be there for each other. Because other people in our lives probably don't really get it what we are going through. No matter where we are in the process we all long for the day when our husband/fiance gets off that plane here in the USA. We may all be in different stages - but we are all in the same journey.

And for those of you who have their husbands/fiances here in the US - YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Your dedication and patience has paid off. Congrats!!!!

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You are so right - people don't get it. Some mean well they just don't understand. Some maybe not so well-meaning. I get these:

It should only take a few weeks

He could get a vistors visa if he wanted to

How come you are the one who always has to go there

If he really wanted to be with you he would find a way to get here

The process isn't that difficult - I know someone from (insert country here) and they were here in a very short time - something must be wrong if it takes that long

I could go on....but you get the picture and I'm sure you have all heard it. That's why I say we should be cheerleaders for each other.

GO TEAM MENA!!!! (ok I'm a little tired and feeling silly tonight but better than whining I guess LOL)

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One day at a time :) Prayers and good thoughts, and cheers!

You can count on us to not ask any of the above questions or other such things like "When is your husband/fiance going to get here?"


RFQ [uSA] & SIMA [EGYPT]
Sima Applies for B2: 12/2012
5yr B2 approved: 02/2012
Married: 03/09/2012
NAO1: 04/25/2012
NAO2: 07/26/2012
8/8/2012: NVC Case Received
NVC #: 8/29/2012

1/24/13: AoS and 230 accepted
01/31/13: Rec'd checklist (expectedly)
02/14/13: Item @ NVC

CASE COMPLETE: 2/24/13
03/15/13: Interview date received
03/17/13: Medical
INTERVIEW: 4/03/13
"Approved Pending AP"
11/07/2013: Request for Updated Documents (via Egyptian consulate AP page)

12/20/2013: Request for return of Passport to Embassy (phone call)
01/13/2014: Passport returned to embassy

01/15/2014: Status Changed (CEAC) Visa Printed
VISA RECEIVED: 1/17/14 dancin5hr.gif

POE: JFK on 3/12/14 CLEARED!
Baby1 1/2015 Baby2 8/2106 isA

2016 Beginning naturalization process later this year, isA

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What about those of us in AP because we need a cosponsor and we asked everyone and we hit a dead end, we have nobody and I the (petitioner) need to move to Morocco...what's my cheer after 9/10 months of waiting.


Our Timeline

-Met online via Interpals June 2011
-Engaged August 2011
-Met in Morocco 03-30-2012
-Ceremony 04-01-2012
-Back to US 04-17-2012
-2nd visit to Morocco 06-21-2012
-Married officially (paperwork) 07-12-2012
-Back home =( 09-06-2012

Immigration:
-1-130 Filed September 25th
-Approved Feb 4th
-NVC received March 1st

-Interview June 13th (Approved need Co-Sponsor)

-Moved to AP June 13th

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All of those questions have caused a rift between me and some of my acquaintances. But oh well! As sad as I am that there are others going through this, I enjoy the company! Thank you ladies for understanding! I know the MENA women can get catty sometimes, but we are there for each other when it matters. Woot-woot! Get our loved ones home!


01/28/2013 I-130 package sent

01/31/2013 Notice of Action Date After POE
02/01/2013 Received e-mail and text notification of acceptance
11/26/2013 Applied for SS#
02/04/2013 Received hard copy NOA1 (case not found in on-line system) 12/02/2013 ELIS site still states "accepted"
03/12/2013 Transferred to the local office 12/27/2013 received green card
04/10/2013 Case still not found in on-line system
04/15/2013 INFO-PASS appointment

05/01/2013 NOA2 sent petition approved

NVC Stage...of course it has to be complicatedreading.gifrolleyes.gif

05/09/2013 Case received by NVC

05/23/2013 Received case #'s from NVC

05/23/2013 DS-3032 sent from husband's e-mail

06/03/2013 First day I can not access payment portal

06/04/2013 AOS Fee invoiced and payment made

06/04/2013 DS-3032 resent with Supervisor Review

06/05/2013 DS-3032 acceptance e-mail

06/05/2013 AOS Fee shows "PAID"

06/06/2013 AOS package express mailed

06/07/2013 IV bill invoiced and payment made (still waiting on documents from Hubby)

06/08/2013 IV package express mailed

06/25/2013 IV reviewed - Checklist (2 errors, Birth document & date on DS-230)

06/26/2013 Requested supervisor review by e-mail & verbal request for birth document (fingers crossed)

06/27/2013 AOS accepted

06/28/2013 Checklist response sent for corrected DS-230 (I had my husband sign extra's just in-case)

08/02/2013 NVC requested a supervisor review on the checklist item over 20 business day window

08/05/2013 Case Complete!!! kicking.gif

08/27/2013 Interview Assigned

10/30/2013 Interview

11/04/2013 Pick up Passport

11/12/2013 POE @ JFK

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What about those of us in AP because we need a cosponsor and we asked everyone and we hit a dead end, we have nobody and I the (petitioner) need to move to Morocco...what's my cheer after 9/10 months of waiting.

You'll be with your loved one sooner than later, I hope even if its not your ideal location. Moving isn't even an option on my plate.

Maybe its not your time yet, but you can go be with your significant other and work on a plan together. I am sorry you have hit a dead end for now.


RFQ [uSA] & SIMA [EGYPT]
Sima Applies for B2: 12/2012
5yr B2 approved: 02/2012
Married: 03/09/2012
NAO1: 04/25/2012
NAO2: 07/26/2012
8/8/2012: NVC Case Received
NVC #: 8/29/2012

1/24/13: AoS and 230 accepted
01/31/13: Rec'd checklist (expectedly)
02/14/13: Item @ NVC

CASE COMPLETE: 2/24/13
03/15/13: Interview date received
03/17/13: Medical
INTERVIEW: 4/03/13
"Approved Pending AP"
11/07/2013: Request for Updated Documents (via Egyptian consulate AP page)

12/20/2013: Request for return of Passport to Embassy (phone call)
01/13/2014: Passport returned to embassy

01/15/2014: Status Changed (CEAC) Visa Printed
VISA RECEIVED: 1/17/14 dancin5hr.gif

POE: JFK on 3/12/14 CLEARED!
Baby1 1/2015 Baby2 8/2106 isA

2016 Beginning naturalization process later this year, isA

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Just wanted to pass along my best wishes to everyone, wherever they are in the process!

And yes.....those questions suck. My least favorite was when someone knew someone from a low fraud country who was able to fly back and forth throughout the process and had no anxiety about a denial or AP because it never happens in their consulate. MENA is just an entirely different animal, and when your up to your eyeballs in studying it for yourself, it's hard to remember and be patient with people who assume it's the same as Germany or something. But we understand!

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Yeah I got the "of course he could get a visitor's visa if he wanted to....my friend was dating a guy from England and he flew over to see her all the time. If he wanted to come he would be here". You hear that honey - the only reason you aren't here is because you don't want to be. Seriously?????

I do get it that other people don't understand. And I am always happy to explain. But I get seriously ticked off when people try to tell me my husband could be here if he really wanted to or tried hard enough. They seem to think he can just buy a ticket show up at the airport and fly over and see me. I wish it was that simple.

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I agree lets cheer everybody on, I can't believe we got our visa, my husband will be here in less than three weeks, we waited five years, they lost our case and when they found it, it had expired. We got the visa the next day. It will happen, so if anyone needs a shoulder write me, I am here to help out anyone. Just remember your honey will be here before you know it. dancin5hr.gif

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