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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Romania
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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, therefore i'd like to get some ideas on how to make sure my wife has plenty of energy and confidence when she goes to her interview. Basically, when she walks through the doors to the interview I want the "Eye of the Tiger" song playing in some divine speakers, but at the same time I want something like "Don't Worry, Be Happy" to be subliminally playing behind it.

1) Something simple yet filling, like some bread and jam so she doesn't hurt her stomach and still gets her carbohydrates.

2) A fruit platter, such as a banana, grapes, sliced apples, and an orange?

3) A sandwich? Simple, but gives you a few hours without being too hungry, plus you get some protein from the meat.

4) A 100% All-American Bacon, Eggs, and Sausage breakfast with a side of toast and orange juice guaranteed to make her feel as if she's waking up for the first time in our Tennessee home to that wonderful smell of Freedom.

What do you guys think? I'm pushing number 4, but I don't want her tummy to hurt.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nepal
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You made me laugh. Its start of the day and i am at work. After reading your post i just cant stop smiling.

I loved the part "Basically, when she walks through the doors to the interview I want the "Eye of the Tiger" song playing in some divine speakers, but at the same time I want something like "Don't Worry, Be Happy" to be subliminally playing behind it."

Just say her "don't stress..." even though i have not gone through the interview process, i am reading and making myself prepared. "Don't stress .. everything is just going to be fine and i am going to be home soon with my love"

Good luck and best wishes to you and your wife. Hope everything gets smooth.

Cheers

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: India
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Aww that's so sweet, you caring about your wife's tummy :-)

My money is on simple carbs, easy to digest and provides much needed feel good hormones to counter that stress and anxiety. Skip the coffee, I was a jittery mess with a strong espresso and nothing else on the morning of my interview.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany
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My vote goes to the All-'Murican bacon n' eggs. But instead of orange juice, I'd substitute some cranberry juice to make it taste even more of freedom.


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-(then fiance) H-2B work visa application terminated due to qualification difficulties in Aug. 2010.

-(then fiance) B-2 tourist visa denied due to lack of strong ties to Germany in Sept. 2010.
-Third ESTA denied due to his suspiscious visa status on Oct. 15, 2012.
-B-2 tourist visa approved on Nov. 16, 2012!

 

(IR-1 Journey):

 

 

-Extended German residence permit obtained Aug. 23, 2014. (to qualify for DCF)

-Husband's new German passport picked up Aug. 28, 2014. (Old one expires 2015)

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-NOA1 issued Sept. 9, 2014 (received Sept.13)

-RFE regarding evidence of bona fide marriage received along with NOA1

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-Medical completed by Frankfurt panel physician Nov. 17, 2014

-Received "Packet 4" via e-mail Nov. 20, 2014

-Interview booked for Dec. 3, 2014 (booked Nov. 21, 2014 after email authorization received)
-Visa approved, issued AND picked up by the courier all within 7 hours, Dec. 3, 2014
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-Visa packet arrived in the mail Dec. 4, 2014

-Visa packet had to be returned to Frankfurt for correction on Immigrant Data Summary sheet (wrong birthplace listed) Dec. 5, 2014

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-POE (through Dublin, Ireland) Jan. 18, 2015

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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Skip orange juice lol the acidity can be awful if you are stressed/nervous!


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to US Embassy & Consulate Discussion; topic is applicable to multiple processes.


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September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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I'd say #4, but go easy on the bacon/sausage. OJ is good, but let her be the judge of how she's feeling. If her tummy is in knots you might be better off with French Toast or Waffles or Pancakes!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Honestly she should not stray away from something she normally doesn't eat regularly. Nerves will be at a all time high and don't want to upset the tummy.

Gosh now I am singing "Eye of the Tiger".


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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Honestly she should not stray away from something she normally doesn't eat regularly. Nerves will be at a all time high and don't want to upset the tummy.

Gosh now I am singing "Eye of the Tiger".

Romania's food isn't THAT much different than ours. They just wouldn't eat those foods at the same time of day or in the way we'd prepare them. Most of America's foods are a mish-mash of European dishes. :)


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[2014-09-22] Applied for SSN
[2014-09-26] Marriage License in Snail Mail
[2014-10-22] Notification of SSC in mail, will arrive "within 2 weeks"
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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Romania's food isn't THAT much different than ours. They just wouldn't eat those foods at the same time of day or in the way we'd prepare them. Most of America's foods are a mish-mash of European dishes. :)

I just meant if she isn't a breakfast eater don;t go loading up and feeling heavy and lethargic. Hunger can be a good motivator. A good cup of coffee (heck a red bull and vodka) and you are good to go.

I would be in the bathroom with nervous knots if I loaded up on all that. But ohhhhhhh after the interview it is on.

I'm hungry now. :luv:


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4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Denmark
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I wouldn't go with #4 unless she is used to greasy foods and heavy breakfasts. She might need to go #2 after!

My tummy gets upset when I'm nervous, so I'd probably just eat some bread and cheese.


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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Whatever she normally eats. She will be on line outside the building for some time before she gets in, so consider something she can eat while standing on line. Outside food is not allowed inside. Some embassies but not all sell food inside as well.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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I just meant if she isn't a breakfast eater don;t go loading up and feeling heavy and lethargic. Hunger can be a good motivator. A good cup of coffee (heck a red bull and vodka) and you are good to go.

I would be in the bathroom with nervous knots if I loaded up on all that. But ohhhhhhh after the interview it is on.

I'm hungry now. :luv:

Me too! Damn you! :lol:


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[2014-09-26] Marriage License in Snail Mail
[2014-10-22] Notification of SSC in mail, will arrive "within 2 weeks"
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[2015-06-16] EAD Approved!
[2015-06-16] AP Approved!
[2015-06-23] EAD/AP Card Received!

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Eating nothing but refined carbs first thing in the morning leads to a blood sugar spike and crash with resulting lethargy and hunger. I personally have suffered living in countries with nothing but sugary or white bread options for breakfast, so I always try to make eggs at home wherever I am. But I imagine an upset stomach would be worse than lethargy, so she should probably stick to what she's used to!


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March 28, 2014: I-130 sent via FedEx from Bogotá to Chicago Lockbox

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April 4, 2014: NOA1 e-mail received at 12:17 a.m.; case accepted and routed to CSC for processing. Check cashed.

April 17, 2014: Changed mailing address with USCIS Tier 2 representative. He also confirmed that our case had arrived to the CSC and that our NOA1 date is April 3.

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​May 22, 2014: Case number and IIN assigned. Asked operator about our move from Colombia to Argentina and received instructions.

May 24, 2014: E-mails about embassy change/address change sent to nvcinquiry@state.gov at 4:36 p.m. NVC time

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June 24, 2014: AOS package sent via FedEx overnight shipping from Houston to NVC

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July 1, 2014: AOS package scanned

July 18, 2014: Checked payment portal and saw: "CASE NUMBER CHANGE: The applicant's case number, [bGT#], has been changed to [bNS#]." Called and confirmed. Also said today marked 30 business days since NVC received DS-261; operator said she would have that reviewed and make IV payment available ASAP.

August 5: E-mail sent to nvcinquiry@state.gov concerning changing our embassy BACK to Bogotá at 6:41 p.m. NVC time

August 6: IV invoice e-mail FINALLY received at 2:13 a.m. NVC time

August 7: IV payment made available on payment portal; paid

August 8: IV payment shows as PAID in payment portal; DS-260 becomes available

August 14: Checklist received; errors on sponsor's I-864 form and on joint sponsor's I-864A

August 15: DS-260 submitted

August 29: Checklist response and IV package sent via FedEx ground from Houston to NVC

September 4: Checklist response and IV package delivered at 11:21 a.m. according to FedEx tracking; signed for by GPETERS

September 8: Checklist response and IV package scanned

September 10: DS-260 accepted; false checklist received

September 17: E-mail response received from asknvc@state.gov (30 business days/43 calendar days later): Correspondence under review

September 26: Embassy change approved; new case number assigned

October 30: CASE COMPLETE

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