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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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After going through all of this work, and taking three trips, totaling about 30 days in Colombia, talk everyday on Skpe, and somebody else gets to decide if you are in love and a committed relationship :crying:

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After going through all of this work, and taking three trips, totaling about 30 days in Colombia, talk everyday on Skpe, and somebody else gets to decide if you are in love and a committed relationship :crying:

I know it sucks. Because we all believe that we shouldn't have to prove ourselves.

But I agree with the process.

There are too many couples that lie, rush into it, are fraudulent, and just plain right shouldn't do it.

This weeds out A LOT of those couples.

So I'm all down for the hard work. Because once It's over, I'm with the love of my life forever. And that's worth every painful, hard, and breath taking step.

Edit- After reading tour time line. You've only send off the petition two months ago.

So you've not actually gone through "all this work" yet.

Just take a step back and breath, because you've got a way to go yet.

Edited by Cody and Daisy

My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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It is not your fault at all, really. Blame to those people who have committed fraud or scam marriage as an easier way go to the US. The more people do that, the more difficult it is. Ironically that when the US government is very strict about the rule there is a time when others slipped into the country and then why Ebola is in now and scared all Americans and others including me as an immigrant.

Edited by Girl from Celebes

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It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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I absolutely detest when other people use the expression "if you don't have anything to hide, then you have nothing to worry about" for other things in life, but in the case of immigration (at least the K-1) I've found that it's applicable. Be honest, go through the process, and barring any strange or unusual circumstances, you will be approved. USCIS and the Department of State are not "out to get" you or your fiancee.

Edited by sma1488

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the General Immigration Discussion forum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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I know it sucks. Because we all believe that we shouldn't have to prove ourselves.

But I agree with the process.

There are too many couples that lie, rush into it, are fraudulent, and just plain right shouldn't do it.

This weeds out A LOT of those couples.

So I'm all down for the hard work. Because once It's over, I'm with the love of my life forever. And that's worth every painful, hard, and breath taking step.

Edit- After reading tour time line. You've only send off the petition two months ago.

So you've not actually gone through "all this work" yet.

Just take a step back and breath, because you've got a way to go yet.

It's surprising given all the waiting and the hoops you have to jump through how many people post that they have been scammed in the major changes thread on here. I do agree with you that it's necessary though, just wish it was faster!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Denmark
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I don't think it is necessary because besides AWA cases, it seems like anyone who refiles after a denial gets approved. The real gatekeeper is the American citizen and their common sense or lack there of.


3/2/18  E-filed N-400 under 5 year rule

3/26/18 Biometrics

7/2019-12/2019 (Yes, 16- 21 months) Estimated time to interview MSP office.

 

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Filed: Country: Philippines
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It is not your fault at all, really. Blame to those people who have committed fraud or scam marriage as an easier way go to the US. The more people do that, the more difficult it is. Ironically that when the US government is very strict about the rule there is a time when others slipped into the country and then why Ebola is in now and scared all Americans and others including me as an immigrant.

Agreed.

IMO, they're not really deciding if you're "in love", rather they're making a determination if you fulfill the requirements to obtain the appropriate visa ultimately allowing you to be with the one you love in a committed relationship.

Good luck on your journey. Persevere.

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It's surprising given all the waiting and the hoops you have to jump through how many people post that they have been scammed in the major changes thread on here. I do agree with you that it's necessary though, just wish it was faster!

I guess it shows us actually how deceptive people can be.

Lately there's just so many posts about scams and fraud and that one person who kicked her husband and his mother out of their own home! Especially when she came here after he canceled his side.

That was just so much to read.

I guess that They can only stop so many from what they see, people slip through the cracks and luckily those of us who are genuine get through too.


My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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