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A beautiful sentiment and very well said. I wish you all the happiness in the world and thank you deeply for taking the time to post this! It is a poignant reminder of why we are all here :thumbs:


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Congratulations and best of luck to you. It's so nice to see and hear a situation such as yours and how you can truly sympathize with the rest of us. Good luck to you and your wife!

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I have loved you since I saw your proposal video. Way back. You were always a sensible person who plodded along with positive determination and always seeking to learn. No whining and gritching. No sense of entitlement or attitude. One of the good guys. So glad to hear it is going well for you.

I loved that you mentioned the blue boxes. That's how I felt each time another got colored in. It was so exciting to get the first one. Now every single one of mine is blue and it feels awesome.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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Thanks for sharing some good news and positivity and glad things are going well for you :)


My blog about my visa journey and adjusting to my new life in the US http://albiontoamerica.wordpress.com/

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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I have loved you since I saw your proposal video. Way back. You were always a sensible person who plodded along with positive determination and always seeking to learn. No whining and gritching. No sense of entitlement or attitude. One of the good guys. So glad to hear it is going well for you.

I loved that you mentioned the blue boxes. That's how I felt each time another got colored in. It was so exciting to get the first one. Now every single one of mine is blue and it feels awesome.

Aww, well thank you. I do try not to get too worked up about things, even emigrating and getting a whole new life.

And you were always so helpful and patient with your advice; its impossible to be anything but grateful to that considering where I am now.

Glad you love the proposal video too! It wasn't easy to pull off! There's a making-of on my YouTube channel, and i've written plenty about that time and my life since on my blog: http://www.davidanthonyfearn.com/blog. Sorry for the shameless plug but hey, this is the internet and all dots have to be connected if its going to be worth anything.

Thanks for reading.

D

x


I surprised her with a proposal in Los Angeles, and this is how it went down!

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You nailed it. I love the positive side of this post. Very enlightening.


Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

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

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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Your dissuasion gave me a beautiful reminder to stay hopeful and remember the love we have for one another. Thank you for taking the time to keep us at ease at this discontenting period.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Spain
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so touching!!!!! this is the first time I saw you posting, I had to watch your video and it made me tear.

I wish you the best in your life together!!!!


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---------------------------------- Pre I-130 ----------------------------------------

Feb- 25- 2009 - Met in Barcelona Spain thanks to a friend in common ???

11 visits in the next 5 years........ ????????????

Apr - 23 - 2014 - My last entry in the US to visit ✈️

Jul - 18 - 2014 - finally proposes and ask me to stay forever!!!! ❤️??

Jul- 20 - 2014 - I don't get in the flight back to Spain ( that means my ESTA will expire the next day )

Jul - 22 - 2014 - wedding ❤️??

---------------------------I-130, I-485, EAD, AP ----------------------------------

Sep- 12- 2014 - AOS sent to Chicago ?? ( delivered sept 15 )

Sep - 18 - 2014 - AOS texts/ emails received with case number ??

Sep- 19 - 2014 - checks cashed ?

Sep - 21 - 2014- hard copies of NOA received in the mail!!! ??

Sep - 26 - 2014- biometrics letter received!! Appointment for Oct 7

Sep - 30 - 2014 - succesful early walk in biometrics ??

Nov - 22 - 2014 - EAD/AP approved ?? ( 71 days )

Nov - 24 - 2014 - card in production

Dec - 1 - 2014 - card mailed ??

Dec - 3 - 2014 - Combo card received ??

Dec - 15 - 2014 - email received with interview date for Jan 15 2015! ??

Jan - 15 - 2015 - Approved!! ???? Here is our interview experience --> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/531853-aos-interview-from-esta-approved/

Jan - 24 - 2015 - Green card received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Nice post. It doesn't change the fact that the Texas Service Center sucks.


K1 Visa Event Date Service Center : Texas Service Center Transferred? No Consulate : Juarez, Mexico

I-129F: Sent 9/5/2014

I-129F: Arrived at Lewisville 9/8/2014

I-129F: NOA1 Text message/mail 9/11/2014

I-129F: Alien Registration Number Changed 9/16/2014

I-129F: Request to correct on document or notice assigned to an officer for response 10/25/2014

I-129F: Name Change request made 10/31/2014

I-129F: Crickets as of today

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Thanks for such a positive post.

Well done for your visa journey accomplishments, especially with an uncertain and difficult case. Congratulations on your new life, may you continue to cherish it and revel.

Your hope and positivity comes to us at a good time as our case has just taken a very uncertain turn and we are having a dark few days. So thank you for sharing.

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