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I came to the US on a K1 visa last year as a happy bride to be. BUT now it feels as if I have been hanging on to a rough roller coaster ride with a fistful of Groundhog day thrown in. Today, I am emotionally, mentally and physically spent.

From nov 2013 to feb 2014, i lived in motels as I traveled with my husband between WV and OH to his hometown in Florida. He was later transferred to TX so we shuttled bet there and FL between Feb and April. I have lost track as to how many motel 6s, super8s, Days inns, red roofs etc we've stayed in. We managed to see some sights but that was because they were along the way. Thanks to my smartphone and tripadvisor, we managed to zero in on some decent, clean low priced lodging. Sometimes, though, he we would end up in a bad area.

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Hang on there. As long as your husband is with you I believe no matter how long you have traveled or how difficult life is everything would be easier. Out my curiosity, does your husband serve in the military?


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-

 

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                                       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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No, he is not in the military. I wanted to post my entire story but i need to cut and paste from my memo pad on my cell. I want to share it because i may have put myself in a dangerous situation. Do you think it will be okay or will it stir up too much contorversy?

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I'd say with all the diversity of the situations people have on here, it'll be possible to get some good advice about what you're dealing with. Post it.

And (((((hugs!)))))


K1 Visa timeline:

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

02/01/2014 - mailed our petition

07/25/2014 - Johan arrives in Los Angeles! 

*See updated timeline for specific dates.*

AOS timeline:~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

08/02/2014 - AOS, EAD, AP applications mailed. 

11/17/2014 - K2 gets an interview waiver letter in the mail (dated November 12th) (K1 has never gotten this letter)

08/24/2015 - Green cards are FINALLY in hand after nearly 13 months of waiting. 

ROC timeline: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

05/01/2017 - ROC application sent 

05/02/2017 - CSC receives our package

05/03/2017 - Official NOA1 date

05/10/2017 - MO cashed at our bank

05/12/2017 - NOA 1 is in the mailbox.

05/20/2017 - Biometrics letter in hand

05/31/2017 - biometrics appt (Oxnard, CA)

06/19/2018 - ROC still pending with no news but that wonky glitch back in February, so we went ahead and filed for citizenship

N-400 timeline: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

06/19/2018 - N-400 application filed online

06/20/2018 - NOA1 received online for Naturalization application

06/25/2018 - Biometrics notification online (PDF Document)

07/12/2018 - Biometrics appt (Oxnard, CA)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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~~Moved to Off Topic, from Adjustment of Status (Green Card) from Family Based Visas - As at this time it looks like this is more of a vent thread and asking for support.~~


Spoiler

Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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Sorry am new here so don't know muchc about the ground rules. I am going through adjustment of status but have hit snags one after the other. I don't know if i am just venting and if that is a bad thing but I am afraid and may not be able to share my plight with a subjective person

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I'd say with all the diversity of the situations people have on here, it'll be possible to get some good advice about what you're dealing with. Post it.

And (((((hugs!)))))

Thank you. I choose to continue. Am ready to be slammed anyway. :)

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No, he is not in the military. I wanted to post my entire story but i need to cut and paste from my memo pad on my cell. I want to share it because i may have put myself in a dangerous situation. Do you think it will be okay or will it stir up too much contorversy?

Sorry am new here so don't know muchc about the ground rules. I am going through adjustment of status but have hit snags one after the other. I don't know if i am just venting and if that is a bad thing but I am afraid and may not be able to share my plight with a subjective person

What's going on? Why do you think you are in a dangerous situation and why are you afraid?


K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;  Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  

RFE:  07/09/2015;  Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

NOA1:  05/24/2017;  Biometrics:  06/13/2017;  Approved without interview:  09/05/2018;  10 Yr Green card Received:  09/13/2018

 

Naturalization

08/09/2020 -- Filed N-400 online

08/09/2020 -- NOA1 date

08/11/2020 -- NOA1 received in the mail

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Do share your story so people can help you assess your situation and give you sound advices.


2013-12-12: I-129F Sent
2013-12-16: I-129F Received
2013-12-18: I-129F NOA1

2013-12-22: I-129F NOA1 (hard copy)
2014-01-09: I-129F NOA2
2014-01-13: I-129F NOA2 (hard copy)
2014-01-22: Got NVC Case Number (Status: At NVC)
2014-01-25: In transit to the Consular Section
2014-01-28: Consular Received (Ready)
2014-02-12: Passed Medical Exam @ SLMEC
2014-02-13: CFO done
2014-02-27: Interview APPROVED
2014-03-08: Visa Received
2014-03-13: POE Detroit

2014-04-16: Wedding Date

2014-09-26: AOS Sent
2014-10-06: NOA1 (Email/Sms)
2014-10-18: Biometrics Letter Received (10/11 Notice Date)
2014-10-28: Biometrics Appointment (Will try early walk-in)

2014-10-23: Biometrics Done

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Here is the continuation:

Why the crazy, gyspy life? Because the house he spoke about when I was still back home and said that he was fixing for us to live in turned out to be unlivable. It was bitter cold then, even in FL and we had no house! I would not have minded that it was a double wide mobile home--I have seen some really nice ones-- but it was a dilapidated 2 br-1bath trailer with ripped up vinyl sidings.. Inside was like a scene out of 'Hoarders' with boxes of old clothes and circa 70s shoes, tools, stuff, everywhere. There was a double deck steel bed in one bedroom piled high with guitar cases and amps. His wardrobe was an upright cardboard box with a steel rod on which he hung a few button down shirts and jackets.

The kitchen had no range but a propylene 2 burner sitting out in the counter.

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Why the crazy, gyspy life? Because the house he spoke about when I was still back home and said that he was fixing for us to live in turned out to be unlivable. It was bitter cold then, even in FL and we had no house! I would not have minded that it was a double wide mobile home--I have seen some really nice ones-- but it was a dilapidated 2 br-1bath trailer with ripped up vinyl sidings.. Inside was like a scene out of 'Hoarders' with boxes of old clothes and circa 70s shoes, tools, stuff, everywhere. There was a double deck steel bed in one bedroom piled high with guitar cases and amps. His wardrobe was an upright cardboard box with a steel rod on which he hung a few button down shirts and jackets.

The kitchen had no range but a propylene 2 burner sitting out in the counter.

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The tiny sitting area was occupied by a drum set and assorted sound equipt, mostly analog. He has no fridge and cabinets were filled with boxes and cans of expired foodstuff. I asked him how he ate. He said he would drive to the store everytime he was hungry. A framed picture of his 2 cute granddaughters was propped beside the kitchen sink, next to a bottle of 409 and wads of steel wool. When he needed electricity, he hooked up the generator. I was both shocked and sad, but more sad bec i could not imagine him living in such a mess when he earned a decent living in the oilfield. I did not think about myself at that moment, just him.

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So everytime we were in FL, we had to stay 2 weeks in the cheapest motel we could find before we had to leave again for his work.This was my was how I spent my first Xmas and new year in the US, away from family and friends. I dared not tell anyone at the start.

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So everytime we were in FL, we had to stay 2 weeks in the cheapest motel we could find before we had to leave again for his work.This was my was how I spent my first Xmas and new year in the US, away from family and friends. I dared not tell anyone at the start.

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I dared not tell anyone out of shame and not wanting to hurt my elderly parents.

I tried not to miss my family back home, where i live in a really nice house in a safe neighborhood, and where holidays are special, where everyone is just a holler and a everything I need is skip away.

Why i didnt flee at that moment, idk. I love my hubby, who is always gentle and thoughtful. We had been engaged 3 years during which time he came to see me 3 times. The fourth time we met up abroad for a 12 day vacation. One time he even rented a condo for an entire month to be with me. I cannot say that we are strangers. And he picked me up to fly with me to the US to make sure i arrived safely.

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