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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Tunisia
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Hi ya'll!

Just curious how long did it take everyone to get a job in the US? Was the job in your field? Was it same level as you on in your own home, a promotion or demotion? Thanks! And good luck everyone!


**USC Filing Abroad**

Married: Sept 5, 2004

? I -130 sent

? NOA1
? NOA2

Still working on our file ...

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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Just under 3 months for me although I was offered work sooner that had a really long commute so couldn't do it. It was in a different field to what I was doing in the UK but at a similar level I guess.


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: Turkey
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I'm also very curious about this! I've studied English Language and Literature in my country at an internationaly accepted university, but I'm hopeless about finding a job that is related to that...


K1 Journey: AOS Journey:

March 25, 2014: I-129f sent. April 16, 2015: Date filed.

April 1, 2014: NOA1 received & check cashed. April 22, 2015: NOA received.
April 2, 2014: Alien Registration Number changed.
Sep 16, 2014: NOA2 - Petition approved!
Sep 23, 2014: Case shipped to NVC.

Oct 01, 2014: Case arrived at NVC.

Oct 03, 2014: Got our case number!

Oct 06, 2014: Left NVC.

Oct 17, 2014: At the Embassy.

Oct 22, 2014: Packet 3 received.

Nov 03, 2014: Packet 3 sent.

Nov 11, 2014: Medical examination.

Dec 2, 2014: Packet 4 received.

Dec 8, 2014: Interview! (Approved!!!)

Dec 10, 2014: Visa received!!!

Jan 22, 2015: US Entry!

Feb 22, 2015: Happily ever after! :-)

April 16, 2015: Filed Adjustment of STatus.

April 22, 2015: AOS NOA received.

May 14, 2015: Biometrics appointment.

October 09, 2015: AOS approved!

September 05, 2017: Lifting conditions filed.

 

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A little over a month after I arrived.Could have been earlier if I didnt have issues with my ss card.It's a customer service job and it's what Ive been doing in the Philippines.I wanted an office job but they just take too long to respond.Took them a couple of weeks and I was already doing the customer service thing.I am also a registered nurse but not here(yet).lol Good pay and benefits.


Filed I-130 DCF: May 27, 2014 Here's what happened (http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/498046-filed-dcf-today-5-27-2014/ )

I-130 Approved on:June 4,2014

Interview July 18, 2014 (Approved) You can read this ( http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/506247-interview/ )

Got the Visa Packet!! July 23,2014

POE: SEATTLE July 28,2014

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GREEN CARD AND SSC STATUS

August 25,2014 Went to SSA to see what's going on with my SSC- SAVE has my middle name together with my first name.

August 28,2014 ELIS went from ACCEPTED TO OPTIMIZED IN PROCESS (INITIAL REVIEW)

September 2 Called local ssa and was told SSC was mailed/Elis says Green CARD production has begun

September 4,2014-received ssc

September 8,2014- green card mailed/closed on elis

September 9,2014- green card received yahooo!!

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REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

Mailed Packet: 4/29/2016

NOA1: 5/2/2016

Bio Appt: 6/1/2016

Approval:2/13/2017

Received 10 year green card:2/17/2017

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About 4 months after I got my GC. It's the same field/industry as with my old job, and I think it's just about the same job level as my previous job back in my country. The job hunting and going to a number of different interviews were hard, but I was glad I got offered the job I now have.


K1 Visa Timeline

  • xx-xx-2005 - Met in an online creative writing forum for anime (Yes, we are nerds. Awesome ones, at that.) Became friends ever since and chatted mostly on YM. Our characters' names were Kumi and Drake.
  • 11-20-2011 - We became a couple.
  • 05-16-2012 to 05-25-2012 - First visit
  • 11-08-2012 - NOA1
  • 12-11-2012 to 12-18-2012 - Second visit
  • 05-08-2013 - NOA2
  • 06-13-2013 to 06-14-2013 - Two-day medical exam; passed!
  • 07-19-2013 - He visits again to be with me for the interview
  • 07-22-2013 - Interview date / APPROVED!
  • 08-01-2013 - Seattle POE
  • 08-02-2013 - Arrived in MO.
  • 09-01-2013 - Married!

AOS Timeline

  • 10-01-2013- Sent AOS/EAD/AP in.
  • 10-10-2013 - NOA1 Date
  • 11-05-2013 - Biometrics Appointment
  • 12-05-2013 - EAD/AP: approved
  • 12-17-2013 - Combo card received
  • 01-10-2014 - Notice of Potential Interview Waiver case
  • 01-24-2014 - Card production
  • 01-29-2014 - Card mailed
  • 01-31-2014 - Permanent Residency Card received
  • 05-05-2014 - Job offer

ROC TImeline

  • 10-26-2015- Second Anniversary of Permanent Residency
  • 11-03-2015 - Sent I-751 application
  • 11-05-2015 - NOA1 Receipt Date
  • 12-04-2015 - Biometrics Appointment
  • 05-18-2016 - Card production

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Tunisia
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Thanks for your replies. May I ask what field is everyone in? I only ask since I'm going for info or timeframe for Accounting. Thanks!


**USC Filing Abroad**

Married: Sept 5, 2004

? I -130 sent

? NOA1
? NOA2

Still working on our file ...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Thanks for your replies. May I ask what field is everyone in? I only ask since I'm going for info or timeframe for Accounting. Thanks!

I'm not an accountant, but I am fairly certain you will have to be accredited in the state you wish to work. Or at least at a federal level. Definitely something to look up, as that will add time on. Once again, I wish to repeat, I AM NOT AN ACCOUNTANT hahaha

Also, I am flying out at the start of December on a K-1, but I am fortunate that one of Chelsea's family friends is going to help me with the job. I am an Economist by trade, having done a lot of analytical and policy work in my time.


04/15/2014 - Filed I129-F

04/22/2014 - NOA 1 received (TSC)

08/11/2014 - Notice of transfer received (CSC)

09/18/2014 - NOA 2 received

11/12/2014 - Interview Date (approved)

12/01/2014 - US Arrival Date

12/10/2014 - Married

02/05/2014 - AOS Filed

02/28/2015 - Notified of Request for Initial Evidence

03/10/2015 - Sent Requested Evidence

04/03/2015 - EAD and Advanced Parole Approved

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Two weeks after EAD card received


Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2013-05-23
Married: 2013-09-16

Adjustment of Status
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2014-03-24
NOA Date : 2014-04-02
Bio. Appt. : 2014-04-24
Testing and Interview : 2014-05-06
Interview Appt. : 2014-11-24. APPROVED.

Removal of Conditions

CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2016-08-29
NOA Date : 2016-09 -01
Bio. Appt. : 2016-10 -13
Testing and Interview : 2016- -
Interview Appt. : 2016- - .


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: France
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Hi,

can you add:

1- your education level.

US statistics show huge discrepancies between Master's degrees owners, BS and others diplomas

2- your relater field

Service, Industry, etc...

3- the position

employee, manager, director

4- how you got the job

Acquaintances, Resume sent, etc...

thanks!

I have a MS and lookgin for a manager/director job once I get there (2015), in the Tech industry (SfBay).

I'll le t you know.


--Stupid

Click here for my Timeline Details

IR-1 Visa, filling from abroad (embassy: Paris, France), dates formats mm/dd/yyyy
08/19/2013 I-130 NOA1
10/05/2013 Alien# notification
02/13/2014 I-130 transferred to CSC
02/27/2014 I-130 NOA2
04/09/2014 -- NVC received + case number assigned
04/11/2014 -- Completed DS-261 online
04/14/2014 -- I-864(AOS) Bill Generated and paid
04/17/2014 -- DS-261 accepted
04/20/2014 -- IV bill invoiced and paid
07/08/2014 -- DS-260 completed online
07/14/2014 -- Sent I-864(AOS) Package
08/04/2014 -- NVC scan date (email)
08/21/2014 -- Checklist for AOS (missing 2013 tax info and missing IV civil docs)
08/22/2014 -- IV civil docs sent
09/08/2014 -- NVC scan date (email)
09/04/2014 -- AOS documents sent again !
09/11/2014 -- Checklist for civil docs (US marriage certificate wanted vs. FR one sent)
09/12/2014 -- US marriage certificate sent
09/17/2014 -- NVC scan date (email)
11/28/2014 -- Case Complete
01/05/2015 -- Medical
01/06/2015 -- Interview
01/13/2015 -- Visa in Hand
04/28/2015 -- POE

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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Took about 6 months for my wife. She worked for a software company in India as a Program Manager and they called her again in the U.S after looking at her resume on dice.com!


 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Peru
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Hi, I am married with US citizen, I have my GC applying for the citizenship, 3years in USA and I can't find any job here related to my profession (administrative/accounting). It is taking approx. 9 months, maybe it can be difficult depending on what state are you. I have tried to rebuild my resume but no job yet.

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Hi, I am married with US citizen, I have my GC applying for the citizenship, 3years in USA and I can't find any job here related to my profession (administrative/accounting). It is taking approx. 9 months, maybe it can be difficult depending on what state are you. I have tried to rebuild my resume but no job yet.

maybe you want to try internship or studying, this never hurts.

i was going to pick up some papers on accounting if things weren't going to go so well for me but it doesnt look like i'll need it after all. it could always come in handy in the future


05-19-2012 - Met in Seoul, Korea

03-30-2013 - Married in Washington State

USCIS

01-03-2014 - I-130 Package sent to Chicago lockbox

01-10-2014 - NOA1. Case sent to Texas Service Center

01-14-2014 - Expedite requested due to military deployment

02-04-2014 - NOA2 (Expedite approved)

02-28-2014 - Case shipped to NVC

NVC

03-11-2014 - NVC received case

04-10-2014 - NVC case number assigned

04-15-2014 - DS-261 completed online

04-15-2014 - Expedite requested

04-28-2014 - Case forwarded to consulate (Expedite approved)

Consulate

05-30-2014 - Medical

06-12-2014 - Interview

06-20-2014 - Visa in hand

09-21-2014 - POE (San Francisco)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Italy
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Four years and no job yet. Well actually I got one in retail and stuck around for 18 months. I quit mostly because of the pay, $8 bucks an hour, no benefits and my schedule is too irregular.Would have preferred if I was given a Monday to Sunday 10 hour per day schedule rather than 3 days straight this week then 4 days straight next week. I really do not need days off, all I wish is a Sunday off.

What i do now is sell stuff on eBay while waiting for results of various applications I sent. EBaying is a lot better than 8 bucks an hour. Makes me think whether the decision to move here in the US is good.

Here is the book that I wrote about my eBay selling experience: http://www.phenomenaljulia.com/

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Hi, I am married with US citizen, I have my GC applying for the citizenship, 3years in USA and I can't find any job here related to my profession (administrative/accounting). It is taking approx. 9 months, maybe it can be difficult depending on what state are you. I have tried to rebuild my resume but no job yet.

You've probably already done this 3 years in, but my background is also finance and admin and I wasn't getting anywhere applying on my own. It might be worth signing up with your local Accountemps and Officeteam location - they do a lot of temp work and contract-to-hire but contracts is better than nothing, right?

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