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Filed: Country: Jamaica


Here is my vent and complaint. Sent in renewal passport in October, they stated it takes 4-6 weeks, OK cool. I called embassy in Washington, DC today, to say hey, never got a confirmation of receipt, etc... when will he receive his new passport. (although, I sent it with a tracking number)

Embassy Response: O we were going to call you, he needs two more passport pictures, and then it will be processed. Why the new pictures....he was showing teeth. O_O Bumba.....

So off we go to spend more money..... new pictures, notarization of pictures, and another priority mailing.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Barbados

"Why the new pictures....he was showing teeth. "

Sorry to hear, but not saying that having to spend that extra is a fun time, but...that's sort of in the regulations for ALL passport pics world wide. no smiling, eyewear, showing of teeth, white background etc. I read everything since I refuse to deal with that kinda shite.

Edited by JDWright

02 Aug 2012 -- Met online

23 Feb 2013 -- Relations began (L)

19 May 2014 -- Visited! :luv:

26 Jun 2014 -- Engaged :dancing:

15 Oct 2014 -- I-129F package finished and mailed to Dallas

17 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 (email) TSC

22 Oct 2014 -- ARN updated

13 May 2015 -- NOA2 (email) :dancing:

19 May 2015 -- NOA2 Hardcopy

4 June 2015 -- NVC received (I think lol) Case number assigned.

11th June 2015 -- NVC sent to Bridgetown

16th June 2015 -- Bridgetown received

17th June 2015 - PCKT3 received
30th June 2015 - PCKT4 received

9th July 2015 - Medical (too many needles :/ )

21st July 2015 - Interview date :goofy:

10th August 2015 - Approved

12th August 2015 - Issued

13th August 2015 - Visa in hand via DHL

24th August 2015 - US arrival (POE MIA)

I am the beneficiary

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Filed: Timeline

People in the future....If U reside in NY, NJ, CT, MA RI its best

you take off a day from work & a trip into NYC to Third Ave consulate

of Jamaica...get there B4 11:30 am. Make sure you have old PP, form

signed & notorized also pics signed along with the new birth-certificate

and marriage certificate (if married) *although U R taking in old PP*

If your old PP is lost , stolen or missing they will NOT ! issue you a PP

without a police report stating what happened EG: U got robbed, house

burned or broken into etc....most police depts. will not give a statement

months or yrs after the fact & is not inclined to issue these statements

barring an investigation of a crime (due to bandooloo biz a yaad)

If one has to travel in emergency an emergency certificate will be

issued, when U get to JA apply for an expedited PP (2 days) however

they too will need a police statement :idea: along with all docs to issue

a PP as U will not be allowed to depart JA on the emergency certificate

U landed with......

The bad service and lackadasical behavior spill over even abroad

sadly by the incompetent Civil Servants...that's Y bandooloo thrives,

Pinkr sorry U had to endure that and if you are not being satisfied

call and ask for who is in charge & complain

Edited by Jawaree

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada

at the place i got my photos done at, they said smiling was OK as long as it was "natural" looking.

But i've only ever heard that you cannot smile! so i didn't! I wonder how many people get screwed by this lol

Edited by Soapies

I-129F Process:


05/03/2014 I-129F Sent
05/09/2014 NOA1

05/12/2014 Alien Registration Number Changed

09/17/2014 NOA2 (OMG!!!!) 

09/23/2014 Case forwarded to NVC
10/01/2014 NVC Received

10/06/2014 NVC forwarded case to Montreal Consulate 

10/07/2014 Montreal Consulate Received

10/08/2014 Sent Packet 3

10/09/2014 Received Packet 4

10/22/2014 Medical Appointment

11/12/2014 Interview  APPROVED 

11/24/2014 Visa in Hand!!!!

12/28/2014 POE - Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls
01/12/2015 Applied for SSN

01/31/2015 The day I married my best friend 


 AOS Process:


03/14/2015 Sent AOS Package

03/23/2015 Email confirmation, case accepted & routed to USCIS
04/15/2015 Biometrics taken
06/03/2015 75 days since receipt date on my EAD application, called USCIS for a service request  

06/09/2015 NOA2 for AP & EAD ^.^ (arrived in the mail on June 15th!!! finally!!!!)
06/17/2015 AP/EAD Combo card in hand!
06/22/2015 Notice of Potential Interview Waiver Case
09/27/2015 AOS  APPROVED
10/03/2015 Received Green Card in the mail!!!


ROC Process:
06/26/2017 Sent ROC Package

06/30/2017 NOA / 1 year extension 
08/04/2017 Biometrics taken

04/09/2018 Case was received at my local office


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