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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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My personal opinion: I do not wear my engagement ring because I sick amd tired of explaining to nosy people where my fiancé is and how hard it is.

Do you wear a ring or not?

Why or why not?


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CR- 1

Interview :  11/15/2016

Result: AP  (form 221 (g))

Correspondence with Embassy: Tons of emails, Facebook posts, tweets, Congressman inquiry

Complaint letter with OIG : 12/29/2016

Case dispatched to diplomatic pouch : 01/11/2017

Case dispatched from diplomatic mail service to NVC : 01/23/2017

Case arrived at NVC: 01/26/2017

NVC sent case to USCIS : 02/09/2017 (system update)

Case receive by USCIS (text & email notification): 03/07/2017

 

Reaffirm Petition Timeline for folks in GHANA.. Please update your information..Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1k0NXnbJdyEIRR1_Dr4t3yXmsM0tBbq-tZsj0-o3cMV0/edit?usp=sharing

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Denmark
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Of course I did and so did he! It was a symbol not only to ourselves but to the outside world of our commitment. Who cares about the questions? I was proud to have him as my fiancé and would not have wanted to hide it.


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: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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My personal opinion: I do not wear my engagement ring because I sick amd tired of explaining to nosy people where my fiancé is and how hard it is.

Do you wear a ring or not?

Why or why not?

God isn't that the truth.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Always I rarely take it off and only if I have too. It didn't bother me if ppl asked where he was.


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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
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Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
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Filed 03/08/2014

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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What bothered me was explaining it all the time. Like I'm the idiot that doesn't know how immigration works. Yes yes, I know you thought marrying a us citizen made you a citizen but it doesn't work that way. Takes years and thousands of dollars.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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What bothered me was explaining it all the time. Like I'm the idiot that doesn't know how immigration works. Yes yes, I know you thought marrying a us citizen made you a citizen but it doesn't work that way. Takes years and thousands of dollars.

I guess the ppl who asked me just weren't that curious or nosy and didn't question me more.


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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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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My fiancé is in West Africa so the ebola incident would have turned this nosy inquiries into a PITY PARTY...lol


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CR- 1

Interview :  11/15/2016

Result: AP  (form 221 (g))

Correspondence with Embassy: Tons of emails, Facebook posts, tweets, Congressman inquiry

Complaint letter with OIG : 12/29/2016

Case dispatched to diplomatic pouch : 01/11/2017

Case dispatched from diplomatic mail service to NVC : 01/23/2017

Case arrived at NVC: 01/26/2017

NVC sent case to USCIS : 02/09/2017 (system update)

Case receive by USCIS (text & email notification): 03/07/2017

 

Reaffirm Petition Timeline for folks in GHANA.. Please update your information..Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1k0NXnbJdyEIRR1_Dr4t3yXmsM0tBbq-tZsj0-o3cMV0/edit?usp=sharing

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I absolutely wore it and took each opportunity to explain to people who asked about the immigration process. The more people that know perhaps they may care and help change it.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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Yes it is annoying to be asked constantly.. but I'll continue to wear my engagement ring proudly, just as he does. Years before he proposed we also had promise rings that meant a great deal to us, never took those off either. Whenever I mention where he's from I used to always get ''...ooh.. he's in the military?! I'm so sorry...'' before I could enlighten them. After so many years of this nonsense I've just gotten used to it. It would never stop me from wearing my ring.. don't care how rude or offputting a person can be.


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First met: 12/31/04 - Engaged: 9/24/09
Filed I-129F: 10/4/14 - Packet received: 10/7/14
NOA 1 email + ARN assigned: 10/10/14 (hard copy 10/17/14)
Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
Packet 3: 5/28/15 - Medical: 6/16/15
Poked London 7/1/15 - Packet 4: 7/2/15
Interview: 7/30/15 - Approved!
AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

Transferred: Potomac Service Center 3/26/19

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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I didn't have a ring until I told my fiance he HAD to get me one... then I wore it... it was a concrete little something to show the doubting Thomases that yes, I really WAS engaged to a real person. For a few years after we were married I wore my wedding and engagment rings whenever I left the house but I'm really not a 'ring' person and they didn't fit me very well after that so I put them away in a drawer.


Karen - Melbourne, Australia/John - Florida, USA

- Proposal (20 August 2000) to marriage (19 December 2004) - 4 years, 3 months, 25 days (1,578 days)

STAGE 1 - Applying for K1 (15 September 2003) to K1 Approval (13 July 2004) - 9 months, 29 days (303 days)

STAGE 2A - Arriving in US (4 Nov 2004) to AOS Application (16 April 2005) - 5 months, 13 days (164 days)

STAGE 2B - Applying for AOS to GC Approval - 9 months, 4 days (279 days)

STAGE 3 - Lifting Conditions. Filing (19 Dec 2007) to Approval (December 11 2008)

STAGE 4 - CITIZENSHIP (filing under 5-year rule - residency start date on green card Jan 11th, 2006)

*N400 filed December 15, 2011

*Interview March 12, 2012

*Oath Ceremony March 23, 2012.

ALL DONE!!!!!!!!

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You can always have your rings sized so they fit. Mine were far too big when hubs got them, a size 7, but I had them resized to a 5.5 and welded together.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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I would never even think of not wearing it. We've been engaged for 5 months and I only ever take it off to make meatballs... For obvious reasons.

I love when people ask me about it, I get to tell our story. I rarely encounter negative reactions or I just brush them off because what others think doesn't matter, we are confident in our decisions and I think people can see that.

This ring is the first sign of our commitment it means way too much to both of us to hide it. Plus it's shiny and pretty :D


''No matter how painful distance can be, not having you in my life would be worse''

August 16 2013: Started dating

July 6 2014: Got engaged! (L)

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I didn't even get an engagement ring :cry: When did guys start getting them?


K1 from the Philippines
Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Denmark
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I didn't even get an engagement ring :cry: When did guys start getting them?

It is common in Scandinavia for both men and women to have an engagement ring that looks like a wedding band.


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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