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Hello,

Thought I'd introduce myself since I'm likely to be spending a lot of time here in the upcoming months (...years?)!

I'm from the UK, and married my US citizen wife in April of this year. We dated ten years prior, so thankfully evidence shouldn't be too much of an issue as I now try to get a green card. I moved to the States in August '14 on an F1 visa, so will be doing an adjustment of status.

So far I am completely and utterly overwhelmed by the amount of forms there are to fill out, and the difficulty of some of them! Hoping to find a not too painful path through it all :)

Greetings to you all!


08/31/15 Filed I-130, I-485, I-131. I-765

09/02/15 Package received

09/08/15 NOA1 received via text and email (4 different reference numbers)

09/08/15 Checks cashed (130 & 485)

09/29/15 Biometrics done

10/14/15 Received notice for Interview (scheduled for 11/17)

11/3/15 Received EAD

11/17/15 Attended interview and approved

11/28/15 Green Card arrives in mail!

 

ROC

11/8/17 Filed I-751

11/20/17 NOA received

12/7/17 Biometrics done

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Welcome to the forum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Welcome! Having been together ten years, your process should be fairly painless, other than the bureaucracy of filling out a ton of forms :)

Be sure to check out our forum for AOS from Student visa here: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/130-adjustment-of-status-from-work-student-tourist-visas/


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Welcome to the forum.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

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Welcome Aboard !

Whatcha cooking? or any news of gardening?


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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Welcome Aboard !

Whatcha cooking? or any news of gardening?

Thanks for all the welcomes everybody! I've already found answers to so many questions I had! As regards cooking and gardening... you've lost me!


08/31/15 Filed I-130, I-485, I-131. I-765

09/02/15 Package received

09/08/15 NOA1 received via text and email (4 different reference numbers)

09/08/15 Checks cashed (130 & 485)

09/29/15 Biometrics done

10/14/15 Received notice for Interview (scheduled for 11/17)

11/3/15 Received EAD

11/17/15 Attended interview and approved

11/28/15 Green Card arrives in mail!

 

ROC

11/8/17 Filed I-751

11/20/17 NOA received

12/7/17 Biometrics done

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