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Hello VJ'ers,

I am planning to book my ticket but I am wondering whats the best POE going to JAX,FLorida?

I heard not so good story in Detroit , any recommendation please?

Also whats the good airline that will good a good price..or is it good to book in a local travel agent?

Thanks in advance.


July '06 ---------- -Sent the K1 Application(delay due to overseas assignments).

Aug.07,'06 ---------- My best birthday present for me,visited again.

Sep.15,'06 ---------- RFE IMBRA

Nov.6, '06 ---------- submitted RFE

Nov. 07,'06 ---------- I was given a surprise visit by my babe

Nov. 8,'06 ---------- USCIS got the RFE.

Nov. 14,'06 ---------- Were Approved,NOA2 noticed.

Nov. 21,'06 ----------NOA2 on Snail mail.

Dec. 22,'06 ---------- Called NVC and assigned manila case MNL2006-834XXX

Jan 17,2007----------Recieved pre-interview notice

March 15-----------Medical

March23------Interview

Approved

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Hello VJ'ers,

I am planning to book my ticket but I am wondering whats the best POE going to JAX,FLorida?

I heard not so good story in Detroit , any recommendation please?

Also whats the good airline that will good a good price..or is it good to book in a local travel agent?

Thanks in advance.

I just got back from Thailand and went through Chicago, Ohara. Nice and easy there; not problems.

Randy


SAO'S AND RANDY'S TIMELINES:

K-1

03/05/07-NAO1

06/03/07-NOA2

08/06/07-INTERVIEW>>PASSED INTERVIEW!!

08/21/07-POE LAX!!!

09/24/07-Wedding

AOS:

10/29/07-All, (three) NOA1's received in the mail!

11/20/07-Biometric's Appointment/Complied with..no problems

12/18/07-NOA for interview appointment...02/12/08

01/04/08-Recieved EAD card and AP in the US mail!

02/12/08-AOS APPROVED AT INTERVIEW; CARD ORDERED

02/28/08-Green Card arrived in mail.

Removal of Conditions:

11/12/09-Mailed I-751 package

11/23/09-NOA 1

01/21/10-USCIS confirms no Biometrics

02/16/10-Card Production ordered

02/27/10-Green Card arrived!

N-400 Naturalization Citizenship:

12/12/2014-N-400 Package received by Lewisville Lockbox

12/18/2014-I-797C NOA received in mail; sent in old version of N-400

01/02/2014-USCIS Lewisville Received Package

01/06/2014-Checked Cashed

01/12/2014-Email from USCIS Receipt of Package

02/03/15-Biometrics Completed

02/04/15-USCIS notice of scheduling Interview

02/24/15-Interview scheduled for 03/31/2015

03/31/2015-Interview>Went Very well!

04/28/2015-OATH

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My experience is limited, but last summer I went through Philadelphia and it went just fine. I've been hearing good things about Philadelphia from other people on this board and other boards, too. When I went in, the officer even asked about the purpose of my visit and I stated I was visiting my girlfriend; that, I later came to know, is likely to raise a lil' red flag in the dude's head but he let me through with no problem, no further questions asked. He just yelled at me a little for taking my finger off the fingerprint device thingy too fast for my print to register in the computer. :whistle:


Timeline:

2005-04-14: met online

2005-09-03: met in person

2007-02-26: filed for K-1

2007-03-19: K-1 approved

2007-06-11: K-1 in hand

2007-07-03: arrived in USA

2007-07-21: got married, yay!

2007-07-28: applied for green card

2008-02-19: conditional green card in hand

2010-01-05: applied for removal of conditions

2010-06-14: 10-year green card in hand

2013-11-19: applied for US citizenship

2014-02-10: became a US citizen

2014-02-22: applied for US passport

2014-03-14: received US passport

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whats wrong with detroit? :| *gulps*


TIMELINE :

Nov 16th, 2006 Sent I-129F to VSC - overnighted

Nov 20th, 2006 NOA1

Dec 4th, 2006 NOA2 !!!!! Dang...that was fast.. thank you GOD....

Dec 12th, 2006 E-mail from NVC : Petition forwarded to US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

Dec 14th, 2006 E-mail from US Embassy in Jakarta : Packet 3

Jan 08th, 2007 Medical exam! --- Done! Dunno the result tho......... =/

Feb 06th, 2007 Sent packet 3 back to the Embassy with DHL!!!

Feb 15th, 2007 Packet 4 (By phone...)

Feb 22nd, 2007 Interview date!! - VISA APPROVED!!!!!

Apr 15th, 2007 POE : Detroit

May 04th, 2007 Barefoot wedding at Hutchinson Island, FL

May 09th, 2007 Applied for SSN

May 18th, 2007 SSN Received

June 9th, 2007 AOS + EAD paperwork sent

June 15th, 2007 NOA1 for AOS and EAD

June 18th, 2007 CHECKS CASHED (for both AOS and EAD)

July 10th, 2007 Biometrics Appt.

Aug 02nd, 2007 AOS transferred to CSC

Aug 22nd, 2007 EAD card production ordered!

Aug 29th, 2007 Greencard production ordered!!

Aug 31st, 2007 EAD card received

Sept 7th, 2007 2 Year Greencard received

June 24, 2009 I-751 sent (Priority Mail)

June 29, 2009 NOA 1

July 31, 2009 Biometrics

Oct 30, 2009 Card production ordered!!!

Nov 06, 2009 10 Year Greencard received

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Hello VJ'ers,

I am planning to book my ticket but I am wondering whats the best POE going to JAX,FLorida?

I heard not so good story in Detroit , any recommendation please?

Also whats the good airline that will good a good price..or is it good to book in a local travel agent?

Thanks in advance.

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Hello VJ'ers,

I am planning to book my ticket but I am wondering whats the best POE going to JAX,FLorida?

I heard not so good story in Detroit , any recommendation please?

Also whats the good airline that will good a good price..or is it good to book in a local travel agent?

Thanks in advance.

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE VISA, Have a great life in the US. I just purchased a ticket for my sweetie from PI to Oklahoma city via Northwest Airlines. It was $900 and I purchased it on line from nwa.com. I tried the travel agents, but all of them were much more than her ticket. the POE is Minneapolis, and I understand it is quite good. I have made many trips to PI and I can tell you that it depends on the customs agent as to whether they are nice or not. Most have treated me very well, while there was one time a woman agent treated me like and asked me questions as though I was a child molester. I got angry but did not comment as I simply wanted to get thru the customs without any problem. I don't know what her problem was but she was a B*#$%. Chances are you wont have any problems at all.

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Possible POE's for JAX are:

  • ORD
  • DFW
  • JFK
  • ATL
  • IAD
  • STL
  • MIA
  • TPA
  • MCO

IMO, MCO (Orlando) would be your best bet.


2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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As long as the LORD's beside me, I don't care if this road ever ends.

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Thanks for the reply guys and I am starting to make plans from here.I plan to leave here on April 28


July '06 ---------- -Sent the K1 Application(delay due to overseas assignments).

Aug.07,'06 ---------- My best birthday present for me,visited again.

Sep.15,'06 ---------- RFE IMBRA

Nov.6, '06 ---------- submitted RFE

Nov. 07,'06 ---------- I was given a surprise visit by my babe

Nov. 8,'06 ---------- USCIS got the RFE.

Nov. 14,'06 ---------- Were Approved,NOA2 noticed.

Nov. 21,'06 ----------NOA2 on Snail mail.

Dec. 22,'06 ---------- Called NVC and assigned manila case MNL2006-834XXX

Jan 17,2007----------Recieved pre-interview notice

March 15-----------Medical

March23------Interview

Approved

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Correct me if I am wrong -- and I may very well be -- but wouldn't the airports you travel to and from vary depending on which airlines you fly? Airlines have hubs in different cities (i.e. Continental in Houston, Delta in Atlanta, United in Denver, Northwest in Minneapolis/St. Paul, etc) and therefore, tend to fly to, through and from those airports more often. That doesn't mean those airlines don't fly to and from other airports, but I've just noticed that with different airlines you might have different airports as well.

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Correct me if I am wrong -- and I may very well be -- but wouldn't the airports you travel to and from vary depending on which airlines you fly? Airlines have hubs in different cities (i.e. Continental in Houston, Delta in Atlanta, United in Denver, Northwest in Minneapolis/St. Paul, etc) and therefore, tend to fly to, through and from those airports more often. That doesn't mean those airlines don't fly to and from other airports, but I've just noticed that with different airlines you might have different airports as well.

True -- but I based my reply on "simple" geography (all destinations for JAX--based on Wiki--are in US. If it is ACTUALLY "International", then it's a no-brainer that it would be the ideal POE for that destination).


2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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As long as the LORD's beside me, I don't care if this road ever ends.

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It does matter which airline you use. I use EVA Air since they generally provide the best prices, but they only come through SFO, LAX or SEA. For me there are direct flights to MSP from any of those POE's, ussualy SFO comes out to be the cheapest.


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