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Just out of curiosity how long do you plan to stay on this site after you have received your benefit? I just ask because I see people who are on here after having been a citizen for 5+ years.


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Just out of curiosity how long do you plan to stay on this site after you have received your benefit? I just ask because I see people who are on here after having been a citizen for 5+ years.

Well, my wife and I completed the process with my wife getting her US Citizenship this month. We plan to stay here to help others as those that helped us along our journey. It's called gratitude and maybe paying it forward?

Aloha from Hawaii

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Well, my wife and I completed the process with my wife getting her US Citizenship this month. We plan to stay here to help others as those that helped us along our journey. It's called gratitude and maybe paying it forward?

Aloha from Hawaii

Very thoughtful of you. How long have you been a member thus far?

Very thoughtful of you. How long have you been a member thus far?

Never mind wow.


Pkg Sent:9/13/16


Received at Chicago Lock box: 9/16/16


Received Texts: 9/30/16


NOA1 Received: 10/4/16 : Receipt Date of 9/19/16


Bio Appt letter Received: 10/12/16


Bio Appt completed: 10/24/16


Card in production: 11/17/16


Combo Card received 11/25/16

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Since July 2012.

Ok and when you say paying it forward do you mean for receiving the benefit or the help you received from VJ?


Pkg Sent:9/13/16


Received at Chicago Lock box: 9/16/16


Received Texts: 9/30/16


NOA1 Received: 10/4/16 : Receipt Date of 9/19/16


Bio Appt letter Received: 10/12/16


Bio Appt completed: 10/24/16


Card in production: 11/17/16


Combo Card received 11/25/16

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Ok and when you say paying it forward do you mean for receiving the benefit or the help you received from VJ?

Yup. In Hawaii we call it the Aloha Spirit. Doing for others without expecting anything in return. Others might call it karma? We have already been given a great gift by all the help we received from other VJ members along the way.

Aloha, David

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Yup. In Hawaii we call it the Aloha Spirit. Doing for others without expecting anything in return. Others might call it karma? We have already been given a great gift by all the help we received from other VJ members along the way.

Aloha, David

I guess I might feel differently because I didnt have to ask too many questions lol. I actually work in an immigration legal clinic as a volunteer document preparer so I can definitely see the desire to want to help others. Very nice all the best to you and yours.


Pkg Sent:9/13/16


Received at Chicago Lock box: 9/16/16


Received Texts: 9/30/16


NOA1 Received: 10/4/16 : Receipt Date of 9/19/16


Bio Appt letter Received: 10/12/16


Bio Appt completed: 10/24/16


Card in production: 11/17/16


Combo Card received 11/25/16

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I guess I might feel differently because I didnt have to ask too many questions lol. I actually work in an immigration legal clinic as a volunteer document preparer so I can definitely see the desire to want to help others. Very nice all the best to you and yours.

Mahalo,

Mele kaliki maka! (Merry Christmas)

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My favorite Christmas song lol


Pkg Sent:9/13/16


Received at Chicago Lock box: 9/16/16


Received Texts: 9/30/16


NOA1 Received: 10/4/16 : Receipt Date of 9/19/16


Bio Appt letter Received: 10/12/16


Bio Appt completed: 10/24/16


Card in production: 11/17/16


Combo Card received 11/25/16

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Well, it's been over 7 years since my ex and I broke up and my thoughts of moving to the US disappeared.

I do still cling on to the futile hope of one day getting a B-2 but there's nothing this site can do to help that along.

I mainly hang around as I find the chaotic mess of immigration fascinating, and occasionally getting a chance to help people.

Or at least get them thinking more about what they're doing.

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August 2000: We start e-mailing. I'm in Bosnia, she's in Florida

October 29th 2000: She sends me e-mail asking if I would marry her

October 29th 2000(5 seconds later): I say yes

November 2000: She sends me tickets to Orlando for when I get back

December 6th 2000: Return from Bos

December 11th 2000: Fly to Orlando, she meets me at airport

December 22nd 2000: I fly back to UK

January 3rd 2001: She flies to UK (Good times)

Mid February 2001: Pregnancy test Positive

Mid February 2001: She flies back to US

March 2001: Miscarriage, I fly to US on first flight I can get

May 2001: I leave US before my 90 days are up

June 2001: I fly back to US, stopped at airport for questioning as I had only just left

September 2001: Pregnancy test Positive again

September 2001: She falls sick, I make decision to stay to look after her as I am afraid I may have problems getting back in.

April 16th 2002: Our son is born, we start getting stuff together for his passport

March 6th 2003: We leave US for UK as family

Early April 2003: Family troubles make her return to US, I ask Embassy in London about possibilities of returning to US

April 16th 2003: London Embassy informs me that I will be banned from the Visa Waiver Program for 10 years, my little boys first birthday

June 13th 2006: I-129f sent

August 11th 2006: NOA1 Recieved

After our relationship breaks down she admits to me that she had never bothered to start the application process

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Yes the stories are very interesting. I may browse here and there and if I see a question lingering I might answer but thats about it. The daily perusing etc will probably end.


Pkg Sent:9/13/16


Received at Chicago Lock box: 9/16/16


Received Texts: 9/30/16


NOA1 Received: 10/4/16 : Receipt Date of 9/19/16


Bio Appt letter Received: 10/12/16


Bio Appt completed: 10/24/16


Card in production: 11/17/16


Combo Card received 11/25/16

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~~moved to off topic from site discussion. Topic is not about moderation, site issues, bugs, etc. ~~

I stay because I have a few friends and I enjoy helping people. I dont have citizenship and I dont know if I want it. I will decide that by 2025 probably.


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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My wife got citizenship 3 years ago. But I have been on this forum since 2007 I think. I like to help. Although people have told me that I come across as a know it all, I try not to answer questions that I know nothing about since this is real life and not some game so I don't want to screw anybody's life up.

I'm on a pilot forum and a travel forum too. Helps pass the time at work (in between work tasks). :rofl:

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I'm on a doberman forum. When I was riding all the time I was on a horse forum. I've also been on gaming forums and general area forums to meet new people. Ya know, before they had "meetup.com" lol


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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