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I never would have imagined a couple of months ago that I would be sat infront of my computer composing this post as I did not expect to go through the things I have gone through so far whilst here in america. I guess sometimes life throws you a curveball because its trying to direct you to your true destiny which lies somewhere else other than were you thought it would be.

There is this song I like called "flying without wings" by westlife which goes like this "...everybody's looking for that something / One thing that makes it all complete / You find it in the strangest places / Places you never knew it could be..." that particularly rings true in my case.

Deep down in my heart I feel I wanna stay but sometimes you have to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve, and as an old wise man once told me... "Never burn bridges except where there is a real risk to compromise your integrity! Shutting doors is better... you can always re-open them."

So goodbye america maybe someday i will be back.

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Sorry to hear that things did not work out for you here. May you find your destiny and fly without wings and be happy

wherever that may be. (F)


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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Thanks Ebunoluwa for your kind words. That is true. Maybe I will find my happiness and destiny somewhere else, somwewhere where I never thought it would be.

Look inside of you....what you seek, you will find :)


CR-1 Visa

USCIS

7/27/15 Sent I-130 package to Chicago Lock box

7/29/15 NOA1, TSC

10/7/15 Entered USA for three weeks to close escrow and pack house

12/5/15 Entered USA for 90 days to visit

12/7/15 I-130 approved,NOA2

NVC

12/23/15 NVC received package

1/5/2016 Called NVC

1/7/2016 Called NVC, assigned case # and IIN #

1/7/2016 Assigned choice of agent

1/7/2016 Paid AOS fees

1/21/2016 Paid packet IV fees

2/20/2016 Filed DS-260

3/30/2016 Sent NVC package

4/5/2016 NVC received package

5/5/2016 Email from NVC...case complete with interview date 6/17

6/10/2016 Medical

6/17/2016 Interview - Approved :)

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I never would have imagined a couple of months ago that I would be sat infront of my computer composing this post as I did not expect to go through the things I have gone through so far whilst here in america. I guess sometimes life throws you a curveball because its trying to direct you to your true destiny which lies somewhere else other than were you thought it would be.

There is this song I like called "flying without wings" by westlife which goes like this "...everybody's looking for that something / One thing that makes it all complete / You find it in the strangest places / Places you never knew it could be..." that particularly rings true in my case.

Deep down in my heart I feel I wanna stay but sometimes you have to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve, and as an old wise man once told me... "Never burn bridges except where there is a real risk to compromise your integrity! Shutting doors is better... you can always re-open them."

So goodbye america maybe someday i will be back.

This makes me sad... what happened in a such a short time?

I wish you good luck finding your path forward in life...


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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I'm sorry to hear things didn't work out here for you. What matters is that you do what makes you happy


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AOS Timeline:

2016-11-21 Filed AOS, AP, EAD

2016-12-19 NOA1 Hardcopy received

2016-12-23 RFIE notification, hardcopy received 12/30/2016 (I-864)

2017-01-03 Biometrics letter received (Jan 12th)

2017-03-09 EAD and AP approved

2017-09-15 Green card approved without interview!

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Just wanted to say that I'm sorry to hear things didn't work as planned for you! :( Things happen for a reason, and hopefully you will find your true happiness soon! Wishing you the best during this difficult time and hoping life brings you to where you are meant to be :)


 K-1  (134 Days)

10/24/16 I-129F Received
10/27/16 NOA 1
11/28/16 NOA 2
12/16/16 NVC Case Number

01/04/17 Case Ready!
02/16/17 Medical Appointment
03/07/17 Interview- APPROVED!

05/25/17 PO

 

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Hi Suss&Camm,

Its a combination of many things. But in short I am feeling short changed by people. My employer last employer sent me my cheque via post a week late and for a fifth of the amount I was expecting. I had applied for a new job (spent 10 minutes completing an online application, another 30 minutes completing the online assessment then another 20 minutes doing a telephone interview and after passing all these stages I got a voicemail from the recruiter telling me they have an offer for me and to call them I called her and she tells me she is busy and will call me I waited but nothing so I called back like five times and even sent two emails and she keeps promising to call me back the same day but its been two days and no word. I feel like everything is going wrong for me. My savings are stretched thin and I can't take this anymore. Maybe its racism or maybe its people being put off by my accent or I dont know i can't put my finger on it

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Hi sabellic and wheresmykoala. thank you for your encouraging words. I surely hope to find my happiness wherever it lies. sometimes things go wrong so you can appreciate them when they're right

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I just realized I read your other thread yesterday... Weren't you moving to try something other than LA?

Edited by Suss&Camm

K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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Yeah I was. I had gotten an email invite to apply for a job in Arizona. I applied, did an online assessment then the phone interview and received a phone call after 30 minutes of doing the interview telling me i was successful and to complete an onboarding form online. i did and missed a call from another recruiter with the same company who left a voicemail saying they have an offer for me. I rang back then she said she will call me back same day. but nothing so i called back and she said she will talk to me today. waited but no call no email. I am just feeling like everything is going awry... am casting my net wide seeking opportunites but things are not going according to plan that's why I am feeling like things are not in my control.

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AM268. wise choice of words & I appreciate what you are trying to say but I believe in order to succeed one has to have passion and what I have been put through has subdued my passion. I feel like am just surviving rather than advancing myself. Maybe things might look up but right now I have lost the will to stay here. Things are not easy back home and i should have persevered through the hardship back home rather than seek an easy wayout by coming to america. I think I have learnt my lesson

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They said they would call back people get, busy they didn't forget you. Other important things are cropping up right now too with the holidays and year end deadlines. They'll call you don't give up so quickly. I dealt with lots of recruiters just when I thought I had the job locked up I blew it with a question that caught me off guard so. Be prepared never know. Good luck though I moved from Ohio to AZ took a job here after 30 years in Ohio up and moved the family. Anything is possible.

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