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Sometimes I get a bit worried for my fiance since she lives on Jeju Island S. Korea and the timing for when her interview needs to be scheduled. Depending on what happens with the north, it makes me wonder if they will want her to do her interview back in China where she used to live (she is chinese but has lived in Korea fpr the past 2 years.)

The timing of my 129f submission doesnt seem great, but I hope things go smoothly.

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It's very unlikely that she will be asked to interview in China because she no longer resides there. Hopefully it all pans out well.



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1 March 2018 (Thu): FedEx 2-Day 10.30 AM to Chicago, IL.
5 March 2017 (Fri): Delivered to Chicago, IL. <Signed for by: J. Chyba>
10 March 2018 (Sat): NOA1 hardcopy's date.
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16 March 2018 (Fri): NOA1 hardcopy via normal mail.

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22 March 2018 (Thu): Biometrics appointment letter via normal mail.

5 April 2018 (Thu): Biometrics appointment at 9.00 am.


AOS Updates Post-Biometrics

19 July 2018 (Thu): Text and email notifications stating that as of 17 July 2018, case is ready to be scheduled for an interview and a notice will follow.


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6 August 2018 (Mon): NOA2 hardcopy's date.

6 August 2018 (Mon): Text and e-mail notifications received. New card is ordered and being produced.

9 August 2018 (Thu): Text and e-mail notifications received. Card is picked up by USPS.

10 August 2018 (Fri): NOA2 hardcopy via normal mail.

11 August 2018 (Sat): Combo card sent from Lee's Summit, MO via Priority Mail and no signature was required at delivery. Mailman dropped it in the mailbox like regular mails.

** Approved in 158 days **



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North Korea has been threatening to blow everyone up for over 20 years now. Jeju-do is also probably the safest place to be in South Korea. Out of artillery range of the Norks, and I really doubt they'd use a nuke on Jeju... Probably at the bottom of the priority list for North Korea. 


And yeah, the interview locale isn't going to change unless she moves back to China.



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반갑습니다, 안녕하세요~


   The best that I can really say for you is that it will be OK.  In terms of her safety, Jeju is more of a desire of Japan to have than North Korea.  She is as far away as possible and still in the Korean area to be safe.   Remember that while things are definitely serious with North Korea, there is nothing that can be done.   Don't let it infiltrate your mind too much, we have enough stress in our lives with our loved ones sitting 7000 miles away.  Pass the time by learning Korean with your loved one.. spending time with each other.  Visit and see the 제주도의 푸른 밤 (Blue Night of Jeju).   Keep going strong, my friend.  Let me know if you ever need anything.



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Yeah Im not too worried in terms of where she lives,  but more for the thought that if any state of war becomes apparent, then Seoul is more in danger which is where we opted to have the interview. I guess if anything, they can change the location to the more southern embassy in South Korea. 

While it is known and common for N Korea to do these kindsof things over the years, I think its more of an issue now than ever. Unfortunately I think N Korea is like a multi-headed hydra. Take one head off, another will be in place for it. Its just a wait and see approach and hope that our case gets through soon. Its only been a month since the noa1, so we have a ways to go yet. I appreciate everyones input.

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Hopefully it doesn't come to that. My boyfriend and I both live in Seoul and we are almost ready to file our I-129F packet. We have a long way to go still. We have both lived here for almost ten years and know the threats too well and as such we are not too worried, but the thought of something happening and us being separated is terrifying. Let's hope for the best. 

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