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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana

Hi everyone!!

I found this site on Monday and I have been addicted ever since. VJ is definitely a blessing.

So here is the long and short of my story (mostly long):

I am a first generation American and my parents are from Ghana. I grew up outside the US and sent my summers in Ghana since I was little so I consider myself more Ghanaian than American sometimes. I moved to the US to go to collge and after more years of schooling than I care to count I moved to the city of brotherly love...Philly!!! I love it here.

Anyways, last summer I went to Ghana with my family, as is the norm almost every summer, and was fortunate enough to be introduced to my SO, who just happens to be my cousin's good friend (don't know why I didn't meet him before :huh:) , a week or so before I had to come back to the US. We struck up a friendship and for the last week I was there we had some pretty late night phone calls (we were in different cities). From there the rest is history. Love finds you in the strangest places.

When I got back we tried talking like 3 times a week and stuff but we were kidding ourselves. Now we talk everyday and send text messages and stuff and I cannot wait to go and see him in July (yay). We have actually gathered all the info we need for the I-129F process but I forgot that I needed his letter of intent so when I get that it is gone...off my table and out the door :yes: !!

So that is my story.

I know that I will need all the support I can get throughout this process so I want to thank all of you in advance :D


Mama to 2 beautiful boys (August 2011 and January 2015)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Netherlands

Welcome to VJ!

There are lots of information and support in here :D

Our AOS Journey

July 18, 07: AOS/EAD sent to Chicago

Aug 03, 07: Received Biometrics appt. letter

Aug 23, 07: Biometrics

Aug 30, 07: Transfer to CSC letter dated 8/27

Sept 19, 07: EAD Approval email

Sept 29, 07: EAD card Received

Oct 09, 07: AOS Approved

Oct 13, 07: Green Card in hand

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica

I live in Philly too :thumbs: Welcome to VJ, good luck on your journey (F)

Edited by Savanphil

12/03/2005: Married

10/13/2006: Interview Approved

10/26/2006: POE: EWR (ARRIVED) [/size]

182 days from filing to Visa in Hand!!![/color]


01/22/2007: Sent to The Lockbox.....let the games begin.....again

02/02/2007: NOA1's for both....the waiting game officially begins

02/15/2007: Biometrics appt.

04/11/2007: EAD APPROVED!! YI-HAW

04/21/2007: Received SSN#

05/23/2007: AOS Interview -------> APPROOOOOOVED!!!!!!

05/29/2007: Received Welcome letter

06/04/2007: Green Card in Hand!!!

122 Days from filing AOS to Green Card in Hand!!!


05/21/2009: Filed to Remove Conditions

6/18/2009: Biometrics Done

09/14/2009: Approved!!!


2/15/2011: Filed N-400

3/28/2011: Biometrics <-- Done

5/09/2011: Naturalization Interview <--- APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5/09/2011: Swearing in Ceremony (We're Done)




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Welcome to VJ, you will find all the support on this great web site. Good luck with your journey and may be a fast one!

"Daca voi nu ma vreti, io va vreau"

DCF Frankfurt Germany

01/12/2007 I-130 filed in person at the Consulate in Frankfurt

01/17/2007 Faxed the checklist to the Immigrant Visa Unit in Frankfurt

03/29/2007 Got letter from USCIS to provide evidence that our marriage is bona fide

04/02/2007 Sent to USCIS lots of evidence

05/03/2007 I have an unofficial "PETITION APPROVED" ...waiting for confirmation from Consulate

05/07/2007 Received email from USCIS ROME confirming that our petition was approved (why Rome? because we complained to the District Office Rome about the Sub-Office Frankfurt..it took too long for our petition to be approved)...now waiting for the interview letter from the Consulate

05/18/2007 E-mail from IV Frankfurt, our interview was scheduled for May 29th

05/19/2007 Packet 4 in the mail: ja ja ja interview letter

05/29/2007 Interview at 7.30 a.m. APPROVED Thank you, God!

06/01/2007 Visa arrived !

06/03/2007 Mayday on the plane POE Cincinnati

Living in Maryland

06/21/2007 Welcome Notice from USCIS

06/29/2007 Applied for SSN at the local Office

07/07/2007 Green Card arrived

07/09/2007 Another 2 Welcome Letters from USCIS...God, they really love me! :D

07/20/2007 Social Security Card arrived

Living@working in Maryland :)

01/18/2009 PCS-ing to Stuttgart Germany

Feb 2009 Received letter from VSC to start removing conditions.

Getting ready the packet for Removing Conditions I-751

03/12/2009 Mailed the I-751 packet to Vermont Service Center

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica

Welcome to VJ :yes: and good luck on your journey!

N-400 - Naturalization/Citizenship

10/26/12 - Sent N-400 packet to Phoenix lockbox via USPS mail w/Certified Delivery, received 10/29/12, check cashed 11/02/12

11/05/12 - NOA-1 received, notice date 10/31/2012, received and priority date 10/29/2012

11/09/12 - Biometrics notice received, biometrics appointment date 11/19/12

11/21/12 - In line for interview scheduling (letter received via USPS mail 12/17/12)

01/16/13 - N-400 interview/testing - APPROVED! Oath ceremony letter received late Jan. 2013


751 - Removing Conditions

06/28/08 - Sent 751 packet to CSC via USPS Priority Mail (signature required)

07/05/08 - NOA received, dated 6/30/08

10/23/08 - Card ordered: APPROVED! (USCIS website)


K-1 and AOS

07/07/05 - K1 Packet received - USPS tracking

09/19/05 - K1 approval online

12/01/05 - 1st K1 interview in Kingston: need updated birth certificate

12/13/05 - 2nd K1 interview in Kingston: Approved!

05/01/06 - AOS/EAD packet received

08/09/06 - AOS interview in SF: APPROVED!



Live your life!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Grenada


There are some people on here with fiance's in Ghana, I'm sure you'll come across them eventually.

Good Luck



"We owe something to extravagance for thrift and adventure go seldom hand in hand." JJC

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