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Ok so i am a single mother and I work for every dollar I have. I just got a new position at work where I am able to breath after I pay bills and spoil myself. I really want to go visit my fiance especially since its the holidays, but I know (i pray) in a few months Ill have to fly there for his interview then on top of that pay for him to come to the States. AM i the only one that doesnt get to visit their spouse? I only been twice this year once in feb. and then I went for his bday in April. I miss him so much nut tickets are 700.00 roundtrip for friday to sunday and thats a waste. Any advice

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Yes it happens. In fact, it happens way more than you think. There are cases where people only got to meet once and the next time they saw each other was when the beneficiary entered the US.


If you spend enough time on here you will eventually see many people in the same predicament as you. Or you can read pass stories by doing a search.


Separation is an unfortunate part of the process of immigration. It can strengthen or destroy relationships. Although there is little you can do about the long process and being separated; you still have control on which of those two things will effect your relationship. 

“When starting an immigration journey, the best advice is to understand that sacrifices have to be made; whether it is time, money, or separation or a combination of any or all.” - NuestraUnion

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Thread is moved from Off Topic to General Immigration Discussion -- topic involves separation during the process.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I agree, flights to JA have been ridiculous over past 2 years. But for starters you don’t “have” to go to his interview. I know you may want to but it’s not required and not necessary if you submitted a solid package. Second, look into flights to FLL or MIA and then a flight to JA from there. Flights from Miami and surrounding are usually cheaper when booked far enough in advance. Lots of us have been there done that so we know how real the struggle is to be apart for any amount of time. Hang in there!!

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Thank u @angelbrown i never thought about trying another state to go that may work. Seems obvious but didn’t think about it.  As far as his interview i wanted to go for support you know Jamaica they always think someone is scamming u so i just wanted to be there 

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Just do what you can to support your fiance.  I drove 4 hours each way once or twice I week to spend as much time with my wife while we were doing the spousal visa.  She moved from the Philippines to Mexico to be closer so I did what I could to be with her.   We still texted and video chatted all we could.  Before you know it they will be here.



March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry

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