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Talking immigration wise or moving wise?


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Any documents that you might need later like birth certificate and school records.

 

Oh and tea biscuits.


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 - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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Just now, Béchameloo said:

Thanks for your feedback. Since theres some funny comments, ill explain more.

 

Will the immigration at the airport ask for anything more than the packet?

 

Thank you

 

 

I am sorry, it was too easy haha.

In order to pass the border you just need the packet, really. 


K1

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I-129F sent : 30 November 2015
I-129F NOA1 : 16 December 2015
I-129F NOA2 : 02 February 2016
Packet 3 received : 29 February 2016
Packet 3 sent : 28 April 2016
Packet 4 received : 06 May 2016
Interview date : 13 June 2016 (Result: Administrative Review, document needed)
Visa received : 11 July 2016

 

AOS

Spoiler

 

US entry : 09 September 2016
I-94 downloaded: 27 September 2016

SS number requested: 28 September 2016
SS number established: 25 October 2016
Marriage ceremony: 02 December 2016
AOS sent to Chicago lockbox: 16 January 2017
Case accepted confirmation by email/sms: 27 January 2017
NOA1 received: 03 February 2017
Biometrics appointment letter received: 06 February 2017

Biometrics passed: 08 Februay 2017 (walk-in)
EAD status updated to "New Card Is Being Produced": 01 May 2017
NOA for EAD and AP received: 04 May 2017
EAD mailed: 04 May 2017

Combo Card in hand: 06 May 2017

I-485 status updated to "New Card Is Being Produced": 15 July 2017
NOA for Green Card received: 20 July 2017
Green Card in hand: 21 July 2017

 

Removing Conditions

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Package sent: 20 June 2019
Package received: 25 June 2019
NOA1: 18-month extension: 28 June 2019
Check cashed electronically: 01 July 2019
NOA2: Biometrics appointment: 12 July 2019

Biometrics passed: 02 August 2019

 

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11 minutes ago, Nicola and Jordan said:

Congrats. Also don’t book anything until it changes to issued.

Just to echo that...it’s highly likely you’ll have to wait in additional processing for an indeterminate period of time - and the visa isn’t guaranteed to be granted - so definitely don’t book anything, hand in notice at work, etc...

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3 hours ago, Béchameloo said:

Will the immigration at the airport ask for anything more than the packet?

Not usually, sometimes where you are going, fiancee's name and address.  They will remind you to get married in 90 days.


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 - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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Not too much money.  That also triggers interest in customs.

 

Nothing is needed for immigration purposes at POE other than the passport, visa, and magical envelope

 

What we have used in 13 years for various purposes (all certified translations)

 

1.  School records

2.  Birth certificate

3.  Marriage certificate

 

Safe trip!

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Nitas_man said:

Not too much money.  That also triggers interest in customs.

 

Nothing is needed for immigration purposes at POE other than the passport, visa, and magical envelope

 

What we have used in 13 years for various purposes (all certified translations)

 

1.  School records

2.  Birth certificate

3.  Marriage certificate

 

Safe trip!

 

 

As long as you can prove where you got it, they don't give a damn.  One of my friends carried nearly $500k with her when she entered (from an inheritance) - she had the paperwork to show that's what it was and when they asked "why are you carrying it in cash?" she pointed out that she'd lose X-amount (I think she said the fees were over $2,000 all up) to transfer it to her US account digitally. Whole conversation took 30 seconds.

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1 hour ago, dentsflogged said:

As long as you can prove where you got it, they don't give a damn.  One of my friends carried nearly $500k with her when she entered (from an inheritance) - she had the paperwork to show that's what it was and when they asked "why are you carrying it in cash?" she pointed out that she'd lose X-amount (I think she said the fees were over $2,000 all up) to transfer it to her US account digitally. Whole conversation took 30 seconds.

Triggered interest?  ____yes  _____no

 

Two things get you teased a little.  Focus please.

 

1.  “What to wear”

2.  “What to bring”

 

It’s in fun and it is never, ever personal.  Relax.

 

 

 

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