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HURRAY!!! I AM FINALLY AMERICAN CITIZEN!!!

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Good Morning Friends.. Long Story..I wish to thank each and everyone here for the guidance,directions and advices given to me during this whole headache America journey right from the beginning of a visas processing, Adjustment of Status,Removal of Conditions and to the Citizenship.. My journey was really a hectic one and during my stages, i felt like giving up but finally, I'm now Happy man. IT PAYS TO WAIT!! Little about my journey. We started the process in 2010 after my soon to be my ex visited me in 2009.Everything was okay then.After she returned to the states and we decided to file a K1 visa, she loosed her job and as i was working in my home country, I tried my best to send her the money for her to file and keep help her financially sounds untill she found another job..I was finally called for interview for my visa in November 2011. Everything went well but i was put into AP for 1 year. It came to a time that i decided that, let me just forget about the visa and America. I was finally called to go and updates my medical and police reports which i did and when i returned those documents to the embassy, i will given a blueslip to pick up my visa on 28th December 2012. I finally come to USA on 6th April 2013. We got married and i finally found out many reasons why the embassy put me on AP for that long.1. My Wife was on section 8, She was taking assistance from agencies to pay even her lights and other bills.. On foodstamps and manymore.. To make this marriage work for both of us, i asked her to get a new appartment which i will take responsibility of the rents and she can just be paying the lights bills and gas. She agreed and convinced me that she talked to the section 8 people and they have agreed for us to be paying $700.00. I was like okay. Every month, i make sure i give her the money to pay the bills and buy groceries for the house. Put gas into her car for her to be taking me to work during the night as i was working at Gas stations then. My soon to be my ex will not bother to take me to work anytime i filled up her jeep of $70.00 of gas by then the gas price was over $3.00 and i had to call some friends to be taking me to work..I was asked oneday by a friend that they way she is treating me,he think she might not be paying the rents therefore he adviced me to ask my wife if i can see the bills. Anytime i asked her to see the rent bills, she will get mad at me and then I noticed that something is not right..I told her that i cant continue working at gas stations. I need a better job with benefits and good remuneration and before i can do that i have to save some money to pay for my Adjustment of Status which was $1,070.00 then. She  wasn't in favor of that but i must do it.I filed it. Went to the interview and got my conditioned greencard in March 2014. Every trust started falling out when i oneday opened the mail and found our rent bills. And to my surprise, soon to be my ex was only paying $194.00 and still under section 8 but keep taking $700.00 from me each month. I was pissed off about that and when she came home, i confronted her whats going on why is she doing this?.. She rather was mad at me that why i opened her letter lol.. I was really confused but all i was trying to do is for us to have a good life together. I finally had to get me my own apartment when police arrested my step son for selling weed in the house. According to the police, the house is been used as a storage of weed.I dont want to go to jail with something i know nothing about.I left the house to go stay by myself. She cant afford the 194 a month anymore and had to moved to her mother's house. Her son again went and shoot someone in the leg and he had to be sent to prison for 5 years in 2014.She was depressed and kept calling me asking me to forgive her for us to move back together.. I feel sad for her and her mother said Alex i want u to come lives with us for u to be the man in the house. I feel bad and terminated my lease and pay any fees applied and moved to live with my ex to be soon and the mother. 6 months after i moved back with them oneday when i came back from work, my mother inlaw was not in the house when i asked my soon to be ex about her whereabout, she said she took her mother to a nursing home without even telling me. I felt so sad and angry. Anytime i visited my inlaw at the nursing home, she alway cry to me to take her home. She will always wanna go with me to her house and the nurses at the facility has to convince her that Alex is not leaving yet. I decided not to go visit her nomore.At her mother's house, the same issue about not paying bills.. She switched most of her bills into her late sister's names and anytime i asked her why, hell break loose.Now for my removal of condition, i filed on 16th Feb.2016. Had interview on October 12, 2017 (18 months before interview)and still no decision till March 16 2019 when the card was mailed to me. Filed my citizenship on February 2019 base on 5 years rules. Went to Biometric appointment on 26th March 2019. Interview on August 6th 2019 and still no decision after passing all the tests.Request for Additional Evidence was Cancelled on 16th of August and my oath ceremony was scheduled on the 24th September 2019.

MORAL OF MY STORY: Do not be afraid if your case is pending for long time. If your marriage is legitimate and both of u are seperated or divorced, You will surely be APPROVED. When i told the officer who interviewed me that she kicked me out and called police so many times on me anytime  i didnt give her the cash but paid the insurance myself and other bills, She(officer) laughed loud..And I asked her to put separated on my certificate of naturalization but she said they dont have that one lol. Married/Single/Divorced. Noo Separated!!!

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Great story of perseverance in the face of major difficulties.

 

Congrats on becoming a USC.


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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Congratulations !!!


AOS

I-485/I-797 Packet Sent: 05/10/2016 (Sent to Chicago, IL Lockbox)

Tracking Shows Packet Delivered: 05/13/16

NOA1 Received (Electronic notices): 05/20/16 ( AOS & EAD )

NOA1 Received (Hard Copies): 05/23/16

Biometrics Appt. Letter Received: 06/11/16

Biometrics Appt. Scheduled for: 06/23/16

​Case ready to be scheduled for interwiew : 07/27/16
Interview Date : 11/18/16 (approved on the spot)

Green Card was mailed to me : 11/26/16

EAD is being produced : 08/04/16
EAD approval notice received : 08/09/16
EAD card received: 08/10/16

Applied for SSN : 08/22/16

SSN received : 09/12/16

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On 9/29/2019 at 7:46 AM, Makafui said:

Good Morning Friends.. Long Story..I wish to thank each and everyone here for the guidance,directions and advices given to me during this whole headache America journey right from the beginning of a visas processing, Adjustment of Status,Removal of Conditions and to the Citizenship.. My journey was really a hectic one and during my stages, i felt like giving up but finally, I'm now Happy man. IT PAYS TO WAIT!! Little about my journey. We started the process in 2010 after my soon to be my ex visited me in 2009.Everything was okay then.After she returned to the states and we decided to file a K1 visa, she loosed her job and as i was working in my home country, I tried my best to send her the money for her to file and keep help her financially sounds untill she found another job..I was finally called for interview for my visa in November 2011. Everything went well but i was put into AP for 1 year. It came to a time that i decided that, let me just forget about the visa and America. I was finally called to go and updates my medical and police reports which i did and when i returned those documents to the embassy, i will given a blueslip to pick up my visa on 28th December 2012. I finally come to USA on 6th April 2013. We got married and i finally found out many reasons why the embassy put me on AP for that long.1. My Wife was on section 8, She was taking assistance from agencies to pay even her lights and other bills.. On foodstamps and manymore.. To make this marriage work for both of us, i asked her to get a new appartment which i will take responsibility of the rents and she can just be paying the lights bills and gas. She agreed and convinced me that she talked to the section 8 people and they have agreed for us to be paying $700.00. I was like okay. Every month, i make sure i give her the money to pay the bills and buy groceries for the house. Put gas into her car for her to be taking me to work during the night as i was working at Gas stations then. My soon to be my ex will not bother to take me to work anytime i filled up her jeep of $70.00 of gas by then the gas price was over $3.00 and i had to call some friends to be taking me to work..I was asked oneday by a friend that they way she is treating me,he think she might not be paying the rents therefore he adviced me to ask my wife if i can see the bills. Anytime i asked her to see the rent bills, she will get mad at me and then I noticed that something is not right..I told her that i cant continue working at gas stations. I need a better job with benefits and good remuneration and before i can do that i have to save some money to pay for my Adjustment of Status which was $1,070.00 then. She  wasn't in favor of that but i must do it.I filed it. Went to the interview and got my conditioned greencard in March 2014. Every trust started falling out when i oneday opened the mail and found our rent bills. And to my surprise, soon to be my ex was only paying $194.00 and still under section 8 but keep taking $700.00 from me each month. I was pissed off about that and when she came home, i confronted her whats going on why is she doing this?.. She rather was mad at me that why i opened her letter lol.. I was really confused but all i was trying to do is for us to have a good life together. I finally had to get me my own apartment when police arrested my step son for selling weed in the house. According to the police, the house is been used as a storage of weed.I dont want to go to jail with something i know nothing about.I left the house to go stay by myself. She cant afford the 194 a month anymore and had to moved to her mother's house. Her son again went and shoot someone in the leg and he had to be sent to prison for 5 years in 2014.She was depressed and kept calling me asking me to forgive her for us to move back together.. I feel sad for her and her mother said Alex i want u to come lives with us for u to be the man in the house. I feel bad and terminated my lease and pay any fees applied and moved to live with my ex to be soon and the mother. 6 months after i moved back with them oneday when i came back from work, my mother inlaw was not in the house when i asked my soon to be ex about her whereabout, she said she took her mother to a nursing home without even telling me. I felt so sad and angry. Anytime i visited my inlaw at the nursing home, she alway cry to me to take her home. She will always wanna go with me to her house and the nurses at the facility has to convince her that Alex is not leaving yet. I decided not to go visit her nomore.At her mother's house, the same issue about not paying bills.. She switched most of her bills into her late sister's names and anytime i asked her why, hell break loose.Now for my removal of condition, i filed on 16th Feb.2016. Had interview on October 12, 2017 (18 months before interview)and still no decision till March 16 2019 when the card was mailed to me. Filed my citizenship on February 2019 base on 5 years rules. Went to Biometric appointment on 26th March 2019. Interview on August 6th 2019 and still no decision after passing all the tests.Request for Additional Evidence was Cancelled on 16th of August and my oath ceremony was scheduled on the 24th September 2019.

MORAL OF MY STORY: Do not be afraid if your case is pending for long time. If your marriage is legitimate and both of u are seperated or divorced, You will surely be APPROVED. When i told the officer who interviewed me that she kicked me out and called police so many times on me anytime  i didnt give her the cash but paid the insurance myself and other bills, She(officer) laughed loud..And I asked her to put separated on my certificate of naturalization but she said they dont have that one lol. Married/Single/Divorced. Noo Separated!!!

Congratulations 🎆! Im so sorry you married a rotten apple. Hopefully, you will find someone who has good qualities. 

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