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Thank you! My husband is now a US Citizen.

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I remember you - we were at the NVC at the same time. So pleased your journey is over. I’m almost done with this too. 
 

Congratulations! 


Timeline in brief:

Married: September 27, 2014

I-130 filed: February 5, 2016

NOA1: February 8, 2016 Nebraska

NOA2: July 21, 2016

Interview: December 6, 2016 London

POE: December 19, 2016 Las Vegas

N-400 filed: September 30, 2019

Interview: March 22, 2021 Seattle

Oath: March 22, 2021 COVID-style same-day oath

 

Now a US citizen!

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1 hour ago, O&GForever said:

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you to everyone on Visa Journey. This morning my husband officially became a US Citizen—ending our nearly 6 year immigration journey. Ours wasn’t an easy one. It involved a denied K1 visa petition (2015), a successful CR1 petition (2017), Removal of Conditions (applied in 2018, approved July 2020), and Naturalization (applied 2019, approved July 2020), along with 5 trips to Ghana and 2 ½ years living apart. I know there are some on here that’s cases are even more difficult than ours was.

 

Thank you to everyone for sharing your knowledge and experience about immigration. I am so grateful to have a community who understands the complexities of immigration, as well as the emotional toll it can have on someone and their relationship.

 

For those of you still waiting, don’t lose faith. I know it’s hard waiting but I can promise you it’s worth it. Good luck to you all!

Congratulations to your husband - I became a citizen today too!


--- k1 visa ---
Texas Service Center (Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here)
I-129F sent: 12 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA1: 15 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA2: 2 Mar 2015 (199 days from NOA1) **No RFEs!**
NVC Received: 19 Mar 2015
Case#, IIN, BIN assigned: 19 Mar 2015
NVC Left: 20 Mar 2015
Consultate Received: 23 Mar 2015
Package 3 Received: 26 Mar 2015
Medical: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 3 Sent: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 4 Received: 23 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 8 May 2015 (Approved!!!)
Visa Issued: 14 May 2015
Visa in Hand: 19 May 2015
Entry to USA: 5 Jun 2015
Married: 21 Jun 2015

---Adjustment of Status---
Sent I-485, I-131 and I-765: 7 Jul 2015
NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765: 14 Jul 2015
Email notification that I-765 was approved: 12 Sep 2015
Email notification that I-131 was approved: 15 Sep 2015
Email notification that EAD/AP combo card was mailed: 15 Sep 2015
EAD and AP combo card received: 18 Sep 2015
Green Card Received: 3 Dec 2015 [ :)] Previous letter stated interview requirement was likely to be waived

 

---Removal of Conditions---
Sent I-751: 13 Oct 2017
NOA1 for I-751: 23 Oct 2017

Biometrics: 20 Nov 2017
Approved: 20 Dec 2018

Green Card Received: 2 Jan 2019

 

-- Citizenship --
Filed Online: 21 Feb 2020
NOA1 (Online): 22 Feb 2020
Biometrics: 10 Mar 2020

Interview: 29 Jul 2020 (Approved - Oath taken immediately due to covid19)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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8 hours ago, lucardo3 said:

Great news! Congrats again. Time to apply for a passport, update all information and most importantly; vote!

We plan to. First on the list is to renew his drivers license that expires in September because the DMV only issued it for the length of his ROC extension letter. 

7 hours ago, JFH said:

I remember you - we were at the NVC at the same time. So pleased your journey is over. I’m almost done with this too. 
 

Congratulations! 

I remember you too! Congratulations on almost being done. We’ve both come a long way in the past few years. 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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7 hours ago, Limey said:

Congratulations to your husband - I became a citizen today too!

Congratulations to you as well! I’ve seen a lot of people on here and Facebook that became citizens today. 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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Congratulations

 

Get him to register and vote

 

remember to change his status with Social Security from LPR to citizen

and if you did the ITIN,  change that in any system used like the bank (i forgot this step)

 

next is US passport 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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On 7/29/2020 at 12:29 PM, O&GForever said:

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you to everyone on Visa Journey. This morning my husband officially became a US Citizen—ending our nearly 6 year immigration journey. Ours wasn’t an easy one. It involved a denied K1 visa petition (2015), a successful CR1 petition (2017), Removal of Conditions (applied in 2018, approved July 2020), and Naturalization (applied 2019, approved July 2020), along with 5 trips to Ghana and 2 ½ years living apart. I know there are some on here that’s cases are even more difficult than ours was.

 

Thank you to everyone for sharing your knowledge and experience about immigration. I am so grateful to have a community who understands the complexities of immigration, as well as the emotional toll it can have on someone and their relationship.

 

For those of you still waiting, don’t lose faith. I know it’s hard waiting but I can promise you it’s worth it. Good luck to you all!

Congrats. That's 'Visa Journey' for the books.

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