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RR&MJL

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About RR&MJL

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Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • State
    Iowa

Immigration Info

  • Immigration Status
    K-1 Visa
  • Place benefits filed at
  • Country
    Sri Lanka
  • Our Story
    I live in Sri Lanka, and she lives in the United States. We met online in October, 2013. We were friends at first, and we got along really well because we had so many things in common. It was really fun talking to each other every single day. Eventually, our friendship grew into something special, and we fell in love without even knowing. It was a big decision to start a long distance relationship with someone we have never even met. But we were determined to give it a shot. After 3 years since we met online, we met in person for the first time as we planned since the beginning of our relationship. I went to USA to see her and I stayed there for 12 days which was the most amazing time that we both had ever had. It was a stormy night when she came with her mom to pick me up from the airport. I had to wait for more than 2 hours at the airport until she arrived. I was standing there as the car was arriving. She was on the phone with me to make sure where I was, and I waved my hand as the car was getting closer. The car stopped right in front of me, and the next thing I knew was that she got out of the car and ran towards me as the door was still opened and jumped on me, hugging me so tight as her feet were off the ground, as her mother was still in the driver’s seat, shocked, with the car engine still on. We waited 3 years for that moment, and it could not have felt any better than that. We had the most wonderful time together for 12 days. We could not believe ourselves, the chemistry, the connection and the bond that we both had, even though it was our first time being physically together. Her family was in shock at first, but after a few days, they started to understand how truly we were in love and they were really supportive. I proposed to her on our 3rd year anniversary at her favorite park to her surprise, and she said “yes”. It was heart breaking when we had to say goodbye. We both could not help crying as we were sitting and waiting outside the boarding gate as we were saying the most dramatic and emotional goodbye of our lives. I returned to Sri Lanka and we went back to our same old long distance relationship once more. It was painful at first to get adjusted to it, but we knew what we had to do. We were stronger than ever. We decided that we were ready to move on to the next stage, so we started our K1 visa journey a few weeks later as we submitted the fiancé petition.

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  1. Finally received my I-797 notice in the mail today. Good luck everyone! I-751 sent: 10/28/2020 Received at lockbox: 11/02/2020 Credit card charged: 12/04/2020 I-797 received: 12/12/2020 (I-797 dated: 12/07/2020) (Envelope stamped: 12/08/2020)
  2. I checked my mail right after replying to you and there it was. It's finally here. 🤩 I-751 sent: 10/28/2020 Received at lockbox: 11/02/2020 Credit card charged: 12/04/2020 I-797 received: 12/12/2020 (I-797 dated: 12/07/2020) (Envelope stamped: 12/08/2020)
  3. Congrats! Do you know when did USCIS mail the receipt notice? My case was received on November 2nd, and USCIS mailed the receipt notice on December 4th. I still haven't received it though.
  4. You mean "it says my case was received on November 2nd"? Yes, even my case status says the same. But if you click on the case history tab, it will show the date then actually opened the case. It shouldn't be anything to worry about.
  5. I received a notification on my Amex app on 12/04 around 9 PM CST.
  6. My receipt number starts with Lin. I have not received the notice yet.
  7. Interesting. At least that's a relief for the rest of us who has the receipt number. My case status says 'Case Received'. Good luck!
  8. If they gave you a receipt number, did you try to check the case status online using https://my.uscis.gov/? Please check and let us know what it says.
  9. Just to clarify. You never received a receipt number when you called USCIS, correct? We both have the same received date 11/02. They charged my credit card on 12/04, and also they gave me the receipt number on 12/07. They said they mailed the I-797 on 12/04. Even my application has blank spaces because I never used N/A. How come they did not reject my application, but gave me the receipt number? This does not make sense.
  10. So sorry to hear that. Does it say why it was rejected? What do the instructions say? Do they ask for extra documentation or to refile completely?
  11. Mine was sent on 10/28 and received on 11/02. My credit card was charged on 11/04. I called USCIS today and they gave me the receipt number. They have mailed the NOA on 12/04 so it should arrive in mail any day now. Don't worry, you will get an update within this week. You should call them again on Wednesday and then Friday. Good luck!
  12. Don't think your current employer can ask for reverification of employment authorization. It should not be a problem for your current job. But you will need the I-797 NOA and your expired Green Card if you apply for a new job to verify that you are authorized to work. It is better to talk to your HR and have them confirm. https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/handbook-for-employers-m-274/50-completing-section-3-of-form-i-9/51-reverifying-employment-authorization-for-current-employees
  13. - You can try calling USCIS to get the receipt number. Call 1-800-375-5283 and then when you get to the automated voice recording, say "schedule appointment", then "infopass". You should be redirected to a representative immediately. I tried that method a few times and it worked every time. - Yes, you have to manually add the receipt number to the online account track the case status
  14. Finally some good news for late October and November filers. My credit card was charged $680 today (12/04/2020) at 9:17 PM CST. Received date: 11/02/2020 I will call USCIS next week to get the receipt number. Hopefully they should be able to provide it. And I hope I will receive the NOA in mail before Christmas. Good luck everyone!
  15. Finally some good news for late October and November filers. My credit card was charged $680 today (12/04/2020) at 9:17 PM CST. Received date: 11/02/2020 I will call USCIS next week to get the receipt number. Hopefully they should be able to provide it. And I hope I will receive the NOA in mail before Christmas. Good luck everyone!
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