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bird&bear

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About bird&bear

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  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA

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  • Gender
    Female
  • City
    Los Angeles
  • State
    California

Immigration Info

  • Immigration Status
    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
  • Place benefits filed at
    Texas Service Center
  • Country
    New Zealand

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  1. Thank you! Honestly, we were emotionally prepared for a 6-week wait as well. It's baffling how/in what order they decide to process docs, and a part of me expects to get an email any minute now saying they made a mistake and turns out we need to submit xyz before we can move on. Good luck! ❤️ Keep us updated. 😊
  2. Hi all! Just checking in to say that we submitted all docs between Friday and Saturday (this past weekend) and received a DQ email today! Assuming that NVC gets Veteran's Day off, that makes it 1 business day processing time. For reference, I submitted an i-864EZ instead of the full i-864, so not sure if that helped. Not quite sure how they decide in what order they process applications, but counting our blessings. Good luck to everyone, and congrats to those who are also moving on. ❤️
  3. Does NVC not put you on hold anymore? I've tried calling a few times and get a voice message saying all agents are busy every time, but it never puts me on hold, just hangs up.
  4. We were just approved on 9/17. Got our NOA2 in the mail 9/21. No changes online however.
  5. Priority date: March 8, 2019 NOA2: September 17, 2019 Received i797 in the mail just yesterday, September 21. No online updates on either egov or myuscis yet, funnily enough. We're approved!! Onto the next stage!
  6. I asked this question somewhere before, and I believe I was told that this is because PRs have to wait for their spouse/relative to receive an immigrant visa number. This occurs after their i-130 is approved (I think) and can often take some time, whereas a USC petitioning for their spouse doesn't have to wait for a number.
  7. I second this suggestion! A couple months back, I enquired with my broker about adding my husband to my car insurance for a temporary visit, and an NZ driving record was requested. This was in Orange County, same as OP. OP, $4000/yr seems high even for OC, even for Irvine/Newport--the land of Teslas, Maseratis, Mercedes, etc lol. When/after talking to your broker, I'd check out AAA as well, as several people have recommended them to me for their reasonable pricing, within OC. Good luck!
  8. Congrats! Keep us posted. 😉 Does your case number also start with IOE, by any chance?
  9. Just click on the person's username. IOE numbers mean (as far as I can tell) that you're going through USCIS' e-filing system. There's a bit more info about it here. As far as I've seen on VJ, these cases are being processed much, much faster than the usual ones. So I'm sure you'll hear back soon! I'm so salty that mine isn't an IOE number! lol
  10. If you check their post history, this appears to be the case. As a fellow Texas service center person who did NOT receive the IOE number, I'm so jealous! @Mr&Mrs Marshie Congratulations! ♥
  11. Congratulations! So I guess the VJ 7-8 month average is pretty spot-on... As a side note, I'm not sure I'm comforted (as in, perhaps one day I will have a nice surprise waiting for me in the mailbox) or disconcerted by the fact that the USCIS online system is so slow to update lol
  12. Congratulations! That's fantastic news! Out of curiosity, had/have you been checking your case online or did you just save yourself the stress and wait for the physical letter to come in? Texas filer here, still waiting.
  13. I don't know, which is why I asked--apologies if I'm misunderstanding the situation. I'm just trying to figure out what the officers meant by "get in eventually." Are the people described in the post not applying for asylum? (I had assumed that they were.) If they are not seeking asylum, then on what grounds are they granted entry?
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