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About snowdog

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  • Birthday January 31
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  • Location Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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  1. No, there is nothing asked the day of. When you receive your passport back, you will get information on how to pay the $220 green card fee, which should be done anytime before US entry.
  2. My husband finally received his passport back, 12 days after his interview. Fair warning to all others when waiting on their package from Stockholm, you may have to chase it down. No notice ever arrived in his mailbox, he had to call the local Joker store that holds packages for pickup in his small village, and they confirmed that they had had it in their possession for a few days. 🙄 All’s well that ends well though, he has booked his flight and will be here next week. Cheers! 🥳 Yes, that is perfectly fine!
  3. Here’s what the Department of State says about Norwegian birth certificates. Also, here is the website to check for future document questions specific to Norway: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/Norway.html
  4. Yep! Just waiting for his passport to show up now so he can book a flight
  5. Finally! You guys have been on my mind! I’m glad you can move on at last.
  6. My husband just left his interview in Stockholm, and was approved with no issues!! Now we just wait for the passport to arrive back in Norway. I can’t believe after all this stress, it’s finally wrapping up. What a year. He said they barely leafed through the paperwork and asked a few questions such as how we met, what his family thought of it, how we communicate, etc. They were training staff and were more stressed than he was. Probably the most stressed person was me, waiting at home for a phone call of the outcome at 1am my time. Goodnight everyone, I’m going to go sleep for a week now...!
  7. I think mine took about 7 weeks. As with all things in this process, your results may vary.
  8. Yep, that’s it. You may absolutely be right on this. Due to some student loan repayment things on my side, the best choice for me is going to be filing separately for a few years yet. Others may want to get the ITIN and go joint, though!
  9. I just filed my taxes for this year and the H&R Block software actually had the option to enter my spouse’s name and select him as a non resident alien (NRA), married filing separately. Then I just continued filling things out as usual. Only difference was I had to print and mail the return, couldn’t e-file without him having a social security number. Voila!
  10. Lol you are 100% correct. I haven’t had a good night’s rest since we got the IL two days ago... only four more weeks to go 😬😅 My anxiety is off the chain!
  11. I don’t think there’s any hard and fast “rule.” On the spreadsheet I noticed some interviewees in Sweden waited about two weeks for an interview, while we waited nearly four. It’s luck of the draw more than anything... and probably has more to do with how fast NVC is getting those DQ’d cases to the consulate than with the consulates themselves.
  12. No, you should go to the website that is instructed in the email. All the information for scheduling your medical and what you need to bring to the interview is online. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/interview/interview-prepare.html
  13. Finally got our interview letter from Stockholm. DQ 12/18 IL 01/13 ID 02/12 ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
  14. Finally got our interview letter from Stockholm. DQ 12/18 IL 01/13 ID 02/12 ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
  15. We have also been waiting three weeks and are sooooo itchy to receive our IL. Stockholm, Sweden consulate. They aren’t a busy one either, so not much data to look at on the spreadsheet. Just trying to be patient, since we are thrilled to have made it this far.
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