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5 Years later We get Permanent Resident Status!!!!!!!!!!! (Timeline Attached)

5 Years later We get Permanent Resident Status!!!!!!!!!!! (Timeline Attached)

Old Nov 17th 2003, 11:00 pm
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I am proud to announce to this newsgroup which helped us out immensely
that we have finally received the Permanent Resident Card. It only
took about 3 months for us to get the Card since we went to
Philadelphia last August.

I am very happy that this process is over with, at least until the
card expires in 2013. I want to let people who have been waiting a
long time like us to know: have hope this actually does end.

Its funny reading my first post to this newsgroup.

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e....ibm.net#link1


Thank you very much to everyone who helped us. There are too many to
mention and few of them are regulars anymore, myself included. If Emma
goes for citizenship, I will describe what that process is like. I
apologize if I've gone from being a newsgroup contributer to just
someone who documents our experiences.

     Jim (and Emma)

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Timeline:

10-9-98: Petition sent out (put everything in separate folders into
big envelope
through certified mail)
10-13-98: Petition gets there after Columbus Day weekend.
10-16-98: Petition received (must have been the trip from the mail
room)
10-23-98: Notice of Action received but fiancee's last name is
mispelled.
10-26-98: Petition approved. Could not reach INS on lunch break with
busy
signals.
10-27-98: After 15 minutes, got an INS representative who said mistake
would be
fixed.
10-30-98: Approval Notice received in mail with correct spelling!!!!!
1-27-99: Emma goes to London, gets chest X Ray and gets K1 Visa after
interview.
2-14-99: In the UK we have a Blessing ceremony which is like a wedding
with all the costumes and family, just no marriage certificate
involved.
4-24-99: Emma entered the US on K1 visa.
5-29-99: We get married in Scranton, PA at my aunt's house.
6 weeks later Social Security Card arrives and Emma can finally work.
In July, 1999 she gets EAD at Philadelphia office.
10-21-99: AOS interview. Not that bad of an experience other than my
wife not letting me go to the King of Prussia Mall after. We brought
advanced parole form with us.
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...home.com#link1
4-4-00: Emma gets passport stamped for I 551, good until 4-25-01. Emma
gets Permanent residence card with conditions attached.
1-15-02: we get NOA that I751 Application to remove conditional status
has been received. Estimated processing time: 30 days to 12 months.
7-13-03: Our Daughter Catie is born!
8-16-03: after a longass backlog with the Vermont office we finally
get the approval letter that conditions have been removed!!! The calls
I made to the congressional aide were purely informational and did
nothing to expedite things.
8-19-03: We went to the Philadelphia BCIS office to give them the
paperwork that they sent us (approval or removal of conditions). We
were told that the Permanent Resident card would arrive in 6-12
months.
11-17-03 Permanent Resident Card arrives in the mail!!!!! Saga over?
Citizenship time.
 
Old Nov 18th 2003, 1:13 am
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Way to go Jim and Emma. I've followed you from your first post on alt.visa.us.marriage-based and am thrilled that you have completed this last step.

May you both and the little one remain as happy as you are now in the Pocono Mountains of PA.

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Old Nov 18th 2003, 1:20 am
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Default Re: 5 Years later We get Permanent Resident Status!!!!!!!!!!! (Timeline Attached)

Originally posted by Jfury
7-13-03: Our Daughter Catie is born!
AAwwww, your daughter has my birthday! Congrats on your wife's PR. I can't wait til I can say that for us!

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Old Nov 18th 2003, 3:41 am
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Thank you Rete. I imagine you aren't far behind as far as getting to the
final step. Thank you for all your help since the early days.

Jim


"Rete" <[email protected]_expats.com> wrote in message
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    > Way to go Jim and Emma. I've followed you from your first post on
alt.visa.us.marriage-
    > based and am thrilled that you have completed this last step.
    > May you both and the little one remain as happy as you are now in the
    > Pocono Mountains of PA.
    > Rete
    > Can/Am Alumni '98
    > --
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