Immigration Post Archive

The more or less inevitable “Things I’m looking forward to” post

We’re now about three weeks away from my departure and I’ve promised that I’d post about the things I’m actually looking forward to(Crazy, I know!). I’ve not added the blatant “Getting married, starting a life etc.”, because, you know, that’s a given. So without further ado and in no particular…

Mission Complete!

MISSION 2 Phase 2 of 2 THERE, AND BACK AGAIN BRIEFING With all your papers you must enter US territory, obtain your visa and come out alive. GO FOR IT And off I went, without my phone. Things started out with the fact that I had missed the train I…

Doctor!

As a mandatory part of the visa application process, one must make an appointment with the panel physician to make sure everything is OK in the physical department. I somewhat expected this to be no more than a simple check on vaccinations and get the ones that I’m lacking. I…

Dazed and Confused

So a few weeks have passed since our petition was approved. In the mean time I have received instructions on how to apply for the visa and have followed them thus far. First step involved filling out a biographic form(Again) and two other forms. The instructions let me know that…

Approved!

Title says it all. I just checked the USCIS site and it said the following: On August 31, 2011, we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I129F PETITION FOR FIANCE(E). Please follow any instructions on the notice. If you move before you receive the notice, call customer…

Day…errr…I’ve stopped counting

Not too much interesting to report, really. Except that the guesstimated date, as reported by the visajourney.com website, has moved up considerably. October 16 – November 4 is now September 12 – September 28. That’s a whole month. Granted, the disclaimer clearly states that it guesses these dates based on the…