K-1 Visa | Love, Relationship and Marriage | Reality

Approved, finally!

December 22, 2019

USCIS approved

Can I just say that this news makes us soooo happy? It took 107 days of waiting, but here it is now. *cue happy dance* Our journey is far from over, but this is a definite milestone.

There’s another bout of waiting for USCIS to send our case to NVC, and from there to the local embassy/consulate, before I can schedule my medical and interview. I have already started gathering documents needed for the interview though. Because, you know, excited. 🤩

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K-1 Visa | Love, Relationship and Marriage | Reality

This Interminable Wait

December 11, 2019

As I posted before, my fiancé and I applied for a K-1 visa during the last week of August. We got the receipt notice on the first week of September, and have been waiting since for the approval of our case. It has now been 97 days (US time) and the work day has ended with no update on our case yet.

To be fair, we’re still in the early stages of waiting since according to USCIS, the processing times for K-1 visas in the California Service Center (CSC) is 5.5 to 7.5 months:

USCIS processing times

However, basing on info from VisaJourney and posts from various FB visa groups, the recent waiting period for approval is around 3-4 months. Right now we’re at a little past the 3-month mark. I have so far seen others with the same timeline get approved in the last coupla days, so I’m really hoping ours would get approved soon as well. The waiting is killing me; patience never was one of my strong points.

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Until Next Time

February 19, 2016

…and his plane just took off, after half an hour delay. And it will be years again before we get together. And I already miss him. :'(

So thankful though for the four precious weeks we were together. He really made the time for me; we were together practically everyday after work. We spent most of the time eating, then just hanging out, walking around, laughing, and generally just enjoying each other’s company.

We became the quintessential good cop-bad cop parental tandem to Francine. And of course, he’s the good cop because he carried and goofed around with her, bought her the toys and Kinder Joy I wouldn’t buy for her. He was the enabler; I was the disciplinarian. Guess which one the kid would pick, hmm? But, I really don’t mind. At the end of the day, we’re still a unit, our family intact and glued together by love and laughter (and the occassional farting contests).

So it’ll be back to Hangouts again instead of text messages, choppy videos instead of local calls. But we’ll manage. We always do. Because it’s us and that’s that.

I love you so much daddyyah. 😘

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Interesting Things: Day 9

May 28, 2015

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For the unitiated (like I was), Drunk History was basically a comedy TV series where an inebriated guy recounts history, drinking more alcohol as he goes along. A coupla other actors reenact history as it’s retold, side comments and all. I suppose that’s funny, but I haven’t even heard of it until he mentioned it earlier, much less watched even a single episode. At least I learned something new. 😉

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Interesting Things: Day 8

May 27, 2015

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I can’t quite relate. I mean, I love playing volleyball and watching what games I could catch on TV, but I never got fond of basketball. Except for a brief time when I was in elementary and my biggest crush played basketball during sports fest. 😛

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