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  •  This was approved because the folks were on (3+ / 0-)
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    NeverThere, emeraldmaiden, Mokurai

    the news.  This whole process needs improvement however as the average time for any married couple to get approval is 8-10 months. In my case we have been waiting almost a year and just now were notified that my wife has been approved for the interview in July. The interview does not equal approval.

    BTW we were married 10 years ago and in both Australia and the US.

    In most civilized countries folks who have been married this long get approved in 30 to 60 days with most of the time being mailing time. I reckon the same sex couples will be subject to the same interminable delays as different sex couples.

    "Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to do..... Go back to your command, and try to think what are we going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do." Grant

    by shigeru on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 06:51:55 PM PDT

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      shigeru

      Our process is very long, convoluted, confusing, and drawn out. My brother was married to a Japanese woman when he was in the USAF in Japan; I know her green card was issued pretty quickly. I'm guessing that was because of his military status.

    •  Yes. the pace of the approval can be (1+ / 0-)
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      shigeru

      absolutely glacial. Heaven help you, if you have any criminal issues or residence in any undesirable country.

      We were extremely lucky, it took me only about 370 days from initial petition to Green Card, about 10 years ago.

      •  Yep. We will exceed that I am sure. (1+ / 0-)
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        NeverThere

        BTW I am American, my wife Japanese and we resided in Australia. With no criminal records. And from preferred countries. The whole thing is outsourced now to folks who don't know shit either.

        "Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to do..... Go back to your command, and try to think what are we going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do." Grant

        by shigeru on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 07:12:43 PM PDT

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