Then today I logged in to find this:
I cried tears of Joy!
My hubby is sleeping. I will tell him the good news when he wakes up :)
Just to give you an idea of the immigration journey we have shared, here is a simplified list of our timeline:
17-Aug-2011 Our Wedding Day in Kosovo
07-Nov-2011 Filed I-130 (petition for alien relative)
21-Nov-2011 NOA1 (notice #1 saying the USCIS received our paperwork and cashed the check)
23-Aug-2012 NOA2 Approved 276 days (notice #2 saying Homeland Security approves the case to move forward)
10-Jan-2013 Case complete (received via email from National Visa Center)
28-Feb-2013 Interview (hubby was interviewed in Skopje, Macedonia), result Administrative Processing....meaning they were waiting for more paperwork.
11-Apr-2013 Embassy appointment - VISA APPROVED and issued in 4 hours (he needed to wait for the visa as he needed his passport to return to Kosovo)
30-Apr-2013 POE (Port of Entry) Chicago O'Hare - He's home!
04-Sep-2014 Moved to northern California
12-Mar-2015 Filed ROC (Removal of Conditions because the 2 year GC is conditional, meaning we continually need to prove we have a bonifide marriage)
16-Mar-2015 ROC Documents delivered
18-Mar-2015 Check cashed
19-Mar-2015 NOA1 dated 03/16/2015 received in mail
13-Apr-2015 Biometrics completed (fingerprints, photo and signature....done in Sacramento, CA)
02-Feb-2016 Contacted USCIS about case, was told it's on hold because of security checks (email)
04-Mar-2016 Moved to Wisconsin
12-Aug-2016 New Biometrics appointment in Milwaukee, WI (because they "expire" after 15 months)
14-Sep-2016 Contacted USCIS again about case delay (email said we should hear from them by Oct 6)
22-Sep-2016 Letter from USCIS dated 9/20 explaining the Service Request is currently being reviewed by an officer.
22-Sep-2016 Letter from USCIS dated 9/20 with Interview appointment for both of us for 28-Sep-2016
28-Sep-2016 Interview in Milwaukee, both of us, separated, not hard, 10 min. each, many questions about the moves we've made, result---said hubby will get GC in about 10 days
26-Oct-2016 *****STILL WAITING*****
02-Nov-2016 Card is being produced!!!