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Green Card Interview

11 Jun 2015 Karina S. Henkel

I am really lucky. I know that. I didn’t win the green card as you guys did or might do if you join The American Dream, but I took the second easiest route to get my green card. I married an American citizen.

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Greencard, Visa Application

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New Priorities

4 Nov 2013 janinamihr

As you know, we are in full on visiting season right now. Currently we have some german friends staying with us, who actually are pretty much responsible for us being here. They were the ones who made Flo sign up for the Greencard Lottery, which he luckily won on first try.

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Greencard, Lessons to learn, Visa Application, Visiting our new home

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Ask me your questions!

2 May 2011 janinamihr

Ask me your questions! What helped us out a lot was the American Dream winner forum (which you can join as a winner) and Greencard winners that had already gone through every step of the process. I would like to kind of give that favor back now that we live in the US, too,...

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Greencard, Lessons to learn, Preparing, Visa Application

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Going to the consulate...

18 Sep 2010 janinamihr

Going to the consulate... You shouldn't let yourself get freaked out by that date. The most time of it you will be sitting there and wait anyways! But there are a few things that you can do to prevent the worst.

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Visa Application

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Interview from hell!

20 Jun 2010 janinamihr

Interview from hell! Before the interview we had read that you can ask for a translator, but we chose not to, because our english is good. So, we went up to the window and handed over all the forms we had to.

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Visa Application

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A trip to the consulate

13 Jun 2010 janinamihr

A trip to the consulate Our interview was at 8.15 am. We arrived at the consulate at about 6.45 am which was a very good idea, because there already were tons of people waiting in line. You are not allowed to bring any technical devices into the consulate, so leave your mobile phones and laptops...

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Visa Application

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I won a Greencard, so now what?

12 Jun 2010 janinamihr

I won a Greencard, so now what? Some weeks (or even months) after you've send the forms to the Department of State in Kentucky you will receive an invitation to your interview in Frankfurt. Before that interview you should visit the doctor. You can do that afterwards, too, but this will lengthen the time till your Visa arrives.

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Visa Application

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Lost in Excitement

21 Mar 2010 janinamihr

Lost in Excitement Last time we went to the US the officers at the airport were anything but nice to us. We were very excited back then, because we were visiting our future home country for the first time as a married couple, and we were on our honeymoon, but that didn't impress...

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Visa Application

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Nightmare before Christmas

17 Nov 2009 janinamihr

Nightmare before Christmas As I am 27 now, the last christmas seasons were more boring than exciting for me. With the knowledge that it's not Santa who brings the presents but my mom, the christmas magic vanished sometime in my teenage years.

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Greencard, Visa Application

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New occupation: Visa applicant!

26 Oct 2009 janinamihr

New occupation: Visa applicant! Do you remember the moment you found out that you were among those lucky few people who won the Greencard? Me and my hubby do! We were watching TV when the little bell, that told us we had a new E-Mail, rang.

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Visa Application

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