Salam Everyone, I hope everyone is doing fine. I was looking for a place where I can get info on cases on 2011 applicants and gladly I found this a couple of days ago. I am new here and read most of the info posted on this thread. Wes786 Bhai, please keep visiting back and continue to provide your support. Your information along with a few other members was very crucial in answering most of my questions. May Allah give you Jazaey Khair for this. I really enjoyed the first three quarters of this thread and hopefully we can get back to that flow of sharing ideas and helping each other get through this long waiting journey.
Wes786, I have a few questions for you.. if you can be so kind in answering when you get a chance, it will be greatly appreciated.
I filed my case in January, 2011 and it was approved and Sent to CHC-I in Feb. 2011. It was Nikah only case (we had a walima after) and I mentioned that we will be doing rukhsati at a later date, in about an year. It has been over a year and I haven't got any vacation to go back and do Rukhsati. I am looking at a March 2012 date to go back and do Rukhsati. I am not sure because they will start doing initial reviews of AORs of February 2011 by then and it will be too late to send updates in time as it would take at least a month update the file anyways.Q1.
My question is, should I follow-up with the CHC-I right now
with all of the updates I have collected since January, 2011 (phone records, money transfer receipts, sms, etc) and write a cover letter stating my future plans for Rukhsati? So that they don't send an objection letter.Q2.
I also don't have any gift receipts as they were hand delivered via friends and family, should I take photos of the gifts and attach with the updates?Q3.
We exchanged greeting cards, do I send in the originals or take a photo or photocopy them?
Still waiting for a reply from CHC-I to give me my Applicant File #, requested it as soon as I found out this site!
Question for Khanb5
Glad to see someone else use smsmarkaz besides me
I have a problem with it though, it doesn't keep your sent items forever like it does for incoming sms. Do you just take screenshots of the inbox/outbox and print? I save the files as PDF, but it keeps deleting the outbox so I have to keep saving the pdf files (I have so many right now...)
intellix bro I just notice one of your question about gifts. I would like to share my experience with you may be that helps you. I used this website called www.tohfay.com
they are awsomeeeeeee they have variety of gift items which I send to my wife on different occasion and on 16th of every month as it was my Nikah date
and in return www.tohfay.com
send me recipt which has my name, my address, detail of the order I placed, my msg for greeting card along with gift, my wife name, my wife address and date of delivery. My wife gets the gift same day. You can send flower and chocolate and its not that expensive too. I hope this info would help you as I have submited the gift receipt to CHC from tohfay.com
also your question regarding submiting original greeting card or photocopy I would suggest you to go with original better to play safe and dont give any chance to CHC. I did submit orginal greeting cards.