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My fiance's interview experience

#1 Jaynelle

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:34 PM

Maybe this will be helpful for some of you who are getting ready for the interview. Goodluck everybody!

The night before the interview i was the one who was really nervous, my fiance, who was going through the interview was'nt -- at all. He was really confident that he was going to pass his interview. Well fortunately he did! So it is really important to stay CALM and be CONFIDENT during the interview. If your relationship is REAL, you dont have to worry about anything! Just answer the questions with confidence and be EXACT! We have one problem though, i dont have a job, so the "Petitioner" should be the primary sponsor. My dad was our co-sponsor, the petitioner is STILL the primary sponsor so you have to fill out an affidavit of support as well as the co-sponsor. By the way, some of the consuls and pre-screeners in manila doesnt accept those cases who have co-sponsors. It is really, i mean REALLY helpful that the beneficiary or the fiance of the US citizen have a job during the time of interview. If your prescreener or consul doesnt accept your case, (this is only a suggestion) you could show them your bank statements, properties, or job related documents just to show them that you are not going to be a burden it the US and that you are capable of working once you receive your working permit. And dress appropriately!!! good.gif

Here's the story:

My fiance arrived at the embassy at around 5:30am. He was in line til 6:45am. He showed his appointment letter to the guards and they let him in. The so called teller announced to fix and get their DS forms ready. Then he went in line to get his number (immigrant section). He got the number 7004. He waited for the pre-screener. Then fingerscanning. Then the filipino prescreener asked for his documents (birth cert, cenomar, appointment letter,nbi clearance,pictures and emails) She didnt ask for the affidavit. When she finished fixing them, she asked a couple of questions: 1.Name 2. Name of the petitioner 3.What is the job of the petitioner 4. job of the beneficiary. Since i dont have a job he told her that i was reviewing for my board exam. He showed her his bank statements, and employment documents. The pre screener asked who gave the money in his bank account, he told her that it was given to him by his parents for his BAON here in the US and for the wedding expenses and stuff. Then she asked a couple of questions about his job. Then she told him to wait for his number to ba called to be interviewd by the consul. He was in room 32. He greeted the consul good morning and he answered back. The consul asked for his 1. name 2.my name 3.where in the US will he live 4. then the consul said "i see your a nurse", then my fiance answered him "we are both nurses" happy.gif 5. where is her father working. I also made an EXPLANATION LETTER WHY I DONT HAVE A JOB! They really read my letter. It stated there that i dont have a job because i am studying for my board exams and i need to focus. And i also said that " i will surely have a job right after the board exams since nursing is highly needed amongst many hospitals here in california. ( If you dont have a job, YOU SHOULD MAKE AN EXPLANATION LETTER) and if you dont reach the poverty level (YOU SHOULD MAKE YOUR CO_SPONSOR WRITE A LETTER THAT THEY WILL VERY MUCH SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR FIANCE). Then thats it the consul said congrats your visa has been approved, consul said "dont be surprised".(I think its because he has a job) Then he was given a PINK SLIP. He said that the consul was nicer than the prescreener.. hehehe rolleyes.gif Then the consul told him to pay 250 to delbros. The delbros lady said to wait for the visa to be delivered on his door steps.


Remember:
Be nice to the pre-screeners because they will give the consuls the basis of what questions to ask you during your interview. Befriend them if possible
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#2 john & jean

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:03 PM

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#3 sasha414

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:15 PM

congratulations!
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feb. 26,2008-----noa1
aug. 26, 2008----transferred to csc
sept. 19, 2008--- approved

NVC:
sept. 26, 2008----got case # from a live operator
oct. 6, 2008 ------received AOS bill/paid online
oct. 7, 2008 ------shows PAID
oct. 14,2008 -----IV fee generated/ paid online
oct. 15,2008 -----shows PAID
oct. 16,2008 -----mailed DS230 overnight
oct. 23,2008 ---- RFE
nov. 3,2008 ----- case complete
nov. 26,2008 --- medical exam
aug. 14,2009 --- remedical finally, passed
aug. 24, 2009 -- interview , passed
aug. 29, 2009 -- visa in hand
sept. 24, 2009 -- POE LAX

#4 yankee

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:16 PM

Congratulations !!!

I had a hard time reading your letter esp the "light glossy yellow" fonts..lol ( need ko pa ng antipara).. but it is indeed a nice story and you are right, you need to be confident with your answer and be friendly with personnel of US embassy..
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02-16-06- met online
07-20-07- first visit to phils
07-26-07-engagement
07-28-07- back to US

09-14-07- submitted I-129F
09-25-07- NOA1
10-25-07 -NOA2
11-01-07- My fiance got a letter from NVC that within 2 weeks Manila Consulate will send my Packet
11-20-07- Date of my Packet, actually the real one was earlier but it was sent somewhere, good thing my Fiance arrived to spent Thanksgiving day in Phils and we checked the status in Embassy.
11-23-07- Medical though the exact date was Nov. 29..
12-06-07- Interview
12-16-07- Visa in hand
01-16-98- Attended CFO
01-18-08- Arrived in USA , POE-Guam
03-16-08- Wedding


AOS

04-17-08- Submitted the AOS
04-24-08- NOA
05-13-08- Biometrics
05-27-08- Transferred to California
06-14-08- EAD card received
07-21-08- Date of AOS approval but got the letter July 24
No Interview, No RFE and Additional Vaccination( just used the SLEC medical docs)
07-22-08- Date of Permanent REsident CARd , got it July 29
07-31-08- apply for SSN
08-05-08-SSN delivery

01-12-09- First day of work(Thanks to Marielle and Mario)

#5 Jaynelle

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:30 PM

haha salamat! sorry about the color.. biggrin.gif
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#6 sweet_wifey22

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:13 PM

Congrats Po!!! good.gif and Merry Christmas!
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#7 Beautiful_years

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:23 PM

Congratulations and thanks for posting your experience, goodluck on the rest of your journey!
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K-1 TIMELINE
I-129F Sent :2007-09-06
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-09-10
I-129F RFE(s) :2007-09-30
Visa Approved :2008-01-07
Consulate Received : 2008-01-14
Interview Date : 2008-06-02
Visa Received : 2008-06-12
US Entry : 2008-06-26
Marriage : 2008-08-02
Total days from filling 1-129F till Interview 270days

AOS TIMELINE
Sept 12, 2008- Sent AOS/EAD/AP to Chicago (finally)
Sept 15, 2008- Delivered
Sept 18, 2008- Noas AOS/EAD/AP (yaay!!)
Oct 7th 2008- Case transferred to CSC
Oct 15, 2008- Biometric APPT (smooth and quick)
Oct 16, 2008- Case pending ......

Update....
EAD Card production ordered ........ 12/03/2008
Ap approved...approval notice sent 12/03/2008
Ap arrives in mail... dated ..............12/12/2008
EAD approval mail sent ..................12/11/2008
EAD arrives in mail ........................12/15/2008
AOS Touched .................................01/12/2009
AOS card production ordered...........02/27/2009

ROC TIMELINE 2011.
Jan 1st 2011 mailed in I751
Feb 15th 2011 Biometric appointment
May 24th 2011 Petition Approved
May 25th 2011 Card production ordered
May 31st 2011 Card recieved

#8 HappyDancer

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:30 PM

Congrats!
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HappyDancer is a proud wife to a country boy in KY.

 

I-130 for Parents (Mom and Dad)

 

3.15.2014: Mailed I-130 Packet for Mom and Dad

3.21.2014: Received email notification with case # for both petitions; case forwarded to NBC for processing

3.21.2014: Check cashed

3.22.2014: Hard copy NOA1 received

4.08.2014: Both I-130 approved (notification received via email) - It only took three weeks!!!

4.11.2014: Received NOA2 approval notice in the mail.

5.01.2014: Called NVC to ask for status of paperwork. Advised they received both application on 4.28. Advised to call in 30 business days for an update.

6.02.2014: Email notification received from NVC that shows parents' NVC case number and instructions to pay AOS Fee and fill out DS 261.

6.03.2014: Paid AOS fee ($88 for both petitions)

 

N400:
4.26.2013: Mailed N400 Packet

5.21.2013: Biometrics

7.18.2013: Testing and Interview 

9.25.2013: Oath Ceremony

 

 

Medical at St. Lukes:
http://www.visajourn...tension-clinic/

K1 with K2 Visa Interview:
http://www.visajourn...65#entry2728465

CFO:Review, tips and advise:
http://www.visajourn...ips-and-advise/


#9 nbfsb

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 03:16 AM

QUOTE (Jaynelle @ Dec 11 2008, 08:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe this will be helpful for some of you who are getting ready for the interview. Goodluck everybody!

The night before the interview i was the one who was really nervous, my fiance, who was going through the interview was'nt -- at all. He was really confident that he was going to pass his interview. Well fortunately he did! So it is really important to stay CALM and be CONFIDENT during the interview. If your relationship is REAL, you dont have to worry about anything! Just answer the questions with confidence and be EXACT! We have one problem though, i dont have a job, so the "Petitioner" should be the primary sponsor. My dad was our co-sponsor, the petitioner is STILL the primary sponsor so you have to fill out an affidavit of support as well as the co-sponsor. By the way, some of the consuls and pre-screeners in manila doesnt accept those cases who have co-sponsors. It is really, i mean REALLY helpful that the beneficiary or the fiance of the US citizen have a job during the time of interview. If your prescreener or consul doesnt accept your case, (this is only a suggestion) you could show them your bank statements, properties, or job related documents just to show them that you are not going to be a burden it the US and that you are capable of working once you receive your working permit. And dress appropriately!!! good.gif

Here's the story:

My fiance arrived at the embassy at around 5:30am. He was in line til 6:45am. He showed his appointment letter to the guards and they let him in. The so called teller announced to fix and get their DS forms ready. Then he went in line to get his number (immigrant section). He got the number 7004. He waited for the pre-screener. Then fingerscanning. Then the filipino prescreener asked for his documents (birth cert, cenomar, appointment letter,nbi clearance,pictures and emails) She didnt ask for the affidavit. When she finished fixing them, she asked a couple of questions: 1.Name 2. Name of the petitioner 3.What is the job of the petitioner 4. job of the beneficiary. Since i dont have a job he told her that i was reviewing for my board exam. He showed her his bank statements, and employment documents. The pre screener asked who gave the money in his bank account, he told her that it was given to him by his parents for his BAON here in the US and for the wedding expenses and stuff. Then she asked a couple of questions about his job. Then she told him to wait for his number to ba called to be interviewd by the consul. He was in room 32. He greeted the consul good morning and he answered back. The consul asked for his 1. name 2.my name 3.where in the US will he live 4. then the consul said "i see your a nurse", then my fiance answered him "we are both nurses" happy.gif 5. where is her father working. I also made an EXPLANATION LETTER WHY I DONT HAVE A JOB! They really read my letter. It stated there that i dont have a job because i am studying for my board exams and i need to focus. And i also said that " i will surely have a job right after the board exams since nursing is highly needed amongst many hospitals here in california. ( If you dont have a job, YOU SHOULD MAKE AN EXPLANATION LETTER) and if you dont reach the poverty level (YOU SHOULD MAKE YOUR CO_SPONSOR WRITE A LETTER THAT THEY WILL VERY MUCH SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR FIANCE). Then thats it the consul said congrats your visa has been approved, consul said "dont be surprised".(I think its because he has a job) Then he was given a PINK SLIP. He said that the consul was nicer than the prescreener.. hehehe rolleyes.gif Then the consul told him to pay 250 to delbros. The delbros lady said to wait for the visa to be delivered on his door steps.


Remember:
Be nice to the pre-screeners because they will give the consuls the basis of what questions to ask you during your interview. Befriend them if possible
wink.gif




quite true that some CO are nicer than the filipino pre screeners! and sometimes you will have a longer conversations to them than the CO. i see them writing on a paper and typing on the computer everything your are saying
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#10 ez2007

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 06:30 PM

Congratulations star_smile.gif

I agree. Some pre-screeners are like detectives. They ask more questions than the COs.
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N-400

March 21, 2014 - Application sent thru Expressmail

March 25, 2014 - Received/Priority Date

March 26, 2014 - Check cashed

March 27, 2014 - Notice Date

April 2, 2014      - Notice for Biometrics Appointment thru email

Aprill 22, 2014   - Biometrics

April 24, 2014   - In line for interview


#11 KC♥MP

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 07:13 PM

Congratulations!!! kicking.gif kicking.gif kicking.gif .I had the same experience during my interview, the CO was nicer than the Filipina pre-screener.
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K1 Timeline
02/26/2007 - Filed I-129F
03/08/2007 - NOA1
06/05/2007 - NOA2
09/10/2007 - Interview
09/13/2007 - Visa Received
12/14/2007 - Flight to USA, POE-LAX
02/22/2008 - Wedding Date

AOS
05/29/2008 - I-485 received at Chicago Lockbox
06/19/2008 - Biometrics
08/25/2008 - Card production ordered
08/30/2008 - Green Card received

ROC
07/15/2010 - Mailed I-751 to CSC
07/19/2010 - NOA1
07/21/2010 - Check cleared
08/11/2010 - Biometrics
08/24/2010 - Card production ordered
08/27/2010 - Approval notice received
08/30/2010 - Green card received

N400 - Naturalization
08/08/2011 - Mailed N400 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox
08/12/2011 - NOA
08/15/2011 - Check cashed
09/07/2011 - Biometrics
09/09/2011 - Case status update - In line for testing & interview
09/13/2011 - Case status update - Interview scheduled
09/16/2011 - Interview appointment letter received from the mail
10/31/2011 - Test/Interview - Passed
12/07/2011 - In line for Oath Ceremony Scheduling
01/27/2012 - Oath Ceremony

#12 Jaynelle

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 08:11 PM

yeah maybe because some of the pre screeners are mayabang thinking that their working in the embassy or something.. Haayy...
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#13 j.kevs

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 04:03 AM

CONGRATS!

I AGREE THE PRE SCREENERS ARE STRICTER THAN THE CONSUL..

BUT ITS OK IF THEY MAKE THINGS HARDER FOR US...JUST SAD TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE OUR CO FILIPINOS....BUT ITS OK, THEY MADE US STRONGER ANYWAYZ...RIGHT?

CONGRATS EVERYONE AND GOD BLESS TO OUR NEW LIFE!

AND I LIKE THIS ONE!
HEHEHE I WILL KEEP THIS IN MIND AND IN MY NOTES!
destiny belongs to those who believe in their dreams and have the courage to really pursue it!

dont stop when you're tired, stop when you are done!


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#14 Honey&Sweety

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 04:33 AM

Congratulations! But just one thing too. I can`t read the highlighted part, but anyway. I am happy for you.God bless!
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Petition to Remove Conditions of Status



Sent - July 5, 2011(California Service Center)
Received - July 7, 2011


Check cleared - July 12, 2011



Removal of the Conditional Status ( approved Sept. 9, 2011)


10 Years Green Card Received (Sept. 15, 2011)


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Posted 12 December 2008 - 05:30 AM

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