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IR-5 Interview Experience

#1 EthanJM

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 01:24 AM

My parents went for their interview today. They were scheduled at 6:20 AM but arrived at USEM shortly before 6 AM. There was already a long line when they arrived. Based on the experiences of others in this forum, I thought there is no definite line until 6 AM when the guard will make the final instruction to fall in line based on the visa category. This is the reason why I instructed my parents not to be very early. I guess they have changed the system. There was no special treatment for senior citizens and they fell in line at the very end of the long line.

They had a pre-screening by a Filipino staff then had electronic fingerprinting done. After waiting for their number to be called again, they had an interview with a female Caucasian CO. The only questions asked were:

Who is your petitioner?
How are you related to him?
What does he do for a living?
When was the last time you met personally?

They told me that the CO did not say anything if they are approved or not. They were just instructed to go to Window 72. They filled up a form and indicated that they will pick up their visa at 2Go SM Manila. They left USEM shortly after 11 AM.

I am just happy and proud of my 65 year old parents who followed my instructions patiently and went through the whole process by themselves. We thank God that all our sacrifices for six and a half months is finally rewarded. Hopefully they will get their visa in 3 days so that they can fly shortly after that.

To those who have not completed the process, good luck to all of you guys!Posted Image
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01-24-2011 - Sent I-130 for Parents (USPS Priority)
02-02-2011 - Notice of Action 1
05-11-2011 - Notice of Action 2 - Approved! (104 Days)
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05-24-2011 - Case numbers assigned
05-26-2011 - Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill (Email)
05-26-2011 - Paid I-854 bill
05-31-2011 - AOS Fee showed as PAID
05-31-2011 - DS-3032 received per NVC email
06-01-2011 - IV bill generated
06-03-2011 - I-864 Sent and delivered, June 06, 2011
06-07-2011 - Paid IV bill
06-07-2011 - Medical at St. Lukes - PASSED
06-08-2011 - IV bill marked as PAID
06-09-2011 - DS-230 sent and delivered, June 13, 2011
06-21-2011 - Received I-864 Checklist
06-27-2011 - NVC received DS-230
06-28-2011 - Mailed DS-230 and I-864 checklists
07-12-2011 - Re-scheduled interview appointment to Aug 16, 2011
07-13-2011 - Sign In Failed for Dad's Case
07-26-2011 - Sign In Failed for Mom's case
08-03-2011 - Case forwarded to USEM
08-08-2011 - Cases received by USEM
08-16-2011 - Interview schedule. APPROVED!
08-19-2011 - VISA on hand
08-23-2011 - POE - LAX (Yes, they finally made it to the US!)
09-05-2011 - Baby Due. It's good to have Lolo and Lola when this special day happens.
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#2 RICARDO4EVA2

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 01:42 AM

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Current cut off date F2A - MARCH 1, 2011

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010



Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA


"... Answer when you are called..."


#3 jameugiekaxavilon

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    We are God's best Master Piece!!



Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:26 AM

Congratulations!! Good job :thumbs: :thumbs:
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K-1 Journey (I-129F)
09/10/2010 ----- Filing date of I-129 F
09/22/2010 ----- NOA 1
02/22/2011 ----- Case being adjudicated
02/28/2011 ----- RFE, Waiver to file 2nd K-1 petition
03/04/2011 ----- RFE reply sent
03/08/2011 ----- RFE received and being reviewed at USCIS
03/17/2011 ----- NOA2 (I-129F approved)
03/23/2011 ----- NOA2 hard copy received
03/29/2011 ----- NVC received our Case
04/04/2011 ----- NVC letter received and case forwarded to US embassy Manila
04/08/2011 ----- US Embassy Manila received our case (Consulate)
04/15/2011 ----- Paid VISA at BPI
04/16/2011 ----- Received Eligibility Letter from US Embassy Manila dated April 8, 2011
04/25/2011 ----- 1st day of Medical
04/26/2011 ----- 2nd day of Medical (I PASSED!! Thank you Lord!!)
05/13/2011 ----- Interview (221g - Case under Administrative Processing "AP")
08/12/2011 ----- Received an email from the embassy "Case is pending review by a consular officer"
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#4 naughtyca

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:15 AM

That is great news congratulations
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#5 EthanJM

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:31 AM

Called US Embassy today and they confirmed that my mom's visa was printed yesterday (interview date) and my dad's today. To be forwarded to 2Go for delivery. Zooom, zooooooooommmm.... Posted Image
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01-24-2011 - Sent I-130 for Parents (USPS Priority)
02-02-2011 - Notice of Action 1
05-11-2011 - Notice of Action 2 - Approved! (104 Days)
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05-24-2011 - Case numbers assigned
05-26-2011 - Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill (Email)
05-26-2011 - Paid I-854 bill
05-31-2011 - AOS Fee showed as PAID
05-31-2011 - DS-3032 received per NVC email
06-01-2011 - IV bill generated
06-03-2011 - I-864 Sent and delivered, June 06, 2011
06-07-2011 - Paid IV bill
06-07-2011 - Medical at St. Lukes - PASSED
06-08-2011 - IV bill marked as PAID
06-09-2011 - DS-230 sent and delivered, June 13, 2011
06-21-2011 - Received I-864 Checklist
06-27-2011 - NVC received DS-230
06-28-2011 - Mailed DS-230 and I-864 checklists
07-12-2011 - Re-scheduled interview appointment to Aug 16, 2011
07-13-2011 - Sign In Failed for Dad's Case
07-26-2011 - Sign In Failed for Mom's case
08-03-2011 - Case forwarded to USEM
08-08-2011 - Cases received by USEM
08-16-2011 - Interview schedule. APPROVED!
08-19-2011 - VISA on hand
08-23-2011 - POE - LAX (Yes, they finally made it to the US!)
09-05-2011 - Baby Due. It's good to have Lolo and Lola when this special day happens.
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#6 naughtyca

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:20 AM

Called US Embassy today and they confirmed that my mom's visa was printed yesterday (interview date) and my dad's today. To be forwarded to 2Go for delivery. Zooom, zooooooooommmm.... Posted Image


update pls?

did your parents have to pay anything in the US embassy when they got interviewed?
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#7 EthanJM

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 03:21 PM

update pls?

did your parents have to pay anything in the US embassy when they got interviewed?


No need to pay anything. Even the documents, nothing was asked.
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01-24-2011 - Sent I-130 for Parents (USPS Priority)
02-02-2011 - Notice of Action 1
05-11-2011 - Notice of Action 2 - Approved! (104 Days)
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05-24-2011 - Case numbers assigned
05-26-2011 - Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill (Email)
05-26-2011 - Paid I-854 bill
05-31-2011 - AOS Fee showed as PAID
05-31-2011 - DS-3032 received per NVC email
06-01-2011 - IV bill generated
06-03-2011 - I-864 Sent and delivered, June 06, 2011
06-07-2011 - Paid IV bill
06-07-2011 - Medical at St. Lukes - PASSED
06-08-2011 - IV bill marked as PAID
06-09-2011 - DS-230 sent and delivered, June 13, 2011
06-21-2011 - Received I-864 Checklist
06-27-2011 - NVC received DS-230
06-28-2011 - Mailed DS-230 and I-864 checklists
07-12-2011 - Re-scheduled interview appointment to Aug 16, 2011
07-13-2011 - Sign In Failed for Dad's Case
07-26-2011 - Sign In Failed for Mom's case
08-03-2011 - Case forwarded to USEM
08-08-2011 - Cases received by USEM
08-16-2011 - Interview schedule. APPROVED!
08-19-2011 - VISA on hand
08-23-2011 - POE - LAX (Yes, they finally made it to the US!)
09-05-2011 - Baby Due. It's good to have Lolo and Lola when this special day happens.
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#8 ivantulier

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 09:53 AM

Called US Embassy today and they confirmed that my mom's visa was printed yesterday (interview date) and my dad's today. To be forwarded to 2Go for delivery. Zooom, zooooooooommmm.... Posted Image

How were u able to call the embassy to confirm the visa were printed. What phone number did u call to be able to confirm. Thanks
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