K1 visa approved in Accra
Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:16 PM
I got to the embassy at about 6:30AM because my interview was at 7:30AM. At about 7, they started calling people to form lines. After getting into the embassy, you give will give your appointment letter to the receptionist. Later you will be called to submit ALL OF YOUR DOCUMENTS. I had 3 piles – affidavit of support, required documents from me (DS156, 156K, DS230, birth cert/with copy, police cert and letters of intent) and relationship evidence. I gave all of them to the lady (Ghanaian). But I had to go out and take new passport pictures because she said the ones I had were not the right size. So I paid for the visa - $240 and then left and took my new passport pictures.
At the Ghanaian lady's desk, i saw our I-129F application with an approved stamp on it. it had everything we submitted from the beginning. i think that approved stamp was from USCIS.
After returning with my new passport pictures and submitting to the Ghanaian lady, I was called like 10 minutes later to have my finger prints captured. And like 40min later, I was called for my interview. The whole thing lasted like 15mins or even more.
CO – did you pay in dollars or in the local equivalent?
CO – did you get a change and how much change did you get back?
CO – how did you meet?
CO – did you go to school together with my fiancee? (i went to college in the US)
CO – what I do?
CO - what does your fiancee do?
CO - has my fiancee visited me since I moved back home?
CO - if we traveled together. The pictures I submitted showed that we had traveled to a few countries together.
CO – have I ever overstayed a previous visa?
She would types on her computer for about 3mins before asking me the next question. This is weird because I didn't know what to do while she was typing. I just look around and fidget with my bag. Haha.
She gave me back my pictures and relationship evidence and kept my passport. I don’t think she looked through my relationship evidence. My relationship evidence was about 3 inches thick (and that was excluding the pictures album) and my whole bag weighed 13lb - crazy!!! The whole time she was interviewing me, she was going through our pictures.
Then she handed me a piece paper with pick up date of June 8th!!!!! Freaking 5 weeks away…but its all good..I will only be happy after I get my visa.
Also organize your documents very well.
Let me know if you guys have any questions.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:24 PM
Feb.14 2012: Mailed I-129F
Feb.17 2012: NOA1
Aug.14 2012: NOA2!! (179 days)
Oct.4 2012: Interview! Approved!
Oct.12 2012: Visa in hand
Dec.02 2012: POE
March 9 2013 AOS packet sent
March 18 2013 NOA1
April 1 2013 Biometrics done (appointment April 11)
Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:27 PM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:30 PM
Congrats, my husband is going for his interview wednesday our cosponsor backed out at the last minute so we will see last year I made more than enough so im just praying. I had a friend that said he slid thru without them lookin at his stuff
good lucky!! just organize your documents.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:27 PM
RFE reply 8/3/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
AOS applicaion sent 12/19/12
Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:47 PM
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport
Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:26 PM
“The moon is at her full, and riding high, floods the calm fields with light. The airs that hover in the summer sky are all asleep tonight.” ~William C. Bryant
Click HERE for our complete K-1 visa journey timeline.
Happily Married: December 1, 2012
Filing Date: 4/15/2013
Received RFE: 5/13/2013 (We forgot to include proof of citizenship of co-sponsor)
Mailed our response to the RFE: 5/15/2013 (We sent the co-sponsor's U.S. birth certificate)
Biometrics Appointment: 5/20/13
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:54 AM
Visited Accra on June 26, 2011 ( For two weeks)
Sept 14, 2011 Mailed the petition express
Sept 16, 2011.................................... NOA 1
Feb 01,2012...................................... NOA 2
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