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US EMBASSY manila INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

#1 Mr&MrsA

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:15 AM

Hi All,

 

I would like to ask especially to those who had done it already: What are the common questions asked by the filipino and american Consul at the USEM??

 

Any information will greatly be appreciated....


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K1 Visa Journey

TEXAS SERVICE CENTER

 

4/18/2013         I 129f application - packet sent
4/26/2013         NOA1 email confirmation
5/02/2013         Alien number Changed
5/03/2013         NOA 1 hardcopy mailed
7/10/2013         Transfered to Local USCIS for processing
7/22/2013         Address was changed relating to the I129F
7/26/2013         RFE hard copy received
7/29/2013         RFE mailed back
8/02/2013         CFO passed!
8/07/2013         NOA 2!!!
8/10/2013         NOA2 hardcopy received
8/19/2013         Shipped to NVC
8/23/2013         MNL case number provided over the phone
8/23/2013         NVC shipped packet to Embassy
8/27/2013         Paid Visa Fee
8/27/2013        Case Status "Ready" USEM
8/30/2013        NVC letter hardcopy received
9/11/2013        Case Status Updated "Ready" USEM
9/19/2013        Medical Passed!!!
10/18/2013      Visa Appointment USEM ----- Visa Approved!
10/21/2013      Visa Status Update: Ready
10/23/2013      Visa Status Update: Administrative Processing
10/24/2013      Visa Status Update: Issued
10/29/2013      Visa on Hand
10/30/2013      CFO sticker stamped
11/24/2013      POE: Detroit
 
 
AOS/EAD/AP Application

Day

1             Delivered                    April 11,2014

7             NOA 1                           April 16,2014

16           Bio Appt received     April 21,2014

32           Biometrics Done       May 12,2014

76           called USCIS              June 25,2014

77           EAD mailed                June 26,2014

 
 

#2 lost_at_sea

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:46 AM

Here, these are the reviews of K1 applicants for your embassy. You should have a read of those - folks will have noted what sort of questions they were asked and how it went:

 

http://www.visajourn...5&topic=K1 Visa


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bullet_blue.pngI-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London:
3rd May 2013     - Married in London
7th May 2013     - I-130 filed
14th May 2013    - NOA1
4th June 2013    - NOA2

20th June 2013   - Medical
16th July 2013   - Interview bullet_tick.png
30th July 2013   - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year Green card arrived
 
bullet_green.pngRead DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide
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bullet_green.pngVisit VJ UK regional forum and DCF forum 

 

I'm out of the forum.


#3 Ryan H

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

Moved from K1 Process & Procedures to Philippines regional forum.
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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
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

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013:  Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014:  Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014:  New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*


#4 chrismanilyn

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:39 AM

I attended with my fiancee (now wife), the first window asked only a few questions centered around my wife and her child, like "what's your name, is this your daughter", etc., and then she asked to see a few photos of us together.  

 

We then waited for the "official" interview and the consulate employee asked my wife how we met, what she/I did for work, if I had any children, had she met my child, and that was pretty much it.  She was very polite and the whole "interview" was over within 2 minutes...kind of a surprise how simple it was.  

 

Although we didn't get approved on the spot (we had one document missing), we walked away from the embassy feeling good about the whole process and wondering why we feared so much leading up to that point.  Just be polite, honest, and have as much "evidence" as you can put together in an orderly and organized fashion.  


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#5 doug/sherry

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:44 AM

I attended with my fiancee (now wife), the first window asked only a few questions centered around my wife and her child, like "what's your name, is this your daughter", etc., and then she asked to see a few photos of us together.  

 

We then waited for the "official" interview and the consulate employee asked my wife how we met, what she/I did for work, if I had any children, had she met my child, and that was pretty much it.  She was very polite and the whole "interview" was over within 2 minutes...kind of a surprise how simple it was.  

 

Although we didn't get approved on the spot (we had one document missing), we walked away from the embassy feeling good about the whole process and wondering why we feared so much leading up to that point.  Just be polite, honest, and have as much "evidence" as you can put together in an orderly and organized fashion.  

 

 

What document were you missing?


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#6 chrismanilyn

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:47 AM

Foreign police report...you can view my past postings in detail.  Long story short, policy on SG police reports changed mid-stride with us, and they required us to obtain prior to visa issuance.


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#7 Robb&Ann

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:35 PM

they asked me 1.Are you married? 2.Do you have kids? 3.How did you met? 4.What site? 5.When did you met? 6.How many times he visited you? 7.Were you able to go out of the country already? 8.Do you work? The Filipino officer asked my fiance: 1.I assume you are the fiance? lol 2.When did you arrived? 3.How are you over coming from a jet lag? 4.So where did she took you when you came here?lol. Did you guys go out of Manila? 5.Were you married before? 6.What happened to your Marriage? 7.Where are the kids staying at? 8.Do you still support your kids? the American consul just asked me when and where did we met online
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#8 Stevephoto

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:09 PM

Here is my review of our interview: http://www.visajourn...merica-my-love/


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Mahalo/Salamat!
Steve and Joan
Met on Facebook 2/24/12
Met in person 6/5/12
Second visit 10/2/12
Engaged 10/3/12
NOA10/15/12
Third visit 12/10/12
Joan got her passport! 2/20/13
NOA2 4/24/13
Fourth visit 5/28/13
CFO 5/30/13
Embassy Interview APPROVED 6/6/13

Joan passed through immigration in Hawaii! Shes home! 6/13/13

MARRIED 8/24/13

AOS, EAD and AP petitions sent to Chicago via Express Mail

EAD/AP Received 11/13/13

AOS Interview APPROVED 11/26/13

2-year Green Card in hand 12/5/13
Joan-and-I-Chocolate-Hills.jpg


#9 madtownguy

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:50 PM

It is easy don't worry.  Just do your best it will be fine.  They asked my fiance my name, where I live, and what I like to do for fun.  She was in an out in a little under 2 hours.  She said both the medical and interview she got put up to the front of the line by people who handle stuff, so be nice to everyone it might speed up things for you.


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#10 Speech1326

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

To tell you the truth....every case is different..you dont need to worry for any questions the CO ask you.Primarily its all about you and the petitioner and it depends on the CO.Relax...trust me CO works in mysterious ways....


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#11 Kumi and Drake

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:02 PM

The consul just asked me and my fiancé some questions like what my full name is, if I worked and lived outside the Philippines, if we were married before and have kids and who was the other person on another I-134 we provided and said it was my fiancé's mom. Then gave me info about domestic violence and stuff. Then she says visa's approved. 


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#12 Mr&MrsA

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:26 PM

thanks everyone!!! your replies is a great help to my future interview... im feeling greatful!


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K1 Visa Journey

TEXAS SERVICE CENTER

 

4/18/2013         I 129f application - packet sent
4/26/2013         NOA1 email confirmation
5/02/2013         Alien number Changed
5/03/2013         NOA 1 hardcopy mailed
7/10/2013         Transfered to Local USCIS for processing
7/22/2013         Address was changed relating to the I129F
7/26/2013         RFE hard copy received
7/29/2013         RFE mailed back
8/02/2013         CFO passed!
8/07/2013         NOA 2!!!
8/10/2013         NOA2 hardcopy received
8/19/2013         Shipped to NVC
8/23/2013         MNL case number provided over the phone
8/23/2013         NVC shipped packet to Embassy
8/27/2013         Paid Visa Fee
8/27/2013        Case Status "Ready" USEM
8/30/2013        NVC letter hardcopy received
9/11/2013        Case Status Updated "Ready" USEM
9/19/2013        Medical Passed!!!
10/18/2013      Visa Appointment USEM ----- Visa Approved!
10/21/2013      Visa Status Update: Ready
10/23/2013      Visa Status Update: Administrative Processing
10/24/2013      Visa Status Update: Issued
10/29/2013      Visa on Hand
10/30/2013      CFO sticker stamped
11/24/2013      POE: Detroit
 
 
AOS/EAD/AP Application

Day

1             Delivered                    April 11,2014

7             NOA 1                           April 16,2014

16           Bio Appt received     April 21,2014

32           Biometrics Done       May 12,2014

76           called USCIS              June 25,2014

77           EAD mailed                June 26,2014

 
 

#13 Justud

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:32 PM

To tell you the truth....every case is different..you dont need to worry for any questions the CO ask you.Primarily its all about you and the petitioner and it depends on the CO.Relax...trust me CO works in mysterious ways....

 

agreed with Speech. The filipina CO just asked a question about my 2012 taxes, the american CO just sweared us in and asked if that was our son. we said yes and then he said ok, everything is in order, you are fine. it lasted like 30 seconds. 


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================================================================
2011-01-30 First trip to Manila (work related)
2011-02-18 Second trip to Manila (work related)
2011-03-08 Met Jenny in Manila
2011-03-29 Third trip to Manila (work and Jenny related)
2011-04-17 Started relationship
2011-05-11 Fourth trip to Manila (work and Jenny related)
2011-06-19 Found out I would be a father for the first time
2011-08-18 Fifth trip to Manila (work and Jenny related)
2011-11-08 Sixth trip to Manila (work and Jenny related)
2011-11-08 Engaged to Jenny
2012-01-11 Seventh trip to Manila (work and Jenny related)
2012-02-09 Eighth trip to Manila (Birth of son)
2012-02-16 Son Dustin Neal born healthy in Manila
2012-09-24 Ninth trip to Manila (work and Jenny/Dustin related)

2013-06-18 Tenth trip to Manila (K1 - Interview!!!!)

2013-10-21 Eleventh trip to Manila (bringing Jenny/Dustin back)
=================================================================
2012-07-31 Sent I-129F package
2012-08-03 NOA1 Vermont Service Center delivered
2012-08-07 NOA1 Hard-copy received
2013-02-15 CBRA Interview for son Dustin

2013-02-25 NOA2 Email of Approval
2013-03-01 NOA2 Hard-copy received

2013-04-15 CBRA Approved

2013-06-14 Medical PASSED!!

2013-06-26 Interview Scheduled

2013-07-11 VISA IN HAND!!!

2013-10-31 POE - Atlanta

2014-01-18 MARRIED




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