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Hello, guys!

This forum has been sooo helpful to me so, I'd like to share my experience/interview today at the embassy.

I arrived at 7:05 and there was no line for K1 by that time, so I was instructed to proceed inside.

We were told to have the DS160 in hand at all times, so that's what we did.

For "biometrics", the American consul asked for the NVC letter because he needs the MNL#.

For the pre-screening with the Filipino consulate, he asked for the

AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT

PROOF OF INCOME

CENOMAR

NBI (No record on file)

St. LUKE's brown envelop - I saw him open it and took out the 2x2 pictures I submitted at St. Luke's. In addition, he didn't ask me for any pictures. He asked me questions about my fiancé and me similar to those that are being shared in this forum.

Note: I was sitting next to a fellow K1 beneficiary, and she said that since her letter never arrived, her fiancé came back to the Philippines to go to the U.S. embassy to inquire in person. She said that since her fiancé is an American citizen, they were allowed inside. That was how they learned that her case files were already in the embassy since Novemeber. I think she said her fiancé was very upset about that. They made the inquiry in person last December 2014.

After oath taking, I went to the interview with an American consulate. She just said "tell me about your fiancé."

She was very nice and congratulated us on our upcoming wedding. Before I leave her window she reiterated that my visa is approved, I thanked her and was sent to "releasing" area.

I was told that my passport will be for pick up at Ayala 2Go. I was finished by 9:15 AM.

Again, thank you guys so much! Btw, I received the "letter that never arrives" last February 23 and by that time, I was already done with my medical! Lol. The long wait begins for the issuance and to attend the CFO. We couldn't have made it without your knowledge and support! God bless everyone at VJ!

-D

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K1 visa timeline10/10/2014 - NOA1 > 11/14/2014 - NOA2 > 12/12/2014 - MNL Case# > 02/5-6/2015 - Medical exam > 03/12/2015 - Interview, Approved (Thank God!) > 03/12/2015 CEAC created // 3-17-2015 (AP)  >  3-18-2015 (ISSUED) > 03/23/2015 - visa in-hand > 03/30/2015 - CFO sticker > 05/11/2015 - POE, SFO > 06/20/2015 - Got married!
AOS timeline - 6/26/2015 - applied for SS card (in my MAIDEN name) > 7/6/2015 - received SS card in the mail > 7/3/2015 - Sent AOS packet > 7/14/2015 - Got confirmation text/email from USCIS > 7/20/2015 - Received NOAs for I-485 & I-765 > Aug. 2015 - Received EADMar. 2016 Received conditional GC (no interview) expires March 2018

GC (ROC) timeline

Jan. 25, 2018 Submitted I-751 paperwork to remove GC conditions > Feb. '18 Received I-797 > Mar. '18 Received appointment for bio-metrics / biometrics done.

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The Filipino consulate at pre-screening also asked for my birth certificate. (of course!)

Hello, guys!

This forum has been sooo helpful to me so, I'd like to share my experience/interview today at the embassy.

I arrived at 7:05 and there was no line for K1 by that time, so I was instructed to proceed inside.

We were told to have the DS160 in hand at all times, so that's what we did.

For "biometrics", the American consul asked for the NVC letter because he needs the MNL#.

For the pre-screening with the Filipino consulate, he asked for the

AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT

PROOF OF INCOME

CENOMAR

NBI (No record on file)

St. LUKE's brown envelop - I saw him open it and took out the 2x2 pictures I submitted at St. Luke's. In addition, he didn't ask me for any pictures. He asked me questions about my fiancé and me similar to those that are being shared in this forum.

Note: I was sitting next to a fellow K1 beneficiary, and she said that since her letter never arrived, her fiancé came back to the Philippines to go to the U.S. embassy to inquire in person. She said that since her fiancé is an American citizen, they were allowed inside. That was how they learned that her case files were already in the embassy since Novemeber. I think she said her fiancé was very upset about that. They made the inquiry in person last December 2014.

After oath taking, I went to the interview with an American consulate. She just said "tell me about your fiancé."

She was very nice and congratulated us on our upcoming wedding. Before I leave her window she reiterated that my visa is approved, I thanked her and was sent to "releasing" area.

I was told that my passport will be for pick up at Ayala 2Go. I was finished by 9:15 AM.

Again, thank you guys so much! Btw, I received the "letter that never arrives" last February 23 and by that time, I was already done with my medical! Lol. The long wait begins for the issuance and to attend the CFO. We couldn't have made it without your knowledge and support! God bless everyone at VJ!

-D

Edited by dynm

K1 visa timeline10/10/2014 - NOA1 > 11/14/2014 - NOA2 > 12/12/2014 - MNL Case# > 02/5-6/2015 - Medical exam > 03/12/2015 - Interview, Approved (Thank God!) > 03/12/2015 CEAC created // 3-17-2015 (AP)  >  3-18-2015 (ISSUED) > 03/23/2015 - visa in-hand > 03/30/2015 - CFO sticker > 05/11/2015 - POE, SFO > 06/20/2015 - Got married!
AOS timeline - 6/26/2015 - applied for SS card (in my MAIDEN name) > 7/6/2015 - received SS card in the mail > 7/3/2015 - Sent AOS packet > 7/14/2015 - Got confirmation text/email from USCIS > 7/20/2015 - Received NOAs for I-485 & I-765 > Aug. 2015 - Received EADMar. 2016 Received conditional GC (no interview) expires March 2018

GC (ROC) timeline

Jan. 25, 2018 Submitted I-751 paperwork to remove GC conditions > Feb. '18 Received I-797 > Mar. '18 Received appointment for bio-metrics / biometrics done.

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The pre screeners are like trained monkeys, they ask for paperwork and questions out of routine.

I really like it when the fiance attends a the pre screener asks "When was the last time you saw your Fiance?"

Thanks for the report and Congrats..........

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The pre screeners are like trained monkeys, they ask for paperwork and questions out of routine.

I really like it when the fiance attends a the pre screener asks "When was the last time you saw your Fiance?"

Thanks for the report and Congrats..........

That's what they call a "duh" moment. :idea:


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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I don't know about trained monkeys, the pre-screener and I chatted about a variety of things before moving on. ;)


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

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Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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