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hi! just want to ask you question... will it help if i join my fiancee on his interview in manila?

and will i be able to join him during interview? thanks..

it doesn't hurt if you want to go to the interview. It's always a good support for the other person. I went and I really enjoyed it and it opened my eyes up to how our embassy works. But, it's not necessary.


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You will be allowed to enter the USEM with your US passport to accompany your fiancé. Will it help? Possibly.

Many fiance(e)s do the interview alone and some petitioners choose to go to the interview.

I went with my fiancée. When it was our turn to go to one the interview window, the CO said that I "must be the petitioner" and we laughingly said yes. Then she said I could take a seat and wait for fiancée to finish. So fiancee did the interview on her own while I watched from the seat.

All in all, it was a fantastic experience. It's your choice to go or not.

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thank you for the reply.. i was thinkig that prolly if i accompany him they won't doubt if our relationship is real or not...

we've been together since 2008 when i went back to phil to finish my nursing.. then i went back nov 2009 here in US for good... but because i stuggle with money 2010-2012, i wasnt able to visit him.. its only june 2013 when i was able to see him again. buy communication is non stop... do u think they will doubt our relationship because in th span of 5.5 yrs i only visited him once?

You will be allowed to enter the USEM with your US passport to accompany your fiancé. Will it help? Possibly.

Many fiance(e)s do the interview alone and some petitioners choose to go to the interview.

I went with my fiancée. When it was our turn to go to one the interview window, the CO said that I "must be the petitioner" and we laughingly said yes. Then she said I could take a seat and wait for fiancée to finish. So fiancee did the interview on her own while I watched from the seat.

All in all, it was a fantastic experience. It's your choice to go or not.

thank you for the reply.. i was thinkig that prolly if i accompany him they won't doubt if our relationship is real or not...

we've been together since 2008 when i went back to phil to finish my nursing.. then i went back nov 2009 here in US for good... but because i stuggle with money 2010-2012, i wasnt able to visit him.. its only june 2013 when i was able to see him again. buy communication is non stop... do u think they will doubt our relationship because in th span of 5.5 yrs i only visited him once?

it doesn't hurt if you want to go to the interview. It's always a good support for the other person. I went and I really enjoyed it and it opened my eyes up to how our embassy works. But, it's not necessary.

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there are two things that you need to use to show that you have a relationship first thing is that you have pictures of the two of you together, and the other is that you've been together in the past two years. since you visited last June 2013 and plus two years is now June 2015 if your interview is before June 2015 then you're going to be okay if it's after June 2015 I advise you that you would go to the interview.


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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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yes.. we have lots of photo 2008-2009.. and we also have photo 2013.. thank you

there are two things that you need to use to show that you have a relationship first thing is that you have pictures of the two of you together, and the other is that you've been together in the past two years. since you visited last June 2013 and plus two years is now June 2015 if your interview is before June 2015 then you're going to be okay if it's after June 2015 I advise you that you would go to the interview.

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yes.. we have lots of photo 2008-2009.. and we also have photo 2013.. thank you

Your welcome. good luck


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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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Really no reason for the US petitioner to go.

I went because it was a good excuse to go to Philppines. I was allowed to attend the interview which by the way is basically done in the open and not in a private room.

I watched and spied on about 15 other inteviews that day, anywhere from Family Visas to Spousal to Fiance, It was interesting, and most lasted a few minutes.

I saw many people get 221 due to not having stuff like updated 1040's, and this was mostly family visas.....

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Really no reason for the US petitioner to go.

I went because it was a good excuse to go to Philppines. I was allowed to attend the interview which by the way is basically done in the open and not in a private room.

I watched and spied on about 15 other inteviews that day, anywhere from Family Visas to Spousal to Fiance, It was interesting, and most lasted a few minutes.

I saw many people get 221 due to not having stuff like updated 1040's, and this was mostly family visas.....

Yup, if money's tight no real problem as long as your send over what's needed.

Same here, you can't help but listen to things considering it's all out in the open like in a bank or the DMV.

Most people getting 221g's the day of our interview were due to not having the right name on the NBI, or not having a W-2 for 2014.


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Feb 24 & 25, 2015 - Day 1 & Day 2 of Medical @ SLEC. Immunizations given on Day 2, thankfully

Mar 5, 2015 - USEM Interview Appointment - IR-1 Visa Approved! (CEAC Status updated to ISSUED afternoon of interview day)

Mar 10, 2015 - 3pm - Received SMS saying IV Package ready for pickup at 2GO MoA. Picked up at 5pm. (Shipped/Picked Up/In Hand on 3rd Business Day post interview)

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is someone getting denied from K1 visa? i'm just worried that my fiancee will get denied.. getting denied is the worst rhing that will happen to us at this moment because weve been in long distance relationship for more than 5 years now

Really no reason for the US petitioner to go.

I went because it was a good excuse to go to Philppines. I was allowed to attend the interview which by the way is basically done in the open and not in a private room.

I watched and spied on about 15 other inteviews that day, anywhere from Family Visas to Spousal to Fiance, It was interesting, and most lasted a few minutes.

I saw many people get 221 due to not having stuff like updated 1040's, and this was mostly family visas.....

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is someone getting denied from K1 visa? i'm just worried that my fiancee will get denied.. getting denied is the worst rhing that will happen to us at this moment because weve been in long distance relationship for more than 5 years now

have faith in your relationship. show the embassy solid proof of your relationship and as long as you have a good income yourself, everything will be alright. be very prepared and make sure you have all the requirements.

Good luck.


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You're worrying and stressing tooooooo much! Relax.


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hi! just want to ask you question... will it help if i join my fiancee on his interview in manila?

and will i be able to join him during interview? thanks..

Attending the interview can't hurt the process. I attended my fiancee's interview and it was a great experience. The first set of questions will be asked by a local "screener". They are ensuring all the required forms and paperwork are in order and I suspect they may add some notes if they feel that certain areas need to be asked about by the CO. I was not asked any specific questions nor did I say much of anything at this step.

The CO interview went great. My fiancee was asked one question and the CO and I talked about a few things. My fiancee jokes that it was my interview and not hers!

If you can find a way to attend, I say do it.

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Our journey:

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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

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I was planning to go to manila too during my fiances interview. :)


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Consulate : Manila, Philippines

I-129F Sent : 12/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 2015-01-05

I-129F RFE(s) :2015-02-16

RFE Reply(s) : 2015-02-26

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-03-04

NVC Received :2015-03-20

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2015-03-23

NVC Left : 2015-03-25

Consulate Received : 2015-03-27

Interview Date : 2015-04-28

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2015-05-04

US Entry : 2015-05-18

Marriage : 2015-06-22

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Interview Date : 2015-12-10

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