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Hi everyone! Just scheduled my visa interview. Pointers and tips before my intwrview would be alot of help.:) and your prayers will be much appreciated. Im worried but I have faith and will do my best to make it. Im praying we all make it and be with our partners soonest.:)

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Good luck!

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Pinedo, If I were you, I would definitely check out Hank's http://visaconnection-philippines.com/# andGreenbaum's http://dennyeyberg.wix.com/filipino-am-visa websites.They are fantastic and helped so much. They both did a fantastic job explaining things in detail.

Also be confident!

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Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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Pinedo, If I were you, I would definitely check out Hank's http://visaconnection-philippines.com/# andGreenbaum's http://dennyeyberg.wix.com/filipino-am-visa websites.They are fantastic and helped so much. They both did a fantastic job explaining things in detail.

Also be confident!

Thank you so much. I will surely read all your recommendations.:)

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Hi everyone! Just scheduled my visa interview. Pointers and tips before my intwrview would be alot of help. :) and your prayers will be much appreciated. Im worried but I have faith and will do my best to make it. Im praying we all make it and be with our partners soonest. :)

The interview will not take long. Typically, 5 minuets. Yup, all this work for 5 min in front of the CO. But, those 5 min are the MOST important in your journey. So here are my recommendations.

Smile

Be confident

Be HONEST with your answers

Only give information to the CO that is relevant to the question.

Don't go into great detail as this may give the CO more information from which to ask you more questions

Look the CO in the eye when answering

Did I say smile? Yes, Smile!!

Good Luck


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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The interview will not take long. Typically, 5 minuets. Yup, all this work for 5 min in front of the CO. But, those 5 min are the MOST important in your journey. So here are my recommendations.

Smile

Be confident

Be HONEST with your answers

Only give information to the CO that is relevant to the question.

Don't go into great detail as this may give the CO more information from which to ask you more questions

Look the CO in the eye when answering

Did I say smile? Yes, Smile!!

Good Luck

Thank you for your tips.:) good thing my job requires a lot of smiling everyday. Lol i guess i can managed with the smiling thing.:)

Btw, Any advice which are common questions a CO asks?

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Thank you for your tips. :) good thing my job requires a lot of smiling everyday. Lol i guess i can managed with the smiling thing. :)

Btw, Any advice which are common questions a CO asks?

The basic questions are:

What is the name of your fiancé'?

What is his work?

What is your work?

How many times did he visit you?

What are your wedding plans?

How did he propose to you?

What does he like to do during his free time?

These are general in nature. You will be amazed how fast the interview goes, but of course, it depends all on you and the paperwork you submitted. If your documents are in good shape out in less then 5 min. Your mileage will vary.

Good luck


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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The basic questions are:

What is the name of your fiancé'?

What is his work?

What is your work?

How many times did he visit you?

What are your wedding plans?

How did he propose to you?

What does he like to do during his free time?

These are general in nature. You will be amazed how fast the interview goes, but of course, it depends all on you and the paperwork you submitted. If your documents are in good shape out in less then 5 min. Your mileage will vary.

Good luck

My fiancee had...what was my name and work, how did we meet, and what do I like to do in my free time? that was it.


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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I got asked what our families think of our relationship

(shows me pictures I sent) asked who were the people in the photos

what he does for a living

what i feel about our age difference (I'm 6 years older)


My K1 timeline (4 months/NO expedites): http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?cfl=0&id=163489

My AOS timeline (10 months):

08/16/2014 - Sent in AOS package

08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

11/08/2014 - EAD / Travel Document approved and went to card production

11/19/2014 - Received EAD/AP combo card (dated 11/14/2014)

12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

06/24/2015 - AOS approved! Card picked up by USPS KY for delivery

06/26/2015 - Received green card by mail (Yay I can rest for 2 years!)

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The basic questions are:

What is the name of your fiancé'?

What is his work?

What is your work?

How many times did he visit you?

What are your wedding plans?

How did he propose to you?

What does he like to do during his free time?

These are general in nature. You will be amazed how fast the interview goes, but of course, it depends all on you and the paperwork you submitted. If your documents are in good shape out in less then 5 min. Your mileage will vary.

Good luck

Thank you for this. I guess if this would be the questions I could answer them right away confidently.:)

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Prayers are poweful! I will be praying for you as well!

I truly believe that!:) im really praying hard and I eveb asked my friends to pray for me and our application. I believe that God is fatihful and He know our deepest hearts desires. Thank you so much for praying for me.?

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