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During your interview were you asked about previous visas or previous visa refusals?

First, I had a J1 (au pair) visa for two years

Then I applied for a student visa and was refused. Reapplied and was refused again.

They focused a lot on me wanting to go to school where I used to be an pair and had a few questions about me having friends in the area, if I would continue to work for the previous family etc. I was refused cause of too little ties to my home country.

And now a year later me and my fiancé are almost at the end of the k1 (interview in about 3weeks)

And I can't help but to think that those two student visa denials will cause drama with the k1.

Anyone who's been in the same boat? What questions were you asked?

mwnand my fiancé got engaged AFTER the student denials, we have been together since February 2014 (when I was still an au pair in the states)

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They shouldn't have a bearing on it. You were denied because you didn't have significant ties to your country- now you are applying for a non-immigrant visa with immigration intent, so you don't require ties to your country. I can't say they won't ask questions about them but just be honest about everything! Rest easy and good luck!!

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Our Journey:
04/19/2014- Met online
10/2014- Visited Nigeria and he proposed!!!! 
02/28/2015- Sent I-129F petition
03/05/2015- NOA1
09/2015- Visited Nigeria again!!!
10/28/2015- NOA2 (237 day wait at TSC)
11/13/2015- Sent to NVC
11/27/2015- Arrived at Embassy
06/2016- Third visit to Nigeria!
06/15/2016- Interview, given option to file I-601 waiver.
08/16/2016- Waiver submitted (no lawyer).
11/21/2016- Waiver approved with expedite.
01/2017- Embassy requested interview. 
04/2017- Fourth visit to Nigeria.  K1 officially denied. 
04/25/2017- NOA1 for 2nd K1.
07/27/2017- Case transferred to TSC.
11/17/2017- Case transferred back to CSC.
01/16/2018- NOA2!! (266 day wait)
03/08/2018- Interview (AP)
05/03/2018- VISA APPROVAL!!!
05/14/2018- Visa issued
05/18/2018- Visa picked up
05/25/2018- HE'S HOME!!! 💙💙💙


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They did not even ask me of any of my visas. It's not relevant. You will only be asked about you and your fiance. Only question they might ask that is possibly related to the visa is how long you had been in the states before you and your fiance met. That's the question I got.






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Yeah I know I won't have to prove ties to home country this time.

I going through all sort of questions in my head every day to make sure I know everything and have a good idea about what they possibly could ask.

And yeah I know I'm making this a lot bigger than it necessary has to be but im really missing my fiancé and I really wants to see an end to this haha.

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my fiancee was TOURIST when she first arrived, then she came here again as a TOURIST while she was here she changed her visa to go to language school. then she moved back to her country...

after

She applied 3 times for tourist visa and they denied her in every attempt because of ties situation.... lets see what is going to happen to us in interview..

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my fiancee was TOURIST when she first arrived, then she came here again as a TOURIST while she was here she changed her visa to go to language school. then she moved back to her country...

after

She applied 3 times for tourist visa and they denied her in every attempt because of ties situation.... lets see what is going to happen to us in interview..

Oh!! When is your interview and at what consulate?

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that phase. ***


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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