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successful k1 visa interview in Paris

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Hello everyone,

Just wanted to thank the community for all the useful information posted on the site that makes life much easier for preparing visa applications!

Here is a few things I would like to say about visa interview in Paris:

-Things were really easy, came in and out within 3 hours, most of it waiting,

The consulate officer only requested a few documents (birth certificates/ passport pics) out of the hundred of pages I had with me ,

in other words ( and it might be specific to our case because we had a lot of documents compiled in the original application), the embassy didn't request any aditional proof of relationship of any kind ( even gave me back pictures, lol)

Most importantly, there didn't accept the financial documents I was carrying around. According to the officer, the rules have changed and they do not process them anymore but might be useful to have them while travelling to the US;

They asked me only a couple of general questions ( I was expecting hundreds) before telling me that the interview went well and should expect the visa within a couple of weeks!!! \o/

BTW: just in case this information was not out there yet, they have photobooths for US style pictures inside the embassy (running out of time after all this time waiting,really?)

Cheers,

Igor and Lauren






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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Congrats and thank you for the helpful review! :D


K1 Visa

03/30/2015 - I-129F sent

04/06/2015 - NOA1

04/30/2015 - NOA2

05/14/2015 - NVC case number assigned

05/15/2015 - Petition left NVC, sent to Paris embassy

05/20/2015 - Paris embassy received

06/05/2015 - Packet 3 received

08/04/2015 - Medical

09/03/2015 - Interview... APPROVED!

09/10/2015 - Visa received

11/20/2015 - POE in Seattle

12/31/2015 - Married! (L)

Adjustment of Status

01/29/2016 - Filed I-485/I-765/I-131

02/08/2016 - NOAs received

03/03/2016 - RFE

03/23/2016 - Biometrics appointment

06/07/2016 - Interview... APPROVED!

06/14/2016 - Green card received

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Thank you so much for posting this, and CONGRATS!!! <3

Did they really say it could be a couple of weeks until you get it? I thought they got them out usually within a week or two.... :( That worries me a lot... :(

Edited by chantuff9

K1 Visa Timeline:

Texas Service Center

NOA1: 10-15-14

NOA2: 05-15-15

Sent to NVC: 05-21-15

NVC received: 06-01-15
Sent to Paris: 06-04-15

Accepted at Paris: 06-08-15

Medical: 06-30-15

Interview, approved: 07-15-15

Pick up at embassy: 07-20-15

Entry to USA: 07-23-15

Adjustment of Status filed: 09-04-15

Biometrics Appt: 09-21-15

No interview

Approval: 03-18-16

 

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Hello everyone,

Just wanted to thank the community for all the useful information posted on the site that makes life much easier for preparing visa applications!

Here is a few things I would like to say about visa interview in Paris:

-Things were really easy, came in and out within 3 hours, most of it waiting,

The consulate officer only requested a few documents (birth certificates/ passport pics) out of the hundred of pages I had with me ,

in other words ( and it might be specific to our case because we had a lot of documents compiled in the original application), the embassy didn't request any aditional proof of relationship of any kind ( even gave me back pictures, lol)

Most importantly, there didn't accept the financial documents I was carrying around. According to the officer, the rules have changed and they do not process them anymore but might be useful to have them while travelling to the US;

They asked me only a couple of general questions ( I was expecting hundreds) before telling me that the interview went well and should expect the visa within a couple of weeks!!! \o/

BTW: just in case this information was not out there yet, they have photobooths for US style pictures inside the embassy (running out of time after all this time waiting,really?)

Cheers,

Igor and Lauren

Congrats!

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