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my interview was on the 16th of july. i was scheduled for 7:30 am. i got there around 6;00 and it was raining. we got called around 8;00 and the process began. i was called to the first window where my documnets were taken. i had a lot of them. what they really needed was tax returns, irs, tax transcripts and w2. so bank statements , pay stubs were all returned to me. i also went with an album with the pics well labelled. pics of us in 2010 before our traditional marriage, pics of traditional marriage with both families, pics of our court marriage 2 yrs later, pics of us and our daughter, our call history from 2013 till date, money transfer reciepts from 2013 till date, etc, all well labelled.

after submitting these, i was called to the next window for my finger prints to be taken. about 10mins later i was called to window five for the real interview.

she asked who petioned me, how did i meet my husband, ai said through a friend, she asked how i knew that firend, i said she was my sch. mate, shen the asked how my husband knew that friend. i was so taken aback because i didnt really envisage these line of questioning. but i was quick enough to tell her that i didnt know maybe at a party. she said it was strange that i saw my husband for the first time in 2010 and we started dating right away. i told her that was it. she hten asked me to tell her all that my husband and i have been talking about on fone from 2010 to 2004. i corrected her that its rather 2014 and she said yes. here also i was just confused. i told her we have spoken about a lot of things. she wanted specifics. so once again by the grace of God, i just started talking about the fathers funeral in 2011, my trditional marriage in 2012, my pregnancy in 2012, my delivery in 2013, my courts marriage in 2014 and tthe fact that i have a baby now to our conversation is about the baby and our general welfare. she then pulled the blue sheet and started writing on it. i said to mysel" please hurry up and give it to me let me get out of here". even when she was writing she still asked how many times my husband had visited since 2010. i told her and she wanted to know if he came to me during all these visits. she then gave me the sheet and asked me to pick my visa in a week. in as much as i sympathise with people who are denied on this platform, i wat to say that that a lot of people are also given visas. on the day of collection, i ccould count about 30 people collecting their immigrant visas. the catch as i see it is that, no matter how mush and how genuine your documents are, if you dont portray some sence of confidence and boldness, you can easly be denied. i have also realised that almost everybody here is a petitioner and not a beneficiary.please let them know that confidence is all that it takes and the grace of God. your documnets could be fake, but you can be granted if you stick to what you say in a confident manner. sometimes they trick you , and if you are not careful you try to change your story and that is it. stick to what you have said and insist on it. organise your documents well and know what you are sending there. keep to your story wether its a lie or its the truth, and think outside the box. because you can be asked questions you have never thought about. honestly i was so nervous and afraid that , i had to ask for prayes from my church. even during the interview i was so nevourse inside. but i kept a smiling face and kept telling myself that its now or never. God being so good, i went through. please educate your beneficiaries. its very important.. i hope this review helps. thanks so much visa journey . yoy helped me to really organise my documents well. infact i over organised them. once again thank you

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Congrats! Always good to hear great news!


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09/13/2014 - I-129F Sent

09/16/2014 - NOA1

04/08/2015 - NOA2 (204 Days)

04/14/2015 - NVC Received

05/04/2015 - Consulate Received

05/12/2015 - Packet 3 Received

05/13/2015 - Packet 3 Sent

07/08/2015 - Interview - Approved (295 Days)

07/29/2015 - POE - Houston

08/03/2015 - Married

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10/05/2015 - NOA Receipt

10/26/2015 - Biometrics

12/28/2015 - Filed Service Request For EAD

12/29/2015 - AP/EAD Approved (89 Days)

01/07/2016 - AP/EAD Combo Card Received

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02/24/2016 - Green Card Received

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Congratulations

I don't understand why dating soon would be a problem

people meet to date on a blind date

and my late husband of 20 years and i were engages 3 days after we met

would still be married as we were happy if God had not taken him

people can fall in love fast

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Congratulations

I don't understand why dating soon would be a problem

people meet to date on a blind date

and my late husband of 20 years and i were engages 3 days after we met

would still be married as we were happy if God had not taken him

people can fall in love fast

What you say is true. It is unfortunate that it is assumed that you are trying to evade immigration law if you marry a foreign national.

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Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.

Our journey:

Spoiler

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

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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You are so right!! It is very important to educate the beneficiary! My fiance and I went over these questions to make sure he knew everything they may ask. Most of it he already knew and they did ask some of these questions: http://www.visajourney.com/content/exampleq

Congratulations!

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my interview was on the 16th of july. i was scheduled for 7:30 am. i got there around 6;00 and it was raining. we got called around 8;00 and the process began. i was called to the first window where my documnets were taken. i had a lot of them. what they really needed was tax returns, irs, tax transcripts and w2. so bank statements , pay stubs were all returned to me. i also went with an album with the pics well labelled. pics of us in 2010 before our traditional marriage, pics of traditional marriage with both families, pics of our court marriage 2 yrs later, pics of us and our daughter, our call history from 2013 till date, money transfer reciepts from 2013 till date, etc, all well labelled.

after submitting these, i was called to the next window for my finger prints to be taken. about 10mins later i was called to window five for the real interview.

she asked who petioned me, how did i meet my husband, ai said through a friend, she asked how i knew that firend, i said she was my sch. mate, shen the asked how my husband knew that friend. i was so taken aback because i didnt really envisage these line of questioning. but i was quick enough to tell her that i didnt know maybe at a party. she said it was strange that i saw my husband for the first time in 2010 and we started dating right away. i told her that was it. she hten asked me to tell her all that my husband and i have been talking about on fone from 2010 to 2004. i corrected her that its rather 2014 and she said yes. here also i was just confused. i told her we have spoken about a lot of things. she wanted specifics. so once again by the grace of God, i just started talking about the fathers funeral in 2011, my trditional marriage in 2012, my pregnancy in 2012, my delivery in 2013, my courts marriage in 2014 and tthe fact that i have a baby now to our conversation is about the baby and our general welfare. she then pulled the blue sheet and started writing on it. i said to mysel" please hurry up and give it to me let me get out of here". even when she was writing she still asked how many times my husband had visited since 2010. i told her and she wanted to know if he came to me during all these visits. she then gave me the sheet and asked me to pick my visa in a week. in as much as i sympathise with people who are denied on this platform, i wat to say that that a lot of people are also given visas. on the day of collection, i ccould count about 30 people collecting their immigrant visas. the catch as i see it is that, no matter how mush and how genuine your documents are, if you dont portray some sence of confidence and boldness, you can easly be denied. i have also realised that almost everybody here is a petitioner and not a beneficiary.please let them know that confidence is all that it takes and the grace of God. your documnets could be fake, but you can be granted if you stick to what you say in a confident manner. sometimes they trick you , and if you are not careful you try to change your story and that is it. stick to what you have said and insist on it. organise your documents well and know what you are sending there. keep to your story wether its a lie or its the truth, and think outside the box. because you can be asked questions you have never thought about. honestly i was so nervous and afraid that , i had to ask for prayes from my church. even during the interview i was so nevourse inside. but i kept a smiling face and kept telling myself that its now or never. God being so good, i went through. please educate your beneficiaries. its very important.. i hope this review helps. thanks so much visa journey . yoy helped me to really organise my documents well. infact i over organised them. once again thank you

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Praise God its great to see an approval coming out of Ghana. It can happen. I am so happy for you. Congratulations. :goofy:


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