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Hello everyone, I got married in 2014. my husband (US citizen) filed I-130 for me last year. I gave birth this year jan, my husband came down n filed for our son immediately and he acquired his US passport here in Nigeria. Hubby returned back to US in February. Long story short, NVC approved my case last week so I'm presently waiting for my interview date. My questions are:

1. If I go with my baby for d interview and present his US passport and birth certificate amongst other documents, does this qualifies me for my IV automatically?

2. Will I still be asked so many questions as I've read lots of questions on d net.

3. What other stuffs do you suggest, that can make me pass my interview?. Living here all alone with my baby is nerve wracking.

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1 minute ago, olai said:

Hello everyone, I got married in 2014. my husband (US citizen) filed I-130 for me last year. I gave birth this year jan, my husband came down n filed for our son immediately and he acquired his US passport here in Nigeria. Hubby returned back to US in February. Long story short, NVC approved my case last week so I'm presently waiting for my interview date. My questions are:

1. If I go with my baby for d interview and present his US passport and birth certificate amongst other documents, does this qualifies me for my IV automatically?

2. Will I still be asked so many questions as I've read lots of questions on d net.

3. What other stuffs do you suggest, that can make me pass my interview?. Living here all alone with my baby is nerve wracking.

You might want to give the consulate a call and ask if you can bring your baby to the interview. Bring his US passport and birth certificate, yeah. No, that does not automatically qualify you for the IV.

 

You might be asked basic questions, depending on what kind of proof of relationship you are bringing. Make sure you bring a lot of pictures, flight confirmations, any property you might own jointly or co-mingling of finances. 

 

Just answer every question honestly, the best recipe for a successful interview. Good luck!


I-130 filed: 10/24/2016

PD: 10/31/2016

NOA-1 received (Nebraska): 11/09/2016

Notice of transfer (Texas): 03/23/2017

I-130 approved: 04/01/2017

NOA-2 received: 04/07/2017 (received hard copy in mail, no website, email, text, app notifications until then)

MyCase status changed to Sent to DOS: 04/12/2017

NVC received: 04/20/2017

Case number assigned: 04/26/2017

AOS&IV fees unlocked and paid: 04/27/2017

NVC scan date: 05/17/2017

Case complete: 07/21/2017

Received CC email: 07/28/2017

Received interview email(P4): 08/02/2017

Medical exam @ Biomedica Clinic: 08/16/2017

Interview: 09/19/2017 APPROVED!!!!

Visa ISSUED: 09/20/2017

Visa in hand: 09/21/2017

POE - Atlanta: 10/25/2017

Social Security Card: 11/7/2017

GA Learner's Permit: 11/9/2017

My card is being produced: 11/9/2017 - USCIS tracker

My card was mailed to me: 11/15/2017 - USCIS tracker

GC in the mail! 11/17/2017

 

 

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I agree with SabRob .. Having USC husband or Child doesnt mean you get US Visa or Residency. 

 

During IR visa, they will ask you about your husband, time together and all other questions related to family, marriage etc.. Nothing serious but yea it's upto you to prove the relationship is true. Bring tons of photos of you guys and photo of ur husband with kido and whatever you reply for questions asked, f you have images to show.

 

Example .. Where did you meet your husband?

He came to travel to blah blah and I was there doing blah blah.. meet him there and blah blah ................. tell the story of your relationship. While doing that you just bring the images of you guys having fun time together and laughing etc. show those images while telling the story

 

Good luck.. stay calm and remain true.. all will be fine

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Also, the number of questions you are asked depends on which consular officer interviews you (some ask more questions than others) and also on the consulate. I had my interview 1 week ago and this is what they asked me (Consulate - Bucharest, Romania):

 

1. Who is the petitioner?

2. Where does he live?

3. What does he do for a living?

4. How and when did you meet?

5. How many times did he visit you? How many times did you visit him?

6. He pointed at a picture from the photo album I brought and asked me where it was taken. 

 

Just be honest and try to relax during the interview. It helps if you are polite, smile and give concise answers. 

 


I-130 filed: 10/24/2016

PD: 10/31/2016

NOA-1 received (Nebraska): 11/09/2016

Notice of transfer (Texas): 03/23/2017

I-130 approved: 04/01/2017

NOA-2 received: 04/07/2017 (received hard copy in mail, no website, email, text, app notifications until then)

MyCase status changed to Sent to DOS: 04/12/2017

NVC received: 04/20/2017

Case number assigned: 04/26/2017

AOS&IV fees unlocked and paid: 04/27/2017

NVC scan date: 05/17/2017

Case complete: 07/21/2017

Received CC email: 07/28/2017

Received interview email(P4): 08/02/2017

Medical exam @ Biomedica Clinic: 08/16/2017

Interview: 09/19/2017 APPROVED!!!!

Visa ISSUED: 09/20/2017

Visa in hand: 09/21/2017

POE - Atlanta: 10/25/2017

Social Security Card: 11/7/2017

GA Learner's Permit: 11/9/2017

My card is being produced: 11/9/2017 - USCIS tracker

My card was mailed to me: 11/15/2017 - USCIS tracker

GC in the mail! 11/17/2017

 

 

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smile.. eye contact while answering and be very polite. Be honest and relax your nerve.. don't get nervous 'coz it's your family and you know everything and you can answer everything. Think about talking with friends about your family (just in this case, your life and happiness is depended and the person you are chatting in Embassy has the power to deny or approve). So always remain focused and remember eye contact, smile and very polite. 

 

If you don't understand the question "say sorry, can you please repeat the question or be very honest and say sorry I didn't understand the question, can you elaborate" They know English is the second language for us and they are very courteous.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, SabRob said:

Also, the number of questions you are asked depends on which consular officer interviews you (some ask more questions than others) and also on the consulate. I had my interview 1 week ago and this is what they asked me (Consulate - Bucharest, Romania):

 

1. Who is the petitioner?

2. Where does he live?

3. What does he do for a living?

4. How and when did you meet?

5. How many times did he visit you? How many times did you visit him?

6. He pointed at a picture from the photo album I brought and asked me where it was taken. 

 

Just be honest and try to relax during the interview. It helps if you are polite, smile and give concise answers. 

 

Thx a bunch sabrob

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These are the bunch of sample standard  questions for IR1 or CR1 interview 

 

What is your spouse’s name?
What are your hobbies and interests?
Was your spouse married previously?
Tell me about your spouse’s children.
What are your spouse’s parent’s names?
When and how did you meet your spouse?
How long have you been corresponding with your spouse?
How long has your spouse lived at their current address?
What is your spouse’s religious background?
Does your spouse speak and understand your language?
Has your spouse ever been convicted of a crime?
What is your spouse’s full name?
How do you spell your spouse’s middle name?
How long has your spouse been in the USA?
Does your spouse have any siblings/What are their names?
What can you tell me about the state your spouse lives in?
How old is your spouse?
What is your spouse’s favorite movie/musical artist/food?
Does your spouse have any pets/What are their names?
Where and when was your spouse born?
Did your spouse go to college/Where?


About you 
What do you do for a living?
Where do you plan to live in the United States?
When and how did you meet your spouse?
Did you know that your spouse was previously divorced?
Where do you plan to live in the United States?
Where did you get married?
What is your religious background?
Do you speak and understand your spouse’s language?
How do you communicate with your spouse?
Why do you want to come to the United States?
Where and how did you meet your spouse?
Tell me about your wedding.
Did you have an engagement party/Who was there?
Do you/did you have honeymoon plans?
When do you plan on entering the USA?
Do you and your spouse have plans to have children in the future?
Have you met your spouse’s parents?
How often/how do you communicate with your spouse?
How many times have you been married?
How does your family feel about the marriage?
As a couple, why did you decide to move to the USA rather than your country?
Describe the proposal/When was it?
How many times have you met in person?
How many people showed up to your wedding?
How long did you date before getting engaged?


They May also ask
What do you do for a living?
What is your spouse’s salary?
What make/model/color is your spouse’s car?
How much did your spouse spend on their last trip to see you?
How many days a week does your spouse work?

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