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My interview experience

We woke up around 3AM and got ready. We left around 5AM. I hadn’t been able to pull money from my card yet and only had around P500. We stopped at an ATM and it was out of service. It was almost 6AM and I decided there wasn’t enough time to get any more money. My driver was very kind and let me owe him the money for driving us from Paranaque City.

My Papa went with us and was going to wait outside to hold the cell phone. I gave him some money so he could eat leaving us with enough to pay Delbros.

Around 7AN they called 7:30 appointments first the traveler’s visas then the K1 and K3. Once inside we followed the blue line to a room with around 200 seats. TIP!!!! SIT IN THE BACK CLOSEST TO THE DOOR RIGHT BY THE BATHROOM.. The guard picked rows to go get numbers and he started from the back. We were 7061 and Dennis and Antonette were sitting in the middles they were 7031 and they were done a lot quicker then us.

Soon after we had our number they called Maricar up for finger scanning over the loud speaker.

I didn’t have a watch so I’m not sure time except for the lunch break. Hehe (bring a watch) I think around 10 we were called up for prescreening at window 17

Maricar was asked when and what exact site we met on and for all of our paperwork

For the 134A they only wanted my TAX RETURN not W2 for 2006. She seemed happy I had filled out a new one. I had submitted one with my I129F in June.. And seemed happy I had 8 years of W2’s

She asked how many times I was devorced and about my trips to the Philippines in the past.

I think all they really cared about was the paperwork.

Out of my backpack full of proof she only picked a few things.

Very easy and I do think it goes smother when the patitioner is present.

It seemed to work fine without on many others. Just less questions.

We waited and watched people around us getting approved and the room was quickly emptying. I was so happy to see a smile on everyone’s face while leaving. I was especially happy for Dennis and Antonette.

On the hour lunch break I was able to pull some money from BPI and get something to eat. Maricar was feeling pretty weak and honestly so was I. In a way I was thankful we were behind everyone else so we had a chance to eat something and regain our happiness for the interview.

Once back inside about 45 minutes after everything started back up our number was called to the interview room 30. While waiting in the chairs beside the door I heard him interviewing A girl that was alone. He really asked her a lot of questions about there meeting and a lot about her SO’s job. I was worried for her..

Now our turn. I told everyone outside while waiting to smile so we were smiling and greeted with a good afternoon. We sat and were sworn in and the only thing he asked Maricar was where and when we met. The rest was him talking to me. Mainly about my flight and jet lag. He then said we were done and I asked him if we were approved and he said “not yet” I think he didn’t want to mention the Delbros document varification.. So I asked him if that was what he was talking about and he seemed surprised I new and said “Yes” Still not saying if we passed or not.

We waited probably 20 minutes and were called to window 38. After waiting there in a line were told window 37 and waited there in a line. Then the lady at window 38 said she would help us. No one wanted to talk about the 3 week wait for debris so I brought it up to her with a copy of our receipt and a letter requesting special handling of our visa. After waiting 20 more minutes the lady at window 38 called us back and said the debris was done and we were approved for a visa pickup. Hehehe this was the first word anyone said we were approver HURAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We were given a little red card to show when we come back.

Thanks to God this is all over. I expect to be able to pick up the visa today…

Note. Bring your Delbros receipt with a copy of it. You will be asked..

It would have been much harder without this site. Thankyou VJ (F)

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My interview experience

We woke up around 3AM and got ready. We left around 5AM. I hadn’t been able to pull money from my card yet and only had around P500. We stopped at an ATM and it was out of service. It was almost 6AM and I decided there wasn’t enough time to get any more money. My driver was very kind and let me owe him the money for driving us from Paranaque City.

My Papa went with us and was going to wait outside to hold the cell phone. I gave him some money so he could eat leaving us with enough to pay Delbros.

Around 7AN they called 7:30 appointments first the traveler’s visas then the K1 and K3. Once inside we followed the blue line to a room with around 200 seats. TIP!!!! SIT IN THE BACK CLOSEST TO THE DOOR RIGHT BY THE BATHROOM.. The guard picked rows to go get numbers and he started from the back. We were 7061 and Dennis and Antonette were sitting in the middles they were 7031 and they were done a lot quicker then us.

Soon after we had our number they called Maricar up for finger scanning over the loud speaker.

I didn’t have a watch so I’m not sure time except for the lunch break. Hehe (bring a watch) I think around 10 we were called up for prescreening at window 17

Maricar was asked when and what exact site we met on and for all of our paperwork

For the 134A they only wanted my TAX RETURN not W2 for 2006. She seemed happy I had filled out a new one. I had submitted one with my I129F in June.. And seemed happy I had 8 years of W2’s

She asked how many times I was devorced and about my trips to the Philippines in the past.

I think all they really cared about was the paperwork.

Out of my backpack full of proof she only picked a few things.

Very easy and I do think it goes smother when the patitioner is present.

It seemed to work fine without on many others. Just less questions.

We waited and watched people around us getting approved and the room was quickly emptying. I was so happy to see a smile on everyone’s face while leaving. I was especially happy for Dennis and Antonette.

On the hour lunch break I was able to pull some money from BPI and get something to eat. Maricar was feeling pretty weak and honestly so was I. In a way I was thankful we were behind everyone else so we had a chance to eat something and regain our happiness for the interview.

Once back inside about 45 minutes after everything started back up our number was called to the interview room 30. While waiting in the chairs beside the door I heard him interviewing A girl that was alone. He really asked her a lot of questions about there meeting and a lot about her SO’s job. I was worried for her..

Now our turn. I told everyone outside while waiting to smile so we were smiling and greeted with a good afternoon. We sat and were sworn in and the only thing he asked Maricar was where and when we met. The rest was him talking to me. Mainly about my flight and jet lag. He then said we were done and I asked him if we were approved and he said “not yet” I think he didn’t want to mention the Delbros document varification.. So I asked him if that was what he was talking about and he seemed surprised I new and said “Yes” Still not saying if we passed or not.

We waited probably 20 minutes and were called to window 38. After waiting there in a line were told window 37 and waited there in a line. Then the lady at window 38 said she would help us. No one wanted to talk about the 3 week wait for debris so I brought it up to her with a copy of our receipt and a letter requesting special handling of our visa. After waiting 20 more minutes the lady at window 38 called us back and said the debris was done and we were approved for a visa pickup. Hehehe this was the first word anyone said we were approver HURAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We were given a little red card to show when we come back.

Thanks to God this is all over. I expect to be able to pick up the visa today…

Note. Bring your Delbros receipt with a copy of it. You will be asked..

It would have been much harder without this site. Thankyou VJ (F)

Congrats again and thank you for this post Tim. We also have a 7:30 interview on Feb 7 and it seems I have to bring food and drinks for my daughter. I thought it will all be done before lunch.


05/18/07 married

05/29/07 sent I-130s for me & my daughter at CSC

06/16/07 checks for I-130 cashed

06/19/07 sent I-129F not waiting for noa1 but with printed online copies of checks cashed

06/25/07 check for I-129f cashed

06/29/07 transferred I-129f to CSC

07/03/07 received noa1 in the mail for I-129f

10/31/07 approved K3 and my I-130 except for my daughter

11/05/07 received NOA2 in the mail

12/01/07 received mail from NVC/yey we got our case number

12/20/07 went to St. Lukes and had my early medical exam

01/30/08 schedule for medical

02/07/08 interview, approved!

02/12/08 visa pick-up/cfo

02/14/08 POE-LAX

06/19/08 AOS mailed thru USPS

06/22/08 AOS delivered to Chicago IL

06/28/08 check cashed

06/30/08 received NOA1 dated 06/25/08

07/26/08 biometrics appointment

09/09/08 received EAD card in the mail

12/03/08 received interview letter for Jan 21 2009

01/21/09 approved for conditional permanent residence

02/02/09 permanent residence card arrived in the mail

10/21/10 submit form to remove conditions

01/21/11 10 year gc received

03/05/12 mailed my N-400

03/06/12 received email that they have my N-400

04/05/12 biometrics

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Thanks for this post...

Congratulations!!!

I hope everyone gets approved.. including ours!!!

I'm hopeful with God's help.

Is there anyone else there who could also share their embassy interview experience esp those who came alone for their interview?

Thank you..


------- @>-@>-@>--------

AOS

Jul 23, 2008 ---> Mailed AOS, EAD and AP package

July 27, 2008 ---> check cleared

Jul 29, 2008 ---> NOA Date

Aug 2, 2008 ---> received confirmation mail for AOS, EAD and AP

Aug 9, 2008 ---> received biometrics appointment letter

Aug 21, 2008 ---> BIOMETRICS schedule at 3 pm

Aug 12, 2008 ---> took Biometrics in advance as a walk in

Aug 12, 2008 ---> touched

Aug 18, 2008 ---> I-485 notice of transfer to CSC

Sept 23, 2008 ---> touched

Nov 18, 2008 ---> GC RECEIVED!!!

EAD

Sept 30, 2008 ---> Card production ordered <expect to receive within 30 days>

Oct 11, 2008 ---> EAD received

AP

Sept 30, 2008 ---> AP approved <NOA mailed>

Oct 10, 2008 ---> AP received

ROC

Oct 11, 2010 ---> Mailed ROC packet

Oct 12, 2010 ---> Signed for and received by destination

Oct 14, 2010 ---> Money order cashed

Oct 18, 2010 ---> NOA1 received in mail

Nov 15, 2010 ---> Biometrics and fingerprinting appointment

Jan 28, 2011 ---> ROC approved

Jan 31, 2011 ---> Card mailed out

Feb 2, 2011 ---> Card received in the mail.

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Congratulations!!! :thumbs:


I-130 PETITION

May-11-07 Mailed I-130 to CSC

Sept-14-07 I-130 APPROVED!!!!..after 100 days!

NVC Process

Sept-24-07 NVC rec'd case/assigned number

Jan-04-08 NVC CASE COMPLETE

USEM

Feb-14-2008 INTERVIEW IN USEManila APPROVED!!!

Feb-19-2008 Visa in HAND!! Wohoo!!!

IN TEXAS

Feb-28-2008 POE DFW

Mar-24-2008 Receive Green Card on Mail..

REMOVING CONDITIONS NOV..

Jan-11-2010 Mailed I-175 to VSC

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Hey, CONGRATS!!!

And thanks you for sharing your interview experience and the tips...I would surely keep them in mind during my interview tomorrow.

Tim y, did u present a letter requesting for a visa pik-up? how long ago did u pay for the delbros document verification?

My fiance wants me to request for a visa pick-up and has given me a letter of request tro present to the consul.


08/24/06 - we met thru his cousin who was my co-worker

04/18/07 - my honey asked me to marry him and i said yes! we're ENGAGED!

05/28/07 - my honey sent the petition to USCIS

06/08/07 - USCIS recieved (on-line)

09/25/07 - hard copy of NOA1 received thru mail

10/15/07 - process for the petition was taking long so he decided to go back to the PI

10/22/07 - NOA2 approved (on-line)

11/08/07 - honey had to leave me again to go back to hawaii

12/10/07 - i was assigned an interview date (2/7/08) and PE date (1/30/07)

01/02/08 - Received PACKET 4!!!!!!

01/04/08 - 1st Day Early Medical at SLEC

01/07/08 - 2nd Day Early Medical at SLEC - PASSED!!!

01/30/08 - Scheduled Medical accdg to packet

02/06/08 - Interview at the USEM 7:30AM - APPROVED!!!!

02/12/08 - US Embassy called for visa pick-up

02/14/08 - Visa on hand YEY!!!!WOHOOOO!!!!!

02/16/08 - 3:30pm Flight to HNL, Hawaii

02/21/08 - Civil Wedding

AOS

4/20/08 - Received SSN

4/23/08 - NOA

4/25/08- ASC Appointment Notice

5/22/08 - Biometrics in HNL

7/30/08 - Interview (APPROVED)

8/11/08 - Green Card Received

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Congrats Tim and Maricar..Hope to see you guys! Hopefully our flight from San francsico to Boise will be on March 13. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::dance::dance: Can i have your number? So maybe i could call maricar when we get there. I dont know who else from Idaho here in VJ?


K-1 Visa

2007-06-09>>> Petition Sent to USCIS

2007-11-13>>> NOA1 got from mail

2007-11-05>>> RFE online

2007-11-15>>> Got RFE noticed

2007-11-05>>> USCIS received Additional evidence

2007-12-10>>> APPROVED

2007-12-11>>> Sent to NVC

2007-12-28>>> Packect 3 got in mail

2007-12-31>>> Sent to USE manila

2008-01-02>>> Embassy Received

2008-01-25>>> Got my Packet 4

2008-02-13>>> 1st day of early Medical

2008-02-14>>> 2nd day Early Medical

2008-02-15>>> PRISM counselling/yellow cert. given

2008-02-25>>> Orig. sched for medical

2008-02-28>>> My Honey will arrived from US

2008-03-03>>> Big Day ( Interview date) APPROVED

2008-03-08>>> Visa in Hand

2008-03-13>>> Sched Flight to SFO

2008-05-25>>>Got married

2008-15-08>>>Filed AOS

2008-05-12>>> EAD received

2009-02-02>>>Applied SSN

2009-18-02>>>ssn received

2009-20-02>>> welcome notice received

2009-21-02>>> Green card received

NO AOS INTERVIEW

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:


K-1 Visa Timeline

04/03/07 - Engagement Day

06/05/07 - NOA1 according to USCIS Website

10/16/07 - NOA2 according to CRIS - THANK YOU OH LORD!

01/08/08 - Embassy Interview - Thank God! Thanks VJs!

02/23/08 - POE = LAX >>> Goodbye my beloved Pinas!

03/13/08 - Civil Wedding in 90210

04/19/08 - Church wedding in Azusa

AOS Timeline

05/24/08 - NOA1 dates for I-485/AOS and I-765/EAD

07/22/08 - Biometrics Appointment at South El Monte, CA for I-485 only; Application Touched!

08/13/08 - RFE letter received in the mail

08/22/08 - Reply to RFE sent...Oh Lord, please guide us!

08/27/08 - RFE response received; Case resumed

09/13/08 - EAD card received

12/10/08 - AOS Interview in Los Angeles - APPROVED!!! PRAISE GOD FOREVER!

12/22/08 - Green Card Received - THANKS GOD!!! Thanks our VJ FAMILY!!!

Removal of Conditions Timeline

09/13/10 - Form I-751 Packet Sent thru USPS

09/14/10 - NOA1 Date (09/15/10 on the uscis website)

09/15/10 - $545 Check Cashed

09/18/10 - Received NOA1

11/04/10 - Biometrics Appointment

01/06/11 - ROC Approval Date/Card Production Ordered

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