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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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Just wanted to share our experience of the K1 VISA process. This is a great forum and everyone is great at trying to help everyone else. Although I haven't contributed much but have picked up a few things by reading the posts. Thank You Everyone.

---Interview Experience---

We arrived there fairly early. I had gone from the US to be with my fiance, wasn't really sure if they'd let me into the embassy but was worth a try. Our interview was at 8:00 am and they started letting us form the line outside the embassy around 7:30. I was allowed in without any issues. I told them that I am the petitioner and showed my US passport.

There were two interviews, the first one was by an Indian person and the second one was by an American one. I did not accompany my fiance to the actual interview but was waiting in the seating area and was able to see her during her interview. I will try my best to recall the questions as my fiance told me.

1st interview (around 8:30am)

1. Is this your first marriage?

Gave the 156K form to fill out (but not sign)

Handed all the proof of relationships & original docs back that were submitted via VFS

2nd interview (around 10:00am)

Took finger prints

Asked to sign the form

Gave the oath (of saying the truth and nothing but the truth, the American person actually said this in hindi)

1. What does your fiance do?

2. Why do you want to get married in the US?

3. What do you do currently?

More questions about fiance's job in India

4. How did you first meet?

5. How was the meeting arranged?

6. How many times did you meet before your engagement?

Visa Approved.

Visa in hand the following Monday (3 business days later) from the Blue Dart office. When asked if we could get the visa in the embassy in the evening, they said only VFS can help.

Flew back with fiance on Feb 1st. The POE was very smooth. No questions were asked, my fiance was taken to another area where they process all visas, the officer just informed that we had 90 days in which to get married and that was it. Everything was smooth except the airline lost one of our bags :(

Marriage scheduled with the court on Feb 14th. We didn't file for my fiance's SSN as the courts told us that it is not required as long as I have a valid one. Will file for the remaining paperwork afterwards. Will look to this portal for help again :)


K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : New Delhi, India

I-129F Sent : 2007-05-23

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-05-29

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-11-09

Packet 3 Received : 2007-12-06

Packet 3 Sent : 2007-12-12

Packet 4 Received : 2007-12-31

Interview Date : 2008-01-23

Visa Received : 2008-01-28

US Entry : 2008-02-01

Marriage :

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Just wanted to share our experience of the K1 VISA process. This is a great forum and everyone is great at trying to help everyone else. Although I haven't contributed much but have picked up a few things by reading the posts. Thank You Everyone.

---Interview Experience---

We arrived there fairly early. I had gone from the US to be with my fiance, wasn't really sure if they'd let me into the embassy but was worth a try. Our interview was at 8:00 am and they started letting us form the line outside the embassy around 7:30. I was allowed in without any issues. I told them that I am the petitioner and showed my US passport.

There were two interviews, the first one was by an Indian person and the second one was by an American one. I did not accompany my fiance to the actual interview but was waiting in the seating area and was able to see her during her interview. I will try my best to recall the questions as my fiance told me.

1st interview (around 8:30am)

1. Is this your first marriage?

Gave the 156K form to fill out (but not sign)

Handed all the proof of relationships & original docs back that were submitted via VFS

2nd interview (around 10:00am)

Took finger prints

Asked to sign the form

Gave the oath (of saying the truth and nothing but the truth, the American person actually said this in hindi)

1. What does your fiance do?

2. Why do you want to get married in the US?

3. What do you do currently?

More questions about fiance's job in India

4. How did you first meet?

5. How was the meeting arranged?

6. How many times did you meet before your engagement?

Visa Approved.

Visa in hand the following Monday (3 business days later) from the Blue Dart office. When asked if we could get the visa in the embassy in the evening, they said only VFS can help.

Flew back with fiance on Feb 1st. The POE was very smooth. No questions were asked, my fiance was taken to another area where they process all visas, the officer just informed that we had 90 days in which to get married and that was it. Everything was smooth except the airline lost one of our bags :(

Marriage scheduled with the court on Feb 14th. We didn't file for my fiance's SSN as the courts told us that it is not required as long as I have a valid one. Will file for the remaining paperwork afterwards. Will look to this portal for help again :)

:dance: :dance: :dance: Congratulations :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: India
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Congratulations to you both! :dance:


I-130

7/02/07 - I-130 Sent

7/05/07 - NOA1 Rec'd Date

7/11/07 - NOA 1 Notice Date

11/28/07 - NOA 2 APPROVAL

12/03/07 - Rec'd NOA 2 hardcopy

I-129F

7/16/07 - I-129F Sent

7/18/07 - I-129F Rec'd Date

7/20/07 - NOA 1 Notice Date

11/28/07 - NOA 2 APPROVAL

12/03/07 - Rec'd NOA 2 hardcopy

1/17/08 - Sent to NVC

NVC

1/24/08 - Rec'd by NVC

1/25/08 - Sent to New Delhi Consulate

Delhi Consulate

1/29/08 - Rec'd by New Delhi Consulate

1/30/08 - Packet 3 mailed by New Delhi Consulate

2/14/08 - Submitted DS-230 & completed checklist to Delhi Consulate in person

2/25/08 - Packet 4 mailed by New Delhi Consulate

3/24/08 - INTERVIEW - APPROVED!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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Congrats to both of you! :dance: :dance: I hope they find your lost bag. :huh:

It would be good to just drop into a SSN office early next week (before 14th) and apply for the SSN, the name will be in the system then and it can avoid a hassle later (if you delay applying for SSN, then they will refuse to let you apply for it until the green card arrives, that could be three or more months!).

Come early for your court wedding on the 14th, it is one of the most popular days of the year to get married and I hear people wait in lines for hours! :yes:


***Nagaraju & Eileen***
K1 (Fiance Visa)
Oct 18, 2006: NOA1
Feb 8, 2007: NOA2
April 13, 2007: INTERVIEW in Chennai -Approved
May 25, 2007: USA Arrival! EAD at JFK
June 15, 2007: Married
AOS (Adjustment of Status)
June 21, 2007: AOS/EAD Submitted
Sept 18, 2007: AOS Interview - APPROVED!!
ROC (Removing of Conditions)
June 23, 2009: Sent in I-751 packet
Sept 11, 2009: APPROVED!!
Sept 18, 2009: Received 10-year Green Card!

Naturalization
July 15, 2010: Sent N-400 packet
July 23, 2010: NOA Notice date
Oct 15, 2010: Citizenship Interview - Passed!
Nov 15, 2010: Oath Ceremony in Fresno, CA
Nov 24, 2010: Did SSN and Applied for Passport
Dec 6, 2010: Passport Arrives
Dec 7, 2010: Sent for Indian Passport Surrender Certificate
Dec 27, 2010: Surrender Certificate Arrives
Jan 3, 2011: Sent for Overseas Citizenship of India Card
March 1, 2011: Received OCI card!

Divorce

Feb 2015:​ Found out he was cheating (prostitutes / escorts)

​May 2015: Divorce Final

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congrats and all the best in the future!!!!


Met Jan 1998, vows on 2006, Jay Jay born 2008, baby 2 - 2011

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: India
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COngrats... we are so nervous/scared... your post helps alot!!!

real quick.. you are K1? why did they ask your fiancee if this is her first marriage?


K1 Visa Timeline :

07-27-2007- Sent out I-129f

08-07-2007 : Received NOA1

12-23-2007 : NOA2 approved

12-27-2007 : NVC Received

01-10-2008 : Case forwarded to New Delhi Embassy by NVC.

01-14-2008 : New Delhi Embassy received our file from NVC.

01-24-2008 : Submitted Packet 3 at New Delhi Embassy.

02-06-2008 : Submitted docs at VFS.

02-21-2008 : Interview- visa was approved pending security.

02-25-2008 : Called NVC and they said Visa is approved. VFS- they didnt get it yet.

02-27-2008: Visa in HAND!!!!

03-08-2007: Arrived at POE(JFK)

May 12-2008- Got the Marriage License

May 19-2008- Married!!!

AOS

06-06-2008 Mailed out AOS

06-08-2008 Delivered to Lockbox

06-16-2008 NOA for EAD, AP, AOS(dated June 12)

06-28-2008 Biometrics done!

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Congratulations... your post is really encouraging specially coz I am the kind of person who gets major butterflies before any test/exam/interview.

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Congratulations... your post is really encouraging specially coz I am the kind of person who gets major butterflies before any test/exam/interview.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!


A smooth visa journey and much speed to all!

K-1 Timeline

07-27-2007: I-129F mailed to TSC

07-30-2007: Return receipt signed by TSC

09-12-2007: Petition returned by USCIS, asked to change to new fee schedule and resubmit

09-14-2007: Letter to congressman with copy of postmarked envelope asking for help with appealing rejection

09-20-2007: Reply from Congressman to send it back with old fee and copy of post-mark. Package sent again directly to VSC

09-24-2007: USPS delivered package to VSC at 2:32 PM

10-16-2007: NOA1 issued

10-19-2007: Touched

10-22-2007: NOA1 Received in the mail!!!!!!!!!!! Finally! and touched again the next day

12/20/2007: Touched!

12/21/2007: Touched

12/26/2007: RFE received in the mail and RFE reply sent the same day

01/02/2007: USCIS website update - received notice and case processing resumed

01/04/2008: touched

01/06/2008: Touched on a SUnday??????

01/07/2008: touched and APPROVED later in the day!!!!!!

01/10/2008: NOA2 Hard Copy Received

01/14/2008: NVC received and left the next day

01/28/2008: Packet 3 received

02/04/2008: Packet 3 submitted at US Consulate Mumbai

02/08/2008: Packet 4 received

04/14/2008: Interview!!!!!

06/02/08: POE JFK Received Temporary EAD Expires August 31st

06/06/08: Got married!

06/12/08: Applied for Bhushan's SSN

06/20/08: Received SSN in the mail

07/18/08: AOS packet mailed

07/21/08: Received by Chicago LockBox

07/25/08: Check cashed

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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Thank you very much for everyone's wishes. you are a very supportive bunch.

for people who are waiting for their interview and are feeling v nervous, I do want to mention that we were very very nervous and scared and have spent a sleepless night or two. we tried to cover all possible scenarioes and questions. we actually carried about 10kgs worth of additional documentation with us for the interview.

most of all its the wait that gets to you. eventually you just want to do the interview and get it over. at the embassy I wasn't that nervous but my fiancé was but it went fairly smoothly and we didn't even have to take out a single piece of paper from our 10kg bag. my fiancé said that it almost felt like they had already made their decision beforehand.

so please even if you are nervous and scared, just be prepared and believe that you will get the visa. I truly wish the best for everyone on this forum and hope that people get united with their loved ones soon and without hassles.


K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : New Delhi, India

I-129F Sent : 2007-05-23

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-05-29

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-11-09

Packet 3 Received : 2007-12-06

Packet 3 Sent : 2007-12-12

Packet 4 Received : 2007-12-31

Interview Date : 2008-01-23

Visa Received : 2008-01-28

US Entry : 2008-02-01

Marriage :

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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Congrats to both of you! :dance: :dance: I hope they find your lost bag. :huh:

It would be good to just drop into a SSN office early next week (before 14th) and apply for the SSN, the name will be in the system then and it can avoid a hassle later (if you delay applying for SSN, then they will refuse to let you apply for it until the green card arrives, that could be three or more months!).

Come early for your court wedding on the 14th, it is one of the most popular days of the year to get married and I hear people wait in lines for hours! :yes:

Thank you v. much for your suggestions ELW. I will go for the SSN right after the marriage then, this way we don't have to go there again for a name change. Hopefully we wont have to wait for hours, the city mayor is doing our ceremony and apparently there are only 4 that day that he is doing. (of course i had to pay a donation so its not really free :)


K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : New Delhi, India

I-129F Sent : 2007-05-23

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-05-29

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-11-09

Packet 3 Received : 2007-12-06

Packet 3 Sent : 2007-12-12

Packet 4 Received : 2007-12-31

Interview Date : 2008-01-23

Visa Received : 2008-01-28

US Entry : 2008-02-01

Marriage :

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