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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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I'm the petitioner in our case... My fiance, the beneficary, lives in Mexico... I need clarification- is he the only one that goes to an interview? OR do I have to go to one as well..my understanding was that we BOTH had seperate interviews... and also.... do we BOTH have to get a medical exam? Thanks!!!

- we are filing for k1 through CSC-


3/18/2008 Began I-129 F

3/26/2008 Touch/Update

7/11/2008 Sent Jorge Proof of Ongoing Relationship

7/22/2008 TOUCH!! *feels bubbley inside*

7/22/2008 NOA2 By e-mail! WOO!!

7/23/2008 Touch After Approval

7/23/2008 Jorge Received Proof of Ongoing Relationship Packet That I Sent Him

7/26/2008 Received NOA2 Hard Copy

7/28/2008 Petition Arrived to NVC - Got my new case number!

7/30/2008 NVC shipped petition to MEXICO!! Getting closer and closer!

7/30/2008 Petition Arrived to CDJ-(Electronically I suppose???)

8/04/2008 NVC hard copy in my mail box =D

8/30/2008 Packet 3

9/02/2008 Mailing Jorge Interview Packet- Cost me 93 USD; worth it. He will hopefully get it on Thursday evening.

9/04/2008 Jorge Received the packet I sent him for the interview. YAY

9/05/2008 Jorge Received his packet 3 (identical to the one I received)

9/07/2008 Jorge flies to Juarez for Med and Interview

9/08/2008 Medical Date- went well :) He stood in line since 5:30 Am. He finished at 11:15 AM - ish

9/09/2008 Interview- SUCCESS!

9/16/2008 POE

9/17/1008 Arrives to East Wenatchee, WA

9/27/2008 Marriage

AOS EAD Steps

11/07/2008 - And so it begins

11/13/2008 - Touch

11/18/2008 - Appt Letter YAY (Nov. 28)

11/28/2008 - Biometrics Appointment

11/28/2008 - Touch

1/23/2008 - Travel Doc Approved

1/27/2009 - EAD Card ordered

1/31/2009 - Card Recieved

2/18/2009 - First day at new Job :)

4/09/2009 -AOS interview

APPROVED WOO! We are complete!

4/20/2009- Resident Card Received NOW we're complete!

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I'm the petitioner in our case... My fiance, the beneficary, lives in Mexico... I need clarification- is he the only one that goes to an interview? OR do I have to go to one as well..my understanding was that we BOTH had seperate interviews... and also.... do we BOTH have to get a medical exam? Thanks!!!

- we are filing for k1 through CSC-

I am confused. If you are the petitioner, why would you need to have an interview? You are not petitioning for yourself to come to the US, your fiance, or beneficiary is.

Why would YOU need to get a medical exam? you are already in the US... I am not sure where you heard this mumbo jumbo, or why you would think this would be true, but Jmmr, you DEFINITELY need to read the guides as well as read up on what a K-1 Visa is.

These questions are pretty obvious, or so I thought (no offense! ;) )

so to answer your questions, YOU DO NOT go to an interview, unless you would like to accompany your fiance (if the embassy allows it) and you do not get a medical exam.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Hungary
Timeline

If you as the petitioner would like to attend then I would advise you email the Consulate and ask. Some allow the USC to be present and some do not.


Our Relationship

(09-27-06)Met in Hungary

(11-25-06)Fell in Love

(11-24-07)Met again in Hungary

(02-19-08)Met again in Hungary

K1 Visa Petition

(09-27-07)Preparing to send K1 Petition

(12-03-07)K1 Petition Sent US Postal Service

(12-11-07)Received NOA 1

(12-28-07)Touched

(03-11-08)Recieved NOA 2

(03-21-08)Recieved at NVC

(03-27-08)Sent from NVC

(04-02-08)Received Packet 3

(04-27-08)Medical Completed

(05-15-08)Received Packet 4

(05-29-08)Interview Date

(05-29-08)Visa given 40 mins after approval

(06-02-08)Arrival at the JFK and EAD given

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If you as the petitioner would like to attend then I would advise you email the Consulate and ask. Some allow the USC to be present and some do not.

Bigcitydave,

She was asking if SHE as the petitioner had a separate interview, not if she could attend the interview. But yea, some consulates allow, some consulates dont allow petitioner to attend.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Hungary
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If you as the petitioner would like to attend then I would advise you email the Consulate and ask. Some allow the USC to be present and some do not.

Bigcitydave,

She was asking if SHE as the petitioner had a separate interview, not if she could attend the interview. But yea, some consulates allow, some consulates dont allow petitioner to attend.

Some consulates also hold seperate interviews for the petitioner if he or she is present. Some may just ask the petitioner to leave the room.

Everything depends on the consulate.


Our Relationship

(09-27-06)Met in Hungary

(11-25-06)Fell in Love

(11-24-07)Met again in Hungary

(02-19-08)Met again in Hungary

K1 Visa Petition

(09-27-07)Preparing to send K1 Petition

(12-03-07)K1 Petition Sent US Postal Service

(12-11-07)Received NOA 1

(12-28-07)Touched

(03-11-08)Recieved NOA 2

(03-21-08)Recieved at NVC

(03-27-08)Sent from NVC

(04-02-08)Received Packet 3

(04-27-08)Medical Completed

(05-15-08)Received Packet 4

(05-29-08)Interview Date

(05-29-08)Visa given 40 mins after approval

(06-02-08)Arrival at the JFK and EAD given

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If you as the petitioner would like to attend then I would advise you email the Consulate and ask. Some allow the USC to be present and some do not.

Bigcitydave,

She was asking if SHE as the petitioner had a separate interview, not if she could attend the interview. But yea, some consulates allow, some consulates dont allow petitioner to attend.

Some consulates also hold seperate interviews for the petitioner if he or she is present. Some may just ask the petitioner to leave the room.

Everything depends on the consulate.

Yea, but I have never heard of a "separate interview" for the petitioner EVER being required by law regardless of the consulate. Sure, if the petitioner is there, they may ask the petitioner a few questions, but I have never heard of a petitioner having an interview scheduled solely for them as part of the K-1 process

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Hungary
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If you as the petitioner would like to attend then I would advise you email the Consulate and ask. Some allow the USC to be present and some do not.

Bigcitydave,

She was asking if SHE as the petitioner had a separate interview, not if she could attend the interview. But yea, some consulates allow, some consulates dont allow petitioner to attend.

Some consulates also hold seperate interviews for the petitioner if he or she is present. Some may just ask the petitioner to leave the room.

Everything depends on the consulate.

Yea, but I have never heard of a "separate interview" for the petitioner EVER being required by law regardless of the consulate. Sure, if the petitioner is there, they may ask the petitioner a few questions, but I have never heard of a petitioner having an interview scheduled solely for them as part of the K-1 process

Yeah, as for a scheduled interview I have never heard of that either.


Our Relationship

(09-27-06)Met in Hungary

(11-25-06)Fell in Love

(11-24-07)Met again in Hungary

(02-19-08)Met again in Hungary

K1 Visa Petition

(09-27-07)Preparing to send K1 Petition

(12-03-07)K1 Petition Sent US Postal Service

(12-11-07)Received NOA 1

(12-28-07)Touched

(03-11-08)Recieved NOA 2

(03-21-08)Recieved at NVC

(03-27-08)Sent from NVC

(04-02-08)Received Packet 3

(04-27-08)Medical Completed

(05-15-08)Received Packet 4

(05-29-08)Interview Date

(05-29-08)Visa given 40 mins after approval

(06-02-08)Arrival at the JFK and EAD given

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Hi,

is he the only one that goes to an interview?- Yes. But some consuls, when they are not convinced or satisfied with the genuine relationship of petitioner and beneficiary, in rare cases they give second interview to beneficiary and advised to have the petitioner be with the beneficiary.

my understanding was that we BOTH had seperate interviews.- I think that is at the AOS (Ajdustment of Status) interview, where the beneficiary and petitioner put in two separate rooms to be interviewed. Someone, correct this if i am wrong.

do we BOTH have to get a medical exam?- It is only the beneficiary who undergo the Medical exam.

Shape

I'm the petitioner in our case... My fiance, the beneficary, lives in Mexico... I need clarification- OR do I have to go to one as well..my understanding was that we BOTH had seperate interviews... and also.... do we BOTH have to get a medical exam? Thanks!!!

- we are filing for k1 through CSC-

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Hungary
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When you finally make it to the interview stage, ONLY THE MEXICAN CITIZEN is allowed inside the US Embassy. The US CITIZEN is not even allowed inside the building.

There you go, thats the answer right there.


Our Relationship

(09-27-06)Met in Hungary

(11-25-06)Fell in Love

(11-24-07)Met again in Hungary

(02-19-08)Met again in Hungary

K1 Visa Petition

(09-27-07)Preparing to send K1 Petition

(12-03-07)K1 Petition Sent US Postal Service

(12-11-07)Received NOA 1

(12-28-07)Touched

(03-11-08)Recieved NOA 2

(03-21-08)Recieved at NVC

(03-27-08)Sent from NVC

(04-02-08)Received Packet 3

(04-27-08)Medical Completed

(05-15-08)Received Packet 4

(05-29-08)Interview Date

(05-29-08)Visa given 40 mins after approval

(06-02-08)Arrival at the JFK and EAD given

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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THANKS EVERYONE!! This site is awesome! The reason I asked is because I am actually getting helped by an older woman who helps a lot of people with their visas. She's kind of an "advisor" and I think she may have told us that we both had to go to an interview. Maybe I misunderstood her...? Well..that is a relief for me! Thanks everyone for being so helpful. This is a huge change in our lives and I just want to calm down and be more patient with the process. I guess I'm over stressed with everything that is going on. Well..so far so good! JUST WAITING PATIENTLY!! :whistle: Again, thank you!


3/18/2008 Began I-129 F

3/26/2008 Touch/Update

7/11/2008 Sent Jorge Proof of Ongoing Relationship

7/22/2008 TOUCH!! *feels bubbley inside*

7/22/2008 NOA2 By e-mail! WOO!!

7/23/2008 Touch After Approval

7/23/2008 Jorge Received Proof of Ongoing Relationship Packet That I Sent Him

7/26/2008 Received NOA2 Hard Copy

7/28/2008 Petition Arrived to NVC - Got my new case number!

7/30/2008 NVC shipped petition to MEXICO!! Getting closer and closer!

7/30/2008 Petition Arrived to CDJ-(Electronically I suppose???)

8/04/2008 NVC hard copy in my mail box =D

8/30/2008 Packet 3

9/02/2008 Mailing Jorge Interview Packet- Cost me 93 USD; worth it. He will hopefully get it on Thursday evening.

9/04/2008 Jorge Received the packet I sent him for the interview. YAY

9/05/2008 Jorge Received his packet 3 (identical to the one I received)

9/07/2008 Jorge flies to Juarez for Med and Interview

9/08/2008 Medical Date- went well :) He stood in line since 5:30 Am. He finished at 11:15 AM - ish

9/09/2008 Interview- SUCCESS!

9/16/2008 POE

9/17/1008 Arrives to East Wenatchee, WA

9/27/2008 Marriage

AOS EAD Steps

11/07/2008 - And so it begins

11/13/2008 - Touch

11/18/2008 - Appt Letter YAY (Nov. 28)

11/28/2008 - Biometrics Appointment

11/28/2008 - Touch

1/23/2008 - Travel Doc Approved

1/27/2009 - EAD Card ordered

1/31/2009 - Card Recieved

2/18/2009 - First day at new Job :)

4/09/2009 -AOS interview

APPROVED WOO! We are complete!

4/20/2009- Resident Card Received NOW we're complete!

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THANKS EVERYONE!! This site is awesome! The reason I asked is because I am actually getting helped by an older woman who helps a lot of people with their visas. She's kind of an "advisor" and I think she may have told us that we both had to go to an interview. Maybe I misunderstood her...? Well..that is a relief for me! Thanks everyone for being so helpful. This is a huge change in our lives and I just want to calm down and be more patient with the process. I guess I'm over stressed with everything that is going on. Well..so far so good! JUST WAITING PATIENTLY!! :whistle: Again, thank you!

Jmmr,

Hopefully you're not paying this advisor to give you the wrong information about you as the petitioner needing to have an interview and you as the petitioner needing to get a medical exam, or you are wasting your money haha.

I understand the stress as we all are, and this is the most important thing in most of our lives, which is why I think it's important for you to take the time to READ ALL THE GUIDES thoroughly and help yourself get a better understanding of exactly what this K-1 process is all about.

Good luck to you

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Mexico
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THANKS EVERYONE!! This site is awesome! The reason I asked is because I am actually getting helped by an older woman who helps a lot of people with their visas. She's kind of an "advisor" and I think she may have told us that we both had to go to an interview. Maybe I misunderstood her...? Well..that is a relief for me! Thanks everyone for being so helpful. This is a huge change in our lives and I just want to calm down and be more patient with the process. I guess I'm over stressed with everything that is going on. Well..so far so good! JUST WAITING PATIENTLY!! :whistle: Again, thank you!

Back in 2003, my husband and I both went to the Juarez interview for our K-1. We were interviewed together. Things have changed since then. Your friend is probably familiar with the way they used to do it.

Also, search "Juarez Consulate" in the older posts and there's a whole group of people going through the K-1 process with Mexico. I wish I'd known about the site back when we had our interview. They're very helpful and there are a lot of older posts in that thread with lots of info.


Summer 2001--we met in Manzanillo, Mexico

10/02--129F submitted (We had 1 RFE)

7/03--Interview in Ciudad Juarez

2/15/04--Married

4/2/04--AOS submitted

8/23/04--Interview in Chula Vista, CA (approved pending name check)

5 EADs, 3 APs, multiple Senators' inquiries and infopass appts, 2 AOS biometrics,

and one move to Seattle later...

3/3/08--AOS Biometrics renewal in Seattle

6/9/08--10 year green card arrived in the mail. My husband is no longer in immigration limbo and is a realio, trulio permanent resident! It says he's been a resident since 04/17/2008.

1/17/11--Apply for Citizenship

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