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Hello fellow VJ's here's my Manila,US embassy interview experience last friday september 12,2008 at 7 a.m. I wasn't really in good condiiton as well as my son due to the shots we had during medical exam. i got fever,cough and cold as well as my son during our interview plus poor sleep. I wasn't expecting to have this things on the day of our big day. We went there as early as we can. With my father and my son. I got angry with the guard coz they didn't even accept my excuse that i have my son with me plus im not feeling well they didn't let my father in. i went inside carrying my son coz he will cry if i will let him walk, with my bag,with ethan's stuff and with 6 kilos of evidence..gosh!!! Luckily, those family who's applying for immigrant visa pitty at me and ask if i needed help so they carry my 6 kilos evidence and my son's stuff.thank God.

I got 5006 number. My son was crying and all the eyes of the applicants and workers of us embassy are on us Waited for an hour and my number flashed on screen and assigned to window 17 a very nice and accomodating lady and very considerate. My son was still crying.pre-screener let me signed the forms(DS forms) and ask for my lavi's affidavit of support,ITR,W2 ,BC of my son and mine and picture of me and my son. i wasn't interviewed instead she let me returned after few minutes coz we coudn't hear each other well.I was so ashamed with the applicants and workers there coz all they can hear is my son's voice crying and shouting and laying on the floor. I beg the guard to let my father in,since he was able to witness what my son's ability those time maybe another pitty moment, he called my father outside and let him in.ahhhhhhhh..........

Number 5006 flashed again on window 17 and there my interview with pre-screener.

* Name of fiancee?

* My name

* my age and my fiancee

* where did we met

* am i sure that Ethan is my son and why he did had registered late bc

* when was his last visit and how many times

After 10 minutes name was called for finger scanning at window 16.

After 15 minutes number flashed again at window 32..ohhh boy....i really don't know what to do coz my son keep on crying and afraid what the consul will tell me about my son. i entered the cabin window 32 a man consul around 50's. i greeted him good morning and smiled.Ethan was shouting and crying inside the cabin.I apologized at the consul and he said it's ok..We just let ethan cry until he stopped crying.

CONSUL's Questions;

* Name of fiancee?

* My name

* my age and my fiancee

* where did we met

* am i sure that Ethan is my son and why he did had registered late bc

* when was his last visit and how many times

* why will i marry my fiance?

* how many times he's been divorced?

Then after that his phone rang..hahaha..shhhh,,,he got phone..hehe...he checked our papers which my fiance send to USCIS. and checked on computer. The thing that make me so sad. he didn't even asked any evidence that i bring with me that 6kilos evidence thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ugh..........but better to be prepared than never.. then the consul said wait outside for ur name to be called. I didn't hesitate to ask him about my visa status. He said EVERYTHING IS COMPILED HERE. wait outside for your name to be called. after 3 minutes my names was called at window 37. I got pink SLIP!!.yeheyyy....THanks God it's friday...hehe....

To all VJ's thank you so much!!!!Thanks for sharing your experience.That's a lot of help to everyone specially those who are still preparing and will have there incoming interviews.gudluck everyone...and God bless you all...

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IR-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manila, Philipines

Marriage :

I-130 Sent :

I-130 NOA1 :

I-130 Approved : 2008-01-17

NVC Received : 2007-11-19

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2008-12-01

Pay I-864 Bill 2007-12-03

Receive I-864 Package : 2008-01-17

Return Completed I-864 : 2008-01-23

Return Completed DS-3032 : 2008-04-14

Receive IV Bill : 2008-04-26

Pay IV Bill : 2008-05-20

Receive Instruction Package : 2008-06-14

Case Completed at NVC : 2008-07-03

NVC Left :

Consulate Received : 2008-23-09

Paid DV: 2008-08-21

Medical: 2008-15-17-09 PASSED

Interview Date : 2008-10-23 PASSED

Visa Received :

US Entry : 2008-10-29

POE : Detroit, Michigan

Received SSN: 2008-12-15

Received Green Card: 2008-12-15



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Congratulations!!! :dance::dance::dance:

K1 Timeline

02/26/2007 - Filed I-129F

03/08/2007 - NOA1

06/05/2007 - NOA2

09/10/2007 - Interview

09/13/2007 - Visa Received

12/14/2007 - Flight to USA, POE-LAX

02/22/2008 - Wedding Date


05/29/2008 - I-485 received at Chicago Lockbox

06/19/2008 - Biometrics

08/25/2008 - Card production ordered

08/30/2008 - Green Card received


07/15/2010 - Mailed I-751 to CSC

07/19/2010 - NOA1

07/21/2010 - Check cleared

08/11/2010 - Biometrics

08/24/2010 - Card production ordered

08/27/2010 - Approval notice received

08/30/2010 - Green card received

N400 - Naturalization

08/08/2011 - Mailed N400 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox

08/12/2011 - NOA

08/15/2011 - Check cashed

09/07/2011 - Biometrics

09/09/2011 - Case status update - In line for testing & interview

09/13/2011 - Case status update - Interview scheduled

09/16/2011 - Interview appointment letter received from the mail

10/31/2011 - Test/Interview - Passed

12/07/2011 - In line for Oath Ceremony Scheduling

01/27/2012 - Oath Ceremony

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:dance: :dance: :dance:

01/22/08 hired an immigration lawyer

02/28/08 I 129F sent it to the lawyer

03/03/08 I-129F Received at CSC

03/04/08 NOA1

03/05/08 Touched

07/14/08 NOA2

07/24/08 Called NVC and got our MNL case number

07/25/08 NOA2 Hard copy received

07/29/08 USEM Rcvd hard file

07/30/08 Paid document verification

08/01/08 Called USEM for interview appointment! (Thank you lord)

08/19/08 Medical Examination

08/20/08 Medical Examination (PASSED)

08/26/08 Interview (PINK Slip only)

10/08/08 Visa Printing! Yehheeyy! (after 48years of waiting)

10/09/08 Visa Printing Done and is ready for release

10/10/08 Visa delivered yippeee!


11/03/08 Got married in Las Vegas

11/15/08 filed SSN

11/29/08 SSN Card Rcvd


12/10/08 send AOS & EAD Packet to Chicago Lockbox

12/18/08 Cashed check

12/26/08 Rcvd NOA

01/07/09 Biometrics Appointment/Done

01/12/09 Rcvd mail TRANSFER NOTICE TO CSC (AOS)

03/10/2009 Rcvd EAD

04/20/2009 GREEN CARD RCVD!!! No interview at all!

04/21/2009 Got Driver Learners Permit

The Will of God never takes you to

where the Grace of God will not protect you.


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22 February 2010 - mailed the N-400 packet

02 March 2010 - Check encashed/I-797C NOA

03 March 2010 - USCIS Acceptance Confirmation via e-mail and text message

06 March 2010 - received I-797C, Notice of Action/Receipt

01 April 2010 - Biometrics Appointment (Biometrics done 4/7/10)

27 April 2010 - received I-797C/ Request to Appear for Naturalization Interview

02 June 2010 - Interview schedule

17 June 2010 - Oath Taking (Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA)

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N-400 Naturalization

04/25/2012 - sent N-400 package to USCIS Dallas

04/28/2012 - package delivered at USCIS Dallas

I-751 Removal of Condition

03/22/2011 - sent I-751 package to USCIS Vermont via USPS Priority+Certified mail with Return receipt

03/24/2011 - package delivered at VSC according to USPS tracking

03/25/2011 - package received by Center Director according to Return receipt

04/04/2011 - NOA received - dated 03/25/2011

04/11/2011 - Biometrics Appointment Notice received -notice date 04/08/2011

04/28/2011 - Biometrics Appointment - Done!

10/14/2011 - Card Production Email

10/17/2011 - Approval Notice received - dated 10/06/2011

11/04/2011 - 10yrs green card received

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