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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Moldova
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Whoo-hoo!!! Visa in hand!!

BUT, not without a lot of run-around that was completely unexpected.

My sweetie lives in Chisinau Moldova, but since Moldova does not process K1 visas our interview was in Bucharest Romania. No problem, hire an interpreter who can translate Russian to Romanian or English was the easy part.

Then it turns strange, I went with my sweetie to the interview, but instead of interviewing her at the window as all the other people, she was called to a separate closed room, then to my surprise I was called for an interview also. We had ample evidence of ongoing relationship, I have traveled to Moldova 5 times, every 2 months this year, and we lived together for 60 days this year. Receipts, boarding passes, Skype records showing that we chat 1 to 3 hours every day, email letters, photos, we had a ton of proof of an ongoing relationship.

They denied the visa, they wanted more proof of relationship, specifically, they wanted originals of all our first letters which were done through an on-line dating service, and they wanted to see all the letters with the agency translations English and Russian. I asked, “Hey, we proved we had contact within 2 years with the original approved K1 visa application, all we need to prove is that we have an ongoing relationship....right? “NO, WE WANT TO SEE ALL YOUR ORIGINAL LETTERS”.

Well in classic girl style my sweetie had saved them all, back in Moldova. So we made another interview appointment, quickly drove the 8 hour trip back to Moldova, then another 8 hour drive back to Bucharest to make the appointment time.

Once again we were called to a separate room, rather than the standard interview window, then they interviewed us separately in a closed door room. They tried every way to deny her the visa, they told me she did not write the letters, I called bull sh*t on that, so then they say we failed to provide “hand written” letters, which never existed in the first place since in the beginning she communicated to me through an agency, who typed the messages into a computer, then translated them into English. Ugggg!!!

My sweetie had be denied a visa to USA 3 prior times, her brother is a USA citizen and he tried over the course of 15 years to get her a visa to visit, all were denied. So they try to convince me that she is pulling a con on me just to get to USA!!! Once again I call bull sh*t on that, so in the end they give her the visa. If she had gone to this interview by herself, there is no way she would have been given a visa.

As we sat waiting for the interview, both times we met other girls who were alone trying to get K! Visa approvals, most were denied!!!!

Maybe this is just Romania / Moldova, but lesson learned, it was not as easy as it would seem, even when all your documents are perfect, and tons of relationship evidence is provided.

Good luck all...

Cheers,

Scott


june 16, 2008 - sent I-129f package

june 18, 2008 - delivered to CSC

june 23, 2008 - check cashed

October 23, 2008 - NOA2 approval sent

December 18, 2008, - interview #1

December 22, 2008 - Interview #2

December 22, 2008 - visa issued

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica
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Wow. That must've been an emotionally exhausting experience. Congratulations on getting through it and getting approved!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: South Africa
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Wow, you sure went through a lot. But now in the long run it's been worth it all.

CONGRATULATIONS :thumbs:


Our K1 Journey Timeline

06.00.1998 - Met Online

12.22.2008 - I-129F received by VSC

12.22.2008 - NOA1 issued

04.08.2009 - NOA2 in 107 days - Igors List #174

04.14.2009 - NVC sent to Consulate in South Africa

04.29.2009 - Consulate received

05.04.2009 - Packet #3 received

05.08.2009 - Packet #4 received

05.14.2009 - Medical - Passed

06.22.2009 - Interview - APPROVED

06.29.2009 - Visa in hand

08.06.2009 - POE - Boston

08.22.2009 - Returned to South Africa

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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GOD BLESS YOU, BOTH! I'M SO HAPPY TO HEAR THAT EVEN THOUGH YOUR JOURNEY WAS ROUGH, YOU FINALLY GOT YOUR VISA IN THE END! MAY GOD GRANT YOU BOTH A MARRIAGE FULL OF HAPPINESS & LOVE!!!!

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

In happy moments... PRAISE God.

In difficult moments... SEEK God.

In quiet moments... WORSHIP God.

In painful moments... TRUST God.

At every moment... THANK God.

If God brings you to it, HE will bring you through it.

God does not ALWAYS remove difficulties.

He uses them for our own good and His glory.

Our Timeline:

K-1 Interview------> May 19, 2009

Visa received------> July 20, 2009

US Entry-----------> July 27, 2009

Marriage-----------> July 30, 2009

AOS Filed-----------> October 16, 2009

Biometrics-----------> November 17, 2009

AP received-----------> December 12, 2009

AOS approved-----------> January 12, 2010

Greencard received-----------> January 23, 2010

I-751 Package sent-----------> November 28, 2011

Package received-----------> November 29, 2011

NOA-----------> November 29, 2011

Check cashed-----------> December 1, 2011

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Congradulations on getting your visa, sorry to hear of all those problems, but the good news is you won.


Radzney and Steven

first started talking online 2005

Flew to Davao May 2008

arrived May 17 2008 and we were engaged

Returned to USA June 1 2008

06/11/2008 sent in packet

06/16/2008 recieved NOA1

06/18/2008 bank shows check cleared

07/09/2008 touched

10/30/2008 approved Noa2

10/31/2008 touched

11/06/2008 hard copy of Noa2 arrived in mail

11/07/2008 case left NVC for Manila embassy

12/15/2008 passed medical yeppi

12/19/2008 set for interview

12/19/2008 approved at interview

12/30/2008 Visa Delievered

01/14/2009 Flight to USA

01/14/2009 POE SFO

02/13/2009 Purchased Marriage License

02/18/2009 Married

03/31/2009 Filed AOS, EAD,AP

04/09/2009 Check cashed for AOS

04/09/2009 NOA for AOS EAD and AP

04/27/2009 Biometrics

05/11/2009 Adjustment of Status Approval Notice

06/06/2009 Green Card Received

08/24/2009 First day at job

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wow that was a tough one!!! i have my interview in Romania too in couple of months and now i am really scared already about it!!! sorry that you had to pass through all this! but at least you got what you were fighting for, your visa.

Congrats and

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL


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01/13/2012 - package delivered at CSC

01/17/2012 - check cashed

--/--/---- - NOA1

01/25/2012 - Bio Letter received (dated 01/20)

02/03/2012 - Biometrics Appointment done

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Moldova
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wow that was a tough one!!! i have my interview in Romania too in couple of months and now i am really scared already about it!!! sorry that you had to pass through all this! but at least you got what you were fighting for, your visa.

Congrats and

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL

Hi Andana,

Don't be scared!!! They are USA and play by a rule and procedure book, in the end you will get the visa if you just follow the rules and be truthful.

To ease your worries, in the two days we sat waiting for the interviews, we were the only ones called to "door #7" for a closed door interview, everybody else did their interview at the windows. That is interesting because everybody sitting waiting can overhear the whole interview, it is a quiet room.

The security is overkill, you will wait on the street near the consulate, (just behind the Intercontental hotel) and they will call your name and check your passport before leading you to a waiting area outside the consulate, then one by one they ask you inside, metal detectors, purse search, and you are allowed to carry in only your documents, almost like airport security, then everybody ends up sitting in a room waiting for their name to be called, first for fingerprinting at the fingerprint window, then again for documents, and finally again for the interview. In all we waited about 4 hours the first time, and about 3 hours the second time, even though the interview itself only takes a few minutes.

If you do not speak Romanian, or English, they require you to bring a approved translator with you to the interview, they will provide two names, we used Stefan, cost 100 Euro, and he did a great job.

I'm still in Chisinau, at Puskin street across from the park, getting ready to celebrate new-years. If you are Russian, and want to talk to my sweetie about our journey, I'm sure she would love to tell you all about it from her view, she only speaks Russian.

Send me a private message and I will give you our contact information here in Chisinau.

Cheers,

Scott


june 16, 2008 - sent I-129f package

june 18, 2008 - delivered to CSC

june 23, 2008 - check cashed

October 23, 2008 - NOA2 approval sent

December 18, 2008, - interview #1

December 22, 2008 - Interview #2

December 22, 2008 - visa issued

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Congrats! :thumbs:


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Moldova
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maybe the reason was that your fiancee doesnt speak english?! if she needed a translator to go to the interview?

and who knows...i ve seen people being denied there that dont have a very good english ...

my interview was easy... they asked some questions,lasted about 10 minutes... in 1 hour i had my visa... i went alone there and they treated me really nice...and im from Moldova too...

ok congrats and good luck with the other process...


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*K1*(process time 7months & 13days)*

12.11.2007 -Filed I-129F

07.24.2008 -VISA interview. APPROVED!!!

*AOS*(process time 7months & 5days)*

11.26.2008 -Filed AOS,EAD,AP

02.09.2009- AP Received

03.20.2009-EAD Received

07.09.2009-2Year Green Card Received

*ROC*(process time 3months & 18days)*

04.04.2011-Filed ROC(I-751)

07.28.2011-10 Year GC Received

*NATURALIZATION*(process time 4months & 27days)*

04/02/2014- Filed N-400

07/08/14-Interview (Recommended for Approval)

08/29/2014-Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Moldova
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if she speaks just russian how are you talking?


GOD is Good,GOD is Great,GOD is Awesome!

*K1*(process time 7months & 13days)*

12.11.2007 -Filed I-129F

07.24.2008 -VISA interview. APPROVED!!!

*AOS*(process time 7months & 5days)*

11.26.2008 -Filed AOS,EAD,AP

02.09.2009- AP Received

03.20.2009-EAD Received

07.09.2009-2Year Green Card Received

*ROC*(process time 3months & 18days)*

04.04.2011-Filed ROC(I-751)

07.28.2011-10 Year GC Received

*NATURALIZATION*(process time 4months & 27days)*

04/02/2014- Filed N-400

07/08/14-Interview (Recommended for Approval)

08/29/2014-Oath Ceremony

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