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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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mine happened on january 7, 2009.

met a new friend here on vj and we met up the night before and went in together for the interview. (hello girl!)

so we arrived the embassy an hour before the interview. the line was long.

the guard checked for my name on the list - it was not there! but i had my NVC letter and email print out of my interview confirmation.

so i got in. had my stuff go through the security xray.

proceeded to the room where we all took a seat. this young lady kept giving us instructions on how to arrange our papers and told us to get our priority numbers on the counter by the door. so well went there and the two ladies handing out the numbers, took the DS papers.

they were not nice.

and they kept asking tricky questions.

this one girl asked me ... where is your passport?

and i said ... didnt st lukes take them after the medical exams and sent them here?

next she said ... why did you have a medical exam? (in a rude tone)

so i replied ... duh. cos i had to.

then she said ... youre alright. please take a seat.

so all the waits werent that long compared to the waiting time at SLEC.

the next step was fingerprinting. which smoothly.

another wait and now for the pre-screening.

done by a local officer at the embassy. mine was this middle-aged kind-looking man. and yes, he was kind. and smiled a lot.

asked for my NBI clearance, CENOMAR, birth certificate. and my fiance's affidavit of support.

his questions:

- how did i meet my fiance

- when was the last time i left for the US

- how long did i stay in the US

then he asked for 2 more visa photos and handed him the pics.

he asked for all our proof of relationship so i gave him all i have with me except the photos cos they just couldnt fit in the window slot.

then he told me my visitors visa will have to be cancelled if i get approved for K1. and he wished me luck on the consul interview.

it wasnt that long when my name was called again for the consul interview.

i went in the room.

saw a good-looking young consul. he said ... hello. happy new year.

and i said ... good morning sir. happy new year to you too.

he was nice. soft spoken.

questions asked:

- what is the name of your fiance

- where did you meet him

- how long was your last stay in the US

- what does your fiance do for a living

- has he been to the philippines

then he asked if my fiance was previously married and i said yes.

and i handed him the divorce decree. and he said... its alright. no need.

then the light at the end of the tunnel was ... well your papers all look good to me. there should be no problem. please claim your slip after this interview. good day.

i got up. thanked the consul. and went to the window that handed out the pink slips.

paid delbros.

back to the hotel.

was in at 6am. interview schedule at 7am. done by 940am.

whew! prayers answered.

God is good. all the time.

Edited by PrettyFlower

THE JOURNEY

03-31-08 - FILED for K1

04-16-08 - NOA1

06-11-08 - RFE on uscis website

08-12-08 - fiance started calling uscis every week cos he never got the RFE in the mail, requested for a new one

08-13-08 - touched

09-19-08 - touched

09-24-08 - touched

10-15-08 - new RFE finally in the mail (after hundreds of calls to uscis)

10-28-08 - fiance sent back RFE documents

10-31-08 - touched

11-04-08 - RFE reply recieved

11-05-08 - touched

11-10-08 - APPROVED (on uscis website)

11-11-08 - touched

11-13-08 - touched

11-17-08 - NOA2

11-24-08 - consulate received

12-15-08 - day 1 medical exam at SLEC

12-16-08 - day 2 medical exam results released

01-07-09 - INTERVIEW APPROVED

01-16-09 - visa received

02-12-09 - CFO

03-15-09 - FLIGHT

06-11-09 - wedding

07-10-09 - AOS

08-21-09 - biometrics

09-23-09 - repeat biometrics (argh!)

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congratulations!!!


K1 Process:

May 1, 2008 Submitted I-129F to CSC

May 8, 2008 Received by CSC

May 9, 2008 NOA1

May 18, 2008 Touched

October 9, 2008 RFE

October 28, 2008 RFE Reply

October 29, 2008 Touched

October 30, 2008 Touched

November 1, 2008 NOA2 (HardCopy)

November 11, 2008 Letter from NVC (Hardcopy)

November 14 & 17, 2008 Medical (Passed)

November 26, 2008 Interview (Passed)

December 5, 2008 Visa Received

December 23, 2008 US Entry (POE: Hawaii)

February 7, 2009 Private Wedding

AOS Process:

March 9, 2009 Mailed AOS Application via Express Mail (I-485, I-765, I-131)

March 10, 2009 USPS confirmed that AOS application was delivered and received in Chicago

March 18, 2009 Received NOA for AOS, EAD and AP

April 8, 2009 Biometrics Done

April 27, 2009 AP Approved

May 1, 2009 AP received in the mail

May 2, 2009 EAD card received in the mail

May 29, 2009 AOS interview (Approved)

June 29, 2009 GC received

ROC Process

March 1, 2011 Mailed I-175 Application via Express Mail

March 4 ,2011 NOA for I-175

April 05,2011 Biometrics [Early Biometrics March 22, 2011]

April 21,2011 Approval

April 27,2011 10 Year Green Card Received

Naturalization Process

March 6, 2012 Mailed N-400 Application via Express Mail

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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

AOS

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

ROC

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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

thank you very much! (L)

Edited by PrettyFlower

THE JOURNEY

03-31-08 - FILED for K1

04-16-08 - NOA1

06-11-08 - RFE on uscis website

08-12-08 - fiance started calling uscis every week cos he never got the RFE in the mail, requested for a new one

08-13-08 - touched

09-19-08 - touched

09-24-08 - touched

10-15-08 - new RFE finally in the mail (after hundreds of calls to uscis)

10-28-08 - fiance sent back RFE documents

10-31-08 - touched

11-04-08 - RFE reply recieved

11-05-08 - touched

11-10-08 - APPROVED (on uscis website)

11-11-08 - touched

11-13-08 - touched

11-17-08 - NOA2

11-24-08 - consulate received

12-15-08 - day 1 medical exam at SLEC

12-16-08 - day 2 medical exam results released

01-07-09 - INTERVIEW APPROVED

01-16-09 - visa received

02-12-09 - CFO

03-15-09 - FLIGHT

06-11-09 - wedding

07-10-09 - AOS

08-21-09 - biometrics

09-23-09 - repeat biometrics (argh!)

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

2008 K1Timeline:

I-129F Application

10/25 Received letter from USEM

11/21-11/22 Med Exam

12/02 Interview date, 7AM (Approved)

12/10 Visa on Hand

Date & Place of POE: 12/17 Detroit

03/10/09 Wedding

2009 AOS / EAD / AP Timeline:

4/07 Mailed AOS Package

4/08 Package received

4/14 Cashed Check/

4/18 Biometrics I-485

4/29 Biometrics done

5/02 CSC Transferred

5/05 I-485 Touched (This case is now pending at the office to which it was transferred)(30 days)

5/12 I-485 Touched

5/15 EAD Card Production Ordered and AP Approval notice sent

5/18 EAD/AP Touched

5/20 Touched

5/21 AP Received by Mail (44days)

5/22 EAD Received by Mail (45days)

6/25 GC card production ordered!

6/30 Welcome Letter notice received dated 6/26

7/07 Approval notice sent

7/08 GC received by mail

2012 N-400 Timeline:

5/22 Sent

5/30 Cashed Check

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
Timeline

congratz,sis! :dance:


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-=MY TIMELINE=-

K1 IR-5 (Dad)

01.05.09 - Medical

01.09.09 - Embassy Interview 11.25.13 - Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lockbox

01.17.09 - Visa rec'd 11.26.13 - Packet rec'd

02.03.09 - US Entry (POE: LAX) 11.27.13 - Check cashed

02.18.09 - Wedding 12.01.13 - NOA1 (Transfer to VSC

AOS 01.12.14 - NOA2 (Transfer to NVC)

03.02.09 - Applied for SSN on 2/27;SSN rec'd in mail 02.24.14 - NVC changed # to MNL

03.20.09 - AOS sent to Chicago via USPS 02.27.14 - DS 261 submitted

03.23.09 - AOS Package rec'd @ Chicago 03.04.14 - AOS fee paid; showed paid status on 3/6

07.06.09 - Welcome letter rec'd = FINALLY! 03.10.14 - AOS packet sent

07.09.09 - 10-YR GC rec'd.. odd? 03.12.14 - AOS packet delivered

I-751 03.17.14 - Rec'd IV bill invoice

04.04.11 - Infopass re:10-yr GC 03.18.14 - IV Fee paid; showed paid status on 3/20

04.09.11 - I-751 packet sent to VSC; delivered on 4/11 03.23.14 - DS 260 submitted online

04.22.11 - Check cashed; Rec'd NOA on 4/23 03.28.14 - Rec'd AOS checklist via email

06.27.11 - Rec'd bio appt in the mail:EB 07/08 (walk-in) 03.31.14 - Mailed checklist with corections

12.13.11 - I-751 approved 04.01.14 - Mailed civil documents

12.19.11 - 10-yr GC rec'd 04.03.14 - Civil docs delivered

N-400 04.07.14 - Advance Medical--PASSED!Done in 1 day

04.17.12 - N400 packet sent to TX Lockbox: REJECTED 04.18.14 - False IV checklist rec'd

05.17.12 - N400 resent to Lewisville,TX 04.23.14 - IV checklist re:Qatar PCC

05.23.12 - Check cashed; Rec'd NOA on 5/26 05.05.14 - Qatar PCC sent to NVC

06.01.12 - Rec'd bio appt in the mail:EB 06/11 instead of 6/21 06.05.14 - Case completed

07.09.12 - Rec'd interview letter for 8/14 @ 2PM 07.16.14 - Interview rescheduled due to Typhoon Glenda

08.14.12 - PASSED Interview; awaiting oath letter 07.31.14 - Interview @ USEM: APPROVED

10.01.12 - Rec'd Oath Letter 08.05.14 - Visa on hand

10.12.12 - Oath ceremony! I'm finally a USC! 08.27.14 - POE: LAX

09.08.14 - SSN in mail

09.15.14 - ELIS status changed to OPTIMIZED

09.22.14 - ELIS status CLOSED

09.26.14 - GC received

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Timeline
:dance:

09/28/08-green card received

1-751

07/02/10-mailed it 2day

07/06/10-they received my application forms

07/13/10-received notice receipt(gc extended for one year)

07/28/10-received biometric appointment

09/23/10 GC approved!!!

9/26/20 Gota pproval notice

10/01/10 GC receivedd

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I never knew how much love my heart could hold until my son called me "MOMMY."

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline
congratz,sis! :dance:

salamat sis! hugs!


THE JOURNEY

03-31-08 - FILED for K1

04-16-08 - NOA1

06-11-08 - RFE on uscis website

08-12-08 - fiance started calling uscis every week cos he never got the RFE in the mail, requested for a new one

08-13-08 - touched

09-19-08 - touched

09-24-08 - touched

10-15-08 - new RFE finally in the mail (after hundreds of calls to uscis)

10-28-08 - fiance sent back RFE documents

10-31-08 - touched

11-04-08 - RFE reply recieved

11-05-08 - touched

11-10-08 - APPROVED (on uscis website)

11-11-08 - touched

11-13-08 - touched

11-17-08 - NOA2

11-24-08 - consulate received

12-15-08 - day 1 medical exam at SLEC

12-16-08 - day 2 medical exam results released

01-07-09 - INTERVIEW APPROVED

01-16-09 - visa received

02-12-09 - CFO

03-15-09 - FLIGHT

06-11-09 - wedding

07-10-09 - AOS

08-21-09 - biometrics

09-23-09 - repeat biometrics (argh!)

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That was quick!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Timeline

Congrats dear!!!! :thumbs:


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Adjustment of Status ( I-485) and Advance Parole

Jan.6,2010- Mailed to South Dearborn Chicago via Fedex overnight delivery

Jan.7,2010- AOS packet received signed by Chyba

Jan.10,2010- Notice receipt from USCIS

Jan.13,2010- check has been cashed

Jan.14,2010- NOA1 received (hard copy)

Jan.23,2010- Biometrics Appt.received in the mail dated Jan.14,2010

Feb. 1, 2010- Biometrics appointment at 8a.m.

Feb.9,2010 - touched

March 2,2010- AP approved

March 9,2010- Hard copy received

March 12, 2010- I-485 receipt notice for interview

March 18,2010- received letter for initial interview

April 19, 2010- 8 :15 A.M INTERVIEW DATE ( APPROVED 5min.Interview)

APRIL 20, 2010- USCIS website updated card production ordered

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We met online became good friends , fell in love and got married..

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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salamat everyone :blush:


THE JOURNEY

03-31-08 - FILED for K1

04-16-08 - NOA1

06-11-08 - RFE on uscis website

08-12-08 - fiance started calling uscis every week cos he never got the RFE in the mail, requested for a new one

08-13-08 - touched

09-19-08 - touched

09-24-08 - touched

10-15-08 - new RFE finally in the mail (after hundreds of calls to uscis)

10-28-08 - fiance sent back RFE documents

10-31-08 - touched

11-04-08 - RFE reply recieved

11-05-08 - touched

11-10-08 - APPROVED (on uscis website)

11-11-08 - touched

11-13-08 - touched

11-17-08 - NOA2

11-24-08 - consulate received

12-15-08 - day 1 medical exam at SLEC

12-16-08 - day 2 medical exam results released

01-07-09 - INTERVIEW APPROVED

01-16-09 - visa received

02-12-09 - CFO

03-15-09 - FLIGHT

06-11-09 - wedding

07-10-09 - AOS

08-21-09 - biometrics

09-23-09 - repeat biometrics (argh!)

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salamat everyone :blush:

Congratulations Pretty!


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Sent - July 5, 2011(California Service Center)

Received - July 7, 2011

Check cleared - July 12, 2011

Removal of the Conditional Status ( approved Sept. 9, 2011)

10 Years Green Card Received (Sept. 15, 2011)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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mine happened on january 7, 2009.

met a new friend here on vj and we met up the night before and went in together for the interview. (hello girl!)

so we arrived the embassy an hour before the interview. the line was long.

the guard checked for my name on the list - it was not there! but i had my NVC letter and email print out of my interview confirmation.

so i got in. had my stuff go through the security xray.

proceeded to the room where we all took a seat. this young lady kept giving us instructions on how to arrange our papers and told us to get our priority numbers on the counter by the door. so well went there and the two ladies handing out the numbers, took the DS papers.

they were not nice.

and they kept asking tricky questions.

this one girl asked me ... where is your passport?

and i said ... didnt st lukes take them after the medical exams and sent them here?

next she said ... why did you have a medical exam? (in a rude tone)

so i replied ... duh. cos i had to.

then she said ... youre alright. please take a seat.

so all the waits werent that long compared to the waiting time at SLEC.

the next step was fingerprinting. which smoothly.

another wait and now for the pre-screening.

done by a local officer at the embassy. mine was this middle-aged kind-looking man. and yes, he was kind. and smiled a lot.

asked for my NBI clearance, CENOMAR, birth certificate. and my fiance's affidavit of support.

his questions:

- how did i meet my fiance

- when was the last time i left for the US

- how long did i stay in the US

then he asked for 2 more visa photos and handed him the pics.

he asked for all our proof of relationship so i gave him all i have with me except the photos cos they just couldnt fit in the window slot.

then he told me my visitors visa will have to be cancelled if i get approved for K1. and he wished me luck on the consul interview.

it wasnt that long when my name was called again for the consul interview.

i went in the room.

saw a good-looking young consul. he said ... hello. happy new year.

and i said ... good morning sir. happy new year to you too.

he was nice. soft spoken.

questions asked:

- what is the name of your fiance

- where did you meet him

- how long was your last stay in the US

- what does your fiance do for a living

- has he been to the philippines

then he asked if my fiance was previously married and i said yes.

and i handed him the divorce decree. and he said... its alright. no need.

then the light at the end of the tunnel was ... well your papers all look good to me. there should be no problem. please claim your slip after this interview. good day.

i got up. thanked the consul. and went to the window that handed out the pink slips.

paid delbros.

back to the hotel.

was in at 6am. interview schedule at 7am. done by 940am.

whew! prayers answered.

God is good. all the time.

congrats!! yes thats true God is good all the time....

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