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Hello all! My wife is having her interview on july 8th at usem manila. Is it possible for me to be with her during the interview process? Since i will be taking my vacation there at that, I decided to attend her interview. Anyone who have experience this pls. Let me know if its ok to be with her. Thanks

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you can go and try. I have read where the embassy there DOES in most cases allow the USC to be there during the interview. You will most likely be able to at least go inside the embassy with your spouse.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Sure you can. When I had my interview, I have seen some girls who were accompanied by their husbands/fiances. I've also read several posts where the petitioners were present and they were also asked some questions by the CO.


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2010-12-30------------Sent I-485, I-765, & I-131

2011-01-10------------Received NOA1 for AOS, EAD, & AP

2011-01-18------------Biometrics letter received

2011-02-07------------Case transferred to CSC

2011-02-10------------Biometrics in Detroit

2011-02-28------------Permanent Resident Card Production Ordered

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Thanks guys for all the reply, next question I have is, is it possible for my wife to pick up the visa instead of waiting for Air 21? Reason is she will be going back to U.S. with me 10 days after the interview. If its possible, how can I address this to the CO? Thanks again.

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Thanks guys for all the reply, next question I have is, is it possible for my wife to pick up the visa instead of waiting for Air 21? Reason is she will be going back to U.S. with me 10 days after the interview. If its possible, how can I address this to the CO? Thanks again.

You can always ask the consul officer at the end of the interview. From my reading here on VJ, more often than not the consul officer will grant your request.

If the consul officer will not grant your request, you should still have enough time to wait for the visa since you have ten days. However, when it comes to visa delivery, there are no guarantees. That's why you should never buy the beneficiary's plane ticket until you have the visa in hand.


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I think it is beneficial for the petitioner to be there. Just in case they decide to ask you any questions. I saw a few beneficiaries that did not have successful interviews. In those cases, the petitioner usually was not there. They mostly asked my fiancee questions, but they did ask me a few quick questions to clarify some things. I would go if you could.

However, if you have to wait for delivery, make sure you have time to wait. Just in case. It took 7 working days to deliver our visa.


K1 Timeline:
Aug 2007 Met online, April 2009 Met in person (engaged), 6-18-09 Mailed I-129F, 6-29-09 NOA1 received in mail, 9-28-09 NOA2 Hard Copy Received, 10-06-09 NVC Letter Hard Copy, 10-19-09 Medical passed (after some minor paperwork difficulty. whew!), 11-09-09 Interview - APPROVED, 11-17-09 CFO Seminar, 11-21-09 POE Chicago, 12-15-09 Received SSN, 1-13-10 MARRIED!!!!, 1-26-10 Received new SSN card with married name
AOS Timeline
3-26-10 Mailed AOS and EAD to Chicago Lockbox
4-9-10 Received NOA1 for AOS and EAD - Touched
4-22-10 Biometrics completed
5-03-10 AOS Transfered to CSC
6-04-10 AOS APPROVED!!! Welcome notice mailed.
6-07-10 EAD Approved!!! Card production ordered.
6-08-10 GC Production Ordered.
6-12-10 Welcome Notice Received vis USPS.
6-16-10 EAD Received via USPS
6-19-10 GC Arrived via USPS.
Report of Marriage/Passport Change
11-13-10 Filed Report of Marriage and applied for new passport with married name to Philippines Embassy
Removal of Conditions
3-6-12 Mailed I751 to VT Service Center
3-8-12 I751 Delivered to VT Service Center
3-15-12 NOA1 Received by USPS
3-30-12 Biometrics Completed
12-14-12 ROC Approved
12-20-12 10 yr Green Card Received vis USPS
US. Citizenship
9-21-15 Mailed N-400 to TX service center
9-27-15 N-400 Packet delivered to Dallas TX Lockbox
10-01-15 NOA1 notice via text

10-08-15 NOA1 notice via USPS

10-21-15 Biometrics Completed

10-30-15 "In Line" for interview

11-06-15 Interview Letter Received

12-08-15 Naturalization Interview - Louisville, KY Completed (Passed!)

01-13-16 11:05 AM Finished oath and became a citizen of the United States of America on wedding anniversary

01-19-16 Applied for US Passport

02-05-16 Passport Delivered

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Just ask the CO if you can pick up your visa as you want to return to the US together on the same flight. We were able to pick up our visa 2 days after the interview.

Good luck!


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manila, Philippines

I-129F Sent : 2008-12-02

I-129F Receipt Notice : 2008-12-05

RFE: 2009-02-26

Approval Notice: 2009-03-13

NVC Received: 2009-03-23

Left NVC: 2009-05-12

Stuck at NVC 50 days

Interview: 2009-06-23 Passed!

Visa picked up: 2009-06-25

POE Detroit: 2009-07-04

Married: 2009-09-11

Filed for AOS: 2009-09-22

Biometrics taken: 2009-10-29

Advance Parole approved 2009-11-04

Employment Authorization approved 2009-11-04

AOS Appointment 2009-12-15

AOS Approved 2009-12-15

Green Card Received 2010-01-02

Filed for ROC: 2011-09-17

ROC approved 2012-03-21

Green Card Received 2012-03-26

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Thanks guys for a very informative input. I want to know if when they call my wife's name to be interviewed, do we have to go at the same time? Do i have to tell the CO if it's ok to be with my wife? Or i just keep silent til CO say something 1st? By the way, appropriate clothing for interview, a coat & tie? Then, how do i address to CO that we would like to pick up the visa instead? In writing or verbal? Maraming salamat po!

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Thanks guys for a very informative input. I want to know if when they call my wife's name to be interviewed, do we have to go at the same time? Yes

Do i have to tell the CO if it's ok to be with my wife? Or i just keep silent til CO say something 1st?

Ask the CO immediately if he/she allow u to be there.

By the way, appropriate clothing for interview, a coat & tie?

Wear whatever u want. As long as it's presentable.

Then, how do i address to CO that we would like to pick up the visa instead? In writing or verbal?

Verbal right after the interview. Maraming salamat po!

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K1 Visa
Sept.2009 Sent Petition
Oct.2009 Petition Approved
Nov.2009 Visa Recieved
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AOS
Feb. 2010 Sent AOS
Mar. 2010 Biometrics
May 2010 Interview
Jun 2010 GC Recieved
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Removing of Condition:
Mar.19,2012---------ROC sent
Mar.20,2012---------VSC received signed by D. Renaud
Mar.23,2012---------Check encashed
Mar.24,2012---------NOA1
Apr.19,2012----------Biometrics (Early Bio 4/11/2012)
May 2012 ------------Biometrics redo

Nov.30,2012---------RFE (fingerprint can't read needs to submit police clearance)

May 2013-------------Received Permanent Residence Card


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