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Just curious. If you go to interview in Guangzhou, will you book one-way or round trip of flight regardless of price? Is one-way better because we donot know what's going on with the interview and thus are not sure when to return? Thanks.

Why would you be going to interview?


14 May 2005 - Introduced via friend

23 Sep 2005 - 1st China trip, meet personally in Nanning

02 Nov 2005 - Began working on the I-129F

22 Nov 2005 - Mailed completed I-129F

05 Dec 2005 - NOA1 from CSC

27 Feb 2006 - NOA2 CSC approval via e-mail

00 Mar 2006 - NVC receives petition from USCIS

16 Mar 2006 - NVC ships petition DHL to Guangzhou

25 Apr 2006 - Petition delivered/signed by STAMP

08 May2006 - 2nd trip to Nanning, China

11 Jun 2006 - SO in receipt of P3

21 Jun 2006 - P3 mailed to Guangzhou

08 Jul 2006 - DOS: SO qualified for interview

25 Jul 2006 - P4 mailed from Guangzhou

6 Aug 2006 - P4 received in Nanning

1 Sep 2006 - SO travel to Guangzhou for 7 Sept interview

7 Sep 2006 - PASSED INTERVIEW 9 Sep 2006 - Visa in hand

21Jan 2007 - 3rd trip to Nanning, China

29 Jan 2007 - Arrival at DFW airport in Texas

15 Feb 2007 - Applied for SSN, get 20 Feb 2007.

31 Mar 2007 - Married in Texas

14 Jun 2007 - AOS interview, passed

18 Jul 2007 - Biometrics taken

8 Dec 2007 - Received two year GC

ESL Classes - continuing

9 Jul 2008 - Lao Po trip to Nanning

9 Sep 2008 - Passed and Received Texas Driver License

1 May 2009 - Applied for and received first credit card

29Sep 2009 - Mailed Form I-751, waiting on 10yr GC

22 Feb 2010 - Received notice of approved LPR status

ESL Classes -continuing

31 Mar 2010 - Date of third wedding anniversary

29 Dec 2010 - LaoPo & LaoGong (4th) visit mom (6 weeks) in China

31 Mar 2011 - Date of fourth wedding anniversary

15 Sep 2011 - Forward N-400 to USCIS, received 16 Sep 2011

19 Dec 2011 - Became US citizen

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Because I am the beneficiary! :-)) Thanks.

What are your plans after your interview?


14 May 2005 - Introduced via friend

23 Sep 2005 - 1st China trip, meet personally in Nanning

02 Nov 2005 - Began working on the I-129F

22 Nov 2005 - Mailed completed I-129F

05 Dec 2005 - NOA1 from CSC

27 Feb 2006 - NOA2 CSC approval via e-mail

00 Mar 2006 - NVC receives petition from USCIS

16 Mar 2006 - NVC ships petition DHL to Guangzhou

25 Apr 2006 - Petition delivered/signed by STAMP

08 May2006 - 2nd trip to Nanning, China

11 Jun 2006 - SO in receipt of P3

21 Jun 2006 - P3 mailed to Guangzhou

08 Jul 2006 - DOS: SO qualified for interview

25 Jul 2006 - P4 mailed from Guangzhou

6 Aug 2006 - P4 received in Nanning

1 Sep 2006 - SO travel to Guangzhou for 7 Sept interview

7 Sep 2006 - PASSED INTERVIEW 9 Sep 2006 - Visa in hand

21Jan 2007 - 3rd trip to Nanning, China

29 Jan 2007 - Arrival at DFW airport in Texas

15 Feb 2007 - Applied for SSN, get 20 Feb 2007.

31 Mar 2007 - Married in Texas

14 Jun 2007 - AOS interview, passed

18 Jul 2007 - Biometrics taken

8 Dec 2007 - Received two year GC

ESL Classes - continuing

9 Jul 2008 - Lao Po trip to Nanning

9 Sep 2008 - Passed and Received Texas Driver License

1 May 2009 - Applied for and received first credit card

29Sep 2009 - Mailed Form I-751, waiting on 10yr GC

22 Feb 2010 - Received notice of approved LPR status

ESL Classes -continuing

31 Mar 2010 - Date of third wedding anniversary

29 Dec 2010 - LaoPo & LaoGong (4th) visit mom (6 weeks) in China

31 Mar 2011 - Date of fourth wedding anniversary

15 Sep 2011 - Forward N-400 to USCIS, received 16 Sep 2011

19 Dec 2011 - Became US citizen

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There is much debate about going to the interview and whether it is helpful to the result. Personally, I could not go, but my wife's mother went along. This process is stressful and unless your fiancee/wife lives in Guangzhou it can be disorienting if she is alone. However, in regards to your question: the only safe way to go with round trip would be the following... 1) the ticket is several weeks after the interview (this allows for blue slip, visa delay, ect.), or 2) you do not plan on coming back together. Many times there is a lot to be done after the interview in terms of preparing for the trip over so it is really difficult to nail down a return date. It will cost more money, but if you plan to come back together I would heed the advice of the multitudes and NOT purchase in advance. NOW, if you are planing on going, I will let you in on a great current deal. American Airlines has $299 (each way) flights into Shanghai that could at least save you some cash...then fly a domestic ticket to Guangzhou. Just my thoughts. :thumbs:


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ok - just so I'm clear -

yer asking about R/T from yer city in China, to Guangzhou, for the interview, then back to yer city in China, right?

IF THIS IS THE CASE,

then -

IMO, the thing that makes the difference, is

WHETHER OR NOT

your China city is listed in the list of cities/provinces/regions

where

GUZ IV will mail back the passport and VISA packet.

So - if you were planning, and trying to save some money, and lived in one of those cities / provinces / regions where GUZ IV will send all to you via EMS ... then it makes sense to try to get the lowest price (I like ctrip.com , check the chinese version for the lowest rates )

2nd level - if you want - you can put the YANGs address for the mail back address, pay the YANGs to receive your packet and they will ship it off to your CITY/address for a fee (budget about 220 RMB for this, it may be less)

3rd level - if you want - simply stay in GUANGZHOU until you know something about the visa packet.

So many choices, la...


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You live in BeiJing - GUZ IV will send it all back to you via EMS -

see

http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/visa_issuance.htmm


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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AHHHHH.....this is much easier...haha...thought you were still state side. Good luck! :thumbs:


Nov 6, 2009: "I had breakfast in Korea, lunch in Shanghai, and dinner in Chongqing...now I just need to find a squat toilet..."

K1 completion: 03-10-2010, PINK!!!(well..it's orangish)
POE: Chicago/ORD 05-21-2010
Married: 05-26-2010
AOS completion: 10-28-2010
ROC completion: 05-16-2013

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2nd level - if you want - you can put the YANGs address for the mail back address, pay the YANGs to receive your packet and they will ship it off to your CITY/address for a fee (budget about 220 RMB for this, it may be less)

Darnell,

Is this option available to people not staying at the Yang's?

I suppose this is a very good option even if we plan on staying in Guangzhou for 5 days after the interview. If the visa arrives within the 5 days, then we can pick it up at the Yang's. If not, we will just have the Yangs forward the visa package.


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2010-12-15 (Wed) NOA1 hard copy received

2010-12-09 (Thu) I-129F package arrived USCIS PO Box in Dallas

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Bobby - unknown - but you can ask them.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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*** moving to China forum ***


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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you can pick up your Visa two business days after the interview.


I married my love on 12/24/07

I filed for the I 130 on 1/23/08

Receipt number recevied 2/13/08

Paperwork sent to Guangzhou on 1/23/09

Interview 5/21/09 PASSED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visa 5/23/09

POE 6/2/09

Home 6/3/09

FILED I-751

SENT PAPERWORK 3/8/11

NOA-1 3/10/11

BIOMETERICS 4/29/11

WAITING APPROVAL

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