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Hello all

I was just wondering what you've all done to prepare for the big interview. I'm sure we all know our fiances well but it couldn't hurt to find out more ways to be prepared. What are the best ways to prepare?


K-1 Journey

11/27/2010-SENT

12/11/2010 NOA1

04/20/2011 NOA2

04/28/2011 Received by NVC!!

4/29/2011 Sent to Haitian Embassy

6/24/2011 Medical completed

6/30/2011 Medical results picked up approved

7/1/2011 Documents sent to Haiti messenger

7/19/2011 Interview date to be announced

7/19/2011 Assigned interview date

9/2/2011 Interview date (NO RFE :)

9/2/2011 Visa APPROVED!!

9/7/2011 Visa in Hand in Haiti

9/16/2011 Passport in hand in Haiti

10/1/2011 POE EWR airport

11/8/2011 ***Married*** :)

11/17/2011 Applied Social Security #

11/21/2011 SS# Recieved

AOS Journey

12/30/2011 AOS Package Mailed

1/03/2012 Notice of Action

1/06/2012 Check cashed

1/25/2012 Biometrics Appointment..completed..

2/11/2012 RFE

3/7/2012 RFE response mailed

3/16/2012 EAD Card in production!!!!

10/09/2012 Green Card production ordered : } no interview

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Your most meaningful replies will come from recent Haiti interviewees. Your best preparation, it seems, will include your presence on the consular premises during the FIRST interview, because your presence may head off a second interview.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Your most meaningful replies will come from recent Haiti interviewees. Your best preparation, it seems, will include your presence on the consular premises during the FIRST interview, because your presence may head off a second interview.

We did no prep for the interview. We know each other.

If every consulate is different you should look at the reviews and see what people were asked and make sure you know the answers to those types of questions.

Good luck!!


05-2010 I-129F application received by USCIS.

05-2010 NOA1 received.

07-2010 NOA2 received.

07-2010 Packet 3 received.

08-2010 Packet 3 returned.

09-2010 Medical in London.

10-2010 Interview at US Embassy in London: Approved.

10-2010 POE Newark, NJ.

11-2010 Married in Vermont.

03-2011 Notice of acceptance of AOS packet.

03-2011 Biometrics appointment in St Albans.

03-2010 Case transfered to California Service Centre.

04-2011 I-485 Approved.

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Hello all

I was just wondering what you've all done to prepare for the big interview. I'm sure we all know our fiances well but it couldn't hurt to find out more ways to be prepared. What are the best ways to prepare?

Make sure they know how many times you've been previously married, how many previous children are floating about and all about all those crimes you committed.

Other than that, you're fine.


Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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These are the questions we used to practice. We ran over them every night for a week. Yes, we know eachother and our responses would be the same, we just wanted to make sure there were no surprises. My fiance was very nervous and this helped him to just respond normally instead of in fear that he would say something wrong. Everything they asked him is in this list, and of course several more. ETA: We were not called back for a second interview. My fiance's visa was approved!

How long have you known your fiancé?

Have you ever been to the US?

When is the last time you saw your fiancé?

When will you leave for the US?

Does your fiancé have in children?

What is your fiance’s birthday?

Does she have any brothers and sisters?

Where do her parents live?

Where was your fiancé born?

What do you love about your fiancé?

When are you going to have the wedding?

Where did your fiancé visit when she was here?

What is your fiance’s father’s name?

What is your fiance’s mother’s name?

Where will you and your fiancé live?

Have you ever spoken with your fiance’s family members?

Is your mother still alive?

Is your father still alive?

How does it make you feel that your family won’t be able to come to your wedding?

When did you first meet your fiancé?

How many times have you seen your fiancé in person?

Where does she stay when she is in Haiti?

Has your family met her?

What does your family think about the engagement?

Has she ever been married?

What does she do for work?

Who proposed?

Who asked who to get married?

When did this take place? How did you respond?

Have you met her family?

What do her parents think about the engagement?

What does her father think?

What does her mother think?

Have you thought of any names for the baby?

Where does she live?

Who does she live with?

When are you going to get married?

Edited by JoyDee

I-129F Fiance Visa

For full details see my "About me"

USCIS

11-22-2010 Received NOA1 01-27-2011 --> NOA2 *APPROVED!!!! (email)

NVC

02-24-2011 Receive Packet 3.5 via email --> 03-18-2011 Packet 3.5 Submitted

04-05-2011 Receive Packet 4

04-08-2011 INTERVIEW *APPROVED!!!!* --> 04-18-2011 Visa in hand

05-04-2011 **POE** JFK, NYC

AOS

05-21-2011 Social Security Card

06-18-2011 MARRIED!

07-11-2011 Filed AOS - 485, EAD, AP

07-13-2011 Received Confirmation email 07-14-2011 check cashed

07-18-2011 NOA1, I-797C received for AOS, EAD, AP

07-22-2011 Received Biometrics Appointment Notice

08-15-2011 Biometrics Appointment

09-09-2011 EAD and AP Approval notices via email

09-20-2011 Receive EAD/AP Card in the mail

09-29-2011 Interview! APPROVED!!!!

10-03-2011 Receive Welcome Letter

10-08-2011 Receive Greencard

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