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Visa Interview Approved Today!

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The interview went fairly well. I wasn't nervous at all, it was all the waiting that made me anxious. :) My interview schedule is at 6:25 am so I left home at about 4:45 am and I arrived at the embassy at about 5:20 am. It was still a little dark but there are already several long lines outside the gates. Inside the barricaded area, there are three lines. One for seafarers, another for B1/B2, and the one for immigrant/ fiances visas. Just ask around to see if you are in the right line. There are several people offering help from ballpens, to ID photos, to holding your phones and other gadgets/ liquids for safekeeping. Keep in mind that you only need 2 photos (attach it to your 2 copies of DS156) some might trick you into thinking you need 4 copies for the K1 visa. My mom went with me so I left all my electronic gadgets with her.

The guard started asking people to go inside the premises at about 7:30 am. There is a heavy metal door you have to push really hard to get in. There are several guards manning the Luggage Metal Detector conveyor belt and they will provide you with trays to put all your stuff in. Once you are cleared, you will then go through another door to enter the embassy grounds.

There are several window booths just across the doors and there is a guide who will instruct the immigrants/ k1 applicants to go fall in line there.

Here they will get from you your appointment letter, DS 157, 2 copies of DS 156 and DS 156K, and the BPI receipt. The lady arranged my papers and stapled it together. She returned it and instructed me to drop my papers at window 39. I then proceeded to the main embassy building to drop my papers. Took a seat at the waiting area and waited for my number to be flashed on the boards scattered around the premises. I then saw fellow VJ members Cherry and J'lyn. J'lyn was just behind me and Cherry was ahead of us by a few numbers.

The lay out of the building is fairly simple. There are several window booths for each process (prescreener, fingerscanning, consul, and the 2go delivery form)

Seats are arranged in front of the windows and there are several boards where the numbers flash so you can see it wherever you are seated. You have to be really attentive because the numbers flash at random.

My number was called at around 8:30 am and I went to the designated window booth for the prescreening interview. It was a nice motherly lady who asked me questions. She asked for my NBI, Cenomar, and BC. My I134 and supporting documents, and some photos.

Questions asked are:

1. My full name, fiance's full name

2. Our birthdays

3. Fiance's work: I said "He's a Marine" and she said "wow" lol

4. Are you single? "Yes", do you have kids? "No". Is he single? "Yes", does he have kids? "No" . She said "Wow swerte mo" I just smiled but in my mind I said "Sya swerte sa kin" lol

5. How many ex bfs have you had? "None" Oh, sya pala first mo. I said "Opo"

6. How many times has he been here? "Twice but we've seen each other thrice, one is outside the country"

7. When did you meet him?

8. How did you meet him?

9. When did he propose? She said "Ang bilis naman" I said "ayaw na po nya ko pakawalan"

10. Where are you working? Turns out her son worked for the same company :)

11. Other countries visited and for how long. She then said everything looks okay and I was asked to return to my seat and wait for my number to flash again.

After about 30 minutes, I went to window 40 for fingerprint scanning. It was a Chinese looking lady who assisted me.

Waiting for the final interview was the longest part! I was sitting with other VJ girls so we chatted around to pass the time. We were just in front of the consul windows and we noticed that the black lady consul really takes her time asking questions but she seem nice and friendly and even speaks tagalog once in a while. The other consuls are way faster than her so I prayed I wont get her.

Alas, my number was called at about 11:20 am and I got the black lady consul! Haha!

She is really pleasant and has a smiling face. I was smiling and laughing all throughout the interview. It was just like chatting with a friend. She asked me for my full name and birthday, my fiance's name and how we met. I told her we became friends on a site called Mingle2.com and she said she haven't heard of that before. I told her it isn't really popular. I then told her we decided to meet up in Taipei as travel buddies and we became a couple after meeting in person when we got back to our respective countries. She then checked my photos and said "Oh so he has met your family" I said "Yes, and the whole extended family too". Looks like you two have been every where and have seen each other several times. She asked me for the dates when we have seen each other. She saw the underwater diving photo so she just said "Oh you two dive". I smiled and said yes. She asked for other countries I've been too and how many days was the longest visit.

I got nervous when she looked at the affidavit of support because I don't have tax returns. I only have the W2 and recent paystubs. She asked " Has your fiance filed taxes for this year?" I said "Yeah, but he said the military does it for him so he doesn't have a copy..." She said "Yeah, he should have a copy for the previous year". I said I don't have that. I was waiting for her reaction but she just proceeded to look at his paystubs. After a few seconds, she asked me for his age. I said "22" with a big smile. "Oh you're older than him". I said "Yes, by 4 years. Hehe". She also asked about my work so I told her all about it. She seems happy with my answers and said "Congratulations, your visa is approved. Wait for your number to be called for the courier forms" Whew! I said "Thank you!" and she replied "Your welcome!" The interview lasted for about 10 minutes. I waited for a few minutes before I was called at the window where a Filipina lady double checks all the papers and gives out the 2go delivery form. After filling this out, I gave it to another window and the process is done. I got out of the embassy at about noon time :)

PS. How ironic! The embassy eligibility letter arrived today. Saw it when I got home from the interview. LOL


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K1 Timeline

2010-11-02: NOA1

2011-03-24: NOA2!!! :)

2011-04-08: Case arrived at Embassy ( tracked through DHL)

2011-04-11/12: Medical at St Lukes

2011-04-25: INTERVIEW :) Earliest slot available online is May 6, called to see if there is an earlier date. Got Apr 25 :)

2011-05-11: POE at LAX Airport

2011-06-25: We got married!

2011-08-02: AOS/ AP/ EAD filed

2011-08-09: AOS NOA1

2011-09-06: Biometrics Appointment

2011-10-20: AOS Interview @ Detroit USCIS

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Congratulations and thanks for your interview update. It always helps to read about the VISA interview experiences especially for those who have theirs coming up! Like ours.

God bless you both in your lives together!


10/17/2008 - First Contact via message in CB

03/15/2009 - Engaged

05/15/2009 - First meeting in person (I traveled to Philippines)

10/05/2010 - Sent I-129F package to Fiancee VISA service for review and forwarding

12/08/2011 - Interview - Approved!

12/20/2011 - VISA in hand! (Never showed up in 2go online tracking!)

01/04/2012 - POE San Francisco(SFO)I met her there.

01/05/2012 - We're Home!

02/14/2012 - Married Valentine's Day 2012!

05/04/2012 - Mailed AOS/EAD/AP packages via FedEx ground

07/26/2012 - EAD/AP Combo card received

"TeddyHoney and SqueezyBear"

(Derrick and Ritchie)

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Congrats!


November 5, 2010 Interview 7am APPROVED!!!!!! (6months 4weeks 1day) THANK YOU LORD!!!!!

(look at my about me page in my profile if you want to see my entire k1 journey)

AOS Journey:

Feb.4, 2011 Mailed AOS packet

Feb. 7, 2011 Pkt delivered in Chicago

Feb. 10, 2011 Received txt and email of NOA for AOS, EAD, and AP

Feb. 11, 2011 Check cashed for AOS

Feb. 12, 2011 Touched

Feb. 14, 2011 received hard copy of NOA for AOS, EAD& AP

Feb. 18, 2011 received appt letter for biometrics

Feb. 28, 2011 biometrics appt @10am

Feb. 28, 2011 received txt/email AOS case transferred to csc

Mar 1, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 3, 2011 received hard copy of AOS transfer to csc

Mar 4, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 28, 2011 Received txt/email saying card production has been ordered. (1month 3eeks 3days)

Mar 28, 2011 Received 2nd txt/email saying we have registered this customer permanent residence status

Mar 29, 2011 Received 3rd txt/email says card production has been ordered.

April 1, 2011 greencard and welcome letter in hand!!

April 5, 2011 received txt/email EAD card production ordered

Will Start Removing Conditions Dec 2012!!!!

Dec. 26, 2012 mailed ROC paperwork

Dec. 28, 2012 NOA for ROC paperwork

Jan. 7, 2013 received bio appt letter

Jan. 24, 2013 bio appt.

June 22, 2013 10yr green card received

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Congratulations Sis Crystal!! Happy for you!! SOon you will be busy packing up ur things for your flight and be reunited with your sweet love one!! :) :)


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K-1 Journey (I-129F)

09/10/2010 ----- Filing date of I-129 F

09/22/2010 ----- NOA 1

02/22/2011 ----- Case being adjudicated

02/28/2011 ----- RFE, Waiver to file 2nd K-1 petition

03/04/2011 ----- RFE reply sent

03/08/2011 ----- RFE received and being reviewed at USCIS

03/17/2011 ----- NOA2 (I-129F approved)

03/23/2011 ----- NOA2 hard copy received

03/29/2011 ----- NVC received our Case

04/04/2011 ----- NVC letter received and case forwarded to US embassy Manila

04/08/2011 ----- US Embassy Manila received our case (Consulate)

04/15/2011 ----- Paid VISA at BPI

04/16/2011 ----- Received Eligibility Letter from US Embassy Manila dated April 8, 2011

04/25/2011 ----- 1st day of Medical

04/26/2011 ----- 2nd day of Medical (I PASSED!! Thank you Lord!!)

05/13/2011 ----- Interview (221g - Case under Administrative Processing "AP")

08/12/2011 ----- Received an email from the embassy "Case is pending review by a consular officer"

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N-400:
May 9, 2017: N-400 packet was sent
May 15, 2017: NOA1 
June 05, 2017: Biometric Done
June 19, 2017: Case is in Line for an Interview
June 25, 2018: USCIS Scheduled an Interview
Aug. 02, 2018: Interview Date- APPROVED!
Aug. 09, 2018: Oath Ceremony

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thanks everyone :)


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K1 Timeline

2010-11-02: NOA1

2011-03-24: NOA2!!! :)

2011-04-08: Case arrived at Embassy ( tracked through DHL)

2011-04-11/12: Medical at St Lukes

2011-04-25: INTERVIEW :) Earliest slot available online is May 6, called to see if there is an earlier date. Got Apr 25 :)

2011-05-11: POE at LAX Airport

2011-06-25: We got married!

2011-08-02: AOS/ AP/ EAD filed

2011-08-09: AOS NOA1

2011-09-06: Biometrics Appointment

2011-10-20: AOS Interview @ Detroit USCIS

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congrats!! just wait for your visa to arrive in a week or two don't get paranoid ok don't forget the CFO :thumbs:


03.14.2011 -------I-751 sent overnight

03.15.2011 -------package says "Delivered"

03.30.2011 -------ASC Appointment Notice Received

04.22.2011 -------Biometrics Appointment

08.29.2011--------APPROVED! GC RECEIVED!

I'm the wife of an American Soldier;

I'm the hope that lives within him after storm clouded days.

The freedom from war that gives wings to his heart,

May they reach across the miles and bind our hearts together

against all that we must face in this world.

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Congratulations!!!!!!! :thumbs::dance::dance::thumbs:


April 02, 2011 10:13AM I-129F Mailed to USCIS Dallas, Texas

April 04, 2011 12:25PM Delivered at USCIS Dallas, TX signed by C.Thornquist

April 08, 2011 12:20AM NOA1 (notification by email)

April 08, 2011 Personal Check USCIS, Credited from account.

April 11, 2011 11:52AM Rec I-797C, Notice of Action by mail. NOA1 Notice Date April 06, 2011

Sept. 23, 2011 Notification of Approval of NOA2 (Text Message)

Jan. 03, 2012 K1 Visa APPROVED (USA EMBASSY MANILA)

March 21, 2012 POE Dallas, Texas

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congrats! ang funny naman ng side comments ng consul hehe...

parang chika lang yung ibang tanong XD


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Visa

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02.11.2011 ~ sent K1 visa application
02.16.2011 ~ NOA1
03.21.2011 ~ NOA2
04.13.2011 ~ Packet 3 received
05.16.2011 ~ Interview (approved)
05.21.2011 ~ visa received

AOS
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10.13.2011 ~ sent AOS application
10.21.2011 ~ NOA
11.14.2011 ~ biometrics appointment (AOS & EAD)
01.06.2012 ~ received EAD/AP combo card (has expiration date error)
04.27.2012 ~ GC production

ROC

=======================================

02.26.2014 ~ sent ROC application

03.06.2014 ~ NOA (USCIS CSC)

03.27.2014 ~ biometrics appointment

06.20.2014 ~ GC production

N-400

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02.03.2015 ~ sent N-400 application

02.10.2015 ~ NOA

03.27.2015 ~ In Line notification

03.30.2015 ~ Interview text notification

05.04.2015 ~ Interview: APPROVED!

05.15.2015 ~ 'MURICAN!

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congrats on ur visa approval!!! And thanks for the narrative, it surely calmed my nerves. hehe. Have u set a date for your flight yet? Woot-woot!!!


9/14/02 - became a couple

5/2/06 - his migration :(

6/17/09 to 12/1/09 - wonderful period of living together in US!

11/28/10 - I-129F sent to Lewisville,TX via UPS

11/30/10 - package received

12/02/10 - cheque encashed

12/7/10 - electronic confirmation of package; routed to VSC

12/9/10 - touched (?)

12/9/10 - NOA1 hard copy reached military installation

12/30/10 - NOA1 hard copy reached military unit

1/05/11 - NOA1 hard copy finally reached his maibox, yey!

2/25/11- called military helpline to request expedite I-129f processing

/28/11 - received USCIS letter requesting documents to support expedite request

3/11/11 - faxed documents to USCIS

3/22/11 - approval notification of expedite request received through mail

3/25/11 - approval email notification of expedite request

3/28/11 - I-129F petition for fiancee application approved!!! a step closer!!!

4/4/11 - VSC sent to Manila

5/04/11 - Medical at St. Luke's (passed!)

5/05/11 - vaccination

5/17/11 - USEM Interview, approved!

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Congratulations and thanks for the great post. Information like that is very helpful. :thumbs:


Our Journey (so far) in link

K1 Timeline

10/29/10 Packet Sent
11/03/10 NOA1
11/10/10 Touch
04/21/11 NOA2
08/31/11 Finish medical after the stupid sputum test
09/01/11 Interview completed and passed.
09/30/11 Finally....POE Los Angeles
11/19/11 Married

And they lived happily ever after.
But they still had to adjust status....

08/06/12 Date filed
08/13/12 NOA1
08/31/12 Biometrics Appt.
10/08/12 EAD approved
10/15/12 EAD card received

05/08/13 Green card approved

05/16/13 Green card received.

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