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June 3 was one of my happiest days because I just got approved!

It's been 10 months of waiting since the first day my hubby filed the petition till we got approved.

Now All I have to do is wait for the stamped passport to arrive at my house, but the question is, how long do I have to wait.

I noticed at the embassy that they dont give exact dates as to when they deliver it, no tracking numbers or anything to keep track to the most awaited document of my life.

And since I am writing this post I will share my experience.

One week before my interview, I was all set and so excited for the big day to come but things happened unexpectedly. I got sick and sent to the hospital. Urinary infection, acute gastro interitis and amoebiasis pulled me to bed for 5 days. I thought I will never gona make it at the interview but I forced myself and signed a waiver at the hospital. It's now or never. So I got out of the hospital one day before the interview. We rented a van to take us at the embassy, we travelled 7 hours and I got dropped off at the embassy at 6:15AM.

There's already a long line when I got there, and believe me they are all for 6:30AM appointment. I suggest be early when your big day comes or else you will end up waiting another half an hour waiting in line in order to get through. No drinks, No electronic gadgets, bring pen (black ink) and make sure you had your breakfast. And also, NO candies. I seen bunch of candies piled at the guard's stand.

So finally, I was able to get inside and passed through the metal detector and there's another line inside where you have to show your passport and appointment letter. Here, the lady gave me a priority number. I was asked to drop my appointment letter with the copy of my priority number at window 39. So I went in another door and pass another metal detector. By the way, the door is so heavy that I needed to wait for a big guy to push it for me coz i am so sickly that i couldnt even push their heavy door.

After dropping my appointment letter at the window 39, I was asked to sit down and watch for my priority number to be flashed on the LED screen. Me and other immigrants were waiting on the chairs provided. It took 20 minutes before my number was flashed. A nice Japanese lady assisted me on the biometrics or finger printing at window 34. I was so nervous that I have to repeat the biometrics two times since the first one didnt seem to register on the computer. You have to really pressed hard.

and then i was asked to sit again and wait....

While waiting, I had a chit chat with some immigrants. I waited another 30 minutes before my number was flashed. It's the preliminary interview. A Filipino guy asked me questions such as:

1. who is my petitioner?

2. how is he related to me?

3. what does he do in life?

4. when and how did we meet?

He asked if I have pictures with him so I showed him bunch of wedding pictures and other screenshots. I scan through it and smiled, nodded and gave me back some documents we submitted me before. He made me sign something which I am pretty sure the DS230 Part II.

Afterwhich he said, okay, go back to your sit and watch for your number again. I said thank you.

I know that the next round will be the final interview with the consular officer and that made me so uneasy on my chair. Thanks to the couples who made me feel better, cris and her husband. The white guy kept on joking on me that I will get denied but I am so positive I am not. :bonk:

That was the longest wait I ever did in my life. It took more than an hour before my number appeared on the screen. I almost thought they might have lost my paper somewhere and totally forgot it. Or they might have mistakenly put my paper on the trash instead on the waiting list. Some people who are behind me were already called and done with their interview and they left the embassy with beaming smiles which add up to my anxiety.

Anyway, so after more than an hour wait, finally 6033 appeared to the screen and I was asked to go to window 61. It was a caucasian who did my final interview. He asked me to raised my right hand and swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, so I did. He asked me the same questions the Filipino guy asked earlier. I confidently answered everything. I was so focused, I didnt want any stutters because the guy might think I am lying or something. He asked what does my husband do, if he stays with his parents, if he ever been married and I said he was never been married. He asked when do I plan to go to the US and I said as long as I get the visa and he smiled, nodded and scanned the papers. He asked for the pictures I showed earlier so I slipped it in. He was smiling at the pictures and I jumped for joy when he said, okay your visa is approved!!

and I said... OH MY GOD THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH!

All my sickness were washed away and in an instant I was strong. I was asked to go to window 72 to fill up a form (2go) delivery form and submit it to window 39. I attempted asking the lady how long before they deliver and she said no dates in particular just wait. and so I said okay and happily left the embassy and headed to Chowking where my family are waiting. :whistle:

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congratulations and thank u for sharing ur interview experienced!!!!!!:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:


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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Congratulations! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

About the visa delivery, I heard from a friend it may take days, a week or more but surely it'll come.. :)

Edited by Kish.2328

K1 Timeline

02-28-11 I-29F SENT

06-01-11 PETITION APPROVED

07-15-11 VISA APPROVED

AOS Timeline

03-02-12 I-485 SENT

05-22-12 INTERVIEW APPROVED

ROC Timeline

04-18-14 I-751 SENT

07-29-14 APPROVED

Naturalization Timeline

06-29-16 N400 SENT

08-02-16 BIOMETRICS

10-12-16 INTERVIEW

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

Congratulations!! About your visa I think you can track it in 2go e-trace using your mnl case number. Try to trace it in this link http://www.2go.com.ph/CustomerSupport/etrace/index.asp

Congratulations!! About your visa I think you can track it in 2go e-trace using your mnl case number. Try to trace it in this link http://www.2go.com.ph/CustomerSupport/etrace/index.asp


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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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some cases got their visa after 3 days some 4,5,6,7, ...9 some cases got theirs in 3 weeks so if you can't track your visa on the website that means its still in the US embassy so be PATIENT ....Congrats by the way good.gif


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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Spread the joy!

*warning* :reading:


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"The perfection/respect/credibility of a man decreases by the number of marriages he has had and by the number of kids he has outside his current marriage. ", Quote by Bite YourDust
  • Met on yahoo chat through a friend.
  • April 2010 - Decided to meet in person
  • 06.01.2010 - She flew from Dubai to Philippines for vacationing
  • 06.21.2010 - We met in Philippines
  • 06.24.2010 - Engaged
  • 06.28.2010 - Came back to USA
  • 07.05.2010 - She flew back to Dubai (work)
  • 08.02.2010 - Mailed I129F to VSC
  • 08.03.2010 - Delivered to VSC. Signed by D RENAUD.
  • 08.09.2010 - Check cashed
  • 08.14.2010 - NOA1 (Dated 08/06/2010)!!!!!!!!
  • 08.19.2010 - Touched!
  • 08.27.2010 - Received snail mail that typographical error was fixed.
  • 10.03.2010 - Touched!
  • 11.21.2010 - Visited her for a week in Dubai!
  • 02.14.2011 - NOA2 Approved on St. Valentine day!!!!!!!
  • 02.17.2011 - Packet left from NVC to ABU DHABI (Dubai)
  • 02.19.2011 - NOA2 hard copy received
  • 02.22.2011 - Packet reached ABU DHABI's consulate
  • 03.02.2011 - packet 3 & 4 received by email
  • 03.02.2011 - Confirmation of Interview on 04.14.2011 -
  • 03.07.2011 - Fiancee passed medical exam.
  • 04.14.2011 - K1-Visa Approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 04.21.2011 - Picked up Visa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Congratulations!!! Good luck with the rest of your journey! :thumbs:


NATURALIZATION
02/15/13 - Mailed N-400
02/19/13 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox (day 01)
02/21/13 - NOA1 issued (day 03)


REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS (WIFE)
02/18/12 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions on Residence
03/23/12 - Mailed I-751 to CSC
03/26/12 - Received by CSC (day 01)
03/31/12 - Received NOA1 (day 06)
05/02/12 - Biometrics done (day 38)
10/23/12 - Received approval email (day 212)
11/01/12 - Received green card (day 221)


IR-2 (STEPDAUGHTER)
06/01/10 - Mailed I-130 petition
06/03/10 - Package delivered to USCIS (day 01)
06/08/10 - NOA1 issued (day 06)
11/03/10 - Received approval email (day 154)
11/08/10 - Received approval notice in mail (day 159)


NATIONAL VISA CENTER (STEPDAUGHTER)
11/08/10 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/09/10 - NVC case # & IIN generated, email addresses given, DS-3032 sent via email & USPS (day 01)
11/16/10 - Received and paid AOS bill (day 08)
11/17/10 - AOS bill marked as PAID; AOS packet express mailed (day 09)
11/19/10 - Received and paid IV bill; DS-3032 accepted (day 11)
11/22/10 - IV bill marked as PAID; IV packet express mailed (day 14)
12/03/10 - Sign-in failed (day 25)
12/09/10 - INTERVIEW SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 10, 2011 @ 6:45AM
12/28/10 - Medical exam done at SLEC Manila - PASSED! (day 40)
01/10/11 - Interview at USEM Manila - APPROVED! (day 53)
01/21/11 - Stepdaughter received passport with IR-2 visa! (day 64)

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Congratulations! And that was a great review you wrote :thumbs: I'm forwarding that to my wife so she can read it before her interview next month.


ROC

06/15/2013 - I-751 Sent

06/19/2013 - NOA 1

07/17/2013 - Biometrics

08/19/2013 - Case transferred from VSC to CSC

09/17/2013 - Approved!

09/23/2013 - Received approval notice.

10/09/2013 - Card received. Fini!

N400

12/18/2017 - N400 submitted

12/19/2017 - NOA

01/09/2018 - Biometrics

04/10/2018 - Interview

04/27/2018 - Oath

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Congratz on your visa approval!!! :star:

...and thanks for sharing your experience. :thumbs:

Check out how long it took some people in December and January to receive their visa from the U.S. Embassy Manila:

> AlexJane.......CR-1 interview on February 4...Visa in hand on February 10...

> Atencio.......Passed medical on December 28...CR-1 interview on January 6...Visa in hand on January 14...

> aurora07.......CR-1 interview on January 4...Visa in hand on January 7...

> ayenatUS.......K-1 interview on January 5...Visa in hand on January 11...

> BB & MJ.......Passed medical...K-1 Interview on December 10...Visa in hand on December 18...

> bhebe.......Passed medical on December 10...K-1 Interview on December 17...Visa in hand on January 5...

> BigJohn.......Passed medical on December 14...CR-1 interview on January 11...Visa in hand on January 20...

> black butterfly.......Passed medical on December 16...CR-1 interview on December 20...Visa approved...

> bulon.......Passed medical on December 14...K-1 interview on January 5...Visa in hand on January 12...

> Chazzie.......Passed medical...K-1 interview on December 1...Visa in hand on December 15...

> Chinook.......K-1 interview on February 23, 2009...Visa in hand on March 4, 2009...

> Chris&Cecil.......CR-1 interview on December 15...Visa approved...

> condz.......CR-1 interview on December 6...Visa in hand on December 9...

> Damjan.......CR-1 interview on December 9...Visa in hand on December 14...

> don_the_dragon.......Passed medical...K-1 interview on December 10...Visa in hand on December 21...

> Dorine.......Passed medical...K-1 interview on January 10....Visa in hand on January 26...

> Faith & Andz.......K-1 interview on February 4...Visa in hand on February 14...

> femy11.......Passed medical on December 6...K-1 interview on December 22...Visa in hand on January 23...

> filipina.gwapa.......K-1 interview on January 28...Visa in hand on February 5...

> fromphilippines.......Passed medical on December 30...CR-1 interview on January 4...Visa in hand on January 11...

> Glenn n Bryan.......Passed medical on December 30...K-1 interview on January 7...Visa in hand on January 21...

> idaho_and_surigao.......Passed medical on December 7...K-1 interview on December 20...Visa in hand on January 3...

> jandk.......Passed medical on November 24...CR-1 interview on December 6...Visa in hand on December 10...

> jean&chard.......Passed medical...Interview on December 9...Visa in hand on December 17...

> J.W........IR-5 interview on February 3...Visa in hand on February 9...

> KeithandDonna.......K-1 interview on December 23...Visa in hand on January 22...

> krissyjoe.......K-1 interview on January 6...Visa in hand on January 19...

> lilj562.......Passed medical on January 7...K-1 interview on January 20...Visa in hand on February 9...

> Maxx121.......K-1 interview on February 8...Visa in hand on February 14...

> mcdsnight.......Passed medical...K-1 interview on December 9...Visa in hand on December 29...

> Markieboy.......Passed medical on December 28...IR-1 interview on January 11...Visa in hand on January 21...

> messybrownhair.......Passed medical on December 10...K-1 interview on December 20...Visa in hand on January 7...

> philels.......K-1 interview on April 19...Finally passed the medical on November 24...Visa in hand on December 14...

> prettyrick.......K-1 interview on December 9...Visa in hand on December 29...

> RS2.......Passed the medical on November 18...K-1 interview on December 1...Visa in hand on December 15...

> sheenaspapi.......Passed medical on January 15...K-1 interview on January 18...Visa in hand on January 22...

> singlebut.......K-1 interview on December 9...Visa approved...

> sunandmoon.......VJerz Emeriti.......K-1 interview on December 13, 2006...Visa in hand on December 20, 2006...

> TandV.......K-1 interview on January 13...Visa approved...

> -teReZee-.......K-1 interview on February 10...Visa in hand on February 16...

> th and jv.......Passed medical on January 5...K-1 interview on February 3...Visa in hand on February 10...

> Thunderstruck.......Passed medical on January 11...K-1 interview on January 20...Visa in hand on January 27...

> TomD.......CR-1 interview on November 3...Visa in hand on December 15...

> TravellingNomad...CR-1 interview on December 14...Visa in hand on December 20...

> VisaWanderer.......K-1 interview on December 1...Visa in hand on December 15...

> wbuchko.......Passed medical on January 19...K-1 interview on January 25...Visa in hand on February 2...

> YAS8MIKE.......Passed medical on December 30...K-1 interview on January 7...Visa in hand on January 15...

Best wishes to everyone for a smooth and speedy visa journey... :star:

Mabuhay ang 'Pinas!!!


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wow I got an overwhelming congratulation greetings.

thank you so much!

and yep today I called 2GO and check their website at the same time. my visa is in transit.. yahooooooooooooo!!!

I might get it tomorrow and despedida on saturday and fly fly next week.

I just cant wait to see my husband and meet my in-laws in person for the first time.. :dance:

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