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Hi all. I am new to this site. I met my girlfriend online in February and we have talked on skype and/or yahoo messenger everyday since. We have so much in common and have grown to care about each other very much. I will be going to China to spend 12 days with her in early August. She has read that it's hard to pass the K1 consulate interview if you are in China but from what I have read, the approval rate is pretty high. Does anyone have experience they could share with us about having a fiancee in China. I am a US citizen and I will apply for a K1 visa to bring her to the US to marry me once I return from my visit there.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Candle for Love is a China specific forum. The general consensus I have seen from posters there is that it is inadvisable to file after the first visit. No one is outright saying not to file after only one visit, they are saying that filing after only one visit tends to make CO's more skeptical of the relationship.

Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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I met a girl from China online and went to visit her in Guangzhou for 17 days laste December. We filed a K-1 on Feb. 10. She should have the P3 packet any day now and so I'll expect our interview to come up in August. My second visit to China will be for the interview. I'll let you know how it goes.

Make sure and get at least 5 pictures together while you are there. I only have two and it's got me a little worried. I didn't realize I should have been collecting evidence on my vacation.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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He wrote 5. He meant 50 out of the 500 taken.


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.

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

 

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Fang and I got the k1 visa approved with 10 months, 2 visits, and 6 photos all together. It may have been a borderline case because the VO asked a lot more questions than I have normally seen posted. I put all of the questions that Fang could remember in the consulate review section.

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