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Ok guys here is my K1 Interview Experience at the US Embassy, Manila.

I am from Quezon Province so i went to Manila the day before my interview, my mom and my son come with me in Manila to accompany me. We stayed at Gran Prix Hotel, the US Embassy has a new building now and the hotels very near to this new building is the one where we stayed, Lotus Hotel, and City State..

June 16, 2011 is my "BIG DAY" so i woke up early at about quarter to 3am, i prayed to GOD and asked Him to guide me and touch the heart and mind of the pre-screener and CO who will gonna interview me, and txted Rayza, my PL friend who will have her K1 interview too on that same day... and told her i am awake and i started to prepare myself, ate, bath, and fixed my self..:wub:

at about 4:15 am we went out of the hotel building and we just walked goin to the US Embassy... we arrived at Bayview at around 4:30am and once i txted Rayza again asking where she is... my friend arrived and we talked for a while sitting at Bayview. At exactly 5am the guard called us all and he told us to line up, he first called all the IM applicant to fall in line and that included us K1 Visa Applicants.. then all the Tourist, Seafarers, etc... then we are all line up near the US Embassy gate, then waited maybe 30 mins. again standing.. before we enter to the US Embassy building they told us to prepare for our DS forms, ID, and Appointment Letter.. they checked all those forms, stapled and instructed us to give it inside where we will get our no., i got 7014 and my friend got 7015, when we entered to the embassy building our bags and all our docs. passed to the x-ray machine... then proceed now to the new building and we ...

dropped our DS-forms appointment letter at window 39 i think...

:wow: this is it..

me and my friend was just sitting and attentively waiting for our nos. to flash at the queuing board, oh my this is funny to me bcoz i want to chat with rayza much but we cant bcoz our nos. might flash that we didnt notice it.. :blush: and soon my friend's no. flashed and she went to her finger scanning.. and me still waiting for my no. and told rayza that my no. taking so long to flash at the queuing board :dead:, but later on it flashed too :dancing: .. and went to the window no. i was assigned.. and when i got there she told me to prepare now my docs. and i didnt know that it was my preliminary interview already, bcoz i thought i will gonna do first my finger scanning :oops:... and i left all my things at my sit... :no:.. said sorry of course to the pre-screener and told her i will just get all my things at my sit but she told me that's ok... u get it first and comeback here, so i ran with my 2 inches hills and got all my things :no:

the pre-screener i had is a woman, i am on 50's window i just forgot the window no., really she looks strict but then bcoz my docs. are complete and maybe she is satisfied with it she didnt gave me a hard time.. i remembered she asked me only personal questions like what is my name, who is my petitioner?, what's his work, do he owns a house?, if me and my fiance has a previous marriage, do we have kids from our previous marriages, did i went to other country before, did i apply for any visa before, how many kids he have, how many kids i have, will my son come with me, how many times me and honey married before, how much is my annulment? :secret: which i dont think its a visa related question.. :lol: , and she asked me to give her my BC, CENMAR, my 2 NBI with AKA, my annulment docs., honey's I-134 (w/c is scan, this is the newer version), w2, and ITR, she didnt ask for honey's LES (pay stubs) and ERB (his employment record) but still i included it to the docs. she asked,she told me to put the name of my fiance and sign the lower part of the ds-56k then she said ok... go back to your sit and wait again for ur no. to flash at the queuing board for your finger scanning.. and i said thank u of course and she replied me GOODLUCK!!!

waiting for my finger scanning really took so long for my no. to flash on the queuing board, i even told to rayza oh my they might overlooked my papers... and i am thinking lots on my head what's the problem with my papers?... or maybe they already shoot it on the trash bin...(i am bad) :devil: guess what? my friend rayza and josephine already done with their interview with the CO and to the last window that will tell if the case is ok.. and u can to go home and i am still at my sit waiting for my no. :crying: , its 8:30am and they're done and me still waiting, waiting, waiting... rayza still waited for me for several minutes but still my no. is not flashing on the queuing board, so told her u go home and eat bcoz she is hungry too that time.. and i know someone is waiting for her too.. and she is excited to tell her fiance that she got approved...:dancing: at long last my no. flash on the queuing board for finger scanning on window 40 i think... and i thought he is the CO who will gonna interview me.. i raised my right hand... and he said no.. your left hands :jest: that was funny but that's ok bcoz that is all new to me.. so its natural sometimes to get mistakes and maybe bcoz i am really excited, then i asked him am i done? and he said yes ok u can go back to ur sit and wait for ur no. to flash on the queuing board...

praying and waiting but now it didnt take that long... :wub:

then finally my no. flashed on the queuing board for my FINAL INTERVIEW on window 64.. the CO who was assigned to me is a woman too.. she looks nice.. and intelligent.. and smart of course... she greeted me hi good morning.. how are u? and i said also good morning maam, i am fine, thank u... then she asked me to raise my hand and promise blah..blahh.. and i said yes maam.... then the interview started...

she is looking on the blue sheet that the pre-screener wrote down all the informations that were asked from me... then looking at my docs., she asked several personal questions too.. about my fiance and me.. like where we met?.. when?.. how many times did he visited me?.. how do we communicate... how many kids does my fiance have.. his work.. do he owns a house.. what are the names of my fiance kids.. what is my name, when i was born.. what is honey's name.. do i promise to marry honey within 90 days.. well honestly i had a hard time to explain to her about my annulment.. bcoz she is asking what part or page where is written that my X husband went to Canada.. and i cant tell her what page.. :dead: but then i told her he story goes we married and we been together as husband and wife only for 2 wks then he left me went to canada and he didnt comeback for us.. before we have a communication but until such time that he really didnt communicate with us.. and she said oh that's fine.. and i think she is surprised too based on her expression and eyes that i waited for 10 yrs she said but only almost 7 yrs. i waited for my X husband... then she asked me again ok do u promise u will marry within 90 days and i said yes maam... and she FINALLY SAY, OK MARIA YOUR VISA IS APPROVED!!! when i heard it from her i was so happy and i said to her thank u very much maam... and she said ok go back to ur sit and wait for ur name to be called.. and i said thank u again... and she replied me ok Good luck!!!

when i am returning to my sit really i am teary eyes and my chin is trembling.. i am so happy and i thought of my honey bunny and the LDR that we have and now finally God heard us.. and this is it... maybe its only 2 mins. then i heard again my name called by window 72, and the pinay girl there told me ok maam ur done and ur ok.. u can go home... but she returned my appointment letter and my eligible letter and my queu no. 7014... , my appointment letter has a stamp says, BIO F/S DONE, JUNE 16, 2011, IM VISA... I DONT KNOW WHAT IT MEANS :pop:

then u hurried went back to the hotel, smiling and when i arrived at the hotel room i picked up my mobile and call honey babe ko at once, honey babe ko is waiting bcoz he know i will call and cant wait to tell him my good news and told him what happened to me on that day... I GOT APPROVED!!!! :dancing::wub:

THANK U TO GOD, TO OUR FAMILY, AND TO OUR FRIENDS, OLD AND NEW WHO ALWAYS GIVE US SUPPORT, LOVE AND CARE... this site is really very helpful...

Mark and Tina


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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hi ms tina same hir ganyn din bngy lng din skain ung appointmnt letter ko with my number tehn naklgy din bio churva ,,congrats sis wait nlng natind umting ung visa natin ;)

hi sis lierra!! hay salamat meron ako katulad, lam mo nag-iisip ako kung bakit binalik un appointment letter ko mabuti namn nagpost ka about don :blush::yes:

thank u and congratz din ha... :yes: wait na lang tau visa natin sna wag namn matagalan ang release.. sis kelan ka nainterview??

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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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oo nga sis eh nung june 13 ako nainterview and sabi dun sa reply sa email ko sa embassy about sa status ng passport ko with visa kakissued lng da wnung june 15 wait ko daw ng 7 to 10 bsness days madeliver sa haus ko ,,sana nmn mas maaga pa dun hehe congrats again sis

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oo nga sis eh nung june 13 ako nainterview and sabi dun sa reply sa email ko sa embassy about sa status ng passport ko with visa kakissued lng da wnung june 15 wait ko daw ng 7 to 10 bsness days madeliver sa haus ko ,,sana nmn mas maaga pa dun hehe congrats again sis

wow ang galing! sis so meaning meron ng visa don sa passport kaso hindi pa nadedeliver ganon ba? kung 13 ka na-interview then visa was issued only after 2 days ng interview mo...


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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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

marklovetina: What time was your schedule? And around what time did you finish?


K-1 Timeline

2-01-2011 > Mailed 129F

02-09-2011 > NOA1 email & SMS notification

02-12-2011 > NOA1 hardcopy received via mail (official date on NOA1 is 02-07-11)

05-17-2011 > NOA2 email & SMS notification (approved in 99 days from NOA1 date)

06-06-2011 > Got MNL case number

06-08-2011 > Paid Visa fee @ BPI bank (scheduled interview appointment online the same day)

06-13 & 14-2011 > 2-day medical exam

07-08-2011 > Received Letter of Eligibility

08-02-2011 > USEM Interview (rescheduled from July 18) - APPROVED!

08-11-2011 > Visa issued (accdg. to USEM email inquiry; 9 days from interview date)

08-15-2011 > 2go site showed Visa is already in transit

08-16-2011 > Visa received! (10 working days from interview date)

08-22-2011 > CFO Seminar

09-02-2011 > POE: SFO

AOS Timeline

10-13-2011 > Obtained marriage license

11-17-2011 > WEDDING

11-18-2011 > Sent AOS packet (with AOS & EAD)

12-01-2011 > Received hard copy NOA 1 for AOS & EAD

12-10-2011 > Received biometrics letter for 12-29

12-29-2011 > Biometrics taken

01-09-2012 > Letter for Request for Initial Interview received scheduled on Feb. 8

01-20-2012 > EAD status - Document/Card production

01-26-2012 > Accdg. to USCIS site: "We mailed you a notice that we have approved this I765 APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION."

01-28-2012 > EAD card arrives

02-08-2012 > AOS interview - APPROVED!

02-11-2012 > Welcome Notice received

02-13-2012 > Card production ordered

02-14-2012 > Green card mailed

02-18-2012 > Green card arrives

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oo sis ..ung nakasaby ko nga nung june 13 din eh nakuha na nya knina lng ,,kc for pick up ung skanya ,,ang bilis nga eh ung iba 3 working days lng nakuah na nila :) goodluck at makuha na natin ung atin samin kc 3 kmi me and my 2 kids

:dance::thumbs:wow congratz sis!! ang galing tlga.. sana ako din ganon kabilis... atleast sis un sau lam mo na meron ng visa sticker at iniintay mo na lang..

marklovetina: What time was your schedule? And around what time did you finish?

hi... i was scheduled 6:35am and done my interview exactly 10am... :star:


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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My schedule kasi is at 6:45am, I just wanted an estimate how long the whole thing will take.

Congratulations nga pala! :dance:


K-1 Timeline

2-01-2011 > Mailed 129F

02-09-2011 > NOA1 email & SMS notification

02-12-2011 > NOA1 hardcopy received via mail (official date on NOA1 is 02-07-11)

05-17-2011 > NOA2 email & SMS notification (approved in 99 days from NOA1 date)

06-06-2011 > Got MNL case number

06-08-2011 > Paid Visa fee @ BPI bank (scheduled interview appointment online the same day)

06-13 & 14-2011 > 2-day medical exam

07-08-2011 > Received Letter of Eligibility

08-02-2011 > USEM Interview (rescheduled from July 18) - APPROVED!

08-11-2011 > Visa issued (accdg. to USEM email inquiry; 9 days from interview date)

08-15-2011 > 2go site showed Visa is already in transit

08-16-2011 > Visa received! (10 working days from interview date)

08-22-2011 > CFO Seminar

09-02-2011 > POE: SFO

AOS Timeline

10-13-2011 > Obtained marriage license

11-17-2011 > WEDDING

11-18-2011 > Sent AOS packet (with AOS & EAD)

12-01-2011 > Received hard copy NOA 1 for AOS & EAD

12-10-2011 > Received biometrics letter for 12-29

12-29-2011 > Biometrics taken

01-09-2012 > Letter for Request for Initial Interview received scheduled on Feb. 8

01-20-2012 > EAD status - Document/Card production

01-26-2012 > Accdg. to USCIS site: "We mailed you a notice that we have approved this I765 APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION."

01-28-2012 > EAD card arrives

02-08-2012 > AOS interview - APPROVED!

02-11-2012 > Welcome Notice received

02-13-2012 > Card production ordered

02-14-2012 > Green card mailed

02-18-2012 > Green card arrives

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My schedule kasi is at 6:45am, I just wanted an estimate how long the whole thing will take.

Congratulations nga pala! :dance:

ah ok.. lam mo sis.. ramdom namn kung tawagin sa no. kaya pede na mauna ka sa iba.. or pede namn na ma-late ka ng konti...

good luck sa interview mo... :star:


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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wow congrats!!!!! :thumbs:


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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wow congrats!!!!! :thumbs:

:star: thank u!!!!


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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Congrats again tin and thanks for sharing .Question ,you said 2 NBI? I got my NBI ,single name and with aka from my last married name,all in one paper. You mean seperate yun sa yo ?


Our Love Journey

1992 = First time we met in the Philippines

2008 = Got connected again thru FS

March 2009 = Saw each other again after 17 yrs. (Philippines) (Two old friends meet again ,wearin' older faces talk about the places they've been... sing )

September 2009 = Engaged / Proposed in person (Philippines)

USCIS

Nov 30, 2010 = Sent I-129F

Dec 02, 2011 = USCIS received

Dec 06, 2011 = NOA

Dec 09,2011 = Touched

May 06, 2011 =NOA2

DOS

May 16 = NVC rceived

May 17 = NVC left

May 20 = USEM received (tracked thru DHL)

May 24 = Jap PC applied ( 7 weeks )

June 1 = Case entered to USEM system

June 21-23 = SLMEC/Passed

July 8 = Interview / Approved

July 13 = Jap PC picked up / sent to USEM (07/15 = Jap PC delivered to USEM) ( 07/29 = Visa printed )

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Congrats again tin and thanks for sharing .Question ,you said 2 NBI? I got my NBI ,single name and with aka from my last married name,all in one paper. You mean seperate yun sa yo ?

hi sis thank u!... yes un sa akin din one paper lang single and married name ko ay AKA ko.. un isa kong nbi kc sis discrepancy ko un sa long Maria ko (BC) at short Ma. ko sa school records, MC, at my son's BC un kasi ang napasulat eh... kaya dlawa un NBI ko na merong AKA..

and BTW they didnt look or ask for my affidavit name of discrepancy... :star:


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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hi sis thank u!... yes un sa akin din one paper lang single and married name ko ay AKA ko.. un isa kong nbi kc sis discrepancy ko un sa long Maria ko (BC) at short Ma. ko sa school records, MC, at my son's BC un kasi ang napasulat eh... kaya dlawa un NBI ko na merong AKA..

and BTW they didnt look or ask for my affidavit name of discrepancy... :star:

ur welcome yes.gif

ah ok ,thank u too good.gif


Our Love Journey

1992 = First time we met in the Philippines

2008 = Got connected again thru FS

March 2009 = Saw each other again after 17 yrs. (Philippines) (Two old friends meet again ,wearin' older faces talk about the places they've been... sing )

September 2009 = Engaged / Proposed in person (Philippines)

USCIS

Nov 30, 2010 = Sent I-129F

Dec 02, 2011 = USCIS received

Dec 06, 2011 = NOA

Dec 09,2011 = Touched

May 06, 2011 =NOA2

DOS

May 16 = NVC rceived

May 17 = NVC left

May 20 = USEM received (tracked thru DHL)

May 24 = Jap PC applied ( 7 weeks )

June 1 = Case entered to USEM system

June 21-23 = SLMEC/Passed

July 8 = Interview / Approved

July 13 = Jap PC picked up / sent to USEM (07/15 = Jap PC delivered to USEM) ( 07/29 = Visa printed )

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