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Just looking to see if anyone has had a recent interview in Moscow. I know there are a few coming up, October will be a good month for some VJ'ers, but I would definitely like to hear about someone elses results. We tend to always hear about the bad things. Just looking for some things on how the interview was. The last Moscow review was from June or July I think.


16/10/2006- Interview date- I'm nervous and my fiance is cool calm and collective. And she's the one that has to do the interview.

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Wish you and Galina a quick and easy interview time! Tanja will be in Moscow the week after I believe. Our interview is the 25th.

Just looking to see if anyone has had a recent interview in Moscow. I know there are a few coming up, October will be a good month for some VJ'ers, but I would definitely like to hear about someone elses results. We tend to always hear about the bad things. Just looking for some things on how the interview was. The last Moscow review was from June or July I think.

09-Mar-06: Visit Tatiana in Omsk

13-Mar-06: Propose to Tatiana, she says yes! :)

11-Apr-06: Send I129F

18-Apr-06: NOA1

01-Jun-06: Transferred from Nebraska to California

15-Jun-06: Visit Tatiana and Celebration in Omsk

03-Jul-06: Receive IMBRA RFE

05-Jul-06: Return IMBRA RFE

11-Jul-06: RFE accepted email

31-Jul-06: APPROVED NOA2!!!

07-Aug-06: Touched (Send to NVC touch?)

10-Aug-06: NVC received

16-Aug-06: NVC letter sent

21-Aug-06: NVC sent to Moscow

23-Aug-06: DHL delivers to embassy

12-Sep-06: Rcvd Packet from embassy

25-Oct-06: Interview at embassy - VISA APPROVED!!!

03-Nov-06: Reunited again in Detroit!

25-Nov-06: Married =)

04-Dec-06: Filed AOS

07-Dec-06: NOA1

26-Dec-06: Biometrics

19-Dec-06: RFE requested

26-Dec-06: Received RFE

27-Dec-06: Sent back RFE

03-Jan-07: Email of RFE acceptance

06-Mar-07: Interview - 'Green cards should arrive 1 to 2 weeks in mail' =)

09-Mar-07: Received welcome emails

10-Mar-07: Received K2 welcome letter

12-Mar-07: Received K1 welcome letter

15-Mar-07: Greencards arrive!

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Same to you Jim. I know they both talk at least once a week. I'll give you an update after the interview so Tatiana will know what to expect. She told me you guys were looking for a place for her to stay. I got super lucky because I travel for work and I was able to get a hotel stay for her for 6 nights for free. Which totally rocks. Talk soon.


16/10/2006- Interview date- I'm nervous and my fiance is cool calm and collective. And she's the one that has to do the interview.

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I had interview last month. And know several girls who were through this this month. But I don't think he needs any help. He pisses people off if he hears not what he wants.

This guy travlnmannn completely pissed me off in another topic. I just came from my wedding and saw his post, how he called me "Short of a woman". I am not native English speaker and I guess this is a kind of discrimination from this guy.

No need to help such rude people like him.

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I guess it is a small world. My fiancee's interview is also on October 16. I think there are 15 interviews scheduled for that day, or at least according to the embassy's website. We have her medical scheduled for Thursday October 12. We are not worried about the interview since Irina is fluent in English, and we have plenty of documents supporting our ongoing relationship and the income requirements. I also heard that as long as you can convince them of the ongoing relationship, there is nothing to worry about. Good Luck!


March 29, 2006: mailed the I-129f form after getting all the documents translated and prepared

April 07, 2006: NOA-1

June 30, 2006: IMBRA RFE received by me

July 07, 2006: IMBRA RFE received by CSC

Aug 01, 2006: NOA-2

Aug 15, 2006: receipt from NVC stating they have the approved petition

Aug 25, 2006: email from US Embassy in Moscow, interview scheduled for Oct 16 @ 8:00 am

Sep 29, 2006: packet 3 finally received at old address even though we notified the NVC and Moscow Embassy of the new address.

October 16, 2006: Interview She passed

October 26, 2006: Arrival Date in the United States

November 09, 2006: Married

January 01, 2007: Moved from Florida to Kansas City (job related, not by choice)

January 12, 2007: Mailed paperwork for AOS, EAD, travel

January 18, 2007: Chicago received petitions

February 06, 2007: Biometrics appointment

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Thats cool that your interview is on the 16th as well. My fiancee is also doing her medical on Thursday. She gets into Moscow on Wednesday. She's staying at the Holiday Inn which is pretty close to the Embassy. Only one metro stop away from there. I travel for work so I get hotel stays for free. That damn hotel is $400/night. Getting it for free. Also my fiancee speaks english so I'm not worried as well. I was just curious about what kinds of questions were asked. I checked out a list a questions but just wanted to see what was common to Moscow. Good luck on your interview.


16/10/2006- Interview date- I'm nervous and my fiance is cool calm and collective. And she's the one that has to do the interview.

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Thats cool that your interview is on the 16th as well. My fiancee is also doing her medical on Thursday. She gets into Moscow on Wednesday. She's staying at the Holiday Inn which is pretty close to the Embassy. Only one metro stop away from there. I travel for work so I get hotel stays for free. That damn hotel is $400/night. Getting it for free. Also my fiancee speaks english so I'm not worried as well. I was just curious about what kinds of questions were asked. I checked out a list a questions but just wanted to see what was common to Moscow. Good luck on your interview.

Those of you who can't get it for free...

Don't pay for a hotel!

GET an apartment for her!!!

< $200 per night

Anna is staying at

White House Suite (o)

http://www.cityrealtyrussia.com/apartment_...apartments.html

Edited by John and Anna

K1 -visa V S C

05-19-06 : Sent (fedex)

05-30-06 : NOA1 Receipt (mail)

06-23-06 : RFE received (mail) imbra

06-27-06 : RFE Notice of Receipt imbra (email)

07-10-06 : Approved NOA2 (email)

07-12-06 : NOA2 postmarked

07-14-06 : NOA2 received in mail

07-12-06 : NVC received

07-19-06 : Sent to Moscow

07-20-06 : letter from NVC dated July 18 that they rec petition and would forward

07-25-06 : Moscow rec

07-26-06 : DOS tells me that Moscow has sent packet (does not happen in Moscow)

08-19-06 : Moscow sends interview letter

10-05-06 : Interview - CAKE WALK!

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AOS

12/30/06 - AOS/EAD/AP mailed

01/04/07 - NOA - Receipts (01-08 in mail)

01/11/07 - Appointment letter for BioMeterics

01/19/07 - BioMetrics Appointment AOS/EAD touched

02/20/07 - Received letter for interview

04/24/07 - Interview / Approved / Passport Stamp

05/04/07 - Received Greencard

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200 per night

Anna is staying at

White House Suite (o)

http://www.cityrealtyrussia.com/apartment_...apartments.html

Did you know that a typical one bedroom apartment can be found in Moscow between $500 to $1000 per month? Why in the world would anyone pay $200 a night? A Russian lady can then take that monthly rental and drop it by half through negotiation if she is staying less than a week.

Go to http://irr.ru/ or check out the local paper in Moscow.

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200 per night

Anna is staying at

White House Suite (o)

http://www.cityrealtyrussia.com/apartment_...apartments.html

Did you know that a typical one bedroom apartment can be found in Moscow between $500 to $1000 per month? Why in the world would anyone pay $200 a night? A Russian lady can then take that monthly rental and drop it by half through negotiation if she is staying less than a week.

Go to http://irr.ru/ or check out the local paper in Moscow.

Better yet!!

But did you see the apartment? I was able to pay for the whole thing here with CC and I got them to pick her up and drop her off at the train station. Why would anyone pay $400 for a hotel room.

I know a RW who got a hotel room for about $75 a night. But it is 7 miles from the center.

Anyway different people want different things....


K1 -visa V S C

05-19-06 : Sent (fedex)

05-30-06 : NOA1 Receipt (mail)

06-23-06 : RFE received (mail) imbra

06-27-06 : RFE Notice of Receipt imbra (email)

07-10-06 : Approved NOA2 (email)

07-12-06 : NOA2 postmarked

07-14-06 : NOA2 received in mail

07-12-06 : NVC received

07-19-06 : Sent to Moscow

07-20-06 : letter from NVC dated July 18 that they rec petition and would forward

07-25-06 : Moscow rec

07-26-06 : DOS tells me that Moscow has sent packet (does not happen in Moscow)

08-19-06 : Moscow sends interview letter

10-05-06 : Interview - CAKE WALK!

See ALL our NOTES

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AOS

12/30/06 - AOS/EAD/AP mailed

01/04/07 - NOA - Receipts (01-08 in mail)

01/11/07 - Appointment letter for BioMeterics

01/19/07 - BioMetrics Appointment AOS/EAD touched

02/20/07 - Received letter for interview

04/24/07 - Interview / Approved / Passport Stamp

05/04/07 - Received Greencard

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I know a RW who got a hotel room for about $75 a night. But it is 7 miles from the center.

Anyway different people want different things....

Are you kidding, I wanted the exact same apartment you are paying for! But I could never afford it and still can't. In my day, we stayed two nights at a horrible Moscow hostel for $50 a night. And the rest of the time for free in a suburb of Moscow that was about 25 miles away at her uncles flat. But public transportation is awesome in Moscow. Even from our distant spot we could make it to anywhere in Moscow in about 1 hour. Train ride from Korelov to Moscow was 9 rubles one way at the student rate.

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I know a RW who got a hotel room for about $75 a night. But it is 7 miles from the center.

Anyway different people want different things....

Are you kidding, I wanted the exact same apartment you are paying for! But I could never afford it and still can't. In my day, we stayed two nights at a horrible Moscow hostel for $50 a night. And the rest of the time for free in a suburb of Moscow that was about 25 miles away at her uncles flat. But public transportation is awesome in Moscow. Even from our distant spot we could make it to anywhere in Moscow in about 1 hour. Train ride from Korelov to Moscow was 9 rubles one way at the student rate.

Interview in Moscow October 5 2006Interviewer Male. 8 women interviewed 8 visas issued

One asked for phone records did not have but was issued visa anyway

Questions

How did you meet

Are you ok with Previous marriages

What is his daughters name

When were you last together

They did not even look at :

Items attached: Documents confirming relationship

Affidavit Regarding Marriage notarized – Original

Phone card purchase invoices January, 2006 to August, 2006

Used mostly for daily calls to Anna from work.

Home phone long distance charges May 10, 2006 to August 10, 2006

Used mostly for weekend call to Anna from home.

SMS messages TO and From Anna nearly 2500 from March

Russian Visas’ Single entry December, Single entry January,

Multi entry good for 1 year

Passport stamps

Tickets / boarding passes

2 pictures from visit to St Petersburg, Russia December 2005

2 pictures from visit to St Petersburg, Russia January 2006

2 pictures from visit to Paris, France April 2006

3 pictures from visits to St Petersburg, Russia May 2006

2 pictures from visit to St Petersburg, Russia, June 2006

2 pictures from visit to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic July 2006


K1 -visa V S C

05-19-06 : Sent (fedex)

05-30-06 : NOA1 Receipt (mail)

06-23-06 : RFE received (mail) imbra

06-27-06 : RFE Notice of Receipt imbra (email)

07-10-06 : Approved NOA2 (email)

07-12-06 : NOA2 postmarked

07-14-06 : NOA2 received in mail

07-12-06 : NVC received

07-19-06 : Sent to Moscow

07-20-06 : letter from NVC dated July 18 that they rec petition and would forward

07-25-06 : Moscow rec

07-26-06 : DOS tells me that Moscow has sent packet (does not happen in Moscow)

08-19-06 : Moscow sends interview letter

10-05-06 : Interview - CAKE WALK!

See ALL our NOTES

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AOS

12/30/06 - AOS/EAD/AP mailed

01/04/07 - NOA - Receipts (01-08 in mail)

01/11/07 - Appointment letter for BioMeterics

01/19/07 - BioMetrics Appointment AOS/EAD touched

02/20/07 - Received letter for interview

04/24/07 - Interview / Approved / Passport Stamp

05/04/07 - Received Greencard

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I know a RW who got a hotel room for about $75 a night. But it is 7 miles from the center.

Anyway different people want different things....

Are you kidding, I wanted the exact same apartment you are paying for! But I could never afford it and still can't. In my day, we stayed two nights at a horrible Moscow hostel for $50 a night. And the rest of the time for free in a suburb of Moscow that was about 25 miles away at her uncles flat. But public transportation is awesome in Moscow. Even from our distant spot we could make it to anywhere in Moscow in about 1 hour. Train ride from Korelov to Moscow was 9 rubles one way at the student rate.

Interview in Moscow October 5 2006Interviewer Male. 8 women interviewed 8 visas issued

One asked for phone records did not have but was issued visa anyway

Questions

How did you meet

Are you ok with Previous marriages

What is his daughters name

When were you last together

They did not even look at :

Items attached: Documents confirming relationship

Affidavit Regarding Marriage notarized – Original

Phone card purchase invoices January, 2006 to August, 2006

Used mostly for daily calls to Anna from work.

Home phone long distance charges May 10, 2006 to August 10, 2006

Used mostly for weekend call to Anna from home.

SMS messages TO and From Anna nearly 2500 from March

Russian Visas’ Single entry December, Single entry January,

Multi entry good for 1 year

Passport stamps

Tickets / boarding passes

2 pictures from visit to St Petersburg, Russia December 2005

2 pictures from visit to St Petersburg, Russia January 2006

2 pictures from visit to Paris, France April 2006

3 pictures from visits to St Petersburg, Russia May 2006

2 pictures from visit to St Petersburg, Russia, June 2006

2 pictures from visit to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic July 2006

Woo hoo !! Congrats !!! :thumbs: B)


K1 Visa Process long ago and far away...

02/09/06 - NOA1 date

12/17/06 - Married!

AOS Process a fading memory...

01/31/07 - Mailed AOS/EAD package for Olga and Anya

06/01/07 - Green card arrived in mail

Removing Conditions

03/02/09 - Mailed I-751 package (CSC)

03/06/09 - Check cashed

03/10/09 - Recieved Olga's NOA1

03/28/09 - Olga did biometrics

05/11/09 - Anya recieved NOA1 (took a call to USCIS to take care of it, oddly, they were helpful)

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CONGRATS. I posted a congrats in another thread Congrats again. Looks like it was a pretty easy interview. I think the interviewers can pretty much tell whats real and whats not. Or maybe they have reviewed whats come from NVC before the interviews. Good luck on the rest of your journey !!!!! As I said in the other post. Let me be one of the first ones to Welcome Anna to America !!!!


16/10/2006- Interview date- I'm nervous and my fiance is cool calm and collective. And she's the one that has to do the interview.

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CONGRATS. I posted a congrats in another thread Congrats again. Looks like it was a pretty easy interview. I think the interviewers can pretty much tell whats real and whats not. Or maybe they have reviewed whats come from NVC before the interviews. Good luck on the rest of your journey !!!!! As I said in the other post. Let me be one of the first ones to Welcome Anna to America !!!!

Thanks all

BTW

updated questions

Questions

How did you meet. ->Internet Site

Are you ok with Previous marriages ->Yes

What is his daughters name/age ->

When were you first/last together ->

What will you do in us -> Don't know


K1 -visa V S C

05-19-06 : Sent (fedex)

05-30-06 : NOA1 Receipt (mail)

06-23-06 : RFE received (mail) imbra

06-27-06 : RFE Notice of Receipt imbra (email)

07-10-06 : Approved NOA2 (email)

07-12-06 : NOA2 postmarked

07-14-06 : NOA2 received in mail

07-12-06 : NVC received

07-19-06 : Sent to Moscow

07-20-06 : letter from NVC dated July 18 that they rec petition and would forward

07-25-06 : Moscow rec

07-26-06 : DOS tells me that Moscow has sent packet (does not happen in Moscow)

08-19-06 : Moscow sends interview letter

10-05-06 : Interview - CAKE WALK!

See ALL our NOTES

--------------------------------------------------

AOS

12/30/06 - AOS/EAD/AP mailed

01/04/07 - NOA - Receipts (01-08 in mail)

01/11/07 - Appointment letter for BioMeterics

01/19/07 - BioMetrics Appointment AOS/EAD touched

02/20/07 - Received letter for interview

04/24/07 - Interview / Approved / Passport Stamp

05/04/07 - Received Greencard

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See ALL our NOTES

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