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Hi to all the VJ members there ,i wanted to share my interview experience so that people may get some benefit from it, especially th the Pakistani Vj members....

I had my interview scheduled on 10th of May 2012 at 8:00am . I and my brother reached the U.S shuttle service at 6:20am, submitted our cellphones at a separate counter (they keep it safe with them and give u a tag to take it back after returning) , we bought tickets for shuttle (500rs per person), shuttle arrived there at 6:50am, went through the security check and showed the tickets to the man outside the shuttle than we got inside it (tip: keep the tickets saved with u, after the interview the shuttle will take u back to the U.S shuttle service again only after seeing these tickets)

We reached the embassy at 7:15am there were initially two lines one for immigrant and other for non immigrant outside the embassy. I joined the immigrant que, the person accompanying u now has to sit here at this point and he cant go inside only the U.S citizens accompanying the applicants were allowed to go in. My brother had to sit there, it is a small area with few wooden benches with few trees for shade no water no refreshments! It was pretty hot there !

Then when my turn came to go in i had to show my appointment letter and the passport to the guard (tip: keep ur passport and appointment letter in hand throughout as at embassy they may ask u to show it multiple times). Now i had to go through the security check again (they don’t allow cell, usb, digital watches and even ur cosmetics) . Now i had to follow the yellow line (for immigrant visa) at the end of the line there was a guard again who was again checking the appointment letter and the passport to go inside the embassy. Than after that when i got in I again had to go through the security check . Than after that security checking i was allowed to go in.

After i was inside there was a hall (waiting area) where seats were placed i sat there for a minute or two and the guard asked me to go for the fingerprints i was asked to go in room number 4. There again my passport and the interview letter was checked. After giving the fingerprints i went to the waiting area again there i was immediately asked to go in a room for the interview.

When i went inside the room it was a big hall with windows from 1 to 12. Window 1 was for US citizen service, immigrant visa applicants were being interviewed from window 2 to 4, window 5 was for taking visa fee window 6 was for taking ur passport and appointment letter and windows from 7 to 12 were dealing with the non immigrant visa. I sat there, after about 30 min I was first called at window 6 she was a polite Pakistani women who took my passport and appointment letter and asked for language selection. She gave me a purple taken with the Amex courier sheet in hand and i was allowed to sit again (they call the immigrant visa applicants by their name and the non immigrant ones with their token number). Than after an hour I was called at window 5 for visa fee collection ($250 for K1 visa). Than I was asked to sit again and wait for my turn for the interview. One of the applicant had a bracelet in hand that had a watch so I than came to know about the time. (There r no clocks inside the embassy so u never get to know the time and ofcourse one more thing they were quiet quick with the non immigrant applicants and most of their interviews were short, they were taking time to call the immigrant applicants). At about 11 am i was called at window 2, he was an American officer with didn’t even knew a single word of Urdu. He greeted me nicely and than the interview began, that officer gave me a tough time took my 3 interviews, but in the end he was convinced and approved my visa.

Q1 Who is calling u to U.S?

2.Since what date is he living in U.S?

3.Is this a love marriage or arranged?

4.How did u learn to speak such good and fluent English ? :D

5. Now i am asking u to start a movie with characters in it that r u guys and ur family and i don’t know a thing and u have to tell me the whole movie that actually what is ur love story and make it interesting. In between i m gonna stop u and i m gonna ask u questions for which u have to convince me. When i say go start the movie.( I thought it wud be easy to explain the movie but he was even asking me life history of our family friend, their daughter which had actually no link but still i kept on answering and didn’t got confused, he was even asking me things like what did my aunt said to me when our engagement date was decided and how many people were in the room at the date fixing of our engagement, what was the first word ur fiancée said to u after it was decided, what was the first thing ur brother said to u when it was decided...blah blah blah :ot: ) He also asked me questions like

QWhat does he do for a living? What was he doing before that?

Q what was the last gift he sent u and when?

Q What was the last thing you guys have talked about and have laughed a lot?

asked approx 60 to 70 questions some of which i cant even remember right now my interview lasted for 40 to 45 min ! Than he asked me to sit again he he will call me back again...

I again sat down for 20 min than i was called again... at this time he was trying to convince me about the wrong answers of the questions he previously asked me but i kept on correcting him that this was not my answer my anwer was this (u see he as trying to confuse me). He also asked me

Q Why is ur fiancée not coming to Pakistan to marry u?

Q Dont u want to get married over here it will be much easy for u?

Q When did u guys kissed each other? ....When i answered this question he said now if em gonna call ur fiancé in USA right now and ask him this question will he answer the same as u did? I said yes will full confidence. He than asked me to sit again till he calls him at his cell

I sat down gain ....after 45 min he called me again (during this 2 more candidates were called at the same window and they didn’t get approved!

I went to the window than he asked me two or more questions and said ur packet will reach u with in 2 weeks :thumbs: ...i looked at him and said u mean to say i m approved?

He smiled and said yes and said sorry that he made me wait for so long i thanked him and said its alright and may God bless him ...He said Welcome to United States Of America... my eyes were filled with tears i dint believe i got it.... he smiled and said congratz! :dance:

Said bye to him and left...All in all it all depends upon ur luck and the person who is interviewing u...as for other candidates who were interviewed at some other window they were just asked basic questions and were granterd approvals ...it ended well, so i was pretty much happy...all I waana advice here is that no matter what happens do not get confused and think before u say anything...when u keep ur faith in Allah all goes well...never loose ur faith in Allah :)

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Hi to all the VJ members there ,i wanted to share my interview experience so that people may get some benefit from it, especially th the Pakistani Vj members....

I had my interview scheduled on 10th of May 2012 at 8:00am . I and my brother reached the U.S shuttle service at 6:20am, submitted our cellphones at a separate counter (they keep it safe with them and give u a tag to take it back after returning) , we bought tickets for shuttle (500rs per person), shuttle arrived there at 6:50am, went through the security check and showed the tickets to the man outside the shuttle than we got inside it (tip: keep the tickets saved with u, after the interview the shuttle will take u back to the U.S shuttle service again only after seeing these tickets)

We reached the embassy at 7:15am there were initially two lines one for immigrant and other for non immigrant outside the embassy. I joined the immigrant que, the person accompanying u now has to sit here at this point and he cant go inside only the U.S citizens accompanying the applicants were allowed to go in. My brother had to sit there, it is a small area with few wooden benches with few trees for shade no water no refreshments! It was pretty hot there !

Then when my turn came to go in i had to show my appointment letter and the passport to the guard (tip: keep ur passport and appointment letter in hand throughout as at embassy they may ask u to show it multiple times). Now i had to go through the security check again (they don’t allow cell, usb, digital watches and even ur cosmetics) . Now i had to follow the yellow line (for immigrant visa) at the end of the line there was a guard again who was again checking the appointment letter and the passport to go inside the embassy. Than after that when i got in I again had to go through the security check . Than after that security checking i was allowed to go in.

After i was inside there was a hall (waiting area) where seats were placed i sat there for a minute or two and the guard asked me to go for the fingerprints i was asked to go in room number 4. There again my passport and the interview letter was checked. After giving the fingerprints i went to the waiting area again there i was immediately asked to go in a room for the interview.

When i went inside the room it was a big hall with windows from 1 to 12. Window 1 was for US citizen service, immigrant visa applicants were being interviewed from window 2 to 4, window 5 was for taking visa fee window 6 was for taking ur passport and appointment letter and windows from 7 to 12 were dealing with the non immigrant visa. I sat there, after about 30 min I was first called at window 6 she was a polite Pakistani women who took my passport and appointment letter and asked for language selection. She gave me a purple taken with the Amex courier sheet in hand and i was allowed to sit again (they call the immigrant visa applicants by their name and the non immigrant ones with their token number). Than after an hour I was called at window 5 for visa fee collection ($250 for K1 visa). Than I was asked to sit again and wait for my turn for the interview. One of the applicant had a bracelet in hand that had a watch so I than came to know about the time. (There r no clocks inside the embassy so u never get to know the time and ofcourse one more thing they were quiet quick with the non immigrant applicants and most of their interviews were short, they were taking time to call the immigrant applicants). At about 11 am i was called at window 2, he was an American officer with didn’t even knew a single word of Urdu. He greeted me nicely and than the interview began, that officer gave me a tough time took my 3 interviews, but in the end he was convinced and approved my visa.

Q1 Who is calling u to U.S?

2.Since what date is he living in U.S?

3.Is this a love marriage or arranged?

4.How did u learn to speak such good and fluent English ? :D

5. Now i am asking u to start a movie with characters in it that r u guys and ur family and i don’t know a thing and u have to tell me the whole movie that actually what is ur love story and make it interesting. In between i m gonna stop u and i m gonna ask u questions for which u have to convince me. When i say go start the movie.( I thought it wud be easy to explain the movie but he was even asking me life history of our family friend, their daughter which had actually no link but still i kept on answering and didn’t got confused, he was even asking me things like what did my aunt said to me when our engagement date was decided and how many people were in the room at the date fixing of our engagement, what was the first word ur fiancée said to u after it was decided, what was the first thing ur brother said to u when it was decided...blah blah blah :ot: ) He also asked me questions like

QWhat does he do for a living? What was he doing before that?

Q what was the last gift he sent u and when?

Q What was the last thing you guys have talked about and have laughed a lot?

asked approx 60 to 70 questions some of which i cant even remember right now my interview lasted for 40 to 45 min ! Than he asked me to sit again he he will call me back again...

I again sat down for 20 min than i was called again... at this time he was trying to convince me about the wrong answers of the questions he previously asked me but i kept on correcting him that this was not my answer my anwer was this (u see he as trying to confuse me). He also asked me

Q Why is ur fiancée not coming to Pakistan to marry u?

Q Dont u want to get married over here it will be much easy for u?

Q When did u guys kissed each other? ....When i answered this question he said now if em gonna call ur fiancé in USA right now and ask him this question will he answer the same as u did? I said yes will full confidence. He than asked me to sit again till he calls him at his cell

I sat down gain ....after 45 min he called me again (during this 2 more candidates were called at the same window and they didn’t get approved!

I went to the window than he asked me two or more questions and said ur packet will reach u with in 2 weeks :thumbs: ...i looked at him and said u mean to say i m approved?

He smiled and said yes and said sorry that he made me wait for so long i thanked him and said its alright and may God bless him ...He said Welcome to United States Of America... my eyes were filled with tears i dint believe i got it.... he smiled and said congratz! :dance:

Said bye to him and left...All in all it all depends upon ur luck and the person who is interviewing u...as for other candidates who were interviewed at some other window they were just asked basic questions and were granterd approvals ...it ended well, so i was pretty much happy...all I waana advice here is that no matter what happens do not get confused and think before u say anything...when u keep ur faith in Allah all goes well...never loose ur faith in Allah :)

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Hi :) Wow, I have to tell you, as I read what you wrote about your interview, I really feel for all our loved ones that will have to go through that. The end part when you were told you were approved... I got tears myself with you reading it. Congratulations :)

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CONGRATULATIONS !!!

Wishing you continued good fortune in your immigration journey.


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That is an excellent and well-written description of the experience. I am so glad to hear of your success and excited for your future here with your beloved. Congratulations!


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Wow!!! that was a really indepth interview....Glad you came out smiling. Congrats!!!


Feb 3, 2012 - I129F sent
Feb 6, 2012 - NoA1 Received
August 22, 2012 - NoA2 ( 198 days!!!!!)
Sept 6, 2012 - NVC Received Case
Sept 10, 2012 - London Received Case
Sept 15, 2012 - Packet 3 Received
Sept 20, 2012 - Medical
Oct 5, 2012 - All forms sent to the embassy
Nov 5, 2012 - Interview
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congrats!!


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01/20/12 - I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox.

01/26/12 - NOA1 received and processing at Vermont.

06/28/12 - NOA2 announced on status check.

06/29/12 - NVC received case learned on 07/2/12.

06/30/12 - Hard copy NOA2 received.

07/09/12 - NVC Casefile Number and IIN Issued.

07/16/12 - Receive and Sent DS-3032 via email.

07/17/12 - Mailed DS-3032 via mail, AOS bill received via email, paid online, Optin email sent.

07/18/12 - Optin accepted and new case number, AOS marked paid, emailed AOS packet.

07/24/12 - Assigned as Agent, IV Fee bill received via email, paid online.

07/25/12 - IV Fee marked paid, emailed IV packet.

07/31/12 - Emailed GZO Supplemental Packet 3.

08/02/12 - Case completed and commenced final review.

08/03/12 - Shipped all copies of forms/letters/documents to my wife - arriving on 8/9/12.

08/06/12 - Case completed final review.

08/09/12 - Appointment letter received via email interview date set 9/6/12.

08/14/12 - Medical exam done.

08/15/12 - Medical exam results all normal.

09/06/12 - Submitted required documents at the embassy and interview set next day at 0730.

09/07/12 - Visa approved, click here for review http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-dos-cis-reviews.php?entry=10401 .

09/14/12 - Visa received on hand!

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10/20/12 - Received welcome letter from USCIS.

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04/27/13 - Submitted DS-160 online for parent-in-laws and sister-in-law.

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05/03/13 - Made appointment for 05/16/13 on CGI Stanley.

05/16/13 - Arrived at GUZ and impromptu notice on the front it was closed.

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08/08/14 - Mailed I-175 application.

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08/18/14 - Received NOA1 with date 08/12/14.

08/27/14 - Received biometrics appointment for 09/09/14.

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Q When did u guys kissed each other?

:lol:

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USCIS:

11/19/2011: I-130 Sent

11/25/2011: NOA1 email notification received.

11/28/2011: Petition touched

04/27/2012: NOA2 email notification received.

NVC:

05/07/2012: NVC received

05/30/2012: Called NVC to receive Case # & IIN

XX/XX/2012: AOS bill invoiced and paid

XX/XX/2012: AOS package mailed

XX/XX/2012: AOS Receipt Paid

XX/XX/2012: DS-3032 acceptance e-mail received

XX/XX/2012: IV bill invoiced; IV bill

XX/XX/2012: IV fee

XX/XX/2012: IV fee bill appears PAID

XX/XX/2012: DS-230 delivered to NVC

XX/XX/2012: CASE COMPLETE

Embassy:

XX/XX/2012: Embassy received

XX/XX/2012: Interview scheduled

XX/XX/2012: Medical

XX/XX/2012: Interview

XX/XX/2012: Visa received

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