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Just wanted to share this with anyone who will be dealing with the embassy in Kiev.

our interview date was exactly six months and four days from the initial filing of the I-129F package. It could have been sooner but it took us an extra couple of weeks to get a document that we needed from another country.

The embassy was pretty empty. There appeared to be only three other interviews scheduled. And the interviews occur at the window, not in any kind of private room. First there is a "pre interview" where a person checks your forms (DS230, DS156, DS156) and takes your proof of support and relationship documents. It's also here where you tell them how you want your passport and visa returned. We chose to pick up the docs ourselves at the TNT Express office on Medova Street. (NOTE: This office is in the terminal building at Zhuliany Airport.)

Then you wait. You are called to the window (#13 was where all the interviews were held this day). You are given an oath to tell the truth "under penalty of perjury." The consular officer then asks several questions. If everything is ok, he tells you that you're approved and gives you back your proof documents.

They tell you that it takes two to three days to get your docs back. Our interview was Monday morning and we got our docs back Wednesday afternoon.

The people at the Kiev embassy are very good. They know what they are doing, they will spot any mistakes you made or places where you forgot to sign, and they treat you professionally and courteously.

I can't believe that it's finally over...good luck to all of you out there who are still waiting.

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Just wanted to share this with anyone who will be dealing with the embassy in Kiev.

our interview date was exactly six months and four days from the initial filing of the I-129F package. It could have been sooner but it took us an extra couple of weeks to get a document that we needed from another country.

The embassy was pretty empty. There appeared to be only three other interviews scheduled. And the interviews occur at the window, not in any kind of private room. First there is a "pre interview" where a person checks your forms (DS230, DS156, DS156) and takes your proof of support and relationship documents. It's also here where you tell them how you want your passport and visa returned. We chose to pick up the docs ourselves at the TNT Express office on Medova Street. (NOTE: This office is in the terminal building at Zhuliany Airport.)

Then you wait. You are called to the window (#13 was where all the interviews were held this day). You are given an oath to tell the truth "under penalty of perjury." The consular officer then asks several questions. If everything is ok, he tells you that you're approved and gives you back your proof documents.

They tell you that it takes two to three days to get your docs back. Our interview was Monday morning and we got our docs back Wednesday afternoon.

The people at the Kiev embassy are very good. They know what they are doing, they will spot any mistakes you made or places where you forgot to sign, and they treat you professionally and courteously.

I can't believe that it's finally over...good luck to all of you out there who are still waiting.

Congratulations!


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I moved your post to the Regional forums, so other people going through the Kiev Embassy can read your experience. Don't forget to write an Embassy Review (if you haven't).

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Can't wait for you to get back so we can all meet!!!! Have fun and eat a bit of salo for me :thumbs:

Congrats on the visa!

(My wife really likes "American salo" ... I like to call it bacon.... and cook it first before I eat it.) whistling.gif


K-1 / K-2 Timeline:
02/02/2010 - Sent I-129F
02/04/2010 - NOA1
05/06/2010 - NOA2
07/13/2010 - Consulate Interview - APPROVED
07/17/2010 - POE (JFK)

07/30/2010 - MARRIED!

AOS-EAD Timeline:
08/29/2010 - AOS-EAD sent
09/08/2010 - NOA1
09/17/2010 - Biometrics
11/06/2010 - EAD card received
11/08/2010 - AOS interview - GC's APPROVED
11/19/2010 - Green Cards Arrived

After two amazing years together....

ROC Timeline:
08/10/2012 - ROC sent
08/14/2012 - NOA1
08/27/2012 - Biometrics

05/01/2013 - ROC - APPROVED

05/06/2013 - Green Cards Arrived

Citizenship:

08/31/2013 - N-400 sent

09/04/2013 - NOA1

09/27/2013 - Biometrics

10/08/2013 - In-Line

11/13/2013 - Interview

12/13/2013 - Oath -- Now a U.S. citizen!

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Congratulations.

The Kiev Embassy has had a pretty good reputation since it began to accept visas back in 2003. There have been some bumps for people over the years but generally it has maintained a high level of professionalism.

Again, congratulations and get ready for the best party of this journey, life together here in America. :dance:

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Thank you. Seems Kiev is about the same as they have been. Get your docuements in order and you are good to go!

Congratulations!


VERMONT! I Reject Your Reality...and Substitute My Own!

Gary And Alla

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Congratulations. Thanks for the review. I hope my wife finds when her interview soon.


USCIS:

03/29/2012 - I-130 Sent

04/1/2012 - NOA1 Received

06/25/2012 - NOA2 Received (88 Days)

NVC:

07/31/2012 - Case arrived at NVC (36 Days from USCIS to NVC)

08/16/2012 - Received case #, IIN, gave e-mail addresses

08/18/2012 - E-mailed DS-3032

08/23/2012 - AOS bill invoiced & PAID

08/27/2012 - AOS bill appears as PAID

08/24/2012 - AOS Package sent

08/XX/2012 - AOS/I-864 accepted

08/23/2012 - DS-3032 accepted

08/28/2012 - IV bill invoiced & PAID

08/30/2012 - IV bill appears as PAID

08/28/2012 - IV Package sent

09/07/2012 - REF Forgot bar code cover sheet in AOS packet

09/08/2012 - Mailed REF will be there Monday Sept.10th

09/25/2012 - Case Complete

10/30/2012 - Medical in Kyiv....All good

11/27/2012 - Interview date

In AP.

01/15/2013- Call from Emb####

02/20/2013 -Denied

04/18/2013- Application sent to State Department.

08/23/2013- Talked to USCIS the application is back at USCIS and "might" review it by December.....

08/23/2013- Pissed off.

03/14/2014- Recivied notice from USCIS. Reply due 04/16/14

04/12/2014- Reply mailed 300+ pages.

04/23/2014- Reply from USCIS they received the packet.

07/07/2014- Called my Congressman to check on progress.

07/08/2014- Got a call back from Congressman aid "USCIS is working on it".

07/09/2014- Got email from USCIS that my address change had gone through. I never requested an address change. Call Congressman and USCIS. Was an error an no address change...

07/10/2014- Received email from USCIS. We are approved again. I think the call to my Congressman helped.

08/04/2014- Application received from USCIS and forwarded to Kyiv.

08/19/2014- Interview Sept.19,2014

09/19/2014- Interview Approved.

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i wonder if during interveiw something minor was missed like someplace need signed or a date was missed if they will allow be corrected on the spot?

Major issues are given an RFE during the USCIS process; minor issues can be corrected at the interview or are overlooked altogether.


Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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i wonder if during interveiw something minor was missed like someplace need signed or a date was missed if they will allow be corrected on the spot?

Generally yes. I made an error on a birthdate and they allowed Alla to correct it...lined it out and wrote in the correct date.


VERMONT! I Reject Your Reality...and Substitute My Own!

Gary And Alla

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Congrats!! :thumbs:


I-751 Vermont
Mailed 4/03/2012
Check Cashed 4/10/2012
Noa1 4/12/2012 receipt date 4/6/2012
Biometrics 4/19/2012 letter recieved
Biometrics 5/01/2012 done
Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic toc..................................................

5/10/2013 Info pass for another year stamp

Tic Toc, Tic Toc.....................................

Second biometrics letter received 7/6/2013

Tic toc tic toc..........................................................................................

4/10/14 info pass for another year

Tic Toc, Tic toc

3/30/2015 info pass for another year stamp

9/10/2015 Notice for I-751 interview 9/22/2015 Our gov is so efficient just gotta love em in charge of health care!!

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Congratulations!


September 7, 2009 - met Lena online
October 20, 2010 - First Meeting in Kharkov
Oct 20, 2010 - Engaged
December 3, 2010 - Filed I-129F
December 16, 2010 - NOA-1 notification
December 30, 2010 - Second Visit to Kharkov
February 8, 2011 - Touched
April 18, 2011 - NOA-2 notification
April 18, 2011 - Petition at NVC
April 25, 2011 - Medical Exam
April 26, 2011 - Received at Embassy
April 27, 28, 29, 2011 - Repeat medical (passed medical)
May 5, 2011 - Packet #4 received by mail in Ukraine
June 17, 2011 - Interview scheduled 9:00 AM
June 17, 2011 - Visa approved
June 18, 2011 - Interview Review posted
July 11, 2011 - POE - Detroit
July 17, 2011 - Applied for Marriage License
July 17, 2011 - Applied for SSN
August 17, 2011 - Married in Russian Orthodox Church - Detroit
November 11, 2011 - Submitted AOS/EAD/AP
January 3, 2012 - NOA 1
February 7, 2012 - Still no Biometrics appointment
February 10, 2012 - Service Request - no Biometrics appointment to date
February 29, 2012 - Infopass appointment Detroit (no Biometrics appointment letter - over 40 days)
March 9, 2012 - Biometrics
March 12, 2012 - EAD card production email received
March 23, 2012 - EAD received
March 24, 2012 - AOS interview appointment for April 24, 2012 (Detroit)
April 24, 2012 - AOS approved!
May 2, 2012 - 2 year provisional Green Card received
June 2, 2012 - First job - Russian Kindergarden in Oak Park, Michigan

Feb 5, 2014 - I-751 sent

Sept 19, 2014 - RFE

Nov 3, 2014 - Case moved to Detroit Field Office

Dec 29, 2014 - ROC Interview - Detroit Field Office

Feb 16, 2015 - I-751 approved after 2nd interview

Feb 18, 2015 - I 551 stamp in passport

Mar 5, 2015 - 10 year Permanent Resident Status

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:thumbs::yes::thumbs::dance: :dance: congratulations I am very happy for you guys.

*The Family Rules*

Always tell the truth , Always argue naked,of course not in the childrens presence.and Don't go to bed angry.

Too much t.v is bad, too much reading is good! Family comes first, always be there.

Hands are for hugging not for hitting! Be thankful for what you have.. don't envy others

Have fun, be kind, ask first, no fussing, no whining., Husband adore her always- Wife love him forever

Sing silly, dance crazy, hug often, snuggle daily ,use your manners- Yes, please. No, thank you.

Use nice words, ignore dirty words Share everything except bad ideas

Say your prayers, thank God for this family.

Always be nice to strangers cuz they just might be a friend you have'nt met yet..!

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