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7:00 AM- Arrived at Manila USEM. There was a long line already. I found out that immigrant applicants or k1 applicants have a different line. They asked for my DS forms, appointment letter and then passport. The lady put a sticker(bar code) on the back of my passport.

After that, I went inside for security check. Manong Guard asked me if I got electronics with me, I said, "No." and went inside.

Next is the line for getting your queue number. My lucky number is.. Tan tananan tanan!! "6151." After that. I went to Window 39. I dropped my forms there.

Ten minutes waiting. Window 40. The lady just asked for 2x2 pictures since the pics I submitted on St. Lukes are wrong, I was wearing necklace and didnt notice.

More waiting. About half an hour more and it was time for finger scanning.

I went back to my seat after that, and then guess again... I waited for my number to be called. One and a half more. Finally, my number was called. This time for the Filipino Screener. She was nice, I guess I got lucky since almost everyone who posted here on Vj said Filipino officers can be mean. She just asked more papers, like: BC, CENOMAR, NBI Clearance, 2011 ITR, W-2 2011, too. She then asked if she can see the photos of me and my fiance. And then, travel itineraries, and proofs of genuine relationship. She told me to show it to the CO if they ever ask for it.

Back to my seat again. Almost 11 AM. My number is finally called. This was the fun part. The CO is a pretty lady with brown hair. A brunette I guess? hehe (Peace yo officer! Love ya!)

So she was all smiling at me right from the moment I came, I told her "Good morninggggg!!" I realized I sound silly because I sound like singing. Haha. I was just happy and excited. She said "Good morning.", too. She asked me to raise my right hand, and swear to tell nothing but the truth. I said, "Yes, okay!"

Then the questions began for about five minutes:

CO: So. What do you love about your fiance?(LOL. I was a little shocked because I thought she is going to ask for my petitioner's name first, just like the pips here)

Me: My fiance is a great dancer!(laughs. The CO started laughing too.)

CO: Really? How did you know that he is such a great dancer??? (She was still smiling at me)

Me: I caught him break dancing at four AM in the morning! :lol: Oh, and I love his sense of humor, too. :lol: (The CO's face was like this--> :no: and then.. :lol: )

CO: Really? Wow... Cool... SO how did the you meet?

Me: I met him online on cebuanas.com

CO: OHHH, are you a Cebuana?

Me: No, Ma'am, I am not.

CO: How old is your fiance?

Me: 35.

CO: You're okay with that? (She asked me this in a very careful tone. I'm relieved)

Me: OF COURSEEEE MA'AM mmmmmmm.. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!( I sounded like singing it was a very long tone)

CO: How many times has he been here?

Me: FOUR times.

CO: Four? That's good.

Me: Yes.

CO: Can i see your pictures together?

Me: Sure. (handed her my scrap book. she flipped through the pages. and asked more questions about the pics.)

CO: So what does he do for a living?

Me: He's an ophthalmic photographer. ( I was about to explain what my fiance's job is but she cut me out)

CO: OHHH.. He's a photographer! That's why your pictures look good together!! :lol: (HAHA I laughed at this one since I thought it was a joke.)

Me: Hehe :yes:

CO: Okay.... So I guess I'm going to approve your visa since YOUR FIANCE CAN BREAK DANCE AT FOUR IN THE MORNING.

Me: (clueless --> :blink::wow::o )

CO: Okay. Congratulations! Your visa is approved!!! ( I dont know but she sounded like I won "champion" on a beauty pageant)

Me: Really?????? Wow... THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!! :lol::D (Started walking on cloud nine after that)


Okay guys. Thank you for reading! I hope I made you guys entertained. :lol:

Oh, and for all those who are still waiting for their upcoming interview, just relax and be confident. Make sure you got complete papers too. Be POLITE AND ALWAYS SMILE LIKE THIS: :D and of course, PRAY!

It helps!

Have a good day!!!


Night before the interview, I was feeling really nervous. I bought a stick of cigar and smoked outside Lotus Garden Hotel. After that, I went upstairs to go back to my room. (That time, I didn't have the key with me since my mom just told me to knock on the door cos she will open it for me.)

I knocked on RM. 2209. It was too late when I realized that my room is 3309!!!! I was so shocked to see an American guy opening the door for me. My face was like... :o:help::(

And he was like... :huh: I blurted out: "Soooorryyy!!!" and then ran away like an idiot! HAHAHA just sharing guys. Oh well, that's life. I hope he didn't think I am a prostitute or something. :(


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Bulgaria

Congratulations !!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

21/03/2012 - sent 129F to Dallas Lockbox
25/03/2012 - I129F recieved
26/03/2012 - NOA1
24/09/2012 - NOA2 text message
02/10/2012 - NVC left case sent to Bulgaria ;o)
15/10/2012 - Packet 3 recieved
27/10/2012 - Medical exam
29/10/2012 - Interview - APPROVED
25/11/2012 - POE Miami
01/02/2013 - married

02/01/2013 - AOS sent
02/12/2013 - NOA1 text and email
02/16/2013 - recieved biometrics appointment letter
02/26/2013 - biometrics appointment

08/29/2013 - received notice of potential interview waiver case

10/23/2013 - Interview approved ;o)

11/01/2013 - green card received


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cute and funny story. congrats! :):dance:



Service Center: CSC

2012-07-05: I-130 sent

2012-07-10: Arrives at Lockbox

2012-07-12: I-130 NOA1

2012-09-12: I-130 NOA2 (via text)


2012-09-27: Case number/IIN received from NVC (via email)

2012-09-27: DS-3032 email sent

2012-09-27: AOS fee Paid online (In Process)

2012-09-28: AOS status updated to PAID

2012-10-01: AOS packet sent

2012-10-02: AOS packet received

2012-10-15: AOS packet accepted

2012-10-12: DS-3032 accepted

2012-10-15: IV fee invoiced and paid (In Process)

2012-10-16: IV packet sent

2012-10-18: IV packet received

2012-10-31: Case Complete

2012-11-13: Medical completed


2012-12-12: VISA DELIVERED


Service Center: Phoenix, AZ Lockbox

2012-02-09: Date filed

2012-02-11: NOA date

2012-03-13: Biometrics

2012-05-04: Interview - Passed

Oathtaking: same day! :)

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Congratulations and and best wishes with the rest (F) (F) Thanx for the entertaining description of events :)

K1 Visa - Dates in UK format

02/05/2012 I-129F Sent
07/05/2012 I-129F NOA1
02/11/2012 I-129F NOA2
14/11/2012 NVC Left
29/11/2012 Packet 3 Received
07/12/2012 Medical
12/12/2012 Packet 3 Sent
30/01/2013 Packet 4 Received
20/02/2013 Interview Date - Approved!
28/02/2013 Visa Received
03/06/2013 US Entry smile.png

22/06/2013 Marriage (Beautiful day) heart.gifrose.gif

AOS & EAD - Dates in US format

07/29/2013 Filing date

08/06/2013 NOA1

08/28/2013 Biometrics Apt

06/23/2014 Green Card

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Congratulations on your approval! :dance:

Thanks for sharing your experience!

02/15/13 - Mailed N-400
02/19/13 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox (day 01)
02/21/13 - NOA1 issued (day 03)

02/18/12 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions on Residence
03/23/12 - Mailed I-751 to CSC
03/26/12 - Received by CSC (day 01)
03/31/12 - Received NOA1 (day 06)
05/02/12 - Biometrics done (day 38)
10/23/12 - Received approval email (day 212)
11/01/12 - Received green card (day 221)

06/01/10 - Mailed I-130 petition
06/03/10 - Package delivered to USCIS (day 01)
06/08/10 - NOA1 issued (day 06)
11/03/10 - Received approval email (day 154)
11/08/10 - Received approval notice in mail (day 159)

11/08/10 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/09/10 - NVC case # & IIN generated, email addresses given, DS-3032 sent via email & USPS (day 01)
11/16/10 - Received and paid AOS bill (day 08)
11/17/10 - AOS bill marked as PAID; AOS packet express mailed (day 09)
11/19/10 - Received and paid IV bill; DS-3032 accepted (day 11)
11/22/10 - IV bill marked as PAID; IV packet express mailed (day 14)
12/03/10 - Sign-in failed (day 25)
12/09/10 - INTERVIEW SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 10, 2011 @ 6:45AM
12/28/10 - Medical exam done at SLEC Manila - PASSED! (day 40)
01/10/11 - Interview at USEM Manila - APPROVED! (day 53)
01/21/11 - Stepdaughter received passport with IR-2 visa! (day 64)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China

cigars and break dancing - what a wonderful story !

congratulations !

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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Congrats!! :dance: :dance:

05/22/12 - Mailed I-129F
08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
01/09/13 - USCIS accepted case and received text
01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

N-400 on or after 12/15/15

and they'll live happily ever, ever after...
Relationship Journey: Our pursuit to happiness

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