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VISA APPROVED 10.11.2012

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines

1st of all I want say THANK YOU VJ FRIENDS for all the assistance and info that was given here.

About my interview…we stayed at BOULEVARD MANSION HOTEL and it was just a 3 minute walk going to the Embassy and the room was P1638 only.

So before my interview, my fiancé and I hung out in Mall of Asia until 11pm. So when we get back to the hotel I prepared everything. I went to bed around 12:30am and I woke up at 430am to prepare myself. At 5am we went to Shakey’s to eat breakfast. Then we went back to hotel at 6am to get our paperwork for interview.

At 615am we had arrived at the line. At 1st we fall in tourist visa applicants but thank god some people said we were in the wrong line. So we went to K1 line.

The security asked my DS forms (ds156k, ds157, ds156) 2 copies each, my 1st page of interview appointment letter, and my passport. She got all the DS forms and clipped them together with my appointment letter and she gave it back to me and told me to drop the packet to window 39 and just hold my passport. She gave me a plastic for my passport.

On our way to the entrance my fiancé had to go to the security line to deposit his cell phone. I kept walking so I wouldn’t lose my place in line. So my lucky number was 6099. I waited for my fiancé before we went to the windows where I needed to drop off my DS forms. After we dropped off my DS forms we sat at the waiting area. We waited for like 1 ½ hours for my number to flash. I think we sat around 730am then our number flashed around 845am. The 1st window was my pre-screener interviewer in window 41. He asked for my birth certificate, certificate of no marraige , NBI, and BPI receipt. He proceeded to asked me how we met, if I had traveled already and for how long. Then he asked my fiancé for the affidavit of support and 2011 tax return. He asked if it was the 1st visit for my fiancé here in Philippines and he said it’s his 3rd time. The Filipino pre screener said ok and to wait for your number to be called again. So we sat down and waited for 10mins and proceeded to the 2nd Window for fingerprints. After the fingerprints we sat back down again and we waited for another 30mins for the American Consul interviewer. Our number flashed and off to window 62. It was an American girl around 25-35 years old. She asked me how we met, if I had traveled and for how long. Then she asked my fiancé if he’s active duty Army and if we are the only people who will live in his house. And he said yes. Then she asked for pictures. I tried to insert the photo album in the window slot but she just said just turn the pages and I just turned like 3pages and she said ok everything looks great and to wait again for your number to be called. We already knew I was approved. And so we sat back again and waited for our number to flash. After 30mins had passed we went to the 2go window and the lady there congratulated me and said just wait for their text. At 1030am we walked outside the embassy laughing and we were so happy… laughing because I had like 3-4 reams of clear book for pictures and proof and the consul just looked at 5-10 pictures.. LOL

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines

congratulations!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Our K1 Visa Journey
California Service Center
07/13/12 - I-129F Sent
07/18/12 - NOA1
10/29/12 - NOA2
11/02/12 - NOA2 hard copy
11/05/12 - NVC Received
11/06/12 - MNL Case Number Assigned
12/17-18/12 - Medical Exam
12/27/12 - Interview Day
12/27/12 - CFO done

01/13/13 - Visa On Hand

02/28/13 - POE

04/19/13 - Wedding Day

Till I Found You

My Interview Experience


National Benefits Center

05/28/13 - I-485/ I-765 Sent

06/04/13 - NOA

06/27/13 - Biometrics Appointment

07/16/13 - AOS status: Ready for Testing and Interview
07/25/13 - AOS status: Scheduled Interview on August 26, 2013
07/29/13 - EAD status: Card Production
08/02/13 - EAD Card Mailed
08/05/13 - EAD Card Delivered
08/26/13 - AOS Interview (Approved)
08/26/13 - AOS status: Permanent Resident Status Registered
08/29/13 - AOS status: Card Production
08/30/13 - AOS Card Mailed

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Congratulations on a successful interview!!! :dance:

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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Congrats! :thumbs:


8/10/12-Sent I-130 x2




5/6/13-Case# & IIN recvd

7/23/13-Case complete!

US Embassy

9/4/13-Interview- APPROVED!

9/7/13-Visas on hand

10/27/13-POE: SFO

11/5/13- SSN's received

12/2/13-GC's on hand

US Citizenship soon...

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nice! congrats!



Received 221g(NBI with AKA)

Sept 5, 2012- sent requested document

Sept 6, 2012- Received doc at USEM by Mr. Leonilo Bernardino

Sept 10, 2012- called USEM and VISA WAS ISSUED

Sept 13, 2012- RECEIVED MY VISA

Sept 14, 2012- CFO seminar done(SMEF-COW)


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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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