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K1 visa interview experience

Today was my visa interview at the US Embassy. I'd just like to share my experience for a lot of you who are as anxious as I was. By the way, I passed (all thanks to God, my family, friends and fiance who were extremely supportive)!!!!

Here are some useful tips:

1.Prepare all your documents- put them in order like this: passport, DS forms (1 copt of 156k, 2 copies each of 156 and 157), NSO Birth certificate, CENOMAR, NBI clearance (keep the personal copy with you), bank receipt, Form I-134 along with ITR, W2 bank statement, employment letter etc.

2.Some other papers that I gave (they didnt really ask for these but I handed them along with the I-134) - a photocopy of my petitioner's passport and birth certificate, , co-sponsor's I-134, ITR, W2, bank statement, photocopy of passport/greencard whichever is applicable.

3.Arrange the evidence of your genuine relationship - preferably labeled and in sequence so that the consul won't have to ask you too many questions. I arranged all our conversations, receipts, airline tickets etc but the consul didn't really look at them. She only scanned my pictures, read all the labels and was happy with that. But bring everything you have just in case you get assigned a more interested consul.

4.For those using co-sponsors - just to give a background, my fiance makes a little less than the 125% poverty limit because he recently graduated from medical school and is only working part-time while studying for the boards, so we opted to ask his dad to help us out. I think that other people in VJ may have experienced strict consuls who say that co-sponsoring isn't allowed. That may be the case, but I think that it greatly depends on the consul you get. I was lucky because mine never mentioned that it wasn't allowed. They were actually very nice. My advice is first, do not stress about it like I did. Learning from what I went through, there is no point in worrying. Some things are just not in our control. Of course if your fiance can manage to show that he has enough assets to make up for the lack of finances compared to the 125% poverty limit, then try to pursue that. If he can get a job that pays better, then by all means do that. But for those whose fiances are new grads like mine, or just have trouble finding better paying jobs, DO NOT FRET. Find a co-sponsor and take your chances. From what I've read in VJ at least, there has been a good number of people who used co-sponsors and came out of the embassy successful. I would suggest also having the co-sponsor fill out an I-864 since you'll be needing one for adjustment of status anyway and the embassy has acknowledged that it is more legally binding than the I-134. So it won't hurt to bring that along. BUT importantly, make sure that your I-134 from your principal sponsor (and co-sponsor if applicable) are filled up completely. Submitting an I-864 INSTEAD of an I-134 for the K1 VISA is WRONG. It's ONLY SUPPLEMENTARY =)

4. Eat breakfast! Don't bring electronics, USBs, perfumes, liquids, food and everything that is disallowed as stated in the K1 packet. They'll make you dispose of them or come back another day if you're unable to part with them.

I think that's it! Thanks, VJ, for being so helpful! I will be looking through you again for my adjustment of status.haha

This is a great day indeed! God bless everyone! =)

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Congrats and welcome to US soon!! :dance::dance:


K1
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!
AOS, EAD and AP
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
ROC
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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K1 visa interview experience

Today was my visa interview at the US Embassy. I'd just like to share my experience for a lot of you who are as anxious as I was. By the way, I passed (all thanks to God, my family, friends and fiance who were extremely supportive)!!!!

Here are some useful tips:

1.Prepare all your documents- put them in order like this: passport, DS forms (1 copt of 156k, 2 copies each of 156 and 157), NSO Birth certificate, CENOMAR, NBI clearance (keep the personal copy with you), bank receipt, Form I-134 along with ITR, W2 bank statement, employment letter etc.

2.Some other papers that I gave (they didnt really ask for these but I handed them along with the I-134) - a photocopy of my petitioner's passport and birth certificate - for sure not needed the embassy already has this info, , co-sponsor's I-134, ITR, W2, bank statement, photocopy of passport/greencard whichever is applicable.

3.Arrange the evidence of your genuine relationship - preferably labeled and in sequence so that the consul won't have to ask you too many questions. I arranged all our conversations, receipts, airline tickets etc but the consul didn't really look at them. She only scanned my pictures, read all the labels and was happy with that. But bring everything you have just in case you get assigned a more interested consul.

4.For those using co-sponsors - just to give a background, my fiance makes a little less than the 125% poverty limit because he recently graduated from medical school and is only working part-time while studying for the boards, so we opted to ask his dad to help us out. I think that other people in VJ may have experienced strict consuls who say that co-sponsoring isn't allowed. That may be the case, but I think that it greatly depends on the consul you get. I was lucky because mine never mentioned that it wasn't allowed. They were actually very nice. My advice is first, do not stress about it like I did. Learning from what I went through, there is no point in worrying. Some things are just not in our control. Of course if your fiance can manage to show that he has enough assets to make up for the lack of finances compared to the 125% poverty limit, then try to pursue that. If he can get a job that pays better, then by all means do that. But for those whose fiances are new grads like mine, or just have trouble finding better paying jobs, DO NOT FRET. Find a co-sponsor and take your chances. From what I've read in VJ at least, there has been a good number of people who used co-sponsors and came out of the embassy successful. I would suggest also having the co-sponsor fill out an I-864 since you'll be needing one for adjustment of status anyway and the embassy has acknowledged that it is more legally binding than the I-134. So it won't hurt to bring that along. BUT importantly, make sure that your I-134 from your principal sponsor (and co-sponsor if applicable) are filled up completely. Submitting an I-864 INSTEAD of an I-134 for the K1 VISA is WRONG. It's ONLY SUPPLEMENTARY =)

4. Eat breakfast! Don't bring electronics, USBs, perfumes, liquids, food and everything that is disallowed as stated in the K1 packet. They'll make you dispose of them or come back another day if you're unable to part with them.

I think that's it! Thanks, VJ, for being so helpful! I will be looking through you again for my adjustment of status.haha

This is a great day indeed! God bless everyone! =)

Congrats!! :dance: :dance:

Another with a co-sponsor approved!

Its not that co-sponsors are not allowed at USEM, they are just very "picky" about accepting co-sponsors, almost like rolling the dice there.

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Hank

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K1 visa interview experience

Today was my visa interview at the US Embassy. I'd just like to share my experience for a lot of you who are as anxious as I was. By the way, I passed (all thanks to God, my family, friends and fiance who were extremely supportive)!!!!

Here are some useful tips:

1.Prepare all your documents- put them in order like this: passport, DS forms (1 copt of 156k, 2 copies each of 156 and 157), NSO Birth certificate, CENOMAR, NBI clearance (keep the personal copy with you), bank receipt, Form I-134 along with ITR, W2 bank statement, employment letter etc.

2.Some other papers that I gave (they didnt really ask for these but I handed them along with the I-134) - a photocopy of my petitioner's passport and birth certificate, , co-sponsor's I-134, ITR, W2, bank statement, photocopy of passport/greencard whichever is applicable.

3.Arrange the evidence of your genuine relationship - preferably labeled and in sequence so that the consul won't have to ask you too many questions. I arranged all our conversations, receipts, airline tickets etc but the consul didn't really look at them. She only scanned my pictures, read all the labels and was happy with that. But bring everything you have just in case you get assigned a more interested consul.

4.For those using co-sponsors - just to give a background, my fiance makes a little less than the 125% poverty limit because he recently graduated from medical school and is only working part-time while studying for the boards, so we opted to ask his dad to help us out. I think that other people in VJ may have experienced strict consuls who say that co-sponsoring isn't allowed. That may be the case, but I think that it greatly depends on the consul you get. I was lucky because mine never mentioned that it wasn't allowed. They were actually very nice. My advice is first, do not stress about it like I did. Learning from what I went through, there is no point in worrying. Some things are just not in our control. Of course if your fiance can manage to show that he has enough assets to make up for the lack of finances compared to the 125% poverty limit, then try to pursue that. If he can get a job that pays better, then by all means do that. But for those whose fiances are new grads like mine, or just have trouble finding better paying jobs, DO NOT FRET. Find a co-sponsor and take your chances. From what I've read in VJ at least, there has been a good number of people who used co-sponsors and came out of the embassy successful. I would suggest also having the co-sponsor fill out an I-864 since you'll be needing one for adjustment of status anyway and the embassy has acknowledged that it is more legally binding than the I-134. So it won't hurt to bring that along. BUT importantly, make sure that your I-134 from your principal sponsor (and co-sponsor if applicable) are filled up completely. Submitting an I-864 INSTEAD of an I-134 for the K1 VISA is WRONG. It's ONLY SUPPLEMENTARY =)

4. Eat breakfast! Don't bring electronics, USBs, perfumes, liquids, food and everything that is disallowed as stated in the K1 packet. They'll make you dispose of them or come back another day if you're unable to part with them.

I think that's it! Thanks, VJ, for being so helpful! I will be looking through you again for my adjustment of status.haha

This is a great day indeed! God bless everyone! =)

Congratulations... welcome to USAkicking.gifkicking.gifkicking.gif

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Congratulations! good.gif

The CO looked at the earning potential of your fiance since he has a degree in medical. That's why the CO didn't delved too much about your co-sponsor.

But your right some CO are really just plain snotty! Maybe they woke up at the wrong side of the bed or hate being there in the PI. Who knows! laughing.gif

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Congrats!! :dance: :dance:

Another with a co-sponsor approved!

Its not that co-sponsors are not allowed at USEM, they are just very "picky" about accepting co-sponsors, almost like rolling the dice there.

Yeah, I guess we won the jackpot! haha at least for the K1 interview.. there's still AOS.. eek! Thanks for the additional info above!

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Congratulations! good.gif

The CO looked at the earning potential of your fiance since he has a degree in medical. That's why the CO didn't delved too much about your co-sponsor.

But your right some CO are really just plain snotty! Maybe they woke up at the wrong side of the bed or hate being there in the PI. Who knows! laughing.gif

haha you might be right =) for whatever reason it is that they didn't grill on the co-sponsorship issue, i'm just really glad =) Thanks for the greeting, y'all!

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Yeah, I guess we won the jackpot! haha at least for the K1 interview.. there's still AOS.. eek! Thanks for the additional info above!

AOS will not be to difficult, you don't have to file immediately after getting married so there is time to get employed and if a co-sponsor is still needed it will at least show you are moving in the right direction.


Hank

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“LET’S GO BRANDON!”

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Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!


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2011-01-30 First trip to Manila (work related)
2011-02-18 Second trip to Manila (work related)
2011-03-08 Met Jenny in Manila
2011-03-29 Third trip to Manila (work and Jenny related)
2011-04-17 Started relationship
2011-05-11 Fourth trip to Manila (work and Jenny related)
2011-06-19 Found out I would be a father for the first time
2011-08-18 Fifth trip to Manila (work and Jenny related)
2011-11-08 Sixth trip to Manila (work and Jenny related)
2011-11-08 Engaged to Jenny
2012-01-11 Seventh trip to Manila (work and Jenny related)
2012-02-09 Eighth trip to Manila (Birth of son)
2012-02-16 Son Dustin Neal born healthy in Manila
2012-09-24 Ninth trip to Manila (work and Jenny/Dustin related)

2013-06-18 Tenth trip to Manila (K1 - Interview!!!!)

2013-10-21 Eleventh trip to Manila (bringing Jenny/Dustin back)
=================================================================
2012-07-31 Sent I-129F package
2012-08-03 NOA1 Vermont Service Center delivered
2012-08-07 NOA1 Hard-copy received
2013-02-15 CBRA Interview for son Dustin

2013-02-25 NOA2 Email of Approval
2013-03-01 NOA2 Hard-copy received

2013-04-15 CBRA Approved

2013-06-14 Medical PASSED!!

2013-06-26 Interview Scheduled

2013-07-11 VISA IN HAND!!!

2013-10-31 POE - Atlanta

2014-01-18 MARRIED

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Congratulations!!! :dance: :dance:


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K-1 Journey (I-129F)

09/10/2010 ----- Filing date of I-129 F

09/22/2010 ----- NOA 1

02/22/2011 ----- Case being adjudicated

02/28/2011 ----- RFE, Waiver to file 2nd K-1 petition

03/04/2011 ----- RFE reply sent

03/08/2011 ----- RFE received and being reviewed at USCIS

03/17/2011 ----- NOA2 (I-129F approved)

03/23/2011 ----- NOA2 hard copy received

03/29/2011 ----- NVC received our Case

04/04/2011 ----- NVC letter received and case forwarded to US embassy Manila

04/08/2011 ----- US Embassy Manila received our case (Consulate)

04/15/2011 ----- Paid VISA at BPI

04/16/2011 ----- Received Eligibility Letter from US Embassy Manila dated April 8, 2011

04/25/2011 ----- 1st day of Medical

04/26/2011 ----- 2nd day of Medical (I PASSED!! Thank you Lord!!)

05/13/2011 ----- Interview (221g - Case under Administrative Processing "AP")

08/12/2011 ----- Received an email from the embassy "Case is pending review by a consular officer"

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