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I wanted to share our wonderful news with VJ. Everyone has been so helpful in answering questions, offering suggestions and sharing their experiences. Because of this, we were approved yesterday!

I'll say there were no surprises. As everyone mentioned, the waiting was the longest part. The interview itself was 15 minutes and that is mainly due to the fact that my fiance loves to talk. We had all of the required documentation, 300 pictures, 800 pages of our communication, receipts from our vacations, etc. The interviewer asked only a few questions:

-Is your petitioner here?

-How did you meet?

-Where did you meet in person for the first time?

-You did not know each long before he proposed. Were you surprised?

-Does your family approve of the relationship? We assume this may have been because I am African-American. We did not have an engagement party and

they did not ask about it at all but we did have lots of pictures of me with her family and friends, if requested.

-Why does he travel so much?

-What do you two have in common?

They chatted briefly about me exercising (one of the things we have in common), her pregnancy (she is 3 months now) and she asked to see a picture from our most recent trip together in India. She then said "you are approved"!

Since my fiance was one of the last to be interviewed, she was able to hear and see a lot of others before her. She noticed that there seemed to be a lot of petitioners there in support. It seemed to help keep everyone calm and she said there were many pink slips this day. While her interview was short, she noticed others went about 30 minutes and they did ask for and look at the evidence provided. Also as some have mentioned, she did feel like an approval had already been decided in advance as the questions were very simple. The interviewer did not seem overly interested in her answers but was very friendly.

Now we will wait for the visa, then plan her travel to the US likely after Tet.

Happy Holidays to all!

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Thank you very much!

I did not attend the interview. As my fiance graduated from college and worked for a bit in the States (leaving in 2010), her English is very good. She also is comfortable with Western culture. We both were confident she could handle the interview alone.

She did mention that many petitioners were there for the interview and she thought it was helpful. Either the petitioner was asked questions during the interview or there simply for moral support. If it makes sense for someones particular situation, it would be a positive to be there.

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Thank you very much!

I did not attend the interview. As my fiance graduated from college and worked for a bit in the States (leaving in 2010), her English is very good. She also is comfortable with Western culture. We both were confident she could handle the interview alone.

She did mention that many petitioners were there for the interview and she thought it was helpful. Either the petitioner was asked questions during the interview or there simply for moral support. If it makes sense for someones particular situation, it would be a positive to be there.

cool thanks for the tip! i think i'm going to postpone my trip back there for tet and focus on coming back during her interview date for the moral support!

Thank you so much! :)

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Congrats my friend. Thu and I wish you the best going into 2013. If you have any further questions about what to do next, feel free to ask. Now for some friendly advice: Go buy hangers...


K1 Visa Stage
Aug 23, 2010: I-129F NOA 1
Feb 07, 2011: I-129F NOA 2
May 23, 2011: Interview. Blue Slip
Jun 20, 2011: Submit Documents: 1) Timeline, 2) 10 year residency(me), 3) 10 year residency(Thu), 4) Letter explaining how/where we met. Second Blue Slip
Feb 03, 2012: U.S. Consulate Investigators call Thu's residence. Spoke to Thu and Thu's parents
Feb 27, 2012: Received email from the U.S. Consulate that our case is finished processing. Requested to submit updated Police & Medical papers.
Mar 06, 2012: Submitted updated Police & Medical papers.
Mar 21, 2012: Received K1 Visa
Apr 07, 2012: Point of Entry @ LAX

Adjustment of Status Stage
Apr 23, 2012: Got married!
Apr 30, 2012: Received Social Security Card
Jun 30, 2012: Applied for AOS
Sep 22, 2012: Received Employment Authorization Card...Still waiting for 2 yr GC

May 01, 2013: Received 2yr GC

Removal of Conditions Stage

Apr 18, 2015: Will apply for 10yr GC

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Congrats my friend. Thu and I wish you the best going into 2013. If you have any further questions about what to do next, feel free to ask. Now for some friendly advice: Go buy hangers...

Thank you for the kind words and the advice. I'll begin preparing our home for her arrival and hangers are on the list! I'll certainly be in touch in the coming weeks regarding our next steps. Huyen does have a social security number from her previous time in the US, so that is one less thing to do. After the wedding we will focus on her work permit, AOS and getting her involved in some volunteer work to build her network.

Here's to a wonderful 2013....

Edited by AMAA

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congrats..


I-130 Journey

USCIS

06-15-2008 : Marriage

08-16-2008 : I-130 Sent

08-18-2008 : I-130 Received

08-22-2008 : I-130 NOA1

02-02-2009 : I-130 NOA2 Approved 164 days from NOA1

NVC

02-04-2009 : Visited my wife for 2 weeks. 02-22-2009 come back to US

02-11-2009 : Received package from NVC

02-23-2009 : AOS Paid $70 (Online)

02-23-2009 : DS-3032 sent (by email)

02-25-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (AOS)

03-04-2009 : NVC has received the Choice of Agent DS-3032 (Online)

03-04-2009 : IV Application Processing Fees $400 (Online)

03-05-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (IV APS)

03-07-2009 : DS-230, and I-864 Sent (by USPS)

03-12-2009 : USPS confirm arrived at NVC for DS-230, & I-864

03-13-2009 : NVC received DS-230, & I-864 (Case in progress)

03-20-2009 : NVC case completed in 1 week NVC completed 03-20-2009.

04-02-2009 : NVC Left to HCM city

04-22-2009 : Medical Passed

05-12-2009 : Received a package IV from HCM Consulate by email

05-18-2009 : My wife got Pink.. yeah..

05-26-2009 : Visa received

06-18-2009 : US Entry!!! Yeah, my wife finally here.

06-29-2009 : Received SSN from snail mail

07-20-2009 : Green card received by mail

09-15-2009 : Writting test from DVM.

11-03-2009 : Driving Test.

01-20-2010 : Working.

04-20-2011 : Submit I751

04-26-2011 : Received I-797 NOA with Receipt Number

05-11-2011 : Received ASC Appointment Notice

06-03-2011 : Biometrics Apts @ 11:00 AM

10-11-2011 : Submit more evidence.

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Spoiler

Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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