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My Fiance interview was scheduled for 7am on Jan 8th 2013

He got to the Lagos embassy at 5am and sat in the car. The 1st set of people was the 6.30am appt folks. At 6.30am, they called them in and 2mins later; they called in the 7am appt folks.

When they were getting in, the security asked them to open the sealed envelopes (medical report etc) in front of them. They got in to pay the visa fee and also requested the AOS (affidavit of support). Then they went back to sit down.

The CO started calling people for the Immigrant Visa around 9am. There are many windows and the lady who called him had scrutinize the guy from warri alot and didnt smile at all. so he was already scared.

So he got to my Fiance time.. However, the lady took a break after the first Warri guy and went to discuss with her colleagues. while she was chatting and smiling with her colleagues... she occasionally was looking at my fiance ( this tells me they are observing your body language while you wait).

She called my fiance to the window and was smiling

CO- Do you promise to the whole truth (Smiling)

Fiance - Yes i do

CO - i know you will (laughing)

CO- How did you meet your fiancee?

Fiance - anwered

CO- how did you fiance go to America

Fiance - Answered

CO- what does your fiancee do?

Fiance - Answered

CO- what do you do?

Fiance - answered

CO- wow, nice professional combination

Fiance - Thank you

CO-Does your fiance live in am apt or home?

Fiance - Answered

CO- Has she tell you anything about Houston? You both look good together...

Fiance - oh yes, many things

CO- like what?

Fiance - laughing and said a few.

CO - wasn't even listening much and said congratulations. come and pick up your visa in 2weeks.

The officer did not ask for any documents. and my fiance had a huge bag. No phone calls, email absolutely nothing was asked.

The CO had the package UsCIS had sent to lagos. And i had included a few pics and few emails to my application to USCIS. I only had pics from our 1st meeting. So this was just God.

We were fully prepared but nothing was asked for. My fiance did not even open the bag of evidence. I guess the pictures we had spoke alot of our connection and we looked good together.

My first set of pics sent to USCIS included pic at a club, pics in the bedroom, pics at the pool, and pics in restaurant in Nigeria.

Feel free to contact me if u need further assistance.

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congrats on your approval!

Petitioner LPR upgraded to USC June 22, 2012
August 22, 2012: case complete
October 18, 2012: Interview (APPROVED)
October 26, 2012: Picked up visa from DHL (delay caused by Sandy)
December 15, 2012: POE Atlanta....................became USC July 2016!!!!

Mothers' Journey (My sister is the petitioner)

September 10, 2013: Sent I-130 (UPS next day service)

September 12, 2013: Received text to confirm delivery

September 16, 2013: Received NOA 1

March 22, 2014: Received NOA 2

April 8, 2014: File Received by NVC

May 26, 2015: Interview (approved)..........now LPR (delays caused by 2 RFE)

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Congratulations !!! :thumbs:

:time: and also consider writing a review of your interview experience.

Good luck on your immigration journey.

Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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Thank you for sharing. It's exciting and encouraging everytime someone is approved through Lagos. I hope he is with you soon. Best wishes for the both of you and wishing you a joyous and blessed marriage. How long was your interview from the time you first filed?

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Congratulations !!! :thumbs:

:time: and also consider writing a review of your interview experience.

Good luck on your immigration journey.



We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Case Progress subforum. ***

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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