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Interview scheduled for Wednesday... Very nervous!

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Hey everyone. Like many others, I guess I am just opening a thread to get support to calm my nerves. My fiancee will have her interview in Ulaanbaatar on 5/22... It means a lot to me because if she is approved, I keep my job, continue living in the U.S., and can be around my parents. If she gets denied, I put in my notice at work and move overseas, so I have a lot riding on it.

Luckily, the embassy has been really helpful with regards to scheduling the document drop off and the interview itself. She dropped off her documents (evidence, forms, etc.) last Friday, so the embassy will have a chance to review all of the proof that I could come up with that our relationship is legit. I basically sent everything I could think of -- photos, phone records, copies of letters I wrote the kids on their birthdays (it almost felt somehow wrong of me to save a copy to send as evidence), certification that I speak Mongolian, sample writing in Mongolian, copies of my Mongolian working visas with stamps of all the time I spent there (over 1.5 years) with her... everything but the kitchen sink.

I am worried that they will ask something really obscure and she won't be able to answer, like "What would your fiance's father order if he were to go to an Indian restaurant" or something of the like, and try to find something they can deny her for. She doesn't speak English, so I made sure that I proved that we are perfectly capable of communicating in her language... I don't think they can deny her for that.

Anyway, any tips, experiences, etc. will help to calm my nerves on this very important step.

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I've seen some of your earlier postings and due to your unique situation, I've kinda been following with interest. You certainly have a challenge and I am rooting for the best possible EASIEST outcome for you! I don't know that I could do it, but my hat is off to you and your fiance. You sound SO well prepared and I'm sure she has gotten everything she needs from you ... I can't see any reason why they would deny when you have done everything above and beyond the norm to prove your relationship and intentions.

GOOD LUCK and please keep us updated! :)


Relationship since April 2006

K-1 Visa: I-129F filed November 6, 2012, NOA2 May 17, 2013, Interview and Approval July 24, 2013

POE San Diego, September 13, 2013, Wedding October 25, 2013

AOS filed November 19, 2013, EAD/AP received January 30, 2014, interview and AOS Approval on February 27, 2014.

ROC filed December 3, 2015, NOA1 12/4/15, Biometrics 12/31/15, ROC Approval on June 16, 2016, 10-Year Green Card received June 22, 2016.

No RFE at any stage, thanks to VisaJourney!

Detailed Timeline Below!

Relationship:
2006 April 01: Met online, music site
2007 February 20: Met in person, Finland
2007 - 2012 met several times in Finland and California

K-1 Visa:
2012 November 06: Sent I-129F (NOA1 on 11/9/2012)
2013 May 14: Contacted Congressman
2013 May 17: I-129F NOA2 Approved
2013 June 03: NVC Received (NVC left 6/6/13)
2013 June 10: Consulate Received
2013 June 13: Medical
2013 June 25: Sent Packet 3/4
2013 July 24: Interview in Helsinki
2013 July 27: Visa Received
2013 September 13: POE to USA, San Diego

AOS:
2013 October 22: SSN Received
2013 October 25: Wedding, San Marcos, CA
2013 November 19: AOS, AP, EAD sent (NOA 1 on 11/22/13)
2013 December 17: Biometrics, San Marcos, CA
2013 December 24: Online status changed to Testing/Interview

2014 January 23: Interview notice mailed (for 2/27)

2014 January 24: EAD card production, AP approval (card received 1/30/2014)

2014 February 27: Interview and Approval, GC in production (card received March 6, 2014)

ROC:

2015 December 03: mailed I-751 package

2015 December 04: NOA1 extension letter

2015 December 31: Biometrics appointment

2016 June 16: Approval - Online status changed to Document Production, mailed 6/20/16

2016 June 22: 10-Year Green Card Received, done with USCIS for a while!

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Good luck !!

With all the necessary documents I'm sure your fiance will be fine!!!

Show her lots of support and words of encouragement (:

Good luck let us know what happens :)


K1 visa

17/08/2012 - Filed for I-129f

22/08/2012 - NOA 1 for I-129f

29/03/2013 - NOA 2 for I-129f

08/04/2013 - Consulate received

17/04/2013 - Medical examination

21/05/2013 - Interview for K-1 (Approved)

25/05/2013 - Visa received

01/06/2013 - POE (San Francisco)

03/07/2013 - Married!

Adjustment of status

18/07/2013 - Filed for AOS, EAD, AP

25/07/2013 - NOA

19/08/2013 - Biometrics

08/10/2013 - Interview for AOS (Approved)

17/10/2013- Green Card received

Removing of Conditions

16/09/2015 - Filed for RoC

18/09/2015 - NOA

14/10/2015 - Biometrics

11/04/2016 - RFE

27/07/2016 - Interview

03/08/2016 - Approval!

10/08/2016 - 10 yr GC received

Citizenship

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I really doubt theyll ask such an obscure question...but even if they did..surely she could answer "cheese salad" and they woildnt know if that was right or wrong :D


Our Story AoS
[March 2012] Met online on Christian Mingle [November 27th 2013] AoS sent
[June 25th 2012] Met in Person in London!
[August 2012] Steve visits me again in the Uk for our second meeting for just one weekend! [March 6th 2014] AoS Interview - Passed
[september 2012] My first trip to America to visit the love of my life
[November 2012] I travel to America for my first ever thanksgiving with Steves family!
[December 2012] Steve comes to the Uk to spend xmas with my family!
( heart.gif February 15th 2013 heart.gif ) He pops the question in Kensington, London...and I say yes!


K1

[January 15th 2013) I-129f SENT!
[January 24th 2013] NOA1
[July 08th 2013]- NOA2 (
approved 165 Days)
[July 18th 2013] Case forwarded to NVC

[July 26th 2013] We call DoS and are finally given our case # - I book medical immediatly

[July 29th 2013] Case forwarded to US Embassy, London
[August 8th 2013] Packet 3 sent (before received)

[August 9th 2013] Packet 3 received
[August 13th 2013] Medical

[August 16th 2013] CEAC updates - London logs my medical results

[August 20th 2013] - CEAC update - London logs my packet 3

[August 23rd 2013] I call DoS and they tell me my interview date, (2 weeks since I sent ds-2001)

[August 27th 2013 CEAC update - London dispatches packet 4]

[August 29th 2013] Packet 4 received
[september 24th 2013] Interview -
Refused due to passport and birth certificate condition

[september 26th 2013] Emergency appt at HM Passport Office London - New Passport and Birth Certificate in hand
[september 30th 2013] DX collects passport and birth certificate

[October 3rd] - Docs delivered to Embassy

[October 10th] - London Approves and Issues our Visa!!

[October 16th 2013] 4.00pm - Visa in my hand, 11pm POE -Newark

[October 27th 2013] Wedding wub.png

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I'm rooting for you as well! :) I'm sure she's prepared and ready and will be approved in no time! :) Everything will be great! :)

BTW, out of personal curiosity, how are you going to make the transition (moving to the US) as painless as possible if your fiancee doesn't speak English? Will she take classes or hopefully pick up the language in every day situations? (Excuse my question if it's too personal, but it comes from my professional curiosity ;) ) Good luck again! star_smile.gif

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I'm rooting for you as well! smile.png I'm sure she's prepared and ready and will be approved in no time! smile.png Everything will be great! smile.png

BTW, out of personal curiosity, how are you going to make the transition (moving to the US) as painless as possible if your fiancee doesn't speak English? Will she take classes or hopefully pick up the language in every day situations? (Excuse my question if it's too personal, but it comes from my professional curiosity wink.png ) Good luck again! star_smile.gif

Well, the plan is for her to take intensive English classes during the period between marriage and permission to work. The kids will be able to learn English at school. I don't think they will struggle too much, because I speak both and can generally help whenever it's needed.


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Good luck!! Given all your preparations, I hope for a successful interview and approval!


Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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Well, the plan is for her to take intensive English classes during the period between marriage and permission to work. The kids will be able to learn English at school. I don't think they will struggle too much, because I speak both and can generally help whenever it's needed.

Thanks for answering! rose.gif

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This is driving me crazy. 30 hours away from the interview, and I have been in a continual state of freaking out. I don't think I have ever been this nervous in my life.

This pretty much sums up how I feel:

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This is driving me crazy. 30 hours away from the interview, and I have been in a continual state of freaking out. I don't think I have ever been this nervous in my life.

This pretty much sums up how I feel:

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It's so normal to freak out in this stage omg i'll be counting the hours like you but then i will have to go to the interview with huge bags haha.

Mantain us informed :)

Good luck ⭐⭐⭐


January 13, 2012 - Start talking
June 20, 2012 - Visit 1
September 21, 2012 - Visit 2
December 31, 2012 - Visit 3
February 20, 2013 - Visit 4 (proposal the 24th)
April 15, 2013 - Package sent
April 18, 2013 - NOA1
May 30, 2013 - Visit 5
August 22, 2013 - Visit 6
August 29, 2013 - RFE
October 4, 2013 - NOA2 (after 5 months 2 weeks 2 days)
October 9, 2013 - NOA2 Hard Copy
November 8, 2013 - NVC case number (after 5 weeks)
November 15, 2013 - Embassy in Lima received the case
November 29, 2013 - Visit 7
January 3, 2014 - Visit 8
January 6, 2014 - INTERVIEW star_smile.gifAPPROVEDJanuary 11, 2014 - Visa in hand
May 1, 2014 - Visit 9
May 4, 2014 - POE
June 24, 2014 - MARRIED :star:
July 29, 2014 - Sent AOS
August 6, 2014 - NOA1
September 4, 2014 - Biometrics

October 17, 2014 - Travel&Work permit Approved

December 3, 2014 - AOS INTERVIEW - APPROVED

December 11, 2014 - Green Card in hand

September 7, 2016 - ROC sent

September 12, 2016 - NOA1
October 18, 2016 - Biometrics

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Dude its down to the wire.....quit stressing...she'll be just fine...and approved

Took a friend to interview few wks ago, nerves all knotted up, went back to pick

him up ....all smiles...says it was over in 6 mins...his words "I wasted my time

worrying for a 6 min. conversation...best wishes

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Dude, c'mon you guys are fine! Be calm and don't let her sense your anxiety. Time for the poker face!

The consular staffers are not there to try and trip her up with off the wall questions. From what you have said you have submitted, they will already pretty well have their decision made and will ask a few things to confirm what they have seen in your documents and photos.

I have been on VJ for a couple of years now and compared to what I have read about other places, Ulaanbaatar is one of the more sensible consular posts.

Bayaraa and I have actually had the opportunity to meet and chat with Ambassador Addleton who was quite engaging and interested in our backgrounds.

Anyway, don't sweat, worry is an abuse of the imagination.

MBT


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03/2008--Met while working together in Mongolia
06/21/10--Married in Ulaanbaatar on the Summer solstice
USCIS
09/06/10--I-130 package mailed to USCIS Chicago Lockbox
12/14/10--NOA2 hardcopy rec'd, Dec 09 notice date<APPROVED>86 Days
NVC
12/22/10-NVC / IIN Number issued, AOS bill paid
12/26/10-DS-3032 emailed
January4............IV bill paid, discovered error by preparer
USCIS ROUND 2
01/04/11-- I-130 package for stepson sent express with expedite plea
01/11/11---Congressional expedite plea lodged with USCIS
01/20/11--- Notice date, APPROVED 14 days
NVC ROUND 2
01/26/11--- NVC/IIN Numbers issued, DS-3032 Emailed
02/07/11--- AOS/IV packages fedexed to NVC
02/24/11--- Both Cases Completed at NVC
CONSULAR
04/27/11--- Interview passed
05/29/11--- POE ORD
08/2011--- I-551s arrive

heart.gif NEW YEAR'S EVE 2011, WE WELCOME OUR BABY GIRL TO THE FAMILYheart.gif

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

04/18/13--- I-751 mailed

09/25/13---ROC approval

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