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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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I was planning to give my fiance her ring when I went to China for us to fly home together, and give gifts to her family etc. but then I thought if she goes to the interview with no ring they might think something bad. How many people here had a ring vs. no ring? Does this matter?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that phase. ***

[Moderator hat off]

Read "Reviews: Embassy" and "Embassy Info" (links atop any VJ page) for possible insights about Guangzhou. In some consulates, lack of a ring might be questioned; in others, not.

You say "...for us to fly home together." It might well happen, and we all hope that it does, but never ever presume the granting of a visa.


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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likely a non-issue


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

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that phase. ***

[Moderator hat off]

Read "Reviews: Embassy" and "Embassy Info" (links atop any VJ page) for possible insights about Guangzhou. In some consulates, lack of a ring might be questioned; in others, not.

You say "...for us to fly home together." It might well happen, and we all hope that it does, but never ever presume the granting of a visa.

Thank you, we will fly home together, I know for sure!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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Nope. Mine specifically instructed me to not buy one, as she considers it a waste of money.

No problems at the interview.

Sounds like a keeper! :rofl:

I actually have not discussed this with my fiance, we didn't really think about it. I hope she likes the surprise!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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Sounds like a keeper! :rofl:

I actually have not discussed this with my fiance, we didn't really think about it. I hope she likes the surprise!

I didn't bring it up. She did and specifically said to please not waste money on something like that as she would much rather have it in the bank for us to live on.

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Filed: Country: Hong Kong
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I had my interview done last month, but forgot to put the ring on, as that morning was too nervous, I worried more the document instead lol. But no, the officer even not mentioned anything abt the ring ...


ROC Timeline

Oct. 25, 2017:  Sent ROC package via USPS

Oct. 27, 2017:  Package well delivered

Nov. 01, 2017:  Cheque cleared

Nov. 02, 2017:  Received the NOA by mail.  The date printed on NOA is 10/27/2017.

 

 

AOS,EAD & AP for K1

June 08, 2015: Sent AOS package via FedEx
June 09, 2015: Received
June 11, 2015: NOA1 email/sms
June 18, 2015: NOA1 hard copies received
July 01, 2015: Biometrics appointment

Aug. 28, 2015: EAD & AP Received

Jan. 16, 2016: Green Card being produced

 

 

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