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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana

Just wear whatever you have that is clean and presentable. Jeans should be fine as they are considered nice attire locally, but granted for US officials you will look more dressed up wearing trousers (khakis, slacks, etc).

K-1 (more detail in profile):

05-25-05 - Applied for I-129F

06-07-05 - Approved

12-01-05 - Picked up visa!!


12-25-05 - Flight lands at JFK - EAD stamp

05-15-06 - Green card received!! Woo-hoo!!!

05-09-07 - Our first son born!

Removal of Conditions

01-29-08 - Mailed Removal of Conditions Application (overnight)

02-07-08 - Check Cashed

02-08-08 - NOA1

03-12-08 - Biometrics

12-12-08 - Card production ordered! Yay!

12-30-08 - 10 year card received! Yay!


01-12-10 - Mailed application

01-20-10 - NOA

02-16-10 - Biometrics

04-21-10 - Interview

04-21-10 - Oath ceremony - US CITIZEN!!!

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My two cents say to wear clean, professionally acceptable clothing. How he answers or your files will impress them more than his clothing. However, if attracting attention to himself is a concer, then he must do what he has to do. :thumbs:

The longer it takes to introduce yourself the less you've actually accomplished

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Nigeria

It doesn't matter what you wear....if you walk in with a bikini it doesn't matter.

One should be covered with much evidence and documentation to proove what they need to proove!

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Country: India

I would not focus on attire too much. More importantly make sure you have all your documents and evidence. I would suggest you wear your native wear.

Married December 23, 2004 in Lagos, Nigeria


January 10, 2005 Mailed I-130 TSC (recieved January 18th 2005 with CSC receipt number)

January 25th 2005 NOA1 (recieved in mail January 31th 2005)

Feb 16, 2005 via email NOA2 Approved!


March 14, 2005 NVC automated system states I-864 fee and DS3032 mailed out regular US mail

March 22, 2005 Received I-864 fee and DS3032 in mail

March 22, 2005 mailed out 70.00 I-864 fee and completed presigned DS3032 Express Mail

March 23, 2005 I-864 fee received at 12:20pm signed by H Horn

March 23, 2005 DS3032 received at 11:17am signed by S Merfield

March 29, 2005 DS3032 stating received in NVC automated system

April 4, 2005 IV Fee bill generated

April 15, 2005 IV Fee bill received in mail

April 16, 2005 mailed out 380.00 IV Fee bill regular US postail mail

April 25, 2005 I-864 form recieved in mail

April 25, 2005 Completed I-864 form mailed back to NVC

May 16, 2005 DS230 generated

May 26, 2005 Received DS230, mailed back May 27th

June 1, 2005 NVC receives DS230

June 13, 2005 CASE COMPLETE

August 23, 2005 Interview Date

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When I was in high school I took a class before I graduated on the Interview process. Not neccessarily immigration interviews but interviews in general which tend to be somewhat the same. You go in and sit down and are asked some questions about whatever your there for then they turn around and ask you do you have any questions. Well the first thing I learned in this class was that your first impression leaves a lasting impression on the interviewer of a responsible individual who cares about themselves. You will have this chance to go in and charm the person who will interview you. And if you want to create a lasting impression of a business minded person then the best way to do this is to combine what all of you are saying on this thread. Go in looking professional with all the information that you can about your relationship. If we put our heads together in this one place we are truly going to make a big difference in how this interview process is being done and we will make a great team and many of our sisters and brothers are going to walk into their prospective Embassy's and come out with their visas in hand. I also want to say this too when I first joined Visa Journey I knew it was a very good place to get information. I was hanging out in the K-1 area and I started noticing something. For some odd reason it seems that people trying to get a visa for someone in Africa was having so many problems or the system was taking an awefully longer period of time than the other VJers. And I began to notice that the interviews were a long way off for the ones who were trying to get a visa for an African citizen. When I noticed this I decided that it is very important for our paperwork to be very much in order and we are going to have to go in these Embassy's and shine. And in order to shine we have got to look good, sound good, and know the information that is in the binders or file that we as Petitioners send to the Beneficiaries. We are going to have to start helping each other with web sites and information that is going to make all of our petitions be approved the first time around. It is so very easy to say yes go in that interviewers office looking, smelling, and sounding good. I can tell you this if two people went for an interview in the U.S. on the same day for a job and person 1 came in looking good, smelling good, and knew all the right answers then person 2 came in not dressed well, smelling pretty good, and knew some of the right answers person one would get the job.

I-129F Timeline

1-03-07 - Mailed to CSC

1-09-07 - NOA1

4-11-07 - NOA2

4-25-07 - NVC received our case

4-27-07 - Case forwarded to Embassy

5-02-07 - Embassy received our case

5-07-07 - Received Packets 3 & 4

7-02-07 - Interview

7-23-07 - Visa Received

7-28-07 - U.S. Entry JFK

7-30-07 - Marriage

AOS Timeline

8-31-07 - Mailed AOS to Chicago Lockbox

9-03-07 - Chicago Received

9-19-07 - NOA's (I-485, EAD, and I-131)

10-15-07 - RFE for birth certificate

10-16-07 - Biometrics Appointment

10-19-07 - Sent Additional Info. for RFE

12-03-07 - Touched (Received Additional Info.)

12-10-07 - Ordered Production of EAD

12-10-07 - Advanced Parole shows up online

12-12-07 - Touched Advanced Parole

12-13-07 - Touched EAD

12-17-07 - Received Advanced Parole in the mail

12-19-07 - Approval of EAD noticed sent

12-20-07 - Received EAD in the mail

12-27-07 - I-485 transfered to CSC

01-02-08 - Received transfer notice in the mail

01-10-08 - Touched Case Pending at CSC

01-11-08 - Touched I-485

01-13-08 - Touched I-485

03-03-08 - RFE for I-864

04-17-08 - Approval of I-485

04-21-08 - Received Welcome Notice in the mail

04-21-08 - Received Green Card in the mail

02-16-10 - File Removal Of Conditions

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