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Heading to Nairobi for our K1 interview! Anyone have helpful tips?

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After 7 months of waiting, my partner and I finally got a letter saying our petition was approved and we are now waiting on a notice from the NVC with details on our interview! Such a huge relief. This has felt like the longest 7 months.

 

However, now we are trying to begin preparing for our interview and we would love to hear from people who have done it themselves. My partner is Ugandan and we will be interviewing in Nairobi. I know we need to bring further evidence of our relationship, proof of our plans to get married, my tax returns from the last 3 years, proof of employment, copies of our K1 petition, etc. but I am wondering if there is anything anyone else has learned through their own experiences that we might need to know? Things to prepare for in the interview? Especially helpful forms of evidence or potential pitfalls? Anything helps!

 

We just want to be as prepared as possible when the day comes. Thanks so much!

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You can look at the portal for where you'll be interviewing and read the consulate reviews.   That will help a bit!

 

I read the reviews and my (now husband) and I worked on answer questions and confidence. 

 

Pray pray pray!!


Our Journey:
04/19/2014- Met online
10/2014- Visited Nigeria and he proposed!!!! 
02/28/2015- Sent I-129F petition
03/05/2015- NOA1
09/2015- Visited Nigeria again!!!
10/28/2015- NOA2 (237 day wait at TSC)
11/13/2015- Sent to NVC
11/27/2015- Arrived at Embassy
06/2016- Third visit to Nigeria!
06/15/2016- Interview, given option to file I-601 waiver.
08/16/2016- Waiver submitted (no lawyer).
11/21/2016- Waiver approved with expedite.
01/2017- Embassy requested interview. 
04/2017- Fourth visit to Nigeria.  K1 officially denied. 
04/25/2017- NOA1 for 2nd K1.
07/27/2017- Case transferred to TSC.
11/17/2017- Case transferred back to CSC.
01/16/2018- NOA2!! (266 day wait)
03/08/2018- Interview (AP)
05/03/2018- VISA APPROVAL!!!
05/14/2018- Visa issued
05/18/2018- Visa picked up
05/25/2018- HE'S HOME!!! 💙💙💙


God has given me a great knowledgebase through research and other members here on VJ.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if I can be of any assistance to you! 

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5 minutes ago, Unshakable Faith said:

You can look at the portal for where you'll be interviewing and read the consulate reviews.   That will help a bit!

 

I read the reviews and my (now husband) and I worked on answer questions and confidence. 

 

Pray pray pray!!

Thanks for the feedback! Maybe this is a silly question, but where do you find reliable reviews of the consulate? I'm not seeing anything in the way of reviews when I look it up.

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6 minutes ago, VirgoLove said:

Thanks for the feedback! Maybe this is a silly question, but where do you find reliable reviews of the consulate? I'm not seeing anything in the way of reviews when I look it up.

Go to "menu" and then search the country you'll be having your interview in. 

If you have it set as your country in your profile, you can just go to "portal" and "consulate reviews".

 

If you're on a mobile device, look at the home page where it says "country specific help" and click on the consulate reviews. 

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Our Journey:
04/19/2014- Met online
10/2014- Visited Nigeria and he proposed!!!! 
02/28/2015- Sent I-129F petition
03/05/2015- NOA1
09/2015- Visited Nigeria again!!!
10/28/2015- NOA2 (237 day wait at TSC)
11/13/2015- Sent to NVC
11/27/2015- Arrived at Embassy
06/2016- Third visit to Nigeria!
06/15/2016- Interview, given option to file I-601 waiver.
08/16/2016- Waiver submitted (no lawyer).
11/21/2016- Waiver approved with expedite.
01/2017- Embassy requested interview. 
04/2017- Fourth visit to Nigeria.  K1 officially denied. 
04/25/2017- NOA1 for 2nd K1.
07/27/2017- Case transferred to TSC.
11/17/2017- Case transferred back to CSC.
01/16/2018- NOA2!! (266 day wait)
03/08/2018- Interview (AP)
05/03/2018- VISA APPROVAL!!!
05/14/2018- Visa issued
05/18/2018- Visa picked up
05/25/2018- HE'S HOME!!! 💙💙💙


God has given me a great knowledgebase through research and other members here on VJ.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if I can be of any assistance to you! 

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Our Journey:
04/19/2014- Met online
10/2014- Visited Nigeria and he proposed!!!! 
02/28/2015- Sent I-129F petition
03/05/2015- NOA1
09/2015- Visited Nigeria again!!!
10/28/2015- NOA2 (237 day wait at TSC)
11/13/2015- Sent to NVC
11/27/2015- Arrived at Embassy
06/2016- Third visit to Nigeria!
06/15/2016- Interview, given option to file I-601 waiver.
08/16/2016- Waiver submitted (no lawyer).
11/21/2016- Waiver approved with expedite.
01/2017- Embassy requested interview. 
04/2017- Fourth visit to Nigeria.  K1 officially denied. 
04/25/2017- NOA1 for 2nd K1.
07/27/2017- Case transferred to TSC.
11/17/2017- Case transferred back to CSC.
01/16/2018- NOA2!! (266 day wait)
03/08/2018- Interview (AP)
05/03/2018- VISA APPROVAL!!!
05/14/2018- Visa issued
05/18/2018- Visa picked up
05/25/2018- HE'S HOME!!! 💙💙💙


God has given me a great knowledgebase through research and other members here on VJ.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if I can be of any assistance to you! 

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