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My interview experience today and verdict :)

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16 minutes ago, helen83 said:

So I've now just got home. Had a 2 hour train journey to kill time on so have posted my review but I wanted to thank everyone who has advised me, answered my questions, calmed my nerves with their experiences. I would never have been so prepared if it wasn't for the help this site provides so I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I'm not going to write up another full review in this post but I just wanted to confirm now I've experienced it that the interview part really is the easiest part. Not anywhere near the horror stories I had put into my own head and really was a great experience.

So on that note I guess you can all tell that yes I got....

APPROVED!!! YAY!! 

Thank you all again for everything :) 

 

Congratulations!! :D

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

Congratulations. What's the plan for moving? Just noticed you are moving to Texas. I like it here very much. 

Thank you!! Well my family are coming with me for a holiday so they can be there for the wedding and we are aiming for mid April as I've had so much time to get ready I just need the visa and I'm good to go. I've spent a good 3 months out there last year and I loved it but that heat will take some getting used to lol

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14 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

Congratulations. What's the plan for moving? Just noticed you are moving to Texas. I like it here very much. 

Texas is, in deed, a great place to live.........especially around Rockwall, Fate.......imho.


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  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
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  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
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  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
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  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
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Just now, helen83 said:

I get told on the regular I am moving to the greatest place on earth :) 

We like it here.  Overall, taxes are relatively low, and property values are reasonable compared to some other parts of the country. My wife likes the dry (compared to her country) weather.  We are about 4 hours north of Houston.


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Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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48 minutes ago, missileman said:

We like it here.  Overall, taxes are relatively low, and property values are reasonable compared to some other parts of the country. My wife likes the dry (compared to her country) weather.  We are about 4 hours north of Houston.

 

And no state income tax 🤑

 

 

 

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16 hours ago, helen83 said:

So I've now just got home. Had a 2 hour train journey to kill time on so have posted my review but I wanted to thank everyone who has advised me, answered my questions, calmed my nerves with their experiences. I would never have been so prepared if it wasn't for the help this site provides so I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I'm not going to write up another full review in this post but I just wanted to confirm now I've experienced it that the interview part really is the easiest part. Not anywhere near the horror stories I had put into my own head and really was a great experience.

So on that note I guess you can all tell that yes I got....

APPROVED!!! YAY!! 

Thank you all again for everything :) 

 

Congratulations 😊

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On 3/15/2019 at 9:38 PM, helen83 said:

So I've now just got home. Had a 2 hour train journey to kill time on so have posted my review but I wanted to thank everyone who has advised me, answered my questions, calmed my nerves with their experiences. I would never have been so prepared if it wasn't for the help this site provides so I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I'm not going to write up another full review in this post but I just wanted to confirm now I've experienced it that the interview part really is the easiest part. Not anywhere near the horror stories I had put into my own head and really was a great experience.

So on that note I guess you can all tell that yes I got....

APPROVED!!! YAY!! 

Thank you all again for everything :) 

 

Congratulations! I've been waiting for this and you're done! :) Time to check the visa status (it didn't like loading mine up and would take a long, long time to show the status!) 

 

On 3/15/2019 at 10:00 PM, Wuozopo said:

Congratulations. What's the plan for moving? Just noticed you are moving to Texas. I like it here very much. 

 

On 3/15/2019 at 11:22 PM, Wuozopo said:

 

And no state income tax 🤑

 

 

 

Well I never knew that there's no state income tax?! Courtney & I have been looking the best places for my work etc when the time eventually comes and we've ended up mentioning Texas a few times and the state income tax thing is massive! :P 


Met while I was on holiday:  11/01/2017

Agreed that we were an item: 11/09/2017

She said yes: 04/06/2018

Filed I129f: 06/09/2018

NOA1 dated: 06/14/2018

NOA2 dated: 11/29/2018

NVC Case #: Fianceé (USC) Called and received it: 01/08/2019

Case Shipped: 01/08/2019

Case Received: 01/15/2019

P3 Letter received: 01/19/2019

Medical: 02/08/2019

Interview: 03/11/2019 - Approved

Visa In Hand: 03/15/2019

US Entry: 05/11/2019 - DTW

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1 hour ago, LukeU said:
1 hour ago, LukeU said:

Congratulations! I've been waiting for this and you're done! :) Time to check the visa status (it didn't like loading mine up and would take a long, long time to show the status!) 

 

 

 

 

Thank you!! Yes  i know about the website...it went on maintenance on Friday and is only now just back up and running so of course now begins the obsessive checking for changes lol I'm hoping for the same quick turn around like you so hopefully have it all back end of the week :) 

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8 minutes ago, helen83 said:

Thank you!! Yes  i know about the website...it went on maintenance on Friday and is only now just back up and running so of course now begins the obsessive checking for changes lol I'm hoping for the same quick turn around like you so hopefully have it all back end of the week :) 

Obsessive checking....now that's something I understand for sure! I was like "Nah I'll maybe check it once every few days", which swiftly turned into a few hours at times lol 


Met while I was on holiday:  11/01/2017

Agreed that we were an item: 11/09/2017

She said yes: 04/06/2018

Filed I129f: 06/09/2018

NOA1 dated: 06/14/2018

NOA2 dated: 11/29/2018

NVC Case #: Fianceé (USC) Called and received it: 01/08/2019

Case Shipped: 01/08/2019

Case Received: 01/15/2019

P3 Letter received: 01/19/2019

Medical: 02/08/2019

Interview: 03/11/2019 - Approved

Visa In Hand: 03/15/2019

US Entry: 05/11/2019 - DTW

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2 minutes ago, LukeU said:

Obsessive checking....now that's something I understand for sure! I was like "Nah I'll maybe check it once every few days", which swiftly turned into a few hours at times lol 

Twice already today. Downside to having a Friday interview means they probably did nothing else with it and will start on it today.

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1 minute ago, helen83 said:

Twice already today. Downside to having a Friday interview means they probably did nothing else with it and will start on it today.

I'll be keeping my eye out for your update. 

 

I can't stop looking at the visa. I've checked it so much to ensure there's no typos or anything. Unfortunately I didn't get electronic processing so I've got the big clunky envelope to hand over at my POE


Met while I was on holiday:  11/01/2017

Agreed that we were an item: 11/09/2017

She said yes: 04/06/2018

Filed I129f: 06/09/2018

NOA1 dated: 06/14/2018

NOA2 dated: 11/29/2018

NVC Case #: Fianceé (USC) Called and received it: 01/08/2019

Case Shipped: 01/08/2019

Case Received: 01/15/2019

P3 Letter received: 01/19/2019

Medical: 02/08/2019

Interview: 03/11/2019 - Approved

Visa In Hand: 03/15/2019

US Entry: 05/11/2019 - DTW

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