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Manila K1 Interview : neither approved nor denied...

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My fiance had her interview but did not receive an approval or denial. As far as I'm aware no paperwork was provided to her with any other details, so I'm at a loss what to do now other than wait for a decision... which is what the embassy told her to do.

 

We only knew each other for a short time before I proposed (1 day), from what my fiance said that is what the issue centers around. Really disappointed right now and was totally not expecting this result :(

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What does the online status indicate?


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Being real, proposing on the first day of the meeting your fiance likely wont bode well for approval, and Manilla can be a tough embassy for K1s in general.

 

There's a chance as you weren't apparently denied, but if you are then I would advise marrying and having several visits or, at least, meets in person before trying again.

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Posted (edited)
10 minutes ago, missileman said:

What does the online status indicate?

Ready - if you mean the status on the site you schedule the interview, it still says "scheduled" in the appointment history.

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Any red flags?

How much time did you spend together in person before filing? How about after filing?

What relationship evidence was provided?


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Posted (edited)
7 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Any red flags?

How much time did you spend together in person before filing? How about after filing?

What relationship evidence was provided?

We spent 1.5 days together in person.

 

Haven't been able to return due to the need to work.

 

We keep in contact daily on Facebook Messenger, so I provided some of our chat logs including summaries of how long we were video chatting. Also photos of us together were provided.

 

Apparently they had my fiance write down how we met etc. and I think they took her passport but not sure yet if she means the copy or the actual passport.

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11 minutes ago, gb2018 said:

We spent 1.5 days together in person.

 

Haven't been able to return due to the need to work.

 

We keep in contact daily on Facebook Messenger, so I provided some of our chat logs including summaries of how long we were video chatting. Also photos of us together were provided.

 

Apparently they had my fiance write down how we met etc. and I think they took her passport but not sure yet if she means the copy or the actual passport.

Just found out they took her actual passport and cenomar, nbi, birth cert etc. and gave her an IMBRA pamphlet

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4 hours ago, gb2018 said:

Just found out they took her actual passport and cenomar, nbi, birth cert etc. and gave her an IMBRA pamphlet

That is good! 


Not a newbie but lost my old info years ago) I have been through this process before --all the way through naturalization-- This site has always been a great help to me. 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Apelcina said:

Being real, proposing on the first day of the meeting your fiance likely wont bode well for approval, and Manilla can be a tough embassy for K1s in general.

 

There's a chance as you weren't apparently denied, but if you are then I would advise marrying and having several visits or, at least, meets in person before trying again.

Manila is definitely not a difficult embassy for K1s

Edited by boris64

Not a newbie but lost my old info years ago) I have been through this process before --all the way through naturalization-- This site has always been a great help to me. 

 

 

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The information that was in the CGI Federal site disappeared ... before it had our visa info K1 and the delivery info... plus fee payment. Not sure if that means anything. My fiance should get her passport back even if it's not approved, but will they use the delivery method we specified for her visa? CEAC also shows an update on the date of her interview in our case, but it just says "Ready"

 

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41 minutes ago, gb2018 said:

The information that was in the CGI Federal site disappeared ... before it had our visa info K1 and the delivery info... plus fee payment. Not sure if that means anything. My fiance should get her passport back even if it's not approved, but will they use the delivery method we specified for her visa? CEAC also shows an update on the date of her interview in our case, but it just says "Ready"

 

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I've now learned the embassy also kept her original copies of birth certificate, cenomar, nbi and also some copies of the supporting documents.

 

Is that normal?

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3 minutes ago, gb2018 said:

I've now learned the embassy also kept her original copies of birth certificate, cenomar, nbi and also some copies of the supporting documents.

 

Is that normal?

Yes


YMMV

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11 minutes ago, gb2018 said:

Our case is now showing "Administrative Processing" on the CEAC page. That's under the "Immigrant Visa" option. 

That's normal so far. If it goes to non-immigrant, then that's a good sign. Then it'll go back to immigrant before being issued.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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