Jump to content
O-J

K1 Interview Experience

54 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, O-J said:

Interview: Friday 22nd March 11:30

 

Travel and Hotel:

Took a flight the night before from BHD-LHR (17:30 - 18:50). Was met at arrivals by the driver for my pre-booked taxi (£44) for the hour journey to the hotel. Stayed the night at Holiday Inn Express in Vauxhall.

Checked out the next day and walked about 15 mins to the Waitrose beside the embassy. Sat and had some tea and a bun at the cafe there. Headed to the embassy and arrived 11:15

 

Embassy:

Outside the embassy there was only 3 people in front of me. There was a desk outside and I handed over my DS-160, appointment email and courier email to the woman there. She looked at it and wrote my arrival time and directed me to the door. Entered and went through security here. Then headed towards the huge building to another desk where the woman asked for DS-160. She stuck a number on it and told me to head to the first floor, left then left. There wasn't many people waiting in this area. The booths here are like bank ones. Totally open with just dividers either side so you can hear everything.

 

Interview:

First Window

The guy here had my petition in front of him. Took fingerprints here and gave me my x-ray CD from the medical.

 

Documents needed here:

  • Passport
  • DS-160
  • Birth Certificate
  • Police Certificate
  • I-134f with W2 and bank statement
  • Passport photo

 

Questions asked:

When do you intend on travelling to the US? I told him May hopefully. He said the visa will be valid until August based on 6 months from my medical date.

Have you ever had any other US Visas? No

Have you ever overstayed on the visa waiver program? No

Why is the support his mum? Because he's a student so couldn't cover the full amount needed. Told him about my savings and he didn't want to see. 

Do you have a letter to say he is a student? No. Then he said the next lady might have further questions about this part but that's ok I don't have it.

 

He handed back the original photos I submitted with the petition. He kept my passport and paperwork to pass onto the next part. Just scanned in my passport photos and returned them to me. Done by 11:37.

 

Second Window

Next part called around 11:50.

A woman this time in a window further down. Had to raise my right hand and take the oath. Had to state my name and fiancés.

 

Questions asked:

How did you meet?

How long have you been together? 

How often do you see each other? 

Why is the support his mum? Fiancé is a full time student due to finish this year

What does he study? 

Does he have a job lined up for after he finishes? 

Is his mum intending on paying you? No. I told her I had my own savings and a bank statement with me if she needed to see. She just asked how much and I told her.

 

Took fingerprints here again. And then said I am happy to say you are approved! Wrote a big A on my folder and handed me a card that says the visa should be with me in 7-10 days. Done by 11:56. Celebrated with a big hot chocolate back at Waitrose.

 

Travel Back:

Taxi back again from the embassy to Heathrow (£35). Flight home 19:45-21:00. 

 

Advice:

For peace of mind I would bring a university letter if you have to use a co-sponsor because your fiancé is a student. 

If you have to fly in remember they keep your passport so fly on another form of ID.

 

I'll update this post when my status changes 😁

 

Nice rundown. Congrats.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

Well done. How many I-134s did you turn in?

Just one filled in by my fiancé’s mum


 

Spoiler

K1 Visa:

I-129F submitted - 28th July 2018

NOA1 - 2nd Aug 2018

NOA2 - 26th Dec 2018

NVC received - 14th Jan 2019

NVC case assigned - 22nd Jan 2019

Booked medical - 25th Jan 2019

NVC left - 5th Feb 2019

Embassy received - 8th Feb 2019

DS-160 submitted + booked interview  - 12th Feb 2019

Medical -  22nd Feb 2019

Interview - 22nd Mar 2019 - Approved!

Visa Issued - 27th March 2019

Visa in hand - 29th March 2019

US Entry - 12th May 2019 - Dublin

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, O-J said:

Interview: Friday 22nd March 11:30

 

Took fingerprints here again. And then said I am happy to say you are approved! Wrote a big A on my folder and handed me a card that says the visa should be with me in 7-10 days. Done by 11:56. Celebrated with a big hot chocolate back at Waitrose.

 

Advice:

For peace of mind I would bring a university letter if you have to use a co-sponsor because your fiancé is a student. 

If you have to fly in remember they keep your passport so fly on another form of ID.

 

I'll update this post when my status changes 😁

 

Congratulations! :D All coming together now


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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, O-J said:

Interview: Friday 22nd March 11:30

 

Travel and Hotel:

Took a flight the night before from BHD-LHR (17:30 - 18:50). Was met at arrivals by the driver for my pre-booked taxi (£44) for the hour journey to the hotel. Stayed the night at Holiday Inn Express in Vauxhall.

Checked out the next day and walked about 15 mins to the Waitrose beside the embassy. Sat and had some tea and a bun at the cafe there. Headed to the embassy and arrived 11:15

 

Embassy:

Outside the embassy there was only 3 people in front of me. There was a desk outside and I handed over my DS-160, appointment email and courier email to the woman there. She looked at it and wrote my arrival time and directed me to the door. Entered and went through security here. Then headed towards the huge building to another desk where the woman asked for DS-160. She stuck a number on it and told me to head to the first floor, left then left. There wasn't many people waiting in this area. The booths here are like bank ones. Totally open with just dividers either side so you can hear everything.

 

Interview:

First Window

The guy here had my petition in front of him. Took fingerprints here and gave me my x-ray CD from the medical.

 

Documents needed here:

  • Passport
  • DS-160
  • Birth Certificate
  • Police Certificate
  • I-134f with W2 and bank statement
  • Passport photo

 

Questions asked:

When do you intend on travelling to the US? I told him May hopefully. He said the visa will be valid until August based on 6 months from my medical date.

Have you ever had any other US Visas? No

Have you ever overstayed on the visa waiver program? No

Why is the support his mum? Because he's a student so couldn't cover the full amount needed. Told him about my savings and he didn't want to see. 

Do you have a letter to say he is a student? No. Then he said the next lady might have further questions about this part but that's ok I don't have it.

 

He handed back the original photos I submitted with the petition. He kept my passport and paperwork to pass onto the next part. Just scanned in my passport photos and returned them to me. Done by 11:37.

 

Second Window

Next part called around 11:50.

A woman this time in a window further down. Had to raise my right hand and take the oath. Had to state my name and fiancés.

 

Questions asked:

How did you meet?

How long have you been together? 

How often do you see each other? 

Why is the support his mum? Fiancé is a full time student due to finish this year

What does he study? 

Does he have a job lined up for after he finishes? 

Is his mum intending on paying you? No. I told her I had my own savings and a bank statement with me if she needed to see. She just asked how much and I told her.

 

Took fingerprints here again. And then said I am happy to say you are approved! Wrote a big A on my folder and handed me a card that says the visa should be with me in 7-10 days. Done by 11:56. Celebrated with a big hot chocolate back at Waitrose.

 

Travel Back:

Taxi back again from the embassy to Heathrow (£35). Flight home 19:45-21:00. 

 

Advice:

For peace of mind I would bring a university letter if you have to use a co-sponsor because your fiancé is a student. 

If you have to fly in remember they keep your passport so fly on another form of ID.

 

I'll update this post when my status changes 😁

 

Forgot at the first window he also asked if either of us had ever been married before and if I ever had a name change. No to both of those


 

Spoiler

K1 Visa:

I-129F submitted - 28th July 2018

NOA1 - 2nd Aug 2018

NOA2 - 26th Dec 2018

NVC received - 14th Jan 2019

NVC case assigned - 22nd Jan 2019

Booked medical - 25th Jan 2019

NVC left - 5th Feb 2019

Embassy received - 8th Feb 2019

DS-160 submitted + booked interview  - 12th Feb 2019

Medical -  22nd Feb 2019

Interview - 22nd Mar 2019 - Approved!

Visa Issued - 27th March 2019

Visa in hand - 29th March 2019

US Entry - 12th May 2019 - Dublin

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, O-J said:

Interview: Friday 22nd March 11:30

 

Travel and Hotel:

Took a flight the night before from BHD-LHR (17:30 - 18:50). Was met at arrivals by the driver for my pre-booked taxi (£44) for the hour journey to the hotel. Stayed the night at Holiday Inn Express in Vauxhall.

Checked out the next day and walked about 15 mins to the Waitrose beside the embassy. Sat and had some tea and a bun at the cafe there. Headed to the embassy and arrived 11:15

 

Embassy:

Outside the embassy there was only 3 people in front of me. There was a desk outside and I handed over my DS-160, appointment email and courier email to the woman there. She looked at it and wrote my arrival time and directed me to the door. Entered and went through security here. Then headed towards the huge building to another desk where the woman asked for DS-160. She stuck a number on it and told me to head to the first floor, left then left. There wasn't many people waiting in this area. The booths here are like bank ones. Totally open with just dividers either side so you can hear everything.

 

Interview:

First Window

The guy here had my petition in front of him. Took fingerprints here and gave me my x-ray CD from the medical.

 

Documents needed here:

  • Passport
  • DS-160
  • Birth Certificate
  • Police Certificate
  • I-134f with W2 and bank statement
  • Passport photo

 

Questions asked:

When do you intend on travelling to the US? I told him May hopefully. He said the visa will be valid until August based on 6 months from my medical date.

Have you ever had any other US Visas? No

Have you ever overstayed on the visa waiver program? No

Why is the support his mum? Because he's a student so couldn't cover the full amount needed. Told him about my savings and he didn't want to see. 

Do you have a letter to say he is a student? No. Then he said the next lady might have further questions about this part but that's ok I don't have it.

 

He handed back the original photos I submitted with the petition. He kept my passport and paperwork to pass onto the next part. Just scanned in my passport photos and returned them to me. Done by 11:37.

 

Second Window

Next part called around 11:50.

A woman this time in a window further down. Had to raise my right hand and take the oath. Had to state my name and fiancés.

 

Questions asked:

How did you meet?

How long have you been together? 

How often do you see each other? 

Why is the support his mum? Fiancé is a full time student due to finish this year

What does he study? 

Does he have a job lined up for after he finishes? 

Is his mum intending on paying you? No. I told her I had my own savings and a bank statement with me if she needed to see. She just asked how much and I told her.

 

Took fingerprints here again. And then said I am happy to say you are approved! Wrote a big A on my folder and handed me a card that says the visa should be with me in 7-10 days. Done by 11:56. Celebrated with a big hot chocolate back at Waitrose.

 

Travel Back:

Taxi back again from the embassy to Heathrow (£35). Flight home 19:45-21:00. 

 

Advice:

For peace of mind I would bring a university letter if you have to use a co-sponsor because your fiancé is a student. 

If you have to fly in remember they keep your passport so fly on another form of ID.

 

I'll update this post when my status changes 😁

 

Congratulations!!😊

 

Thank you for the review, it's really helpful. I feel like I've been binge reading them to mentally prepare for my (hopefully soon) interview! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, nitad3 said:

Congratulations!!😊

 

Thank you for the review, it's really helpful. I feel like I've been binge reading them to mentally prepare for my (hopefully soon) interview! 

Same, I read every medical and visa interview to mentally prepare 🙃

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, nitad3 said:

Congratulations!!😊

 

Thank you for the review, it's really helpful. I feel like I've been binge reading them to mentally prepare for my (hopefully soon) interview! 

Thanks :) I did the same before mine. Really helped me reading through everyone’s experience to know what to expect 


 

Spoiler

K1 Visa:

I-129F submitted - 28th July 2018

NOA1 - 2nd Aug 2018

NOA2 - 26th Dec 2018

NVC received - 14th Jan 2019

NVC case assigned - 22nd Jan 2019

Booked medical - 25th Jan 2019

NVC left - 5th Feb 2019

Embassy received - 8th Feb 2019

DS-160 submitted + booked interview  - 12th Feb 2019

Medical -  22nd Feb 2019

Interview - 22nd Mar 2019 - Approved!

Visa Issued - 27th March 2019

Visa in hand - 29th March 2019

US Entry - 12th May 2019 - Dublin

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, O-J said:

Thanks :) I did the same before mine. Really helped me reading through everyone’s experience to know what to expect 

Be sure and copy/paste what you wrote here into the Reviews section. And will you include that you did not need an I-134 from your fiancé and only had one from his mother. People always dispute it when I post that. Your timeline says "submit review" and that's a quick way to get there. Or you can drill down from the menu "Office Reviews and Info".

 

Same to you @LukeU

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Wuozopo said:

Be sure and copy/paste what you wrote here into the Reviews section. And will you include that you did not need an I-134 from your fiancé and only had one from his mother. People always dispute it when I post that. Your timeline says "submit review" and that's a quick way to get there. Or you can drill down from the menu "Office Reviews and Info".

 

Same to you @LukeU

Cheers, I'd forgot to actually do that! I cut out all the where i stayed and junk but yeah the rest I kept in! Thank you :)

 


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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×