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kari81's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: ken
Beneficiary's Name: doc
VJ Member: kari81
Country: Ghana

Last Updated: 2013-05-31
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Immigration Checklist for ken & doc:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Ghana
I-129F Sent : 2012-12-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-12-19
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 :
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
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Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ghana
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 14, 2013
Embassy Review : My fiancee had her successful interview on 10/24/2013. Since she had been denied twice for visit and student visas, I din't want to take any chances so I flew to Ghana to go with her. I must say that it is an added bonus if the petitioner can also go to the interview. Her appointment time was 7.30am so by 6.30am we were at the embassy and they started allowing us in right after 7am. Since I was with her, I decided to take charge of the whole process. She was the third person to be called. First she was called to the window 2 where a Ghanaian lady asked her to submit all the documents she brought. I was holding everything in a file so I took all of them out and gave them to her. She asked me if I was the petitioner and I replied yes so she wrote something on our file. She then started going through the documents but to my amazement, she started giving some back to me. Documents like my bank statement, tax transcripts, employment letter and phone bills were all returned with the explanation that my fiancee name was also not on it. I quickly replied that her name wasn't on any of those documents because we were not yet married. She then looked at my face laughing while she typed something on her computer. She then asked us to sit down. After about twenty minutes, we were called again to window 1 where another lady gave us a paper to go to the cashier's window to pay a visa fee of $240(GHC 528). Right in front of her I took the paper away from my fiancee and I went to the cashier's window to pay the fee. While I was at the cashier's window,my fiancee said that lady asked her if I was the petitioner and she said yes. We came back to our seat and within few minutes she was called again to the window 1 to take her fingerprint. My fiancee started to get nervous and wanting to go to the bathroom because two people ahead of her had all been turned denied or asked to bring more evidence. While she was asking for bathroom, her name was mentioned to go to window 4, so I quickly went with her and this nice CO also asked me if I was the petitioner and I said and she too wrote something down but told me to go back to my seat and she would call me later. So now it was between my fiancee and the CO. About five minutes later, my fiancee signaled to me that the CO was calling me so I quickly went. While I was waiting I could see that my fiancee was not shivering so that gave me some comfort. At the window, I was swore an oath to tell the truth and she proceeded to ask me two questions. she flipped through my 300 pages of skype conversation and returned them us including other secondary documents like whatsup conversations, email, post cards. According to my fiancee, when they bring out the white small paper that means you are denied but this time she saw a blue paper in front of the CO while she was typing something into her computer. She handed over the paper and congratulated us and to come back November 1st to pick her visa but advice her not quit her job yet. In all the actual interview took less than ten minutes. Here are questions my fiancee was asked
How did we meet?
where do I work?
what I do at my job?
how many times have we met?
How did I propose to her.
The last question was funny because it came into my mind while we were in a taxi to the embassy.
I was only asked how I met her and what are our plans in the US? Right there I knew she had the visa.
My advice to all future interviewee is that make sure you give all your documents when you are first called to submit them. The CO wouldn't ask you any more document during the interview. Submit all documents you have. No document is irrelevant. Let the embassy staff make that determination. Don't over rehearsed your answers. Finally if the petitioner job and financial situation permit, fly home to give the beneficiary moral support. This is especially true for K-1 petitions.
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