shannon65's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Shannon
Beneficiary's Name: MyungChul
VJ Member: shannon65
Country: South Korea

Last Updated: 2008-01-07
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Immigration Checklist for Shannon & MyungChul:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Seoul
I-129F Sent : 2006-02-21
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-03-02
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-03-03
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-03-13
Consulate Received : 2006-03-21
Packet 3 Received : 2006-03-30
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2006-09-26
Interview Date : 2006-10-30
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments : K-1 visa denied 2/2007. Began I-601 waiver process 4/2007, will be filed 1/2008.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 1 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 242 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Seoul
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 4, 2006
Embassy Review : My fiance had an interview 10/31/2006 at the US Embassy in Seoul. I was in Korea at the time. I did not go to the interview with him, we did not know it was allowed. They asked him to come back the next day with me. The officer had many doubts that my fiance intended a real marriage - she said because he is not steadily employed and has four children it seems like he would do anything to get into America for the education of his children...she wondered if he really intended to stay with me.. we worked hard to convince her that we really love each other... I felt this interview was tough, not easy like most of the reviews I see here. I am still uncertain of the outcome...it's neither approved nor denied yet. Finally she said she would take our words at face value, but she still needs further documentation about things on the police report. So we have to wait for that. I was asked why I wanted to marry a Korean man (the interviewer was a Korean American, and said even for her there is too much of a cultural divide between her and Korean men). He was asked why didn't he marry a Korean American woman instead. I felt like someone who doesn't know us was assuming he had ulterior motivations and was going to decide our fate in 15 minutes. I am worried.
Rating : Not Rated


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