Sarge2155's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Michael
Beneficiary's Name: Aida
VJ Member: Sarge2155
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2019-07-11
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Immigration Checklist for Michael & Aida:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2018-05-07
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-05-11
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-03-06
NVC Received : 2019-03-20
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-03-26
NVC Left : 2019-04-02
Consulate Received : 2019-04-04
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-07-11
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 299 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 426 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : July 13, 2019
Embassy Review : My fiancee had her interview on July 11, 2019 at 0715 hours, she said it was very crowded and many Petitioners were there also with their beneficiary's. The Filipino intake/ screening officer was the first encountered, she asked my fiancee her name , and date of birth she asked for the following documents: birth certificate, cenomar and since my fiancee was annulled she asked for both NBIs the one from her married name and the one from the annulled name (maiden name). She looked at the documents and returned the single status NBI to my fiancee. She asked my fiancee how we met and what kind of work I did for a living.

Next encounter was with the actual American CO a female very strict I think window 54, I think she has sort of a name around USEM with the people who have had the misfortune of getting her as their interviewer she is very strict and attention to detail focused like a blood hound, if she finds one weak link she proceeds to work it until she is satisfied or it is unraveled.

The CO asked 11 questions questions to my fiancee all the while paying close attention to my initial K1 packet which thankfully I front loaded to the max. She asked my fiancee for her annotated marriage contract, which my fiancee reached into her papers and gave to her.

Here are the 11 questions which she asked and my fiancee answered every one correctly ( I can't stress enough having rehearsals and or question and answer drills with your beneficiary.)

1. WHAT IS YOUR NAME
2. WHEN IS YOUR B'DAY
3. WHO IS YOUR PETITIONER
4. WHEN HIS B'DAY
5. WHERE DOES HE LIVE
6. HOW MANY TIMES HAS HE BEEN MARRIED
7. WHAT ARE THE EX WIVES NAMES
8. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE BEEN YOU MARRIED
9. WHAT IS HIS COMPLETE ADDRESS
10. DO YOU KNOW HIS CONTACT NUMBER (PHONE)
11. HOW DID YOU MEET HIM

My fiancee said she answered ALL questions correctly and she answered slowly and precisely, as rattling off the answers can be perceived as memorization a big NO NO so speak slowly. She knew this from one of her friends that has been interviewed several months ago, the same window I might add, same CO.

At this time all the while looking at my initial application and the documents the intake officer had collection, she calmy handed my fiancee a 221g. Seems her married NBI had issues (16 years old) that needed to be explained. BOTH her NBIs stated no criminal records but on the married NBI there was an issue the embassy had found in which the NBI overlooked or failed to list and or inform my fiancee. So she got a 221g and has to provide a "LETTER OF EXPLANATION" from NBI there in her town as to why they gave her a clear NBI.

She did however hand my fiancee the two domestic violence pamphlets (one in English and the other in Filipino) and told her once she got to the USA she needs to read these pamphlets if she ever needed help. She was told to return the documents along with her passport using the 2GO courier service and that the NBI will forward the Letter Of Explanation using the 2Go courier service too. The document they are requesting is called a DISMISSAL which my finance already has acquired. She has an appointment with her NBI office on Monday July 15, 2019 to arrange for getting the Letter Of Explanation. I am not sure at this point how long that might take to acquire my fiancee seems to think she can get the letter the same day. Only Filipinos know how to deal with Filipinos so I am confident she will correct this situation.

Needless to say I had a few choice words for my fiancee for not paying closer attention to her NBI and her life dealings 16 years ago, but on the same token I am glad the interview is over and my fiancee did well with her answers and the 221g is an easy fix. I was NOT surprised how difficult the interview was as this whole K1 process we have had to fight tooth and nail and struggled to stay afloat. I learned long ago in this process to not stress over it seems we are closer now than ever before whats a few more weeks when its already been 430 days!!!!!

In summary check your NBIs especially if there is more than one under more than one last name, don't take the NBI at face value until you inquire with the people who issue it and ask them to make sure they look good for issues. Also make sure you have NBIs for every alias name you have ever used that is very important because they will 221g you for that too. I hope this helps and it is directly directed to petitioners petitioning from the Philippines.
Rating : Moderate


Timeline Comments: 25

blank avatar Tinman71 on 2018-12-21 said:
Hey sarge I'm sorry to see no approval yet. Me and debbie were rooting for you to be first due to your calming effect in the forum. Your responses are always helpful. Have a merry Christmas and Hope's for a wonderful new year
Boris64 on 2019-03-09 said:
Yes!!!!!
blank avatar NicholeT on 2019-03-09 said:
Omg finally!!!! Congrats Sarge, I'm so happy for you and your fiancee!!!! This is awesome💜
blank avatar Janique Pine on 2019-03-09 said:
Yay!!!!!!! Finally congrats
blank avatar Janique Pine on 2019-03-09 said:
Yay!!!!!!! Finally congrats
blank avatar FlyingPan on 2019-03-09 said:
Congratulations! Thrilled to FINALLY see NOA2!!!
Redfeather on 2019-03-13 said:
Sarge, I am happy and fired up you got your NOA2...whoohoo. You will have her here by June. Smile and be joyful.
Redfeather on 2019-03-13 said:
Sarge, I am happy and fired up you got your NOA2...whoohoo. You will have her here by June. Smile and be joyful.
Sarge2155 on 2019-03-13 said:
Thanks to all the well wishers its been a wild ride, yes I'm pumped now.
Sarge2155 on 2019-03-13 said:
Thanks to all the well wishers its been a wild ride, yes I'm pumped now.
blank avatar NicholeT on 2019-03-21 said:
Moving along nicely now!
Samfar 92 on 2019-03-24 said:
Do the NVC emailed you, that they recieved your case or you contact them?
Samfar 92 on 2019-03-24 said:
Do the NVC emailed you, that they recieved your case or you contact them?
Samfar 92 on 2019-03-24 said:
Do the NVC emailed you, that they recieved your case or you contact them?
Samfar 92 on 2019-03-24 said:
Do the NVC emailed you, that they recieved your case or you contact them?
Samfar 92 on 2019-04-03 said:
Yayyyy excited to see your interview date 🙂🙂🙂🙂
GF. on 2019-04-04 said:
Wow after the long wait, fast forward to embassy and interview! May I know how the embassy notified your fiancee?
blank avatar Kai!1 on 2019-04-09 said:
Hi, Sarge. Now on our 257th day. Getting more weary and discouraged by the day. Do you know how high the chances are of us getting denied on that NOA2? Is there anything else that we can do at this point that could somehow expedite the process? Congrats by the way.
blank avatar Kai!1 on 2019-04-09 said:
Hi, Sarge. Now on our 257th day. Getting more weary and discouraged by the day. Do you know how high the chances are of us getting denied on that NOA2? Is there anything else that we can do at this point that could somehow expedite the process? Congrats by the way.
Boris64 on 2019-07-02 said:
Progress!!!
Sarge2155 on 2019-07-02 said:
Yes progress thanks Boris!
blank avatar Kai!1 on 2019-07-02 said:
Hey, Sarge! Getting real close! ☺️
Sarge2155 on 2019-07-02 said:
Yes very close!
blank avatar Brklyn Belle on 2019-07-07 said:
Hi Sarge! I see you have an interview coming up...praying all goes well for you. You've been a great source of support and encouragement along this journey.
Sarge2155 on 2019-07-07 said:
Thank you I'm also hoping there are no more snags.
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