Cyndy&Onyi's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Cyndy
Beneficiary's Name: Onyi
VJ Member: Cyndy&Onyi
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2019-12-04
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Immigration Checklist for Cyndy & Onyi:

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 : Nigeria
I-129F Sent : 2019-03-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-03-18
I-129F RFE(s) : 2019-07-16
RFE Reply(s) : 2019-07-25
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-08-13
NVC Received : 2019-08-21
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-09-11
NVC Left : 2019-10-01
Consulate Received : 2019-10-28
Packet 3 Received : 2019-10-28
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-10-28
Packet 4 Received : 2019-09-30
Interview Date : 2019-12-02
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments : TESTIMONY: I am a Christian so I have to give glory to God for making everything possible!!! Wow!! My fiance and I have come so far and had to go through a lot for this process, just like all of you. So happy to be approved thank God! We were sweating bullets because we had some minor discrepancies but everything worked out.

INTERVIEW DETAILS: My fiance arrived around 5:30-6am ish. He was unsure of if it was the embassy or not since he never been there before. He described it as "an open field" he found a man that was walking around and followed the man until he reached a security guard and the formation of a line. His appointment time was a 7:30am. By 6:30 the security guard divided the line into "Non-immigrant Visas here!" and "Immigrant Visas here". From there each "type" of visa went to a different place where they further divided people by "visa class". My fiance went to where they called out for K-1 visas. Then the guard checked for people to show their appointment confirmation page. If they did not have this page handy their was a list that had all the appointments by name and people would still be permitted to enter inside the building if their name was on this list. My fiance and others also had to show their medical Checkup before even going inside the building. Once past security checkpoint and inside the building people were being called in order of appointment time. I don't know what time they called my fiance. He was called by a Caucasian consulate officer (CO) whom he describes as being very genuine and kind. The CO first brought him the original pictures of our conversation that I sent with the 129F form when we first filed 3/18/19 and then proceeded with the following questions:

1) How did you meet your Fiance?
2) Where was the first place you met her?
3) What does she do for a living?
4) Where does she work?
5) Is she a U.S. Citizen?
6) I need to see the copy of her tax returns.
7) I need to see evidence of the relationship. (My fiance showed him our pictures) Then he asked "who is that?" When he saw a picture of my grandmother in one of the photos of us. The CO was curious about that photo but my fiance said he looked "intrigued" by it.

The man left the room and then came back and proceeded to ask more questions...

8) Are you aware that with a K1 visa you will need to get married within 90 days?
9) Why did you choose to marry someone in the United States?
10) Who initiated contact at the very beginning of the relationship? I need to see evidence of that.

The man then handed my fiance a paper with an address for pickup location of his passport, and told him to come back in "two weeks".

I hope this helps!

P.s. there was another interviewer for K1 who isn't Caucasian (not sure what nationality he is... I never bothered to ask my fiance) but my fiance said the other interviewer didnt seem nice while this one was very kind to him. He said that the interview felt more like a regular conversation rather than like being drilled with questions.

His advice was to "be yourself" and he told me that he "felt so free". Goodluck yall. As for me I'm celebrating!!! πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽŠ Glory be to God in the highest!

I will be going to Nigeria in 26 days to visit him and by God's grace we pray we can leave back to USA together β€πŸ™ŒπŸΏ
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 148 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 259 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 3, 2019
Embassy Review : Very good!
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 5

Rosemichelle on 2019-12-03 said:
Amen, all glory does belongs to Jesus and to him alone. Congratulations, on your approval. May the blessings of the Lord continue to cover you and your financee.
blank avatar Tj.ade3 on 2019-12-03 said:
Congratulations on your approval, what answer did you give to the question 9 " Why did you choose to marry someone in the United States?'' please
Cyndy&Onyi on 2019-12-03 said:
@RoseMichelle Amen!! GLORY BE TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST! Thanks so much for the well wishes! In fact 7 weeks ago he had a dream that he passed the interview and that the interview felt like a normal conversation and what a miracle that it came to pass in reality. THANK YOU JESUS! @Tj.ade3 His answer was "I didn't choose to, she did" Then that's when the CO asked who started the conversation first. When my fiance and I got serious we considered both options of living in Nigeria and USA. I know if I lived in Nigeria my fiance is capable of taking care of me even if I chose not work. I also know that in Nigeria I won't face racial discrimination at all. But I felt that here in the USA I could further my career in my field (health career). So I told him that I would prefer to stay in the USA and he agreed to come. So we just told the truth basically.
blank avatar Tish_Ghana on 2019-12-06 said:
Hi, can you please tell me which birth certificate your fiance got? My fiance was approved at the interview but they didnt accept the anestation of birth. He was born in 1990.
blank avatar Brklyn Belle on 2019-12-09 said:
Wonderful news!!! Congratulations!!!
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