mslanie_bells's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Caleb
Beneficiary's Name: Lanie
VJ Member: mslanie_bells
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2020-02-20
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Immigration Checklist for Caleb & Lanie:

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 : 2019-08-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-09-06
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-12-10
NVC Received : 2019-12-27
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2020-01-06
NVC Left : 2020-01-21
Consulate Received : 2020-01-27
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-02-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-02-19
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 95 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 160 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 15, 2020
Embassy Review : I would like to share my interview that occured on Feb 13th at Manila US Embassy.

I came there around 6am. I came straight from my 8HR nightshift as IT. There are already number of people who are lined up according to the their scheduled appointment. After 15 minutes or so, they had let us in.
They would give out a plastic folder where you should put your passport showing its biopage. They'll check your DS160 on their file then give you bar codes. But guess what? They couldn't find mine 😐❓So the woman put notes on top of my DS160 that i got no bar code. And this is the waiting game started. I was asked to sit on Section D. And you'll see everyone starting the pre-screening then finger print scanning but you are there on Section D waiting for an officer to find your bard code. I am not the only one though. So imagine, no sleep, fresh from a nighshift work and then you'll hit a roadblock by them not finding your bar code . Anyway, I did not murmur coz I trust God with this.
And after an an hour and a half, VOILA! They finally called my name and started the pre-screening. I was assigned to a Filipino Consul who asked me for me and my fiance' documents. My birth certificate is late registered so I DID NOT wait for him to ask me I INITIATED to give my supporting documents like my LCR and baptismal certificate. I told him, "hey my b certificate is late registered but here's my LCR and baptismal certificate. Then he asked why, so I gave him the reason. He asked basic questions bout me, my fiance' and the relationship which are all basics!
Then I headed to fingerprint scanning with an American consul. Then waited again for the last and final step ~ FINAL INTERVIEW.
Whilst waiting I see people who got 3 papers and leave and at the same time, people eho gets grilled byban American consul for more than 30 minutes. When it was my turn, I was assigned to a young American Consul Officer. After i sworn an oath, and got my fingers scanned, he asked me the ff:
• My full name
• Who and the name of my petitioner
• My fiance' job
• When and how did we meet?
• How long did he visit me? How long did he stay?
• Have I travelled outside of PH before?
• Do I have kids? Does my fiance got kids?
• Was I married before? Was my fiance' married before?
• Which state i'll be staying?
• Does he live alone?
• Do i future travel plans in China?
> When he asked me about the travel ban in China, I asked him, "does that include layovers"? And he said " Yes, blah blah blah ... ". [I am well aware of the travel situation in China but I just asked coz I wanna build a lil bit of rapport just to make an impression that I am not nervous on pur conversation.

After that, he said, " Ok, your files are good and i will be endorsing your visa approval ........... ". I smiled big time and told him that he made my day and we said our goodbyes and he said " Have a great day"! And i responded, "Likewise".

Bottomline is, treat the interview as another government transaction. The said process is like a re-verification of all the information you put in at CEAC site. Make sure you answered without stuttering. I know this has been said million times already but would gonna say it again, " You got nothing to worry so long your relationship's genuine".
For those who are still on the process, this soon will be over ❤
Rating : Moderate

Timeline Comments: 6

blank avatar Gummybear on 2020-01-27 said:
You're grateful, you easily got approved for only 95 days. I'm still waiting for my NOA 2 so I have waited for 111 days since I got my NOA1. Hope to get mine sooner!!!!! ❤️
Mslanie_bells on 2020-02-05 said:
Hang on there. It'll be there soon. ❤
blank avatar Praisejourney on 2020-02-07 said:
Did you guys ever receive packet 3?
Mslanie_bells on 2020-02-07 said:
No. Manila embassy usually accepts appointment with or without it. So long the case is ready, the visa fee has been paid, medical has been good and you already set the appointment and you got a confirmation, you're all set.
blank avatar Praisejourney on 2020-02-08 said:
Thank you so much for the information.
Virendra on 2020-02-20 said:
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