HKcouple's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Tanffy Chan
Beneficiary's Name: Hiu Ha Chan
VJ Member: HKcouple
Country: Hong Kong

Last Updated: 2008-05-30
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Immigration Checklist for Tanffy Chan & Hiu Ha Chan:

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 : Hong Kong, China
I-129F Sent : 2007-12-12
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-12-14
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-04-02
NVC Received : 2008-04-04
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-04-08
Consulate Received : 2008-04-11
Packet 3 Received : 2008-04-18
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-04-24
Packet 4 Received : 2008-04-30
Interview Date : 2008-05-27
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-05-30
US Entry : 2008-07-08
Marriage :
Comments : Summer 2006 - Me and my lovely fiancee met online.
Summer 2006 - I went down to Hong Kong.
Summer 2006 - I had to come back to USA.
December 2006 - I back at HK, with my fiancee.
Spring 2007 - We are engaged!!
Summer 2007 - I returned back to USA.
November 19, 2007 - Preparing visa and closing down for our house.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 110 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 165 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Hong Kong, China
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 31, 2008
Embassy Review : Base on my fiancee, Hiu Ha chan, when she was at the interview.

There were so many people upon arrival, Tuesday May 27. I arrived about 15 minutes before doors was open, I even had time for breakfast at McDonald. Before entering, each person was inspected for harmful materials, I was lucky enough to bypass because a security randomly told me I can enter. Upon entering, I was told to hand in any cellphones or any communications electronics. (Even my NDS was handed in.)

First to be in line, thanks to that security.. Even though my husband had everything neatly binded in folders, the officers told me to unbind everything. It was not a delightful sight because there were many papers that was about to separate. The first interview was with a cantonese officers. It was a she, she was not too friendly at first because of the binding in the folders.
She asked many questions: (seen below) All answers was answered in Cantonese.

What is your fiance name?
How old are you and your fiance?
Have you met his parents?
What is your grandfather and mother names?
How many times has your fiance seen you?
How did you two met?
Does your fiance have any siblings and have you met them?
Have your fiance met your parents?
How come you don't have other months for MSN messenger?

After that, I had to interview with a English lady. I asked for translation before my English was very poor. Although I didn't want to attempt to answer in English, I was told I had to try without translation.

After looking at our pictures of proof, she told me I was very cute and nice. We both laughed. And I said "Thank you" in English. Haha
What is your name and your fiance?
What does your fiance do for a living?

She checked my I-134. She said your fiance has a house already, and complimented my fiance as smart and professional. We talked about buying house at his early age and how hard it is because of the economy and his age.
She told me to pledge and that was it. I passed my interview.
I paid my $25 HKD and they told me I will receive the visas/passport in about 3-5 days. I was so happy.

Rating : Very Good

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