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Nosotros's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: N/A
Beneficiary's Name: N/A
VJ Member: Nosotros
Country: Peru

Last Updated: 2008-05-28
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Immigration Checklist for N/A & N/A:

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 : Peru
I-129F Sent : 2007-12-04
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-12-06
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-03-26
NVC Received : 2008-04-22
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-04-24
Consulate Received : 2008-04-30
Packet 3 Received : 2008-05-10
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2008-05-10
Interview Date : 2008-05-23
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-05-28
US Entry : 2008-06-01
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 111 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 169 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Peru
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 28, 2008
Embassy Review : Our interview was at 8:15AM on Friday, May 23rd. We got into line at 7:30, and were inside by 7:50am. In the line, a woman was walking around, marking a number on the appointment letters. We were given number 8, although, it seems we were couple/family number 5 going into the interview room. We Have no idea where or what the 8 was for.

We were called up to the first window within 20 minutes, where the clerk asked for photos!! We were like, which photos? Then my fiancee explained that she had form DS-156 with 5cm by 5cm photos pasted on them; to which the clerk said, yes, give me that, and the other copy and passport as well. I have no idea what she would have wanted to do with 5cm by 5cm photos by themselves; we had planned to be asked for the forms first, then the photos, so it seemed a bit strange and confusing to be asked for photos as the very first thing.

We go sit and wait for probably an hour. Then we are called up to the same window again. This time, she wants the DS-156K, and the affidavit of support. Then she asked my fiancee her name. She asked her how is it possible that we know each other, then asked, given that she doesn't speak english, how do we communicate, to which I answered in castellano. She asked me where I learned castellano (in Peru). Then she told us to wait to be called to room 15.

We sat back down. We chit chatted, we held hands, we were nervous, palms sweating, at some point I thought my fiancee was holding my hand too much, or being too lovey dovey, and that made me even more nervous, but then I realized she was probably more nervous than me, e.t.c, e.t.c, e.t.c. It was so nerv-wracking, not knowing how to be, what to do or what not to do. In the end, you realize you just be, and let things take their course. So then I relaxed, and then I felt my fiancee relax as well.

It seemed as if the moment we started relaxing more is when we got called to room15. This was about an hour and a half after the last call. We went into room 15, greeted the cconsular officer (a lady in her late 30's or mid 40's) and sat down.

- Are you the petitioner? 'Yes I am'
- May I see your passport? (handed over passport)
- It looks like you traveled to Chile and Ecuador alot? (in Spanish; I have more Peruvian stamps though) 'I needed to, in order to renew my visa in Peru' (I responded in Spanish)
- You know that we can speak in English, right? 'Yes, but you asked me a question in Spanish'.
- Have you ever been married? Do you have any children? 'No' (in English)
- How do you know each other? (To fiancee, in spanish)
- Have you ever been married? Do you have any children? (To fiancee, in spanish. Types something into the computer)
- (Turns to me, still typing) So this IS your first marriage then? 'Yes. ' I realized what was happening, and a couple of seconds later, I added 'It WILL be'

The last two answers I gave might have made the difference between denial and approval, I don't know, and will never know. It was a trick question. It made me sick to my stomach to realize that. She stopped typing, and said; I ask married couples that question, and sometimes I forget that I am interviewing a K-1 visa couple. She then said, "YOU ARE APPROVED, good luck and have a nice life in America" kicking.gif

They didn't ask for emails, phone records, photos of us together, letters, nothing. It seemed in our case, what they had on file was enough. My fiancee was asked the 3 questions, and that was it. I was asked more questions, than her.

We were in that room maybe 7 minutes. The entire time we were asked questions, the consular officer was leafing through our I129F package, which had a big red stamp at the upper right corner saying "APPROVED" on it from USCIS.

So, when you go as the USC, make sure you don't fall for the trick questions and jeopardize the interview for your SO!
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