stellar8's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: 8Poy
Beneficiary's Name: Jak
VJ Member: stellar8
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2009-10-23
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Immigration Checklist for 8Poy & Jak:

USCIS I-130/I-129F Petitions:  
Dept of State K3 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K3 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage :
I-130 Sent : 2009-07-25
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-08-03
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-129F Sent : 2009-08-06
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-08-20
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-09-26
NVC Received : 2009-09-28
NVC Left : 2009-09-30
Consulate Received : 2009-10-05
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2009-10-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
I-130 Approval : 2009-09-14
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 37 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 42 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 81 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K3 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 23, 2009
Embassy Review : Hello my fellow VJ's. First of all I would like to say thank you KUDOS for all your help and support you have given me when I was still a babe in this website (I still am) ahihi I really appreciate it very much. If it wasn’t for all of YOU (you know who you are) and this website it would be a hard time for me so thank you from the bottom of my hypothalamus! I've learned and discovered a lot of things here that I never thought I can accomplish. It's better to ask even sometimes you may sound stupid and silly but hey I'd rather be "Makulit" and be ignorant. I can say that, all the interview experiences are exactly the same from what I’ve read here once you're inside the Manila Embassy (though we have different cases and consuls) you won't be scared at all (well, not really!) you will know exactly what's going to happen, what to do, where to go and what to expect. So last Friday Oct. 23rd was my interview and I was in the exact place from where you've been, maybe the one reading this right now is at the same spot from where I was seated. Isn't that amazing?! While I was there waiting for my name to be called or my number flash on the screen. I can imagine ALL your interview stories even the "Masungit" pre-screeners, I was thinking… hey maybe that's the one they're talking about haha.. even the consuls.. But thanked God I have none of those .. wheeEeew! I wanted to tell you what happened the moment I stepped inside the Manila embassy but you already told everyone here. The procedures are pretty much the same. I had my interview with this young American handsome guy and it was very pleasant more like of a casual conversation and just like everyone else I was so nervous, anxious to get inside that sliding door. Once the door opened I felt my heart dropped on the floor haha and I just wanted to disappear and be in another time, place or planet… anywhere but here I said to myself.. I felt all my insides were turned upside down. I don’t know if I was sweating or it’s just the cold air-conditioned room that makes it even colder bbbbrrrrrr! My number flashed at the end of the final interview room (I forgot the room number sorry) and to my surprise there are actually 2 consuls inside that room.. I was interviewed on the right side which is not really a good idea for the embassy to do because you can hear everything from the other side that makes it even harder to concentrate on your own interview. But hey the consul I had was handsome enough to get my attention haha there’s nothing he will ask that you cannot answer cause its all about YOU and your PETITIONER .. basic questions like…


Your name, age, birthday…
When, where, how did you meet..
Who’s your petitioner..
What does he do for a living..
Petitioner’s age, birthday..
Ask about the pictures..
When, where you got married..
How many times your petitioner visited you in Phils..
Just looking at the cards but not e-mails nor chat print outs..

I also brought with me tons of evidences though the consul didn’t really check most of what I gave him (just in case they need some more proof of our relationship.. its better to be ready than regret it and be sorry just like what most VJ’s will advise you..

To make the story long, este short hehe .. I have anticipated those magic words “Your petition has been approved” the reason why I was expecting it is that I was prepared and gave them all the exact documents they required from “US”.. you really have to give those 'EXACT' documents that they’re looking for..


W2’S, 1040, paystubs..
Cards, letters, e-mail, chats..

After that.. the consul will ask you to go to the releasing area.. sit down for a while and wait for your name to be called and not your number cause this time you won’t be needing it anymore but keep it for souvenir..

Mine was 7001…

once you heard your name, stand up or I might as well run for it hehe.. and take your “PINK SLIP” and pay AIR21 (P205)for your visa to be delivered..

So right now.. I’m just waiting for my visa to arrive so that I can be with my husband in no time.. mahal, thank you for all your support.. I love you more..

walking out of the embassy makes me wonder with a lot of things.. how many people have been there.. their own personal stories/experiences and it fascinates me.. I try to seize the moment, I want to capture every detail of it.. I was walking real slow looking around the embassy.. observing..

I took my final step out of that moving exit steal door that is kinda rusty and that doesn’t rotate anymore when you push it haha… (you have to make some extra effort/strength in doing so or else you’ll be stuck there forever) haha then I thank the lady guard and said goodbye…

Finally I was out of the embassy but lost for a while cause I don’t know how to get home.. going there caused me P300 for a cab I wanted to save money for the transportation and P300 is a lot for me hehe.. so I just keep walking asking the vendors how to get to EDSA.. so I took a jeepney going to Cubao but then it was really a “Hot Sunny Friday Morning” that’s why I transferred to an FX..

once I paid the driver I fell asleep hahha.. then I woke up cause there’s no more passenger but me at that time.. I started to feel so tired maybe from all the 3 months preparations, stressed that it caused me.. but HEY, HEY, HEY it’s worth it I’m telling you!!

Til we meet again…

And oh.. I almost forgot..

I want to thank my CREATOR, my GOD…

Lord Father God. I thank you for all the hardships I’ve been through.. it made me appreciate what I have right now because YOU taught me so well. Thank YOU for not leaving me in times of desperation. May this experience keep my feet on the same ground as I was before… Sorry, if sometimes (or most of the times) I doubted YOU for questioning YOU.. for not simply trusting YOU… I’m not proud of it… I praise YOU cause YOU alone deserves the highest praise… THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH!!! I DECLARE GOOD THINGS TO COME, PROTECTION & PROSPERITY FOR YOU KINGDOM’S SAKE FOR EACH AND EVERYONE OF US HERE… Let YOUR MERCY AND LOVE ENDURETH FOREVER AND EVER AMEN… I LOVE YOU!!!

Your daughter,


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