jackc's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: J
Beneficiary's Name: C
VJ Member: jackc
Country: China

Last Updated: 2010-09-17
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Immigration Checklist for J & C:

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 : Guangzhou, China
I-129F Sent : 2010-03-17
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-03-23
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-05-06
NVC Received : 2010-05-12
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-05-14
Consulate Received : 2010-05-19
Packet 3 Received : 2010-05-22
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-05-24
Packet 4 Received : 2010-06-23
Interview Date : 2010-07-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-07-13
US Entry : 2010-09-15
Marriage :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 44 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 108 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guangzhou, China
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 16, 2010
Embassy Review : Our K1 journey is pretty fast takes less than 4 months.

I’ll skip the basic info except after P4 if you need anything let me know I will tell you.

I went to China right after P3 to stay with my fiancée, help her with the forms and get ready for interview.

We went to get the medical exam done in 06/28 Monday after we received P4, we went to United Family Heal care in Guangzhou, nice place, great service, you do need to wait a while because there are lots people, but everything is done before noon, exam reports can be pick up at 3PM in the afternoon.

During the waiting we went to the consulate, I attended the US citizen's hour as everyone suggested, if you have learned enough in VJ you don't really need any info from them, but they will note you attended it could help your case, so I show my passport to the security guard(you don't need to wait in line), went up to fifth floor(very confusing, lots people), went through security check(don't need to wait in line), and then went up to a interview window, the guy is Chinese, gave me a number and a information form to fill out. Then I sit down and wait.

after about 30minutes my number is called, I went up to window 30, a Chinese lady was sitting there, I asked her couple simple questions, she answered very generally, and she said they don't review cases, and then I ask about IM logs considered evidence of our relationship, she gave me a misleading answer "IM uses nicknames, their logs have no use in proving your relationship, there is no use for bringing them on interview", Jesus, I know that answer is seriously wrong, I'm pretty sure she's not a visa office, she just answers general questions when someone's visa got denied. So I didn't ask her anymore question, left the building.

We went to Guangzhou again two days prior to the interview; we stayed in the Westin, one minute walk to the consulate. I wrote an EOR letter as Darnell suggest and I went to have it notarized the next day in US citizen’s service. Not sure it helps or not because the person helps me notarize the letter is a vice consular and he did read the letter before notarizing. However during the interview the visa office didn’t ask for that letter.

In the interview day, we line up in front of the building around 7:00AM to get a number, my fiancée’s interview letter says 7:15AM, you don’t really need to go there early, it’s hot outside, and you will need to line up again inside the building anyway, the interview is not conducted in order of the number you got. After entering the building we line up in 4th floor, the guards let the non-immigration people in first, until around 8AM they start letting the immigration people in, I gave my passport to my fiancée, she went up to 5th floor, and I was waiting in the café shop near the exit, minimal spend is 50RMB in the café shop, but it’s worthy because need to wait long time and you can see everybody comes down.

Because they put k1 interviews near the end, so I waited until 11:30AM, my fiancée finally came down with pink slip and big smile.
The questions window #26 VO (white, pretty young lady, low pink slip rate that day) asked was:
1. Please give me your passport (fiancée gave her passport and let the VO see mine)
2. What is your petitioner’s name?
3. How do you know each other?
4. How many times he come to china? When did he come?
5. Please give me his passport.
6. Have your parents meet?
7. Please show me your pictures.
8. How you two communicate?
9. When do you communicate? In day time or night time?
10. When did you first meet? When did you first chat online?
11. When did he go to the US?
12. What do your parents think about your fiancée?
13. Are you CCP?
14. Congrats, you passed!

Hope this helps. Good luck everyone on their interview.
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