K-1 visa interview experience 2014

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K1 Fiance Visa Interview of Same Sex LGBTQ

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This is an interview with Junritchie and Mark. A very happy same sex couple who applied for the k1 fiance visa and got approved. They are now working on the green card process.

US law allows same sex couples to apply for the K1, fiance visa. Just like everyone else they have to make sure they have meet the basic requirements:
– Be single (divorce or widowed)
– Have met before in person (in the last 2 years)

The US citizen (or naturalized citizen) must also petition the foreign fiance using I-129f , Petition for Alien Fiancé(e). This application requires supporting documents.

Once the petition is approved, the case is sent to the US Embassy that is able to process visas that is closest to the foreign fiance (beneficiary). The beneficiary will have to gather certain document for the fiance visa interview with a US consular officer. Before this interview they will also need to go to a US Embassy approved medical center to have immunization shots.

Once the Visa is approved, they fiance can enter the US and get married in the US. The next step is to apply for the green card.

 

For guidance on the fiance visa process check out our app:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/us-fiance-visa-framework-k1/id986503311?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thunderstated.fiancevisa&hl=en

 

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What is a 221(g)

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http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/denials.html
Herman Kasumi there are actually 4 types of 221g
221(g) can be broadly classified into four categories, based on the kind of additional processing needed:
1. Administrative Processing
2. Further Consulate Review
3. Missing information or documentation
4. Employee Employer Relationship(EVC/EC Model) – This applies to H1B holders only
INA Section 221(g) – Incomplete Application or Supporting Documentation

What does a visa denial under INA section 221(g) mean?

A visa denial under section 221(g) of the INA means that the consular officer did not have all of the information required to determine if you are eligible to receive a visa. This means you are not eligible for the visa now, but your case is pending further action for one of the following reasons:

  • Your application is incomplete and/or further documentation is required – Applicants whose application forms or other documentation are incomplete are refused. If further documents are required to complete your case, you will be informed what is needed and how to provide it to the embassy or consulate. You will also be given a letter stating your application has been denied under 221(g) and listing which documents you need to provide.
  • Administrative processing – Further administrative processing of your application is required before a decision can be made regarding your eligibility for a visa. You will be given a letter stating this and next-step instructions after the administrative processing is complete.

Is there something I can do about a refusal under section 221(g)?

If your application was denied because documentation or information is missing, you can provide the missing documents or information as soon as possible. After submitting the documentation, your visa application can then be processed to conclusion to determine whether you qualify for a visa. You have one year from the date you were refused a visa to submit the additional information. Otherwise, if you do not provide the required additional information within one year, you must reapply for the visa and pay another application fee.

If your application requires further administrative processing, this takes additional time after your interview. Processing times can vary based on individual circumstances. For more information, review Administrative Processing.

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Visa Approved QA F2b Immediate Family

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From Ben:
“Hi Yuri
Thanks for the video and the effort.My question is i’m 31 years male (unmarried) From India.My Dad is a green card holder and will be applying for his citizenship. What should be my way forward –
1-Should i apply for I-130 and 1-485 together ?
2-Should i wait for my dad to apply for his citizenship?
3-How much time will the process take ?
4-i entered legally in states on September 2015. Do i need to go back after filling paper or i have stay. Also If i go , how many times i can come and go in how much time spam. I have b1/b2 visa.
5-Do i need lawyer ? its expensive tho…

Thanks again and will wait for you replay….Benedict”

1-Should i apply for I-130 and 1-485 together ?
— tep One – Your permanent resident relative must file Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, for you and it must be approved. You must wait for your priority date in your immigrant visa category to become current. Your priority date is the date when the Form I-130 is properly filed (with correct fee and signature) on your behalf by your U.S. permanent resident relative. For more information on priority dates, see the “Visa Availability & Priority Dates” page.
Step Two – Once the priority date in your visa category is current, you may file for adjustment of status with Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Adjustment of status is the process you go through to become a permanent resident. For more information, see the “Adjustment of Status” page.
2-Should i wait for my dad to apply for his citizenship?
I would not wait.. I would start asap. because it take MANY years (like 10 from india.. then the questions is will you remain unmarried for that long)

3-How much time will the process take ?
check this out http://www.myprioritydate.com/

4-i entered legally in states on September 2015. Do i need to go back after filling paper or i have stay. Also If i go , how many times i can come and go in how much time spam. I have b1/b2 visa.
We are not sure about this one.

5-Do i need lawyer ? its expensive tho…
I don’t think so. but make sure you are ready to research like crazy on visajourey.com

Other links:
http://efilipinowomen.com/green-card-family-member-permanent-resident
http://efilipinowomen.com/visa-bulletin

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K-1 visa process Interview Experience Oct 2015

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real experience from Kaira @ Visa Approved!

Hi everyone 🙂 I wanted to share my experience in the US embassy (October 07, 2015)

My appointment schedule was 7:30 am. I didn’t go there super early.  I arrived at 7:15 am and to my surprise there was not many people lining up outside.  I went through the security checks and the ticket booth then after that is the fingerprint scanning.  In my head I was thinking maybe inside the embassy it would be packed with people but to my surprise again there wasn’t many!

So I finished through fingerprint scanning and pre-screening interview with an ease. In the pre-screening he asked me for my CENOMAR, Birth certificate, NBI and passport and also questions like: what me and my fiance’s names and birthday, how many times he visited and that’s it. In the oath taking I waited not longer than 30 minutes and I stumbled upon the Korean consul. Luckily, she was doing the oath taking. She doesn’t seem so mean at that time hehe.

After the oath I went in line for the interview. I waited more than 5 minutes. Then I was greeted by this sweet American consul. She asked me who my petitioner was, what he does for a living, how many times he visited (3 questions) and then proof of relationship I showed her our photos. She joked a bit afterwards. Then she said “Well Kaira, there seems to be no problem with your application. Congratulations, welcome to America!” She then made me proceed to the releasing area which is the last step 🙂 I was all done by 8:23 am.

I was really entertained inside because a lot of the American consuls are speaking in Tagalog. So it took away my nervousness for a bit. So my advice to our sisters, don’t be too nervous and be attentive. Because I encountered this rude staff that was walking around. She was so loud and does not address the applicants politely. But other than that everything went by smoothly.

I wish you all the best of luck! Thank you so much to our sissies that helped me through out the process. Sis Yuri, Honey Ann, Aubrey, Jerwin,Potchy and sis Ofelia. heart emoticon

see more at Visa Approved!

 

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K1 Interview Experience at US Embassy Sept 2015

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Sept 2015, US Embassy K1 Interview Experience from member of VISA Approved!

by Yuri F

Just this morning at the USE was my scheduled interview. It was around 10 in the morning and I was so ready for my fingerprints scanning but suddenly the fire alarm went off. All applicants has to go outside for evacuation.It was about half an hour to have everyone wait outside and that delays us (have no idea what its all about). You never know what’s gonna happen, expect the worst! We came back inside and went to our position at the counter and did all the steps. Would like to highlight step 3 for the initial screening from a Filipino lady. Her questions was for you to be able to be ready for the final interview. She make sure you have all the requirements needed and know all the info that a consul would ask from you.

Initial interview questions are as follows: (for me)
What is the name of the petitioner? Where did you meet? How long have you been together? Are you single?(Basic things like that you have to make sure you know all the info’s both of you and your fiancee.

Questions that I heard while waiting for my turn:

What’s the name of the petitioner?What does he do for a living?What does he do for fun? Is he working? If not, how will he support you?How did you meet?How many times has he been here to visit you?Where does he live?Where are you going to have your wedding and when?Do you know how much is his salary?Is he single or married before?Where will you live?

Final interview are as follows: (for me)
How many times you’ve been to the US and when did you get back here in Philli? What does he do for work? The consul that was assigned for me was an American guy, it was pretty quick easy question and all the rest was a good chica-chica to my fiance and the consul. And tadaaaaa!!! All those waiting outside and the pressure during the evacuation was really worth it! “You’re good to go, welcome back to US again” was all I heard. I was pretty amazed!

Just booked my ticket on way back to U.S. my home again. No hassles for applying again for another visas to enter U.S! I made it and so will you ladies! Just make sure every single papers that you might possibly be ask for is ready coz you never know! Expect the worst and hope for the best!

See you around ladies, and glad I have found you all here. Thanks and love you.

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k1 visa interview questions

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Below are some of the possible K1 visa interview questions that may be asked.  The amount of questions that they ask will vary.  An interview can last as little as 1 minute or it can last 30 minutes depending on how slow or fast you can answer and what the consular feels necessary.  In my own experience, I was asked 25 questions in 3 minutes. Preparation is the key to not missing anything that they ask. Goodluck fiancee/fiances!! And remember do not be nervous . 🙂

  1. What is your name?
  2. What is your petitioner’s name?k1-visa-interview-questions
  3. What is your relation to the petitioner?
  4. When is your petitioner’s birthday?
  5. When is your birthday?
  6. Where was your fiance born?
  7. Where does your fiance live?
  8. What are his parent’s name?
  9. What do they do for a living?
  10. Where does your fiance’s parents live?
  11. How did you meet your fiance?
  12. When did you meet in person?
  13. How did he (or you) propose?
  14. Have you ever been married before?
  15. Where did you first meet?
  16. How long have you been together?
  17. How many times did he visit you?
  18. How much time have you spent together?
  19. Where did the visit took place and when?
  20. When is the last time you have seen your fiance?
  21. Where did your fiance stay when he was visiting you?
  22. What can you say about your fiance?
  23. When will you leave for the US?
  24. What does your fiance likes, coffee or tea?
  25. If married, Do you have copies of your fiance’s divorce decree?
  26. How many times did he get divorced?
  27. What is the reason for his divorce?
  28. Does you fiance have any children? How many and how old are they ? What are  their names?
  29. When is/are their birthdays?
  30. Are you aware if he is paying alimony?
  31. Where do the kids live? with him or their mom?
  32. Are you aware of the kids set up and their agreement?
  33. What is your fiance’s living condition, does he live in house or apartment?
  34. Does your fiance have a house?
  35. Does your fiance live there?
  36. How much is his annual income?
  37. What does your fiance do for a living?
  38. How often do you communicate?
  39. What is the form of communication?
  40. Do you have your conversations, may I see?
  41. How many times have you traveled abroad? State the date and place of travel.
  42. Did you go there for work or vacation? And who was with you?
  43. Are you fully sure that you didn’t go there for work?
  44. Are you aware of what you are going to do after arriving in the United States?
  45. Where are you getting married?
  46. When do you plan to get married?
  47. If your husband cheat, what would you do?
  48. Are you planning to have children?
  49. Have you even been to the US?
  50. Have you ever applied for a traveling visa?
  51. (If you have been to the US before),what kind of visa did you travel in the US?
  52. Does your fiance have any brothers and sisters?
  53. Do you have brothers and sisters?
  54. Do you have other relatives living in the United States?
  55. Do you have your photos with you? Let me see it. ( put the dates and the locations of where the photos were taken)
  56. How long have you been corresponding with your fiance?
  57. Do you know if your fiance was married before?
  58. What is your fiance’s religious background?
  59. Does your fiance speak and understand your language?
  60. Do you speak and understand your fiance’s language?

Tips:

  • Do not be nervous.
  • Listen carefully to the questions.
  • Practice for days before the interview.
  • Do not keep changing your answers.

 

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K-1 visa process Interview experience and CO questions Aug 2014

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I went through the final stages of my K-1 Visa process, the consular officer interview.  Here is a detailed account of my experience at the US Embassy.

K-1 visa Interview Appointment: Aug 04, 2014

k-1-visa-interviewAppointment hour: 7:30 am Security Check

1. Security Restrictions:  During the arrival outside the US embassy, I had to go through a security guard who checked the stuff I was bringing.  Security stopped anyone attempting to accompany the applicants.

  • no guests (family, friends NOT allowed)
  • no electronic devices

2. Immigrant, Non-immigrant & DS-160:  The second process was to go through one of two lines:  Immigrant OR Non-Immigrant applicants.  K-1 fiance is a non-immigrant visa. Applicants are asked to get the DS-160 confirmation page, Passport and the appointment letter ready for review. The lady had a plastic, placed the passport inside and zipped it. They instructed me to go to the door where another security guard was standing.

  • Make sure you bring your DS-160, Passport, Appointment letter

3. Similar to Airport security: I was stopped by security when they noticed water that was in my shoulder bag.  I went outside and threw the water bottle in the trash can. I went for the security check again and the lady stopped me because she seen a USB inside my wallet while scanning my things. I went outside again and felt lost because I had tons of files from our fiance visa preparation. I asked the guard if he could keep the USB for me. He refused because he said they are not allowed to keep anything from the applicants. Another security came who was a higher rank felt pity for me and kept my USB until afternoon. He told me to find him since he would be there until afternoon. I was very thankful to the officer.

  • Triple check your things before leaving because you cannot bring mobile devices and any electronics.
  • It is also unsafe to leave it outside to strangers. I just got lucky.

4. First set of Questions/First Interview: I went through solid, heavy door (lol) and went through the queue.  The lady asked if I have traveled abroad and how many times. Am I sure that I didnt go there for work? How long did I stay during my travel? Did I really go there for vacation? and not for work?

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priority number and list of documents for submission

Yes, it was repeated couple of times. I was asked that way. The lady had put a sticker at the back of my passport, a priority number and instructed me to go to door 2. She also told me to keep my priority number safely because I will be using it throughout the process.

5. Reaching door 2 is a security check. You have to give your bag to the security guard and your documents and pass another x-ray machine.

6. Waiting for the CO.  Find a seat and wait for your number to appear on the board.

7. My number appeared on the screen. I greeted the filipino CO – he informed me that my medical result did not arrive yet, so if the CO ask for it, I will just say that the medical result is ‘to be follow”. He asked for my passport and 2 pcs of visa 2×2 photos.

8. Biometrics – was conducted by an American CO. The questions asked were my name and my birthday followed by the fingerprinting. He was a cool friendly guy that had ease my nervousness. 🙂

9. Pre- screening interview – as I got to the window I greeted the lady filipino CO.

Questions that she asked:

  1. Who is your petitioner?
  2. What is your name?
  3. When did you meet?
  4. How did you meet?
  5. How long have you been together?
  6. Do you have copies of your fiance’s divorce decree?
  7. Do you have copies of your conversation? Present it to the CO later.
  8. Do you have your photos? Show it in the window.
  • She instructed me which to give (birth certificate, Cenomar, NBI Clearance (for travel abroad) and Income Tax Return (Form 1040) .
  • She did not ask for the form I-134 Affidavit of Support and pay stubs (W-2).
  • She reviewed the Income Tax Returns and confirmed about my fiance’s business.
  • She  asked me if I brought our pictures and conversations. Since my fiance was divorced, she also asked if I had the copy of his divorce decree. She asked me about my previous travel abroad and confirmed if I really didn’t go there for work.
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    clearbook, photo scrapbook and food menu (not necessary)

10. Interview with the lady American CO – I was praying so hard that my CO will be very nice to me and in a good mood hahah. She greeted me ‘good morning’ and I responded with excitement. I was extremely nervous. 🙂 . She said” Okay, read the Oath on the right side either in english or tagalog. I chhose the tagalog. As soon as I finished reading the Oath, the interview started and was very fast. It took maybe 3 minutes or less. She said my interview went well. However, they cannot make their decision until they recieve the medical result. She instructed me to wait for the releasing window for what to do next.

11. After lunch, I waited for my number to be called.  The guy told me that since my medical result did not arrive, they cannot decide yet. He told me to wait for them to process and they will send my visa when they finish either its approved or denied.

Make sure you practice for your Interview  How you answer is as important as proper documentation.  So you need to practice so you are not too nervous.  2 weeks before the interview, I started practicing for the possible questions as a preparation. I also practiced a few times with this youtube audio for possible fiance questions.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u0UMZOtjPM

k-1 visa process Interview QUESTIONS:

  • Whats your name?
  • Who is your petitioner?
  • What is your relation to the petitioner?
  • What can you say about your fiance?
  • How many times did he get divorced?
  • Does he have children?
  • How many children does he have and how old are they? What are  their names?
  • Does your fiance have a house?
  • Does he live there?
  • Where do the kids live? with him or their mom?
  • What does he do for a living?
  • What is his annual income?
  • How often do you communicate? and whats the form of communication
  • Do you have your conversations, can I see?
  • How many times have you traveled abroad? State the date and place of travel.
  • Did you go there for work or vacation? who was with you?
  • You are sure that you didn’t go there for work right?
  • Do you have your photos with you? Let me see it. ( put the dates and the locations of where the photos were taken)

You may track the status of your visa at https://ceac.state.gov/ceac/ ( Select NONIMMIGRANT) You may also send an inquiry about your case at. https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/SiteLogin?country=Philippines . It is the same website where you get a schedule for interview. They are responsive to applicant’s concern. You will receive an email from them in the same day.

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cgifederal website for sending an inquiry

You can track your passport at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/ph-niv-passportretrieve.asp#trackingoptions or track your package via 2GO after the status is ‘ISSUED’ (got this info from Hank, visajourney) http://supplychain.2go.com.ph/CustomerSupport/etrace/index.asp Goodluck to everyone 🙂

 

WARNING Applicants: DO not bring your cellphone or fall into a trap in the US embassy security. My auntie was threatened by the US embassy security that she cannot enter the US because she is bringing her cellphone. So she ended up paying P 2000.00 to let her through. The security officer told her that they will let her through and delete the data from the machine. Never fall into that trap. Leave your cellphones outside or at the hotel where you are staying.

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