Wedding In Las Vegas

An acquaintance of mine just got married two days ago.  She also came here to the US in K-1 or Fiance(e) Visa category like me.  As you know, one of the most important thing in processing a Fiance(e) Visa is submitting an Intent To Marry Petition.  The fiance in the US should do this first with the submission of supporting documents proving he can provide for his future wife.  When the NVC (National Visa Center) approves the petition, the fiancee of the US citizen is informed immediately so she can start processing all the documents needed for the medical examinations and visa interview.  Then the journey begins.  🙂  As for the wedding, the planning begins as soon as the fiancee arrives.  The couple should get married within 90 days of the fiancee’s arrival in the US.

My new friend was very excited for her wedding.  It’s a life changing moment.  She was so happy to share with me about her flight, the wedding plans, and the wedding itself which is in Las Vegas.  Many weddings are held in the city of Las Vegas.  Her’s is held at the Chapel of the Flowers.  Wedding reception venues in Las Vegas can be in a hotel resort.  One of the most popular hotel resort for a wedding reception is The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino.  It is a 5-star hotel located in what they call The Strip.  My new friend and her husband hired a limousine.  It was a very nice wedding and they stayed in The Cosmopolitan Hotel Resort, too. I am so happy for them.

Off To Canada Soon

A friend of mine share d a good news today.  She and her son were approved for visa to Canada.  They filed their application for visa two years ago and, finally, they were scheduled for a medical examination and interview.  Thankfully, everything went well.  Now they are preparing all the things needed for departure.

We worked together in a computer college back home.  Since then, she had been wishing to go abroad.  When the Dean of the school applied for a job in Canada, she got inspired to try it.  She told me that it was not easy for her to prepare the required documents because she has a son and was separated from her husband.  I am very happy that my friend reached a new milestone in her life.

So we talked about our Dean who is in Canada now.  He still keeps in touch with us and gives advice on whatever decision his former subordinates make.  My friend and I told him about the good news.  Of course, he’s happy for her.  If she and her son get to arrive in Canada, he and his family might see her.  That would be a nice idea.

My friend is planning to leave after the holidays since she still needs to train someone who will take her place in the computer college.  Also, she has to wait for the school year to end so it will be easy for her son.  By the time being, they won’t be on her mother’s birthday.  I told my friend that a surprise birthday gift in the mail would be great.  That’s what I did on my mother’s birthday.  I sent a nice clothing from her favorite designer brand and a dozen of fresh roses. I told my friend that she can order bouquets from fleuriste à québec.  There should be no hassle.

Well, congratulations to my dear friend.  May God bless her in the new endeavor.  I sure miss her.

At The Visa Interview

It was the day of my US visa interview at the US Embassy Manila.  A friend whom I met at the medical exams in St. Luke’s Medical Center had the same interview date and time as mine. We went very early (at the break of dawn) to the embassy so we can get in line first.

As part of their security system, one rule that is strictly implemented at the embassy is:  No cell phone allowed inside the building.  I assumed that everybody has a cell phone.  Some applicants have company with them so they had somebody to leave their cell phone with.  I did not have company.  As we entered the building, a security check was done and the security guard told me to leave my phone.  As far as I can remember, the guard took my cell phone and kept it somewhere.  I did not know if that’s a phone locker or something.

The Consul who interviewed me was not strict like I thought so.  He asked questions quickly and specifically.  His asking came one after the other as he ran  through every document in my folder. The interview went great and the K-1 visa application was approved.  One of the happiest moments of my life.