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We are still working on this site so bear with us. Now for a little info on us, Yingzi is from Nanning China which is in SW China just north of Viet Nam. I am from Tampa Florida USA. We met thru Asianfriendfinder and wrote to each other until we knew that we had something between us. I traveled to China Mid-Sept and had the time of my life there. I was made to feel like a celeberty by everyone I met. People there would stop me just to meet me and to try thier english. Well I fell head over heels for Yingzi while I was there and when I met her daughter I knew that I had to marry Yingzi and bring her back home with me. Now begins the real adventure in dealing with INS and both governments. It should take about 3-4 months if all go's as planned. We have recieved tremedous help in the news group alt.visa.us.marriaged-based. We will be adding links to sites that helped us and some just for fun like our photo album.

Now to update all on my adventure into the vast waste land of the Consulate in Guangzhou and my final victory. First to all that I said I would call your fiancÚ while I was there I offer my apology it seems I did what so many tell you to check before leaving, I left my address and phone book at home. Well what started as a two week trip to bring my fiancÚ home turned into a six week learning experience in absurdity. My being there did help her get her passport which was the first stumbling block and then onto Guangzhou by a 14 hour bus ride, 2 hours of it across the south China sea during some nasty weather that caused a few people to give their lunch back to the sea. When we arrived at 6 am on the 21st we checked into the Guangdong Victory hotel (35 US) and walked to five blocks to the consulate to see what was happening there (Mass Confusion). Later Mei and her daughter went for their medical at the Guangzhou medical college which gives you the results in one day and only cost about 25 US, but our doctor decide to make a little extra on the side. She OKed the daughter but told my fiancÚ that she was HIV positive but for 300 USD she would give her 3 shots to cure her. Well when Mei came back to the hotel and told me this I went thru the roof and went to have a little chat with the doctor. When I confronted her about there being no cure she changed it to a immune deficiency and that she could get the shots in America if the Consulate called her and OKed it. I then spent several hours trying to get the visa section on the phone, which is about as easy as getting a big mac in India, when I did get someone and told what had happen they said yes she could get the shots here but that they don't call the doctors so at that point I did what most Americans would do and ask to speak with a supervisor and told my story one more time and I thought I had found a friend. He did call the doctor but the doctor changed her story for them and said that she may be a latent carrier of an STD while she showed no symptoms and the blood work was not conclusive the Consulate decided that Mei would have to get her shots IN China which meant 3 more weeks there so she could get one shot a week. Needless to say the doc got her money by the office charges and charges for the medicine. This was to cost us most of my savings since going back to her home town and sending her back to the clinic each week cost more than the hotel did. We did learn more of the process outside the embassy since we had nothing to do and it rained the everyday so we stayed close to our room, talk about bonding, spend three weeks with your fiancÚ and daughter in a single room with two beds and a small tv with limited english programs. Well we finally got her shots and the doctor signed her off. The next day she went for her interview (2 hours) and was rejected and told to come back with a new affidavit of support, a letter from me saying that I was aware of her medical problem and a Five Minute Video of me speaking and writing Chinese. When she showed me this it was like looking at a death warrant. An Ambulance Chaser was standing there and overheard our conversation and said that they could help for 2500 USD at which I broke out laughing knowing that my CC were already over their limits. So I filled out an I-864 which I had with (consulate didn't have any) me and wrote a letter saying that I was aware of her medical problem, then for the third Item I went the Consulate and asked to speak with someone which I was told to go to the second floor and someone would help me, well they did notarize the I-864 but then laughed and said if the visa section want a video that I better make one (no vcr in China they use vcd's). On my way out I decided to walk into the visa office to speak with someone there and talked with a nice gentleman that said I could try to write a letter and explain my side. I wrote a letter telling them of how I had been in China for the past month without a translator and that we communicated OK and then told them I had a student from Taiwan renting a room from me and I had registered them in a school here to learn English and that since we were to live in America it was more important that they learn Enlish than me learning Chinese. Well the next morning she went to the window and turned all this in with her passport and to come back at 2pm the next day. The next day we were there with about a dozen other people when they started calling names of the people that were rejected and when they didn't call hers we were ecstatic. They then told her to come back the next day at 4pm to get her visa, well later that day she decided to go back and watch others get theirs from the day before when all of the sudden they called her name and when she went to the window they gave her the passports, Talk about being happy. When we got back to her home town of Nanning a friend said she need a medical certificate for the Chinese official at the airport before they would let her leave, no problem there got it in 4 hours (doctor a personal friend). I looked at this and saw that the same questions were asked as on the American medical so my advice to those dealing with China that they get this medical before heading to Guangzhou, that way if the Doctor in Guangzhou try's anything you will have proof of a wrong-doing. Well I think this letter is long enough for now, when I get pictures developed I will sent them to the K-1 China sites so you can see which door is the right one and what each window is for, I also did a series of photos showing how the line starts at 6:30 and builds until 8:30 when the door opens. So good luck to all and now on to our marriage Mon. then to INS for our AOS ;~))))) Dennis & Mei (formerly Yingzi) and daughter AnLee --
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My Wife to be (Yingzi) and daughter Limin with me in China.
OUR K-1 TIMELINE
OCT 19 1999..............FILED I-129f
OCT 29 1999..............1st NOA recieved
NOV 16 1999..............2nd NOA (APPROVED)
DEC 10 1999..............RECEIVED PACKAGE #3
MAR 09 2000..............RECEIVED VISA
MAR 15 2000..............ARRIVED IN AMERICA
MAY 03 2000..............MARRIED
AUG 25 2000..............FILED AOS
MAR 25 2002..............AOS INTERVIEW
APRIL 25 2002..............RECIEVED GREEN CARD
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