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I-129F: letter of intent

#1 jook

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:22 PM

The following is #5 from the K-1 instructions on this site:

"Original statements (from both the US Citizen and foreign fiance) certifying an intent to marry within 90 days of entering the US on a valid K-1. (see example)"

- is this simply a letter that accompanies the I-129F?
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#2 SnowyTater

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:26 PM

Yep. The whole big package is called the Petition for an Alien Fiance. This includes the I-129F, the Biographs (G-325As I believe), your evidence of meeting, passport photos, birth certificate, etc etc etc.
Glad you've found the guides. They're very reliable so just follow them good.gif As your quote says, you can look at the example of the letter of intent to see how it can be written.

You and your fiance can each write your own letter of intent and sign them separately, or you can write just one together and both of you sign the same one. We did the latter and it was all fine. Make sure you date it and don't send in a copy with a copy of your signatures, original sigs only. That goes for everything with signatures.
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Summer 2001 - met my Scottish boy
December 18th, 2007 - proposal in Madrid's Botanical Gardens with a duck standing behind him going 'food?'
January 18th, 2008 - I-129F sent to VSC
January 31st, 2008 - received NOA1, issued Jan. 24 :)
February 24th, 2008 - NOA2; omgwtfbbqlolz
February 29th, 2008 - NVC letter sent

#3 BigCityDave

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:38 PM

I just copied the example provided in the guides exactly. Seemed to work.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:25 PM

QUOTE (BigCityDave @ Mar 14 2008, 10:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just copied the example provided in the guides exactly. Seemed to work.


I always figure they have seen hundreds of people with the exact same cover letters and letters of intent.. They have to find that amusing...
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Love timeline:
??? 2003 -------> Started chatting regularly, became good friends
Nov 2004 -------> Fell in love
Jan 2006 -------> Met (in person) for first time
Apr 2008 -------> Wedding
Jun 2008 -------> Closed on house together


K-1 timeline:
Jun 11, 2007 -------> I-129f sent
Mar 20, 2008 -------> Visa in hand


AoS/EAD/AP timeline:
Apr 26, 2008 -------> Wedding
Apr 28, 2008 -------> Filed (forms mailed)
Apr 30, 2008 -------> Forms received by USCIS
May 06, 2008 -------> Cashed check posted to account
May 10, 2008 -------> NOA1 received for EAD, AP, and AoS
May 10, 2008 -------> Biometrics appt date received
May 28, 2008 -------> Biometrics for EAD & AoS
Jun 11, 2008 -------> AoS case transferred to CSC
Jul 05, 2008 -------> AP Approval
Jul 09, 2008 -------> EAD approval
Jul 14, 2008 -------> EAD and AP received
Jul 17, 2008 -------> AoS approved (card production ordered)


Now for my obnoxious signature Meez:

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:44 PM

QUOTE
I always figure they have seen hundreds of people with the exact same cover letters and letters of intent.. They have to find that amusing...


I've actually thought the same thing blink.gif It kind of really worries me when people say they just used that exact format. I mean it seems a bit scam-artisty doesn't it? I don't want them to track down this site and go 'oh nos what's this' and think it's like...a big cheat sheet way for fraudsters to get through the gov. and convince them of relationships. I know that's really paranoid but yeh...it's like cheating on an exam...you have to change SOME of the words around for goodness's sake unsure.gif

Not that I've ever cheated because I'm a big nerd.
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Summer 2001 - met my Scottish boy
December 18th, 2007 - proposal in Madrid's Botanical Gardens with a duck standing behind him going 'food?'
January 18th, 2008 - I-129F sent to VSC
January 31st, 2008 - received NOA1, issued Jan. 24 :)
February 24th, 2008 - NOA2; omgwtfbbqlolz
February 29th, 2008 - NVC letter sent

#6 banananut

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 12:59 AM

Mine was a little different. I have submitted a statement describing my relationship with my fiance' and drafted a few paragraphs covering the following points:

-When and how you and your fiance'/fiancee met (online and first in-person meeting);
-Any additional meetings you have had with our fiance'/fiancee, including present visit;
-A brief summary of how the relationship progressed; and
-Describe you and your fiance'/fiancee's intent to be married within 90 days of your arrival to the U.S., including any plans or preparations that have already been made.
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#7 jook

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 06:22 AM

Thanks for the responses.

Here's a dumb question - can the letter of intent be written in my fiance's native language (Spanish)?
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 08:51 AM

QUOTE (jook @ Mar 15 2008, 07:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for the responses.

Here's a dumb question - can the letter of intent be written in my fiance's native language (Spanish)?



Not for the package you send to USCIS - everything has to be in English or translated into English. My husband didn't know English at the time we mailed off the I-129F but I told him what it said and he signed.
The letter of intent can be in Spanish for the interview since it'll be in Colombia.
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07/2007 - EAD approved
01/2008 - Conditional Residency approved
11/2009 - Apply to remove conditions
02/2010 - Permanent Residency approved
11/2010 - Apply for Citizenship
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07/2011 - Moved back to Brazil

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 10:15 AM

Note too that most people do something like banananut did somewhere in the package, I mean explaining in more detail how you guys met. Some people have gotten RFE's for not being specific and lengthy enough and just saying "online" or anything. There's a question on the form that asks that (18a?) and usually people just make an attachment to that for that, but if it worked for banananut to put it in the intent letter then I guess that's okay too good.gif
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Summer 2001 - met my Scottish boy
December 18th, 2007 - proposal in Madrid's Botanical Gardens with a duck standing behind him going 'food?'
January 18th, 2008 - I-129F sent to VSC
January 31st, 2008 - received NOA1, issued Jan. 24 :)
February 24th, 2008 - NOA2; omgwtfbbqlolz
February 29th, 2008 - NVC letter sent

#10 SMB x2

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE (SnowyTater @ Mar 15 2008, 04:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've actually thought the same thing blink.gif It kind of really worries me when people say they just used that exact format. I mean it seems a bit scam-artisty doesn't it? I don't want them to track down this site and go 'oh nos what's this' and think it's like...a big cheat sheet way for fraudsters to get through the gov. and convince them of relationships. I know that's really paranoid but yeh...it's like cheating on an exam...you have to change SOME of the words around for goodness's sake unsure.gif

Paranoia, I reckon wink.gif This place doesn't help you cheat, it just helps reduce the likelihood of RFEs, amongst other things.


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#11 bora bora

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 10:50 AM

There IS a difference between a letter of intent and how you met....
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09/2006 - Apply for K1
03/2007 - K1 approved
04/2007 - Apply for AOS & EAD
07/2007 - EAD approved
01/2008 - Conditional Residency approved
11/2009 - Apply to remove conditions
02/2010 - Permanent Residency approved
11/2010 - Apply for Citizenship
03/2011 - Citizenship approved

07/2011 - Moved back to Brazil

#12 banananut

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:38 AM

You have to make a statement regarding how you and your fiance'/fiancee met and a letter of intent to marry. What I meant is that I have made 1 letter for both. Its works...got approved biggrin.gif . Heres a tip, mention all the trips made as well as the dates...they will look for an evidence that all requirements are met. That specific question is for the requirement that the two of you have meet within the 2 years previous to filing the petition.
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#13 BigCityDave

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:44 AM

No RFE in my Journey. Visa Journey examples seem to work.
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(09-27-06)Met in Hungary
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(11-24-07)Met again in Hungary
(02-19-08)Met again in Hungary

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(12-03-07)K1 Petition Sent US Postal Service
(12-11-07)Received NOA 1
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(03-11-08)Recieved NOA 2
(03-21-08)Recieved at NVC
(03-27-08)Sent from NVC
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(04-27-08)Medical Completed
(05-15-08)Received Packet 4
(05-29-08)Interview Date
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#14 David_n_Amber

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 12:05 PM

we never included a letter of intent with our k-1 process ever and we got approved without a problem,
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k-1
I-129F Sent : 2007-04-28
I-129F NOA1 :2007-06-05
I-129F NOA2 :2007-11-28
NVC Received : 2007-12-20
NVC Left :2007-12-27 (due to holidays tongue.png)
Consulate Received :2007/12/28
Packet 3 Received :2008-01-07
Packet 3 Sent :2008-01-07
Medical Exam: 2008-01-24
Packet 4 Received :2008-01-14
Interview Date :2008-02-11---APPROVEDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!
Visa Received :2008-02-13
US Entry : 2008-02-20
Church Marriage : 2008-05-03

POE @ Edmonton International Airport: 2008-02-20
Courthouse marriage: 2008-02-26

ROC
ROC Filed with CSC: 2010-04-13
NOA1 recieved in mail dated: 2010-04-15
Biometrics Appointment: 2010-05-17
Approval Notice: 2010-08-03
Card Received: 2010-08-13

 

N-400:

N-400 sent 2013-12-02

NOA:|12/09/13|

BIOMETRICS:|12/27/13|

IN-LINE for INTERVIEW 12/31/13




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