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Hey guys,

Quick question. I wrote on here a few weeks ago about possibly not sending in our paperwork this time because my fiance's sister's wedding will be around the same time. Anyway, we've decided to go ahead with it and hope for the best. How long did it take you to get all the material together? What items do I have to do with him here? He leaves on Oct 4th, and I want to make sure that I get all I need to make sure to get done before that period so i'm not sending things over for him to sign or something! Thanks!

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Hey guys,

Quick question. I wrote on here a few weeks ago about possibly not sending in our paperwork this time because my fiance's sister's wedding will be around the same time. Anyway, we've decided to go ahead with it and hope for the best. How long did it take you to get all the material together? What items do I have to do with him here? He leaves on Oct 4th, and I want to make sure that I get all I need to make sure to get done before that period so i'm not sending things over for him to sign or something! Thanks!

My K-1 process took a bit more than 5 months. But I spent most of the time in the United States. The only times I spent in Europe was a two week vacation with my loved one and then 8 days to go to the interview and wait for the visa.

I returned to the United States the day after the visa arrived.

Go through the checklist her on the page. I think what you need from your fiance is the filled out biographic information. The sample pack here on the website gives you a good imagination what he needs to fill out or sign and what you can do.

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I just thought of something else!

I was starting to fill out the original pdf for the I-129f and come across a problem. His address? It has a slot for street name and number, town or city, state or country and then post code. He has.... a house name (No number), town, city, county, and country if you want to get his full address? I set it up as his house name and town in the first box, city and county in the 2nd box, and then country in the 3rd box. You think this will cause issues? I want to make sure they have the full address or else without a town name and city name if they were to send him anything he might not get it?

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I was actually asking about how long it took for you to get the material together to send off for original petition? We only have until Oct 4th as that's when he leaves! Good to know that people can get their visas that quickly though :) I'll wish for around 5 months myself!

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I was actually asking about how long it took for you to get the material together to send off for original petition? We only have until Oct 4th as that's when he leaves! Good to know that people can get their visas that quickly though :) I'll wish for around 5 months myself!

It took me one afternoon to get the material together. And my wife added her material to mine and sent the application the same day out she received it. And a few days after she sent it I was at the airport.

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Probably about two-three days, all told. Since we'd been talking about getting engaged for a while, I had kept all of the boarding pass stubs and the like in a drawer. His bank statements & receipts were also all in one place. We filled out the G-325A's and supplements over about two hours including printing and signing. Letters of Intent took me about fifteen minutes. Waiting at Wal-Mart for the damn passport photos took about two hours.

When I returned to the U.S., I spent about 8-9 hours organizing the evidence and answering Q18 on a supplementary sheet. Took about an hour to print the photos I needed.

I didn't have to order anything as I already had my birth certificate.

I would do any items that require his signature/face while he's here:

G-325A

Letter of Intent

Passport photos

Copy of his passport

It sounds like the address format is different. Check with the other UK people, but I'd attach a separate sheet with the full address (and sign it) and include it as an attachment rather than trying to fit it in the little box.

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That's something we might have issues with. Showing relationship over the last 2 years. We both have passport stamps, which are the best in my assumption. Aside from that, very few pictures, some not with both of us. Only credit card stuff I can show is foreign bank transaction fees. Same for him. Phone bills, we use phone cards, but never really thought to keep them, so they've all been thrown away. We hardly email each other because we normally talk online, but don't save conversations? Do you think passport stuff and pics should be sufficient? I have a few letters and cards etc. I know I won't need most of the information until later on. Pics and passport stuff is fine for now, but i'm worried about the interview later on.

As far as pictures, most of them I have on the computer. Would they get mad about a black and white laser jet printer pic? I don't have a color printer.

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I was actually asking about how long it took for you to get the material together to send off for original petition? We only have until Oct 4th as that's when he leaves! Good to know that people can get their visas that quickly though :) I'll wish for around 5 months myself!

About 2 days to get all the forms pre-filled out, and get tax return copies from Jackson Hewitt. 15 days waiting to get package (containing photos for app) from Pras.

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As far as pictures, most of them I have on the computer. Would they get mad about a black and white laser jet printer pic? I don't have a color printer.

If I would work for USCIS, yes, I would get mad at you. It is not just since yesterday that stores are offering printouts of digital pictures. You should invest a bit money.

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I wouldn't care about black & white vs. color. Either way it provides the same evidence.

The folks who are talking about the whole process taking 5 months seem to have been processed through VSC. You'll be going through CSC, so tack on 2-3 months. You can do your own search using Immigration Timelines, then sorting on UK. After that, look at the Nebraska, Texas and California data (now all processed through CSC).

Preparing the application can be quite variable. Do either of you have a divorce? Getting an official copy of a divorce decree by mail can take up to a month. Do you have an official birth certificate? If not, allow time for that.

I would start saving and printing copy of IM chats. And I'd make sure to print multiple copies - one for the application, one for the embassy, one as a spare in case you need to make added copies.

Good luck!

Tom

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Umm I thought I read somewhere that they want color pictures- but I could just be losing my mind. Seriously just upload your pictures online through Longs or Wallgreens or whatever and go pick them up an hour later for about 20 cents per print.

Also we went through CSC pre IMBRA and the process took about 4 months from the time we filed to the day my husband got his visa. Got lucky I guess!

good luck

Sarah

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The process after the NOA2 varies WIDELY, depending on the country, and the randomness of the process. For instance, in China the average wait AFTER the NOA2 is 5.5 - 7 months to the interview. This can include anywhere from 1-8 weeks of transit time from NVC to the consulate! After that, the consulate can take 1- 2 months or more to issue the P3. And after the P3 is returned, there can be a additional waits for the P4 (1-2 months) and P4 to interview (1-2 months). Be glad you're not facing that.

Tom

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Hey guys,

Quick question. I wrote on here a few weeks ago about possibly not sending in our paperwork this time because my fiance's sister's wedding will be around the same time. Anyway, we've decided to go ahead with it and hope for the best. How long did it take you to get all the material together? What items do I have to do with him here? He leaves on Oct 4th, and I want to make sure that I get all I need to make sure to get done before that period so i'm not sending things over for him to sign or something! Thanks!

How long? 110 days and still waiting for approval by USCIS. This is not a walk in the park!

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