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I filed K-1 visa 3/13 and got NOA1 3/17. I have seen more and more (after I filed) that the letter of intent must be signed in ink. Mine is clearly signed in ink. My fiancee's, however, is also signed, but it's been scanned and sent to me via email, so it's just a copy and not an original. What are the chances of getting an RFE for this?

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I filed K-1 visa 3/13 and got NOA1 3/17. I have seen more and more (after I filed) that the letter of intent must be signed in ink. Mine is clearly signed in ink. My fiancee's, however, is also signed, but it's been scanned and sent to me via email, so it's just a copy and not an original. What are the chances of getting an RFE for this?

It is possible that you may get an RFE. No one here can read the minds of anyone that works at the USCIS, so assigning a probability is impossible. You will just have to wait. If you are at the TSC, you may not get your RFE for 6 months or so; if at the CSC, an RFE could be sent within a few weeks. Regardless, thinking about will do you no good.

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The above is correct. Some people have managed to avoid an RFE in this circumstance, whereas others have received an RFE.

An RFE is a golden opportunity to add additional evidence of a bona fide relationship. Respond completely and accurately to the RFE requirements, then write "Additional Evidence of Bona Fide Relationship for the Consulate" on a sheet of paper and put it on top of the evidence that you're sending. USCIS will not care about this material but will pass it along to the consulate.

For accuracy's sake, you didn't file a "K-1 visa" but rather an I-129F petition. The application for the visa comes later, after the petition has been approved.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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You might want to get the letter with original inked signature at the ready so if you get the RFE, you can respond the next day. If you never get RFE, good for you, but the next best thing is it happens and you have what they need already, ready to go out in the next day's mail.

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Thanks for the information. I-129 petition! Still so confused about all of this.

If I get the RFE over this, does it need to be the same date that it was signed previously or does it matter? I could get have him scan it in color, perhaps or maybe mail the original copy to me.

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Thanks for the information. I-129 petition! Still so confused about all of this.

If I get the RFE over this, does it need to be the same date that it was signed previously or does it matter? I could get have him scan it in color, perhaps or maybe mail the original copy to me.

I-129F petition.

If you get an RFE, then you're going to obviously be sending in a new letter with original signature so go ahead and put a new date on it. And actually have him MAIL the letter to you so you can send in the original with the RFE (if you get one).


K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;

Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  RFE:  07/09/2015;

Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

05/23/2017 -- Mailed ROC application

05/24/2017 -- NOA1 date

05/30/2017 -- NOA1 received in the mail

06/05/2017 -- Biometrics letter received

06/13/2017 -- Biometrics appointment

09/05/2018 -- Approved without interview!

09/13/2018 -- 10 Yr Green card Received

 

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