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Hello! So far the process is flying by - my fiancé and I sent our petition at the end of December and my Visa appointment is booked for April 20th at Montreal! I'm excited, but I can't help fretting about the documentation. Does anyone have recommendations for how to organize your files (i.e. what is the order of files that are asked for at security, in the consulate, at the interview, etc.)

I have the following, am I missing anything?

-DS-160 confirmation page

-The instructions page that I received when I scheduled my interview

-The copy of the approved I-29F form that they sent me with packet 3

-My passport with a photocopy of the biographical info page

-My long-form birth certificate and a photocopy

-My police criminal record check from my local police (the writing on this is quite light and I am having trouble photocopying it.)

-A photocopy of my fiancé's birth certificate and passport biographical info page (but not the original)

-Photographs of our relationship and plane tickets

-Letter of intent to marry and photocopy

-I-134 original and photocopy

-My fiancé's electronic bank statements and tax return

-A copy of my fiancé's NSF fellowship letter (which is his source of income as a PhD. candidate)

-A copy of my fiancé's funds in stocks

-Passport style photographs (I got six of these since they ask for some at the medical too)

-A copy of NOA2 and the letter from the NVC. (My fiancé still has the originals)

I don't have the medical documents yet since my medical isn't until April 8th. Am I missing anything else? I really don't want a RFE!

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*** Country-specific thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Canada regional subforum. ***


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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