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Good morning everyone!!

I am German, living in Canada and want to get married to my great American. :blink:

We have pretty much everything together to send for the K1, so I had a look at the next steps... and came up with a few questions:

  • How old can the police certificate be when they will ask for it?
  • Does anyone know if I can ask for a few certificates when ordering it?
  • Do I have to translate it? If yes, where should I do that?
  • Will I need a Canadian police certificate too?
  • I will go to Germany in July but the K1 process currently takes 8 months (so it would be December until we would receive it?). Could I already do the medical exam in July? Or could I even do the exam later on in Canada?
  • I have all standard vaccinations from Germany? I tried to figure out if I need anything else but it's quite hard for me to understand my vaccination book. Does anyone know if I would need additional vaccinations to the standard ones?
  • Do they need a translated version of my vaccination book?

And btw: if I go to the interview in Canada, can I also bring documents in German? Or will I have to translate everything? Or is it better in general to have the interview in Germany?

Thank you all a lot! (F)

Looking forward to her from you.

Have a great weekend! :thumbs:

Jasmina


Service Center : California Service Center


Transferred? No


Consulate : Montreal, Canada


I-129F Sent : 2015-04-14


I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-23


I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-01


NVC Received : 2015-06-15


NVC Left : 2015-07-08 (if you don`t hear back from NVC call them at 7 am EST and try and try and try again. There is hope!)


Consulate Received : 2015-07-08


Interview Date : 2015-09-22


Interview Result : Approved!


Visa Received : 2015-09-27


US Entry : 2015-09-28


Marriage : 2015-10-07 (L)

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Police certificate are typically good for one year. They require translation if in a different language than the interviewing country. In Germany, English and German are okay, in Canada I am assuming English and French. You will need a Canadian police certificate if you were there for longer than a year.

You cannot do the Medical too early, as it is only valid 6 months. You should do it as close to the interview as possible. Whoever does your medical will fill a vaccination sheet for you - no need to translate a vaccination book. New international one are multilingual anyway.

Where are you interviewing? Germany or Canada?

As you are filing now, you stand a chance to be routed directly to CSC despite your state normally mandating TSC due to the recently announced workload transfer. Hence, you have a chance to be done with the K1 within 3-5 months, while the rest of us poor sods will still be waiting at TSC despite filing last year....

Good luck.


K1 time line

 


I-129F sent: 12/23/2014
NOA-1: 12/29/2014
NOA-2: 06/05/2015 (158 days)
NOA-2 hardcopy: 06/11/2015 (6 days post NOA-2, 164 days total)
Sent to NVC: 06/16/2015 (11 days post NOA-2, 169 days total)
NVC receive: 06/25/2015 (20 days post NOA-2, 178 days total)
NVC case no: 06/30/2015 (25 days post NOA-2, 183 days total)
NVC left: 07/02/2015 (27 days post NOA-2, 185 days total)
Case Ready: 07/07/2015 (32 days post NOA-2, 190 days total)
submitted DS-160, paid visa fee.: 07/21/2015 (46 days post NOA-2, 204 days total)
Packet 3 sent: 07/25/2015 (50 days post NOA-2, 209 days total)
Pack 4 received: 07/30/2015 (55 days post NOA-2, 214 days total)
Medical: 09/17/2015 Interview: 09/23/2015 (108 days post NOA-2, 268 days total)
Interview Result: Approved Administrative Processing: 09/23/2015
CEAC Status Issued: 09/24/2015
Visa in hand: 09/28/2015
POE: 12/29/2015 Wedding: 01/11/2016


AOS Time Line

 

AOS package mailed: 01/13/2016
AOS package received: 01/20/2016 (day 1)
AOS NOA-1 text/email: 01/23/2016 (day 3), actual NOA-1 date 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS Fingerprint fee received: 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS check cashed: 01-25-2016 (day 5) Got 6 month NJ driver's license: 01-25-2016
3x NOA-1 hardcopies: 02/03/2016 (day 14)

Biometrics letter: 02/05/2016 (day 16) Biometrics appt (Elizabeth, NJ): 02/17/2016 (day 28)

EAD and AP approved email/txt: 03/29/2016 (day 67)

GC approval email/text: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

I-797 for I-765/I-131 in mail: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

EAD/AP delivered: 04/05/216 (day 75)

GC card being mailed status update: 04/07/16 (day 77)

GC received: 04/11/16 (day 84 post AOS NOA-1)

DONE WITH USCIS FOR 21 MONTHS!

ROC Window opens: 01/04/2018

 

ROC Time Line
ROC package mailed to Vermont 01/04/2018
ROC package received at Vermont 01/08/2018 (day 0)
Check cashed: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
NOA-1 date: 01/09/2018 (day 1)
NOA-1 received: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
Biometrics notice received: 02/09/2018 (day 32)
Biometrics appointment: 02/23/2018 (day 46)
Received 18-month extension letter: 08/13/2018 (day 209)

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Thank you!

The country of interview will strongly depend on how long it takes. Should we really already receive the papers before I go to Germany then I would like to have the interview there. Otherwise it is probably easier to do it in Canada so I don't have to fly back and forth again. But we will see how it goes.

Wow, if they would send it to CSC that would be great news!

I hope you will receive your papers soon! All this paper work and waiting (and not knowing how long to wait) really takes a bit of the romantic aspect out of all that.


Service Center : California Service Center


Transferred? No


Consulate : Montreal, Canada


I-129F Sent : 2015-04-14


I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-23


I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-01


NVC Received : 2015-06-15


NVC Left : 2015-07-08 (if you don`t hear back from NVC call them at 7 am EST and try and try and try again. There is hope!)


Consulate Received : 2015-07-08


Interview Date : 2015-09-22


Interview Result : Approved!


Visa Received : 2015-09-27


US Entry : 2015-09-28


Marriage : 2015-10-07 (L)

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My fiancé is a German, living in Canada as well. He had his parents obtain his police certificate and send it to him, and it doesn't seem like they had much of an issue getting.

For vaccinations, he took his German shot record to his local Health Dept, and they helped him translate it, and get up to date on some that he needed. You will need a Canadian police certificate, but he didn't have any troubles with that.

With the Montreal Consulate, you can't book your medical exam, until you have your interview scheduled. So it'll be a couple weeks before you go for the interview.

Best of luck, and PM me if needed, since my fiancé is literally in the same boat. :)


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Transferred? No

Consulate : Montreal, Canada (He is a German, but has been living in Canada for the last 5 years)

I-129F Sent : 2014-07-21                           Packet sent: 2015-06-22                                                                          Packet sent: 2017-11-29

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-29                        NOA1 for I-485 and EAD: 2015-07-02                                                 Receipt notice: 2017-12-04

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-02-03                       Biometrics Appt: 2015-07-28                                                                  Biometrics: 2017-12-28

NVC Received:No notice. Case # 2014-02-18    RFE: 2015-07-21 (RFE on I-485)

NVC Left : 2015-02-24                             RFE returned: 2015-07-29

Consulate Received : 2015-02-26           Response received: 2015-08-03

Interview Date : 2015-04-15                   EAD Approved: 2015-09-04

Interview Result : APPROVED!! :D  EAD card Received: 2015-09-11

Visa Received : 2015-04-21                      Card Production Ordered: 2015-12-10 (No Interview! :D )

US Entry : 2015-04-23

Marriage : 2015-05-09

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Thanks, though in all likelihood there will not be any movement on my case for another 5 months.

If you are lucky, you will have your visa before I even have my NOA-2. Take that as a blessing. :)

And get the case submitted soon before CSC starts clogging up!


K1 time line

 


I-129F sent: 12/23/2014
NOA-1: 12/29/2014
NOA-2: 06/05/2015 (158 days)
NOA-2 hardcopy: 06/11/2015 (6 days post NOA-2, 164 days total)
Sent to NVC: 06/16/2015 (11 days post NOA-2, 169 days total)
NVC receive: 06/25/2015 (20 days post NOA-2, 178 days total)
NVC case no: 06/30/2015 (25 days post NOA-2, 183 days total)
NVC left: 07/02/2015 (27 days post NOA-2, 185 days total)
Case Ready: 07/07/2015 (32 days post NOA-2, 190 days total)
submitted DS-160, paid visa fee.: 07/21/2015 (46 days post NOA-2, 204 days total)
Packet 3 sent: 07/25/2015 (50 days post NOA-2, 209 days total)
Pack 4 received: 07/30/2015 (55 days post NOA-2, 214 days total)
Medical: 09/17/2015 Interview: 09/23/2015 (108 days post NOA-2, 268 days total)
Interview Result: Approved Administrative Processing: 09/23/2015
CEAC Status Issued: 09/24/2015
Visa in hand: 09/28/2015
POE: 12/29/2015 Wedding: 01/11/2016


AOS Time Line

 

AOS package mailed: 01/13/2016
AOS package received: 01/20/2016 (day 1)
AOS NOA-1 text/email: 01/23/2016 (day 3), actual NOA-1 date 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS Fingerprint fee received: 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS check cashed: 01-25-2016 (day 5) Got 6 month NJ driver's license: 01-25-2016
3x NOA-1 hardcopies: 02/03/2016 (day 14)

Biometrics letter: 02/05/2016 (day 16) Biometrics appt (Elizabeth, NJ): 02/17/2016 (day 28)

EAD and AP approved email/txt: 03/29/2016 (day 67)

GC approval email/text: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

I-797 for I-765/I-131 in mail: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

EAD/AP delivered: 04/05/216 (day 75)

GC card being mailed status update: 04/07/16 (day 77)

GC received: 04/11/16 (day 84 post AOS NOA-1)

DONE WITH USCIS FOR 21 MONTHS!

ROC Window opens: 01/04/2018

 

ROC Time Line
ROC package mailed to Vermont 01/04/2018
ROC package received at Vermont 01/08/2018 (day 0)
Check cashed: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
NOA-1 date: 01/09/2018 (day 1)
NOA-1 received: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
Biometrics notice received: 02/09/2018 (day 32)
Biometrics appointment: 02/23/2018 (day 46)
Received 18-month extension letter: 08/13/2018 (day 209)

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Thank you Vicky, I might actually get back to you at some point. It's so much easier to have someone in exactly the same situation! And btw, good luck with the interview! I saw it is pretty soon :)

And Tabea, we will hopefully send everything out in the following week. I am really excited.

Keep me posted about your status. Fingers crossed for you!


Service Center : California Service Center


Transferred? No


Consulate : Montreal, Canada


I-129F Sent : 2015-04-14


I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-23


I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-01


NVC Received : 2015-06-15


NVC Left : 2015-07-08 (if you don`t hear back from NVC call them at 7 am EST and try and try and try again. There is hope!)


Consulate Received : 2015-07-08


Interview Date : 2015-09-22


Interview Result : Approved!


Visa Received : 2015-09-27


US Entry : 2015-09-28


Marriage : 2015-10-07 (L)

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Thanks! Best of luck to you as well. And yes, get it started so you can get it over soon! :)


Service Center : Texas Service Center          AOS begins!                                                                                            ROC Time!

Transferred? No

Consulate : Montreal, Canada (He is a German, but has been living in Canada for the last 5 years)

I-129F Sent : 2014-07-21                           Packet sent: 2015-06-22                                                                          Packet sent: 2017-11-29

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-29                        NOA1 for I-485 and EAD: 2015-07-02                                                 Receipt notice: 2017-12-04

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-02-03                       Biometrics Appt: 2015-07-28                                                                  Biometrics: 2017-12-28

NVC Received:No notice. Case # 2014-02-18    RFE: 2015-07-21 (RFE on I-485)

NVC Left : 2015-02-24                             RFE returned: 2015-07-29

Consulate Received : 2015-02-26           Response received: 2015-08-03

Interview Date : 2015-04-15                   EAD Approved: 2015-09-04

Interview Result : APPROVED!! :D  EAD card Received: 2015-09-11

Visa Received : 2015-04-21                      Card Production Ordered: 2015-12-10 (No Interview! :D )

US Entry : 2015-04-23

Marriage : 2015-05-09

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Jan here, just a little update regarding all this since I had the interview last week.

As Samantha said before, I took my old DDR vaccination booklet to the local healthcare center and they translated it and gave me any vaccinations that were needed. To make sure you have them all, go to visadoctordotca. It shows the vaccinations needed for your age group. As a German you probably have way more than that. They give you a printout of all your vaccinations that you take to the doctor. Make sure to get a copy for yourself, you might need it for the AoS. Just hand that sheet to the doctor's assistant at your medical, and it'll be all fine on that front.

I had both my Canadian police certificate (within 90 days, I think), and my German one, which was allowed to be older, since I haven't been there in a while. Basically any country you lived in within the last... 6 years, I believe? At the interview, they kind of frowned upon the German police certificate since it's in German only (I told them just to translate "Keine Angaben", if they're worried), and the fact that my military records were only available in German, too. However, the Packet 4 list does not ask for either of them to be translated, and the officer didn't bring it up when the case was brought to him. So no worries about translating that. You'll save a lot of money there, too.


Service Center : Texas Service Center          AOS begins!                                                                                            ROC Time!

Transferred? No

Consulate : Montreal, Canada (He is a German, but has been living in Canada for the last 5 years)

I-129F Sent : 2014-07-21                           Packet sent: 2015-06-22                                                                          Packet sent: 2017-11-29

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-29                        NOA1 for I-485 and EAD: 2015-07-02                                                 Receipt notice: 2017-12-04

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-02-03                       Biometrics Appt: 2015-07-28                                                                  Biometrics: 2017-12-28

NVC Received:No notice. Case # 2014-02-18    RFE: 2015-07-21 (RFE on I-485)

NVC Left : 2015-02-24                             RFE returned: 2015-07-29

Consulate Received : 2015-02-26           Response received: 2015-08-03

Interview Date : 2015-04-15                   EAD Approved: 2015-09-04

Interview Result : APPROVED!! :D  EAD card Received: 2015-09-11

Visa Received : 2015-04-21                      Card Production Ordered: 2015-12-10 (No Interview! :D )

US Entry : 2015-04-23

Marriage : 2015-05-09

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Thanks for the update!

That's definitely helpful.

I hopefully can take care of a lot of things this summer when I am in Germany.


Service Center : California Service Center


Transferred? No


Consulate : Montreal, Canada


I-129F Sent : 2015-04-14


I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-23


I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-01


NVC Received : 2015-06-15


NVC Left : 2015-07-08 (if you don`t hear back from NVC call them at 7 am EST and try and try and try again. There is hope!)


Consulate Received : 2015-07-08


Interview Date : 2015-09-22


Interview Result : Approved!


Visa Received : 2015-09-27


US Entry : 2015-09-28


Marriage : 2015-10-07 (L)

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My fiance is about to go through the same process. He said there is more than one type of police certificate available and is a bit confused about which one he will need. Can any of the Germans give me the exact title of the police certificate document he will need, please?

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Hey solus,

I actually just know about the "Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis" which should be the right one and the "Erweitertes polizeiliches Führungszeugnis".

But I just got mine for the work permit in Canada so I can't tell for sure.

I hope someone else can give you some more detailed advice!


Service Center : California Service Center


Transferred? No


Consulate : Montreal, Canada


I-129F Sent : 2015-04-14


I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-23


I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-01


NVC Received : 2015-06-15


NVC Left : 2015-07-08 (if you don`t hear back from NVC call them at 7 am EST and try and try and try again. There is hope!)


Consulate Received : 2015-07-08


Interview Date : 2015-09-22


Interview Result : Approved!


Visa Received : 2015-09-27


US Entry : 2015-09-28


Marriage : 2015-10-07 (L)

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The first one one that Jas mentioned is the only one you need from Germany. From Canada you just need one based on name search, not on finger prints. I think it's just called a local police record lookup there.


Service Center : Texas Service Center          AOS begins!                                                                                            ROC Time!

Transferred? No

Consulate : Montreal, Canada (He is a German, but has been living in Canada for the last 5 years)

I-129F Sent : 2014-07-21                           Packet sent: 2015-06-22                                                                          Packet sent: 2017-11-29

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-29                        NOA1 for I-485 and EAD: 2015-07-02                                                 Receipt notice: 2017-12-04

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-02-03                       Biometrics Appt: 2015-07-28                                                                  Biometrics: 2017-12-28

NVC Received:No notice. Case # 2014-02-18    RFE: 2015-07-21 (RFE on I-485)

NVC Left : 2015-02-24                             RFE returned: 2015-07-29

Consulate Received : 2015-02-26           Response received: 2015-08-03

Interview Date : 2015-04-15                   EAD Approved: 2015-09-04

Interview Result : APPROVED!! :D  EAD card Received: 2015-09-11

Visa Received : 2015-04-21                      Card Production Ordered: 2015-12-10 (No Interview! :D )

US Entry : 2015-04-23

Marriage : 2015-05-09

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