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look, i shouldn't be asking this because really i'm just waiting for the Riyadh Embassy to assign us an interview date for my fiancee's K-1.. the problem is while waiting, my mind is racing thinking i may have missed a step/etc since it's going to be 4 weeks now and we haven't gotten an interview date yet


I need someone just to look over my steps and see if i missed a step or not.. PLEASE :( just to ease my mind..


I'll start from the moment our I-129F got approved


-I-129F approved sent to NVC

-Riyadh Embassy emails us "Packet 3" and telling us they received our Case from NVC along with our case #

-checked CEAC, Case # shows up and status: READY

-received NVC Hardcopy Letter

-fiancee gathers all required documents: medical, police clearance, etc

-we send all documents DS-160 confirmation, passport photos, etc to Riyadh Embassy

-waiting for interview date



anyhows i'm non-stop reading, googling, people are talking about paying nvc invoice fees/etc.. do we need to do that?!


we didn't get no invoice fee.. i thought the entire point of NVC in the K-1 process is to process the approved I-129F and send it to the local US Embassy (which is what happened)


anyhows, please someone look over my steps and just ease my mind a bit.. i should relax since we're just waiting for the interview date now but i can't :( mind's too chaotic





March 20, 2018 = Biometrics Appt  (i797-C, Notice of Action .. noa1?)

January 30, 2018 = Received I-757 NOA for i-751 petition

January 26, 2018 = Mailed I-751 Removal of Conditions to Vermont Service Center

March 30, 2016 = AOS Approved on the same day!!! YES THANK YOU JESUS!!

March 30, 2016 = Adjustment of Status interview..

December 3, 2015 = Employment Auth & Travel Permit Approved

September 24, 2015 = Filed for Adjustment of Status, Employment Auth, Travel Permit

August 27, 2015 = Married !!!!!!!

July 16, 2015 = CEAC status ISSUED!!! :) OH YES BABY!!! Flight Book to NYC on August 8!!!

July 2, 2015 = Returned to Embassy for fingerprints and brought Passport and 221G documents -- PASSED!!

June 21, 2015 = K-1 Interview .. issued a 221G and was told to come back to do fingerprints

June 16, 2015 = Interview Date from Riyadh Embassy!!! :D Received Packet 4

March 22, 2015 = Readyness Documents Delivered!! yay!

March 18, 2015 = Readyness Documents mailed to Riyadh Embassy.

March 17, 2015 = Visa MRV Fee Shows up on ustraveldocs.com/sa/ (Last step for the K-1 Packet!!)

March 14, 2015 = Visa MRV Fee Paid (1,0007 sar)

March 05, 2015 = K-1 Required Documents (Affidavit of Support, etc) received by fiancee in Riyadh!!! (that quick?! WOW!)

March 02, 2015 = Mailed K-1 Required Documents (Affidavit of Support, etc) to Riyadh via FedEx

February 20, 2015 = NVC Approval Letter Received! (lol a week after Riyadh Embassy contacted us)

= Riyadh Embassy EMAILS the "Packet 3" notification :) game on! and yes, they reference your Case #

February 16, 2015 = Case # Received from RIYADH EMBASSY!! Yup! Didn't call NVC or hear anything but damn that FAST!

February 06, 2015 = NVC received I-129F package (called them, no case # yet)

January 30, 2015 = Hardcopy of NOA2 received

January 30, 2015 = USCIS Status Change! Application Mailed to Visa Center. (so it took a week for TSC to mail it to NVC)

January 23, 2015 = NOA 2 Case Approval by USCIS Website and Email!!!!!

December 24, 2014 = Hardcopy NOA1 received

December 22, 2014 = NOA 1 Receipt TSC (NO!! not the hellhole that is TSC) :(

December 18, 2014 = I-129F submitted

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I'm not sure about your embassy but there should be a fee to pay I assume, try contact the embassy and ask! I remember once when I applied for a visa and I had to pay a fee (without them telling me to) and then bring the bank receipt to them.

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I'm not sure about your embassy but there should be a fee to pay I assume, try contact the embassy and ask! I remember once when I applied for a visa and I had to pay a fee (without them telling me to) and then bring the bank receipt to them.

i think your fiance needs to pay first then you are able to schedule the interview.

just email or call embassy to find out how to pay for it.

yeah we did :) we followed the embassy k-1 packet perfectly and like i said, we are waiting for the interview

it's this blasted wait that's making me question everything :( like did i miss a step.. etc

i thought the entire role of the NVC in this k-1 process is to receive the approved I-129F from USCIS and send it to the local US Embassy

sigh.. grr! argh!! my peace of mind won't return until we get an interview date i suppose


March 20, 2018 = Biometrics Appt  (i797-C, Notice of Action .. noa1?)

January 30, 2018 = Received I-757 NOA for i-751 petition

January 26, 2018 = Mailed I-751 Removal of Conditions to Vermont Service Center

March 30, 2016 = AOS Approved on the same day!!! YES THANK YOU JESUS!!

March 30, 2016 = Adjustment of Status interview..

December 3, 2015 = Employment Auth & Travel Permit Approved

September 24, 2015 = Filed for Adjustment of Status, Employment Auth, Travel Permit

August 27, 2015 = Married !!!!!!!

July 16, 2015 = CEAC status ISSUED!!! :) OH YES BABY!!! Flight Book to NYC on August 8!!!

July 2, 2015 = Returned to Embassy for fingerprints and brought Passport and 221G documents -- PASSED!!

June 21, 2015 = K-1 Interview .. issued a 221G and was told to come back to do fingerprints

June 16, 2015 = Interview Date from Riyadh Embassy!!! :D Received Packet 4

March 22, 2015 = Readyness Documents Delivered!! yay!

March 18, 2015 = Readyness Documents mailed to Riyadh Embassy.

March 17, 2015 = Visa MRV Fee Shows up on ustraveldocs.com/sa/ (Last step for the K-1 Packet!!)

March 14, 2015 = Visa MRV Fee Paid (1,0007 sar)

March 05, 2015 = K-1 Required Documents (Affidavit of Support, etc) received by fiancee in Riyadh!!! (that quick?! WOW!)

March 02, 2015 = Mailed K-1 Required Documents (Affidavit of Support, etc) to Riyadh via FedEx

February 20, 2015 = NVC Approval Letter Received! (lol a week after Riyadh Embassy contacted us)

= Riyadh Embassy EMAILS the "Packet 3" notification :) game on! and yes, they reference your Case #

February 16, 2015 = Case # Received from RIYADH EMBASSY!! Yup! Didn't call NVC or hear anything but damn that FAST!

February 06, 2015 = NVC received I-129F package (called them, no case # yet)

January 30, 2015 = Hardcopy of NOA2 received

January 30, 2015 = USCIS Status Change! Application Mailed to Visa Center. (so it took a week for TSC to mail it to NVC)

January 23, 2015 = NOA 2 Case Approval by USCIS Website and Email!!!!!

December 24, 2014 = Hardcopy NOA1 received

December 22, 2014 = NOA 1 Receipt TSC (NO!! not the hellhole that is TSC) :(

December 18, 2014 = I-129F submitted

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look, i shouldn't be asking this because really i'm just waiting for the Riyadh Embassy to assign us an interview date for my fiancee's K-1.. the problem is while waiting, my mind is racing thinking i may have missed a step/etc since it's going to be 4 weeks now and we haven't gotten an interview date yet
I need someone just to look over my steps and see if i missed a step or not.. PLEASE :( just to ease my mind..
I'll start from the moment our I-129F got approved
-I-129F approved sent to NVC
-Riyadh Embassy emails us "Packet 3" and telling us they received our Case from NVC along with our case #
-checked CEAC, Case # shows up and status: READY
-received NVC Hardcopy Letter
-fiancee gathers all required documents: medical, police clearance, etc
-we send all documents DS-160 confirmation, passport photos, etc to Riyadh Embassy
-waiting for interview date
anyhows i'm non-stop reading, googling, people are talking about paying nvc invoice fees/etc.. do we need to do that?!
we didn't get no invoice fee.. i thought the entire point of NVC in the K-1 process is to process the approved I-129F and send it to the local US Embassy (which is what happened)
anyhows, please someone look over my steps and just ease my mind a bit.. i should relax since we're just waiting for the interview date now but i can't :( mind's too chaotic

K-1 applicants pay a $265 visa processing fee when applying for the visa. Your consulate should have provided info on how to pay that.

A K-1 does not submit or pay anything to the NVC. You are speaking about invoice fees in your post. I think you need to make sure you are reading about the procedures and requirements for K-1 visas and not other types of visas, such as spousal visas, when researching. Someone applying for a spousal visa would need to pay fees to the NVC and will be invoiced. This is not applicable for a K-1.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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K-1 applicants pay a $265 visa processing fee when applying for the visa. Your consulate should have provided info on how to pay that.

A K-1 does not submit or pay anything to the NVC. You are speaking about invoice fees in your post. I think you need to make sure you are reading about the procedures and requirements for K-1 visas and not other types of visas, such as spousal visas, when researching. Someone applying for a spousal visa would need to pay fees to the NVC and will be invoiced. This is not applicable for a K-1.

thank you. from the bottom of my heart, thank you :) this is exactly what I ALREADY KNEW but yet needed confirmation..

like i said, my mind is chaotic right now waiting for this danged interview date :(

thank you so much, you gave me back a little peace of mind


March 20, 2018 = Biometrics Appt  (i797-C, Notice of Action .. noa1?)

January 30, 2018 = Received I-757 NOA for i-751 petition

January 26, 2018 = Mailed I-751 Removal of Conditions to Vermont Service Center

March 30, 2016 = AOS Approved on the same day!!! YES THANK YOU JESUS!!

March 30, 2016 = Adjustment of Status interview..

December 3, 2015 = Employment Auth & Travel Permit Approved

September 24, 2015 = Filed for Adjustment of Status, Employment Auth, Travel Permit

August 27, 2015 = Married !!!!!!!

July 16, 2015 = CEAC status ISSUED!!! :) OH YES BABY!!! Flight Book to NYC on August 8!!!

July 2, 2015 = Returned to Embassy for fingerprints and brought Passport and 221G documents -- PASSED!!

June 21, 2015 = K-1 Interview .. issued a 221G and was told to come back to do fingerprints

June 16, 2015 = Interview Date from Riyadh Embassy!!! :D Received Packet 4

March 22, 2015 = Readyness Documents Delivered!! yay!

March 18, 2015 = Readyness Documents mailed to Riyadh Embassy.

March 17, 2015 = Visa MRV Fee Shows up on ustraveldocs.com/sa/ (Last step for the K-1 Packet!!)

March 14, 2015 = Visa MRV Fee Paid (1,0007 sar)

March 05, 2015 = K-1 Required Documents (Affidavit of Support, etc) received by fiancee in Riyadh!!! (that quick?! WOW!)

March 02, 2015 = Mailed K-1 Required Documents (Affidavit of Support, etc) to Riyadh via FedEx

February 20, 2015 = NVC Approval Letter Received! (lol a week after Riyadh Embassy contacted us)

= Riyadh Embassy EMAILS the "Packet 3" notification :) game on! and yes, they reference your Case #

February 16, 2015 = Case # Received from RIYADH EMBASSY!! Yup! Didn't call NVC or hear anything but damn that FAST!

February 06, 2015 = NVC received I-129F package (called them, no case # yet)

January 30, 2015 = Hardcopy of NOA2 received

January 30, 2015 = USCIS Status Change! Application Mailed to Visa Center. (so it took a week for TSC to mail it to NVC)

January 23, 2015 = NOA 2 Case Approval by USCIS Website and Email!!!!!

December 24, 2014 = Hardcopy NOA1 received

December 22, 2014 = NOA 1 Receipt TSC (NO!! not the hellhole that is TSC) :(

December 18, 2014 = I-129F submitted

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