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Hi VJ members, I am Bren and my fiancee is Sabi. We are applying for a K-1 (immigrating from Germany) visa that is currently in the long wait at the Texas Service Center. I have been reading as much as I can but still have some confusion on issues.

1) How does the USCIS send notice it has approved the I-129F package and then forwarding it to the NVC (by email, text, regular mail)?

2)How does the NVC send verification it has received the package?

3) What fees do I pay for the NVC center, what is the fastest way to make sure I pay them ASAP to not hold the package up?

4) When the consulate in Frankfurt receives the package how does it send out the notice to my fiancee in Germany (again: email, mail) and is that notification being referred to here at VJ as Package 3?

5) I found the Instructions for Fiancee Visa Applicants form here at VJ. We went through and obtained all the documents so we can check the 10 boxes. Our intention is to send this back ASAP when my fiancee receives this application.

However, at the end it states on the last page to include

Enclosures:

DS-203 Part 1

DS-156, DS-157, DS156K

Form I-134- Affidavit of support & Information sheet.

Photograph Information sheet.

**What exactly is sent back with package 3 to the US consulate in order to schedule an interview?

6) What is package 4?


7) We plan for Sabi to take her medical exam as soon as we get the case number from the NVC. Will she need to go back another day after the medical examination at Frankfurt to pick anything up, or will all the medical information be given to her or sent to the consulate?

8) And last question for now, when does she have to complete the DS-160?

Thank you very much for all of your time and help.

Prost!

Bren

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Instructions>

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/frankfurt/9318/consular_pdf/Instructions%20for%20IV%20and%20K%20Visa%20Applicants.pdf

Fee payment> http://germany.usembassy.gov/application-fee/

Medical exam and other info found on this page of your consulate's website > http://germany.usembassy.gov/visa/iv/application/

Edited by KayDeeCee

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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Thank you. The Fiancee Visa Application I was referring to was old (Dec/2010). The one you provided was updated in March this year. This was a big help.

Reviewing the new one, I still have a couple concerns. Sabi has only one original Birth Certificate, and the letter states to send the original or a certified extract to the Consulate. Does anyone know what a certified extract is/means? I would hate to mail her only original birth certificate to the consulate and have it lost.

Than you again.

Bren

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I would have guessed it means certified copy. Additionally the Package 4 from the US Consulate in Mumbai's checklist of documents has this description for Birth Certificate:

BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Bring your original birth certificate, as well as a clear photocopy. If it is in any language other than English, bring a notarized English translation.

One other note - the link for the Germany US Consulate says its for Immigrant and Fiancee visa, and lists DS-260 as the document you need. Per my understanding, DS-260 is for all "Immigrant" categories except Fiancee / K-1. For K-1 you need DS-160 (used by non-immigrant category).

K-1 is treated as an immigrant by some systems (because they will come and marry and settle) and non-immigrant as others (because after they come, if they dont marry in 90 days, they have to leave). But DS-160 is what the Mumbai consulate shows.

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Thank you. The Fiancee Visa Application I was referring to was old (Dec/2010). The one you provided was updated in March this year. This was a big help.

Reviewing the new one, I still have a couple concerns. Sabi has only one original Birth Certificate, and the letter states to send the original or a certified extract to the Consulate. Does anyone know what a certified extract is/means? I would hate to mail her only original birth certificate to the consulate and have it lost.

Than you again.

Bren

Have her order one or multiple International Birth Certificates (Internationale Geburtsurkunde) at the Standesamt of the place where she was born. I ordered five of them (one for the consulate and the other ones for later use for AOS, citizenship, etc.). Each one of them was 10 Euros. That is all she will need.


K1 Visa
Feb. 29, 2012: I-129F sent
March 8, 2012: NOA1 (VSC)
August 30, 2012: NOA2
Oct. 1, 2012: Packet 3 received
Nov. 3, 2012: Packet 4 received
Nov. 15, 2012: Interview - approved!
Jan. 18, 2013: POE New York Seaport
Feb. 2, 2013: Wedding

AOS
March 6, 2013: AOS Package sent
March 12, 2013: I-485, I-765, I-131 NOA's
March 29, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

May 10, 2013: EAD/AP approved
Sept. 5, 2013: "Potential Interview Waiver Case" letter received
Nov. 2, 2013: AOS approved (no interview)

ROC
Aug. 4, 2015: I-751 sent
Aug. 6, 2015: NOA1 (CSC)
Sept. 4, 2015: Biometrics Appointment
Feb. 10, 2016: ROC approved

 

Dual Citizenship
Aug. 26, 2016: BBG application sent (permit to retain German citizenship)
Nov. 21, 2016: BBG approval notice received (p/u at German Honorary Consulate, OKC: Feb. 6, 2017)
Dec. 8, 2016: N-400 sent
Dec. 12, 2016: Priority Date (NBC)

Jan. 9, 2017: Biometrics Appointment

Aug. 31, 2017: In-Line for Interview

Sept. 6, 2017: Interview Scheduled

Oct. 16, 2017: Interview

Oct. 25, 2017: Oath Appointment Letter received

Nov. 1, 2017: Oath Ceremony

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