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I got RFE regarding my Fiance Visa that I had previously submitted:

Besides the RFE Page itself, there is another page that they request me to fill out:

Please check the appropriate box regarding if there is a new Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative.

Please place the new For G-28 directly under this sheet.

1. Yes, there is a new G-28

2. No, there is not a new G-28

My question is: I will try to submit the papers myself and not my lawyer. Is it ok if I send the RFE myself, and check the box, No, there is not a new G-28?

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Yes, that is fine. We did the same thing and had no issues. We got approved roughly 10 days after they received our papers. :)


K1- Visa Timeline
07/18/2014 I-129F sent to Texas

07/23/2014 NOA1 (hard copy 7/28/14)

04/11/2015 NOA2 (hard copy 4/18/15)

07/23/2015 Interview
08/23/2015 POE

APPROVED after 365 days(!)

AOS/EAD Timeline
09-18-2015 I-485/ I-765 sent to Chicago
09-24-2015 NOA1 (hard copy on 9/29/15)
10-16-2015 Biometrics
11-30-2015 NOA2 for I-485 (hard copy 12/3/15)
APPROVED AFTER 67 days (!)

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We only included one letter of intent to marry written by the petitioner. At the time we sent the initial petition we had a lawyer look over our papers and he didn't mention that it was necessary to include letters from both of us.
No big deal but it added more time to the process that is already taking way longer than expected.

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K1- Visa Timeline
07/18/2014 I-129F sent to Texas

07/23/2014 NOA1 (hard copy 7/28/14)

04/11/2015 NOA2 (hard copy 4/18/15)

07/23/2015 Interview
08/23/2015 POE

APPROVED after 365 days(!)

AOS/EAD Timeline
09-18-2015 I-485/ I-765 sent to Chicago
09-24-2015 NOA1 (hard copy on 9/29/15)
10-16-2015 Biometrics
11-30-2015 NOA2 for I-485 (hard copy 12/3/15)
APPROVED AFTER 67 days (!)

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Its sad to see how lots of the RFEs have been because of an incompetent attorney. So next time try to make everything by yourself with the help of VJ that way you dont spend your money. Best wishes :)

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Germanese - I had the same issue as you! They received mine yesterday - So I'm praying/hoping/wishing that I get my stuff back in 10 days like you as we are TX too.

Crossing my fingers :)


K1- Visa Timeline
07/18/2014 I-129F sent to Texas

07/23/2014 NOA1 (hard copy 7/28/14)

04/11/2015 NOA2 (hard copy 4/18/15)

07/23/2015 Interview
08/23/2015 POE

APPROVED after 365 days(!)

AOS/EAD Timeline
09-18-2015 I-485/ I-765 sent to Chicago
09-24-2015 NOA1 (hard copy on 9/29/15)
10-16-2015 Biometrics
11-30-2015 NOA2 for I-485 (hard copy 12/3/15)
APPROVED AFTER 67 days (!)

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:help: :help: :help:

Good Morning All! Ok so, I'm kind of a huge worrier and I have a bit of anxiety on a couple things that I think I may have done wrong, after reading some of the things on here. I know every case is different! But, I'm going to list a few of my concerns, and can anyone who has gone through the same thing, either with or without problems, let me know the outcome! Just trying to prepare myself for any possible RFE's! Thank you!

1. For evidence of meeting, this is what I submitted...(do you think this is enough?):

Primary:

  • A copy of my flight purchase/itinerary printed from the purchasing website.
  • My boarding passes
  • A copy of the receipt showing that I had money converted into their money at the airport in Brazil
  • Two bus tickets from our travels together (I chose these, because the bus tickets are printed with names on them, so it shows that we both took the same bus trip at the same time).
  • A copy of the page from my passport with my visa on it, showing entry and exit stamps

Secondary:

  • 10 original color photos of us together, with our names, locations and dates written on the back.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. As far as the G325A goes...we each filled one out...he signed it and then scanned it in and emailed it to me and I printed it out to submit it (instead of waiting the weeks it would take to receive the copy in the mail). I did the same for the fiance letter of intent to marry. He signed it and scanned it back to me

Is it going to be a problem that it's not an "original" signature in ink? Or is it ok, because it is his actual signature?

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. I don't have a checking account...so I sent a USPS money order. The thing that's worrying me is that, when you send a money order, it asks you to provide the address of the payee. I was confused because, even though it was sent to the USCIS, the money order is supposed to be addressed to USDHS (spelled it out on the money order). SO...I wasn't sure if the "pay to" address should be the USCIS address, or the USDHS address, so i left it blank.

I did call the USCIS to ask before I sent it, and they told me "it's up to my discression which address I put on the money order." My thought process was, I'd rather leave it blank, than to put the wrong address and have them not be able to cash it.

Thoughts??

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

LAST THING I PROMISE (for now hehehe) :jest:

4. How many passport pics did you all send? I read the instructions a million times and it says to send "a" passport photo (of each)...but I've read on here where people have sent 2 of each...I only sent one of each.

Thinking back now, I probably should have just sent both just in case...but wasn't sure if I was supposed to keep the second one for myself for this process somewhere down the road.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Thanks so much in advance to all! :) I really appreciate any personal experiences you can provide! I really want that NOA2 without any RFE's!


Matt & Mish

:) 12/25/13 "Met" online (Instagram)

(L) 5/29/14 Became a couple

:wub: 2/4/15 First meeting in person (I spent almost 3 weeks in Brazil!)

USCIS:

4/24/15 Submitted I-129F

4/30/15 NOA1 paper copy

6/11/15 NOA2 paper copy

NVC:

6/27/15 Case received & case number assigned

6/30/15 Case shipped to Embassy in Rio

EMBASSY:

7/6/15 Case received by Embassy

7/20/15 Received "packet 3" email

9/18/15 Medical exam

9/29/15 Interview-APPROVED!!!

(F)"Every love story is beautiful; but ours is my favorite" (F)

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:help: :help: :help:

Good Morning All! Ok so, I'm kind of a huge worrier and I have a bit of anxiety on a couple things that I think I may have done wrong, after reading some of the things on here. I know every case is different! But, I'm going to list a few of my concerns, and can anyone who has gone through the same thing, either with or without problems, let me know the outcome! Just trying to prepare myself for any possible RFE's! Thank you!

1. For evidence of meeting, this is what I submitted...(do you think this is enough?):

Primary:

  • A copy of my flight purchase/itinerary printed from the purchasing website.
  • My boarding passes
  • A copy of the receipt showing that I had money converted into their money at the airport in Brazil
  • Two bus tickets from our travels together (I chose these, because the bus tickets are printed with names on them, so it shows that we both took the same bus trip at the same time).
  • A copy of the page from my passport with my visa on it, showing entry and exit stamps

Secondary:

  • 10 original color photos of us together, with our names, locations and dates written on the back.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. As far as the G325A goes...we each filled one out...he signed it and then scanned it in and emailed it to me and I printed it out to submit it (instead of waiting the weeks it would take to receive the copy in the mail). I did the same for the fiance letter of intent to marry. He signed it and scanned it back to me

Is it going to be a problem that it's not an "original" signature in ink? Or is it ok, because it is his actual signature?

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. I don't have a checking account...so I sent a USPS money order. The thing that's worrying me is that, when you send a money order, it asks you to provide the address of the payee. I was confused because, even though it was sent to the USCIS, the money order is supposed to be addressed to USDHS (spelled it out on the money order). SO...I wasn't sure if the "pay to" address should be the USCIS address, or the USDHS address, so i left it blank.

I did call the USCIS to ask before I sent it, and they told me "it's up to my discression which address I put on the money order." My thought process was, I'd rather leave it blank, than to put the wrong address and have them not be able to cash it.

Thoughts??

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

LAST THING I PROMISE (for now hehehe) :jest:

4. How many passport pics did you all send? I read the instructions a million times and it says to send "a" passport photo (of each)...but I've read on here where people have sent 2 of each...I only sent one of each.

Thinking back now, I probably should have just sent both just in case...but wasn't sure if I was supposed to keep the second one for myself for this process somewhere down the road.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Thanks so much in advance to all! :) I really appreciate any personal experiences you can provide! I really want that NOA2 without any RFE's!

My concern is about the copies of G325A and the letter of intent to marry. They might need the original signiture and not a copy of it.

I sent originals, but maybe someone that didn;t can give us more background in terms of that.

Also, you case is sent to California! Even if there is an RFE, don;t worry that much. It will be quick.

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Thank you! Yes I'm a bit concerned on that too. I've gotten answers on everything else...just not sure about that part of it. Ahhhhh!

My concern is about the copies of G325A and the letter of intent to marry. They might need the original signiture and not a copy of it.

I sent originals, but maybe someone that didn;t can give us more background in terms of that.

Also, you case is sent to California! Even if there is an RFE, don;t worry that much. It will be quick.


Matt & Mish

:) 12/25/13 "Met" online (Instagram)

(L) 5/29/14 Became a couple

:wub: 2/4/15 First meeting in person (I spent almost 3 weeks in Brazil!)

USCIS:

4/24/15 Submitted I-129F

4/30/15 NOA1 paper copy

6/11/15 NOA2 paper copy

NVC:

6/27/15 Case received & case number assigned

6/30/15 Case shipped to Embassy in Rio

EMBASSY:

7/6/15 Case received by Embassy

7/20/15 Received "packet 3" email

9/18/15 Medical exam

9/29/15 Interview-APPROVED!!!

(F)"Every love story is beautiful; but ours is my favorite" (F)

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Hi Everyone...I found this online (it's an official USCIS "interoffice memorandum" it is from 2005 SO, I'm not sure how correct/up to date it is, but I have not found an updated version, so maybe this is still in effect. Regarding the G-25A signature I just asked about. Again please keep in mind, this is something I just came across online, and of course I'm sure the best bet is to have it signed! But this gives me a little hope that it's "ok" that my fiance's signature wasn't in ink. *fingers crossed*

"Previously it was standard practice to issue an RFE when the beneficiary failed to sign the G-325A and/or failed to submit photographs. From the date of this memorandum, an RFE should not be issued in instances where the beneficiary failed to sign the G-325A and/or failed to include photographs provided that the beneficiary is residing abroad. The beneficiary will be required to sign the Form G-325A and/or submit photographs at the time of visa issuance abroad. It is also not necessary to RFE for the petitioner’s signature on the G-325A, if the petitioner failed to sign it. The signature of the petitioner on the Form I-129F should be deemed sufficient for purposes of adjudicating the petition. Finally, it is important to note that the petitioner’s photograph is still required for the adjudication of the I-129F, so if it is missing, it must be requested prior to adjudication."


Matt & Mish

:) 12/25/13 "Met" online (Instagram)

(L) 5/29/14 Became a couple

:wub: 2/4/15 First meeting in person (I spent almost 3 weeks in Brazil!)

USCIS:

4/24/15 Submitted I-129F

4/30/15 NOA1 paper copy

6/11/15 NOA2 paper copy

NVC:

6/27/15 Case received & case number assigned

6/30/15 Case shipped to Embassy in Rio

EMBASSY:

7/6/15 Case received by Embassy

7/20/15 Received "packet 3" email

9/18/15 Medical exam

9/29/15 Interview-APPROVED!!!

(F)"Every love story is beautiful; but ours is my favorite" (F)

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Hey, did you get any response yet for your RFE?

None yet!!!! Its been 13 days since they received it (inc weekends) so hopefully it will be sometime this week, but it says on the receipt on or before June 29th :(

Keeping my fingers crossed for you and EVERYONE out there that its quick!!

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We only included one letter of intent to marry written by the petitioner. At the time we sent the initial petition we had a lawyer look over our papers and he didn't mention that it was necessary to include letters from both of us.

No big deal but it added more time to the process that is already taking way longer than expected.

Hi, So I am just reading this now. We did the EXACT same thing. We got our NOA-1 on 4/22. We should be prepared to expect an RFE soon I guess. :(:(

I am going to get the letter from my fiance so we are ready to send it right back.

David

Edited by DavidBoston

January 3, 2015 Met on internet chat/dating site and soon after became a couple.

April 9, 2015 First visit to Medellin.

April 14, 2015 Got engaged the day before David flew back home. Met Nelson's mother and showed her our rings. :wow:

April 17, 2015 Filed I-129F

April 22, 2015 NOA-1 date

May 23, 2015 2nd trip to Medellin - Had lunch with Nelson's family and spent more quality time together.

June 9, 2015 3rd trip to Medellin - Spent more time with Nelson's mother, met Nelson's friends and began making plans for October wedding

June 10, 2015 RFE receipt date

June 15, 2015 Hard copy of RFE received

June 16, 2015 Mailed overnight RFE reply.

June 17, 2015 RFE reply received from USCIS (notified by email).

June 22, 2015 NOA-2 date

June 29, 2015 Received NOA-2 hard copy

July 13, 2015 NVC Case Number Assigned

July 21, 2015 Case "Ready" at Bogota CEAC.

July 31, 2015 Packet 3 Received

Aug 14-21, 2015 4th and final trip to Colombia (at least for a year or so) to be there for interview !!!!

August 19, 2015 Interview, Approved conditionally

October 23, 2015 Stuck in Admin Processing

November 16, 2015 Status changed to READY

November 19, 2015 Status changed to ISSUED :dancing:

November 26, 2015 Arrival in US ........ Truly a THANKSGIVING !!

December 31, 2015 New Year's Eve Wedding (L)(L)(L)(L)

January 11, 2016 Filed AOS I-485 and EAD.

September 19, 2016 Interview for I-485 APPROVED !!!!!!!!

September 23, 2016 Received notice that GREEN CARD WAS MAILED ..... :dancing:

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