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I wish i had joined visa journey a long time ago. Maybe then I would not be in the position I am in now. I hired an attorney to do my fiance's K-1 visa petition. The lawyer provided me with a checklist of docs he needed from me to send to USCIS. The list did not mention a letter of intent to marry from the fiance, only the US citizen petitioner. Also when the assistant checked over the docs I gave her, she never mentioned needed that letter either. The attorney also supposedly checked over my docs and applications before sending them out and never requested such a letter from me. Now, 2 months later, i am learning I needed to include a letter of intent from my fiance. I contacted my attorney and he agreed I should've included the letter and he thought I had sent one. I am beyond livid. This attorney and his assistant had ample opportunity to notice something was missing but did not. Will this definitely result in an RFE? Or does CIS sometimes let some files slide by with a letter from the citizen only? Is there a way to send the letter in now or do I have to wait for the RFE first? My case is in TCS so we are already looking at another 4 months at least, without and RFE.

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My experience contradicts the other responses to this question.

I mistakenly sent a document with a copy of the original signature. When I discovered this, I waited until I had my NOA-1 receipt number, then sent in the document with the original signature. In the cover letter, I referenced the Date of the NOA-1 and the receipt number, provided a brief explanation of what the document was, asked the officer to interfile the document with the previous petition, and overnighted the package to the Dallas Lockbox facility.

You might direct your attorney to do this for you at no charge since it was their error. After they do that, then have a discussion with them about their future employment with you.

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Thank you for your suggestion RobRod! I don't know that I trust the lawyer to do anything more on my behalf at this point. I will probably take care of this myself. May I ask why you sent the document to the lockbox versus the service center? My file is at TCS. Should i send it to The lockbox?

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Actually, my attorney drafted the cover letter and sent the package to the lockbox facility. I don't know why. I could speculate, but it would be just that.

I never did get confirmation that the document arrived or was matched up with our file, but I did get the I-129F approval with no RFE.

Come to think of it. I tracked the package, and it was accepted at the lockbox. So I know that it arrived. I never got confirmation by USCIS though, other than the approval.

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Miao and zhou, did you wait for an RFE or did you send it before receiving an rfe? Was your petition apprived by uscis? They received my dice 2.5 months ago so i don't know if i am too far into the process to add additional docs

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Bummer... Yep you will receive an RFE requesting you send it in.

This is actually ironic, because there was just a post about how someone was suggesting that "Everyone should get a lawyer". I hope that you made it your lawyers responsibility and HIS COST to send this document in. I would be as upset as you are lol.


PETITION I-130

1/2/2015 - Petition sent to Phoenix Lockbox

1/6/2015 - NOA #1 Receipt

7/1/2015 - NOA #2 Approved

7/10/2015 - Email from Nebraska stating sent the case to NVC

NVC

7/16/15 - Case Received by NVC

7/30/15 - Case number assigned

8/3/15 - DS-261 Agent available

8/4/15 - DS-261 Agent completed

8/4/15 - AOS fee available & paid

8/6/15 - Check cleared the bank & bar-code cover sheet now available

8/13/15 - AOS Packet & IV Packet sent to NVC by priority mail

8/15/15 - IV fee available & paid same day

8/17/15 - NVC received package

8/19/15 - Check cleared the bank & DS-260 available & DS-260 completed!!! ALSO, we received email notification from NVC that they received package on 8/17

- Case completed at NVC

- Case sent to Embassy on this date

EMBASSY

- Embassy received packet

- Wife received Packet 3/4 Instructions

- Medical appointment

- Interview

Point of Entry

- Enter Austin, Texas

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I also did not submit letters from fiance's friends and family in egypt. Are those necessary?

hmmmm, These posts are specifically talking about the "Letter of Intent to Marry"

Under VisaJourney's Guide:

http://www.visajourney.com/faq/k1k2visa-I129f.html

4. Declaration of how you met in person in the last two years. This should be a single typed page regarding question 18 of the I-129F. Make sure to sign and date it. 5. Original statements (from both the US Citizen and foreign fiance) certifying an intent to marry within 90 days of entering the US on a valid K-1. (see example)

#4, I didnt see question 18 on the i-129f where this applies. But this should still be self explanatory right?

#5, You can find an example link on the original VisaJourney website that I provided. I dont know for certain if this should be notarized, but me and my wife took the liberty of notarizing all of our hand typed documents that had a signature. ( I did the CR1 Spouse visa, and I provided sworn statements from friends and family )


PETITION I-130

1/2/2015 - Petition sent to Phoenix Lockbox

1/6/2015 - NOA #1 Receipt

7/1/2015 - NOA #2 Approved

7/10/2015 - Email from Nebraska stating sent the case to NVC

NVC

7/16/15 - Case Received by NVC

7/30/15 - Case number assigned

8/3/15 - DS-261 Agent available

8/4/15 - DS-261 Agent completed

8/4/15 - AOS fee available & paid

8/6/15 - Check cleared the bank & bar-code cover sheet now available

8/13/15 - AOS Packet & IV Packet sent to NVC by priority mail

8/15/15 - IV fee available & paid same day

8/17/15 - NVC received package

8/19/15 - Check cleared the bank & DS-260 available & DS-260 completed!!! ALSO, we received email notification from NVC that they received package on 8/17

- Case completed at NVC

- Case sent to Embassy on this date

EMBASSY

- Embassy received packet

- Wife received Packet 3/4 Instructions

- Medical appointment

- Interview

Point of Entry

- Enter Austin, Texas

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It seems like every couple of months, someone is reporting missing "letter of intent to marry" situation

from both or one of the parties...while using the attorney to file.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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