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Huhu folks :goofy:

I thought I'll just start this topic for people who are in the same boat as I am.

So we got approved a week ago, and now are we planning all these next steps like DS-160, evidence of our relationship etc.

So my questions:

Is there a instruction for the DS-160 especially for Germany (like here the Philippine example)

Are handwritten letters from friends also okay as evidence, with plain tickets, chat logs etc. & how much of those chat logs are neccessary to bring to the interview?

How is it working to pay the fee for the DS-160, will it work with my Mastercard or are there also other possible ways available?

Plus I want to bring the cat with to the US, is there anything special to do besides going to the vet and getting a check up / vaccination for her?

Thanks for any replies :):luv:

XoXo (F)


Our Story

I'm the benificary

First met: August 23rd 2013 (F)
Engaged: November 13th 2014 :wub:
I-129f sent: March 20th 2015
Received by USICS: March 25th 2015
Mail notification + Case accepted and routed to CSC:
March 27th 2015

NOA1 hard Copy received: April 4th 2015 :dancing:

Mail notification - Petition Approved NOA2: May 8th 2015

B-) NOA2 hard Copy received: May 15th 2015 :thumbs::dance:

Called NVC & Received Case NR: May 29th 2015 :thumbs:

At NVC: Since 21th May 2015

Stuck at AP :clock:

left NVC/ In Transit to Frankfurt: 3rd June 2015 :dancing:

Ready at Embassy Frankfurt: 5th June 2015 :wow:

Packet 3 received: 11th June 2015

DS-160 Submitted: 16th June 2015

Fee paid: 18th June 2015

Package 3 sent: 13th July 2015

Ready to schedule Interview: 16th July 2015
Medical passed: 21st July 2015

Interview: 5th August 2015 :star: -> Approved

POE: 27th August 2015

Date of Marriage: 3rd September 2015 (L):luv:

:energy::energy::energy: :energy: :energy::energy:

AOS

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No one in Frankfurt will require further evidence once your NOA-2 has been approved.

Cannot help with the other questions.


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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But they wanna see pics won't they


Our Story

I'm the benificary

First met: August 23rd 2013 (F)
Engaged: November 13th 2014 :wub:
I-129f sent: March 20th 2015
Received by USICS: March 25th 2015
Mail notification + Case accepted and routed to CSC:
March 27th 2015

NOA1 hard Copy received: April 4th 2015 :dancing:

Mail notification - Petition Approved NOA2: May 8th 2015

B-) NOA2 hard Copy received: May 15th 2015 :thumbs::dance:

Called NVC & Received Case NR: May 29th 2015 :thumbs:

At NVC: Since 21th May 2015

Stuck at AP :clock:

left NVC/ In Transit to Frankfurt: 3rd June 2015 :dancing:

Ready at Embassy Frankfurt: 5th June 2015 :wow:

Packet 3 received: 11th June 2015

DS-160 Submitted: 16th June 2015

Fee paid: 18th June 2015

Package 3 sent: 13th July 2015

Ready to schedule Interview: 16th July 2015
Medical passed: 21st July 2015

Interview: 5th August 2015 :star: -> Approved

POE: 27th August 2015

Date of Marriage: 3rd September 2015 (L):luv:

:energy::energy::energy: :energy: :energy::energy:

AOS

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Hi there....

as TabeaK said, no further evidence is required in Frankfurt. Of course if it makes you feel better, you can bring it to the interview. But I doubt that anyone will ask for it. They will have your original petition available at the interview so they have the pictures (if you included them) right there.

As for paying the fee - there is no fee for the DS160. The fee you have to pay is the visa fee so you are able to schedule your appointment. There are several options, from online banking to cash deposit at a bank to credit card. All the info regarding the payment you get here: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/de/de-niv-paymentinfo.asp

This website explains all other questistions in regard to the visa/embassy process as well.

Edited by Verenaaa

NOA 1: 08/26/2014

NOA 2: 03/23/2014 --> 7 months wait (Texas Service Center)

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Huhu folks :goofy:

I thought I'll just start this topic for people who are in the same boat as I am.

So we got approved a week ago, and now are we planning all these next steps like DS-160, evidence of our relationship etc.

So my questions:

Is there a instruction for the DS-160 especially for Germany (like here the Philippine example)

Are handwritten letters from friends also okay as evidence, with plain tickets, chat logs etc. & how much of those chat logs are neccessary to bring to the interview?

How is it working to pay the fee for the DS-160, will it work with my Mastercard or are there also other possible ways available?

Plus I want to bring the cat with to the US, is there anything special to do besides going to the vet and getting a check up / vaccination for her?

Thanks for any replies :):luv:

XoXo (F)

I do not know all the details around moving a cat to the US but I do know that your cat will need a passport.






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And the passport will i get from the vet as well (assuming it)


Our Story

I'm the benificary

First met: August 23rd 2013 (F)
Engaged: November 13th 2014 :wub:
I-129f sent: March 20th 2015
Received by USICS: March 25th 2015
Mail notification + Case accepted and routed to CSC:
March 27th 2015

NOA1 hard Copy received: April 4th 2015 :dancing:

Mail notification - Petition Approved NOA2: May 8th 2015

B-) NOA2 hard Copy received: May 15th 2015 :thumbs::dance:

Called NVC & Received Case NR: May 29th 2015 :thumbs:

At NVC: Since 21th May 2015

Stuck at AP :clock:

left NVC/ In Transit to Frankfurt: 3rd June 2015 :dancing:

Ready at Embassy Frankfurt: 5th June 2015 :wow:

Packet 3 received: 11th June 2015

DS-160 Submitted: 16th June 2015

Fee paid: 18th June 2015

Package 3 sent: 13th July 2015

Ready to schedule Interview: 16th July 2015
Medical passed: 21st July 2015

Interview: 5th August 2015 :star: -> Approved

POE: 27th August 2015

Date of Marriage: 3rd September 2015 (L):luv:

:energy::energy::energy: :energy: :energy::energy:

AOS

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Hi there....

as TabeaK said, no further evidence is required in Frankfurt. Of course if it makes you feel better, you can bring it to the interview. But I doubt that anyone will ask for it. They will have your original petition available at the interview so they have the pictures (if you included them) right there.

As for paying the fee - there is no fee for the DS160. The fee you have to pay is the visa fee so you are able to schedule your appointment. There are several options, from online banking to cash deposit at a bank to credit card. All the info regarding the payment you get here: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/de/de-niv-paymentinfo.asp

This website explains all other questistions in regard to the visa/embassy process as well.

Great thx


Our Story

I'm the benificary

First met: August 23rd 2013 (F)
Engaged: November 13th 2014 :wub:
I-129f sent: March 20th 2015
Received by USICS: March 25th 2015
Mail notification + Case accepted and routed to CSC:
March 27th 2015

NOA1 hard Copy received: April 4th 2015 :dancing:

Mail notification - Petition Approved NOA2: May 8th 2015

B-) NOA2 hard Copy received: May 15th 2015 :thumbs::dance:

Called NVC & Received Case NR: May 29th 2015 :thumbs:

At NVC: Since 21th May 2015

Stuck at AP :clock:

left NVC/ In Transit to Frankfurt: 3rd June 2015 :dancing:

Ready at Embassy Frankfurt: 5th June 2015 :wow:

Packet 3 received: 11th June 2015

DS-160 Submitted: 16th June 2015

Fee paid: 18th June 2015

Package 3 sent: 13th July 2015

Ready to schedule Interview: 16th July 2015
Medical passed: 21st July 2015

Interview: 5th August 2015 :star: -> Approved

POE: 27th August 2015

Date of Marriage: 3rd September 2015 (L):luv:

:energy::energy::energy: :energy: :energy::energy:

AOS

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Are you speaking of this example? > http://www.k1-visa.net/cms/Home/After-Filing-the-K1/INTERVIEW/Sample-DS-160

It will work for any consulate. The DS-160 is not a consulate-specific type of form. It is used by all. You can use that example for filling out yours. Just select your own consulate instead of Manila when filling yours out.

Checklist about what is required for interview in Frankfurt, medical info, payment info, etc. can all be found on your consulate's website > http://germany.usembassy.gov/visa/iv/application/

You may want to ask your question about the pet separately in the Moving to US forum > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/15-moving-to-the-us-and-your-new-life-in-america/


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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