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I'll make this short and sweet.

I hired someone to assemble and prepare a front loaded K1 petition. I just noticed that on question #15 "Has your fiancee been inside the US" he checked "no". She did come to the US 3 years ago for a 3 week work conference.

I can't believe I missed that before signing it and sending it off.

Has anyone had a similar situation were a question was answered incorrectly?

Sweating bullets!

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We went with a visa service run by a law firm. It's absolutely imperative that one checks over the prepared work before it is sent out. Simple mistakes happen on paperwork, due to lack of memory or incorrect details like birth dates. These mistakes usually come back to haunt you in the form of an RFE to clarify your petition. In many of these situations all you really lose is time.

I read a post the other day where someone submitted their Case number and a corrected page on their application to USCIS and their application went through without a problem.

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I'll make this short and sweet.

I hired someone to assemble and prepare a front loaded K1 petition. I just noticed that on question #15 "Has your fiancee been inside the US" he checked "no". She did come to the US 3 years ago for a 3 week work conference.

I can't believe I missed that before signing it and sending it off.

Has anyone had a similar situation were a question was answered incorrectly?

Sweating bullets!

I actually accidentally skipped that question and didn't realize until I sent it in.

They either didn't notice, or my attempts to correct it worked. I printed out that page, answered it, signed the page. Then I took my NOA1 hardcopy, photocopied it, wrote a brief letter pointing out my receipt number and the fact that NOA1 has a barcode on it, explained that I skipped the question and asked if they they please attach this piece of paper with the rest of my file. I waited until I saw other Feb filers start to get approved to send it in (directly to TSC--the address is at the bottom of NOA1)...I figured that if I send it and my file was still collecting dust in a warehouse somewhere, they'd throw it out, but maybe if my file was open or nearby.....I don't know. I literally don't know how any of this works. Just have some information from reading here and best guesses.

Either way, I think it would be more of an RFE situation than a denial. And don't worry. That question is easy to miss. I plain old didn't see it because it looks like it's in with the information about prior spouse #2 (which neither of us have) and right above the part where it says "if your fiance is currently in the US" which he was not.


Marriage/ AOS Timeline:

23 Dec 2015: Legal marriage

23 Jan 2016: Wedding!

23 Jan 2016: "Blizzard of the Century", wedding canceled/rescheduled (thank goodness we were legally married first or we'd have had a big problem!) :sleepy:

24 Jan 2016: Small "civil ceremony" with friends and family who were snowed in with us. December was a bit of a secret and people had traveled internationally and knew we *had* to get married that weekend, and our December legal marriage was nothing but signing a piece of paper at our priest's kitchen table, without any sort of vows etc so this was actually a very special (if not legally significant) day. (L)

16 Apr 2016: Filed for AOS and EAD/AP (We delayed a bit-- no big rush, enjoying the USCIS break)

23 Apr 2016: Wedding! Finally! :luv:

27 Apr 2016: Electronic NOA1 for all 3 :dancing:
29 Apr 2016: NOA1 Hardcopy for all 3
29 Jul 2016: Online service request for late EAD (Day 104)
29 Jul 2016: EAD/AP Approved ~3 hours after online service request
04 Aug 2016: RFE for Green Card (requested medicals/ vaccination record. They already have it). :ranting:
05 Aug 2016: EAD/AP Combo Card arrived! (Day 111)
08 Aug 2016: Congressional constituent request to get guidance on the RFE. Hoping they see they have the form and approve!

K-1 Visa Timeline:

PLEASE NOTE. This timeline was during the period of time when TSC was working on I-129fs and had a huge backlog. The average processing time was 210+ days. This is in no way predictive of your own timeline if you filed during or after April 2015, unless CSC develops a backlog. A backlog is anything above the 5-month goal time listed on USCIS's site

14 Feb 2015: Mailed I-129f to Dallas Lockbox. (L) (Most expensive Valentine's card I've ever sent!)

17 Feb 2015: NOA1 "Received Date"
19 Feb 2015: NOA1 Notice Date
08 Aug 2015: NOA2 email! :luv: (173 days from NOA1)

17 Aug 2015: Sent to NVC

?? Aug 2015: Arrived at NVC

25 Aug 2015: NVC Case # Assigned

31 Aug 2015: Left NVC for Consulate in San Jose

09 Sep 2015: Consulate received :dancing: (32 days from NOA2)

11 Sep 2015: Packet 3 emailed from embassy to me, the petitioner (34 days from NOA2).

18 Sep 2015: Medicals complete

21 Sep 2015: Packet 3 complete, my boss puts a temporary moratorium on all time off due to work emergency :clock:

02 Oct 2015: Work emergency clears up, interview scheduled (soonest available was 5 business days away--Columbus Day was in there)

13 Oct 2015: Interview

13 Oct 2015: VISA APPROVED :thumbs: (236 days from NOA1)

19 Oct 2015: Visa-in-hand

24 Oct 2015: POE !

15 Dec 2015: Fiance's mother's B-2 visa interview: APPROVED! So happy she will be at the wedding! :thumbs:

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I'll make this short and sweet.

I hired someone to assemble and prepare a front loaded K1 petition. I just noticed that on question #15 "Has your fiancee been inside the US" he checked "no". She did come to the US 3 years ago for a 3 week work conference.

I can't believe I missed that before signing it and sending it off.

Has anyone had a similar situation were a question was answered incorrectly?

Sweating bullets!

I made a mistake on the I-129f. Wasn't as significant: I put the wrong DOB for my then-fiancee. Anyway, I called up USCIS, told them I made an error, and they said to send in a letter to the lockbox stating the correction, along with a copy of the NOA1. The petition was corrected by USCIS at some point.

I would recommend writing a short letter explaining the mistake and sending in the corrected page too, like Catherine did.

I think you should be fine.

We went with a visa service run by a law firm. It's absolutely imperative that one checks over the prepared work before it is sent out. Simple mistakes happen on paperwork, due to lack of memory or incorrect details like birth dates. These mistakes usually come back to haunt you in the form of an RFE to clarify your petition. In many of these situations all you really lose is time.

What's the point in saying all this? The dude already is beating himself up for his mistake. He's fully aware of what he should have done. It is what it is at this point.


Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

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Thanks for the replies everyone.

I talked with the guy who helped me put all this together and he said it "shouldn't" be an issue since this first stage at the USCIS is more about me, the petitioner, than her. BUT, at the next stage it will be about her and her visits here and need to make sure it's included with that paperwork.

I think I might do as you all suggested anyway and send a corrected copy along with the NOA1 letter and a explanation. Heck it might even spur them into action and get my case complete. Nah! who am I kidding.

Thanks again!

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