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I'm currently going through the K Visa Instructions from the Consulate so we can have all the documents ready in advance. On the instructions it says all copies of documents written in local language (Chinese in my case) need to be certified translations. I understand the birth certificate, police report, single certificate all need to be in a notarized white paper. Did any of you just provide your own translation on your resume? Did this cause any trouble?

 

I know my fiancée provided both Chinese and English resume (not certified) when she got her 10-year USA travel visa without any problems. Any advice is much appreciated.


12-16-2016 - I-129f sent

12-19-2016 - I-129f received at Lockbox 
12-29-2016 - NOA1 (10 days)
3-22-2016- NOA2
 
Approved 93 Days from receive date.
 

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I can't know definitively what they will or won't do, but people have had RFEs issued for not providing the documents with certified translations. This is marked as a requirement in the instructions, so they are well within their right to send an RFE. That said, I have never personally done this. I only read what others have done.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

?/?/18: Interview

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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resume, as in the UK equivalent to a CV?  with work history?

 

I never had to supply my CV for the K1 visa... I had to type out my employment history but I guess I am just interested to know if this is something that other countries request as the UK doesn't. 

 

 

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Yes resume is "American" for CV. It's quite detailed including about future plans. Here is our requirement since you're curious:

 

  1. RESUME:
    Provide a detailed resume (in both Chinese and English), including all professional and educational history. Please be sure to include the following information:

    •   A complete list of all of your employers and all specific job responsibilities and projects

    •   Any publications you have written. Note titles, descriptions and dates of all publications. Be as comprehensive as possible.

    •   A list of all foreign destinations visited, including dates and purpose of travel.

    •   A work plan explaining where the applicant(s) will seek employment after immigrating to the United States. 


12-16-2016 - I-129f sent

12-19-2016 - I-129f received at Lockbox 
12-29-2016 - NOA1 (10 days)
3-22-2016- NOA2
 
Approved 93 Days from receive date.
 

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Thank you for sharing. That has blown my mind a little bit actually just because I don't remember having to do that. As I said I just had to complete the form of previous work history and detail what my positions entailed.

 

Its just amazing the difference between the requirements for each country.

I guess this just educates people like me that the people who are best to advise you are people that have been through the same process and are from the same country :)

 

Thanks again for educating me 

 

I wish you the best of luck with your journey and hope everything runs as smoothly as possible :thumbs: 

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You're welcome. Thank you for the wishes.

 

I'm guessing part of it has to do with them evaluating your interest or past views/membership in the communist party. Out here being part of the party can delay your K1 approval by at least 3 months according to others. Obviously that part is unique to China (assume same in Vietnam). It's also one of the questions they ask you in the interview. I'm just lucky she is not a member in terms of delay. 


12-16-2016 - I-129f sent

12-19-2016 - I-129f received at Lockbox 
12-29-2016 - NOA1 (10 days)
3-22-2016- NOA2
 
Approved 93 Days from receive date.
 

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*** Country-specific thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the China regional subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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