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Hello everyone,

 

I just have a quick question for anyone who has omitted a child from a I-129F petition for a K-1 visa.  Could you please let me know if there were any hold ups throughout the visa process after the I-129F was submitted?  Any anecdote would be appreciated.  One member sent me a private message saying that he did not experience any setbacks after omitting a child on the I-129F and there were no issues, but he did mention the child in the paperwork for the embassy and he wrote a letter stating he was aware of the child's existence as additional proof that there is no deception.  I'm just curious to see if any other members can concur with this or if they had different experiences.  Thanks so much.


AOS Process:

I-485 (AOS), I-765 (EAD), & I-131 (AP) File Date:  January 24, 2018

I-485 (AOS), I-765 (EAD), & I-131 (AP) Receive Date:  January 26, 2018

I-485 (AOS), I-765 (EAD), & I-131 (AP) Text Receipt Notification Date:  February 5, 2018

I-485 (AOS), I-765 (EAD), & I-131 (AP) NOA1 Notice Date: February 9, 2018

I-485 (AOS) & I-765 (EAD) Biometrics Appointment Letter Arrival: February 16, 2018

I-485 (AOS) & I-765 (EAD) Biometrics Appointment: February 28, 2018

I-765 (EAD) & I-131 (AP) Approval Date: August 1, 2018

I-765 (EAD) & I-131 (AP) Combo Card Receive Date: August 7, 2018

I-485 (AOS) Interview Date Scheduled for: September 11, 2018

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12 hours ago, Willy Wilcox said:

Hello everyone,

 

I just have a quick question for anyone who has omitted a child from a I-129F petition for a K-1 visa.  Could you please let me know if there were any hold ups throughout the visa process after the I-129F was submitted?  Any anecdote would be appreciated.  One member sent me a private message saying that he did not experience any setbacks after omitting a child on the I-129F and there were no issues, but he did mention the child in the paperwork for the embassy and he wrote a letter stating he was aware of the child's existence as additional proof that there is no deception.  I'm just curious to see if any other members can concur with this or if they had different experiences.  Thanks so much.

I did almost the same thing, I omitted because we both misinterpreted the question wrong. I thought if we included his 3 kids we had to pay fees or if they were migrating to USA with him. The mother won't allow or approve, so my fiancee told me not to list them. Now I'm im worried and need to contct NVC before they send my approved pettition to the embassy ?


K-1 Fiancee Visa

11/10/16   I-129F Mailed to Lewisville TX Lockbox
11/14/16   I-129F Received date

11/16/16   NOA1 Date on Hard Copy

11/17/16   NOA1 Text & Email. Routed to CSC.
11/19/16   NOA1 Hard Copy Received

02/02/17   NOA2 Text and Email from USCIS
02/06/17   NOA2 Hard Copy Received 

02/15/17   NVC Received

02/16/17   NVC Processed & Case# Issued

02/27/17.  Ciudad Juarez Embassy Receive

03/04/17   Petitioner Receive- Embassy Welcome Letter

03/22/17   Beneficiary Receive- Embassy Welcome Letter

04/04/17.  NVC Letter (Mail)

04/05/17   Medical

04/06/17   ASC/Biometrics Appointment

04/07/17   Interview - APPROVED!!!

04/11/17   DHL tracking number  received  (Email)

04/27/17   Arrived at USA, Port of Entry-Portland Oregon

05/01/17   Applied for Social Security Card 

05/13/17   Social Security Card Received 

05/19/17.   Married!!!! 

 

 

Adjustment of Status

05/31/17.   AOS sent to Chicago IL

06/01/17   Chicago Lockbox Received

06/05/17   3 emails & 3 text received USCIS, I-485, I-131, & I-795

06/09/17   3 Paper NOA Received, I-485, I-131, & I-795

06/16/17   Biometric Letter Received

06/26/17   Biometric Appointment

07/19/17   USCIS email notification of Scheduled Interview

07/22/17   Paper NOA received for I-485 Interview

08/15/17   Interview 

08/15/17   Interview Approved

08/15/17   USCIS Email & text notice-Green Card in production

08/17/17. USCIS Email & text- GC mailed. Yayy!!!

08/19/17.  NOA hardcopy received- AOS approved!

 

 

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On 2/7/2017 at 1:41 AM, mgsanch509 said:

I did almost the same thing, I omitted because we both misinterpreted the question wrong. I thought if we included his 3 kids we had to pay fees or if they were migrating to USA with him. The mother won't allow or approve, so my fiancee told me not to list them. Now I'm im worried and need to contct NVC before they send my approved pettition to the embassy ?

 

Here is what another VisaJourney member private messaged me about omitting a child from the I-129F petition for a K-1 visa.  I hope it helps.

 

"There were no issues. It is ok to omit your fiance's child on K1 petition if he/she will not travel to US

But you should mention your child on all paperwork for the embassy and do not file separate forms for the child.

In our case, child was omitted completely in K1 filing and we included her in forms for the embassy. I wrote a letter stating I am aware of child's existence as additional proof that there is no deception.

USCIS will identify child as petitioning for status to make him/her eligible - they forward that information for review to Consulate with your finances case, but it does not mean you need bring the child. Just do not fill out the forms for the child, but mention him/her on your finances forms.

Even after you depart to US, you can adjust child's immigration status under K1 for 1 year, and bring him/her later if you made that decision."

 

Let me know if you have any questions and I will attempt to answer them.

 

Good luck!

 


AOS Process:

I-485 (AOS), I-765 (EAD), & I-131 (AP) File Date:  January 24, 2018

I-485 (AOS), I-765 (EAD), & I-131 (AP) Receive Date:  January 26, 2018

I-485 (AOS), I-765 (EAD), & I-131 (AP) Text Receipt Notification Date:  February 5, 2018

I-485 (AOS), I-765 (EAD), & I-131 (AP) NOA1 Notice Date: February 9, 2018

I-485 (AOS) & I-765 (EAD) Biometrics Appointment Letter Arrival: February 16, 2018

I-485 (AOS) & I-765 (EAD) Biometrics Appointment: February 28, 2018

I-765 (EAD) & I-131 (AP) Approval Date: August 1, 2018

I-765 (EAD) & I-131 (AP) Combo Card Receive Date: August 7, 2018

I-485 (AOS) Interview Date Scheduled for: September 11, 2018

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25 minutes ago, Willy Wilcox said:

 

Here is what another VisaJourney member private messaged me about omitting a child from the I-129F petition for a K-1 visa.  I hope it helps.

 

"There were no issues. It is ok to omit your fiance's child on K1 petition if he/she will not travel to US

But you should mention your child on all paperwork for the embassy and do not file separate forms for the child.

In our case, child was omitted completely in K1 filing and we included her in forms for the embassy. I wrote a letter stating I am aware of child's existence as additional proof that there is no deception.

USCIS will identify child as petitioning for status to make him/her eligible - they forward that information for review to Consulate with your finances case, but it does not mean you need bring the child. Just do not fill out the forms for the child, but mention him/her on your finances forms.

Even after you depart to US, you can adjust child's immigration status under K1 for 1 year, and bring him/her later if you made that decision."

 

Let me know if you have any questions and I will attempt to answer them.

 

Good luck!

 

From my understanding, that info contradicts itself. Or, maybe I'm the only one confused by it... If you omit them from the K1 petition then you wouldn't include them in any of the forms or anything pertaining to the K1, maybe just a letter or explanation in the interview that you know of the child but omitted them because they wouldn't be immigrating. So what do they mean by all the forms for the embassy? Wouldn't the forms for the embassy include the I-129F & DS-160?


K-1 Visa

03/20/17 - I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
03/21/17 - Delivered at Lewisville, TX

03/24/17 - Check cashed
03/27/17 - NOA1 Text and Email. (Notice Date)
03/31/17 - NOA1 Hard Copy Received
07/13/17- NOA2 Notice Date
07/17/17 - NOA2 Hard Copy Received 

07/28/17 - Embassy Received. Case status set as Ready
08/04/17 - Case Number Received by NVC Letter (Hard Copy)

09/29/17 - US Embassy in Havana no longer processing visa's

11/07/2017 - Transferred Case to Buenos Aires, Argentina

11/07/2017 - Received Packet 3 from BNS

12/04/17 - Medical

12/20/17 - Sent Packet 3 Docs back to Embassy

01/10/18 - Received Interview Date Email
01/22/17 - Interview

01/22/17 - Put into AP
xx/xx/17 - Visa Issued
xx/xx/17 - Visa in Hand =)
xx/xx/17 - Houston Bound

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I agree with CubaandChill that the PM seems contradictory. It states that it is OK to omit a child and were no problems but then goes on to state how letters and documents were sent to acknowledge the child. I think what the person was trying to say when they said it is "OK to omit your fiance's child" was that if a child was not included in the petition it is not the end of the world, it can be rectified.

 

But I agree that it is best to go ahead and contact the embassy to inform them it was done in error and acknowledge the child(ren). Waiting until much later when it is time for you to immigrate the child may cause additional scrutiny.

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