Hi All. Sorry for the long silence. I've been in Singapore and Thailand for all of February. My fiancee finally received her K-1 Visa on February 9, the same day I arrived in Singapore. She came home with me and entered the USA on February 23. We hope to marry next week, and then it's on to the "fun"of filing for a Green Card.
Having just read the instructions for the green card application, it sounds like we'll need to complete a lot of the same forms we did when we were applying for the Visa which, of course, makes no sense to me at all. When my fiancee received her Visa she also received a packet of materials on which was written "Do Not Open". This was given to the Customs agent upon entry into the USA. Customs kept the package so we have no idea what was in it. I'm assuming it's the records and forms that were filed previously with the US embassy in Bangkok.
So does anyone know if we really need to do a biometrics, passport photo, copies of birth certificate, vaccination supplement, affidavit of support all over again? Shouldn't these be on file or perhaps in the packet given to Customs? And what is an I-94 form? All we got when she cleared Customs was her Passport with a date stamp.
Sorry for all the thread drift but after all the work we've done to date, it seems as though we're starting over. I hope I'm just misreading the instructions. Anyoen want to share their green card story?
Just for the record, it took 1 year and two months from the date the application was received at USCIS until the Visa was granted.