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  • Birthday 05/17/1990
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    K-1 Visa
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  1. Applicants may receive a RFE for only having one MMR. The required doses according to USCIS and CDC are two. You can find many threads on the topic on this forum. I was in the same situation, and I didn't want to risk anything: I had the second MMR here in the US after entering with my K1, and before sending the AoS Package I found a Civil Surgeon who filed part 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9 of Form I-693, which was given to me in a sealed envelope. I enclosed it in the application to show I complied with the vaccination requirements, it would be a pity to waste time and have delays over a vaccination! Good luck with your application!
  2. No worries! I'm just happy you clarified that now
  3. It looks like the instructions from the page you shared apply to the immigrant Visa category. Remember that K-1 is a nonimmigrant Visa, so applicants need to file for DS-160 and not for DS-260. They will also need a different checklist of documents than the one listed there. For instance, the correct Affidavit of Support for K-1 Visa applicants is Form I-134. You will need Form I-864 when you file for AoS. Same for the translations: for the interview stage, you will not need to translate any Italian documents in English. You will need to have the birth certificate translated only during the AoS filing. Keep this in mind so you will prepare the right documents for this phase of the procedure 😊 If you're looking for an official source, the U.S. Consulate General of Naples recently updated the instructions for K-1 Visa applicants here: https://it.usembassy.gov/it/visti/iv/k1/ It's a very useful link, where you will find a recap of everything you need. You will also find a link to a .zip file containing the Packet3, but many applicants have pointed out that it doesn't seem to be functioning. It would be probably best to inform the Consulate about this, so they can update it and applicants will be immediately allowed to access the detailed instructions and start gathering the right documents as soon as they receive their case #. Anyway, the Consulate usually e-mails Packet3 to the petitioner as soon as they receive their case from NVC. Make sure to consult it thoroughly before taking any further action! 😃 Good luck! 🤩
  4. You're most welcome! For the police certificates I went to the Tribunale of my hometown, you will need to request "carichi pendenti" and "casellario giudiziale generale". They both have a marca da bollo of around $20 each. Don't request them too soon, they have a validity of 6 months! (same thing for l'estratto di nascita)
  5. Hey there Chiara! I can't speak for every ASL unfortunately, apparently the current vaccine situation is not regulated at a national level and there are different arrangements according to each region and to each hq. I was lucky enough to get the two vaccines for free, but talking to some other applicants from different areas of Italy I noticed that it's not always the case. Anyway, I still recommend you complete your requirements through the national health system and make sure you get to your medical examination appointment already vaccinated. Your ASL may request fees, but you would still pay considerably less than you would if you got your doses at Istituto Diagnostico Varelli on the day of your medical examination. You can check the USCIS requirements on the CDC page here: https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/pdf/Vaccine-Requirements-According-to-Applicant-Age.pdf You will most likely need MMR, TDaP, Varicella, and Influenza (only during flu season). I strongly suggest you leave Italy with 2 MMR shots listed in your records, if possible. The recommended doses are two, and this will become important to avoid delays or RFEs during your AOS process. Let me know if I can help you w anything else 😉
  6. You should be receiving the appointment letter in about 2-3 weeks.
  7. Biometrics done this morning! In and out. Super quick and amazing service.
  8. Hi! I have a question: are you filing for renewal because you've been waiting more than a year for your GC? And if so, do you have to pay the I-131 and I-765 fees in this case? I'm curious about this because I have just sent my AOS packet but where I live (South Florida) processing times seem to be over a year long Good luck with everything!
  9. Our package was received on August 2nd, and I received the NOA1 via email on August 7th. The official notice should arrive in the mail within 7-10, so yes, I guess the total waiting time for the NOA1 is around 2/3 weeks
  10. The correct form for this stage of your process is I-134. Don't forget to enclose additional evidence! When I did my interview in Naples 4 months ago they kept the form, the Tax Return, the letter from my (now) husband's employer, two most recent pay stubs, and a statement from the bank. The instructions of Packet3 will tell you to make everything in double copy. Also, they asked for a copy of my husband's passport and birth certificate. More info for her here: https://it.usembassy.gov/it/visti/iv/k1/ Good luck!
  11. ababsurd

    I miss Canada oh so much :(

    Thank you! I appreciate it.
  12. I'm no expert, but maybe you could try to get in touch with the clinic who did the medical examination to your husband and ask if they included a copy of the DS3025 in the sealed packet he gave at the POE
  13. Yes, they didn't take mine either, but at least the service I received was impeccable. And the $99 fee I paid for the MMR is still better than the $$$$$$$ fees that the Civil Surgeons I spoke to wanted to charge me for doing that same vaccination. 😫
  14. I agree, it's better to send the sealed I-693 in the AOS application IF the DS3025 is incomplete.