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  1. Do we have a thread for this yet? I couldn't find one if there is!
  2. I applied for k1 visa for my fiancé in Pakistan. I received the approved I-129F from uscis in June 2018. I then received a letter on July 6 2018 from national visa center stating they transferred my case to US embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. It has now been over 1 month we have not received any information from the US embassy in Pakistan. When I check my visa application case status it says "ready" and I can schedule my interview otherwise wait to be notified for interview appointment. Please advise me on the next steps. Should I go ahead and tell my fiancé to get a medical done and then schedule the interview? Or should I wait to be contacted
  3. Hi everyone. I am new here and would like to ask a few questions before we lodge our application next month. I am an international student living in Auckland, New Zealand. I am originally from the Philippines and currently completing my studies until next year. My fiance lives in the US and we plan to marry next year after I graduate. My question is, can I schedule my visa interview here or do I have to go back to the Philippines for it? Anyone here who had the same situation in NZ as well? Will really appreciate your responses. Thank you!
  4. Hey all I’m starting this thread for any South African couples waiting for their visa to be processed, petition approved, or couples who have already been approved. If you have any stories or advice please do share. I sent my petition in on 02/12/2018 it was delivered 02/15/2018 I received my NOA1 02/20/2018. I’m currently waiting for my NOA2
  5. Hi guys, I figured I could start this thread for May 2018 AOS filers in case no one has started one already. I filed for my two children , 11 and 9. They followed-to-join with K2 visas. Whats your case? Good luck to all us and let’s believe. It’s possible.
  6. Hey guys, wanted to create a topic for those waiting on their NOA2, from filling on February 2018. I myself filed February 16th, 2018 and got my NOA1 on February 20th, 2018. Anyone want to share their story?
  7. My Iranian fiance was told to expect 3 to 4 months of administrative processing at the conclusion of the interview in Abu Dhabi. The interview was this month (Aug 2017). A 221g was provided with nothing but Administrative Processing checked on the form. Within an hour or two after the interview the embassy sent an email requesting additional information about all social media accounts, phone numbers, and email addresses used in the past 5 years. The names and birthdates of all siblings were requested as well. Any one else receive a request like this? Also, were you told to expect a response in 3 to 4 months at the end of the interview? Is this realistic? I see in the forums that other Iranians have been waiting 300+ days to clear AP. Thanks!
  8. Hi everyone! Here's a new group for anyone who has just applied for AOS from K1 in July 2018! Fingers crossed for everyone!
  9. There we go, August filers congratulations on your decision to pursue this amazing relationship with your fiancee. This will be a fun journey so like @missileman say buckle your seat belt and prepare for the ride. Feel free to post your questions and share experiences during your K1 application process.
  10. Alright folks, brand new month right here, you all have made to the AOS phase. Congrats and happy new life together. This thread will be for AOS discussions for those who sent their AOS package in August 2018..... Good luck everyone and couple things, EAD/AP taking around 4 to 6 months Expedite Criteria : https://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria AOS Checklist: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos USCIS Processing Times Page: https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/ USCIS Inquiry about your case: https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayONPTForm.do?entryPoint=init&sroPageType=onpt Enjoy
  11. Hi! We will be filing for my AOS shortly, and since tomorrow marks the start of a new month I thought it would be appropriate to start a new thread for all June filers adjusting from K1 visas. If you're filing soon or if you think you'll file within the next few weeks, please join
  12. I’m the beneficiary and from Australia. I can’t put my state (“Victoria”, or “VIC”) in my mailing address/residential address fields of the I-129F using Adobe or the Google Chrome browser. The sample form here on VJ put “NSW” in the province section. Can I do the same with VIC? On that note, should I spell it out Victoria in full, or is VIC okay? We’re really aware of these abbreviations in Australia, but not sure about in the US. Also, when putting a mobile phone number in the “daytime telephone number” field, should you precede it with “MOB:” to make it clear that it isn’t a landline? Thank you in advance!
  13. I'm just thinking out loud here.... My fiancee (US) and I (UK) are currently awaiting my K1 visa (filed back in April 2018) and are hoping to have a US wedding sometime around Easter (that's late April) 2019. If the worst comes to the worst and we don't have the visa by Easter, could I theoretically travel out there on an ESTA visitor visa (as per usual) and have a wedding ceremony (but not get legally married) and then return to the UK to continue waiting for the visa to be processed? I know it's unlikely that it won't be received by Easter, but we're quite keen to have it at that specific holiday time (so that teacher friends can come/friends attending from the UK can bring their children etc) and we're also conscious that we need to start planning/booking things early so as to give international guests enough time to save/plan their visit themselves. But if we plan all this stuff and then the visa isn't ready by then, we don't want to have to postpone....so could we theoretically go through with the wedding whenever we want but just not get officially married by US law until the visa is ready??
  14. Hi guys! We emailed the petition last Tuesday (02/27) and it is supposed to be delivered today. Good luck to everyone starting this process
  15. Hi, how's everyone doing? I want to file for my Fiance around the April period. She's in Nigeria and I'm currently visiting Nigeria. Here are my questions: 1. What are the challenges? 2. What parts will bring problems? 3. What are the best things to do while I'm here to ensure we don't have any problems? 4. What are the best things you guys did to prove your engagement and that you've seen each other? 5. How long did yours take? 7. What would you have done differently? 6. Any other thing I should know? Thanks in advance
  16. Hello everyone! We have sent our documents last friday and ETA to USCIS will be on February 2. 😁
  17. I’m Australian and my fiancé (US petitioner) and I are working on our K1 packet together. I’ve read through the I-129F multiple times, yet there are so many things confusing me that my head hurts. Any help clarifying these things would be so gratefully appreciated! ① The form “expires” at the end of this month, which is when we are trying to have our packet sent in at the latest. Is this going to be a problem for us? My fiancé thinks we should wait until September for a new form to be released, but I’m wary of changes being made regarding RFEs in the near future and want to get this done as soon as possible. ② We’re filling out the I-129F using Adobe Acrobat Pro on the computer because the USCIS website recommends doing it with Adobe, but it won’t let me put my Australian state in the “state” section of my address. I start typing and it automatically wants to choose US states, even if I type “Australia” in the country field. How can I bypass this? ③ What do you put in fields irrelevant to you? I’ve seen the word “none” being used, and I’ve heard of people leaving the fields blank. Which is the best way to go? ④ In both the petitioner and the beneficiary’s mailing address sections, do their names go in the “In Care of Name” field? What does this mean exactly? I’ve seen sample forms where this field was left blank. In what situation would one need to fill this in then, and with whose name? Someone other than the petitioner or beneficiary (if they have a carer or something)? ⑤ For US states and foreign countries the petitioner has lived in since 18, if they’ve only lived in one state, what should you put in the “Residence 2” field? Is it okay to leave it blank? ⑥ With Adobe, no numbers can be used in the beneficiary’s employment history section, but my recent workplace has a number “2” in its name. Do I stylise it “two”, or would this be problematic? How should I get around this? ⑦ Speaking of employment, I’m currently unemployed and have been since finishing my work at the aforementioned workplace. It was a summer job I took on over Christmas after having completed my studies at university in November 2017. My graduation ceremony took place in May 2018. I have seen people use “student” as their occupation, so do I mention my studies in my employment history within the last 5 years? As I’m currently unemployed, I should mention this first in my employment history, correct? ⑧ My fiancé has a 5-digit zip code that he always uses as his mailing address, but officially, there is a hyphen with an additional 4 digits afterwards (mainly used by services like Amazon when his address is automated). Adobe won’t let me put a hyphen in the zip code field. Do I just use the 5-digit one, or have all 9 numbers together with no hyphen? ⑨ Because so many of these issues seem to deal with Adobe itself, I wonder how many people very carefully handwrite their forms, in block letters for example? If this is not recommended by USCIS, I’m hesitant to do so of course. Just frustrated with Adobe. Sorry for the long winded post. I feel really stressed about the ambiguities and have tried searching all around for the answers to my questions with little luck. Again, any help would be dearly appreciated.
  18. Hi all, I've got my interview in a week and a bit (Superr nervous) and I was wondering how long before you get your visa in hand if approved? I do realize every case can be so very different but I was just curious if there was an average for standard basic cases. Just trying to think ahead for planning and what not I know most people don't recommend booking anything until you've got your visa in hand but its so hard to plan and quit jobs even! Just curious to hear any experiences from others about how quickly they got their visa's after approval! Thanks!
  19. Hi everyone! I just want to know how many of us are still waiting for the packet3? We filed for K1 visa and the approved petition was sent electronically to UAE last April 5 2018.
  20. Hi Friends, So my fiance was given a white 221g with administrative processing marked on it. His passport was also kept. I emailed the Islamabad embassy asking them why he wasnt issued a visa. I got a reply back from them today. This is the reply:Dear Sir/Madam, Our records indicate that this case is in its final review. Please feel free to check back with our office after four weeks. So guys should i consider this a good sign? They didnt write the usual its in AP so just wait for it response. Plz give any feedback you guys might have!
  21. Hello, my husband has an upcoming interview in turkey this week. We got denied for k1 because we found out that my husband was inadmissibile due to being a former daca recipient and having illegal time. We got married in turkey and filed i 130 and the 601 at the same time. Both were approved. Interview is this week and I am wondering if anyone sees a potential problem that will cause a denial. Thanks!
  22. My Fiance submitted a notice of readiness on Friday with the US Embassy in Dublin and we thought he'd hear right away when his appointment will be. Does anyone have experience with how long we should expect before his appointment is scheduled, and then how long it's taken to receive his passport back? Thanks!
  23. We just received the NOA2 for the K1 visa petition (online at least), at the end of the last week, and so I started going through the things needed for the next steps. In our case, my fiance is a Vietnamese citizen, but has been living and working in Japan for several years, and so we are planning to go through the consulate in Tokyo. My understanding is that we will need Police Certificates for Vietnam and Japan (the non-US countries she has lived in). Does she need to go back to Vietnam to get this certificate, or can it be requested through the Vietnamese Embassy in Tokyo? Ideally we would like to get the certificate without going needing to fly back to Vietnam just for that, but I understand that different countries may have different policies. I am mainly looking for advice from people in similar situations, from people who have gone through the process of obtaining a police certificate for a Vietnamese citizen when that citizen lives abroad.
  24. Hi everyone! So we got our Noa1 this May and now we're just waiting for our Noa2. I resigned for my job (for a year) and got hired this july. Should weupdate the uscis about it? How?
  25. Hey everyone! Any July 2018 filers around? We sent ours on July 5th, waiting for NOA1 Good like and happy waiting!