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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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We just received instructions from our lawyer about filling up the forms. I noticed that she asked me to fill up the DS 157 and DS230I (and she will fill up the DS156 on my behalf)...

Not that I doubt our lawyer :whistle: , I checked the DS230I and compared it to the DS156K and noticed that they are not the same forms( are they? :blink: ). The instructions I received is to fill up these forms and handcarry them to the Consulate.

So which is which? DS156K or DS230I or BOTH?? :blink::blink::blink::blink::blink::blink:


February 6-7, 2008 - EARLY MEDICAL! PASSED!!!!

March 03, 2008 - MEDICAL APPOINTMENT

March 10, 2008 - INTERVIEW!!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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pls read this guideline http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=68967

it's DS-156k

Edited by lirachadsbaby

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DS230 forms are for immigrant visa applicant like CR1/IR1..


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Nov. 28, 07 - Arrived in US with my asawa

Dec. 8. 07 - Received my SSC through mail

Jan. 19, 08 - Received welcome notice from USCIS 3x

Jan. 25, 08 - Got my GC

Sept. 4, 08 - Jody, our baby arrived

 

~Removal of condition Time line~

Aug. 5, 09 - Reminder letter from USCIS regarding my immigration status received

Sept. 8, 2009 - Sent I-751

Sept. 11, 2009 - Mail delivered to VT

Sept. 18, 2009 - NOA1 & extension letter DATED 09/14/09

Sept. 25, 2009 - Biometrics appointment letter received

Oct. 14, 2009 - Early biometrics

Oct. 15, 2009 - Touched

Oct. 23, 2009 - Scheduled biometrics

Dec. 31, 2009 - Approval letter received dated 12/24/09

Jan. 08, 2010 - Card production ordered

Jan. 19, 2010 - GC received

 

~Naturalization Timeline~

April 30, 2018 - Filed N400 online

May 1, 2018 - NOA

May 21, 2018 - Biometrics Appointment

Feb. 5, 2019 - Interview and Oath Ceremony Combined

 

~Tatay's I-130 Journey~

March 8, 2019 - Filed I-130 for Tatay

March 15, 2019 - check cashed

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Thank you. I mailed her and told her DS230 is not included in my packet from the Consulate. She must have forgotten that I am in K1 route! :blink::blink::blink::blink::blink::blink:


February 6-7, 2008 - EARLY MEDICAL! PASSED!!!!

March 03, 2008 - MEDICAL APPOINTMENT

March 10, 2008 - INTERVIEW!!!

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Thank you. I mailed her and told her DS230 is not included in my packet from the Consulate. She must have forgotten that I am in K1 route! :blink::blink::blink::blink::blink::blink:

Typical help too many get from a lawyer. No one fills out both the 156 and 230. If your lawyer is going to handle the 157 hope they know the fee has increased to $131.


First trip 01-17-07

Married 02-05-07

What Service Center was filed at? Nebraska transferred to California

Provide dates for the following:

I-130 sent (Mailed)..........................3-12-07

1st NOA (Receipt Notice) .................3-29-07

2nd NOA (Approval Notice) e-mail.....6-15-07

Bill for I-864 processing fee rcd and sent..7-24-07

I-864 Packet Received......................8-18-07

I-864 Mailed to NV............................8-20-07

Bill for DS-230 received....................8-29-07

Payment for DS-230 sent..................8-30-07

DS-230 Packet received..................10-25-07

DS-230 Packet sent to NVC..............10-29-07

Case Completed..............................11-16-07

Case Forwarded to Embassy.............11-30-07

Packet recieved from NVC................12-07-07

Medical complete...............................1-04-08

Leave for Manila................................1-19-08

Interview and approval......................1-22-08

Visa in Hand .....................................1-24-08

Arrived in USA...................................3-19-08

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Thank you. I mailed her and told her DS230 is not included in my packet from the Consulate. She must have forgotten that I am in K1 route! :blink::blink::blink::blink::blink::blink:

Typical help too many get from a lawyer. No one fills out both the 156 and 230. If your lawyer is going to handle the 157 hope they know the fee has increased to $131.

That is true. I personally knew someone who had her interview last Jan.4 and just rely on their lawyer, but the lawyer didnt knew probably about the 650 verification fee so, they just pay it on the day of the interview. Sad to note,up to this date they are still waiting for the visa. :unsure: Good thing that Lady_anne is a member of VJ :dance: and very inquisitive that justify her intelligence :thumbs: KEEP IT UP VJ FAMILY


MY JOURNEY

* March 26,2008- Leave Philippines

* March 28,2008- POE GUAM....nice people...IMMIGRATION very accommodating...good ,friendly people

* March 28,2008 - Arrived Orlando, Florida

* April 02,2008- Apply SSN

* April 18,2008- BRIDAL SHOWER

* April 20,2008- Rcvd my SSN

* April 26,2008- MARRIAGE

* April 28,2008- Rcvd my Marriage Certificate Documents

* April 28,2008- Change my name to my married name SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE

* May 01,2008- Got 2 Bank Accounts

* May 05, 2008- Rcvd my SSN with my married name on it

* May 22,2008- Got 2 Credit Card Accounts approval

* May 23-28,2008- Visit Alabama,Mississippi and Louisiana

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* May 31,2008 - Mailed my EAD- I-765

* June 04,2008 - Notice Date Rcvd

* June 09,2008 - NOA arrived (PROBLEM:My first name spelled incorrectly)

* Aug. 02, 2008- Rcvd a USCIS letter that they corrected the typo error

Fast Forward...

FEB 12,2011 - SUBMITTED I-751 APPLICATION TO VERMONT SERVICE CENTER

FEB 22,2011 - RECEIVED NOTICE OF ACTION ON I-751 APPLICATION

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Thanks Ms Amy. :D

I asked our lawyer about the DS 230 form and here is what she replied...

Hello. The DS156 has been E Filed and is included in the financial packet. The others (DS156K, DS157, DS230) are attached below in an editable format so you can complete them. The DS230, part one, absolutely needs to be completed. The forms attached do not need to be E Filed as far as I know.

Thank you for your prompt attention with the DS156 supplement.

Edited by lady_anne

February 6-7, 2008 - EARLY MEDICAL! PASSED!!!!

March 03, 2008 - MEDICAL APPOINTMENT

March 10, 2008 - INTERVIEW!!!

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Thanks Ms Amy. :D

I asked our lawyer about the DS 230 form and here is what she replied...

Hello. The DS156 has been E Filed and is included in the financial packet. The others (DS156K, DS157, DS230) are attached below in an editable format so you can complete them. The DS230, part one, absolutely needs to be completed. The forms attached do not need to be E Filed as far as I know.

Thank you for your prompt attention with the DS156 supplement.

the DS-230 is not needed for a K-1 in Manila. from what I know, the DS-156 is not e filed. the data entered on it is transcribed into a bar code which is printed on a third page. you present the DS-156 on the day of your interview. is your lawyer familar with the process for a K-1 in Manila?


US Embassy Manila website. bringing your spouse/fiancee to USA

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html

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:wacko::wacko::wacko::wacko::wacko:

go by the instructions in the appointment packet. i think your lawyer is misinformed.

http://usembassy.state.gov/manila/wwwfivk1.pdf


US Embassy Manila website. bringing your spouse/fiancee to USA

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html

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You can get good info on what is needed for the interview at the US Embassy Manila page and click on preparing for the interview.


First trip 01-17-07

Married 02-05-07

What Service Center was filed at? Nebraska transferred to California

Provide dates for the following:

I-130 sent (Mailed)..........................3-12-07

1st NOA (Receipt Notice) .................3-29-07

2nd NOA (Approval Notice) e-mail.....6-15-07

Bill for I-864 processing fee rcd and sent..7-24-07

I-864 Packet Received......................8-18-07

I-864 Mailed to NV............................8-20-07

Bill for DS-230 received....................8-29-07

Payment for DS-230 sent..................8-30-07

DS-230 Packet received..................10-25-07

DS-230 Packet sent to NVC..............10-29-07

Case Completed..............................11-16-07

Case Forwarded to Embassy.............11-30-07

Packet recieved from NVC................12-07-07

Medical complete...............................1-04-08

Leave for Manila................................1-19-08

Interview and approval......................1-22-08

Visa in Hand .....................................1-24-08

Arrived in USA...................................3-19-08

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:blink::blink::blink::blink::blink::blink:

:wacko::wacko::wacko::wacko::wacko:

go by the instructions in the appointment packet. i think your lawyer is misinformed.

http://usembassy.state.gov/manila/wwwfivk1.pdf

If I were you, I will send her that link above. It will give your lawyer ideas that we don't need DS230 for K1 route.

--Mae


N-400 NATURALIZATION

04/04/2011 - Mailed N-400 to AZ Lockbox

04/06/2011 - Received

04/07/2011 - NOA

04/07/2011 - Check cashed

04/14/2011 - Biometrics appointment in the mail

04/21/2011 - Early Biometrics (was scheduled on May 4, 2011)

05/09/2011 - Case Status Notification - In line for interview and testing

05/10/2011 - Case Status Notification - Interview scheduled

05/14/2011 - Interview Appointment Letter in the mail

06/21/2011 - Interview Appointment Date

06/29/2011 - Case Status Notification - Placed in the oath scheduling que

08/16/2011 - Case Status Notification - Oath ceremony scheduled

09/15/2011 - Oath Taking - good riddance!

09/23/2011 - Applied for Passport

10/08/2011 - Passport in the mail

10/17/2011 - Certificate of Naturalization in the mail -- OFFICIALLY DONE!

"Love is a noble act of self-giving, offering trust, faith, and loyalty.

The more you love, the more you lose a part of yourself, yet you don't become less of who you are;

you end up being complete with your loved ones."

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:blink::blink::blink::blink::blink::blink:

:wacko::wacko::wacko::wacko::wacko:

go by the instructions in the appointment packet. i think your lawyer is misinformed.

http://usembassy.state.gov/manila/wwwfivk1.pdf

Pineapple,

:thumbs: that is a good advice...just send that linked....maybe your lawyer will admit that you are right with the forms.

By the way, I changed my early medical schedule ... :no: can't make it on the 6th and 7th because of WORK INTERVENTIONS. I will have my early medical on 21st and 22nd though. Will you gonna pushed on the 6&7 schedule right? Cristinasophia and Gemindsims might be there also... GOODLUCK to all of you . :dance:


MY JOURNEY

* March 26,2008- Leave Philippines

* March 28,2008- POE GUAM....nice people...IMMIGRATION very accommodating...good ,friendly people

* March 28,2008 - Arrived Orlando, Florida

* April 02,2008- Apply SSN

* April 18,2008- BRIDAL SHOWER

* April 20,2008- Rcvd my SSN

* April 26,2008- MARRIAGE

* April 28,2008- Rcvd my Marriage Certificate Documents

* April 28,2008- Change my name to my married name SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE

* May 01,2008- Got 2 Bank Accounts

* May 05, 2008- Rcvd my SSN with my married name on it

* May 22,2008- Got 2 Credit Card Accounts approval

* May 23-28,2008- Visit Alabama,Mississippi and Louisiana

7061.gif

* May 31,2008 - Mailed my EAD- I-765

* June 04,2008 - Notice Date Rcvd

* June 09,2008 - NOA arrived (PROBLEM:My first name spelled incorrectly)

* Aug. 02, 2008- Rcvd a USCIS letter that they corrected the typo error

Fast Forward...

FEB 12,2011 - SUBMITTED I-751 APPLICATION TO VERMONT SERVICE CENTER

FEB 22,2011 - RECEIVED NOTICE OF ACTION ON I-751 APPLICATION

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