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Hey guys :)

It's been a lazy Saturday. I went to Staples and bought a 13 slot accordion type folder for all my paperwork to take to the interview.

Now, I know that people on here have posted over and over and over again what they are bringing to the interview and I've used the search feature and haven't come up with one...we need a new search engine on this site!!! Anyway... :blush:

I also thought I book marked a few of the pages but apparently, I did not. -_-

So I'm breaking up the sections of the folder and I want to just type it all out here and see how I've done.

Any input or suggestions on anything I'm missing would be greatly appreciated.

Hope you are all having a great weekend :star:

1) Birth Certificate (My original, plus a copy of it and a copy of Nick's)

2) My passport, a copy of Nick's and my two passport pictures needed for the interview

3) Files Needed: DS230 part 2, DS156K, Copies of the ones I sent in with package 3, DS230part1 and DS156

4) My original marriage and divorce certificates, plus copies of each

5) Police Certificate plus a copy

6) Medical exam folder

7) Affidavit of Support I-134 (notarized) plus supporting documents, 3 years of Nick's tax returns, Nick's pay stubs from a few months, a letter from his employer and bank statements. I'm going to throw in a few of my pay stubs too.

8) Copies of NOA1 and NOA2 and Appointment letter

9) New letter of intent from both Nick and I

10) Proof of Ongoing Relationship: photos, emails, letters and phone bills

11) Travel Documents since filing original petition: boarding passes, receipts and bank statements from restaurants and stores purchased in Canada and the States

12) Other stuff: Copy of receipt for engagement ring and our wedding bands, any other stuff I want to throw in.

That's it....how does it look?


Let's Keep the Song Going!!!

CANADA.GIFUS1.GIF

~Laura and Nicholas~

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Met online November 2005 playing City of Heroes

First met in Canada, Sept 22, 2006 <3

September 2006 to March 2008, 11 visits, 5 in Canada, 6 in NJ

Officially Engaged December 24th, 2007!!!

Moved to the U.S. to be with my baby on July 19th, 2008 on a K1 visa!!!!

***10 year green card in hand as of 2/2/2012, loving and living life***

Hmmm maybe we should move back to Canada! lol smile.png

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What to send to your fiance(e) once the I-129F is approved (Receive NOA2):

1. A copy of the entire I-129f package (that you made when you sent the petition in) and a copy of information that you sent back due to an RFE (if you received one).

2. Send all originals of the documentary proof that you submitted for the I-129F to your fiance(e) for their interview at the embassy.

3. Send an original letter affirming your desire to marry your fiance(e) and your continued support of the K-1 Visa. Sign and date the form. This will be similar to the letter you provided with the I-129F, but dated much closer to the interview (it will have most likely been several months since you submitted your I-129F).

4. I-134 Affidavit of Support form. Ensure it is notarized (by a US Notary Public), with all required supporting evidence. Begin collecting the required information ahead of time, as it can often take several weeks to collect it all.

5. You will likely need at a minimum (for the above form) two to three of your most recent pay stubs and a signed letter from your employer listing you job title, start date, your salary, and the status (full-time) of your position. Begin collecting these ASAP after your NOA2 arrives. You will also probably want to include other evidence such as your banking information and other assets as required by the I-134. Specifically you will need at least 2 of the 4 options mentioned in Section II-Supporting Evidence of the I-134. See this FAQ for more tips and ueful information on the Affidavit of Support Form.

6. A copy of the NOA2 that you received in the mail.

7. Proof of your ongoing relationship. This needs to be taken to the interview! Include photos, travel documents, emails, etc from between the time you filed and present (NOA1 date-now).

Examples: Copies of phone bills, cell phone bills, emails (you can edit personal info with a marker), letters (edit personal info also), stamps on the letters (to document the date they were sent), and other written documentary proof. Provide a reasonable amount; two to four of each type. Pick a range of dates up to and including the present. You can also include a copy of engagement ring receipt (this is something that is a big optional - do not worry if you do not have a ring yet!)


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Sounds great Laura, you're really organized :yes: I hope you get your interview soon, thanks for the post and helping all of us who need to get our items together!!


K-1

I-129F sent to Vermont: 2/19/08

NOA1: 2/21/08

NOA2: 3/10/08

Packet 3 recd: 3/25/08

Packet 3 sent: 4/18/08

Appt letter recd: 6/16/08

Interview at Montreal Consulate: 7/10/08 **APPROVED!!**

K1 recd: 7/15/08

US Entry at Buffalo, New York: 11/15/08

Wedding in Philadelphia: 11/22/08

AOS

AOS/EAD/AP filed at Chicago Lockbox: 12/17/08

NOA: 12/29/08

Case transferred to CSC: 1/7/09

AOS Approval: 4/2/09

Biometrics appt: 1/16/09

EAD received: 3/12/09

AP received: 3/13/09

AOS approval notice sent: 4/2/09

GC received: 4/9/09

ROC

Sent package to VSC: 1/5/11

NOA1: 1/7/11

Biometrics: 2/14/11

Approval letter received: 8/1/11

GC received: 8/11/11

Citizenship:

N-400 sent to Dallas lockbox: 3/1/12

NOA1: 3/6/12

Biometrics: 4/9/12

Interview: 5/25/12

Oath Ceremony: 6/4/2012

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What to send to your fiance(e) once the I-129F is approved (Receive NOA2):

1. A copy of the entire I-129f package (that you made when you sent the petition in) and a copy of information that you sent back due to an RFE (if you received one).

2. Send all originals of the documentary proof that you submitted for the I-129F to your fiance(e) for their interview at the embassy.

3. Send an original letter affirming your desire to marry your fiance(e) and your continued support of the K-1 Visa. Sign and date the form. This will be similar to the letter you provided with the I-129F, but dated much closer to the interview (it will have most likely been several months since you submitted your I-129F).

4. I-134 Affidavit of Support form. Ensure it is notarized (by a US Notary Public), with all required supporting evidence. Begin collecting the required information ahead of time, as it can often take several weeks to collect it all.

5. You will likely need at a minimum (for the above form) two to three of your most recent pay stubs and a signed letter from your employer listing you job title, start date, your salary, and the status (full-time) of your position. Begin collecting these ASAP after your NOA2 arrives. You will also probably want to include other evidence such as your banking information and other assets as required by the I-134. Specifically you will need at least 2 of the 4 options mentioned in Section II-Supporting Evidence of the I-134. See this FAQ for more tips and ueful information on the Affidavit of Support Form.

6. A copy of the NOA2 that you received in the mail.

7. Proof of your ongoing relationship. This needs to be taken to the interview! Include photos, travel documents, emails, etc from between the time you filed and present (NOA1 date-now).

Examples: Copies of phone bills, cell phone bills, emails (you can edit personal info with a marker), letters (edit personal info also), stamps on the letters (to document the date they were sent), and other written documentary proof. Provide a reasonable amount; two to four of each type. Pick a range of dates up to and including the present. You can also include a copy of engagement ring receipt (this is something that is a big optional - do not worry if you do not have a ring yet!)

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Look at you go Marilyn!!!

Thanks!!! :)

I knew that was there and have referred to it so often but I know people take other things as well.

Sounds great Laura, you're really organized :yes: I hope you get your interview soon, thanks for the post and helping all of us who need to get our items together!!

Hugs Jill!!! :)

xo

Edited by ~Laura and Nick~

Let's Keep the Song Going!!!

CANADA.GIFUS1.GIF

~Laura and Nicholas~

IMG_1315.jpg

Met online November 2005 playing City of Heroes

First met in Canada, Sept 22, 2006 <3

September 2006 to March 2008, 11 visits, 5 in Canada, 6 in NJ

Officially Engaged December 24th, 2007!!!

Moved to the U.S. to be with my baby on July 19th, 2008 on a K1 visa!!!!

***10 year green card in hand as of 2/2/2012, loving and living life***

Hmmm maybe we should move back to Canada! lol smile.png

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Thats a great idea, i think i will get one to to send to my fiance for his interview, that way i will know he has everything


OurTimeline

11/18/2007--------I-129F Petition mailed to CSC

11/29/2007--------NOA1

04/02/2008 --------NOA2 Approved (On my B-Day)

05/08/2008---------Forwarded to ISL

05/12/2008---------Consulate Received

05/22/2008---------Packet 3.5 Received by my Fiance

06/06/2008---------Packet 3.5 Returned to Embassy

06/19/2008---------Recieved Packet 4

06/25/2008---------Medical

07/08/2008---------Interview

03/06/2009---------Visa in Hand

03/23/2009---------POE Chicago

03/24/2009---------Marriage

08/05/2009---------GC in Mail

09/13/2009---------First Job in US

Naturalization

01/28/15------------mailed packet to USIS

02/06/15-------------NOA

02/27/15-------------Biometrics Appt.

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I like your list so much, I've copied it to send to my fiance. :thumbs:


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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I like your list so much, I've copied it to send to my fiance. :thumbs:

Glad I could help!

It was really for my own organization but if I can help others, that's awesome!!! :)

Hope everyone has great interviews!


Let's Keep the Song Going!!!

CANADA.GIFUS1.GIF

~Laura and Nicholas~

IMG_1315.jpg

Met online November 2005 playing City of Heroes

First met in Canada, Sept 22, 2006 <3

September 2006 to March 2008, 11 visits, 5 in Canada, 6 in NJ

Officially Engaged December 24th, 2007!!!

Moved to the U.S. to be with my baby on July 19th, 2008 on a K1 visa!!!!

***10 year green card in hand as of 2/2/2012, loving and living life***

Hmmm maybe we should move back to Canada! lol smile.png

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I like your list so much, I've copied it to send to my fiance. :thumbs:

Glad I could help!

It was really for my own organization but if I can help others, that's awesome!!! :)

Hope everyone has great interviews!

I second that emotion. :lol::thumbs: Wow, amazing how posts suddenly become so useful and things clearer now that my sister (and your twin) isn't around. :crying::lol: You look good to go, now there's only one more thing you need, an interview date. :protest:

C'mon MTL!!!!! :angry:


IR5

2007-07-27 – Case complete at NVC waiting on the world or at least MTL.

2007-12-19 - INTERVIEW AT MTL, SPLIT DECISION.

2007-12-24-Mom's I-551 arrives, Pop's still in purgatory (AP)

2008-03-11-AP all done, Pop is approved!!!!

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I like your list so much, I've copied it to send to my fiance. :thumbs:

Glad I could help!

It was really for my own organization but if I can help others, that's awesome!!! :)

Hope everyone has great interviews!

I second that emotion. :lol::thumbs: Wow, amazing how posts suddenly become so useful and things clearer now that my sister (and your twin) isn't around. :crying::lol: You look good to go, now there's only one more thing you need, an interview date. :protest:

C'mon MTL!!!!! :angry:

:lol:

I do miss her though....:( Sigh.

Come on Montreal!!! LOL

Thanks IR...you always make me smile.


Let's Keep the Song Going!!!

CANADA.GIFUS1.GIF

~Laura and Nicholas~

IMG_1315.jpg

Met online November 2005 playing City of Heroes

First met in Canada, Sept 22, 2006 <3

September 2006 to March 2008, 11 visits, 5 in Canada, 6 in NJ

Officially Engaged December 24th, 2007!!!

Moved to the U.S. to be with my baby on July 19th, 2008 on a K1 visa!!!!

***10 year green card in hand as of 2/2/2012, loving and living life***

Hmmm maybe we should move back to Canada! lol smile.png

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I like your list so much, I've copied it to send to my fiance. :thumbs:

Glad I could help!

It was really for my own organization but if I can help others, that's awesome!!! :)

Hope everyone has great interviews!

I second that emotion. :lol::thumbs: Wow, amazing how posts suddenly become so useful and things clearer now that my sister (and your twin) isn't around. :crying::lol: You look good to go, now there's only one more thing you need, an interview date. :protest:

C'mon MTL!!!!! :angry:

:lol:

I do miss her though.... :( Sigh.

Come on Montreal!!! LOL

Thanks IR...you always make me smile.

I miss her too, just don't let her hear that I said that. :lol: It's snowing tonight in Seattle and her parents are flying in so I'm a bit concerned about the roads. :unsure:

I'm glad I make you smile Laura you do the same to me, besides who else is going to join me in mercilessly teasing Len. :lol: Waiting is never fun and a pleasant wait makes life more enjoyable. :thumbs:


IR5

2007-07-27 – Case complete at NVC waiting on the world or at least MTL.

2007-12-19 - INTERVIEW AT MTL, SPLIT DECISION.

2007-12-24-Mom's I-551 arrives, Pop's still in purgatory (AP)

2008-03-11-AP all done, Pop is approved!!!!

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I or my girlfriend never made a copy of I-129F. :unsure:

Will I really need it for my interview in Montreal?

They should already have this but it's always a good idea to have a copy.

If you don't have one, you don't so I wouldn't stress too much. :)

I miss her too, just don't let her hear that I said that. :lol: It's snowing tonight in Seattle and her parents are flying in so I'm a bit concerned about the roads. :unsure:

I'm glad I make you smile Laura you do the same to me, besides who else is going to join me in mercilessly teasing Len. :lol: Waiting is never fun and a pleasant wait makes life more enjoyable. :thumbs:

I'm sure they will be just fine!!! :)

*hugs*


Let's Keep the Song Going!!!

CANADA.GIFUS1.GIF

~Laura and Nicholas~

IMG_1315.jpg

Met online November 2005 playing City of Heroes

First met in Canada, Sept 22, 2006 <3

September 2006 to March 2008, 11 visits, 5 in Canada, 6 in NJ

Officially Engaged December 24th, 2007!!!

Moved to the U.S. to be with my baby on July 19th, 2008 on a K1 visa!!!!

***10 year green card in hand as of 2/2/2012, loving and living life***

Hmmm maybe we should move back to Canada! lol smile.png

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be carefull for people copying this list and not in montreal.... your consulate might ask other things too !!

out from that that's a great list !

and about news... no new interview dates from DOS.. so we r just waiting....

come on montreal !!!!!


Removal of conditions

01.11.2011 Remove conditions GC I-751 ($590)

01.18.2011 NOA1

02.24.2011 Biometric

03.25.2011 Approved

03.28.2011 Notice sent

03.31.2011 Received new green card (and it's green !)
 

AOS/EAD/AP from K1

07.23.2008 Send AOS/EAD/AP

07.29.2008 Check cashed

08.01.2008 NOA1

08.08.2008 Biometric Notice received

08.21.2008 Biometric Appointment

09.22.2008 Approval notice sent for AP (CRIS email)

09.22.2008 Card production ordered for EAD (CRIS email)

09.25.2008 Card production ordered for EAD (CRIS email) and a couple of touch since (last one 09.30.2008)

09.27.2008 Reception AP

10.02.2008 EAD Received

02.23.2009 Notice for interview (1.5 month late compared to LA statistics)

03.16.2009 AOS Touch

04.01.2009 Interview in LA  // Approved 

04.06.2009 Welcome to the USA Letter

04.13.2009 Reception GC

Naturalization
06/2016 Request
03/2017 Interview

Almost at the end !

 

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I miss her too, just don't let her hear that I said that. :lol: It's snowing tonight in Seattle and her parents are flying in so I'm a bit concerned about the roads. :unsure:

I'm glad I make you smile Laura you do the same to me, besides who else is going to join me in mercilessly teasing Len. :lol: Waiting is never fun and a pleasant wait makes life more enjoyable. :thumbs:

I'm sure they will be just fine!!! :)

*hugs*

You're right, her rascal has four-wheel drive. :lol:

*hugs*


IR5

2007-07-27 – Case complete at NVC waiting on the world or at least MTL.

2007-12-19 - INTERVIEW AT MTL, SPLIT DECISION.

2007-12-24-Mom's I-551 arrives, Pop's still in purgatory (AP)

2008-03-11-AP all done, Pop is approved!!!!

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