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Hi, I've been lurking around here for a bit reading the goods the bads and the uglies of this whole K1 process. My boyfriend is a UK citizen, we aren't engaged yet, but everything is definitely headed that way. Are there things we should be doing or saving now that will save us any pain and stress when we start the process? Should we start now saving communications or is it too soon for them to "count." :huh:

Thanks for being here, and all the best to all of you! :star:


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Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself.

Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here.

Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go.

Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you.

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Should we start now saving communications or is it too soon for them to "count." :huh:

Thanks for being here, and all the best to all of you! :star:

I can't see why it wouldn't count, it would show a continuation of the relationship etc. I'm not sure though, our I129F has just been approved so I'm unsure pretty much about the rest of the process...I just hate the idea of the time its going to take....I'm sure someone else can answer your questions better than me! :yes:

Good Luck!

:star::star::star:


  • Feb 13th Applied for I129F
  • May 3rd I129F Approved and sent to Department of State for processing.
  • **Waiting for Notice of I129F approval to show up in the mail!**
  • NOA2 Showed up in mail Wed 24th May 2006
  • ** Nervous as all hell - Still no Instruction packet**
  • ** 27th June Email - Saying Application Approved??? **
  • July 7th Packet 3 Arrived (First one went missing? - this one was marked 'duplicate')
  • Pack 4 arrived 31st July
  • Appointment 18th Aug

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i would save lots of money, just kidding.


Aapki Nazroan Ne Samjha, Pyaar Ke Kabil Mujhe

Dil Ki Ai Dharkan Thaher Ja, Mil Gayee Manzil Mujhe

I-130 Process

01-29-2006 | Marriage

02-13-2006 | Mailed to NSC

02-27-2006 | NOA1

06-15-2006 | I-130 Approved

I-129F Process

03-08-2006 | Mailed to CHICAGO LOCKBOX

03-13-2006 | NOA1

07-31-2006 | I-129F Approved

09-01-2006 | K3 Interview, Visa Approved

09-14-2006 | Passport recieved from Consulate

01-23-2007 | POE at Chicago

AOS process

07-25-2007 | Mailed to CHICAGO LOCKBOX

08-30-2007 | NOA1

09-07-2007 | Biometrics Appointment

01-28-2008 | AOS interview-More evidence requested

02-07-2008 | AOS approved

02-19-2008 | Recieved Green Card in mail

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It's never too late to start gathering proof of your relationship... boarding passes, passport stamps, phone logs, e-mails, any chats that you have, any snail mails or care packages that you've sent to eachother, all count... USCIS wants to see proof that you've met within the past two years, and the consulate wants to make sure that you've had an ongoing relationship.

Please check the K-1 guides for processing times :)

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the more evidence the better


Aapki Nazroan Ne Samjha, Pyaar Ke Kabil Mujhe

Dil Ki Ai Dharkan Thaher Ja, Mil Gayee Manzil Mujhe

I-130 Process

01-29-2006 | Marriage

02-13-2006 | Mailed to NSC

02-27-2006 | NOA1

06-15-2006 | I-130 Approved

I-129F Process

03-08-2006 | Mailed to CHICAGO LOCKBOX

03-13-2006 | NOA1

07-31-2006 | I-129F Approved

09-01-2006 | K3 Interview, Visa Approved

09-14-2006 | Passport recieved from Consulate

01-23-2007 | POE at Chicago

AOS process

07-25-2007 | Mailed to CHICAGO LOCKBOX

08-30-2007 | NOA1

09-07-2007 | Biometrics Appointment

01-28-2008 | AOS interview-More evidence requested

02-07-2008 | AOS approved

02-19-2008 | Recieved Green Card in mail

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i would save lots of money, just kidding.

Yes, that I had gathered! :lol:


Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth.

Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself.

Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here.

Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go.

Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you.

--Pueblo Blessing

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Agree with Iceyspots start gathering your evidence now so you have everything you need by the time you submit your application :thumbs:

Adele


> Texas have received out application and cashed the cheque!

We got our NOA1 as at 26 Oct 2005!

Sent to CSC 26 Oct 2005

NOA2 26 Jan 2006

Sent to Embassy 9 Feb 2006

Embassy sent pk3 21 feb 2006

Recd and return pk3 27 feb

Medical 8 March

recd pk4 11 April

Interview 10 May

Visa Approved 10 May

Visa Received 13 May

Fly to Memphis 21 june

Married 1 September

AOS NOA1 23 Jan 2007

Case transferred to Missourri

Case transferred back to CSC feb 01

Card in the mail March 05

Case approved March 005

Welcome to America Letters received March 08

Filed for lifting of conditions - received in Vermont Jan 20 2009

I-797C NOA received Jan 26 2009

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Thanks to everyone who responded. I've been feeling the great bond you all have and I'm anxious to be a more active part of this community once I've got that ring on my finger. ;)


Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth.

Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself.

Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here.

Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go.

Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you.

--Pueblo Blessing

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Thanks to everyone who responded. I've been feeling the great bond you all have and I'm anxious to be a more active part of this community once I've got that ring on my finger. ;)

No need to wait until you have a ring on your finger to join in. The more you know, and the earlier you know it, the better.

If it's any help, doing the I129f/K1 process from the UK is generally pretty painless, relatively speaking.


The initial mystery that attends any journey is: how did the traveller reach his starting point in the first place?

---Louise Bogan, Journey Around my Room

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Thanks to everyone who responded. I've been feeling the great bond you all have and I'm anxious to be a more active part of this community once I've got that ring on my finger. ;)

No need to wait until you have a ring on your finger to join in. The more you know, and the earlier you know it, the better.

If it's any help, doing the I129f/K1 process from the UK is generally pretty painless, relatively speaking.

Thanks! From what I've been reading it's that "relatively speaking" that'll get you every time. ;)


Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth.

Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself.

Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here.

Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go.

Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you.

--Pueblo Blessing

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Wrenly - there's a lot of us here with UK partners - my fiance and I have really really benefited from VJ. People are really good about sharing the Embassy experience down to what hotels in London are close to the medical appt offices and embassy.

GOOD LUCK!

:star: Joey


And so he did what countless punk-rock songs had told him to do so many times before: he lived his life

10/07/2006 WEDDING DAY!

11/14/2006 AOS packet made it to 'the box' after being overnighted.

12/02/2006 Paul had biometrics

12/14/2006 AOS Forwarded to CSC AND AP Application approved.

01/17/2007 First touch of 2007 at CSC

01/20/2007 Touched AGAIN (also the 18th) come on...

February: Oops, RFE for a REGISTERED marriage certificate. Oops! Overnighted it.

02/28/2007 Paul gets email letting us know his GREENCARD is on it's way! It's done...for now!

03/09/2007 Paul's greencard arrives. And breathe...

We began with mailing the I-129 in on February 27, 2006 so the whole process took us approx. one year.

Good luck out there!

See PCRADDY for our official timeline.

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