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Hi everybody. I'm new here and I'm planning to go the K-1 Fiance(e) route to bring my fiance here to the US. I'm going to the Philippines to meet her in August. This site is rather exceptional in the help and advice that you all give but some things still confuse me. The first thing that confuses me is the example Fiance Letter of Intent that is posted in the Example Forms section. In the example, it has areas provided for me to add the USCIS service center address AND I suppose the address of the embassy where my fiance will be interviewed. My question is: Do I need to include BOTH of these addresses in the letter? Or do I just use one or the other? Its confusing. I really dont understand. Can somebody please help me with this? And also, can someone pleade tell me all the forms I should take there with me for her to sign and fill out? Right now all I know is the G-325A and the Fiance Letter of Intent. PLEASE HELP!!!


10-10-06 I-129F sent

10-11-06 NOA1 Received

01-04-07 NOA2 Received

01-19-07 NVC Received

04-19-07 Medical

04-26-07 Interview!!!yay!!

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Hi everybody. I'm new here and I'm planning to go the K-1 Fiance(e) route to bring my fiance here to the US. I'm going to the Philippines to meet her in August. This site is rather exceptional in the help and advice that you all give but some things still confuse me. The first thing that confuses me is the example Fiance Letter of Intent that is posted in the Example Forms section. In the example, it has areas provided for me to add the USCIS service center address AND I suppose the address of the embassy where my fiance will be interviewed. My question is: Do I need to include BOTH of these addresses in the letter? Or do I just use one or the other? Its confusing. I really dont understand. Can somebody please help me with this? And also, can someone pleade tell me all the forms I should take there with me for her to sign and fill out? Right now all I know is the G-325A and the Fiance Letter of Intent. PLEASE HELP!!!

Oh, I could give you lots of advice since I am from Phils and went to USA to file and used the services of an immigration lawyer. Actually, the forms and docs were not as simple as the guides but at least the guides give you the basic info you need to prepare.

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* met May-05, Maria & sons Manila, Philippines - Richard & daughters Toledo, Ohio

* Richard move to WI Sept-05, exchange extended visits Oct, Nov & Dec (05) & Feb (06)

* K-1&2s on file @ NSC 3-6-06, case xfer to CSC 6-1-06

* touches 6-2&3&14&15&17, RFE (IMBRA) CSC letter sent 6-23-06, touches 7-3&5

* RFE express return to/@ CSC 7-14-06, more touches 7-24&25, 9-5&6, NOA2 email notice rcvd 9-6

* visit Philippines & China Sept-2006, again see Maria & more extended family

* NVC assigns Embassy Case# 10-6; 10-12 letter rcvd 10-16 (sent 10-12) NVC receipt of I-129f

* rcvd letter 10-31 Embassy has paperwork, phone & embassy website 12-13 shows 2-13-07 interview

* Pgk 4 rcvd 12-21, St. Lukes Extension exams/vaccinations 1-10&11

* Manila interview 2-13; Delbros text message to Maria 2-6 - visas rcvd 2-19

AOS & EAD TIMELINE______

* P.O.E. Minneapolis & reunited in Milwaukee airport 3-4

* wedding 3-10 Plover, WI, applied for Maria's SSN 3-28 @ local office

* I-693A done @ civil surgeon office 4-4, Maria's SS card rcvd 4-16,

* mailed AOS (Chicago) & EAD (Nebraska) paperwork 4-21

* rcvd USCIS receipts of paperwork 5-2, posted wedding pics on VJ 5-3

* Maria's AOS biometrics appointment 5-22, son's on 6-5, no update on EAD status yet

* rcvd AOS appointment 5-26, set for 7-9 in Bloomington,MN office

* applied for Maria's WI state ID 6-5 & card rcvd 6-11

* AOS approved @ 7-9 interview, told to expect green cards 5-30 days

* USCIS confirms approved A#s rcvd 7-14, 2 green cards rcd 7-23

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Realisticly the G-325a and the letter of intent is all You need from her but it is a bit early in the game to start to stress. You will get plenty of oppertunities to do that later in the process. Go meet Your fiance, enjoy your time with her and the most important thing is to compile lots of evidence of Your meeting. Pictures plane tickets boarding passes, train tickets or whatever while you are there. Copies of her bith certificate and copies of her passport may be useful also to bring back. You may want to think about taking some extra money to give to her to pay for expenses she may incure. for translation of her documents and any travel she may have to do not to mention having to pay for her physical. Some countries Belarus where my wife is from is a total hassel to wire money then they have to pay taxes on it and so forth. Check with thee customs as to how much cash You can actually bring into the country.

Most importantly have fun and enjoy Your future wifes company and culture.

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Hi everybody. I'm new here and I'm planning to go the K-1 Fiance(e) route to bring my fiance here to the US. I'm going to the Philippines to meet her in August. This site is rather exceptional in the help and advice that you all give but some things still confuse me. The first thing that confuses me is the example Fiance Letter of Intent that is posted in the Example Forms section. In the example, it has areas provided for me to add the USCIS service center address AND I suppose the address of the embassy where my fiance will be interviewed. My question is: Do I need to include BOTH of these addresses in the letter? Or do I just use one or the other? Its confusing. I really dont understand. Can somebody please help me with this? And also, can someone pleade tell me all the forms I should take there with me for her to sign and fill out? Right now all I know is the G-325A and the Fiance Letter of Intent. PLEASE HELP!!!

I may be wrong but that looks like soliciting to me.....especially as you are a new member and openly post your office phone number.


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Hi everybody. I'm new here and I'm planning to go the K-1 Fiance(e) route to bring my fiance here to the US. I'm going to the Philippines to meet her in August. This site is rather exceptional in the help and advice that you all give but some things still confuse me. The first thing that confuses me is the example Fiance Letter of Intent that is posted in the Example Forms section. In the example, it has areas provided for me to add the USCIS service center address AND I suppose the address of the embassy where my fiance will be interviewed. My question is: Do I need to include BOTH of these addresses in the letter? Or do I just use one or the other? Its confusing. I really dont understand. Can somebody please help me with this? And also, can someone pleade tell me all the forms I should take there with me for her to sign and fill out? Right now all I know is the G-325A and the Fiance Letter of Intent. PLEASE HELP!!!

For the initial filing of the I-129F you would use the USCIS heading and address (your service center) For the interview you would use the the Embassy heading and address. For the initial filing your fiance only needs to complete a G-325A (4 pages) and do a letter of intent.

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Actually I'm in California and my fiance is in Davao City, Philippines. Thanks for all ur advice and opinions. I'll take them all to heart but nobody attempted to answer my main question about the letter of intent. Also she does not have a passport yet. Will this be a problem? I am not planning to carry alot of hard cash coming and going there. I was told by Bank of America that I could use my ATM card there to withdraw pesos directly. Just pay a $5 fee for each transaction. If anybody has anymore advice or opinions, PLEASE feel free to give it. THANKS AGAIN.


10-10-06 I-129F sent

10-11-06 NOA1 Received

01-04-07 NOA2 Received

01-19-07 NVC Received

04-19-07 Medical

04-26-07 Interview!!!yay!!

check out our friendster..

AJ & Jackie 4ever

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Actually I'm in California and my fiance is in Davao City, Philippines. Thanks for all ur advice and opinions. I'll take them all to heart but nobody attempted to answer my main question about the letter of intent. Also she does not have a passport yet. Will this be a problem? I am not planning to carry alot of hard cash coming and going there. I was told by Bank of America that I could use my ATM card there to withdraw pesos directly. Just pay a $5 fee for each transaction. If anybody has anymore advice or opinions, PLEASE feel free to give it. THANKS AGAIN.

Your fiance will need to obtain a passport but at the initial filing of the I-129F at CSC this wont be a problem. When she eventually receives the packet 3 from embassy she will need to put her passport number on forms within that packet as without a valid passport she cannot be issued a visa.....but you know that already ;)

I have no idea on ATM withdrawals in the philipines but Im sure someone will.

All the best

Lorelle


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Actually I'm in California and my fiance is in Davao City, Philippines. Thanks for all ur advice and opinions. I'll take them all to heart but nobody attempted to answer my main question about the letter of intent. Also she does not have a passport yet. Will this be a problem? I am not planning to carry alot of hard cash coming and going there. I was told by Bank of America that I could use my ATM card there to withdraw pesos directly. Just pay a $5 fee for each transaction. If anybody has anymore advice or opinions, PLEASE feel free to give it. THANKS AGAIN.

The lettter of intent that you submit to USCIS for the K-1 petition should be addressed to the USCIS depending on which service center you are filing in. You need another letter of intent addressed to the Manila Consulate which you should send to your fiance for her interview.

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My letter of intent was simply written out To Whom It May Concern. My wifes also. ( Fiance at the time)It gave a brief description of how we met and communicated and most importantly it stated that our intent was to marry whithin 90 days of her entering the United States. We had no problems with this format. Today she has her Green card and we could not be happier

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We used the VJ format as well - succesfully - and it was fine :)

We also used ALL the example forms here, and asked questions where we needed to, and we are at almost interview stage so unless you have some complex issues surrounding your visa you don't need a lot more , IMO, than the help and advice to be found here for FREE

Good luck


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Actually I'm in California and my fiance is in Davao City, Philippines. Thanks for all ur advice and opinions. I'll take them all to heart but nobody attempted to answer my main question about the letter of intent. Also she does not have a passport yet. Will this be a problem? I am not planning to carry alot of hard cash coming and going there. I was told by Bank of America that I could use my ATM card there to withdraw pesos directly. Just pay a $5 fee for each transaction. If anybody has anymore advice or opinions, PLEASE feel free to give it. THANKS AGAIN.

The letter of intent does not really need any of the addresses. The example you found here is just that, an example. All it really needs to say is that you intend to marry your fiance within the 90 days after her arrival. IMO all you need to do is tell your story in a few paragraphs, how you met and fell in love. Your fiance does not need a passport yet but I advise you to get started on that ASAP.

When I go there for a visit, #6 coming up next month, I take $100-$200 in NEW bills with me. The money changers don't like anything that isn't the new style. My ATM card works in some of the machines there. You just have to scout around to find one that take yours. They are not as prevalent as they are here and there are usually long lines. Credit cards work at hotels and large shopping malls. It's a good idea to have one with you even if you don't have the intent to use it. It comes in handy for emergencies.

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ant_juan,

Up to you - use either, both, or, as GaryC suggests, neither.

Note that what's asked for is a statement of intent. If you want to save yourself this confusion give them what they ask for and your problem is solved.

Yodrak

Hi everybody. I'm new here and I'm planning to go the K-1 Fiance(e) route to bring my fiance here to the US. .... My question is: Do I need to include BOTH of these addresses in the letter? Or do I just use one or the other? ...

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Agree with Jaylen. We used the forms and guides on VJ and I got my visa yesterday :)


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Thank u all for giving my question some thought and replying with such speed. Ur kindness is greatly appreciated. From what I gather, I guess I will just have to bring the G-325A for her and the Letter of Intent with no addresses needed for the initial filing. We'll just put it in a simple letter format. I called again to Bank of America about the ATM fees. $500 is the maximum daily witdrawal amount plus $5 (international) fee and 1% currency conversion fee. Seems fair to me. GaryC I'll take ur advice about the $100-$200 pocket cash. Thank you all for ur help.


10-10-06 I-129F sent

10-11-06 NOA1 Received

01-04-07 NOA2 Received

01-19-07 NVC Received

04-19-07 Medical

04-26-07 Interview!!!yay!!

check out our friendster..

AJ & Jackie 4ever

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ant_juan,

You don't need to include any address in the statements of intent.

Yodrak

Hi everybody. I'm new here and I'm planning to go the K-1 Fiance(e) route to bring my fiance here to the US. I'm going to the Philippines to meet her in August. This site is rather exceptional in the help and advice that you all give but some things still confuse me. The first thing that confuses me is the example Fiance Letter of Intent that is posted in the Example Forms section. In the example, it has areas provided for me to add the USCIS service center address AND I suppose the address of the embassy where my fiance will be interviewed. My question is: Do I need to include BOTH of these addresses in the letter? Or do I just use one or the other? Its confusing. I really dont understand. Can somebody please help me with this? ...

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