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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I am trying to cram too much into my brain and have been reading conflicting things:

#1 I read somewhere that DOCUMENT VERIFICATION is no longer needed.

When I look at the K-1 Visa guide it says you need it

#2 My finance has to fill out DS-156, DS-156K, DS-157. DS-156 has to been done electronically? Can she print copies after it is done? I am worried whether or not she can find a place that will open this form. My computer won't even do it and it is better than the ones in the Internet Cafes over there.

#3 Packet 4 is only available online? The links in the guide don't take me to packet 4. Where is it located?

#4 Also when she schedules an interview do they give her a date or can she choose a soon one? If they give her a date how far away is the interview from when she call to schedule it. We would like it ASAP.

#5 Does she absolutely need the letter that the USE sends her? She no longer lives at her address and we do not want to mess with changing it. Her sister still lives there but does she have to be present to accept it?

Thank you very much

Edited by Conan

K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Manilla, Philipines

I-129F Sent :

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-12-02

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 :

NVC Received :

NVC Left :

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date :

Visa Received :

US Entry :

Marriage :

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats :

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#3 Packet 4 is only available online? The links in the guide don't take me to packet 4. Where is it located?

I tried the links, they still seem to work. anyways, here ya go....

K-1 Visa Applicant Appointment package...

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwfk1en.pdf

from this page on embassy website...

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3238.html


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

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

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

I am trying to cram too much into my brain and have been reading conflicting things:

#1 I read somewhere that DOCUMENT VERIFICATION is no longer needed.

When I look at the K-1 Visa guide it says you need it

Call US Embassy at (02) 301-2000 and press 0 for operator. Ask the operator to connect you to DELBROS then ask them if you want to be sure. They are the company that forwards your documents to NSO for verification.

#2 My finance has to fill out DS-156, DS-156K, DS-157. DS-156 has to been done electronically? Can she print copies after it is done? I am worried whether or not she can find a place that will open this form. My computer won't even do it and it is better than the ones in the Internet Cafes over there.

YES

#3 Packet 4 is only available online? The links in the guide don't take me to packet 4. Where is it located?

I never had any packets. I think someone posted here the links.

#4 Also when she schedules an interview do they give her a date or can she choose a soon one? If they give her a date how far away is the interview from when she call to schedule it. We would like it ASAP.

The call center will give you or your fiancee available dates for interview. You can choose whatever date you think is best for you.

#5 Does she absolutely need the letter that the USE sends her? She no longer lives at her address and we do not want to mess with changing it. Her sister still lives there but does she have to be present to accept it?

No, she doesnt have to be at your sister's house to accept the letter. She needs that letter to present at SLEC for medical. Also in the letter is your case number which you will be needing to schedule an interview.

Thank you very much- You are welcome.


January 16, 2008 - sent I-129F (Vermont)

January 21, 2008 - NOA1

March 16, 2008 - NOA2

August 7&9,2008 - Medical K1&K2

August 21, 2008 - Paid document verification fee (P1,300)

August 27, 2008 - Interview

September 08,2008 - Document Verification request sent to NSO

Spetember 19,2008 - Document Verification done -sent back to US Embassy Manila

November 03, 2008 - Case under review

November 26, 2008 - VISA printed

November 28, 2008 - VISA in transit

December 02, 2008- VISA IN HAND

January 12, 2009 - Arrived USA, POE Los Angeles

January 21, 2009 - Got married

January 22, 2009 - Applied for SSN

___________________________________________________________

AOS

February 10, 2009 - Went to Dr. Janet Pettyjohn for form I-693

February 11, 2009 - Sent our AOS packet to Chicago

February 12, 2009 - Packet received signed for by L BOX

February 22, 2009 - Received NOA1 for AOS, EAD & AP

March 17, 2009 - Biometrics Appointment

March 21, 2009 - SSN card arrived in the mail

April 6, 2009 - took driver's license exam and passed! (written and road test)

April 10, 2009 - Repeat Biometrics Appointment

April 14,2009 - Received AP documents in the mail

April 16, 2009 - Received EAD in the mail

SEptember 4, 2009 - GREENCARD received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline
#3 Packet 4 is only available online? The links in the guide don't take me to packet 4. Where is it located?

I tried the links, they still seem to work. anyways, here ya go....

K-1 Visa Applicant Appointment package...

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwfk1en.pdf

from this page on embassy website...

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3238.html

I saw that...that is packet 4. Sorry I didn't realize. I thought it would say packet 4


K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Manilla, Philipines

I-129F Sent :

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-12-02

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 :

NVC Received :

NVC Left :

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date :

Visa Received :

US Entry :

Marriage :

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats :

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

Document Verification is no longer need.


Radzney and Steven

first started talking online 2005

Flew to Davao May 2008

arrived May 17 2008 and we were engaged

Returned to USA June 1 2008

06/11/2008 sent in packet

06/16/2008 recieved NOA1

06/18/2008 bank shows check cleared

07/09/2008 touched

10/30/2008 approved Noa2

10/31/2008 touched

11/06/2008 hard copy of Noa2 arrived in mail

11/07/2008 case left NVC for Manila embassy

12/15/2008 passed medical yeppi

12/19/2008 set for interview

12/19/2008 approved at interview

12/30/2008 Visa Delievered

01/14/2009 Flight to USA

01/14/2009 POE SFO

02/13/2009 Purchased Marriage License

02/18/2009 Married

03/31/2009 Filed AOS, EAD,AP

04/09/2009 Check cashed for AOS

04/09/2009 NOA for AOS EAD and AP

04/27/2009 Biometrics

05/11/2009 Adjustment of Status Approval Notice

06/06/2009 Green Card Received

08/24/2009 First day at job

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Document Verification is no longer need.

Is this at all related to becoming "Documentarily Qualified"? http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3238.html The Importance of Becoming “Documentarily Qualified”

OK, I understand that after the notice of approval is received (NOA2) the case goes to the NVC and then on to the embassy. I assume the reference to becoming Documentarily Qualified happens before the NOA2 is issued?

I just don't understand this from the link above:

All case processing for Manila, including appointment scheduling, is generally done at the National Visa Center (NVC) in the U.S. An applicant’s case number does not determine his or her position in the scheduling queue. Once a case is current, the applicant’s place in the scheduling queue will be determined by the date all the necessary, completed documents are received at NVC. Then the case becomes “documentarily qualified.”

We believe the waiting time for an appointment date is approximately three (3) to five (5) months from the date the case is “documentarily qualified.” As soon as an appointment date does become available, NVC will forward the case to Embassy Manila. NVC will also send the petitioner and/or the authorized agent/representative an appointment package.

I don't believe it takes 3-5 months to schedule the interview after the NOA2 does it??

I also am not clear of when the interview date is given. Does the beneficiary submit all forms and documents (Birth cert, CENOMAR, DS-156, DS-156K, DS-157, I-134) to the embassy before the interview? And then an interview date is given? And additional documents, such as proof of ongoing relationship are brought to the appointment only?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Edited by Matt & Bing

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manila, Philippines

I-129F Sent : 2008-12-02

I-129F Receipt Notice : 2008-12-05

RFE: 2009-02-26

Approval Notice: 2009-03-13

NVC Received: 2009-03-23

Left NVC: 2009-05-12

Stuck at NVC 50 days

Interview: 2009-06-23 Passed!

Visa picked up: 2009-06-25

POE Detroit: 2009-07-04

Married: 2009-09-11

Filed for AOS: 2009-09-22

Biometrics taken: 2009-10-29

Advance Parole approved 2009-11-04

Employment Authorization approved 2009-11-04

AOS Appointment 2009-12-15

AOS Approved 2009-12-15

Green Card Received 2010-01-02

Filed for ROC: 2011-09-17

ROC approved 2012-03-21

Green Card Received 2012-03-26

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I also am not clear of when the interview date is given. Does the beneficiary submit all forms and documents (Birth cert, CENOMAR, DS-156, DS-156K, DS-157, I-134) to the embassy before the interview? And then an interview date is given? And additional documents, such as proof of ongoing relationship are brought to the appointment only?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

the visa applicant will bring all forms, documents and evidence to the interview. NVC schedules appointments for IR Visas, but not K Visas. for K Visa, you can call for appointment shortly after the Embassy receives the petition frrom NVC. number is in the link previously posted.


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

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

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Document Verification is no longer need.

Is this at all related to becoming "Documentarily Qualified"? http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3238.html The Importance of Becoming “Documentarily Qualified”

OK, I understand that after the notice of approval is received (NOA2) the case goes to the NVC and then on to the embassy. I assume the reference to becoming Documentarily Qualified happens before the NOA2 is issued?

I just don't understand this from the link above:

All case processing for Manila, including appointment scheduling, is generally done at the National Visa Center (NVC) in the U.S. An applicant’s case number does not determine his or her position in the scheduling queue. Once a case is current, the applicant’s place in the scheduling queue will be determined by the date all the necessary, completed documents are received at NVC. Then the case becomes “documentarily qualified.”

We believe the waiting time for an appointment date is approximately three (3) to five (5) months from the date the case is “documentarily qualified.” As soon as an appointment date does become available, NVC will forward the case to Embassy Manila. NVC will also send the petitioner and/or the authorized agent/representative an appointment package.

I don't believe it takes 3-5 months to schedule the interview after the NOA2 does it??

I also am not clear of when the interview date is given. Does the beneficiary submit all forms and documents (Birth cert, CENOMAR, DS-156, DS-156K, DS-157, I-134) to the embassy before the interview? And then an interview date is given? And additional documents, such as proof of ongoing relationship are brought to the appointment only?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Yes, it takes at least three months after NOA2 to get the interview appointment. Probably longer. She will receive detailed instructions on what to submit, and when.

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Document Verification is no longer need.

Is this at all related to becoming "Documentarily Qualified"? http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3238.html The Importance of Becoming “Documentarily Qualified”

OK, I understand that after the notice of approval is received (NOA2) the case goes to the NVC and then on to the embassy. I assume the reference to becoming Documentarily Qualified happens before the NOA2 is issued?

I just don't understand this from the link above:

All case processing for Manila, including appointment scheduling, is generally done at the National Visa Center (NVC) in the U.S. An applicant’s case number does not determine his or her position in the scheduling queue. Once a case is current, the applicant’s place in the scheduling queue will be determined by the date all the necessary, completed documents are received at NVC. Then the case becomes “documentarily qualified.”

We believe the waiting time for an appointment date is approximately three (3) to five (5) months from the date the case is “documentarily qualified.” As soon as an appointment date does become available, NVC will forward the case to Embassy Manila. NVC will also send the petitioner and/or the authorized agent/representative an appointment package.

I don't believe it takes 3-5 months to schedule the interview after the NOA2 does it??

I also am not clear of when the interview date is given. Does the beneficiary submit all forms and documents (Birth cert, CENOMAR, DS-156, DS-156K, DS-157, I-134) to the embassy before the interview? And then an interview date is given? And additional documents, such as proof of ongoing relationship are brought to the appointment only?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Yes, it takes at least three months after NOA2 to get the interview appointment. Probably longer. She will receive detailed instructions on what to submit, and when.

Really, I was hoping it would only be about a month. That stinks. She will have to arrange for the interview the 1st second she can. She can do it the moment we get the NOA2 correct?


K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Manilla, Philipines

I-129F Sent :

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-12-02

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 :

NVC Received :

NVC Left :

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date :

Visa Received :

US Entry :

Marriage :

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats :

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I am trying to cram too much into my brain and have been reading conflicting things:

#1 I read somewhere that DOCUMENT VERIFICATION is no longer needed.

When I look at the K-1 Visa guide it says you need it - if you would read the october '08 version of the packet, document verification is not there anymore. Your fiancee just need to secure cenomar (certificate of no marriage)

#2 My finance has to fill out DS-156, DS-156K, DS-157. DS-156 has to been done electronically? Can she print copies after it is done? I am worried whether or not she can find a place that will open this form. My computer won't even do it and it is better than the ones in the Internet Cafes over there. - for DS 156, she fills up online then print it, if she makes a mistake, correct it online then print it again. Just repeat the process until she is satisfied with the data.

#3 Packet 4 is only available online? The links in the guide don't take me to packet 4. Where is it located?

#4 Also when she schedules an interview do they give her a date or can she choose a soon one? If they give her a date how far away is the interview from when she call to schedule it. We would like it ASAP. - when my fiancee scheduled my interview last november, we were able to get a schedule immediately. If you have a prefered date, you could mention this to the call center agent. Everything would depends on the available schedule.

#5 Does she absolutely need the letter that the USE sends her? She no longer lives at her address and we do not want to mess with changing it. Her sister still lives there but does she have to be present to accept it? - She does not have to be present to get the mail from USE. Anyone from her sister's house can accept the mail. Thank you very much

Edited by rheanick

K1 Process:

May 1, 2008 Submitted I-129F to CSC

May 8, 2008 Received by CSC

May 9, 2008 NOA1

May 18, 2008 Touched

October 9, 2008 RFE

October 28, 2008 RFE Reply

October 29, 2008 Touched

October 30, 2008 Touched

November 1, 2008 NOA2 (HardCopy)

November 11, 2008 Letter from NVC (Hardcopy)

November 14 & 17, 2008 Medical (Passed)

November 26, 2008 Interview (Passed)

December 5, 2008 Visa Received

December 23, 2008 US Entry (POE: Hawaii)

February 7, 2009 Private Wedding

AOS Process:

March 9, 2009 Mailed AOS Application via Express Mail (I-485, I-765, I-131)

March 10, 2009 USPS confirmed that AOS application was delivered and received in Chicago

March 18, 2009 Received NOA for AOS, EAD and AP

April 8, 2009 Biometrics Done

April 27, 2009 AP Approved

May 1, 2009 AP received in the mail

May 2, 2009 EAD card received in the mail

May 29, 2009 AOS interview (Approved)

June 29, 2009 GC received

ROC Process

March 1, 2011 Mailed I-175 Application via Express Mail

March 4 ,2011 NOA for I-175

April 05,2011 Biometrics [Early Biometrics March 22, 2011]

April 21,2011 Approval

April 27,2011 10 Year Green Card Received

Naturalization Process

March 6, 2012 Mailed N-400 Application via Express Mail

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[goute] Yes, it takes at least three months after NOA2 to get the interview appointment. Probably longer. She will receive detailed instructions on what to submit, and when.

Hmmm... That does not seem to agree to what I see here on VJ for the statistics for the Manila embassy. More like about 1.5 months on average.

Edited by Matt & Bing

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manila, Philippines

I-129F Sent : 2008-12-02

I-129F Receipt Notice : 2008-12-05

RFE: 2009-02-26

Approval Notice: 2009-03-13

NVC Received: 2009-03-23

Left NVC: 2009-05-12

Stuck at NVC 50 days

Interview: 2009-06-23 Passed!

Visa picked up: 2009-06-25

POE Detroit: 2009-07-04

Married: 2009-09-11

Filed for AOS: 2009-09-22

Biometrics taken: 2009-10-29

Advance Parole approved 2009-11-04

Employment Authorization approved 2009-11-04

AOS Appointment 2009-12-15

AOS Approved 2009-12-15

Green Card Received 2010-01-02

Filed for ROC: 2011-09-17

ROC approved 2012-03-21

Green Card Received 2012-03-26

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