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Does anyone know the answer to this? I am a little confused about it obviously. When the NVC sends the approved petition to the embassy, is it just an approval notification or is it a copy of everything that I sent them? I just read that I should have copied everything that I sent in along with the I129F and then should send that to my fiance to take along with her to the visa interview. Is that absolutely necessary? I didn't copy everything beforehand but I can pretty much reproduce it and send to her if it's really required.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Isn't it silly to need to have a copy of what you already sent in? What is the $455 fee for, anyways, if they can't forward the packet that you painstakingly put together.... Ahhhh! Bureacracy at it's worse! Edited by itzallgood

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Isn't it silly to need to have a copy of what you already sent in? What is the $455 fee for, anyways, if they can't forward the packet that you painstakingly put together.... Ahhhh! Bureacracy at it's worse!

Well that's what I'm thinking. The I129F was approved at this point obviously and that means that everything was there and in order...

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Play the game and have everything you can get together at the interview.

Just the way it is and you have to live with USCIS and "serve them" for the next couple of years!

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K1 denied, K3/K4, CR-1/CR-2, AOS, ROC, Adoption, US citizenship and dual citizenship

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Does anyone know the answer to this? I am a little confused about it obviously. When the NVC sends the approved petition to the embassy, is it just an approval notification or is it a copy of everything that I sent them? I just read that I should have copied everything that I sent in along with the I129F and then should send that to my fiance to take along with her to the visa interview. Is that absolutely necessary? I didn't copy everything beforehand but I can pretty much reproduce it and send to her if it's really required.

Thanks in advance for any help!

You are correct

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When the NVC sends the approved petition to the embassy, is it just an approval notification or is it a copy of everything that I sent them? It's the entire package you initially submitted to USCIS.

I just read that I should have copied everything that I sent in along with the I129F and then should send that to my fiance to take along with her to the visa interview. Is that absolutely necessary? Not necessary, however it's good to keep a copy of the exact package you initially submitted. Just in case they ask very specific questions about the documents during her interview.

I didn't copy everything beforehand but I can pretty much reproduce it and send to her if it's really required. Nadiya had a copy of the package which I e-mailed to her and she studied it. The CO asked a couple of questions about some of the contents, but nothing major.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Ultimately is up to you. In our case, we decided to be prepared for anything and everything they could possibly throw at us.

Good luck.

Joe. :bonk:

K1

09/11/08 - I-129F Sent
09/16/08 - I-129F NOA1
02/06/09 - I-129F NOA2
02/13/09 - NVC Received
04/06/09 - NVC Left
04/09/09 - Embassy Received
05/18/09 - Interview Passed/Visa Approved
05/21/09 - Visa Received (picked up at Fedex in Kiev)
05/28/09 - Entered U.S. via JFK
05/29/09 - Applied for SS#
06/08/09 - SS# Received in the mail
06/12/09 - Applied for a Marriage License
06/19/09 - Wedding Day
07/03/09 - SS# under new name received in the mail

AOS/EAD/AP
07/27/09 - I-485, I-765 & I-131 Sent
07/31/09 - Package arrived in Chicago
08/03/09 - NOA for all 3 forms
08/27/09 - Case transferred to CSC
09/02/09 - Biometrics appointment - Done
09/03/09 - EAD touched
09/04/09 - AOS touched
09/14/09 - AP & EAD approved - Card Ordered
09/18/09 - AP Received in the mail
09/21/09 - EAD Card received in the mail
09/25/09 - AOS Approved
09/29/09 - Green Card Sent
10/02/09 - Green Card Received.
12/18/09 - Got my Drivers License.

ROC
06/27/11 - I-751 Sent.
07/01/11 - NOA.
08/15/11- Biometrics appointment.
03/17/12- ROC Approved - No Interview.

Naturalization
01/21/15 - N-400 Sent

04/15/15 - Became a US Citizen

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When the NVC sends the approved petition to the embassy, is it just an approval notification or is it a copy of everything that I sent them? It's the entire package you initially submitted to USCIS.

I just read that I should have copied everything that I sent in along with the I129F and then should send that to my fiance to take along with her to the visa interview. Is that absolutely necessary? Not necessary, however it's good to keep a copy of the exact package you initially submitted. Just in case they ask very specific questions about the documents during her interview.

I didn't copy everything beforehand but I can pretty much reproduce it and send to her if it's really required. Nadiya had a copy of the package which I e-mailed to her and she studied it. The CO asked a couple of questions about some of the contents, but nothing major.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Ultimately is up to you. In our case, we decided to be prepared for anything and everything they could possibly throw at us.

Good luck.

Joe. :bonk:

Great and very helpful answer Joe. Thank you very much and congratulations for your success!

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The consulate requires an approved I-129F package forwarded to them from USCIS. They don't require that the beneficiary have a copy of it. The reason this is listed in the guides is so that the beneficiary will know precisely what was submitted to USCIS. Aside from whatever the consulate learns from subsequent security and public record checks, the beneficiary will then know what the consulate knows. This reduces the chances they'll ask the beneficiary a question that the beneficiary won't be able to answer.

12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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The consulate requires an approved I-129F package forwarded to them from USCIS. They don't require that the beneficiary have a copy of it. The reason this is listed in the guides is so that the beneficiary will know precisely what was submitted to USCIS. Aside from whatever the consulate learns from subsequent security and public record checks, the beneficiary will then know what the consulate knows. This reduces the chances they'll ask the beneficiary a question that the beneficiary won't be able to answer.

Thank you! I sort of suspected something along these lines. I didn't want to be short-handed and sorry at the interview but I also don't want to get silly about unnecessary paperwork as well. Thank you again for explaining exactly what I wanted explained!

Congratulations on the recent NOA2!

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We had a bit of a sticky moment where the CO couldn't find my husband's divorce decree.

She nearly told me I had to re-submit it when I pointed out that, without that decree there was no evidence of his divorce and the I-129F would never have been approved, so the information HAD to be there. She rummaged around, went to her desk and finally found it.

Should she have actually lost it, I had a copy on hand.

This process is not clear cut and human error often means things go missing. I say better to be safe than sorry. For the sake of a few bucks sending it......i'd provide as much information to your fiancee as possible.

K1

PLEASE SEE MY TIMELINE FOR K1 INFORMATION

AOS complete!

08/21/2009 - AOS package sent

08/28/2009 - NOA 1 for AOS, EAD, AP

08/31/2009 - Cheque cashed

09/05/2009 - Biometrics notice received

09/23/2009 - Biometrics Appointment

09/23/2009 - I-485 Transferred to CSC

10/02/2009 - EAD Approved (card production) & AP approved!

10/11/2009 - EAD Card received

10/20/2009 - AOS approved, GC card production ordered! (53 days in total)

10/26/2009 - Green Card received - nearly 11 months to the day of our K1 NOA 1!

11/25/2009 - Started my new job!

02/26/2010 - Passed my driving test :-p

07/20/2011 - Eligible to remove conditions

2012 - Going for citizenship

09/20/2011 - Removal of conditions submitted to VSC....here we go...again!

It's been a quick and relatively painless journey thanks to tireless research, dumb luck and this community :)

DONE with USCIS for a while :)

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We had a bit of a sticky moment where the CO couldn't find my husband's divorce decree.

She nearly told me I had to re-submit it when I pointed out that, without that decree there was no evidence of his divorce and the I-129F would never have been approved, so the information HAD to be there. She rummaged around, went to her desk and finally found it.

Should she have actually lost it, I had a copy on hand.

This process is not clear cut and human error often means things go missing. I say better to be safe than sorry. For the sake of a few bucks sending it......i'd provide as much information to your fiancee as possible.

Yea I actually thought that probably a few of the more important things like proof of my divorce and so on I would go ahead and duplicate and have at her interview just in case something like that was to happen. Things in Ukraine are often more complicated than need be... :)

Thank you very much for your input and glad to know you survived the "scare."

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Does anyone know the answer to this? I am a little confused about it obviously. When the NVC sends the approved petition to the embassy, is it just an approval notification or is it a copy of everything that I sent them? I just read that I should have copied everything that I sent in along with the I129F and then should send that to my fiance to take along with her to the visa interview. Is that absolutely necessary? I didn't copy everything beforehand but I can pretty much reproduce it and send to her if it's really required.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Yes, they should send everything you sent to them. "Should" being the operative word. I went to our inteview in Kiev and had with me a copy of every document or anything I ever sent to USCIS. When I went to the AOS interview I had a copy of anything I had ever sent to USCIS or the consulate. I never needed any of it, there was never a question asked, and I carried all of it home in both instances with a smile on my face.

VERMONT! I Reject Your Reality...and Substitute My Own!

Gary And Alla

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Isn't it silly to need to have a copy of what you already sent in? What is the $455 fee for, anyways, if they can't forward the packet that you painstakingly put together.... Ahhhh! Bureacracy at it's worse!

Well that's what I'm thinking. The I129F was approved at this point obviously and that means that everything was there and in order...

Stop thinking that.

Nothing is "obvious". Here is the fact...if anything goes wrong in this process, your fault, their fault anyone's fault it is YOUR problem. If THEY lose something, it will be YOUR job to replace it and you will not get the visa until you do. If the CO is "lazy" you will not get your visa (I do not agreee with this, but just the same, just sayin')

What are you saving by NOT sending a copy of everything? A few minutes at the copy machine? A few dollars in postage? Not worth it if she needs something and it is 6000 miles away on your kitchen table. I wouldn't even THINK of traveling all the way to Kiev and not having a copy of EVERYTHING with me.

Play the game and have everything you can get together at the interview.

Just the way it is and you have to live with USCIS and "serve them" for the next couple of years!

:thumbs:

VERMONT! I Reject Your Reality...and Substitute My Own!

Gary And Alla

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The consulate requires an approved I-129F package forwarded to them from USCIS. They don't require that the beneficiary have a copy of it. The reason this is listed in the guides is so that the beneficiary will know precisely what was submitted to USCIS. Aside from whatever the consulate learns from subsequent security and public record checks, the beneficiary will then know what the consulate knows. This reduces the chances they'll ask the beneficiary a question that the beneficiary won't be able to answer.

I too am looking ahead to my beneficiary's interview. Her having the full package in hand

will also help to address problems associated with the CO either misleading her

or misinterpreting something in the package, so that can be challenged by her at

the interview or at a later date if an appeal becomes necessary.

Would a government official ever mislead an applicant? Hmmmm..

My take is that the copy of the I-129F at the interview is for US, not for THEM.

To forget that would be a waste of time & money greater than copying & postage.

Edited by thongd4me

02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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