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my fiance just recieved a letter from US embassy in bangkok stating "This office is pleased to inform you that it can begin to process your finance (e) visa case. Please read and follow all of the enclosed instructions very carefully."

.....but thats it, Nothing else. is this normal or they forget the "enclosed instructions"

what should i do

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I would contact the embassy and ask to mail the instructions unless all the information necessary for the process is on their website.


Immigration Process (DCF Japan)

08/06/2008 I-130 petition at Tokyo, Japan

08/13/2008 I-130 approved

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| Waited until we were ready to move back

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07/13/2009 IV interview at Tokyo, Japan

07/15/2009 IV(IR-1) in hand

Post-DCF

07/29/2009 POE at Las Vegas

08/17/2009 GC(10yrs) received

Click here for the detailed timeline.

Done with USCIS until

- naturalization in May 2012 or

- GC replacement in February 2019

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I would contact the embassy and ask to mail the instructions unless all the information necessary for the process is on their website.

you know what i just sent a email ..because also they got her first name wrong. she change it and they used the old name. so unless i dont get a reply in a day or so ill call. heck ill probably call as soon as they open which isint for some hours yet i assume. lol

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
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I would contact the embassy and ask to mail the instructions unless all the information necessary for the process is on their website.

you know what i just sent a email ..because also they got her first name wrong. she change it and they used the old name. so unless i dont get a reply in a day or so ill call. heck ill probably call as soon as they open which isint for some hours yet i assume. lol

You probably wont get an answer to your email other than the auto reply. Try visas2BKK@ state.gov. Many times when people call they get very little useful info as well.

To get better info a pin number can be bought at Thai Post office that gives the caller several ( 3 ) calls to a direct help line.

I think they are refering to the P 3 instructions which are part of the packet. Those are the only instructions sent that I know of.

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my fiance just recieved a letter from US embassy in bangkok stating "This office is pleased to inform you that it can begin to process your finance (e) visa case. Please read and follow all of the enclosed instructions very carefully."

.....but thats it, Nothing else. is this normal or they forget the "enclosed instructions"

what should i do

All forms and instructions are downloadable at the embassy web site. See link below . . .

http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/immigrant_visas/packets.html


10-17-2006. I-129F filed.

10-19-2006. NOA1

01-25-2007. NOA2

02-12-2007. NVC notification saying petition is approved.

05-11-2007. Packet 3 received.

05-14-2007. Packet 3 forms sent.

06-16-2007. Packet 4 received.

07-03-2007. Medical examination.

07-10-2007. Interview. Passed!!!!

07-12-2007. Received visa.

07-18-2007. Applied for Marriage License.

08-04-2007. Fan arrives in the United States.

08-08-2007. Married.

08-24-2007. Applications for AOS, EAD, and Advance Parole.

08-30-2007. NOA for AOS.

09-07-2007. Applied for SSN.

09-18-2007. NOA for EAD and Advance Parole.

09-20-2007. Received SS card.

10-05-2007. Received appointment date for biometrics.

10-23-2007. Received Advance Parole.

11-02-2007. Biometrics.

11-06-2007. AOS transfered to CSC.

11-07-2007. EAD approved.

11-16-2007. EAD card received.

12-06-2007. AOS approved.

12-14-2007. Green Card Received in mail.

09-05-2009. I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence sent.

09-16-2009. NOA and biometrics appointment received.

10-13-2009. Biometrics.

10-26-2009. USCIS email. Approved. Card production ordered.

10-29-2009. Approval notice, dated 10-26, arrives in mail.

11-02-2009. Green Card arrives in mail.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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I would contact the embassy and ask to mail the instructions unless all the information necessary for the process is on their website.

you know what i just sent a email ..because also they got her first name wrong. she change it and they used the old name. so unless i dont get a reply in a day or so ill call. heck ill probably call as soon as they open which isint for some hours yet i assume. lol

You probably wont get an answer to your email other than the auto reply. Try visas2BKK@ state.gov. Many times when people call they get very little useful info as well.

To get better info a pin number can be bought at Thai Post office that gives the caller several ( 3 ) calls to a direct help line.

I think they are refering to the P 3 instructions which are part of the packet. Those are the only instructions sent that I know of.

It's visasbkk2@state.gov, and it isn't necessarily better than visasbkk@state.gov. I've had about the same luck with both addresses in the recent past. I sent quite a few emails to both addresses, and eventually all of my questions were answered via email, for free. Sometimes you have to be persistent, and other times they seem to respond on the first attempt in a reasonable amount of time (24-48 hours during the week).


K1: 01/15/2009 (mailed I-129F) - 06/23/2009 (visa received)

AOS: 08/08/2009 (mailed I-485, I-765, & I-131) - 10/29/2009 (received GC)

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I would contact the embassy and ask to mail the instructions unless all the information necessary for the process is on their website.

you know what i just sent a email ..because also they got her first name wrong. she change it and they used the old name. so unless i dont get a reply in a day or so ill call. heck ill probably call as soon as they open which isint for some hours yet i assume. lol

They will likely not even entertain your IV questions at the embassy via phone unless you buy a PIN & call the direct help line as ning stated. My advice is to email them first, perhaps at both addresses (visasbkk & visasbkk2@state.gov). If you are persistent, you will get a response unless things have changed.

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K1: 01/15/2009 (mailed I-129F) - 06/23/2009 (visa received)

AOS: 08/08/2009 (mailed I-485, I-765, & I-131) - 10/29/2009 (received GC)

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This was the content of my email, which I got 2 days after the hard copy letter:

You and the applicant can also download the Packet 3 forms and instructions as well as medical examination forms from the U.S. Embassy’s website.

http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/immigrant_visas/packets.html

In order to schedule an interview appointment, the IV Unit has to receive these following documents from the applicant through the mail.

DS-230 Part I

Signed checklist

2 frontal photographs

a photocopy of the applicant’s passport photo page

and photocopies of all required application documents listed in the Packet 3 checklist.

This is to make sure that the applicant will have all application documents on the interview day. Please do not mail any original official documents, such as the original birth certificate, original passport to the IV Unit by mail as the documents can be lost in the mail. For medical examination result, the applicant can submit in person on the interview day. Normally, after the IV Unit received the complete returned Packet 3 documents from the applicant through the mail, the interview appointment can be scheduled for the applicant in 2-6 weeks later. By that time, we will notify the applicant by mail.

This is our mailing address.

U.S. Embassy

Consular Section

Immigrant Visa Unit

95 Wireless Road

Bangkok

10330

I know everybody talks about "packet3" but they don't state that it is just a letter, not an actual "packet."

The purpose of the letter is to give you the case number, indicate that the case can go forward and INVITE

you to submit the packet3 paperwork.

As for email contact, you can try the two addresses Ray mentioned:

It's visasbkk2@state.gov, and it isn't necessarily better than visasbkk@state.gov.

Be sure to include the Consulate case number; they will not reply to any other reference (I tried).


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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This was the content of my email, which I got 2 days after the hard copy letter:

You and the applicant can also download the Packet 3 forms and instructions as well as medical examination forms from the U.S. Embassy’s website.

http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/immigrant_visas/packets.html

In order to schedule an interview appointment, the IV Unit has to receive these following documents from the applicant through the mail.

DS-230 Part I

Signed checklist

2 frontal photographs

a photocopy of the applicant’s passport photo page

and photocopies of all required application documents listed in the Packet 3 checklist.

This is to make sure that the applicant will have all application documents on the interview day. Please do not mail any original official documents, such as the original birth certificate, original passport to the IV Unit by mail as the documents can be lost in the mail. For medical examination result, the applicant can submit in person on the interview day. Normally, after the IV Unit received the complete returned Packet 3 documents from the applicant through the mail, the interview appointment can be scheduled for the applicant in 2-6 weeks later. By that time, we will notify the applicant by mail.

This is our mailing address.

U.S. Embassy

Consular Section

Immigrant Visa Unit

95 Wireless Road

Bangkok

10330

I know everybody talks about "packet3" but they don't state that it is just a letter, not an actual "packet."

The purpose of the letter is to give you the case number, indicate that the case can go forward and INVITE

you to submit the packet3 paperwork.

As for email contact, you can try the two addresses Ray mentioned:

It's visasbkk2@state.gov, and it isn't necessarily better than visasbkk@state.gov.

Be sure to include the Consulate case number; they will not reply to any other reference (I tried).

PS - the instruction sheet http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/root/pdfs/k_i...ckage_may09.pdf

mentions, in classic government-speak, one "enclosure" - the DS-2001 "Notification of Applicant Readiness"

which I believe according to their email is the "signed checklist" in addition to the "List of Documents" below that.

They could have given a link to the "signed checklist" and not given it two names (just for fun),

but that ladies & germs is our government.


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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In order to schedule an interview appointment, the IV Unit has to receive these following documents from the applicant through the mail.

DS-230 Part I

Signed checklist

2 frontal photographs

a photocopy of the applicant’s passport photo page

and photocopies of all required application documents listed in the Packet 3 checklist.

they emailed me and gave me the same info you just did.

Now my other question is along with form DS-230 Part I

do we also need to send back DS-156, DS-156K and DS-157

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In order to schedule an interview appointment, the IV Unit has to receive these following documents from the applicant through the mail.

DS-230 Part I

Signed checklist

2 frontal photographs

a photocopy of the applicant’s passport photo page

and photocopies of all required application documents listed in the Packet 3 checklist.

they emailed me and gave me the same info you just did.

Now my other question is along with form DS-230 Part I

do we also need to send back DS-156, DS-156K and DS-157

im assuming i need to follow “K Visa” Package

which includes forms DS-156, DS-156K and DS-157

also on form DS-230 Part I. question #14 where it ask for spouse info...do i put my info?

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im assuming i need to follow "K Visa" Package

which includes forms DS-156, DS-156K and DS-157

Correct.

also on form DS-230 Part I. question #14 where it ask for spouse info...do i put my info?

Not unless you want the visa denied. K-1 is a fiance visa; in order to qualify, the applicant cannot have a spouse. Answer "None" as in the example form.


Improved USCIS Form G-325A (Biographic Information)

Form field input font changed to allow entry of dates in the specified format and to provide more space for addresses and employment history. This is the 6/12/09 version of the form; the current version is 8/8/11, but previous versions are accepted per the USCIS forms page.

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with the Online Form DS-156. can that be printed them filled in later or would she need to fill complete it on a computer

thanks

None of the forms must be filled out electronically.


K1: 01/15/2009 (mailed I-129F) - 06/23/2009 (visa received)

AOS: 08/08/2009 (mailed I-485, I-765, & I-131) - 10/29/2009 (received GC)

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