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Hello there! I'm new here. I've now got pretty much all my documents gathered to submit my K-1 petition to the NSC, but wanted to verify something with people here who might have better information than me. I know that my fiancé will have to submit police reports from each city he's lived in since he was 16. Recently, though, I saw something that suggested that petitioners (or at least some petitioners) now have to submit a police report or criminal history, as well. Is this true? And if so, what exactly do they need. I have no criminal history--fine upstanding citizen Kirsten, at your service! :) But if they really do need this kind of documentation, what do I need to provide?

I'd be so relieved NOT to have to deal with this because it's more delay in getting this packet sent off and moving this process forward finally. But I also don't want to send my packet off without a required document and risk an RFE. Anyone know anything...?

Thanks!


January 2004: Met Laurent at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris

February 2004: We became an actual couple

January 29th, 2006: I left France to return to the United States--AWFUL to say goodbye!

June 2006: Finally convinced Laurent that a K-1 visa would be more time-effective than trying to get an H-1

August 1st, 2006: The K-1 petition is finally in the mail and on its way to Nebraska...WooHoooo!! And yes, I remembered to attach the check! :-)

August 3rd, 2006: USPS online tracking shows that my petition (sent certified) was received at the NSC at 5:05am

August 14th, 2006: NOA1 received USPS!! (I-129F recv'd at CSC: 8/4; NOA date: 8/10; last touched: 8/11)

October 2nd, 2006: I MISTAKENLY thought we had an approval...False alarm...Back to waiting...

October 3rd, 2006: TOUCHED!!

October 4th, 2006: REALLY AND TRULY APPROVED!!! Email notification lists 10/3 as the NOA2 date.

Later that same day: TOUCHED...AGAIN! Hope that means I'm in a cozy box and moving to NVC this week...

October 10th, 2006: Received official NOA2 via snail mail.

October 19th, 2006: Case received at NVC!! AWESOME!!

October 20th, 2006: Case forwarded to Paris!! DHL says two shipments were headed that way. Must be in there somewhere...

October 27th, 2006: Received official receipt letter from NVC via USPS.

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Hello there! I'm new here. I've now got pretty much all my documents gathered to submit my K-1 petition to the NSC, but wanted to verify something with people here who might have better information than me. I know that my fiancé will have to submit police reports from each city he's lived in since he was 16. Recently, though, I saw something that suggested that petitioners (or at least some petitioners) now have to submit a police report or criminal history, as well. Is this true? And if so, what exactly do they need. I have no criminal history--fine upstanding citizen Kirsten, at your service! :) But if they really do need this kind of documentation, what do I need to provide?

I'd be so relieved NOT to have to deal with this because it's more delay in getting this packet sent off and moving this process forward finally. But I also don't want to send my packet off without a required document and risk an RFE. Anyone know anything...?

Thanks!

You only need to provide that if you have any history of being charged with domestic abuse, assault, child molestation, or drug or alcohol offenses.

There's a bigger more comprehensive list, but if you have absolutely no criminal history, you don't need to worry about it.

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No history, no worry!!

If you did have a conviction on the list you would have to gather certified court records and police records showing charges and dispositions for every such case.


06/30/06- sent I-129F petition to VSC.

07/11/06- NOA1 (received in mail)

07/19/06- RFE received in mail, IMBRA

07/28/06- e-mail, IMBRA RFE received at VSC

09/11/06- called VSC, told I'm with an adjudicating officer

09/25/06- called VSC, told to file expedited service, outside 60 days of RFE received date

09/26/06- sent expedited service request to VSC via fax and snail mail

09/26/06- Senators and Congressman making inquiries into my petition

09/29/06- expedited service request approved by VSC director

10/04/06- e-mail NOA2 approved!!!!!!

10/05/06- NVC received

10/06/06- NVC forwarded to Poland Embassy

10/16/06- Packet #3 received

10/17/06- Packet #3 sent to US Embassy Warsaw

10/30/06- Packet #4 received

10/30/06- Interview scheduled for November 22nd!!!

11/30/06- Visa in hand, via DHL!!!!

12/05/06- Ania and I arrive together in the USA

02/11/07- Ania applied for Social Security Card

02/17/07- Ania and I were MARRIED!!!!!!

07/24/07- Social Security Card in hand- after some minor issues and a little procrastination :)

10/14/07- I-485, I-765, and permission to travel mailed to USCIS

10/17/07- Received NOA1

12/17/07- I-485 shipped to California Service Center for faster service

12/17/07- I-765 approved new card should be mailed within 30 days, Advanced parole approved

02/28/08- AOS APPROVED!!!! PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD RECEIVED!!!!! (card received couple weeks after approval)

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Make sure you have completed the most recent I-129F which has the additional questions relating to the IMBRA.

All the best on your journey.


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Thanks so much for your reply. I just saw updated forms that appeared on the USCIS website in the last few days, too. They indicate precisely what you've told me. Wasn't at all clear to be before. And I did indeed redo the form, so the feds will get the most updated version of the I-129F. Wonderful! I should be good to go at this point. :-)

I had my picture taken yesterday. Just need to duplicate my packet one more time so I've got a copy each for myself and my fiancé. The one for USCIS should go out in the mail this afternoon or tomorrow morning at the latest. I'll start my timeline once the darn thing is actually out of my hands and with the USPS! WooHooo!!!


January 2004: Met Laurent at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris

February 2004: We became an actual couple

January 29th, 2006: I left France to return to the United States--AWFUL to say goodbye!

June 2006: Finally convinced Laurent that a K-1 visa would be more time-effective than trying to get an H-1

August 1st, 2006: The K-1 petition is finally in the mail and on its way to Nebraska...WooHoooo!! And yes, I remembered to attach the check! :-)

August 3rd, 2006: USPS online tracking shows that my petition (sent certified) was received at the NSC at 5:05am

August 14th, 2006: NOA1 received USPS!! (I-129F recv'd at CSC: 8/4; NOA date: 8/10; last touched: 8/11)

October 2nd, 2006: I MISTAKENLY thought we had an approval...False alarm...Back to waiting...

October 3rd, 2006: TOUCHED!!

October 4th, 2006: REALLY AND TRULY APPROVED!!! Email notification lists 10/3 as the NOA2 date.

Later that same day: TOUCHED...AGAIN! Hope that means I'm in a cozy box and moving to NVC this week...

October 10th, 2006: Received official NOA2 via snail mail.

October 19th, 2006: Case received at NVC!! AWESOME!!

October 20th, 2006: Case forwarded to Paris!! DHL says two shipments were headed that way. Must be in there somewhere...

October 27th, 2006: Received official receipt letter from NVC via USPS.

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I know that my fiancé will have to submit police reports from each city he's lived in since he was 16.

Each country, not each city.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Hello there! I'm new here. I've now got pretty much all my documents gathered to submit my K-1 petition to the NSC, but wanted to verify something with people here who might have better information than me. I know that my fiancé will have to submit police reports from each city he's lived in since he was 16. Recently, though, I saw something that suggested that petitioners (or at least some petitioners) now have to submit a police report or criminal history, as well. Is this true? And if so, what exactly do they need. I have no criminal history--fine upstanding citizen Kirsten, at your service! :) But if they really do need this kind of documentation, what do I need to provide?

I'd be so relieved NOT to have to deal with this because it's more delay in getting this packet sent off and moving this process forward finally. But I also don't want to send my packet off without a required document and risk an RFE. Anyone know anything...?

Thanks!

You only need to provide that if you have any history of being charged with domestic abuse, assault, child molestation, or drug or alcohol offenses.

There's a bigger more comprehensive list, but if you have absolutely no criminal history, you don't need to worry about it.

assault is not included in the list of "specified crimes"


06/30/06- sent I-129F petition to VSC.

07/11/06- NOA1 (received in mail)

07/19/06- RFE received in mail, IMBRA

07/28/06- e-mail, IMBRA RFE received at VSC

09/11/06- called VSC, told I'm with an adjudicating officer

09/25/06- called VSC, told to file expedited service, outside 60 days of RFE received date

09/26/06- sent expedited service request to VSC via fax and snail mail

09/26/06- Senators and Congressman making inquiries into my petition

09/29/06- expedited service request approved by VSC director

10/04/06- e-mail NOA2 approved!!!!!!

10/05/06- NVC received

10/06/06- NVC forwarded to Poland Embassy

10/16/06- Packet #3 received

10/17/06- Packet #3 sent to US Embassy Warsaw

10/30/06- Packet #4 received

10/30/06- Interview scheduled for November 22nd!!!

11/30/06- Visa in hand, via DHL!!!!

12/05/06- Ania and I arrive together in the USA

02/11/07- Ania applied for Social Security Card

02/17/07- Ania and I were MARRIED!!!!!!

07/24/07- Social Security Card in hand- after some minor issues and a little procrastination :)

10/14/07- I-485, I-765, and permission to travel mailed to USCIS

10/17/07- Received NOA1

12/17/07- I-485 shipped to California Service Center for faster service

12/17/07- I-765 approved new card should be mailed within 30 days, Advanced parole approved

02/28/08- AOS APPROVED!!!! PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD RECEIVED!!!!! (card received couple weeks after approval)

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