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I read this and got a little excited!! it has to do with opening a provisional file at the consulate after NOA2

o OF-169 - if you already had your fiance(e) sign this during your meeting, include it here and this will save you about 3 weeks. Be sure to state your receipt number or ARN number on the form and check the applicable boxes. The OF-169 isn't required to open the provisional file, and if you choose to include it here, you can basically ignore Packet 3. Also, Warsaw will accept a mailed or faxed OF-169 from either you or your fiance(e).

I'm trying to get a copy of this form from the net. Anyone know where I can find it?


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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I can't find one online for Warsaw, but I did come across one for Tokyo.... doesn't solve the problem but gives you an idea of what the form would entail:

http://tokyo.usembassy.gov/e/visa/tvisa-ivapptrequest.html


07/05--------Met Ann in Taichung, Taiwan

01/28/06----Fell in love with Ann over Chinese Lunar New Year in Taichung Taiwan

02/12/06----Ann's birthday

02/26/06---- I leave Taichung amidst a trail of tears

04/06/06-----Ann comes to visit my family and I in NY

06/16/06-----I propose to Ann in Taichung- Happiest Day of my life (So Far!)

07/27/06---- I-129 Sent to Lawyers for review

07/31/06---- I-129F Forwarded to Vermont (let's hope things move along!)

08/04/06----NOA1

08/08/06----Touch

08/11/06----Snail mail receipt of NOA1

Sept 2006- NOTHING

09/27-10/11 Back in Taiwan with Ann, (leaving gets harder everytime)

10/16/06, 1830 Hours: NOA2 !!!!

Touched 10/17,18

10-20-06--- NVC Forwarded to Embassy!

10/26 Packet 3 in her hands!

11/3 Packet 3 sent back, waiting on interview date

11/9 Medical Done- Results back, NEXT STEP- INTERVIEW!!!!

12/5 POE: Detroit

12/22: She goes to SF to see "family", which was actually her other boyfriend.....

12/24: I learn the truth about her deceit and double life.

12/26: ICE, USCIS, and Buffalo Immigration notified- please note the delay was only due to the holiday and I did try to call as soon as I found out....

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I believe it doesn't apply to any of us, Andy. K1s are non-immigrant visas. Also, should it be an option, I guess it would be up on the consulate website, right?

I checked the Tokyoo embassy site and there is an entirely different procedure for K1 applicants.


I only offer advice - not even legal. Just the plain and simple kind.

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I believe it doesn't apply to any of us, Andy. K1s are non-immigrant visas. Also, should it be an option, I guess it would be up on the consulate website, right?

I checked the Tokyoo embassy site and there is an entirely different procedure for K1 applicants.

Maybe it doesn't apply to us. I thought I was going to skip out on 3 weeks :dance: but not happening :( Warsaw's instruction packet includes a WRW1 which is returned a signed. Oh! Well!!


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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Hey Mew!! I found something!!! I went to the website you gave me and found the Instruction Check List that has to be signed and sent back to the consulate for the interview to be scheduled. It's on this page http://warsaw.usembassy.gov/poland/english3.html named "Instructions for Immigrant/Fiancee visa applicants"

I bet printing out the PDF of the Instruction Check list, signing and dating it, and sending it with the request for provisional file will speed the process. I think I would also want to send:

-signed Instruction Check List

-Complete copy of passport

-Birth Certificate

-2 Photographs

-DS230 part 1

It's not called an OF-169, it's called WRW1. What do you think, am I onto something. You can get packet 3 right off of the consulate website, why wait for them to send it to you?

I think I'm onto something again :dance: let me know your thoughts!!!

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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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AndyMisiu,

Provisional files were done away with several years ago, they are no longer permitted.

Yodrak

I read this and got a little excited!! it has to do with opening a provisional file at the consulate after NOA2

o OF-169 - if you already had your fiance(e) sign this during your meeting, include it here and this will save you about 3 weeks. Be sure to state your receipt number or ARN number on the form and check the applicable boxes. The OF-169 isn't required to open the provisional file, and if you choose to include it here, you can basically ignore Packet 3. Also, Warsaw will accept a mailed or faxed OF-169 from either you or your fiance(e).

I'm trying to get a copy of this form from the net. Anyone know where I can find it?

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Hey Mew!! I found something!!! I went to the website you gave me and found the Instruction Check List that has to be signed and sent back to the consulate for the interview to be scheduled. It's on this page http://warsaw.usembassy.gov/poland/english3.html named "Instructions for Immigrant/Fiancee visa applicants"

I bet printing out the PDF of the Instruction Check list, signing and dating it, and sending it with the request for provisional file will speed the process. I think I would also want to send:

-signed Instruction Check List

-Complete copy of passport

-Birth Certificate

-2 Photographs

-DS230 part 1

It's not called an OF-169, it's called WRW1. What do you think, am I onto something. You can get packet 3 right off of the consulate website, why wait for them to send it to you?

I think I'm onto something again :dance: let me know your thoughts!!!

I think WRW1 is the equivalent to DS-2001, another form requested in some countries to let the consulate/embassy know the applicant has gathered all the documents needed for the interview.

AndyMisiu,

Provisional files were done away with several years ago, they are no longer permitted.

Yodrak

I read this and got a little excited!! it has to do with opening a provisional file at the consulate after NOA2

o OF-169 - if you already had your fiance(e) sign this during your meeting, include it here and this will save you about 3 weeks. Be sure to state your receipt number or ARN number on the form and check the applicable boxes. The OF-169 isn't required to open the provisional file, and if you choose to include it here, you can basically ignore Packet 3. Also, Warsaw will accept a mailed or faxed OF-169 from either you or your fiance(e).

I'm trying to get a copy of this form from the net. Anyone know where I can find it?

Apparently, they're still good in Tokyo... or maybe their website is not udpated.


I only offer advice - not even legal. Just the plain and simple kind.

Timeline (incompleta)

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Well, I think I will just download the packet 3 from the Warsaw website and have my fiancee mail it to the consulate when we are transferred. I don't see what it can hurt.


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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Well, I think I will just download the packet 3 from the Warsaw website and have my fiancee mail it to the consulate when we are transferred. I don't see what it can hurt.

What I meant was... you are supposed to have it filled out and sent! Whilst other countries use DS2001, Poland seems to use their own form. It'll probably come in packet 3 when she gets it. Don't worry.

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I only offer advice - not even legal. Just the plain and simple kind.

Timeline (incompleta)

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I understand what your saying Mew. I'm just trying to avoid the waiting for packet #3. If we just send the letter WRW1, then maybe the next step will be packet #4. I'm just wondering if it's worth a shot


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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Mew,

Almost certainly the latter.

Yodrak

AndyMisiu,

Provisional files were done away with several years ago, they are no longer permitted.

Yodrak

Apparently, they're still good in Tokyo... or maybe their website is not udpated.

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AndyMisiu,

Let's be sure that we have a common understanding of what a 'provisional file' is. It means the consulate creates a file for the visa applicant's case prior to receiving the approved petition from the USCIS. As I posted previously in this thread, this practice is no longer allowed.

What can be done is to submit the DS-230-I and WRW1 (aka DS-2001, formerly OF-169) as soon as you are aware that the IV unit of the consulate has received the petition. That way you can save the time of waiting for the Visa Application packet to be mailed out, received, and the forms returned. But the IV unit should not, and probably will not, accept application materials prior to receiving the approved petition.

Yodrak

I understand what your saying Mew. I'm just trying to avoid the waiting for packet #3. If we just send the letter WRW1, then maybe the next step will be packet #4. I'm just wondering if it's worth a shot

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