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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: India
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I wanted to check and see if I have to fill out the forms named "DS-156", and form "DS-156K". I believe these should be filled out by my fiance when she goes for the interview at the consulate.

Am I correct?

Thank You,

Nishi


Nishi and Yashita's K-1 Journey AOS Timeline

Engaged: 11-01-2009AOS Documents Sent: 07/26/2010
Service Center: California Service Center AOS Documents Received: 07/27/2010
Consulate: Chennai, India Biometrics Taken: 09/09/2010
I-129F Sent: 12/07/2009 Interview Date: 11/02/2010
I-129F NOA 1: 12/08/2009 Interview Passed: My wife will be getting her green card in two to three weeks!!
I-129F NOA 2: 03/16/2010 (Approved) Green Card Received: 11/10/2010

NVC Received: 03/17/2010
Fiance Received Papers from Consulate: 03/26/2010
Fiancee Medical: 03/31/2010
Fiancee Interview: 04/26/2010 (K-1 Visa Approved)
Fiance Received Paperwork
from Consulate: 04/29/2010 (k-1 Visa in Hand)
Departure from INDIA: 06/17/2010
Arrive into the U.S.A: 06/17/2010 (Detroit POE)
Get Married (U.S.A): 07/07/2010
Received SSN: 07/12/2010


Remove Conditions on Residency

Service Center: California Service Center
Mailed I-751 Package: 08/07/2012
USCIS Received Package: 08/09/2012
Check Cashed ($590): 08/13/2012
I-751 Receipt Date: 08/09/2012
Received NOA1: 08/16/2012

Biometrics: 09/10/2012

ASC Appointment Notice: 09/20/2012
RFE Received: 03/27/2013

RFE Responded: 04/08/2013
Approval Received: 04/16/2013

10 Year Green Card Received: 06/19/2013

 

N400 - Application for Naturalization
N400 and associated documents mailed to Phoenix, AZ location: 06/25/2016

Updated from Biometrics to Interview - 12/21/2016

Interview Date - 01/19/2017

N-400 Interview Taken and Approved - 01/19/2017

Oath Ceremony - 01/26/2017

Received Naturalization Certificate - 01/26/2017

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: India
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I (the USC/petitioner) filled out all the required forms for Karin and she simply signed what she needed to sign - if that helps.

Thanks for your response "Otto und Karin". It seems I can fill it out, however she has to sign the documents. That would be easier, since I am aware of the what documents are required.

Nishi


Nishi and Yashita's K-1 Journey AOS Timeline

Engaged: 11-01-2009AOS Documents Sent: 07/26/2010
Service Center: California Service Center AOS Documents Received: 07/27/2010
Consulate: Chennai, India Biometrics Taken: 09/09/2010
I-129F Sent: 12/07/2009 Interview Date: 11/02/2010
I-129F NOA 1: 12/08/2009 Interview Passed: My wife will be getting her green card in two to three weeks!!
I-129F NOA 2: 03/16/2010 (Approved) Green Card Received: 11/10/2010

NVC Received: 03/17/2010
Fiance Received Papers from Consulate: 03/26/2010
Fiancee Medical: 03/31/2010
Fiancee Interview: 04/26/2010 (K-1 Visa Approved)
Fiance Received Paperwork
from Consulate: 04/29/2010 (k-1 Visa in Hand)
Departure from INDIA: 06/17/2010
Arrive into the U.S.A: 06/17/2010 (Detroit POE)
Get Married (U.S.A): 07/07/2010
Received SSN: 07/12/2010


Remove Conditions on Residency

Service Center: California Service Center
Mailed I-751 Package: 08/07/2012
USCIS Received Package: 08/09/2012
Check Cashed ($590): 08/13/2012
I-751 Receipt Date: 08/09/2012
Received NOA1: 08/16/2012

Biometrics: 09/10/2012

ASC Appointment Notice: 09/20/2012
RFE Received: 03/27/2013

RFE Responded: 04/08/2013
Approval Received: 04/16/2013

10 Year Green Card Received: 06/19/2013

 

N400 - Application for Naturalization
N400 and associated documents mailed to Phoenix, AZ location: 06/25/2016

Updated from Biometrics to Interview - 12/21/2016

Interview Date - 01/19/2017

N-400 Interview Taken and Approved - 01/19/2017

Oath Ceremony - 01/26/2017

Received Naturalization Certificate - 01/26/2017

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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In my opinion, YOU the petitioner should fill out ALL forms from petition to AOS. This is NOT a good project for teanwork and delegation. If you are comtemplating "doing it yourself" (obviously you are) then DO IT YOURSELF. Delegating pieces around raises your chances of failure exponentially! Do it yourself, tell her where to sign.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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In my opinion, YOU the petitioner should fill out ALL forms from petition to AOS. This is NOT a good project for teanwork and delegation. If you are comtemplating "doing it yourself" (obviously you are) then DO IT YOURSELF. Delegating pieces around raises your chances of failure exponentially! Do it yourself, tell her where to sign.

Ditto that, except make sure she knows what's exactly on the forms.

On DS-156 one of the questions asks if this form was prepared on the behalf of the beneficiary by someone.

For ours, I intend to put our name there, date and sign (I am a US petitioner)


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: India
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Ditto that, except make sure she knows what's exactly on the forms.

On DS-156 one of the questions asks if this form was prepared on the behalf of the beneficiary by someone.

For ours, I intend to put our name there, date and sign (I am a US petitioner)

Thank You, I will do that.

Nishi


Nishi and Yashita's K-1 Journey AOS Timeline

Engaged: 11-01-2009AOS Documents Sent: 07/26/2010
Service Center: California Service Center AOS Documents Received: 07/27/2010
Consulate: Chennai, India Biometrics Taken: 09/09/2010
I-129F Sent: 12/07/2009 Interview Date: 11/02/2010
I-129F NOA 1: 12/08/2009 Interview Passed: My wife will be getting her green card in two to three weeks!!
I-129F NOA 2: 03/16/2010 (Approved) Green Card Received: 11/10/2010

NVC Received: 03/17/2010
Fiance Received Papers from Consulate: 03/26/2010
Fiancee Medical: 03/31/2010
Fiancee Interview: 04/26/2010 (K-1 Visa Approved)
Fiance Received Paperwork
from Consulate: 04/29/2010 (k-1 Visa in Hand)
Departure from INDIA: 06/17/2010
Arrive into the U.S.A: 06/17/2010 (Detroit POE)
Get Married (U.S.A): 07/07/2010
Received SSN: 07/12/2010


Remove Conditions on Residency

Service Center: California Service Center
Mailed I-751 Package: 08/07/2012
USCIS Received Package: 08/09/2012
Check Cashed ($590): 08/13/2012
I-751 Receipt Date: 08/09/2012
Received NOA1: 08/16/2012

Biometrics: 09/10/2012

ASC Appointment Notice: 09/20/2012
RFE Received: 03/27/2013

RFE Responded: 04/08/2013
Approval Received: 04/16/2013

10 Year Green Card Received: 06/19/2013

 

N400 - Application for Naturalization
N400 and associated documents mailed to Phoenix, AZ location: 06/25/2016

Updated from Biometrics to Interview - 12/21/2016

Interview Date - 01/19/2017

N-400 Interview Taken and Approved - 01/19/2017

Oath Ceremony - 01/26/2017

Received Naturalization Certificate - 01/26/2017

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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My fiance filled out his own DS156 and DS156K... he is the one applying for the visa, it makes no sense to me to fill it out myself and just have him sign it. I don't know all his details, he does. This thread baffles me.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Kenya
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My fiance filled out his own DS156 and DS156K... he is the one applying for the visa, it makes no sense to me to fill it out myself and just have him sign it. I don't know all his details, he does. This thread baffles me.

I guess it would depend on if your fiance speaks English well? My fiance also filled out his own paperwork. I looked it over for mistakes, but he checked everything I filled out for the initial petition (and the I-134) over for me as well. Two sets of eyes are better than one, in my opinion.


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05/17/10 - NOA :: 06/08/10 - Transferred to CSC :: 07/02/10 - Biometrics :: 07/16/10 - EAD/AP Approved :: 10/26/10 - AOS Approved

ROC
08/16/12 - NOA :: 09/13/12 - Biometrics :: 04/12/13 - Approved :: 04/19/13 - GC received


Naturalization
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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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I guess it would depend on if your fiance speaks English well? My fiance also filled out his own paperwork. I looked it over for mistakes, but he checked everything I filled out for the initial petition (and the I-134) over for me as well. Two sets of eyes are better than one, in my opinion.

Good point about speaking/writing English. That is really the only way it would make sense to me. Whatever works for the couple though!


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My fiance filled out his own DS156 and DS156K... he is the one applying for the visa, it makes no sense to me to fill it out myself and just have him sign it. I don't know all his details, he does. This thread baffles me.

Dont know all his details? You might want to learn about them!!!!!!!!

In some of the more difficult consulates it is advisable that the petitioner and beneficiary know all of each others details. People have been denied for not knowing basic information - and that is all these forms are - basic information.

We did ours togeteher so we were both equally knowledgeable about all the information contained therin.

Personal preference


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1/16/2010 POE Detroit

3/31/2010 MARRIED !!!

11/20/2010 Filed I-485

12/23/2010 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

12/31/2010 I-485 Transfered to CSC

2/4/2011 Green Card received

1/7/2013 Mailed I-751 package

1/14/2013 I-751 NOA (VSC)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Costa Rica
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In my opinion, YOU the petitioner should fill out ALL forms from petition to AOS. This is NOT a good project for teanwork and delegation. If you are comtemplating "doing it yourself" (obviously you are) then DO IT YOURSELF. Delegating pieces around raises your chances of failure exponentially! Do it yourself, tell her where to sign.

I agree with this response 1000% Remove all possibility for error...fill out the forms for her and show her where to sign!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbs:


12.31.2009 I-129F Visa Petition rec'd at CSC

01.04.2010 I-797 NOA Receipt Notice WAC1006xxxxxx

03.02.2010 Request for Evidence: CSC wanted copy of previous divorce decree. Arrived @ CSC 03.12.1010

03.16.2010 I-797 NOA-2 Approved and sent from California Service Center 71 Days from NOA-1

03.16.2010 USCIS sending notification of the approved application/petition to the National Visa Center.

03.23.2010 NVC sent file to U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica! SNJ2010XXXXXX

03.26.2010 Received NVC letter (hard copy) dated March 24, 2010 in the mail.

03.27.2010 File arrived @ U.S. Embassy.

04.07.2010 Embassy called for Elsie to come and get Packet #3. She will pick up April 13th.

04.08.2010 Embassy e-mailed Packet #3 to me today.

04.15.2010 Interview scheduled for 30 April 2010

04.30.2010 Visas approved...pick up everything on 5/4/2010 @ 3pm.

05.05.2010 Traveling together to the USA...POE Denver, Colorado

07.28.2010 Married today...end to a long journey with more to come!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Costa Rica
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My fiance filled out his own DS156 and DS156K... he is the one applying for the visa, it makes no sense to me to fill it out myself and just have him sign it. I don't know all his details, he does. This thread baffles me.

One does not "apply" for a visa...the USC "petitions" for his/her fiance(e) to immigrate to the USA. By filling it out yourself, you eliminate any chances for error or misreading by the fiance(e). In the case of two people who speak perfect English, I would agree with you. But, a large percentage of VJ'ers do not speak a common language. Going over these forms by telephone would be a good way for you to "know all his details." :innocent:

Good Luck,

Franc


12.31.2009 I-129F Visa Petition rec'd at CSC

01.04.2010 I-797 NOA Receipt Notice WAC1006xxxxxx

03.02.2010 Request for Evidence: CSC wanted copy of previous divorce decree. Arrived @ CSC 03.12.1010

03.16.2010 I-797 NOA-2 Approved and sent from California Service Center 71 Days from NOA-1

03.16.2010 USCIS sending notification of the approved application/petition to the National Visa Center.

03.23.2010 NVC sent file to U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica! SNJ2010XXXXXX

03.26.2010 Received NVC letter (hard copy) dated March 24, 2010 in the mail.

03.27.2010 File arrived @ U.S. Embassy.

04.07.2010 Embassy called for Elsie to come and get Packet #3. She will pick up April 13th.

04.08.2010 Embassy e-mailed Packet #3 to me today.

04.15.2010 Interview scheduled for 30 April 2010

04.30.2010 Visas approved...pick up everything on 5/4/2010 @ 3pm.

05.05.2010 Traveling together to the USA...POE Denver, Colorado

07.28.2010 Married today...end to a long journey with more to come!!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: India
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One does not "apply" for a visa...the USC "petitions" for his/her fiance(e) to immigrate to the USA. By filling it out yourself, you eliminate any chances for error or misreading by the fiance(e). In the case of two people who speak perfect English, I would agree with you. But, a large percentage of VJ'ers do not speak a common language. Going over these forms by telephone would be a good way for you to "know all his details." :innocent:

Good Luck,

Franc

Thanks all, I went ahead and filled out the two forms and have sent my fiancee the package. I have also placed post its on sections where she needs to sign and date the document.

Nishi


Nishi and Yashita's K-1 Journey AOS Timeline

Engaged: 11-01-2009AOS Documents Sent: 07/26/2010
Service Center: California Service Center AOS Documents Received: 07/27/2010
Consulate: Chennai, India Biometrics Taken: 09/09/2010
I-129F Sent: 12/07/2009 Interview Date: 11/02/2010
I-129F NOA 1: 12/08/2009 Interview Passed: My wife will be getting her green card in two to three weeks!!
I-129F NOA 2: 03/16/2010 (Approved) Green Card Received: 11/10/2010

NVC Received: 03/17/2010
Fiance Received Papers from Consulate: 03/26/2010
Fiancee Medical: 03/31/2010
Fiancee Interview: 04/26/2010 (K-1 Visa Approved)
Fiance Received Paperwork
from Consulate: 04/29/2010 (k-1 Visa in Hand)
Departure from INDIA: 06/17/2010
Arrive into the U.S.A: 06/17/2010 (Detroit POE)
Get Married (U.S.A): 07/07/2010
Received SSN: 07/12/2010


Remove Conditions on Residency

Service Center: California Service Center
Mailed I-751 Package: 08/07/2012
USCIS Received Package: 08/09/2012
Check Cashed ($590): 08/13/2012
I-751 Receipt Date: 08/09/2012
Received NOA1: 08/16/2012

Biometrics: 09/10/2012

ASC Appointment Notice: 09/20/2012
RFE Received: 03/27/2013

RFE Responded: 04/08/2013
Approval Received: 04/16/2013

10 Year Green Card Received: 06/19/2013

 

N400 - Application for Naturalization
N400 and associated documents mailed to Phoenix, AZ location: 06/25/2016

Updated from Biometrics to Interview - 12/21/2016

Interview Date - 01/19/2017

N-400 Interview Taken and Approved - 01/19/2017

Oath Ceremony - 01/26/2017

Received Naturalization Certificate - 01/26/2017

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