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Apologies if these questions have been answered elsewhere.

My British fiance and I are in the awkward position of managing this process while she is working in another country. Due to a mail mixup, we did not receive packet 3. I called the embassy and they said it wasnt that important that i see the actual packet, since the information is available online, and because she could tell me what i needed to know over the phone.

What she said confused me.

She said i would need to submit:

-156

-156k

-230 part 1

-The accompanying checklist.

However, the following link to the London office says I need to also fill out DS-157 as well. True? (http://london.usembassy.gov/cons_new/visa/iv/iv_15.html)

Then i had several specific questions on filling out the documents:

-Which documents are to be unsigned when submitted (the agent mentioned something like this, but it was unclear)

-on DS-230

-reference is made to me as her 'spouse' (e.g. question 14), but we aren't married yet. I just wanted to make sure there isn't some oversight on our part.

-question 20: is that my mother or hers?

-on DS 156

-Question 25. asks for contact info for 'Person in U.S. Who You Will Be Staying With or Visiting for Tourism or Business". But she's obviously coming for neither. Again, just fill in my info?

-Question: 26. "How Long Do You Intend To Stay in The U.S.?"Just say that we intend to marry and be together forever?

-Question 27. "What is The Purpose of Your Trip?" marriage?

-on DS 156k

-They have a long list of information that they want attached. (Police certificates, evidence of engagement, etc) however, the Checklist then says not to submit any supplemental documents. Also, I thought that the only time we had to file this info was in my initial filing, and then when she presents it to them at her interview. What should we do?

I appreciate your insights.

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The DS-230, DS-156 and DS-156K are to be completed by the beneficiary.

Check out the sample forms here on VJ.

DS-230 question 14 is N/A (as you are not maried), the info on the parents is the benefiaciaries parents info, name, place of birth etc...

DS-156 question 25 is the petitioner's name, address, phone etc.. (I assume that is where you will be staying!!)

question 26 - permanently

question 27 - Marriage and relocation to the US

For our consulate we only sent in DS-230 Part 1

The DS-156 and DS-156K were submitted at the interview aloing with all the other documents like police certificates, proof of relationship, I-134 etc...

We had instructions not to sign the DS-156k - that is to be signed in the presence of a Consular Officer.

Also - before you send the DS-230 Part 1 - make a copy. Even though we already sent it as a requirement for packet 3, we had to bring a copy for the interview.

Not sure about the DS-157 - we didn't have that one as part of our requirement.

Hope that helps, not sure how much variance there is between different consulates so best to get more detailed info from others who have gone through yours.

Best Wishes


6/15/2009 Filed I-129F

12/15/2009 Interview (HCMC, VN)

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)

2/07/2013 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

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Congrats on ur wedding bernie!!!!!! :dance:


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Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll.

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

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Congrats on ur wedding bernie!!!!!! :dance:

Thank You :D


6/15/2009 Filed I-129F

12/15/2009 Interview (HCMC, VN)

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)

2/07/2013 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

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