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Form DS-156 at Bank in Colombia

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My fiancée took the DS-156 forms to the bank in Colombia to pay for her K1 visa appointment.

They made here redo the forms and said it should not say she intends to work in the United States or that her daughter intends to go to school here in the United States.

I wish my fiancée had called rather than changing the forms.

The Bank in not the immigration office.....just venting thanks

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Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

I-129F Sent : 2009-12-07

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-12-10

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-03-05

NVC Received and Forwarded to Consulate : 2010-03-12

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received : 2010-03-12 Downloaded OnLine

Packet 3 Sent : 2010-03-15 Emailed Package 3, Confirmation of Email Package 3 2010-03-18

Packet 4 Received : 2010-04-18

Interview Date : 2010-05-24 Approved

Arrive in Seattle, WA: 2010-06-29

Missouri Service Center

I-485 Sent : 2010-09-30

I-485 NOA1 : 2010-10-13

I-765 Sent : 2010-09-30

I-765 NOA1 : 2010-10-13

I-131 Sent : 2010-09-30

I-131 NOA1 : 2010-10-13

BIO Appt Seattle, WA : 2010-11-01 completed took about 2 hours had to verify name change for my wife

I-485 Appt : 2011-01-10

I-765 Approved 2010-12-16 (card production ordered could take 30 days)

I-131 Approved 2010-12-17

I-131 Recd Letter for Travel Auth. 2010-12-23

I-765 Card Received 2010-12-20

I-485 Approved 2011-03-31-2011 Yea

Greencard Received :2011-04-08

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My fiancée took the DS-156 forms to the bank in Colombia to pay for her K1 visa appointment.

They made here redo the forms and said it should not say she intends to work in the United States or that her daughter intends to go to school here in the United States.

I wish my fiancée had called rather than changing the forms.

The Bank in not the immigration office.....just venting thanks

This seems to be a common practice lately in Colombia. I have read that several VJ members have experienced the same situation. I think it depends on which bank teller you talk to. I wouldn't worry about it...it shouldn't be a deal breaker.

Good luck with the interview.


K-1 Timeline

08-10-2007 - We first met

05-08-2009 - I proposed

12-01-2009 - 129F sent

12-04-2009 - NOA-1

12-12-2009 - NOA-1 hardcopy received

03-15-2010 - NOA-2 101 days

03-17-2010 - NVC received petition

03-18-2010 - NVC sent petition to embassy

03-20-2010 - NOA-2 hardcopy received

03-25-2010 - Embassy received petition

03-25-2010 - Embassy mailed out Packet 3

04-09-2010 - Received Packet 3 in the mail

04-12-2010 - Packet 3 faxed to embassy

06-17-2010 - INTERVIEW

06-17-2010 - VISA APPROVED!!!

07-17-2010 - POE in Miami

09-25-2010 - Wedding date!

AOS Timeline

11-03-2010 - Express mailed AOS packet via USPS

11-05-2010 - Chicago Lockbox received packet

11-18-2010 - Received notice for Biometrics appointment

12-13-2010 - Biometrics appointment

12-15-2010 - Petition transferred to CSC

01-27-2011 - Received AP and EAD card in the mail

02-07-2011 - Case transferred to National Benefits Center in Missouri from CSC

02-15-2011 - Received interview letter in the mail dated for March 22nd

03-22-2011 - AOS interview date

03-22-2011 - GREEN CARD APPROVED!!!

03-30-2011 - Received green card in the mail.

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Aren't those forms supposed to be done online? So they can get the bar codes?? Now you have to scrutinize that redone 156 and make sure it has no errors. Also make sure the embassy accepts handwritten forms (some do and some don't), if your fiance filled it out at the bank...I'm just assuming it was done by hand. Wow....and I was upset because our Visa payment bank talked my girl into opening a FREE account by putting some money into a new bank account......see what happens when you put banks in charge of collecting money for the government... :whistle:

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Aren't those forms supposed to be done online? So they can get the bar codes?? Now you have to scrutinize that redone 156 and make sure it has no errors. Also make sure the embassy accepts handwritten forms (some do and some don't), if your fiance filled it out at the bank...I'm just assuming it was done by hand. Wow....and I was upset because our Visa payment bank talked my girl into opening a FREE account by putting some money into a new bank account......see what happens when you put banks in charge of collecting money for the government... :whistle:

Every embassy is a little different when requiring and accepting documents. The DS-156 that the bank provides already has a bar code.

The embassy in Bogota does accept hand written documents. It doesn't make sense to provide a document online and then the bank won't accept it. That's the problem when dealing with government agencies.


K-1 Timeline

08-10-2007 - We first met

05-08-2009 - I proposed

12-01-2009 - 129F sent

12-04-2009 - NOA-1

12-12-2009 - NOA-1 hardcopy received

03-15-2010 - NOA-2 101 days

03-17-2010 - NVC received petition

03-18-2010 - NVC sent petition to embassy

03-20-2010 - NOA-2 hardcopy received

03-25-2010 - Embassy received petition

03-25-2010 - Embassy mailed out Packet 3

04-09-2010 - Received Packet 3 in the mail

04-12-2010 - Packet 3 faxed to embassy

06-17-2010 - INTERVIEW

06-17-2010 - VISA APPROVED!!!

07-17-2010 - POE in Miami

09-25-2010 - Wedding date!

AOS Timeline

11-03-2010 - Express mailed AOS packet via USPS

11-05-2010 - Chicago Lockbox received packet

11-18-2010 - Received notice for Biometrics appointment

12-13-2010 - Biometrics appointment

12-15-2010 - Petition transferred to CSC

01-27-2011 - Received AP and EAD card in the mail

02-07-2011 - Case transferred to National Benefits Center in Missouri from CSC

02-15-2011 - Received interview letter in the mail dated for March 22nd

03-22-2011 - AOS interview date

03-22-2011 - GREEN CARD APPROVED!!!

03-30-2011 - Received green card in the mail.

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