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Hello,

I just started my process with the K-1 Visa, I am trying to to do this process on my own without no legal help since hiring a lawyer is so expensive these days. I have obtained all the documents needed in order to apply for the K-1 Visa but I have a feeling I am missing something. I did seek legal help with a lawyer he was nice enough to provide me with some advice but was unable to go into details because he did not take my case. So far the documents listed below is what I have obtain using this site as my guide. The site doesn't explain who details information goes on which form, so I was wondering if anyone is kind enough to guide me in the right direction or correct me if anything i have included is incorrect

Here are the documents I have obtained and filled out

1. I-129 form (includes both of our information)

2. G-325 (fiance info, 2 copies)

3. G-325 (us citizen info, 1 copy)

4. I-134 ( I have 2 sponsors)

5. Letter stating we are free to marry (2 letters one for each)

6. D-156 (confused on who's info should be included Mine or Fiancee's)

7. D-156K (confused on who's info should be included Mine or Fiancee's)

8. I have all the other documents requested as well just am unsure of what is sent off along with the forms

Now here the issue I have everything filled out expect the D-156 and D-156K I Don't Know what information goes on each form, whether is the US Citizen info on these forms or the Fiance info.

When something doesn't apply to you do you leave it blank or write n/a? Can anyone provide me with complete details on what the package should include and what is needed from me as the U.S citizen.

Times are rough for me to spent money on a lawyer, when we have useful websites, I searched all the forms and was unable to find a clear answer. I am trying to accomplish this on my own with the help of anyone that is willing to provide me with advice on this matter. Can anyone help me please!!

email me missjennie193@msn.com or reply to this post

Thank You

Jennifer

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Ok first. You need to read the guide

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1tips

When you begin to file, you need to get the forms that are needed to Petition for your fiance(e). Follow the steps from the guide. Once you mail your packet of document you will receive a letter from USCIS informing you that you the received your application to marry your non-US. Citizen partner.

The first form you need is I-129f and G-325a (they will need to original for you and fiance(e) and copies). These are the only forms you need if you just starting the process. The other forms are for a later date (months away). You will need to send other things as well, like evidence, letters, photos etc proving your relationship. Just follow the guide I sent you for the K1. If you have any questions. I will happy to help you...this forum has helped me and many others like you get through this process. So don't worry about getting a lawyer (unless you need one for a specific reason).


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Yes - start with the guide for K-1 here on VJ. Read it very thoroughly and then come back with questions.

Your getting the different steps of the process and forms jumbled together.

The I129f, G325A's, letters of intent to marry, proof of meeting within the past two years come first.

The I-134, DS-156, DS-156K, DS-230 Part 1, etc..come later.

Start with the guide and try to get a good understanding of things before you get to much more confused!


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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Ok first. You need to read the guide

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1tips

When you begin to file, you need to get the forms that are needed to Petition for your fiance(e). Follow the steps from the guide. Once you mail your packet of document you will receive a letter from USCIS informing you that you the received your application to marry your non-US. Citizen partner.

The first form you need is I-129f and G-325a (they will need to original for you and fiance(e) and copies). These are the only forms you need if you just starting the process. The other forms are for a later date (months away). You will need to send other things as well, like evidence, letters, photos etc proving your relationship. Just follow the guide I sent you for the K1. If you have any questions. I will happy to help you...this forum has helped me and many others like you get through this process. So don't worry about getting a lawyer (unless you need one for a specific reason).

I would like to thank you for replying to my post. I read the guide carefully and gather the majority of the information that it requests for me to gather. Now my question are the only forms i send off first the I-129 and the g-325a along with all the other things said on the guide? Once again thank you at this point am trying to do this process as soon as possible. if it possible can you help me along with this process- Jennifer

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Hello,

I just started my process with the K-1 Visa, I am trying to to do this process on my own without no legal help since hiring a lawyer is so expensive these days. I have obtained all the documents needed in order to apply for the K-1 Visa but I have a feeling I am missing something. I did seek legal help with a lawyer he was nice enough to provide me with some advice but was unable to go into details because he did not take my case. So far the documents listed below is what I have obtain using this site as my guide. The site doesn't explain who details information goes on which form, so I was wondering if anyone is kind enough to guide me in the right direction or correct me if anything i have included is incorrect

Here are the documents I have obtained and filled out

1. I-129 form (includes both of our information)

2. G-325 (fiance info, 2 copies)

3. G-325 (us citizen info, 1 copy)

4. I-134 ( I have 2 sponsors)

5. Letter stating we are free to marry (2 letters one for each)

6. D-156 (confused on who's info should be included Mine or Fiancee's)

7. D-156K (confused on who's info should be included Mine or Fiancee's)

8. I have all the other documents requested as well just am unsure of what is sent off along with the forms

Now here the issue I have everything filled out expect the D-156 and D-156K I Don't Know what information goes on each form, whether is the US Citizen info on these forms or the Fiance info.

When something doesn't apply to you do you leave it blank or write n/a? Can anyone provide me with complete details on what the package should include and what is needed from me as the U.S citizen.

Times are rough for me to spent money on a lawyer, when we have useful websites, I searched all the forms and was unable to find a clear answer. I am trying to accomplish this on my own with the help of anyone that is willing to provide me with advice on this matter. Can anyone help me please!!

email me missjennie193@msn.com or reply to this post

Thank You

Jennifer

Hi! These might help! here are the contents included in my I129F package:

- Payment in the amount of $ 455

- I-129F

- I-129F Supplement: Part B, Question 18, explanation of meeting in person

- G-325A and passport style photo (Petitioner)

- G-325A and passport style photo (Beneficiary)

- Copy of Naturalization Certificate (Petitioner) or BC or Passport pages copies

- Letter certifying intent to marry (Petitioner and Beneficiary)

- Proof of having met in person in the past two years (passport stamps, tickets,purchase receipts,engagement ring receipt,boarding pass, money remitances,pictures. etc)

- Proof of ongoing relationship (skype calls,cards, mails,etc):blush:

These are all u need to assemble your I129F package, the rest like I134 , and Tax transcripts will be needed later, so dont be confused.

Good luck!

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♥Timeline♥

AOS

03-11-2011: mailed AOS packet

03-14-2011: AOS packet received

04-16-11:USCIS lost our I485 forms thus received EAD rejection notice

04-18-11: mailed AOS packet AGAIN

04-19-11:AOS packet received by S. Bush

04-29-11: NOA1 hardcopies for I485 and I765 received :)

05-12-11:Successful walk in biometrics

05-25-11:email notification received stating interview on 6/24

05-27-11:hardcopy for interview received

06-24-11:done with interview.no approval yet

06-25-11: received EAD card

06-29-11:email received AOS approved and green card is on its way! yay! :)

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I would like to thank you for replying to my post. I read the guide carefully and gather the majority of the information that it requests for me to gather. Now my question are the only forms i send off first the I-129 and the g-325a along with all the other things said on the guide? Once again thank you at this point am trying to do this process as soon as possible. if it possible can you help me along with this process- Jennifer

Whoa! Hold your horses! :blush:

You need to understand what's required before you send your petition, and it sounds like you don't understand everything yet. If you rush this and don't provide what's needed, or if you prepare your documents incorrectly, then your petition could be returned to you, or you could get a "Request For Evidence" (RFE) for additional information or documents, or (worst of all) USCIS could keep your money and deny your petition.

Take your time. Study everything until you understand it. When you're confident you understand what's required, then send your petition package. You're asking questions that many people have asked before, only to be told that the information is there if they take the time to read it.

The K1 guides gives a bullet list of what is required, but it is by no means a comprehensive set of instructions for preparing a petition package. Each of the forms ALSO has detailed instructions, and you must read and understand those as well. Entire books have been written on the subject of K1 petitions and visa applications. You can't expect all of that to be summarized on a single web page. The guides are only a starting point on your quest for information. If you don't have the time or patience to carefully read all of the guides related to the K1 process, all of the instructions for all of the forms, the pinned topics in the relevant sub-forums, and at least browse through the threads for questions not covered in the previous sources of information, then you should probably hire a lawyer. Most people spend several weeks MINIMUM figuring out how to do this. I'm not saying it's difficult, because it isn't. I'm only saying that there is a lot for you to learn.

Knowing which forms and documents need to be submitted at each stage of the process is relatively basic. If you need help with something this fundamental, then you're not ready to do this by yourself. Even worse, you're bound to make mistakes that will cause delays or may even cause your petition or visa to be denied.

I'm not trying to offend you, but you really need to study the available information until you understand it. There are also numerous links on the guides page to example forms, FAQ's, and other information related to the K1 process. Follow those links and read that information as well.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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Copitas,

The direction and recommendations that these people are giving here is vital! The suggestions that JimVaPhuong just offered up will save you from going crazy.

These are folks who have "been down that road that your just thinking about traveling". I just want to encourage you to read this advice carefully, take it seriously as this will save you a whole bunch of time and effort and not to mention the emotional investment that you have.

Speaking for myself, it took me almost 2 months to wrap my head around what and how I was going to submit. I did submit my K-1 application on June 1st and hopefully I got it right with the help of these kindly suggestions that you will find here.

Best of luck to you and welcome to the forum.

Don and Nathalia


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Sad ending.

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Chazzie,

Thank you, I finally had a chance to sit down and gather my package. I am in the process of filling out the I-129 form. I find it difficult to fix the address on those small lines, is it okay if I abbreviate the address?

Hi! These might help! here are the contents included in my I129F package:

- Payment in the amount of $ 455

- I-129F

- I-129F Supplement: Part B, Question 18, explanation of meeting in person

- G-325A and passport style photo (Petitioner)

- G-325A and passport style photo (Beneficiary)

- Copy of Naturalization Certificate (Petitioner) or BC or Passport pages copies

- Letter certifying intent to marry (Petitioner and Beneficiary)

- Proof of having met in person in the past two years (passport stamps, tickets,purchase receipts,engagement ring receipt,boarding pass, money remitances,pictures. etc)

- Proof of ongoing relationship (skype calls,cards, mails,etc):blush:

These are all u need to assemble your I129F package, the rest like I134 , and Tax transcripts will be needed later, so dont be confused.

Good luck!

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