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Hi Guys,

I checked the status of our 129f petition and it is showing RFE area as colored in. I called the automated system to see if I could get more info. It says that they sent form I-797. So am I understanding correctly that this I-797 form will come saying "Not yet approved, please show us more evidence etc.."? if that is the case, then what is the evidence more often than not? i.e. more pics?, more copies of certain things...At first I thought I-797 always meant an approval notice, but now after reading some threads that is not the case....

Thanks for enlightening me in any way, shape or form....=)


Met on Facebook: 2009-04

Met in Cyprus and stayed for a month: 2010-04

Started the K1 visa journey: 2010-06

Enagaged: 2010-08-20

Leaving to bring him home: 2010-11-13

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Cyprus

I-129F Sent: 2010-06-12

I-129F NOA1: 2010-06-19

I-129F RFE(s: 2010-07-13

RFE Reply(s): 2010-08-10

I-129F NOA2: 2010-09-03

NVC Received: 2010-09-07

NVC Left : 2010-09-17

Interview Date: 2010-11-19 9am

Your I-129f was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 153 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

"Time is nothing. The desire to love you is everything."

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Hi Guys,

I checked the status of our 129f petition and it is showing RFE area as colored in. I called the automated system to see if I could get more info. It says that they sent form I-797. So am I understanding correctly that this I-797 form will come saying "Not yet approved, please show us more evidence etc.."? if that is the case, then what is the evidence more often than not? i.e. more pics?, more copies of certain things...At first I thought I-797 always meant an approval notice, but now after reading some threads that is not the case....

Thanks for enlightening me in any way, shape or form....=)

we got an rfe too but it was very minor, my fiance missed to answer one question in the i-129form ...even after checking the form so many times before sending it, yours maybe different so just wait for the hardcopy of the rfe and send it back soon as you have what they need..goodluck...


03/30/2010----I-129F sent to Vermont Service Center via USPS

03/31/2010----Received in Vermont- USPS Tracking

04/01/2010----NOA1

04/06/2010----Touched

04/08/2010----NOA1 Hardcopy

06/16/2010----Touched

06/17/2010----RFE (email)

06/18/2010----Touched

06/22/2010----RFE (mailbox)

06/23/2010----send back RFE response to VSC via USPS Express

06/24/2010----VSC received the RFE response - USPS TRACKING

06/28/2010---- Response to RFE received, and case processing has resumed.

06/30/2010----Touched

07/01/2010----Touched

07/20/2010----NOA2 APPROVED!!!!!!!!

07/26/2010----NOA2 Hardcopy Received

07/26/2010----CFO

07/27/2010----NVC send the papers to USEM

07/30/2010----USEM MANILA RECEIVED the package

07/31/2010----Received NVC notification

08/9-10/2010--Medical Exam PASSED!!!

08/24/2010----INTERVIEW APPROVED!!!

09/28/2010----POE -DFW

10/02/2010----WEDDING!!!

AOS

1/11/11......AOS/AP/EAD Filed

1/14/11......NOA1 via text/email received

1/18/11......NOA1 hardcopy received

2/8/11.......Biometrics taken

2/14/11......AOS transfered to CSC

3/9/11.......AP/EAD APPROVED

3/11/11......AOS APPROVED...GC CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED

3/18/11......GREENCARD on hand

5/31/11......Driver's License on hand! yippeee!!!

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Hi Guys,

I checked the status of our 129f petition and it is showing RFE area as colored in. I called the automated system to see if I could get more info. It says that they sent form I-797. So am I understanding correctly that this I-797 form will come saying "Not yet approved, please show us more evidence etc.."? if that is the case, then what is the evidence more often than not? i.e. more pics?, more copies of certain things...At first I thought I-797 always meant an approval notice, but now after reading some threads that is not the case....

Thanks for enlightening me in any way, shape or form....=)

Perhaps it's different for the K-1 process (and if so, someone please correct me), but if so, then you should get the I-797 (notice of action) and then an RFE separately. They're two different things. The RFE should list exactly what you need. It varies widely - some people missed a signature. We apparently missed 5 things (not really, but they missed some of our original submissions). So, it depends a lot, but it should list it pretty explicitly. Then, just respond as specifically as possible.


Married - 3/12/10

AOS Filed - 5/13/10

Biometrics received - 6/5/10

Biometrics done - 6/9/10

RFE Received 6/10/10

Touched - 6/7/10, 6/16/10, 6/17,10 (all)

RFE delivered - 6/29/10

Resumed processing - 6/30/10

EAD Production Ordered - 7/2/10, 7/8/10, mailed 7/15/10

Touched - 7/6/10, 7/8/10 (485, 765)

Touched EAD - 7/16/10

EAD Received!! - 7/17/10

Interview - August 30, 8:45- Approved!

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we got an rfe too but it was very minor, my fiance missed to answer one question in the i-129form ...even after checking the form so many times before sending it, yours maybe different so just wait for the hardcopy of the rfe and send it back soon as you have what they need..goodluck...

Thanks so much for responding. I am praying it is minor. My fiance thinks we didn't have enough pictures. I sent 4 or 5, and wrote the dates and i think location on the back since I forgot to set the date on the camera. My other concern is I couldn't show cell phone calls because we actually communicated mostly on messenger to save money and when we were on the phone(not a cell phone) I used an international phonecard which you just keep adding money onto. I did print out a copy of when I added money on every time trying to show that it was a good amount. Now we talk on Skype and I use Rynga to talk to him. it's awful though not knwoing yet what they are going to want and praying it is minor, and then wondering how the heck you missed something. lol


Met on Facebook: 2009-04

Met in Cyprus and stayed for a month: 2010-04

Started the K1 visa journey: 2010-06

Enagaged: 2010-08-20

Leaving to bring him home: 2010-11-13

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Cyprus

I-129F Sent: 2010-06-12

I-129F NOA1: 2010-06-19

I-129F RFE(s: 2010-07-13

RFE Reply(s): 2010-08-10

I-129F NOA2: 2010-09-03

NVC Received: 2010-09-07

NVC Left : 2010-09-17

Interview Date: 2010-11-19 9am

Your I-129f was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 153 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

"Time is nothing. The desire to love you is everything."

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I'm thinking to myself, just take it one step at a time. It was confusing to me because of the status update and then the message was about form I-797 which I had never heard of. At first, I thought I missed a form. lol Sigh** this is just the beginning.

*On a sidenote*...When his interview is scheduled (hopefull) am I able to travel to see him so I can be "sround" the day he goes for it? I kow I can't be in the room, but I thought it would help him stay calm with me being there so to speak.


Met on Facebook: 2009-04

Met in Cyprus and stayed for a month: 2010-04

Started the K1 visa journey: 2010-06

Enagaged: 2010-08-20

Leaving to bring him home: 2010-11-13

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Cyprus

I-129F Sent: 2010-06-12

I-129F NOA1: 2010-06-19

I-129F RFE(s: 2010-07-13

RFE Reply(s): 2010-08-10

I-129F NOA2: 2010-09-03

NVC Received: 2010-09-07

NVC Left : 2010-09-17

Interview Date: 2010-11-19 9am

Your I-129f was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 153 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

"Time is nothing. The desire to love you is everything."

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Thanks so much for responding. I am praying it is minor. My fiance thinks we didn't have enough pictures. I sent 4 or 5, and wrote the dates and i think location on the back since I forgot to set the date on the camera. My other concern is I couldn't show cell phone calls because we actually communicated mostly on messenger to save money and when we were on the phone(not a cell phone) I used an international phonecard which you just keep adding money onto. I did print out a copy of when I added money on every time trying to show that it was a good amount. Now we talk on Skype and I use Rynga to talk to him. it's awful though not knwoing yet what they are going to want and praying it is minor, and then wondering how the heck you missed something. lol

If you sent proof of meeting within the two years before you filed, like passport stamps etc., it's probably not an issue of not having enough pictures or whatnot. There are plenty of tiny details that can slip by when filling out the forms, and it's usually something paperwork related. The pictures and call history stuff is secondary evidence of meeting, and as long as you sent a couple hand-dated ones, they won't make or break your petition approval. USCIS is looking for the basic requirements to be in order; they are not really in the business of judging whether you have enough pictures etc. Just wait for the RFE, follow its instructions, and send whatever is required. Don't worry too much until you have the facts in hand.


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I-129F Sent : 2010-02-01

I-129F NOA1 : 2010-02-08

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-03-12

NVC Received : 2010-03-18

NVC Left : 2010-03-22

Consulate Received : 2010-04-12

Packet 3 Received : 2010-04-14

Packet 3 Sent : 2010-04-16 (logged 2010-04-27)

Packet 4 Received : 2010-04-29

Interview Date : 2010-06-02

Interview Result : APPROVED!!!!!!

Visa in hand: 2010-06-09

POE: 2010-06-11

We is married now!: 2010-06-24

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If you sent proof of meeting within the two years before you filed, like passport stamps etc., it's probably not an issue of not having enough pictures or whatnot. There are plenty of tiny details that can slip by when filling out the forms, and it's usually something paperwork related. The pictures and call history stuff is secondary evidence of meeting, and as long as you sent a couple hand-dated ones, they won't make or break your petition approval. USCIS is looking for the basic requirements to be in order; they are not really in the business of judging whether you have enough pictures etc. Just wait for the RFE, follow its instructions, and send whatever is required. Don't worry too much until you have the facts in hand.

Well, your post just made me feel a whole lot better. I was so desperate for evidence I even put in a copy of a calling card I purchased in Turkey on my way to Cyprus.Also, i threw in a copy of a menu from our favorite pizza joint in Cyprus. Another desperate measure was a copy of this plastic wrapper that contained silverware from an eatery. It had the address of the place on it. lol


Met on Facebook: 2009-04

Met in Cyprus and stayed for a month: 2010-04

Started the K1 visa journey: 2010-06

Enagaged: 2010-08-20

Leaving to bring him home: 2010-11-13

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Cyprus

I-129F Sent: 2010-06-12

I-129F NOA1: 2010-06-19

I-129F RFE(s: 2010-07-13

RFE Reply(s): 2010-08-10

I-129F NOA2: 2010-09-03

NVC Received: 2010-09-07

NVC Left : 2010-09-17

Interview Date: 2010-11-19 9am

Your I-129f was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 153 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

"Time is nothing. The desire to love you is everything."

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Well, your post just made me feel a whole lot better. I was so desperate for evidence I even put in a copy of a calling card I purchased in Turkey on my way to Cyprus.Also, i threw in a copy of a menu from our favorite pizza joint in Cyprus. Another desperate measure was a copy of this plastic wrapper that contained silverware from an eatery. It had the address of the place on it. lol

Yes you are clearly deranged. yes.gif Don't worry; it will all be sorted out soon. Just take this process one step at a time, deal with what's in front of you, and try to remain sane. It can be done!


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I-129F Sent : 2010-02-01

I-129F NOA1 : 2010-02-08

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-03-12

NVC Received : 2010-03-18

NVC Left : 2010-03-22

Consulate Received : 2010-04-12

Packet 3 Received : 2010-04-14

Packet 3 Sent : 2010-04-16 (logged 2010-04-27)

Packet 4 Received : 2010-04-29

Interview Date : 2010-06-02

Interview Result : APPROVED!!!!!!

Visa in hand: 2010-06-09

POE: 2010-06-11

We is married now!: 2010-06-24

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Yes you are clearly deranged. yes.gif Don't worry; it will all be sorted out soon. Just take this process one step at a time, deal with what's in front of you, and try to remain sane. It can be done!

LOL That is why YOU are here..to keep me as sane as possible and not let me "lose it". lol Thanks so much for helping me out and we will take it one step at a time. I will be back with more questions, believe you me!! lol

BTW, CONGRATS on your journey. I was just talking to Marcel about your timeline and he gave a big WOOHOO and said, "That will be us soon!" lol


Met on Facebook: 2009-04

Met in Cyprus and stayed for a month: 2010-04

Started the K1 visa journey: 2010-06

Enagaged: 2010-08-20

Leaving to bring him home: 2010-11-13

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Cyprus

I-129F Sent: 2010-06-12

I-129F NOA1: 2010-06-19

I-129F RFE(s: 2010-07-13

RFE Reply(s): 2010-08-10

I-129F NOA2: 2010-09-03

NVC Received: 2010-09-07

NVC Left : 2010-09-17

Interview Date: 2010-11-19 9am

Your I-129f was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 153 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

"Time is nothing. The desire to love you is everything."

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Thank you! It's amazing once it's all over (or this first part anyway). As they say about the pain of childbirth, you forget how nightmarish it all was quickly. But I think you keep whatever fortitude it taught you.

As for visiting during interview time, you certainly should if you can. You might check in your regional section to see if petitioners are allowed in interview; some consulates allow it. Even if they are not, sometimes it helps that the officer knows the significant other is there (Marcel might bring your passport in with him to indicate that you are around), especially in higher fraud consulates, of which I believe Nigeria is one. Certainly can't hurt. The interview stage is where you'll want to have all your abundant proof of relationship at hand. That's where they make the call. Pay close attention to the experiences of others at Nigerian consulate so you're well-prepared and confident.

And congratulations on getting started!


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I-129F Sent : 2010-02-01

I-129F NOA1 : 2010-02-08

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-03-12

NVC Received : 2010-03-18

NVC Left : 2010-03-22

Consulate Received : 2010-04-12

Packet 3 Received : 2010-04-14

Packet 3 Sent : 2010-04-16 (logged 2010-04-27)

Packet 4 Received : 2010-04-29

Interview Date : 2010-06-02

Interview Result : APPROVED!!!!!!

Visa in hand: 2010-06-09

POE: 2010-06-11

We is married now!: 2010-06-24

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Thank you! It's amazing once it's all over (or this first part anyway). As they say about the pain of childbirth, you forget how nightmarish it all was quickly. But I think you keep whatever fortitude it taught you.

As for visiting during interview time, you certainly should if you can. You might check in your regional section to see if petitioners are allowed in interview; some consulates allow it. Even if they are not, sometimes it helps that the officer knows the significant other is there (Marcel might bring your passport in with him to indicate that you are around), especially in higher fraud consulates, of which I believe Nigeria is one. Certainly can't hurt. The interview stage is where you'll want to have all your abundant proof of relationship at hand. That's where they make the call. Pay close attention to the experiences of others at Nigerian consulate so you're well-prepared and confident.

And congratulations on getting started!

Thank you so much. I told him that there is probably an automatic orange flag based on where he is from (unfortunately) so we just grin and bear it, and do as they say If they want us to jump through 10 hoops we show them we can jump 20! lol Anyways, we are trying to time it with me going back over to see him. Just to clarify he is not in Nigeria right now. he is currently in Cyprus finishing his Grad work. He just has to do his final project and he will get his Masters. I don't think him going to shcool in a different coutnry will cause a problem of where his interview will be etc.. there is a consulate over there in Nicosia.


Met on Facebook: 2009-04

Met in Cyprus and stayed for a month: 2010-04

Started the K1 visa journey: 2010-06

Enagaged: 2010-08-20

Leaving to bring him home: 2010-11-13

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Cyprus

I-129F Sent: 2010-06-12

I-129F NOA1: 2010-06-19

I-129F RFE(s: 2010-07-13

RFE Reply(s): 2010-08-10

I-129F NOA2: 2010-09-03

NVC Received: 2010-09-07

NVC Left : 2010-09-17

Interview Date: 2010-11-19 9am

Your I-129f was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 153 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

"Time is nothing. The desire to love you is everything."

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Thank you so much. I told him that there is probably an automatic orange flag based on where he is from (unfortunately) so we just grin and bear it, and do as they say If they want us to jump through 10 hoops we show them we can jump 20! lol Anyways, we are trying to time it with me going back over to see him. Just to clarify he is not in Nigeria right now. he is currently in Cyprus finishing his Grad work. He just has to do his final project and he will get his Masters. I don't think him going to shcool in a different coutnry will cause a problem of where his interview will be etc.. there is a consulate over there in Nicosia.

Ah, okay. Well keep on keeping up with those details. I'm not the expert on those matters, but you should have all that sorted clearly so you're on top of your game. Address where his packet 3 will be sent, etc. It can be troublesome to have different addresses going, but you've probably worked that out... someone with more expertise can help with any questions about his specific location situation. And yeah, Nigeria is a tough spot but many have gone through tougher with success. You just have to be smart and thorough, and it sounds like you are being just that. If there are hitches or delays, just keep putting your head down and dealing with them. Desperation does not help: diligence, patience, and perseverance are what works for this. Good luck. It's all do-able. PM me anytime.

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I-129F Sent : 2010-02-01

I-129F NOA1 : 2010-02-08

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-03-12

NVC Received : 2010-03-18

NVC Left : 2010-03-22

Consulate Received : 2010-04-12

Packet 3 Received : 2010-04-14

Packet 3 Sent : 2010-04-16 (logged 2010-04-27)

Packet 4 Received : 2010-04-29

Interview Date : 2010-06-02

Interview Result : APPROVED!!!!!!

Visa in hand: 2010-06-09

POE: 2010-06-11

We is married now!: 2010-06-24

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Ah, okay. Well keep on keeping up with those details. I'm not the expert on those matters, but you should have all that sorted clearly so you're on top of your game. Address where his packet 3 will be sent, etc. It can be troublesome to have different addresses going, but you've probably worked that out... someone with more expertise can help with any questions about his specific location situation. And yeah, Nigeria is a tough spot but many have gone through tougher with success. You just have to be smart and thorough, and it sounds like you are being just that. If there are hitches or delays, just keep putting your head down and dealing with them. Desperation does not help: diligence, patience, and perseverance are what works for this. Good luck. It's all do-able. PM me anytime.

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Will do! I'm simply trying to stay ahead of the ballgame without getting consumed/overwhlemed by it all...that's where the one step at a time concept comes into play...lol

Thanks for all your help and I will PM you trust me! lol Later gator...


Met on Facebook: 2009-04

Met in Cyprus and stayed for a month: 2010-04

Started the K1 visa journey: 2010-06

Enagaged: 2010-08-20

Leaving to bring him home: 2010-11-13

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Cyprus

I-129F Sent: 2010-06-12

I-129F NOA1: 2010-06-19

I-129F RFE(s: 2010-07-13

RFE Reply(s): 2010-08-10

I-129F NOA2: 2010-09-03

NVC Received: 2010-09-07

NVC Left : 2010-09-17

Interview Date: 2010-11-19 9am

Your I-129f was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 153 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

"Time is nothing. The desire to love you is everything."

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Double check the guide here on the "guides" section. There is a list of what you need. I made the big mistake of reading and trusting what the USCIS website site said. The list that they gave was incomplete! Ironically, I would have done better to ignore the actual government website and to have read the guide here on VJ first, but I didn't, and it cost me an RFE, a month of extra waiting, and a lot more anxiety. So double check your copies of the things that you filed (assuming that you kept copies) with the list under "guides" and you will probably see what is missing. Best wishes.

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Double check the guide here on the "guides" section. There is a list of what you need. I made the big mistake of reading and trusting what the USCIS website site said. The list that they gave was incomplete! Ironically, I would have done better to ignore the actual government website and to have read the guide here on VJ first, but I didn't, and it cost me an RFE, a month of extra waiting, and a lot more anxiety. So double check your copies of the things that you filed (assuming that you kept copies) with the list under "guides" and you will probably see what is missing. Best wishes.

Thank you for the advice....very good advice.


Met on Facebook: 2009-04

Met in Cyprus and stayed for a month: 2010-04

Started the K1 visa journey: 2010-06

Enagaged: 2010-08-20

Leaving to bring him home: 2010-11-13

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Cyprus

I-129F Sent: 2010-06-12

I-129F NOA1: 2010-06-19

I-129F RFE(s: 2010-07-13

RFE Reply(s): 2010-08-10

I-129F NOA2: 2010-09-03

NVC Received: 2010-09-07

NVC Left : 2010-09-17

Interview Date: 2010-11-19 9am

Your I-129f was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 153 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

"Time is nothing. The desire to love you is everything."

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