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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Argentina
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Hi everyone! does anybody know if there is something i can start doing while i am waiting for my i 129f to be approved?. I only got the NOA1 so far but maybe i should be getting my police report or documents translated in the meanwhile. Any advice will be really appreciate it, i am trying to get there as soon as possible so i will do anything that will save me time!! we've been apart for too long...

THANKS!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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Hi everyone! does anybody know if there is something i can start doing while i am waiting for my i 129f to be approved?. I only got the NOA1 so far but maybe i should be getting my police report or documents translated in the meanwhile. Any advice will be really appreciate it, i am trying to get there as soon as possible so i will do anything that will save me time!! we've been apart for too long...

THANKS!

I would start collecting your police certificates ASAP. I was shocked at how quickly our NOA2 was approved and now been told that Australian Police checks can take about a month if you are applying from abroad (I live in the UK). It might also help to make sure your vaccinations are also up to date too!

Goodluck to you :)

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06/18/2010: I-129F sent to CSC

06/26/2010: CSC receives package

07/12/2010: Check cashed

07/12/2010: NOA1

07/22/2010: NOA2

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You can also download the paperwork for your Packet 3 from your embassy/consulate website. This will save you time as you can fill them out in advance.

To fill them out you'll need to put together a CV/Resume, or at least a timeline of where you've lived and worked for the past 5 to 10 years. For some, that takes some thinking and digging for addresses and supervisors' names, etc.

As KC said, be sure to make a visit to your GP and have your shots updated, and see if they can give you the MMR and Tdap shots, and if you haven't had chicken pox, the Varicella as well. It's much cheaper to get them before you get to the official medical exam, because the official examiners will charge you a small fortune for them.

If you've got your police certificate and birth certificate, and any divorce decrees, etc. that will need to be translated, it's a good idea to get that done ASAP.

Talk to your fiance and make sure they're putting together the documentation for her I-134, and arranging for a co-sponsor if necessary. The I-134 has to be an ORIGINAL, so she'll need time to send it to you, along with copies of the documentation, and any divorce decrees, proof of relationship, updated letter of intent to marry, etc.

Hope this helps! Good luck!! :thumbs:


Angela & Peter

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K-1 Process (Condensed)

02/01/10: Took atty's bad advice and applied for B2 visa

02/16/10: B2 Visa Interview: DENIED - K1 Required

05/07/10: Atty sent I-129F Petition to Chicago Lockbox

05/31/10: Atty rec'd Petition back due to wrong location

06/01/10: I-129F pkg sent to VSC

06/11/10: NOA1 Rec'd/Touch

09/17/10: INTERVIEW = APPROVED

10/22/10: Marriage in the US

AOS Process

11/13/10: Mailed Packet to CHI Lockbox

11/18/10: NOA1 Rec'd via Text

11/20/10: Soc. Sec. fixed mistake/Processed SSN

11/23/10: Rec'd SSN

11/23/10: Touch

12/09/10: RFE - Supposedly didn't sign I-864 when I KNOW I did. (Copies to prove it.)

12/20/10: Biometrics Appt

12/20/10: RFE Response Rec'd/Processing Resumed

12/27/10: Transferred to CSC

12/29/10: Contacted Senator re: EAD Expedite Request

12/30/10: AOS Touch

12/30/10: EAD & AP Approved (Card Production Ordered)

01/05/11: AOS Touch (Rec'd @ CSC)

01/06/11: AOS Touch/EAD Mailed

01/08/11: EAD & AP Rec'd

01/10/11: AOS Touch

01/14/11: EAD Touch

01/26/11: AOS APPROVED!!

02/02/11: Green Card Received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Argentina
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I found this on the website of the US embassy in Argentina:

http://argentina.usembassy.gov/consular-pdfs/k1-k3-instruction-package.pdf

it basically lists everything that you will need to do after NOA2 and before the interview. we've started working on it. but, unfortunately for us our wait is turning out to be quite long (it's been 93 days since we filed and still nothing, not even a touch!) Good luck!


April 23 2010 -- I-129f sent

April 27 2010 -- check cashed, NOA1 dated

Aug 2, 2010 -- touched

Aug 13, 2010 -- date of NOA2, I-129F approved

Aug 17, 2010 -- NVC sent application to embassy

Sept 2, 2010 -- Medical

Sept 7, 2010 -- Receive checklist from embassy

Sept 7, 2010 -- Hand-deliver packet to embassy

Sept 30, 2010 -- Receive notice of interview date

Oct. 4, 2010 -- Interview!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Argentina
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that is soooo scarry!! Ours doesn't seem to go as fast as the rest but it hasn't take 90 days yet! Hopefully you will get some news really soon. Tjank you all for the great tips! I'll get to work there's lots to be done!

Thank you again

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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Hi Argie, Messi, and other Argentineans.. I have posted a lot of info I hope will help you under a new thread "From the NVC to the POE for Argentina: all the papers the embassy will need" you should be able to find it by clicking "Portals" to see Argentina-related stuff.

Don't hesitate to message me if you would like the entire packet 3 instruction packet to prepare everything while you are waiting for the NOA2.

And, as you'll notice, we never had a touch, but it finally came for us too :)

Suerte!


12-04-09 mailed I-129F

12-07-09 I-129F arrived in Vermont

12-08-09 NOA1

12-10-09 check cashed

04-05-10 NOA2 (no touches until approval!)

04-19-10 received at NVC

04-21-10 NVC sent to embassy

04-24-10 arrived at embassy

05-17-10 received packet 3

05-18-10 delivered packet to embassy

embassy asks us for ridiculous things before giving interview date, such as a photocopy of the sealed envelope from the medical exam...

07-27-10 interview

08-05-10 received visa!!!!!

08-06-10 left Argentina

08-07-10 POE (Dallas)

08-12-10 civil marriage ceremony

08-23-10 mailed AOS packet with EAD and AP applications together

08-25-10 packet arrived in Chicago

09-01-10 NOAs

09-02-10 check cashed

09-21-10 received SS number :) had to go into office twice but it worked!

09-23-10 requested EAD expedite

09-24-10 received biometrics letter

09-27-10 successful walk-in biometrics taken

10-01-10 receive EAD expedite request RFE letter

10-04-10 US Representative's office forwards our EAD expedite evidence

10-06-10 expedite for EAD granted, EAD and AP both issued :D

10-09-10 wedding (party!)

01-04-11 AOS interview (rescheduled because we moved, was 12-16-10) Approved!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Argentina
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Hey i just saw your answer. You guys waited for four months too uh? When i started all this i though it was going to be a lot shorter the wait, oh well...it's worth it!!

Is there anything on the packet3 that you can send me that i can't find on the website??

Thank you again!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Hey i just saw your answer. You guys waited for four months too uh? When i started all this i though it was going to be a lot shorter the wait, oh well...it's worth it!!

Is there anything on the packet3 that you can send me that i can't find on the website??

Thank you again!!!

I agree with everyone, try and get all other documents gathered, but I would check with the embassy and see how long the police reports are valid for. It would be a shame to have it done, and when you interview comes around its no longer valid. I read somewhere that they are valid for a year, however I emailed our embassy to confirm and was told they will only accept them if it was issued within 3 months prior to the interview. Good luck!!


~ Our Journey ~

10/27/09 - Met online

04/21/10 - Travel to Egypt to meet in person

05/08/10 - Sent I-129F

05/10/10 - VSC receives I-129F

05/11/10 - NOA1

05/13/10 - Touched

05/14/10 - Touched

05/17/10 - Received NOA1 in the mail

07/06/10 - NOA2 - Approved!!!! :)

07/12/10 - Received NOA2 in the mail

07/13/10 - Received at NVC

07/16/10 - NVC changes embassy per our request

07/19/10 - Told we are in AP @ NVC

07/30/10 - Case sent to Cairo embassy

08/05/10 - Case received at embassy

09/07/10 - Received packet 3 - FINALLY!!!

09/15-10 - 2nd trip to Egypt, returned home on 10/5/10

12/14/10 - Received interview date

01/09/11 - 3rd trip to Egypt

01/12/11 - Interview - APPROVED!!!...but AP

01/24/11 - Returned to the states without my habibi :(

04/06/11 - AP was completed!! :)

05/10/11 - Visa has been issued!!!

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