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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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According to thr Juarez portal where my finacee and I will be having our interview, the DS156 form is required. This form is only avialable online but everytime I fill it it out and try to click continue to go to the nwxt stage it blanks out. Does anyone know if this form is actually required for K-1 applications and if so how to get the form to work on properly on the Dept of State website? Thanks.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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According to thr Juarez portal where my finacee and I will be having our interview, the DS156 form is required. This form is only avialable online but everytime I fill it it out and try to click continue to go to the nwxt stage it blanks out. Does anyone know if this form is actually required for K-1 applications and if so how to get the form to work on properly on the Dept of State website? Thanks.

yes the DS156 is needed and if you are having trouble typing into it then just print it out and hand write everything in it.....good luck :)


November 5, 2010 Interview 7am APPROVED!!!!!! (6months 4weeks 1day) THANK YOU LORD!!!!!

(look at my about me page in my profile if you want to see my entire k1 journey)

AOS Journey:

Feb.4, 2011 Mailed AOS packet

Feb. 7, 2011 Pkt delivered in Chicago

Feb. 10, 2011 Received txt and email of NOA for AOS, EAD, and AP

Feb. 11, 2011 Check cashed for AOS

Feb. 12, 2011 Touched

Feb. 14, 2011 received hard copy of NOA for AOS, EAD& AP

Feb. 18, 2011 received appt letter for biometrics

Feb. 28, 2011 biometrics appt @10am

Feb. 28, 2011 received txt/email AOS case transferred to csc

Mar 1, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 3, 2011 received hard copy of AOS transfer to csc

Mar 4, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 28, 2011 Received txt/email saying card production has been ordered. (1month 3eeks 3days)

Mar 28, 2011 Received 2nd txt/email saying we have registered this customer permanent residence status

Mar 29, 2011 Received 3rd txt/email says card production has been ordered.

April 1, 2011 greencard and welcome letter in hand!!

April 5, 2011 received txt/email EAD card production ordered

Will Start Removing Conditions Dec 2012!!!!

Dec. 26, 2012 mailed ROC paperwork

Dec. 28, 2012 NOA for ROC paperwork

Jan. 7, 2013 received bio appt letter

Jan. 24, 2013 bio appt.

June 22, 2013 10yr green card received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Form DS-156 has been replaced by form DS-160, at least for the London embassy! They haven't updated all of the pages yet.

Here's the relevant info: http://london.usembassy.gov/ds160.html

Embassy in London are required to complete the online nonimmigrant electronic visa application form DS-160; we no longer accept the forms DS-156, DS-157 and DS-158.

Fill in DS-160 here: https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/

You do not need to submit DS-156, DS-157 or DS-158 with your application.

Hope this helps! Double check with your embassy, but it's likely the same situation.

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Form DS-156 has been replaced by form DS-160, at least for the London embassy! They haven't updated all of the pages yet.

Here's the relevant info: http://london.usembassy.gov/ds160.html

Fill in DS-160 here: https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/

You do not need to submit DS-156, DS-157 or DS-158 with your application.

Hope this helps! Double check with your embassy, but it's likely the same situation.

This is incorrect information as it relates to London and the K category of visas. If you go the link you posted, then click the link at the bottom that says "Click here for a full list of non-immigrant visas" you will see that K visas are not on that list. At this time, fiance visas are still required to do all the separate forms. Many embassies are changing over to the 160, but that change will come much more slowly for the K visas as they are a strange hybrid of immigrant visa and non-immigrant visa.


K-1

I-129F NOA1 : June 1, 2010

I-129F NOA2 : June 28, 2010

Interview Date : Sept 28, 2010

Wedding: Apr 16, 2011

AOS

Approved : July 25, 2011

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We did both, just to be on the safe side, since some are requiring it and some aren't. The e-form I just submitted, but the separate paper forms were sent in on 7/28. Hopefully ONE of them gets through quickly.


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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According to thr Juarez portal where my finacee and I will be having our interview, the DS156 form is required. This form is only avialable online but everytime I fill it it out and try to click continue to go to the nwxt stage it blanks out. Does anyone know if this form is actually required for K-1 applications and if so how to get the form to work on properly on the Dept of State website? Thanks.

The DS156 is DEFINITELY required. Try to fill it out then use File Print when you are done with the last field. Don't try to save it or continue. It won't work. Otherwise just print it out and fill it in by hand.

As far as the DS160 goes, it does not apply to K-1 visas. The London site is not clear on that, DoS is very clear here: http://travel.state.gov/visa/forms/forms_4401.html

13. When I apply for a nonimmigrant visa using the online DS-160, are additional forms required?

No, with two exceptions. When applying at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate that is using the new DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, you will use only one (1) form. For Embassies and Consulates that have converted to this new process, the DS-160 has replaced all of the following forms: DS-156, DS-157, DS-158, and DS-3032, which are no longer necessary.

NOTE: The exceptions are Fiancé(e) Visas (K-1/2) which still require use of the forms DS-156 and DS-156K, and the Treaty Trader/Treaty Investor visa application, which is explained in #14 below.


Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Juarez, Mexico

I-129F Sent: 2010-01-08

I-129F NOA1: 2010-01-11

I-129F NOA2: 2010-03-17

NVC Received: 2010-03-24

Consulate Received: 2010-04-02

Open Appointment Letter Sent: 2010-04-47

Open Appointment Letter Rcvd: 2010-05-21

Medical Exam Date: 2010-06-15

Interview Date: 2010-06-16

Interview Result: Approved

Visa Received: 2010-06-17

POE ATL: 2010-09-05

Married!: 2010-10-30

AOS package received: 2010-11-30

Biometrics: 2011-01-13

AOS transferred to CSC: 2011-01-18

EAD card production ordered: 2011-02-09

AP Approved: 2011-02-09

AP Letter Received: 2011-02-12

Green card production ordered: 2011-02-16

Green Card Received!: 2011-02-22

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As far as the DS160 goes, it does not apply to K-1 visas. The London site is not clear on that, DoS is very clear here: http://travel.state.gov/visa/forms/forms_4401.html

13. When I apply for a nonimmigrant visa using the online DS-160, are additional forms required?

No, with two exceptions. When applying at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate that is using the new DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, you will use only one (1) form. For Embassies and Consulates that have converted to this new process, the DS-160 has replaced all of the following forms: DS-156, DS-157, DS-158, and DS-3032, which are no longer necessary.

NOTE: The exceptions are Fiancé(e) Visas (K-1/2) which still require use of the forms DS-156 and DS-156K, and the Treaty Trader/Treaty Investor visa application, which is explained in #14 below.

It's only unclear regarding the DS-160 if you go to the general London Embassy page for non-immigrant visas, which is linked in that post above. As long as you go to the London Embassy page that is dedicated to fiance visas, there is no question that the forms needed are the DS-230-1, DS-156, DS-156K and DS-157 and not the DS-160.

http://london.usembassy.gov/immigrant-visas/fiance.html


K-1

I-129F NOA1 : June 1, 2010

I-129F NOA2 : June 28, 2010

Interview Date : Sept 28, 2010

Wedding: Apr 16, 2011

AOS

Approved : July 25, 2011

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Form DS-156 has been replaced by form DS-160, at least for the London embassy! They haven't updated all of the pages yet.

Here's the relevant info: http://london.usembassy.gov/ds160.html

Fill in DS-160 here: https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/

You do not need to submit DS-156, DS-157 or DS-158 with your application.

Hope this helps! Double check with your embassy, but it's likely the same situation.

Actually Chels is wrong.

I had my interview on the 23.7.2010 at the London Embassy and was ask to supply the DS 156, DS157.......

I also checked on the website which stated that the DS 156 has been replaced with the DS 160, BUT the embassy staff told me that they are not concerned what it says on the website but still wanted my DS 156.

I had thrown away my DS 156 and redone the new DS 160. it could have gone all wrong because of the misleading info on their website.

Lucky enough they gave me an empty DS 156 to fill out there and then.

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