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I am Canadian and He is American (just to get that out of the way)

I joined this site a long time ago trying to find info on how to process immigration paperwork. Since then there have been some life changing things that happened that have delayed us from being able to send the files. His mother got sick and needed brain surgery which was devastating to both of us. I had a car accident which was quite serious and needed time to recover from.

Now, we are almost back on track and will start processing in the next month or so. I have downloaded the necessary documents but I assume that he will need to fill them out from within the US? This entire process seems very daunting :(

I want to meet anyone else in the Ottawa area that has just started filing their K-1 that would be able to guide us.

PS: I will update my timeline soon.

Thank you!


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Scotland
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He doesn't have to fill out the forms in the US. I filled everything out for Rob and just mailed him a copy to sign and mail back to me.

He did end up having a surprise visist, so while he was here I had him do it again with the newer date, but mailing it was fine. You should be able to get a pretty quick turn around mailing to Canada.


"You don't marry someone you can live with, you marry the person you can't live without."

Mailed K-1 on 2-6-10

USCIS received packet on 2-8-10

NOA 1: Received 2-16-10

NOA 2: Approved 4-29-10 (72 Days)

NVC Forwarded Petition to London- 5-6-10

NVC Letter Received: 5-7-1010

London Received Packet: 5-14-10

London Mailed Packet to Rob: 5-18-10

Packet 3 Received by Rob: 5-22-2010

Packet 3 paperwork mailed to Rob 6-12-10

Medical- July 8, 2010

Everything mailed to Embassy 7-19-10

Interview Date: 9-14-10- Approved pending non-machine washed replacement passport.

Entry to US- 10-6-10 POE- Newark

Wedding- 10-23-10

AOS

Mailed AOS paperwork to the Chicago lockbox 1-7-11

Delivery Notification 1-10-11

Text stating application was received 1-20-11

Check Cashed 1-21-11

NOA 1 received 1-22-11

Biometrics letter received 1-29--11

Biometrics appointment 2-24-11

Received notice- I-485 has been transferred to the California Service Center 2-9-11.

3-11-11 - EAD production ordered

3-19-11- EAD Received

3-31-2011- AOS approved without interview

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Thanks for your advice, I will fill it out the documents and make a copy to send to him in the US. Do I need to send original for birth certificate and passport or just copies?


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Thanks for your advice, I will fill it out the documents and make a copy to send to him in the US. Do I need to send original for birth certificate and passport or just copies?

Forgive me if I'm having a brainfreeze, but where does the 129f require beneficiary BC or passport?

With all respect to Rob and Jill handling the paperwork this way, it seems simpler for the USC to fill out his stuff rather than you try to transpose and then fulfill all the beneficiary/sponsor requirements from opposite-land. There are simple concrete things he will need from you, then you're set. If you're going to do it all from up there, reread the guides carefully so you have it all in order. Too many cooks...


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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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I am Canadian and He is American (just to get that out of the way)

I joined this site a long time ago trying to find info on how to process immigration paperwork. Since then there have been some life changing things that happened that have delayed us from being able to send the files. His mother got sick and needed brain surgery which was devastating to both of us. I had a car accident which was quite serious and needed time to recover from.

Now, we are almost back on track and will start processing in the next month or so. I have downloaded the necessary documents but I assume that he will need to fill them out from within the US? This entire process seems very daunting :(

I want to meet anyone else in the Ottawa area that has just started filing their K-1 that would be able to guide us.

PS: I will update my timeline soon.

Thank you!

I'm from Ottawa and I just filed. Feel free to message me and I can help you through the process. :)

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I'm from Ottawa and I just filed. Feel free to message me and I can help you through the process. :)

Coconuts, thats wonderful :) Thank you!

twowls, thanks for your advice as well. I will review the guides to make sure that I include only what is necessary.


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I am Canadian and He is American (just to get that out of the way)

I joined this site a long time ago trying to find info on how to process immigration paperwork. Since then there have been some life changing things that happened that have delayed us from being able to send the files. His mother got sick and needed brain surgery which was devastating to both of us. I had a car accident which was quite serious and needed time to recover from.

Now, we are almost back on track and will start processing in the next month or so. I have downloaded the necessary documents but I assume that he will need to fill them out from within the US? This entire process seems very daunting :(

I want to meet anyone else in the Ottawa area that has just started filing their K-1 that would be able to guide us.

PS: I will update my timeline soon.

Thank you!

It doesn't matter who or where when "filling out" documents but the initial filing is HIS petition in your behalf so the actual forms he signs and mails to USCIS will be "originals" not copies. Supporting documents are photocopies at the petition stage but you'll carry originals to the interview. Study the K1 guide and if you, as the foreigner, are going to do the "filling out" make sure you do it as if the US Citizen were doing it. Your information goes on the right side of the I-129F, for example and it's his birth certificate needed at this stage, not yours.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Scotland
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With all respect to Rob and Jill handling the paperwork this way, it seems simpler for the USC to fill out his stuff rather than you try to transpose and then fulfill all the beneficiary/sponsor requirements from opposite-land.

I'm the USC! ;) I filled it out and had him sign what he had to sign.


"You don't marry someone you can live with, you marry the person you can't live without."

Mailed K-1 on 2-6-10

USCIS received packet on 2-8-10

NOA 1: Received 2-16-10

NOA 2: Approved 4-29-10 (72 Days)

NVC Forwarded Petition to London- 5-6-10

NVC Letter Received: 5-7-1010

London Received Packet: 5-14-10

London Mailed Packet to Rob: 5-18-10

Packet 3 Received by Rob: 5-22-2010

Packet 3 paperwork mailed to Rob 6-12-10

Medical- July 8, 2010

Everything mailed to Embassy 7-19-10

Interview Date: 9-14-10- Approved pending non-machine washed replacement passport.

Entry to US- 10-6-10 POE- Newark

Wedding- 10-23-10

AOS

Mailed AOS paperwork to the Chicago lockbox 1-7-11

Delivery Notification 1-10-11

Text stating application was received 1-20-11

Check Cashed 1-21-11

NOA 1 received 1-22-11

Biometrics letter received 1-29--11

Biometrics appointment 2-24-11

Received notice- I-485 has been transferred to the California Service Center 2-9-11.

3-11-11 - EAD production ordered

3-19-11- EAD Received

3-31-2011- AOS approved without interview

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