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Hi, I just started filling out the I-129 form that I downloaded and printed. I noticed at the top of the page it says expires 01/31/2010, which would make it expired. I just printed out this form 5 minutes ago, what is going on with that? Also, is there a fee for sending this form? Does a check need to be included? I'm a little confused and overwhelmed by all this procedure, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in Advance.

Christena

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Paraguay
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At the top of this page, just below the "e" and "y" on visajourney.com, click on "guides". Read them, learn them, love them.

ETA: You are using the current form, btw. It's not expired, it's just the date when it was last updated. But as the guides state, check the USCIS website to be sure. I'm sure you're using the current form. And yes, you'll be mailing a check with your package. Good luck!

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Filed: Country: Canada
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I am reading the guides.. I just didn't see what I was looking for. Thanks for the help. I have a few more questions..

1. How much money should be sent with the form, and does it make a difference whether you send a check or money order?

2. For question 20, it asks which embassy I will be applying at. I am in Canada and am not sure which embassy to put. I thought it was only Vancouver and Montreal, but when I googled American embassy in Canada it showed there are quite a few.

3. According to the guide, for question 18 I should put "(mark additional sheet as "I-129F Supplement: Part B, Question 18: Has your Fiance(e) met and seen you)". Do I write out an explanation on the additional sheet of everytime we have met in the past two years?

Thanks so much,

Christena

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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I am reading the guides.. I just didn't see what I was looking for. Thanks for the help. I have a few more questions..

1. How much money should be sent with the form, and does it make a difference whether you send a check or money order?

2. For question 20, it asks which embassy I will be applying at. I am in Canada and am not sure which embassy to put. I thought it was only Vancouver and Montreal, but when I googled American embassy in Canada it showed there are quite a few.

3. According to the guide, for question 18 I should put "(mark additional sheet as "I-129F Supplement: Part B, Question 18: Has your Fiance(e) met and seen you)". Do I write out an explanation on the additional sheet of everytime we have met in the past two years?

Thanks so much,

Christena

Answer to question 1: $455 accorindg to uscis.gov; I don't think it matters whether you use a check or money order

Answer to question 2: I think only the consulate in Montreal issues K1 visas now (K visas are only issued by immigrant visa posts)

Answer to question 3: I personally think it is a good idea to write out your meetings, makes it easier to prove the relationship is bona-fide when your case is being reviewed by USCIS and the Consulate.

Good luck to you!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Montreal or Vancouver ONLY for k1 ( depends where you live/ closer to which one )

Montreal ONLY for CR1/IR1

The fee is listed in the instructions and the guides. You need more than just the forms filled out to send. Most people use a check.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Thanks so much for the help, it is greatly appreciated. I know I need more than the forms to send, but that is just what we are starting with since he is here with me now. We don't plan on sending them in for a few months, I just want to have everything ready to go. I just have one last question, for form I-129 Part B. Question 18 I am attaching an additional sheet regarding the times we have met. I am just curious as to what other people who have filled out this form have included. I am not sure whether I should just put the location and dates we have met and the length of the stay, or if I need to include more detail than that. Thanks.

Christena

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I lied.. I have one more question. On the Finace letter of Intent, which USCIS service centre should I put (I am following the example and it says USCIS service centre address)? If it makes any difference, my fiance lives in TX.

Christena

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generally put whichever service center you are mailing the entire packet to. ours was mailed to cali so we put the cali address on top of our letters.

for the additional sheet, I copied the dates and the location name of all the visits I made to him and he made to me just in a list style from most recent to first. Then included all ticket stub/itinerary and passport stamps that showed the dates of travel as evidence.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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If you arent going to send them for months i wouldnt date anything then until you closer to sending them off. Just a thought. Spend lots of time reading here theres alot of information and trust me you will need to know aalot and then some.

good luck

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