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Just been looking threw the forums for a little while, I'm about to start the process of a K1 with my fiance, my question is, is it worth it to use one of these online companies, ie: http://www.easyfiancevisa.com/ or can it be done on your own? On their site they make it seem very difficult if you do it yourself.

Any info or input would be appreciated.


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This is a DIY site, lots of people do their cases on their ow (with the help of VJ of course is a bonus)

Take a look at the guides


good luck

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February 10, 2009 - NOA-2

February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete

May 4, 2009

May, 26, 2009

POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011


April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony


September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

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In most cases you can do it on your own , of course we are here to help when you get totally confused. You can use a lawyer if you want but usually is not needed.

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I recently filed my K-1 application for my fiance without a lawyer or pay websites. I considered it but decided to do it on my own. This website has been AMAZING. There are so many people here going through the process. The K-1 guide was useful because everything you need to do is literally mapped out. Anything from timelines, addresses, Proof, Notices, it's all here. The example forms, embassy info (I sound like a commercial). But it has worked for me. Just make sure to read all the fine print and double check everything.

best of luck

K-1 Journey


12/11/2010 NOA1

04/20/2011 NOA2

04/28/2011 Received by NVC!!

4/29/2011 Sent to Haitian Embassy

6/24/2011 Medical completed

6/30/2011 Medical results picked up approved

7/1/2011 Documents sent to Haiti messenger

7/19/2011 Interview date to be announced

7/19/2011 Assigned interview date

9/2/2011 Interview date (NO RFE :)

9/2/2011 Visa APPROVED!!

9/7/2011 Visa in Hand in Haiti

9/16/2011 Passport in hand in Haiti

10/1/2011 POE EWR airport

11/8/2011 ***Married*** :)

11/17/2011 Applied Social Security #

11/21/2011 SS# Recieved

AOS Journey

12/30/2011 AOS Package Mailed

1/03/2012 Notice of Action

1/06/2012 Check cashed

1/25/2012 Biometrics Appointment..completed..

2/11/2012 RFE

3/7/2012 RFE response mailed

3/16/2012 EAD Card in production!!!!

10/09/2012 Green Card production ordered : } no interview

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Getting the paperwork and the forms together can be daunting, but you can definitely do it on your own...we initially hired a lawyer, but not only did they take their sweet time doing everything, they actually gave us incorrect advice, which set us back about 5 months.

Everything you need to know to do it yourself can be found on VJ.

It's a big/long process but I found it to be pretty easy and fun.

Edited by marriedtomrg

Be smart, have a plan, and hang on to the people you love. - Chris Gardner


N-400 Timeline

02-23-2018: Sent N-400 Application online

02-23-2018: Date on NOA, retrieved from online account

02-23-2018: Date on Biometrics Appointment Letter (Biometrics Appointment at Jacksonville ASC on March 13, 10:00 a.m.)

03-08-2018: Biometrics complete

04-05-2018: Case status updated - Interview Scheduled on May 10, 2018, 10:15 a.m. :D

05-10-2018: Citizenship Interview - Passed English and Civics Tests, Recommended for Approval! :D 

06-19-2018: Received email and text notification: Naturalization Ceremony Scheduled; waited for letter to be uploaded on online account - it has been set on Wednesday, July 25, 3:00 p.m.

07-25-2018: I am now a U.S. Citizen!


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