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So, for the UK embassy, when exactly do they require the birth certificate? Will we need to send it in with the forms, take it to the medical, and/or bring it to the interview? And do they except a photocopy? If not, is it necessary to have more than one official copy, or will just one be enough? THANKS!!! :)


1-129f sent: 08-21-2010

NOA1: 08-30-2010

NOA2: 01-20-2011 (OMG! that darn dot finally moved!!!! just under 5 months later...)

NOA2 hard copy received: 01-27-2011 (and called NVC to get case number)

Case received by consulate: 01-28-2011

Packet 3 sent by embassy: 02-03-2011 (received hard copy 02-11)

Packet 3 returned to embassy: 02-10-2011 (logged by embassy 2-24)

Medical: 02-11-2011 (results received by embassy 2-16)

Received interview date over the phone: 02-28-11

Packet 4 sent by embassy: 02-28-11 (received hard copy 3-5)

Interview: 03-15-11 APPROVED!!! (visa received 3-18)

POE: 03-30-11 ~ Marriage: 04-06-11

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You will need to bring it to the interview. Make sure it is what is called the "long form" otherwise they will not accept it. I would have an extra copy or two in case they want to keep your copy.


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Is it ok to attach photocopies of everything (like the birth certificate) to the forms that you send into the embassy? The DS-156K form says it wants the birth certificate.

Edited by meredith and zac

1-129f sent: 08-21-2010

NOA1: 08-30-2010

NOA2: 01-20-2011 (OMG! that darn dot finally moved!!!! just under 5 months later...)

NOA2 hard copy received: 01-27-2011 (and called NVC to get case number)

Case received by consulate: 01-28-2011

Packet 3 sent by embassy: 02-03-2011 (received hard copy 02-11)

Packet 3 returned to embassy: 02-10-2011 (logged by embassy 2-24)

Medical: 02-11-2011 (results received by embassy 2-16)

Received interview date over the phone: 02-28-11

Packet 4 sent by embassy: 02-28-11 (received hard copy 3-5)

Interview: 03-15-11 APPROVED!!! (visa received 3-18)

POE: 03-30-11 ~ Marriage: 04-06-11

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Forms ONLY are mailed in to London with nothing attached or sent with them, except where they say to send duplicates.

All documents are taken to the interview. The list of documents is on this page http://london.usembassy.gov/interview_documents.html

It tells you all about originals/photocopies in the first sentence in red.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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It seems that it has been a couple of years since you have done the K1 so.... are you sure that is still the case?


1-129f sent: 08-21-2010

NOA1: 08-30-2010

NOA2: 01-20-2011 (OMG! that darn dot finally moved!!!! just under 5 months later...)

NOA2 hard copy received: 01-27-2011 (and called NVC to get case number)

Case received by consulate: 01-28-2011

Packet 3 sent by embassy: 02-03-2011 (received hard copy 02-11)

Packet 3 returned to embassy: 02-10-2011 (logged by embassy 2-24)

Medical: 02-11-2011 (results received by embassy 2-16)

Received interview date over the phone: 02-28-11

Packet 4 sent by embassy: 02-28-11 (received hard copy 3-5)

Interview: 03-15-11 APPROVED!!! (visa received 3-18)

POE: 03-30-11 ~ Marriage: 04-06-11

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Why do people ask questions and then not like the answer? My timeline states that we did the K-1 last year, Nich-Nick gave you a link where you could find this information we both come on this forum everyday to answer questions. What else do

If you aren't satisfied with that, this says pretty much the same thing again: http://photos.state....visa/iv_019.pdf

Edited by amykathleen2005

England.gif England!

And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times

It's you, it's you, You make me sing.

You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.

b0cb1a39c4.png

ROC Timeline

Sent: 7/21/12

NOA1: 7/23/12

Touch: 7/24/2012

Biometrics: 8/24/2012

Card Production Ordered: 3/6/2013

*Eligible for Naturalization: October 13, 2013*

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That link says that documents need to be brought to the interview, yes, but I am wondering where it says explicitly that you must not send evidence with the paperwork. However, it does happen say explicitly on the DS-156K form that "The following must be attached in order to apply for a fiance(e) nonimmigrant visa:

Your birth certificate

Birth certificates of all children listed in number five

Death certificate of a spouse (if any)

Marriage certificate (if any)

Divorce decree (if any)

Police certificates

Evidence of engagement to your fiance(e)

Evidence of financial support

And this form is dated 12-2010 and "Previous Editions Obsolete"

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/82063.pdf

Please understand why I am still concerned and am not 100% confident in the answer I have received.


1-129f sent: 08-21-2010

NOA1: 08-30-2010

NOA2: 01-20-2011 (OMG! that darn dot finally moved!!!! just under 5 months later...)

NOA2 hard copy received: 01-27-2011 (and called NVC to get case number)

Case received by consulate: 01-28-2011

Packet 3 sent by embassy: 02-03-2011 (received hard copy 02-11)

Packet 3 returned to embassy: 02-10-2011 (logged by embassy 2-24)

Medical: 02-11-2011 (results received by embassy 2-16)

Received interview date over the phone: 02-28-11

Packet 4 sent by embassy: 02-28-11 (received hard copy 3-5)

Interview: 03-15-11 APPROVED!!! (visa received 3-18)

POE: 03-30-11 ~ Marriage: 04-06-11

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Please understand why I am still concerned and am not 100% confident in the answer I have received.

I'm 1000% confident that we gave you the correct answer because I've kept up with London daily since 2008. Keep in mind that each consulate sets up their own procedures of how they like to process their paperwork and conduct their interviews. This general embassy forum will tend to confuse you if you read what happens in a different country. At this point in your journey, you would do better to start reading/asking in the UK FORUM.

You may certainly mail in anything that you choose. And I will try to make this the last time I reply to your questions. Sorry we inconvenienced you.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Great! thanks for the suggestion about the UK forum, obviously I don't know what I am doing and need all the help I can get! The government sure makes everything clear as mud, or else we wouldn't need sites like vj


1-129f sent: 08-21-2010

NOA1: 08-30-2010

NOA2: 01-20-2011 (OMG! that darn dot finally moved!!!! just under 5 months later...)

NOA2 hard copy received: 01-27-2011 (and called NVC to get case number)

Case received by consulate: 01-28-2011

Packet 3 sent by embassy: 02-03-2011 (received hard copy 02-11)

Packet 3 returned to embassy: 02-10-2011 (logged by embassy 2-24)

Medical: 02-11-2011 (results received by embassy 2-16)

Received interview date over the phone: 02-28-11

Packet 4 sent by embassy: 02-28-11 (received hard copy 3-5)

Interview: 03-15-11 APPROVED!!! (visa received 3-18)

POE: 03-30-11 ~ Marriage: 04-06-11

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