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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

- Instructions in Packet 3 say that I should submit these required forms via my chossen DHL courier location, in Ottawa (the location must be in Canada). I am currently in the US (visitor), and hope to continue to remain here until my visitor visa expires or I have to return for my interview. Given that I can not easily reach Ottawa (am not in Canada!) am I permitted to use Fed Ex or some other courier to get the information to the Montreal Consulate?

- Are there any fees that I could/should pay now, in advance to help speed up the process? (The instructions do not specify any, but I'm happy to "work ahead".)


K1 Visa

I-129F Sent: March 15, 2010

I-129F NOA1: March 18, 2010

I-129F NOA2: September 23, 2010

NVC Letter: October 7, 2010

Packet 3 Received: October 14, 2010

Packet 3 Sent : Feb 23, 2011

Packet 4 Received : May 09, 2011

Medical Date: May 11, 2011

Interview Date : May 16, 2011

Interview Result : APPROVED!

Passport Returned: May 30, 2011

Entered the US: May 31, 2011

Married: June 24, 2011

AOS, AP, EAD Sent: July 22, 2011

AOS, AP, EAD NOA: July 29, 2011

AOS RFE, Sept 14, 2011

Biometrics: September 16, 2011

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Nope. The embassy only uses DHL, you have to select a DHL location to pick up your Visa and passport at after the interview.

edit to add-

Not to mention you must be in Canada for the medical, to get the police reports and long form birth cert if you don't have it. As well as the interview.

Fees are paid online by credit card before the interview. 350$.

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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
Timeline

Nope. The embassy only uses DHL, you have to select a DHL location to pick up your Visa and passport at after the interview.

edit to add-

Not to mention you must be in Canada for the medical, to get the police reports and long form birth cert if you don't have it. As well as the interview.

Fees are paid online by credit card before the interview. 350$.

Already have the birth certificate and police background check. We'll be going north for the medical closer to the time of the actual interview date. I understand that I have to pick up the Visa after the interview, at the DHL location selected. I'm more concerned about getting the Form I-864 (and accompanying documents) TO the Consulate. The instruction letter says "Please return the forms and checklist to the US Consualte via the DHL courier location that you previously selected. This service is provided to you at no additional cost, but is provided within Canada only."

So, my question is; since I'm not in Canada, may I use a different courier service?


K1 Visa

I-129F Sent: March 15, 2010

I-129F NOA1: March 18, 2010

I-129F NOA2: September 23, 2010

NVC Letter: October 7, 2010

Packet 3 Received: October 14, 2010

Packet 3 Sent : Feb 23, 2011

Packet 4 Received : May 09, 2011

Medical Date: May 11, 2011

Interview Date : May 16, 2011

Interview Result : APPROVED!

Passport Returned: May 30, 2011

Entered the US: May 31, 2011

Married: June 24, 2011

AOS, AP, EAD Sent: July 22, 2011

AOS, AP, EAD NOA: July 29, 2011

AOS RFE, Sept 14, 2011

Biometrics: September 16, 2011

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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moving thread to:

US Embassy and Consulate Discussion

This is the place to post your experiences or questions related to this last step before moving to the US. Topics relating to I-134's, packets sent from consulate and medical & police certificates should be posted here.


YMMV

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I sent my packet 3 back by Canada post Xpresspost because there is no DHL depot near me. It was accepted and logged and I have packet 4. I did go online and pick the closest DHL for me though because I will have to pick the visa up there when it comes. I hope that helps. Also if you are applying for the K1 it is the I-134 that your fill out and you don't send that, you take it and supporting documents to the interview with you.


Sent AOS pack......2011-08-08

NOA's dated ..........2011-08-15

Biometrics..............2011-09-13

EAD card.................2011-10-26

AP card....................2011-10-26

AOS approved .......2011-12-19

Green card rec.......2011-12-27

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