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anybody here used an attorney to help file and process there K-1 visa

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just wanna ask if anybody here used an attorney to help file and process there K-1 visa.. i am really so confused at this moment...

can somebody tell me if the k-1 visa sometimes takes longer than 6 months?

would really appreciate any response thank u

People here have used attorneys, other services and done it themselves.

Yes, absolutely the K1 visa can and now likely WILL take longer than six months from filing to visa interview.


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just wanna ask if anybody here used an attorney to help file and process there K-1 visa.. i am really so confused at this moment...

can somebody tell me if the k-1 visa sometimes takes longer than 6 months?

would really appreciate any response thank u

Hello,

I would say that most VJ members have completed the paperwork and process without a lawyer. You should carefully read the "Guides" available on VJ and mindfully read the forms' intructions. If after reading various times you are still confused, then you might choose to spend the money to have a lawyer complete the forms for you. Having said this, you can choose to become very informed/educated on the process and you could do it without having to spend the money on lawyer's fees (the process is expensive enough as it is!).

Yes, the process could take longer than 6 months. In fact, some members who are just now getting their petitions approved have had to wait around 6 months for this first step of the process (still need to go through the National Visa Center and consulate steps). So, if you decide to file, please be aware that as of late it has been a longer process. For most lately it has been an 8 months to 1 year process, from filing to interview.

Best wishes! (F)


August 23, 2010 - I-129 F package sent via USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation.

August 30, 2010 - Per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) e-mail, petition received and routed to California Service Center for processing. Check cashed. I-797C Notice of Action by mail (NOA 1) - Received date 08/25/2010. Notice date 08/27/2010.

After 150 days of imposed anxious patience...

January 24, 2011 - Per USCIS website, petition approved and notice mailed.

January 31, 2011 - Approval receipt notice (NOA 2) received by mail. Called NVC, given Santo Domingo case number, and informed that petition was sent same day to consulate.

Called Visa Specialist at the Department of State every day for a case update. Informed of interview date on February, 16 2011. Informed that packet was mailed to fiance on February, 15 2011.

February 21, 2011 - Fiance has not yet received packet. Called 1-877-804-5402 (Visa Information Center of the United States Embassy) to request a duplicate packet in person pick-up at the US consulate in Santo Domingo. Packet can be picked-up by fiance on 02/28.

March 1, 2011 - Medical exam completed at Consultorios de Visa in Santo Domingo.

March 9, 2011 at 6 AM - Interview, approved!

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Hey,

We did it without a lawyer and trust me, you guys can do it as well. It may seem overwhelming but thats these forums are for. Take advantage of the resources here, you have the opportunity to save thousands of dollars.

Goodluck! :)


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

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Hey,

We did it without a lawyer and trust me, you guys can do it as well. It may seem overwhelming but thats these forums are for. Take advantage of the resources here, you have the opportunity to save thousands of dollars.

Goodluck! :)

Unless you are intimately familiar with the capabilities of the couple involved, the above is an extremely dangerous statement to make. Some people can do this on their own and are well advised to do so and some are not. I'd venture you know NOTHING about what they can or can't do except to find this message board and construct a couple sentences competently.


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