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Filed: Timeline

So I lived in St. Petersburg, Russia for 2 years. I had loose contact with one girl there and then when I came back home to California we started to talk more and more. I eventually went back to visit her in December and I proposed while I was there. We have finally (as far as I can tell...) gathered all of the needed documents to start the petition for her K-1 visa to come to the States! I have the packet here in my hand now. I am just nervous that I am forgetting or don't know about something. I would really like to avoid any problems, so that's why I'm turning to you!

As of right now I have: I-134, G-325A (one copy for each of us), letters of intent to marry (one from each), I-129F, passport-style photos (from each), and a copy of my birth certificate.

Do I need to include copies of plane tickets or letters or anything to prove that we have met? I don't know how much is too much to send.

Any help would be VERY appreciated!

-Scott

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You should read the instructions for the I-129F form, as well as the guides here on VJ. (Up at the top there!)

Because both say clearly to include evidence that you've met within the last two years. Plane boarding passes and/or passport stamps. (Plane 'tickets' could technically warrant an RFE since anyone can buy a ticket, but you want to prove you were on that plane.)


Spoiler

 

07/20/2011-------I-485 and I-765 Sent
07/26/2011-------NOA1 received via email
08/05/2011-------RFE Notification via email and text
08/11/2011-------RFE Hardcopy in mail
08/12/2011-------RFE Sent back
08/15/2011-------RFE Received at USCIS
08/24/2011-------Biometrics Appointment
09/06/2011-------Notice of Interview! (via text)
09/15/2011-------EAD Approved Notification via text
10/06/2011-------Adjustment of Status Interview - APPROVED!!!

11/08/2011-------Green Card Received!!

07/09/2013-------Lifting Conditions Filed

07/12/2013-------NOA received

10/01/2013-------Approval Date

10/15/2013-------Ten Year Green Card Received! Finally!

 

 

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The i-134 is not needed yet, this is needed for the interview not the initial filing.

Include some evidence that you have met the past two years (some pictures, plane tickets, stamps, anything you feel could validate your relationship and establish that you did see each other.

Don't forget the check or money order.

You can add a cover letter if you'd like. :)

Goodluck! :D


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)

Thank you, VJ! smile.png

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Timeline

Hope this helps: This is what my Attouney included with the I-129F Petition..

A copy in full color of both our Passports Cover to Cover. Every Page (Blank or Not)

Both are Birth Certificates. BEST COPY and also translated if in another lauguange

Copies of plane tickets, hotel receipts.

Attourneys (though this is optional) ask the petitioner's Letter of Intent" to be Notorized.

Copy of Engagement Ring receipt. (optional)

Best Copy Pictures ( 8 to 12 ) of you together.

Double check the 325 for typos, names etc. and be sure there signed.

5 Year employment history with addresses. ( My Attourney added a Ademdum to my 325 since there is little room to write in that small box )

Hope this helps, I might have missed a few things.

Good Luck.


TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

http://youtu.be/BVf45EcdFwQ

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Uruguay
Timeline

Check this link http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide and the I-129F instructions provided by the uscis


K-1 VISA

02-03-2011 - I-129F sent

02-04-2011 - I-129F received. Signed by Vill.

02-10-2011 - NOA1 (Email-message)

02-15-2011- NOA1 (Hard-copy received)

03-06-2011 - NOA2(email-text message)

NOA2 (3 MONTHS,3 WEEKS,4 DAYS)

06-15-2011- Packet 3 received by email

08-04-2011- Packet 3 Back to the Embassy

08-25-2011- Packet 4 Received (Interview day:09-08-2011)

09-08-2011- Interview (APPROVED)

09-13-2011- Visa Received (It took only 3 business days)

09-22-2011- POE

09-23-2011- My baby's B-day!

AOS

11-18-2011- We got married!

01-20-2012- AOS package sent

01-23-2012- AOS package received by USCIS

01-27-2012- NOA1 (email)

02-01-2012- NOA 1 (Hard-Copy Received)

02-07-2012- Biometrics Appointment Notice Received

02-13-2012- Email saying case was transferred to another office(Waiting for the hard copy to see where it was sent)

02-17-2012- Hard-Copy received- AOS transferred to CSC

02-21-2012- Biometrics Appointment-

03-13-2012- Biometrics Retaken due to they didn't take right my fingerprints.

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