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Are there any guides for this stage of the journey? We got approved on the 19th and are not sure what comes next. Are they going to send me a copy of whatever they send to my fiance? I'd like to be able to help her with the forms. Speaking of, where can I get a current, fillable DS-156 pdf? No matter where I try to download it from, I always end up at the same site where it wants me to fill it out online - yet it won't open in my browser.

So yeah, does anyone have any of that: a guide for this leg of the journey, a DS-156 pdf, or a copy of whatever is being sent to my fiance?


06/20/2002 - Introduced through her Aunt
07/05/2002 - Correspondence begins and continues for years; friendship and feelings slowly but surely grow stronger.
05/12/2009 - Met in Philippines! Stayed for two weeks and had a great time. Can't wait to go back!
10/11/2009 - She said YES! (became engaged)

USCIS
10/29/2010 - Mailed I-129F
11/08/2010 - Check cashed
11/11/2010 - Received NOA1 dated 11/05/2010 (My case landed in Vermont - #######!)
11/15/2010 - Touched
04/05/2011 - It's been 5 months and not a peep from USCIS/VSC :-(
04/19/2011 - Touched/Text Message and Email this AM (APPROVED!)
04/22/2011 - Hard copy NOA2 received (166 days)

US Embassy
(All dates are Philippines dates)
05/20/2011 - Birth Certificate error cleared up
06/03/2011 - Fiancee waiting for her Passport
06/03/2011 - Not a peep from the Embassy (Manila)
07/21/2011 - Passport obtained
07/22/2011 - Interview scheduled 8/4
08/01/2011 - Fiancee and family on first flight EVER, to Manila
08/02/2011 - Medical
08/03/2011 - Medical (Passed, no concerns)
08/04/2011 - Interview! Passed! (they think)
08/24/2011 - Received Embassy email indicating fiance's visa has been issued!
08/31/2011 - 09/13/2011 Philippines Vacation!
09/14/2011 - Arrived together in Dallas, TX!

11/11/2011 - Married!

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if you were approved on the 19th call and see if it has reached NVC yet and if they gave you your case number - call every few days and they will eventually tell u it was sent off. there is nothing for us at NVC it is just a stop on the way to the embassy. after they send it you can track the package (read this thread to find out how to track it (http://www.visajourn...nvc-to-embassy/). if you want more in depth guides look at the NVC forum

as for the DS-156 this is the best copy i could find http://www.***removed***....ample_ds156.pdf

it will at least give u an idea of whats on it

as for the form not opening in your browser double check your settings and the browser requirements

as for the forms - i would say post this to the Philippines forum - and maybe someone has a guide they can give you or if they post the forms on line someone will have a link.

good luck

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I'd just try using a different browser. Sometimes Firefox especially acts tricky. I don't know about the Phillipines, but I did receive the documents that they sent my fiance, but it took about four weeks to get here! You can email the consulate and ask them to email you the packet which was a pdf and a word document in my case. It was much faster to just email him the packet and the documents afterwards. Good luck!


I-129F Fiance Visa

For full details see my "About me"

USCIS

11-22-2010 Received NOA1 01-27-2011 --> NOA2 *APPROVED!!!! (email)

NVC

02-24-2011 Receive Packet 3.5 via email --> 03-18-2011 Packet 3.5 Submitted

04-05-2011 Receive Packet 4

04-08-2011 INTERVIEW *APPROVED!!!!* --> 04-18-2011 Visa in hand

05-04-2011 **POE** JFK, NYC

AOS

05-21-2011 Social Security Card

06-18-2011 MARRIED!

07-11-2011 Filed AOS - 485, EAD, AP

07-13-2011 Received Confirmation email 07-14-2011 check cashed

07-18-2011 NOA1, I-797C received for AOS, EAD, AP

07-22-2011 Received Biometrics Appointment Notice

08-15-2011 Biometrics Appointment

09-09-2011 EAD and AP Approval notices via email

09-20-2011 Receive EAD/AP Card in the mail

09-29-2011 Interview! APPROVED!!!!

10-03-2011 Receive Welcome Letter

10-08-2011 Receive Greencard

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Are there any guides for this stage of the journey? We got approved on the 19th and are not sure what comes next. Are they going to send me a copy of whatever they send to my fiance? I'd like to be able to help her with the forms. Speaking of, where can I get a current, fillable DS-156 pdf? No matter where I try to download it from, I always end up at the same site where it wants me to fill it out online - yet it won't open in my browser.

So yeah, does anyone have any of that: a guide for this leg of the journey, a DS-156 pdf, or a copy of whatever is being sent to my fiance?

You can download instructions for K1/K2 process at the US Embassy Manila from this link: http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3224.html

I believe this is what they should normally send as "packet 3". However I have read on VJ that many Filipino beneficiaries do not actually receive packet 3, or receive it very late in the game. But if you have your case number (it should be on the NVC letter)and it has been entered into the embassy's system, then you can pay the fee and make your appointment for interview.

Re DS-156, are you trying to open it on a MAC? I don't believe it is supported on the MAC OS. On my MAC I can view it, but would not be able to print it out properly.

Good luck!


Dec 05, 2011: Received U.S. permanent resident status (AOS based on K-1 visa)

Dec 16, 2013: Removal of conditions on green card

Apr 28, 2015: Became a U.S. Citizen

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Here's a post that might help you.

Faith and Andz


Our Journey (so far) in link

K1 Timeline

10/29/10 Packet Sent
11/03/10 NOA1
11/10/10 Touch
04/21/11 NOA2
08/31/11 Finish medical after the stupid sputum test
09/01/11 Interview completed and passed.
09/30/11 Finally....POE Los Angeles
11/19/11 Married

And they lived happily ever after.
But they still had to adjust status....

08/06/12 Date filed
08/13/12 NOA1
08/31/12 Biometrics Appt.
10/08/12 EAD approved
10/15/12 EAD card received

05/08/13 Green card approved

05/16/13 Green card received.

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