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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: New Zealand
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hi there... if you start with this link (comes from guides at the top of this screen). It gives you an explanation and process for you to follow. If you have a good read through and then check back on this forum with any questions people will be more than happy to help you. You can do it all yourself unless you have some complicated legal situation in which case you may need to contract a lawyer - but most people here are doing all the forms etc on their own (with a little - help from VJ friends).

http://www.visajourney.com/content/guides

Best of luck with your journey.


Mar 2011 - After 5mths denied for lost docs - Attempts to follow up failed. Mar 18 2012 - I-129F sent - No sign of NOA1 but they have banked the check...Jul 24 - Update - USCIS has located our file
Infopass Apt - they sorted through everything - our 2011 and 2012 file keep getting mixed up - getting us a Case# (still waiting) Dec- Infopass Appt- expecting to get a case # in about a week ..Still no Case number

Mar 2013 Infopass - advised file was in a box somewhere,and it would be quicker for us to refile. Life gets in the way... New petition submitted July 2014 .
I-129F Sent : Jul 28 2014
TSC received: Aug 04 2014
I-129F NOA1 : Aug 06 2014
I-129F NOA2 : Feb 25 2015 (NOA2 copy rcd: Mar 02)

Sent to NVC: Mar 09 / Left NVC Apr 1 / Arr Embassy Apr 7 / Pkt 3 Rcd Apr 15 / Medical Apr 17 / Pkt 3 sent May 1 / Interview May 12

Left NZ May 15

Married Aug 10

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: New Zealand
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* Also, all forms can be downloaded off Downloads, and the proper format in each case can be seen in Example forms - these are also at the top of this page. Many questions can be answered by using the Search window (top right of this screen) which will link you to previous messages where those issues have been discussed previously. Hope this helps.


Mar 2011 - After 5mths denied for lost docs - Attempts to follow up failed. Mar 18 2012 - I-129F sent - No sign of NOA1 but they have banked the check...Jul 24 - Update - USCIS has located our file
Infopass Apt - they sorted through everything - our 2011 and 2012 file keep getting mixed up - getting us a Case# (still waiting) Dec- Infopass Appt- expecting to get a case # in about a week ..Still no Case number

Mar 2013 Infopass - advised file was in a box somewhere,and it would be quicker for us to refile. Life gets in the way... New petition submitted July 2014 .
I-129F Sent : Jul 28 2014
TSC received: Aug 04 2014
I-129F NOA1 : Aug 06 2014
I-129F NOA2 : Feb 25 2015 (NOA2 copy rcd: Mar 02)

Sent to NVC: Mar 09 / Left NVC Apr 1 / Arr Embassy Apr 7 / Pkt 3 Rcd Apr 15 / Medical Apr 17 / Pkt 3 sent May 1 / Interview May 12

Left NZ May 15

Married Aug 10

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My hubby is in the Army too and we filed a k1 visa, and did it the same way as everyone else. You will have to file a CR1 if you want to marry first. There really aren't any shortcuts just because you're in the military, unless you have deployment orders then you can use it to expedite the process. I personally found that the military hotline is very helpful and really worked with us when we had concerns with the k1 and AOS process. Also, you can also talk to your JAG officer at the base, because I remember that my hubby showed him all our paperwork before we sent it off just to make sure we weren't missing anything. :) Goodluck to you guys!


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: Brazil
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Ask around on your base and see if there is an USCIS liason. I know some of them have such services and probably will be beneficial.

Good Luck


"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

K1 Guides and Info

K1 AOS Guide

Link for Rio de Janeiro Consulate's instructions for K1 Visas. They give you this link instead of a packet 3. Everything you need for interview in Rio is here. Boa Sorte

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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My hubby is in the Army too and we filed a k1 visa, and did it the same way as everyone else. You will have to file a CR1 if you want to marry first. There really aren't any shortcuts just because you're in the military, unless you have deployment orders then you can use it to expedite the process. I personally found that the military hotline is very helpful and really worked with us when we had concerns with the k1 and AOS process. Also, you can also talk to your JAG officer at the base, because I remember that my hubby showed him all our paperwork before we sent it off just to make sure we weren't missing anything. :) Goodluck to you guys!

:thumbs:

we did the K1 visa route also.. :star:


N-400:
May 9, 2017: N-400 packet was sent
May 15, 2017: NOA1 
June 05, 2017: Biometric Done
June 19, 2017: Case is in Line for an Interview
June 25, 2018: USCIS Scheduled an Interview
Aug. 02, 2018: Interview Date- APPROVED!
Aug. 09, 2018: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Same here. We did the K-1 visa process. And was expidited by CIS because of fiance's deployment even though we didn't ask for it.


Sam's CRBA, US Passport, and SSN Journey

Nov. 2010: CRBA and US passport application sent(via Air21)

Dec. 08, 2010: Interview(DNA was recommended)

April 04, 2011: CRBA and US passport on hand

April 2011: SSN Application sent (mailed original docs thru 2GO)

April 29, 2011: SSN card on hand

My K1 Visa Journey

March 05, 2011: I-129F packet sent

March 14, 2011: NOA1

May 20, 2011: NOA2(approved in 67 days from NOA1, with no RFEs)

June 24, 2011: NVC received approved petition from USCIS

June 29, 2011: Approved original petition left NVC to US Embassy-Manila

July 15, 2011: Eligibility letter received from US Embassy-Manila(dated July 11, 2011)

October 26 - June 5, 2012: SLEC trap!!! (DOT tx to vaccine administration)

June 7, 2012: Interview (APPROVED!) :)

June 18, 2012: Visa picked up at the embassy

June 20, 2012: POE in Detroit

proud of my family

:)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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My fiance is in the US military. We filed our K1 before his deployment and we got our visa approved after his deployment. Two good news to celebrate :dance: We waited for many months to get our approval just like everyone else here.

Goodluck to both of you! :)


Our K1 Visa Timeline

AOS

08-30-2011 - AOS/EAD packet sent

09-12-2011 - NOA1 for AOS/EAD with 09-08 notice date

10-11-2011 - Biometrics appointment (appointment letter received on 09/19)

11-03-2011 - EAD card production request

11-14-2011 - EAD in the mail

12-08-2011 - Interview date (e-mail notification date 11/08) APPROVED!

12-13-2011 - Card production ordered

12-14-2011 - Card mailed to our address

12-17-2011 - Got gc in the mailbox! Valid until 12/13/2013 <wonderful christmas gift>

**No more USCIS for two years**

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Make sure you inform your security office / command that you are marrying a foreigner.

You need to fill out papers or you could have your security status removed and be made to walk with an escort for months until things are cleared.


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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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Here's the Cliff Notes version of what you will need to send to the USCIS in order to get your K-1 fiancée visa petition rolling...

> Form I-129F (download it)

> Both of you fill out separate 325g forms (download them)

> Both of you fill out letters of intent to marry (write these up yourselves)

> Include proof of meeting in-person within the past two years (passport stamps/boarding passes/baggage claims/hotel receipts/etc)

> Include proof of an ongoing relationship (chat logs/email/snail mail/phone records/etc)

> Throw in some photos of yourselves together and with family (they like photos)

> The petition fee

Post your questions here in this forum or in the Philippines forum. We're here to help. :thumbs:


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/user/57425-tahoma/

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Make sure you inform your security office / command that you are marrying a foreigner.

You need to fill out papers or you could have your security status removed and be made to walk with an escort for months until things are cleared.

huh? :huh:


Sam's CRBA, US Passport, and SSN Journey

Nov. 2010: CRBA and US passport application sent(via Air21)

Dec. 08, 2010: Interview(DNA was recommended)

April 04, 2011: CRBA and US passport on hand

April 2011: SSN Application sent (mailed original docs thru 2GO)

April 29, 2011: SSN card on hand

My K1 Visa Journey

March 05, 2011: I-129F packet sent

March 14, 2011: NOA1

May 20, 2011: NOA2(approved in 67 days from NOA1, with no RFEs)

June 24, 2011: NVC received approved petition from USCIS

June 29, 2011: Approved original petition left NVC to US Embassy-Manila

July 15, 2011: Eligibility letter received from US Embassy-Manila(dated July 11, 2011)

October 26 - June 5, 2012: SLEC trap!!! (DOT tx to vaccine administration)

June 7, 2012: Interview (APPROVED!) :)

June 18, 2012: Visa picked up at the embassy

June 20, 2012: POE in Detroit

proud of my family

:)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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huh? :huh:

Members of the US military are required to report relationships with foreign nationals. In some cases, they need permission from their commanding officer to marry. Marrying a foreign national can also affect the US military member's security clearance. The foreign national will often require a security background check before they'll receive a dependent ID card, be enrolled in DEERS, be allowed to accompany their spouse to a foreign duty station, or even be allowed unescorted on a US military post. For a US service member, it's vastly different from marrying a US citizen.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Members of the US military are required to report relationships with foreign nationals. In some cases, they need permission from their commanding officer to marry. Marrying a foreign national can also affect the US military member's security clearance. The foreign national will often require a security background check before they'll receive a dependent ID card, be enrolled in DEERS, be allowed to accompany their spouse to a foreign duty station, or even be allowed unescorted on a US military post. For a US service member, it's vastly different from marrying a US citizen.

Really? How come my fiance didn't report our relatinship to them and didn't ask permission to marry me?..lol. :unsure: His boss and workmates knows about our relationship though because he's proud talking to them about me. :whistle: But ofcourse he did report our engagement to his family and asked their blessings to marry me. :thumbs:

-Love


Sam's CRBA, US Passport, and SSN Journey

Nov. 2010: CRBA and US passport application sent(via Air21)

Dec. 08, 2010: Interview(DNA was recommended)

April 04, 2011: CRBA and US passport on hand

April 2011: SSN Application sent (mailed original docs thru 2GO)

April 29, 2011: SSN card on hand

My K1 Visa Journey

March 05, 2011: I-129F packet sent

March 14, 2011: NOA1

May 20, 2011: NOA2(approved in 67 days from NOA1, with no RFEs)

June 24, 2011: NVC received approved petition from USCIS

June 29, 2011: Approved original petition left NVC to US Embassy-Manila

July 15, 2011: Eligibility letter received from US Embassy-Manila(dated July 11, 2011)

October 26 - June 5, 2012: SLEC trap!!! (DOT tx to vaccine administration)

June 7, 2012: Interview (APPROVED!) :)

June 18, 2012: Visa picked up at the embassy

June 20, 2012: POE in Detroit

proud of my family

:)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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*additional response to Jim's msg*

Plus he wont be able to get me a dependent ID card anyway cos they won't let him to have me enrolled in DEERS til we get married. Only our baby was in DEERS already.


Sam's CRBA, US Passport, and SSN Journey

Nov. 2010: CRBA and US passport application sent(via Air21)

Dec. 08, 2010: Interview(DNA was recommended)

April 04, 2011: CRBA and US passport on hand

April 2011: SSN Application sent (mailed original docs thru 2GO)

April 29, 2011: SSN card on hand

My K1 Visa Journey

March 05, 2011: I-129F packet sent

March 14, 2011: NOA1

May 20, 2011: NOA2(approved in 67 days from NOA1, with no RFEs)

June 24, 2011: NVC received approved petition from USCIS

June 29, 2011: Approved original petition left NVC to US Embassy-Manila

July 15, 2011: Eligibility letter received from US Embassy-Manila(dated July 11, 2011)

October 26 - June 5, 2012: SLEC trap!!! (DOT tx to vaccine administration)

June 7, 2012: Interview (APPROVED!) :)

June 18, 2012: Visa picked up at the embassy

June 20, 2012: POE in Detroit

proud of my family

:)

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