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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Tanzania
Timeline

I'm a March CSC filer and hoping for an NOA2 soon! I contacted the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam to find out exactly what my fiance will fill out for his Packet 3 and they told me: the DS-156, DS-156k, DS-160 & DS-230.

Question 1: I thought the DS-230 (Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration) didn't apply to the K-1 Visa? Are there additional fees involved with this form?

Question 2: Do some embassies not require the DS-157?

Question 3: As the petitioner, which forms can I fill out for my fiance? I've heard the DS-156...is that correct?

Edited by Anginafrica

K-1 Journey:

3/30/2011 - NOA1

6/17/2011 - NOA2 (79 Days)!

7/19/2011 - NVC Assigned Case # and Sent to Embassy

7/25/2011 - Embassy Received

7/26/2011 - Packet 3 Picked Up

7/27/2011 - Medical Exam

8/03/2011 - Interview: APPROVED!

8/10/2011 - Visa Received

8/26/2011 - POE (together at last)

9/02/2011 - Wedding! <3

AOS Journey:

09/12/2011 - Mailed AOS, EAD & AP

09/16/2011 - NOA1

10/13/2011 - Biometrics

12/08/2011 - Interview: APPROVED!

12/16/2011 - Greencard Received

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ethiopia
Timeline

You can check the whole required forms and fees from the Embassy info link. As far as I know, your fiance has to fill those four forms and has to pay a fee for the process an visa. On the top of that there are medical and police certificates that he has to get for the interview too.You can check all the forms online and as you said DS-156 you can file it online but the embassy assumes as your fiance did it.

Edited by Love Eth

K-1 Time Line

Service Center:_California Service Center

Consulate: _Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F Sent: _2011-03-20

I-129F NOA1:_ 2011-03-30

I-129F NOA2:_2011-06-18

NVC Received: _2011-07-19

NVC Left:_2011-07-20

Consulate Received:_2011-07-25

Packet 3 Received: _2011-07-28

Packet 3 Sent: _2011-07-29

Packet 4 Received:_ 2011-08-09

Interview Date: _ 2011-08-24

Interview Result:_ Approved(After 3 weeks AP)

Visa Received:_2011-09-21

US Entry:_@ JFK 2011-11-16

Marriage: _2011-12-20

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed: _2012-02-07

NOA Date: _2012-02-13

Bio. Appt. Notice recieved_2012-02-17

Bio. Appt.:2012-03-12@ 8:00 AM in Columbus OH

Bio Done:2012-03-05 WALK IN- Columbus OH

State ID: 2012-03-05

DL Permit: 2012-03-08

AOS Transfer: 2012-03-14

AOS Touched @ USCIS: 2012-03-21

EAD/AP Approved & Card Producton: 2012-04-03

EAD/AP on Hand:2012-04-11

AOS_RFE: 2012-09-28

RFE Sent: 2012-11-09

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Tanzania
Timeline

Thanks, but I don't see Tanzania listed under Embassy Info?

We're aware of the medical check and police certificate. I'm currently inquiring about the forms he needs to fill out.

Edited by Anginafrica

K-1 Journey:

3/30/2011 - NOA1

6/17/2011 - NOA2 (79 Days)!

7/19/2011 - NVC Assigned Case # and Sent to Embassy

7/25/2011 - Embassy Received

7/26/2011 - Packet 3 Picked Up

7/27/2011 - Medical Exam

8/03/2011 - Interview: APPROVED!

8/10/2011 - Visa Received

8/26/2011 - POE (together at last)

9/02/2011 - Wedding! <3

AOS Journey:

09/12/2011 - Mailed AOS, EAD & AP

09/16/2011 - NOA1

10/13/2011 - Biometrics

12/08/2011 - Interview: APPROVED!

12/16/2011 - Greencard Received

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it really depends on the embassy

if they told you to fill those out then that is all they need

we did not have to fill out the DS-157 either

just the DS-230 DS-156 & DS-156K

don't worry

as the petitioner you can fill out the DS 156 but you also have to sign it if you fill it out for them so unless u will ship it over shortly its easier to have them fill it out on their own

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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you've gotten the list from YOUR EMBASSY? Take it as gospel, The Word, then.

There will be visa processing fee of 350, along with fee paid for medical exam.

CHeck into 'how to pay' those two fees, soonish.

K-1 visa filers fill out PART I of the DS-230.

Edited by Darnell

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Tanzania
Timeline

Thanks for the help!


K-1 Journey:

3/30/2011 - NOA1

6/17/2011 - NOA2 (79 Days)!

7/19/2011 - NVC Assigned Case # and Sent to Embassy

7/25/2011 - Embassy Received

7/26/2011 - Packet 3 Picked Up

7/27/2011 - Medical Exam

8/03/2011 - Interview: APPROVED!

8/10/2011 - Visa Received

8/26/2011 - POE (together at last)

9/02/2011 - Wedding! <3

AOS Journey:

09/12/2011 - Mailed AOS, EAD & AP

09/16/2011 - NOA1

10/13/2011 - Biometrics

12/08/2011 - Interview: APPROVED!

12/16/2011 - Greencard Received

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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I'm a March CSC filer and hoping for an NOA2 soon! I contacted the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam to find out exactly what my fiance will fill out for his Packet 3 and they told me: the DS-156, DS-156k, DS-160 & DS-230.

Question 1: I thought the DS-230 (Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration) didn't apply to the K-1 Visa? Are there additional fees involved with this form?

Question 2: Do some embassies not require the DS-157?

Question 3: As the petitioner, which forms can I fill out for my fiance? I've heard the DS-156...is that correct?

The Embassy will tell you what forms they need. The list can be different depending on the Embassy. They know what thay want and will expect.


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