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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Italy
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Hey everyone! My man just had his K1 visa interview today and everything went well :) I was just wanting to make sure I knew of everything he is going to need at his port of entry (detroit) I know he obviously will need the visa and sealed medical envelope and he'll be bringing his huge binder of 'our relationship/all forms from the past'. What else will he need?

ps. do you guys think it will be easy enough to do the AOS without a lawyer? My lawyer just tagged on an additional $700 bogus fee that came out of no where. I've already spent well over $3000 and its getting/has already gotten ridiculous.

Thanks, ahead of time~!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Congrats! :thumbs: I think the only things he need is the Visa and the sealed envelope. If Detroit is just a stop and not his final destination, he will need a considerable gap of time in between flights... Best wishes to you both.

Here are some Detroit reviews as POE http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/poereviews.php?poe=Detroit&dfilter=0

I think if you read the AOS guides, just as you did with the k-1 you won't need a lawyer http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

Best wishes, again!! :thumbs: :thumbs:

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10-24-2012: AOS, EAD, AP Sent

11-04-2012: NOA1 AOS, EAD, AP

11-06-2012: Biometrics App Letter

11-16-2012: My baby boy was born

11-19-2012: Biometrics Appointment

12-29-2012: AP Approved

01-04-2013: EAD Approved

01-10-2013: Combo Card Arrived

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hey everyone! My man just had his K1 visa interview today and everything went well :) I was just wanting to make sure I knew of everything he is going to need at his port of entry (detroit) I know he obviously will need the visa and sealed medical envelope and he'll be bringing his huge binder of 'our relationship/all forms from the past'. What else will he need?

ps. do you guys think it will be easy enough to do the AOS without a lawyer? My lawyer just tagged on an additional $700 bogus fee that came out of no where. I've already spent well over $3000 and its getting/has already gotten ridiculous.

Thanks, ahead of time~!

If he was approved for the visa and has the visa, I don't think you need to bring anything but that.. your passport with the visa..

You only need your medical envelope and binder of your relationship/forms to the interview and you're stating he already went to the interview..

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ethiopia
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Congratulations


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: Vietnam
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If he was approved for the visa and has the visa, I don't think you need to bring anything but that.. your passport with the visa..

You only need your medical envelope and binder of your relationship/forms to the interview and you're stating he already went to the interview..

This is wrong. A K1 visa holder is given a sealed envelope from the consulate that contains pretty much their entire file. They must have this envelope, and it must be presented at the port of entry unopened, or they will not be processed and admitted to the United States. If they show up with nothing but the visa in their passport then they'll be denied entry.


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: New Zealand
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Congratulations !!... (and yes, don't forget the unopened envelope)


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: Country: China
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Good to know! I'm sure they'd tell me that when I go for my interview.. have not been yet.

I wouldn't count on it. My wife wasn't told anything about the POE, just not to open the envelope.

Congrats on the approval.

As for the $700 fee, is your attorney here in the US? I would request an itemized accounting. They can't just tack on fees because they want to, well they can, but it isn't right and they will have to show that it was for something specific if it is above and beyond what your original agreed upon amount. You can always contest the fee if it is bogus and report them to the BAR in your state.


Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Guangzhou, China
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-04-26
I-130 Sent : 2010-06-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-06-08
I-130 RFE : 2010-11-05
I-130 RFE Sent : 2010-11-06
I-130 Approved : 2010-11-10
NVC Received CaseFile: 2010-11-16
NVC Casefile Number Issued: 2010-11-22
Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2010-11-23
OPTIN EMAIL SENT TO NVC: 2010-11-23
OPTIN ACCEPTED by NVC: 2010-12-14
Pay I-864 Bill 2010-11-23
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-11-23
Return Completed I-864 : 2011-03-30
Return Completed DS-3032 : 2010-11-23
Receive IV Bill : 2010-12-17
Pay IV Bill : 2011-03-16
AOS CoverSheets Generated: 2010-11-27
IV Fee Bill marked as PAID: 2011-03-18
IV CoverSheets Generated: 2011-03-18
IV email packet sent: 2011-04-4
NVC reports 'Case Completed': 2011-5-2
'Sign in Fail' at the Online Payment Portal: 2011-5-2
Final Review Started at NVC: 2011-5-2
Final Review Completed at NVC: ????
Interview Date Set: 2011-5-5
Appointment Letter Received via Email: 2011-5-6
Interview Date: 2011-6-1
Approved!!!!!

I-751 Sent : 2013-07-02

I-751 Bio Appointment Date 2013-08-02

10 Year Green Card Approved!!!!!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Hey everyone! My man just had his K1 visa interview today and everything went well :) I was just wanting to make sure I knew of everything he is going to need at his port of entry (detroit) I know he obviously will need the visa and sealed medical envelope and he'll be bringing his huge binder of 'our relationship/all forms from the past'. What else will he need?

ps. do you guys think it will be easy enough to do the AOS without a lawyer? My lawyer just tagged on an additional $700 bogus fee that came out of no where. I've already spent well over $3000 and its getting/has already gotten ridiculous.

Thanks, ahead of time~!

Beside the passport and K1 Visa, take a copy of your complete submitted packet, don't open the envelope and smile. If something is left out by he Embassy you will have documentation. it took my wife 4 hours to clear on her K1 at LAX


In Arizona its hot hot hot.

http://www.uscis.gov/dateCalculator.html

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Did my wife's AOS, no attorney,mine ripped us off also. I will do a state bar complaint as soon as she has her green card. Visa Journey right on on advice, I can give you a list of what we sent, do a cover letter, and two separate checks.


In Arizona its hot hot hot.

http://www.uscis.gov/dateCalculator.html

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hey everyone! My man just had his K1 visa interview today and everything went well :) I was just wanting to make sure I knew of everything he is going to need at his port of entry (detroit) I know he obviously will need the visa and sealed medical envelope and he'll be bringing his huge binder of 'our relationship/all forms from the past'. What else will he need?

ps. do you guys think it will be easy enough to do the AOS without a lawyer? My lawyer just tagged on an additional $700 bogus fee that came out of no where. I've already spent well over $3000 and its getting/has already gotten ridiculous.

Thanks, ahead of time~!

Time to throw that retainer in the circular file now!!!!


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