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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I did not argue with her but I mentioned the I-134 document. She said: I send a I-184 ? (AOS I thought) For a K-1 Visa Interview. So, I'm up in the air on that.

Also, I brought-up Police Clearance. Mav's already done one but I'm sure it's exspired and a New One needed. My problem with that is she said. Have her mail it to you and you mail it to me. I SAID Why? Can't she take that to the Interview and not waste 30 days or more in the Mail. Did'nt sound right to me.

I'm happy with having help from my Attourney but wish that the correct Forms are Filed for this particular Petition in this Stage of the Visa process. I read Links: But state: I-134.

This Link was submitted by a Member this morning and No Mention of a I-184 for a K-1 Visa.

What do You Guys think?

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_2994.html#5


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: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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USCIS doesn't even list an I-184 on their website.

For AOS its I-864.

And yes the police certs are taken to k-1 interviews!


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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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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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USCIS doesn't even list an I-184 on their website.

For AOS its I-864.

And yes the police certs are taken to k-1 interviews!

Yes, It did'nt sound right. I thought. Are you kidding me. Sending a I-184 Form for a K-1 Interview is like sending a Expired USCIS Application and even worse. I'm not afraid to bring this Issue up with the Attourney, thus, after replies from Members. I will tell her. LOOK :bonk:

Her help is highly appreciated but there are NO ROOM FOR ERRORS.


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: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Your attorney does not seem to know basic, important information. From what you've said you have paid money to a person that will be of little help to you. Can you get a refund and find a competent person to help you if you do not feel like doing it yourself?


I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318

CALL THIS NUMBER TO ORDER IRS TAX TRANSCRIPTS >> 800-908-9946

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I did not argue with her but I mentioned the I-134 document. She said: I send a I-184 ? (AOS I thought) For a K-1 Visa Interview. So, I'm up in the air on that.

Also, I brought-up Police Clearance. Mav's already done one but I'm sure it's exspired and a New One needed. My problem with that is she said. Have her mail it to you and you mail it to me. I SAID Why? Can't she take that to the Interview and not waste 30 days or more in the Mail. Did'nt sound right to me.

I'm happy with having help from my Attourney but wish that the correct Forms are Filed for this particular Petition in this Stage of the Visa process. I read Links: But state: I-134.

This Link was submitted by a Member this morning and No Mention of a I-184 for a K-1 Visa.

What do You Guys think?

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_2994.html#5

Some consulates do ask for an I-864 for a K visa, but they are a small minority. I haven't heard of the embassy in Manila doing this.

The only reason your attorney would want to see the police certificate is if she wanted to see for herself whether your fiancee was inadmissible for some crime, but an emailed or faxed copy would suffice. There's no reason to send the original halfway around the world and back.

Your attorney is not helping you. I suggest you either take over your case and finish it alone, or find another attorney.


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: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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LOL :rofl: . Thanks Anh Map and Jim. And yes Inky I always confuse a I-184 (I have problems pronoucing anything with all these USCIS Forms. I appreciate confirming what I thought. NOT AFRAID TO MAKE THAT CALL TO HER.

So-Far and I'm sure it will be the same. The I-134 is needed for the Interview. THANKS :thumbs:


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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After your case arrives at the U.S. Embassy Manila, they will send the beneficiary a letter saying the beneficiary is eligible to schedule an interview. The letter lists the documents the beneficiary must bring to their interview.

Click here to read the eligibility letter from the U.S. Embassy Manila.


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

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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After your case arrives at the U.S. Embassy Manila, they will send the beneficiary a letter saying the beneficiary is eligible to schedule an interview. The letter lists the documents the beneficiary must bring to their interview.

Click here to read the eligibility letter from the U.S. Embassy Manila.

Thanks Tahoma. Mav Reads all these Links and Saves them. :thumbs:


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: Philippines
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I did not argue with her but I mentioned the I-134 document. She said: I send a I-184 ? (AOS I thought) For a K-1 Visa Interview. So, I'm up in the air on that.

Also, I brought-up Police Clearance. Mav's already done one but I'm sure it's exspired and a New One needed. My problem with that is she said. Have her mail it to you and you mail it to me. I SAID Why? Can't she take that to the Interview and not waste 30 days or more in the Mail. Did'nt sound right to me.

I'm happy with having help from my Attourney but wish that the correct Forms are Filed for this particular Petition in this Stage of the Visa process. I read Links: But state: I-134.

This Link was submitted by a Member this morning and No Mention of a I-184 for a K-1 Visa.

What do You Guys think?

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_2994.html#5

I am puzzled as to why you used a lawyer. I have read many of your post and you sound very knowledgeable.


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"The perfection/respect/credibility of a man decreases by the number of marriages he has had and by the number of kids he has outside his current marriage. ", Quote by Bite YourDust
  • Met on yahoo chat through a friend.
  • April 2010 - Decided to meet in person
  • 06.01.2010 - She flew from Dubai to Philippines for vacationing
  • 06.21.2010 - We met in Philippines
  • 06.24.2010 - Engaged
  • 06.28.2010 - Came back to USA
  • 07.05.2010 - She flew back to Dubai (work)
  • 08.02.2010 - Mailed I129F to VSC
  • 08.03.2010 - Delivered to VSC. Signed by D RENAUD.
  • 08.09.2010 - Check cashed
  • 08.14.2010 - NOA1 (Dated 08/06/2010)!!!!!!!!
  • 08.19.2010 - Touched!
  • 08.27.2010 - Received snail mail that typographical error was fixed.
  • 10.03.2010 - Touched!
  • 11.21.2010 - Visited her for a week in Dubai!
  • 02.14.2011 - NOA2 Approved on St. Valentine day!!!!!!!
  • 02.17.2011 - Packet left from NVC to ABU DHABI (Dubai)
  • 02.19.2011 - NOA2 hard copy received
  • 02.22.2011 - Packet reached ABU DHABI's consulate
  • 03.02.2011 - packet 3 & 4 received by email
  • 03.02.2011 - Confirmation of Interview on 04.14.2011 -
  • 03.07.2011 - Fiancee passed medical exam.
  • 04.14.2011 - K1-Visa Approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 04.21.2011 - Picked up Visa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Some consulates do ask for an I-864 for a K visa, but they are a small minority. I haven't heard of the embassy in Manila doing this.

The only reason your attorney would want to see the police certificate is if she wanted to see for herself whether your fiancee was inadmissible for some crime, but an emailed or faxed copy would suffice. There's no reason to send the original halfway around the world and back.

Your attorney is not helping you. I suggest you either take over your case and finish it alone, or find another attorney.

It would be nice to finish it alone. The NOA2 is Approved. However, I signed a Contract with this Lawfirm and as I tell other Members it is binding and no guarantees. (Hence, no Refund but services rendered in the process are payable by the Petitioner and also, a signed agreement with an Attourney and Client is a Contract)

You cannot Fire Your Attourney and ask for a refund unless there are Unrefutable Circustances that affect the Law. So as, there is No legimate circumstance to act in this manner as far as the Attourney. You can Fire your Attourney but you are still bound by a Contract. So this I will not do and will work with her so the outcome of Mav getting here is positive. Have there been problems with my Attourney? Yes. Our Timeline "Indicates" a RFE.

When you get a RFE you generally have 30 Days to Respond. I got a call from my Attourney it was needed within "2" Days. (Well, how long was that sitting on her desk before she contacted me.) Additionally, It never showed on USCIS Updates so I knew nothing about it. They send almost everything to your Attourney and not you as the Petitioner. This is a fact when you hire an Attorney.

When you Hire an Attorney there is a hourly rate and/or a completion. (K-1 Approval) Still, No Guarantees of outcome.

Jim, Mav has No Criminal History at all. I'm the one with skeletons in the closet but minor.

I appreciate all the advice. Tim


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: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I am puzzled as to why you used a lawyer. I have read many of your post and you sound very knowledgeable.

That was then. This is Now. LOL. I always laugh to myself. When I proposed to Mav. I never heard of USCIS, Whats a 129-F, Whats a K-1. OMG! :bonk::rofl:


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: Country: China
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That was then. This is Now. LOL. I always laugh to myself. When I proposed to Mav. I never heard of USCIS, Whats a 129-F, Whats a K-1. OMG! :bonk::rofl:

:lol:

I think a lot of us were in that same boat when we started. Sounds like your attorney is giving some mis information, but you're doing the best thing by double checking everything and making sure you know how it works as well. Good luck


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: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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I used an immigration attorney and was very displeased with the whole process. The Attorney websites make it sound so intimidating to do it yourself. I wished I would have found this website before I had started. First, they took forever to help me as first, they wanted my check to clear which I sent promptly. It took like three weeks before I received the packet. Then they sent me all kinds of forms for the K1 visa. I later found them on the USCIS website that I can do online and print out .

The said to send to CSC which I later found out through the USCIS website (just after I sent it) that they were changing locations and my region was to send the packet to TSC (or visa versa as it was awhile ago and I am old). Therefore, I sent to the wrong location because of my lawyer. And to top it off, they told me that USCIS would probably just throw it away so they said to make another application (and another check) sending to the correct location.

What happened was that USCIS received my packet and resent it to the correct service center. After I received two notices (NOA1), I quickly alerted my attorney (of course both checks were cashed which I lost). I asked if we should cancle one right away and they said that it was not necessary as they would figure it out. Finally, just before we got interview in Rio, they decided to cancel one of them. I told our lawyer to dbl check tht everything was OK, they said I had nothing to worry about and that I was being paranoid. Unknowingly to us, our interview which we sent confirmation of going too, was canceled!! We found out like two hours past our interview time sitting at the consulate looking like total idiots. A total disaster which was finally resolved - no thanks to our lawyer.

I am sure that there are good lawyers out there that do help but you ultimately must still do all the paperwork yourself. I remember now that they said they would give us a good deal to adjust status :bonk:


10Yr GC arrived 07/02/09 - Naturalization is next

The drama begins - again!

And now the drama ends - they took the Green card . . .

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I used an immigration attorney and was very displeased with the whole process. The Attorney websites make it sound so intimidating to do it yourself. I wished I would have found this website before I had started. First, they took forever to help me as first, they wanted my check to clear which I sent promptly. It took like three weeks before I received the packet. Then they sent me all kinds of forms for the K1 visa. I later found them on the USCIS website that I can do online and print out .

The said to send to CSC which I later found out through the USCIS website (just after I sent it) that they were changing locations and my region was to send the packet to TSC (or visa versa as it was awhile ago and I am old). Therefore, I sent to the wrong location because of my lawyer. And to top it off, they told me that USCIS would probably just throw it away so they said to make another application (and another check) sending to the correct location.

What happened was that USCIS received my packet and resent it to the correct service center. After I received two notices (NOA1), I quickly alerted my attorney (of course both checks were cashed which I lost). I asked if we should cancle one right away and they said that it was not necessary as they would figure it out. Finally, just before we got interview in Rio, they decided to cancel one of them. I told our lawyer to dbl check tht everything was OK, they said I had nothing to worry about and that I was being paranoid. Unknowingly to us, our interview which we sent confirmation of going too, was canceled!! We found out like two hours past our interview time sitting at the consulate looking like total idiots. A total disaster which was finally resolved - no thanks to our lawyer.

I am sure that there are good lawyers out there that do help but you ultimately must still do all the paperwork yourself. I remember now that they said they would give us a good deal to adjust status :bonk:

I guess the point here is: Do it alone if you can. We think that having an Attorney is the best bet for success. But, sometimes is just more costly and the result would be the same.


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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