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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Dear All,

I have read on a few timelines that some people have actually sent packet 3 to their (in this case London) embassy before even recieving it from them, as they knew what was required of them.

After my previous post on here, with all your help I got a good list of what I think they will need for this packet, which I will list here:

DS156k

DS157

DS230i&ii

i-134 and accompanying material from petitioner

Revisted letter of intent from both parties

fresh proof of relationship information

..police certificate??? (I know I need this for my medical, do I add to this packet - may as well?)

*Medical results are sent seperatly from practioner*

Our case left NVC Vermont on 8th July, I already have my medical booked for 21st July, so I have a feeling my medical will be done before I get packet 3 from embassy.

The question is, do I send in my packet 3 before I get it from the embassy? DO I call to make sure they have the case and then I be ok to send? I have no idea what this packet, or usually just a letter looks like, can anyone post a copy of theirs on here, preferably from the London Embassy, or type out EXACTLY what it says - in the hope I can speed this process up?

Thank you in Advance

Jimmy and Nadine

Appologies - we are applying for K1 visa from Uk to USA, both previosuly unmarried.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
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A list of all the forms you need to send (including the link to the PDF to fill in) as "packet 3" and all the docs you have to gather for the interview is on

http://london.usembassy.gov/iv_15.html

Bear in mind that one of the forms says you have to submit the police certificate, affidavits etc with the form but for London you actually bring those to the interview and not send them ahead of time.

With regards to when to send I'm unfortunately not there yet but am planning to ring the DOS to find out when my case got logged in London and then send off the packet 3 docs and the readiness form - from what I understand you don't want your forms to arrive before your case got logged and if you send it special delivery they should arrive fairly promptly anyway.

Good luck!

PS - don't forget the cover letter for the readiness form!

Edited by N&S

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This is London specific and not true for every country

DS156k

DS157

DS230i&ii (Part 1 only for a K1)

DS-156

DS-2001 with cover letter

i-134 and accompanying material from petitioner (To interview)

Revisted letter of intent from both parties

fresh proof of relationship information..

police certificate??? (I know I need this for my medical, do I add to this packet - may as well?)(To interview)

*Medical results are sent seperatly from practioner*

Plus read the list of documents taken to the interview in London in support of your application http://london.usembassy.gov/interview_documents.html


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Hi Jim&Nay, First of all you dont need to wait for packet 3. In fact my fiance actually never received his :blink: All it is is a link as mentioned to the forms you need to print out and send here: http://london.usembassy.gov/iv_15.htm

First thing to do is call the DOS at (202) 663-1225, press 1, then 0 to speak to a human then give them your LND number and ask them if London has logged your case. If they have then it is safe to mail in the forms. You can send it before your medical as long as it's logged.

Here is a list of what you need to send in if you have all your documents like police certificate, I-134 with supporting documents an your medical scheduled (thanks to VJ member Nick-Nich):

DS-2001 Readiness for Interview form

Include a cover letter with your email address and if applicable the date of your wedding and date of your medical examination. (Example below)

DS-230, part 1 (1 copy) (Sign it) That means only page 1-2. K1's do not need p.3-4

DS-156 (2 copies) (Sign it). It generates a barcode when you print it.

DS-156K (1 copy) (Do Not sign it) You sign at the interview. It’s an oath.

DS-157 (2 copies) (No signature)

That’s all that must be sent in. No personal documents like police certificate, I-134 or passport photos are mailed in despite what DS-156K says. London prefers to collect them at the interview. You don't need to send a new letter of intent or proof of a relationship. You can bring those to the interview but you can almost be certain they wont ask for them.

Thats it. Then you can pester the DOS and see if your packet three has been logged and if your medical has been logged after you have it and once they are pester them again to see if a interview date has been scheduled :)

Keep us posted and Best of Luck!! :thumbs:

EDIT: Nich-Nick beat me to it. I knew she would ;)

Edited by little_g

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ROC Journey
09/23/13 - Sent I-751 Packet

09/27/13 - Received NOA1

10/07/13 - Received Biometrics Letter, appt sched for 10/31

10/09/13 - Received Transfer Notice. Case transferred to CSC Dated 10/08/13

10/31/13 - Attended Biometrics

02/18/14 - Approved!

02/26/14- 10 Year GC received!! exp. 2024!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

AOS Journey
8/13/11 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131 Petitions off together
8/18/11 - Received Email NOA1 for all three petitions
8/24/11 - Received Biometrics Appointment
9/13/11 - Had Biometrics Appointment
10/19/11 - EAD/AP Approval Text/Email / 10/27/11 - EAD/AP Card Received in Mail!
11/18/11 - Interview Text/Email for Dec 21st!
12/21/11 - Interviewed & APPROVED!
12/27/11 - Welcome to USA Letter & GC Received!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

K-1 Visa Journey
1/06/11 - Mailed I-129F to Texas Lockbox
1/07/11 - Packet received and sent on to VT
1/10/11 - NOA1 / 1/14/11 - NOA1 arrived by mail
5/09/11 - NOA2!! (Took 119 Days) / 5/12/11 - NOA2 arrived by mail
5/17/11 - NVC Received
5/18/11 - NVC Sent
5/20/11 - Embassy Received
6/11/11 - Packet 3 Sent
6/14/11 - Packet 3 signed for by someone called "KOKO"
6/15/11 - Medical / 6/20/11 - Medical Logged
6/23/11 - Packet 3 Logged
6/30/11 - Packet 4 Received (with original interview date of 7/25)
7/04/11 - Packet 4 Received (with new interview date of 7/13)
7/13/11 - Interview!! APPROVED!!!
7/15/11 - Visa in Hand
7/29/11 - POE JFK

8/06/11 - Wedding Day!
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Here is the Cover Letter example:

K1 Visa Application Forms

First Middle LastName

Street Road

Town

Post Code

Immigrant Visa Unit

5 Upper Grosvenor Street

London

W1A 2JB

July XX, 2011

Contents include:

• DS-230 (Part I)

• DS-156 X 2 Copies

• DS-157 X 2 Copies

• DS-156K

• DS-2001

Medical Appointment: Date, 2011

Wedding Date: XX/XX/2011

Email address: email@address.com

Home Tel: 0000 000 0000

Mobile: 0000 000 0000

Signed,

Edited by little_g

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.....................................................................................................................................................
ROC Journey
09/23/13 - Sent I-751 Packet

09/27/13 - Received NOA1

10/07/13 - Received Biometrics Letter, appt sched for 10/31

10/09/13 - Received Transfer Notice. Case transferred to CSC Dated 10/08/13

10/31/13 - Attended Biometrics

02/18/14 - Approved!

02/26/14- 10 Year GC received!! exp. 2024!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

AOS Journey
8/13/11 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131 Petitions off together
8/18/11 - Received Email NOA1 for all three petitions
8/24/11 - Received Biometrics Appointment
9/13/11 - Had Biometrics Appointment
10/19/11 - EAD/AP Approval Text/Email / 10/27/11 - EAD/AP Card Received in Mail!
11/18/11 - Interview Text/Email for Dec 21st!
12/21/11 - Interviewed & APPROVED!
12/27/11 - Welcome to USA Letter & GC Received!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

K-1 Visa Journey
1/06/11 - Mailed I-129F to Texas Lockbox
1/07/11 - Packet received and sent on to VT
1/10/11 - NOA1 / 1/14/11 - NOA1 arrived by mail
5/09/11 - NOA2!! (Took 119 Days) / 5/12/11 - NOA2 arrived by mail
5/17/11 - NVC Received
5/18/11 - NVC Sent
5/20/11 - Embassy Received
6/11/11 - Packet 3 Sent
6/14/11 - Packet 3 signed for by someone called "KOKO"
6/15/11 - Medical / 6/20/11 - Medical Logged
6/23/11 - Packet 3 Logged
6/30/11 - Packet 4 Received (with original interview date of 7/25)
7/04/11 - Packet 4 Received (with new interview date of 7/13)
7/13/11 - Interview!! APPROVED!!!
7/15/11 - Visa in Hand
7/29/11 - POE JFK

8/06/11 - Wedding Day!
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EDIT: Nich-Nick beat me to it. I knew she would ;)

Yes, but I didn't take the time to pull up my K1 document and copy/paste it all in. Well done. You can be little_g and little_nich. hahaha


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Yes, but I didn't take the time to pull up my K1 document and copy/paste it all in. Well done. You can be little_g and little_nich. hahaha

You're K1 document is my VJ bible hehehe Hope it's ok with you. If ever anyone needs to know anything let it be known Nich is the go to authority :star:


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.....................................................................................................................................................
ROC Journey
09/23/13 - Sent I-751 Packet

09/27/13 - Received NOA1

10/07/13 - Received Biometrics Letter, appt sched for 10/31

10/09/13 - Received Transfer Notice. Case transferred to CSC Dated 10/08/13

10/31/13 - Attended Biometrics

02/18/14 - Approved!

02/26/14- 10 Year GC received!! exp. 2024!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

AOS Journey
8/13/11 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131 Petitions off together
8/18/11 - Received Email NOA1 for all three petitions
8/24/11 - Received Biometrics Appointment
9/13/11 - Had Biometrics Appointment
10/19/11 - EAD/AP Approval Text/Email / 10/27/11 - EAD/AP Card Received in Mail!
11/18/11 - Interview Text/Email for Dec 21st!
12/21/11 - Interviewed & APPROVED!
12/27/11 - Welcome to USA Letter & GC Received!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

K-1 Visa Journey
1/06/11 - Mailed I-129F to Texas Lockbox
1/07/11 - Packet received and sent on to VT
1/10/11 - NOA1 / 1/14/11 - NOA1 arrived by mail
5/09/11 - NOA2!! (Took 119 Days) / 5/12/11 - NOA2 arrived by mail
5/17/11 - NVC Received
5/18/11 - NVC Sent
5/20/11 - Embassy Received
6/11/11 - Packet 3 Sent
6/14/11 - Packet 3 signed for by someone called "KOKO"
6/15/11 - Medical / 6/20/11 - Medical Logged
6/23/11 - Packet 3 Logged
6/30/11 - Packet 4 Received (with original interview date of 7/25)
7/04/11 - Packet 4 Received (with new interview date of 7/13)
7/13/11 - Interview!! APPROVED!!!
7/15/11 - Visa in Hand
7/29/11 - POE JFK

8/06/11 - Wedding Day!
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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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I forgot to send a covering letter with the 2001 form although I did write on it when my medical would take place.

Is this a huge error? Worried now :(


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I-129F Sent: 8th July 2011

I-129F NOA1: 14th July 2011

I-129F NOA2: 3rd January 2012 - Approved!

Packet 3: 2nd February 2012

Medical: 28th February 2012

Interview: 3rd April - Approved

Visa in hand: 12th April

POE: 20th April

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Montenegro
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***When is appropriate to put a wedding date for?

I mean since the interview date they give is still up in the air and everything, how would you know if youre putting a date too soon, or too late?


I-129F Sent 07-29-2011

NOA1 08-04-2011

RFE 01-20-2012

RFE Sent Reply 02-24-2012

RFE Review 02-27-2012

NOA2 APPROVED 02-29-2012

NOA2 Hardcopy 03-05-2012

NVC Recieved 03-06-2012

NVC Sent 03-07-2012

Embassy Recieved 03-13-2012

Packet 3 Received 03-26-2012

Packet 3 Sent 03-28-2012

Packet 4 Received 04-02-2012

Interview Date 04-26-2012

K1 Visa Received 04-27-2012

POE Chicago 05-05-2012

[AOS Process]

Marriage 05-25-2012

AOS/EAD sent 06-12-2012

Case transfer CSC 07-03-2012

Biometrics 07-10-2012

EAD recieved 09-22-2012

GC Approved 04-09-2013

GC in hand!!!!!!! 04-13-2013

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