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Hello again,

I've searched the forums for this, but haven't found concrete answers. This is in regards to the required forms in packet 3. I will be helping (along with her Thai cousin here in the states) my fiancee in Thailand with filling out these forms. Since all require her signature, (except the DS 156K which is signed at her interview) would it be best if she prints and signs all the forms and then mails them here so we can finish them by hand? (Then I would mail back to her to submit) This is what we did with her G-325A. This seems to be the longer approach. Or myself and my fiancee's cousin could help her and complete them here and then mail to her to sign. (I don't think scanning then e-mailing is possible) The barcode on the DS 156 would've printed and I would've signed question 40 that I prepared it for her. Does that sound more appropriate?

Thank you.

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You print the forms, fill them out, sign and then send them to her.


CR-1: DCF ROC: California Service Center Naturalization

Apr-01-2011 Submitted I-130 at USCIS Bangkok July-09-2013 Mailed I-751 to California Service Center Sep-04-2014 Mailed N400 to Phoenix Lockbox
Apr-29-2011 RFE (husband forgot to include photos - -") July-10-2013 NOA1 Sep-06-2014 Package delivered

Sep-09-2014 NOA date

May-03-2011 Sent photos to USCIS Bangkok Aug-05-2013 Biometrics appointment Sep-11-2014 Check cashed

May-30-2011 Notice of Approval from USCIS Bangkok Sep-12-2014 Biometric letter
Oct-24-2013 Date of decision, Approved!
Jun-02-2011 Received package 3 and case number Oct-01-2014 Biometrics appointment
Jun-23-2011 Sent package 3 to IV unit Bangkok Nov-8-2013 New card arrived Oct-14-2014 Pre-Interview (Yellow) Letter

Jul-15-2011 Received package 4 and acknowledgment of interview date Jan-20-2015 Interview letter

Jul-23-2011 Medical Examination
Mar
-09-2015 Interview date

Sep-12-2011 Interview date, Approved!
Sep-15-2011 Visa in hand Apr-09-2015 Oath Ceremony
Sep-19-2011 POE

Oct-11-2011 Greencard in hand

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Suggestions:

1. Download all forms. Whenever possible, filled the pdf forms, saved and printed

the forms.

Create a cover letter (like I-129F cover letter) to organize the documents.

She needs to sign and date the cover letter.

2. Make copy of packet 3 for yourself.

3. Placed stickee arrows to aid her if necessary as to where to sign, etc.

4. Send along with packet 3 a complete copy of I-129F so that she has a copy to

take to the interview. It's not required but in case the interviewing officer

has any missing I-129F documents from NVC.

5. Use DHL to send copy of I-129F packet and original packet 3 to her as it can

be traced online all the way

to Bangkok. It's spending though, around $80, but much faster and more secure. It took about 4 days to get

to her.

6. When she receives packet 3, she just need to sign the documents, insert other

documents per packet 3 instructions (Police certificate, her documents: birth

certificate, passport, ID card, two 2"x2" photos, etc.)

into the appropriate location in packet 3 as outlined in cover letter.

7. She mails packet 3 to Embassy only after confirmation that embassy received

I-129F from NVC.

8. Wait for interview date. You can check the scheduled interviews posted monthly

on the US Embassy in Bangkok website. Embassy will email interview date to the

email provided in packet 3.

Edited by kkm

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Suggestions:

1. Download all forms. Whenever possible, filled the pdf forms, saved and printed

the forms.

Create a cover letter (like I-129F cover letter) to organize the documents.

She needs to sign and date the cover letter.

2. Make copy of packet 3 for yourself.

3. Placed stickee arrows to aid her if necessary as to where to sign, etc.

4. Send along with packet 3 a complete copy of I-129F so that she has a copy to

take to the interview. It's not required but in case the interviewing officer

has any missing I-129F documents from NVC.

5. Use DHL to send copy of I-129F packet and original packet 3 to her as it can

be traced online all the way

to Bangkok. It's spending though, around $80, but much faster and more secure. It took about 4 days to get

to her.

6. When she receives packet 3, she just need to sign the documents, insert other

documents per packet 3 instructions (Police certificate, her documents: birth

certificate, passport, ID card, two 2"x2" photos, etc.)

into the appropriate location in packet 3 as outlined in cover letter.

7. She mails packet 3 to Embassy only after confirmation that embassy received

I-129F from NVC.

8. Wait for interview date. You can check the scheduled interviews posted monthly

on the US Embassy in Bangkok website. Embassy will email interview date to the

email provided in packet 3.

Thank you Nonchalante and kkm. And kkm, thank you for these detailed suggestions. Very kind of you. A cover letter is a must, yes. I did this when I sent in the I-129F and this made things much clearer. Stickie notes are a good idea too. I will populate the forms as much as I can, but if need be, would it be alright if most of the boxes are typed and a few handwritten? I think as long as I get all the required info we should be ok, but I'm just curious if the officer would mind. I think I've read that it would be ok?

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Thank you Nonchalante and kkm. And kkm, thank you for these detailed suggestions. Very kind of you. A cover letter is a must, yes. I did this when I sent in the I-129F and this made things much clearer. Stickie notes are a good idea too. I will populate the forms as much as I can, but if need be, would it be alright if most of the boxes are typed and a few handwritten? I think as long as I get all the required info we should be ok, but I'm just curious if the officer would mind. I think I've read that it would be ok?

nottoolong,

Handwritten is fine. When possible, I prefer to type into pdf forms rather than writing. It's easier to read. I can make edits to the pdf form and print it as often as I like.

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nottoolong,

Handwritten is fine. When possible, I prefer to type into pdf forms rather than writing. It's easier to read. I can make edits to the pdf form and print it as often as I like.

Thank you kkm,

This was a silly question to ask, sorry about that. I agree about .pdf's. I was curious just in case I didn't have all the info when I'm ready to mail everything to my fiancee. Not sure why I really asked it... I've typed in as much as I can, now I'm just waiting for her to send me some of the information I don't have. So I'll have everything typed in soon. I'm sure I'll have real questions again soon:)

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Reviving this topic.

When you mention the cover letter, is that for sending in the documents for packet 3 or for the interview documents?

And which packet 3 is right?

http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/root/pdfs/k_instructions_package_may09.pdf

or

http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/root/pdfs/k_visa_packet3.pdf

?


ฉันรักคุณ
K-1
Filed May 2011
116 days to NOA2
4 days for the NVC
74 days to the interview
Interview date: 12/14/11 APPROVED!
POE: 12/16/11
Total days from NOA1 to K-1 Visa in hand: 202
Wedding Date: 12/27/11

AOS
Sent AOS: 4/21/12
NOA1: 4/30/12
RFE: 5/14/12
Biometrics App.: 5/21/12
Sent RFE Response: 5/31/12
Interview: 7/24/12
Approval: 10/12/12

Currently.... they have issued Ice the incorrect GC and we have tried 4 times to fix it. First time they had us send it to the incorrect address. Second time they said we used an expired form, which was the form they gave us. Third time was "oh sorry we lost the last page, can you send it again?." Fourth time is the gov is shut down. Will this ever be corrected in time for Ice to get the permanent GC? Stay tuned to find out. T_T

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