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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

Well, my interview is very, very soon (9:30am Monday morning to be exact), and I'll be leaving for Quebec early tomorrow morning, so naturally I'm going through that last minute panic to make sure I have everything, and that it's done correctly. As such, I have a couple little questions, the answers to which would be most useful to me before I leave :P

1) I don't believe it says so anywhere, but do they want everything for the interview in one 'package' like we sent in for the I-129F package, or are different bits going to different people?

2) Regarding DS-156: a) I'm assuming the answer to 'How long do you intend to stay in the US?' would be 'Indefinitely'?, b) That the purpose of my trip is 'Marriage/Immigration'? c) That the answer to 'Has anyone ever filed a visa petition on your behalf?' would be 'Yes' at this point? Am I way off or should I rephrase any of these?

3) Regaring the same, it asks if I intend to work in the US. Is that an 'immediately' or an 'eventually' type of question? I'm self-employed, so I'd like to continue that, but I plan on shutting down shop for at least two months while we get settled, and I know that I can't start selling again until I get proper work authorization, which I'm willing to wait for as long as it takes. So, 'Yes' vs. 'No'?

4) (This is just my own curiosity wondering). Financial stuff. His son is a partial dependant (doesn't live with him, just pays support)-- would this make our 'Household Size' 3, or still 2? If it's 2, we're quite good as he makes more than 125% of the poverty line for two people, and if it's considered 3 he doesn't quite make enough, but has enough assests to cover a little more than 5x the difference. I'd just feel more confident knowing for sure that we were good for the 125% thing.

That's it, for now-- I'm sure I'll think of something else when I go through everything again. Multiple thanks in advance, and any extra advice or suggestions are welcome :)

(I have never been so stressed out or so terrified in my entire life. Send us lots of luck!)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil

Good luck on your interview !!!

(Puerto Rico) Luis & Laura (Brazil) K1 JOURNEY
04/11/2006 - Filed I-129F.
09/29/2006 - Visa in hand!

10/15/2006 - POE San Juan
11/15/2006 - MARRIAGE

01/05/2007 - AOS sent to Chicago.
03/26/2007 - Green Card in hand!

01/26/2009 - Filed I-751.
06/22/2009 - Green Card in hand!

06/26/2014 - N-400 sent to Nebraska
07/02/2014 - NOA
07/24/2014 - Biometrics
10/24/2014 - Interview (approved)

01/16/2015 - Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Best of luck with the interview I am sure it will go great. Be sure to let us know when you get back from Montreal.

K-1 journey, AOS/EAD and ROC in my timeline

2011 March 31 - Sent off Naturalization pkg overnight to Texas

2011 April 1 - Arrived in Texas at 10:21 am

2011 April 1 - NOA (rec'd via snail mail April 8)

2011 April 7 - Cheque cashed

2011 May 5 - Biometrics (letter rec'd via snail mail April 15)

2011 May 9 - Placed in line for interview scheduling

2011 June 13 - Rec'd yellow letter (no change in status online)

2011 June 23 - Rec'd text that my case has been scheduled for interview

2011 August 1 - Interview (rec'd via snail mail June 27) PASSED

2011 August 3 - Rec'd email that my case has been scheduled for Oath

2011 September 1 - Oath ceremony (rec'd snail mail Aug 5)

2011 September 1 - All done, yeah.

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You will be fine... I know that you are prepared and your relationship is geniune so be confident. APPROVED! Welcome to the USA! LOL! Cheers!!! - Sheriff Uling


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First ... take a deep breath. Remember to be honest. Just be honest. Honesty is the best policy at this point. Tell the truth about everything and explain yourself. You will be fine. Don't panic, and don't think too much. For instance, if they ask you a question refering to a previous visa, just reply by saying, "this is the first time anyone has petitioned for a K-1 visa for me." This way you are covering all basis. If they try to "trick" you like so many people say they do, just stay calm and don't forget to breath!!!!! Turn those nerves into excitement and happiness! Let your true spirit shine right now ... don't let the embassy take that away from you! You are going to be GREAT I am sure ... and in no time you will be crossing the border to the US for good!!!! Hooray!!!!! I will be looking for your post Monday screaming "I GOT APPROVED!!!!" Good luck (although you don't need it because it is in the bag)!

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Trinidad & Tobago

4-18: I-129F Sent

4-25: I-129F NOA1

6-23: I-129F RFE

8-27: Sent RFE Reply

9-15: I-129F NOA2 FINALLY!!! Thanks be to you lord!

9-19: NOA2 by postmarked in snail mail (rcvd' around the 22nd)

10-12: Received e-mail from the NVC stating they recently forwarded our petition to the consulate! =)

10-17: Consulate received petition from NVC and mailed out packet 3 & 4

10-25: Johann collects Packet 3 & 4 from embassy!

10-27: Return information to the embassy!

11-7: Received Packet 4

11-28: INTERVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE DID IT~ APPROVED

12-1: Visa Picked up from Embassy

12-23: Johann is coming to the STATES! Yay!

3-17: It's a GREEN Wedding!!!


"Though miles may lie between us, we're never far apart, for friendship doesn't count the miles, it's measured by the heart."

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

Alright, guys-- care to take a look over my list? I don't want to miss anything!

- DS-156K

- DS-156 & attachment (2 copies, unsigned)

- DS-230 Part II and attachment (unsigned)

- 2 passport style photographs of yours truly, criminal record check, coipes of both our bith certificates, copies of both my new and recently voided passport, copy of my guy's divorce decree (just the 3 signed pages- the entire thing's 34 pages)

- New letters of intent (both of us, signed), recent proof of ongoing relationship (last flight itenerary, photos)

- I-134 and supporting evidence (tax return thing for last year [first year of self emplyment], a print out of how much his house is worth, bank letter [date of account opening, current balance, ytd average balance, contact info], 1 W2 tax statement from his other job, retirement savings statement, and I threw in one of my own bank statements since I have a little bit saved up)

- Medical exam stuff I'm not allowed to open, X-rays, reciepts from the exams and copies, letter concerning my mental state, copy of immunization records

- Originals and copies of everything included above, and in our original I-129F package

- All the NOAs and letters recieved

- Photo album

- Payment

Am I missing anything? Any filing fees I forgot (aside from the $100 for the visa or whatever)? Can I breathe now?

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: South Korea

Good Luck on your Interview Zombie, I know how you feel ours is Monday too!!!!

1/12/06 Mail I-129f express mail

1/13/06 TSC rec'd

1/23/06 NOA1 from CSC

1/27/06 - Check cleared

7/10/06 - NOA2

7/14/06- rec'd @ NVC

8/14/06- NVC sent petition to Consulate

8/17/06 - Korean Consulate rec'd Petition

8/23/06 - rec'd packet 3 from Consulate

8/25/06 - sent packet 3 back to Consulate

8/27/06 - got confirmation email from Consulate, they rec'd packet three

8/27/06 - requested interview date via Consulate internet site.

9/1/06 - Checked internet site for interveiw date, it was there

9/25/06 - Interview date - APPROVED

9/28/06 - Visa in Zaeems Hand - YEAHHHHH

1/6/07 - leaving for USA

1/20/07 - Wedding Date

1/20/07 - MARRIED!!!!!

2/10/07 - rec'd certified copy of marriage license


3/13/07 - AOS package rec'd at Chicago Lockbox

3/20/07 - Rec'd Social Security Card

3/21/07 - Checks Cashed and Case Status online

3/24/07 - NOA1 Rec'd for AOS and EAD

3/27/07 - rec'd Biometrics appt letter - scheduled for 4/20/07 @ 11:00am

4/02/07 - "touched"

4/20/07 - had biometrics appt.

4/21/07 - rec'd letter stating case was transferred to CSC

5/22/07 - rec'd Case Pending at CSC email

6/25/07 - EAD card production ordered

7/7/07 - EAD "touched"

7/7/07 - AOS "touched"

8-6-07 - Rec'd EAD Card in the Mail


7-2-10 - Received 10 year green card in mail

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