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has anyone bought the do it your self k-1 visa kit that is advertised on here. a russian lawyer ( mrs. jones) offers it for $89 . i am doing my i-129f packet by myself. is there enough information here to get it right, or ia help from a lawyer really necesarry. i would really like to have detailed instructions. any suggestions? thanks

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is there enough information here to get it right,

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...amp;page=guides - read through the guides and the forms you'll need to submit. Study them and then you'll be in a position where you'll be more comfortable to decide whether a lawyer will be needed, combining your situation and the information you get.

About lawyers vs. doing it yourself: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;#entry388510


I only offer advice - not even legal. Just the plain and simple kind.

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This was my very first question when I posted here so many months ago, lol. Personally, I found the people and guides at VJ to be invaluable. My advice, as long as you have a straight forward case, then spend the next little while searching the forums for knowledge, then go through the motions of filling out the petition and gathering all your info/evidence first - if you are still not comfortable, then perhaps look into a kit or a lawyer.

All the best!

Mo


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Full timeline can be seen in my profile

PAST - From K-1 to Citizenship (a love story)
K-1: Aug 12, 2006 to Jan 17, 2007 - mailed I-129F
AOS: Feb 26, 2007 - Jul 26, 2007
REMOVING CONDITIONS: May 4, 2009 - Oct 3, 2009
CITIZENSHIP: Nov 27, 2012 - May 9, 2013

Note: I immigrated from Canada, not T&T - the timeline is reflective of this.

PRESENT - IR-5 Story (reuniting a family)
I-130 for Parents - 2013
Aug ?? - mailed I-130 packages for both mother and father
Sept 10 - NOA1 date
Sept 16 - NOA1s received

2014

Feb 25 - got emails saying that the cases had been transferred to another office for processing

Feb 26 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred to my local office for processing

Feb 28 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred and are being processed

Mar 17 - got email, attached to one case number only, saying that my A number was changed relating to the I-130 filing

Mar 18 - got emails saying that the petitions are approved smile.png




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There are many different kits online...

Do some research and pick the one fits you best.


Steve (WA,US) & Anne (SH,CN)

P1..............2004/10/04

P2..............2005/01/10

P3..............2005/04/07

P4..............2005/08/02

Interview.....2005/09/19

Married.......2005/10/29

Filed I-485...2005/12/17

RFE submit...2006/02/27

Interview......2006/08/31

Fingerprint....2006/09/07

wel letter......2006/09/19

I-551...........2006/10/02

Share my experiences with you, China-->U.S.

Check out my website : Click here

I am not an attorny, but someone did what you are doing or going to do.

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We looked into those as well, just to find out VJ was a MUCH better "kit". You can download all the forms right from here or from USCIS's website, follow the guides from VJ and ask anything you have doubt on. There are A LOT of members that had successful visa stories that are prompt to help you. :)

Welcome to VJ and good luck on your process!


(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

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

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

NATURALIZATION JOURNEY
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


*View Complete Timeline

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I agree. Unless you have a complex case. follow the intructions on the homeland security/immigration website then come to VJ for all other guidelines and questions....this site has really helped me....


Savy and Manny

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1990's- We grew up together (childhood friends)

2003- Romantic Relationship

11/2004-Engaged

9/29/06 - I-129F Sent (long way to go 'till my baby comes!)

10/3/06 - I-129F Signed/recieved by TSC

10/16/06 - NOA1

12/21/06 - I-129F Approved - NOA2

1/8/07-NVC gave me case number in DR and sent it to the embassy

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i bought one of those "kits" it was like 50 bucks or something like that it didnt have all pages of g-325 i found this out before i sent in the petition but cost me a delay of a weeks b/c i was with my girl when we filled out these forms from teh kit had her sign everything. found this site before i sent in my app and found the g-325 contains 4 forms so i had to mail them to her and wait for her to fill them out and sign them. one week and with imbra thing really didnt matter as my case took longer than normal. you can get much better info on this site , just my 2 cents.

good luck

We looked into those as well, just to find out VJ was a MUCH better "kit". You can download all the forms right from here or from USCIS's website, follow the guides from VJ and ask anything you have doubt on. There are A LOT of members that had successful visa stories that are prompt to help you. :)

Welcome to VJ and good luck on your process!


K1

04/11/2006--sent i-129f

10/19/2006--fiance arrived USA

11/20/2006--Married

AOS

12/15/06-- noa1

01/12/07-- rfe

01/24/07-- 485 transferred to CA

02/03/07-- Biometrics

03/02/07-- welcome letter sent

03/09/07-- snail mail welcome letter received

03/16/07-- card production message received

03/21/07-- approval notice sent

03/23/07-- resident card in hand

Remove Conditions

1/12/09--noa1

2/04/09--Biometrics

6/05/09--Approval notice received in mail

6/28/09-- 10 year card received in the mail

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has anyone bought the do it your self k-1 visa kit that is advertised on here. a russian lawyer ( mrs. jones) offers it for $89 . i am doing my i-129f packet by myself. is there enough information here to get it right, or ia help from a lawyer really necesarry. i would really like to have detailed instructions. any suggestions? thanks

You can save the $89. There's more than enough information here.


Fernanda's Timeline

K-1

June 2, 2006 - Mailed K1 Petition

Jun 28, 2006 - NOA1

Oct 05, 2006 - NOA2 - APPROVED after 122 days

Dec 05, 2006 - Received Packet 3 from Consulate

Dec 11, 2006 - Medical Examination in Belo Horizonte

Jan 10, 2007 - Returned Packet #3 to Consulate (SEDEX-10)

Mar 13, 2007 - INTERVIEW SUCCESS! We have our K-1 VISA !!

POE & Texas Wedding

Mar 27, 2007 - POE Houston, TX. No questions. Gone in 10 minutes.

Mar 28, 2007 - Marriage License app

April 4, 2007 - Our Wedding Day!

April 12, 2007 - Apply for SS card with married name

April 20, 2007 - Received SS card

AOS

June 4, 2007 - Mailed AOS

June 6, 2007 - USCIS received

June 11, 2007 - NOA1 for I-485

July 18, 2007 - Biometrics completed

July 20, 2007 - Case transferred from MSC to CSC

July 31, 2007 - AOS Approved - 57 days - Without an Interview!

Aug 06, 2007 - Received Green Card in the mail today!

Jan 8, 2009 @ 8:18PM - Our son was born tonight !!

I-751 - Remove Conditions

July 11, 2009 - Certified Mail to VSC I-751 Package

July 14, 2009 - Check cleared bank

July 20, 2009 - NOA1 & 1 yr extension - Receipt date is July 14. Case# assigned

Sept 1, 2009 - Biometrics completed

Nov 25, 2009 - I-751 is approved. No Interview.

Dec 14, 2009 - 10yr Green Card arrived !

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I bought one of those kits put together by an attorney. Some of the forms were outdated. Some of the instructions were not clear to me. I found the wealth of information here on this forum much better than the kit. People here are very helpful, caring about your case and inspired, unlike most attorneys.


03/20/2006 - I-129F - Sent FedEX

03/28/2006 - NOA 1 (Receipt) - NOA issued from CSC

07/03/2006 - RFE (Receipt) - RFE Received

07/07/2006 - RFE and Waiver Request - RFE arrived at CSC

09/01/2006 - NOA2 - USCIS Email - Approved w/Waiver

09/22/2006 - Electronic Version - Manila - Embassy Received

12/13/2006 - Packet 4 Received via DHL

12/21/2007 - Medical St. Lukes

12/22/2006 - St. Luke's canceled medical in progress - required additional tests in Jan for upper respiratory congestion.

12/28/2006 - Interview Canceled because of congestion and cough during medical at St. Lukes

01/09/2007 - St. Luke's for 3 consecutive days of "sputum tests and finish medical"

01/10/2007 - St. Luke's for 3 consecutive days of "sputum tests and finish medical"

01/11/2007 - St. Luke's for 3 consecutive days of "sputum tests and finish medical"

01/12/2007 - St. Luke's for pulmonary exam - EVERYTHING CLEAR

01/15/2007 - St. Luke's for vaccinations and release of medical to USE

02/26/2007 - Interview APPROVED - 11+ months for K1 Visa

03/05/2007 - Visa in hand

03/05/2007 - CFO Completed

03/06/2007 - Arrived in Dallas

04/29/2007 - Married in Dallas

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It's your option if you really want to have a lawyer. We had a lawyer once but didn't liked the service she provided. I am very much confident enough now that I have found this site.


OUR JOURNEY

K-1/K-2

04-04-2006 - NOA1

09-04-2006 - NOA2

09-16-2006 - NVC received

09-26-2006 - Received in MANILA EMBASSY

01-18-2007 - INTERVIEW - -APPROVED

02-02-2007 Zeraline and Zeahne Arrived in Hawaii

AOS

09-18-2008 - Sent AOS Application

09-25-2008 - NOA Received

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