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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Brazil
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Ok, so my RFE came. It lists like 10 things, each with a box next to it. Only one item has the box checked, which is "Birth Certificate: Submit a birth certificate and English translation for the beneficiary."

I thought this was officially not required.

The other things listed (sans description) are:

Foreign Document

Verification of Status

Circumstances of Meeting

Last Meeting

Divorce/Death Decree (this does not apply to us even)

Photographs

Form G-325A (for beneficiary)

Birth Certificate

Other: Consulate you selected does not process fiance visas....

Is this how everyone's RFE looks? The Divorce/Death one and the Other one have unfilled in blanks.

Please tell me it's just the birth certificate. I know I submitted all the other stuff soooo

PS Sorry I have spent the last 5 min searching for answers fruitlessly. I know I could search longer but I just really need some answers.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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I'm kinda worried about getting this RFE too. I didn't include Craig's Canadian BC or his passport pages, and I've seen a few people get this RFE even though it's never listed in the items that need to be included in the first petition.

:star: Cass (bebop the great)


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K-1

Service Center: California (transferred from Nebraska)

Consulate: Vancouver, Canada (transferred from Montreal)

06.17.2006 — Engagement!

08.23.2006 — NOA1

11.01.2006 — NOA2

01.25.2007 — Interview—APPPROOOVVEEEDD!!

02.12.2007 — Entry date!

03.01.2007 — Applied for SSN.

03.08.2007 — Social Security Card arrives! :)

03.17.2007 — Wedding day! Happy St. Patty's Day! YAY! :D

AOS/EAD

04.30.2007 — AOS/EAD Mailed off (No AP)

05.02.2007 — Arrives in Chicago.

05.08.2007 — NOA1 for AOS/EAD

06.01.2007 — Biometrics (and EAD Touch)

06.14.2007 — AOS Touch

06.17.2007 — AOS Transferred to CSC

06.19.2007 — AOS Touch

06.20.2007 — AOS Touch

06.21.2007 — AOS Touch (They must be doing something!)

07.25.2007 — EA Card Arrives. YAY! :)

09.03.2007 — AOS Touch, something finally!

09.05.2007 — AOS Touch

09.07.2007 — AOS Touch

09.09.2007 — AOS Touch

09.10.2007 — AOS Touch

09.11.2007 — AOS Approval without interview

09.17.2007 — Welcome to America! Letter arrives

09.29.2007 — Green card arrives! WOOO! No more USCIS until 06/09.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Brazil
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Is that the only thing it's asking for, or is it asking for all that other stuff too?

PS I remember I think Yodrak or someone posting a memo that USCIS was supposed to have sent to all the service centers explaining that this was an RFE not acceptable to collect. NO! I think i was even the beneficiary's G325A. So how can they RFE this?! Ridiculous.

What if the box means it's the only thing they don't want.

If it were a document they wanted, they would specify right?

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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I believe it'll say something like "You must submit the items checked below:" so only the ones checked you would need to submit.

Correct? From anyone who has an actual RFE?

:star: Cass (Bebop the great)


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K-1

Service Center: California (transferred from Nebraska)

Consulate: Vancouver, Canada (transferred from Montreal)

06.17.2006 — Engagement!

08.23.2006 — NOA1

11.01.2006 — NOA2

01.25.2007 — Interview—APPPROOOVVEEEDD!!

02.12.2007 — Entry date!

03.01.2007 — Applied for SSN.

03.08.2007 — Social Security Card arrives! :)

03.17.2007 — Wedding day! Happy St. Patty's Day! YAY! :D

AOS/EAD

04.30.2007 — AOS/EAD Mailed off (No AP)

05.02.2007 — Arrives in Chicago.

05.08.2007 — NOA1 for AOS/EAD

06.01.2007 — Biometrics (and EAD Touch)

06.14.2007 — AOS Touch

06.17.2007 — AOS Transferred to CSC

06.19.2007 — AOS Touch

06.20.2007 — AOS Touch

06.21.2007 — AOS Touch (They must be doing something!)

07.25.2007 — EA Card Arrives. YAY! :)

09.03.2007 — AOS Touch, something finally!

09.05.2007 — AOS Touch

09.07.2007 — AOS Touch

09.09.2007 — AOS Touch

09.10.2007 — AOS Touch

09.11.2007 — AOS Approval without interview

09.17.2007 — Welcome to America! Letter arrives

09.29.2007 — Green card arrives! WOOO! No more USCIS until 06/09.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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If it is checked for birth certificate that is what they are needing. I submitted my fiancees after my lawyer ask for it.


Met online April 2004

Went to Mumbai to meet Poonam Sept. 2004

Sept. 2004 thru April 2006 ongoing relationship

Went back to Mumbai April 2006

Engagement April 2006

Nov.-Dec. 2006 went to Mumbai

K-1 Journey*

08-02-06 mailed I-129F

08-15-06 NOA1

08-18-06 touched

10-05-06 NOA2 (51 Days)

10-06-06 touched

10-07-06 touched

10-16-06 Received hardcopy of NOA2 in the mail

10-19-06 NVC received my petition (Please hurry, so she can be here for Christmas)

10-26-06 Received NVC letter stating it was sent to Mumbai (Letter dated 10-23-06)

12-09-06 Never received Packet 3, So we downloaded and sent to embassy

02-02-07 INTERVIEW (Missed 1st interview, waiting on new interview date)

04-02-07 New INTERVIEW Date.

04-02-07 APPROVED !!!!!

04-27-07 ARRIVED IN U.S.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Thailand
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I've noticed alot of people lately getting RFE's actually requesting items that should have been sent in to begin with. I never heard of a birth certificate being 'optional' - where did you get the idea it was optional?

At any rate, again, sending too much information seems to be alot better than sending to little. You should send back everything they ask for, and more! "Bury them" as Tom recetly said.

I wish I had known to do this in advance, as I fear I'm going to be in the non-IMBRA RFE club too soon.

Bill


I-129f Journey:

2006-07-17 I-129F sent to CSC

2006-07-24 NOA1 (received)

2006-10-05 RFE (received)

2006-10-06 RFE (returned to CSC)

2006-10-23 NOA2

2007-01-29 Visa Approved!

2007-02-17 Ceremony in Thailand

2007-02-21 POE LAX - Fiance and her daughter enter the USA together, Easy-Peasy!

2007-03-05 Wedding in USA

AOS Journey:

2007-06-07 AOS for spouse and daughter sent

2007-06-16 NOA's arrive, (issued on the 13th)

2007-07-05 Biometrics

2007-07-13 Received RFE (Mailed on July 3rd)

2007-08-06 Returned RFE

2007-10-16 Interview date

2007-10-27 Green Cards Received!

ROC (I-751) Journey:

2009-07-24 Joint I-751 for spouse and daughter sent

2009-08-03 Received NOA1 dated 7/27/09

2009-08-03 Received Receipt and one year extension for wife

2009-08-03 Received "Verification Of Incusion Of A Dependent" for step-daughter

2009-08-27 Biometrics

2009-11-13 Green Cards Received

Citizenship Journey:

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Brazil
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Yeah it doesn't say anything about "the ones that are checked"

It just says "request for initial evidence"

and then it lists all these things

Also there is bad grammar on the front page :(

I've noticed alot of people lately getting RFE's actually requesting items that should have been sent in to begin with. I never heard of a birth certificate being 'optional' - where did you get the idea it was optional?

At any rate, again, sending too much information seems to be alot better than sending to little. You should send back everything they ask for, and more! "Bury them" as Tom recetly said.

I wish I had known to do this in advance, as I fear I'm going to be in the non-IMBRA RFE club too soon.

Bill

PETITIONER BC (or passport) is required. Beneficiary is usually NOT required. I got that idea from all the people who told me that on VJ.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
Timeline

The checklist my lawyer gave me to start collecting my documents said fiancees birth certificate if i lived in certain states( which i did not) But later when i didnt give it to him, he said it was now required with all applications.


Met online April 2004

Went to Mumbai to meet Poonam Sept. 2004

Sept. 2004 thru April 2006 ongoing relationship

Went back to Mumbai April 2006

Engagement April 2006

Nov.-Dec. 2006 went to Mumbai

K-1 Journey*

08-02-06 mailed I-129F

08-15-06 NOA1

08-18-06 touched

10-05-06 NOA2 (51 Days)

10-06-06 touched

10-07-06 touched

10-16-06 Received hardcopy of NOA2 in the mail

10-19-06 NVC received my petition (Please hurry, so she can be here for Christmas)

10-26-06 Received NVC letter stating it was sent to Mumbai (Letter dated 10-23-06)

12-09-06 Never received Packet 3, So we downloaded and sent to embassy

02-02-07 INTERVIEW (Missed 1st interview, waiting on new interview date)

04-02-07 New INTERVIEW Date.

04-02-07 APPROVED !!!!!

04-27-07 ARRIVED IN U.S.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Brazil
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Also, if they wanted all that other stuff, it would take me a long long time to put it together. Like another month, to generate more proof of meeting, etc.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Brazil
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I've noticed alot of people lately getting RFE's actually requesting items that should have been sent in to begin with. I never heard of a birth certificate being 'optional' - where did you get the idea it was optional?

At any rate, again, sending too much information seems to be alot better than sending to little. You should send back everything they ask for, and more! "Bury them" as Tom recetly said.

I wish I had known to do this in advance, as I fear I'm going to be in the non-IMBRA RFE club too soon.

Bill

Well, Alex is the expert on the K-1 process, but as far as I have read, the birth certificate is not needed on this first part of the process.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Brazil
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Ok then, I will accept that it's just the birth certificate they want. What I need to know now is, can Rey take a good scan of it, e-mail it, have me print it out and get it translated here? Wer'e going to be in Argentina next week, so a Portuguese-to-English translation might be difficult to come by...

I know my birth certificate could have been a copy. Can I send them his as a copy too?

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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From the Guides:

11. Copy of the Birth certificate (front and back) for the US Citizen or a copy of ALL pages of the US Citizen's passport issued with a validity of at least 5 years or a copy of a naturalization certificate. This is used to establish citizenship.

From the I-129f Form:

If you were born in the United States, give USCIS acopy, front and back, of your birth certificate.

Nothing about proof of citizenship (BC or passport) for the foreign fiance, only for the USC.

:star: Cass (bebop the great)

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timeline.gif

K-1

Service Center: California (transferred from Nebraska)

Consulate: Vancouver, Canada (transferred from Montreal)

06.17.2006 — Engagement!

08.23.2006 — NOA1

11.01.2006 — NOA2

01.25.2007 — Interview—APPPROOOVVEEEDD!!

02.12.2007 — Entry date!

03.01.2007 — Applied for SSN.

03.08.2007 — Social Security Card arrives! :)

03.17.2007 — Wedding day! Happy St. Patty's Day! YAY! :D

AOS/EAD

04.30.2007 — AOS/EAD Mailed off (No AP)

05.02.2007 — Arrives in Chicago.

05.08.2007 — NOA1 for AOS/EAD

06.01.2007 — Biometrics (and EAD Touch)

06.14.2007 — AOS Touch

06.17.2007 — AOS Transferred to CSC

06.19.2007 — AOS Touch

06.20.2007 — AOS Touch

06.21.2007 — AOS Touch (They must be doing something!)

07.25.2007 — EA Card Arrives. YAY! :)

09.03.2007 — AOS Touch, something finally!

09.05.2007 — AOS Touch

09.07.2007 — AOS Touch

09.09.2007 — AOS Touch

09.10.2007 — AOS Touch

09.11.2007 — AOS Approval without interview

09.17.2007 — Welcome to America! Letter arrives

09.29.2007 — Green card arrives! WOOO! No more USCIS until 06/09.

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This is a strange RFE indeed! However, if it turns out that all they want in the beneficiary's BC then thank goodness that's all it is. Perhaps his name was flagged when they did preliminary name checks and they are just trying to rule him out as a possible maniac etc.

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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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Ok then, I will accept that it's just the birth certificate they want. What I need to know now is, can Rey take a good scan of it, e-mail it, have me print it out and get it translated here? Wer'e going to be in Argentina next week, so a Portuguese-to-English translation might be difficult to come by...

I know my birth certificate could have been a copy. Can I send them his as a copy too?

Yes, a copy of the original and a copy of the english translation is acceptable


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Brazil
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Ok then, I will accept that it's just the birth certificate they want. What I need to know now is, can Rey take a good scan of it, e-mail it, have me print it out and get it translated here? Wer'e going to be in Argentina next week, so a Portuguese-to-English translation might be difficult to come by...

I know my birth certificate could have been a copy. Can I send them his as a copy too?

Yes, a copy of the original and a copy of the english translation is acceptable

You're sure? Did you also get this RFE/sent in with original petition?

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