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I've just finished assembling the I-129f petition, and plan to send it out Monday morning. Before I do though, I would like to make sure that I am not missing anything. I have included the following.

- Payment

- G 1145

- Cover letter

- Form I-129F

- I-129F Supplement to Question 18

- G325A and passport style photo (petitioner)

- G325A and passport style photo (beneficiary)

- Copy of Birth Certificate (petitioner)

- Letter stating intent to marry (petitioner)

-Letter stating intent to marry (beneficiary)

-Copies of my passport stamps (including an Irish student visa stamp)

-An email from my fiance to me - dated January third, two thousand and twelve.

-A copy of the engagement ring receipt

-A letter from the college I attended while in Ireland, confirming that I had been offered a spot (from August 2010)

- A letter from the college that I attended while in Ireland, confirming payment (From September 2010)

- A lease with both our names on it, from the apartment my fiance and I shared while I was in Ireland (From September 2010)

- ESB (electricity) welcome letter to our shared apartment in Ireland with both our names on it (From October 2010)

- Notification of payment for Irish student visa. (From September 2010)

- PPS (Irish social security) number acknowledgement letter. (From November 2010)

- Three mobile bill addressed to me at our Shared Irish address (Not dated)

- An email dated October twelfth, two thousand and eight - sent to me after my fiance returned home from his first visit to the states.

- Several pages of photos (Printed out on normal paper, I’m not sure if that’s okay?)

Please let me know if there is anything else that you guys think I should add or take out. Thanks in advance!


Consulate: Dublin, Ireland
06/15/2008 - We Met Online On Interpals.net
09/03/2008 - We Met In Person For The First Time
12/27/2012 - He Asked Me To Marry Him. (I Said Yes!)
02/15/2012 - I-129F Packet Sent From Chicago, IL
02/27/2012 I-129F Packet Received At The Dallas Lockbox
02/23/2012 NOA1 (Approved)
02/24/2012 Cheque Is Cashed By U.S.C.I.S.
02/27/2012 NOA1 (Hard Copy Is Received.)
07/02/2012 NOA2 (Approved)
07/06/2012 NOA2 (Hard Copy Is Received.)
07/16/2012 Case Received at NVC
07/20/2012 Case Forwarded from NVC To Dublin
07/22/2012 Case Arrived at Dublin Embassy
08/02/2012 Packet Three Recieved
08/21/2012/2012 Medical In Dublin
09/23/2012/2012 Packet Four Recieved
10/11/2012/2012 Interview/VISA APPROVED!!

10/18/2012 Visa Received in Mail

12/20/2012 Entered the U.S.A

03/01/2013 Legally Married

04/27/2013 'Wedding'

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I've just finished assembling the I-129f petition, and plan to send it out Monday morning. Before I do though, I would like to make sure that I am not missing anything. I have included the following.

- Payment

- G 1145

- Cover letter

- Form I-129F

- I-129F Supplement to Question 18

- G325A and passport style photo (petitioner)

- G325A and passport style photo (beneficiary)

- Copy of Birth Certificate (petitioner)

- Letter stating intent to marry (petitioner)

-Letter stating intent to marry (beneficiary)

-Copies of my passport stamps (including an Irish student visa stamp)

-An email from my fiance to me - dated January third, two thousand and twelve.

-A copy of the engagement ring receipt

-A letter from the college I attended while in Ireland, confirming that I had been offered a spot (from August 2010)

- A letter from the college that I attended while in Ireland, confirming payment (From September 2010)

- A lease with both our names on it, from the apartment my fiance and I shared while I was in Ireland (From September 2010)

- ESB (electricity) welcome letter to our shared apartment in Ireland with both our names on it (From October 2010)

- Notification of payment for Irish student visa. (From September 2010)

- PPS (Irish social security) number acknowledgement letter. (From November 2010)

- Three mobile bill addressed to me at our Shared Irish address (Not dated)

- An email dated October twelfth, two thousand and eight - sent to me after my fiance returned home from his first visit to the states.

- Several pages of photos (Printed out on normal paper, I'm not sure if that's okay?)

Please let me know if there is anything else that you guys think I should add or take out. Thanks in advance!

Double Check these: G-325-A's are signed in INK.

Passport's in Color/Cover to Cover/EVEN BLANK PAGES.. (And Covers)

Letter of Intent signed in INK

BirthCerts in Best Picture/Preferably Color (Best Copy)

Send 2 Passport Style Photos and not 1. Thats a guess! ( I sent 2 of each of us) attached to the 325.

Just double check. Good luck.


TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

http://youtu.be/BVf45EcdFwQ

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I've just finished assembling the I-129f petition, and plan to send it out Monday morning. Before I do though, I would like to make sure that I am not missing anything. I have included the following.

- Payment

- G 1145

- Cover letter

- Form I-129F

- I-129F Supplement to Question 18

- G325A and passport style photo (petitioner)

- G325A and passport style photo (beneficiary)

- Copy of Birth Certificate (petitioner)

- Letter stating intent to marry (petitioner)

-Letter stating intent to marry (beneficiary)

-Copies of my passport stamps (including an Irish student visa stamp)

-An email from my fiance to me - dated January third, two thousand and twelve.

-A copy of the engagement ring receipt

-A letter from the college I attended while in Ireland, confirming that I had been offered a spot (from August 2010)

- A letter from the college that I attended while in Ireland, confirming payment (From September 2010)

- A lease with both our names on it, from the apartment my fiance and I shared while I was in Ireland (From September 2010)

- ESB (electricity) welcome letter to our shared apartment in Ireland with both our names on it (From October 2010)

- Notification of payment for Irish student visa. (From September 2010)

- PPS (Irish social security) number acknowledgement letter. (From November 2010)

- Three mobile bill addressed to me at our Shared Irish address (Not dated)

- An email dated October twelfth, two thousand and eight - sent to me after my fiance returned home from his first visit to the states.

- Several pages of photos (Printed out on normal paper, I’m not sure if that’s okay?)

Please let me know if there is anything else that you guys think I should add or take out. Thanks in advance!

I think you're good to go..haha :) about the photos, i'm not quite sure if it's okay but my fiance also did that, he just printed out pages of photos on a normal paper... but IDK if it's okay cuz we're still also waiting for our NOA2 now. :) Anyhow, all the other stuff are good. (I think) hehe :) Good luck!!! :) The waiting sucks but it's worth it! :)


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They prefer Color Paper Prints and not the real pictures. Date, and tell a small story about the picture: Where you were, who's in the picture. Etc.


TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

http://youtu.be/BVf45EcdFwQ

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Double Check these: G-325-A's are signed in INK.

Passport's in Color/Cover to Cover/EVEN BLANK PAGES.. (And Covers)

Letter of Intent signed in INK

BirthCerts in Best Picture/Preferably Color (Best Copy)

Send 2 Passport Style Photos and not 1. Thats a guess! ( I sent 2 of each of us) attached to the 325.

Just double check. Good luck.

So the photos are okay?? hehe:) it was just printed out on a normal paper. lol and also he only sent one copy of passport-style photos.. and uhm, my birth cert was not sent along with the forms lol we're screwed haha oh well :P We'll just wait and see lol


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I was other the impression that you only needed to copy your entire passport if you are using it as proof of citizenship. (Like, if you don't have a birth certificate for some reason.) I'll copy the rest of it though, just to be sure. Thanks for the advice! :)

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Consulate: Dublin, Ireland
06/15/2008 - We Met Online On Interpals.net
09/03/2008 - We Met In Person For The First Time
12/27/2012 - He Asked Me To Marry Him. (I Said Yes!)
02/15/2012 - I-129F Packet Sent From Chicago, IL
02/27/2012 I-129F Packet Received At The Dallas Lockbox
02/23/2012 NOA1 (Approved)
02/24/2012 Cheque Is Cashed By U.S.C.I.S.
02/27/2012 NOA1 (Hard Copy Is Received.)
07/02/2012 NOA2 (Approved)
07/06/2012 NOA2 (Hard Copy Is Received.)
07/16/2012 Case Received at NVC
07/20/2012 Case Forwarded from NVC To Dublin
07/22/2012 Case Arrived at Dublin Embassy
08/02/2012 Packet Three Recieved
08/21/2012/2012 Medical In Dublin
09/23/2012/2012 Packet Four Recieved
10/11/2012/2012 Interview/VISA APPROVED!!

10/18/2012 Visa Received in Mail

12/20/2012 Entered the U.S.A

03/01/2013 Legally Married

04/27/2013 'Wedding'

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So the photos are okay?? hehe:) it was just printed out on a normal paper. lol and also he only sent one copy of passport-style photos.. and uhm, my birth cert was not sent along with the forms lol we're screwed haha oh well :P We'll just wait and see lol

OH #######! ITHOUGHT YOU DID'NT SEND IT YET. Your right though, have to wait and see. But your STARTED. :dance:


TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

http://youtu.be/BVf45EcdFwQ

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I was other the impression that you only needed to copy your entire passport if you are using it as proof of citizenship. (Like, if you don't have a birth certificate for some reason.) I'll copy the rest of it though, just to be sure. Thanks for the advice! :)

A birth Cert is a requirement for a Passport.


TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

http://youtu.be/BVf45EcdFwQ

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A birth Cert is a requirement for a Passport.

Fair point - I'm not exactly sure how that would work then. I've just looked it up again though, and the instructions do say that you should either include a copy of your birth certificate OR a copy of your full passport. I'll just do both though, it can't hurt!


Consulate: Dublin, Ireland
06/15/2008 - We Met Online On Interpals.net
09/03/2008 - We Met In Person For The First Time
12/27/2012 - He Asked Me To Marry Him. (I Said Yes!)
02/15/2012 - I-129F Packet Sent From Chicago, IL
02/27/2012 I-129F Packet Received At The Dallas Lockbox
02/23/2012 NOA1 (Approved)
02/24/2012 Cheque Is Cashed By U.S.C.I.S.
02/27/2012 NOA1 (Hard Copy Is Received.)
07/02/2012 NOA2 (Approved)
07/06/2012 NOA2 (Hard Copy Is Received.)
07/16/2012 Case Received at NVC
07/20/2012 Case Forwarded from NVC To Dublin
07/22/2012 Case Arrived at Dublin Embassy
08/02/2012 Packet Three Recieved
08/21/2012/2012 Medical In Dublin
09/23/2012/2012 Packet Four Recieved
10/11/2012/2012 Interview/VISA APPROVED!!

10/18/2012 Visa Received in Mail

12/20/2012 Entered the U.S.A

03/01/2013 Legally Married

04/27/2013 'Wedding'

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I was other the impression that you only needed to copy your entire passport if you are using it as proof of citizenship. (Like, if you don't have a birth certificate for some reason.) I'll copy the rest of it though, just to be sure. Thanks for the advice! :)

Yes, you only to need to copy the entire passport if you are using it in place of your birth certificate. Since you are not, just the pages that show your passport stamps are fine. You might want to add the bio page just to show it is indeed your passport. If you have boarding passes that coincide with the dates of the stamps, all the better. Also, make sure to copy your birth certificate front and back.

And, you only need one passport photo each.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Yes, you only to need to copy the entire passport if you are using it in place of your birth certificate. Since you are not, just the pages that show your passport stamps are fine. You might want to add the bio page just to show it is indeed your passport. If you have boarding passes that coincide with the dates of the stamps, all the better. Also, make sure to copy your birth certificate front and back.

And, you only need one passport photo each.

Yea, that's what i thought. Thanks for clearing that up!

I just have a few more questions now.

1.) Do the passport photos really have to be to be taken within the last six months? My fiancé's was only taken about a month ago - but mine is about three years old at this stage. I look pretty much the exact same now as I did then, but should I still get a new one?

2.) The affidavit of support is not included in this packet, correct? When will that be needed by?

3.) Concerning the proof I have, is there anything else that I should add or take away? (I feel as if some of the things I've listed might be unnecessary ... but I'm not sure!)


Consulate: Dublin, Ireland
06/15/2008 - We Met Online On Interpals.net
09/03/2008 - We Met In Person For The First Time
12/27/2012 - He Asked Me To Marry Him. (I Said Yes!)
02/15/2012 - I-129F Packet Sent From Chicago, IL
02/27/2012 I-129F Packet Received At The Dallas Lockbox
02/23/2012 NOA1 (Approved)
02/24/2012 Cheque Is Cashed By U.S.C.I.S.
02/27/2012 NOA1 (Hard Copy Is Received.)
07/02/2012 NOA2 (Approved)
07/06/2012 NOA2 (Hard Copy Is Received.)
07/16/2012 Case Received at NVC
07/20/2012 Case Forwarded from NVC To Dublin
07/22/2012 Case Arrived at Dublin Embassy
08/02/2012 Packet Three Recieved
08/21/2012/2012 Medical In Dublin
09/23/2012/2012 Packet Four Recieved
10/11/2012/2012 Interview/VISA APPROVED!!

10/18/2012 Visa Received in Mail

12/20/2012 Entered the U.S.A

03/01/2013 Legally Married

04/27/2013 'Wedding'

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Better take new photos, 3 years old is too much and it's better to follow the instructions.

No affidavit of support in the petition package, it will be used for the interview.

Concerning the proof, not sure if I read it in your list, but do you have copies of boarding passes?


K-1 Visa Timeline AOS Timeline

- Aug 31st, 2011 - Mailed I-129F package - May 29th, 2012 - Mailed AOS/EAD/AP package

- Apr 13th, 2012 - Visa received - Aug 24th, 2012 - Green Card received

ROC Timeline

- May 19th, 2014 - Mailed ROC package to CSC

- Aug 8th, 2014 - Green Card received

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Yea, that's what i thought. Thanks for clearing that up!

I just have a few more questions now.

1.) Do the passport photos really have to be to be taken within the last six months? My fiancé's was only taken about a month ago - but mine is about three years old at this stage. I look pretty much the exact same now as I did then, but should I still get a new one?

2.) The affidavit of support is not included in this packet, correct? When will that be needed by?

3.) Concerning the proof I have, is there anything else that I should add or take away? (I feel as if some of the things I've listed might be unnecessary ... but I'm not sure!)

1) Yes, you should get a new one taken. You can also use a site like this: http://www.epassportphoto.com/

2) No, the I-134 is not sent yet. That will be needed for your fiance's visa interview some months down the road after the I-129F petition is approved.

3) Anything used to prove you were together in person in the same place within the last 2 years before filing is good to send. The main evidence of this would be the passport stamps and boarding passes. The other evidence you have that puts you there is also good. The photos together just help show you were there together during the times your passport stamps/boarding passes show you were in Ireland. If your fiance has visited you in the US during the last 2 years, copies of his passport stamps and boarding passes could be used as well.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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CONGRATS!

I am mailing my I-129F packet on Monday too. I'm actually putting together the package tonight and just came online to double check my stuff too!

I might have to save your name and see how your process goes. I didn't actually live with my fiancee overseas and I have never lived in her country, so I might have a harder time :( But it sounds like your proof of the relationship is pretty solid and the rest is all just going to be paperwork.

Good luck!


K1 Process -

1/30/12 - I-129F sent

2/2/12 - NOA1 Received (CSC)

2/3/12 - Visa App Fee Check Cashed

6/18/12 - NOA2 Email Received at 9PM MST

6/22/12 - NOA2 Letter Received in Mail

7/11/12 - NVC Received

7/13/12 - NVC Sent Case to Moldova Embassy

7/18/12 - Packet 3 dropped off to Embassy

7/19/12 - Packet 3 & 4 Instructions Received from Embassy

7/23/12 - Medical Exam Passed

7/27/12 - Interview

8/4/12 - POE Denver, CO

9/14/12 - Wedding #1 (Denver Courthouse)

9/17/12 - AOS/EAD sent

9/19/12 - AOS/EAD NOA1

10/23/12 - Biometrics

1/16/23 - AOS Interview

6/15/13 - Wedding #2 (Colorado)

6/22/13 - Wedding #3 (Moldova)

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Good luck! I see she is Moldavian, send her my regards.



USCIS [*] 22 Nov. 2011 - I-129 package sent; [*] 25 Nov. 2011 - Package delivered; [*] 25 Nov. 2011 - NOA1/petition received and routed to the California Service Center; [*] 30 Nov. 2011 - Touched/confirmation though text message and email; [*] 03 Dec. 2011 - Hard copy received; [*]24 April 2012 - NOA2 (no RFEs)/text message/email/USCIS account updated; [*] 27 April 2012 - NOA2 hard copy received.

NVC [*] 14 May 2012 - Petition received by NVC ; [*] 16 May 2012 - Petition left NVC.

EMBASSY [*] 18 May 2012 - Petition arrived at the US Embassy in Bucharest; [*] 22 May 2012 - Package 3 received; [*] 24 May 2012 - Package sent to the consulate, interview date set; [*] 14 June 2012 - Interview date, approved.

POE [*] 04 July 2012 - Minneapolis/St.Paul. [*] 16 September 2012 - Wedding Day!

AOS/EAD/AP [*] 04 February 2013 - AOS/EAD/AP package sent; [*] 07 February 2013 - AOS/EAD/AP package delivered; [*] 12 February 2013 - NOA1 text messages/emails; [*] 16 February 2013 - NOA1 received in the regular mail; [*] 28 February 2013 - Biometrics letter received (appointment date, March 8th); [*] 04 March 2013 - Biometrics walk-in completed (9 out of 10 fingerprints taken, pinky would not give in); [*] 04 April 2013 - EAD/AP card approved; [*] 11 April 2013 - Combo card sent/tracking number obtained; [*] 15 April 2013 - Card delivered.

[*] 15 May 2013 - Moved from MN to LA; [*] 17 May 2013 - Applied for a new SS card/filed an AR-11 online (unsuccessfully), therefore called and spoke to a Tier 2 and changed the address; [*] 22 May 2013 - Address updated on My Case Status (finally can see the case numbers online); [*] 28 May 2013 - Letter received in the mail confirming the change of address; [*] 31 July 2013 - Went to Romania; [*] 12 September 2013 - returned to the US using the AP, POE Houston, everything went smoothly; [*] 20 September 2013 - Spoke to a Tier2 and put in a service request; [*] 23 September 2013 - Got "Possible Interview Waiver" letter (originally sent on August, 29th to my old address, returned and re-routed to my current address); [*] 1 October 2013 - Started a new job.

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