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Greetings! I just started posting today, although I've been visiting the site for several weeks and I'm grateful for all of the information visajourney has already offered along the lines of support through this wonderful process of immigration.

I'm still waiting to receive my NOA1 on my I-130 and I'm trying desperately not to be inpatient. (This has never been a gift for me . . . this is a time to learn, I guess . . .)

Anyway, to help kill the time I'm prepping the I-129f forms so I'll be ready to mail them as soon as I get the NOA1. I'm wondering, though, about question 18. "Describe the circumstances under which you met." Do they want something as simple as "He came to visit me while on holiday" or do they want "After several months of communication, he came to visit me while on vacation. He arrived on October 27th at the airport where I picked him up . . . blah, blah, blah" Any knowledge around this?

Thanks for creating a community of support. I'm only two and a half weeks into this and it's killer! The strength of those walking through this is inspirational. Thanks.


2/6/06 I-130 mailed

2/7/06 I-130 rcvd by NSC, according to FedEx

2/23/06 Discovered DCF option

2/25/06 Sent rqst for Packet to Sydney consulate

2/27/06 I-797C rcvd = rejected due to insufficient funds

2/27/06 Syd Cons. responded

3/2/06 Packet 3 Received

3/6/06 Police check filed

3/9/06 X-Ray completed/Physical completed/ Vaccination & bloodwork started

3/12/06 US 2005 taxes done: Refund pays for the plane ticket!!

3/14/06 DS-230 mailed

3/16/06 I-864 notarized

3/20/06 Medical update = No Vaccines Needed

3/22/06 Police Report Received

3/26/06 Flight to Sydney

3/30/06 I-130 & I-864 Approved!

4/11/06 Visa Interview Scheduled

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According to the I-129F instructions, K-3 petitions can omit questions 18 and 19 on the I-129F. Answer N/A for both questions as they will not apply for K-3.

#19, as well? Thank you!! I thought I read that somewhere, but I'm double and triple checking everything anymore!


2/6/06 I-130 mailed

2/7/06 I-130 rcvd by NSC, according to FedEx

2/23/06 Discovered DCF option

2/25/06 Sent rqst for Packet to Sydney consulate

2/27/06 I-797C rcvd = rejected due to insufficient funds

2/27/06 Syd Cons. responded

3/2/06 Packet 3 Received

3/6/06 Police check filed

3/9/06 X-Ray completed/Physical completed/ Vaccination & bloodwork started

3/12/06 US 2005 taxes done: Refund pays for the plane ticket!!

3/14/06 DS-230 mailed

3/16/06 I-864 notarized

3/20/06 Medical update = No Vaccines Needed

3/22/06 Police Report Received

3/26/06 Flight to Sydney

3/30/06 I-130 & I-864 Approved!

4/11/06 Visa Interview Scheduled

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Yes #19 as well. The K-3 visa application processing will take place in the country of marriage so it doesn't matter what you answer to #19.

I thought he would interview in his country at the consulate? Since he's stuck there till all this is approved, right?


2/6/06 I-130 mailed

2/7/06 I-130 rcvd by NSC, according to FedEx

2/23/06 Discovered DCF option

2/25/06 Sent rqst for Packet to Sydney consulate

2/27/06 I-797C rcvd = rejected due to insufficient funds

2/27/06 Syd Cons. responded

3/2/06 Packet 3 Received

3/6/06 Police check filed

3/9/06 X-Ray completed/Physical completed/ Vaccination & bloodwork started

3/12/06 US 2005 taxes done: Refund pays for the plane ticket!!

3/14/06 DS-230 mailed

3/16/06 I-864 notarized

3/20/06 Medical update = No Vaccines Needed

3/22/06 Police Report Received

3/26/06 Flight to Sydney

3/30/06 I-130 & I-864 Approved!

4/11/06 Visa Interview Scheduled

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Yes #19 as well. The K-3 visa application processing will take place in the country of marriage so it doesn't matter what you answer to #19.

I thought he would interview in his country at the consulate? Since he's stuck there till all this is approved, right?

A K-3 beneficiary will interview at the consulate in the country where the marriage took place unless the marriage was in the US, then the beneficiary interviews in his/her country.

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A K-3 beneficiary will interview at the consulate in the country where the marriage took place unless the marriage was in the US, then the beneficiary interviews in his/her country.

We were married here in the States. Since he'll be interviewing in Sydney, then, should I fill in 19?


2/6/06 I-130 mailed

2/7/06 I-130 rcvd by NSC, according to FedEx

2/23/06 Discovered DCF option

2/25/06 Sent rqst for Packet to Sydney consulate

2/27/06 I-797C rcvd = rejected due to insufficient funds

2/27/06 Syd Cons. responded

3/2/06 Packet 3 Received

3/6/06 Police check filed

3/9/06 X-Ray completed/Physical completed/ Vaccination & bloodwork started

3/12/06 US 2005 taxes done: Refund pays for the plane ticket!!

3/14/06 DS-230 mailed

3/16/06 I-864 notarized

3/20/06 Medical update = No Vaccines Needed

3/22/06 Police Report Received

3/26/06 Flight to Sydney

3/30/06 I-130 & I-864 Approved!

4/11/06 Visa Interview Scheduled

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Iran
Timeline
Greetings! I just started posting today, although I've been visiting the site for several weeks and I'm grateful for all of the information visajourney has already offered along the lines of support through this wonderful process of immigration.

I'm still waiting to receive my NOA1 on my I-130 and I'm trying desperately not to be inpatient. (This has never been a gift for me . . . this is a time to learn, I guess . . .)

Anyway, to help kill the time I'm prepping the I-129f forms so I'll be ready to mail them as soon as I get the NOA1. I'm wondering, though, about question 18. "Describe the circumstances under which you met." Do they want something as simple as "He came to visit me while on holiday" or do they want "After several months of communication, he came to visit me while on vacation. He arrived on October 27th at the airport where I picked him up . . . blah, blah, blah" Any knowledge around this?

Thanks for creating a community of support. I'm only two and a half weeks into this and it's killer! The strength of those walking through this is inspirational. Thanks.

Hi and welcome from another Newbie...

If it's the K3 you're applying for, you don't need to give your life story. My lawyer simply put, "We are already married" and our date and place of marriage. Hope this helps

Debbie


Our timeline...

I-130/CR-1

10/7-12/29/05: NOA 1+2

8/10/06: case received in Frankfurt--get letter asking for more info

think we'll adjust in the states...

K3

2/7/06: NOA 2

4/24/06: Interview in Copenhagen

5/17/06: Sent additional info. requested

8/9/06: e-mail from embassy that they are ready to issue visa

8/23/06: visa in hand

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A K-3 beneficiary will interview at the consulate in the country where the marriage took place unless the marriage was in the US, then the beneficiary interviews in his/her country.

We were married here in the States. Since he'll be interviewing in Sydney, then, should I fill in 19?

You put Sydney....Australia

Its questions 17 and 18 that need to be answered N/A. It changed with the form update a while back and has yet to be update here on the VJ info.

How Do You Use This Form for Your Spouse or Child Seeking Entry With a K-3/K-4 Visa?

This form may be used to obtain a K-3/K-4 visa for your alien spouse and her or his child. Fill out the form as directed, except assume that "fiancé" or "fiancé(e)" means"spouse." answer Questions B.17 and B.18 by stating "N/A."

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An overview of Security Name Checks And Administrative Review at Service Center, NVC & Consulate levels.

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You put Sydney....Australia

Thank you. I will amend those answers and continue to twiddle my thumbs! :thumbs:


2/6/06 I-130 mailed

2/7/06 I-130 rcvd by NSC, according to FedEx

2/23/06 Discovered DCF option

2/25/06 Sent rqst for Packet to Sydney consulate

2/27/06 I-797C rcvd = rejected due to insufficient funds

2/27/06 Syd Cons. responded

3/2/06 Packet 3 Received

3/6/06 Police check filed

3/9/06 X-Ray completed/Physical completed/ Vaccination & bloodwork started

3/12/06 US 2005 taxes done: Refund pays for the plane ticket!!

3/14/06 DS-230 mailed

3/16/06 I-864 notarized

3/20/06 Medical update = No Vaccines Needed

3/22/06 Police Report Received

3/26/06 Flight to Sydney

3/30/06 I-130 & I-864 Approved!

4/11/06 Visa Interview Scheduled

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Italy
Timeline

Hi and welcome here....

as the other members told you, you can omit your story (its only required for the K1 Visa) but, when my husband filled out the I129f I told him to put in there a pic of him and I at the cerremony with his parents, plus some other stuff. We were not required to do that, but i felt that would be good as well. Infact, when they see that, they usually don't bother a lot....plus it helped us out during the interview in Naples. The guy who interviewed us didn't ask a lot of questions at all, only a few and then he took the pic out of the NVC envelope and showed it to us and he asked when and where we took that pic. That's it. Some proof, even very little, is always good to have.

Good luck!!!! :thumbs:


Got married in Killeen, Texas on April 27 2004

*°K-3 Visa°*

Oct 12 2005 - Sent I-130 to NSC

Oct 24 2005 - NOA 1

Nov 7 2005 - Sent I-129F to Chicago

Nov 9 2005 - NOA 1

Dec 5 2005 - NOA 2 - I-129F Approved!!! (28 days)

Dec 13 2005 - Application Forwarded to NVC

Dec 16 2005 - Application received by the Consulate in Italy

Jan 4 2006 - Packet 3

Jan 10 2006 - Sent "Applicant's Statement" to Naples

Jan 27 2006 - Packet 4

Feb 22 2006 - Medical and Interview

Feb 22 2006 - Interview... APPROVED Got the Visa!!!

Mar 2 2006 - I-130 case *touched*

Mar 6 2006 - RFE for the I-130 (Marriage Certificate)

Mar 14 2006 - Sent RFE to CSC

Mar 21 2006 - RFE received by CSC

Mar 30 2006 - Detroit POE - Got the I-94

Mar 31 2006 - I-130 NOA 2 - APPROVED!!! (170 days)

*°AOS°*

Mar 31 2006 - I-765 sent to Chicago

Apr 5 2006 - I-765 NOA1

Apr 7 2006 - Vaccination Supplement appt. in Cleveland

Apr 13 2006 - EAD Biometrics Appointment Letter

Apr 18 2006 - EAD Biometrics in Pittsburg

Apr 22 2006 - I-485 sent to Chicago lockbox

Apr 28 2006 - I-485 NOA1

May 3 2006 - EAD Approved!! (33 days)

May 5 2006 - EAC received (NOA2)

May 5 2006 - AOS Biometrics Appointment Letter

May 8 2006 - Applied for Social Security Number

May 11 2006 - AOS Biometrics Appointment in Pittsburgh

May 18 2006 - Social Security Card arrived in the mail

May 18 2006 - Interview Appointment Letter

May 31 2006 - Flew back to Italy

Jun 24 2006 - I-485 *touched*

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