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Hi folks,

Not sure if there are many regulars who might remember me, I posted many moons ago seeking advice regarding my [expletive] brother-in-law who, after half a year promising to be my AoS, tried to pull a fast one on me.

Well, many moons later I am happy to report my wife sponsored me solo, she passed, and I have my interview date set for late next month. I have the instructions letter here, and would just like to go through it real quick. I sat down to sort all my paperwork out and it seems I have to take very little, which of course makes me nervous. So, to begin;

Correspondance Instructions = C ... Direct inquires to consulate / embassy. From what I can tell this just means bring the letter this list is attached to, being as page 1 says "Bring this letter..." Is that correct?

Application Pt. 1 = Y ... Meaning they have it, no need to bring a copy.

Application Pt. 2 = Y ... Meaning they have it, no need to bring a copy.

Passport = Y ... Meaning they have it, no need to bring a copy. (Although I will, of course, be taking my passport anyway, for obvious reasons).

Birth Certificate = O ... Meaning they have my original, which explains why I couldn't find it for my police certificate the other month. No need to bring a copy, as they have the original. (I'll still take my certified copy that I had made for police certificate though, better safe...)

Adoption = F ... Not applicable.

Marriage Certificate = O ... Meaning they have one of the originals.

Marriage termination = F ... Not applicable.

Court Records = F ... Not applicable

Financial evidence = Y ... Meaning they have the document, but the letter requests I bring my wife's most recent tax report. Not sure why there is the contradiction, but will bring the wife's more recent tax records as requested.

Military records = F ... Not applicable

Police certificate = O ... I got 2 copies made, they had one and the other I took to medical. I see no harm bringing the spare certificate just in case.

Fee payment = $ ... meaning I've nothing to pay, right.

Photograph = Y ... meaning they have snaps of me, but the letter tells me to bring (undisclosed number) of photo's. I was thinking of having 4-6 passport ones made a week prior to going to the interview.

Petitioner marriage certificate = F ... not applicable, I assume as it is the same as my marriage certificate.

Petitioner birth certificate = F ... not applicable.

So according that that I actually have to bring only my medical report, unless it is sent by the physician, photographs, and my wifes most recent tax report, as she the petitioner filed my AoS.

Am I missing anything?

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all these letters/legend stuff?

in the letter you have, there is an explanation for what is what.


cross reference all you've written here, with what you've FOUND in the single letter cross reference, further down in the correspondence that you've received.

Then...................... (wait for it)

Have another look, redo your questions list.


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Have another look, redo your questions list.


DO FILL OUT YER TIMELINE over at http://www.visajourn...e.php?id=113905 todayish.

Good Luck !

While you're at it, try and realize you're applying for a CR1 or IR1 visa, not a K3.

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Moved from K3 Process & Procedures to IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures as the OP will be interviewing for this type of visa.

Well, many moons later I am happy to report my wife sponsored me solo, she passed

The Embassy or Consulate has the final say on whether or not you will become a public charge or not. Even if the NVC accepted your wife's affidavit of support documentation, a CO can still require a joint sponsor before approving a visa.

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

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I'd just like to add that the list in the appointment letter is in no way a complete list of what you should bring to the interview. Your appointment letter clearly states to go to immigrantvisas.state.gov and read up on how to prepare for the interview. I suggest you do that.

One of the most important items listed on that website is all documentation proving your valid relationship with your spouse.

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