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I have a couple questions and have found different answers or not complete explanations. If anyone could shed some light, I would be greatly appreciated. My fiance lives in Canada and we are just getting all our information together to send off the I-129F petition. We only live a few hours apart so i will be going to his interview with him when we get approval and then we will be traveling back here together.

#1 Does an Affidavit of support have to be filed with the original I-129F petition? Have seen where it is said to send, hold on to it until the interview in Vancouver, and have seen where it was stated that it was not needed for the Fiance K-1 visa and just for the adjustment of status after we are married.

#2 Are there 2 different fees for the fiance visa? I will be sending $340 with my petition, but I have also seen stated that there is a fee at the embassy, at the time of interview of $350.

#3 Has anyone had experience in crossing a land border by car with the fiance visa? Any problems or special procedures we should be preparing ourselves for?

I am just trying to get a good outline of everything so we have our ducks in a row and have an idea what to expect. Yes, I am a worrier! lol


Live for today because you never know what tomorrow will bring!

01/28/2010: Met on Evony online game

02/23/2011: Started dating

08/09/2011: First meeting in Canada

10/03/2011: I went to Canada for a visit

02/03/2012: I went to Canada for a visit

02/10/2012: Got engaged

02/11/2012: He was denied entry to US & sent back for more documents

02/12/2012: Denied entry again even with documents

02/13/2012: I returned home

04/21/2012: Mailed K-1 visa petition

04/24/2012: Certified mail delivery confirmation

04/27/2012: Check cashed

04/27/2012: E-mail notification of receipt of petition

04/29/2012: NOA1 received!

08/07/2012: Received e-mail notification of RFE

09/07/2012: Finally able to send back info for RFE

09/17/2012: NOA2 APPROVED!!!

waiting......

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Hi,

#1 - you do not have to submit the Affidativ of support now - it is required at the interview stage and it is mandatory ! For the AOS you will need another affidativ of support different than I 134.

#2 - yes, there are two separate fees - first with the I129F for the amount of $340 and a second fee at the interview


21/03/2012 - sent 129F to Dallas Lockbox
25/03/2012 - I129F recieved
26/03/2012 - NOA1
24/09/2012 - NOA2 text message
02/10/2012 - NVC left case sent to Bulgaria ;o)
15/10/2012 - Packet 3 recieved
27/10/2012 - Medical exam
29/10/2012 - Interview - APPROVED
25/11/2012 - POE Miami
01/02/2013 - married

AOS
02/01/2013 - AOS sent
02/12/2013 - NOA1 text and email
02/16/2013 - recieved biometrics appointment letter
02/26/2013 - biometrics appointment

08/29/2013 - received notice of potential interview waiver case

10/23/2013 - Interview approved ;o)

11/01/2013 - green card received

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Hi,

#1 - you do not have to submit the Affidativ of support now - it is required at the interview stage and it is mandatory ! For the AOS you will need another affidativ of support different than I 134.

#2 - yes, there are two separate fees - first with the I129F for the amount of $340 and a second fee at the interview

Thank you for the clarification! Appreciated very much. :)


Live for today because you never know what tomorrow will bring!

01/28/2010: Met on Evony online game

02/23/2011: Started dating

08/09/2011: First meeting in Canada

10/03/2011: I went to Canada for a visit

02/03/2012: I went to Canada for a visit

02/10/2012: Got engaged

02/11/2012: He was denied entry to US & sent back for more documents

02/12/2012: Denied entry again even with documents

02/13/2012: I returned home

04/21/2012: Mailed K-1 visa petition

04/24/2012: Certified mail delivery confirmation

04/27/2012: Check cashed

04/27/2012: E-mail notification of receipt of petition

04/29/2012: NOA1 received!

08/07/2012: Received e-mail notification of RFE

09/07/2012: Finally able to send back info for RFE

09/17/2012: NOA2 APPROVED!!!

waiting......

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Moving to the K-1 process & procedure thread from NVC thread.

The NVC only assigns a case number and mails it the US embassy. They have nothing else to do with K-1 petitions.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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I have a couple questions and have found different answers or not complete explanations. If anyone could shed some light, I would be greatly appreciated. My fiance lives in Canada and we are just getting all our information together to send off the I-129F petition. We only live a few hours apart so i will be going to his interview with him when we get approval and then we will be traveling back here together.

#1 Does an Affidavit of support have to be filed with the original I-129F petition? Have seen where it is said to send, hold on to it until the interview in Vancouver, and have seen where it was stated that it was not needed for the Fiance K-1 visa and just for the adjustment of status after we are married.

#2 Are there 2 different fees for the fiance visa? I will be sending $340 with my petition, but I have also seen stated that there is a fee at the embassy, at the time of interview of $350.

#3 Has anyone had experience in crossing a land border by car with the fiance visa? Any problems or special procedures we should be preparing ourselves for?

I am just trying to get a good outline of everything so we have our ducks in a row and have an idea what to expect. Yes, I am a worrier! lol

#1 no, you will file the I-134 later during the interview. After your fiancee is here and married you file to adjust status, then you file the I-864, and yes, more fees.

#2 Kind of. You have to pay the I-129f filing fee. Later you pay more fees before or during the interview.

#3. Sometimes someone will get a CBP officer that doesn't know how to process a visa. 99% of the time there are no problems.


USCIS- 260 Days

6/8/11~ Mailed I-130 Application, withdrew Canadian PR application
6/16/11~ NOA1 email and text message Case routed to CSC (Priority Date)
7/12/11~ The 'Money Order' Incident/Returned to Tennessee
8/03/11~ TOUCHED!
3/2/12~ APPROVED! NOA2!

NVC Electronic Processing- Montreal- 19 Days

3/21/12~ Received case number & IIN 20 Days after NOA2
3/21/12~ Sent in opt-in email
3/22/12~ Opt-in accepted
3/23/12~ DS-261 Submitted, never accepted
3/29/12~ AOS bill invoiced and paid
3/30/12~ AOS shows PAID- AOS Package emailed/received, DS-3032 emailed/accepted
4/2/12~ IV bill invoiced and paid
4/3/12~ AOS Checklist documents emailed(first time)
4/4/12~ IV shows PAID- DS-260 submitted/ IV Package emailed/received
4/4/12~ AOS Checklist documents sent again for CYA (second time)
4/5/12~ IV package accepted! No Checklists!
4/6/12~ AOS Checklist emailed(third time)
4/9/12~ AOS packet accepted (finally)
CASE COMPLETE!!

Interview 354 days from NOA1/ 362 days from initial filing date
5/29/12~ Medical@ Medisys, Montreal
6/4/12~ Interview APPROVED!!!
08/07/2012~ POE Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND by land
08/09/2012~ HOME!! 424 days from initial filing date!
08/14/2012~ SSN Received
09/10/2012~ Received Green Card

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#1 no, you will file the I-134 later during the interview. After your fiancee is here and married you file to adjust status, then you file the I-864, and yes, more fees.

#2 Kind of. You have to pay the I-129f filing fee. Later you pay more fees before or during the interview.

#3. Sometimes someone will get a CBP officer that doesn't know how to process a visa. 99% of the time there are no problems.

Thank you for the clarification. :)


Live for today because you never know what tomorrow will bring!

01/28/2010: Met on Evony online game

02/23/2011: Started dating

08/09/2011: First meeting in Canada

10/03/2011: I went to Canada for a visit

02/03/2012: I went to Canada for a visit

02/10/2012: Got engaged

02/11/2012: He was denied entry to US & sent back for more documents

02/12/2012: Denied entry again even with documents

02/13/2012: I returned home

04/21/2012: Mailed K-1 visa petition

04/24/2012: Certified mail delivery confirmation

04/27/2012: Check cashed

04/27/2012: E-mail notification of receipt of petition

04/29/2012: NOA1 received!

08/07/2012: Received e-mail notification of RFE

09/07/2012: Finally able to send back info for RFE

09/17/2012: NOA2 APPROVED!!!

waiting......

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