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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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I am completing the forms for "Packet 3" that Fernanda will need for the Consulate. Some of them I have found online in Portuguese & English. The others are only in English.

Questions:

1) Since Fernanda does not speak English, is it a problem at the Consulate if I complete only the English versions of the forms and send to her for her Interview?

2) Will the Consulate think that she has no idea what she's signing and deny her Visa?

3) Are the documents in Packet 3 that she will eventually receive from the Consulate in Brazil in both English and Portuguese?

- DS-230 Part 1 -- Biographical data sheet. (English)

- DS-156 -- Nonimmigrant visa application form (English & Portuguese)

- DS-156K -- Nonimmigrant fiance(e) visa application (English & Portuguese)

- DS-157 -- Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application (Only English)

Please advise.


Fernanda's Timeline

K-1

June 2, 2006 - Mailed K1 Petition

Jun 28, 2006 - NOA1

Oct 05, 2006 - NOA2 - APPROVED after 122 days

Dec 05, 2006 - Received Packet 3 from Consulate

Dec 11, 2006 - Medical Examination in Belo Horizonte

Jan 10, 2007 - Returned Packet #3 to Consulate (SEDEX-10)

Mar 13, 2007 - INTERVIEW SUCCESS! We have our K-1 VISA !!

POE & Texas Wedding

Mar 27, 2007 - POE Houston, TX. No questions. Gone in 10 minutes.

Mar 28, 2007 - Marriage License app

April 4, 2007 - Our Wedding Day!

April 12, 2007 - Apply for SS card with married name

April 20, 2007 - Received SS card

AOS

June 4, 2007 - Mailed AOS

June 6, 2007 - USCIS received

June 11, 2007 - NOA1 for I-485

July 18, 2007 - Biometrics completed

July 20, 2007 - Case transferred from MSC to CSC

July 31, 2007 - AOS Approved - 57 days - Without an Interview!

Aug 06, 2007 - Received Green Card in the mail today!

Jan 8, 2009 @ 8:18PM - Our son was born tonight !!

I-751 - Remove Conditions

July 11, 2009 - Certified Mail to VSC I-751 Package

July 14, 2009 - Check cleared bank

July 20, 2009 - NOA1 & 1 yr extension - Receipt date is July 14. Case# assigned

Sept 1, 2009 - Biometrics completed

Nov 25, 2009 - I-751 is approved. No Interview.

Dec 14, 2009 - 10yr Green Card arrived !

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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If I'm not mistaken you'll find all the forms that come in Packets 3 and 4 in Portuguese on the Rio consulate website. And yes, we get forms in Portuguese and English in our packets. I don't remember if I've gotten DS-230 in Portuguese though.

http://www.embaixada-americana.org.br/inde...amp;itemmenu=86

The forms that must be returned to the consulate so Fernanda'll get Packet 4 in the mail are DS-2001 and DS-230 (part1). DS-156, DS-156K and DS-157 (and others) will be filled out (not signed) and brought to the interview.

From the instructions found on their website:

Please send all the completed DS-230 Part-I form along with the completed DS-2001 form, copy of the page of your passport that has your personal information and one frontal picture, to the address listed on the cover letter of this information packet. This Unit will contact you with your immigrant visa interview.

I only offer advice - not even legal. Just the plain and simple kind.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Obrigado Mew.


Fernanda's Timeline

K-1

June 2, 2006 - Mailed K1 Petition

Jun 28, 2006 - NOA1

Oct 05, 2006 - NOA2 - APPROVED after 122 days

Dec 05, 2006 - Received Packet 3 from Consulate

Dec 11, 2006 - Medical Examination in Belo Horizonte

Jan 10, 2007 - Returned Packet #3 to Consulate (SEDEX-10)

Mar 13, 2007 - INTERVIEW SUCCESS! We have our K-1 VISA !!

POE & Texas Wedding

Mar 27, 2007 - POE Houston, TX. No questions. Gone in 10 minutes.

Mar 28, 2007 - Marriage License app

April 4, 2007 - Our Wedding Day!

April 12, 2007 - Apply for SS card with married name

April 20, 2007 - Received SS card

AOS

June 4, 2007 - Mailed AOS

June 6, 2007 - USCIS received

June 11, 2007 - NOA1 for I-485

July 18, 2007 - Biometrics completed

July 20, 2007 - Case transferred from MSC to CSC

July 31, 2007 - AOS Approved - 57 days - Without an Interview!

Aug 06, 2007 - Received Green Card in the mail today!

Jan 8, 2009 @ 8:18PM - Our son was born tonight !!

I-751 - Remove Conditions

July 11, 2009 - Certified Mail to VSC I-751 Package

July 14, 2009 - Check cleared bank

July 20, 2009 - NOA1 & 1 yr extension - Receipt date is July 14. Case# assigned

Sept 1, 2009 - Biometrics completed

Nov 25, 2009 - I-751 is approved. No Interview.

Dec 14, 2009 - 10yr Green Card arrived !

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