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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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I went to the post office today to pick up my mail and there it was the

RFE. They are asking for the birth certificate of the beneficiary. I am soooo mad.


07/28/2006 -- Mailed I129f Petition

07/31/2006 -- NOA 1 Received Date

08/12/2006 -- NOA 1 Notice Date

08/17/2006 -- Touched

09/21/2006 -- Touched

10/02/2006 -- Touched

10/03/2006 -- RFE sent from CSC (Beneficiary's birth certificate)

10/04/2006 -- Touched

10/09/2006 -- Received RFE in the mail

10/10/2006 -- Sent reponse to RFE

10/16/2006 -- RFE acknowledged at CSC

10/18/2006 -- NOA2 - APPROVED!!

10/19/2006 -- Touched

10/25/2006 -- Received NOA2 snail mail

10/26/2006 -- Petition received at NVC

11/06/2006 -- Petition sent off to embassy

11/17/2006 -- Embassy receives petition

11/17/2006 -- Packet 3 sent from Embassy

11/21/2006 -- Packet 3 sent back

11/22/2006 -- Recieved packet 4

12/11/2006 -- INTERVIEW

12/13/2006 -- Embassy calls asking for document stating that fiance is not married. (Second curve ball they throw at us)

12/14/2006 -- Document sent to embassy

12/26/2006 -- K-1 Visa issued!!!!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Thailand
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Ya, that was one of the peices of unsolicited information I fortunately sent, what I failed to send were my bank and credit card statements from the time I was in Thailand.

BIll


I-129f Journey:

2006-07-17 I-129F sent to CSC

2006-07-24 NOA1 (received)

2006-10-05 RFE (received)

2006-10-06 RFE (returned to CSC)

2006-10-23 NOA2

2007-01-29 Visa Approved!

2007-02-17 Ceremony in Thailand

2007-02-21 POE LAX - Fiance and her daughter enter the USA together, Easy-Peasy!

2007-03-05 Wedding in USA

AOS Journey:

2007-06-07 AOS for spouse and daughter sent

2007-06-16 NOA's arrive, (issued on the 13th)

2007-07-05 Biometrics

2007-07-13 Received RFE (Mailed on July 3rd)

2007-08-06 Returned RFE

2007-10-16 Interview date

2007-10-27 Green Cards Received!

ROC (I-751) Journey:

2009-07-24 Joint I-751 for spouse and daughter sent

2009-08-03 Received NOA1 dated 7/27/09

2009-08-03 Received Receipt and one year extension for wife

2009-08-03 Received "Verification Of Incusion Of A Dependent" for step-daughter

2009-08-27 Biometrics

2009-11-13 Green Cards Received

Citizenship Journey:

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Yea I hope not...Because I didn't send it.. I have it...but it wasn't in the instructions.. and those RFE's seem to add about 60 days to the process.. :crying:

A lot of people have been getting a beneficiary birth certificate RFE lately.. is this some kinda new rule? A disturbing trend, at least!

Honestly I think these guys are so far behind...that they are told to find any reason to delay as many as possible..so they can catch up...

I think I read somewhere..here that they tried this with someone else..and they informed them that the Birth Cert wasn't needed for the I-129F ..according to their rules on needed items...

I think I would call.....

Yea I hope not...Because I didn't send it.. I have it...but it wasn't in the instructions.. and those RFE's seem to add about 60 days to the process.. :crying:

A lot of people have been getting a beneficiary birth certificate RFE lately.. is this some kinda new rule? A disturbing trend, at least!

From USCIS web site:

Application Procedures: Bringing a Fiancé(e) to Live in the United States

Only a U.S. citizen may file USCIS Form I-129F (Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)) on behalf of a fiancé(e). The U.S. citizen filing the petition must provide the following items to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (more complete instructions are on USCIS Form I-129F):

Form I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) (if your fiancé(e) has unmarried children who are under 21, they are eligible to accompany your fiancé(e), but only if they are listed on this form.)

Evidence of your U.S. citizenship - your original U.S. birth certificate, your U.S. passport, your Certificate of Naturalization, or your Certificate of Citizenship. (Please see USCIS Form I-129F for information on the use of copies.)

2 Form G-325A Biographic Data Sheets (one for you and one for your fiancé(e))

One color photo of you and one of your fiancé(e) taken within 30 days of filing (please see Form I-129F for more instructions on photos).

A copy of any divorce decrees, death certificates, or annulment decrees if either you or your fiancé(e) have been previously married.

Proof of permission to marry if you or your fiancé(e) are subject to any age restrictions. (For instance, in some U.S. states, you must receive special permission to marry if you are under the age of 16.)

Forms are available by calling 1-800-870-3676, or by submitting a request through our forms by mail system. For further information on filing fees, please see USCIS filing fees, Fee Waiver Guidance ,and Fee waiver policy memo.

Last Modified 01/20/2006

Yea I hope not...Because I didn't send it.. I have it...but it wasn't in the instructions.. and those RFE's seem to add about 60 days to the process.. :crying:

A lot of people have been getting a beneficiary birth certificate RFE lately.. is this some kinda new rule? A disturbing trend, at least!

Honestly I think these guys are so far behind...that they are told to find any reason to delay as many as possible..so they can catch up...

I think I read somewhere..here that they tried this with someone else..and they informed them that the Birth Cert wasn't needed for the I-129F ..according to their rules on needed items...

I think I would call.....

Yea I hope not...Because I didn't send it.. I have it...but it wasn't in the instructions.. and those RFE's seem to add about 60 days to the process.. :crying:

A lot of people have been getting a beneficiary birth certificate RFE lately.. is this some kinda new rule? A disturbing trend, at least!


9/14 2006 I-129F Sent Next day Air

9/15 Recieved and signed for by "Freeman" at NSC

9/19 NOA1 CSC Recieved

9/25 Notice date Check cashed 9/25

9/28 I Recieved NOA1(I-797C) in the mail

12/5 NOA2 12/6 but Approved on 12/5 touch

12/9 Received NOA2(I-797) by snail mail

12/15 NVC has received it..Case # issued...

12/19 NVC shipped to Romania

12/22 Romanian Embassy has received an email from NVC that my Petition is on it's way...

12/29 Packet 3 sent to Veronica

1/12 2007 Packet 3 received Dang Holidays..

1/22 Sending all paperwork(I-134,Bank/Employer letters etc..,)..to Veronica per DHL, 3.5lbs...$144 WOW!

1/25 Recieved notice that She needs to pick up my packet in Chisinau..

1/26 Sending Back Packet 3

2/16 Transit Visa to go to Romania for the Interview approved..

2/20 Leaves for Bucharest overnight drive by bus...

2/21 Medical

2/22 Interview !!!! APPROVED !!!!!

3/9 2007 Flight to me....

4/7 2007 Married,,,

AOS

7/27 Sent I-485, I-864, I-765

7/30 Chicago Recieved I-485,I-765

Veronica is pregant....Due 4/17/08

9/1 Recieved NOA Bio appointment letter

9/8 Recieved NOA1's for both I-485 and I-765

9/18 Bio appointment

Received Green Card.. Nov 2007

Djuliann came 4/25/2008

I-751 Lifting Of Conditions

9/8/2009 Sent I-751

Received NOA 9/21 NOA Receipt Date 9/10/2009

9/24 received Bio letter Dated 9/18

10/9 Bio Appointment

10/23 Received Permanent Resident Card

N-400 2012

Filed for citizenship sent 2/21/2012

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I am curious to know if the petitioners who received the RFE for the beneficiary's birth certificate have something in common. For example did the foreign fiance live or work in the US? Were they divorced? Had they petioned for a US visa before?

Maybe I am just grasping at straws, but it seems that since it is not a required peice of evidence, it must be asked for to add further evidecne to something in the original evidence? no?


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24 March 2009 I-751 received by USCIS

27 March 2009 Check Cashed

30 March 2009 NOA received

8 April 2009 Biometric notice arrived by mail

24 April 2009 Biometrics scheduled

26 April 2009 Touched

...once again waiting

1 September 2009 (just over 5 months) Approved and card production ordered.

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Filed: Other Country: Netherlands
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I'd be curious to know if the people getting RFEs for original birth certificates are from certain countries also. I also wonder if it could be a 'name hit' issue. Where the fiancee's name strikes something in their database, and they ask for the birth certificate to either confirm the identity of the beneficiary or proove that the name-hit is someone else.

Of course, that's just my thoughts which have no basis in fact whatsoever.


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Well this would make more sense... then them just asking for stuff..so they can claim they processed their qouta and more each day... hahhaahhaha

I'd be curious to know if the people getting RFEs for original birth certificates are from certain countries also. I also wonder if it could be a 'name hit' issue. Where the fiancee's name strikes something in their database, and they ask for the birth certificate to either confirm the identity of the beneficiary or proove that the name-hit is someone else.

Of course, that's just my thoughts which have no basis in fact whatsoever.


9/14 2006 I-129F Sent Next day Air

9/15 Recieved and signed for by "Freeman" at NSC

9/19 NOA1 CSC Recieved

9/25 Notice date Check cashed 9/25

9/28 I Recieved NOA1(I-797C) in the mail

12/5 NOA2 12/6 but Approved on 12/5 touch

12/9 Received NOA2(I-797) by snail mail

12/15 NVC has received it..Case # issued...

12/19 NVC shipped to Romania

12/22 Romanian Embassy has received an email from NVC that my Petition is on it's way...

12/29 Packet 3 sent to Veronica

1/12 2007 Packet 3 received Dang Holidays..

1/22 Sending all paperwork(I-134,Bank/Employer letters etc..,)..to Veronica per DHL, 3.5lbs...$144 WOW!

1/25 Recieved notice that She needs to pick up my packet in Chisinau..

1/26 Sending Back Packet 3

2/16 Transit Visa to go to Romania for the Interview approved..

2/20 Leaves for Bucharest overnight drive by bus...

2/21 Medical

2/22 Interview !!!! APPROVED !!!!!

3/9 2007 Flight to me....

4/7 2007 Married,,,

AOS

7/27 Sent I-485, I-864, I-765

7/30 Chicago Recieved I-485,I-765

Veronica is pregant....Due 4/17/08

9/1 Recieved NOA Bio appointment letter

9/8 Recieved NOA1's for both I-485 and I-765

9/18 Bio appointment

Received Green Card.. Nov 2007

Djuliann came 4/25/2008

I-751 Lifting Of Conditions

9/8/2009 Sent I-751

Received NOA 9/21 NOA Receipt Date 9/10/2009

9/24 received Bio letter Dated 9/18

10/9 Bio Appointment

10/23 Received Permanent Resident Card

N-400 2012

Filed for citizenship sent 2/21/2012

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Filed: Country: Canada
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I am curious to know if the petitioners who received the RFE for the beneficiary's birth certificate have something in common. For example did the foreign fiance live or work in the US? Were they divorced? Had they petioned for a US visa before?

Maybe I am just grasping at straws, but it seems that since it is not a required peice of evidence, it must be asked for to add further evidecne to something in the original evidence? no?

Actually it's usually because of a name hit in their databases. The BC will show if it is or is not the same individual. Nothing that you can really do about it.. you were just unfortunate to have the same or similar name as a person of interest...


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heishe,

It's something that's quite old, actually, quite frequent at the CSC. (Sure enough, our OP is dealing with the CSC.) Frequent enough that not all that long ago it was common to advise that the beneficiary's birth certificate be included with the petition as a preventive measure.

I guess that advice has been forgotten, and should be resurrected.

Yodrak

A lot of people have been getting a beneficiary birth certificate RFE lately.. is this some kinda new rule? A disturbing trend, at least!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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We didn't send a copy of my birth certificate, but we sent a copy of my passport- the 2 biographics pages, and a copy of my B1/B2 visitors visa. Would these help in case they have a "name hit"?

You'd think they should be able to get the info they need from my visa number, right?


May 1996: Met in Mexico
K1
March 7th, 2006: Sent 129F to NSC
March 9th, 2006: NOA1 Day 1
June 15th, 2006: Notice of transfer to CSC
October 3rd, 2006: IMBRA RFE e-mail
October 17th, 2006 CSC e-mail confirming RFE receipt.
October 18th, 2006: NOA2!!!!!!!! 224 days!
October 25th, 2006: NVC received file
November 10th, 2006: Received Packet from CDJ
January 5th, 2007: Visa approved!!!! 302 days!
February 16th, 2007: Civil Ceremony
AOS
February 21st, 2007: Mailed AOS, EAD & AP to Chicago
March 1st, 2007: NOA1 - Day 1
March 26th, 2007: I-485 transferred to CSC - Day 25
March 30th, 2007: Biometrics appointment - Day 29
April 14th, 2007: Big Wedding!!!!
May 8th, 2007: AP Approved - Day 68
May 10th, 2007: EAD Approved- Day 70
September 20th, 2007: SECOND Biometrics appointment - Day 203
December 4th, 2007: AOS approved!!!! 278 days!
December 10th, 2007: Received GC - Day 284
Removal of Conditions
August 31st, 2009: Mailed I-751 to CSC
September 2nd, 2009: NOA1 - Day 1
October 15th, 2009: Biometrics appointment - Day 44
October 26th, 2009: 10 year GC approved!! - Day 55
October 31st, 2009: Received GC - Day 60

NATURALIZATION

May 7th, 2013: Mailed N-400

May 9th, 2013: NOA1 - Day 1

June 10th, 2013: Biometrics Appointment - Day 33

September 5th, 2013: Interview - Day

September 27th, 2013: Oath Ceremony- Day

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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I've got a nasty feeling we've got this RFE on the way. I'm hoping with such a low-risk country like Canada, they might not be in need of it. But...well...either way, we've got his Canadian long-form certificate on the way.

:star: Cass (bebop the great)


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K-1

Service Center: California (transferred from Nebraska)

Consulate: Vancouver, Canada (transferred from Montreal)

06.17.2006 — Engagement!

08.23.2006 — NOA1

11.01.2006 — NOA2

01.25.2007 — Interview—APPPROOOVVEEEDD!!

02.12.2007 — Entry date!

03.01.2007 — Applied for SSN.

03.08.2007 — Social Security Card arrives! :)

03.17.2007 — Wedding day! Happy St. Patty's Day! YAY! :D

AOS/EAD

04.30.2007 — AOS/EAD Mailed off (No AP)

05.02.2007 — Arrives in Chicago.

05.08.2007 — NOA1 for AOS/EAD

06.01.2007 — Biometrics (and EAD Touch)

06.14.2007 — AOS Touch

06.17.2007 — AOS Transferred to CSC

06.19.2007 — AOS Touch

06.20.2007 — AOS Touch

06.21.2007 — AOS Touch (They must be doing something!)

07.25.2007 — EA Card Arrives. YAY! :)

09.03.2007 — AOS Touch, something finally!

09.05.2007 — AOS Touch

09.07.2007 — AOS Touch

09.09.2007 — AOS Touch

09.10.2007 — AOS Touch

09.11.2007 — AOS Approval without interview

09.17.2007 — Welcome to America! Letter arrives

09.29.2007 — Green card arrives! WOOO! No more USCIS until 06/09.

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heishe,

It's something that's quite old, actually, quite frequent at the CSC. (Sure enough, our OP is dealing with the CSC.) Frequent enough that not all that long ago it was common to advise that the beneficiary's birth certificate be included with the petition as a preventive measure.

I guess that advice has been forgotten, and should be resurrected.

Yodrak

The Cap'n has updated the guides to reflect this!!

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;page=k1guide

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devilette,

I don't see this item.

Yodrak

heishe,

It's something that's quite old, actually, quite frequent at the CSC. (Sure enough, our OP is dealing with the CSC.) Frequent enough that not all that long ago it was common to advise that the beneficiary's birth certificate be included with the petition as a preventive measure.

I guess that advice has been forgotten, and should be resurrected.

Yodrak

The Cap'n has updated the guides to reflect this!!

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;page=k1guide

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devilette,

I don't see this item.

Yodrak

damn. In my excitement I read the US citizen's BC as the foreign one. I highly receommended it in the site updates thread though. I still think it should be in there. I will ask the Cap'n.

You do have an eagle eye & I post when I get too excited & haven't read it all.

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devilette,

You really should break that habit. Maybe there's some gum or a patch, or try hypnosis.

Yodrak

damn. In my excitement I read the US citizen's BC as the foreign one. .... I post when I get too excited & haven't read it all.

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