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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Germany
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My fiance just got the instruction letter, and to our surprise, it has changed as of 23rd of April. So, I figured I should ask to see if someone already started getting the packet 3 ready according to the new guideline to confirm what we are trying to do is actually correct. I will list the items and methods for submission, so please let me know if you did something differently *after* April 23rd.

  • DS230 I & II, DS-156, DS-156K, and DS-157 (for ALL applicants over 16; including females and males over 46) - originals + copies
  • Certificates (birth/divorce/police) and military records - originals + copies
  • I-134 and the supporting evidence (tax transcripts, pay stubs, letter from the employer, etc.) - originals
  • Evidence of relationship - originals (Could we get away with the copies?? He has my old passport...)
  • Passport biographic page - a copy
  • Prepaid DHL label
  • Prepaid visa fee - copy of the receipt?
  • Two US passport sized color photos
  • Signed check list

I think that just covers all the pertinent documents for us, but does this look right? I told him to send everything all at the same time.

We were gearing up according to the old instruction, and now the new one threw us off. I just wanted to see if someone else is going through the same thing for the peace of mind.

I hope this can also serve as heads up for people who already prepared everything according to the old instruction just like us....

FYI, checklist from http://germany.usemb.../visa/iv/step5/ is still the old version, but the checklist from http://germany.usemb.../visa/iv/step4/ is new. This is only true for the English pages; German pages are both updated already. I'm attaching the new checklist in case someone is interested....

Instructions for Fiancee Visa Applicants_001.pdf

Thanks in advance.

Edited by kaukas

Timeline

N-400

23 May 2011 - N-400 packet sent

31 May 2011 - NOA1 received

05 June 2011 - Biometrics notice received

20 June 2011 - Biometrics date

06 Aug 2011 - Yellow letter received

02 Sept 2011 - Interview letter received

03 Oct 2011 - Interview date

17 Oct 2011 - Oath date

I-129F

1 Dec 2011 - I-129F packet sent

6 Dec 2011 - NOA1

29 Mar 2012 - NOA2

12 April 2012 - NVC receipt

17 April 2012 - Package left the NVC

27 April 2012 - Packet 3 received

14 May 2012 - Packet 3 sent

9 June 2012 - Packet 4 received

14 June 2012 - Interview - Approved

20 June 2012 - Visa in hand

28 June 2012 - POE at ATL

29 June 2012 - Got Married!

AOS

19 July 2012 - I-485/I-131/I-765 packet sent

27 July 2012 - NOA1 hard copy received

17 Aug 2012 - Biometrics appointment

25 Sept 2012 - EAD/AP card received

12 Feb 2013 - I-485 approved!

21 Feb 2013 - GC arrived

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Germany
Timeline

Oops. Forgot to add the biggest change in the process. We are supposed to send everything listed in the above post *before* the interview.


Timeline

N-400

23 May 2011 - N-400 packet sent

31 May 2011 - NOA1 received

05 June 2011 - Biometrics notice received

20 June 2011 - Biometrics date

06 Aug 2011 - Yellow letter received

02 Sept 2011 - Interview letter received

03 Oct 2011 - Interview date

17 Oct 2011 - Oath date

I-129F

1 Dec 2011 - I-129F packet sent

6 Dec 2011 - NOA1

29 Mar 2012 - NOA2

12 April 2012 - NVC receipt

17 April 2012 - Package left the NVC

27 April 2012 - Packet 3 received

14 May 2012 - Packet 3 sent

9 June 2012 - Packet 4 received

14 June 2012 - Interview - Approved

20 June 2012 - Visa in hand

28 June 2012 - POE at ATL

29 June 2012 - Got Married!

AOS

19 July 2012 - I-485/I-131/I-765 packet sent

27 July 2012 - NOA1 hard copy received

17 Aug 2012 - Biometrics appointment

25 Sept 2012 - EAD/AP card received

12 Feb 2013 - I-485 approved!

21 Feb 2013 - GC arrived

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Germany
Timeline

Never mind. The problem solved. The FRA USEM answered. Apparently, only the forms and a copy of passport biographic page need to be sent in. The rest needs to be brought in at the time of the interview. I am not sure why the update of the instruction, but hey, whatever. False alarm; sorry.


Timeline

N-400

23 May 2011 - N-400 packet sent

31 May 2011 - NOA1 received

05 June 2011 - Biometrics notice received

20 June 2011 - Biometrics date

06 Aug 2011 - Yellow letter received

02 Sept 2011 - Interview letter received

03 Oct 2011 - Interview date

17 Oct 2011 - Oath date

I-129F

1 Dec 2011 - I-129F packet sent

6 Dec 2011 - NOA1

29 Mar 2012 - NOA2

12 April 2012 - NVC receipt

17 April 2012 - Package left the NVC

27 April 2012 - Packet 3 received

14 May 2012 - Packet 3 sent

9 June 2012 - Packet 4 received

14 June 2012 - Interview - Approved

20 June 2012 - Visa in hand

28 June 2012 - POE at ATL

29 June 2012 - Got Married!

AOS

19 July 2012 - I-485/I-131/I-765 packet sent

27 July 2012 - NOA1 hard copy received

17 Aug 2012 - Biometrics appointment

25 Sept 2012 - EAD/AP card received

12 Feb 2013 - I-485 approved!

21 Feb 2013 - GC arrived

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
Timeline

do we still need to send in form ds-156 in duplicate, since the new instructions don't say anything about it having to be in duplicate. if so, can the copy just be a COPY of everything, or does it have to be the ORIGINAL passport-style picture? and do i have to send in 2 passport-style pictures IN ADDITION to that? i thought i had everything ready for pack 3 and now found out about this ds-156 having to be in duplicate.. aaaah.... :bonk:


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K-1 Visa:
03-08-12: Petition sent
03-12-12: Petition received (Vermont)
03-15-12: NOA1 (hardcopy)
08-30-12: NOA2 (USCIS website)
09-06-12: NOA2 (hardcopy)
09-10-12: NVC received
09-11-12: NVC Case Number
09-12-12: NVC left
09-18-12: Medical (Frankfurt)
09-22-12: NVC received (hardcopy)
09-29-12: pack 3 received
09-29-12: sent back pack 3
10-05-12: pack 3 received by embassy (thanks dhl for almost taking a week when you claim to deliver the next work-day!)
10-16-12: pack 4 received via eMail
10-17-12: pack 4 received (hardcopy)
10-24-12: Interview - APPROVED
11-02-12: Visa in hand
11-10-12: POE: Newark
12-31-12: WEDDING

AOS:
02-08-13: AOS package sent
02-11-13: AOS package delivered
02-18-13: NOA1 (eMail and text)
02-21-13: NOA1 (hardcopy)
02-27-13: Letter with Biometrics appointment
03-08-13: Biometrics
04-11-13: EAD and AP approved
04-20-13: EAD and AP combo card in the mail

08-31-13: GC approved - no Interview

09-08-13: Welcome letter in mail

09-09-13: GC in mail

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