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is it ok to print by hand in blue or black ink? or, should it really be typed? in regards to question 18. should i just tell them of how we met for the first time in person this past september? or , do they want to know the whole story about how we met online in january? does it all go together in an attachment? also, when i was in moscow, ilyana signed and dated her g-325a and letter of intent. so, the dates on some of our papers will differ from about a month. is that ok? the photo i have for her g-325a, will they want some kind of proof that it was taken less than 30 days from filing? i'm not cut out for this kind of work. i appreciate any help

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is it ok to print by hand in blue or black ink? or, should it really be typed? in regards to question 18. should i just tell them of how we met for the first time in person this past september? or , do they want to know the whole story about how we met online in january? does it all go together in an attachment? also, when i was in moscow, ilyana signed and dated her g-325a and letter of intent. so, the dates on some of our papers will differ from about a month. is that ok? the photo i have for her g-325a, will they want some kind of proof that it was taken less than 30 days from filing? i'm not cut out for this kind of work. i appreciate any help

Handwritten and legible is OK.

You can describe how you initially made contact and reference when you were together, it is important that they understand the actual face to face meeting was within the preious 2 years. Your description does not have to be long and extremely detailed but sufficient to give them an idea of the circumstances.

The different dates of her signing the g-325a are OK

Other than a date on the photo itself I am not sure how it can be proved. I would not worry about it.


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ronnielee67,

Computer typed and printed is preferred. If not possible, black ink.

Line 18: Describe the circumstances of how you first met, on a separate sheet of paper. Reference the form and line number on the separate sheet and sign it. They are interested in how you first met. If you choose to go beyond that, up to you.

Re: the forms - We are only talking a month here. Be sure the information contained within is current and accurate.

The photo is supposed to have been take within the last 30 days. No proof required.

is it ok to print by hand in blue or black ink? or, should it really be typed? in regards to question 18. should i just tell them of how we met for the first time in person this past september? or , do they want to know the whole story about how we met online in january? does it all go together in an attachment? also, when i was in moscow, ilyana signed and dated her g-325a and letter of intent. so, the dates on some of our papers will differ from about a month. is that ok? the photo i have for her g-325a, will they want some kind of proof that it was taken less than 30 days from filing? i'm not cut out for this kind of work. i appreciate any help

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Computer typed and printed is preferred. If not possible, black ink.

Line 18: Describe the circumstances of how you first met, on a separate sheet of paper. Reference the form and line number on the separate sheet and sign it. They are interested in how you first met. If you choose to go beyond that, up to you.

Re: the forms - We are only talking a month here. Be sure the information contained within is current and accurate.

The photo is supposed to have been take within the last 30 days. No proof required.

is it ok to print by hand in blue or black ink? or, should it really be typed? in regards to question 18. should i just tell them of how we met for the first time in person this past september? or , do they want to know the whole story about how we met online in january? does it all go together in an attachment? also, when i was in moscow, ilyana signed and dated her g-325a and letter of intent. so, the dates on some of our papers will differ from about a month. is that ok? the photo i have for her g-325a, will they want some kind of proof that it was taken less than 30 days from filing? i'm not cut out for this kind of work. i appreciate any help

As far as the g-325a photo, Just date it for the date that fits! I have not seen anyone get an RFE because of the photo date.

Use a Sharpie Black felt pen. Helps to list names of people on the photos too! That means you and your Fiancee and if possible, one of her family members! This is always good! Of course, One of her family members should be in the picture! Ha Ha:)))

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LuvLife,

What "g-325a photo"? It's I-129f that asks for a photo.

Yodrak

As far as the g-325a photo, Just date it for the date that fits! I have not seen anyone get an RFE because of the photo date.

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is it ok to print by hand in blue or black ink? or, should it really be typed? in regards to question 18. should i just tell them of how we met for the first time in person this past september? or , do they want to know the whole story about how we met online in january? does it all go together in an attachment? also, when i was in moscow, ilyana signed and dated her g-325a and letter of intent. so, the dates on some of our papers will differ from about a month. is that ok? the photo i have for her g-325a, will they want some kind of proof that it was taken less than 30 days from filing? i'm not cut out for this kind of work. i appreciate any help

First, if you're not up to doing all this paperwork - and lots of people aren't - find someone to help you, like an attorney, maybe a good friend. If you make mistakes, it may cost you time later. When I filled out all the forms, I checked and double-checked every dot and tittle - my forms and Evelyns. Paperwork is certainly not what I'm good at, but I was just terrified of making a mistake that might cause a delay, esp on such an important thing as our future. Evelyn was the same way. I love her hand-writing, but she thinks it is not as legible as it could be. So she had her good friend, who had very good English hand-writing fill in the forms. Now if I could just get USCIS to actually send our stuff to the VSC like they said they did A MONTH AGO !!!!!


October 1, 2005 . . . . Evelyn and I met online

March 8, 2006 . . . . Traveled to Phils for first face-2-face . . . Oh, my god! . . . Wow!!!

March 21, 2006 . . . . I-129F Packet Sent

March 30, 2006 . . . . NOA1 Received

May 25, 2006 . . . . Traveled to Phils for Evelyn's June 1st Bday

June 1, 2006 . . . . Application transferred from Lincoln, NE to California

July 5, 2006 . . . . IMBRA-RFE Request Received

July 6, 2006 . . . . IMBRA-RFE Information Sent

July 13, 2006 . . . . IMBRA-RFE Information Received Ack from USCIS

September 11, 2006 . . . . Email from USCIS - CASE APPROVED !!!!!!

September 15, 2006 . . . . Third trip to Phils . . . dragged kicking and screaming to my flight home

September 16, 2006 . . . . NOA2 Received !!!

October 16 . . . . NVC received packet

October 17 . . . NVC forwards packet to Manila

October 23 . . . Manila receives Visa packet

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LuvLife,

What "g-325a photo"? It's I-129f that asks for a photo.

Yodrak

As far as the g-325a photo, Just date it for the date that fits! I have not seen anyone get an RFE because of the photo date.

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It's because the guides are still not fixed....

One passport-type photo (see note) of the US Citizen. Write the full name of the US citizen on the back. Place in a plastic bag and label the bag "Photo of <Insert US Citizen's Name>". Attach the bag to a sheet of paper and place behind the corresponding G-325a.

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Yup, I got mixed up on that one, too.

It's because the guides are still not fixed....

One passport-type photo (see note) of the US Citizen. Write the full name of the US citizen on the back. Place in a plastic bag and label the bag "Photo of <Insert US Citizen's Name>". Attach the bag to a sheet of paper and place behind the corresponding G-325a.

As far as handwritten versus typed, for the USCIS level, neat handwriting will be fine. However, you might want to check with your embassy for later on down the line. I know Montreal is requiring that DS-156 be completed online as to generate a barcode.

:star: Cass (bebop the great)


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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

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05.02.2007 — Arrives in Chicago.

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

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... waiting for the inevitable 129 vs. 129F post .... :whistle:


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Hahaha, yup, someone is gonna get busted.

:hehe:

:star: Cass (bebop the great)

... waiting for the inevitable 129 vs. 129F post .... :whistle:

us.gif

timeline.gif

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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