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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Chile
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Hello everybody. Iv been browsing this site for days and have decided it would probably be better if I signed up. Its been very helpful.

My husband to be and I just started this journey (very long one from what Ive learned). I sent the I-129F petition a week and a half ago and received the first NOA today. He is in Chile, while im here in WA.

I sent all the documents (triple checked...) and everything they asked for, but as for the evidence of our meeting... we sent A LOT of photographs from the last 4 years. Each one of us wrote statements (extremely long ones) detailing our relationship, we got his family and friends to write letters, also copies from my US passport with all my stamps of the many arrivals and departures from Chile...

Anyways, I keep reading about all the RFE people receive... and im scared I sent too much along with the I-129F form and documents. I have no idea what else I could possibly send if they end up asking us for more evidence if or when I get a RFE. Also, how long does it take (aprox.) for us to know if we do have to send more things?

Maybe im getting way ahead of myself, but I want to be prepared.

Thank you!

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Hello everybody. Iv been browsing this site for days and have decided it would probably be better if I signed up. Its been very helpful.

My husband to be and I just started this journey (very long one from what Ive learned). I sent the I-129F petition a week and a half ago and received the first NOA today. He is in Chile, while im here in WA.

I sent all the documents (triple checked...) and everything they asked for, but as for the evidence of our meeting... we sent A LOT of photographs from the last 4 years. Each one of us wrote statements (extremely long ones) detailing our relationship, we got his family and friends to write letters, also copies from my US passport with all my stamps of the many arrivals and departures from Chile...

Anyways, I keep reading about all the RFE people receive... and im scared I sent too much along with the I-129F form and documents. I have no idea what else I could possibly send if they end up asking us for more evidence if or when I get a RFE. Also, how long does it take (aprox.) for us to know if we do have to send more things?

Maybe im getting way ahead of myself, but I want to be prepared.

Thank you!

Welcome! And hooray for another person from the PNW!

Determining what's too much/too little is relative as it depends on the country, it seems. Some want "front-loaded" petitions, while others are fine with the minimum requirements. Whether you'll receive an RFE will not be known until your petition is adjudicated. Per your timeline, that is currently estimated to occur in October. So, spend this time reading up on the next steps in the process and getting familiar with those in the regional forum who can answer questions specific to Chile.

Good luck! :thumbs:


Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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Determining what's too much/too little is relative as it depends on the country, it seems. Some want "front-loaded" petitions, while others are fine with the minimum requirements. Whether you'll receive an RFE will not be known until your petition is adjudicated.

I agree. It really depends on the country. Not sure about Chile, but many South American countries require front loading. Generally I think it is better to send more than not enough though. The guys in Vermont/California will know what to look for in a petition (i.e., what is important) even if you send more than is required.

Good luck and best wishes from Germany! :)


K1 Visa
Feb. 29, 2012: I-129F sent
March 8, 2012: NOA1 (VSC)
August 30, 2012: NOA2
Oct. 1, 2012: Packet 3 received
Nov. 3, 2012: Packet 4 received
Nov. 15, 2012: Interview - approved!
Jan. 18, 2013: POE New York Seaport
Feb. 2, 2013: Wedding

AOS
March 6, 2013: AOS Package sent
March 12, 2013: I-485, I-765, I-131 NOA's
March 29, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

May 10, 2013: EAD/AP approved
Sept. 5, 2013: "Potential Interview Waiver Case" letter received
Nov. 2, 2013: AOS approved (no interview)

ROC
Aug. 4, 2015: I-751 sent
Aug. 6, 2015: NOA1 (CSC)
Sept. 4, 2015: Biometrics Appointment
Feb. 10, 2016: ROC approved

 

Dual Citizenship
Aug. 26, 2016: BBG application sent (permit to retain German citizenship)
Nov. 21, 2016: BBG approval notice received (p/u at German Honorary Consulate, OKC: Feb. 6, 2017)
Dec. 8, 2016: N-400 sent
Dec. 12, 2016: Priority Date (NBC)

Jan. 9, 2017: Biometrics Appointment

Aug. 31, 2017: In-Line for Interview

Sept. 6, 2017: Interview Scheduled

Oct. 16, 2017: Interview

Oct. 25, 2017: Oath Appointment Letter received

Nov. 1, 2017: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
Timeline

Chile is not known for especially rough visa interviews. From your description, what you sent will not hurt you. USCIS will not care that you sent it, and they will pass it along to the consulate, which will review it along with the USCIS-required documents.

The previous poster is quite correct that other Latin American consulates require various degrees of front-loading. Were your interview to be in Guayaquil (Ecuador), I would say that your front-loading was minimal at best and perhaps even insufficient. Fortunately, you're probably in happier circumstances, si man. :)

Edited by TBoneTX

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Chile
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I also have my significant other in Chile. I am about to send out my I-129F package so best of luck to both of us!

This was passed on to me by Celeste & C, a member on these boards. Bookmark it as it may help you in the future!

http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?trim=no&cty=&cnty=Chile&page=1&dfilter=5

I found this also while searching the South American boards

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/296269-chilenos-y-chilenas/

While this doesn't affect you at the moment, I hope this will help you in the future! Good luck!

Edited by Breterb

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