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The Vancouver consulate sent the interview-booking letter surprisingly quickly - I sent off my checklist for packet 3 last tuesday (so quick that I'm still waiting for the evidence of support from my fiance in the mail - that he sent last monday - though I also have a digital copy of it). Now, the K-1 Visa page on travel.state.gov says that "K-1/K-2 visa applicants should not fill in Form DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application". However, when I checked out usvisa-info.com, it says that in addition to the DS-156K "Applicants for a Nonimmigrant Fiancé(e) Visa are required to complete this form in addition to the DS-160." I already fired off a question earlier and don't want to be sending off another question immediately, so would any recent applicants here know? :) It felt like the letter was lean on information for this part of the process.


Engaged on 2010-12-18!

K-1 Visa 7.9 Months
Filed: 2011-10-24 ... NOA1: 2011-10-25 ... NOA2: 2012-03-13 ... Interview: 2012-06-21

Visa Received: 2012-06-27 ... USA Entry: 2012-09-03 ... Marriage: 2012-10-07

Adjustment of Status 2.7 Months

Filed: 2012-11-15 ... NOA: 2012-11-19 ... Biometrics: 2012-12-19

EAD Received: 2013-01-26 ... Interview: 2013-02-06

Removal of Conditions 5.2 Months

Filed: 2014-11-10 ... NOA: N/A ... Biometrics: 2014-12-04 ... I-551: 2014-12-23

Card Production: 2015-04-16 ... Card Received: 2015-04-24

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If the DS-160 is the form that you have to do online and add the photo, no you don't. I just interviewed there last week. I had the DS-156 and 156k ( two of one of them) and I think that was it. I'm really bad at remembering what forms are what. I also started with the 160 but asked via email something and they said no, don't need it. I think it was that form. For support, I had an original 134 that my fiance gave me in Feb. and 3 years of tax forms. W2 I think? That was all I needed. I did have new letter of intent, but they did not ask for it. Interview times were quite long. We got there early, about 9:30 for a 10:00 appointment, they took us in right away but we didn't get out of there til aout 11:30. I'll do a review soon.

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That's good to know. Do you get any say on the interview date when you go through the website, or does it just pick a date for you? I wanted to poke at the online visa interview site a bit but I was afraid it might try to book me before I was ready or something (and I need to find out if I can book the interview before the medical.. that's the question I've mailed them about because they suddenly seem to have updated Packet 3 with that part missing).

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Engaged on 2010-12-18!

K-1 Visa 7.9 Months
Filed: 2011-10-24 ... NOA1: 2011-10-25 ... NOA2: 2012-03-13 ... Interview: 2012-06-21

Visa Received: 2012-06-27 ... USA Entry: 2012-09-03 ... Marriage: 2012-10-07

Adjustment of Status 2.7 Months

Filed: 2012-11-15 ... NOA: 2012-11-19 ... Biometrics: 2012-12-19

EAD Received: 2013-01-26 ... Interview: 2013-02-06

Removal of Conditions 5.2 Months

Filed: 2014-11-10 ... NOA: N/A ... Biometrics: 2014-12-04 ... I-551: 2014-12-23

Card Production: 2015-04-16 ... Card Received: 2015-04-24

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http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/347776-k1-guide-vancouver/

No, you do not need DS-160 unless they changed it in the last few months. If packet 3/packet 4 do not say anything about a DS-160 it is not required (I just re-read both and it is not mentioned in either one).

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You are able to book your interview date yourself. It does not book it for you. You can have your medical the same day as your interview. You would just need to go back and pick up your medical results at 1pm and return to the consulate. When I had my medical a guy did that and it was fine.

I would rather do my medical the day before my interview. Woking medical only books on Wednesday. I would do a Wednesday Medical/Thursday Interview but that's just me.

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Oh good, thanks for the info. I want to book the exam the day before my interview as well. Mostly because I have a really bad phobia of being ill and the last and only time I had an x-ray (small child) I found it really upsetting, and it was only for a finger. :(


Engaged on 2010-12-18!

K-1 Visa 7.9 Months
Filed: 2011-10-24 ... NOA1: 2011-10-25 ... NOA2: 2012-03-13 ... Interview: 2012-06-21

Visa Received: 2012-06-27 ... USA Entry: 2012-09-03 ... Marriage: 2012-10-07

Adjustment of Status 2.7 Months

Filed: 2012-11-15 ... NOA: 2012-11-19 ... Biometrics: 2012-12-19

EAD Received: 2013-01-26 ... Interview: 2013-02-06

Removal of Conditions 5.2 Months

Filed: 2014-11-10 ... NOA: N/A ... Biometrics: 2014-12-04 ... I-551: 2014-12-23

Card Production: 2015-04-16 ... Card Received: 2015-04-24

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The medical is a joke. They take your blood, take a chest exam (undress from the waist up), and then the doctor basically looks you over (in bra and undies). They look in your ears/throat and move your arms and legs a bit, listen to your chest. Then a simple eye exam + height and weight.

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Yeah, I'm sure most will be fine (I had a checkup last year and all was good except my vitamin D levels, which I've been supplementing since) but the x-ray is what gets me most. Fortunately my fiance said he'd come with me to Vancouver. :)

Just have to think about the good things, I guess. Like hopefully getting the Visa and I was also born in Van.. Will be interesting to see it for the first time in a decade!


Engaged on 2010-12-18!

K-1 Visa 7.9 Months
Filed: 2011-10-24 ... NOA1: 2011-10-25 ... NOA2: 2012-03-13 ... Interview: 2012-06-21

Visa Received: 2012-06-27 ... USA Entry: 2012-09-03 ... Marriage: 2012-10-07

Adjustment of Status 2.7 Months

Filed: 2012-11-15 ... NOA: 2012-11-19 ... Biometrics: 2012-12-19

EAD Received: 2013-01-26 ... Interview: 2013-02-06

Removal of Conditions 5.2 Months

Filed: 2014-11-10 ... NOA: N/A ... Biometrics: 2014-12-04 ... I-551: 2014-12-23

Card Production: 2015-04-16 ... Card Received: 2015-04-24

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