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What's the proper customs declaration for all the stuff I need to send my fiancee for her upcoming interview: chat, txt, remittances records, dated pics, Affidavit of support, any/and all necessary paperworks. That way it will clear customs quickly and hopefully without delay. I plan on sending it FEDEX for tracking.

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What's the proper customs declaration for all the stuff I need to send my fiancee for her upcoming interview: chat, txt, remittances records, dated pics, Affidavit of support, any/and all necessary paperworks. That way it will clear customs quickly and hopefully without delay. I plan on sending it FEDEX for tracking.

I sent mine through fedex, i only wrote "documents"


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Yup! Documents is adequate for sure.


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I've always used USPS and I've put 'documents' and '$0' value


K1
05/22/12 - Mailed I-129F
08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
AOS, EAD and AP
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
01/09/13 - USCIS accepted case and received text
01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
ROC
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

N-400 on or after 12/15/15



and they'll live happily ever, ever after...
Relationship Journey: Our pursuit to happiness

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It is documents....funny thing is on their computers you can't add documents with other items, its one or the other....XD I sent a big package with my documents with lots of other things....so we ended up with books as the closest thing to documents....:wacko:

I don't recommend it though, I bit the bullet and paid the hefty fed ex fee.....nearly $300...then the government threw a nice tax..customs...bs fee on top of it .....needless to say all future packages go through the postal service, i was just scared to trust the documents with them even though I've always had good luck with the mail there.

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It is documents....funny thing is on their computers you can't add documents with other items, its one or the other....XD I sent a big package with my documents with lots of other things....so we ended up with books as the closest thing to documents....:wacko:

I don't recommend it though, I bit the bullet and paid the hefty fed ex fee.....nearly $300...then the government threw a nice tax..customs...bs fee on top of it .....needless to say all future packages go through the postal service, i was just scared to trust the documents with them even though I've always had good luck with the mail there.

:wow: I emailed her all the emails and skype conversations in a word document and she printed it. Then the rest I send by FedEx and it was accepted as documents. I paid close to $110. It shipped on Friday evening EST and she received it on Monday Phil time. I was impressed on how fast she got it and I was able to track it all the way. The money was well worth it.


Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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I've always used USPS and I've put 'documents' and '$0' value

Doubt I would trust the postal system in the Phils with important documents.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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I used DHL to send my I-134 and all accompanying evidence. My fiancee had it in her hands in just 55 hours from the time I walked out of the DHL office! It cost me $51, which is cheap insurance and peace of mind considering the information contained in the package. It would be an instant identity theft kit for someone to get their hands on if it were to be compromised anywhere along the way. DHL took care of the customs form by just putting "Personal Documents" on it.


Our Visa Journey:
I-129F packet mailed: 3/2/2012
NOA1: 3/7/2012
NOA2: 9/18/2012
NVC Issued Case #: 9/25/2012
Manila Interview: 10/24/2012 - Approved
US Entry: 11/15/2012
Marriage: 12/8/2012

AOS/EAD/AP packet mailed: 1/17/2013
NOA1 date for all three: 1/28/2013
Biometrics: 2/21/2013
Received EAD/AP card: 3/26/2013

AOS approved: 9/6/2013

Green Card received: 9/14/2013

 

ROC packet mailed: 6/13/2015

NOA1: 6/16/2015

Biometrics: 7/15/2015

ROC approved: 3/30/2016

10-year Green Card received: 4/6/2016

 

N-400 packet mailed: 11/17/2016

NOA1: 11/23/2017

Biometrics: 12/19/2016

Interview: 2/21/2017

Oath Ceremony: 4/12/2017

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Doubt I would trust the postal system in the Phils with important documents.

Fortunately we've been lucky. Packages were sealed as is and texted Mike every time they've received it for a 40php tip of course :)


K1
05/22/12 - Mailed I-129F
08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
AOS, EAD and AP
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
01/09/13 - USCIS accepted case and received text
01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
ROC
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

N-400 on or after 12/15/15



and they'll live happily ever, ever after...
Relationship Journey: Our pursuit to happiness

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If you are in Las Veags look into "LBC." they are reliable and can get your documents to your Fiance{e} in a week if you not in a rush? :thumbs:


Sent NOA1 April 30th 2011

received May 2nd 2011

NOA1 Notice Date:May 4th 2011

NOA 2 txt/ email on july 18th 2011

NOA 2 received in Mail July 20th dated July 18th 2011

NOA2 in "74" days!

NO RFE

Personal issue in the Philippines

Medical Exam: March 22nd 2012

Medical Cleared on March 23rd 2012

Interview Date:April 16th, 2012......PASSED

Arrival Los Angeles California: July 7th 2012.

Marriage September 7th 2012 at San Bernardino County Hall of Records

Preparing for AOS

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