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Thanks for everyone helping on this forum! This is my first post and would love some answers! I am going to be starting the I-129F form within a few days. I am an American citizen and she is Italian, no job, no money, and lives at home with her parents. I just mentioned that because it does affect the VWP which I also have questions about.

First off, my girlfriend does not have a passport yet, she won't be getting one for over a month and I want to file the I-129F form ASAP. For the I-129F does she need to have a passport? I ask because there is a section where it asks for her passport number and expiration dates.

Also I have read somewhere that she needs police records from everywhere she has lived from age 16? Is that true?

She also wants to visit using her VWP during the processing time, possibly for 3 months. Is that going to be ok or will they be suspicious if its 3 months? What part of the processing time has the most downtime and is best for her to visit, for example like after the interview?

Last question, her consulate is very far from her hometown, will she only need to make one visit for the interview?

Thank you so much for everyone's help! We will keep you updated with everything!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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Thanks for everyone helping on this forum! This is my first post and would love some answers! I am going to be starting the I-129F form within a few days. I am an American citizen and she is Italian, no job, no money, and lives at home with her parents. I just mentioned that because it does affect the VWP which I also have questions about.

First off, my girlfriend does not have a passport yet, she won't be getting one for over a month and I want to file the I-129F form ASAP. For the I-129F does she need to have a passport? I ask because there is a section where it asks for her passport number and expiration dates.

Also I have read somewhere that she needs police records from everywhere she has lived from age 16? Is that true?

She also wants to visit using her VWP during the processing time, possibly for 3 months. Is that going to be ok or will they be suspicious if its 3 months? What part of the processing time has the most downtime and is best for her to visit, for example like after the interview?

Last question, her consulate is very far from her hometown, will she only need to make one visit for the interview?

Thank you so much for everyone's help! We will keep you updated with everything!

Concerning the passport... that's not a problem.. I got my passport 3months before the interview.. It was approved without a passport.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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The most downtime is between the time you put the I-129 application and waiting for approval. That can take several months from 4 to 8 months. And yes she will need police records for all the places she lived from I believe age 16 and older when she goes for her interview.

Edited by Mr Smiley

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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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica
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You don't need a passport to apply, but you will need it for the interview.


~K1 Visa~
March 10, 2012 - Mailed I-129F
March 15, 2012 - NOA1 received
July 24, 2012 – NOA2 received
July 30, 2012 - NVC Received
August 2, 2012 - NVC sent case to Embassy
August 3, 2012 - Embassy received
August 8, 2012 - Packet 3 received
August 16, 2012 – Received interview date
August 17, 2012 - Packet 4 received
August 17, 2012 - Received medical exam date
August 23, 2012 - Medical exam (PASSED)
September 7, 2012 - Interview (APPROVED)
September 21, 2012 - Visa Received
October 4, 2012 - POE (Miami)

October 19, 2012 - Applied for ssn & driver's permit

October 26, 2012 - Received restricted ssn

December 26, 2012 - Got driver's license using I-94
December 28, 2012 - Got married

~AOS~
February 19, 2013 - Mailed AOS package
February 27, 2013 - Email confirmation of AOS package received
March 7, 2013 - NOA received
March 19, 2013 - Post office returned biometrics appt letter saying it was undeliverable
April 12, 2013 - Appt at local USCIS office/Biometrics appt letter received at local office
April 12, 2013 - Biometrics Appt
April 19, 2013 - Online status says interview date was scheduled and notice was mailed out
April 22, 2013 - NOA received for Interview

May 7, 2013 - EAD & AP was approved
May 23, 2013 - AOS Interview (APPROVED)

May 29, 2013 - Received welcome notice letter

June 1, 2013 - Received greencard

June 3, 2013 - Got driver's license using GC

June 10, 2013 - Received EAD & AP

~ROC~

May 23, 2013 - Became a US Resident

February 22, 2015 - Earliest accepted filing date for ROC

May 23, 2015 - Conditional residency expires

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Thanks for everyone helping on this forum! This is my first post and would love some answers! I am going to be starting the I-129F form within a few days. I am an American citizen and she is Italian, no job, no money, and lives at home with her parents. I just mentioned that because it does affect the VWP which I also have questions about.

First off, my girlfriend does not have a passport yet, she won't be getting one for over a month and I want to file the I-129F form ASAP. For the I-129F does she need to have a passport? I ask because there is a section where it asks for her passport number and expiration dates.

Also I have read somewhere that she needs police records from everywhere she has lived from age 16? Is that true?

She also wants to visit using her VWP during the processing time, possibly for 3 months. Is that going to be ok or will they be suspicious if its 3 months? What part of the processing time has the most downtime and is best for her to visit, for example like after the interview?

Last question, her consulate is very far from her hometown, will she only need to make one visit for the interview?

Thank you so much for everyone's help! We will keep you updated with everything!

Let's see - I don't think she can visit you after her interview because at that point she will either have been approved or denied. If she is approved, the next time she comes to the US should be to move there, right? You are told immediately if you are approved (unless I'm forgetting - I was petitioner like you, so I might have faulty memory of my husband's retelling). She will get her passport with the visa back within 2 weeks. The best time for her visit during the process would be after you submit it and while you're waiting for the NOA2 (that says you've been initially approved). This is the longest period - for us it was about 6 months.

She will only need to make one visit as long as she has everything in order when she goes. My husband had to travel 18 hours by bus for his interview. We just were meticulous about making 2 copies of EVERYTHING for the application. I kept one in the US and took him the other set when I visited after we filed. If she has to go back to the embassy because something is not complete, she can ask the officer to schedule if when its convenient for her (but it may not be possible, and he may not be understanding).

Good luck!


Met: Halloween 2009

First Date: 11-11-09

Long Distance Started: 12-18-10

K-1 Visa: Ecuador

I-129 Sent: 7-5-11

NOA 1: 7-9-11

NOA 2: 11-14-11

Interview: 2-23-12 (Approved!)

Visa Received: 3-2-12

Arrive in US: 4-1-12

Married!: 6-17-12

AOS: Washington, DC

Filed: 6-27-12

NOA: 7-19-12

Interview: 9-20-12

Approved: 9-28-12

Waiting for Green Card!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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Thanks for everyone helping on this forum! This is my first post and would love some answers! I am going to be starting the I-129F form within a few days. I am an American citizen and she is Italian, no job, no money, and lives at home with her parents. I just mentioned that because it does affect the VWP which I also have questions about.

First off, my girlfriend does not have a passport yet, she won't be getting one for over a month and I want to file the I-129F form ASAP. For the I-129F does she need to have a passport? I ask because there is a section where it asks for her passport number and expiration dates.

Also I have read somewhere that she needs police records from everywhere she has lived from age 16? Is that true?

She also wants to visit using her VWP during the processing time, possibly for 3 months. Is that going to be ok or will they be suspicious if its 3 months? What part of the processing time has the most downtime and is best for her to visit, for example like after the interview?

Last question, her consulate is very far from her hometown, will she only need to make one visit for the interview?

Thank you so much for everyone's help! We will keep you updated with everything!

What form are you looking at that asks for passport number and expiration date? This is not asked on the I-129F or G-325A needed for filing the petition. http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

Passport and police certificates are needed months down the line at the actual K-1 visa interview. She should only need to take one trip to the consulate for that.

She can still visit using the VWP, but she will need to show strong ties to her country. There is a sticky post here in this forum with lots of info on that topic: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/67796-yes-you-can-visit/


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ_Ciudad-Juarez-2-22-2021.pdf

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