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Hi folks. In the process of filling out of filling out the DS-156K, it instructs me to attach documents (Birth Certificate etc) to send to the embassy.

However, on the letter I received from the embassy, it says under no circumstances to send any documents to the office until requested.

Is the DS-156K the request and should I go ahead an attach what it wants? Or should I not attach anything at this time despite these instructions?

Further, it asks for evidence of our engagement. If I should attach forms to the DS-156K, what would be good to use? I have a notarized letter of intent from my fiance if that would suffice?

We haven't had a party nor have we bought rings yet, so no receipts etc. We are planning on doing that when I get back into the US. Really scratching my head with this one, it's not like I have a picture of me on one knee..

Thank you very much for any help.

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It would be helpful to know which country you're in since it can vary.


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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

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Apologies, I'm in the UK, moving to the US.

You would only mail the DS forms to the embassy. The various documents you would bring to the interview and they'll be attached there. Be sure to visit this pinned thread in the UK forum because the interview stage varies by embassy/consulate: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/350185-london-2012-k1s-from-noa2-to-interview-thread/


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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Hi folks. In the process of filling out of filling out the DS-156K, it instructs me to attach documents (Birth Certificate etc) to send to the embassy.

However, on the letter I received from the embassy, it says under no circumstances to send any documents to the office until requested.

Is the DS-156K the request and should I go ahead an attach what it wants? Or should I not attach anything at this time despite these instructions?

Further, it asks for evidence of our engagement. If I should attach forms to the DS-156K, what would be good to use? I have a notarized letter of intent from my fiance if that would suffice?

We haven't had a party nor have we bought rings yet, so no receipts etc. We are planning on doing that when I get back into the US. Really scratching my head with this one, it's not like I have a picture of me on one knee..

Thank you very much for any help.

Form DS 156 is used for many different visas,the listed documents must be gathered by you but just send back only what the embassy asks you and bring the rest to the interview ;)


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Filed: Timeline

You would only mail the DS forms to the embassy. The various documents you would bring to the interview and they'll be attached there. Be sure to visit this pinned thread in the UK forum because the interview stage varies by embassy/consulate: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/350185-london-2012-k1s-from-noa2-to-interview-thread/

Thanks for the link, that thread will really be helpful in the coming months.

I won't bother attaching any documents to the DS-156k then.

Any advice for what to use as evidence of our engagement? My understanding was that for the actual interview I only needed evidence for our relationship.

Thanks again.

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The letter of intent is evidence of your engagement. As for what is needed for the actual interview, please read the thread I linked to so you're well-prepared. Also, you may find it helpful to read through recent reviews from others who have been through London for the K-1 visa: http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?cnty=United+Kingdom&cty=&dfilter=5

Thanks for the link, that thread will really be helpful in the coming months.

I won't bother attaching any documents to the DS-156k then.

Any advice for what to use as evidence of our engagement? My understanding was that for the actual interview I only needed evidence for our relationship.

Thanks again.


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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Thanks again, so what I should do in summary:

1) As per the embassy's instructions on the letter the sent me, I'll include NO documents with any of my forms, despite what the DS-156K says or otherwise.

2) This includes not sending evidence of engagement or otherwise.

Thanks again guys.

EDIT: Oh and LeftCoastLady, how did you find the medical? Mine is scheduled for the 17th of this month. Dreading the needles personally..

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EDIT: Oh and LeftCoastLady, how did you find the medical? Mine is scheduled for the 17th of this month. Dreading the needles personally..

My fiancé is the beneficiary. He's not fond of doctors, but I told him what to expect based on the Knightbridge thread in the UK forum (including the fact that the doc would peek at his bits & pieces). He was also dreading the needles, but said it wasn't too bad.


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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