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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
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Hello out there,

I am in the middle of putting together my 129F petition for my fiance's K1 visa. I have tried to do as much research as possible...we are doing this without a lawyer. My first question: Do we need a lawyer? I think our case should be fairly easy--fiance is from England and neither of us have police records! :lol: It would be nice to have peace of mind...just can't afford it!

Also, I am working on my G325A form(s). When it asks for places of employment for the past 5 years and the full address, there just isn't enough room! I can't fit the full name of employer and address on the one line so I have taken up two lines. Is that ok? There is one employer that won't fit so I will have to type it up on separate paper. I suppose I will need to make 4 copies...what is the best way to attach the extra sheet of employment to each of the 4 forms? Paperclip? Then I get paranoid that it will come loose!

I'm a little pedantic and don't want to do anything wrong--I want whoever reviews this petition to be impressed and not annoyed! Any insight would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for your time! :D


Amanda & James

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: India
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Hi adins!

There's no need for the extra expense of a lawyer for an uncomplicated case such as yours. You have a great reference and all the help you will need in this site.

For the G325A forms, if you are running out of space, just print out a supplemental sheet with the additional information you need to include.

Label it something like:

"G325A Biographic Information Employment History Supplement"

Just create 4 copies and attach them to your G325A. Also make sure to sign and date each page. This is what I did with my forms and I didn't have any problem.

Good luck the rest of the way!


K1 Visa Saga

7/27/2005 Went to India to see Sowmya

7/31/2005 Proposed and she said "yes"!

08/05/2005 Held official engagement ceremony

08/07/2005 Returned to US

08/26/2005 Sent in I-129F petition

08/31/2005 Received online NOA1

09/02/2005 Received NOA1 through snail mail

11/22/2005 Received online NOA2!!! (Day 88)

11/26/2005 Received NOA2 through snail mail.

11/28/2005 NVC receives case

12/1/2005 Case sent to Chennai consulate via DHL

1/12/2006 Interview date - Visa approved!!!

1/16/2006 Received visa by courier

1/20/2006 Arrival in US - Chicago O'hare POE (Reunited at last!!!)

1/21/2006 Returned home to Birmingham together.

2/10/2006 Married!!!

AOS

2/15/2006 Sent in AOS/EAD application

2/27/2006 Received NOA1 for EAD

3/2/2006 Received NOA1 for AOS

3/20/2006 Received Biometrics appointment letter for AOS/EAD (4/11/2006)

3/30/2006 EAD application touched

4/11/2006 Biometrics appointment (AOS/EAD)

4/13/2006 AOS/EAD applications touched

5/3/2006 AOS application transferred to CSC

5/5/2006 EAD touched

5/8/2006 AOS application received by CSC

5/9/2006 EAD approved!!!

5/10/2006 AOS touched

5/13/2006 EAD card received

6/6/2006 AOS approved without interview!!!

6/9/2006 Received Welcome Letter

6/29/2006 Green Card received!!!

2/30/2008 - File to lift conditions on Green Card

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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You definitely do not need a lawyer if your case is a straight-forward one, with no criminal, health, or overstay problems. You can do all the paperwork yourself, and having a lawyer in no way speeds up the process.

For the G-325A, you can write "see attachment" on the form, and then put all the information on a separate sheet following the G-325A. You will need to attach the page to all 4 copies, however. And remember, you will need a 4-page G-325A for both you and your fiance, each signed with original signatures.

Good luck.


"THE SHORT STORY"

KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Sept. 13/07... N-400 sent to NSC

Aug. 21/08... Interview - PASSED!!!!

Sept. 2/08... Oath Ceremony

Sept. 5/08... Sent in Voter Registration Card

Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received

DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!!

KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

Sept. 7/05... I-485 & I-131 sent to CLB

Feb. 22/06... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport NOT stamped)

Dec. 4/07... I-751 sent to NSC

May 23/08... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Mar. 22/11.... N-400 sent to AZ

June 27/11..... Interview - PASSED!!!

July 12/11..... Oath Ceremony

We're NOT lawyers.... just your average folks who had to find their own way!!!!! Anything we post here is simply our own opinions/suggestions/experiences and should not be taken as LAW!!!!

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Just like everyone else said, just make a simple attachment sheet, here is how I titled mine: G-325A Continuation Sheet regarding Applicant’s employment last five years. Be sure to put see attachment in a blank on your actual G-325A. I also signed and dated all of my continuation sheets.

And no, I wouldn't recommend a lawyer. They are helpful in complicated cases but for a straightforward one, like most people here on VJ, things are easy (and sometimes easier) to just do yourself! We are also a USA/UK couple and so far we haven't had any problems, just waiting for an interview!


Naturalization

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02/02/2015 - Filed Dallas lockbox. Atlanta office.

02/13/2015 - NOA received

03/10/2015 - Biometrics

03/12/2015 - In-Line for Interview

04/09/2015 - E-notification for Interview Letter

05/18/2015 - Interview - passed!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Colombia
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Like all other member said above if you read and educate yourself you can do it yourself and you can always come here and ask questions

Good luck,

Peter Miami


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Same as what the others say and also, use a paperclip and not staples to attach copies.


July 7, 2004 - Met Aimee in a chatroom

Dec. 25, 2005 - Went to Phils to meet her the first time

January 7, 2006 - Mailed I-129F to Nebraska Service Center.

January 27, 2006 - Received NOA1.

April 18, 2006 @1859 cst - NOA2 - APPROVED!

July 15, 2006 - Packet 4 received

September1, 2006 - Medical

September 8, 2006 - Interview - APPROVED!

October 15, 2006 - Arrived in USA

November 4, 2006 --- WEDDING!!!

April 20, 2007 - Mailed AOS

May 18, 2007 - Biometrics

July 26, 2007---GREEN CARD!(no interview)

April 13, 2009 - Mailed I-751 for Removal of Conditions

May 5, 2009 - NOA (extension approved)

May 18, 2009 - Biometrics appointment arrived today-scheduled for May 29, 2009

August 13, 2009 - Approval for removal of conditions (originally delayed due to RFE)

August 20, 2009 - 10 year green card arrived in mail

June 9, 2010</ - Treygan Isaiah is born

June, 21, 2010 - My adoption of Nathan is finalized

No lawyers and no problems

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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I'm filling out the I-129f as well, and I have a question about #18, describing how we met. How much detail should I include? We met on an internet talkboard during the summer of 2004, he came to visit me in the states in November of the same year, and we've managed a visit every two months or so ever since. I was concerned that meeting on the internet might raise a flag, but it can't be that uncommon any more.

Thanks!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Meeting on the internet is very common these days.

I met my husband online and had no problems.

As for question 18, I only wrote a few sentences about how we met.


PEGGY & ROGER

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K-1/K-2 VISA'S APPROVED IN MONTREAL MAY 2, 2005

K-1/K-2 AOS APPROVED IN ATLANTA MAY 17, 2006

10 year GC Approved - APRIL 16th ,2009 - Peggy and Jonathan's......

Still waiting for our cards...Had to file I-90 as they sent them to the wrong address.

March 9th, 2010, Received GC that has been lost in the mail for 10 months. Still waiting for my son's that is lost as well.

Filed Waiver for my son's 10 year GC and it was approved. He finally received his GC after its been missing for 2 years.

Thanking God this is over for 10 years.

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adins,

You don't need to fit the full name of employer or their address - it is quite acceptable to abbreviate and condense as may be necessary to fit one employer on one line.

Yodrak

Hello out there,

I am in the middle of putting together my 129F petition for my fiance's K1 visa. I have tried to do as much research as possible...we are doing this without a lawyer. My first question: Do we need a lawyer? I think our case should be fairly easy--fiance is from England and neither of us have police records! :lol: It would be nice to have peace of mind...just can't afford it!

Also, I am working on my G325A form(s). When it asks for places of employment for the past 5 years and the full address, there just isn't enough room! I can't fit the full name of employer and address on the one line so I have taken up two lines. Is that ok? There is one employer that won't fit so I will have to type it up on separate paper. I suppose I will need to make 4 copies...what is the best way to attach the extra sheet of employment to each of the 4 forms? Paperclip? Then I get paranoid that it will come loose!

I'm a little pedantic and don't want to do anything wrong--I want whoever reviews this petition to be impressed and not annoyed! Any insight would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for your time! :D

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