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Hi everyone!

Right now I am confused as to what my fiancé needs to send me after getting NOA2. I sent him the list from visa journey (copy of Noa2, affidavit of support, etc), but he said that a friend who also filed for K-1 didn't send anything because everythig needed for the interview (aside from NBI clearance, CeNoMar etc) will come from packet 3. And then another friend said that we need to notarize things before he sends them to me.

We decided it's better to send me the things on the list then risk not having it when the interviewer asks.

So which ones need to notarization? Letter of intent to marry? Or I-134? All?

Thanks so much!

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Since you mention NBI and Cenomar, I am assuming you're talking about the Philippines. It's REALLY important to mention the country at the embassy stage, as every embassy follows slightly different rules and procedures.

Since other than recognizing Cenomar as a Philippine thing, I know nothing about the specifics there, I'll leave it to others -- but in general for most embassies, you need to send what VisaJourney indicates: NOA2 copy, financial support forms, and evidence of bonafide relationship (which may have been in your initial packet). As far as I know, nothing needs to be notarized but that will VARY BY COUNTRY so wait for specific answers from your fellow country-people.

Relationship since April 2006

K-1 Visa: I-129F filed November 6, 2012, NOA2 May 17, 2013, Interview and Approval July 24, 2013

POE San Diego, September 13, 2013, Wedding October 25, 2013

AOS filed November 19, 2013, EAD/AP received January 30, 2014, interview and AOS Approval on February 27, 2014.

ROC filed December 3, 2015, NOA1 12/4/15, Biometrics 12/31/15, ROC Approval on June 16, 2016, 10-Year Green Card received June 22, 2016.

No RFE at any stage, thanks to VisaJourney!

Detailed Timeline Below!

2006 April 01: Met online, music site
2007 February 20: Met in person, Finland
2007 - 2012 met several times in Finland and California

K-1 Visa:
2012 November 06: Sent I-129F (NOA1 on 11/9/2012)
2013 May 14: Contacted Congressman
2013 May 17: I-129F NOA2 Approved
2013 June 03: NVC Received (NVC left 6/6/13)
2013 June 10: Consulate Received
2013 June 13: Medical
2013 June 25: Sent Packet 3/4
2013 July 24: Interview in Helsinki
2013 July 27: Visa Received
2013 September 13: POE to USA, San Diego

2013 October 22: SSN Received
2013 October 25: Wedding, San Marcos, CA
2013 November 19: AOS, AP, EAD sent (NOA 1 on 11/22/13)
2013 December 17: Biometrics, San Marcos, CA
2013 December 24: Online status changed to Testing/Interview

2014 January 23: Interview notice mailed (for 2/27)

2014 January 24: EAD card production, AP approval (card received 1/30/2014)

2014 February 27: Interview and Approval, GC in production (card received March 6, 2014)


2015 December 03: mailed I-751 package

2015 December 04: NOA1 extension letter

2015 December 31: Biometrics appointment

2016 June 16: Approval - Online status changed to Document Production, mailed 6/20/16

2016 June 22: 10-Year Green Card Received, done with USCIS for a while!

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My fiance is from the Philippines, and I just sent him all my papers a few days ago. I did not have anything notarized. Just make sure all the papers that need signatures are originals and not copies. Also update the date on the letter of intent.

Here is a link that is provided by another VJ member, Hank. It contains pretty much everything you need to know for the process now that you have your NOA2. (Hank, stealing the link from you for this time cuz you're probably asleep since you weren't the first to post smile.png )

Link to the K-1 Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

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I personally notarized the affidavit of support form. That was required by the Jamaica embassy. You are tight in sending the things that you did. Packet 3 will be giving your fiancé a check list of all the things he needs to gather wich includes what you have sent and severalpre that he has to handle.

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