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My question is what do I do If I lost the Original K1 Fiance Visa packet. It was at my work and the cleaning crew must have thrown it away. We are currently waiting for our NVC # and I know where close to the end and now Im freaking out. Do we need the original? Or will NVC send the packet to Manila?

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The embassy will receive the entire approved I-129F petition from NVC. You only need a copy for you and your fiancé's reference, nothing more.


K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;

Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  RFE:  07/09/2015;

Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

05/23/2017 -- Mailed ROC application

05/24/2017 -- NOA1 date

05/30/2017 -- NOA1 received in the mail

06/05/2017 -- Biometrics letter received

06/13/2017 -- Biometrics appointment

09/05/2018 -- Approved without interview!

09/13/2018 -- 10 Yr Green card Received

 

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The K1 Visa packet which contains the visa, or the I-129F (petition) packet?


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K1 Visa Journey [April 11, 2013 - August 31, 2014]
[2014-09-20] !!! WEDDING !!!
[2014-09-22] Applied for SSN
[2014-09-26] Marriage License in Snail Mail
[2014-10-22] Notification of SSC in mail, will arrive "within 2 weeks"
[2014-10-27] SSC Arrived!

2015-04-30] Mailed AOS Package!
[2015-06-16] EAD Approved!
[2015-06-16] AP Approved!
[2015-06-23] EAD/AP Card Received!

[2015-10-02] AOS Approved (No Interview)!

[2015-10-07] Greencard Mailed

[2015-10-09] Approval Notice Recieved

[2015-10-09] Greencard Recieved!

I used RapidVisa for my petition; a paperwork service. A K1 is $375.00 to use their hassle-free online application system.

Useful Links:
Igor's List | Advanced Search Tool | Q&A With a Former USCIS Adjudicator
Visa Status Checker (Once you get a Case # from NVC) | Offical USCIS Reasons for a K1 Denial

The advice offered by this user is not legal advice. You should contact an attorney to obtain legal advice.

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Their petition packet. They haven't yet received their NVC case # yet.


Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

October 23, '18: NOA2- approval

October 30, 18: 10-year GC received

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Their petition packet. They haven't yet received their NVC case # yet.

I saw that but I would like to be sure, because people do mistake the acronyms all the time (even I did before!)


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K1 Visa Journey [April 11, 2013 - August 31, 2014]
[2014-09-20] !!! WEDDING !!!
[2014-09-22] Applied for SSN
[2014-09-26] Marriage License in Snail Mail
[2014-10-22] Notification of SSC in mail, will arrive "within 2 weeks"
[2014-10-27] SSC Arrived!

2015-04-30] Mailed AOS Package!
[2015-06-16] EAD Approved!
[2015-06-16] AP Approved!
[2015-06-23] EAD/AP Card Received!

[2015-10-02] AOS Approved (No Interview)!

[2015-10-07] Greencard Mailed

[2015-10-09] Approval Notice Recieved

[2015-10-09] Greencard Recieved!

I used RapidVisa for my petition; a paperwork service. A K1 is $375.00 to use their hassle-free online application system.

Useful Links:
Igor's List | Advanced Search Tool | Q&A With a Former USCIS Adjudicator
Visa Status Checker (Once you get a Case # from NVC) | Offical USCIS Reasons for a K1 Denial

The advice offered by this user is not legal advice. You should contact an attorney to obtain legal advice.

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I have read it some where to keep two copies.,..,.,.,"of all completed documents submitted to the immigration process".,.,.,.,. just not sure where I read it.,.,.,

I hope good luck for you, and will be OK..,.,.,.,but, learn from this..,.,."IF" you get by this time.,.,.,.,.,

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I have read it some where to keep two copies.,..,.,.,"of all completed documents submitted to the immigration process".,.,.,.,. just not sure where I read it.,.,.,

I hope good luck for you, and will be OK..,.,.,.,but, learn from this..,.,."IF" you get by this time.,.,.,.,.,

Yes, you are correct. During my gal's K1 interview the CO did ask to see documents in her packet, even though the CO had our original packet in front of her. There should always be 3 copies made: one submitted, the petitioner keeps a copy and the beneficiary keeps a copy.

Best of luck!

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Yes, you are correct. During my gal's K1 interview the CO did ask to see documents in her packet, even though the CO had our original packet in front of her. There should always be 3 copies made: one submitted, the petitioner keeps a copy and the beneficiary keeps a copy.

Best of luck!

That was horribly redundant of the CO. "Show me what I already have here in front of me, I am just THAT lazy" :P


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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That was horribly redundant of the CO. "Show me what I already have here in front of me, I am just THAT lazy" :P

Possibly they wanted to see the originals? I know I sent the originals of things I had submitted copies of (like my birth cert) to my then-fiance. Can't remember if they asked him for any of them, but Dublin's an easy consulate. For tougher consulates you'd want to make sure you have copies of things and any relevant originals.


I'm the USC petitioner.

Timeline:

10/06/2005 Met in Ireland while I was on a study abroad

03/15/2010 K-1 NOA1

05/27/2010 K-1 NOA2

09/10/2010 K-1 Interview

09/22/2010 POE

10/01/2010 Wedding

10/27/2010 AOS/EAD/AP NOA1s

12/22/2010 EAD/AP Approved

04/05/2011 AOS Approved - no interview

04/09/2011 Green Card received

01/24/2013 ROC NOA1

06/28/2013 ROC Approved - no interview

07/05/2013 10-year Green Card received

08/19/2014 N-400 NOA

12/06/2014 N-400 Interview

01/09/2014 Naturalization ceremony

My husband is now a US Citizen! Our journey is over!

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Yes, you are correct. During my gal's K1 interview the CO did ask to see documents in her packet, even though the CO had our original packet in front of her. There should always be 3 copies made: one submitted, the petitioner keeps a copy and the beneficiary keeps a copy.

Best of luck!

Of course they may ask to see originals of any documents you sent in the petition. You are supposed to bring the original copies, but no need to bring the entire petition.


K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;

Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  RFE:  07/09/2015;

Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

05/23/2017 -- Mailed ROC application

05/24/2017 -- NOA1 date

05/30/2017 -- NOA1 received in the mail

06/05/2017 -- Biometrics letter received

06/13/2017 -- Biometrics appointment

09/05/2018 -- Approved without interview!

09/13/2018 -- 10 Yr Green card Received

 

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Yes, you are correct. During my gal's K1 interview the CO did ask to see documents in her packet, even though the CO had our original packet in front of her. There should always be 3 copies made: one submitted, the petitioner keeps a copy and the beneficiary keeps a copy.

Best of luck!

Do you mind telling me what document the CO asked for?


K1 Visa Event Date Service Center : Texas Service Center Transferred? No Consulate : Juarez, Mexico

I-129F: Sent 9/5/2014

I-129F: Arrived at Lewisville 9/8/2014

I-129F: NOA1 Text message/mail 9/11/2014

I-129F: Alien Registration Number Changed 9/16/2014

I-129F: Request to correct on document or notice assigned to an officer for response 10/25/2014

I-129F: Name Change request made 10/31/2014

I-129F: Crickets as of today

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Do you mind telling me what document the CO asked for?

My gal had stated that she and I had been communicating for 3 years before I visited her by email, phone, text, etc..., and the CO asked to see the very first email that could verify this 3 year period. And, that email was also included in the original, submitted, packet. My gal stated that she, the CO, had that email in our original packet she had in her hands, but the CO wanted to see the email in the packet, total petition, my gal brought with her.

Unlike one poster stated that there was no need ot bring the whole original packet - fortunately I am not a "self-proclaimed" rocket scientist that he is. It was to my gal's advantage to bring thw "whole original packet" with her so she had everything in her hands that the CO did if the CO needed to see or verify anything - original documents, artwork, and copies. You never know what might be asked for so I tried to make sure my gal was prepared. FWIW, my gal has never had an interview except for the K1. This includes the AOS and ROC petitions. She is looking forward to her citizenship interview that should occur early next year. So, we must be doing something right...

Best of luck!

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My gal had stated that she and I had been communicating for 3 years before I visited her by email, phone, text, etc..., and the CO asked to see the very first email that could verify this 3 year period. And, that email was also included in the original, submitted, packet. My gal stated that she, the CO, had that email in our original packet she had in her hands, but the CO wanted to see the email in the packet, total petition, my gal brought with her.

Unlike one poster stated that there was no need ot bring the whole original packet - fortunately I am not a "self-proclaimed" rocket scientist that he is. It was to my gal's advantage to bring thw "whole original packet" with her so she had everything in her hands that the CO did if the CO needed to see or verify anything - original documents, artwork, and copies. You never know what might be asked for so I tried to make sure my gal was prepared. FWIW, my gal has never had an interview except for the K1. This includes the AOS and ROC petitions. She is looking forward to her citizenship interview that should occur early next year. So, we must be doing something right...

Best of luck!

With all due respect, sounds like a bunch of BS coming from the CO. So WHAT IF she did not have the email? Does that mean your entire petition is invalid? Like someone said earlier, laziness by the CO just trying to find something, anything to give a denial excuse.


K1 Visa Event Date Service Center : Texas Service Center Transferred? No Consulate : Juarez, Mexico

I-129F: Sent 9/5/2014

I-129F: Arrived at Lewisville 9/8/2014

I-129F: NOA1 Text message/mail 9/11/2014

I-129F: Alien Registration Number Changed 9/16/2014

I-129F: Request to correct on document or notice assigned to an officer for response 10/25/2014

I-129F: Name Change request made 10/31/2014

I-129F: Crickets as of today

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With all due respect, sounds like a bunch of BS coming from the CO. So WHAT IF she did not have the email? Does that mean your entire petition is invalid? Like someone said earlier, laziness by the CO just trying to find something, anything to give a denial excuse.

Call it what you wish. Those guys can do whatever they want... You have 2 choice, either play the game or not.

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