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Hello, it has been a long road, but I am about ready to send my K1 application in. Please review my cover letter list of items. Any comments, recommendations, etc are more than welcome. I can finally fill out my timeline!

- Payment in the amount of $340

- Cover Letter

- I-129F

- I-129F Supplement: Part 2, Item 3.b. - Street Number and Name

- I-129F Supplement: Part 2, Item 29.a. - Street Number and Name

- I-129F Supplement: Part 2, Item 32.a. - Street Number and Name

- Notarized translation of Certificate of Divorce - Beneficiary

- G-325A - Petitioner

- G-325A Supplement: Applicant’s employment last 5 years - Full Name and Address of Employer

- Passport style photo - Petitioner

- G-325A - Beneficiary

- Passport style photo - Beneficiary

- Copy of Birth Certificate - front and back - Petitioner

- Letter certifying intent to marry - Petitioner

- Letter certifying intent to marry - Beneficiary

- Proof of having met in person in the past two years

o Boarding passes in both names showing travel to Beijing, China

o Photos together taken in Beijing, China

o Boarding passes in both names showing travel to Bali, Indonesia

o Photos taken together in Bali, Indonesia

o Hotel receipt in both names in Bali, Indonesia

- Proof of ongoing relationship

o Phone logs

o Letters from Beneficiary

o Selected chat logs

Edited by I love San Diego

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What about the copy of your US passport? Make sure to include a copy of the entry and departure stamps from the customs too, as they are one of the most importance evidences of meeting in person. What about Form G-1145?


02-21-2014 I-129F packet was sent to USCIS P.O. Box 660151 Dallas, TX 75266 via USPS Priority Express.

02-28-2014 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received.

03-03-2014 Alien Registration Number was changed.

08-08-2014 USCIS NOA #2 (found out on 08-11-2014 on USCIS website, no text nor email confirmation) [162 days]

08-18-2014 USCIS shipped the approved case to National Visa Center (NVC) for visa processing. (found out on 08-19-2014 on USCIS website)

08-25-2014 I called NVC 30+ times and finally got through. The staff there told me that my K1 petition hadn't arrived NVC.

08-??-2014 NVC assigned a case number.

08-29-2014 I called NVC 30+ times again and found out NVC sent the petition to Guangzhou Consulate on this day.

08-29-2014 "IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION" status was "In Transit" on https://ceac.state.gov/ceacstattracker/status.aspx

09-02-2014 "IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION" status became "Ready".

09-05-2014 "IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION" status became "Administrative Processing".

09-11-2014 Packet 3 and NVC letter were received.

09-12-2014 "IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION" status was updated.

09-13-2014 Mailed the response of Packet 3 to Guangzhou Consulate.

09-16-2014 Beneficiary applied for her birth certificate, marital-status certificate and police certificate at a city-level

notarial service center (Gongzhengchu). She also paid $265 visa fee at a CITIC Bank.

09-17-2014 "IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION" status was updated. I took the risk and scheduled an interview on 10/15/2014 via ustraveldoc.com before receiving Packet 4.

09-18-2014 "IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION" status was updated and Packet 4 was received via email 7 hours later in "Spam" folder.

09-20-2014 Medical Exam

09-24-2014 "IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION" status was updated.

09-25-2014 Beneficiary received her birth certificate, marital-status certificate, police certificate and the results from the medical exam.

10-08-2014 "IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION" status was updated.

10-14-2014 "IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION" status was updated.

10-15-2014 "IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION" status was updated.

10-15-2014 Interviewed and approved. "IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION" status was updated. Case Creation Date : 15-Oct-2014. Status Updated Date:15-Oct-2014

10-16-2014 Status Updated Date:16-Oct-2014. "IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION" became "Issued".

10-24-2014 Fiancee picked up K-1 Visa and passport at the CITIC Bank.
11-13-2014 US entry

11-20-2014 Applied for a marriage license.

12-01-2014 Received a marriage certificate.
12-05-2014 Applied for SSN.

12-15-2014 Received SS Card by mail
12-17-2014 Applied for a non-driver's ID
01-03-2015 Received the non-driver's ID by mail
02-03-2015 Mailed I-485, I-131, I-765, I-864 and G-325A to Chicago Lockbox.
03-06-2015 Attended the biometric appointment at Buffalo
03-27-2015 Passed written test and received Learner's Permit

04/13/2015 EAD and AP were approved
10/14/2015 AOS Interview (very simple 5-minute interview) and approved

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oh yes, I have copies of her passport for Bali and my passport for China and Bali. I will add those. Also the cover letter, I need to list that too.

you just mean the entry/departure pages for the trips right? the instructions say include a copy of my birth cert OR a copy of every page of my passport.

thank you

Edited by I love San Diego

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Exit and Entry pages should suffice. I scanned mine and my wife's in and in photoshop added lines showing the same stamps to make it clear that we were there together.

Good luck, looks very similar to ours minus the passport thing!

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Hi, I notice that you are going to have the interview in Guangzhou pretty soon. congratulations! we sent our I-129f last month. but we didn't include the beneficiary's passport copy, birth certificate. but I read from other forum, they included these. did you include these materials when you sent your I-129F ?

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Hi, I notice that you are going to have the interview in Guangzhou pretty soon. congratulations! we sent our I-129f last month. but we didn't include the beneficiary's passport copy, birth certificate. but I read from other forum, they included these. did you include these materials when you sent your I-129F ?

Hello friend,

No, I did not include her birth certificate or passport. These items are required at her consulate interview, but they were not required with the original I-129F submission. Our submission was approved with no problems. If you have any questions about it feel free to ask here, I am quite familiar with the process now thanks to all of the help from people here.

Yes our interview is very soon, I am excited!

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Full copy of all pages of passports holds more weight than copy of plane tickets and itineraries as per my attourney.

Edited by Mike and Yaoling

2014-05-12 I-129F Mailed
2014-05-21 NOA1:
2014-05-29 (ARN) Alien Registration Number
2014-08-11 Transfer (TSC to CSC)
2014-09-23 RFE:
2014-11-04 Denial of I-129f :cry:
2014-11-25 Married in Zhengzhou, Henan, China! (L):luv:
2015-01-08 I-130 Mailed (FedEx)
2015-01-12 I-130 Received by Chicago lockbox
2015-01-15 I-130 Check cleared bank
2015-01-13 I-130 NOA1 (Nebraska)
2015-04-17 I-130 NOA2 :dancing:
2015-04-20 Sent to NVC
2015-04-23 Received by NVC

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Full copy of all pages of passports holds more weight than copy of plane tickets and itineraries as per my attourney.

Sorry, I should correct myself. You are correct, in addition to our boarding passes, I included copies of the pages of our passports that showed our entry/exit stamps when we traveled together. But we did not include an entire copy of the passport, or her birth certificate. After the consulate receives the application they will request a copy of the beneficiaries passport information page, and the birth certificate will be required at the consulate interview.

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Also be sure to send the white books for all her official Chinese things. The USCIS assumes anything else is a forged document, for example a birth certificate bought on Taobao.com for $1. It is so easy to just buy any fake document and stamp in China. Our K-1 was denied over not sending a white book for my fiancee's divorce. They really really only trust the white books. I cannot stress enough about how much they distrust Chinese things.

This round we just got married in China and while I was there, we got the white books for everything, then I went home and filed I-130.

Edited by Mike and Yaoling

2014-05-12 I-129F Mailed
2014-05-21 NOA1:
2014-05-29 (ARN) Alien Registration Number
2014-08-11 Transfer (TSC to CSC)
2014-09-23 RFE:
2014-11-04 Denial of I-129f :cry:
2014-11-25 Married in Zhengzhou, Henan, China! (L):luv:
2015-01-08 I-130 Mailed (FedEx)
2015-01-12 I-130 Received by Chicago lockbox
2015-01-15 I-130 Check cleared bank
2015-01-13 I-130 NOA1 (Nebraska)
2015-04-17 I-130 NOA2 :dancing:
2015-04-20 Sent to NVC
2015-04-23 Received by NVC

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