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Hi All,

My man is from Nebraska, but, currently serving the US navy presently based in Hawaii, and i am from Singapore. We are planning to start on our K-1 visa application soonest he gets time off from the boat. My question is, since he is in the USN, is there any possibility the military can assist to speed up the process of submission? Otherwise, can he apply while i am there on visiting? If this is possible, what are the relevant documents that i need to provide, or is it just the petitioner who has to provide all the supporting?

I have been running through the forms instructions and can see that there are other forms to follow after. Other than the I-129F, once approved, should I-485 be applied first, or I-765? Or both can be applied at the same time? And if I-765 is approved, how long duration validity? Apologies for the many questions, but, i'm doing the homework since he is busy now on back to back rotational boat duties.

Hope to hear something soon!

Sara

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If he is going to be deployed, then you can get expedited.

http://www.uscis.gov/archive/archive-news/questions-and-answers-members-military

Q. I am scheduled to deploy in the near future. How do I notify USCIS?

A. If you are submitting an application or petition to USCIS, and are scheduled to deploy in the near future, write in bold letters, “I have an upcoming deployment” on the first page of the application/petition, or on a cover sheet attached to your application. If you have already submitted your application and need to notify USCIS of an upcoming deployment, contact the USCIS Military Help Line at 1-877-CIS-4MIL (1-877-247-4645) as soon as possible.

Q. What are the criteria to have an application or petition expedited for military personnel?

A. USCIS reviews all expedite requests on a case-by-case basis. Some examples of situations that may qualify for expedited processing include pending military deployments or emergency or humanitarian situations. Please contact your local USCIS office or the USCIS Military Help Line at 1-877 CIS-4MIL (1‑877-247-4645) for more information.

Follow this guide, and yes he can file the I-129F petition while you are visiting. > http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

After the I-129F petition is approved, you need to apply for the K-1 visa at the US consulate in your country. The other forms you are mentioning are not filed until after you enter the US with your K-1 visa, get married and file for adjustment of status. Flowchart> http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Ok got it. So, once it is approved we'll be notified, and after, i can make a prompt application online via the US Embassy Singapore web? Will there be another fee to be made? Or is it just a one time thing when he submits the petition?

Sara

If he is going to be deployed, then you can get expedited.

http://www.uscis.gov/archive/archive-news/questions-and-answers-members-military

Q. I am scheduled to deploy in the near future. How do I notify USCIS?

A. If you are submitting an application or petition to USCIS, and are scheduled to deploy in the near future, write in bold letters, “I have an upcoming deployment” on the first page of the application/petition, or on a cover sheet attached to your application. If you have already submitted your application and need to notify USCIS of an upcoming deployment, contact the USCIS Military Help Line at 1-877-CIS-4MIL (1-877-247-4645) as soon as possible.

Q. What are the criteria to have an application or petition expedited for military personnel?

A. USCIS reviews all expedite requests on a case-by-case basis. Some examples of situations that may qualify for expedited processing include pending military deployments or emergency or humanitarian situations. Please contact your local USCIS office or the USCIS Military Help Line at 1-877 CIS-4MIL (1‑877-247-4645) for more information.

Follow this guide, and yes he can file the I-129F petition while you are visiting. > http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

After the I-129F petition is approved, you need to apply for the K-1 visa at the US consulate in your country. The other forms you are mentioning are not filed until after you enter the US with your K-1 visa, get married and file for adjustment of status. Flowchart> http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hi All,

My man is from Nebraska, but, currently serving the US navy presently based in Hawaii, and i am from Singapore. We are planning to start on our K-1 visa application soonest he gets time off from the boat. My question is, since he is in the USN, is there any possibility the military can assist to speed up the process of submission? Otherwise, can he apply while i am there on visiting? If this is possible, what are the relevant documents that i need to provide, or is it just the petitioner who has to provide all the supporting?

I have been running through the forms instructions and can see that there are other forms to follow after. Other than the I-129F, once approved, should I-485 be applied first, or I-765? Or both can be applied at the same time? And if I-765 is approved, how long duration validity? Apologies for the many questions, but, i'm doing the homework since he is busy now on back to back rotational boat duties.

Hope to hear something soon!

Sara

Hi, Im also with the USN stationed here in hawaii..you just said "boat" so he must be a Sub guy :) .. i just sent the I-129F 28th of September for my fiancé myself..my suggestion to you is concentrate on finishing the I-129f package first before starting to worry about those other stuff. Its a lot of documents to prepare for the package, don't overwhelm yourselves by trying to do everything at the same time...follow the guide(link provided above by someone)..most things you need to know is on there..your fiancé will be the one to file the petition but you could help him out preparing the package as he will need a lot of information about you.


USCIS BE LIKE.......WE ARE WORKING AS FAST AS WE CAN GUYS!

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28 Sep 2014 -- Mailed I-129F

01 Oct 2014 -- I-129F Delivered to USCIS

06 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 Received via Text/Email

14 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 Hard Copy Received

23 Oct 2014 -- Petition Approved as per USCIS website

30 Oct 2014 -- NOA2 Hard Copy Received

07 Nov 2014 -- NVC Received Petition

10 Nov 2014 -- NVC Case Number Assigned

17 Nov 2014 -- Status Update "Ready for Interview" as per CEAC website

20 Nov 2014 -- NVC Case# Notice Received

22 Nov 2014 -- Medical

16 Dec 2014 -- Interview

18 Dec 2014 -- 221(g) Received via email

22 Dec 2014 -- RFE Instructions received via email

05 Feb 2015 -- RFE Requirements submitted

15 Apr 2015 -- Visa Issued as per CEAC Website

17 Apr 2015 -- Received Embassy Email, Visa on the way!!!!

20 Apr 2015 -- Visa OnHand :)

27 Apr 2015 -- CFO Appointment

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Ok got it. So, once it is approved we'll be notified, and after, i can make a prompt application online via the US Embassy Singapore web? Will there be another fee to be made? Or is it just a one time thing when he submits the petition?

Sara

Yes, there will be more fees for the visa and the medical. This post by kitthekat will be helpful to you, though the visa processing fee has gone up from $240 to $265. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/463628-singapore-k1s/


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Hey! Yes you are right. He is a sub guy! Thank you for the advise! I'll focus on helping him out with preparation of the supporting documents. Was hoping we could do it last few weeks while i was there but with all the travelling to visit his family and friends, we can only look towards the next earliest he gets off the boat. Much appreciate it ma'am!

Sara

Hi, Im also with the USN stationed here in hawaii..you just said "boat" so he must be a Sub guy :) .. i just sent the I-129F 28th of September for my fiancé myself..my suggestion to you is concentrate on finishing the I-129f package first before starting to worry about those other stuff. Its a lot of documents to prepare for the package, don't overwhelm yourselves by trying to do everything at the same time...follow the guide(link provided above by someone)..most things you need to know is on there..your fiancé will be the one to file the petition but you could help him out preparing the package as he will need a lot of information about you.


Ok got it! Thank you for the help!!

Yes, there will be more fees for the visa and the medical. This post by kitthekat will be helpful to you, though the visa processing fee has gone up from $240 to $265. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/463628-singapore-k1s/

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hey! Yes you are right. He is a sub guy! Thank you for the advise! I'll focus on helping him out with preparation of the supporting documents. Was hoping we could do it last few weeks while i was there but with all the travelling to visit his family and friends, we can only look towards the next earliest he gets off the boat. Much appreciate it ma'am!

Sara

I'm a guy...lol...i won't be surprised if I've met your fiancé before as I'm on the Sub piers every day.

-Ed


USCIS BE LIKE.......WE ARE WORKING AS FAST AS WE CAN GUYS!

snail_mail.jpg

28 Sep 2014 -- Mailed I-129F

01 Oct 2014 -- I-129F Delivered to USCIS

06 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 Received via Text/Email

14 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 Hard Copy Received

23 Oct 2014 -- Petition Approved as per USCIS website

30 Oct 2014 -- NOA2 Hard Copy Received

07 Nov 2014 -- NVC Received Petition

10 Nov 2014 -- NVC Case Number Assigned

17 Nov 2014 -- Status Update "Ready for Interview" as per CEAC website

20 Nov 2014 -- NVC Case# Notice Received

22 Nov 2014 -- Medical

16 Dec 2014 -- Interview

18 Dec 2014 -- 221(g) Received via email

22 Dec 2014 -- RFE Instructions received via email

05 Feb 2015 -- RFE Requirements submitted

15 Apr 2015 -- Visa Issued as per CEAC Website

17 Apr 2015 -- Received Embassy Email, Visa on the way!!!!

20 Apr 2015 -- Visa OnHand :)

27 Apr 2015 -- CFO Appointment

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Jeez. I assumed you were the girl. Sorry! But yeah, i suppose you might have seen him. I'm gonna drop him a message in a bit about this. Haha! Thanks for your kind advise Sir!

I'm a guy...lol...i won't be surprised if I've met your fiancé before as I'm on the Sub piers every day.

-Ed

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Sara, welcome to VJ! Have you made it down the Forums list to the Military Immigration-Related Discussion Forum? It's here, for your perusal:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/152-military-immigration-related-discussion/

Good luck! :)


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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