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should i hire a company or do a k1 visa myself ? filipino visa

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I agree. If your case is fairly simple, no criminal history, overstays (or other immigration problems), then you would save a lot of money by doing it yourself and this site is a great help.


This does not constitute legal advice.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Added to the above: If you have the abilities, time, and inclination.

Your success with the paperwork throughout this process depends on your abilities to read accurately, interpret literally, and answer completely and honestly.


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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Unless you have complicated legal issues, do it yourself. Nothing in a simple petition requires the skill of a lawyer. You will do it fast since it is important to you. A lawyer sees it as a day's work and will get to it when he gets to it.

Do yourself a favor and do it yourself.

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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should i hire a company or do a k1 visa myself ? filipino visa

Do you have issue with completing forms and gather documents? If not then you can do it yourself, besides whomever you hire would require you to do most of this anyway.

Follow the GUIDE here on VJ for the K-1 petition at USCIS.

For the actual visa application later follow the flashing arrow below.

Things are more fun on the Philippines forum... http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/129-philippines/


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

HandArrow.gif       Visa Process at USEM for the Philippines;  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html

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Do not hire. To make K1 is not so difficult. A lot of lawyers do not care about the process...really. They lose case numbers, make mistakes in names, forget to put very important documents (like letter of intent to marry) and then people get RFE. You can make your journey even worse with a lawyer.

You better to read the guide and make it on your own. Than you will control the process and understand what is going on... Good luck!!!!

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